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East Side Smiles' Dr. Thomas Hadley picks his East Nashville food favorites

  We figure that if you dedicate your life to studying the things that go on inside the human mouth, you might have a particularly good understanding of quality food and drink.   But when we reached out to Dr. Thomas Hadley — the family dentist who leads East Side Smiles, the 2012 president of the Historic East Nashville Merchants Association and the guy... Read More

East Nashville News: Celebrating Record Store Day and more

  This week, we're starting off with some East Nashville opportunities to celebrate music obsessives' favorite holiday, Record Store Day, following with some gardening/farmers market tips, neighborhood development news, chances to catch music, get in a movie and more.   On to it:   Record Store Day and Swap Day in East... Read More

Smokers Abbey makes a home for cigar lovers in East Nashville

  East Nashville shop Smokers Abbey took a name that evokes a spiritual home or hub -- and that makes a lot of sense, when you consider the origins of co-owners Joshua Stump and Chris Hayzlett’s love of fine tobacco.   “(Chris and I) both got into cigars as a biblically legal way to cope with the stress of ministry,” Stump says.   When... Read More

East Nashville News: POP pops up, Yum! East grows and more

  Lots of food and events news this week, which makes sense, since people in this neighborhood sure seem to like eating food and doing stuff. Wild times. Elsewhere, ways to improve the community on several fronts.   On to it:   Otaku South founders to launch POP   Big neighborhood talk this week was surely about POP, the new eats/event hub... Read More

East Nashville Chicken Chase And Hot Hen Hoedown Launches at Pavilion East

  Each May in Nashville, floppy hats and pastels are donned en masse for the Iroquois Steeplechase, among the most genteel excuses to tailgate in Tennessee.   While appreciated all around Middle Tennessee, we think it’s safe to say Steeplechase doesn’t really clear out East Nashville, so much. Which leaves some room that weekend for the new East Nashville... Read More

East Nashville News: Farmers Market moves, overlay success and more

  We shared news earlier this week of some upcoming additions to East Nashville — namely a new Local Taco at 1100 Fatherland and a fresh artisan chocolate face, Chocolate F/X, at the Shoppes on Fatherland. Fun news indeed.   That was, of course, just a snippet of the happenings around the neighborhood this week. So here’s some more:   The... Read More

Local Taco, Chocolate F/X coming to East Nashville

  Fans of The Shoppes on Fatherland — home to Pavilion East, Baxter Bailey & Company, Tiffany's Boutique and a host of other local stops — have Mark and Patti Sanders to thank for that corner’s growth.   And growth is definitely the highlighted word with the Sanders of late; if you follow East Nashville business development news (or drive... Read More

East Nashville food and drink deals: Some of our favorites

  Some years back on East Nashville, With Love, I pulled together a collection of East Nashville meal deals, mostly as a very valuable service to myself.   In the relatively short time since, East Nashville's changed immensely, with a host of new restaurants and bars and folks setting roots. That said, with the benefit of a cheat sheet, you can still quite easily... Read More

East Nashville News: goodbye and thanks to Ernie Chaires

  This week started off with sad news: Rosepepper Cantina founder Ernie Chaires passed away early Sunday from complications related to cancer, and the loss is a profound one, both to the Rosepepper family and the community on which Chaires left an indelible mark.   We feel honored to have gotten the chance to share Ernie Chaires' story in our latest issue. If you... Read More

Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival hits East Nashville

  Nashville's long been a drinking town; our emergence as a real-deal cocktail destination: more of a long work in progress. Ain't hard to find a well-made artisan cocktail these days, but even five years back, house-made bitters were still a tad exotic.     Credit for that growth goes to a whole host of locals, and PourTaste's Jon and Lindsay Yeager... Read More

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