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Re: “First Bite: Double Dogs Opens in Hillsboro Village

Just say no to bar food. Just - say - no.

0 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by JohntheRevelator on 04/28/2015 at 1:34 PM

Re: “First Bite: Double Dogs Opens in Hillsboro Village

I loved what I had when I went last week. The service was great and I didn't feel like I was in a tacky spot like Sam's where they have stupid stuff all over the walls and awful music playing. Good tunes, good food and really nice people. I'll be back.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Hudson on 04/28/2015 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Green Hills Grille to Reopen this Summer, Alegria Moving to West End

Is Dorris coming back, too?

Posted by geo levier on 04/28/2015 at 9:52 AM

Re: “How about a Pint of TailGate and Honky Tonk Brewery News?

Is anyone else bothered by a sandwich called "Donde el Bano"? Really poor taste, IMO...

Posted by pogo on 04/28/2015 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: Grocery Store Strategy and Ethos

I got four dislikes. I feel ambivalent about that. Nonplussed.

My favorite thing at Publix is the Cappy Ham in the deli department.

skillz - You display mad tomato skills.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by JohntheRevelator on 04/27/2015 at 11:22 PM

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

Enough bravado about "broad claims," mr. Cavendish. Please explain to all readers why Mr. Chamberlain was allowed, specifically, to publish a one-sided story on Jan. 15, based on a 2-hour interview by the manager of the NFM without even attempting to include other viewpoints.

Furthermore, please explain why he is allowed to serve as a mouthpiece for the Nashville Farmer's Market staff, which hosted a book-signing for him in December as part of a non-profit event.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by RichardMason on 04/27/2015 at 4:49 PM

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

Anybody who has a problem with Chris Chamberlain can contact me: scavendish (at) nashvillescene (dot) com.

Anybody who makes broad claims about Chris Chamberlain's bona fides from anonymous accounts has zero credibility. Either put your name to it or be easily dismissed. Period.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by scavendish on 04/27/2015 at 3:59 PM

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

What hypocrisy on your part, Mr. Chamberlain. I will question everything I have read/won't read again in the Nashville Scene.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ottomatic on 04/27/2015 at 3:35 PM

Re: “The Southernaire Market Plans First Tasting Dinner

Come to think of it, Pogo, I think the official name might have just been The Southern, but we colloquially referred to it as the Southerner and the Southernaire among my friends at Vandy. Mainly, we just appreciated their selection of cheap wines.

Posted by Chris Chamberlain on 04/27/2015 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: Grocery Store Strategy and Ethos

Maybe they don't like yams :)

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Posted by BW on 04/27/2015 at 1:37 PM

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

P.S. The following Facebook post on Mr. Chamberlain's Facebook Page, Beer BBQ & Books at the Nashville Farmer's Market (to which he referred Nashville Scene readers), demonstrates Mr. Chamberlain's personal indebtedness to the NFM staff for promoting him and his book. The payback comes in the form of Nashville Scene articles about the NFM, for which he interviewed the NFM manager for two hours but didn't bother to talk to anyone else who might have questioned or opposed NFM's plans.


https://www.facebook.com/events/285146318362748/

"I intended to make a short speech at last night's event to thanks everyone who made it possible, but we were having too much fun to interrupt! So thanks to Tasha, Jolie and Laura from the Nashville Farmers' Market, Paul and Ed at B&C BBQ and especially Eric at The Picnic Tap for putting the book signing together. Also thanks to all the brewers who showed up to rub and bend elbows with their fans! We had folks from Blackstone, Mayday, Jubilee, Jackalope, Honky Tonk, Black Abbey, Czann's and Tennessee Brew Works. It was a grand time and we raised some money for Stephanie's Fight. Thanks to all!"

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by StoptheLiesbyNFM&byChrisChamberlain on 04/27/2015 at 1:36 PM

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

Mr. Chamberlain, you should not congratulate yourself on doing a 2-hour face-to-face interview with the Farmer's Market manager, and failing to interview anyone else who might express a dissenting view. (Did interviewing a second source even come to mind, sir?)

I would also remind you and readers of your post on Nov. 25, 2014. "Come to the Beer, BBQ and Books Event at the Nashville Farmer's Market on Dec. 2."
http://www.nashvillescene.com/bites/archives/2014/11/25/come-to-the-beer-bbq-and-books-event-at-the-nashville-farmers-market-on-dec-2

You preface that post with a "warning" that demonstrates the conflict of interest you have in covering the Nashville Farmer's Market. In that post you confirm that you are working with sponsors of a non-profit event that features the promotion of your two books.

"Warning: gratuitously self-serving post ahead! But if you can't self-promote on a blog, where can you?]"

Notwithstanding the good cause involved, you shamelessly promote your own books, noting "Selfishly, I think either book would make a great holiday gift for the foodies and drinkies on your list, so come on down and cross some names off your list."

It is clear through these posts and other examples of your work, Mr. Chamberlain, that your foray of recent years into food blogging does NOT AT ALL qualify you to be a journalist, especially since your "coverage" amounts to no more than sheer boosterism and promotion--of this city agency.

What's worse is that you fail to recognize it! You should be disqualified from covering The Nashville Farmer's Market! Stop insisting that people wait until the end of the May season---by which time you will have rewritten many more NFM press releases about strawberries and tomatoes, and "Turnip the Beet" events. Stop being proud that you scored exclusive "2-hour interviews" with NFM management, the city agency that has helped promote your books, and which you shamelessly and uncritically promote. You should, in fact, apologize for misleading readers of The Nashville Scene. You should recuse yourself from any further "coverage" and promotion of the Nashville Farmer's Market.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by StoptheLiesbyNFM&byChrisChamberlain on 04/27/2015 at 1:18 PM

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

@SL - Look 11 posts after your original re: the local TN oyster.

Posted by pogo on 04/27/2015 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: Grocery Store Strategy and Ethos

Baffled as to how my above post was found offensive by someone. This isn't reddit.

(edit: is it because I mentioned the P-word?)

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by a yam what a yam on 04/27/2015 at 12:41 PM

Re: “The Southernaire Market Plans First Tasting Dinner

Wait a minute. The liquor store I'm remembering on Church was called the Southerner, not the Southernaire. Were there two or did the name change later?

Posted by pogo on 04/27/2015 at 12:35 PM

Re: “The Southernaire Market Plans First Tasting Dinner

Very pleased I never made it onto Mrs. Mize's check-bouncing list...

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by pogo on 04/27/2015 at 12:30 PM

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

we already are watching, it's already changed. And it sucks.

And how are they defending the presence of non-local vendors INSIDE the market itself, who are selling products they did not make? I haven't seen anyone explain why an oyster gets a dispensation that a peach does not, let alone a buyer of far away food versus a farmer who suddenly has time to sit in a shed and sell things...

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by S L on 04/27/2015 at 12:14 PM

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

I'm not at all embarrassed. This article is the result of a two hour face-to-face interview before any press releases ever came out. It was published a day after the initial announcement of the changes, so it's hardly part of any so-called "flackery" or boosteriem that Stopy seems to object to as the NFM rallies backers for the changes in their latest push for support. Although all of the changes listed in the piece haven't been implemented yet, they seem to be sticking with their schedule. The impact of the changes cannot be assessed until they've actually gone into effect. That's what I mean when I say I hope that folks at least give them one growing season to see what works and what doesn't. To assassinate change just because it's change isn't progressive or productive. I don't know exactly how these changes will work out, but I don't claim to have a crystal ball to tell me whether these turn out to be good ideas or not before they actually take place. I'll be watching, and everyone else should be too.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Chris Chamberlain on 04/27/2015 at 11:50 AM

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

Chris Chamberlain should be embarrassed for (1.) writing this post in the first place on Jan. 15 that read like a press release from the Farmer's Market and failed even to acknowledge that other points of view exist beyond those of Tasha Kennard and the Delvins; and (2.) defending his original press release by asking that Nashvillians "wait for at least one growing season to see what the new NFM will turn into." Do you realize, Chris Chamberlain, that when a food blogger for a major metropolitan weekly is working openly as a booster for city government, that is not journalism? It is public relations flackery!?

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by StopytheLiesbyNFM&byChrisChamberlain on 04/27/2015 at 10:58 AM

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

Chris Chamberlain should be embarrassed for (1.) writing this post in the first place on Jan. 15 that read like a press release from the Farmer's Market and failed even to acknowledge that other points of view beyond those of Tasha Kennard and the Delvins exist, and (2.) defending his original press release by asking that Nashvillians "wait for at least one growing season to see what the new NFM will turn into." Do you realize, Chris Chamberlain, that when a food blogger for a major metropolitan weekly is working as an unashamed booster for city government, that is not journalism? It is public relations flackery!?

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by StoptheliesatNFM&ByChrisChamberlain on 04/27/2015 at 10:55 AM

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