March 2018 Food & Drink Happenings ~ Nashville

Tennessee Flavors

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018
6 – 8 pm

Nashville State Community College Main Campus
120 White Bridge Rd
Nashville, TN 37209

Cost: $65

Note: this is a 21+ event

The 7th annual Tennessee Flavors is in just a few days, and guess what? I have a pair of tickets to give away! (Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter)

Flavors is an event that celebrates the culinary arts and supports the Nashville State Community College Foundation. You’ll find restaurants like City House, etc., Deacon’s New South, Margot, Sinema, Union Common, and The Old School Farm to Table alongside many other local food & drink purveyors. Visit the event website to see a full list of participants.

Purchase tickets here.


The Bloody Mary Festival

Sunday, March 11th, 2018
Noon – 3:30 pm (NOTE: only VIP tickets are still available, and those allow the early entry time of Noon)

Track One
1211 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210

VIP Cost: $65

Note: this is a 21+ event

I’m so excited to be judging the Bloody Mary Festival happening next weekend. It’s definitely going to be a Sunday Funday!

The festival organizers have found twelve of the most creative and delicious Bloody Marys in Music City, and you get to spend a couple of hours sampling them all. General admission tickets have already sold out, but there are still some VIP passes left, which means that you get to access the event a full HOUR earlier than the GA ticket holders. In addition, you get tastings of all the Bloody Marys, samplings from all the local food & beverage artisans in attendance, an official fest tote bag, and a vote for the People’s Choice Award.

The event benefits Fannie Battle. Tickets can be purchased here.


Dumplings with Les Dames

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018
6 – 7:30 pm

121B 12th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $40

A few years back, I was honored with an invitation to be one of the founding members of the Nashville chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, an international organization of women leaders in food, beverage, and hospitality professions. The goal of the membership is to create a supportive culture in communities and provide leadership and educational opportunities, as well as host philanthropic events.

One of those fundraising events is coming up this month, when our organization, along with our fellow Dame, Chef Maneet Chauhan, is throwing a fun night of dumplings, dim sum, and drinks at Tànsuǒ. The proceeds will go to the Les Dames Nashville Scholarship Fund. Tickets include food and a signature cocktail, and can be purchased here.



Contest Closed

The Winner is….

Michael Hankes!

To enter to win 2 tickets to Tennessee Flavors on March 6th, all you have to do is this:


1. Leave a comment telling me who you’ll take with you to Tennessee Flavors if you win the tickets, and why.


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 “Get a taste of @TNFlavors by winning a set of tickets to the 3/6 event from @betheats! Enter here: ” 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 Sunday, March 4th at midnight. 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!