Letters written in Navy 30 years ago reunite lost loves | The Tennesseean

On three pieces of United States Navy letterhead, with its golden anchor in the top left corner, Bernard Mimms poured his heart out to the woman he loved. He wrote about waking up at 3:30 every morning. About marching. And marching. And marching. About the beautiful California weather. And about missing friends back home.  Read more on the Tennesseean. 

On three pieces of United States Navy letterhead, with its golden anchor in the top left corner, Bernard Mimms poured his heart out to the woman he loved.

He wrote about waking up at 3:30 every morning. About marching. And marching. And marching. About the beautiful California weather. And about missing friends back home. 

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sinema private dining and gift card sale | Eat.Drink.Smile.

Lately it seems like I’ve been getting an unusual number of text messages asking me to name my favorite special occasion dining spots as well as places to host group dinners and holiday soirees. So to answer those questions, today I’m taking you back to what is still one of my favorite restaurants in town, Sinema. Read more on Eat.Drink.Smile.

Lately it seems like I’ve been getting an unusual number of text messages asking me to name my favorite special occasion dining spots as well as places to host group dinners and holiday soirees. So to answer those questions, today I’m taking you back to what is still one of my favorite restaurants in town, Sinema. Read more on Eat.Drink.Smile.

WRITERS' CHOICE BEST COUPLE DATE NIGHT The Green Room at Sinema | Nashville Scene

For those special evenings when a date necessitates coziness and a bit of privacy, the place to go is Sinema, and the spot to reserve is one of the posh banquettes in the Green Room. The velour-covered semicircular booth could easily seat six people, so it feels particularly indulgent when just two people have tucked into the center to canoodle while enjoying an excellent meal. Read more on the Nashville Scene.

For those special evenings when a date necessitates coziness and a bit of privacy, the place to go is Sinema, and the spot to reserve is one of the posh banquettes in the Green Room. The velour-covered semicircular booth could easily seat six people, so it feels particularly indulgent when just two people have tucked into the center to canoodle while enjoying an excellent meal. Read more on the Nashville Scene.

Weekend To Do: Sinema/Grilled Cheeserie Collab, Open House at Union Station Hotel, VEA Supper Club at City House | Nashville Scene

This weekend has several can't-miss events that you should add to you calendar.  On Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., chef Kyle Patterson of Sinema will team up with Crystal De Luna-Bogan of The Grilled Cheeserie to make an epic version of the grilled cheese and tomato soup combo. This is the last of Sinema's Chefs at the Market series, the partnership that began earlier this year with pop-up restaurants in the Nashville Farmers' Market Grow Local Kitchen. The brunch will feature a special new melt from The Grilled Cheeserie, a croque madame made withKenny's Farmhouse Swiss & Norwood Blend cheeses, Benton's Country Ham, "mush-tard" (mushrooms from Bloomin' Shroom Farms) and a fried local egg on rosemary-garlic bread) paired with Patterson's "Campbell's Tomato Soup," Patterson's creamy version of the supermarket staple, made with tomatoes from Tomato Tomato farm. There will also be one of The Grilled Cheeserie's famous desserts, a pumpkin brulee & creme fraiche whipped cream (made with Howell Farm's Pumpkin Pie Pumpkins), craft sodas and water. Look for the special brunch inside the Market House. The Grilled Cheeserie truck will be in the farm shed as usual, too. Read more on The Nashville Scene .

This weekend has several can't-miss events that you should add to you calendar. 

On Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., chef Kyle Patterson of Sinema will team up with Crystal De Luna-Bogan of The Grilled Cheeserie to make an epic version of the grilled cheese and tomato soup combo. This is the last of Sinema's Chefs at the Market series, the partnership that began earlier this year with pop-up restaurants in the Nashville Farmers' Market Grow Local Kitchen. The brunch will feature a special new melt from The Grilled Cheeserie, a croque madame made withKenny's Farmhouse Swiss & Norwood Blend cheeses, Benton's Country Ham, "mush-tard" (mushrooms from Bloomin' Shroom Farms) and a fried local egg on rosemary-garlic bread) paired with Patterson's "Campbell's Tomato Soup," Patterson's creamy version of the supermarket staple, made with tomatoes from Tomato Tomato farm. There will also be one of The Grilled Cheeserie's famous desserts, a pumpkin brulee & creme fraiche whipped cream (made with Howell Farm's Pumpkin Pie Pumpkins), craft sodas and water. Look for the special brunch inside the Market House. The Grilled Cheeserie truck will be in the farm shed as usual, too.

Read more on The Nashville Scene .

THE BEST RESTAURANT FOR LARGE GROUPS IN EVERY NASHVILLE 'HOOD | Thrillist

The hardest part about wrangling all your friends into one place to eat is picking a venue that everyone will enjoy, and that will also -- kindly -- accommodate your large (and often rowdy) group. Have no fear, we’re here to help: here are 11 restaurants in Nashville neighborhoods that are all great for large groups. You’ll want to save this for later.

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Enjoy Summer Drinking and Dining Deals at Tailgate and Sinema | Nashville Scene

I didn't take a lot of economics in college, but I seem to remember that wherever the graphs cross is important. And I've also recently wondered why there is so much variation in the cost of beers at some taprooms. There are a few that charge a different price for imports versus domestics, and others that pour a 10-ounce glass vs. 12-ounce, American pints vs. imperial pints, to keep the price per glass at an attractive rate. I get that the cost from distributors vary a bunch, but it sure seems like it would make sense to establish flat pricing if possible and make a little more marginal profit on some beers versus others.

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Nashville Travel Guide | Travel + Leisure

While casual concepts are a dime a dozen in Nashville, fine dining can be harder to come by. Sinema's 2014 opening helped fill that void by introducing 8,000 square feet of sleek, polished space to the old Melrose theater. A nod to its location, the restaurant is outfitted with deluxe Art Deco fixtures and other Hollywood memorabilia. The upstairs lounge with its velvet banquettes and movie-themed cocktails (like The Aviator and Legends of the Fall) is a favorite spot for cocktails—particularly from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday when there are stellar $6 happy hour deals—while the downstairs dining room hits it stride with a winning combination of moody ambiance and artfully plated dishes such as a colorful cashew and mushroom risotto or a delicate lobster cannelloni. Sunday brunch is popular (try the Apple Bottom French Toast), particularly due to the $30 bubble service that comes with a bottle of champagne, fresh juices, fruit purée, and flavored shots for DIY breakfast cocktails. Read more on Travel + Leisure

While casual concepts are a dime a dozen in Nashville, fine dining can be harder to come by. Sinema's 2014 opening helped fill that void by introducing 8,000 square feet of sleek, polished space to the old Melrose theater. A nod to its location, the restaurant is outfitted with deluxe Art Deco fixtures and other Hollywood memorabilia. The upstairs lounge with its velvet banquettes and movie-themed cocktails (like The Aviator and Legends of the Fall) is a favorite spot for cocktails—particularly from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday through Thursday when there are stellar $6 happy hour deals—while the downstairs dining room hits it stride with a winning combination of moody ambiance and artfully plated dishes such as a colorful cashew and mushroom risotto or a delicate lobster cannelloni. Sunday brunch is popular (try the Apple Bottom French Toast), particularly due to the $30 bubble service that comes with a bottle of champagne, fresh juices, fruit purée, and flavored shots for DIY breakfast cocktails.

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