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3 minutes | May 20, 2022
Best Milkshakes In Nashville + 3 Things To Do In Nashville This Weekend: Weekly Recap 05-20-22
It's time for another episode of the Wicked Tasty Weekly recap, this week it's the milkshake edition.Who made the cut as the Top 5 Milkshakes in Nashville? There are definitely some surprises on the list, including a hot dog stand taking down the number 1 spot!Also in the episode are 3 things to check out in Nashville for the weekend of May 20th, 2022. Links and details for the events below.1. It is the Nashville Scene's 9th Annual Margarita Festival taking place over at OneC1TY on Friday May 20th from 6pm-9pm. Use this link for tickets: https://www.fwpublishingevents.com/margarita-festival-222. Over at Game Terminal is the Arcade Beer Festival, taking place on Saturday May 21st. Tickets are for 3 hours of all you can drink beer plus all you can play pinball and arcade games. Use this link for tickets: https://www.gameterminal.com/arcadebeerfest3. The TN Whiskey Trail is hosting their TN Whiskey Experience over at Nissan Stadium on Saturday May 21st. From 1pm-5pm there will be workshops and the main event, including tastings, takes place from 5pm-9pm. Use this link for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tn-whiskey-trail-experience-tickets-262037750967
3 minutes | May 13, 2022
Best Food Trucks In Nashville + Stuff To Do In Nashville This Weekend: Weekly Recap 05-13-22
It is another episode of the Wicked Tasty Weekly, this week the Food Truck edition!In this episode we cover our favorite food trucks in Nashville, with a list that includes some of the O.G.s like The Grilled Cheeserie and new trucks like Bad Luck Burger Club.We also give you 3 things to do in Nashville this weekend.1. It is the Annual Rose Festival taking place over in East Park (East Nashville) on May 14th, 2022 from 3PM-7PM. Tickets and information can be found here: https://www.nashvillerosefestival.com/2. Happy Birthday to Diskin Cider! It is their 4th Birthday Bash taking place at their brewery (cidery?) in Wedgewood-Houston this Saturday from Noon - 11PM. Live music, local vendors and food trucks like The Mac Shack. Here is the info for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diskin-cider-4-year-anniversary-celebration-tickets-3355471796473. The Jewish Food Festival is taking place at the Nashville JCC on Sunday May 15th from 1PM-4PM. There will be tons of local food options there, including Butcher & Bee, Upstate Pierogi and East Tasty Candy. Here is the info for the event: https://www.nashvillejcc.org/jewish-life/food-festival/Make sure to follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wickedtasty/Join our mug club: 615-240-2245
4 minutes | May 6, 2022
05-06-22 Weekly Recap: Best Bagels In Nashville By A Northeastern Native & Bagel Expert
Welcome to another edition of the Wicked Tasty Weekly for May 6th, 2022.In this episode I give you my top 5 bagels / bagel shops in Nashville. Let's be real, y'all have blown me up about some of my top 5 lists in the past, but as a Northeast native, I feel pretty confident in my ability to identify a good bagel.So this is the definitive list of the best bagels in Nashville. Capped off by the undisputed best bagel in town, a Taylor Ham, Egg & Cheese with Salt, Pepper and Ketchup from H&S Bagels.It's Mother's Day Weekend and there are a few fun events taking place in Nashville this Saturday, May 7th.1. It is the Nashville Wellness Fest taking place at the fairgrounds. It is a family friendly events that includes fitness demonstrations, local vendors, goodies and giveaways. Fun for the whole family! You can purchase your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nashvill...2. The Margaritaville Run, a 5K, is taking place at Nissan Stadium bright and early at 9am Saturday. There is a runner happy hour taking place at the Margaritaville Hotel from 12pm - 6pm on Friday, May 6th. Registration is $59 and tickets can be purchased here: https://margaritavillerun.com/3.The Sevier Park Fest is taking place from 9am-9pm on Saturday at Sevier Park. The all day festival includes tons of live music acts as well as food trucks, a wing eating contest and other local vendors. Tickets are $10 for people 18+ and include 1 free drink ticket: https://www.sevierparkfest.com/Thanks for checking out the show!Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wickedtasty/Join our Mug Club: (text me your favorite Nashville brewery) 615-240-2245
4 minutes | Apr 29, 2022
04-29-22 Weekly Recap: Best Breweries In Nashville As Voted By The Wicked Tasty Mug Club Members
It's another episode of the Wicked Tasty Weekly for April 29th, 2022.In this episode we have BREAKING NEWS to reveal! Those of you who follow us on our @wickedtasty Instagram have probably already seen, but we have launched the Wicked Tasty Mug Club!The Wicked Tasty Mug Club is Nashville's BEST Mug Club because it is 100% free to join and you get FREE BEER :)Text me your favorite Nashville Brewery at 615-240-2245 and you are in the club!The mission of the club is not to get anyone wasted or messed up. We are starting this club to bring our @wickedtasty community together IRL and support some local restaurants, bars and breweries in the process!Need weekend plans? We have 3 fun things for you to check out this weekend.1) Bacon, Eggs & Kegs Boozy Brunch Fest is taking place at First Horizon Part from 11 am - 3 pm on Saturday 4/30. Last chance tickets are $50 and include all you can enjoy bevs, with food available for purchase from vendors like Beginner’s Luck, the Loveless Cafe, Birria Babe, Daddy’s Dogs and more!https://www.baconeggsandkegs.com/nash...2) It is the last weekend of Spring Awakening Pop-Up at the Pool Club / Virgin Hotel. Spring is in full bloom at their rooftop oasis. Enjoy fresh florals and seasonal cocktails featuring Spade and Sparrows Wine, Patron Tequila, and Hendricks Gin. https://virginhotels.com/nashville/ev...3) Over in East Nashville, kick off pool season at the 1st Annual Dive Fest at the Dive Motel on April 30-May 1 from 1 pm - 11pm. Performances each night. Local artists, vintage sellers, and a tarot reader. Tickets required starting at $25. Sponsored by Patron & Mill Creek Brewinghttps://www.seetickets.us/event/DIVE-...A few more links for you...Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wickedtasty/Join our Mug Club: https://my.community.com/wickedtastym...
43 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
Once Upon A Time In France - Mel Arnt
Mel Arnt is living the American Dream.Mel moved from France to Nashville in 2016 to pursue a career in music. Very quickly, Mel realized he didn't want a career in music and decided to pursue a career in entrepreneurship.There were no authentic French wine bars in Nashville. So Mel made it his goal to build one himself.But before he opened his wine bar, Mel decided to get break into the Nashville hospitality industry with a classic French bistro, that he called Once Upon A Time In France. He opened that concept in 2019 with his Dad as the head chef, making it a true family business.When the covid pandemic hit, Mel was bored with his restaurant closed so he decided to get to work on the wine bar he dreamed up a few years back. Within a few months Mel had opened 2 new bars. Authentique Wine Bar and Overlord.Mel continues to dream big, recently opening a wine & spirits shop and starting his own vineyard on his farm property in East Nashville.Hear the entire inspiring story on the podcast!LINKSOnce Upon A Time In France: https://www.onceuponatime-infrance.com/The Authentique Wine Bar: https://www.the-authentique.com/Overlord: https://www.overlordnashville.com/Follow Mel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melsamericandream/?hl=en
10 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
04-22-22 Weekly Recap: Best Coffee Shops in Nashville + Guest Appearance by Caffeinated & Confident
In this episode we cover my top 5 coffee shops in Nashville, including popular spots like Barista Parlor and Frothy Monkey. Who else did I include in the best coffee in Nashville? You'll just have to watch to find out!We also have a special guest appearance by a REAL coffee expert. Harlow, host of the Caffeinated & Confident podcast and YouTube show joins us to share his favorite coffee places in Nashville.Harlow talks through his current favorites during our interview at Sump Coffee in oneC1TY. He shares some of the coolest places he enjoys coffee at, like a new shop called Anchor Coffee and his personal favorite, Honest Coffee Roasters.Want to know what to do in Nashville this weekend? Here are 3 really cool events to check out!1. Billy Link is BACK for another crawfish boil with Carey Bringle. After throwing Nashville's best crawfish boil last year at Peg Leg Porker, this year's boil is taking place at Carey's new spot in the Nations, Bringle's Smoking Oasis. Starts at Noon on Saturday April 23rd until sold out. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here: https://www.toasttab.com/bringle-s-sm...2. Jackalope Brewery is celebrating their 11th Birthday and Earth Day on Saturday at their Ranch location in Wedgewood-Houston. It will be an all day event that will include beer, food trucks and sustainable vendors. Jackalope is one of our favorite breweries in Nashville, so make sure to stop by and wish them Happy Birthday! More details here: https://jackalopebrew.com/events-cale...3. Calling all music fans! ACME Radio Live is hosting their 5th annual Record Store Day at The Groove in East Nashville. Come shop vinyl, support local vendors, and listen to live music all day long. Free of charge and all ages welcome. Music starts at 11 AM on Saturday April 23rd. More details here: https://www.acmeradiolive.com/record-...You can follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/wickedtastyYou can join our Foodie Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/28074...
43 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Anzie Blue - Marcie Allen Van Mol & Chef Star Maye
In this episode, Anzie Blue Co-Owner Marcie Allen Von Mol and Executive Chef Star Maye join the show!Anzie Blue started as a CBD shop in West Nashville, being forced to pivot to a restaurant to keep the doors open when the pandemic hit in 2020.In order to be deemed an essential business allowed to operate, Anzie Blue had to start serving food and drinks. Despite having no background as a chef or running a restaurant, Marcie bought a George Foreman Grill and coffee makers and taught herself how to make breakfast tacos and brew coffee.Their CBD shop turned coffee & breakfast shop quickly turned into a neighborhood hit. When an opportunity came up in the fall of 2020 to relocate to a bigger spot in Hillsboro Village, they made a commitment to turn the CBD brand into a full scale restaurant.In 2021, Marcie hired a new kitchen staff including team member Star Maye. Star quickly proved to be... well, a star! Very soon after, Marcie named Star Executive Chef.Chef Star Maye has rebuilt the entire culinary program at Anzie Blue into an all day brunch menu that features Southern favorites from family recipes. Including a Chicken Pot Pie for 2, based on her grandmothers personal recipe.The duo of Marcie and Star continue to bring fun new ideas to the community, including a monthly Drag Brunch which is the hottest brunch ticket in Nashville, a new Sunday Gospel Brunch series, constant menu innovation and much more!You can learn more about Anzie Blue here: https://www.anzieblue.com/You can follow Anzie Blue on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/Anzieblue/You can follow Chef Star on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/chef_star_maye/
5 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
04-15-22 Weekly Recap: Best Pizza in Nashville + Nashville Lifestyles Battle Of The Burger
It is another episode of the Wicked Tasty Weekly Recap for April 15th, 2022. In this episode we cover the top 5 pizza places in Nashville, with popular spots like Five Points Pizza and Slim & Husky's making the list. Who else is the best pizza in Nashville? You'll just have to watch to find out! Mark your calendars ladies and gentlemen because there are a TON of great events going on in Nashville over the next few weeks. Nashville Lifestyles 2022 Battle of the Burgers taking place at oneC1TY and the Wicked Tasty team will be judges this year! Event takes place on April 21st at 5:30PM and you can get your tickets here: www.nashvillelifestyles.eventbrite.com Daddy's Dogs Puppy Play Day is back again taking place at Richland Park in West Nashville on April 24th. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/s/sylvan-park-puppy-play-day/1995620993944316/ Nashville Scene's Iron Fork competition is taking place on April 28th at First Horizon Park (Nashville Sounds Stadium) in Germantown. 4 of Nashville's top chefs will be competing, including one of our favorite chefs, Chef Star from Anzie Blue. Tickets and details are here: https://www.fwpublishingevents.com/iron-fork-2022 It's Easter Weekend in Nashville and there are a few things for you to checkout. Sandbar at oneC1TY is hosting an adult easter egg hunt at Noon on April 16th, including over $1200 in prizes and swag! Nashville's 8th Annual Wine & Food Festival is taking place downtown at the Omni Hotel on April 16th. More information here: https://www.nashvillewineandfoodfestival.com/ There are still tickets available to Easter Brunches in Nashville. Check out some of the ideas below! Anzie Blue Gospel Brunch: https://www.anzieblue.com/ 404 Kitchen Easter Brunch: https://www.the404nashville.com/easter/ Gaylord Springs Easter Brunch: https://tickets.gaylordopryland.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=117 Interested in more food content? Make sure to follow us on social! Instagram: https://instagram.com/wickedtasty Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/280740714164965 TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@wickedtasty Learn more about our new start-up, the better MENU below! www.thebettermenu.com
43 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Ladybird Taco - Gabe Scott & Brooks Veazey
Ladybird Taco from Nashville, TN joins the show!In this episode, business partners Gabe Scott & Brooks Veazey share their vision for brining Austin, TX style breakfast tacos to Nashville.Growing up in Michigan, Gabe had never had a breakfast taco before he traveled to Austin on tour during his music career. Instantly, he was hooked and when he returned to his new home in Nashville he couldn't find any like he had in Austin.This started a nearly 10 year journey to turn the idea of bringing breakfast tacos to Nashville, into a reality.Despite navigating the challenges of figuring out how to open a restaurant in the middle of a pandemic, the restaurant has quickly become a local favorite in Music City.Brooks brings years of operational experience scaling businesses to Ladybird Taco. He is helping to lead the plan to turn Ladybird Taco into a breakfast taco empire across the entire South, with more spaces soon to come in Nashville, Birmingham and beyond.Gabe and Brooks share their stories, some jokes and business advice with you.
10 minutes | Apr 8, 2022
04-08-22 Wicked Tasty Weekly Recap
In this week's Nashville round-up, I share my picks for the Top 5 BBQ joints in Nashville, Josh @the_moody_foody joins the show and I give you 3 things to check out in Nashville this weekend.
50 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Memo's Mexican Kitchen - Katie & Memo Murillo
In this episode, Katie and Memo Murillo, owners of Memo's Mexican Kitchen in Mt. Juliet, TN join the show.We chat about their mission to bring authentic Mexican dishes to central Tennessee. You'll learn about history and culture behind traditional Mexican cooking and cuisine.We dive into what has helped make their brand successful, including the importance of knowing their numbers, implementing technology in their marketing and staying true to their mission.Memo's has one of the best cocktail programs in the greater Nashville area. They rotate in new cocktails seasonally and use inspiration, methods and recipes authentic to Memo's native Mexico.We have an entertaining conversation on Mexico's tequila industry and dig into the differences between Tequila and Mezcal.
8 minutes | Apr 1, 2022
04-01-22 Wicked Tasty Weekly Recap
Welcome to the Wicked Tasty Weekly Recap for April 1st, 2022.This week on the round-up Dan shares his Top 5 spots in Nashville to hear songwriters' original music.Dan covers 3 fun things to do this weekend at Liquor Lab Nashville, The Gumbo Bros and Bringle's Smokin' Oasis.
36 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
PennePazze - Rony Stark
Rony Stark owner of PennePazze is on a journey to open 100+ PennePazze locations across America.The Italian inspired pizza and pasta restaurant in Nashville just celebrated their 2 year anniversary of their 1st location and is set to begin scaling it's operations with it's 2nd location opening in Murfreesboro, TN in late 2022.From the beginning, the former basketball player from the professional Israel National Basketball League set his sights on building one of the largest Italian inspired restaurant brands in the United States.Since the spark for the idea in 2012, Rony has meticulously built the framework for his American dream. He spent years developing the business plan and model, before even turning his attention to developing a menu. Which by the way, is as authentic Italian food as it gets. Rony spent time in Italy at culinary schools that specialize in authentic Italian pizza and pasta. Their head pizza chef is from Italy, too!A calculated blend of technology, branding and strategic business plans has the PennePazze company well positioned to soon bring their pizzas and pastas to communities across the U.S.
2 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Season 5 Intro
It's baaaaaaaack! An all new season of the Wicked Tasty Podcast is back and I am so excited for our line-up of guests this season.Each Wednesday we are going to have amazing restaurateurs from around Nashville and the country on the show to share the story behind their brands.And a bonus! We are launching the Wicked Tasty Weekly Recap each Friday over on our YouTube channel. Go subscribe to our YouTube (Wicked Tasty) for the full episodes, with limited audio clips posted here each week.
35 minutes | Dec 1, 2021
Kisser BBQ - Leina Horii and Brian Lea
Leina Horii and Brian Lea, creators and owners of Kisser BBQ in Nashville, TN join the show to share about their Japanese BBQ inspired pop-up. Both Leina and Brian have backgrounds in fine dining, including stints at acclaimed Nashville restaurants like The Catbird Seat and Bastion. They have branched out to create Kisser BBQ to share their love for the Japanese food Leina grew up eating.Both Leina and Brian moved to Nashville from California and have a strong passion for providing fresh and wholesome dishes. Many of the vegetables and herbs used in their BBQ is grown in the 1,500 square foot backyard farm.
30 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
The Giving Kitchen - Bryan Schroeder
In this special Thanksgiving week podcast, Bryan Schroeder from The Giving Kitchen (TGK) joins the show to share about their TGK's mission. Since TGK launched in 2012 they have helped provide support to over 8,400 food service workers in Georgia and Tennessee. TGK is expanding in Nashville and across the Volunteer State and Bryan shares more about who they help & how you or your loved ones can get involved.
53 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
Catapano Pasta - Will Johnson
In this episode Will Johnson of Catapano Pasta join the show. Will shares his fun story as a business school grad, who spent a decade as a lobbyist, who turned into a chef & owner of a handmade pasta company in Nashville, TN.
48 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
Fat Belly Pretzel - Levon & Kim Wallace
The owners of Fat Belly Pretzel, Levon & Kim Wallace, join the show to share the story behind their epic pretzel brand.Levon made his first batch of fat belly pretzels shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic hit as a way to spend some time with his kids and bake them a treat that they loved. After the first batch, they knew that they had a hit on their hands and were off to the races to turn everything into pretzels.Big soft pretzels, stuffed pretzels, muffuletta on a pretzel bun, pretzel banana pudding. You name it, they can make it with a pretzel!
54 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
Tootsie Lou's Tacos - Megan Valigura, Drew Dunston and Jeremy Young
In this episode, the co-founders of Tootsie Lou's Tacos, a pop-up in Nashville, Tennessee join the show to share their story. Coming from Austin, Texas, the team has a high baseline for what makes a good taco, but their tacos are anything but ordinary. Drew and Jeremy have backgrounds in fine dining and put unique twists to their food. Megan is using her FOH experience and art background to build a powerhouse taco brand in Music City.We run the gamut in this one, talking everything from business to best BBQ regions across America. Enjoy the episode!
32 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Potako - Sarah Dixon
What is a Potako? Well, you're going to have to listen to the episode to find out! Sarah Dixon from Nashville's Potako Pop-up joins the show to share the story behind her wild and crazy delicious food idea. Sarah shares what it has been like to leave a well paying corporate consulting job to pursue her dreams of becoming a business owner and chef, how she came up with her innovative idea and her plans for making the potako a product everyone knows.
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