Plus, new restaurant takes The Dutch's place at W Nashville.
 
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🏈 Don’t drop the ball as a host
Long soft pretzels and pita chips sit on a wooden serving board with a small cast iron dish of yellow dip.
Hot Pimento Cheese Dip | Photo by Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
There’s no “I” in team, but there is in tailgate. Before you can ready, set, hike — you’ve got to kick off your Super Bowl party on a full stomach with these tailgate recipes by four Nashville restaurants.

Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery’s Hot Pimento Cheese Dip

Ingredients
  • 1 lb. shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz. diced roasted green chiles
  • 10 roasted garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 12 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tsp. granulated onion
  • 1 cup of roasted jalapeno, diced
  • 8 oz. diced white American cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp. chopped rosemary
  • 1 cup green onion
Directions

Step one: Add softened cream cheese, sour cream, white cheddar, and American cheese into a mixer with a paddle attachment.

Step two: On low speed, add chiles, cayenne, garlic, granulated onion, jalapeno, rosemary, and green onion.

Step three: Mix all ingredients until everything is incorporated, then season with salt and pepper.

Step four: Place in a cast iron skillet and warm in your oven at 325 degrees for 25 minutes, or until golden brown on top.

Eight wings coated in a white sauce sit in a serving tray on top of a newspaper-like paper with celery and carrot stick garnishes and a small bowl of ranch in the center.

Parmesan Garlic Wings

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Photo via Jasper’s

Jasper’s Garlic Parmesan Wings

Ingredients
  • 12-24 medium-sized wings
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper (50/50 blend)
Garlic Parmesan sauce:
  • 2 cups mayo
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup roasted garlic
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 cup Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 tbsp. onion powder
Directions

Step one: Place the mayo, garlic oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and honey in a blender. Once evenly blended, place the mixture into a mixing bowl and add the remaining ingredients.

Step two: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Step three: Season the wings with oil, salt, and pepper.

Step four: Place the meat on a sheet tray and roast for 20-30 minutes, flipping the wings half way through until their internal temperature is 165 degrees.

Step five: Remove the wings from oven and immediately toss with the sauce mixture.
 
 
Events
 
Tuesday, Feb. 6
  • “Friends” Trivia | Tuesday, Feb. 6 | 7 p.m. | Bassline Brewing Co., 410 39th Ave. N. | Free+ | The question still stands: Were they on a break? Put your “Friends” knowledge to the test for a chance to win a gift card.
Wednesday, Feb. 7
  • Made with Love Craft Market | Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 4-8 p.m. | East Nashville Beer Works, 320 E. Trinity Ln. | Cost of purchase | Shop local art, handmade jewelry, and embroidered bandanas.
  • Make Perfect Potstickers and Gyoza | Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 6:30 p.m. | Marble Fox Brewing Company, 701 8th Ave. S. | $55 | Learn to prepare potstickers and gyoza filled with pork, chicken, and vegetables.
Thursday, Feb. 8
  • Love Is In The Air: Exclusive Custom Charm Event | Thursday, Feb. 8-Friday, Feb. 9 | 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Margaret Ellis Jewelry Studio, 2809 Bransford Ave. | Cost of purchase | Select your favorite semi-precious stone from the collection to customize one of five new handcrafted artisan charm designs.
Friday, Feb. 9
  • Mardi Gras Weekend Celebration | Friday, Feb. 9-Tuesday, Feb. 13 | Times vary | The Gumbo Bros, 505 12th Ave. S. | Cost of purchase | The Gulch restaurant curated a special menu with crawfish queso, blackened alligator, pecan praline pudding, and more.
  • “The Big Lebowski” | Friday, Feb. 9 | 7 p.m. | Full Moon Cineplex, 3445 Lebanon Pk. | $8 | Sit back and watch the comedy-thriller starring Jeff Bridges as “The Dude.”
Saturday, Feb. 10
  • Terrarium Workshop | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 9:30-11 a.m. | Gardens of Babylon Landscapes, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. | $58 | Get your hands dirty and let your creativity run wild as you create your very own mini ecosystem — refreshments and supplies are included in your ticket price.
  • Cupid’s Chase 5K Nashville | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 8 a.m. | Shelby Bottoms, 1900 Davidson St. | $45 | Everyone is welcome at the 16th annual Cupid’s Chase 5K, including pups on leashes.
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News Notes
 
Traffic
  • Following last week’s roadway collapse on Division Street, NDOT has a temporary traffic pattern in place allowing vehicles to flow two ways. A contractor is working to repair the site this week with an estimated 7-10-day completion.
Closed
  • The Dutch, by chef Andrew Carmellini, closed its doors after just over two years operating on the ground floor of the W Nashville hotel. The space now features an eatery called The Restaurant at W Nashville, which serves American dishes with a French influence. (Nashville Business Journal)
Coming Soon
  • People Loving Nashville, a nonprofit assisting Nashville’s unhoused community, will launch Paradeisos Coffee Shop in the former Three Brothers Coffee space on West End Avenue in March. Funds from the venture will go back into the nonprofit’s mission to provide jobs and food for those who need it. (Nashville Business Journal)
Biz
  • Mexican restaurant Nacho Daddy will expand to Nashville, its third location outside of Las Vegas. The business, which is expected to open this summer in Midtown’s Kenect Nashville, offers “gourmet nachos” in addition to a full vegan menu. (Nashville Post)
Concert
  • Stevie Nicks is coming to Nashville. The legendary singer will perform at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday, May 14. Tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m.
Travel
  • Flying out of the Nashville International Airport in February? Listen to the musicians highlighted through BNA’s Arts at the Airport program in honor of Black History Month. Upcoming performances include the Joe West Trio featuring Valerie Hawkins (Feb. 13), Nate Bean & 4Given (Feb. 15), the Rosalyn Malone Jazz Trio (Feb. 29), and more.
Finance
  • If you’ve been dreaming of a “one-card wallet,” it’s time to wake up and get your hands on this credit card. Not only does it offer 0% APR into 2025, but cardholders can also earn up to 5% cash back — with no annual fee to boot.*
 
 
History
 
New museum highlights Williamson County’s past
The exterior of the renovated McConnell House, which features red brick throughout and five windows on the second level. The entrance is covered by a flat awning held up by four brick pillars matching the building's facade.
The building is also available for private use like weddings or corporate events. | Photo via The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County
Downtown Franklin’s historic McConnell House reached a new milestone. The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County opened The Moore-Morris History and Culture Center today in the restored 6,000-sqft, three-story building.

Here’s a sneak peek at the initial exhibitions you can expect ahead of your tour:

The Emerging Commercial Union | First Floor East Gallery
  • A series of layered maps and narrative detailing the transformation of Middle Tennessee’s landscapes by early white settlers
The Industrial Landscape | Second Floor West Gallery
  • A look at accelerated industrialization connecting the region through new forms of transportation infrastructure following the Civil War
Managing Townscapes | Second Floor North Gallery
  • Linked digital screens embedded into the bar top and living portraits dive into the rise and fall of local business following the second World War (think: The Franklin Theatre, Gray Drug, Southern Discount, and more), plus stories of prisoners from the Old, Old Jail next door
 
The Buy
 
This set of six colored wine glasses, which remind us of Estelle stemware, only more affordable. The multicolor stemware set is perfect for parties, Galentine’s Day, or girls’ night in.
 
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The Wrap
 
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Speaking of this weekend’s big game, I’ve got a fun fact for you. Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Terry Killens, who played for the Oilers + Titans for five seasons beginning in 1996, will make history as the first person to play in and officiate a Super Bowl.
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