Grilled Cheeserie

Nat’l Grilled Cheese Month & Grilled Cheese Day

The entire month of April
~and~
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
12 – 4 pm

Richland Park
4601 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN

April is National Grilled Cheese Month, so naturally The Grilled Cheeserie is celebrating! Every week this month, our city’s beloved food truck will feature a different, “simple, amazingly melty grilled cheese” using some of the South’s best cheeses, paired with their delicious homemade tomato soup.

In addition, on April 12th (National Grilled Cheese Day), they’ll host a picnic at Richland Park, which is free and open to the public. Retro Sno truck will be there and so will Porter Road Pastry, serving “Grilled Cheese Retro Snack Cakes”. Take a gander, they look delicious!

Porter Road Pastry menu:
PeaNUTELLA with Banana Sliver on Brioche
Green Hill Camembert with Fresh Strawberry Jam on Brioche
Apple Compote with Sharp Cheddar on Brioche

In addition to all the great eats, there will be lawn activities, a photo booth and raffles for Grilled Cheeserie gift cards, so be sure to mark your calendar!

~UPDATE~

Grilled Cheeserie would like to give away a $50 gift card to one of my readers! To enter all you have to do is this:

~ Contest Closed ~

And the winner is…..

#12 Louise

Mandatory

1. Leave a comment telling what your favorite past or present Grilled Cheeserie Melt of the Moment or Specialty Melt is.

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 me on Twitter (@betheats) and tweet “I love @GrlldCheeserie’s [fill in your favorite Melt of the Moment or Specialty Melt here]. Tell @betheats your fave for chance to win a $50 gift card! http://bit.ly/1h8BiqV”  – NOTE: Please make sure you don’t copy and paste this directly without actually filling in your own personal favorite!

Then be sure to come back here and tell me you’ve done so.

3.  Follow me on Instagram (betheats) and upload a photo of your favorite Grilled Cheeserie Melt of the Moment or Specialty Melt and hashtag as #GrilledCheesePicnic, then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

Contest ends on Saturday, April 12th at noon CDT. Once the winner is chosen, I’ll make contact via email and post the name here on the blog. If they don’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!

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Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Bake Sale

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
2 – 5 pm

4031 Sneed Road
Nashville, TN 37215

Recently my fellow food blogger, Amanda over at High Heels to Hot Wheels, asked me if Archer and I would like to participate in a bake sale she was putting together to raise money for kids’ cancer. The mission is, of course, to raise money as well as awareness, but also to teach our children about the importance of giving back. Really, how could I say no to that? So my ‘little cookie’ and I will be baking up goodies this week to sell on Saturday at Amanda’s house in Green Hills. There will be giveaways and fun activities planned for the kiddos, so please come by and see us!

 

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Iron Fork

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
6 – 9:30 pm

Commodore Ballroom at Vanderbilt University
310 25th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37240

Cost: $45

(Must be 21 years or older to attend)

It’s that time of year again! Who will win the coveted golden fork? The lineup of chefs for this year’s Iron Fork competition is stiff: Matt Bolus from The 404 Kitchen, Hal Holden-Bache from Lockeland Table, Kristen Gregory from Firefly Grille and Chris Carter & James Peisker from Porter Road Butcher.

If you’ve never been to this culinary event before, here’s how it works: each chef has 1 hour to prepare plates for a panel of judges based on a secret ingredient. Last year I was fortunate enough to be on that judging panel and Jessica Benefiled (then of Virago, now of Two Ten Jack) wowed us with her maple syrup skills. While it’s fun to watch the heated action in the kitchen, you’ll definitely want to stroll around the perimeter of the room nibbling on cuisine and sipping cocktails from some of Nashville’s best restaurants.

Visit the event site to purchase tickets now.

 

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McCabe Pub Crawfish Boil

Saturday, April 19th, 2014
3 – 8 pm

McCabe Pub
4410 Murphy Rd
Nashville, TN 37209

Cost: $30

I don’t know about you, but this is the time of year when I’m looking for an excuse to spend time outside every single day. I’m so excited that outdoor events are starting to show up on my calendar, and one of the first ones this month is a crawfish boil for a good cause.

McCabe Pub will host its second annual crawfish boil benefiting the LAM Foundation, an organization that seeks a cure for lymphangioleiomyomatosis, a rare lung disease that McCabe’s co-owner, Stefanie Dean Brown, was diagnosed with in 2010.  The $30 ticket to the event includes all-you-can-eat crawfish, 3 drink tickets, live music and other entertainment.  Tickets are available online at www.mccabepub.com, and will also be available at the door on event day, cash or check only.

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Bounty & Barrel: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Dinner

with Deb Paquette and Maneet Chauhan

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
222 5th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $150/person

(Must be 21 years or older to attend)

Probably one of the most exciting dinners this month (at least to me) is one that is part of the five market Bounty & Barrel dinner series presented by Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. Food Network Chopped’s Maneet Chauhan and one of my favorite Nashville chefs, Deb Paquette of Etch, are teaming up to create a five course dinner with cocktail pairings to benefit Mending Limbs, an organization that raises awareness for adequate prosthetic coverage and assists amputees financially.

There is limited number of tickets available for this one, so you better hurry and purchase now before they’re all gone! Click here to purchase and learn more about the event.

 

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Vous et Moi Pop Up Dinner

Friday, April 25th, 2014
6 – 9:30 pm

Secret Location to be announced 24 hours prior to event

Cost: $80

Chef Tiffani Rozier, a chef and culinary coach that can often be found teaching classes at the Nashville Farmers Market, will be hosting her first pop up dinner this month at a top secret location. The family-style feast will feature a French menu of five courses with wine pairings, and as you can see for yourself below, it looks delicious! Grab your tickets at the event site.

Vous et Moi Menu:

Salade

Salade Lyonnaise
A salad of bitter, woody frisee tossed with smoky lardon and topped with a rich, silky poached egg

Salade de Lentilles à la Lyonnaise
Classic bistro food from the Lyon region of France, warm Lentils du Puy, served with potatoes, Lyon sausage, dressed with a light vinaigrette

Charcuterie Board
Plateau de charcuterie du Lyon Rosette de Lyon – Poulet pâté de foie – Pâté en croute – Rillette du Canard – Cervelas de Lyon – Saucisson Sec de Canard

Entree

Quenelle de le Mérou, sauce Nantua
Light, airy, fish dumplings in a rich crayfish sauce

Bavette à l’échalote
Pan fried skirt steak with sauteed shallots and red wine

Aile de raie aux câpres
Skate wing poached in court bouillon finished with capers and a brown butter sauce

Haricots Verts a la Lyonnaise
French green beans sautéed in butter and onion finished with fresh parsley

Plateau de fromages

Cheese Plate
Assorted local and French cheeses | Pate de Fruit
Local Honey | Toasted baguette

Dessert
A custom box of locally made French desserts from Dozen Bakery and Sweet Darling Patisserie

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Market Takeover

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Nashville Famers’ Market
900 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208

Details are still coming together on this one, but it sounds like it’s going to be an awesome event so go ahead and block off your day! A “Market Takeover” is scheduled for Saturday, April 26 at the Nashville Farmers Market.  There will be 15-20 food trucks on site, music, a contest with a ‘secret ingredient’ component, food bloggers, and other fun stuff! Stay tuned for more….

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Today, April 2nd, marks this year’s official Whole Grain Sampling Day. Recently I was contacted by Oldways and the Whole Grain Council to be one of their ambassadors for this special day. As I think I’ve told you before, I get a lot of emails asking me to try products, participate in events, etc, etc. A LOT. When I started this blog, I did it because I loved to share my special finds and recipes with people. That simple. I didn’t do it to get free products, and I still don’t. But, over time, as my readership grew, so did my inbox. Even though PR agencies and consumers goods companies are constantly pitching products to me, I rarely accept their offers.

However, when something comes along that I feel is a good fit for me, my family and/or my readers, I hop on it. That was the case with this. For many years now, when I’m at the grocery store, I’ve searched for and chosen products that carry the whole grain seal. It’s just what I do. I know the health benefits, and personally, I love the taste and texture of foods made from whole grains.

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So, here I am- an Ambassador for this special day- trying to do my part to turn others on to the beauty of whole grains. In exchange, I was the recipient of an absolutely amazing gift box full of whole grain products to sample. I’m not kidding, I was blown away when this shipment arrived! Do you see that photo at top? That’s not even all of it! It’s going to take us a while to get through the entire box, but we’ve already found a few favorites.

Archer is particularly fond of  the Barbara’s Snackimals cereals and I’m a big fan of the cinnamon brown sugar belvita breakfast biscuits (perfect with my coffee every morning!) And I’m thrilled to have discovered freekeh. More to come on this ancient grain in the future….

 

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Some of our favorite whole grain product discoveries so far: freekeh, belvita breakfast biscuits, Barbara’s Snackimals cereals

Which brings me to the best part of this post. I get to give away one of these incredible whole grain gift boxes to one of my readers!!! All you have to do to enter is this:

~ Contest Closed ~

And the winner is…..

#25 Jennifer J

Mandatory

1. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite whole grains products are. It can be a brand, specific items, or even a dish that you create using whole grains. If it’s a recipe, I’d love for you to share a link if you have one!

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 me on Twitter (@betheats) and tweet “I love whole grains & want to win the awesome #SampleWholeGrains gift box that @betheats is giving away! http://bit.ly/1ec1Na0” then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3.  Follow me on Instagram (betheats) and upload a photo of any of your favorite whole grains products (brand, item, actual dish you’re eating!) with the hashtag #SampleWholeGrains, then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

 

Contest ends on Saturday, April 5th at noon CDT. Once the winner is chosen, I’ll make contact via email and post the name here on the blog. If they don’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!

 

Disclosure: I received a free whole grains gift box and another to host this giveaway. I was not compensated for this post and opinions are solely mine.

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It’s April! There is just something about this month that really invigorates me. Even though spring technically starts in March, April looks, feels and even sounds more like the beginning of spring to me.

In addition to April being the real, true start of Spring (in my mind at least), it’s also Earth Month. Appropriate I think. The flowers are blooming, the grass begins to turn green, the Earth is coming alive around us!

A few weeks back, I got an email from the Bulk is Green Council (BIG), asking if I’d like to participate in their Earth Month challenge, a pledge to Love Bulk Foods. It didn’t take much convincing, as I already understand that purchasing from bulk bins can provide significant environmental benefits. However, until they threw out a few fun facts and figures, I don’t think I really grasped the magnitude of it. Check this out:

  • If Americans purchased all of their coffee beans from bulk bins for one week during Earth Month, 5,000,000 lbs of foil packaging would be saved from landfills. That’s the equivalent of 1,916 compact cars!
  • If Americans purchased all of their almonds from the bulk bins for just one week, 1,500,000 lbs of waste would be saved from landfills. That is equivalent to 130.6 elephants. In one week.
  • If all American families bought their peanut butter from the bulk bins for one week during Earth Month, 14,403,350 lbs of waste would be saved from landfills. That number is staggering!

I would absolutely love for you to join me in taking the pledge to love bulk foods and purchase them once a week during the month of April. All you have to do is visit LoveBulkFoods.com and sign up. By doing this, you will automatically be entered into a weekly drawing to win a prize pack filled with useful items for your natural bulk pantry. (Full disclosure: I got one of the packs for helping to spread the word about this challenge. Great stuff! A cute tote bag, glass storage containers, seasonings, rice, granola, and a few other fun things).

At the time I am typing this, there are only 4 people from Nashville that have taken the pledge (and that # includes the 2 adults in my own household), and only about 20 from the entire state of Tennessee. Help me raise that number and show that we love the Earth!

 

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Coffee Ice Ball made using Arctic Chill Ice Spheres

In 2009, I discovered ice balls. It all began when The Patterson House opened here in Nashville and introduced our city to a plethora of ice options, each of which complemented a particular style of cocktail.

Not long after experiencing that first one, I searched the internet and found an ice ball tray online to buy my better half for our own home bar. We’ve been using that tray ever since.

So when Rizzi at Arctic Chill reached out and asked me if I’d be willing to do a review of their silicone ice ball makers, I was game. I knew that I already loved ice balls, and while our tray had been getting us by all this time, I’ll admit it has its issues. It’s a hard plastic that is prone to cracking, and it’s not always easy to get the ice balls out of the tray. Sometimes you have to run water over them to loosen up.

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I’m happy to report that the Arctic Chill molds are super easy to use and the balls pop right out since they’re formed in the flexible silicone shell.

Of course, the most important part is they look amazing in your cocktail! (okay, so maybe it’s also important that they melt a lot slower than normal ice cubes so your drink stays cooler longer)

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While creating a clear ice ball with plain water is fun, I took it a step further and played around a bit. I made coffee ice cubes to put in my after dinner drink of Dancing Pines Chai Liqueur and cream – so delicious. This might sound a little weird, but I also froze a flower inside of one! It looks so pretty – would be a great idea for a shower or just a spring party of some sort.

If you’re looking for a unique gift and the person is a cocktail enthusiast or likes to entertain at home, this is perfect! You can purchase on Amazon for $19.95.

 

 

Disclaimer: While I was given a free set of Arctic Chills Ice Spheres, I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are solely mine.

 

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Cooking with Yazoo featuring Delta Bound

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
5:30 pm doors open; 6 pm dinner begins

Yazoo
910 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $40/person (includes all food & drink)

Next week is big week for special food truck events, and it kicks off on Tuesday with Delta Bound’s Chef Jessica Mobley bringing her comfort food to the Cooking with Yazoo series at the taproom.

She’ll be using Yazoo beers to prepare her dishes and guests will enjoy Yazoo pairings to go along with each course too (or you can choose your own from the tap if you’re so inclined). Check out this mouth-watering menu:

‘‘Cravin’ the Delta’’

Delta ‘Hot‘ Tamales
Spicy beer-braised pork filling rolled in creamy corn masa & husk with cheese crisps & beer-infused chili sauce

‘Tennshootoe’ Ham Salad
Fresh arugula, roasted red bell pepper, shaved TN prosciutto country ham, sweet pepper cornbread croutons with hot pepper jelly beer vinaigrette

Stuffed Collards in Ragout
Collard leaves stuffed with seafood boudin on okra & tomato ragout with diced Andouille sausage & beer-battered gulf shrimp garnish

Pecan ‘Blondie’
Brown sugar blonde brownie, beer caramel sauce, Chantilly cream & beer-candied pecans

Hurry and reserve your spot now before it fills up!

 

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Root 53 Foundation Spring Friendraiser

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
5 – 8 pm

Yazoo
910 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $20/person  (presale price)

If you can’t make the Yazoo dinner on Tuesday, on Thursday you’ve got another chance to load up on some Yazoo and more fine street food, this time from Riffs. This spring “friendraiser” is a benefit for Tennessee Titans’ linebacker Moise Fokou’s charitable organization, Root53, which focuses on offering healthy living workshops for youth in underserved communities.

So what can you expect at the friendraiser? Well, for the $20 entry fee, you get a pint of Yazoo & delicious appetizers from Riffs Catering, you get to meet & hang with Moise himself, and you get to learn more about the organization. Last but not least, you get to leave feeling good knowing that 100% of your ticket price goes to this awesome non-profit!

Note: If you reserve your ticket before March 24th, the cost is $20, after that, it goes up to $25.

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Pop Up, Schmop Up

Namaste Ya’ll

Saturday, March 29th, 2014
6 – 8 pm

Nashville Farmers Market
910 Division St
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $20/person

Reservations are encouraged: popupschmopup@gmail.com.

 

And the last event of the week will be Biscuit Love’s first pop up in their “Pop Up, Schmop Up” series at the NFM Grow Local Kitchen.

Biscuit Love owners Karl and Sarah are collaborating with high school student Charlie Hilly to serve a meat & three style menu that represents his own food truck concept. How did this come to be? Well, Charlie met Sarah at a recent career fair and proceeded to tell her all about his plans for owning his own food truck one day. Sarah was so impressed by him that she and Karl continued the conversation, ultimately coming up with the idea for this event – Namaste Y’all, a fusion of Indian and Southern cuisine.

On the menu:

Fried Chicken Tikka Masala over Beaverdam Creek Farm Grits

Catfish Curry

Collard Saag Paneer with housemade Cruze Buttermilk Cheese

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Vadouvan

Indian Banana Pudding

Mango Mint Sweet Tea

 

Tickets will be available at the door for $20 per person, with proceeds benefiting The Nashville Food Project. BUT….. you know how much I love you, so I’ve got a set of two tickets to give away to one lucky reader before then!

~ Contest Closed ~

And the winner is…..

#30 Jill Chisam

To enter, all you have to do is this:

Mandatory

1. Leave a comment telling me what kind of food truck or street vendor you think Nashville is missing. What’s YOUR idea for the best food truck ever?

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 me (@betheats) on Twitter and tweet “Namaste Y’all. Win tickets to @BiscuitLuvTruck’s Indian/Southern fusion dinner from @betheats! Enter here: http://bit.ly/1diqDdC ” 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 Tuesday, March 25th at noon CDT. 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 48 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!

 

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Usually it takes a couple of weeks for me to get a new recipe posted here on the blog after making it for the first time, but I decided to share this one as quickly as possible. After the response I received to the photo I posted on Instagram last night, it seems like there are a few mamas out there as desperate as I am to find new ways to get vegetables into their kiddos!

While yesterday was the first time I’d ever made these Broccoli Cheddar Bites, it definitely won’t be the last. Now, I’m not going to tell you that these are going to win any culinary awards, but they’re good. And Archer gobbled them up, so really, that’s all that matters to me!

As for me, I’m a tough critic when it comes to broccoli. Some of you may remember that I developed an aversion to it while I was pregnant and I’ve never fully gotten over it. However, I’ve discovered that I do like it tossed in olive oil and lemon zest then roasted, so we’ve been eating it that way a lot lately. Recently though I’ve noticed that the little guy seems to be getting bored with it served that way, eating fewer and fewer pieces each time I make it.

So, I searched for new inspiration – something that he’d get excited about – and this recipe seems to have done the trick!

Another great thing about this recipe is that it makes enough that you can throw a few patties into a freezer bag and freeze them for another day. From the research I’ve done, it seems like they reheat well if you just pop them into the oven for a few minutes. Once we’ve had a chance to try that, I’ll share the results here. Swapping out the broccoli for other vegetables, and using panko and various other spices in place of the Italian bread crumbs might be future experimentations as well. Will let you know how it goes! If you beat me to it, please share your experiences in the comments.

 

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Broccoli Cheese Bites

Makes approximately 15 patties. Adapted from Stacy Snacks

Ingredients:

16 oz package of frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and completely drained
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
3 large eggs, whisked
1/4 cup finely diced onion
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of seasoned Italian breadcrumbs

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375.

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. With your hands, form small patties and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes, flip the patties over, and bake an additional 10 minutes.

 

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The Best Slow Cooker Roast Chicken Ever (in my humble opinion of course!)

A few weeks back I shared a recipe for a Roasted Butternut Squash, Blue Cheese and Farro dish that I made for my girlfriends on a night that we were all trying to detox a bit from the holidays. In that post, I also promised to share the amazing slow cooker chicken that I served with it. Well, guess what? Here it is!

That day in early January was my first attempt at cooking a whole chicken in the slow cooker, and luckily, it was a HUGE success. Since then, I’ve made this recipe no less than 5 times. That means that I’ve made this at least once every 2 weeks, and believe me, that’s saying something. Sure, there are a few recipes that I enjoy making time and time again, but I don’t think I’ve ever done one quite that much!

Over those weeks, I’ve tweaked it here and there, but in the end, I’ve come back to exactly how I made it that first night. (Which – because that’s the way I roll – was already slightly tweaked from the original recipe).

A couple of things I want to stress: (1) you must use garam masala (2) you must create the “paste” as instructed and not just try to do a dry rub. The beautiful flavor that you get from the garam masala on this chicken is just incredible, and the paste under and on the skin keeps it evenly distributed and perfectly moist.

Now excuse me while I go mix up my spices to make this lovely bird yet again….

 

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The Best Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

Serves 4-6. Slightly adapted from America's Test Kitchen

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp garam masala
1 Tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
1 (3.5 - 4 lbs) whole chicken, giblets discarded

1 lemon, quartered

Directions:

Microwave oil, chili powder, garam masala, garlic, salt, and pepper in bowl, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute; let cool slightly.

Use your fingers to gently loosen skin covering breast and thighs of chicken; place half of paste under skin, directly on meat of breast and thighs. Gently press on skin to distribute paste over meat. Spread entire exterior surface of chicken with remaining paste and place chicken, breast side down, in slow cooker. Add quartered lemon quarters to the inside of the chicken. Cover and cook for 4 hours on low (or until breast registers 160 degrees and thighs register 175 degrees).

Transfer chicken to carving board and let rest for 15 minutes. Carve chicken and serve.

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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!