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September 29, 2011

Fun Food for Oct 1, 2011 in Nashville

Here is my rundown for the weekend (sit down, this will take a while):

Friday Sept 30 6:00 pm Cheese Fest! Bloomy Rind connects Nashville to Artisan Cheese is throwing a Cheese Fest party at the Nashville Farmer's Market 900 Rosa Parks Blvd.

Saturday Oct 1, 7:30 am, Shelby Bottom Boogie, 5K and 15K, Starts at Shelby Park: $35 on race day, proceeds benefit your waist line, cardio pulmonary health, and CASA of Nashville. For me, a 15K will hopefully off set some of the fun, food and drink to come for the rest of the day.

Saturday, Oct 1, 10 am: Zombie Flash Mob Practice at Parking Lot R (this practice is CANCELED but rescheduled for next weekend Oct 8th) at the football stadium: There will be a Zombie Flash Mob on October 22nd to promote the Zombie Buffet 5K to be held on October 29th. The 5K is a fundraiser for the Nashville Rescue Mission. Be a Zombie and chase after those humans (Zombies call them humies) and encourage those humies to run faster!

Saturday Oct 1, 10 am - 6 pm Celebrate Nashville! Culture Festival! at Centennial Park: UPDATE, Culture Festival - QUITE POSSIBLE THE BEST ARRAY OF FOOD AT ANY Nashville festival! THE BEST!!

Celebrate Nashville! Culture Festival used to be named Celebration of Cultures, and admission has always been FREE! In the beginning, it was a humble little celebration held at the Scarritt Bennett Center. At the start "food vendors" back then were seemingly the organizers' parents and friends putting together some fried rice and noodles. NOW, wow! Nashville has embraced this event, and there are 5 stages of for performances, a "World Marketplace", kids games, exhibits, and OVER 60 FOOD Vendors! Yes, you read that correctly, 60 food vendors from A-Z, that would be Abay Ethiopian to Woodland vegetarian Indian food with everything in between!

Saturday Oct 1, 11-7 pm The Music City 1st Annual Hot Wing Festival at Walk of Fame Park: The hot wing festival doesn't say that there will be vendors there, but I have a feeling that 400 Degrees (my favorite hot chicken wing) will be there. 400 Degrees is going to be closed on Saturday, so I think they may be heading to the hot wing festival. I hear it is $20 for tix, and there are $10 discounts at Mapco. Proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House. I gotta tell ya Ronald McDonald House in NYC helped save my little cousin's (2nd cousin) life. She was just 3 yrs old with a giant cancer tumor growing on her brain stem. The 1st round of doctors in Detroit claimed they got 90% of the tumor, charged a ton of money and she was worse off after a year, could not walk nor talk. Come to find out they just cut her open and took out only about 10%. So, my relatives were broke, 2nd house mortgage, and a parent who lost her job, they had no money, and were losing hope. Then, a world known NYU pediatric brain and brain stem cancer surgeon offered to perform the surgery for free! Broke, they had no money to stay in NYC, but then Ronald McDonald House came to the rescue. The NYU surgeon and Ronald McDonald House save my little cousin's life! My little cousin who is a doll is now 16, happy, she can talk as well as any teenage girl, she can dance and she is cancer free. Thanks NYU surgeon man and Ronald McDonald House!

Saturday Oct 1, 1-7 pm Nashville Beer Fest, Waterfront Park: Well, for $30 you get a pint glass and unlimited number of tastes of 100+ beer from about 50 beer makers! For designated drivers tix are only $10, but unclear if there will be anything else to drink besides beer. But, the main charity for this event is Second Harvest Food Bank, so drink up, bring a designated driver or walk to your hotel room after the event.

Saturday Oct 1, noon-7 pm Schermerhorn Free Day! Yes, Nashville Symphony Hall, the Schermerhorn will have music events in all 4 areas all day for free! The Laura Turner Music Hall, the Courtyard, the Main Lobby and Mike Curb Educational Hall all will have various music going all day for FREE! Stop in, it is free!

Saturday Oct 1, 6-9 pm 1st Saturday Art Crawl downtown Nashville: Free to look! All the art galleries downtown are open showing their artists' art! Many galleries have light snacks and beverages. There is a free shuttle that goes from the main area of 5th and Church down to 8th and Broadway to TAL, and 4th Ave South to the Lost Boys Gallery. It is free to look, as I said, and there is art available at every price range from $5 - $5000+.

Saturday Oct 1, 5-9 pm Bellevue Cruise-In at the the Sears side of the Bellevue Mall: This is the last Cruise-In for the year (1st Saturday April thru October) and this one is special because all the area Corvette clubs are invited to show their cars. I wonder if they would let my display my classic 11 year old Honda Civic, classic Honda silver color, classic 4 door body time, classic windows, classic hub caps, classic engine, classic chassis: it is a classic. It may be a bit sap and bird poo covered, but otherwise it is in great classic shape.

Sunday Oct 2, 3-6 pm, Battle of the Food Trucks at Greer Stadium: For $25 you get tastes from a bunch of Nashville Finest Food Trucks and a drink ticket. Bring 5 canned items for Second Harvest Food Bank, and get a 2nd drink ticket! What a deal! Seriously though, I love food truck and food carts because in general, trucks and carts do one type of food well, not a huge menu of mediocre food. Also, a word of advice, there will be a shortage of chairs (aka there will be no chairs provided), so bring a chair.

Oh yea, I forgot, I gotta fit in some college football on Saturday too!


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