East Nashville News: BarreAmped, Perk & Cork, update on Indian food and more

 
So, as you (we hope) know, the very awesome East Side Social was postponed due to unfavorable weather predictions. We’re bummed to have to wait longer for the awesomeness, but we’ll share the rescheduled date as soon as possible.
 
As less of a bummer: We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Morrissey at the Grand Ole Opry House Ryman July 3. Is that more of a bummer, but in a good way? Either way, go ahead and enter.
 
Beyond those bits, here’s some East Nashville news:
 

BarreAmped spreads East

 
Fitness fanatics: You’ll have another East Side exercise option come July, when BarreAmped Nashville EAST opens up at 805 Woodland St. #319, in the Eastside Station hub.
 
If you’re not familiar with the BarreAmped approach, it’s “an ultra results-oriented fitness regime based on modern and classical dance, Pilates, yoga, and deep stretching.”
 
The East Nashville location joins existing BarreAmped spaces on Music Row, in The Nations and The Gulch. 
 
The new space is offering an introductory deal for new clients — five classes for $35. Check out BarreAmped Nashville EAST on Facebook for more.
 
 

Perk and Cork coming to Inglewood

 
Good news, Riverside Village lovers: The blue house at 1304 McGavock Pike that was once home to Old Made Good is getting a new tenant. 
 
Espresso and wine eatery Perk & Cork slapped up a “coming soon” banner on the porch (hat tip Eater Nashville), though that’s about all we know at the moment. We reached out to the owners for further details, and will share more soon.
 

Update on East Side Indian food

 
 
We’re confident that we’re not alone in eagerly anticipating the arrival of East Nashville Indian food. So we were excited to get a little update from Karin Dicker, who’s working on developing the East Bollywood vegetarian Indian restaurant in the neighborhood:
 
Dicker has a contract on 2521 Gallatin Road, near FooBar, and hopes are to have the doors open — and delivery service happening — by late spring of next year.
 
As we mentioned in May, Dicker also intends to add a sister space to East Bollywood — a separate bar called The Opium Den. 
 
 

Karen Goodlow Designs reimagining historic fire house

 
 
We took a few weeks off from the news column here, but wanted to toss in something cool that bubbled up mid-month, in case you missed it:
 
The new owner who’ll be taking over and reimagining the historic fire hall No. 18 on Gallatin, right by Walmart, is commercial and residential interior design company Karen Goodlow Designs. 
 
In the works for the 1938 building: 
 
“The main engine bay will be a retail showroom with architectural salvage, fine art, and home decor items,” Goodlow wrote on Facebook. “There will be several small offices and art studios for rent. (The front room on the right) may possibly be shared office space in the day and art class space at night. There is also a basement space that is perfect for a ceramics studio or a craftsperson.”
 
Goodlow and team were getting plans sorted and uncovering long-covered windows and doors toward the end of June. “We can't wait to get started,” she wrote. “The future of this building will be glorious!”
 
 

Big love to injured music-makers and friends Tommy and Allen 

 
 
The bad news: Two talented East Nashville musicians suffered injuries recently from which they’re working to recover. Singer-songwriter Allen Thompson shattered a vertebrae during a cliff-jumping accident, and required immediate surgery. Guitarist, songwriter, writer and East Nashvillian contributor Tommy Womack was in a motor vehicle accident that left him with a cracked pelvis, unable to walk. Both: great guys, great talents. Both: difficult and expensive situations.
 
The good news: Crowdfunding efforts are under way to aid both Tommy and Allen with medical expenses, and friends and neighbors have come out in force, surpassing goals in both cases. 
 
That said, we all know how medical expenses go, so if you’re able:
 
 
 
Loving get-well-soons to both of those fine gentlemen.
 

Tomato Art Festival music lineup is out

 
 
As you surely know by now, this year’s Tomato Art Fest is set for Saturday, August 8 (with a Friday, August 7 kickoff concert). What you may not have known: the lineup of music-makers taking the fest’s stages.
 
 
Friday’s free kickoff concert features Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes and Neulore; Saturday performers include Magnolia Sons, Carolina Story, Kink Ador and many others.
 
Visit the official Tomato Art Fest website for the whole entertainment rundown.
 

Food-focused fests to freak for

 
 
Some more upcoming festival fun for those of you who enjoy putting food in your heads:
 
The annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival, now a July 4 Nashville tradition, is back at East Park on — you guessed it — July 4. As always, you can expect the city’s finest fiery fowl providers to be sharing samples (first 500 folks in line get the free stuff, and 500 happens fast), along with beer, lots of other vendors, live music, an amateur cooking competition and, if the past is any indication, probably some sweaty T-shirts.
 
The event kicks off at 11 a.m. Get all the details you could want at the official Music City Hot Chicken Festival website.
 
A new addition to the East Side festival landscape: a pre-Independence Day celebration called the East Nashville Pie Festival and Bake Off, held at the East Nashville Farmers Market on Wednesday, July 1.
 
What to expect at the Pie Fest? Pie!
 
There’s a baking contest (judges include East Nashvillian contributor/food expert Jennifer Justus, Olive & Sinclair’s Scott Witherow and others) and pie samples from Treehouse chef Todd Alan Martin, plus food trucks, games, live music and more.
 
The fest goes down during Farmers Market time: 3:30 to 7 p.m., at Shelby Park. More about the East Nashville Pie Festival and Bake Off on Facebook.
 

The Thirth is nigh

 
While we’re on the topic of annual East Nashville Independence Day traditions: The always-beloved Thirth of July block party is, as always, set for July 3. Haven’t been yet? Tough to beat this description:
 
“Each year, on the 3rd of July, we close down North 12th Street between Ordway & Calvin for a huge block party that brings out hundreds of friends & neighbors to listen to great music, eat great food, & drink great beer. Come join us & see what makes East Nashville the best neighborhood around.”
 
There’ll be barbecue from G’Z, ice cream from Jeni’s and beer from Yazoo, plus lots of local music (including Jason Eskridge and Joe, Marc's Brother).
 
 

Inglewood-filmed ‘Boulevard’ trailer is out

 
 
Before the vacant bank building at Gallatin and Curdwood was refashioned into the new Sip Cafe, it was a filming location for Boulevard, comedy icon Robin Williams’ final film. 
 
The movie’s release has been long-awaited, but a July 10 theaters date is on the books, and an official trailer has been released. Watch it above — at about the 1:30 mark, you can see the checkerboard facade at the now-Sip location.
 

Charleston Meets Nashville at POP

 
Next on the docket for pop-up space POP’s popular {City} Meets Nashville series: a visit from Charleston chef Daniel Heinze, who heads up the kitchen at McCrary’s, “a must visit for anyone seeking out the most innovative cooking techniques, a wide range of unusual and new ingredients, and carefully cultivated heirloom products” according to the Charleston City Paper. (Sean Brock, captain of Husk in Charleston and here, is McCrary’s’ executive chef).
 
Heinze will share a five-course meal at POP on Saturday, July 25, the menu spanning from an heirloom tomato, watermelon, grapefruit and pickled rose petal salad to a pound cake with indigo popcorn, sassafras and mint.
 
Seats at the 7 pm. meal run $100 (with a $50 beverage pairing), and they’re on sale online now.
 

Tugboat Printshop pop-up at Hey Rooster

 
 
While we’re talking pop-ups: Pittsburgh husband-and-wife printmaking duo Tugboat Printshop are heading our way for Independence Day weekend, and neighborhood shop Hey Rooster will be hosting a pop-up sharing their wares in July, with an opening party set for Thursday, July 2, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
 
Tugboaters Valerie Lueth and Paul Roden will have their woodcut prints for sale (example above), and Hey Rooster will have beers and snacks on hand as you peruse.
 
 

QUICK BITS

 
- Vaping aficionados: lil news from Gizmos Vapor Shoppe - they're moving to 922 Main St. in July (the current location, at 1009 Gallatin, will be open until then).
 
- B-Side Salon, at 2909-A Gallatin Pike Suite A, has closed up. No word on what’s taking over the space yet.
 
- Brocade Designs announced the closure of its floral design studio at 805 Woodland Street, Suite 304 (also in Eastside Station) to “transition to focus on event design and custom stationery.”
 
- East C.A.N. is hosting something of a pup adoption speed-dating hang on Sunday, June 28 from 8 to 11 a.m. in the lot next to Bongo Java (109 South 11th). Hang out, meet adoptable pups, maybe make a love connection. (East C.A.N. on Facebook)
 
- Belated heads up: Nashville Flipped — the HGTV show that kicked off with a pilot focused on a historic East Nashville home — is going to be a series. Flipped founder Troy Dean Shafer shared the news on Facebook, saying, “I’m a bit choked up and wiping away tears.” 
 
- Check out this little bit of love for East Nashville’s Nashville Sweets from Huffington Post: 18 Themed Groom's Cakes That Are Anything But Boring.
 
- If you haven’t already snagged your tickets to the Nashville PRIDE fest on Friday/Saturday (with St. Lucia, Katy Tiz, *repeat repeat and others), you can save $5 on a weekend pass with our extra-special friends code, EastNash. Nashville PRIDE tickets live here.
 
- Thinking about starting your own business? Our friends at The Skillery are hosting a one-day Introduction to Entrepreneurship workshop on Saturday, July 18, and you can save 10 percent on registration for it using our extra-special friends code, EASTNASH. 
 
- Lovers of all things knitted, sewed, quilted, etc., don't forget the East Side Fiber Festival, brought to us by Nutmeg, is Saturday, June 27, at Pavilion East.
 
That’s all for this week. East Nashville tips you’d like to share? Email Nicole at nicole(at)theeastnashvillian(dot)com.
 

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