Brunch in Nashville Just Got Real! Enjoy a Nashville-Style Brunch at Party Fowl Near Downtown

Brunch at Party Fowl! The Chicken is HOT and the Cocktails are sooo Cool!

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Brunch at Party Fowl available Saturday and Sunday, 10a-2p

Not so long ago, we (locals) could only dream of legit brunches to spend our hard-earned leisurely Saturday’s and Sunday’s buttering our biscuits with friends. And, NOW, we have another option that will just keep you coming back for more. Party Fowl is a labor of love, passion, perseverance that was born from a chance comment (Party Fowl!)  by Austin’s father, which changed his life. Ask Austin, he’ll tell you the story!  Austin Smith, one of  the owners and founders of Party Fowl, has given us another way to immerse ourselves into the impressive Nashville culinary scene. Party Fowl represents the cool, hip culinary scene of Nashville balanced with a touch of twang. Have I mentioned the food? Well, let me tell you the crispy, savory hot chicken IS legit and will keep your fingers red-tinged and just enough heat to enjoy a great selection of local beer or cocktails available.

And, it makes brunch just that much better!

Check out the Brunch Menu. For the brave of heart, or, just really having righteous hunger pains, you can sip and plow your way through to the Brunch Bloody Mary by chowing down on the BRUNCH FOR TWO ($50).                        (Photos above)

It’s a 55oz Bloody Mary (Whoa!) topped with two whole fried Cornish Game Hens, two whole scotch eggs, eight fried okra, and 1/2 avocado. We experienced it through someone else’s eyes. What a culinary and visual treat to behold!

*******Limited quantities on Saturday and Sunday so order ahead******** I dare you!

Well, we decided that we will have to come back of the massive Bloody Mary feast on another weekend so we could enjoy several of the brunch items that we sampled at a Nashville Food Blogger’s media event the week before.

The bacon-infused vodka Bloody Mary’s hit the spot that began our brunch. I hear that the chef is currently  working on a “bacon surprise” addition to these already awesome Sunday morning cocktails. So, watch for an update at @winewithlisa Instagram.

I recommend getting different brunch entrees so you can “mix and match” with your friends. You WILL want to sample all. It is everything it says it is and more. The bourbon sauce is addictive!  The HOT CHICKEN & STUFFED FRENCH TOAST is a thick cut, house-made cinnamon brioche stuffed with apples and bourbon cream cheese, dipped in orange custard, skillet fried, and served with hot chicken and you can choose what heat level you want: southern fried, mild, medium, Nashville Hot or Poultrygeist. Medium was just the perfect level. Tongue-tingling but not too hot; just right.

This was awesome! the LOADED HOT CHICKEN BISCUIT starts out with scratch-made, open-faced buttermilk biscuits topped with hot chicken  sawmill gravy, two eggs prepared your way, and lyonnaise potatoes. Their house-made jalapeño strawberry jam was the perfect sweet|salty|spicy accompaniment to the warm biscuits.

Underneath the perfectly cooked eggs is the CHICKEN HASH WITH FRIED EGG: Diced sweet potato, diced vidalia onion, and pulled smoked chicken sautéed in garlic, green onion butter, topped with smoked gouda, and finished off with two sunny side-up eggs. Maybe just a bit lighter than the other entrees but just as tasty and satisfying.

No really, I am just holding this for someone else………


01 2017

MY PAELLA TRAVELS aka Lisa Mays Creates a Unique Culinary Experience with Customized Spanish Paellas that are Edible Works of Art!

Edible Art for the eyes and your palate.

This is my Happy Place!



Do you love paella as much as I do?

For over 25 years, I have been cooking and working on creating the very best paella experience to cook for friends and family. Though out these years, I have experimented with ingredients that would create the most authentic paella available to the Nashville area and ….NOW I can say that My Paella Travels will bring to you the most authentic paella experience available from Texas to Tennessee and every state in between.

My paellas are customized for you while maintaining authenticity and quality. I use only the freshest ingredients available.

Oh! Did I mention that my paellas are Nashville-inspired?  

I use fresh local sausages made for my paellas as well as fresh southern shrimp, clams, mussels and local Tennessee pork?

Not a seafood fan?

That’s okay, too! My Paella Travels will customize a paella to your palate.

Up to 60 guests…My Customized Paella Experiences will Travel to You!




10 2016

Say Goodbye to Summer and Spice Up the Fall Season with Sugarlands Pumpkin Spice Moonshine

Two Fun and Tasty Pumpkin Spice Cocktails Inspired by Sugarlands Moonshine for Fall Fun!

(sample of moonshine sent by Sugarlands Distillery)


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Sweltering summer heat is gone and fall has arrived. Trade the summer cocktails by the pool or beach for two cool cocktails infused with …wait for it…..Pumpkin Spice Moonshine! That’s right! Our good moonshine-making friends at Sugarlands Distilling Co. in Gatlinburg, TN have created a very, very unique way to get your Pumpkin Spice fall fix.

You can add a splash or two of Sugarlands Shine 40 proof Pumpkin Spice Moonshine the ever-popular PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte, you know which one I’m talking about) to enhance the flavor and enjoyment or you can just have fun with these two cocktails.

Really, it’s one cocktail and one very grown up milk shake.

Campfire Pumpkin Spice Moonshine Martini


My daughter and I had so much fun creating, photographing (and drinking) our cocktails and now we happy to share them with you.

We created the Pumpkin Spice Campfire Cocktail because we both love the flavors of the fall, especially sitting around a campfire, or in our case, a warm fire pit with a cozy cocktail in hand.

For one cocktail:

1/4 cup (plus a splash more) half and half

2-3T Sugarlands Shine 40 proof Pumpkin Spice Moonshine

2T Marshmallow-flavored Vodka

Dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice

2t of canned pumpkin puree, for each martini

3 large marshmallows, skewered
On a small plate, Demerara sugar mixed with a few dashes of Pumpkin Pie Spice for dipping glasses


Moisten the edge of the martini glass with moonshine and turn it upside down and dip rim into sugar mixture until it’s coated.
In a cocktail shaker, add ice cubes, half and half, moonshine, marshmallow vodka, and a dash of Pumpkin Pie Spice and shake vigorously. Taste and adjust for flavors by adding more ingredients, to your taste.
Pour into the sugar rimmed martini glass.
Light the marshmallows with a lighter or fire from the campfire and quickly blow out so you don’t burn up the marshmallows.
Serve the cocktail with the marshmallow garnish.
**Double the ingredients for two cocktails
***Note: We believe the pumpkin puree enhances the texture and flavor of this cocktail and recommend using it. Leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen to use for desserts or more cocktails in the future.

        Pumpkin Spice Moonshine Milkshake


Here’s one milkshake just for the adults that will most likely bring out the kid in all of us! It’s not too cold yet to enjoy a cool and creamy ice cream milk shake with caramel and the most delicious moonshine ever.

For 2 shakes:

1/4 + 1T of Sugarlands Shine 40 proof Pumpkin Spice Moonshine

3T Pumpkin puree

1 pint great quality vanilla ice cream

1/2t pumpkin pie spice

3T half and half or milk

Caramel topping that comes in a squeeze bottle 1 sheet of graham crackers, crushed

Whipped cream, for garnishing

Moisten the rim of the glass with a bit of moonshine and dip rim into the crushed graham crackers

Drizzle the inside of the glass with the caramel, swirling it around making a pretty pattern up and down

In a blender, add the first five ingredients and blend on high speed until all ingredients are combined.

Pour immediately into the rimmed glass with the caramel.

Top with whipped cream and a dash of spice, if desired.



10 2016