Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

Saturday April 8, 2017
Nashville Public Square

Cherry Blossom Walk   9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The 9th Annual Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival is a free to the public,
family-friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture.
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

The Cherry Blossom Walk

The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival will kick off at 9 a.m. with the Cherry Blossom Walk.Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and the Consul General of Japan in Nashville, Masami Kinefuchi, will lead the Cherry Blossom Walk.

The 2.5 mile course begins and ends at Nashville’s Public Square, the site of the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival, and follows the Cumberland River Greenway, looping at Sister Cities’ Magdeburg Connector to Morgan Park in Germantown.

The Sakura Walk is free and open to the public. No registration is required. The walk is sponsored by Sister Cities of Nashville and the Japan-America Society of Tennessee.

Join us for the Walk!

Sumo Suit Wrestling

Let’s SUMO!  It’s FUN!
Only $5 per match.
Suma Suite Wrestling
Hello Kitty Bounce House
Hello Kitty Bounce House.jpg

Cherry Trees

Thanks to the generous support of our corporate and individual sponsors, 800 cherry blossom trees have been planted throughout Nashville. We are getting closer to our decade-long quest to plant 1,000 Japanese cherry trees. We can already imagine the 800 cherry trees planted in the last eight years full of beautiful, pink blossoms this spring, and we hope you will join us as we watch both the trees and the festival flourish in the years to come!
Click on this map for our interactive Tree Planting Project map with photos and descriptions of all cherry blossom tree planting locations in Nashville park and neighborhoods.Special thanks to Jennifer Higgs, Director of GIS and Mapping Services with Metro Nashville Planning Department, for designing our interactive map!

The Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival will be on April 8, 2017.

Please click below to register online.


Whats Cookin Nashville Gold Line

 What’s Cookin’ Nashville

Biscuit Love Supports Local Businesses


We love local. Here’s a list of some of the suppliers we work with who always provide the very best quality ingredients.

Biscuit Love The Gulch Nashville TN

Bear Creek Farm’s cattle are born and raised on 1,400 scenic acres near Leiper’s Fork, TN. Bear Creek Farms is a sustainable grass-fed, grain-finished cattle farm, raising all-natural Angus beef in a responsible and humane way. The Cherrys are people who are truly dedicated to raising happy animals and we are proud to serve both their beef and pork.

Beaverdam Creek Farm is made up of 73 acres of rolling hills, lush green pastures, and woodlands bordered by the clear-flowing waters of Beaverdam Creek in Coble, TN. The Lingos stay true to their guiding principle of raising their produce the way our Creator intended: free of harmful chemicals, antibiotics, growth stimulants, and GMOs. Their seasonal produce serves as the inspiration for many of our seasonal dishes.

Blackberry Farm Brewery has made waves with their saisons. From a refreshing summer saison to a Fall saison aged in oak barrels to their current offering, a moody, dark Winter saison, we are positive you will enjoy each one as much as we have.

Bloomsbury Farm is nestled in the hills between Smyrna and Nolensville, TN. While vegetables and herbs are a large part of the operation, their variety of Heritage chicken eggs are what keep us coming back.

Biscuit Love Nashville Monday Breakfast

Bourbon Barrel Foods started in the garage of founder Matt Jamie in Louisville, Kentucky. We’ve been enjoying and using their Bourbon Madagascar Vanilla Extract (aged in barrels that used to hold some fine Kentucky bourbon) to give our food even more of a Southern flavor. Their motto is “Slow. Small. Simple.” We think they should also add “Superb” to it.

Cruze Dairy Farms is a family dairy farm in Knoxville, Tennessee. They milk Jersey cows and bottle their own whole pasteurized Jersey milk and real churned buttermilk. And as their t-shirts state, we can attest that biscuits really do rise better with Cruze buttermilk.

The Charleston Tea Plantation is located on historic Wadmalaw Island in the heart of the Lowcountry of South Carolina. We fell in love with the Charleston Tea Plantation on a trip to Charleston, and you will fall in love with our sweet tea! It is an exceptional product being grown right here in the South.

Jackalope Brewing Company has been supporters of Biscuit Love since our days on the truck and as long-time fans of theirs, we are thrilled to be able to reciprocate! Their American Pale Ale, Thunder Ann is made with honey and biscuit malts which we think is a perfect complement to our menu and pairs very well with The Princess.

Biscuit Love Nashville TN Sat.

Helen Hooper-Hirst Pottery uses Tennessee clay to hand-make her pottery in her home studio in Lockeland Springs in East Nashville. In floating blues and iron-saturated browns, her work is inspired by the Tennessee landscape’s rich, natural colors which we enjoy each time we sip from our beautiful coffee mugs.

Weisenberger Mill has been “the baker’s choice” since early 1865. Owned and operated for six generations by the Weisenberger family, the mill is nestled on the banks of the South Elkhorn Creek in the heart of central Kentucky. One trip to this water powered mill was enough to convince us that our biscuits wouldn’t be quite Southern enough without their flour.

Whats Cookin Nashville Gold Line

What’s Cookin’ Nashville

America’s Favorite Fast Food Restaurants

By Mike Pomranz Posted March 09, 2017

Market Force Information is the most recent company to try their hand a teasing out the true fast food cream from the rest of the crop. According to CNBC, these customer experience experts culled responses from more than 11,000 people to create “a composite loyalty index that measures satisfaction with the food quality, service, value and restaurant experience, among other things.” (I’m envisioning those “other things” as Happy Meal toys.) From there, Market Force was able to assess what restaurants it believes people truly love (and actually hate) for a bunch of major fast food categories.

 In-N-Out Burger

For burger chains, cult favorite In-N-Out Burger took the top spot in a victory that fans of the West Coast chain certainly won’t find surprising. Meanwhile, in another unsurprising result, the oft maligned McDonald’s was bringing up the rear, eking out Burger King for the lowest ranking. Similarly, in the chicken category, the beloved Chick-fil-A took the top spot while less favorably looked upon brands like Popeye’s, Church’s and KFC rounded out the bottom.

Some more unique names took top honors in the pizza and sandwich categories. Ohio-based Marco’s Pizza was the highest rated pizza joint. Though the chain has nearly 1,000 locations, Marco’s was a new name at the top of this sector. Meanwhile, Florida-based Firehouse Subs took a pretty commanding victory when it came to sandwiches.

But possibly the most surprising result was for favorite Mexican restaurant. Chipotle Mexican Grill finished number one, narrowly beating out Moe’s Southwest Grill and El Pollo Loco. Come on. That’s a comeback story. The other burrito spots have to be looking at Chipotle thinking, “Seriously? We lost to that guy after all he did?”

Yeah! Burger Heads to Green Hills

Yeah! Burger Heads to Green Hills Nashville TN
Hill Center Green Hills


YEAH! BURGER creates “Food You Can LoveSM” – food without harmful chemicals and heavy processing, food from farmers we know, and food that respects the environment and the humane treatment of animals. It’s the same type of food that inspired our founder, Erik Maier, to start YEAH! BURGER.

The name “YEAH! BURGER” is meant to convey a restaurant diners can be excited about because of its sustainable values and practices. While the name came quickly from a frequently used saying between friends, the idea for the company did not come to Erik overnight. Rather, it’s a concept that was generated thanks to many years of personal experiences.

The genesis for YEAH! BURGER’s “Keep It Real” philosophy can mostly be attributed to Erik’s childhood in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Thanks to his parents, he developed an appreciation for fresh, locally-grown food at an early age through his family’s organic garden and weekly visits to “Root’s”, a nearby farmers market founded in 1925.

As an adult, Erik was troubled by the lack of wholesome food he encountered during his travels as an accountant. He was later encouraged by the sustainable food movements taking hold in New York and California where he worked as an entrepreneur and music executive. Inspired, he couldn’t help but think there needed to be more healthful food options for the majority of the country.

After the much-hyped entertainment start-up he was working at collapsed during the Great Recession, Erik decided it was time to create a company that truly made a difference in people’s lives. The decision was an easy one – change fast food for the better!

To improve the game, Erik knew that he’d have to do more than just serve food that was better for his customers; he’d have to serve food that was better for the environment, for the farmers and for the animals they raise.

And so here we are today. We hope the world is just a little better with us around and that you’ll join us in helping to KEEP FOOD REAL!

What’s Cookin’ Nashville TN

What’s Cookin’ Nashville Sept.12,2016


What’s Cookin’ Nashville


Two Ten Jack will host a fundraiser tonight for Husk employees affected by the fire…


Eastside izakaya Two Ten Jack will host a fundraiser on Monday for the hourly employees affected by the fire at Husk.
Chef and partner Jessica Benefield tells Bites that they wanted to help out the servers and bartenders who will lose shifts until the restaurant reopens.

“Being out of work unexpectedly for a week can really screw your life up,” Benefield says. “They have a very beloved staff and I would hope someone would help my staff get through something like that.”

The fire early Thursday morning was contained to the electrical room, the upstairs dish room, and part of the roof. David Howard, president of Neighborhood Dining Group, says that Husk hopes to reopen soon. “We should have a better idea of a timeline for reopening in the coming days. We will not be closed long and want our valued staff to be able to work again quickly,” he wrote in a press release.

Two Ten Jack will donate five percent of its Monday sales to Husk employees. Servers will also donate a portion of their tips, as well as collect donations. Additionally, the restaurant will give out a $10 gift card for every $20 someone donates.

“We’re like one giant family in the restaurant business,” Benefield says. “It’s our responsibility to look out for one another.”


Enjoyed our #beef class Lockeland Table Saturday morning along Porter Road Butcher !! Heart & strip in photo… 




This Tues, 7:30pm, BUCKAROO BANZAI w/discussion with Vanderbilt‘s Tom Weiler, professor of physics.


“They look like they haven’t been built yet” –  curator Mark Scala on Italian Auto Design on


September 14th 2016

You can help protect Tennessee farmland, open spaces and other landscapes by simply dining out with friends and family. Eat Green for Tennessee benefits The Land Trust for Tennessee. For the past three years, local restaurants have committed to pledge a percentage of one day’s sales to The Land Trust for Tennessee in support of its work in conserving local farmland and natural landscapes.

The Land Trust’s mission is to protect all of Tennessee’s landscapes so your family will have places to farm, fish, hike, bike, eat locally, relax and breathe deeply forever.






What’s Cookin’ Nashville is a new website dedicated to the Nashville TN area. Here consumers will find not only a business directory but also instant messages from Restaurants, Local Business, Realtors and  Property management companies.

What’s Cookin’ Nashville

What’s Cookin’ Nashville Sept.9,2016


What’s Cookin’ Nashville


The Ryman January 24, 2017 >>



A West Coast Story, Continued…
By David Wild

“Fifty years ago, we started something very big,” says Brian Wilson. “So now we’re celebrating together in a very big way.”
“It’s pretty miraculous that we can start out as a bunch of guys who didn’t know anything about fame or money, or anything like that,” says Mike Love. “All we knew was we liked to sing and make harmonies together. So to have it become part of American musical culture is pretty amazing.” – Read the rest of the Bio…..




The Ryman February 11 >>


Judah & the Lion are a folk-pop trio based in Nashville, Tennessee. Singer/guitarist Judah Akers met mandolinist Brian Macdonald and banjo player Nate Zuercher through mutual friends and the three began playing together in late 2011. Initially aligning themselves with the Christian music scene, their debut EP, First Fruits, was a worship-themed record that blended expansive folk and bluegrass with rich, old-timey harmonies. A year later, they returned with the more secular-oriented and pop-leaning…


Chris Chamberlain

Sep 8, 2016 8 AM
Five Points Pizza has been named “Best Pizza in Nashville,” by you, the Scene’s readers every year that they have been in operation since opening in 2011. And I don’t have any inside info, but I wouldn’t bet against them this year either.

They know you love them, so they want to return some of that affection in the form of their third annual Free Slice Night on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. They’ll be serving up free slices of their cheese and pepperoni pizzas from their walk-up window, but don’t be greedy. It’s one slice per patron.




What’s Cookin’ Nashville is a new website dedicated to the Nashville TN area. Here consumers will find not only a business directory but also instant messages from Restaurants, Local Business, Realtors and  Property management companies.

What’s Cookin’ Nashville

What’s Cookin’ Nashville 9-04-16

 What’s Cookin’ Nashville 9-04-16 – What’s Cookin’ Nashville
Sept. 17th and 18th
The 2016 Music City Food + Wine festival will take place September 17-18, 2016 at Bicentennial Park and Walk of Fame Park.
Music City Food and Wine
John Hiatt Trio at the Ryman October 5
Z Facebook 1
Don’t miss GRIZ at the Ryman October 26
Z Facebook 1

Hot Show! 
Dusty Slay – Sept 7th

Z Facebook 1

Come see us today at the Music City Hot Air Balloon Festival at Percy Warner Park, 4-9pm.

Z Facebook 1


What’s Cookin’ Nashville is a new website dedicated to the Nashville TN area. Here consumers will find not only a business directory but also instant messages from Restaurants, Local Business, Realtors and  Property management companies.

What’s Cookin’ Nashville

What’s Cookin’ Nashville 8-31-16

What’s Cookin’ Nashville 8-31-16
What’s Cookin’ Nashville


Is @OfficialSanta Real? Depends on who you ask but check out @kathleenmadigan at Zanies!…
Comedian Jonathan Craig
I’m at @zaniesnashville TONIGHT! @ptgameshow is always a fun show! Come check it out! Doors 6:30pm show @ 7:30pm $10

Z Facebook 1


The Ryman
Don’t miss @KansasBand at the Ryman on October 8 >>
http://WhatsCookinNashville.comZ Facebook 1

Google Fiber goes live in Nashville 4-27-16

Read more of the Story at The Nashville Business Journal

The wait for Google Fiber is officially over — at least for a handful of Nashville customers.

The gigabit internet service that first turned its eyes toward Nashville back in early 2014 and confirmed its intention to launch here in January 2015 will start serving customers in four apartment and condo buildings today, also the grand opening of Google’s “Fiber Space,” its retail hub in the Gulch.
Martha Ivester is Google Fiber’s Nashville community manager.

Martha Ivester is Google Fiber’s Nashville community manager.

Photo by Josh Anderson for the Nashville Business Journal

Google’s selection of Nashville as a fiber city (now the fifth to get hooked up to the network) has long been seen as validation of the city’s reputation as a growing tech hub, as well as both a technical and competitive advantage to further grow that sector and others. Young, forward-thinking workers are attracted to the fast speeds of a “gig,” and the “Google” name adds even more cool cachet.

Starting today, residents of the Icon in the Gulch (where the Fiber Space is located), the Element Music Row, the Rhythm at Music Row and the Bristol on Broadway can pick up a self-installation kit at the Fiber Space and start surfing at speeds nearly 100 times faster than standard American internet speeds right away (assuming they select a gig-only, no TV plan). Another 200 buildings or so are also on track to get Google Fiber, and the company has launched a new “apartment finder” tool Nashvillians can use to see if their building is on the list.

“Our intent is over the next several weeks and months to bring more buildings online,” said Martha Ivester, Google Fiber’s Nashville community manager. But, she continued, “It’s not as simple as ‘Let’s build it and let’s flick a switch.’ We’re going to just keep adding buildings and neighborhoods as we’re able.”

The construction of the network has certainly not been as simple as flicking a switch. It’s been nearly a year since the company began construction of the fiber network, and Ivester said there’s no clear timeline for when single-family homes and a broader pool of businesses (those in buildings with residential hookups will get access) will be able to connect.

Read more of the Story at The Nashville Business Journal