On the Calendar for December 2013


Edley’s Celebrates 2 Years in 12 South

Wednesday, December 4th
4 pm – close

2706 12th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37204

TONIGHT ONLY!! I know it’s short notice, but if you don’t already have dinner plans, might I suggest dropping by Edley’s on 12 South? They’re celebrating their birthday with two-for-one pulled pork sandwiches, a (free) tasting of Yazoo brews and some great music. Party goers also get to take home a commemorative Edley’s glass.



Porter Flea

Saturday, December 7th
10 am – 6 pm

Track One Building at 4th and Chestnut
(around the corner from Fort Houston)


I remember being really jealous of all the great items people bought at Porter Flea last year, so I definitely wanted to make sure I got it on my calendar this year. The free artisan market showcasing modern handmade apparel and accessories, home goods, furniture, jewelry, prints, posters, and paper goods is the perfect spot to find unique items for those hard-to-shop for friends and family members.

This year Porter Flea joined forces with Hey Rooster General Store to create “Porter Pantry”, an artisan food tent featuring packaged consumable goods from local makers.  In addition to these food vendors there will also be plenty of food trucks on hand so you can nosh before, during, or after your shopping spree!

For more information, visit the Porter Flea website.


Grilled Cheeserie


Grilled Cheeserie 3rd Birthday Party

Sunday, December 8th
3 – 6 pm

Barista Parlor
519 Gallatin Ave
Nashville, TN 37206


There’s another big birthday celebration happening here in town, as the Grilled Cheeserie turns 3 this weekend!

They’ll have their full menu for sale at Barista Parlor on Sunday afternoon, including a special ‘melt of the moment’ using local ingredients donated by Porter Road Butcher and Kenny’s Farmhouse Cheese. The best part: the first 100 customers will receive a free melt!

And that’s not the only free part. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream will also be on hand serving up free scoops of Cloverton ice cream with honey cornbread gravel (that stuff is soooo good). In addition, they’ll have other flavors available for purchase.

I’m sure you’ve probably heard the weather forecast for the weekend – rain, ice, freezing temps – but don’t worry, you can eat your melts and ice cream in the warm interior of Barista Parlor!

LM Beer Dinner Invite

Publicity Lazy Magnolia Beer Dinner

Tuesday, December 10th
7 pm

7073 U.S. 70S
Nashville, TN 37221

$50/person (includes tax & gratuity)

For the beer lovers out there, Publicity in Bellevue does some really great beer dinners on the second Tuesday of every month. Representatives from the brewery come to talk about the beers, and a four-course meal with pairings is served. This month’s featured brewery is Lazy Magnolia based out of Mississippi. There’ll be cornbread salad, cheese straws, beer battered catfish and pecan pie on the menu, plus (of course) plenty of delicious beers!

Seats are going fast, so call or email publicitynash@gmail.com to reserve yours!



NL Table Talk Dec13


Table Talk: Ladies Night Out

Wednesday, December 11th
5-7 pm

Kocktails and Kouture
316 11th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203


Nashville Lifestyles’ Table Talk this month is themed “Ladies Night Out”, combining food and fashion. While nibbling hors d’oeuvres and sipping on specialty cocktails, you can shop til you drop at Kocktails and Kouture in the Gulch. The $15 ticket also includes touchups from the Babe Beauty Bar and a 20% shopping discount.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page on NashvilleLifestyles.com



Piedmont Regional Dinner Event

Tuesday, December 17th
7 pm

210 25th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203

$50/person plus tax and gratuity

I get a lot of emails regarding special dinners at restaurants around town. Unfortunately it is completely impossible for me to share every one of them with you. However, when I see a menu that I’m absolutely drooling over, I just have to share!

That’s the case with this four-course dinner happening at Sardinia in a couple of weeks. Check it out:

Course One

Choice of

polenta, corn meal bread with robiola cheese, mushrooms and truffle oil


baby lamb meatballs with swiss chard

Course Two

Choice of

pumpkin ravioli with butter, sage and black truffle


risotto al Barolo, risotto with Barolo wine reduction and asparagus

Course Three

Choice of

scaloppine ravioli, veal medallions with artichokes and sage


pork ossobuco with pesto couscous

Course Four

Torta di nocciole, walnut cake

Each course will be paired with a wine tasting and brief remarks to educate diners about the meal and the Piedmont regional influence. Reservations required in advance by calling 615-320-9147.