Posts Tagged ‘Nashville’

1st August
2009
written by Tony
Here are some of the best wedding shots, as promised. Charleston and Savannah highlights will be forthcoming in future (not too distant) posts. The gallery, after the jump. Once you open one image you can use the left and right arrows to navigate through (the click on the Next or Previous links on the edges of the photo).

Our rings

Our rings

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12th March
2009
written by Tony
Tapes 'n' Tapes, 2009, Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN

Tapes 'n' Tapes, 2009, Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN

Steph and I are big fans of Tapes 'n' Tapes, so when they came to Nashville we jumped on the chance to see them, especially for only $10 a pop. Unfortunately (for the band) the show only sold 50 pre-sale tickets and the venue was far from full. This is too bad, considering just how much TnT rocks (literally and figuratively). I'll get the least interesting (but also best) part of the post out of the way: Tapes 'n' Tapes played a really good show, and we were very happy that we got to see them in a great venue without being crushed by mobs of people. However, the more interesting (though generally more disappointing) aspect of the show was certainly the opening act (and several audience members - more on that and a VIDEO after the jump). The opening act, Wild Light, was less than stellar. We discovered after the show began that one of the members of the opening act was also staffing the merch table (good thing we avoided making any snide comments while we got some TnT swag), nice. In any case we think this band was a case of mistaken identity. A note — if you are easily offended by things that seem offensive but actually aren't, don't bother continuing. (more…)
21st November
2008
written by Steph
I was recently in Chicago for a conference (I'm kind of composing a post on the topic (of Chicago, not the conference, which can really be summed up with the following descriptor: "Grade 4 Science Fair"), but who knows if I'll actually decide to post it), and one of the highlights of the trip was trekking out to China Town (this time 100% gunshot free!) to grab some authentic Chinese food. Chinese food is fairly difficult to come by here in Nashville - well, let me qualify that by saying that *good* Chinese food is hard to find here. Japanese? Sure (in fact the best sushi I've ever had has been here in town)! Thai? Middling, but serviceable. Korean? Yup. But Chinese? No dice. So when I'm in a city that does have it (and better yet, has dim sum!)? I'm all over it. Anyway, I had super cheap, but super delicious beef with black bean sauce over rice noodles, and the first bite was gustatory heaven. It sounds like a terrible comparison, but it rocketed me back to the summer between my 2nd and 3rd years of undergrad, when I was technically a full-time student because of all the courses I was taking, meaning I was on campus 4 nights a week, over the dinner hour. Every so often, I would get dinner from the Chinese food truck that parked outside of Sid Smith, and get that very dish. So smoky, a hint of grease (but not oily), and beef so succulent and tender, I assumed it could only be achieved by a much more skilled chef than I. Which brings me to tonight, when I decided to whip together a cashew chicken stirfry for dinner. I think I make a decent stirfry, but I always feel like it tastes homemade rather than authentic. Tonight, all of this changed, when I discovered two important secrets: (more…)