Archive for June, 2007

Somebody Open a Window…

Cause it’s fixin’ to get FUNKY up in here.

Where should you go tonight to get your USRDA of soul and R & B?

Well if you want my advice, I’d say get your booty down to Mercy Lounge for The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker!

Killen time

The roundabout at Music Row has been renamed Buddy Killen Circle. Which, in part, I think, hey – really cool idea.

But — and I don’t mean any disrespect to the guy or anything — but isn’t that last name kind of an unfortunate thing to call an intersection? An intersection, by the way, where, judging from the hesitancy with which cars wait to enter, people already feel as if they’re taking their lives into their hands by using?

I mean, couldn’t they just have dedicated a park in his name, or something safe like that?

Follow Up: Brentwood’s China Hut

Chris posted a few days ago about Nashville’s dearth of solid Chinese restaurants. One commenter noted that China Hut in Brentwood was one of their favorite spots. Since my office is just a couple blocks away, I decided to head over there for lunch on Tuesday and check it out. The verdict? Not bad, especially for the price, but it still can’t compete with Chinatown.

Thirsty for Baseball?

Well, the game won’t be held in a shiny new riverfront ballpark, but the beer will be just as cold: Thirsty Thursday at the Sounds game returns to Greer Stadium tonight. $5 tickets and $1 drafts until 8:30pm… see you there!

Today Is the Longest Day of the Year

…and thanks to two Metrobloggers who kept me out too late last night, it sure feels like it already.

We took Chris Wage’s advice and went out to the Sportsman’s Grille in the Village for an impromptu editorial meeting that lasted into the wee hours. Aw, who am I kidding? I’m there every Wednesday night because I’m a good friend of Brad the bartender upstairs and know that he has to make tution payments for his burgeoning brood of children.

Plus, where else can you hear a kicking Hammond Organ jazz trio, eat fried pickle chips and watch the guy who wrote “Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress” and the guy that wrote “Angel from Montgomery” shoot pool all night?

You gotta love this town!

I Had a Sip at Sip

I paid a visit to the newly opened Sip Cafe in East Nashville (Inglewood) yesterday. It may be my new favorite morning spot.

Located at the corner of McGavock and Riverside, this cozy coffee spot is a very welcome addition in the area. The shop has a very clean look – it’s very bright and the walls aren’t cluttered with terrible art or flyers for shows. They brew two kinds of beans, out of Portland and North Carolina.

What I think is cool is that you get 20 cents off your drink if you walk/bike there or if you bring your own mug. All in all, this coffee shop is about sustainability.

Jack and his wife opened the place 12 days ago and run the shop. Say hi to them when you stop by. They’re running on limited hours now, until business picks up (M-F, 6AM-12PM; Sat. & Sun., 8AM-2PM).

happy hour

And now for me to use my metblogs position purely for personal gain. I have a friend flying in from LA at 5, and we want to hit up happy hour somewhere.

Who has the best happy hour drink specials on a Wednesday?

Agave Tequila Lounge?

While I was searching the Tennessean’s website for more details on the Pacman charges, I came across this little tidbit on a new bar/restaurant coming to the Gulch. I’d heard some rumbles about this place before, but didn’t realize it was this close to an opening. Does anyone have any details on Agave other than what’s in the article? And while we’re at it, what’s the status of Lot 7 next to Judge Bean’s? Is that close to an opening date as well?

Update: Looks like Lot 7 may have already opened in the last couple of weeks. All the Rage certainly seems to like the place. So who’s been there? I’ll post a review once I am able to check it out.

Breaking: Pacman Charged in Vegas

Pacman Jones has been charged with two felony counts related to the shooting in Vegas a few months ago. Details here. Word is that the Georgia prosecutor on the case he was involved with down there will now reopen charges against Pacman in that state as well.

I’m guessing ol’ Pacman won’t be playing NFL football for a long, long time.

12 Avenue South

Does anyone here know when 12 Avenue south became Sambuca’s private valet parking area?

Because, I don’t remember the council voting on that particular appropriation. Was I out of town?

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