The Food Biz: Bellevue café under new management

Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 10:03pm
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Cater To You has opened up a new storefront in Cottage Café in Bellevue.

Partners Erika Woodard and Tricia Bassow have taken over the management of the popular eatery and will also use it to house their catering endeavor.

They are taking over Cottage Café from Bernice Denton, who has owned and operated the restaurant. Denton is still listed as the owner but in time the goal is for Woodard and Bassow to complete a full buyout.

Signature items such as Cottage Café’s chicken salad, cheese biscuits, and jarred pickles will remain intact despite the management change. The Cottage Café is at 160 Belle Forest Circle and is open Monday through Saturday.

Smoothie bar to open near Belmont

On May 9 and 10, East Nashville’s Fresh Blends Juice and Smoothie Bar will celebrate the opening of its new Belmont-area location.

Co-owners Tony Reall and David Edwards plan to offer $50 coupons to the first 50 customers. Additionally, the opening celebration will feature 15 percent discount on all offerings as well as other promotional deals.

Fresh Blends’ menu is comprised of “vegetable and fruit juices, fresh whole fruit smoothies and shots of locally grown organic wheatgrass.” The new store is at 1703 Portland Ave. The original Fresh Blends location is on Eastland Avenue.

The market’s Spring Fest and pit master gets honored

And two items from the less business-oriented side of the food world: East Nashville’s Farmers Market will host its first Spring Fest Celebration May 20 at Free Will Baptist Church at 210 S. 10th St. The event will feature various spring greens and produce, meats and cheeses and other foods. There will also be organic clothing and candles, among other items.

And finally, The City Paper will offer congratulations to barbecue man Patrick Martin of Martin’s Barbecue for receiving one of the highest honors a pit master can in being invited to the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, one of only 14 selected from the whole country.