In the repurposed, modern-eclectic setting of the Factory at Franklin, Tom Morales is serving up locally sourced Southern classics that satisfy in a major way.If you’re not already familiar with the edible awesomeness that is Saffire, you’ve probably at least heard of its owner, Tom Morales—as in Tom Morales of TomKats, the local catering company that’s been feeding A-list celebrities and production crews on sets around the country for years. With almost 25 years of experience in the catering and entertainment business, Tom longed to create a hometown restaurant with a big city feel and looked to the Factory at Franklin—with its repurposed interiors and modern, eclectic decor—and Executive Chef Vinny Tardo to make his vision a reality.
We’ve never been shy about expressing our love for restaurants that source locally grown or hand-raised foods rather than relying on daily shipments from who knows where. So we’re happy to inform you that the folks at Saffire are indeed doin’ Mother Nature right with menu items that boast locally baked bread, pasture-fed beef from Bear Creek Farms in Williamson County and locally grown fruits and veggies. Serving updated Southern classics like chicken fried chicken (their version is marinated in a mixture of buttermilk and hot sauce and breaded with panko breading) and shrimp and grits, Saffire is one of our favorite dining destinations—especially on those days when we’re itchin’ to take an extra long lunch and get out of the city for a bit.
Lunch Menu Highlights:
Crabcake Salad, $12.50
Pressed Cuban Pork Sandwich, $10
Saffire Cheeseburger, $12
Legendary Chicken-Fried-Chicken, $13
Tues. - Thurs., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.