One sure sign Nashville has officially reached food town status is the opening of Coutelier knife shop, a New Orleans export where professional and home chefs can find fine knives for every taste. Owned by two chefs who have worked at acclaimed restaurants including the French Laundry, Coutelier sells hand-forged Japanese steel knives from around the world as well as kitchen tools and accessories. The staff is warm and welcoming, so don’t be intimidated to go in and find the knife that will change your life.