Congrats to Kira, the winner of the first ever Healthy Holiday Giveaway. (She was randomly selected using a random number generator.) Her copy of Dr. Josh Axe’s new cookbook, The Real Food Diet, will be arriving shortly. Kira authors the “Cook, Pray, Love” blog, so maybe we will be seeing some of those recipes up on her blog!
In other news, stay tuned as we file our obligatory end-of-the-year brunch awards. We’ll be back after the first of the year with more brunches in 2011!
We haven’t brunched in a while, but to make up for it, we are offering an awesome holiday cookbook giveaway featuring Dr. Josh Axe’s “The Real Food Diet.” No, we aren’t insinuating that our readers are overweight and need this book, so don’t take it personally! Besides, all of us could serve to be a little more healthy and Dr. Axe has some great cooking tips on how to do just that.
So, if you’d like to enter, just leave a comment detailing your favorite brunch food and you’re entered to win. (Just be sure to leave a VALID email address.)
The deadline for entering is going to be Sunday, December 19, at midnight, so get to commenting! (We don’t have a ton of readers, so the numbers are on your side.) You might even get the book by Christmas and that will give you ample time to plan out your 2011 resolutions.
We’ll be featuring a few of Dr. Axe’s recipes in an upcoming post, but that will likely be after the holidays. So, stay tuned for that as well!
No, it’s not brunch related, but we feel obligated to let you know about the 2010 Music City Chili Cook-Off this weekend.
First of all, who doesn’t like a good chili competition? Second, all the proceeds go to the Tennessee Literacy Coalition–a very worthy cause. And thirdly, if you decide to enter and mention that you saw this on Belt Buckle Brunch, you’ll get $5 off the entry fee! (That’s $25 instead of $30… and a chance at a $200 First Prize.) The entry deadline is Wednesday. So, hurry!
If you’re not a chili master, there will be live music, a rock wall, and, of course, chili tasting at Centennial Park from 11 am to 3 pm.
In the aftermath of last week’s tragic events, one thing was blaringly clear: we are truly blessed. We are blessed to have our friends, family, and each other. We are privileged to be able to visit restaurants every weekend and write quirky (and dorky) things about them. We are fortunate to live in this great city.
In lieu of brunch this week, we are donating $26 to the Nashville Flood relief effort. Twenty of that will be given to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and the other $6 will go towards swanky “We Are Nashville” car stickees. If you are one of those—like us—who were largely unaffected by the flood, we urge you to do the same, if you haven’t already.
We would also like to spread the word about another charity option. Chris Chamberlain (writer on the Scene’s “Bites” food blog) has organized Eat Out For Nashville on Monday, May 17. Participating restaurants will be donating 50% of their proceeds from the day towards flood relief. Check EOFN’s Facebook and Twitter for more details and an updated list of participating restaurants.
In addition to going out and eating next Monday, you can also help NOW by reaching out to your favorite restaurant and asking them if they’d be interested in participating. We are going to launch a mini-email campaign later today to see if we can get any bites. But this thing still needs more man-power. If you are a owner (or know the owner) of a restaurant in the greater Nashville area please consider getting involved!
Email Chris at EatOutForNashville@gmail.com for more info or to sign-up.
(Oh yeah… and Happy Mother’s Day, Moms!)
It’s a busy week here at Belt Buckle Brunch. School is winding down, Kristen’s brother is getting married, and finals are on the way!
So now we bring you some reader mail! (From Pierce’s mom.)
While she was on a business trip, her table ordered these ginormous hashbrowns at Johnnies Hideaway in Disney World.
Holy Hashbrowns, mom!