It's said that Nashville welcomes about 100 new residents a day, so sometimes it's hard to spot a native in her natural habitat. But chef Julia Sullivan grew up in Music City before moving away to study at the Culinary Institute of America and work at restaurants like New York's Per Se and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Sullivan returned home and opened Henrietta Red with co-owner and sommelier Allie Poindexter in the culinary hotbed of Germantown. The women bring a strong oyster game to landlocked Tennessee as well as options like wood-roasted pork sausage with broccoli rabe and rhubarb mostarda. Diners can take a seat at the long bar for natural wines and craft cocktails or settle into the dining room. Both choices offer simple, clean lines (white walls, wood tables, marble bar) in a space that feels both homey and light.