Hope you’re enjoying the (comparatively) cool afternoon. Here’s a Wednesday Stuff We Heard roundup:
Neighborhood dental office East Side Smiles, formerly a Tuesday-Thursday option, now opens its doors Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday with the addition of Dr. Phillip Faucette. Along with the new hours and new doc, they’ve added two new rooms, too. (More from Dr. Thomas Hadley at the Listserv, or at East Side Smiles’ Facebook page, which offered the above photo.)
At today’s East Nashville Farmer’s Market, Amerigo chef Hrant Arakelian hosts a demo on making watermelon and tomato salad with sweet pickled cucumbers, starting at 4 p.m. The mini-class is a new thing for the market, which runs Wednesdays 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 210 S. 10th St. (East Nashville Farmer’s Market newsletter.)
Boys, don’t cry: Riverside Village vintage goods stop Old Made Good has its mind on your kind. “We get asked alot ‘Yo OMG, why you discriminating against the men folk?’” OMG’s Facebook notes. “We got tired of the question (and the bad grammar) so with no further ado, please welcome The Men’s Room at OMG. A light dusting of t’s, ties, wallets, vinyl and accoutrements for the other chromosome. It’s a work in progress, but send the boys to see us, we’re ready!” Check it out at 1304 McGavock Pike. Tweeted photo for a looksee. (Old Made Good)
The folks behind April’s sold-out East Nashville Beer Festival will spread the sudsy love to 12 South, their 12 South Winter Warmer going down December 10 at Sevier Park. An in-the-works Winter Warmer site shared the news last week that Metro Parks approved the shindig. Tickets go on sale October 1; expect “barley wines, stouts, and porters created by the best Craft Brewers in the USA.” Via Twitter, the beer fest folks said they’re “really enjoying the good vibes surrounding” the new event. While we’re happy for you, 12 South, it gets cold in December on the East side too. Sniffle. (East Nashville Beer Festival on the web; 12 South Winter Warmer on the web; 12SWW on Twitter)
Saveur heaped a little recent love on East Nashville’s Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Co. — the respected mag’s favorite was O&S’ Double Chocolate Nibs: “It’s a very grown-up candy bar, but we’re giddy as children when we take a bite.” We side with the Sea Salt, but concur on the giddy.
Fresh reasons to get excited about O&S are in the making, too — they’re getting ready to unveil a Buttermilk-White line (Coffee and Salt & Pepper varieties are a definite, says the Olive and Sinclair Facebook), and Kelso, Tenn.’s Prichard’s Distillery is prepping to share their Benjamin Prichard’s Double Chocolate Bourbon: “There’s no added sugar; just the rich taste of Southern Artisan Chocolate from the Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Company in Nashville, Tennessee.” Swoon. (Olive and Sinclair Chocolate Co.; photo: Prichard’s Distillery Facebook.)