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half hill farm and Wellness Emporium of Woodbury owner Christian

Husband Duo Creates Products That Heal Body & Soul

January 22, 2019 - Articles, Community, Food and Beverage, Health + Wellness, LGBT Community

by Selena Haynes  | photo provided by Half Hill Farm   Christian Grantham and Vince Oropesa are partners in business and in life. The duo relocated to Woodbury, Tennessee in 2012 and since then have become a fixture in the local community. Grantham was given…

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The 20 Must-Have Wines for 2018…and 2019

November 13, 2018 - Articles, Food and Beverage

By Joey Amato With holiday soirees just around the corner, it is important that the right wines are chosen to accompany your meal. While white wines tend to be popular during the summer months, the reds take center stage in the winter. Here are some…

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Review: Homegrown is Perfect Fit for the Hometown Crowd

August 17, 2018 - Food and Beverage, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Review, Tennessee

by Bobby Turman | photos by Brian Goins, Bobby Turman   Every neighborhood has that place. You know the one. The food is good, the beer is cold, the music is live, and the conversation friendly. There’s a place like this just in Nashville called…

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Press Release: TOMATO ART FEST CELEBRATES 15 YEARS AUGUST 10TH AND 11TH

August 4, 2018 - Arts, Entertainment, Events, Food and Beverage, Nashville, Press Release, Tennessee

press release by Good Neighbor Festivals | artwork by Jennifer Walker   “A Uniter, Not a Divider …Bringing Together Fruits & Vegetables!”   The 15th annual Tomato Art Fest takes place on Friday August 10th and Saturday August 11th in historic East Nashville.  What once started as…

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Philadelphia Museum of Art

Recap – Pride Journey: Philadelphia

July 3, 2018 - Agency33, Arts, Entertainment, Events, Food and Beverage, Joey Amato, LGBT Community, Recap

story and photos by Joey Amato The first time I visited Philadelphia was for last year’s NLGJA conference and to be perfectly honest, I really didn’t think much of the city. The main reason for my feeling was mostly because I was stuck in a…

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Dining Out For Life Kicks Off Tuesday, April 17!

April 14, 2018 - Dining Out for Life, Events, Food and Beverage, Fund Raising, Health + Wellness, LGBT Community, Middle Tennessee, Nashville, Nashville Cares, Tennessee

Nashville, TN – Considered one of Nashville’s most fun and interactive events, the 16th annual Nashville Dining Out For Life event is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. This year, more than 20,000 diners are expected to dine at more than 60 restaurants throughout the greater Nashville area to raise an…

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Restaurant review: Wild Cow doesn’t moo

March 20, 2018 - Food and Beverage

by Leah Wright |  photos courtesy of Wild Cow Turn down Eastland Avenue from Gallatin Road and about three-quarters of a mile down the street, you’ll see it — the snarky sign that makes Rosepepper Cantina a social media sensation. This weekend, the quip is…

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Steph McKay

Steph McKay: ‘There’s no greater feeling than loving what you do’

January 26, 2018 - Food and Beverage, Q&A with Chef Jay

by Chef Jay Kill, photo by H.N. James This month, Chef Jay Kill sits down with fellow chef Steph McKay of Sunflower Café. Have questions related to anything and everything Food+Drink? Email them to QAChefJay@focusmidtenn.com. Has being gay affected your choice to be in the hospitality…

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Chef Jay

Q&A with Chef Jay: Go-to dish for potlucks

November 3, 2017 - Food and Beverage, Q&A with Chef Jay

by Chef Jay Kill photo courtesy of The Art Institute of Tennessee – Nashville What is your go-to for a fairly easy but very appetizing dish to take to potlucks? What I love to take to potlucks is a fresh, cold broccoli salad. Here is…

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RECAP: Pilgrimage Festival doesn’t disappoint

September 27, 2017 - Articles, Entertainment, Events, Food and Beverage, Middle Tennessee, Music, Nashville, Pilgrimage Festival, Recap, Tennessee

FRANKLIN, TN – SEPTEMBER 23: Musician Justin Timberlake performs at the 2017 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on September 23, 2017 in Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for M2M Construction) The Pilgrimage Festival was held Sept. 23 – 24 in Franklin, TN. at…

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