October 2017 Food & Drink Happenings ~ Nashville

Brut Force Tour

Thursday, September 28th and Friday, September 29th, 2017

Butcher & Bee
902 Main Street
Nashville, TN 37206

I know, I know. This is an October happenings post and this particular event is taking place in September. Please forgive me! It totally missed my radar earlier this month but once I heard about it a few days ago, I knew I wanted to get it in front of you. My reservation is secured, because I was not about to let this opportunity slip by me.

For two nights only, Butcher & Bee will be hosting the team from Brut restaurant in Tel Aviv. They’ll be serving Modern Israeli fare prepared with local ingredients, plus Israeli wines. While I am by no means an expert when it comes to Israeli food, I do know that one of the best food experiences I’ve had in my life was at Shaya in New Orleans last year, so I’m hopeful that since I was blown away by that Israeli food, I will be just as impressed with this dinner.

Dinner will be served a la carte and reservations are highly recommended. While the chefs from Brut will be making some of their favorite dishes, there will also be some collaborations with Butcher & Bee Chef Bryan Lee Weaver, one of my favorites in town. It’s going to be good you guys! Hurry and get your reservation by visiting their website or calling (615) 226-3322.




Green Door Gourmet Fall Fest

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
11 am – 6 pm

Green Door Gourmet
7011 River Road Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Cost: $15 Adults | $5 Children 6-12 | FREE 5 & under

Note: Tickets available at the door only. Cost includes everything except food and beer!

We may still not have cooler temps on the first day of October, but the Fall Fest at Green Door Gourmet will surely get you in the autumn mood! My little family has had a great time attending this event for the past couple of years, and we’re looking forward to it again. There will be food trucks, a beer garden, live music on two outdoor stages, artisan & craft vendors, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, a petting zoo, and kid zone with balloon artists, magic shows, and old fashioned farm games!

For more information, visit the event Facebook page.


Von Elrod’s Oktoberfest

Friday, October 6th – Sunday, October 8th, 2017
Various Times (see website)

Von Elrod’s Beer Garden and Sausage House
1004 4th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219

Cost:$62.50 for Friday & Saturday, $67.50 for Sunday

In case you haven’t heard, Germantown is getting a kick a** new bar and restaurant, Von Elrod’s Beer Garden & Sausage House. I’ve had the opportunity to sample several of the dishes they’re going to be serving there, and I swear, everything I’ve had was delicious!

You can get your first taste of Von Elrod’s during Oktorbest this year as they are the ONLY restaurant inside of the festival. They’re offering two different experiences during the event:

1) Reserved Seatings (ticket required)
2) The Beer Garden (first come, first served – no ticket required)

For the ticketed experience, the following is included:
– Reserved seating at our large communal-style tables or bar seats during your selected seating time
– Von Elrod’s famous hand-cranked sausages, house-baked pretzels, traditional Oktoberfest fare, sides and sweets, served buffet-style
– A commemorative Von Elrod’s Oktoberfest stein
– Entertainment, songs, contests, and games
– Dedicated service staff
– Air conditioning and bathrooms away from the crowds!
– On Sunday, October 8th, an incredible brunch buffet and live New Orleans-style music by Half Brass

For more detailed information, seating times, and to purchase tickets, click here. And stay tuned, as I’ll have even more exciting info about Von Elrod’s in a few days!


Tennessee Beer & Wine Festival

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
Noon – 5 pm

Two Rivers Mansion
3130 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

Cost: $30 (early bird online until 9/30), $35 (online from 10/1- 10/20), $45 (at the door), $15 for designated driver tickets

Purchase tickets here.

The annual Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival will once again take place on the grounds of the historic Two Rivers Mansion in Donelson. If the current weather forecast holds up, it’ll be a beautiful day to enjoy the 35 breweries, wide variety of wines, food vendors, live music and artisan vendors. Rumor has it there will be over 100 different beers and 90 selections of wine. So really, it’s not an exaggeration when I say there will be something for everyone! Unless of course you don’t drink beer or wine. If that’s the case, just move along to the next event ;-)

Tickets include samples of beer and wine, a commemorative tasting glass and an invite to the official after party at Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill. Early bird tickets are available online and additional information can be found by visiting the event website.


Chefs Backstage at Sinema

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
6:30 – 9:30 pm

2600 8th Ave S
Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37204

Cost: $90/person (inclusive of cocktail reception, dinner with pairings, tax & gratuity)

Purchase tickets here. 

I’ve mentioned these dinners a couple of times in the past few months, and I hope some of you have had the opportunity to attend one of the others. If you haven’t (or even if you have), then you should definitely try to grab a reservation for the October Chefs Backtstage as it is the FINAL one of the series!

In addition to Sinema’s own Kyle Patterson, this dinner will feature Chris Carter & James Peisker of Porter Road Butcher and Bethany Halliger, the pastry chef at Goo Goo. The special guest bringing the libations to the table will be Angels Envy Bourbon.

Cocktails begin at 6:30 pm, then guests will be seated at one long table in Sinema’s private dining room to enjoy the 3-course meal. For more details and to reserve your spot, click here.