14 August 2001
Dancin' in the District ended last Thursday, but a new round of free musical concerts begins tomorrow, Aug. 15 at the corner of 20th Ave. South and Division Streets. Uptown Mix will run the concerts each Wednesday through Sept. 26, 6 to 11 pm. Tomorrow's lineup includes Jonatha Brook, David Mead, and Jason White. Admission is free, but reserved for those 21 and over (sorry, kids).
12 August 2001
The winning entry for the largest
watermelon was 119 pounds, but what I'll remember more is
the taste of a variety called "Jubilee." Its fresh texture
and hearty, natural sweetness made it unquestionably the best
I've had all summer. And it was free--compliments of the folks
at the Nashville Farmers Market who hosted the Watermelon Festival
on Aug. 11.
The king for the day was certainly watermelon, but I left the market with peaches, corn, tomatoes, green beans, green onions, cucumbers, and garlic. Out of the lot, there was only one clunker--a cucumber blighted with a soggy spot which I discovered when I reached my hand in the bag. I don't like feeling squishy vegetables--who does? So, after dumping the offending cucumber, I rearranged the peaches on my kitchen counter. The fuzz and the fragrance realigned my senses. It was a good day to go to the market.