This week, we have news for skaters, shoppers, eaters, peppers and more.
On to the latest batch of East Nashville News:
New skate shop Hunt Supply Co. opens
East Side skateboard enthusiasts: There’s a new name you should know. Hunt Supply Co. opened up about three weeks ago at 118 S 11th Street, Unit D, stocking boards, equipment, apparel, accessories, shoes and more, and those folks will be celebrating the new place with a grand opening party Friday, October 23.
At the party: a slappy curb contest around 3 or 4 in the afternoon and a video premiere at 8:30 p.m., plus a chance to check out the space and the offerings.
The skater-owned and -operated shop is led by Ashland City dweller Jason Hunt, who, after 15 years in the skateboarding industry (as everything from a sponsored skater to a sales rep), felt a draw toward launching his first place here in our neighborhood.
“I love the area,” he tells us. “It’s a good spot for a skate shop to be in — there are lots of restaurants and shops, and those are intertwined with the skateboard community pretty well.”
As the newly and grandly opened Hunt Supply Co. gets going, we should expect to hear about other skate-focused events and gatherings.
“There’s much more to come,” Hunt says. “I’m just getting the ball rolling.” Or the wheels, as it were. (I'll be here all week.)
To keep up with what’s happening, follow Hunt Supply Co. on Instagram and check out the Hunt Supply Co. website.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead on days that aren’t of the Dead
We mentioned recently that the 2015 installment of the Day of the Dead Tequila Festival is coming up at Pavilion East on Friday, October 30, with lots of tequila tasting, face painting, music, tacos and lot more.
While that event isn’t technically on El Dia de los Muertos (November 1), it’s a fine day for celebration, and we just added a bit of related fun: We’re giving away two pairs of tickets, and you can enter here.
If you’d like to make sure you’re there, tickets are $29, and are available on the Day of the Dead Tequila Festival website.
That, however, isn’t the only enticing East Side Day of the Dead event happening on not the Day of the Dead.
Lockeland Table hosts a Day of the Dead Mexican Dinner on Wednesday, November 4, and it’ll give you the opportunity to extend the celebration to the middle of the week. The menu’s below; call 615-228-4864 to make your reservation.
A little spooky, a little spicy at the Farmers Market
The 2015 East Nashville Farmers Market season is almost over, and things are set to wrap up with a little spooky, a little spicy.
The Ghost Peppers & Goblins Fest is Wednesday, October 28 at the market (from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.), and it’ll include lots of seasonally appropriate fun: trick or treating, a costume contest, pumpkin painting and more, along with your regular opportunity to shop for delicious things.
It’s a good excuse to get a little extra use out of those Halloween costumes, and stock up on farm-fresh and artisan-made goods before we tumble into the winter slumber.
The East Nashville Farmers Market goes down in Shelby Park by the playground (1500 Davidson Street); more at the ENFM website.
Lots of shopportunities, coming up
It might be a little premature to start the holiday shopping this weekend, but let’s say you could combine your Halloween-y/fall celebrating with getting some shopping done… Sound OK? Here ya go:
On Saturday, October 24, the Idea Hatchery at 1108 Woodland hosts a Fall Festival, offering up the chance to take part in games, snag prizes, eat candy apples and gourmet popcorn and grab stuff for your loved ones (or yourself) from the spate of great Hatchery shops.
Among the shops: vintage biz Goodbuy Girls, guys’ stop Hello Boys, local book store East Side Story and many more.
Head by starting at 11 a.m. for your celebrating and shopping, and make sure to hang until 7 p.m. when a screening of seasonal masterpiece It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown kicks off.
For more, visit the Idea Hatchery on Facebook.
Interested in some shopping opportunities a little further down the pike?
Last November, we gave a shout about the new Gallatin Galavant, a shop-crawl teaming of bunches of East Side shops, bars and restaurants sharing specials, deals, unique menus and more.
The Galavant returns for its second year on Small Business Saturday, November 28, and once again, a slew of neighborhood businesses will be in on it.
More details are forthcoming, but know this: You’ll have the chance to save while supporting local small businesses throughout the day, all up and down Gallatin, and the stamps you collect at those businesses in a Galavant “Passport” will get you in the running for some fine raffle prizes.
The return of the Gallatin Galavant comes just ahead of the return of another shopping friend: Makers market Porter Flea moves back to our side of the river on December 4, with Porter Flea Holiday X taking over two days at Silver Point Studios, at 10 Quality Way.
That X marks the 10th Porter Flea market, and longtime East Siders will remember that the “Porter” is indeed our Porter — the twice-yearly artisan shopping extravaganza started over here, and has moved through several locations over its subsequent nine returns.
PFX kicks off Friday, December 4 with a ticketed Preview Market, and continues Saturday with the free Main Market. More than 100 vendors will be sharing everything from clothing to furniture. For more: PorterFlea.com.
Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov coming to POP
Fans of Israeli cooking/those with curious palates will want to mark down Friday, October 30, as East Side pop-up hub POP welcomes James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Solomonov of Philadelphia’s Zahav to celebrate the arrival of his new cookbook, fittingly enough titled ZAHAV: A World of Israeli Cooking.
The book, released in early October, includes recipes for stuffed grape leaves, Kibbe, date Rugelach and lots more, and you’ll taste those dishes (and others) prepared by Little Octopus chef Daniel Herget at the event.
Solomonov will be on site sharing stories and signing copies of the book (they’ll also be for sale).
Help the Red Arrow fly forward
As we mentioned in September, East Side art haunt the Red Arrow Gallery is moving from its Riverside Village home of a year and change down to a new, larger space at 919 Gallatin. That move, however, doesn’t come without a few pains.
A move coming so quickly after the gallery’s 2014 opening wasn’t exactly planned, and in order to take on another build-out so soon, the Red Arrow folks have turned to friends and supporters for help, via a crowdfunding campaign.
The owners are hoping to raise $10,000 to take a space with lots of potential and turn it into a buzzing home for local art.
“When we walked into the space with its 24-foot ceilings, white walls, industrial garage door, the visions of installations hanging with enough wall space to house the largest Daniel Holland piece sealed in our minds,” a message Red Arrow’s Kickstarter page reads (Holland’s work, pictured above). “This space had to be ours.
“Here is where you come in. Red Arrow did not open its doors in Riverside Village just over a year ago with the intention of moving again this soon. We have been lucky to sustain the gallery, but are walking away from the location leaving much of our original investment into the space behind us, all while incurring new build-out costs at the new location. With the funds raised from this fundraiser and a few small private investors, Red Arrow will seal its place in the art world of Nashville, specifically East Nashville.”
The campaign runs through November 16, and if you’d like to learn more and/or contribute, drop by TheRedArrowGallery.com.
The hope and aim is to have the new space open in time for a January show.
‘Nashville’ looks East again
Remember back when ABC’s totally-documentary dissection of our city first launched, and they introduced us to rough-and-tumble Avery, a “dead sexy East Nashville hipster”? Well here we are in season 4, and look out, newly dad-rocked Avery, there’s a new East Nashville hipster in town.
Wednesday’s episode introduced Erin, played by Scout Taylor-Compton, an actress some of you might recognize as Lita Ford from The Runaways movie. She’s Gunnar’s new rough-and-tumble, super naughty(!) East Nashvillian love interest.
Anyhow, why mention a fake East Nashvillian in a column about real East Nashville news? Ah well, figured everybody needed something new to p-shaw at.
The B’EAST takes us under cover
Around this time of year, playing pretend is certainly encouraged, almost mandatory. Why should that stop at shows?
Halloween covers shows are a wonderful thing, and The Basement East has a fun one coming up, featuring N*SYNC (Project48), Shania (Hailey Steele), Dolly (Leah Blevins), Katy Perry (Nadia Sosnoski) and Nirvana (CJ Solar), not a lineup you’ll see every day. Or probably ever again.
Show’s on Monday, October 26, and kicks off at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door, and The Basement East is located at 917 Woodland.
- The new Tower Market and Deli launched an October effort to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation, offering a $1 donation to the organization for each sandwich purchased. Since kicking it off on the 16th, they’d already raised $1,493 as of Thursday afternoon. A cause close to our hearts and a pretty awesome effort. It’ll continue through the 31st. Tower’s at 1305 Gallatin, and they make a fine sandwich.
- It’s a month of do-good efforts from our local eateries. Any day this month, if you walk or bike to Riverside Village’s Rudie’s Seafood and Sausage (1402 McGavock Pike), they’re offering 20 percent off your order.
- Just wanted to say that we’ll miss you at Treehouse, chef Todd Alan Martin.
That’s it for this week. Have some news you’d like for us to know about? Email Nicole.