November 2018 Food & Drink Happenings ~ Nashville

Gather at the Farm featuring Moon Taxi

Sunday, November 4th, 2018
6 pm

Bloomsbury Farm
9398 Del Thomas Road
Smyrna, TN 37167

Cost: $125 – $349 (VIP)

Apologies for being a little behind on getting out this November ‘happenings’ post, as this really awesome event is almost upon us! Tomorrow night my good friends Jason and Matt of Experience Nashville are throwing a little shindig at Bloomsbury Farm and there are just a handful of tickets left. Featuring a concert by Moon Taxi, there will be unlimited hors d’oeuvres by Mockingbird Chef Brian Riggenbach, and an all-you-can-drink bar with craft cocktails by the extraordinary Freddy Schwenk. Part of the proceeds benefit Food for the Hungry, specifically to train farmers in remote villages on how to sustainably and responsibly grow their own food.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. Price includes unlimited bites, spirits, and full acoustic concert from Moon Taxi.


Seasoned Sunday: Sausage & Beer

Sunday, November 11th, 2018
12 – 5 pm

Wedge Oak Farm
3964 Old Murfreesboro Road West
Lebanon, TN 37090

Cost: $75*

*All ages. No ticket required for children 12 and under.

Next Sunday, there’s another great event on the calendar – “Seasoned Sunday: Sausage & Beer”- to celebrate everything local and raise money for the upcoming Tennessee Local Food Summit. The event will feature 5 incredible local chefs, Trevor Moran of Strategic Hospitality, Laura Wilson of Citizen Kitchens, Trey Cioccia of Farm House and Black Rabbit, and Jess Benefield & Trey Burnette of Two Ten Jack and Green Pheasant. Each will prepare a sausage using Wedge Oak Farm’s locally raised heritage pork and poultry.

Beer will be provided by four local breweries: Blackberry Farm, Jackalope, Yazoo, and Southern Grist, and Chef William Gentry will prepare vegetables from Barefoot Farmer and Bloomsbury Farm over the fire, while Frothy Monkey will be serving up coffee. There will also be live fire cooking, fire pits, and farm tours.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


Ramen Otaku Cookbook Release Party

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
7 pm

Otaku Ramen 
1104 Division Street
Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $50

Note: This is a 21+ event.

Sarah Gavigan, founder and owner of Otaku Ramen and Little Octopus, is celebrating the release of her first cookbook with a book signing and dinner. Ramen Otaku: Mastering Ramen at Home  features 40+ recipes, taking the home chef from start to finish in building a bowl of Sarah’s beloved ramen.

The event ticket includes:

  • One autographed copy of Ramen Otaku: Mastering Ramen at Home (value $26)
  • One limited-edition poster featuring artwork from the book
  • Unlimited ramen “Shooters,” highlighting brand-new recipes from the book
  • Sapporo Beer

For more info and tickets, click here.

Sinema Feast Week

November 18th – 21st
Times Vary

1104 Division Street
Nashville, TN 3720

Cost: Prices vary, see below

One of my favorite restaurants, Sinema, is offering some fantastic dinners during a week that can be busy and prep-intensive. Take some time and breathe, enjoying a wonderful meal that someone else has prepared for you. For those that aren’t able to travel for the holidays because they are working, or just too far from home and family, these are awesome options!

November 18th
5:30-9 p.m.
Sunday Supper

10 & younger eat free

This family-style service in the dining room will feature Sinema’s take on Thanksgiving favorites.

November 19th & 20th
5-10 p.m.
Your New Tradition


Enjoy a four-course meal with selections including both traditional holiday favorites and Sinema’s dramatic American fare.

November 21st
3-8 p.m.
BFF: Bottomless Friendsgiving Feast

10 & younger eat free

Sinema’s elevated holiday buffet with all the trimmings. Think waffle bar, carving stations, pastries galore.

Pairings and special wine selections will be available for all services. For more information and full menus, visit Sinema’s website.

Loveless Cafe Family Friday

Friday, November 23rd, 2018
10 am – 2 pm

The Loveless Barn
8400 Hwy 100
Nashville TN 37221

Cost: FREE

Last year we discovered “Family Friday” at Loveless, a free annual event held at their barn the day after Thanksgiving. We had fun making some crafts, shopping, and of course, bouncing in the bounce houses (my then 5 yr-old, not me!). Archer even got his photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus – also FREE! If you have little ones, this makes for a fun day.

Free Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Face Painting
Kids Crafts
Recipe Demonstrations
Inflatable Slides
Mini Train Rides
Local Shopping
Concessions by Loveless Events

Full event info here.

8th & Roast Handmade Holiday

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
4 – 9  pm

8th & Roast Sylvan Park
4104 Charlotte Ave
Nashville TN 37209

Cost: FREE

8th & Roast, along with their neighbors Five Points Pizza, will host a market featuring more than a dozen local artisans showcasing their wares. The shopping event is free, but the kitchen & coffee bar will be open, and there will be samples of goodies, whiskey punch & prosecco for sale.

For the full details and list of participating vendors, visit the Facebook event page here.