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Year End Review: Our Top 5 Moments of 2016 Countdown

Year End Review: Our Top 5 Moments of 2016 Countdown

5. “Devin’s Super Enchiladas” with Hit Christian Artist, Devin Williams

In the South, few things hold more cultural influence than food and music. So crank up the oven and get out your pots and pans! If you’re interested in adding a little pop to your menu, this mouthwatering recipe for Devin Williams enchiladas is darn near irresistible! For those unfamiliar with Devin, he has had multiple Top 50 Billboard charting songs as a Christian artist.   He’s shared the stage with Fireflight, SonicFlood’s Jeff Deyo and Rapture Ruckus to name a few. We also had the opportunity to chat with him on all things food, drink, and music in September!

Website: www.devinw.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/devinw
Twitter: https://twitter.com/devininc
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/DevinWilliamsMusic/

Description: Multiple Top 50 Billboard charting Christian artist Devin Williams delivered his new single perfectly molding contemporary pop music with an 80s throwback foundation on July 1st. It’s a new extension for this California born and Bluegrass bred rocker whose previous project was a bit of a haymaker jab to the Christian and rock community — Destruction of Kings. For those unfamiliar with Devin, he’s shared the stage with Fireflight, SonicFlood’s Jeff Deyo and Rapture Ruckus. “His voice is amazing, his talent is very evident and his heart and commitment to seeing God work through him is steadfast and contagious,” says Deyo. Others in the Christian music scene are commenting on this leading unsigned talent. Mac Powell of Third Day also states that he is not only impressed by his music, but by his desire to spread the message of God’s love and grace. “You won’t be disappointed! I believe God has something special for this guy,” says Powell.

4. Eating our way though: 2016 Nashville Scene Burger Week

The Nashville Scene’s Burger Week kicked off July 18 through July 24, and it’s a pretty meaty celebration with 20 or so participating restaurants are each offering a $5 specialty burger during the week. The most popular burger was crowned via online voting, with the winning burger makers earning a spot competing at the 2016 World Food Championships. There was also a social media contest for burger patrons. 

Drake’s features the Brewmaster Burger: A fresh, never frozen, seared 8 oz burger, cheddar cheese, caramelized Guinness-braised onions, Parmesan-horseradish aioli, fresh cut toppings on a toasted bun.

Bar Louie features The Chicago Stockyard: A patty with a cracked black pepper coating, a Parmesan blue cheese crust, mushrooms, Romaine lettuce, onion, tomato, and Worcestershire sauce.

3.Foodie Guide: Top 10 Places to Dine and Drink in Las Vegas 

Tom Colicchio’s CraftSteak inside MGM Resort and Casino

DOMESTIC WAGYU 14 oz. Skirt Steak

DIVER SEA SCALLOPS Shaved Fennel

KUMAMOTO (WA) raw oysters

Eggslut inside Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino 

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich, made with hardwood smoked bacon, an over-medium egg, cheddar cheese and chipotle ketchup, served in a warm brioche bun

2. Music City Food and Wine Festival 2016

Formerly Music City Eats, the Music City Food + Wine Festival is the brainchild of Grammy award winning artists (and Nashville residents) Caleb and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon, world renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, Austin-based C3 Presents — producer of Austin FOOD & WINE Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, and Lollapalooza — and Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn.  http://www.musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com/ But what a weekend – between demos, tastings, and panels, we kept our minds and bellies full. We woke up Sunday to a beautiful, sunny day. It was the perfect day for a Gospel Brunch! Gale Mayes kicked it off with her gorgeous, strong voice, and had everyone dancing and singing along.Here’s a few photos from this Sunday to relive the best food and wine festival ever. Well, until next year…

Octoman NYC Adolescent Grilled Octopus

5th and Taylor’s Beef Zabuton

1. Pilgrimage Music and Arts Festival 2016

For the second year in a row, the Pilgrimage Music and Arts Festival proved that it brings something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Artists such as Grace Potter, Anderson East, Kacey Musgraves, Beck, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Reuben Bidez to name a few, performed memorable sets on five stages. Fans were also able to catch their favorite SEC and NFL games at the shaded Beer Hall or purchase artwork in the Fender sponsored art barn that displayed the work of local artists and students. But we were really there for the local and regional vendors that showcased their mouth-watering signature dishes, craft beers and cocktails as well as artisan creations.

Hibachi 4 Hire: A full service pop-up Japanese Steakhouse/catering events company. It was so good we had it Saturday and Sunday! Their Yum-Yum Sauce will soon be for sale at Kroger. Thank you Angie and Chef Chadwick! https://www.facebook.com/hibachi4hire/   Chicken Fried Rice covered in Yum-Yum Sauce in front of the Frye Boots Stage

Hoss’ Loaded Burgers: Nashville’s food truck serving gourmet “Juicy Lucy” burgers. Featured on Eat St on the Cooking Channel. With two food trucks so far, Dallas and the Hoss Burger team are on fire! http://www.hossburgers.com/Welcome.html
Cheese Burger- local grass-fed beef, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard

Funk Seoul Brother: Asian Fusion, Japanese, Korean and Vegetarian Street food. Names Best New Food Truck 2015 Best of Nashville Awards. http://www.funkseoultruck.com/#temp-home-section Kimchi Crack Rice Bowl kimchi fried rice, Benton’s bacon, PRB beef bulgogi, purple cabbage, carrot, kimchi cucumbers, sriracha aioli, sunny egg

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