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Re: “Jeni's Ice Cream Sets March Date for Opening in Farmers' Market

Research what, Lindsey? You agreed with me and the other person you responded to asked questions.

Get over your love affair with Jeni's enough to realize that it is not based in Nashville. Put on your thinking cap before responding, too.

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Posted by I am Boob Thruster on 01/23/2015 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Feeling Hot Hot Hot (Chocolate)

I really don't understand what people see in Barista Parlor. Is it a coffee shop, bakery, or something else? I can't help but feel like they suffer from an identity crisis.
I've given them a couple of shots, but no more. It shouldn't take 20 minutes for an espresso.
I get the complete opposite feeling at Crema. Feels like they are all about the coffee, and nothing else. Not to mention how much better their coffee is compared to anyone else in the city.
They hold their own with any other shop in the country.

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Posted by 37210 on 01/23/2015 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Jeni's Ice Cream Sets March Date for Opening in Farmers' Market

Jeni's is based in Ohio, but they source products locally from areas around the test kitchen and where other scoop shops are. For instance, the strawberries in roasted strawberry buttermilk are middle tennessee strawberries and the flavor is only made when strawberries are in season. Local Nashville beer is used in yazoo sue with rosemary bar nuts. Jeni's is local in their spirit regardless of where they put one and they are present in the communities they choose to place themselves in. And Jeni herself has always been very present in the Nashville shops and the Nashville community. I don't know all of the details about what the new qualifications for the farmer's market is, but it is most certainly NOT like putting a Chipotle in a farmer's market. And Wendy's? Really that comparison is ABSURD when Jeni's uses all natural ingredients, zero preservatives, and not mention is a B corporation. Perhaps research companies before you slam them.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lindsey Button on 01/23/2015 at 12:09 AM

Re: “Feeling Hot Hot Hot (Chocolate)

the best recipe I have come across came from my basic bible frugal gourmet cookbook. it included pepper, heavy cream,and butter......WORD!

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Posted by Tee Lee on 01/22/2015 at 11:34 PM

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

On behalf of the staff and board of NFM, I want to thank the community for the outpouring of your support and feedback regarding our recent announcement of merchant standards, including the transition to a producer only farmers' market. We know that many people have questions or may not fully understand how the merchant standards will impact current merchants at the market. To learn more or share your feedback, we welcome your attendance at our upcoming board meeting on Wednesday, January 28th at 9:30 am in the Nashville Farmers' Market conference room.

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Posted by Tbkennard on 01/22/2015 at 7:21 PM

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

I met Sean at his bar in my neighborhood and my experience was unpleasant. I mentioned my connection to him through a mutual friend and he then proceeded to speak profusely about his perception of said friend as an incompetent human being. Some long time neighborhood residents of a race other than his own then attempted to enter his bar and he told them that they couldn't come to his bar anymore. He then proceeded to shoo them away with his hand. I immediately left.

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Posted by atomatom on 01/22/2015 at 6:46 PM

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

*wielding

Posted by Mitoface on 01/22/2015 at 6:34 PM

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

I had to interact with Sean in the Wedgewood Houston neighborhood where he has a bar. When approached to utilize his skills for the community, he offered pessimism, sexism, crusty beardism, and pompous circumstance. All of his advice was not heeded and success followed. Im glad the community of Nashville has risen as a pitchfork and torch yielding mob to run this mother out. USA. USA. USA.

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Posted by Mitoface on 01/22/2015 at 6:32 PM

Re: “First Bite: Biscuit Love Brunch

*of, geez.

Posted by Nashvillenative on 01/22/2015 at 5:43 PM

Re: “First Bite: Biscuit Love Brunch

I sent them an email asking for info on what was vegan. Never got any kind if response...

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Posted by Nashvillenative on 01/22/2015 at 5:42 PM

Re: “First Bite: Biscuit Love Brunch

Can't wait to compare them to Biscuit Head in Asheville. $1-$2 higher in price, but if you can mention the location of free parking, it would be worth it.

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Posted by james on 01/22/2015 at 2:55 PM

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

I emailed Sean about a refund per his facebook reply to me days ago, and have not gotten a follow up email. Promises are just words unless you follow up to them. This guy and his company is a joke.

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Posted by Bob on 01/22/2015 at 1:42 PM

Re: “First Bite: Biscuit Love Brunch

In addition to wine and cocktails, Biscuit Love has a selection of regional craft beers in bottles and cans. Breweries include Yazoo, Jackalope, Good People, Terrapin, and Country Boy. There is also one beer tap that will rotate between Nashville breweries. The first couple kegs are from Little Harpeth. Cheers!

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Wingnutz on 01/22/2015 at 10:54 AM

Re: “Jeni's Ice Cream Sets March Date for Opening in Farmers' Market

I think the rules only ban re-selling products. I don't think that Jeni's is buying Häagen-Dazs and repackaging it.

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Posted by Michael Beasley on 01/22/2015 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Jeni's Ice Cream Sets March Date for Opening in Farmers' Market

Jeni's is based out of Ohio.

Not sure where Jamaicaway, Bella Nashville, Swagruaha are based.

Maybe you have a point. Maybe you just think Jeni's has a cute concept and logo.

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Posted by I am Boob Thruster on 01/22/2015 at 9:19 AM

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

I like being able to get non-seasonal items at the Farmer's Market. They are actually CHEAPER than the grocery stores. Yes, cheaper. I can spend roughly $30 per week at the market versus $50-60 at the grocery stores on the same items. Yes, the Farmers Market is cheaper and the staff of the local producers who sell non-local items are A LOT nicer than a grocery store employee. Me and the hubby try to make a day of it when we go to the market. We eat breakfast there and then go get the fruits and veggies. I dunno if we will be back once they change it unless they allow the local producers to sell non-local food. I hope they do. It's easier on my wallet if they would.

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Posted by Barbara Kent Goodman on 01/22/2015 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Jeni's Ice Cream Sets March Date for Opening in Farmers' Market

Yeah, and Jamaicaway imports their hot sauces from the Caribbean and Bella Nashville makes pizza, a product that was clearly developed in Italy. Not to mention those products from the Earl of Sandwich at SloCo and that foreign Indian food at Swagruha. The restaurants in the Market House are not the same thing as the produce vendors. They are locally run with local employees. Jeni's has been an excellent corporate citizen since arriving, IMHO. I'll bet Jeni would say "I wasn't born here, but I got here as fast as I could."

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Posted by Chris Chamberlain on 01/21/2015 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Jeni's Ice Cream Sets March Date for Opening in Farmers' Market

I like Jeni's, but I really do wonder how the FM justifies this given their new rules. Does it fit comfortably (i.e., the ingredients for the products sold in Nashville are sourced locally), or is it shoehorned in due to some convoluted rationalization? Is it because they make the end-products regardless of ingredients source? Is everything sold in your knees made in Nashville? Or do they ship in ice cream base, toppings, etc.? I wonder what distinguishes this from, say, Chipotle wanting to set up shop in the farmers market? And if that would meet the requirements, why not Wendy's? After all, Wendy's uses fresh beef to patty the burgers, etcetera.

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Posted by TL Ferrell on 01/21/2015 at 5:25 PM

Re: “Jeni's Ice Cream Sets March Date for Opening in Farmers' Market

Boy; now isn't that LOCAL only..

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Posted by Up next: California Pizza Kitchen on 01/21/2015 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Levon Wallace Will Be Chef at Cochon Butcher

I hope this outpost does well. I am a big fan of the original.
Apples and oranges, but his Lafayette location of Cochon didn't do well. Probably a case of carrying coals to Newcastle but still, it can be difficult to replicate success in another market.

Posted by The Saint on 01/21/2015 at 3:38 PM

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