Visiting Off-the-Radar Restaurants, Day 5 — Urban Grub

Nashville SCENE | by Chris Chamberlain | Jan 6, 2017 8 AM

Bring us all your meats and cheeses!

“Wait a minute, Chamberlain,” you might be asking. “You’ve been telling us all week about some hidden or forgotten gems of the local dining scene, but how can you call Urban Grub an ‘off-the-radar’ restaurant? Especially when it’s so huge that you can probably see it from the International Space Station when the orbit is just right.”

Point taken, but believe it or not, Urban Grub is already closing in on its fifth birthday this spring, and we haven’t really written much about the restaurant here in the Scene since our review in 2012. Where you will see the name of the restaurant in these pages (or on this website) is when you hear about executive chef Edgar Pendley being invited to cook at special dinners, live-fire events or food festivals around the region. Unlike many other local chefs whose names appear again and again in national magazines, Pendley is more of a chefs’ favorite than a READ MORE

Urban Grub: New Member Spotlight – Nashville Originals

The “Fish Pit and Southern Cantina” concept means there’s something here for everyone—quite literally. In fact, the menu at Urban Grub includes arguably some of the best seafood, freshly shucked oysters and cured, smoked and grilled meats to be found anywhere in the Music City.

The eclectic wine and spirits list doesn’t disappoint either, and their in-house pastry chef ensures unique, mouth-watering desserts like vanilla bean donuts served with a bacon toffee drizzle every night.

Positioned in the center of the burgeoning 12South neighborhood, Urban Grub opened its doors in April 2012 after noted Nashville restaurateur Jay Pennington and partner Billy Inman reconstructed the former car wash building into a remarkably modernized structure, complete with garage doors to let in the outside throughout. While the bones of the original building were preserved, the restaurant now serves as yet another reminder that the revitalization of the area is still in full swing.

In terms of day-to-day operations, Pennington’s right-hand man Read More

Nashville chefs to create 6-course dinner to benefit vets

Jen Todd | | November 11, 2014

Local chefs invite you to dinner to help veterans.

In Local Fest at the Mansion’s pop-up dinner, chefs Trey Cioccia of The Farm House, Edgar Pendley of Urban Grub, Carey Bringle of Peg Leg Porker and Debbie Sutton of 8 Lavender Lane will create a six-course meal to benefit On Target 4 Vets.

The event begins with cocktail hour at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. Nov. 15 at Riverwood Mansion, 1833 Welcome Lane. Tickets are $99.

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Double Cut Pork Chop @ Urban Grub

Ladies and gentleman. Today’s meal is perfection. It is more than a work of art. It is a work of genius that should be enjoyed by all at least once in their life. The Double Cut Pork Chop at Urban Grub. First off, this pork chop is huge. It is cooked to medium making it very tender. A solid piece of meat that cuts like butter. Drizzled with a grain mustard and topped with fresh smoked peaches. The savoriness from the pork chop mixed with a smoked sweet taste from the peaches blends together in perfect food harmony. It is a meal that has been crafted, perfected, and should be enjoyed. So, go enjoy it!

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Nashville’s Newest Sustainable Grub Hub

Nashville Green Magazine | July 4, 2014 | by Tom Cooper

Chef Edgar Pendley’s passion for meat is evident by his forearms – and onsight curing rooms.  Pendley loves his meat, and so do his customers, who now flock to Urban Grub, one of 12th South’s newest grub hubs gaining accolades for all-around sustainability.

Pendley boasts about his local sources of pigs, lamb, cows and even mushrooms. He is so close to his Dickson, TN suppliers that he not only knows which animal he is serving, he also knows what the animals have eaten.

Nashville’s Newest Sustainable Grub Hub

Much has been said and written about sustainability, appreciating the finiteness of our resources and understanding the potential our habits may be having on the climate. Even as some of our elected leaders still debate the science, corporate America is accepting some responsibility by making changes in sourcing,  read full article here




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Winner! January 2014 OpenTable Diners’ Choice

Urban Grub has been named a winner in the January 2014 OpenTable Diners’ Choice restaurant. This means that after dining, OpenTable diners rated Urban Grub restaurant one of the best! Thanks!

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Customer Parking at Urban Grub



Complimentary Valet Parking is available as well as self-parking in the lots both on the side and rear of the restaurant.  Urban Grub also shares parking lots with its 12South neighbors:  MAFIAoZAs, Royal Cleaners, Midtown Church, Frothy Monkey Coffeehouse and MODA

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Urban Grub has Officially Opened!

The much anticipated opening of Urban Grub (Fish Pit and Southern Cantina) has finally arrived. Urban Grub had a soft opening last weekend and is officially open to the public! We’ve all see the construction going on over the past six months and new the creative architecture would be fabulous, well, it is! read more from 12 South Guru air distance calculator . cote d’ivoire .

Urban Grub Opening

By Riley Moore (

“Urban Grub: Fish Pit and Southern Cantina is basically a Southern restaurant with Latin influences,” owner Jay Pennington said. “What you’d see in a Southern Urban city. A lot of ethnic influences on Southern food.”

Pennington is a veteran of the Nashville food scene, opening Bound’ry and South Street in the early 90’s, and more recently being involved with the popular Local Taco mini chain. He partners that experience with consultant chef Deb Paquette, who earned quite the name for herself around the table in Nashville as longtime owner of Zola’s restaurant. With Edgar Pendley as chef, they’ve wrapped fresh… read more

Urban Grub Races To Open This Week

by Nicki Wood (NashvilleSCENE)

The stated goal at the job site on 12South is for Urban Grubto be softly opening on Friday.


That’s what I learned when by stopping by early in the morning and receiving an impromptu tour of the Jay Pennington-William Inman restaurant.

I snapped some pictures that don’t quite do it justice, but if you’re familiar with Pennington’s restaurants, you’ll believe that it’s all custom, all premium and just gorgeous, with something new and beautiful to discover around each curve and corner.

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