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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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

Nashville Happenings- Tennessee Flavors

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Tennessee Flavors is an event benefitting the Nashville State Community College Culinary Arts Program and the Nashville State Foundation.

The second Annual event is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 5:30-8:30 pm in the NSCC student services center on the White Bridge Road campus. Our focus for this event will be Tennessee-sourced products and people.

Now, I haven’t had the chance to attend yet due to scheduling conflicts, but I hear good things about it.

Are you planning to attend? Which restaurants are you looking forward to sampling?

What excites me?? Etch, Holland House, Cabana, 1808 Grille, Jack Daniels, Corsair Artisan, Arrington Vineyards, Etch, and Yazoo. There are over 50 restaurants and beverage companies offering samples.

Enjoy!

–Country Chic Chronicles

Chicken and Brussels Sprouts

Happy Sunday! The weekend is almost over which sucks and we are almost to the half way point of July and it felt like it just started. This upcoming week is gearing up to be a blast. I am attending the Agape Animal Rescue Glitter and Glam fundraiser tonight. I will be trying out Park Cafe tomorrow with a bunch of foodies. I will be going out of town for a long weekend of hopefully wine, sun, and peace. I am also attending a baby shower in Atlanta on Sunday. So excited!

 

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Nashville Hot Chicken Review: Pepperfire Spiced Chicken

Introducing…. Pepperfire Spiced Chicken. The first of several Nashville Hot Chicken Reviews.

Nashville, Tennessee is known for more than just country music.  It is greatly known for its tasty “Hot Chicken”. Hot Chicken isn’t like Buffalo’s hot wings, it is a fiery experience for all foodies everywhere. The chicken isn’t just covered in a hot sauce. It is marinated in it’s spicy goodness. You can taste the fire all the way down to the bone. Nashville has received lots of national attention because of the hot chicken. Recently, bon appetit wrote a nice article on the hot chicken in Nashville. Nashville’s Hot Chicken was also featured on Man vs Food.

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