If a good ol' spicy wing is your kind of party starter, the Music City Southern Hot Wing Festival is the place to be this weekend. The new festival, an offshoot of an annual Memphis event, runs 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Walk of Fame Park downtown, with live music, kids' activities and the chance to sample wings as teams cook madly to win $1,000 and bragging rights as top wing wranglers. Judges include Brad Schmitt, Steve Gill (he'll only touch the right wing), the Scene's own food-and-wine obsessive Chris Chamberlain, bow-tie wearing polymath J.R. Lind of The City Paper, and favorite food bloggers Amanda Saad, Vivek Surti and Tabitha Tune. The event is $20 and benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities Nashville.
This is one of the most jam-packed food weekends in memory, with three other brand-new events also on the agenda: the Southern Artisan Cheese Festival (6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Nashville Farmers' Market), the Battle of the Food Trucks (3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Greer Stadium) and the Nashville Beer Festival (1 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Riverfront Park, followed by live music until 11 p.m.).
Never had spiced round, but I'm not a native Nashvillian either, although I have lived…
Big pot of gumbo.
It's got to be cafe nonna in sylvan park.
I will try them but, as said in the article, I'm starting to tire of…
Completely agree. No excellent Mexican or Chinese food in Nashville.