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.

If you’re curious what in the world would possess anyone to do such a thing, check out the details of Createathon here.

If you’re not familiar, this annual event – hosted by the Phoenix Club – is in its 15th year, claiming the title of the longest running food festival in Nashville. It’s pretty safe to say they’ve perfected some things over the years. Not only do they feature Nashville’s best food, drink and desserts in town, but they do so with multiple bands playing throughout the night so that you stay and dance all those extra calories off before heading home at 1 am.

This year we sampled from some of Nashville’s newest restaurants like fifty first kitchen & bar, nama sushi and Embers Ski Lodge as well as some of our long-time favorites like Bricktops, Moto, Martin’s BBQ, Hattie B’s and Patterson House to name a few.

To top it off, proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and the Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee. So, have we convinced you this a not-to-miss event yet?

If you need more, here’s a list of our collective top 5 bites of the night (in no particular order):


Hattie B’s Hot Chicken Sliders



The Farm House Deviled Eggs
topped with Chow Chow



Bricktops Lobster Bisque
served with deviled eggs topped with bacon



Patterson House Pickled Enoki
served with black pepper ricotta, chili dust and fresh herbs on a poppyseed cracker 



Saint Anejo Pan Seared Scallops
served with Chimichurri sauce and mango-pineapple salsa


Hope to see ya there next year!


Rachael, Carrie, Lindsay and Julia