The New York Times' love affair with Twitter is well-documented. We've managed to keep the shiny new tech toy fawning at a minimum here at Bites. (Read: we're a buncha newsprint-loving Luddites.) But we can hold off the juggernaut no more.
Now one of our favorite Nashville restaurants is jumping on the Twitter bandwagon, and with an interesting twist. Jeremy Barlow of tayst Restaurant and Wine Bar has been Twittering as the_green_tayst for a while now, but mainly with just short entertaining nuggets of information about what's going on in his kitchen. Jeremy has realized that the time has come to turn the gas up on the marketing burner -- with lunch.
He plans to begin offering something he calls "Quick Bites." (We really like the food at tayst, so we're going to completely ignore the potential copyright infringement claim.) The idea is that each morning Tuesday-Friday, Jeremy will tweet what he has available for lunch that day. Selection will be limited to what is exceptionally fresh and seasonable and whatever the chef wants to play with in the kitchen on that particular day. He will prepare a small number of these meals which will be available on a first come/first served basis for carry-out purchase on tayst's front patio in eco-friendly containers. Or you are welcome to dine on the patio if the weather is nice since the dining room doesn't open until happy hour. There should be plenty of parking on Bernard Avenue beside the restaurant.
As of today, tayst has fewer than 300 followers, Jeremy has promised to kick off the Quick Bites lunch program after he reaches 500. I think Bites readers alone can put him over the top and get this party started the week after Thanksgiving. Let's make it happen! Click here to add your name to the list of the in-crowd.
(In the spirit of full disclosure, I live a block from the restaurant and want to be able to walk up for lunch. Yeah, I'm lazy...but I like to eat well.)