Food & Drink Happenings in Nashville February 2014



The Skillery’s Food Lover’s February


The Skillery, a coworking space and marketplace for workshops here in Nashville, has lined up an entire month of food and drink related classes!

Food Lover’s Month involves some of Music City’s favorite culinary gems like Juice Nashville, Olive & Sinclair, Hey Rooster and the Sycamore duo, Tony and Caroline Galzin, just to name a few. Click here to see a full list of what’s being offered along with the associated costs. A couple of the classes have already sold out, so don’t delay. If you see one you like, reserve today!




A Bourbon Party

Friday, February 7, 2014
6 – 8 pm

Music City Center
201 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $50/person

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been to The Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville, though I’ve heard great things. With the addition of a new kick-off event, A Bourbon Party, there is definitely more incentive for me to go this year!

Described as an evening filled with the finest Southern food, drink and decor for home entertaining, guests will be able to pick up a few tips and tricks for the perfect party while tasting fine bourbons and nibbling Canal House recipes. Visit the event website for more information and to purchase tickets.



Bake Sale Benefiting Tiny But Mighty

Saturday, February 8, 2014
9 am – noon

2320 West End Ave
Nashville, TN 37203

Tiny But Mighty, a new Nashville non-profit benefiting homeless animals, is hosting a bake sale this weekend and several bloggers around town (including me!) are creating treats for the cause. There will be loads of options – cookies, cupcakes, bourbon balls and whoopie pies…even doggie treats!

Drop by and pick up some sweets for yourself or your sweetie. Cash sales only. For more information on the event and Tiny But Mighty, visit their Facebook page.


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Otaku South EXTRA LARGE 2

Saturday, February 15, 2014
5  – 9 pm

Marathon Music Works
1402 Clinton St
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: Varies ($11 – $23 for individuals)

Last year, Otaku South chef/owner Sarah Gavigan invited five chefs to join her for the very first EXTRA LARGE. 800 bowls of ramen were sold in five hours! Hopefully this year it will be even bigger, because it’s all going for a great cause.

The Pablove Foundation, whose mission is to fight childhood cancer with love, was founded by friends of Sarah’s who lost their 6-year-old son. Not only will we be slurping ramen for a cause, but there is also a charity concert by local favorites Guilty Pleasures!

Click on this link for more information, a breakdown of ticketing options and to purchase.


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Nashville Wine Auction – Pairings

Friday, February 21, 2014
7 – 10:30 pm

The Rosewall
120 McGavock Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $200/person, Cocktail Attire


Saturday, February 22, 2014
1 – 5:30 pm

The Factory at Franklin
Liberty Hall
230 Franklin Road
Franklin, TN 37064

Cost: $125/person, Casual Attire

This year’s Pairings by Nashville Wine Auction is a two day celebration of wine and food instead of just one!

Friday night’s event features award-winning chefs and vintners pairing their creations. We’re talking wine sampling, hors d’ouevres and a full gourmet dinner. If you want in on this, HURRY, because it’s almost completely sold out.

Saturday’s party will showcase 25 California wineries pouring multiple bottles of their vintages, all of which are rated 90+ points! While you drink you can nibble on meats, cheeses, breads and specialty sweets and popcorn. During the live auction, you can enjoy a sit down picnic lunch with one of the vitners sitting at your table!

To see a full line up of the chefs and wineries, and to purchase tickets to either or both events, click here.

Our Kids Soup Sunday

Our Kids Soup Sunday

Sunday, February 23, 2014
11 am – 2 pm

LP Field – Club Level West
(parking is free)

Cost: Family Package –$40, Adult- $20, Children (ages 2-17) –$8, Children under 2 – Free

I simply ADORE  this event and cannot wait to go again this year. And, for the first time ever, the kiddo will be coming with me! Our Kids Soup Sunday is actually perfect for families (though it is also equally as awesome for singles). There will be more soups there than you can possibly eat, and some absolutely fantastic ones at that. Check out this list of participating restaurants.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event website. Note: the prices I’ve listed above are the discounted advance purchase tickets that are available until noon on Friday, February 21st. After that, tickets can still be purchased online or at the door the day of the event, but the price increases to $45 for the family package, and $25 for the adult ticket. (children stay the same)

If you do plan on going, be sure to check out this post that my buddy Nicki wrote a couple of years ago, “Our Kids Soup Sunday Tactical Training Tips“!