Humble Baron, the bar that the Guinness World Book of Records officially dubbed the largest in the world earlier this year, has launched a new menu to go with its whiskey cocktails. The Shelbyville bar — which clocks in at 518 feet with 202 bar stools — is focusing on hearty fare to complement the cooler fall temps.
Located in Shelbyville’s Nearest Green Distillery, Humble Baron’s new menu highlights include smoked wings glazed in Uncle Nearest BBQ sauce, a Tennessee lobster roll in a house-made Tennessee lemon butter, and the “Smokehouse Bloody” cocktail which infuses barbecue flavors into Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey, topped off with a mini chicken sandwich.
The Nearest Green campus has also recently opened a second location of Chuck’s Barrel House BBQ — the original is in Lynchburg — serving pulled pork, smoked sausages, and brisket along with sides such as mac and cheese, loaded potatoes, and cornbread.
It’s Von Elrod’s annual Oktoberfest party
It’s finally fall, which means Von Elrod’s is ready to trot out large steins filled with Märzen beer for the annual Oktoberfest festivities. From October 5 to 8, the Germantown beer garden will host various activities to celebrate the German holiday, including daily stein-holding contests, DJ-spun dance parties, a 21-and-over brunch, and beer garden food truck doling out soft-baked pretzels and homemade sausages. Admission to all events is free. You can find a full schedule of each day’s activities here.
Southall Farm ushers in apple season with a weekend of special events
Franklin’s bucolic Southall Farm & Inn welcomes renowned author and cider maker, Diana Flynt, for a weekend of activities on the property. The inn will host a series of apple-focused events starting with an apple dinner at the Covered Bridge on October 6 and an orchard tour, apple archery, and book signing on October 7. The weekend event fee is $1,000 — sold separately from the room — and includes all of the items within the itinerary along with a copy of Flynt’s book, Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South.
Wizard of Oz-themed drag brunch at Ellington’s
Ellington’s at the Fairlane Hotel will host a special Wizard of Oz edition drag brunch with RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Jaidynn Diore Fierce. On Sunday, October 8 from noon to 2 p.m., expect an afternoon of dancing and death drops with an Emerald City twist. General admission is $59 and includes the prix fixe brunch a welcome cocktail, while the $99 VIP tickets add a pre-show meet and greet, valet, and an extra cocktail to the deal. You can purchase tickets to the brunch here.
Adele’s hosts benefit dinner with Gary Allan
Gulch dining staple Adele’s will host the Music Health Alliance Benefit Dinner and Auction on October 4 at 5:30 p.m., kicking off the nonprofit’s month-long annual #HealTheMusicDay campaign. The evening will include a cocktail reception, seated farm-to-table dinner, silent and live auction, and a live performance by American country music singer Gary Allan. Tickets are available to purchase for $250 per person via Tock. All proceeds will directly benefit Music Health Alliance and members of the music community in need of healthcare-related support and resources.