Plus, Peg Leg Porker ranked best barbecue in the South.
 
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51º | Cloudy | 0% chance of rain | Sunrise 6:58 a.m. | Sunset 4:48 p.m.

 
🍂 The ‘ber months are bringing the chill
Two iced coffees sit on a table in front of three decorative pumpkins.
Pumpkin spice and everything nice. | Photo by NASHtoday
The season is changing and so are menus across town. Cozy up to these fall-inspired sips + bites.

Morning brews

Casper’s Cuban | Crieve Hall Bagel Co. | This subtly-sweet sip combines sweetened condensed milk with fall spices.

Pumpkin Honey Bear | Elegy Coffee | An Elegy favorite with vegan pumpkin spice whip.

Toasted Yammy Latte | Honest Coffee Roasters | Notes of sweet potato pie, pumpkin spice, vanilla, and toasted marshmallow.

Pick Your Pumpkin | White Bison | If pumpkin is your thing — choose between a sweet foam cold brew, spice latte and frappe, or the spice chai cream frappe.

Mom’s Apple Pie | 8th & Roast | This one will taste like home with housemade mulled apple cider, vegan maple bourbon caramel, oat milk, and cinnamon dust.

French Toast Latte | Sam & Zoe’s | A playful spin on your breakfast order with maple syrup, butter, and cinnamon.

A table with fall decor and a plate of pancakes + seasonal coffee.

You’ll flip over these pancakes.

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Photo via Snooze, an A.M. Eatery

Sweet treats

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Pancakes | Snooze, an A.M. Eatery | Pumpkin pancakes with a vanilla cream cheese filling topped with caramel sauce, a drizzle of sweet cream, and candied pecans.

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Brûlée | Jeni’s | A Thanksgiving staple with nutmeg and cinnamon in ice cream form, complete with a marshmallow sweet cream swirl and cracked sugar candies for a toasty twist.

Salted Caramel Donut | Parlor Doughnuts | Bonus: There’s also a vegan + gluten-friendly version. Pair it with the Apple Pie or Pumpkin Chai Cheesecake donuts.

Evening bevs

Edmund’s Oast Leather Jacket | Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen | The American Porter features notes of earthy chocolate and oak, tied together with a touch of caramel.

Fall frosé | Arrington Vineyards | Sip on a Chardonnay blend combined with the rich flavors of crisp apple and cinnamon spice.

Oktoberfest | Monday Night Brewing | Don’t get it twisted — you’ve got to try this. The German-style Märzen highlights notes of toasted Bavarian pretzels and biscuits.

What are your favorite ways to soak up fall in Nashville? Let us know in this less than 1-minute survey.
 
 
Events
 
Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Opry Country Classics at the Opry House | Thursday, Sept. 14 | 7 p.m. | Grand Ole Opry, 2804 Opryland Dr. | $40+ | A celebrity host will share stories and songs, guests will sing their own hits + timeless favorites, and a spotlight artist will headline the show.
Friday, Sept. 15
  • Building Community, Continuing the Legacy | Friday, Sept. 15-Saturday, Sept. 16 | Times vary | Fisk University + Tennessee State Museum | Free | Rosenwald School alumni, historians, and the general public are invited to this two-day symposium exploring the history and legacy of the schools.
  • Fridays by the River | Friday, Sept. 15 | 3-8 p.m. | Shelby Park - Riverview Shelter, 1900 Davidson St. | Cost of purchase | The fall family-friendly beer garden is back with yard games, food trucks, and music.
Saturday, Sept. 16
  • The Barbie Party | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 9 p.m. | Exit/In, 2208 Elliston Pl. | $21.10 | Walk the pink carpet, take photos in a life-size Barbie box, and dance the night away.
Sunday, Sept. 17
  • Hank Williams 100th Birthday Celebration | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 12 p.m. | City Winery, 609 Lafayette St. | $15+ | Tribute band Hank You performs “Lovesick Blues,” “Hey Good Looking,” and other Hank Williams Sr. hits.
  • Corinne Bailey Rae | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 7:30 p.m. | CMA Theater, 222 Rep. John Lewis Way S. | $49.08+ | The singer rose to fame with the 2006 hit “Put Your Records On” and has since composed music for film, television, and more.
Monday, Sept. 18
  • Geeks Who Drink Trivia Night | Monday, Sept. 18 | 7-9 p.m. | Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint Edgehill, 1201 Villa Pl., Ste. 102 | Free+ | This seven-round trivia night is modeled after pub quizzes in Ireland and the UK.
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News Notes
 
Today Is
  • Election Day. Davidson County residents will be voting for the city’s next mayor and four more at-large council members in this runoff election. Plus, representatives for District 4, 11, and 29. Review the sample ballot before hitting the polls.
Coming Soon
  • Waldo’s Chicken and Beer will expand its local footprint with a new Brentwood location (7010 Executive Center Dr.) next month and Belle Meade eatery by early 2024. The fast-casual restaurant focuses on fried and rotisserie chicken mains and sides like mac ‘n cheese, fries, and beans.
Eat
  • Happy birthday to all. East Nashville’s lou is celebrating its four-year anniversary with a new roast series available each Sunday. The menu includes a whole or half bird roasted and served over a bed of veggies with seasonal sides (think: crispy potatoes, charred green beans, and more).
Drink
  • Music City Brew Hop is raising the bar with the addition of two more breweries to its route. Beginning this weekend, the West Loop tour will make eight stops, including two new Gulch businesses — Hi-Wire Brewing + Marble Fox Brewing Company. Get tickets.
Ranked
  • This news is hot off the grill. Peg Leg Porker ranked No. 38 on Southern Living’s top 50 barbecue joints in the South. The publication specifically calls out the eatery’s Kool-Aid pickles, The Yardbird, and owner Carey Bringle’s line of bourbon and rye.
Concert
  • Olivia Rodrigo will bring her “GUTS” tour to Bridgestone Arena with special guest Chappell Roan on Saturday, March 9. To secure tickets, fans must register before Sunday, Sept. 17 at 10 p.m. Your code will grant you access to the public sale Wednesday, Sept. 20 and Thursday, Sept. 21.
Edu
  • MTSU introduced a new program allowing counselors to choose students for a one-time scholarship. Any high school or community college counselor that attends the university’s True Blue Tour counselor appreciation events is eligible. (The Tennessean)
 
 
Festival
 
🌱 Veg out at Nashville VegFest
Someone holds up a vegan chocolate dessert in front of a vendor tent.
Radical Rabbit is one of the food vendors popping up at this year’s festival. | Photo by @radicalrabbit_
Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just plant-based curious — the annual Nashville VegFest returns this Sunday, Sept. 17 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) at its new location in East Park. Dig into what to know ahead of the free-to-attend, sustainability-focused celebration.

Navigating the vendor lineup

First, make sure you’ve bookmarked the vendor map. Click the star next to each vendor you want to visit and find it in the “My Bookmarks” box. Over 40 vendors are participating this year, including Radical Rabbit (vegan soul food), The Gentle Barn (animal sanctuary), and Book Publishing Co. (reads focused on health, vegan cooking, and environmental issues).

Perks of a purchase

Though the festival is donation-based, get the full package by securing a swag bag ($10) with $50+ worth of product from festival sponsors and 10 raffle entries or VIP ticket ($25) with an upgraded goody bag.

For the kids

The Kid Zone features sporting activities like life-size Jenga, checkers, free-throw hoops, ring toss, and more. Don’t forget to stop by the face painting and coloring station for more sensory-friendly activities.
 
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The Wrap
 
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From the editor
Speaking of all things fall — tickets for the Nashville Zoo’s Zoolumination are now on sale. Guests can expect scenes created with over 1,000 custom-made Chinese lanterns. If you haven’t been, here’s a short video preview from our visit last year.
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