But the fest started at 11 am, and I didn't make it in from my three-hour drive from Memphis until almost 2 pm. So all the vendors were sold out except for BE-Hive. Lucky for me, that's where I was planning to eat anyway since I saw on IG that they were having Nashville Hot Chik'n Corn Dogs (omg) and Chili Cheese Fries.
Y'ALL. This deep-fried hot chicken seitan on a stick was FIRE. I savored every bite. And the chili cheese fries (made with a homemade cheese sauce) were top-notch. Washed down with a vodka strawberry cocktail. Everything was so good that I didn't even mind that I had to stand in this line for an hour to get food. Shout-out to BE-Hive though for SUPER-fast food delivery once the orders were made! I had my food less than five minutes after ordering!
On Sunday, Paul and I met up with his sister Sheila, her daughter Samantha, and our friend Kevin (who drove over from Memphis) for an 8-mile float down the Harpeth. This was waaaay easier than our last canoe trip down the Wolf River in Memphis because 1) kayaks are BETTER and 2) the Harpeth is a wider river with less swamp and more banks for stopping to rest.
We decided to spontaneously stop in for a beer. When we entered the brewery, I noticed a pizza menu. And then I saw the words "vegan" and "Beyond sausage"! They had a Meatless Sausage Pizza (which could be ordered with vegan cheese!!!). This really hit the spot. Washed down with a Hazy IPA! This pizza was EXCELLENT. Paul tried a bite, and he said it was the best vegan pizza he's ever tried (and he's not typically a fan of vegan cheese).
By the way, I'm still doing my 80/20 Plants plan! Last week (including this past weekend), the focus was on breakfast. So even though I indulged in crazy lunches and dinners, I made sure to have oats with berries for my breakfasts. This week is snack week, and I'll be checking in about that later this week.