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This is the Place
Mickey Parks / Matt Meeks / We Own This Town
Hosts Mickey Parks and Matt Meeks discuss the ever growing bar and restaurant scene in Nashville, TN.
Apr 4, 2022
A Blast of Flavor (and Dynamite)
A fast paced smattering of coverage on the likes of Mary’s Old Fashioned Pit BBQ, Monday Night Brewery, Mel’s Overlord, The Vic, Spicy Boys, All People Beverage Hall and more!
Feb 28, 2022
Overwhelmed by Menu Options
Matt and Mickey are denied a visit to a tasty new pizza spot, spend some time in Hillsboro Village, discover a magical happy hour with bagels and take a deep dive into the problem of overwhelming menu options.
Feb 10, 2022
The Art of Feng Shui and Spicy Fried Pickles
Matt and Mickey jump right into 2022 with a look at some new local offerings and a deep dive into Noble's Beer Hall.
Nov 19, 2021
Deluxe Breakfast Bars
The Dutch, Audrey, Authentik, Etc and a quick note about Shoney's.
Oct 7, 2021
The Silent Clanking of a Knife and Fork
Matt and Mickey discuss Big Bad Breakfast, Wendell Smith's, Elegy Coffee, Burger & Co and the Third Man Records Blue Room Bar.
Aug 27, 2021
Get There Before It Gets Past You
Kisser, Alebrije, 5th and Broadway
Jul 23, 2021
Freewheeling Recommendations and High Controversy
Matt, Mickey and Michael are all together in one room and providing freewheeling recommendations and more than a dash of controversy throughout the episode.
May 28, 2021
The Oppression of Nashville Hot Chicken Fusion
A fired up conversation about Nashville Hot Chicken Fusion followed by some praise of Mama Yang and Daughter, Clawsonâ€™s Seitan, 60 Vines, NVR NVR, Geist and some musical choices.
Apr 22, 2021
Words You Don’t Want to Hear Together: Highly Elevated Honky-Tonk
Twelve Thirty Club, Sonny's Patio and Pub, Otto's and a controversial chat on Old Nashville
Mar 19, 2021
The Mysterious Allure of Focaccia
Discussions on 5th and Broadway, Epice, St Vito's Focacciaria, Shotgun Willie's, Tailgate Brewery and even Guy Fieri.
Feb 18, 2021
All the Patina and Charm You Need
Mickey Parks returns to discuss WNXP and a lengthy list of worthwhile destinations from all over the city.
Jan 22, 2021
Getting it To Go
BeHive Deli, Toto's BBQ Express, Eastland Cafe, Roberta's Pizza, East Side Bahn Mi, safety in pods and loads more.
Dec 10, 2020
Don’t Microwave the Fried Calamari
After a quick bite at Banh Mi and Roll Plus, we talk Mother's Ruin, Ladybird Taco and start a new segment about music recommendations.
1 hr 2 min
Nov 18, 2020
Good Feelings Prevail
Sunflower Cafe, Jaspers, a fried pickle debate and a love of gimmicky food.
Oct 23, 2020
Don’t Gussy Up Your Grits
Matt tries Heart's, Michael tries Hawker's and the both go all in on Coneheads.
Oct 8, 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 keeping us sane.
Jun 26, 2019
Thoughtful Tiki Robots
Van Dyke Bed & Beverage, Easy 8, Mane & Rye, Waldo's Chicken & Beer, Geist, Chopper
May 28, 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.
May 14, 2019
Dive Bar Tour, Round Three
Dive Bars, Round 3: West Side Edition. The Villager vs The Centennial vs The Nations vs Betty's.
Apr 30, 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.
Apr 9, 2019
Beets, Cheerwine and FrosÃ©
Matt and Mickey spare over the merits of Deviled Eggs, Beets, Cheerwine and FrosÃ©, a classic debate. Discussions on Saint Stephens, STK and Liberty Commons take place.
Mar 25, 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 house and the unique community meal experience from The Humble Table.
Mar 5, 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. From there, they share their dining experiences with the “New American” offerings of Hathorne and the Indian Street Food of Chaatable; two very different offerings that both end up being […]
Feb 19, 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.
1 hr 12 min
Feb 5, 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 escapism he has planned for his new exotic drink destination.
Jan 22, 2019
Warm Olives Were the Right Decision
Discussions around Stay Golden, Liberty Common, The Ainsworth, Green Pheasant and Lyra
Jan 8, 2019
The Coziness Level is at 11
The Scorecard introduction and looks at Urban Cowboy Parlour Bar, East Nashville Korean spot Babo and modern diner Mockingbird.
Dec 4, 2018
Coffee House vs Coffee Shop
After the lengthy run of the previous episode, Mickey and Matt return with a couple of quick reviews and selections worth your time. Mickey discovers that an Atlanta favorite, Cafe Intermezzo, has brought their fourty years of coffee house experience to Nashville. Matt visits a meaty Butchertown Hall and finally has a meal at 404 […]
Nov 20, 2018
Inaugural Neighborhood Dive Bar Tour
PART ONE of a multi-part series that we plan to revisit from time to time: the best of Neighborhood Bars (also known as "Dive Bars" - if you're feeling a bit derogatory).
Nov 6, 2018
Bastion: Upholding Particular Principles
Matt and Mickey take us through the full dining experience at Strategic Hospitality's Bastion, tucked away in Wedgewood Houston.
Oct 23, 2018
8: Artisanal Toast, It’s A Thing
With the release of the Nashville Scene Best of 2018 Issue, Mickey and Matt size up the Critic's and Audience Picks.
Oct 11, 2018
7: Playing Q-Bert, Listening to Abracadabra
Matt and Mickey wade into dangerous territory by daring to discuss preferred pizza types.
Sep 25, 2018
6: A Reason to Show Up and Go
The duo spends a great deal of time talking about the superb experiences they've had at Greko, Tempo, the new Tailgate Brewery location and the latest Tandy Wilson undertaking Mop/Broom MessHall.
Sep 11, 2018
5: A Brioche Flashback to your Childhood
In just under 30 minutes, Matt and Mickey share the perfect combo of beer related products from Village Pub and high praise for East Park Donuts and Coffee, Americano Coffee Lounge and Peninsula.
Aug 28, 2018
A Glossary of Flavors (with Jeremiah Blake)
Mickey and Matt welcome Jeremiah Blake of The Green Hour for a lengthy discussion on bars, etiquette and Waterworld.
1 hr 1 min
Aug 14, 2018
Slug Burger 101
A delightfully insightful take on the World War 1 Slug Burger (not what you think) and trips to The Henley, El Fuego, Emmy Squared and Pearl Diver.
Jul 31, 2018
Matt and Mickey take on Burger Week with mixed results and then tackle the oft-maligned Downtown scene with surprisingly pleasant results.
Jul 17, 2018
The Sound of a Thousand Knives Dropping
In this debut episode, hosts Mickey Parks and Matt Meeks lay the groundwork for discussing food and drink in Nashville.
Jul 15, 2018
Here’s a little teaser of the first episode of our brand new bar and restaurant podcast, This Is The Place. Hosts Mickey Parks and Matt Meeks introduce the idea of the show and just when you start to get a little background on them – teaser over. First full episode debuts July 17th, 2018.