Already the Scene is in love with Pizza Buds, the mobile pizza stand run by Jonathan Kingsbury, Kenny Gay and Ben Jones. Taking its cue from the all-nite pizza joints along Austin's Sixth Street that keep South by Southwest fueled every year, Pizza Buds dispenses $3 slices hot and dripping from a couple of hard-working propane ovens.
What sets Pizza Buds apart — other than, hello, it's a truck serving pizza slices in Nashville — are the crust, made by Kenny's mom and dusted with an appealingly sweet mixture of brown sugar, garlic, pepper and Parmesan cheese, and a cheese blend of mozzarella and provolone. You'll want to check it out for yourself during Thursday's Live on the Green concert, starting 6:30 p.m. at Public Square Park, and at Friday's "grand opening" 7 p.m. at 1805 Rosebank Ave. Trust us, it's worth the wait. Follow @pizzabuds on Twitter.
• Fish & Co. Restaurant & Raw Bar, the much-anticipated new seafood restaurant from Chef Louis Osteen and the Hospitality Development Group team behind Watermark and The Blind Pig No. 55, will officially unveil its menu of Charleston- and New Orleans-inspired dishes on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The new restaurant takes over the lavish space formerly occupied by Miro District in the Adelicia condominium complex.
The menu promises a panoply of regional Southeastern delicacies under $30, from Osteen's signature shrimp and grits to Florida grouper (with inland cameos such as Benton's bacon in a stuffed Blue Ridge rainbow trout). Of note also are a bar menu stocked with smaller plates — including beer-steamed shrimp and buttermilk biscuits with Benton's mouth-melting prosciutto — and a raw bar featuring littleneck clams and Gulf oysters, among other entries.
Fish & Co., 1922 Adelicia St., will serve dinner 5-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call 320-1119 for more information.