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A closer look at Sam Fox's newest concept

Hear managing editor Leigh Anne Zinsmeister recount her time with the restaurateur


Welcome to First Bite, a Nation’s Restaurant News podcast, your daily source of news from NRN hosted by Holly Petre.

Today, we’re talking about Sam Fox's newest concept.

Less than two months after it was announced, the first bar concept from restaurateur Sam Fox, Pushing Daisies, will open in Nashville on Nov. 17.

Inspired by Mexican speakeasies and located beneath Fox’s restaurants The Twelve Thirty Club and Blanco Cocina + Cantina, Pushing Daisies will serve variations on the margarita — including a shared punch-bowl version — agave-based cocktails and “drinking snacks.”

While Fox Restaurant Concepts (FRC), which was acquired by The Cheesecake Factory in 2019, has 75 units of over a dozen brands, Pushing Daisies is the company’s first bar-only concept.

Hear managing editor Leigh Anne Zinsmeister explain this new concept which she experienced first-hand on a trip to Nashville for the opening.


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