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The “Tennessee Flavors” benefit for the Culinary Arts Program at Nashville State Community College, is a week away. Are you planning to attend? I have to say, with over 70 local food and drink artisans (see below) preparing “Homegrown Tennessee Products”, this is certainly a tasting event you don’t want to miss. I went the first year and thoroughly enjoyed myself, but sadly had to miss last year because I was out of town. Luckily, this year, I’m around and will most certainly be there!

What:
Tennessee Flavors

When:
Thursday, March 13, 2014
5:30 – 8:30 pm

Where:
Nashville State Community College
120 White Bridge Road
Student Services building

Cost:
$50/person

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.tnflavors.org or call the Nashville State Community College Foundation at 615-353-3222.

Participants:

55 South
8 Lavender Lane Catering & Events
Amber Falls
American Born Moonshine
Arrington Vineyards
Beachaven Winery
Beans Creek Winery
Bonnie Blue Farm
Brown Forman
Cabana
Café Fontanella
Century Farm Winery
Cielo, Old Hickory, Lonely Cow Wine, Heroes Vodka
City House
Collier Wine Group
Cork & Cow
Cornerstone Market Catering Company
Corsair Distillery
Culinary (NSCC School of Culinary Arts)
Cumberland Cask Tennessee Whiskey
Etch
Fido
Gaylord Opryland
George Dickel
Germantown Café
Gray’s on Main
Grinder’s Switch Winery
Hap & Harry’s
Hutton Hotel
Jimmy Kelley’s
Keg Springs Winery
Kickin’ Coffee
Lotus Energy Drink
Masons
McConnell House
Midtown Café
MistaDale’s
Morris Vineyard
Music City Center’s Chef Max Knoepfel
Natchez Hills Winery
Nola Granola
Noshville Deli
Olive and Sinclair
Oma’s Sweets
Pick Tennessee Products
Picker’s Creek Winery
Popcorn Sutton
Prichard’s
Provence Breads
Puckett’s
Puckett’s Boathouse
Red Pony
Ruth Chris
Second Harvest
Short Mountain
Steve Chapman/Signature Health Care of Nashville
Stonehaus Winery
Sunset Grill
Tenn South Distilling
Tennessee Valley Winery
The Hermitage Hotel
The Nashville Jam Company
The Pharmacy
Tin Angel
Urban Grub
Valention’s Ristorante
Whisper Creek
Wild and Local Foods
Winery at Belle Meade Plantation
Yazoo

 

So now that you’ve seen that impressive vendor list, you want to go, right? Well, as luck would have it, I’ve got a set of tickets to give away!

~ Contest Closed ~

And the winner is…..

#16 David Greenbaum

To enter, all you have to do is this:

Mandatory

1. Leave a comment with your favorite memory or story about any of the participating food and drink artisans listed above.

Optional

For up to 2 additional entries, you can do either or both of the following. Note: You must leave a separate comment for each optional entry.

2.  Follow @TennesseFlavor on Twitter and tweet “Get a taste of @TennesseeFlavor by winning a set of tickets to the event from @betheats! Enter here: http://bit.ly/1icY5jg ” then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3.  Like Eat. Drink. Smile. on Facebook and come back and tell me you did so (or just tell me you already do if that’s the case!)

Contest ends on Monday, March 10th at noon CST. Once the winner is chosen, I’ll make contact via email and post the name here on the blog. If that person doesn’t respond within 24 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!

 

64 Responses to “Tennessee Flavors ~ a giveaway!”

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    Katie Allred — March 6, 2014 @ 7:10 am

    Last time that I was at Gray’s on Main was during the New Years season. Went with my three best friends and enjoyed a terrific meal before we all parted ways again. It was a great way to end our time together. We all live in seperate parts of the country but it’s so nice to come together in Franklin, TN.

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    Katie Allred — March 6, 2014 @ 7:10 am

    I already have liked you on Facebook! :D

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    Katie Allred — March 6, 2014 @ 7:12 am

    I also tweeted and followed. https://twitter.com/katiejallred/status/441561697267253248

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    Rachel A — March 6, 2014 @ 7:15 am

    When I first moved to TN, my aunt and uncle took me to Beans Creek. I loved the shop, wines and atmosphere. My uncle bought me a picture that I still have hanging in my kitchen.

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    Rachel A — March 6, 2014 @ 7:16 am

    The vendor list is impressive and I would love to a part of this event.

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    Rachel A — March 6, 2014 @ 7:18 am

    I already like the facebook page.

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    Rachel A — March 6, 2014 @ 7:19 am

    I have tweeted and followed :)

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    Sami Hurr — March 6, 2014 @ 7:39 am

    I attend the Taste of Music City last year, which was located down by the Cumberland River.. It is basically an event where you get to samples from all types of restaurants and or breweries in the area. It was a wonderful event, BUT with 2 hour left to go, the weather turned SOUR and there was literally a monsoon. Luckily, the vendors had tents and the wonderful vendors of both Yazoo and Whisper Creek allowed us to take shelter under their tents while the rain drenched the entire event. Most people left early, but we decided to “weather the storm” and enjoy a few drinks. It was such a fun time and after about an hour of rain, it cleared up and we got to hang out and enjoy the great drinks and people of Nashville. Wouldn’t trade that event for anything! T

    This event sounds great too!

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    Sami Hurr — March 6, 2014 @ 7:40 am

    I also tweeted! Here’s the link!

    https://twitter.com/sandypain1/status/441568968319721473

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    Sami Hurr — March 6, 2014 @ 7:41 am

    And I like you on Facebook! Thanks again!

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    Timi Turnage — March 6, 2014 @ 7:43 am

    My husband and I ate at Puckett’s for the first time last month. We were hoping to get breakfast but the wait was so long we missed it and had lunch instead!

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    Timi Turnage — March 6, 2014 @ 7:43 am

    I already liked your fb page!

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    Leigh Kramer — March 6, 2014 @ 8:37 am

    Before I moved to Nashville, I visited my best friend around the time of my birthday, along with our other best friend. They took me to Cabana for my birthday dinner and it was such a magical night. Then, when I moved here and started my job, my coworkers took me out for Happy Hour at Cabana my first week there. Full circle.

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    Jennifer Jackson — March 6, 2014 @ 9:26 am

    Germantown Cafe has always been a favorite restaurant. I am part of the Friday Night Chicks, a group of friends who eat out every Friday night. I love it when someone chooses Germantown Cafe for our Friday night dining adventure.

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    David Greenbaum — March 6, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    First date with my wife was at Red Pony. Then our engagement party. Then pretty much every important day since! Love them.

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    David Greenbaum — March 6, 2014 @ 9:33 am

    Liked on Facebook

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    David Greenbaum — March 6, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    Followed and tweeted.

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    Heather — March 6, 2014 @ 9:38 am

    I always think of sunset grill fondly as my roomie in college and I would go there at 11 pm and eat off the late night menu!

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    Heather — March 6, 2014 @ 9:38 am

    I’m a fan on FB!

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    Becca — March 6, 2014 @ 9:58 am

    Hmmm Memory… Random wine/martini mid-week happy hours at the Red Pony!

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    Becca — March 6, 2014 @ 9:59 am

    Tweeted! :)

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    Becca — March 6, 2014 @ 10:24 am

    Liked on Facebook.

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    Dana Beth — March 6, 2014 @ 11:04 am

    Awe Stonehaus Winery- hometown memories of grabbing a bottle, some good cheese, and crusty bread and having inpromptu picnics with dear friends

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    Ivan — March 6, 2014 @ 12:44 pm

    Many great lunches at Fido. Food consistently creative (as well as a fair amount locally sourced) and very reasonably priced.

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    Ivan — March 6, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

    Tweeted.

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    Ivan — March 6, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

    Already like you on Facebook!

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    Renee V. — March 6, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

    Mine would have to be Grinders Switch, most recent one too! I was the first and only customer in on a Monday morning. The lady was UBER helpful and kind and I learned so much about their wines and the different labels.

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    Renee V. — March 6, 2014 @ 1:07 pm

    I already like you on FB, would love to win! I’ve been watching the site and trying to find a date!

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    Erin Sparks — March 6, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

    SO many memories- Spend my wedding night at Gaylord Opryland, first Nashville coffee shop experience was at Fido, spent many late nights with the late night menu at Sunset Grill while attending Belmont, The Pharmacy is currently our favorite burger spot (15 years late, 10 years married) I love this city!!

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    Erin Sparks — March 6, 2014 @ 2:37 pm

    Tweeted!!

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    Erin Sparks — March 6, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

    Liked ya on facebook =) Thanks Beth!!

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    Bridget — March 6, 2014 @ 4:54 pm

    My favorite memory is stumbling upon City House in 2009 by searching online for pizza nearby. We walked in not knowing that we were about to witness one of the pioneers that turned Nashville into a dining destination. What a lucky find it was!

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    Erin McGill — March 6, 2014 @ 8:25 pm

    Fun wine classes at Fido!

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    T2Nashville — March 6, 2014 @ 10:28 pm

    Puckett’s has the most amazing live music…bands that should really be big! I take friends there all the time…great food and service.

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    T2Nashville — March 6, 2014 @ 10:29 pm

    Like on FB

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    Nicole Elliott — March 7, 2014 @ 12:01 am

    I had such a great meal at Etch with 3 friends. Finished off with goat cheese ice cream. yum!

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    Nicole Elliott — March 7, 2014 @ 12:02 am

    I like you on FB!

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    Traciwilbur — March 7, 2014 @ 8:05 am

    In my family we always went to Jimmy Kelly’s for graduation celebrations. Even though we had a family celebration elsewhere, we always went for dinner in the days afterward. Now that my daughter will be graduating in the near future (gasp!), I plan to carry on this tradition with her!

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    Traciwilbur — March 7, 2014 @ 8:06 am

    I like you on Facebook :)

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    Sam M — March 7, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

    We always try to stop by Beans Creek Winery for a few bottles on the way to or from Chattanooga. The Gewurztraminer is my favorite, but I can never pronounce it until I have a few glasses.

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    Lannae — March 7, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

    Hey Beth, I am not entering because I already have a ticket! :) I too blogged about this delicious event. I almost did not want to blog about it because it has felt like my own little secret gem where I could go taste all the delicious local food and drinks all for myself. But, it is too good to keep to myself! So I blogged about it!

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    Michelle Porter — March 8, 2014 @ 7:18 am

    My mate and I spent his first birthday at Valentinos and it was a wonderful evening. It was a night that I will always remember.

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    Michelle Porter — March 8, 2014 @ 7:19 am

    I like your Facebook page.

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    Elena — March 8, 2014 @ 3:48 pm

    Oh I have a great memory, when my family was visiting TN for their first time this past December and we went to Arrington Vineyards. What a great place despite the really cold weather that day. After the wine tasting and a picnic next to the fire place, it all got better!!

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    Nikki — March 8, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

    I went to Arrington with a group of friends for a bachelorette get-together. I really enjoyed the fun atmosphere and the wine tasting. The blackberry wine is my absolute favorite! Thanks for the giveaway – such a good one!

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    Nikki — March 8, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

    I liked Tennessee Flavor and tweeted.

    Get a taste of @TennesseeFlavor by winning a set of tickets to the event from @betheats! Enter here: http://bit.ly/1icY5jg

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    Nikki — March 8, 2014 @ 6:03 pm

    I liked Eat. Drink. Smile. on FB. Thanks!

    Nikki McCain

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    Shauna Lee — March 9, 2014 @ 8:18 am

    I went to Fido for a great cup of Bongo Java Coffee and noticed their menu ! I was curious as the good smelled amazing ! Curiosity got the best of me and I just had to try the Sweet Potato French Toast. O.M.G. I devoured it and ordered an order to go for the next morning !! It’s my new favorite place to indulge :)
    Off I go to Like Your Facebook Page and cross my fingers !!

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    Shauna Lee — March 9, 2014 @ 8:23 am

    Okay I just liked your Facebook page! Shauna Lee, that’s me !
    On my way to Tweeting !

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    Samantha — March 9, 2014 @ 9:11 am

    I love so many of these places. Fido has to be my favorite because I live in Hillsboro Village.

    However, I had a great experience volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank. They have delicious lunches prepared by a chef for members of the area. Luckily, I got to meet the chef and also fry pounds of chicken with one of the chefs from Watermark. It was such a fun time.. and I got to wear a chefs coat not to mention have an AMAZING meal!

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    Samantha — March 9, 2014 @ 9:11 am

    I already like you on FB!

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    marie wallis — March 10, 2014 @ 1:07 am

    I went on a tour of the Corsair Distillery a while ago and really enjoyed tasting the different spirits and hearing about their limited edition/experimental flavors. I was super bummed that they didn’t have their absinthe to taste but I did get a laugh out of a story the guide told us. Apparently the bottles of liquor they have on display by the end of their bar are only filled with clear or colored water. He says sometimes they have people walk off with one of the bottles thinking they actually contain the real stuff. He gets a kick out of imagining the look on the would be thieves faces when they get home and open up their score only to taste stale water.

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    Lesa — March 10, 2014 @ 8:21 am

    All-star list, for sure! Etch would have to be one of my favorites. American Born Moonshine – those guys ROCK!

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    Lesa — March 10, 2014 @ 8:22 am

    Liked on Facebook

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    Lesa — March 10, 2014 @ 8:22 am

    Tweeted :)

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    Jerilyn Morgan — March 10, 2014 @ 8:30 am

    Nashville dining is getting better than ever! First of all, not only did I LIKE your site, I LOVE it! I eat out quite often and it’s important to me to eat clean, healthy foods. What makes me really SMILE is that it is easier than ever to find quality, fresh, local and organic foods at many of our Nashville eateries. I am eager to visit each of the vendors, talk with the chefs and get even more ideas of where to eat in this fine city of ours. All the best to you, my new smiling blogger friend. I’m just getting started, too, blogging my best healthy and delicious creations. <3

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    Jerilyn Morgan — March 10, 2014 @ 8:31 am

    Nashville dining is getting better than ever! First of all, not only did I LIKE your site, I LOVE it! I eat out quite often and it’s important to me to eat clean, healthy foods. What makes me really SMILE is that it is easier than ever to find quality, fresh, local and organic foods at many of our Nashville eateries. I am eager to visit each of the vendors, talk with the chefs and get even more ideas of where to eat in this fine city of ours. All the best to you, my new smiling blogger friend. I’m just getting started, too, blogging my best healthy and delicious creations.

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    Jerilyn Morgan — March 10, 2014 @ 8:31 am

    Nashville dining is getting better than ever! First of all, not only did I LIKE your site, I LOVE it! I eat out quite often and it’s important to me to eat clean, healthy foods. What makes me really SMILE is that it is easier than ever to find quality, fresh, local and organic foods at many of our Nashville eateries. I am eager to visit each of the vendors, talk with the chefs and get even more ideas of where to eat in this fine city of ours.

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    Krista Dial — March 10, 2014 @ 9:56 am

    My favorite memory is with Arrington Vineyards. That’s where my bridesmaids and my best girlfriends had my bachelorette party. Not only was the scenery beautiful and the wine delicious…but I knew having it out in the country on the Arrington Vineyard property would eliminate most possibilities of terribly embarrassing situations that seem to occur during other bachelorette parties down on Broadway. :)

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    Krista Dial — March 10, 2014 @ 9:57 am

    OH! And I like Eat. Drink. Smile. on Facebook! :) I’ve been a fan there for awhile now. Thanks Beth!

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    Garrett — March 10, 2014 @ 10:57 am

    I would be happy to regale you with a story about my experiences with Popcorn Sutton’s fine libations. Unfortunately, I am never able to remember much the next day!

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    Garrett — March 10, 2014 @ 10:57 am

    Tweeted!

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    Garrett — March 10, 2014 @ 10:58 am

    Liked you on Fbook for ages :)

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    David Greenbaum — March 10, 2014 @ 1:21 pm

    Thank you!!! Looking very forward to the event!!

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