September 11, 2012 §
I swung by the 12South Farmer’s Market this afternoon. A relatively new addition to Nashville Farmer’s Markets, the 12South location is in its 2nd year and held at Sevier Park Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-6:30 PM May-November. I apologize because these pictures do not nearly do it justice–I was too busy perusing and taking everything in! The vendors really run the gamut and you can find everything from produce to great gifts here: cupcakes, coffee, gourmet cheeses & pastas, soaps, candles. Even swing by for a walk in the park and a shaved ice, the perfect end to a warm day.
Winter CSA! Reality Check…
This picture is deceiving since everyone is super friendly and helpful if you are looking for more information, not on a cell phone!
And don’t forget Food Trucks. You can find the Grilled Cheeserie and Riff’s here without the crazy lines I had last week at Centennial Park!
September 4, 2012 §
I had been so excited about this event since I found about the Food Truck Awards at Centennial Park. I went, I ate, I conquered. Actually not really because there are so many trucks I now know I need to try. I like to think of this weekend as Round 1 because people, this happens every Saturday through Oct. 27th. Not the awards per se, but a mobile food court will set up at Musician’s Corner opening at 11:00 AM with the shows starting at 3. The rain held off and we had a gorgeous, if hot, day. Perfect way to spend a Saturday in the fall if you ask me.
I have to admit, this probably got the group’s worst vote because the service was so slow. I thought the hot chicken had great flavor but once we saw the chicken coming out of Biscuit Love, we realized we really needed to try that too.
Next up was Riff’s Fine Street Food. The best part for me? Cucumber Basil Lemonade. It was exactly what I didn’t know I wanted that day.
The grits were a big hit with our group but I actually preferred the rice and beans below. The shrimp were a little overseasoned for my taste.
I did love the jerk chicken and this rice and red beans was butter and more butter. Delish
I can’t tell you how disappointed I was that the Nathaniel was sold out, guess that means I’ll have to come again…
The Gertie – houseground peanut butter, carmalized banana jam and chocolate gravy topped with pretzel crunch. This thing was so good, the peanut butter was like whipped or something. Amazing combo.
Bonuts are biscuit “doughnuts”, filled with lemon marscapone served over blueberry compote. Something about sugary fried dough just can’t ever go wrong. I was pretty full at this point so preferred the Gertie but these were hot and soft and sweet and everything right.
And then there is live music so make sure to bring a blanket so you can wallow in your food coma as you listen to tunes.