Good morning, Nashville. Tennessee’s SuperTuesday Republican primary is shaping up to be quite the event after a Vanderbilt University poll released over the weekend showed Rick Santorum with a significant lead. Santorum made several campaign appearances in east Tennessee over the weekend, and Newt Gingrich is campaigning in Nashville today. Speaking of voting: Tomorrow is your last day to early vote if you want to avoid the crowds next Tuesday, so get thee to a pollery ASAP (if that’s your thing, of course).
- Nashville noms. The James Beard Foundation dished out some lovin’ on Nashville restaurants and chefs last week, nominating The Catbird Seat for best new restaurant and chefs Tandy Wilson (City House) and Tyler Brown (Capitol Grille) for best chef in the Southeast.
- Bits & pieces. More “suspicious powder” was found in Nashville on Friday, this time in former Vice President Al Gore’s office in Green Hills … A Clarksville man landed in jail for advertising a baby for sale on Craigslist, but don’t worry, it was just a joke … Green Hills will get a new Mexican restaurant this summer … Vince Gill has parted ways with MCA Records … New York & Co, Brow Art 23 (we don’t even want to know), Subway, Solitaire the Diamond Outlet and Motherhood Maternity are the latest updates to the Opry Mills roster … A family of three got trapped under a boat at Bass Pro this weekend, thanks to a rogue Ford F-150 … The Titans are jacking up the price of lower-bowl tickets by $6 … Congrats to “Undefeated,” a Memphis-made film that took home the Best Documentary Oscar at the Academy Awards last night.
Photo by Tom C Frundle.