May 2016 Food & Drink Happenings – Nashville
Nashville Street Food Month
Entire month of May
All over town!
The Nashville Food Truck Association will celebrate its 4th annual Nashville Street Food Month in May, with the official kickoff taking place at Street Food Thursdays on May 5th, where 18 trucks will serve lunch on Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville.
Street Food Thursdays will take place every week during May and June, and feature 18 trucks each week from 11 am – 2 pm. On the weekends, you can always count on finding trucks at Musicians Corner, Elmington Park, Centennial Park, Sevier Park, Nashville Farmers Market and Franklin Farmers Market in addition to several other special events around town.
All members of the NFTA will donate a portion of proceeds from May sales to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Daily events will be posted on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to follow along to find your favorite trucks!
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
10 am – 2 pm
Nashville Farmers Market
900 Rosa Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
The Nashville Farmers’ Market will be filled with sweet strawberries, live music, locally baked pies and cobblers, cocktails, beer, wine, food trucks, and much more (see below) for the Strawberry Jubilee this weekend!
10 – 11 am – Strawberry Tasting free strawberry samples in the Grow Local Kitchen
11 am – 12:30 pm – Strawberry Shortcake Contest – Ever been told you make the best Strawberry Shortcake? Well now’s the time to put your skills to the test! They’ll only be accepting 25 entries, so hurry and get yours in. All the details can be found on the NFM website.
Strawberry Jubilee details:
Live music by The Farmer and Adele
Entertainment by local barbershop quartet
Strawberry Mint Juleps
Strawberry Picnic Pale Ale by Blackstone Brewing Co.
Local wine from Arrington Vineyards
The Grilled Cheeserie Food Truck
Coffee by The Trailer Perk
Locally baked strawberry pies and cobblers
Strawberry sampling in the Grow Local Kitchen
Strawberry food inside the Market House
Strawberry Shortcake Contest
Thursday, May 12th, 2016
6 – 9 pm
609 Lafayette St
Nashville, TN 37203
Cost: $50/person (purchase tickets here)
As you heard last week in my post about the Patrons’ Party, I’m a big fan of Generous Helpings. There is always a great mix of restaurants, and this year is no different. There are even some exciting new participants – Butcher & Bee, The Farm House, Bajo Sexto, and Salt & Vine, just to name a few! Here is the full list:
Bajo Sexto Taco
Butcher & Bee
Chauhan Ale & Masala House
Christie Cookie Co.
The Farm House
Funk Seoul Brother
Goo Goo Shop Dessert Bar
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken
Kickin’ Coffee and Tea
Kroger Chef Shoppe/Murray’s Cheese
Margot Café & Bar/ Marché Artisan Foods
Martin’s BBQ Joint
McConnell Hospitality Group (55 South, Cork & Cow and Red Pony Restaurant)
Olive & Sinclair
Porter Road Butcher
Provence Breads & Café
Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant
Salt & Vine
The Southern Steak & Oyster
Hurry and get your ticket now before they sell out, because it’s getting close! There are still a few tickets left for the fabulous Patrons’ Party happening tomorrow night too, so treat yourself! To find out more, and to purchase tickets, visit the Second Harvest Food Bank website.
Parson’s Chicken & Fish Pop Up
Friday, May 13th and Saturday May 14th, 2016
3 – 9 pm
Sunday, May 15th, 2016
10 am – 3 pm
Pinewood Social Patio
33 Peabody Street
Nashville, TN 37210
Pinewood Social will celebrate the opening of their pool for the summer season with a special weekend long pop-up featuring Parson’s Chicken & Fish from Chicago.
For 3 days, Parson’s Chef Hunter Moore and bar manager Charlie Schott will be serving up some of their restaurant’s most loved items out of the airstream trailer. The menu will include hush puppies, pimento toast, fried chicken sandwich, and Charlie’s famous Negroni Slushy (Parson’s best known cocktail) – as well as his Red Hook and Michelada.
Richland Park MarketFest
Saturday, May 21st, 2016
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Richland Park Farmers’ Market
4701 Charlotte Ave
Nashville, TN 37209
MarketFest at Richland Park Farmers’ Market will feature over 50 farm, food and local artisan vendors with live music throughout the day. The festival kicks off with vendors such as Delvin Farms, Bugtussle Farms, Sugar Camp Farm, Green Door Gourmet, Kelly’s Berries, Bang! Candy, The Creole Diva, Papa C Pies and Urban N Farm and Apothecary.
From 10 am – noon there will be activities for kiddos 4-14 featuring Old Fashioned Field Day with the McCabe Community Center Staff, Storytime with the Richland Park Library Staff, Charlotte’s Garden Experience with Todd Breyer and a performance by Mr. Steve. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.