Up for Debate: 'New York Times' in East Nashville

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 2:39am

What do you make of this article in The New York Times about Nashville — specifically East Nashville — and its food scene?

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109 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 6/20/12 at 5:33

I don't think most people know The Times is a Gannett paper which also owns The Tennessean, and printed right here on Broadway in Nashville.
Great paper, (liberal), and laudatory, comprehensive article.
TCP every Monday's edition has a write up on a new food eatery.
Nashville has tons of food venues, all good, all unique.

By: Loner on 6/20/12 at 6:13

Good morning, Nashville.

I read the lengthy puff piece by Kim Severson in the NYT. It sure was fawning and generous in its compliments. I have not personally checked out the places mentioned, so I cannot comment any further on this subject.

I'm one of those guys that thinks that "cuisine" is the equivalent of playing with your food....I eat eat to live...i don't live to eat.

By: gdiafante on 6/20/12 at 6:36

Really NCP? The property tax increase is passed and this is the story you want us to debate?

By: dargent7 on 6/20/12 at 6:38

Well, it's better than the Germantown cafe' owner who locked himself in the freezer and suffocated to death at 47. Rodney King at 47. Maybe the new "27 Club".

By: Captain Nemo on 6/20/12 at 6:40

East Nashville is a good place to eat.

By: yogiman on 6/20/12 at 6:45

All of these business owners should appreciate this cheap advertisement. Could it possibly be timed to help take the people's minds off the property tax increase?

By: Captain Nemo on 6/20/12 at 6:47

By: yogiman on 6/19/12 at 5:43
Sorry I can't ["spell] as well as you, nimrod.

You don't think as good as me also.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/20/12 at 6:48

yogi if you had a mind...then it is not yours.

By: gdiafante on 6/20/12 at 6:51

Right yogi...because so many Nashvillians read the Times...this is all a calculated political move by Dean...lol

By: gdiafante on 6/20/12 at 6:55

This is interesting...

http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2012/news/economy/1206/gallery.Obama-economy/?source=cnn_bin

By: Kosh III on 6/20/12 at 7:12

Thanks for the link gd
Don't forget that during the Bush years over 5 million manufacturing jobs were shipped overseas by our "job creators". Most jobs went to communist countries: China and Vietnam in particular.

By: gdiafante on 6/20/12 at 7:16

The numbers clearly indicate that it could've been much worse...and still can be. The "do nothing" attitude in Washington has got to go.

The argument that Congress is doing what is necessary to prevent Obama's Socialist policies to ruin the nation holds no water. This country has serious problems with debt, taxes, health care, education, etc. Kicking the can down the road doesn't fly. In my mind, that's the equivalent of wanting America to fail.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/20/12 at 7:29

Yes thanks for the link gdia and if you want to get in on the debate about the tax NCP top stories has it for you.

By: Kosh III on 6/20/12 at 7:41

"Kicking the can down the road doesn't fly. In my mind, that's the equivalent of wanting America to fail."

That's what causes such problems in California where the budget required a 2/3 majority and the GOP legislators refused to deal with problems on a long-term basis, consistently declining to do any more than delay and delay. It was aided and abetted by the fact that from 1982 to 2010 the GOP controlled the Governorship for all but 5 years.

By: gdiafante on 6/20/12 at 7:45

Given that we're in the age of the fillibuster (just wait, if Romney is elected, expect the Dems to act just as the GOP have), I'm beginning to think that it's impossible to get anything done.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/20/12 at 7:47

This is the first day of summer and the English are celebrating their one day of summer.

http://laundelles.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/08.jpg

By: govskeptic on 6/20/12 at 7:48

The NYT is not a Gannett newspaper. It is a stock owned company with 40-80
members of the original family still owning a good portion of the stock. Over
the last 10 yrs it's total valuation has dropped from 7 billion to 1 billion dollars.
No longer paying dividends, which reduces the Latte's of those 40-80 family
members and other stock holders. It also owns the Boston Globe, but there's
no word as to whether the Globe ran the East Nashville eatery story for the
enjoyment of Boston subscribers starving for a culinary destination!

By: gdiafante on 6/20/12 at 7:49

Interesting...they have one day of summer, we have 360...

My yard is as brown and dry as it would be in August...I give up.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/20/12 at 7:51

LOL gov

By: yogiman on 6/20/12 at 7:52

So no Nashvillians read the Times, gdiafarte? Do you know how many do or don't?

By: gdiafante on 6/20/12 at 7:54

Re-read my comment, moron. I didn't say "no" Nashvillians...and I'm shocked that you didn't understand the statement...lol

Here's a dollar, go buy a clue.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/20/12 at 8:04

gdia says "Here is a dollar go by a clue. Not hearing a word that gdia said, yogi takes the dollar and buy glue and continues to sniff.

By: yogiman on 6/20/12 at 8:05

Tou-che, gdiafarte,

I used an "n" instead of a "s".

By: dargent7 on 6/20/12 at 8:06

The Times and it's holding cos. earned $2.3billion.
Where'd you get "dropped to a billion"?
The print edition has fallen from 7 billion to a billion. People are reading it on-line, now it's the "Global Edition".
The east coast edition is printed on Broadway. I saw the presses and the paper being loaded onto trucks. What to argue that?
Guess what, today's the 1st day of summer. Want to argue what constitutes a day?

By: BenDover on 6/20/12 at 8:13

"Beef tartare gets depth from horseradish, juniper and burned bread crumbs. Sous-vide eggs and grilled pork belly meet over rhubarb mustard."

Good Lord! It's no wonder we fell ten spots on the manliest city list. WTF happened to Hot Chicken?

The Sheriff needs to build his immigration wall on the North side of the city to prevent anymore of this 'hipster' movement from taking hold.

By: gdiafante on 6/20/12 at 8:18

So you meant to write So so......

Sorry, did a spit take on that one...LOL

By: slacker on 6/20/12 at 8:23

I think you have to carry one of those huge wallets with a chain attached, to be a hipster.
Tattoos are optional.. I believe.

By: Rasputin72 on 6/20/12 at 8:26

I am not surprised that there is so little mention of the tax increase in Davidson County. The middle class who are the ones who share the biggest brunt of a tax increase have moved out of the coutny. The underclass does not pay taxes and the people of Hillwood,Belle Meade and Green Hills have other issues that are more prevalent than a 13%tax increase.

The New York Times article was a very good one and East Nashville does have some very eccletic eating establishments that are a delight and worth the drive from the western side of the city.

By: slacker on 6/20/12 at 8:28

I love the smell of Grey Poupon in the morning.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/20/12 at 8:29

Want to argue what constitutes a day?

I’ll take that challenge d7.

29.5 Earth days makes one on the Moon

243 Earth days makes one day on Venus

24 hr 39 min Earth hours makes a day on Mars

27 hr Earth hours makes a day on Vulcan.

This is why Star fleet measures in Star Dates. ;-)

By: Rasputin72 on 6/20/12 at 8:30

Fellows, I would say that at least 20% of the people in my Nashville neighborhood subscribe to the New York Times. None of which vote for a New York Times endorsed candidate but enjoy the depth of the journalistic talents of the writers.

In Palm Beach I would guess that 50% of my neighbors subscribe to the TIMES and 75% subscribe to a SUNDAY edition.

By: Moonglow1 on 6/20/12 at 8:38

Moonglow1: The proliferation of good restaurants in East Nashville and influx of young people will eventually drive out the hoods.
Of course I read the NYT although the Financial Times is better. The news is all filtered these days anyhow.
Today the Federal Reserve will likely pump money into the economy. They like Greece know austerity does not work. Bail out the banks and you have a ruined global economy. Governments subsidize bankers and call it capitalism. Jamie Dimon receives 12 billion of our tax dollars and we pay for his bad investment and extravagant lifestyle. And ALEC takes more control and the Repubs are fearful of the teas (ALEC-like robots) who bully the populace and their own party.

By: BenDover on 6/20/12 at 8:42

The earth rotates on its axis every 23 hours 56 minutes and 4.09 seconds.

Our 24 hour day is a consequence of our path in orbit around the sun; as the hours of the day are a function of the earth's position relative to the sun. Because of the orbit, it takes another 3.933 minutes after a complete rotation on our axis to reach the same orientation to the sun.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/20/12 at 8:56

So what does that do to Star Date time, Ben? lol

By: Loner on 6/20/12 at 9:21

The NYT is an extension of the Jerusalem Post...the Jerusalem-based top dog, the Bureau Chief, Ethan Bronner, is a devout Jewish American whose son is a member of the IDF...consequently, all reports from the ME that make it into the NYT are absolutely biased towards the Jewish State and militant Zionism....several months ago, the NYT's Ombudsman was asked to look into this obvious conflict of interest and he concluded that there was no conflict of interest....the credibility of the old grey lady has never recovered...it's an all-Jew review sort of affair.....dual allegiance sucks!

By: Loner on 6/20/12 at 9:24

The NYT article concluded with amounted to a free ad for the Goldberg brothers in Nashville...that's not a coincidence, the tribe sticks together.

Enjoy!

By: govskeptic on 6/20/12 at 9:27

smelling grey poupon in the morning, now there's a man on a heavenly high!

By: BenDover on 6/20/12 at 9:41

I thought the wallet and chain was just for hipster women, slack.

And what are all of those people who bought in the Gulch going to do now that E. Nashville is the new 'in' spot?

And what of all the Che Guevara T-Shirts? Not to say Maynard G Krebs t-shirts as a replacement wouldn't be a huge improvement.

By: revo-lou on 6/20/12 at 9:47

"By: Loner on 6/20/12 at 9:21
The NYT is an extension of the Jerusalem Post...the Jerusalem-based top dog, the Bureau Chief, Ethan Bronner, is a devout Jewish American whose son is a member of the IDF...consequently, all reports from the ME that make it into the NYT are absolutely biased towards the Jewish State and militant Zionism....several months ago, the NYT's Ombudsman was asked to look into this obvious conflict of interest and he concluded that there was no conflict of interest....the credibility of the old grey lady has never recovered...it's an all-Jew review sort of affair.....dual allegiance sucks!"

Good thing you keep and unbiased mind.

By: yogiman on 6/20/12 at 9:53

Impossible. Every one has the best unbiased mind in the world. Just ask them.

By: Loner on 6/20/12 at 9:55

Yes, it is a good thing that somebody keeps an open mind, Revo, most Americans believe that the Jews are god's Chosen People and that Palestine is their God-given Promised Land.....one does not need to be Jewish to be a Zionist; if one believes in the Chosen people-Promised Land fairy tale, then one is a Zionist, regardless of one's religious affiliation....all American Christian denominations are Zionist in their beliefs.

Helen Thomas was excoriated for simply stating the facts...Zionists do control the US federal government, Wall Street and the media....is it anti-Semitic to point this out? Buzz off!

By: revo-lou on 6/20/12 at 9:58

"By: Loner on 6/20/12 at 9:55
Buzz off!"

Ha yes, the truth shall set you free ... to be no different than any other.

By: Loner on 6/20/12 at 10:01

I never claimed to be different or superior to any other person, Revo...I'm just a hominid on a mudball...when it comes to the metaphysical, what in the hell do I know?

By: BenDover on 6/20/12 at 10:04

Wow... Bloomberg (or whoever their polling company is) just embarrassed the crap out of themselves. Obama up by 15 in likely voters? Ridiculous.

By: BenDover on 6/20/12 at 10:06

If Romney takes a dive on Intrade because of I'm buying big.

By: revo-lou on 6/20/12 at 10:09

"Loner on 6/20/12 at 10:01
... what in the hell do I know?"

I will assume that that was rhetorical and leave it alone.

By: slacker on 6/20/12 at 10:10

Ben, E. Nashville is now Nashville version of ''The Castro''
Not that there's anything wrong with that.

By: yogiman on 6/20/12 at 10:12

How can they say one day Obama is losing his a$$ but the next day he's up by 15? Oh, I forgot, they must have counted the 800,000+ new votes he's getting.

By: gdiafante on 6/20/12 at 10:13

Did you actually read that poll, Ben? It has to do more with people not liking Romney than liking or approving Obama.

It's a classic case of voting the lesser of two evils.

By: revo-lou on 6/20/12 at 10:16

"gdiafante on 6/20/12 at 10:13
Did you actually read that poll, Ben? It has to do more with people not liking Romney than liking or approving Obama.

It's a classic case of voting the lesser of two evils."

I have never seen so many repubs at Wal-Mart, buying clothes pins.