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Fill A Bag Of Chips With Gas Station Toppings For On-The-Go Nachos

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We've got a bit of life advice for you: At many gas stations, you can buy any bag of chips and use the nacho bar toppings to create a custom walking taco.



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fancycwabs
41 minutes ago
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I...which gas stations have nacho bars? I was in a gas station where I saw a dude eat a chicken tender from the heating cabinet that had chicken tenders and slices of pizza but I can't say I've ever seen a nacho bar. Even at 7-eleven, as suggested by the article.
Nashville, Tennessee
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The Costco Food Court Hack We'll Be Eating All Summer Long

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One of our favorite summertime menu hacks is something you can now do at a Costco food court near you: a DIY chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich.



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fancycwabs
10 days ago
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I'll keep this in mind if I ever want to eat a 2,000 calorie ice cream sandwich.
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New Cybertruck Sends Owner to the Emergency Room Before He Even Gets a Chance to Drive It

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The Tesla Cybertruck’s launch has been far from smooth, to say the least. We’ve heard about the time a car wash bricked a Cybertruck, the frunk’s taste for fingers and that coolant leaks aren’t covered by the warranty even if you’ve only driven 35 miles since taking delivery. Those are all legitimate problems that…

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fancycwabs
19 days ago
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There's a reason that workers in the body/welding shops (before the vehicle is painted, which dulls the sharp edges) of auto manufacturers are required to wear kevlar sleeves and gloves.
Nashville, Tennessee
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Airchat Is Basically Twitter With Voice Notes, and That's Not a Bad Thing

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If you’ve been catching up on what’s hip in the social media space, you might have heard of Airchat. It’s the new, big, exclusive, invite-only thing that’s gotten internet residents scrambling for access.

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fancycwabs
54 days ago
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Airchat isn't twitter with voice notes, Airchat having someone read LinkedIn posts aloud to you.
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Otaku Ramen Is Out. Sake Bombs and Karaoke at Otaku Izakaya Are In.

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A person wearing a white Wu-Tang Clan t-shirt with a tiger on it holding two plates of Japanese pub food.
A night at Bar Otaku. | Emily Dorio

Plus: Smokehouse Sips reopens at Loveless, a Sean Brock collab with the Frist Art Museum, and more

One of Otaku Ramen’s locations is getting a bit of a rebrand. Starting today, the East Nashville location of the local ramen chain officially turns into Otaku Ramen Izakaya from 4 to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

According to owner Sarah Gavigan, the new iteration will channel the spirit of the Japanese “yokocho” (or, alleyway) in the Golden Gai district of Shinjuku in Tokyo. What that means in terms of the experience is a return to the Bar Otaku menu circa 2019: okonomiyaki, skewers from the Japanese grill, sesame green beans, and the blue crab hand roll, with all items priced between $3-$12. (Otaku Ramen’s usual menu will be available for lunch and dinner as well.)

An expanded drink menu will include beer, sake, whiskey highballs, sake bombs, batch cocktails, frozen drinks, and pours from the Kirin Ichiban frozen beer machine.

Guests can expect soundtrack playlists created by a local artist, as well as DJ and karaoke nights throughout the summer, pushing the boundaries between dinner and dancing nightly.

“This expression of Izakaya is the Golden Gai down and dirty kinda vibe. Simple and affordable for every day with a healthy dose of beer, sake, and loud music,” says Gavigan. “In other words, it’s about to become a party.”

Smokehouse Sips returns to Loveless Cafe

Loveless Cafe’s seasonal outdoor patio bar is back — this past weekend, Smokehouse Sips officially opened for the spring and summer season. With covered picnic tables and bar service, Loveless’ temporary bar is churning out specialty-crafted cocktails and mocktails, including a signature drink in honor of the Nashville Kats that utilizes Loveless’ Blue Lightnin’ Moonshine Mixer. Smokehouse Sips will also feature its own signature menu.

Smokehouse Sips is open on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning at 9 a.m.

Sean Brock hosts a cooking demo and tasting at the Frist Art Museum

On Friday, April 19, chef Sean Brock will help the Frist Art Museum close out its Southern/Modern exhibition with “Food of the South,” a presentation, cooking demonstration, and tasting that shows how food creates a sense of place and helps shape Southern identity.

Tickets for the event are $150 for Frist Art Museum members and $175 for general admission (parking and gallery admission included) and can be purchased here.

Tailor joins forces with Chicago’s Coach House for one night

Vivek Surti of Tailor Nashville will host chef Zubair Mohajir of Chicago’s Coach House for a special collaboration dinner on Thursday, April 18. Both James Beard Award semifinalists, Surti and Zubair met in Chicago and realized they share the same cultural heritage and dinner party-style service. Their collaboration will feature a five-course menu that shines a light on that connection. Tickets are still available for the 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. seatings and can be purchased here.

Quick Hitters

  • Ophelia’s Pizza + Bar launches lunch service: After a successful run with lunch takeout and delivery, Ophelia’s downtown is now offering dine-in lunch service Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., followed by a midday menu Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Finch launches brunch service: Union Station’s newest dining option has launched its weekend brunch service. On Saturdays and Sundays, the Finch is dishing up brûléed bananas French toast, brunch tacos, jumbo shrimp and grits, and specialty brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wandering Cask is back at the Loews: On April 19 at 6:30 p.m., Mason’s at the Loews Nashville Hotel will host its semi-monthly dinner experience. This time around, chef Sean Strolle will be exploring rosés from around the world through a five-course tasting menu. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased here.
  • The Catbird Seat cookbook is out now: Chef Brian Baxter’s tenure at the Catbird Seat has inspired him to look back on his time there with a memoir/cookbook featuring 470 recipes from Baxter’s time there, including the Redneck Sushi, hay-smoked mussels with sauce poulette, and burnt banana bread. The limited edition run is capped at 500 copies and is priced at $199.99. Place your pre-order here.
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fancycwabs
62 days ago
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I'm sorry, a $200 "limited edition" cookbook for a restaurant most folks can't afford makes me want to buy a copy, scan it, and post it to ThePirateBay.
Nashville, Tennessee
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Eclipse Coolness

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A partial eclipse is like a cool sunset. A total eclipse is like someone broke the sky.
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fancycwabs
75 days ago
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100% this.
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chrisrosa
75 days ago
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Mild FOMO right now. Next total eclipse in North America is in 2045.
San Francisco, CA
fxer
75 days ago
Australia and Africa are gonna get a ton of you wanna book that vacay in advance https://time.com/4897581/total-solar-eclipse-years-next/
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