A rainy week here in town makes a good time to sit back, read a book (or our latest issue) and make some plans. There are plenty exciting Days coming up: St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day, Record Store Day and we've got you covered. Our East Nashville community also welcomes some exciting new businesses and events. Read more below.
Our March - April Issue Hits The Stands!
We're excited to release our latest issue online and on the streets! In this issue we talk with the East Nashvillian who is behind the wardrobe of KISS, say our peace to The Family Wash's former location, take a visit to where it all began at Cinderella Studio, hang out with local duo Steelism, and plenty more. For you modern age folks, you can check it out on the interwebs here.
Nashville Paw magazine's 8th Annual "Art for Animals" supports spay and neuter clinic's progress in decreasing pet overpopulation across our city. The fundraiser and art show will be held for the first time in East Nashville's historic Riverwood Mansion March 21st! You can expect food, libations, local art, and an opportunity to improve our community for our furry friends and us. Attire is dressy casual to cocktail. Tickets are available here.
All of the proceeds benefit Pet Community Center, a low-cost nonprofit spay and neuter clinic in East Nashville whose feral cat program resulted in a significant 20% drop in strays entering the animal care and control shelter.
Madeline Opens Its Doors!
The long-awaited cafe, bar, and laundromat has opened on Meridian Street in the Cleveland Park neighborhood! Not only can you wash your clothes in a comfortable and squeaky clean facility, but you can enjoy their dessert bar or actual bar and enjoy a full food menu featuring chicken pot pie soup, veggie quiche, and slider dogs.
Tennessee's Largest Tree-Planting Event Happening Now!
Plant some trees for your favorite neighborhood! Sign up to get up to 24 free trees for your property or community. Thousands of volunteers and home-planters are currently picking up their free trees at TDEC Offices and other pickup locations across Tennessee in what is being called the largest statewide tree giveaway and planting event in Tennessee's history. Trees are being planted Saturday at public planting events at the locations and times listed in this link.
Trees are available while supplies last. For details, to sign up, or to request your free trees visit here.
Q&A with The Local Taco
The Southern restaurant string, The Local Taco, is still a fairly new addition to us near Fatherland. The menu incorporates Tex-Mex classics (think enchiladas and tacos) and throws them out into a home-style cookout. The result? Fresh, flavorful, and reasonably priced meals. Brian von Allmen of the Local Taco shares East Nashville's taco special, some killer happy hour selections, and exciting news for spring and summer on our blog.
St. Patrick's Day: Part Deux
Check out the St. Patrick's Day Guide courtesy of Do615 filling you in with all the pub-crawls, concerts, and festivities leading up everyday here.
The Golden Pheasant is Back in Shelby Park!
Our friend, the elusive Golden Pheasant, is just one reason to head out to Shelby Park. The weather is warming out (err sometimes) and it's time to retreat back outdoors. Learn more about this creature and how it strayed so far from its native home in the mountains of Central and Western China on our blog here.