This Is The Place

Hosts Mickey Parks and Matt Meeks discuss the ever growing bar and restaurant scene in Nashville, TN.

Good Feelings Prevail

Sunflower Cafe, Jaspers, a fried pickle debate and a love of gimmicky food.
Posted: Wed November 18, 2020

Don’t Gussy Up Your Grits

Matt tries Heart's, Michael tries Hawker's and the both go all in on Coneheads.
Posted: Fri October 23, 2020

The Transformative Powers of Co-fermented Wine

This Is The Place returns after a long, sensible, hiatus. This episode we discuss Lou, Haggs & Ornette Bread, Rosemary, BeHive and numerous other locations that have been [...]
Posted: Thu October 8, 2020

Thoughtful Tiki Robots

Van Dyke Bed & Beverage, Easy 8, Mane & Rye, Waldo's Chicken & Beer, Geist, Chopper
Posted: Wed June 26, 2019

The Nashville Hotel Boom

Mickey shines a light on the Nashville Hotel scene, proving that these establishments are more than just a place to sleep.
Posted: Tue May 28, 2019

Dive Bar Tour, Round Three

Dive Bars, Round 3: West Side Edition. The Villager vs The Centennial vs The Nations vs Betty's.
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019

What’s a Bar without Whiskey?

Over morning donuts, Matt and Mickey discuss Pemrose, PJ's Coffee, Emmy Squared and a deep look at Pelican & Pig. Matt gets furious about ribs.
Posted: Tue April 30, 2019

Beets, Cheerwine and Frosé

Matt and Mickey spare over the merits of Deviled Eggs, Beets, Cheerwine and Frosé, a classic debate. Discussions on Saint Stephens, STK and Liberty Commons take place.
Posted: Tue April 9, 2019

Toulouse-Lautrec in the Supply Closet

Mickey and Matt anticipate the upcoming Jackalope Summer Beer revivival and the MakerReady Bar Lautrec experience before diving into their experiences at the new Ketner coffee [...]
Posted: Mon March 25, 2019

The Joyful Hour

In this episode, Mickey and Matt divulge some of their favorite pizza spots around town; including Bella Napoli Pizzeria, Lockeland Table and, surprisingly, Tailgate Brewery. [...]
Posted: Tue March 5, 2019

Second Round Dive Bar Tour

In this episode, four of the finest East Side watering holes are scored to determine which covers all necessary criteria to win the prize of Best Neighborhood Dive Bar.
Posted: Tue February 19, 2019

Tradition Over Trend with Chopper’s Mike Wolf

Mickey sits down with one of the owners of forthcoming Tiki Bar C H O P P E R, Mike Wolf to to discuss his history, his garden secrets for making a great drink and the [...]
Posted: Tue February 5, 2019