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Patrons can enjoy dinner, appetizers and cocktails before a concert, or they can come in afterwards for a night cap and dessert with Lyrics’ new later hours menu. The Chef and staff know their way around the county’s culinary corridor and are taking Lyrics to the next level. Lyrics’ dishes sing proving the use of gastronomic imagination to reinvent classics ! They use only the freshest ingredients, and support the community by utilizing local when possible such as Gulf Pride, Bear Creek Farms and Noble Springs Dairy.
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Music is in the air with the resurgence in The Factory at Franklin and there is no lack of creativity to witness with all the new changes. Sam Barcus and Pat McCracken sensed the change and took this opportunity to rebrand their restaurant, previously known as Stoveworks, and give it a new look and a new name. With Barcus having a musical background and McCracken having grandparents who were in the restaurant business, this is a great blending of family traditions. Now known as Lyrics Restaurant, Sam and Pat sat down with their Chef to determine a menu that would cater to their regulars by keeping some of their customer favorites on the menu and then adding a few more modern sophisticated dishes.
Lyrics get their salmon fresh within 24 hours and you will notice this when you order the Songwriter’s Salmon. This horseradish crusted Atlantic salmon topped with a fresh apple compote and served with a white cheddar potato gratin…from the words of the Christopher Cross song “Arthur’s Theme”… “I know it’s crazy…but it’s true”…salmon and apple compote with gratin? Who woulda thunk it? Some in the North believe that apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze but we are in the South y’all and let me tell you…I felt the love of that combination. I had my 10 year old daughter Peyton/child culinary critic with me and even she loved it! Other high notes were the Sassy Shrimp and Grits. The creamy grits made served with fresh shrimp and then topped with a sauce and crispy onion straws created the comforts of home on a plate. The Crescendo Crab Cakes are little medallions of heaven full of pure crab meat and served with a Hollandaise Sauce and Potato Gaufrette Garnish. The trilogy of desserts we had included the Cheesecake with Raspberry Drizzle, Flourless Chocolate Torte and De-constructed Blackjack Pecan Pie…this little scoop of chocolate pecan pie filling served with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a sliver of homemade pie crust….genius! Make points with your Mama and let them try Lyrics on May 10th for their special Mother’s Day menu. Bon Appetit!
You won’t be able to help but notice some of the subtle changes that have enhanced the ambiance there. The Factory has become a popular nighttime destination with the addition of Music City Roots and Studio Tenn. There is an energy being created there with musical performances and plays going on within the building, and McCracken and Barcus wanted to create a space that would allow their patrons to be a part this new entertainment venue. A beautiful wooden bar has been added to have a drink before an event; and live music is on the menu weekly now for in house entertainment.
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Published on May 4, 2015