Red Beans Road Show Returns to Biscuit Love on Tuesday

Pableaux Johnson’s Red Beans Road Show is headed north to return to The Gulch’s Biscuit LoveRBBL (316 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203) for another pop-up dinner on Tuesday night at 7PM (social hour starts at 6:30). Pableaux, a New Orleans author and photographer, and The Worleys teamed up with Lisa Donovan for Nashville’s first Red Beans Road Show, back in October. Pableaux’s pop-up dinner series aims to spread NOLA’s tradition of Monday night red beans and rice with the rest of America. Pableaux encourages strangers to become friends over supper and a few libations. Matty Hargrove will pouring some outstanding Blackberry Farm Brewery beer and Reedy Creek wine will be flowing, as well. Grab your tickets here and don’t miss this event!

“The Red Beans Roadshow is a restaurant pop-up series that takes a New Orleans’ trademark Monday-night tradition on the road. The roadshow pairs writer/photographer/ne’er do well Pableaux Johnson with a local host chef for a night of good, simple food, camaraderie and appropriate misbehavior.

Modeled on Pableaux’s New Orleans home-based tradition, each event features a hearty Louisiana supper (red beans and rice, skillet cornbread) combined with the whims of our host chef (starter and dessert courses). Less a dinner party than an informal family supper, diners are encouraged to belly up to the table and break cornbread with friends and strangers alike.

Based on Pableaux’s 2009 travel/writing project, the Red Beans Roadshow now regularly holds events in Washington DC, Atlanta and Nashville. During the summer of 2015, he’ll take to the road once again, teaming up with an amazing roster of fantastic chefs in cities across the US.

It all adds up to a great, informal night of Louisiana culture, with a nice slab of crunchy cornbread on the side.”

– Red Beans Road Show


ENBW to Release Wes Coast Hamatrillo Today at 6PM

The good people over at East Nashville Beer Works are releasing an IPA this afternoon inwes honor of their late friend, Wes Taylor. Wes passed away almost a year ago and has been so deeply missed by many in the Nashville beer community. Wes was a native Nashvillian and a fixture in this town’s craft beer scene for many years. This West Coast IPA will be an outstanding tribute to a man taken too soon. Stop by for a pint or two on your way home this afternoon.

“The Man – Wes Taylor was a smart, (extremely) funny, charming, goofy, wonderful friend we lost so suddenly in March of 2016. A true beer nerd, Wes was a bright light in Middle Tennessee craft beer culture, and was beloved by so many.

The Beer – A collaboration brew with Wes’s friends that all met at the homebrewing supply shop Rebel Brewer. Adrian Thompson, Alex Boenigk, Tim Ryan, and Sean Jewett sat down over a few pints and came up with the “Wes Coast Hamatrillo.” This 7.2%ABV West Coast style IPA has a malt backbone of Golden Promise and Bonlander Munich malts. Featuring Amarillo and Citra hops, we think it’s an IPA Wes would love to drink while fishing, listening to music, or hanging out with friends.

Join us Tuesday March 21st between 6-10pm, to pay proper homage to Wes and enjoy his tribute brew. For this night we’ll have $4 pints of the Wes Coast Hamatrillo and happy hour pricing on all other ENBW beers.”



Mexican Culinary Adventures Launches Tonight with Matt Bolus

West Nashville’s Bajo Sexto Taco Lounge (5303 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209) begins their Mexican Culinary Adventures dinner series tonight. Since opening almost a year ago, Bajo Sexto’s chef Kaelin Ulrich-Processed with VSCOTrilling has been wowing Nashville diners with his authentic Oaxacan cuisine. Kaelin is also coming off of a victory in the Cochon 555 whole hog cookery competition featuring some of the city’s finest chefs. At only 24 years old, Kaelin has an exciting future ahead, but also a very rich culinary past. Bajo Sexto has created this series as a way for Kaelin to tell his story and also collaborate with some of Nashville’s hottest chefs.

“Bajo Sexto presents our homage to Mexican adventures. We’re very excited to share our young chef’s creations, lessons and musings about Mexican culture, cuisine and of course booze. Throughout the year, we will feature dinner parties, cooking classes and tastings that encourage all of us to embrace our neighbors and think outside the box.

– Bajo Sexto

Processed with VSCOMexican Culinary Adventures begins with The 404 Kitchen’s chef Matt Bolus as guest chef. Bolus’ Gulch restaurant has been one of the city’s best since opening in October of 2003. The 404 Kitchen’s modern European cuisine and bar program, featuring one of Nashville’s largest bourbon collections, are second to none. Recently, The 404 Kitchen was chosen as the Tennessee representative on Southern Living’s The Best Restaurants in Every Southern State 2017 list, just another feather in the cap of this highly acclaimed restaurant. Bolus and Ulrich-Trilling have been friends since Kaelin arrived in Nashville and have put together an impressive menu inspired by their Mexican and Southern roots:

i woke up in tijuana- sazerac rye, lemon, curacao, chartreuse, cayenne+ angostura
the last oaxacan – mezcal, tamarind, orange+ lime
polpettine (meatball), creme fraiche, za’atar + sumac
fritters, duck carnitas, orange+ parsley gremolata
winter vegetable salad + warm vinaigrette
ceviche / snapper, lime, basil, mint serrano, avocado+ totopos to shareto follow
taco – foie gras, spiced apple+ sourdough croutons
taco – grilled octopus, mojo de ajo, wild tomatillo + pipicha salsa
charred flank steak, roasted beets, jerusalem artichokes, pepitas + cilantro lime crema
whole roasted chicken, guajillo bourbon glaze, 404 cornbread+ roasted vegetables
oaxacan chocolate ice cream + churros, assorted inspired toppings
– Bajo Sexto
Cocktails and appetizers begin at 6:30 and dinner will be served at 7:30. At $65 for cocktails, passed hors d’ouvres, and four courses from these two gentlemen, you really can’t beat this dinner. A few tickets are still available. Call Bajo Sexto at (615) 678-1049 to make your reservation for tonight’s dinner.


Prairie Artisan Ales Cellar Blowout at Brewhouse South – TONIGHT

Brewhouse South (1855 Galleria Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067) is hosting a Prairie Artisan Ales takeover event on Thursday, March 9th at 5PM. In addition to 5 draft offerings, Brewhouse South will also have 8 Prairie bottles available. Some of these bottles have been cellared since last fall, when these beers first appeared and then quickly disappeared in the Nashville market. Barrel Aged BOMB! and Pirate BOMB! were highly allocated and limited at one bottle per person. Both of these rare beers will be available in 12 oz bottles at Brewhouse South. Thursday’s event will be a great opportunity to taste some of these beers, if you missed out on bottles in late 2016.


Since Prairie arrived in Nashville via Bounty Bev in October, an amazing number of Prairie’s barrel aged and non-barrel aged stouts have swiftly come and gone. I wasn’t sure what to expect when their Nashville distribution was announced, but Prairie has continually sent their best beers this way. BOMB! has quickly become a regular offering on many draft lists around town and bottles seem to be in endless supply. In addition to these great stouts, Brewhouse South will also be pouring some of Prairie’s excellent farmhouse ales: Ace, Standard, and the newly released Funky Gold Citra. Here’s the full list of what will be available on Thursday:


  • Prairie Ace
  • Prairie Bible Belt
  • Prairie Standard
  • Prairie Paradise
  • Prairie Funky Gold Citra


  • Prairie Noir
  • Prairie Pirate Bomb
  • Prairie Barrel Aged Bomb
  • Prairie Vanilla Noir
  • Prairie Pirate Noir
  • Prairie Coffee Noir
  • Prairie BA Bible Belt
  • Prairie Bible Belt

Fly Fishing Film Tour Returns to Nashville on Thursday

Fly South is bringing the Fly Fishing Film Tour back to Nashville on Thursday, March 8th at 8PM (doors open at 7). This year, F3T will return to Marathon Music Works (1402 Clinton Street, Nashville, TN 37203) after a great event in that space last year. This is the 8th time that the F3T has come to Nashville and it’s an event that I look forward to each March. The films are always captivating and and the settings are absolutely stunning. You will undoubtedly leave Marathon Music Works trying to determine where you’re next fishing destination will be.

In addition to the films, everyone gets stoked about the amazing giveaways during intermission. My father in law, #SaisonBilly, actually won a Sage One rod back when the event was at The Belcourt. With sponsors like Costa, Yeti, and Ross Reels, I’m sure the prizes will be bigger and better than ever. Oskar Blues has been a longtime sponsor of F3T, so there will be plenty of Dale’s, IPA, and Mama’s Little Yella Pils available inside Marathon Music Works on Thursday. Having the bar inside the venue is a huge advantage of having the Film Tour at Marathon. Gone are the days of standing in line for a beer forever, while the fish porn plays on without you. Oskar Blues is once again running their Go Fish Yourself contest alongside F3T. This year’s grand prize is a guided fly fishing trip on the South Fork of the Snake River. Register for a chance to win this trip and some great OB swag here. Discount tickets ($20) to F3T are available at Fly South (115 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203) or they can be purchased here for $3 more. Grab yours today, as this event has always sold out.


Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione Making 3 Stops in Nashville – TODAY

The legendary founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, Sam Calagione, will be visiting three Nashville Area record stores today with the Crosley Cruiser in advance of next month’s Record Store Day. For the last few years, DFH has been brewing a special beer for Record Store Day that is served across the country. This year’s beer is a tropical blonde with hibiscus and kiwi. In addition to today’s events with Sam, the Crosley Cruiser will make a few more stops on Monday. At each of today’s events, a Crosley Radio turntable will be given away. Here’s the schedule:

Sunday 3/5 come out to Vinyl Tap 1:00-3:00, Grimey’s 4:00-6:00, OG Basement at 7:00.

Monday 3/6 Frugal MacDougals 4:00-6:00
3 Crow, Tenn16, Five Points Pizza, and Duke’s from 7:00-9:00

– Bounty Bev


(Source: Dogfish Head)

Yazoo ETF Funk Fest Tickets Available on Friday, March 3rd

Tickets to the 5th Annual Yazoo Embrace the Funk Fest will go on sale this Friday, March 3rd at 10 AM. Funk Fest will take place on Saturday, May 6th from noon til 5PM. It’s been truly amazing to watch what my friends Brandon Jones and Linus Hall have built over the last few years. From the happy accident that was Fortuitous to the 3L fruited works of art that Brandon releases today, it’s been one hell of a ride and I know that the best is still to come. I’m sure this year’s Funk Fest to be bigger and better than ever before. Brandon has promised killer beer and speakers again this year and I’m sure he will deliver. I expect the event to take place at Yazoo’s ETF facility once again, but anything is possible. If you love sour and funky beer, this event is not to be missed. A link for tickets will be posted on Friday. Stay tuned, as I will update details on this great event as they become available.


Nuit Belge Ticket Giveaway at Le Creuset Brentwood – TONIGHT

Matt Leff of Rhizome Productions is hosting a Blackberry Farm Brewery beer tasting at the Le Creuset Outlet in Brentwood on Thursday, March 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30PM. The inimitable Matty Hargrove from Blackberry Farm Brewery will be on site pouring Classic Saison which will be paired with outstanding Blackberry Farm cheeses. Matt and his team wrapped up another successful Nuit Belge over the weekend and are now focusing on the Nashville event which will take place on March 18th at Marathon Music Works (1402 Clinton St, Nashville, TN 37203). I’m sure this is a welcome home stand for Matt with a brand new baby at home! The final Nuit Belge of 2016 will take place on March 25th, as the Rhizome team makes their triumphant return to Charleston, SC. classic

I wrote about Nuit Belge and the return of Cantillon in one of my first posts. As I said then, this is my one can’t miss beer event of the year. Tickets are selling fast and won’t last much longer, so you should go ahead and grab them on the Nuit Belge website. The food and beer pairing menu is being continually updated and is almost complete. It is impressive and mouth watering, to say the least. As part of Thursday’s event at Le Creuset, Matt will be giving away a pair of tickets at 7PM. This is  a great opportunity to sample Blackberry Farm’s excellent beers and cheesees and win a pair tickets to a fantastic event. And it’s in my neck of the woods, so you may even see me out there.

In other Rhizome Productions news, tickets to East Nashville Beer Festival went on sale last week and are still available. As this event has grown, additional tickets have been offered, but the event is sure to sell out. Tickets to the OG of Nashville beer festivals are available now on the ENBF website.


BREAKING – Almanac Beer Company Coming to the Nashville Market

Tennessee Maltz has just learned that Almanac Beer Company will be bringing their Farm-to-Barrel beers to Middle Tennessee via Bounty Bev. This exciting Northern California brewery was founded by 2010 by Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan. I’m sure the Nashville market will welcome this world class brewery with open arms. More to come on this developing story.


Farm-to-barrel brewing is about selecting the best in locally sourced fruit and blending it into beers inspired by the great brewing traditions of the world.  We aim to create something special and uniquely Northern Californian. Jesse and Damian collaborated to found the Almanac Beer Company—a brewery dedicated to producing seasonal artisan ales, brewed specifically to complement local cuisine sourced and prepared with the same great care and craft.

We came to the brewing world by way of homebrewing. For years in our respective San Francisco apartments we’d brew five gallon stove-top batches, developing a passion for crafting unique and unusual beers unavailable commercially. Using farmer’s markets as the launching pad for many unique homebrews, we knew right away we were on to something. We’ve taken that passion and adventurous spirit and decided to brew on a larger scale with the hope of sharing our vision with our community. Each harvest we partner with a different Northern California farm to supply the fruit used for our next brew. Every beer is a collaboration between us and the local terroir.

– Almanac Beer Company

Win a $50 Gift Card from M.L.Rose

Our friends at M.L.Rose Craft Beer and Burgers (2535 Franklin Pike #107, Nashville, TN 37204) are giving away a $50 gift card and some Honky Tonk swag to whoever comes up with the best name for their new collaboration beer with Honky Honk Brewing Company. The beer is a Blackberry Berliner Weiss and was brewed last Friday, so the clock is ticking. Entries must be submitted on M.L.Rose’s Facebook page by this Friday, March 3rd. Here’s what M.L.Rose has to say about the contest:

“We’re brewing a collaboration beer with HonkyTonk Brewing Co., but it still needs a name. So, we’re enlisting the help of our fans!

The beer we’re brewing is a Blackberry Berliner Weisse (a sour/tart brew).

Submit your ideas in the comments below. If your name gets selected as the winner, you’ll get a $50 M.L.Rose gift card and some awesome swag from HonkyTonk Brewing Co.! We’ll be taking entries from now until next Friday (March 3rd). So, put your thinking cap on and don’t forget to share this post with a friend!

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