NASHVILLE, TN ( TN Tribune)– Celebrated Chef Charlotte Miller and business partner Jason Luntz today announced the launch of their new culinary venture, ‘Yay Yay’s on Jefferson’, marking the ongoing rebirth and revitalization of one of Nashville’s most storied commercial districts and cultural centers – Jefferson Street.
“It is very important to me as a native Nashvillian and Black woman from the South, that as we continue to see so many changes in North Nashville, we do not forget what Jefferson Street has meant to this neighborhood and the Black community. It was a safe place that allowed our community to enjoy the best in music, food and drinks,” said Chef Charlotte Miller, owner and CEO of Yay Yay’s on Jefferson. “Yay Yay’s is about honoring the community that has been here and giving the new community that is growing here a fresh and inclusive place to do that again – a place where people can gather, nourish both their mind and body and indulge Nashville’s rich culinary history.”
Yay Yay’s on Jefferson is a coffee bar during the day that specializes in alcohol-infused coffee drinks and Chef Charlotte’s world-famous homemade biscuits, which were recently ranked as a runner-up by Style Blueprint voters for the best biscuit in the South. Located at 1821 Jefferson Street near the D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. intersection, Yay Yay’s on Jefferson opens from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will soon become the perfect breakfast and lunch grab-and-go spot for students and workers from Fisk University, Meharry Medical College and Tennessee State University, as well as the surrounding community of workers and businesspeople. In the evenings and on weekends, the location transforms into a bespoke event space perfect for hosting intimate dinner parties, brunches, networking events, live music performances, corporate meetings, and a variety of family functions, including baby and wedding showers, rehearsal dinners and anniversary parties.
“During the day, we envision Yay Yay’s as a place that local college students and neighborhood entrepreneurs can use as a space to gather and work with access to a delicious menu of food and drinks,” explained Jason Luntz, partner and director of sales and marketing for Yay Yay’s on Jefferson. “As a rental space, we will curate the customer’s desired event experience all while providing an affordable and beautiful event location.”
The daily menu at Yay Yay’s on Jefferson includes many Southern staples, as well as some unexpected twists on traditional Southern fare. The “Usual Suspects” include homemade biscuits starting at $2 with your choice of sausage, bacon, country ham, fried chicken, and other toppings. Chef Charlotte puts a modern spin on the traditional biscuit with such offerings as shakshuka with poached eggs served over biscuits and sweet treats like fruit and sweet biscuit parfaits served with Greek yogurt and granola.
Yay Yay’s also offers a specialized catering menu that focuses on Mediterranean and North African flavors. The menu was designed to enhance a variety of private events that can be hosted at the venue.
Visit www.yayyaynashville.com for Yay Yay’s on Jefferson’s for their complete coffee bar and catering menus. For more information about Yay Yay’s on Jefferson – or to book the venue for an upcoming event – please contact Jason Luntz at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.yayyaynashville.com/event-inquiry.
ABOUT YAY YAY’S ON JEFFERSON
What began as a catering business that focused on Southern and Black American culinary traditions, soon inspired Chef Charlotte to open brick-and-mortar location, Yay Yay’s on Jefferson, that would physically connect the business to its roots and history. Jefferson Street’s commercial corridor, an area that was once the thoroughfare for Black culture and commerce in Nashville, serves as the unmatched location for this culinary venture. Yay Yay’s on Jefferson was named after owner and CEO Chef Charlotte Miller’s great grandmother, who was given the nickname when her first grandchild could not properly pronounce her original nickname, Lady, a title she was given because she was always so classy.