First, quick Halloween tip: This lovely and moist Halloween, kids 10 and under dressed up in their costumes eat for free at Edley's Bar-B-Que. That’s 908 Main St. In case you’d like to build a base for all those fun-sizes.
Aside of Halloween, we’re hard at work on the November/December issue of the magazine — news on street date soon — and we feel like this one’ll offer a lot to talk about.
We also wanted to drop another quick reminder: Time’s almost up for getting in your East Nashvillian of the Year nominations — you’ll need to send off your suggestions by November 10, and again, you can nod to a business or business owner (“that in 2014 portrayed the best of what East Nashville has to offer”) and/or a private citizen (“who best symbolizes what being a good East Nashville neighbor means”).
Send names and a brief rundown of why you think your folks are contenders to lisa(at)theeastnashvillian(dot)com.
In other news, did you know that we do monthly (lately even more often) giveaways, with announcements coming first via our e-mail newsletter? Well we do. We have generous friends. If you aren’t on our e-list, we’d love to have you there — missives come but once a week. Sign up?
Aside of all that, a few East Nashville news snippets to share, including some neighborhood business build-outs, neighbors on the small screen and more.
On to it:
East Nashvillians on TV
Over the past week and in the coming weeks, we saw/will see some East Nashville places and faces on the television box — which isn’t unusual, necessarily, but is still cool nonetheless.
From Wednesday: Hit Food Network competition show Chopped brought in The Silly Goose’s Ashlee Saylor (pictured up top) to battle with their boxes of weird ingredients/sometimes garbage. No spoilers here, so we’ll just say if you missed it and wanna see, her episode airs again on November 6 at 8 p.m., or November 7 at 11 a.m.
That night’s episode of Music City-themed drama pile Nashville also featured some East Nashville: New 5th & Main wine bar The Vine played a location, we’re told. (Were there tears? Did someone drunkenly leave in a huff? We’re a little behind on Nashville, so we can only surmise until we get some good DVR time.)
And coming up: The stately Riverwood Mansion in Inglewood — which, as we mentioned elsewhere on the blog, is soon to host the welcoming Local Fest — is set to be featured on CMT Inside Fame: Lady Antebellum on November 8 at 8 p.m.
For those of you sans cable, most of this stuff can be eyed on the Internet, though you probably already know that. Congrats, East Side small-screen stars.
Peeks at new-biz buildouts
If you’ve been reading our blog for a minute, you likely saw our mentions of The Local Taco opening an East Side spot and Sip Cafe moving to a new home.
We’ve been waiting a while to see doors open for both, and crews are still at working fleshing both locations out. But this week, we got a few peeks into the process(es).
Above: a look at the almost-complete bar that’ll anchor The Local Taco’s Fatherland Street home.
Then on Facebook, a look at turning an old Gallatin Pike bank into a coffee and ice cream hub, via local interior designer shonna sexton studio. They’re incorporating as many bank touches as possible into the new design, so, fingers crossed, we’ll be able to enjoy an Americano while sitting in a bank vault. Or at least at a cafe table made out of old ATMs.
Openings and grand openings: Cook Out, Moto Moda, East Side Music Supply
A handful of new East Nashville businesses opened doors and/or announced/held their grand openings this week.
New shop Moto Moda — which shares clothing, boots, bags and the like, plus, as the name implies, motorcycling needs like helmets — celebrated its grand opening this week at 521 Gallatin, No. 4, right next to Barista Parlor. The image above is from their Instagram feed, which’ll give you a peek into the style and offerings of the space.
The new Cook Out restaurant we mentioned a bit back (at Gallatin and Trinity) opened its doors this week too, serving burgers and shakes and related things that lots of neighbors already seem to like pretty good.
And one for the musicians: The new Eastside Music Supply at 1006 Fatherland Suite 103, will host a grand opening celebration at the shop on Saturday, Nov. 15, kicking off at 2 p.m. and running until 10.
On schedule for the daylong party: lots of live music (including Moseley, the Lower Caves and many others); raffles for gear; adult beverages for purchase; other merriment. For a look at the full rundown, check out their Facebook event page.
Two years of East Side Storytellin’
From new faces to well-established ones: East Side Storytellin’ — the twice-monthly writers-and-musicians affair hosted and launched by East Side Story’s Chuck Beard — will celebrate two years of sharing Music City talent on November 4, at longtime haunt Mad Donna’s.
The free celebration features words from Oni Woods and music from Boom Forest and, being a second birthday party and all, probably balloon animals and a petting zoo. (Definitely not those last two.)
East Side Storytellin' 48 = The 2-Year Anniversary Show! kicks off at 7 p.m. (and that’s for real — they take pride in being “the only show to begin on time in all of Music City”) at 1313 Woodland. For more about East Side Storytellin’, visit the East Side Story website. For more on the celebration, check out their Facebook event page.
Things are poppin’ at POP
It’s been a busy clump of ramp-up months for East Side pop-up restaurant and event space POP, and if we were judging by November alone, safe to say the space has really hit a stride.
Along with regular service from POP founders Sarah and Brad Gavigan’s Otaku South, POP has been hosting a slew of special food events with visiting chefs from around the land.
On the schedule for November: Dinner and a DJ with food from POP’s Daniel Herget and music from KCRW’s DJ Dan Wilcox; a pie-making demo from Nashville pastry chef Tony Galzin; and more.
Get a look at the POP ticket schedule for more.
New happy hour at Holland House
Just a quick shout for you Holland House lovers: On November 3, the East Side restaurant starts opening at 4 p.m. with a new happy hour, which’ll include $5 cocktails and new happy hour menu items. Keep your eye on the Holland House Facebook page for a peek into the food offerings.
New menswear at Onyx
Remember when we mentioned that newish Gallatin Pike business Onyx was slinging coffee, jewelry, handmade soaps and lotions and stuff (and fixing watches, because East Nashville is nothing if not an explosion of eclecticism)? Add another twist: They just opened up a menswear section that stocks designer clothing, pre-loved items and accessories.
Swing by 3107 Gallatin Pike to check it out, grab a latte and/or get your pocketwatch lovingly repaired.
That’s all for this week. If you’re sitting on some fun East Nashville happenings, we’d love to hear about it. Drop us a line.