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Summer-ize Your Drinks

Warm sunshine, cool water and cold cocktails -- ah, summer time!  During these hot Brentwood days, break for a refreshing leap or two into the drink. Here are the recipes you need: first, find a pool; second, check out these concoctions for the perfect poolside cocktails! 

Effortless Beef Kebabs

 WHAT YOU’LL NEED:   Cutting board, knife, mixing bowl, whisk, measuring cups, measuring spoons, 4-inch wooden skewers, sealable storage bag or container   INGREDIENTS

Juniper Green Scores Tasty Tailgate Touchdowns

Yes, it is football season. And, yes, before a game, you will probably spend time in a parking lot playing corn hole and eating fried food-like items that, by the fourth quarter, you may very well come to regret. But such a fate need not come to pass—you can fare better. Much better. How? Draft Juniper Green to your team, and take your tailgating game to a whole new…

The Bottle Shop Gets Your Cocktail Party Rolling

 Article William Harwood  To say that the Bottle Shop in Cool Springs has everything you need to get your party rolling is an understatement. This highly spirited store offers personalized customer service and expert recommendations in everything from Beaujolais to beer to bourbon. Cases of wine sell by discount daily, 15 taps stand at the ready to fill your growler, and…

Scary Good

 Article William Harwood* | Photography James Jordan  As adults, we know that eating our vegetables is healthy and, in general, we like the taste of them. (Full disclosure: The author does not like beets.) However, convincing our kids to eat their vegetables can be a challenge. That’s a problem because, along with exercise, a healthy diet is one of the…

Beat the Heat

 Article William Harwood  Firebirds Wood Fired Grill — despite its hot name, the Brentwood restaurant is a great place to cool off on a scorching summer day. To chill down and keep it light, we like Firebirds' cold craft cocktail, the ginger basil mango mojito. Enjoy!  Ginger Basil Mango Mojito

Shrimp and Grits

Face it, when it comes to food—great food—freshness is an indispensable flavor enhancer. Amerigo’s executive chef Steven Robilio knows this. For the past five years, he has nurtured a close relationship with the area’s best farmers, even sponsoring the Franklin Farmers Market. 

A Happy Brentwood Family’s Hometown Dish

“They say if you want a divorce,” Brentwood restaurateur James Ren says with a grin—he sits next to Jenny, his wife of 31 one years—“then open a restaurant. Well, we’ve opened four, and we’re still together!”

Pan-Seared Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Sautéed Mushrooms over Mashed Cauliflower

Judy Beaudin of Scrumptious Catering created this dish with the goal to satisfy warm winter cravings but with a focus on maximizing healthy, fresh ingredients and eliminating the refined carbohydrates that can cause weight gain.