Recently I met an interesting young man named Todd Thornton. He is a relative newcomer to Nashville and was immediately swept up by all the attention (even hysteria) over our local food scene. Not one to just take it on faith, Thornton has undertaken an interesting experiment to meet new people and experience the best of what Nashville dining has to offer.
Thus the Gulch Guide website was born. His plan is to check out 26 restaurants with 26 complete strangers to get unique unbiased opinions of the establishments and share his own as well. He is currently soliciting recommendations of where to visit and who he should include in the experiment as he tells this unfolding story.
If you have suggestions or want to be a part of this initiative, you can submit your ideas for "the Ultimate Foodie Experiment" on the website.
Thornton also sees the upcoming Music City Eats Festival as an excellent opportunity to find out about a lot of local favorite restaurants at one time and meet some new folks in the process, so he went ahead and bought two passes for the event.
If you'd like a chance to win a free ticket, all you have to do is register at Gulch Guide. He promises that "there’s no requirement to hang out with me for the full two days. We’ll just chat for an hour or two and go our separate ways," so enter if you want to make a new friend and attend Music City Eats for free.