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East Nashville's Chocolate F/X: from special effects to confections

  Many of us got our first taste of Chocolate F/X at the 2014 Yum!East festival — along with a huge cross section of East Nashville food purveyors, CFX was on hand sharing creations and meeting new neighbors, just as finishing touches were being put on their new space at the Shoppes on Fatherland.   Fast-forward a month and change, and Chocolate F/X’s... Read More

East Nashville news: grand openings at Thrive and Nancybgoods, new vape shop, more

  Biggest neighborhood news this week was probably the search for the owners of that lost catfish (hope you found your momma, lil fish), but a few other things did cross our paths/inboxes.   Here’s this week’s East Nashville news roundup:   1100 Fatherland shops celebrate grand opening   We’ve seen a lot of new faces at the... Read More

East Nashville’s Treehouse: funky flair and fresh fare

  Co-owners Matt Spicher and Corey Ladd and executive chef Todd Alan Martin launched East Nashville’s Treehouse restaurant about eight months ago, with the intent of filling a neighborhood need.   “(Martin) was at Lockeland Table for a long time, and when he would get off work, he would not have anywhere to go eat — at least on the East Side,... Read More

East Nashville News: Celebrating the 4th, helping Martha O'Bryan help neighbors, more

  Since this week’s news roundup falls around our country’s annual celebration of independence, figured it made sense to kick off with some opportunities to raise a glass without crossing the river, as there are many. Beyond, we’ve got some other stuff to share, including… well, other parties.   On to the latest crop of East Nashville... Read More

Urban Green Lab takes sustainability education to the road

Urban Green Lab's Jennifer Tlumak, photo Corinne Dore Williams   Toward the end of summer in 2013, Urban Green Lab — the East Nashville-bred, sustainability-focused learning hub conceived back in 2009 — announced a pretty significant change of plans.   The initial intent was to open a large physical learning lab on the corner of McGavock and Maxey... Read More

East Nashville News: Green Wagon closing, Two Ten Jack expanding, more

  Kind of a bummer week on the East Nashville brick-and-mortar business-news front; converserly, kind of a cool week on the East Nashville mobile business front. On to the latest bit of East Nashville news: Green Wagon closing, going mobile   Sad news for the many of us who loved walking through the cozy Forrest Ave. doors of the Green Wagon: After nearly six years of... Read More

Nashville Community Darkroom proves film isn't dead

  With all the quick phone-photo snapping/deleting/retaking we do day to day, it’s easy to forget that even amateur photography used to be a much more tangible, more permanent thing. In the days before the Valencia filter, we waited patiently to see the photos we took, then treasured the good shots in carefully arranged books.   The beauty of film photography... Read More

Tim Carroll and ‘Midnight Orange’ lay down serious rock & roll Fridays at The 5 Spot

On a recent Friday evening at The 5 Spot, it’s 10 minutes past the start of happy hour and the joint is already jumpin’. Onstage, singer-songwriter-guitar slinger Tim Carroll and “an assemblage of true rock stars,” as one patron describes them in a post on Facebook, are just getting warmed up for 2 1/2 hours of arena-worthy rock & roll. “Best Happy Hour in... Read More

East Nashville News: mumblings from Mitchell, star chef at POP, lots more

  We’re inadvertently food-focused this week, with news about new fooderies, fun events at already-open fooderies, food trucks, beer drinking… These are all things that don’t seem to be frowned upon in East Nashville, so we’ll go with it.   On to the latest crop of East Nashville news bits:   Rudie’s Seafood And Sausage,... Read More

Lower summer energy bills with tips from Nashville Home Energy

  Come summer, we’re kinda justified for taking many an opportunity to complain in Middle Tennessee. It’s too hot. It’s too soupy. Our utility bills could buy us a fairly well-maintained used car.   We can’t help with the first two, but for the third, we had a thought toward helping nudge 'em a little. The... Read More

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