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The Rooftop Barbie Brunch Your Halloween Needs

Plus, Bar Otaku makes a comeback, a powerhouse collab dinner, and more

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Jackie Gutierrez-Jones is the editor of Eater Nashville. She has over a decade of experience writing, editing, and leading content teams in the food, drink, travel, and tech space.

It’s a rooftop beach-off, Barbie

Thompson Nashville’s scene-y rooftop restaurant and bar, L.A. Jackson, is channeling Mattel’s popular golden-tressed doll with a special one-day-only Barbie brunch on Saturday, October 28.

On the menu: ​​L.A. Jackson’s popular Champagne Chicken dish with glitter chicken, fries, and Champagne ranch; the fried croissant Xuixo sprinkled with shimmer sugar and Catalan cream; and garlic parmesan fries. Expect Barbie-inspired tequila cocktails to wash down the eats alongside live entertainment from DJ Daniel Jones, a photo booth, and permanent jewelry from Link x Lou. If that still doesn’t feel “Ken-ough,” guests are invited to don their finest Barbie get-up for a costume contest.

Brunch is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Greys Fine Cheeses Opens at the Factory

Memphis-based Greys Fine Cheeses has opened its third location at the Factory in Franklin, offering cut-to-order artisanal cheeses and dine-in options including sandwiches and salads made with some of the shop’s unique offerings. Greys currently operates another location at Sylvan Supply in Nashville.

To kick off its opening week, Greys is hosting a wine-and-cheese pairing class on Tuesday, October 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees will learn basic pairing principles while sampling two wines and up to five cheeses. Cost per person is $55, tickets can be purchased here.

Bar Otaku makes a one-night encore

Otaku Ramen is throwing it back to their Bar Otaku days for one night only, reprising the Gulch izakaya’s menu at its new flagship East Nashville shop. The menu includes five courses of Bar Otaku’s greatest hits, including okonomiyaki (cabbage pancake, mayo, bulldog sauce, bonito flake), crab handrolls, beef curry, sweet potatoes with shoyu honey, and tonkatsu.

Proceeds from every ticket sold to the private event will be donated to Giving Kitchen, in support of their month-long Dining With Gratitude campaign in October. The event takes place on Wednesday, October 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets are available to the public and can be purchased here.

When Blue Aster and Butcher & Bee collide…

…you get a one-night dinner party that’s for the books. Chefs Andrew Rodriguez of Blue Aster and Chris DeJesus of Butcher & Bee are teaming up for a coastal Italian-inspired dinner on Thursday, October 26 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Blue Aster at the Conrad. The collaborative seafood-centric dinner menu will include three antipastos, two salad options, three pastas, and four entrees, as well as two desserts to cap off the meal. Reservations are required and can be made here.

Two chefs sitting at a wooden table with three Italian dishes in front of them. Mayter Scott Creative

First, you chaturanga. Then, you chardonnay.

Vino Vinyasa is taking their tannin-soaked yoga practice to Bode Hotel this month with a wine and flow session on Saturday, October 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The hour-long vinyasa-based yoga class ends with a comparative wine tasting of two wines filled with education and facts on each pour as well as the process. Participants receive a 15 percent discount on anything purchased at the coffee shop and will receive a free mini wine flight from Sidebar to be redeemed at a later time (the bar opens at 5 p.m. Tickets are $35.31 per person and can be purchased here.

Tailor launches new fall menu

Germantown favorite Tailor has officially launched its fall menu which will run through Sunday, December 23 with two seatings available at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday night. Culinary Creator Vivek Surti multi-course feast includes seasonal vegetables, fruits, and hearty dishes like smoked beet (served with yogurt, fall greens, lime athanu, and crispy millet), butternut squash (with muthiya, ginger, and pear), and dhanhsak (a rich dish with Palmer Farms lamb, lentils, and browned onion rice). Capping off the meal: a warm fall fruit cobbler with fennel ice cream.

Cost per person is $125 — reservations can be made here.