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The Wicked Tasty Podcast brings you interviews with Nashville's restaurant, food, drink and hospitality industry entrepreneurs. This show shares the inspiring story behind our guests' businesses. We discuss everything from starting a business, the challenges of entrepreneurship and cooking tasty food. The Wicked Tasty Podcast serves you practical business advice with a side of fun and flair!

Wicked Tasty Podcast Dan Burkard

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

The Wicked Tasty Podcast brings you interviews with Nashville's restaurant, food, drink and hospitality industry entrepreneurs. This show shares the inspiring story behind our guests' businesses. We discuss everything from starting a business, the challenges of entrepreneurship and cooking tasty food. The Wicked Tasty Podcast serves you practical business advice with a side of fun and flair!

    Best Milkshakes In Nashville + 3 Things To Do In Nashville This Weekend: Weekly Recap 05-20-22

    Best Milkshakes In Nashville + 3 Things To Do In Nashville This Weekend: Weekly Recap 05-20-22

    It's time for another episode of the Wicked Tasty Weekly recap, this week it's the milkshake edition.

    Who made the cut as the Top 5 Milkshakes in Nashville? There are definitely some surprises on the list, including a hot dog stand taking down the number 1 spot!

    Also in the episode are 3 things to check out in Nashville for the weekend of May 20th, 2022. Links and details for the events below.

    1. It is the Nashville Scene's 9th Annual Margarita Festival taking place over at OneC1TY on Friday May 20th from 6pm-9pm. Use this link for tickets: https://www.fwpublishingevents.com/margarita-festival-22

    2. Over at Game Terminal is the Arcade Beer Festival, taking place on Saturday May 21st. Tickets are for 3 hours of all you can drink beer plus all you can play pinball and arcade games. Use this link for tickets: https://www.gameterminal.com/arcadebeerfest

    3. The TN Whiskey Trail is hosting their TN Whiskey Experience over at Nissan Stadium on Saturday May 21st. From 1pm-5pm there will be workshops and the main event, including tastings, takes place from 5pm-9pm. Use this link for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tn-whiskey-trail-experience-tickets-262037750967

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    Best Food Trucks In Nashville + Stuff To Do In Nashville This Weekend: Weekly Recap 05-13-22

    Best Food Trucks In Nashville + Stuff To Do In Nashville This Weekend: Weekly Recap 05-13-22

    It is another episode of the Wicked Tasty Weekly, this week the Food Truck edition!

    In this episode we cover our favorite food trucks in Nashville, with a list that includes some of the O.G.s like The Grilled Cheeserie and new trucks like Bad Luck Burger Club.

    We also give you 3 things to do in Nashville this weekend.

    1. It is the Annual Rose Festival taking place over in East Park (East Nashville) on May 14th, 2022 from 3PM-7PM. Tickets and information can be found here: https://www.nashvillerosefestival.com/

    2. Happy Birthday to Diskin Cider! It is their 4th Birthday Bash taking place at their brewery (cidery?) in Wedgewood-Houston this Saturday from Noon - 11PM. Live music, local vendors and food trucks like The Mac Shack. Here is the info for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diskin-cider-4-year-anniversary-celebration-tickets-335547179647

    3. The Jewish Food Festival is taking place at the Nashville JCC on Sunday May 15th from 1PM-4PM. There will be tons of local food options there, including Butcher & Bee, Upstate Pierogi and East Tasty Candy. Here is the info for the event: https://www.nashvillejcc.org/jewish-life/food-festival/

    Make sure to follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wickedtasty/

    Join our mug club: 615-240-2245

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    05-06-22 Weekly Recap: Best Bagels In Nashville By A Northeastern Native & Bagel Expert

    05-06-22 Weekly Recap: Best Bagels In Nashville By A Northeastern Native & Bagel Expert

    Welcome to another edition of the Wicked Tasty Weekly for May 6th, 2022.

    In this episode I give you my top 5 bagels / bagel shops in Nashville. Let's be real, y'all have blown me up about some of my top 5 lists in the past, but as a Northeast native, I feel pretty confident in my ability to identify a good bagel.

    So this is the definitive list of the best bagels in Nashville. Capped off by the undisputed best bagel in town, a Taylor Ham, Egg & Cheese with Salt, Pepper and Ketchup from H&S Bagels.

    It's Mother's Day Weekend and there are a few fun events taking place in Nashville this Saturday, May 7th.

    1. It is the Nashville Wellness Fest taking place at the fairgrounds. It is a family friendly events that includes fitness demonstrations, local vendors, goodies and giveaways. Fun for the whole family! You can purchase your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nashvill...

    2. The Margaritaville Run, a 5K, is taking place at Nissan Stadium bright and early at 9am Saturday. There is a runner happy hour taking place at the Margaritaville Hotel from 12pm - 6pm on Friday, May 6th. Registration is $59 and tickets can be purchased here: https://margaritavillerun.com/

    3.The Sevier Park Fest is taking place from 9am-9pm on Saturday at Sevier Park. The all day festival includes tons of live music acts as well as food trucks, a wing eating contest and other local vendors. Tickets are $10 for people 18+ and include 1 free drink ticket: https://www.sevierparkfest.com/

    Thanks for checking out the show!

    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wickedtasty/
    Join our Mug Club: (text me your favorite Nashville brewery) 615-240-2245

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    04-29-22 Weekly Recap: Best Breweries In Nashville As Voted By The Wicked Tasty Mug Club Members

    04-29-22 Weekly Recap: Best Breweries In Nashville As Voted By The Wicked Tasty Mug Club Members

    It's another episode of the Wicked Tasty Weekly for April 29th, 2022.

    In this episode we have BREAKING NEWS to reveal! Those of you who follow us on our @wickedtasty Instagram have probably already seen, but we have launched the Wicked Tasty Mug Club!

    The Wicked Tasty Mug Club is Nashville's BEST Mug Club because it is 100% free to join and you get FREE BEER :)

    Text me your favorite Nashville Brewery at 615-240-2245 and you are in the club!

    The mission of the club is not to get anyone wasted or messed up. We are starting this club to bring our @wickedtasty community together IRL and support some local restaurants, bars and breweries in the process!

    Need weekend plans? We have 3 fun things for you to check out this weekend.

    1) Bacon, Eggs & Kegs Boozy Brunch Fest is taking place at First Horizon Part from 11 am - 3 pm on Saturday 4/30. Last chance tickets are $50 and include all you can enjoy bevs, with food available for purchase from vendors like Beginner’s Luck, the Loveless Cafe, Birria Babe, Daddy’s Dogs and more!

    https://www.baconeggsandkegs.com/nash...

    2) It is the last weekend of Spring Awakening Pop-Up at the Pool Club / Virgin Hotel. Spring is in full bloom at their rooftop oasis. Enjoy fresh florals and seasonal cocktails featuring Spade and Sparrows Wine, Patron Tequila, and Hendricks Gin.

    https://virginhotels.com/nashville/ev...

    3) Over in East Nashville, kick off pool season at the 1st Annual Dive Fest at the Dive Motel on April 30-May 1 from 1 pm - 11pm. Performances each night. Local artists, vintage sellers, and a tarot reader. Tickets required starting at $25. Sponsored by Patron & Mill Creek Brewing

    https://www.seetickets.us/event/DIVE-...

    A few more links for you...

    Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wickedtasty/

    Join our Mug Club: https://my.community.com/wickedtastym...

    • 4 min
    Once Upon A Time In France - Mel Arnt

    Once Upon A Time In France - Mel Arnt

    Mel Arnt is living the American Dream.

    Mel moved from France to Nashville in 2016 to pursue a career in music. Very quickly, Mel realized he didn't want a career in music and decided to pursue a career in entrepreneurship.

    There were no authentic French wine bars in Nashville. So Mel made it his goal to build one himself.

    But before he opened his wine bar, Mel decided to get break into the Nashville hospitality industry with a classic French bistro, that he called Once Upon A Time In France. He opened that concept in 2019 with his Dad as the head chef, making it a true family business.

    When the covid pandemic hit, Mel was bored with his restaurant closed so he decided to get to work on the wine bar he dreamed up a few years back. Within a few months Mel had opened 2 new bars. Authentique Wine Bar and Overlord.

    Mel continues to dream big, recently opening a wine & spirits shop and starting his own vineyard on his farm property in East Nashville.

    Hear the entire inspiring story on the podcast!

    LINKS

    Once Upon A Time In France: https://www.onceuponatime-infrance.com/

    The Authentique Wine Bar: https://www.the-authentique.com/

    Overlord: https://www.overlordnashville.com/

    Follow Mel on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/melsamericandream/?hl=en

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    04-22-22 Weekly Recap: Best Coffee Shops in Nashville + Guest Appearance by Caffeinated & Confident

    04-22-22 Weekly Recap: Best Coffee Shops in Nashville + Guest Appearance by Caffeinated & Confident

    In this episode we cover my top 5 coffee shops in Nashville, including popular spots like Barista Parlor and Frothy Monkey. Who else did I include in the best coffee in Nashville? You'll just have to watch to find out!

    We also have a special guest appearance by a REAL coffee expert. Harlow, host of the Caffeinated & Confident podcast and YouTube show joins us to share his favorite coffee places in Nashville.

    Harlow talks through his current favorites during our interview at Sump Coffee in oneC1TY. He shares some of the coolest places he enjoys coffee at, like a new shop called Anchor Coffee and his personal favorite, Honest Coffee Roasters.

    Want to know what to do in Nashville this weekend? Here are 3 really cool events to check out!

    1. Billy Link is BACK for another crawfish boil with Carey Bringle. After throwing Nashville's best crawfish boil last year at Peg Leg Porker, this year's boil is taking place at Carey's new spot in the Nations, Bringle's Smoking Oasis. Starts at Noon on Saturday April 23rd until sold out. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here: https://www.toasttab.com/bringle-s-sm...

    2. Jackalope Brewery is celebrating their 11th Birthday and Earth Day on Saturday at their Ranch location in Wedgewood-Houston. It will be an all day event that will include beer, food trucks and sustainable vendors. Jackalope is one of our favorite breweries in Nashville, so make sure to stop by and wish them Happy Birthday! More details here: https://jackalopebrew.com/events-cale...

    3. Calling all music fans! ACME Radio Live is hosting their 5th annual  Record Store Day at The Groove in East Nashville. Come shop vinyl, support local vendors, and listen to live music all day long. Free of charge and all ages welcome. Music starts at 11 AM on Saturday April 23rd. More details here: https://www.acmeradiolive.com/record-...

    You can follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/wickedtasty

    You can join our Foodie Community on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/28074...

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

DannyChiTown ,

What a great show!

I listen every week! It’s so great hearing this kind of raw unfiltered content about what really happens in this business. I. Love. It.
It would be great to have more of your past amazing guests on. Like that guy Freddie Sarkis! I know he kept firing stink torpedoes during his interview, which just have been hard on you folks in-studio, but was so funny and fresh for the listeners. He’s a legend in my book! I don’t care what anyone says about that Freddie. When they are critical of his mustache, or his prowess in the bedroom or all the things those girls say he did to them while he was their boss, I don’t care. He’s a good bartender, let’s hear about bartending.
I want to hear how he decides which bottle to grab, when to grab it, how much to put in the cup, and how to do the whole thing in a vest with a hat without looking like I know that I look ridiculous.
Because this show is the best!

CLH80 ,

Love it!

This is a an awesome listen, Dan is really knowledgeable about the entire food scene of Nashville- which is no easy task! He’s entertaining and I love listening to hear the stories behind Nashville brands. If you’re new to Nashville or an established local this is for you!

em69696969669 ,

Jenna was amazing on the pod

I love drunken donuts everyone needs to try it!