Lars Kopperud and Mike Dolan, the owners of MAFIAoZA’s Pizzeria and Neighborhood Pub, have decided to combine forces with Pinewood Social general manager Matt Buttel to open the new bar. The place will be called Embers Ski Lodge and will be located at 2410 12th Ave. S.
Kopperud has credited his inspiration for a ski-inspired bar to the Ajax lift at Aspen Mountain and a spring skiing deck party at Val D’Isere in France. Kopperud has also grown up skiing in Alaska.
Embers Ski Lodge will be 2,400 square feet and plans to open the second week of April. As like every bar, it will be a selection of cocktails and craft beers. Unlike every bar, it has been said it will have the largest selection of whiskey in Nashville.
Some culinary marvels off the menu would include a hot chicken sandwich tossed in Korean pepper powder and pickled cucumber; Mongolian flank steak sandwich; Alaskan sausage sandwich with blueberry mustard; and smoked salmon spread on a warm baguette.
This is the first of a few new food and drink options starting to hit 12South!