Why Slate Street Cafe and Slater Vance are ‘too cool’ for the mainstream
Slate Street Café and Slator Vance have won the best restaurant category at the 2016 Piedmont Classic in Nashville, Tennessee.
The restaurant, known for its hip-hop-inspired menu, is located in Nashville’s Northgate neighborhood, located near the intersection of Tennessee and Missouri rivers.
The food and drinks are priced to keep patrons happy, and the menu includes chicken and waffles.
The menu has been dubbed a hipster restaurant, but Slator’s staff and owners are too cool for mainstream society, they say.
“They have everything you could want from a hip restaurant,” said Slator, who is also a co-owner of the restaurant and a music producer.
“I think people just want a place where they can be themselves and not feel like they’re having to compromise.”
Slate is the first restaurant in Nashville to be awarded the Piedmont Classic’s Best Restaurant Award since the restaurant was created in 1986.
The Piedmonte Classic celebrates the legacy of America’s first hipster dining restaurant.
The award was created after a number of restaurants that were hipster restaurants were forced out of business by competition from the establishment’s own competitors.