The biggest East Nashville news of the week, naturally: The November/December issue of The East Nashvillian is on the streets and on the website now, with cover guy Drew Holcomb, stories on WXNA, The Ornaments and rockstar rock critic Ann Powers, plus our annual holiday gift guide and lots more. Take a spin through the whole thing, issuu-style, or read individual articles via the home page.
Hope it brings you tidings of comfort and joy.
Without further ado, the rest of this week’s news:
Pint & Pie Night is back in effect
If you’re new to East Nashville/Nashville, something worth knowing: The Family Wash’s Pint & Pie Night is something of an East Nashville institution. A rite of East Nashville passage. As fundamentally East Nashville as discount tobacco/liquors across the street from a Hair World.
And now that the Wash is firmly settled in its new home at 626 Main Street, Pint & Pie Night is back.
The pie: the Wash’s famous shepherd's pie, in meaty and non-meaty varieties. The pints: four different featured flavors of Nashville’s own Yazoo. The price: $12 for both, every Tuesday from 5 p.m. until close (which is midnight).
Welcome back, Pint & Pie Night. East Nashville’s a little closer to being back on its axis.
While we’re on the topic of The Family Wash and Yazoo, they’ll be teaming up on Monday, November 23 for a special Beer Dinner, too, which sounds like a fine opportunity for Wash executive chef John Stephenson (above) to flex his enviable skills.
Bits of the five-course menu, with dishes designed to pair with special release Yazoo brews: a posole-braised chicken dish paired with Yazoo’s Sennespiration sour blonde ale blend; a spicy lamb meatball dish to pair with Yazoo’s Hopry IPA; an apple/olive oil pancake with dark caramel and rum apples, paired with Never Again, a sour brown ale aged in sherry and whiskey barrels. Serious business.
Seating at the 7 p.m. event is limited, and spots will run you $45 plus tax and tip, via Eventbrite.
Might wanna snag one quick if you’re hoping to go.
For more: The Family Wash website.
Another very welcome return: The Small Business Saturday celebration launched last year by the businesses in the Shoppes on Fatherland, Fa-la-la-Fatherland, returns for 2015, and folks from all around the now-expanded (and continually expanding) Fatherland District are taking part.
this year’s Fa-la-la-Fatherland — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 28 — will include door prizes, games, treats and surprises from a wide mix of Fatherland retailers, including creative chocolatiers Chocolate F/X, sewing/craft stop Nutmeg, pampered pup hub Baxter Bailey & Co., home goods shop Abode Mercantile and many others.
The event offers an opportunity to have a far more celebratory shopping experience than you’d have at, say, a mall. And focusing your holiday purchasing here in the neighborhood is the jolly thing to do.
Urban Green Lab earns $91K EPA grant
Huge congrats go out to East Nashville-bred, sustainability-focused organization Urban Green Lab, which recently snagged a major Environmental Education Grant grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
The $91,000 grant will help UGL launch the Mobile Learning Label they’ve been working toward since 2014.
With interactive exhibits and dedicated environmental stewards at the helm, the lab will bring green-tinged education opportunities to grade 5-12 public school students in Nashville.
From a release:
“The project is designed to teach students how living a more sustainable lifestyle can improve the local and global environment, one’s health, and one’s financial savvy.”
Urban Green Lab’s grant was one of 35 awarded to organizations across the country; the organization was chosen out of a pool of more than 400 applicants.
For extra insight into the development of the Mobile Learning Lab (and a little about UGL’s roots in Riverside Village), read our piece from July of 2014. Learn more at the Urban Green Lab website.
Lost Century Vintage closes
Bummer news, local vintage shoppers: Lost Century, at 1011 Gallatin Avenue (right next to Spot’s Pet Supply), closed its doors about a week back.
The shop opened in 2014, and stocked a broad mix of pre-loved goods, from furniture and housewares to hats and wallets.
Updated: Owner Rob Wey tells us that it's not so much a closure as a combining with his other shop.
"Pieces Vintage, dba Lost Century Vintage, turned 30 years in October. I opened October 1985 on Historic 2nd Ave. (I changed my name when I came to East Nash.) I decided it made more sense to combine LCV with my store Smack Clothing Co., celebrating 20 years on Elliston Place. One store, one rent."
We'll likely see his work again on this side of the river, though.
"I was born and raised in East Nashville," Wey says, "and I'll be back."
That 1,800-square-foot space, meanwhile, is up for lease. Been itching top open a new East Nashville spot right there on the main drag? Give a shout to Chad Baker at 615-578-8800.
O.liv Body Bar hosts happy hour hang
This one’s for those of you who deserve a little pampering: East Side spa O.liv Body Bar is hosting its first happy hour hang since relocating to our side of the river.
On Thursday, November 19, you’re invited to grab a cocktail, shop, enjoy giveaways, throw your name in the running for door prizes and partake in Mini Spa Service specials: organic facials and peels, hot stone massages, hand and foot treatments and more. Just, y’know, all-around feeling regal and beloved.
If you haven’t been by O.liv before, it’s a full-service pampering destination, offering everything from facials and waxing to couples massages. Has a full mud lounge, too.
The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m., and O.liv Body Bar is located at 922 Main Street. More at the O.liv Body Bar website.
Rosepepper makes famous quips wearable
You know the revolving hilarity featured on the marquee out in front of Rosepepper? Those funnies that actor/famously Internet funny-savvy guy George Takai repeatedly shares with his millions of devotees?
Now, you can bear your love for those fine quips right on your chest, with Rosepepper’s new T-shirts. Had to happen.
If anyone has any pull toward getting someone on Nashville to wear the “I WISH I WAS FULL OF TACOS INSTEAD OF EMOTIONS” T, pretty please get on it.
It’s $20 to be a ‘pepper, shirt-wise, and they’re available in men’s, women’s and tanks.
Furry photo ops with Santa, coming up
Nashville offers a myriad opportunities to get photos taken with Santa; East Nashville, naturally, offers ample opportunities to get your dog’s photo taken with Santa.
A few of said options:
On Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15, from noon to 5 p.m., Fanny’s House of Music (1101 Holly) will host a chance to get your pup’s photo taken with “Tattooed Santa,” brought to us by local rescue Pittie in Pink. By donating $35 to get your snapshots, you’ll be helping Pittie continue to save abandoned and neglected dogs. You’ll also have photos of a thoroughly inked St. Nick snuggling your schnauzer, which is pretty awesome.
On December 2, the OG Spot’s Pet Supply location, at 1013 Gallatin Avenue (a second Spot’s opened in Green Hills recently), will host free pup pictures with Santa.
On December 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Davidson Farmers Co-op (3511 Dickerson Pike) is doing their Santa photo op day. Human babies are welcome too, but donations for photos are specifically marked to help furry ones (advocacy group Dogs Deserve Better will benefit).
If you hit any/all of these, we’d truly love to see your shots. Tag us on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.
Shop, save and set others up for success
If you’ve been meaning to restock your cache of growed-up clothes, there’s a good opportunity coming up that brings an added bonus.
The 2616 resale boutique’s Shop for Success event, on Saturday, November 14, includes bargains on well-known brands of biz-appropriate clothing (Ann Taylor, Banana Republic and the like), and 100 percent of the proceeds from purchases during the event will benefit Dress for Success, an organization that provides professional and personal mentoring services to disadvantaged women in our community.
2616 is located at 2616 Gallatin, and the event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Don’t forget, the East Nashville Underground Magical Reunion is coming up, November 19-22 at The Basement East. Weekend passes are available, and it’s gonna be awesome.
- Double sweet: If you head to Nashville Sweets (803 Woodland St) on Friday and/or Saturday (November 13-14), and buy one of these special Mockingjay cupcakes, the Sweets folks will gift you with a pass to the advanced Green Hills screening of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (while supplies last).
- It’s kinda fun and very particularly East Nashville that one of our neighborhood salons has a rotating beer/wine/spirits menu?
- Lightning 100 is chatting with “people who are turning our city into the one of the most talked about places in the country” for a series called The Nashville Fit. Episode 1 features Barista Parlor’s Andy Mumma.
- East C.A.N. will be bringing some of their lovable, adoptable pups to Rudies Seafood and Sausage (1402 McGavock) on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Want a new best friend AND a delicious beer? BOOM.
- This is a very attractively titled event: Fall Oysters by the Fire, at Holland House. Sunday, November 15.
That’s all for this week. News to share? Email Nicole.