Friday, November 2, 2012

Wandering Wino: Fat Bottom Brews, You Make the Rockin' World Go 'Round

Posted By on Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 8:35 AM

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While your Wandering Wino hasn't personally made his way to 900 Main St. in East Nashville since I bought a Fluffo mattress from there a decade ago, I'm hearing good things about the beer at Fat Bottom Brewing and the food coming from their taproom kitchen. If you'd like to get a behind-the-scenes peek at their brews and foods, The Skillery is sponsoring a beer dinner there coming up on Monday, Nov, 12, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. Here are all the details and how to buy tickets:

Join Fat Bottom Brewing in East Nashville for a five-course beer dinner! Each dish contains seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and has been designed to pair with one of Fat Bottom's craft beers. Throughout the event, owner and brewmaster Ben Bredesen and chef Chris Haston will discuss the development of the beers and the courses, and why they like each of the pairings.

Here's what's on tap:
- Quiche with Benton's bacon, turnip greens and Red Dragon cheddar, paired with Bertha oatmeal stout
- Lentils with Porter Road Butcher andouille sausage, celery en vinaigrette, paired with Ruby American red ale
- PEI Moules et Frites, paired with Fat Bottom's new Belgian golden ale
- Braised beef short ribs, Rogue Caveman Blue, and crispy shallots, paired with Black Betty, black IPA
- Noble Springs goat cheese, thyme-infused honey, cocoa nibs and smoked sea salt crackers, paired with Java Jane coffee porter

You'll leave with a better understanding of the ingredients and decisions that make up Fat Bottom's menu. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with Nashville's newest craft brewery!

Visit The Skillery website for more details and to buy your tickets.

Tonight is the big night for the 12th annual Wine Down Main Street in Franklin benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee's Franklin and Fairview Clubhouses. Tickets for the event are $85 for this very popular fundraiser and include all wine, beer and food tastings. A complete wine list of what will be served is available online at www.winedownmainstreet.com. Wine Down Main Street runs from 7 to 10 tonight. Get your tickets here.

Midtown Wine and Spirits presents The Night of 65 Roses Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis next Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 until 10 p.m. at the Loveless Barn on Highway 100. You see, "65 Roses" is what some children with cystic fibrosis call their disease because the words easier for them to pronounce. Midtown is proud to have been able to help both money and awareness to help fight cystic fibrosis, and this year promises to be another great evening of wine, beer, food and fun.

Follow this link to learn more about Cystic Fibrosis and The Night of 65 Roses Event.

When: Nov. 9, 2012
6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Loveless Barn
8400 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN 37221
How much: $125/person

Meanwhile, Hoyt Hill at Village Wines sent a notice of an exciting wine dinner coming up at 360 Bistro on Sunday, Nov. 18. Chef Marco Seddo was born in Florence, Italy, and has promised to bring diners a taste of his homeland with this four-course traditional Italian feast with wine pairings available.

Call the restaurant at 353-5604 to make a reservation. Dinner costs $50 plus wine, tax and gratuity.

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