Brunch dishes at Sinema Nashville

It’s no secret that I’ve been a big fan of Sinema since it opened back in the summer, but just because I love their dinner didn’t necessarily mean that I would love their brunch. For the most part, I find brunch menus in Nashville a bit boring, and to be honest, full of items that I can make for myself at home, so I don’t go out for brunch that often.

Well, I’ll tell you, Sinema’s brunch definitely does not fall into that category. Everything on this menu is a far cry from anything I have the ability to make for myself at home. When I sat down at the table and started to look over the menu, I was completely overwhelmed (in a good way) by all of my choices. It all sounded so amazing there was no way I could choose! Luckily, I have a husband and great friends that were willing to share, so we feasted. Just a few things we tried:

I Dreamed of French Toast ~Cardamom Sugar Crusted Amish Sourdough, Swedish Mulled Wine Poached Pear, Toasted Almonds & Whipped Lil Moo

Beef Hodepodge ~ Braised Short Rib, New York Strip, Vol Au Vent Mushrooms, Romaine, Cauliflower Potato Puree, Red Wine Gastrique, Poached Egg

Hush Puppy Fried Steak ~ Filet, Creamy Potato Salad, Sesame Soy Vinaigrette, Thai Pickles, Herb Salad, Sunny Egg


 Sinema’s Turkey Crepedilla (photo credit MA2LA)

And the one that completely took me by surprise and turned out to be my favorite:

Turkey Crepedilla ~ Buckwheat Crepes, Oil Browned Turkey, 3 yr White Cheddar, Broccoli, Red Onion, Sunny Egg, Green Goddess, Potato Chip Salad. Yes, potato chip salad.



 Bubble Service at Sinema (photo credit MA2LA)

Oh, and the bubble service! Can’t forget about the bubble service. Love this touch….a bottle of bubbly served with various juices and mixers to share with the table. I believe we had orange juice, passionfruit and elderflower, but they rotate the syrups and purées frequently, so you never know what you’ll end up with (though they’re sure to be delicious, whatever they may be).

I truly can’t get over how amazing this brunch is– the creativity, the flavors, even the pricing. It’s all incredible! Check out the full menu (and more gorgeous photos!) here. And yes, I titled this post “Best Brunch in Nashville: Sinema”, because as far as I’m concerned, nothing else even comes close!



2600 Franklin Pike
Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37204

Serving Brunch every Sunday from 10:30 am – 3 pm





Have you noticed Sinema’s recently launched “Seven Delicious Sins” series? I love the concept and the complete decadence of it, because, you know, I’m all about sinning when it comes to food and drink! Each month they introduce a new sin, and December’s is Greed, with the tagline “‘Tis better to receive than to give.” Perfect month for it, eh?

So, why not embrace it? It’s time to think about yourself, and I’m going to help you do that.  Yep, I’ve got a giveaway for you! One reader will win TWO (2) prizes:

  • Brunch for Two including Sinema’s signature bubble service (prize awarded in form of a $100 gift card)
  • An extra $50 gift card to give to a friend (or you can stick with being greedy and keep it for yourself)



Contest Closed

The Winner is….

#157 Leah

To enter, all you have to do is this:


1. Leave a comment telling me the flavor you’d like to see in Sinema’s bubble service. What syrup or purée lights your fire?

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 “It’s ok to be greedy this holiday season. Enter to win @sinemanashville brunch for 2 from @betheats!”, then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3. Like Sinema 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, December 15th at 5 pm CST. 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!



About this same time last year, I created a list of Nashville made products to help you guys (and myself) when shopping for the holidays – or really any time during the year!

Since then, I’ve discovered a few new products, so I’m updating the list. If you notice that I’m missing something, please leave a comment and let me know.  You can click on the names of the products/companies to go directly to their websites.


Snacks and Sweets

Bang Candy Company

Brittle Brothers

Christie Cookies

Colt’s Chocolates

Goo Goo Clusters

Grab the Gold Bars

Loveless Cafe

Mountain Jim’s Tennessee Tea Cakes

Nashville Chocolate and Nut Co.

Nashville Toffee Co

Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Co.

Pralines by Leon

Ridiculous Chocolate

Tennessee Cheesecake

Tennessee White Trash

Walker Creek Confections



New this year: J.M. Thomason Seasonings


Cheese, Condiments and Seasonings

Professor Bailey’s Spicy Pimento Cheese

Noble Springs Goat Cheese

Bathtub Gin

East Nashville Spice Company

J.M. Thomason Seasonings

Loveless Cafe

The Nashville Jam Company

Perl Catering 

Puckett’s Sauces and Seasonings

The Southern Sauces and Seasonings

Trubee Honey


Breads & Grains

Bluebird’s Biscuits – Sea Salt and Buttermilk

Haulin’ Oats

Loveless Cafe

Nola Granola

Professor Bailey’s Pimento Cheese Biscuits


Sunday Morning Pancake Mix

Bluebird Biscuits

New this year: Forage South’s first product- Bluebird’s Biscuits, Sea Salt and Buttermilk


Beverages and Mixers

Bongo Java


Drew’s Brews

Eli Mason


Firepot Chai

High Garden Tea

Just Love Coffee Roasters

Roast, Inc

Walker Feed Co Mixers


Jackalope Brewery

Fat Bottom Brewery

Tennessee Brew Works

Yazoo Brew

Belle Meade Bourbon

Collier and McKeel

Corsair Artisan Spirits

Pennington Strawberry Rye Whiskey

Tenn South Distillery

Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream





New this year: the Walk Eat Nashville food tour. You can buy gift certificates!



Walk Eat Nashville gift certificate

Nashville Originals gift certificate



Shopping Destinations

There are a couple of new places that have opened here in town that carry a wide variety of local made products, so I’m including those for ease of one-stop shopping!

ACME Feed & Seed Shop

The Batch Nashville Store in Nashville Farmers’ Market



 Hot Chicken Seasoning Blend from J.M. Thomason
photo credit: Hannah Messinger

For several years I worked for a children’s book publisher down in Cool Springs. Often when I would step outside of our offices, I’d catch a whiff of something fantastic. Cumin. Allspice. Curry. Nutmeg. The list goes on. Different day, different time, different scent. It wasn’t long before I figured out that one of our neighboring buildings was producing spices. Not a bad neighbor to have!

Flash forward to present day. I just recently discovered these fantastic new J.M. Thomason spices with oh-so-cool packaging created by Anderson Design Group. With blends like Hot Chicken and Bourbon BBQ (made with Belle Meade Bourbon!), they make for an oh-so-Nashville gift!

So why did I have to tell you about the smells I encountered in Cool Springs way back when? Well, it’s because I just put two and two together when I learned more about J.M. Thomason.

Apparently the Doug Jeffords Company has been making seasonings for chain and local restaurants since 1961. The Doug Jeffords Company is located in Cool Springs, right next door to my old office.  John Mack McKinley bought the business from Doug Jeffords in 1983. JMM passed away in 2005, and his son, James McKinley Thomason, is now President of the company. JMT wanted to create a high-end gourmet seasoning line in honor of his dad, thus J.M. Thomason was born.



 J.M. Thomason spice blends
photo credit: Louisa Wells

As you can see, the packaging is awesome. I just love the look of the labels, and the fact that the spices are housed in these little metal tins. But what’s even more important is that this stuff tastes great! In addition to the Hot Chicken and Bourbon BBQ previously mentioned, there is also Chili Lime, Porterhouse Steak, Streamside Angler, and Tuscan Dipping Oil. Their website has some great looking recipes if you need inspiration on how to use them.

In addition to their online store, you can also purchase the seasonings locally at Porter Road Butchers, both Turnip Trucks, Batch Nashville and Whole Foods. For an full list of retailers, click here.


Contest Closed

The Winner is….

#48 Elena

Because I love you guys so much, I’ve got a set of these incredible spices to give away! You’ll get one of each of the 6 spice blends – a retail value of over $50.

To enter, all you have to do is this:


1. Leave a comment telling me which spice blend you’re most interested in trying, and what you’d do with it.

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 “Spice up your holidays! @betheats is giving away a very cool J.M. Thomason spice gift set. Enter here:”, then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3. Like JM Thomason 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 Sunday, December 7th at noon CST. 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! Note: winner must provide an address to ship to within the contiguous United States.


I looked at my calendar this morning and panicked a little when I realized that Christmas is only 4 weeks away- eek! I don’t love to shop, so I am currently full of anxiety. Anyone else with me? I’m determined to make the next few weeks as easy and anxiety-free as possible, so I’ve decided to go with a theme for pretty much everyone on my list. The theme? Buy Local.

Today marks the beginning of a series of posts on some of my favorite Nashville-made products that I’ll be gifting this holiday season. Hopefully I’ll share something new that you’ve never seen before, or at least remind you of some great items that are made right here in our area.



Orange Crush Cocktail by Leah of So, How’s It Taste?

First up- Eli Mason Cocktail Mixers!

As I think you know, I love a good cocktail. I’m not usually one for pre-made syrups and mixers, but when I tried Eli Mason for the first time, I was thoroughly impressed. Their motto is “Spirit Forward”, which means they believe in creating cocktails that highlight the spirit used instead of trying to cover it up. As their website states: “We use only the finest ingredients like pure cane sugar, fresh mint, and organic gum arabic from the acacia tree to craft our products. It’s like having a bartender in a bottle.”

A couple of my food blogger friends have been just as impressed with Eli Mason syrups as I have been. My friend Leah over at So, How’s It Taste made a tasty Orange Crush Cocktail recently with their grenadine and declared it the best tasting grenadine she’s ever had!


 Amaretto Southern by Southern Fatty

Southern Fatty (aka Phillip) created an Amaretto Southern using Eli Mason’s Gomme Syrup. Phillip is one of my favorite food and drink bloggers, so I trust his opinion (probably because we seem to have similar tastes). When he says the gomme syrup was the perfect addition to keep his drink smooth, I believe it.

In addition to the Gomme Syrup and Classic Grenadine that I’ve mentioned, Eli Mason also makes a Mint Julep and Old Fashioned Mixer as well as Demerera and Rich Simple Syrups. For those of you here in Nashville, you can find locations to purchase on their website. For those that are not from around here, they sell online too!




Before you go and make your purchase though, why not try to win this fabulous giveaway I’ve got for you?! Eli Mason is going to generously provide one of my lucky readers with the awesome gift box shown above. The box includes 1 bottle of Classic Grenadine, 1 bottle of Mint Julep Mixer, a stainless steel jigger, and a handmade ceramic “Spirit Forward” flask. The flask is one of only seven ever made! The flask alone would retail for $40, so the combined total value of this pack is around $68.


~ Contest Closed ~

And the winner is…..

#36 Brandon

To enter, all you have to do is this:


1. Leave a comment telling me what cocktail you’d mix up at home using one of Eli Mason’s fab syrups.

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 “Time to start mixing up cocktails for the holidays! Win an @EliMasonSyrups gift set from @betheats — enter here:”, then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3. Like Eli Mason 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 Sunday, November 30th at noon CST. 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! Note: winner must provide an address to ship to within the contiguous United States.


Photo Credits: Orange Crush Cocktail by Leah Short and Amaretto Southern by Phillip Fryman



For several years now, I’ve been eating and drinking my way through town, checking out the newest hot spots and also stumbling upon hidden gems. As many of you know, a big reason I even began blogging was to share these experiences with others in hopes that some of my discoveries would make you as happy as they’ve made me. Well, today I’m sharing one of those smile-inducing finds with you.

Recently Expedia Viewfinder challenged me to learn more about my city through a new culinary experience, so I’ve partnered with them to highlight a fun, informative, and very delicious journey through East Nashville — the Walk Eat Nashville food tour.

When former Tennessean reporter Karen-Lee Ryan told me that she was launching this new business, I was thrilled. You see, after participating in a few tours of this type in other cities, I’ve often come back home inspired, believing that someone here should really be doing the same thing.

From what I knew of Karen-Lee, she had the enthusiasm and the knowledge to create something great, and even though I thought that, I was still blown away by just how awesome the tour turned out to be!



Marché’s Butternut Squash and Farro Salad with fennel, currants, arugula, feta & white balsamic vinaigrette; Apple and Brie Tartine drizzled with honey

So exactly what is a walking food tour? Well, you walk, and you eat. It’s that simple, yet so much more.

The Walk Eat Nashville tour currently offers two routes, both based in East Nashville, but with plans to expand into other areas of town in the future. There is a Thursday tour at 1:30 p.m. and a Friday one at 11 a.m. Each route has six stops, and covers about 1.5 miles over 2.5 hours. At those six stops, you do tastings at artisan shops and restaurants, all while listening to stories about the business from the owners or the management. When you’re not busy eating or drinking, you’re walking the lovely tree-lined streets of East Nashville while Karen-Lee relays fascinating historical facts about that part of town, most of which I never even knew.

Please note that when I say “tastings”, you shouldn’t envision tiny nibbles. The portions at each stop are substantial enough that this will serve as your lunch for the day. While Thursday and Friday have a different mix of businesses, rest assured that you will not be disappointed in any of them. Karen-Lee has done an incredible job of partnering with the best of the best.



To give you an idea of what to expect, I’ll walk you through what my tour entailed, starting from our first stop to our last.

Stop 1: Marché Artisan Foods

After meeting up with the group in front of Margot, we all walked together down the street to one of my favorite brunch spots, Marché, a European-style cafe and marketplace. They were expecting us, so a table was waiting and Karen-Lee ordered for the group to expedite our visit. We shared  apple and brie tartines and a butternut squash and farro salad, both of which were scrumptious seasonal dishes.

Stop 2: Five Points Pizza

A short two-block walk, and we found ourselves at Five Points Pizza. While enjoying a slice, I was reminded exactly why this place has been voted Best Pizza in Nashville three years in a row in the Nashville Scene “Best of” Reader’s Poll.

Stop 3: Lockeland Table

The longer 5-6 block walk to our next stop was welcome since, at this point, my belly was getting full. It needed a little rest.

At Lockeland Table, owners Cara Graham and Chef Hal Holden-Bache greeted us. Since the restaurant is only open for dinner service, and we were there midday, we had the entire place to ourselves, and were able to leisurely sip a tasty Southern Girl cocktail. The chef brought out a few small bites for us to sample too while he and Cara both shared with us some interesting stories regarding the history of the building and their beginning.


Cara Graham, owner and GM of Lockeland Table, pours cocktails for the Walk Eat Nashville group

Stop 4: High Garden

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you probably know that I don’t drink tea. I don’t like it. Believe me, I’ve tried. On more occasions than I care to count, I’ve taken sips of various teas when people attempt to change my mind. Nothing has swayed me.

Based on this fact, as you can imagine, I wasn’t super excited about visiting High Garden, an old fashioned apothecary style herb and tea shop. But, I always try to keep an open mind, and this is one of those instances where that paid off.

The word “enjoyed” doesn’t adequately describe how I felt about this stop. I truly fell in love with this little place that specializes in unique hand prepared herbal infusions. I suppose those are the magic words – herbal infusions. I may still not like normal teas, but I have discovered that I adore some of the herbal infusions created here. In fact, as I type this I’m sipping on Autumn Apple, a mixture of hibiscus, chamomile, cinnamon, clove and nutmeg.

Stop 5: Chocolate F/X

Tucked back in a corner of the Shoppes on Fatherland was Chocolate F/X,  a unique little chocolate shop where we got to sample truffles, which is never a bad thing. Fun fact: the owner left a career in special effects makeup to become a chocolatier, so you may see some very unique creations here.

Stop 6: Bongo Java Coffee Shop

We concluded the day’s journey at Bongo Java, where we were offered coffee and a Las Paletas. Since it was late in the day, I passed on the caffeine but I certainly wasn’t going to pass up an opportunity to cool off with one of those delightful gourmet Mexican popsicles — a perfectly sweet ending to a fabulous tour!


My new love, High Garden Tea

As I hope you can see, I thoroughly enjoyed the Walk Eat Nashville tour and look forward to going back and doing it again, particularly when I have out of town guests visiting.  A fantastic way to try  out several places in one trip, this is great for tourists and locals alike! Cost is $49 per person and advance reservations are required by calling 615-587-6138 or booking online.

For those of you traveling to our fair city, you can learn even more about what to do when visiting Nashville by clicking here.


Chef Tony’s Holiday Pie Class

Thursday, November 13th
6 – 8 pm

POP Nashville
604 Gallatin Ave.
Nashville, TN 37206

Cost: $30 (includes class, recipes, pie samples and a complimentary cocktail)

This Thursday, November 13th, Chef Tony Galzin is hosting a holiday pie class at POP Nashville! I don’t know about you, but now that Halloween is behind me, I’ve definitely starting thinking about my Thanksgiving and Christmas menus.

You may remember me talking about Chef Tony previously. When he moved here from Chicago in 2012, he was the Pastry Chef at Flyte, and that same year was named best pastry chef in Nashville by Nashville Lifestyles magazine. There’s no doubt he’s the perfect teacher for pie making! At the class, Tony will demonstrate techniques for making crust, fillings, and baking tips. He’ll even throw in a few tips on what to do with leftover turkey, something we all could use. Hurry and get your tickets now before they’re all gone!


Photo credit: pie photo courtesy of Pop Nashville event website




Local Fest @ the Mansion

Saturday, November 15th
10 am – 4 pm

Cost: FREE

Dinner @ the Mansion

Saturday, November 15th
5 pm – 9 pm
(cocktail hour begins at 4 pm)

Cost: $99

Riverwood Mansion
1833 Welcome Lane
Nashville, TN 37206

A community event celebrating Nashville’s farmers, artisans, and purveyors, Local Fest @ the Mansion will have live music, food trucks, local craft brews & spirits, lawn games, and artisan vendor tents set up on the Historic Riverwood Mansion grounds. And it’s totally free to get in!

That evening, a 6-course dinner with drink pairings by Local Chefs Trey Cioccia (The Farmhouse), Edgar Pendley (Urban Grub), Carey Bringle (Peg Leg Porker), and Debbie Sutton (8 Lavender Lane) will benefit the On Target 4 Vets non-profit organization.

A VIP cocktail hour with specialty drinks and hors d’oeuvres will begin at 4 pm, and seating for dinner will begin at 5pm. For more information and to purchase tickets for the dinner, visit the Local Fest website.

On my most recent trip to Chicago, I had some of the best meals I’ve encountered there in quite some time. Every meal was excellent and each very different from the other. I would highly recommend any/all of these for your next visit to the Windy City!

For those of you that may not have been following my blog for long, here’s a little background on me and Chicago: I love this city. One of my very best friends lives here. I’ve visited Chicago at least once every year since 1996. In recent years, my visits have become more frequent, and now I typically come at least 2-3 times a year.

So that’s that.

My friend Libby loves food as much as I do, so I never have to worry about doing too much (if any) research beforehand on where to go; I just put my trust in her, and she never steers me wrong.



Gnocchi at Bottlefork Chicago


River North

441 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 955-1900

This time my only request was that we didn’t do all American-type food, as I was craving some ethnic eats that I can’t really get much of in Nashville. That said, she’d really been wanting to take me to Bottlefork, which serves “New American” cuisine, and I was happy to go along knowing that we’d get a little more adventurous the next couple of nights.

bottlefork-foodPork belly, cocktail and octopus & spam at Bottlefork


Well, once again, Lib knew what she was doing. This meal was so delicious, hearty, and satisfying. The Potato gnocchi with butternut squash, wild mushrooms and fresh goat cheese was out of this world!

Oh, and the cider braised pork belly on mustard greens and sweet potato puree? I would like to eat it at least once a week. The pork belly was perfection. Fatty, but not too fatty. Incredible. Then there was the grilled octopus and house made spam with brussels sprout kimchee and sugar snap peas. Brussels sprout kimchee is my new favorite. For real.

After that, we were completely stuffed, but of course had to order some ridiculous (in a good way) soft serve sundae with pretzel crumbs, caramel, chocolate fudge and a sweet stout to finish off the evening. I mean, how could we not?



River North

118 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 222-9700

Peruvian!!!  I was so excited about this meal. Described as being influenced by the Incas as well as Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish immigrants, Peruvian food is a cuisine I rarely eat, but always love when I do.


Tanta’s Pulpo

You know a meal is going to be great when the free bites they give you to start are out-of-this-world. I went a little nuts and ate WAY too many of the plantain chips  that are served with a creamy aji amarillo (bright orange Peruvian chile) dip. They were just so addictive I could. not. stop.

Anyway, despite eating too many of those, I made room for everything else that was put in front of me. The Pulpo Anticucho, a traditional Peruvian street-food skewer made up of tender octopus that’s marinated in olive oil and garlic, was perhaps my favorite dish of the night. Served over potatoes, sprinkled with fried garlic chips, then drizzled with olive sauce, it was one of the best octopus preparations I’ve ever had.



Nekei, Chi Jau Kay Marino, and cocktail at Tanta Chicago

From the Tiraditos* section of the menu (*peruvian style sashimi) we ordered the “Nekei”: ahi tuna, passion fruit leche de tigre, and honey with chifa sauce. The flavors were so vibrant, and it was a nice light dish in the middle of our meal since, as I’ve already divulged, I ate WAY too many plantain chips.

On our server’s suggestion, from the Del Chifa* section of the menu (*Chifa refers to Chinese cooking, in which Peruvian and Chinese ingredients are fused to cantonese culinary tradition. Source: Wikipedia) we ordered the Chi Jau Kay Marino, a shrimp crusted mahi with soybean & sesame sauce over vegetable fried rice. I can’t say this is something I probably would have chosen from the menu by the description alone, but OMG. I am sooooo happy he suggested it.

We were completely blown away by this dish. It’s too bad that it didn’t photograph well, because I need you to understand how amazing it was, and my sad little picture doesn’t reflect that!


Fulton Market

820 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-4818

Momotaro is the newest restaurant from The Boka Restaurant Group which also has a couple of my other Chicago favorites, Girl & the Goat and GT Fish & Oyster. In fact, the new Japanese restaurant was only 1 day old when I visited, which makes my experience even more impressive.


We ordered so much food at this meal that I can’t even begin to go into it all – partly because I can’t remember what everything was called! But, I can tell you what my absolute favorites were.

First, the Hamachi Tuna Roll (seen in upper left corner) – tuna, satsuma orange ponzu, serrano chili, and shallot all stuffed inside of a crispy wonton wrapper. This was so good that we ended up getting three (yes 3!) orders.


Toro Tartare at Momotaro Chicago

The dish that was mind blowing in its presentation was the Toro Tartare: beautiful red bits of tuna and  sweet red onion garnished with a ginger blossom and wasabi sauce, served atop a slab of ice. Again, I wish my photos did it justice.


Toro Tartare and sushi at Momotaro Chicago



A couple of other standouts were the Smoked Bacon and Eggs – soy marinated quail eggs, bliss maple syrup (photo upper left corner) and the Kurunchi Wasabi Salad – tempura flakes, pickled beets, creamy wasabi dressing (photo upper right corner). That salad. There are no words. I am determined to recreate it at home. How had I never thought to make wasabi dressing?? Genius.

For dessert, they all sounded so unique that we couldn’t choose just one, and it was my last night in town, so why not go all out, right? The Waka Momo was baby green peaches served on a bed of whipped tofu with almond pralines. While it didn’t blow me away, it certainly was interesting and I’m glad we got to try it. On the other hand, the Soy Milk Custard with huckleberry jam and brown butter financier was definitely one of the best parts of the entire meal! I think Libby and I are probably both still dreaming of it.




Taste of Nashville

Friday, November 7th, 2014
7 pm – 1 am

601 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $65 general admission; $100 VIP

There are so many food events and festivals these days that it’s hard to decide which ones to go to. Personally, I think this one should be on your “must” list!

Taste of Nashville, hosted by the The Phoenix Club and benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee, is a gathering of some of the best restaurants, food purveyors, bars and beverage creators that our fine city has to offer.




Seriously, when I see names like Etch, Sinema, Biscuit Love, Moto, Union Common, Acme Feed & Seed, Silo, Treehouse, and Martin’s BBQ on the list, I have no doubt that it’s going to be good! And that’s not even a fraction of the vendors that will be in attendance. To see the full list, click here.

To purchase tickets, visit the Evenbrite ticketing page. But before you go and do that, perhaps you’d like to try your luck at winning a pair of tickets to the event?

I’ve got not just one, but two sets of tickets to give away to next week’s Taste of Nashville!


~ Contest Closed ~

And the winners are…..

#65 Sarah Woodruff

#11 Kristen


To enter, all you have to do is this:


1. Leave a comment telling me which of the restaurants/bars you’re most excited to try at the event.

For an additional entry, you can do the following. Note: You must leave a separate comment for this entry.

2. Follow me on Twitter (@betheats) and tweet “Next Friday is @TasteofNash and @betheats has tickets to give away! ”, then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

Contest ends on Saturday, November 1st at noon CDT. Once the winners are chosen, I’ll make contact via email and post the names here on the blog. If they don’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll be forced to choose others, so be sure to check your email!