June 2015 Food & Drink Happenings ~ Nashville




Thursday, June 4th, 2015
3 – 8 pm

Pavilion East
1006 Fatherland Street
Nashville, TN 37206

Cost: $45

Yum!East, a food tasting event spotlighting East Nashville restaurants, chefs, food artisans, and specialty purveyors is back for its third year! The admission price gets you unlimited tastings, a souvenir glass, open bar with craft beer and wine plus some live music (it is Nashville after all).

Here’s who you can expect to see there:
AMOT Eatery
Artemis Breads
Calypso East
Chocolate F/X
Eastland Cafe
Edley’s BBQ East
Far East
Fat Bottom Brewing
Five Points Pizza
Holland House Bar & Refuge
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Kernels Gourmet Popcorn
Khan’s Desserts
The Local Taco, East
Lockeland Table Community Kitchen & Bar
Nashville Sweets
Nicoletto’s Pasta Co.
The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden
Pied Piper Creamery
Porter Road Butcher
The Post East
Rumours East
Two Ten Jack
The Wild Cow Vegetarian Restaurant
Wolfe Gourmet Cakes
Yeast Nashville

How’s that for a lineup?? All proceeds from the event benefit Fannie Battle Day Home for Children, so go. Eat. Enjoy! And know that you’re helping some awesome kids. Buy your tickets here. (but first you may want to scroll all the way down for something special I’ve got….)




Unearthing Nashville

Sunday, June 7th, 2015
5:30 pm

Old School Farm
5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pike
Nashville TN, 37218

Cost: $100, all inclusive

The “Unearthing Nashville” dinner will be prepared by Sinema’s executive chef Dale Levitski, Chef Tony Galzin of Fifty-First Kitchen, Chef V of Chauhan Ale & Masala House, and Chef Nick Seabergh of The Sutler. The family style supper will include 3 courses, cocktails, live music, a garden movie, and bonfire.

The chef team will use ingredients from local purveyors as well as produce grown right on site at Old School Farm in Nashville’s Bells Bend community.

“This is kind of a ‘new Nashville’ comes to the Old School Farm, as all four of us are new residents of Nashville,” said Levitski. “These are talented chefs who use Nashville’s bounty on a daily in their respective restaurants, and I’m excited to see what we come up with. You won’t see a menu printed in advance because we’re going to wait to see what the farm provides. We will guarantee a fresh, fun Sunday supper underneath the stars on Old School Farm’s gorgeous land.”

A fundraiser for Old School Farm, the chefs are donating their time and talent to raise funds for this nonprofit working farm and restored historic schoolhouse that employs adults with disabilities.

For reservations or more information, contact 615-942-7821 or carrie@sinemanashville.com.




Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’

Sunday, June 14th, 2015
3 – 5 pm

Front Lawn of First Presbyterian Church
4815 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37220

Cost: $10 for adults (goes up to $13 on June 13th)
$8 for children (goes up to $10 on June 13th)

One of the best family friendly activities of the summer is happening in just a couple of weeks– Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’!

While the nearly 3,000 attendees stroll the lawn tasting, there will be judges hard at work finding winners for 3 categories: chocolate base, vanilla base and “other.” The winner from each category then vies for the “best of show,” which will be produced next year into a new Purity ice cream flavor. How cool is that?

I’ve had the pleasure of serving as a judge in the past, and I’m back at it again this year! So excited to see what the competitors come up with.

For more information on the event, how to enter the contest, or to purchase tickets, click here. Please note, online ticket sales end at 3 pm on June 12th.

Also, a couple of tips for you if you haven’t been to this event before:

  • Don’t try to sample every flavor. Only taste the ones that sound really good to you. If you start out sampling every flavor at the first few tables you come to, you’re going to get too full too fast and you may end up missing out on something great because your tummy can’t take any more!
  • Take a couple of bottles of water with you. If it’s hot out, make it very COLD water.
  • Wet wipes could come in handy. Ice cream = sticky.



A Taste of Music City

Saturday, June 20th, 2015
3 – 8 pm

Public Square Park
Downtown Nashville

Cost: $55 in advance, $65 day of

Held at Public Square Park, Taste of Music City is celebrating it’s 13th year this year, as guests are invited to come sample fabulous food and drinks from local restaurants, purveyors, breweries and beverage companies. For a list of all the eats you’ll find at the festival, click here and to purchase tickets, click here.



Free Ice Cream at Walk of Fame Park

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
11 am  – 3 pm

Music City Walk of Fame Park
2565 Park Plaza
Nashville, TN 37203

Ice cream, ice cream, you can never get enough ice cream, right? Especially when it’s FREE! Denali Moose Tracks is partnering with Purity Dairy to bring 10,000 scoops of free Purity Moose Tracks ice cream to downtown Nashville on June 30th. For each scoop of ice cream served, Denali Flavors, makers of the legendary Moose Tracks, will donate $1 to Operation Finally Home in an effort to raise $10,000 000 to support its mission of providing custom-made, mortgage-free homes to local wounded and disabled veterans and the widows of the fallen.

During the event ice cream lovers can tweet the hash tag #10KScoops for a chance to win free ice cream for a year from Denali Flavors @Moose_Tracks.



~Yum!East Giveaway~

Contest Closed

The Winner is….

#22 David

I’ve got 2 tickets to Yum!East to give to one of you lovelies! All you have to do to enter is this:


1. Leave a comment telling me which restaurant you’re most excited to try at Yum!East, or which is your favorite of the bunch on an everyday basis.


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

2.  Follow me (@betheats) on Twitter and tweet “Yum!East is on June 4th and @betheats has 2 tickets to give away! Enter here: http://bit.ly/1SE2fnY ” then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3.  Like Yum!East 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, June 1st at noon CT. 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!