Today’s Takeout Pick: Rolf and Daughters

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Much of the restaurant industry has had to rapidly change its business model due to COVID-19, and we’re highlighting the Nashville places that are attempting to stay open. Each day we will give you a critic’s pick for a restaurant and a dish, as well as a running list of restaurants still open that you can support. Today, a takeout-pick that is also a new restaurant: Rolf and Daughters.

Umami ice cream is a game-changer for us non-dessert people. Olive oil, stout beer, cream cheese, pistachio — throw any of that into ice cream and I’ll gladly replace the extra serving of pasta I was going to eat. So I knew it was on when I saw sourdough ice cream on the menu at Rolf and Daughters. In a word: Damn. This stuff is all the savory-adjacent things I need an ice cream to be: buttery, yeasty, tangy and just a touch salty. I haven’t had ice cream this good since the aforementioned olive oil at Salt & Straw in Portland, which may or may not have been augmented by the (totally-legal-there!) gummies everyone in Tennessee could use a fistful of right now. And to think all you chumps have been using homemade sourdough for sandwiches!

But let’s be honest: I didn’t swap ice cream for pasta; I added it. Only an amateur orders Rolf without pasta. The ditalini (tiny tubes) is a rich, simple alfredo set off by funky mushrooms and salty pecorino. The garganelli (penne-ish with ridges) al forno (baked in an oven) was delightfully low-brow with barbecue chicken, celery and a tomato-cream sauce. If there were such a thing as a Michelin-starred Chili’s, this pasta would fit right in.

In addition to carbs, there are a few other perpetual slam-dunks at Rolf: the roasted chicken, the wine (Sunday we scored a crisp $24 La Moriniere Muscadet, delivered to our door), and the weirdest vegetable on the menu. We argued about whether or not the broccoli toast hit the weird threshold (pickled kumquats, mimolette cheese), but we ultimately settled on the agretti because WTF is that? Even the Wikipedia definition is apeshit, so I’ll paraphrase: Known as both “salsola soda” and “opposite-leaved saltwort,” agretti is a small succulent shrub that’s native to the Mediterranean. It has a bunch of historical significance because it was used to make soda ash, which is apparently clutch in glass- and soap-making. See? Weird. 

Taste-wise, the closest thing I can liken agretti to is sea beans with a splash of fiddlehead fern, and I hate that because it makes me sound pretentious as hell. (Had I not already name-checked Chili’s, I might care.) Whatever your point of reference, just know that it is good — briny, juicy and perfectly complemented by the other salty (anchovy, capers), sweet (golden raisins) and crunchy (breadcrumbs) stuff it’s served with. Plus, they’re making oppositeleaf Russian thistle (yet another agretti alias) happen via Postmates, and that is one for the ages. 

Online ordering and delivery is available Monday and Wednesday-Friday from 4-9 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.


Below is a list of Nashville restaurants (with links) remaining open for takeout and delivery during the COVID-19 shutdown. While some may have had existing relationships with delivery providers, most of this list are offering the service for the first time. Most offer curbside pickup, but check when you order. As this list is a moving target, please leave any changes, suggestions or omissions in the comments.

Places with takeout or delivery as of Wednesday, May 20

12South Taproom (Postmates)

312 Pizza Co. (Grubhub)

400 Degrees

5th & Taylor

51st Deli (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)

51st North Taproom (11am-8pm, Thursday-Sunday)

8th & Roast

Adele’s/The 404 Kitchen (Friday-Sunday)

Amerigo

Answer

Arnold’s Country Kitchen (Most delivery services)

Athens Family Restaurant

Attaboy at Lakeside Lounge

Bar-B-Cutie

Barcelona Wine Bar

Barista Parlor (Postmates)

Bartaco

Big Al’s Deli

Big Bad Breakfast (DoorDash, Uber Eats)

Biscuit Kitchen by Loveless Cafe

Biscuit Love

Black Dynasty via Bar Sovereign

Black Rabbit

Blue Coast Burrito

The Bluebird Cafe (Grubhub)

BokBox

Bolton’s

BoomBozz West (DoorDash)

Burger Joint (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Burger Up 12South

Butchertown Hall

Cafe at Thistle Farms

Caffé Nonna (Uber Eats, Postmates)

Cafe Roze

Capitol Grille

Carniceria y Taqueria Don Juan

Central BBQ (DoorDash, Postmates)

Chicken Salad Chick

Cinco de Mayo (9 locations)

Chago’s Cantina

Char (Postmates)

Charcoal Cowboys (Toast)

The Chef & I

Chef’s Market

Chile Burrito

Cilantro Mexican Grill (Eighth Avenue location)

City House

City Winery (Grubhub, Uber Eats)

Cole’s Kitchen

Corner Market Catering

Corner Pub (DoorDash)

D’Andrews Bakery & Cafe

Daddy’s Dogs

Dalt’s Grill

Darfon’s

Del Frisco’s Grille

DeSano Pizza Bakery

Diskin Cider

Donut + Dog

Double Dogs (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)

Dozen 

Earnest Bar & Hideaway

East Nashville Beer Works

Eastern Peak (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Edley’s

Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill

Emmy Squared

Epice

Etch

Etc.

Far East (Postmates)

The Farm House

Farm Burger (DoorDash)

Fat Bottom Brewing

Fat Kat Slim’s (Uber Eats, Grubhub)

Fattoush Cafe

Fido (ChowNow)

Five Points Pizza (Postmates)

Flavor Catering

The Food Co.

Folk (Postmates)

Fox’s Donut Den

Frothy Monkey (Postmates, Uber Eats)

Gambling Stick

Gray & Dudley

Germantown Pub

Gino’s East

GReKo Greek Street Food

Green Chile (Friday-Sunday)

Green Hills Grille

The Grilled Cheeserie

Hathorne

Hattie B’s (Uber Eats)

Helen’s Hot Chicken

Henley

HoneyFire Barbeque Co. (Grubhub, DoorDash)

Hugh Baby’s (DoorDash)

Hunters Station (The Grilled Cheeserie, Vui’s Kitchen, Hugh Baby’s, Tacos Aurora, Citizen Kitchen)

J. Alexander’s Redlands Grill

J. Christopher’s

Jack’s Bar-B-Q (Trinity Lane location only)

Jamaicaway (DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates)

Jim ‘N Nick’s

Jonathan’s (Grubhub)

Josephine (Postmates)

Joyland

Kalamatas

Kay Bob’s

Kien Giang

King Market

Korea House

Lakeside Lounge

Las Palmas (DoorDash)

Lemongrass Sushi & Thai

Lockeland Table

Long Hollow Pizza & Pub

Loveless Cafe

Love, Peace and Pho

Lucky Bamboo

Mane & Rye

Mangia Nashville

Margot Café & Bar

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Maru Sushi & Grill

Mas Tacos

McCabe Pub

Midnight Oil

Miel

Miss Saigon (All delivery services)

Mitchell Deli

Mixed Grill Cafe

M.L. Rose Craft Beer & Burgers (Postmates)

Monell’s

Mother’s Ruin

Moto (Uber Eats)

Nada

Nations Bar & Grill

Nicky’s Coal Fired (Postmates)

Nicoletto’s Italian Kitchen

North Italia (DoorDash)

Nectar Urban Cantina (Grubhub, Uber Eats, Postmates)

Nomzilla! Sushi Et Cetera (Uber Eats, Postmates)

Noshville

O-Ku Sushi (plus Oak Steakhouse butcher shop)

Old Glory

The Old School

Otaku Ramen

Otaku To Go

Pancho & Lefty’s (Uber Eats, DoorDash)

Park Cafe

The Party Line (Julia Sullivan’s catering service through Strategic Hospitality)

Party Fowl (Uber Eats)

Pastaria

PDK Southern Kitchen and Pantry

Peg Leg Porker

The Pharmacy Burger

Phat Bites

The Picnic Cafe

Pinewood Social (Postmates, Grubhub, Uber Eats)

Pizza Perfect

Pork Belly Cafe (Uber Eats, Grubhub, Postmates)

Portland Brew

Prince’s Hot Chicken (Nolensville Road)

Red Bicycle (Postmates)

Redheaded Stranger

Red Perch Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Red Phone Booth (DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates)

Riddim N Spice (Postmates,DoorDash)

Rise Biscuits

Rolf and Daughters (Postmates)

Rosemary & Beauty Queen (Postmates, Uber Eats)

Rosepepper Cantina (Postmates)

Rosie’s Twin Kegs

Saint Anejo (Uber Eats)

Sam & Zoe’s

Sambuca

Sam’s Place 

San Antonio Taco Co. (DoorDash)

Santo

Scout’s Pub

Shalimar (Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash, Grubhub, Bite Squad)

Sinema

Sitar

The Slider House

Slim & Husky’s (DoorDash)

Slow Burn

Smokin’ Thighs

Sonobana

The Southern Steak & Oyster

Southside Grill (DoorDash)

Soy Bistro

Sperry’s

Stoney River Steakhouse

Stateside Kitchen

Stay Golden

STK Steakhouse

Subculture Urban Cuisine & Cafe (Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash, Postmates)

Sunflower Cafe

Sushi Circle

Superica

Sweet 16th (Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Tacos y Mariscos Lindo Mexico

Taco Mama

Taj (Uber Eats)

TailGate Brewery (Postmates)

Tavern at Bobby

Taziki’s (Postmates, Grubhub)

Tennessee Brew Works

TennFold (Grubhub, Postmates)

Thai Esane

Tinwings

TKO (Postmates)

Tower Market and Deli (Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, Bite Squad)

Trattoria Il Mulino

Treehouse

Twilight Tavern

Two Ten Jack

Urban Cookhouse

Urban Grub

Urban Juicer

Union Teller (Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grubhub)

Valentino’s

Village Pub & Beer Garden

Virago (Uber Eats)

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen 

VN Pho & Deli

Vui’s Kitchen

Walden (Postmates)

Waldo’s Chicken & Beer

The Wild Cow (Postmates, DoorDash and Chow Now)

Woodlands

The Yellow Porch

’Za Wood Fired Pizza (Grubhub)




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