Friday, June 26, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

John Hartford knew the good life

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Here is a video of Sara Watkins singing one of John's songs. She is incredibly talented and does this song so well.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Restaurant Week in Nashville June 29 - July 5


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Visit the Nashville Originals website to learn more about this special week.
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THE ACORN RESTAURANT: Three-course dinner for $30.09
Closed July 5
Special menu. Reservations requested.

ALLIUM: Salad, entrée, dessert from the regular menu for $20.09
Closed July 4
Reservations recommended

CABANA: Prime Grill'In Menu, $19.99

CHA CHAH: Three-course dinner, special menu, $20.09. Reservations requested.

CROSS CORNER BAR AND GRILL: Choice of special meals for two, including a bucket of beer, $20.09

FIDO: Two daily specials (most feature local and organic produce) and two specialty coffee drinks for $20.09. Closes 4 p.m. July 4.

FLYTE WORLD DINING & WINE : $30.09, three-course dinner

GERMANTOWN CAFE: Salad, entrée, dessert from the regular menu for $20.09
Closed July 4
Reservations recommended

JACKSON'S: Special menu
Appetizer, entrée, dessert
$20.09

JIMMY KELLY'S: Special menu, three-course
dinner for $20.09
Closed July 4, July 5

MAFIAOZA'S: Chef's choice "Piccola Morsi"
$30.09

MAMBU: Three-course dinner $20.09
House wines $20.09 a bottle

MIDTOWN CAFE: Prime Grill'In menu -- $19.99

MIRROR: Three-course dinner, special menu, $25.09

NOSHVILLE: Delicatessen Meat Sampler for two, $20.09
Green Hills, Midtown, Cool Springs locations

PM: Three-course dinner for $20.09. Special menu.

PROVENCE BREAD & CAFE: $20.09, lunch for two: Any sandwich on the menu, plus an artisan side salad per person
Hillsboro Village, Downtown, Green Hills

RUMBA: Three-course dinner
Special menu
$30.09

THE STANDARD: Three-course dinner for $30.09, special menu.
Reservations recommended - mention Nashville Originals. Closed July 4.

SUNSET GRILL: Prime Grill'In menu, $19.99

tayst RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR: $30.09, three-course tasting: signature salad, local pasture chicken fricasse, and creme brullee. Reservations required. Possible surprise offerings.

TIN ANGEL: $20.09
Appetizer, choice of one of three entrees, dessert
Accompanying wines at a special price. Reservations required.
Not serving Restauarant Week menu July 5.

WILD IRIS: Three-course dinner, $20.09 and $30.09. Special menus.

THE YELLOW PORCH: Three-course dinners. Special menus. $20.09 and $30.09

ZOLA: Three-course dinner for $30.09. Special menu.
Reservations recommended. Closed July 4
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Return to your favorite spots for the food you love, or try new-to-you restaurants. And all at incredible prices: $20.09 or $30.09 for a meal to remember. (Prices do not include beverages, tip or tax.)

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores - June 23

High Scores:

Burger King
13011 Old Hickory Blvd
Date Inspected: 6/15/2009
Score: 91

CITY LIMITS
361 Clofton Drive
Date Inspected: 6/18/2009
Score: 92

Margot Cafe
1017 Woodland Street Date Inspected: 6/16/2009
Score: 90

Valentinos
1907 West End Ave
Date Inspected: 6/18/2009
Score: 92

Low Scores:

There are no low scores.

Updates:

There are no updates.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Visit the Threadventures booth at the ARHA "World Show"



Check out the American Ranch Horse Association website for more info and the Threadventures website to see what kind of amazing things you are missing out on. If you come to the show, be sure to stop by and say hi to us.

Miller Coliseum
304B West Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Smokey, the caninecierge, on the set of the Parthenon segment


Everyone's favorite caninecierge was on the set with us one day as we shot some video and some pictures of the Parthenon for an upcoming episode of Good Life Aficionado.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Dept. of Ag Food Safety recall duck leg and sausage


According to Nation's Restaurant News, "A number of food products used by restaurateurs and institutional feeders have recently been recalled, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety & Inspection Service. Affected products include ground beef, duck confit and kolbase sausage.
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"Schaller Mfg. Corp. (Schaller & Weber), based in Long Island City, N.Y., is recalling approximately 564 pounds of duck leg confit and kolbase sausage products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the FSIS said June 3. The duck and sausage products were produced on May 13, 2009. The duck products were sent to distributors and restaurants in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The sausage products were sent to distributors and restaurants in New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia as well as the company's retail store in New York City. The problem was discovered through the firm's microbiological sampling program. The FSIS said has received no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of this product."

Friday, June 05, 2009

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores - June 5

High Scores:

Boscos
1805 21ST AVENUE SOUTH
Date Inspected: 6/2/2009
Score: 93

Calypso Cafe
301 Gallatin Road
Date Inspected: 6/3/2009
Score: 96

Giovannis Restaurant
909 20th Ave South
Date Inspected: 6/2/2009
Score: 93

Marche Artisan Foods
1000 Main Street
Date Inspected: 6/4/2009
Score: 90

Low Scores:

EDDIES CEE BEE
109 LAFAYETTE STREET
Date Inspected: 6/3/2009
Score: 45
Major Violations:
* ROACHES CRAWLING ON WALL UNDER THREE COMPARTMENT SINK
* SWEET POTATOES ON PREP-TABLE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
* FRIED CHICKEN ON STEAM-TABLE IS OUT OF TEMPERATURE
* MOLDED LETTUCE IN WALK-IN COOLER
* ROACHES CRAWLING EVERYWHERE ON FLOOR IN MENS RESTROOM
* ROACHES CRAWLING EVERYWHERE ON FLOOR IN WOMENS RESTROOM
* RAW CHICKEN IN DISPLAY COOLER IS OUT OF TEMPERATURE
* RAW HENS STORED IN REACH-IN DISPLAY COOLER ON BAG OF COOKED CHICKEN

LUCKY STAR
502 MAIN STREET
Date Inspected: 6/3/2009
Score: 59
Major Violations:
* EMPLOYEE CAME IN FROM THE STORE NEXT DOOR TO COOK FOOD - ONLY PUT GLOVES ON HANDS, AND DID NOT WASH THEM.
* PIZZA ON WARMER IS OUT OF TEMPERATURE
* CHEMICALS STORED IN CABINET UNDER HANDSINK WITH UTENSILS

Updates:

There are no updates.