It was HARD paring the list down to 12, but I’m excited to be sharing some of my favorite Nashville restaurants on Chevy Culture, a lifestyle and auto site sponsored by Chevrolet.

They asked me to name a dozen places here where you could show up in jeans and a T-shirt and have a meal worth writing home about. I could just as easily have named 25 or 30, so the ones I had to cut from the list? They haunt me. (If you haven’t been to DeSano Pizza Bakery, go. Go right now.)

Click this link to check out my picks. And let me know if I left out your favorite(s) so I can feel appropriately guilty.

P.S. We also have plenty of swanky fine dining options in Nashville, but that’s a list for another time.