Local Bits and Bites

Remember that Slow Food Bake Sale this past weekend at the Nashville Farmers’ Market? Well, this is what I picked up:

Local Harvest Cake
from Fido Bakery

Made with: local zucchini, eggs, beets, carrots, apples, honey, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon

Since reading Carrington Fox’s recent review of Fido and Bites blog post about their Pink Radio Cake, I’ve been meaning to get over there to check out some of their new offerings. Unfortunately that hasn’t happened yet, so when I spotted this at the sale, I had to have it. Hubby loves carrot cake, and it looked like a carrot cake, so I knew he’d be pretty happy if I walked in the door with this big mama. (a bit more exciting for him than my other purchases: eggplant, peppers, onions, and mushrooms)

Afraid that the beet thing might scare him a bit, I was a little hesitant to disclose the other ingredients that comprised this delightfully rich confection before he tasted it. Apparently he deserves more credit than that because once I did tell him, he dug right in anyway, and hasn’t stopped eating it since (and neither have I for that matter). Who knew beets in cake could taste so good?

1812 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN

Mon- Thurs- 7am – 11pm
Fri 7am – Midnight
Sat – 8am – Midnight
Sun – 8am – 11pm

And now for a rundown of a few happenings this week worth checking out:

TODAY, July 14th, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
The new Harris Teeter in Belle Meade is having their grand opening celebration. Ribbon cutting is at 5:30 p.m. followed by “Taste of Teeter” until 8 p.m. Taste of Teeter will offer free products from various departments in the store- seafood, deli, bakery, and produce. FREE.

Harris Teeter
Belle Meade Shopping Center
4416 Ridgefield Way
Nashville, TN

Wednesday, July 15th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Rumours on 12th Ave South is hosting a “Battle of the Wines.” Six distributors will be there with six different wines, all placed in brown bags and you get to vote for your favorite! No reservation required. Cost: $25.

Rumours Wine Bar
2304 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN

Thursday, July 16th, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Social Graces in Hillsboro Village will be hosting a Summer Party and serving up Tea-tinis made by local Partners Tea Company and truffles by Marveilleux Confections. You may remember my blog post about their Wonderffuls, which are for lack of a better word, simply wonderful! FREE.

Social Graces
1704 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN