June Food Happenings


Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

May 30th – June 2nd, 2013
Midtown Atlanta

Okay, so it’s not a Nashville food happening… but several of us from here in town are heading south for it tomorrow! The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival begins this Friday, and I’m so excited. Even though I’ll be working, I’ll be surrounded by fantastic food & drink in the Tasting Tents, and I’ll have good helpers, so there will be plenty of opportunities to take a break and do a little nibbling.

The Goo Goo table will be in the Sweets section of the tents, so if you’re attending, stop by and say hello!


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Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

On June 4th, several restaurants and food purveyors in Nashville will be donating a % of their sales to The Land Trust of Tennessee to help support their work protecting farms across our great state.

The current list of participants includes: The Capitol Grille, M. Restaurant and Bar, Miel, Provence Bakery (all locations), Rolf & Daughters, Sunset Grill, Burger Up, SLOCO, The Mad Platter, Lockeland Table, Marche, Paradise Park, Pharmacy Burger, Porter Road Butchers, The Bloomy Rind, Café Fundamental, Más Tacos, Chago’s Cantina, Las Paletas, Pub5, Fat Bottom Brewery, The Stone Fox, Bagel Face Bakery, Joe Natural’s Farm Store and Café, and Lisa Donovan’s Buttermilk Road Supper Club at Arnold’s Country Kitchen.

Mark your calendar now so you don’t forget to go out to eat at/shop at one of these awesome businesses next Tuesday!

For more info, visit www.eatgreentennessee.com






Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’

Sunday, June 9th, 2013
3 – 5 pm

Front Lawn of First Presbyterian Church
4815 Franklin Pike

$10 for adults ($13 after June 7th)
$8 for children ($10 after June 7th)
children under 2 are free

Unless you’re lactose intolerant, vegan or just plain crazy, you don’t want to miss this ice cream extravaganza! Dozens and dozens (perhaps hundreds?) of amateur ice cream makers submit a quart of homemade ice cream in three categories: chocolate base, vanilla base and “other.” The winner from each category vies for the “best of show,” which will be produced next year into a new Purity ice cream flavor, available wherever Purity ice cream is sold.

In addition to stuffing yourself silly full of ice cream, there will be live music and children’s activities, so the event is fun for the entire family.

To purchase tickets, visit the event page. Interested in competing? Find the rules and entry form here.



YUM! East

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

5- 10  pm

East-Centric Pavilion
1006 Fatherland Street
Nashville, TN 37206


Note: This is a 21+ event.

I love that we seem to have some sort of food tasting event on the calendar almost every month of the entire year! Yum East is a new one for 2013, and it looks to be pretty promising.

In case you guys aren’t already aware, East Nashville is home to some of the very best food in Nashville, and this is their chance to really show off.

Take a gander at who has committed to participate so far: Cafe Fundamental, Eastland Café, Eastside Fish, Eat Well Market, Eastland Cafe, Edley’s Barb-B-Que, Fat Bottom Brewing, Five Points Pizza, Holland House Bar & Refuge, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream, Lockeland Table, Lucky Belly, Mad Donna’s, Margot, Marche Artisan Foods, Nuvo Burrito, Olive and Sinclair, The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden, Pied Piper Eatery, Pomodoro East, Porter Road Butcher, Rumours East, Silly Goose, The Wild Cow, and Yeast Nashville. For the ever growing list, click on the Food section here.

Admission to the event includes a full-tasting, souvenir glass and open bar. Tickets can be purchased at www.yumeast.com.

“Yum!East benefits Fannie Battle Day Home for Children in its mission to teach children, empower families and strengthen the community. Since 1891, the Day Home has served the East Nashville community by providing high-quality, affordable childcare to at-risk children and their families.”




The Sugar Coma event has been CANCELLED. Stay tuned for a rescheduled date later in the year!

Sugar Coma

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
2 – 6 pm

Marathon Village
165 Clinton Street
Nashville, TN


Earlier this month I was on Jekyll Island attending the Southern C Summit, where I met the lovely Broke Socialite, creator of Sugar Coma. Originally Atlanta-based, the dessert tasting event is now on the road, and lucky for us, it’s heading to Nashville in a few short weeks!

Early bird tickets are on sale now for a discounted price of $20, so hurry and get them by June 5th if you want to save a few bucks! Click here to purchase.