Generous Helpings & Beer Fests

Are you enjoying the amazing Nashville weather this month? I sure am!!! This past weekend, I had the chance to road trip to Chattanooga to attend the Chattanooga Craft Beer Festival. I normally don’t get the chance to venture around our neighboring city much, but I am that I did. This beer fest was organized by the fine fellas from Rhizome Productions that produce many of the popular beer festivals in Nashville (East Nashville Beer Festival & Brew at the Zoo).

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This week, I will be attending Generous Helpings. Continue reading

Music City Spirits and Cocktails

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After returning from Austin Food & Wine Festival this past weekend, I am on a foodie high!! I will post my recap for the festival this weekend. I have always wanted to attend the “Taste of Cocktails” event in New Orleans, so I am glad that my city is getting a taste of what it will be like next week.

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Music City Spirits and Cocktails is hosted by Pour Taste. Continue reading

CMA Festival Week

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It’s that time of year again. I love the CMA Fest week. I am a huge country music fan and a proud native of Nashville. I love it when country stars come back to the city. This week is always a busy week for me. I try to attend as many shows as possible.

Need some fun games to get you through the week? Or during the rainy moments that are predicted? Play one or both of these bingo games.

This one is brought to you by the guys at Nashvillist and works for both locals and tourist.

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This bingo game is for those who are locals like me. Very funny!

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Be sure to check out Nashville’s new convention center which is the host of the fan experience.

Nashville on the Cheap…. Check out this cool link from the folks over at WSIX on how to enjoy CMA Fest on the cheap.

Check here for free shows in downtown Nashville.

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I’ve already had the pleasure of hearing country singer, Randy Houser perform at the SiriusXM Highway Studio. I loved every moment of it. He is an amazing singer. I was even able to ask him a foodie question.

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Country Chic Chronicles: As a food blogger, I am dying to know your favorite food restaurant in Nashville.
Randy Houser: I love The Southern Steak & Oyster, Arnold’s Meat and Three, and Loveless.
CCC: You’ve mentioned before that you could’ve been a chicken farmer if not a singer, are you a fan of Nashville’s hot chicken?
RH: Oh yes, I love Prince’s Hot Chicken. Afterwards, I need to sit in a vat of ice cream.

Laughter ensues….

I was very pleased to have met him and I look forward to supporting him more in the future.

Music City Happenings: Whiskey Sipping Ladies

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I am truly excited about this upcoming event in Nashville. I am a lover of whiskey. I crave Jack Daniels and love Corsair. I can’t wait to gather with my girlfriends at this upcoming event. Women Like Whiskey Too is an awesome concept! Men are in awe when I order a Jack at the bar.

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Interested in attending? Here are more details.

On Thursday, June 13, Collier and McKeel Handcrafted Tennessee Whiskey will sponsor the first-ever “Women Like Whiskey Too” event, one that will celebrate the industry’s new tastemakers through a spirit tasting and a cocktail demonstration at Cabana, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

This will be a casual sip-and-learn event that encourages both the social and the sophisticated aspects of whiskey drinking. ‘Women Like Whiskey Too’ is about promoting a community that understands men aren’t the only ones who enjoy a little slow sipping.

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The cost is $10 at the door. Find your cutest summer cocktail dress and join me at Cabana!

–Country Chic Chronicles

What to do Today: Goo Goo’s Grand Opening

What are you planning to do today?

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You know those delicious little candies. The ones in the silver, blue, or gold wrappers. Milk chocolate, nuts, caramel, marshmallow nougat, and yumminess. Since 1912, Goo Goo Clusters have been made in Nashville. And for the first time ever, they now have their very own stand-alone retail store – the Goo Goo Outpost at Fontanel! The Goo Goo Outpost carries all variations of the Goo Goo Cluster, Goo Goo merch, other nostalgic candies, and some Goo Goo flavored gelato from local Bravo Gelato. You should know that even though you want to be there all the time, they do have hours of operation – 10am-6pm every day but Tuesday; they’re closed on Tuesdays. They’re now open to the public but if you want to really celebrate this place, they’re having a big Grand Opening today, May 18 with samples, prizes, and photo opps with Goo Goo mascots and Goo Goo girls.

Since this a new place in my neighborhood, I look forward to welcoming them!

–Country Chic Chronicles

Music City Happenings: New Food Festival

Introducing greatness…..

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As the press conference was going on last night, the twitter was going crazy. I am a huge fan of festivals especially ones that deal with food and wine. Can’t wait to recap my trip to the Austin Food & Wine Festival. I had an amazing time and was looking forward to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.

This new food and wine festival is coming here to my hometown and it sure sounds amazing. We have many excellent chefs coming on board and I am giddy!

The tickets go on sell this Friday! Support!

Here are more details:
Music City Eats: Nashville Food, Wine & Spirits Festival is the brainchild of Grammy award winning artists (and Nashville residents) Caleb and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon, world renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, Austin-based C3 Presents — producer of Austin FOOD & WINE Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, and Lollapalooza — and Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn.

Taking place in the historic venues and outdoor spaces of downtown Nashville, Music City Eats makes its debut in 2013 with an authentic, fresh and inspiring experience that will have even the most discriminating gourmet coming back for more.

–Country Chic Chronicles