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Re: “Enjoy Four-Course 'Breakfast for Dinner' at Lockeland Table Next Week

ha - continuing the theme from Lesley Lassiter's book posting, shouldn't this be Supper? which would lead to Brupper? Supfast?

Posted by S L on 04/23/2015 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Tammy Algood's New Book Celebrates Sunday Dinner in the South

Have to disagree, at least in terms of all-purpose southern/regional use. When I moved to the South it was made clear to me that "dinner" always meant the largest meal of the day, always served mid-day, and supper was the meal served in the evening. Inviting someone to a meal in the evening and calling it "dinner" meant you were a yankee, pure and simple.

Lunch or, more correctly, the snooty "luncheon" was used to denote a lighter meal served mid-day in place of "dinner", and almost always included funny, fussy little sandwiches and women.

Posted by S L on 04/23/2015 at 5:23 PM

Re: “Consumer Reports Ranks Supermarket Chains — Publix Is Praised, Kroger's Middling, Walmart Sucks

I wish Fresh Market had more locations here, they have hands down the best sourdough bread available anywhere, and their fresh ground chuck is wonderful, as is everything out of their real meat/seafood department. I don't know why we don't have an Earth Fare, either. It would be nice to know what's being planned for Bellevue's mall replacement, which has promised a 'unique' grocery store. hint, hint...

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Posted by S L on 04/23/2015 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Dogfish Head Brings Its Popular Beers Back to Nashville

In the 'what have you done for me lately' department, any word on when we can get Bell's?

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Posted by S L on 04/23/2015 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What's Your Favorite Grilled Cheese?

oh - and again, what else is on your mind - what is up with the Scene's iPhone app not including any comments on any of the Blogs? I downloaded it over the weekend thinking, silly me, there'd be some coverage of the Farmer's Market fiasco, and was astounded to find myself only able to view articles. I mean, nothing related to comments - no Comments displayed, certainly no commenting options, never mind there are no 'most commented' or 'most recent comments' sections, either. care to, um, comment?

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Posted by S L on 04/06/2015 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Weekly Open Thread: What's Your Favorite Grilled Cheese?

These two questions go in the 'what else is on your mind' category -

1) what is the Farmers Market leadership saying to defend their "boffo" big opening with a whopping two food vendors this weekend (one of them selling cheese made by their son in Michigan, a bit counter-intuitive for the new 'grow it yourself or don't come here' initiative; when do the taxpayers get to say more booths disclosing sources but still paying rent is better than 2 booths, neither of which actually fresh produce at all because, hello, nothing is locally in season yet??
2) reading the news that Green Hills Grille is coming back reminds me - where is that stellar local reporting when it comes to telling the full back story as to why there is no Houston's in the town of its birth (and why on earth did they have to tear that building down)? There's a story there somewhere, but god forbid if anyone around here can be bothered to sniff it out. If we can never have a Houston's again, even though Memphis, Atlanta, and 9 other cities from coast to coast have one, it would be nice to at least know why the parent group has decided to ignore its firstborn so utterly...

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Posted by S L on 04/06/2015 at 10:22 AM

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

This article spells out the changes differently than the Tennessean's story, which implies only the producer is allowed to sell, which is crazy nuts and hopefully bogus.

If this truly is saying you have to say where the produce came from and who grew it, as long as a reseller has access to that information at the various auctions they buy from, then it's fine.

But if this is about banning all resold products period, be they South Carolina peaches, Alabama tomatoes or Chinese tube socks, then my question would be what are they going to do with the space the other 8-9 months of the year when there is no local produce available. And what happens to Babylon Gardens or whatever that place is called? Pretty sure they aren't growing everything they sell themselves. And wow, the international store inside - what do they do? And do the rules apply to the restaurants or do they get a pass because the board members like eating there? And how do you justify a Gulf oyster for sale when an Alabama tomato is banned?

It does feel sometimes like this board has a fairy tale version of what they run, and they have to tweak the rules in order to get out the tacky bits they don't want around when they come down to earth and revisit reality. (I don't apologize for that statement, it's their public perception they've fostered, if they don't agree they should fix how their actions impact their perception.) I read somewhere last year that the booth rental for the produce side was about $3 grand a month, I think a vendor said that in an article, and I have a hard time picturing any farmer having time to setup and run a booth while actually growing the food themselves and having all that cash handy before the crops are in.

if 88% of all strawberries come from California, do we really benefit by only having puny, scrawny strawberries for about a week? I don't know about you, but that 250 mile radius can lead to some pretty poor selection and small windows of availability. What's true for SFO - within 250 miles of the world's largest producer of food of all kinds, including strawberries that start coming in to market NOW - will never be true for Nashville. Why can't that be ok, why can't Nashville have its own flavor and celebrate its access to a wide range of prducts taht are not specifically local?

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Posted by S L on 01/16/2015 at 10:07 AM

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