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

I haven't seen many events that other companies, including Hootenany, put on which aren't a disappointment. I agree, Rhizome just does them the best.

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Posted by lulu37148 on 01/20/2015 at 11:52 AM

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

"We may be approaching a shakeout period for events over the next year or so."

Good lord, I sure hope so! After a few experiences in town, I won't shell out my cash for a beer festival that's not put on by Rhizome. They do a great job of focusing on the beer, having the breweries there to pour and talk about their product, and controlling the number of attendees and doing their best to ensure an experience well worth the ticket price. Yeah, you have to be on it to score tickets right when the go on sale, but it's well worth it not to have outrageous lines for beer or bathrooms and to feel like you are getting an experience and learning about beer and not just walking around drinking like you're at a keg party.

To me, with the ticket prices of some of these festivals you'd be much better served picking one of the many great restaurants in Nashville and having a nice meal and drinks. Any time I've bought tickets to a food and drink festival hoping to try offerings from many places at once, I always walk away disappointed. Long lines for everything, running out of food and/or drinks, not enough servers, too crowded of a space for the number of people. Sadly sometimes that ends up reflecting poorly on the restaurants, breweries, etc. that are just trying to get their brand or product out there to as many people as possible and it's a shame when it's due to poor planning on behalf of the production company.

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Posted by Ryan B. on 01/20/2015 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Chef Aarón Sanchez Brings His Taco Trip to Music City

It's true that there are some good choices on Nolensville, but I've learned that in a lot of cases it's a matter of who is willing to close down for a day or two to shoot these episodes. There's not a lot of benefit for a small taco truck to get national exposure since out of town viewers/visitors are much more likely to go to a Taco Mamacita than El Indio, so it might be more worthwhile for the former than the latter to sacrifice a day's receipts. Nobody said these shows were documentaries. 8^)

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Posted by Chris Chamberlain on 01/19/2015 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Chef Aarón Sanchez Brings His Taco Trip to Music City

I get Mas Tacos, but Taco Mamacita??? Something just seems wrong that he isn't exploring/featuring some of the beauties on/around Nolensville.

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Posted by YummYumm on 01/19/2015 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Big Changes Coming as Nashville Farmers' Market Goes Producer-Only

In general, I Think this is a good thing. As long as they allow in some "supplemental" products. I do appreciate some of the vendors, such as the Southern artisan cheese lady, who are providing regional products -clearly labeled - for which they are not the direct producers. I don't appreciate some of the agricultural "growers" who have been selling produce without clearly disclosing its non-local/non-seller origins and dole bananas that I could buy at the grocery store. In general, I don't like the flea market but do like the few local artisans - I'm probably more inclined to shop the flea market side with these rules - I'd actually support a change from a flea market to artisan/hand work only section.

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Posted by Glassysea90 on 01/18/2015 at 7:35 PM

Re: “The Open Thread: More Food Trends for 2015

I've invested all my money in the next food trend boom - funnel cakes.

Posted by JohntheRevelator on 01/18/2015 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Sunset Grill Closes, Ending a 24-Year Chapter in Nashville Restaurant History

I had the privilege of working as a server at Sunset Grill 20 years ago. It was amazing waiting on clientele like David Letterman, Jean Simmons, Lionel Richie, Dan Quayle, Reba and countless others. I was only ther for 1 year but Randy was a tough SOB but fair. It was at Sunset Grill that I fell in love with food and wine pairings and why I went on to become a chef. All the best Randy.

Posted by CMS on 01/18/2015 at 9:15 AM

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