image Angels Do Share: Launch of the Coleccion de la Casa

Nashville is a hot town, so why not launch the newest tequila here? Nashville had the honor of being the first city to taste Tequila Herradura’s third and latest creation in their series of small batch tequilas, the Coleccion de la Casa Reserve 2014 Scotch Cask Finish Reposado. Tequila Herradura and 1808 Grille at the Hutton Hotel hosted an intimate group of us to try the tequila series and a unique pairing of “Scotland meets Mexico” three-course meal.

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image Sinema Restaurant + Bar

Sinema roused the child in all of us.

Maybe because dark, quiet theaters — and restaurants inspired by dark, quiet theaters — are settings traditionally commanding your best, most hush-hush behavior. Which naturally has the opposite effect on a group of adolescent girls grown women.

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image Food Festival Etiquette: Five Tips

Now that Five Dishes has attended several food festivals, we have learned the ropes and have knowledge to impart on how to properly attend. Be sure to keep these courtesies in mind:

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image Music City Bacon & Barrel Festival

Ever felt like you were in a Dr. Seuss book? I certainly did just this past weekend at the Music City Bacon and Barrel Festival. Twenty-five wonderful restaurants with delectable bacon samples could be a bestseller: “Will you taste it on a cupcake? Will you try it in a milkshake? Try pimento cheese with bacon jam! Or gouda mac & cheese with pork belly ham?”

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image Carrie’s Fave Five: Fall Beers

October is my favorite time of the year and not just because it’s my birthday month. The air is clearer, the skies are bluer and the beer is tastier. More…

image Acme Feed and Seed

Acme Feed & Seed has only been open for weeks, but has quickly made waves for it’s unique concept and creative cuisine. We were excited to make our way downtown to see – and taste – for ourselves. Rachael had whetted our appetite with rave reviews of the pork griot, which she sampled the weekend before at the Music City Wine + Food Festival.

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First floor of Acme, where you’ll find a bar to your left and stage to the right.

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image Fave Five: Perfect Pizzas

October is National Pizza Month, or as I call it, training camp for the upcoming winter holidays. Try one of our favorite pizzas to celebrate!

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image 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…

image Experience Night Market October 17

The emergence of mums, pumpkins and the fall all make Night Market a grand idea. Recently my family and I attended Night Market at the Downtown Farmers Market, and I want to share a few photos with you. More…

image The New Sutler: Making its own Mark

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100 years ago when I was just a doe-eyed intern in the music business, we frequented The Sutler to see up and coming acts. Seeped in music history, it was the place where you just knew you would see the next Cash or Emmy Lou Harris (both performed there). More…