Pelican and Pig

Pelican & Pig

Pelican & Pig, nestled in East Nashville, is a captivating restaurant that marries the essence of a wood-fired hearth with a flair for seasonal and creatively crafted cuisine. Occupying a space that was once an auto upholstery shop, the restaurant exudes a unique charm that’s both rustic and inventive. At the heart of Pelican & Pig’s culinary philosophy is the use of a wood-burning hearth, which is central to preparing a range of dishes, from mahi and pork chops to ribeyes and housemade Tuscan bread, all infused with a delightful smoky essence​​.

Snapper, garlicky sautéed collard greens, butter beans, potatoes, chard veg broth
Snapper, garlicky sautéed collard greens, butter beans, potatoes, chard veg broth

The restaurant is the brainchild of Nick and Audra Guidry, a husband-and-wife team whose partnership extends beyond their personal life into their shared passion for food and service. They’ve transformed their love for fine coffee, baked goods, and wood-fired cooking into a dining experience that’s rich in character and flavor. The menu at Pelican & Pig is dynamic, with an emphasis on seasonally sourced ingredients that contribute to the freshness and quality of their offerings. Signature dishes, such as the Sugar-Salt Ribs and Brussels Caesar, stand out for their distinctive preparation and taste​​.

Sticky Toffee Carrot Cake, finished with cream cheese anglaise and spiced maple walnuts
Sticky Toffee Carrot Cake, finished with cream cheese anglaise and spiced maple walnuts

For those who enjoy not just the taste but also the preparation of their meals, the counter seating offers an immersive experience, allowing guests to observe the chefs at work. The Pelican & Pig also offers a special touch with their dessert selection, notably the “Separation Anxiety” dessert featuring chocolate chip cookies and milk jam, which can be taken home for a later indulgence​​.

Kitchen within the hearth over live wood fire

Pelican & Pig isn’t just about dining; it’s about experiencing the warmth and creativity that Nick and Audra pour into every aspect of their restaurant. Whether you’re in for the wood-fired specialties or the crafted desserts, this Nashville gem promises a dining experience that’s both cozy and extraordinary.

Rosemary Focaccia. Leavened with poolish and finished with garlic oil
Rosemary Focaccia. Leavened with poolish and finished with garlic oil

Pelican & Pig

1010 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

Dinner:
Mon – Tues: Closed
Wed – Th: 5pm – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 5pm – 10pm
Sunday: 5pm – 9pm

(615) 730-6887
pelicanandpig@gmail.com

About Michael Castello

Michael is a singer/songwriter, producer, director, engineer and owner of Nashville.com. Michael has been in the music and film industry for 40 years and learned songwriting from Tin Pan Alley great Lou Stallman.

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