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Re: “Prima is a really good Mediterranean restaurant, and a so-so steakhouse

$26 for chicken? $46 for an 8 oz steak? Let me guess, do they offer $20 premium cocktails? Good luck!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Local Foodie on 01/03/2015 at 12:13 PM

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

I don't think his politics had anything to do with it. Nashville has become a very fickle restaurant scene over the past few years. Whatever is "hip, hot and new" is what gets the initial business. When Husk, Rolf and Daughters, etc. all opened you couldn't buy a seating but, not so hard now. Other very old standards continue to stay busy. The "new factor" wears off very quickly.

14 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Local Foodie on 01/03/2015 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Swallow, Don't Spit: 'Oil Pulling' Is a Crime Against Food

I read this article and I thought to myself that the person who wrote this lacks common sense and basic knowledge on not only Ayurveda, one of the world's oldest medical systems that has its origins in the Vedic Culture of India but also fundamental things related to health. Another thing that I found bizzare is that you state ' why would anyone want to put an avocado on their face? ' by putting an avocado on your face you waste it right? Well let me tell you that fruits and vegetables have been used for medicine and beauty purposes for a long long time, before modern cosmetics were manufactured, I am surprised you don't know that. People relied on them for centuries. Avocados for sure are delicious but also have many health benefits, to name a few, they promote heart health, they have a wide range of anti-inflammatory benefits, and they promote blood sugar regulation. Apart from the health benefits avocados also have many benefits on skin. They contain over 25 vital nutrients including vitamins (A, B, C, E, and K) minerals such as copper, potassium, iron, magnesium and phosphorus. Avocados can reduce lines and wrinkles, they can prevent oily skin, they hydrate and lighten the skin tone, prevent breakouts, aid to the treatment of psoriasis and many more. That's why you want to put them on your face. Oil pulling is not a crime against food. Take a look at http://oilpulling.com/index.htm before you completely bury it. I don't understand does everything need to be approved from the modern scientific medicine of the western world in order to work ? I don't get it. The Ayurvedic Medicine promotes the use of herbal compounds, and other unique health practices. You can even study an Msc course in the Professional Practice in Ayurvedic Medicine at University and gain a qualification as a practitioner. I suggest you do a little research on the subject.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Hra on 01/03/2015 at 9:45 AM

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

Sunset grill gave me many wonderful memories. I wish Randy all the luck on his remaining ventures. I do have to wonder if his political push for anti-guns didn't have something to do with his demise. Being in the biz myself, many customers that I know were boycotting Sunset Grill because of that very reason. Sometimes being in a customer related business, It is best to keep your politics separate from a standing business.

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Posted by JJ on 01/03/2015 at 9:42 AM

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

I found his own quote most telling:

Rayburn, pauses and then remembers something, hinting at the larger issue of whether we have the critical mass of diners to support the waxing bubble of fine dining in Nashville.

"You know Mario (Ferrari) said something a while ago that stuck with me. 'The pie doesn't get larger very fast. It only gets sliced thinner."

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Local Foodie on 01/03/2015 at 9:40 AM

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

Congrats to Randy on his long, successful run. I remember when he opened his doors and what an amazing addition Sunset Grill was for all of Nashville, not just Hillsboro Village. Randy's commitment to excellence and his generosity to the community set the bar high for others of us in restaurant biz here in Nashville. Cheers to Randy and the Sunset team!

28 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Chef's Market on 01/02/2015 at 7:36 PM

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

It's all about changing demographics. Hillsboro Village was once the only urban Nashville neighborhood that was solidly comprised of young, wealthy renters, and well-to-do white homeowners. Now, the city has an additional 4-5 urban neighborhoods where minimum cost to buy in is $350k. High-end restaurants that can cater to the demands of these new locals, and leave the less-well off with a few more dollars in their pocket will do okay.

Case in point: If you bought a home in East Nashville when prices were still low, you can walk to Lockeland Table and an evening out isn't going to break your budget. Even if you did pay too much, Mas Tacos is great, cheap food. OTOH, Boca Loca was just another unmemorable fusion option.

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Posted by Mary B on 01/02/2015 at 6:29 PM

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

A victim of its own success.

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Posted by Kelli Halliburton on 01/02/2015 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Edible Nashville Plans First Issue for Next Spring

Hello Jill, I am Karen Moix a friend of Howard Slaughter. He told me about your magazine-I know you are excited! He wanted to let me know that you may be interested in my dry rub ribs. You can reach me at karen.kidney.moix@hotmail.com. I will do anything you may need from me.
Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Posted by KMOIX on 01/02/2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: New Year's Food Resolutions 2015

In 2015, I resolve to eat more artisinal reclaimed barnwood pickles...

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Posted by Vegan Paula Dean on 01/02/2015 at 9:34 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: New Year's Food Resolutions 2015

Also sad to see that Sunset Grill closed. Dotson's--an institution in downtown Franklin--also closed December 30.

As for healthy eating, yogurt is still a great way for people who aren't lactose-intolerant to maintain a healthy gut. Kefir, too.

Dana--when I was still working in an office, I found that having an emergency stash of shelf-stable lunches was a great way to cut back on eating out without too much planning. Trader Joe's and most international aisles have a pretty good selection, but most require using your own microwave-safe bowl. And having a jar of peanut butter and a spoon in the drawer was helpful, too. I had an entire desk drawer dedicated to snacks and lunches, I have to admit. You just have to make sure packages are sealed up properly to keep any unwanted people or pests out.

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Posted by Lesley Eats on 01/02/2015 at 9:31 AM

Re: “The Weekly Open Thread: New Year's Food Resolutions 2015

So sorry to see that the Sunset Grill is closed. I've always been a big fan of Randy's since we worked together at Sperry's in the late 70's. Class act.

Posted by BW on 01/02/2015 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Eatings From Nashville! The Best Food-Lover Gifts With a Little Local Flair

Great List!! I love it. High Note Gifts is a great place to get a gift basket with many of these Nashville products already put together for you – with a bow on top! Quality made, all local Nashville items for easy personal or corporate gifts shipped anywhere in the U.S.

http://www.highnotegifts.com

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Posted by Sarah on 01/01/2015 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Here are five local burgers you should be eating right now

Friends don't let friends eat Fat Mo's

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mary B on 01/01/2015 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Another New 'Cue Review (Part 2): Slow and Low BBQ Bistro

I still miss Stone House Q. I think their sauces were the nation's best and Slow & Low's don't compare.

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Posted by pepper28 on 01/01/2015 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Whiskey Wednesday: Duke Bourbon, Inspired by John Wayne

If you haven't seen this yet, Ryan, you'll get a kick out of it: http://fredminnick.com/2014-year-whiskey-c… Fred's a really good writer and not afraid to ask the tough questions to the whiskey industry from behind enemy lines.

And I'll take Jimmy Russel products over that other Lawrenceburg in Indiana instead of Kentucky.

Posted by Chris Chamberlain on 12/31/2014 at 8:59 PM

Re: “Keep Your Eye on the Pie With Pizza: A Slice of American History

Thank you for the review, Chris. Glad to see that you enjoyed the book. Good luck with your pizza-making. Check out PMQ.com for additional cooking tips. --Liz

Posted by Liz on 12/31/2014 at 6:06 PM

Re: “Whiskey Wednesday: Duke Bourbon, Inspired by John Wayne

Very true, blending is an artform. Companies like High West are doing great things blending and finishing MGP ryes to make better products than the original distillate. I wouldn't go so far to say that "Judging a whiskey by the details on the label is like picking a book by the type of paper it's printed on" though. The problem lately is actually the details on the label - either the lack-thereof or just outright falseties. A little education about what you are actually buying is good for consumers in my opinion. The Duke isn't very offensive compared to some other NDPs lately with a made up backstory or aggressive pricing - Whistelpig and Templeton both come to mind on those fronts.

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Posted by Ryan O. on 12/31/2014 at 5:35 PM

Re: “Whiskey Wednesday: Duke Bourbon, Inspired by John Wayne

It's definitely true that you can guess the few distilleries that are providing the raw distillate for most of these brands. But the aging and blending of whiskeys has been another important part of the final process since the first distillers in Scotland and the rectifiers of Louisville started buying small lots and turning them into their own products. Judging a whiskey by the details on the label is like picking a book by the type of paper it's printed on. Grapes sourced from the same vineyards can produce drastically different wines depending on how they are blended, and the 100-Acre folks have a reputation as talented blenders. I'm always willing to give these products a shot, and I quite liked The Duke.

Posted by Chris Chamberlain on 12/31/2014 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Whiskey Wednesday: Duke Bourbon, Inspired by John Wayne

I'd assume this bottle will sit on stores shelves right next to Old Hickory, Franklin Battlefied, Cumberland Cask, etc....

Posted by james on 12/31/2014 at 3:25 PM

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