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Re: “Proper Bagel Under Construction on Belmont; Share Your Bagel Thoughts

It ain't a "proper bagel" but I sure do miss the freaks at the old Alpine Bagel on 21st.

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Posted by brandonvalentine on 07/27/2015 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Proper Bagel Under Construction on Belmont; Share Your Bagel Thoughts

I really miss Nashville Bagel Company mostly because of the shameless amount of cream cheese that came standard with any order. Those were the days.

I love Star Bagel, nicest folks you ever want to meet but they err on the lean side of a cream cheese serving.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 07/27/2015 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Proper Bagel Under Construction on Belmont; Share Your Bagel Thoughts

Star Bagel Turkey Fresco on Everything bagel. Great Summer sandwich- Cucumber, Tomato, Onion, Cream Cheese, Smoked Turkey.

Posted by Tim on 07/27/2015 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Proper Bagel Under Construction on Belmont; Share Your Bagel Thoughts

Westendrail- I'm with you on the toast issue. I usually ask for the bagel to be "double toasted" to get that crunch I'm looking for. I lived in NYC just long enough to fall in love with that city's bagels. I haven't lived there in years, but I still miss those bagels.

Posted by BelleNic on 07/27/2015 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Proper Bagel Under Construction on Belmont; Share Your Bagel Thoughts

We are definitely undeserved in the bagel department, as Nor'easter I have a hard time getting people to "make" my bagel. I am constantly having to unpack the cream cheese, tomato and onion to "make it myself. Also toast mean to actually put some color on the bread, not to just warm it up! Star bagel is pretty good though

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Posted by Westendrail on 07/27/2015 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Open Thread Wants to Know Your Best Farmers Market Finds

I'm going to start hanging out at Farmers Markets.

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Posted by Juanita El Torrito Muchos Grande on 07/27/2015 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Proper Bagel Under Construction on Belmont; Share Your Bagel Thoughts

"Proper" bagels, as made and sold in places where they have long been part of the culture, are boiled, (water is best, but there are credible "Philadelphia egg bagel" variations if you like that sort of thing) and always, always finished with an egg wash that gives them a shiny, identifiable crust on the outside. (Sesame or onion or "everything" should not be slathered on so thick that it sticks to your hand or falls off--although the egg wash helps prevent those.) They were never intended to be doughnuts, and to be for morning "savory" not sweet--butter-freindly and able to soak that up if you toast it, cream cheese happy if you're having it in the traditional context with lox, onions, etcetera. I don't see why it wouldn't be perfectly for somebody else to want the sweet ones if that's what they like, but the above are a few basics for making the bagel a bagel--"properly". Revolutionary around here would be if they also sold bialys--which, I suspect, most people reading this have never heard of--but would make many people happy.

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Posted by Barry M on 07/27/2015 at 8:06 AM

Re: “Open Thread Wants to Know Your Best Farmers Market Finds

I like the changes to the Farmers Market downtown. Parking is stupid though.

I like the other Farmers Markets too, but I think they all open too late and don't stay open long enough.

Sevier Park and Richland Park in particular.

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 07/26/2015 at 1:47 PM

Re: “2015 People Issue: Meet Expert Bartender Lee Parrish

​I wanted to point you to a friend of ours, Melissa Irwin, who is in her 5th year of the charity for 4 orphanages in Zimbabwe Africa.

She attends Cross Point Community Church ​in Brent​wood, TN, has a child with Down Syndrome​, just published her first book "Well Watered.... Never Thirst"​, and has four orphanages in Zim. She also brought home a teen, Marlena, to TN to complete high school.

Melissa Irwin is an incredible woman!!! Getting her story out could help her raise more funds for the orphans and more awareness of down syndrome.

http://beautifulfeetgo.org/index.html melissa@beautifulfeetgo.org

http://www.bfgomelissa.com/2013/10/25/be-aware-what-you-need-to-know-about-down-syndrome/

Have a great day!

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Posted by A Local Hero on 07/26/2015 at 10:59 AM
Posted by johannarogers16 on 07/26/2015 at 3:12 AM

Re: “Revisiting the dish that's made The Gold Rush a Rock Block staple for 40-plus years

Loved it when I lived there 25 years ago. Will have to get back for a roll when I visit Nasvilled again.

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Posted by MyOpinion on 07/25/2015 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Open Thread Wants to Know Your Best Farmers Market Finds

With all of the famous "improvements,' mainly subtractions, not additions, there are less choices this year than ever before, and with the weekend summer crowd there to "see" all of the "charming" little vendors and then wait in line to eat, not shop, , it can take a half hour to park. Hardly worth the effort.

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Posted by Have to head other places on 07/25/2015 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Madeline, East Nashville's Laundry Cafe, Shuts Down for Good

Yes, I have been. It felt totally phoney and lame in every way, as most commenters on previous threads and this one seem to agree.

Yes, they clearly know how to get publicity, I'll grant you that, but a neighborhood bar or great restaurant they are not. Maybe they can open a Rain-Forest Cafe or Dave and Busters in the neighborhood too. No doubt they could find one person to defend it.

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Posted by Nothanks on 07/24/2015 at 11:47 PM

Re: “Rum, Punch and Swizzle Add Sizzle to Your Summer

The punch and swizzle drinks at Sinema are fantastic!

Posted by Phillip@SouthernFATTY.com on 07/24/2015 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Madeline, East Nashville's Laundry Cafe, Shuts Down for Good

It's sad to see another great local hangout, such as Madeline's, have to close their doors, but there's certainly no need, NOTHANKS, to disparage other local restaurateur's concept &/or the Scene's decision to write about them. I'm sure you've been to Embers Ski Lodge to have such a negative view of it, but if not, I suggest you go & check it out! They have a great vibe, incredible drinks, and the most delicious salmon spread this side of the mason dixon. I hope Madeline's owners & employees can reopen another awesome concept soon that will survive the increasingly competitive marketplace of Nashville. Clearly, the owners of Embers understand what it takes to increase publicity & run a successful business, as they've done with their other neighborhood restaurant, Mafioza's, over the past 10+ yrs.

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Posted by jackiedtn on 07/24/2015 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Open Thread Wants to Know Your Best Farmers Market Finds

Nicki--yes, the lemon cucumbers! I haven't seen any this year; I need to look some more places.

Mike--I have heard mixed reviews about Jack Brown's. Which is not great for them considering the burger competition in this city. Nashville is NOT hurting for good burgers. Almost too many options.

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Posted by Lesley Eats on 07/24/2015 at 3:41 PM

Re: “Revisiting the dish that's made The Gold Rush a Rock Block staple for 40-plus years

The Gold Rush was the site of my favorite ever random comment from someone at a neighboring table. Having overheard my group's conversation, this wide-eyed young thing asked: "Are you guys from Science Fiction?"

Posted by pogo on 07/24/2015 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Tour de Sugar: 30 Days of Candy Box Takes You Around the World

Candy is not one of my go-to cravings, that would be the 3 C'S: chocolate, cookies and cake, but this still sounds amazing. Green tea kit kats and roly poly Russian bears, I call that a box o' yum.

Posted by Kim on 07/24/2015 at 1:59 PM

Re: “Open Thread Wants to Know Your Best Farmers Market Finds

Did anybody see pea tendrils (not sprouts) this spring? That's one of my favorite vegetables.

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Posted by Dana Kopp Franklin on 07/24/2015 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Open Thread Wants to Know Your Best Farmers Market Finds

Really going to lean into the open thread theme and mention that I went to Jack Brown's in Germantown last Friday. I got the basic cheeseburger which was just bun, cheese, special sauce (definitely mayo, ketchup mustard, mix) and crinkle cut fries on the side. Very basic meal. But very good. Burger and fries with a Lagunitas draft set me back $12 or so. The burgers are small (1/4lb patty) and my two dining companions ended up ordering a second round. As with any new place the service was spotty but very friendly. I could see it being a great post afternoon Sounds game hang.

Posted by mike on 07/24/2015 at 10:23 AM

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