We’re digging into deadline for the 2017 Music Issue, and we’re excited about it — you’ll be reading about a huge crew of talented women who make East Nashville sing, plus lots more, real soon.
If you’re a local business friend and want in on its pages, we can still squeeze you in — drop Lisa a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond, hope you’re all recovered from the Tomato Art Fest, and here’s the latest East Nashville News:
Say hi to Noble’s Kitchen and Beer Hall
Meat-and-three fans and craft beer fanatics have a new neighborhood place to frequent: Noble’s Kitchen and Beer Hall is freshly opened at 974 Main Street, with 60 different local/regional craft beers on tap and a menu that mixes classic Southern comfort food and a few creative concoctions.
On the meat-and-three side, you’ll see items like chicken fried steak and homemade meatloaf with all the classic sides (okra, greens, mac n’ cheese, etc.). Elsewhere on the menu, they’re putting cool twists on comfort foods — like a beer cheese and pretzel baguette, or smoked turkey and duck confit sliders — and infusing local beer into unexpected places (you could, say, slather your sandwich in Yazoo Sly Rye Porter Mustard and dunk your fries in Tennessee Brew Works Southern Wit Ketchup).
“We hope to be a place with good, reasonably priced pub food and a spot you can watch a game,” partner Jim Higgins tells us (nodding in particular to the hand-breaded cheese curds).
The restaurant’s open 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily, and you can check out more at noblesbeerhall.com.
Sushi Circle, just round the bend
A little short on details for this one at the moment (working on it), but here’s what we can share now: The Basement East is about to get some new sushi-slinging, across-the-street neighbors, at 914 Woodland Street.
Sushi Circle, headed up by Kenneth Lee, is in the works at that location, tucked behind the former Good Sister Bad Sister Studio and Boutique. Real Estate/architecture firm Southern Athena, who tipped us to the new East Nashville business, said the plan is to offer sushi and Japanese cuisine, with lunch and dinner hours. It’s a cozy space, so seating will be limited.
Lee tells us that he’s hoping to get the doors open on September 1, but we’re still working on getting more details on the menu/etc. Figured we’d at least whet appetites in the meantime. Stay tuned.
The Mill Boutique moves out, Amelia Styles moves in
A few fashion-stop changes over at the Shops at Porter East: Clothing/accessories boutique The Mill, which opened at 737 Porter Road in February, closed its East Nashville doors just a few weeks ago.
If you’ve grown to love their hand-picked selection of fashionable finds, don’t despair — you can still shop The Mill Boutique picks online, and their West Side shop at 812 51st Avenue North is still up and going.
The Porter space they inhabited already has a familiar and similarly fashionable new resident: Shop by Amelia Styles, which opened in February down the way at 729 Porter, skipped a few doors over to 737.
“We've been working day and night to make it a special place,” a Styles announcement said, just prior to the new space’s unveiling, “and we think you're going to love it.”
The Styles doors are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 to 4 on Saturday and noon to 4 on Sunday. Keep up with the latest happenings and newest stuff stocked there on the Shop at Amelia Styles Instagram feed.
Developing: Nashville Community Darkroom’s new space
We mentioned back in March that Nashville Community Darkroom’s space on Gallatin would unfortunately be one of the casualties of the planned Hill Center Greenwood development.
The film photography-celebrating organization might be out, but they’re certainly not down: NCD has a new space in the works at 625 Hart Lane, and once it’s up and going, they should be back to full capacity, teaching and sharing and developing and all-around spotlighting the beauty of tangible photos.
“The space is flexible and spacious, and we are excited about the opportunities it will bring us,” the NCD crew wrote in an update.
As a nonprofit, the Community Darkroom is working with a lot of volunteer hands. And while that's made construction something of a slow process, they tell us, the team is working hard on the build out, and plan on hosting a big open house party once things are complete.
You can keep up with the latest on Nashville Community Darkroom’s Facebook page, and stay tuned here for news of that open house; we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled.
If you’re not familiar with what the Nashville Community Darkroom is and does, check out the interview we did with with founder John Haubenreich around their launch in 2014.
— Gear up for the eclipse this weekend at the Cornelia Fort Pickin' Party, Saturday at the Cornelia Fort Airpark, kicking off at 6 p.m. Featured performers are 50 Shades of Hay, with the Justin Hiltner Band. There shouldn’t be any unusual celestial happenings or anything, but maybe somebody’ll play “Dark Side of the Moon.”
— Quick reminder for local film lovers: This year’s Defy Film Festival is August 18 and 19, here in East Nashville.
— Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival is dead, long live the Nashville Cocktail Festival. Just a rebrand — festival organizers PourTaste wanted to simplify their message ahead of the fest’s fifth anniversary in 2018. Dates are up for that too: April 25-29.
— On Thursday August 24, Inglewood Elementary is hosting a block party and open house, 5 to 7 p.m. at 1700 Riverside Drive. There’ll be a DJ, bouncy houses, Turnip Green Creative Reuse activities, educational programs and lots more, and you’re invited.
— On Saturday, August 26, head to the Hill Center to meet our new fitness-providing neighbors, Crossfit East Nashville, and get a post-workout reward from other neighbors Five Daughters Bakery.
— Congrats to East Nashville digital marketing agency SnapShot Interactive, named in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the third year in a row.
— Mental Floss magazine thinks our own Pied Piper Creamery is one of the 20 Best Sort Serve Places in the U.S.
That’s all for this week. Have any East Nashville news tips to share? Please email Nicole.