Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Taste of Nashville is Like a Glittering Treasure Chest for Foodists

Posted By on Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 6:36 AM

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Satisfy a big chunk of your Nashville restaurant bucket list at Taste of Nashville, which is assembling a lovefest of nearly 40 restaurants, coffeehouses, food trucks and bars at the Cannery Ballroom on Friday, Nov. 18.

Power-mingle or relax and let the vibe flow over you — there's room for both styles at Taste of Nashville, plus my own technique: Graze the food tables like a mad emperor, and then dole out a "thumbs up" or a "feed them to the lions" either in my head, or to you, if you are standing nearby. Along with Iron Fork and Soup Sunday, Taste of Nashville is ideal for sampling the food places you've always meant to get to.

Drinks, too — your $50 ticket gets you an open bar, and also samplings from Prichard's, Collier & McKeel and Jackalope, and music from Turbothrust and Max Headroom.

The action goes on and on — this party doesn't shut down until 1 a.m.

The Eventbrite listing has a full roster of the eateries, sponsors and bands, but let this tempt you: Miel, 1808 Grille and The Standard will be there, and Chappy's, Corner Pub, The Melrose, Arnold's and Virago. And about 30 more restaurants you either already know, or wanted to try.

Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 at the door; $75 gets you VIP treatment, including swag, private bar and food and beverage service.

Proceeds go through Phoenix Club of Nashville to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, which works closely with disadvantaged kids to improve their lives and prospects.

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