Frothy Monkey and The Bottle Shop present -Wine Love feat.

Frothy Monkey and The Bottle Shop present -Wine Love feat. Bear Creek Farm – a five course pairing dinner April 17th 2015

Franklin, TN (April 2, 2015)- Frothy Monkey is known for quality, creativity and strong relationships with it’s partners and farmers. This dinner will display all of these attributes for a memorable evening with friends. This five course dinner feat. local favorite, Bear Creek Farm, has been designed from a collaboration between Chef Chase Ingalls, Head Baker Jen Mello and Lisa Quillman of The Bottle Shop. The dinner is being presented twice on Thursday, April 16th @6:30pm at Frothy Franklin (125 5th ave south, franklin, tn 37064) and Friday, April 17th @6:30pm at Frothy Downtown Nashville (Ave of the Arts, 235 5th ave north, nashville, tn 37219).

M E N U •

Bear Creek Marinated Beef Tongue with Tatsoi, Dragon Fruit and Cherry Port Vinaigrette
Pairing: Acrobat Rosé

Bear Creek Crispy Pork Bell with Sweet Potato Funnel Cake, Onion Marmalade and Vanilla Cinnamon Anglaise
Pairing: MacMurray Chardonnay

Bear Creek 12 Hour Pork with Sweet Corn Risotto, Buttered Yard Beans and Carrot Pan Sauce
Pairing: Masi Bonacosta

Bear Creek Pan Roasted Hangar Steak with Peruvian Potato Hash, Grilled Bok Choy and Grain Mustard Aioli
Pairing: Frei Brothers Reserve Zinfandel

Sourdough Beignets with Berries and crisp Meringues
Pairing: T Fladgate Tawny {unaged}

The price of the dinner is $60 + tax + tip. This dinner is part of a series of Wine and Beer pairing dinners scheduled throughout the year. A complete listing of the 2015 Wine Love and Beer Love dinners can be found at For more information regarding the Frothy Monkey or the dinners, please contact Jennifer Sheets at 615-293-6834 or #frothylove #winelove #beerlove

About Frothy Monkey

Frothy Monkey has been a staple in the Nashville community since 2004. The chef driven menu offers breakfast, brunch every day, kids menu, lunch + dinner with expanded beverage offerings including coffeehouse standards as well as craft beer, wine + cocktails. They deliver quality, creativity, and approachability in everything served. Locations include 12th Avenue South, 8th Avenue South at Grimey’s Too, and 5th Avenue North in Nashville, TN as well as in Downtown Franklin, TN. Frothy Monkey Roasting Company will begin roasting in Nashville in Spring 2015. Visit for more details. twitter + instagram: @frothymonkey facebook:

About The Bottle Shop

Franklin’s coolest destination for Wine, Spirits, High Gravity Beer, Growler Fills, Mixology Needs & Barware. 1556 West McEwen Drive, Suite 102, Franklin, Tennessee

New Restaurants Set for Old Sunset Grill Building

Nashville-based fast-casual restaurant group Fresh Hospitality is set to expand, again.
 Staff Reporter-Nashville Business Journal


The company has the former home of Hillsboro Village mainstay Sunset Grill under contract, with plans to bring three Fresh concepts to the building, said Matt Bodnar, a partner in the company.

The building, located at 2001 Belcourt Ave., is tucked just off Hillsboro Village’s main drag, and offers 6,359 square feet of space, with the option to share 70 parking spots with neighboring Cabana.

Old Sunset Grill Location

Current owner, restaurateur RandyRayburn, bought the building in 1994. After 24 years operating Sunset Grill, Rayburn closed the restaurant this past New Years Eve, and told the Nashville Business Journal in January that he was looking to sell the building. His asking price? A cool $2.69 million. Rayburn bought the building for roughly $450,000.

Bodnar said Fresh anticipates splitting the 6,000 square foot space into three — two roughly the same same square footage and one slightly smaller. The company hasn’t decided which Fresh concepts it would open in Hillsboro Village, but Bodnar said a Juice Bar and a Taziki’s are being considered.

Read the rest of the story at The Nashville Business Journal………………………….


IS NOSHVILLE MOVING? Say it Aint So! Eat Beeps

One of Bud’s favorite eateries in Nashville may be moving. Here is what Adam over at the Nashville Business Journal has to say:

Planned Midtown high-rise could grow larger with sale of coffee shop site
Adam Sichko Senior Reporter Nashville Business Journal

A developer is under contract to buy land at a corner of 19th Avenue and Broadway, which would allow him to expand his plans for a high-rise in that part of Midtown.
The potential purchase puts developer Ardavan Afrakhteh in position to control the full block along Broadway between 20th and Lyle avenues.
This year, Afrakhteh proposed a 25-story building containing a boutique hotel and upscale condos. If it comes to fruition, the building would match the height of two projects proposed by other developers nearby.

Noshville Deli
The original plan called for 120 to 150 condos, and between 150 to 175 hotel rooms.
The building would occupy 0.68 acres over two parcels. Afrakhteh owns one piece of land, and his company is under contract to buy the other — land where the popular restaurant Noshville is located.

Read the rest of the story at The Nashville Business Journal…………

Bud Beep


Bud Makes His First Trip to Fenwick’s 300 Melrose Nashville

Bud Makes His First Trip to Fenwick’s 300 Melrose Nashville.

Got a call from my old buddy Bijou who wanted to buy me lunch. Well, the magic words LUNCH and I’M BUYIN’ made the decision easy so the the next step was figuring out where to go. Well, I’ve been hearing a lot about this new place called Fenwick’s 300 down in Melrose so off we went.
We’re not critics so you be the judge. Let me just say our plates were clean. Also Bijou is REAL Picky about his coffee — he had two cups!! They’re open Breakfast, Lunch and dinner. The have a full bar but of course and just had a diet soda. Wink Wink

Here’s their Menu –

They even have one of those big blue coffee machines:
Fenwick's 300 Melrose Nshville TN

Take a look, I had the Patty Melt:

Fenwick's 300 Nashville TN Patty Melt

Here is a 60 second Youtube Video to give you a quick look around  Fenwick’s 300.

See ya down there soon,

Bud @

Zoës Kitchen Opens New Location in Franklin – Eat Beeps

Zoës Kitchen Opens New Location in Franklin
Popular Mediterranean Restaurant Expands in Tennessee
Facebook Contest Gives Away 500 Meals, Free Zoës for a Year

Zoes-Kitchen Logo

Franklin, TN – July 3, 2014 – Zoës Kitchen, a popular, Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant featuring fresh, wholesome dishes, continues expansion in Tennessee. Zoës’ new restaurant in Franklin marks the company’s 123rd location reaching 15 states nationwide. Founded in 1995 in Birmingham, Alabama, by Zoë Cassimus, Zoës features quality ingredients, family recipes and a variety of menu items that are made from scratch daily. Zoës is one of the fastest-growing fast-casual restaurant concepts in the nation. The new Zoës location is located at 3058 Mallory Lane, Suite 160, Franklin, TN 37067.
“We are thrilled to become a part of the Franklin community,” said Regional Operator Lindsey Miller. “At Zoës, our mission is to deliver goodness from the inside out. This isn’t just about serving fresh, made-from-scratch meals; it also embraces the way we treat every guest and each other with genuine Southern hospitality.”
To celebrate the opening, Zoës is giving away 500 meals at the new location in Franklin. To top it off, one grand prize winner will win Zoës for a year at the new restaurant! The contest runs from July 3 through July 17. Visit the Zoës Kitchen’s Facebook page at to enter to win.
Zoës customers can also download the Zoës L.I.F.E. mobile app to receive free goodies on each visit, order online, set fun life goals and receive daily inspiration.

The Zoës Kitchen menu features fresh Mediterranean flavors that captivate the senses, as well as a few Southern favorites that became a staple at the first location in Birmingham and have since made Zoës an extension of many home kitchens. The menu will showcase entrees such as salads, pitas, sandwiches, and kabobs in addition to fresh sides like no-mayo slaw, potato salad, and braised white beans with fresh rosemary, among others. The freshly prepared sides are available in to-go pints called Fresh Takes ™.

Zoes Interior

Signature dishes such as chicken kabobs, chicken rollups and hummus and the restaurant’s gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options feature an abundance of fresh vegetables and herbs, lean proteins and flavor! Zoës is committed to serving food of exceptional quality and using fresh ingredients prepared daily from original recipes – perfect for folks that value eating real, unprocessed foods but whose busy lives limit their time in the kitchen. There are no fryers or microwaves at Zoës which is just one reason guests feel great after eating there.

At Zoës, guests can dine in, order online or call ahead for takeout. Also available for purchase are a variety of fully-prepared Dinners for Four for the hungry family on the go and Fresh Takes by the pint. Zoës’ extensive catering menu includes box lunches, party trays and hot meals for any business occasion or social gathering that can be delivered locally.

Zoës’ Franklin location seats approximately 66 guests in the dining room, including an outdoor patio which seats 24. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The new location also plans to offer beer and wine.

About Zoës Kitchen
Founded in 1995, Zoës Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant that was born in the Mediterranean and raised in the South. It prepares made-from-scratch Mediterranean food designed to help you celebrate life with family and friends through providing authentic, better-for-you recipes that are hand-prepared daily with wholesome, close-to-the-garden ingredients and served with a side of Southern hospitality. All Zoës Kitchen recipes are made using good, honest ingredients, as well as fresh, never frozen poultry. Vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are also available. At Zoës, Living Mediterranean isn’t just about eating good food; it’s a way of life that makes you feel invigorated. Zoës Kitchen has 123 locations in 15 states across the U.S. For more information, please visit, or

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