After the race is over, you can stop in the middle of the pedestrian bridge to check out the newly remodeled Nabrico Building at the Mad Dash River Bash. The party will be held Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. at the Bridge Building along the river in Cumberland Park. Your first beer is free (and well-deserved) with your marathon bib number. Here are the rest of the details:
The inaugural Mad Dash River Bash awaits Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon runners at the finish line, where revelers of all stamina levels will already be partying along the river shores of Cumberland Park –– a brand-new development that celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month. As the marathon kicks off, the all-day jamboree rolls in a tide of tunes from local and national DJs, who traffic in Top 40 hits, old-school classics, hip-hop, and other crowd-rousing jams. Attendees can replenish calories spent merrymaking at food trucks doling out street fare, and drink specials stave off both thirst and the temptation to do a mojito rain dance. A cash prize awaits the winner of the best marathon costume, and photo booths preserve fond memories by the strip.
Best Brands and Fido invite you to another in Damian Serong and John Stephenson's excellent wine and food dinners on May 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. You know these two know how to put together a menu!
Italian Wine and Food Series: Tuscany
Natale Verga Prosecco
2010 Velenosi Villa Angela Pecorino
lentils, kale, carrot, parsnips, toasted pine nuts
2010 Bisci Verdicchio
prawn, artichoke, asparagus, “pancetta”, hollandaise
2009 Ripanuda Chianti Classico
beef carpaccio, arugula, capers, parmesan
olive oil, fennel, black pepper, olive oil
2009 Uccelliera Rosso
pappardelle, peas, hazelnut, crispy sage, lamb demi
chard, oyster mushroom
$50 per person. Tax and tip Included
1812 21st Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37212
Call Fido at (615) 777-FIDO for more info and reservations.
The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills is holding a free in-store tasting with Dashe Cellars featuring winemaker and co-founder Anne on Wednesday, May 2, 5:30-7 p.m. Dashe is well-known for their excellent Zinfandels, (not the pink kind) and they're brand-new in our state. Drop by to welcome Anne and try some of her fine juice.
Penfold's Grange is one of those cult wines that people plan their calendars around. Its annual release date is cause for a party, and a reason to empty your wallet. Now you can join in the fun at Ruth's Chris:
Reserve your space for the U.S. and World Vintage Release for Penfolds Grange alongside an incredible five-course Ruth's Chris menu.
First Course — Chilled Shellfish Salad paired with Thomas Hyland Riesling; Second Course — Spring Leek & Asparagus Soup paired with Bin 311 Chardonnay; Third Course — Duck Confit Napoleon paired with St. Henri Shiraz; Fourth Course — Filet Mignon and Crab-Stuffed Lobster with roasted garlic mashed potatoes paired with Penfolds Grange; Dessert — Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake paired with Club Tawny Port.
Reserve your seats today — 615-320-0163 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film invites you to “Celebrate the Creative” at The pARTy: Watkins on the Water Benefit at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, on the Watkins Campus at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
There will be cocktails and an Artists-in-the-Round Dinner reception on the boardwalk and fabulous three-course dinner in the lakeside pARTy tent, with some of Nashville’s most distinguished artists and designers as well as a silent art auction featuring paintings, furniture, sculpture, jewelry, photography, couture accessories and more.
If you can't wait until Cinco de Mayo, West Meade Wine and Liquors is cracking the top on some Tres Agave Tequila for a tasting this very afternoon, Friday, April 27. Eric Rubin, former Riverdale graduate and co-founder of Tres Agaves Tequila, will be on hand helping you get a head start on the weekend. He will be in-store mingling, mixing margaritas and handing out samples of his incredible yet affordable 100 percent agave tequila.
Tres Agaves Blanco — $24.99 per 750 ml
Tres Agaves Reposado — $31.99 per 750 ml
Tres Agaves Anejo — $34.99 per 750 ml
West Meade will offer 10 percent off of these items during the tasting.
Woodland Wine Merchant is proud to announce that they recently took a field trip up to Kentucky to pick out their own special barrel of Eagle Rare 10-year-old bourbon to bottle for a single-barrel Woodland edition. Limited-edition bottles are available now in three sizes: 375ml ($17), 750ml ($30) and 1.75L ($55). Go visit them tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, from 3 to 5 p.m., and they'll let you try it before you buy it. Then buy it!
Midtown Wine & Spirits is pairing up with The Bound'ry for a tasting of Cuestion Tequila next Friday, May 3, starting at 6 p.m. Between the excellent locally marketed Cuestion and Chef Michael Kidd's food, it should be well worth the $30/person admission. Call the restaurant at (615) 321-3043 for reservations.
Hang in there, the finish line is in sight!