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Bartender Bash at Loews Hotel; Oysters in the Round

WEST END — Tomorrow being 'Burger Wednesday' at Mason's Restaurant, chef Brandon Frohne has a little something extra for you. Starting at 11 a.m., come in and say the phrase "I'm tired of eating sloppy, slimy eggs," and you will receive some complimentary shaved pig head porchetta to go with your burger. [EaterWire]

WEST END — The Nashville Lifestyles' 2013 Bartender Bash takes place at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel this Thursday. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch 12 local bartenders compete, as well as sample their concoctions and hors d'oeuvres from Mason's. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m., and advance tickets are $30. [Tennessean]

SOBROThe Southern is offering up another chance for bivalve lovers to indulge their oyster habit. On August 27, Erin Byers Murray, author of SHUCKED: Life on a New England Oyster Farm (and managing editor of Nashville Lifestyles) will host 'Oysters in the Round,'a five course tasting paired with wine. The first event back in June sold out in 24 hours, so expect seats to go quickly for this one as well. All-inclusive price for the evening is $74. [Nashville Scene]

WEST NASHVILLEGreen Door Gourmet, a biodynamic and sustainable farm, will be hosting a honey-themed Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner on Sept. 10. Joining host chef Richard Jones will be chefs Daniel Lindley of St. John's restaurant in Chattanooga, Wally Joe of Acre Restaurant in Memphis, and Coby Ming of Harvest Restaurant in Louisville. Sommelier for the event is Seema Prasad of Miel Restaurant. Tickets are $125 for James Beard members, $175 for non-members. [EaterWire]
[Photo The Southern Steak & Oyster Official Site]