The past year was a big one for hot chicken, way beyond Nashville’s borders. It felt like you couldn’t open a browser or turn on a channel without some reminder of Nashville’s official dish. Food Republic pinned the “national hot-chicken movement” on Hattie B’s (which drew some controversy here); many, like NPR, focused on the role of the originals, Prince’s. “It's on the menu at the Tennessee chain restaurant O'Charley's as well as KFC. Nashville Hot Chicken joints have opened in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and even Australia,” NPR noted too. Hattie B’s added new locations, and finally, Prince’s did too. All in all, a local treasure became a national talking point and the attention doesn’t seem to be slowing. So grab your red rooster costume, and top it with a fitting piece of headwear (these hats are hard to find, so making your own might be necessary… or a crown works too).
DJ Mayor Megan Barry
Let’s dispense with any talk of politics and just acknowledge the fact that Nashville Mayor Megan Barry is a thoroughly good sport. She proved that many times over the past year, but maybe the best example was during April’s independent music store celebration Record Store Day. During the RSD party at Grimey’s New & Preloved Music, Mayor Barry joined the talent lineup, taking a turn on the 1s and 2s and spinning records for an enthusiastic crowd. By all accounts, she wasn’t half bad at it. So put your black dress and blonde wig on, add some good headphones and a thick gold chain, and hit the party as DJ Mayor Megan Barry.
Wine in a grocery store
After years and years of back and forth — and for many locals, years and years of pining — 2016 was the year Tennesseans finally got the opportunity to buy a bottle of wine in the same place they pick up their cheese (and bread and milk, etc.). Adults in Nashville awaited the July kickoff of the wine in grocery stores law like children await Santa Claus. Celebrate it with a wine bottle costume and a kids’ grocery cart. Make the night easier (and fitting) by filling it with your own snacks, maybe a BYOB situation too.
Google Fiber wrapped in red tape
Last year, lots of us were very excited that Google Fiber was planning to bring its high-speed broadband Internet to Nashville. This year, we were… waiting, mostly. Lots of talk and lots of politics followed, but the basic argument was that the rollout was hampered by the process of getting permission to attach to NES- and AT&T-owned telephone poles. Things may be moving along, though there are still lots of steps ahead. Indulge in a nerdy pun this Halloween: If you already have your Google Fiber Nashville T-shirt around, grab some red tape, and this is a fantastically easy costume.
Any distinctly Nashville costume suggestions rolling around in your head? Please share — in the comments, or on the TJ Anderson Homes Facebook page. I’m always game for fresh Halloween inspiration.
Author:TJ Anderson Phone: 615-364-1530 Dated: October 5th 2016 Views: 505 About TJ: TJ Anderson is a Nashville Realtor with Benchmark Realty who's helped countless clients both buy a h...
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