April 22, 2020

In a large cabin on a small lake in nowheresville Alabama, our leadership team took a retreat two years ago. We traveled together, cooked and shared our own meals, played a lot of the whodunit game “Werewolf” (now a retreat tradition), and drank ourselves out of tequil...

April 2, 2020

What a month it’s been. Garrison Keillor said “March is the month God created to show people who don’t drink what a hangover is like.” We sure are feeling that now.

On March 3, our sister restaurant Von Elrod’s was just on the edge of the path of the powerful tornado th...

March 2, 2019

The chefs, brewers, entrepreneurs and executives leading the way in Middle Tennessee's dining and drinking sector

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The 2019 edition of the wide-ranging In Charge compendium of Middle Tennessee's top business, political and civic leaders is our...

Here, Austin Ray reflects on Nashville’s beer evolution, discusses what goes into making a good list, and raises a pint to Nashville’s craft beer scene.

Austin Ray, owner of A.Ray Hospitality, which includes M.L.RoseThe Sutler Saloon, and Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sau...

August 7, 2018

A bar-within-a-bar is slated for the underground space in 8th Avenue South’s The Sutler Saloon, adjacent to The Melrose Billiard Parlor.

Owner Austin Ray says the underground cocktail bar at 2600 8th Avenue South will be a standalone brand and destination. Details are s...

November 30, 2017

Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House is Germantown’s new, laid-back beer garden and restaurant specializing in brews and house-made sausages. Austin Ray, president and founder of A. Ray Hospitality (known for M.L. Rose and The Sutler), and Jason Brumm, partner and c...

August 10, 2017

On a hot summer afternoon in the back beer garden of the original M.L.Rose, decision makers from both the Eighth Avenue and Charlotte locations are drinking a lot of beers, an ounce or so at a time.

It’s their quarterly “beer council,” and Tom Perry — the chief operatin...

Restaurateur Austin Ray is preparing to take M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers on the road.

Ray, whose A. Ray Hospitality portfolio also includes The Sutler Saloon, Melrose Billiard Parlor and the soon-to-open Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House, has purchased an M.L.R...

April 4, 2017

Nashville favorite M.L.Rose Craft Beer & Burgers is bringing its popular sweet potato buns, signature waffle fries and extensive craft beer menu to the Gulch this year.

December 28, 2016

The wait is over: Restaurant veteran Austin Ray and chef Jason Brumm have officially revealed their plans for a new Germantown venture.

The heavy-hitting duo plan to open Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House in a high-profile location at 1004 Fourth Ave. N., just ste...

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