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Re: “Go Nuts with Rivulet Pecan Liqueur

Yes, it is pretty delicious. Sweet, but not too sweet.

Posted by Dana Kopp Franklin on 01/21/2015 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

I think it's interesting that the shit show of an event has an organizer who is also a parter in the shit show of a restaurant that is Field House. I've been several times and really want them to do well, but the service there is just terrible. Most recently, we went on a Saturday night to watch a Preds game and were told by the bartender to just order everything at the bar, as he was the only one there all night. Really? Saturday night and you have ONE guy acting as bartender and server? And that experience isn't unique. I've been at least two other times with similar service issues. I really don't expect the place to last long, and am not surprised his other venture was so poorly run as well.

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Posted by Jill on 01/21/2015 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Go Nuts with Rivulet Pecan Liqueur

That sounds delicious

Posted by TL Ferrell on 01/21/2015 at 11:30 AM

Re: “There are no sacred cows at Chauhan Ale and Masala House

Advice, I had the mussels in the cioppino, but not the mussel starter but it looked really, really good.

Posted by Nicki P Wood on 01/21/2015 at 7:24 AM

Re: “There are no sacred cows at Chauhan Ale and Masala House

I think the 900 million was stuck in my head from something I wrote 10 years ago. They been gettin' bizzy on the subcontinent!

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Posted by Nicki P Wood on 01/21/2015 at 7:23 AM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

Ask anyone that's worked with Sean Clem and they'll tell you, he is a horrible person. He takes advantage of everyone that crosses his path. Whether you're a lowly intern that he hits on and asks out to go to the bar on a regular basis or you're one of the biggest radio stations in nashville, he will do whatever he can to take advantage of you're relationship.

He's not a good person and anyone that's reading some of these other comments needs to understand that before trying to defend him or his actions. The result of bbb isn't because there were mistake, it's because he got caught trying to take advantage of people. Look at the size of the cups for an example. How in the world is that acceptable? Whether the kegs ran out or not, that's laughably offensive.

Then he uses this opportunity to apologize to promote his other crappy events. I'm loving all the negative feedback he's getting, he deserves every bit of it.

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Posted by Paul blast on 01/21/2015 at 6:33 AM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

I hate that this happened! I love that nashville has so many events all the time . . .you can always find something to do, but i guess when you nearly double the size of a city in 3 years these sort of growing pains happen, not such a little big town anymore . . . sad. I hope this dosent kill Hootenany or BBB mainly because the names are so great! and the back lash for the breweries I hope is small because its cool having so many local options. . . .even if some do sometimes taste the same. Throwing people under the bus though is not a way to improve though even if it does make for "exciting reading". Im glad the scene dosent report on everything i do , I'd have to move we all make mistakes and the guy is making a effort to make amends the best way he is able

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Posted by Trey Palmer on 01/21/2015 at 2:53 AM

Re: “There are no sacred cows at Chauhan Ale and Masala House

PG, the 900 million are just the folks doing the cooking. It's their "cookways".

The other 350 million are just happy to eat whatever the cooks are dishing up. It's like my house, on a slightly larger scale.

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Posted by The Saint on 01/20/2015 at 10:58 PM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

I realize Matt Leff has worked hard & raised money for several charities (ride for reading) and I'm not trying to argue that.
Bottom line: The Beer Bacon and Burlesque event was a complete shit show, and hopefully Hootenanny can move past this.

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Posted by evilcaddy79 on 01/20/2015 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

@Josh S: I wasn't just referencing Rhizome with my comment. But that being said, I too have volunteered at most of these events and there have been several occasions where breweries didn't have official reps, Abita being one of them. As far as the charitable donations are concerned, I'm not Hootenany nor Rhizome's accountant to speak on that matter.

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Posted by evilcaddy79 on 01/20/2015 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

@evilcaddy79 I have volunteered at all of Rhizome's events for the past 3 years, every single brewery I supported had a rep/brewery employee in attendance (they didn't work for a distributor). Rhizome shares their charitable partners on their event websites as welll...might want to double check your info

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Posted by Josh S. on 01/20/2015 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

Josh: That's inaccurate. Not every brewer/brewery at these festivals have reps that attend. The distributers (DET/ Lipman Bros) may send a set up/change out keg crew, but not every beer will have a knowledgable representative. Yes, occasionally volunteers are gathered through Hands on Nashville, Second Harvest or Music City Beer Society and make money for charity, but not always.

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Posted by evilcaddy79 on 01/20/2015 at 9:38 PM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

I think Rhizome's statements were fairy broad and in no way spoke poorly about Hootenany. However it's important to note what while rhizome events do use volunteers every single brewery attends their events and their volunteers are associated with charities that receive large donations from said events.

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Posted by Josh S. on 01/20/2015 at 8:30 PM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

To elaborate my point slightly more, I'll use pepsi & coke as an example:
So coke changes it's formula & everyone gets pissed. We feel betrayed by coke and air out all our issues (as it's our right to do so) and let them know how we feel. Coke then responds and says "damn, my bad" what can we do to fix our tarnished reputation? Free coke?? Gift card, etc......?
Then pretty pretty pepsi chimes in and says: We'd never change our formula! We work really hard with our soda makers to ensure the best pepsi experience in the world. We recommend you only drink pepsi because we bust balls and everyone loves us......only catch is, some of us tried Crystal Pepsi and it wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
Nobody is perfect.....Hootenanny messed up this time. Maybe the damage is done, who knows. Guess that's for us consumers to figure out.
Both organizers use unpaid volunteers to pour for them, and 50% of the time, these volunteers have no clue what they are pouring. Jackalope, Yazoo, Czanns, TN Brew Works etc. almost always bring qualifed representatives to pour for them. It's a shame any of them caught hell for running out of beer that they had no clue was even at said event. I just wish that Nashville Scene would have used a "different" execution of this article.

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Posted by evilcaddy79 on 01/20/2015 at 7:36 PM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

I've worked at several Hootenanny events, with honestly just one of them being a complete shit-show. Shit happens, and believe it or not, the people who attend these types of things regularly are some of the most entitled people I've encountered! I think talking to Rhizome was a dick move...this wasn't their festival, leave them out of it. Give Hootenanny another chance, yall.

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Posted by Shelby Rae on 01/20/2015 at 7:11 PM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

@Alex : Being a MCBC member, i've attended/worked numerous events (put on by both organizers) and neither shoot glitter unicorns out of their ass. That being said, i agree 100% with most of this article. Hell, i'm out the same $100 as everyone else, i'm pretty pissed about it too, but whatever Rhizome thinks/says about this particular event is irrelevant.

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Posted by evilcaddy79 on 01/20/2015 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

It takes like 30 seconds to change a keg and it isn't that hard to hook the damn things up to the place where you got 'em from. That whole changeover should've taken 10 minutes, tops.

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Posted by IWorkInABar on 01/20/2015 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

@evilcaddy79, how was it unnecessary? It seems to make sense to include quotes from organizations that seem to do a good job of putting these events together.

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Posted by Alex Rooster Cavnar on 01/20/2015 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Beer, Bacon, Burlesque: A Cautionary Tale

What a shitshow! Worst event I've been to in a long time. I feel robbed. Then he gives us a gift card to his bar? FUCK THAT.

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Posted by bigmur72 on 01/20/2015 at 2:56 PM

Re: “There are no sacred cows at Chauhan Ale and Masala House

Nice review, Nicki - have enjoyed both my visits (did you try the mussels?? YUM.) Also, Chef Chauhan visited the table both times, as gracious as she could be.

Posted by advlce on 01/20/2015 at 1:19 PM

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