Give yourselves a hand, as we all survived One Direction’s visit and got home… eventually.
Other things to shriek about this week: The Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville voting is under way (and we sure wouldn’t be mad if you picked The East Nashvillian blog as "best blog"), a few East Nashville openings are nigh, and lots more neighborhood talk.
On to it:
Scout’s Barbershop gets ready to open
The neighborhood’s set to get a new name in hair shapery on Sept. 1: Scout’s Barbershop, at 904 Main St, right next to Fat Bottom Brewery.
Scout’s’ unique proposition: It’s a walk-in space that offers cuts and styles for women and men and kids, no appointment needed, plus every cut comes with a free Fat Bottom beer or a Barista Parlor cold brew.
“The Scout's mission is to provide a space where people come together to, not only get their hair did, but enjoy hanging out and being a part of the Nashville community!” says the shop’s Facebook page. “Maybe while you're here, you'll Scout out a new look or a new inspiration for the art that you bring to Nashville!”
Keep up with the Scout’s progress/opening news on Facebook.
Eastside Music Supply set to open this fall
More good news for East Side music-makers: Come fall, we can expect to have another neighborhood music shop — Eastside Music Supply is getting ready to open up at the Shoppes on Fatherland, 1006 Fatherland St., No. 103.
EMS’ particular thrust:
“We will provide boutique effects pedals from around the world. We will act as exclusive dealers for some of these builders. We will carry small goods to suit all of the active musician's needs i.e. drum heads, drum sticks, guitar strings, effects units, etc. We will be working with local guitar and amp builders. We offer repairs, mods, and set up services. More info and surprises coming soon.”
To get acquainted and/or to let the EMS folks know what kind of gear you’d like to see end up in the shop, check the Eastside Music Supply website and Facebook page.
Porter House Bistro opening day is almost here
We mentioned recently that the former Cafe Fundamental was in the process of morphing into casual eatery Porter House Bistro. Here’s the latest: Plan is to open doors over there at 1115 Porter Rd. in about a week.
Watch the countdown over at the PHB Facebook page.
Still time to take advantage of Restaurant Week
While we’re on the topic of food: Nashville Restaurant Week — a twice-a-year celebration of local independent eateries — is happening this week, wrapping up Sunday, Aug. 24.
If you haven’t yet taken part, basic gist: Participating restaurants offer special menus and/or special prices, giving you the opportunity to explore new spaces and try new dishes at your old haunts.
Several East Side restaurants are again taking part, including Holland House (whose Restaurant Week menu features options like green curry and coconut soup and Coca-Cola-brined pork loin), Two Ten Jack and Silly Goose.
Visit the Nashville Originals website for more on Restaurant Week and its participants, and jump in while the gettin’s good.
New YWCA resale boutique 2616 hosts big sale
Bargain-hunting ladies, take heed: The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee opened an upscale resale boutique called 2616 here in the neighborhood, at 2616 Gallatin Pike, and they have a big ol’ sale going starting Friday and running through the weekend.
On sale: everything. Discount: 50 percent off. Not too bad.
They’re open until 5 p.m. today and 10 to 4 Saturday. A big grand opening is in the works for Sept. 26-27, too — more on that soon.
For more, check out 2616 on Facebook.
This week’s installment of national Nashville name-drops
We’re probably at the point now where a national publication proclaims Nashville’s greatness and we swat it off like we’re Kelly Winslow and it’s but another Urkeling. On that note, a few more things to swat:
Travel + Leisure says Nashville is “Back in the Spotlight,” and East Side spots like The 5 Spot and Mas Tacos and Two Ten Jack are partially to blame.
And while this doesn’t specifically call out East Nashville, there’s talk of the river, so: Outside magazine says we live in one of The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America.
“In the past decade the town … has broken out of its rhinestone shell and emerged as one of the region’s most unexpectedly adventurous outposts.” (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
Sometimes the Internet isn’t awful
The feel-good story of the week, on the off chance you missed it: A concerned neighbor posted in the East Nashville Facebook group earlier this week about the above pup, who was at Mobley Veterinary Clinic, in dire need of leg surgery. The pup’s people, struggling with cancer and kidney failure themselves, were in the middle of tough financial (and emotional) times, the post said. And then our neighborhood flexed its way-pretty side:
“Thanks to all who have called and all who have donated. The pup with the injured leg had surgery yesterday and is doing fantastic this morning,” Mobley posted on Facebook Wednesday. “Thanks to all your generosity the bill is paid in full, and he is on the road to recovery! Thank you all!”
No, there’s just something in my eye.
Peter Cooper-read Tom T. Hall audiobook out now
You know East Nashville musician and writer Peter Cooper? You know world-renowned songwriter/certified genius Tom T. Hall? Then this might be of interest:
A new audiobook version of Hall’s memoir, The Storyteller’s Nashville, is out now, read by Cooper (with Hall) and featuring original music from Thomm Jutz. You’ll learn about Tom T.’s rise to country music prominence, hear tales of long-ago Nashville and fellow country stars and other such fun, all via Cooper’s dulcet pipes.
That’s all for this week. Got East Nashville news? Give it here.