I get it. There are too many events in Nashville, especially where food and alcohol are concerned. It’s overwhelming. It’s a number that makes locals and tourists alike suffer from information overload, unable to make a decision. If you only go to one food event each year, make it this one: the InterNASHional Food Crawl.
I first went to the InterNASHional Food Crawl in 2016 and had the time of my life! The route changes every year and there are several different tour routes available, but we went to spots like Carniceria Y Taqueria Don Juan, Bankokville and La Michoacana Premium #1, where I had my first ever mangonada- mango sorbet with chunks of fresh mango doused in chamoy, lime juice and chili lime salt.
The event is put on by TIRRC (Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition), a local non-profit. It is a statewide, immigrant and refugee-led collaboration whose mission is to empower immigrants and refugees throughout Tennessee to develop a unified voice, defend their rights, and create an atmosphere in which they are recognized as positive contributors to the state. Proceeds from the food crawl benefit this amazing organization.
Can’t make it to the InterNASHional Food Crawl or can’t wait until next year? Sign up for TIRRC’s newsletter or follow them on Eventbrite and you’ll get reminders about all their other wonderful events such as a saffron-centric dinner cooked by Maneet Chauhan, Louisa Shafia and Sophia Agtarap. This year I also had the pleasure of attending a nine course Chinese family-style dinner while listening to a preview of Hello Gold Mountain, which was nothing short of fantastic.