On the Calender for January 2014

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Westside Chefs Dinner

Saturday, January 18, 2014
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Perl Catering and Market
2706 12th Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37204

Cost: $80/person or $150/couple

This weekend chefs from Porter Road Butcher, Green Door Gourmet, [PUB]licity and perl will come together to create a plated 5-course meal benefiting The Nashville Food Project, an organization that provides increased access to healthy meals to those in need in our community. The food for this special dinner is being donated by Triple L Ranch and The Nashville Food Project gardens, and will be BYOB (with no corkage fee)!

Visit www.thenashvillefoodproject.org for more info. To see the full menu and purchase tickets to this event, check out the event page here.


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Nashville Originals Restaurant Week

Monday, January 20th – Sunday, January 26th

More than 40 locally owned restaurants and cafes will be offering special menus and price points as part of the Nashville Originals’ semi-annual Nashville Restaurant Week January 20th – 26th. For a list of participating restaurants and their menus, click HERE.

Lots of good deals to be had, so definitely get out and dine!


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Wine, Women and Shoes

Thursday, January 23, 2014

5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Omni Hotel Nashville
250 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $150/person

Grab your girlfriends, mom, sister, daughter – basically your favorite shopping buddies – for an evening of fashion and fun to support YWCA’s Domestic Violence Services. Wine, culinary treats, a boutique, auctions, a fashion show, and entertainment by the amazing Ashley Monroe – now THAT’s a girls night out!

For more details and to buy your tickets, visit ywcanashville.com.

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Rodney in Exile BBQ Tour

Thursday, January 23, 2014

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Husk Nashville (Lunch)
37 Rutledge St.
Nashville, TN 37210

Cost: $12 for plate lunch


6 p.m.
The Ruby (Dinner)
2411 Blakemore Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212

Cost: $100/person

Back in November, famed barbecue pitmaster Rodney Scott’s pit house went up in flames. There was no doubt that he would rebuild, and with the help and support of some friends, perhaps he’ll be able to do so a little more quickly and easily. The Fatback Collective, an association of chefs and pitmasters that celebrate their love of pork, created the Fatback Fund to support each other and their communities in times of crisis.

The “Rodney in Exile BBQ Tour” was born, and next week it makes a stop in Nashville. On January 23rd, Rodney will take over the daily lunch special at Husk, serving the “Rodney Plate Special”. Later that evening, Rodney will join Sean Brock from Husk and Pat Martin from Martin’s BBQ at Ruby for dinner. Rodney will be cooking the whole hog, and there will be fried chicken from Sean and brisket from Pat.

Seats for the event can be reserved by calling Husk at 615.256.6565 or Martin’s at 615.686.2066 or 615.776.1856. For a few more details, check out this post on the Nashville Scene’s Bites Blog.

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Two Ten Jack Grand Opening Dinners

Friday, January 24th and Saturday, January 25th, 2014

1900 Eastland Avenue, Suite 105
Nashville, TN 37206

Cost: $65/person (includes all alcohol, tax and gratuity)

A while back I told you about my excitement for the soon-to-be-opened Two Ten Jack. Well, last week I got a sneak preview, and now I’m even more excited!

The doors will open next weekend and there’s a big event happening to kick off their first couple of days of business. Star ramen chef Shigetoshi Nakamura, one of Japan’s “Four Ramen Devas” (gods of the cuisine), will join Chef Jessica Benefield in creating a 5 course izakaya-style meal.

For more information, to purchase tickets, and/or enter their giveaway to win tickets, visit the Two Ten Jack website.


12th and Broad Anrolds Event

Nashville Nights: A Pairing of Food and Words

Wednesday, January 29th and Thursday, January 30th, 2014
7:30 p.m.

Arnold’s Country Kitchen
605 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $35/person or free with a 12th & Broad membership (priced at $14 a month)

The newly formed 12th & Broad has created a unique pop-up dinner experience celebrating and exploring both food and literature. During each course, there will be readings related to that particular dish. Dinner will be prepared by two of my buddies, Vivek of VEA Supper Club and Karl of Biscuit Love Truck, so I can pretty much guarantee it’s going to be incredible!

Seating is limited due to capacity at Arnold’s, so hurry and get your tickets before they sell out.  For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, click here.