The East Nashvillian Jan/Feb 2019 Issue is On Stands and Online Now
The biggest thing on our end this week: The East Nashvillian Jan/Feb issue is here! We have a cover story on John and Lilly Hiatt, feature stories on East Nasvhillian's Business of the Year, Lockeland Table, and Citizen of the Year, city councilman Anthony Davis, features on East Nashville's own balloon bar Vroom Vroom Balloon, Olan Rogers (director, actor, storyteller, and owner of Olan Rogers Supply and the Soda Parlor Nashville), and much more.
Grab one around town, or read the full issue online here.
And here's the latest round of East Nashville news:
The Family Wash Spot Soon to be replaced by Asian Restaurant
There was hope last year that East Nashville’s long-time staple, The Family Wash, would reopen their doors after being closed for upgrades.
The Nashville Post reports, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, a Florida-based Asian restaurant chain with a street food based model, will be taking over The Family Wash spot.
According to the Hawkers website, they base their inspiration on the traditional street food served from hawker stalls in Southeast Asia. They focus on generations’ old recipes and have offerings such as dumplings, crisp pork belly, spicy curries, steamed buns, street tacos, and more.
Hawkers is slated to open on an undisclosed date this year. Read more at the Nashville Post.
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"Pick Up for a Pint" at East Nashville Beer Works
East Nashville Beer Works and nonprofit Turnip Green Creative Reuse (check out our feature on Turnip Green Creative Reuse) are teaming up to participate in The Metro Nashville Department of Public Works’ program, "Pick Up for a Pint."
The gist of the program is you show up at the assigned time, help pick up litter around the brewery property and surrounding neighborhoods, and finish with a belly full of beer and a warm heart.
Anthony Davis, President of East Nashville Beer Works and The East Nashvillian 2018 Citizen of the Year, says, “We participated in ‘Pick Up for a Pint’ last year. The volunteers reached out, and it sounded pretty simple to me. As a community centered brewery, it’s right up our alley. We’re happy to host this again in 2019!”
Public Works will provide all supplies including trash grabbers, gloves, garbage bags, and safety vests. All you have to do is physically show up and help for an hour.
“After some great neighborhood volunteers pick up around the neighborhood, which may include Highland Heights and the Tom Joy area, we offer a buy-one-get-one special on beer pints. Everyone hangs for a bit in the taproom and enjoys some brews,” says Davis.
On top of the good hang and BOGO beer pints, Turnip Green Creative Reuse will host a reuse art activity at the brewery.
According to Public Works, there are currently 100 million pieces of litter on Tennessee’s state roadways, and it costs $15 million of Tennessee taxpayer money to clean it up every year. If you’d like to help combat Tennessee’s litter problem, see event details listed below.
"Pick Up for a Pint" will take place on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 11a.m.-1 p.m. at East Nashville Beer Works located at 320 Trinity Ln., Nashville, TN 37207.
Southern Underground Pro at The Basement East
If you’re hunting for something different to do in East Nashville, look no further. Southern Underground Pro is producing the “I AM KING” wrestling match on Sunday, Jan. 20 at The Basement East (insert Michael Buffer “let’s get ready to rumble” voice here).
Southern Underground Pro (SUP) is an independent wrestling promotion company based in East Nashville that was founded by wrestlers Kevin Ku and Jesse Butler (Righteousjesse). The rest of the SUP team consists of Brittany Fernandez, Dylan Hales, Steven McCash on commentary, and Christopher Wilkins on bell/time duty.
Butler says, “We're dedicated to bringing new wrestlers to the area. From the well-known, fast-rising stars of the independent wrestling scene, to some of the wrestlers that may fly under the radar. We’re determined to show that hard-hitting, independent wrestling is alive in the South.”
“The motivation behind SUP was to put on a wrestling show that we would want to see. SUP is deeply rooted in punk rock and a DIY mentality. Kevin and I came from that scene and applied those ethics to our product. Small rooms, aggressive crowds, and wrestlers, all packed in together to create one wild environment,” says Butler.
If you’re a wrestling fan, this new style of professional wrestling will be a pleasant break from the cookie-cutter mainstream approach. Even if you’re not a wrestling fan, you’re guaranteed a high-energy, entertaining production.
Follow SUP on Facebook (@supgraps), Instagram (@sup_graps), and Twitter (@sup_graps).
— If you're on the hunt for rental property in East Nashville, be on the lookout for rental scams, like the one just reported on Litton Avenue. Read more at WKRN.
— East Nashville's Clean Juice and Urban Juicer make Sound's Like Nashville's list for spots that will help you eat clean in 2019. Read more at Sounds Like Nashville.
— Nashville Metro Police states crime is down in East Nashville, but some people still don't feel safe. Read more at WSMV. You can also view crime statistics at Nashville.gov.
— Kent Miller, Chief Program Officer for Martha O'Bryan Center, is one of Nashville Business Journal's "40 Under 40" honorees of 2018. Read more at Nashville Business Journal.
— Eater Nashville recognizes several East Nashville restaurants in their "38 Essential Restaurants in Nashville, Winter 2019" list. Read more at Eater Nashville.
— Look no further for the best avocado toast, StyleBlueprint has you covered, and they recommend East Nashville's Slow Hand Coffee, and Dose. Read more at SyleBlueprint.
— Fresh Hospitality’s Hunter’s Station food court in East Nashville is listed as one of Nashville Scene's "development stories to watch in 2019." Read more at Nashville Scene.
— If you're a coffee lover on the East Side, Sprudge recommends Barista Parlor and Retrograde Coffee. Read more at Sprudge.
— Whether your New Year's Resolution is to focus on a plant-based diet, drink less alcohol, save money when you're out on the town, or stop tossing out so much produce, the Nashville Scene has a list of suggestions including East Nashville's Graze, The Wild Cow, Stay Golden, and more. Read more at Nashville Scene.
That’s it for this week. Have East Nashville news tips to share? Please email Liz.