2013….Changes for the better!

I’m not sure if many of you know or care, but I work full time plus in the restaurant industry. So finding opportunities to blog the way I want to has proven to be quite the challenge. Originally, I desired to visit your favorite local spots and grab interviews with the entrepreneurs behind them. But trying to find time to interview restaurant owners with my schedule has been relatively impossible. But that doesn’t mean we won’t bring you the ‘behind the scenes’ dish when applicable. This year what I desire to do is bring my followers the favorite things I enjoy from any given restaurant. Still inspired by Eating and Supporting your Local Mom & Pop, while allowing me to blog more and stress less. If you have any ideas on things you’d like to see featured on The Local Forkful food blog, drop us a couple of lines. We’d love to hear from you. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook & Twitter for the latest in restaurant news and good eats!

Local Forkful food blog
Charles Hunter III

Why eat here? Why buy local?….is this ever going to end?

No one’s telling you to STOP supporting your local McDonald’s (eeewww!, but I too are a guilty patron). The true questions at the heart of the matter are Why not eat local? Why not buy here? These establishments are the back-bone of our economy. And they are the ones who took the initiative to bring their dreams into fruition. (slow clap…)

Not only that but there is something undeniably awesome about having neighborhood knick knacks that one can call their own. I mean, think about it. How heart-broken would you be to awake  one morn and discover Hillsboro Village was a memory of yester-year. OMG! Where are you gonna get your Bongo Java, indie hits  & art fix in one stop. And “Dear God” who’s gonna make your  ‘Cookie Dough Eggrolls’ at home. (Yeah, exactly). You can’t stand in the freezing cold with snot glued to your face waiting to get in The Pancake Pantry if it doesn’t exist. This doesn’t exclude farmers. When was the last time you scooped cow patties or pulled a veggie from the earth.

And the list goes on….but we won’t, you get it.      Don’t You?!

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Also, supporting local businesses means that you are supporting other local businesses (tongue-twister). There are tons of statistics and numbers I could share with you but why bother? Just take my word for it. These pie charts, graphs, dots and lines all show the domino effect when keeping your money local. Not too mention, when cities have cozy mom & pops to frequent. It makes tourist feel like they’ve been somewhere worth visiting or might even remind them of home. And everybody knows you need tourists to like you despite the bad rap they get. They drop big $’s when traveling.

Oh!, wait. Let us not forget the topic of the year. JOBS. Mom & pops create the most jobs in the nation. Somebody’s gotta cook that food, do that inventory, purchase the orders, clean the floors, take long lunch breaks, the no call- no shows, and all of those who clock-in late (I  was  saving a kitten from being hit by a car…no…it really happened), but anyways someone has to employ these people. And a pat on the back to you mom & pops for dealing with us.

Now, to sum this all up before your head droops again! Eat here! Buy Local! and tell your friends and their friends. We must stick together with our local business owners to ensure longevity and support their success in our community. They know you  and can better provide what you like and what you need because, guess what?. They live here too. Thanks for tuning in…. you may go back to your non-fat machiato or McNuggets.

Welcome to Local Forkful

I am elated to bring you  Local Forkful. We aspire to bring you the best in  culinary eats that Nashville has to offer, plus.

Don’t pigeon-hole us here at Local Forkful. We will be highlighting everything from your favorite eateries, local businesses, local farmers, giving you our favorite playlist selections from your favorite coffee shops and more. Maybe even throw you a few deals for following us on Twitter.https://twitter.com/#!/localforkful

We intend to deliver you the best in mom & pop food eateries around. That  will  keep your appetite fulfilled and satisfied. We aspire to get behind the scenes to deliver the Nashville Food Scene to you in a new and exciting format. Spread the word and Prepare to be served the  best in good eats by Local Forkful.

Check out the FAQs, FYIs, & more below:

Aaaahhh! Food Blog….Not Another One!
‘Local Forkful’ is not your ordinary food blog. We are strivin’ to find the best of the best that Nashville has to offer in delicious eats. We are advocates for the buy local movement, supporting the mom & pops of the Nashville Area.

Why should I read it?
Duh!…So you no longer waste you’re time & energy walking into restaurants looking for something new & exciting. Only to leave the establishment with a bad taste in your mouth.  Local Forkful wants to relieve the food patrons of Nashville from these stressful experiences by doing the homework for you.
(Don’t worry, no report cards here)

You might even learn something about that guy who makes your non-fat latte!

What sets us apart?
The Local Forkful will be taking a deeper look into your local favorite places to eat. At the owner’s allowance, we plan to make some of the items you enjoy to discover why they’re so good. And maybe even ‘borrow’ a recipe or two?


  • We want to find out who’s the staff?
  • What is in this? It’s so good!
  • Do they enjoy what they do?
  • What’s the inspiration behind this place?
  • Why this location? Why Nashville, TN
  • How can I work here?

How does the ‘Local Forkful’ benefit my business?
Do you have to ask? We will be plugged into today’s most popular social media sources. Facebook, WordPress.com & Twitter. Practically providing free advertisement for you and your business.
Which = bringing in the dollars!!!…I mean, PEOPLE! We also aspire to be a published entity in local media. Therefore producing even more regular patrons and allowing you to better establish yourself in Nashville! Or just take it over!

How do you pronounce it? Fork-fole..Fork-foul..Fork-foe?

No, No, No!…It’s Fork-full. We just like One ‘l’ better.

Thanks for being apart of something NEW!

Author & Food Enthusiast: Charles Hunter III