All posts by Rachael Schendel

A perfect pairing for your Thanksgiving table

Fall calls me to my kitchen more than any other time of year. I’m not sure if it’s the need for warmth in the form of baking fresh pumpkin bread or the smells that mulled wine and anything with cinnamon and vanilla produce, but there’s something I can’t resist.

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Our Top 5 Tastes of Nashville

This must be one of my favorite events of the year in Nashville seeing that I made it even after working thirty hours straight for another non-profit focused event called Createathon. Yes, you heard that right. After only two hours of sleep in two days, I met most of our “dishes” at Rocketown for The Taste of Nashville.

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Homestead Manor: Five reasons to love it

What could make for a more perfect Southern summer night than sipping cocktails on the front porch? When the sipping is followed by the exploration of a historic plantation and farm, of course. We did just that last weekend with other Nashville bloggers at Thompson Station’s newest event venue and restaurant, Homestead Manor. More…

The First 3st of the Month 2015

Well, we’re five days into a new year and if there’s one thing that’s consistent of those days – they’ve all been very grey. And wet. So what better way to wish away the rainy weather than with a Holiday Hangover Brunch by 3st of the Month?

If you’re not familiar, 3st of the Month is an invitation-only monthly event designed to bring those together who share a love of food and drink – all while benefiting deserving non-profits (this month’s supported Nurses for Newborns). The event venues rotate as well so you have the opportunity to check out different locations with each month.  More…

A Gulch Giveaway

It’s no secret the Gulch is growing. From Adele’s to 404 Kitchen, the dining options read like roll call at the James Beard Foundation. But what’s also happening quietly is the longstanding restaurants, faced with increased competition, are being forced to put up or shutter up, as was the unfortunate case when Rumours unexpectedly closed its doors this fall. Five Dishes recently visited Cantina Laredo and Watermark, two of the Gulch’s veteran restaurants to hear – and taste – what they are doing to spice things up. Literally. More…

Taste of Nashville: Best of the Best

Taste of Nashville (not to be confused with Music City Food + Wine Festival) is an annual fundraiser where you can sip, nosh and mingle with some of our city’s most popular restaurants, Chefs and more. We recently attended this year’s 13th Annual Taste of Nashville event, held at Rocketown. More…

Why Music City Food + Wine Festival is worth every penny

If you’re not familiar with this relatively newish event (only its second annual) allow me to introduce you to the Music City Food + Wine Festival. This two-day event is filled with world-class chefs and delectable wine from Nashville and beyond. More…

Beyond Nashville: Napa Edition

If anyone needs a recommendation for their “bucket list”, my immediate response would be a trip to Wine Country (Napa and Sonoma Counties) in California. It’s a dream trip for any food and wine lover like myself – add in three lovely ladies and five days of perfect 70 degree sunny weather – and you have the makings of an unforgettable experience.

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Ramen is All Grown Up

Ramen hasn’t been a part of my culinary life since my college days when I kept a case of it under my dorm bed at all times.

I was recently re-introduced a few weeks ago by Blue Apron (my latest cooking obsession) and their Chicken Tsukune Spring Ramen which turned out to be delicious – both fresh and filling.

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food, wine & a great cause

I have yet to meet someone new to Nashville who hasn’t already fallen in love with this wonderful city we call home. I’m a lifer, so you can imagine the special place it holds in my heart. Pair that love with two of my other passions, food and wine, and you have one giddy girl.

I’m talking about the Nashville Wine and Food Festival, of course.

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