The Wild Hare Has a New Fall/Winter Menu and Hours

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The new 420 Burger at The Wild Hare
  • The new 420 Burger at The Wild Hare
If it’s been a while since you’ve visited The Wild Hare, you should definitely stop by for a visit soon. The Wild Hare debuted with a big splash in the summer of 2011 and quickly became a neighborhood and citywide favorite. It was named Best New Restaurant in the Scene's Best of Nashville Readers’ Poll that year.

Most of the favorites from those early days — including my favorite, the deviled eggs with pickled okra — remain on the menu, with some solid updates for the change in season and due to customer demand. Alongside the deviled eggs and pimento cheese appetizers is the new BBQ Nachos, made with "house-made corn tortillas topped with locally sourced, pulled pork BBQ, jalapeño gouda cheese, pico, sour cream, and BBQ sauce." The nachos come in small and large sizes for varying appetites and group sizes. You can also find that barbecue pork on the BBQ pizza.

There’s also a new burger among the large selection of sandwiches and tacos (my favorite: the AvaQuinoa Tacos, "quinoa with tomatoes, onions, peppers, cilantro, fried avocados, sweet brown mole sauce, and taco sauce"), the 420 Chili Fried Cheeseburger. It’s the big burger with a slice of melted gouda cheese, house-made Rixchili, hash browns, and bacon.

The entrée options tend to change the most seasonally, and The Wild Hare has nightly specials they post on Twitter and Facebook. But on the regular menu, there’s a new vegetarian entrée that features a creamy, cheesy polenta topped with shiitake mushrooms and a marsala wine sauce. The side dishes available still include the delicious macaroni and gouda cheese (so gouda) but now also include butternut squash mashers. So there are still the great options to get a couple of side dishes the little ones will love but aren’t junk food.

There’s still plenty of fun food, though. The famous peanut butter pie is also still on the menu as well as the flourless chocolate torte (and an option to get a manageable serving of each together). The peanut butter pie is my husband and daughter’s favorite pie. Which means that’s where we’ll be celebrating her birthday this year (again).

In addition to food, they’ve got a pretty cool selection of craft beers in cans, wines and a full bar.

The Wild Hare has experimented with operating hours over the past couple of years — even trying out breakfast at one point—but they’ve since decided to drop lunch hours and focus on dinner. Their new hours are Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday, 5-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m. (closed on Monday). Be sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the nightly menu additions and special pricing.

The Wild Hare
316 White Bridge Pike

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