Newest community tradition: Taste of West Nashville

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What a night! A great selection of food, fun auction items, great people, coming together at The Reserve at Fat Bottom Brewery to benefit a place that gives some of our neighbors the dare to dream again. As the inaugural Taste of West Nashville wraps, we’re calling this one heckuva success! Fourteen restaurants, Fat Bottom brews and perfect weather delivered a lovely evening. Hearts and tummies are full. Congratulations to West Nashville Dream Center—this event was a hit!

Catch a glimpse of some of the ways the West Nashville Dream Center is helping our community . . . oh, and there’s the goat. They. Have. A. Goat.

 

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Fat Bottom Opens, Special Offer for Our Readers

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After much anticipation, Fat Bottom Brewery opens today in The Nations neighborhood! If you visited their East Nashville location, this concept is completely different (to confirm: the concept may be different, the beer is still delish!).

Fat Bottom 2.0 features a pet-friendly patio/courtyard, ready for live music and cornhole; The Hop Yard Restaurant, which offers a full menu; an upstairs lounge that overlooks the brewery and has outside balcony seating; and finally, The Reserve, a gorgeous event space that doubles during pleasant weather by rolling up the giant doors that open into the courtyard.

What’s particularly lovely about this project is the amount of preservation that went into it; they preserved where they could and re-purposed when they couldn’t (those trellises in the courtyard are actually old window frames from the original building).

“Everyone here at Fat Bottom is so excited to finally open our doors to the neighborhood!” says owner Ben Bredesen. “We are looking forward to meeting our neighbors and showing all of Nashville why we chose to move to the Nations.”

Open Monday–Thursday from 4:00 p.m.–midnight, Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.–midnight, and Sundays from 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

And 372WN readers receive a special discount! See page 59 in our February issue for details.

Chapter 1: We are born*.

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You’ll find us in 100 locations throughout West Nashville or check out our digital edition right here. A lot of talented West Nashvillians contributed some excellent work to make this happen. And please, support the advertisers who support this community magazine; let ’em know how much we appreciate them!

We’ll be back on the blog periodically, and our next issue hits in February.

(*Heartfelt apologies to Mr. Dickens and our obvious rip-off of his opening line in David Copperfield.)

Anticipation.

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Files are at the printer, proofs have been approved.
Distribution route is in place.
Racks and signs have arrived, awaiting delivery to their destinations.
Now, we wait.

It won’t be long. As wild as the last two years, two months, two weeks, even the past two days have been, we’ve learned that timing is everything. All of the stops and stalls we’ve encountered have later proven to be purposeful and made things better. We may not like it at the time, we may not understand why, but it’s always yielded something better.

So we wait, excited, and trusting that the moment our inaugural issue drops is the moment that was intended.