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Comment Archives: Stories: Restaurants

Re: “Hot & Cold to Stop Selling Jeni's Ice Cream, Citing Jeni's Shop Planned Across the Street

The Hill Center-Acklen food tenants are pretty lame. Seriously, if you choose to patronize a weak Alabama coffee chain wannabe (I like that they say "Born in New Orleans" but only have an existing location in Birmingham) over Fido, or even a Rafferty's off-shoot over Sportsman's or Sam's or a suddenly kinda predatory Jeni's, then you should go ahead move to Brentwood. Or maybe you are just visiting from there already.....

40 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Lame Chains on 02/03/2015 at 12:58 PM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

Y'all, I used to be a wine, beer and food snob, but since I started oil-pulling, all my ills have been cured!

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Vegan Paula Dean on 02/03/2015 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Music City Mise Aims to Make Dinner Easier

I've tried Music City Mise and absolutely love it. The food is SO fresh and the recipes make cooking so easy. I feel like I'm really learning a lot about cooking.

Libby also makes the experience really personal...I wasn't able to pick up my meal within the time window and she offered to pick it up for me! She's also super communicative about any questions I've had during the experience. It feels like I have my own personal chef teaching me to cook :). DEFINITELY recommend Music City Mise.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Carrie Coker on 02/03/2015 at 10:46 AM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

I thought the ad was great and effectively mocked beer snobs, who generally are amateurs when it comes to snobbery. Now, would you like to hear my dissertation on why Italy is handing out far too many D.O.C. designations?

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Wine Snob on 02/03/2015 at 9:56 AM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

bro - how can i get my hands on a bottle of the bcbs aged in pvw 23 year barrels?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by 37210 on 02/03/2015 at 8:05 AM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

Have you seen the Smirnoff mixologist ad? The new MacDonald's ads? They're all going after food and drink snobbery. I think it's a very effective way to reach their audience. No reason to take this so personally.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Min on 02/03/2015 at 7:49 AM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

No, the simple science is this: drink what tastes good to you, regardless of what someone else thinks about it...

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by pogo on 02/03/2015 at 7:47 AM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

What's sad for people like myself, is that I know people in the local Nashville beer community who have actually promoted Goose Island to the craft beer crowd as if it was some edgy indy beer. They take us for a bunch of rubes who don't know shit about what is going on out there. Let's just remember the simple science: if you just want get fucked outta your skull, choose AmBev, it's a cheaper high. If you want to get there while talking about IBU's esters, and bungholes you choose the high road, and wake up with less of a hangover.
TL,DR: Pro tip - Turn off the fucking TV.

1 like, 5 dislikes
Posted by Andhowsyour goose on 02/02/2015 at 9:16 PM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

Perhaps its a beer for people who support the NFL regardless of how many millionaires try to cover up cheating, drug use, violence, spousal beatings, and general thuggery.

0 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Josh Midnight on 02/02/2015 at 6:41 PM

Re: “The Family Wash Is Moving; Chef John Stephenson to Helm New Kitchen

The Family Wash is one of the main reasons I bought a house on the east side. I moved to Nashville about 4 years ago and this has been my go to chill listening room. While it does hurt my heart a little that it is moving from the original location, it definitely needed to happen.

I've seen so many people who are ready for a meal and drinks come in and walk out because they are at capacity.

Besides, what really gives the Wash it's appeal is the people and the vibe. As long as that remains, I'm sure this will be a welcome change of location.

Looking forward to it!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Marcus on 02/02/2015 at 4:55 PM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

I don't think they meant to be funny. Their implication was that the way they make beer is the best way and their beer is better because well, they are Budweiser.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Keith Wallace on 02/02/2015 at 1:30 PM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

They disrespect the "pumpkin peach ale," yet proudly market bullshit shandy Limearitas / Strawberitas / Mangoritas all day long (in addition to the deceptively marketed Shock Top brews).

I'd sooner drink Billy Beer.

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by AndyAxel on 02/02/2015 at 1:00 PM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

In Budweiser's defense, this add was squarely aimed as their target market for the brand. I'm will to bet that the core demographic for Bud Heavy is not the discerning palate, but more the bro-country crowd that probably considers the craft beer set to be bleeding heart liberals, hipsters and other epithets pointed sophistication. This add was more a rallying-cry circle jerk than an appeal to "come back to Bud. We're really not that bad."

In that case, it might actually be smart marketing over condescension. I'm really quite surprised to not hear a Florida-Georgia Line tune playing behind it.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by fuel4thot on 02/02/2015 at 12:32 PM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

The makers of macro beers are excellent at what they set out to do and do. They produce a shit-ton of beer, of even quality and get it out to everyone in the country.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by true colors on 02/02/2015 at 12:11 PM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

And this coming from a company that stole their name and logo from an excellent pilsnar beer. Budvar is so much better than their crap.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by John Hughes on 02/02/2015 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Bourbon Classic Gathers Whiskey Luminaries in Louisville

I am so looking forward to the Classic... and the Media Camp! Will be continuing the filming of BeardForce Film's 'Straight Up: Kentucky Bourbon' documentary. I do so wish that Tennesseans showed the kind of pride in our whiskey that Kentuckians boast! On a mission to educate with Straight Up 615 Whiskey Society!

Posted by CAEllF on 02/02/2015 at 11:40 AM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

...and let's not forget the fact that neither Anheuser-Busch or fellow behemoth brewer Miller-Coors are even American owned any more! Budweiser still plays up it's All-American image, despite the fact they're a foreign owned corporation. Yeah, that ad rubbed me the wrong way. And Clydesdales are beautiful animals, but I doubt very many of them have saved any puppies.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by prestodan on 02/02/2015 at 11:35 AM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

I thought it was funny/well played. I like my double IPAs and session beers but sometimes I just want a Coors. On more than one occasion a complete stranger has thrown some derisive comments my way for not ordering the triple smoked black lager anniversary beer from bushy bearded brewing in North Carolina by way of Colorado.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by mike on 02/02/2015 at 11:32 AM

Re: “This Middle Finger's For You, Local Beer Drinkers

Did you expect them to advertise something they don't sell, or to make the cheap swill they do sell (which I also drink) as appealing as possible? Their market isn't craft beer drinkers, it's the people that think craft beer drinkers are elitists. And they aren't wrong in appealing to their market the best they can. But they won't take a single sip away from the pumpkin peach ale (eeuw, give me a good IPA any day) drinkers. PS Bud isn't insecure in the slightest. Their audience is.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by LucidGal on 02/02/2015 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Music City Mise Aims to Make Dinner Easier

@ Eater - If I had to guess, I'd say that the dinner kit delivery companies referenced refer to nationally-based services such as Blue Apron and Plated. I know of a few people who've tried them and they like them, but I don't know of anyone who's used them consistently.

Locally, we have another meal kit delivery service that like Music City Mise, focuses on local and seasonal produce when possible, My Veggie Chef ( A couple of big differences: MVC is completely vegan (and majority gluten-free) and the meal kits serve 2-4 people. MVC is not customizable.

So, even though the two companies may be targeting roughly the same demographic, it's clear (to me, at least) that there's room in the market for both. I like that both kits give the home cook a jumpstart in the kitchen and a pathway to healthy eating for people who get tired of fast food, takeout, and frozen meals.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Lesley Eats on 02/02/2015 at 10:51 AM

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