Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores - September 30

High Scores:

Sir Pizza
414-B S. Gallatin Road
Date Inspected: 9/23/2009
Score: 92

Subway
5133 Harding Road
Date Inspected: 9/23/2009
Score: 94

Low Scores:

New York Cafe of Nashville
2215 Elliston Place
Date Inspected: 9/23/2009
Score: 59
Major Violations:
* MOZZARELLA CHEESE IS OUT OF TEMPERATURE
* SEVERAL MICE DROPPINGS ON THE FLOOR AROUND THE FLOOR MIXER AND BAG OF ONIONS
* SEVERE WATER DAMAGE ABOVE PIZZA OVENS IN THE KITCHEN; LEAKING WATER AT TIME OF INPSECTION

Updates:

There are no updates available.

Good Life Aficionado - Mambu, Corrieri's and wines

Good Life Aficionado - part one; Mambu

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Good Life Aficionado - part two; strawberry wine

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Good Life Aficionado - part three; Vinea


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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores - September 23

High Scores:

Dominos
5631 Charlotte Pike
Date Inspected: 9/17/2009
Score: 93

Jack in the Box
471 Old Hickory Blvd
Date Inspected: 9/16/2009
Score: 95

Logans
2400 Elliston Place
Date Inspected: 9/17/2009
Score: 93

Taco Bell
2100 N. Gallatin Road
Date Inspected: 9/16/2009
Score: 93

Low Scores:

There are no low scores this week.

Updates:

There are no updates this week.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Journey to the Good Life

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Miller Coliseum calendar - October 2009



Sept 28-3
NWHA National Championship Show

Free admission
NWHA website

6-10
IBRA National Finals Barrel Race Championships
Free admission
Visit the IBRA website for details.

16-18
Smokey Mountain Reining & Volunteer Breeders Classic

Free admission
Visit the TNRHA website for more information.

23-25
Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge

Visit the their website for more information.

30-Nov 1
National Academy Championship Finals

A beautiful day and a storm moving in

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Interview with photographer Stacey Irvin

Welcome to my interview with local photographer Stacey Irvin. I met Stacey yesterday at her East Nashville studio and found her to be a very sweet and engaging lady. She is passionate about her travels and clearly enjoys getting to know the local culture and people of her various destinations.

Her work has been shown in various art galleries around Nashville and when you see her work you will understand why. She has an amazing eye for colors and her photos seem to pull you in to them so they can tell you the story. They whisper to you that they hold a secret of another culture, of days gone by and inspire your mind. I know when I've looked at her work I can almost hear the children laughing, the conversation as a meal is prepared, the sounds of animals nearby or the wind blowing through the trees.


C'mon, let me introduce you to Stacey
Corey

Visit her website to learn more about her and to see some of her work.
http://www.photonomad.com/
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Introduction to Stacey Irvin and she tells us about her trips to China

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Stacey talks about her visits to Montana and how she learned to work on a ranch
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Stacey tells us about her trip to Kenya where she talks about documenting some of the things that "Burning Bush" does while also getting some great shots of the local people.
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Stacey tells us about her travels to Ecuador
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Stacey talks about what inspires her photography
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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores - September 16, 2009

High Scores:
El Chico Restaurant
1132 Murfreesboro Road
Date Inspected: 9/9/2009
Score: 94

Jack in the Box
1084 Murfreesboro Road
Date Inspected: 9/9/2009
Score: 96

Minami Japanese Restaurant
6688 Nolensville Road
Date Inspected: 9/10/2009
Score: 94

Papa Johns
2255-B Murfreesboro Road
Date Inspected: 9/9/2009
Score: 97

Ultimate Wings
3538 W. Hamilton
Date Inspected: 9/9/2009
Score: 94

Low Scores:

There are no low scores.

Updates:

There are no updates.

Richard Wagner's Das Rheingold - Animated


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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Upcoming on the Good Life Aficionado this week

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Good Life Aficionado interview with Shawn Flarida at The Tradition 2009

Interview with Shawn Flarida at The Tradition reining horse show.
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Here is Shawn riding just before our interview.
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Learn more about Shawn at his website.
http://www.thegreenshirt.com/

This was The Tradition show by the Ohio Valley Reining Horse Association. Visit there website to learn more.
http://www.ovrha.com/

Good Life Aficionado interviews Jose Vazquez at The Tradition

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Here is the tequila that they make. http://www.tequilacincoblancos.com/

Here is Jose riding just before he took a moment to talk with me.
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Introduction to upcoming interviews with reining horsemen

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Nashville on a Saturday night

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Music and songs by Terry Dennis. Used with his persmission

Visit his website to hear more of his music and learn more about him. http://www.myspace.com/tdennismusic2

Horse Shows at Miller Coliseum in September


Sept. 18-20
Music City Arabain & Open Dressage Show
8a.m. on Friday & Saturday
8:30a.m. Sunday
Free admission

Sept. 24-26
International Grand Championship Performance Walking Horse Show
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Visit the Miller Coliseum website to learn more.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores - September. 9

High Scores:

Burger King
2104 N. Gallatin Rd
Date Inspected: 9/2/2009
Score: 94

Famous Daves BBQ
5000 Old Hickory Blvd
Date Inspected: 9/2/2009
Score: 90

Jersey Mikes
5527 Edmondson Pike
Date Inspected: 9/2/2009
Score: 90

KFC
2910 Clarksville Hwy
Date Inspected: 9/3/2009
Score: 91

The Melting Pot
166 2nd Ave N.
Date Inspected: 9/2/2009
Score: 94

Low Scores:

There are no low scores.

Updates:

There are no updates.

Def Leprechaun compilation

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Nashville is the 4th best place to hear live music

The Society of American Travel Writers has named Nashville one of the 10 best cities to see live music.

Nashville ranked No. 4 on the list.

See the entire list at their website.

Jeff tells us about Lower Broadway in Nashville

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Carl D. at The Second Fiddle

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Friday, September 04, 2009

Good Life Aficionado visits Walnut Hills Farm

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Introduction to Doug Bagwell of Walnut Hills Farm

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What kind of cows and goats do you have?
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What are some of the benefits of buying locally?
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Are shoppers looking for local foods?
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Is there a season to raising cattle and being at the Farmers Market?
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Should you ask questions when buying locally grown food?
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Visit the Walnut Hills Farm website to learn more about them. http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M23158

Boer Goats at Walnut Hills Farm
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CAO "Lady Liberty" Motorcycle Event at UPtown's Smoke Shop today



CAO has teamed up with Sucker Punch Sally's to create "Lady Liberty," the bobber-style swinger bike inspired by the CAO America brand and adorned with the mantra, “Free To Ride—Free To Smoke.” The bike will tour the United States and ultimately be given away to one lucky winner. Swing by UPtown's Smoke Shop, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., in Nashville to enter for a chance to win!

For more information, please call (615) 292-6866.

Also, visit the CAO Cigar website http://www.caocigars.com/


Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Nashville Restaurant Health Scores - September. 2

High Scores:

Hutton Hotel Main Kitchen
1808 West End Avenue
Date Inspected: 8/28/2009
Score: 98

Subway
414 S. Gallatin Road
Date Inspected: 8/27/2009
Score: 98

Subway
580 Donelson Pike
Date Inspected: 8/27/2009
Score: 95

Whitts BBQ
114 Old Hickory Blvd
Date Inspected: 8/28/2009
Score: 95

Low Scores:

Atlantis
174 3rd Avenue North
Date Inspected: 8/28/2009
Score: 59
Major Violations:
* DRAIN-FLIES PRESENT AROUND DISH MACHINE
* NO HOT WATER AT HAND-SINK BY THE COOK LINE.
* RAW BEEF AND CHICKEN IS OUT OF TEMPERATURE IN THE WALK-IN COOLER

Updates:

There are no updates.