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, coming soon
Not gonna lie: Really was holding out for the skating rink and/or non-profit dog theatre (see above). But looks like we’re gonna have to settle for more food from the folks behind Mitchell Delicatessen.
The old Mitchell spot, dark since they moved down McGavock some months back, will be reborn as Rudie’s Seafood And Sausage, we learned this week via some sneak-peek practice dishes the Mitchell folks shared.
Among those dishes: house-made red hot sausages, mussels with red hot sausages and malpeque oysters with horseradish and mignonette. Judging by description and track record alone, pretty sure Rudie’s is gonna be a welcome new neighbor.
We reached out to David Mitchell to get more info, and are eagerly awaiting said info. He might be busy, y’know, running one business and starting another or something.
Any Old Iron moves in from NYC
Looks like we’ll have a fashionable new neighbor pretty soon: Clothing and accessories shop Any Old Iron — which focuses on UK designers — pulled up stakes in New York and headed our way, locking down the space at 1627 Shelby Ave.
We haven’t heard an opening date yet, but a zoning overlay was approved early in the month, so guesses are things are well on the move. Check out Any Old Iron’s wares over at their website.
Neighborhood zoning meeting Tuesday
Regardless of your feelings about East Nashville development, you have to admit that you can’t throw a verymuchalive-responsibly rescued cat around here of late without hitting someone in the middle of a conversation about it.
If you’d like to have your voice heard in a way that can have a real impact on changes here, there’s an opportunity Tuesday. Eastwood Christian Church (at 1601 Eastland) hosts a Neighborhood Zoning meeting at 6:30 p.m., and at said meeting, zoning options for the Rolling Acres neighborhood (either side of Eastland, from about Porter to the tracks) will be discussed.
District 6 Metro councilman Peter Westerholm will be there listening — if you’re concerned about teardowns, this is a place to voice those concerns.
For more info, reach out to lisaeastnash(at)gmail(dot)com and/or vknust(at)comcast(dot)net.
Nashville makes nice with other cities at POP pop-ups
When we shared news about the opening of food/events space POP at 604 Gallatin, we mentioned a curated event series, (city) meets Nashville, set to start this summer. And the very first of those events is set to go down on Saturday, July 26.
The idea is to have a visiting artist come in quarterly to share the culture of their home city, from food to music and art. The first event will lean a lot on the food part, as chef Dominique Crenn of San Francisco’s Atelier Crenn comes by to share her much-lauded skills — chef Crenn’s earned not one but two Michelin stars, and avid Food Network viewers might remember her from The Next Iron Chef too.
The pop-up dinner has two seatings — 7 and 7:45 — and tickets run $200, plus $50 if you’d like a wine pairing. You can snag your space through Ticketleap now.
Sip neighborhood-made brews during Nashville Craft Beer Week
Nashville Craft Beer Week — a local “week-long celebration of all things craft beer” — is almost here, running June 23 to 29 at venues all around town, including many in the neighborhood.
There’s a ton happening: Go ahead and get a little woozy scrolling through the glut of options — from a June 25 Happy Hour at Fat Bottom Brewing to a Jackalope East Nashville Block Party at Edley’s — over on the Craft Beer Week schedule.
But maybe one of the most fun and East Nashville-y parts of the week: the East Nashville Home Brewers Tour on Saturday, June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Via Brew Bus, you’ll take a tour of neighbors’ creations — samples of “unique and distinct beers” made right here are included with your ticket, along with a tasting glass.
You’ll meet said Bus at the 5 Points BP — just bring your ID and printed ticket. (Tickets run $25, and you can snag them via Eventbrite.)
Celebrate summer at East Side Summer Solstice Party
If you’re out and about around 5 Points Saturday, you’ll likely stumble upon a celebration of summer happening over in the lot next to Bongo. The East Side Summer Solstice Party, at least organizationally, seems more like a small and well-stocked festival than just a party: Expect booths from local artisans selling wares, food trucks and beer sellers selling, local bands playing and fun and merriment.
Among the artisan offerings: T-shirts from Project 615, ceramic work from Carissa Gay, handmade books from Kitty Cat Stevens and lots more. Peep the Solstice shindig’s Facebook page for more.
Party runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., over around 107 S. 11th.
Another vintage sale at Fanny’s
In the interest of packing out your weekend with good stuff to do: Fanny’s House of Music hosts yet another Fanny’s Choice Vintage Clothing Sale this Sunday, 10 to 6. These are always packed with good stuff, always super fun, so we expect Sunday’s will follow suit.
Along with multiple vintage clothing vendors, they’ll also have some vinyl for the picking. Fanny’s is at 1101 Holly. More info at their Facebook event page.
That’s this week’s roundup. We’d love to hear any East Nashville news you’d like to share. Reach out!