A Moveable Feast | Dinner With Emily & Julian Dorio

A Moveable Feast | Dinner With Emily & Julian Dorio

Emily Dorio was born to entertain. “Giving parties is in my DNA,” she says, giving credit to her two grandmothers who were both known for their dinner party prowess. She’s also had a lot of practice. In the late Aughts, while living out her post-college “salad years” in Athens, Georgia, Emily and her best lady friends, Jesse Warner and Lily Noel, staged epic dinner parties. Last month, she brought the tradition to Nashville to kick off A Moveable Feast, a new TCR series that documents how Nashvillians eat and entertain, circa 2019.

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The Team at Bar Luca

The Team at Bar Luca

I don’t drink but I do enjoy going to bars — certain bars, that is. Nice, clean ones that don’t smell like the floor of a frat house on a summer Sunday morning. Chic ones that have low lighting and a sound system that doesn't go to 11. You know, adult bars. Over the last few years, Nashville has gone through a bar renaissance. One of the leaders was the now-shuttered Bar Luca. Not long after they opened, I spoke to the owners; today, it reads like a time capsule to early 2016. Andrea Behrends took the photos.

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