November 2014

Found 30 blog entries for November 2014.

If "I like it" is all you know about wine, then this class is for you. Snooty servers, judgmental clerks, confusing labels, misleading marketing, and opaque pricing... who hasn't encountered these barriers? They keep would-be wine lovers watching from the sidelines, too overwhelmed and intimidated to explore further. But a little knowledge can make the world of wine far more approachable- and much more fun.

This beginning class will take a broad view of the world of wine: what's out there, why it costs what it costs, and how to decode labels to find what you like at a price you can afford. You\'ll leave armed with the knowledge and confidence you need to become a savvy wine consumer (as well as with a 15% off coupon for the Wine Shoppe of Green Hills).

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Calling everyone who hates making a sticky mess at home!  Join Hannah Messinger for an afternoon of warm, boozy cider and Christmas cookie decorating. Cookies and icing will be ready to go, decorations will be provided- all you have to do is show up with an apron! 

Hannah will teach you how to fill a pastry bag without making a mess and prevent it from popping, plus demonstrate the proper way to use each kind of tip. You'll go home will a mini cookbook full of recipes and tips for making cookies and frosting, plus a dozen beautiful cookies to share with your family and friends.

Hannah Messinger

Hannah Messinger is the fourth generation owner of Mt. Vernon Restaurant in Chattanooga, Tenn., and institution famous for its amaretto cream pie. She lives

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A night of festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m., Friday, December 5 with the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree in Public Square Plaza in Downtown Nashville. Grand Marshal, Eric Close (actor who plays Mayor Teddy Conrad on ABC Nashville), Piedmont Natural Gas executives and other special guests, will join Mayor Karl Dean. The tree lighting will be immediately followed with fireworks and the 61st annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade parade begins at 7 p.m. at Public Square Plaza and travels down Second Avenue and up Broadway to Ninth Avenue.

This year the parade theme is "Sharing the Warmth," spotlighting the importance of the help Piedmont and our participating warm-hearted customers provide to those in need. Tying into the theme,

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Join friends on Saturday, December 6th for a Festive Christmas Luncheon in the Belmont Grand Salon. The entire home will be decorated with Christmas cheer and we will dine to festive holiday melodies.

A fire in the fireplace will beckon guests to sit and enjoy while the wine room allows for its own fair share of visitors, who will be free to peruse the floor-to-ceiling racks of vintages. The dining table will be absolutely laden with divine, holiday-appropriate food. Expect plates for guests to be served on fine china — a nice touch, indeed. No paper or even clear glass at this genteel soiree. If you are looking for a consistent, pleasant, fine dining experience you cannot go wrong!

The Venue

Listed as one of Nashville’s top twenty tourist

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Join us for Garden & Gun's second annual Made in the South Weekend celebrating the best of Garden & Gun in one place. JUBILEE 2014 will be a lively mix of sporting, shopping, food, music, and art, as well as special dinners and live entertainment on the grounds of the historic state park Charles Towne Landing. Attracting G&G readers from all over the country, the three-day festival is a continuation of our commitment to celebrating the best of Southern culture and promises to delight and inspire. This Made in the South Weekend is the largest signature event the magazine hosts, and we look forward to sharing this spirited gathering of people, products, and personalities.


The Daily Lineup

Here's what attendees should expect should they enter!

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Governor and First Lady Haslam will host their 4th annual holiday open house at the Tennessee Residence Friday, December 5 ­Wednesday, December 17, with tours offered Monday through Saturday. This free open house is a great way for families to celebrate the holidays! This year's decoration theme is "Tennessee Landscapes". 

Highlighting "Tennessee Landscapes," means showcasing the natural beauty of the state. Tennessee has 54 State Parks and each will be a partner to create spectacular decorations representing the scenic landscapes of west, middle and east Tennessee. In Conservation Hall, the trees will be decorated by Tennessee State Parks Junior Rangers to showcase the many ways we enjoy our outdoors. Whether it’s taking a hike or going for a swim,

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Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his unflappable campaign to get Santa (or anyone else) to give him a "legendary official Red Rider carbine-action 200 shot range-model air rifle." Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself at Goldblatt's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out."  This irresistible piece of Americana is guaranteed to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone. This Nashville tradition is now celebrating its 5th Year!

Movie Synopsis

It's 1940, in the northern Indiana town of Hohman. 9-year-old Ralph "Ralphie" Parker wants only one thing for Christmas -- an official Red Ryder carbine-action

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Congratulations to the Nashville Flea Market at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds for being chosen by both The Tennessee Magazine and Busy Bee Trader as the #1 FLEA MARKET in Tennessee in 2014! The Flea Market opens again for Black Friday and Thanksgiving. 

The Nashville Flea Market at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds is considered to be among the top ten fleamarkets in the country. Dealers and vendors from 30 states offer their wares to the buying public. Eager shoppers travel hundreds of miles, often by the bus load, to peruse the bargains and hard-to-find items offered for sale. You'll find a huge variety of gifts, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, arts and crafts, tools, house wares, handmade clothing, and hundreds of thousands of other items each

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The idea is over 100 years old and it’s not going away anytime soon. A big feast awaits most on Thanksgiving, so why not run a race that morning to offset the incoming calories later on in the day?

Turkey trots are one of running’s most charming traditions, with races all over the United States slated for Thanksgiving morning and others taking place the weekend before the holiday. Most of the races are 5Ks or 10Ks, though some dare to go even longer (foreseeing larger appetites, perhaps). This is one of Nashville's most famous runs, and it's not uncommon to spot a celebrity participant! 

On November 27th, Thanksgiving Day, What Do You Run For will hold the 3rd Annual Music City Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk a race that will surely become a tradition for

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Local craft breweries Blackstone, Jackalope, Yazoo, Black Abbey, Tennessee Brew Works, Little Harpeth and Fat Bottom are hosting a bottle release party and craft beer tasting at the Nashville Farmer's Market from 4:00pm - 8:00pm.  Tickets to the event are $20 and include one bottle of Stephanie's Dubbel to take home per ticket purchased.  100% of the money collected from this event will go to Stephanie's Fight, the lung cancer research charity founded in honor of Blackstone's late co-founder Stephanie Weins.

There is an extremely limited quantity of Stephanie's Dubbel available.  This event may be your only opportunity to purchase and sample this special beer. As always, be responsible and aware of your alcohol consumption. Do not drive under the

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