Monday, November 25, 2013

2013 Taste of Nashville

2013 Taste of Nashville


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The Taste of Nashville is an annual celebration of restaurants, bars, brewers, distillers, dessert-makers, and other fine food and beverage creators that make Nashville a premiere culinary destination. The 2013 event was held on November 8th and marked the 12th Taste of Nashville hosted by The Phoenix Club. This year’s event took place at Rocketown to allow even more people to enjoy than in previous years. All proceeds from the Taste of Nashville directly benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee. 
I ran a ticket giveaway for this event on my blog a month prior and one lucky winner walked away with 2 FREE tickets ($120 Value) to the event!
Here is some info about The Phoenix Club from their website:

"The Phoenix Club of Nashville (PCON) is a registered 501c3 100% volunteer Nonprofit organization in Nashville, Tennessee that raises money in social settings to benefit Nashville’s youth. What initially began and continues to thrive in Memphis since 1955, found itself “reborn again” in Nashville at the turn of the century. The club raises money in a manner that challenges members to reach out into the community for funds that enable our disadvantaged youth to prosper. Since the Boys and Girls Clubs have proven to make a measurable difference in our community, the Phoenix Club proudly champions their cause.

The Phoenix Club is a dynamic cross section of young professionals who are professionally successful, highly motivated and exhibit high personal character. Among Phoenix Club alumni in Nashville are countless Nonprofit board members, community leaders, businessmen, entrepreneurs, bankers, sales professionals, attorneys, architects, engineers, developers, insurers, accountants, and physicians."

As a Food Blogger, I absolutely love these type of food events because they allow me to taste from a number of venues. As a community volunteer and Board of Directors member for several non-profits in Nashville, I also enjoy supporting other non-profit organizations making a difference in the community...Score and Score!

There were so many food and beverage vendors present at the Taste of Nashville that I thought I was gonna have to be rolled out of Rocketown LOL! The food was great, the drinks were great, the live band and music was great!!

Take a look at my pics below to see what a good time I had :-)


1808 Grille at the Hutton Hotel


1808 Grille at the Hutton Hotel


Silo


Silo - Shrimp and Grits


Watermark - Butternut Squash Bisque


Rumours Wine Bar


Rumors Wine Bar


Jackalope Brewery (I'm not a beer drinker so I didn't sample any. I am, however, very familiar with this local brewery and encourage beer drinkers to support them!)


Pinewood Social


Pinewood Social - Tongue on Toast


Pinewood Social


Dan's Gournet

Dan's Gourmet


Dan's Gourmet


M.L. Rose


M.L. Rose wraps


M.L. Rose - those are actually Sweet Potato Buns!


Frothy Monkey


Frothy Monkey


Frothy Monkey


Frothy Monkey


Bravo Gelato


Bravo Gelato - I had the Jack & Honey......delicious!


Bravo Gelato


Bosco's


Bosco's Potato Soup


Bosco's


Cantina Loredo


Cantina Loredo



University Club of Nashville


University Club of Nashville - Braised Pork Belly with smoked Tomato Jam and Fried Blackeyed Peas


k.: kate's Kitchen - new restaurant coming soon....


k. Kate's Kitchen


kate's Kitchen


Sambuca


Sambuca - Stuffed Shrimp


Sambuca - Dessert Tarts


Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant


Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant


Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant


Bradley's Ice Cream


Bradley's Ice Cream


Kay Bob's


Kay Bob's Grilled Wings


Pizza Perfect


Pizza Perfect - Baked Ziti


Pizza Perfect Pizza




Edley's Bar-B-Que


Edley's Bar-B-Que - BBQ Chicken Sandwich Sandwich


The Riff's Crew of Riff's Food Truck, Riff's Catering and the brand new Riff's Cafe at Highland Ridge


Riff's Cafe



 
Riff's Cafe Okonomiyaki - This picture does not do this dish justice :-( It's so good that I may have to hit up Riff's one day just to feature this dish alone on the blog


Two Ten Jack


 Two Ten Jack Shochu & Tonic




Two Ten Jack - Sauteed Edamame


Two Ten Jack - Pastrami Hamachi


Two Ten Jack - Sushi!


It was super packed in there....Awesome crowd!


The band, Guilty Pleasures with special guests Turbo Thrust, was very entertaining!





Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken


Gus's Fried Chicken


The Local Taco



The Local Taco


Jeni's Ice Cream


Noshville Delicatessen


Noshville


Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream


Alegria


Alegria - Tiramisu


Alegria


Chelsea Bistro


Chelsea Bistro - Parisian gnocchi with prawns, peas, carrots, gruyere bechamel


American Born Moonshine


American Born Moonshine


American Born Moonshine


Biscuit Love


Biscuit Love - Redneck Ramen


Biscuit Love - Redneck Ramen


Cumberland Cask


Cumberland Cask


Prichard's Tennessee Whiskey







I love photos like this where there is at least 1 person looking straight into my camera like "what the heck is this chic doing??" LOL

If you missed it this year, be on the lookout for info about next year's Taste of Nashville! You certainly won't be dissapointed :-)


--Dr. April

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