November 2016 Food & Drink Happenings ~ and a giveaway!



Bacon and Beer Classic

Saturday, November 5th, 2016
1 – 5 pm

Nissan Stadium
1 Titans Way
Nashville, TN 37213

Cost: $59 General Admission (1 pm entry); $75 Early Access (12:30 pm entry); $99 VIP (12 pm entry)

You’ll quickly notice a common theme for the events I’m highlighting for November – beer, beer, and more beer! Starting with next weekend’s Bacon and Beer Classic, beer lovers are going to have plenty to keep them busy.

The Bacon and Beer Classic is a nationally-touring craft beer and food festival that has been ranked one of the top three 2016 beer festivals by Time Out. Featuring 40+ regional breweries with 80+ craft beers, the event will also host 30+ local restaurants serving all-you-can-eat bacon strips and bacon dishes. Check out some of the offerings on the event website. Delicious!

You can purchase your tickets at this link, and the organizers have been sweet to offer my readers 20% off their ticket price when you use the code CHEERS.

BUT – before you go buy those tickets, why not try to win a pair?? That’s right, I’ve got a set of VIP tickets to give away to one of my lucky readers! Scroll all the way down to the end of this post to find out how to enter.



Homegrown Beerthday Festival

Saturday, November 12th, 2016
12– 5 pm

Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace
2720 Old Lebanon Rd
Nashville, TN 37214

Cost: $25/single; $40/2 pack; $72/4 pack

Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace opened last year and the community has heartily embraced this neighborhood watering hole that brought craft beer and local food to the Donelson neighborhood. In celebration of the birthday, co-owners Robin Davis and Jennifer Starks (both of whom I adore) are throwing Homegrown’s First Beerthday Festival featuring local breweries like Czann’s, Black Abbey, Little Harpeth, Yazoo, Honky Tonk, East Nashville Beer Works, Fat Bottom, and more.

Guests will receive a complimentary 5-ounce sampler glass with their ticket purchase, and there will be food specials and live music.  Tickets can be purchased at the taproom or online. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated to Hip Donelson Lost & Found Pets.


Craft Beer Meets Craft Fair at TailGate Beer

Saturday, November 26th, 2016
12– 6 pm

TailGate Beer
7300 Charlotte Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Cost: FREE admission

In celebration of Small Business Saturday, TailGate Beer is hosting 8 local artists and artisans so you can get some of your holiday shopping done while enjoying a few TailGate beers! Sounds like a good plan to me.

They’ll also be accepting donations of new, unwrapped gifts for the Last Minute Toy Store. For more information, visit the FB event page.



Holiday Lights at Cheekwood

Friday, November 25th, 2016 – January 1, 2017
5 – 10 pm

1200 Forrest Park Dr
Nashville, TN 37205

$15 – $25 for adults
$15 – $20 for youth
Free for Children 2 and under
Parking  $5

Visit on Tuesday or Wednesday night and receive a $3 discount per ticket (not available December 20 and 21)

Last year was the first Holiday LIGHTS at Cheekwood, and I have a feeling it will quickly become a part of many families’ holiday traditions. We had a wonderful time strolling through the gardens last year and viewing all of the gorgeous lights (ONE MILLION lights!) and taking advantage of the s’mores pits.

Beginning Friday, November 25th , the lights will illuminate the gardens once again, and this year, they’ve introduced new elements such as Storytime with Santa and Gingerbread House Workshops. For more information, visit the Cheekwood website.




~Bacon and Beer Classic VIP Giveaway~

Contest Closed

The Winner is….

Josh on the Bus!

I’ve got a pair of VIP tickets for the Bacon and Beer Classic being held at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, November 5th to give to one of you! To enter, all you have to do is one of the following. If you do two or three, you get bonus entries!

1. Leave a comment telling me which brewery or restaurant you’re most excited to try at the Bacon and Beer Classic, or which is your favorite of the bunch on an everyday basis.

2.  Follow me (@betheats) on Twitter and tweet “Nashville Beer & Bacon Classic is on Nov 5th and @betheats has 2 VIP tickets to give away! Enter here: ” then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3.  Follow me on Instagram and leave a comment on my Beer & Bacon Classic post, tagging a friend to help spread the word.

Contest ends on Sunday, October 30th at noon CT. Once the winner is chosen, I’ll make contact via email or direct message 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!