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If you could go back and relive the past year, would you? Unless you’re Jeff Bezos or the dude who owns Zoom, I’m guessing the answer is no. Personally, I wouldn’t choose that particular adventure, in part because if I read the word “unprecedented” one more time I’m going to donate my eyes t…

Lord knows most of us have spent plenty of time in our home kitchens over these past 12 months and change. Your old pals at the Scene even managed to create and publish a cookbook, Nourish Nashville, inspired by our time cooking from home while in lockdown. (Shameless plug: Visit this link t…

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Jeff Pennington had a tough first half of March. The co-owner of Pennington Distilling Co. was tracking his numbers, which were already way down after his local distributor Best Brands was hit by the March 3 tornado and thus unable to ship any of his product for more than two weeks. Then the…

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Update: On Thursday, Mayor John Cooper announced that Nashville will revert to phase two of its COVID-19 reopening plan. This means that limited-service restaurants — or bars that derive less than half of their revenue from food — will be forced to close for at least two weeks. While that do…

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Under normal circumstances, summer is always a fine time for outside beer drinking. Even those of us who are maltmen when it comes to preferred styles shove off our porters and stouts and Scotch ales and festbiers until autumn returns to dial down nature’s thermostat. In the meantime, we see…

Summer’s here, and you need a drink — and boy, have we got just the issue for you. In our annual drinking issue, your old pals at the Scene give you a rundown of some of the best boozy frozen drinks in town, along with a handful of great local summertime beer recommendations. We also try out…

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Let’s do a little thought experiment together, shall we? Close your eyes and think of your favorite restaurant — the one you miss the most — and what you’ll order as soon as you feel safe to sit down in its dining room again. Got one? Now open your eyes, and … poof! The COVID-19 pandemic is …