* Late-breaking this-very-minute food news: Nashville's Daisy King is doing a cooking demonstration at Sherlock's Book Emporium, the awesomest independent bookstore in the whole donut region, you ask me, in Lebanon today from 11 a.m. to 2. She'll also be signing Recipes from Miss Daisy and Miss Daisy's Healthy Southern Cooking, edited years ago by some hack named Nicki Wood. They've sold more than a million copies -- I shoulda negotiated a percentage.
* That little dancing sound you hear is the West side doing a victory dance now that we have our own Farmers Market, Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon at Richland Park, 46th Avenue at Charlotte. Tomorrow is the first market, and area restaurants and vendors will be on-site for the "Taste of West Nashville." Offering samples, cooking demos and other goodies, confirmed participants include Miel, Foggy Hollow Farm, Turnbull Creek Farm, McDonalds Farm and Nashville Farm to Chef. The market will be held every Saturday.
* Baja Burrito, South Nashville's beloved cafeteria-style, build-your-own burrito place, is turning nine next week. On 9/9/09, Baja will offer free eats. Possibly more details later -- that's the trouble with 140 character Twitter maximum...
* If you are clipping Boxtops for Education, let your fingers click instead of clip for a chance to win half a million boxtops. Just enter your email address at The Big Clip and you could win the grand prize of 500,000 Box tops or one of two runners-up of 250,000 box tops.
* Finally, if you work downtown and have always wanted to walk on your lunch hour but felt like a dork in a suit and Saucony shoes, meet other well-meaning but perhaps self-conscious people for a first Friday walking lunch staged by "Nashville on the Move" tomorrow 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are three routes: a 1.9 miler starting near the Capitol, a 2.7 mile starting on 9th Ave South and heading down Demonbreun and a quick 1-mile walk around the Parthenon at Centennial Park. Get more info at Nashville Community Health and Wellness site.