September 2015 Food & Drink Happenings – Nashville


InterNASHional Food Crawl

Saturday, September 5th, 2015
12 – 4 pm

~ Venue change!~

Plaza Mariachi
3955 Nolensville Road
Nashville, TN 37211

Cost: $10 General admission
$30 for VIP

I’m so excited to have purchased my tickets for this year’s InterNASHional Food Crawl, as this is the first time during the 3 years of its existence that I’ve had a clear schedule and am able to go!

The crawl explores a 5‐mile span of Nashville’s international corridor, Nolensville Road, and participants are able to try delicious foods from around the world– Mexico, India, Thailand, the Middle East and many more. This year the Food Crawl will feature more than 15 ethnic restaurants and markets, with different ticket holders visiting different combinations of locations.

For just $10, you’ll receive a wristband and map of 6-10 participating restaurants/markets that will offer samples of foods and beverages that represent their cultures. Note that with the $10 ticket option, you’ll be using your own vehicle to visit the different locations.

If you’d rather be transported around, then the new VIP ticket may be a better choice for you. VIP participants will ride a charter bus from site to site, and have a tour guide as well as drinks. The VIP tours are at noon and 2 pm.

For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, visit the event website.



Made South Supper & Songwriters

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
6 – 10 pm

Carnton Plantation
1345 Eastern Flank Circle
Franklin, TN 37064

21+ event

Cost: $297 per guest  (includes a ticket to Saturday’s Market)
*10% off with promo code: betheats

Made South has put together a full weekend of food, drinks, shopping, and fun down in Franklin September 10th-12th. The first event is Supper & Songwriters at Carnton Plantation. The evening will feature handcrafted cocktails from Donner-Peltier Distillers, small bites from Carey Bringle (aka Peg Leg Porker) and a four-course supper by Chefs Hal Holden-Bache, Brandon Frohne, Audra Dykes, and Trey Cioccia.

Three of Nashville’s best songwriters will play their biggest hits and tell stories about writing songs for Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Eric Church and more.


Made South BBQ & Bourbon Market Preview

Friday, September 11th, 2015
6 – 10 pm

Harlinsdale Farm
239 Franklin Rd
Franklin, TN 37064

Cost: $197 per guest
*10% off with promo code: betheats

The launch of MADE SOUTH Market will kick off with a feast by Martin’s Bar-B-Que and some delicious handcrafted cocktails using three different bourbons from Buffalo Trace Distillery. After supper the market will be unveiled and guests will be able to enjoy three hours of early-access shopping.


Made South Market

Saturday, September 12th, 2015
10 am – 5 pm

Harlinsdale Farm
239 Franklin Rd
Franklin, TN 37064

$17 per guest in advance
$20 at the door

*10% off with promo code: betheats

Children 10 and under free

MADE SOUTH Market will feature beautiful, handmade goods from 80 of the finest makers & artisans from all over the South, plus delicious food and live music.

For more information on all of the events, a list of makers at the market, and to purchase tickets, visit the event website.

10% of the profits from all three events will benefit the new Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Programs at Williamson Medical Center.

*The discount code is case sensitive so make sure you type it all in lower case. The code will be good for 10% off any and all tickets sales until the event sells out.




Southern Artisan Cheese Festival

Saturday, September 12th, 2015
3 – 6 pm

601 Fourth Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $55
$80 VIP

Where has the time gone? I can’t believe it has already been 5 years since my friend Kathleen of The Bloomy Rind launched the Southern Artisan Cheese Festival. If you love cheese, then you certainly do not want to miss this event!

The $55 general admission ticket includes unlimited cheese and artisan food sampling, wine and beer tastings, a souvenir tasting glass, an insulated tote bag, and a $5 voucher towards any cheese purchase.

The $80 VIP tickets will get you into the event one hour early (at 2pm), all of the other things I listed above, plus access to the VIP area, and a $10 voucher towards the purchase of cheese or artisan foods available at the festival (vs a $5 voucher with general admission).

Purchase tickets here and be sure to check out the ticket information page for cheese-y etiquette.



Eat Green for Tennessee

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

This year, Eat Green for Tennessee is bigger than ever, doubling the number of participating restaurants and expanding to Chattanooga! For the 3rd year, all of the restaurants will be donating a percentage of their food sales for this one day to the Land Trust for Tennessee.

All you have to do is go out to eat at one of these awesome places and you will be helping to protect our greenspaces. Easy, right?

For more information and a list of participating restaurants in both cities, visit the Land Trust website or the event FB page.




Bourbon and The Butcher

Friday, September 18th, 2015
8 – 10 pm

Cochon Butcher
1120 4th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37210

Cost: $50

In case you haven’t heard, Cochon Butcher will be opening here in Nashville very soon (in Germantown to be exact).  Come check it out for what could be the first time, raise a glass of booze from Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery and feast on some of Chef Levon Wallace’s house-made meats at this event hosted by Local Palate magazine.

Visit the event page for more information and to purchase tickets.



Music City Food + Wine

Grand Tasting and Chef Showcase
Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th, 2015
11 am – 4 pm
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park

Harvest Night
Saturday, September 19th
7 – 11 pm
Walk of Fame Park

Cost: 1-day Pass $150
All-in 2 day Pass $500
Harvest Night Only $225

Last, but certainly not least, Music City Food + Wine is less than a month away!!! This will be the third year for the event, and I am fairly confident it will be the best one yet. If you want to see what the past two years have been like, check out my recap from 2013 here and from 2014 here.

For this year’s full schedule, click here and to see what talent (celebrities!) to expect, click here. Celebrity chef demos and panel discussions run simultaneously with Grand Taste, so you can flit back and forth between food stations and tents, and never feel like you’re missing out on anything. So looking forward to this weekend and hope to see some of you there!

To purchase tickets, or for more detailed information, visit the Music City Food + Wine website.