Events

Nashville Food Trucks to Compete for “Best Goo Goo” Creation

The 3rd Annual Nashville Street Food Awards is this Saturday and this year there is a very special category the trucks will compete in — Best Goo Goo Cluster creation!

There will be more than 30 food trucks (click here to see full list) participating in the event, and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase food from any of the participating trucks, as well as cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award (the crowd’s overall favorite).

A panel of judges will be sampling blind entries from the trucks in a variety of street food categories, including the Best Goo Goo creation. This is a delicious event that you don’t want to miss!

Saturday, August 30, 2014
11 am – 5 pm
Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208

Goo Goo at Omni Nashville’s Five and TENN “General Store Sessions” during CMA Fest 2014

 

What:

Omni Nashville Hotel’s retail store Five and TENN will be showcasing the region’s best artisans and entertainment with its General Store Sessions. Launching in honor of 2014 CMA Fest, the event will feature “pop-up” concerts, trunk shows and giveaways.

Where:

Omni Nashville Hotel – Five and TENN
250 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

When: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Vendors:
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: The Loveless Café and Nashville Toffee Company
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Colts Chocolates
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Lucchese
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Goo Goo Cluster
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Willa’s Shortbread

Entertainment:
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Keenan Date
1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Christina Bailey
3:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Matt Brown

Goo Goo on Travel Channel’s “Chow Masters”

 

Next Tuesday, April 22nd, a new show premieres on The Travel Channel and Goo Goo Clusters will make an appearance! Nashville Chef Brandon Frohne of Mason’s at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel will be featured on “Chow Masters” with his unique rendition of a BBQ sandwich, the Goo Goo Pig Biscuit.

There will be two other local chefs creating their dishes as well, and one of the three will win a $10,000 cash prize and the Golden Skillet award. Be sure to tune in!

Chow Masters on The Travel Channel
“Barbecue in Music City” episode
8:30 p.m., April 22nd, 2014

If you’d like to get out an mingle with other fans and actually taste the dish being featured, head over to Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for a viewing party in Mason Bar from 7-9 p.m. that evening. There will be samples of the Goo Goo Pig Biscuit and Goo Goo Clusters provided to everyone at the party!

For a preview of the show, click here.

A Goo Goo Break in Athens GA

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Earlier this month we traveled down to Athens, Georgia for the fabulous Southern C Summit, a forum for Southern bloggers, businesses, and brands.

As a sponsor of this incredible event, we were responsible for hosting the afternoon break for all attendees. You know that time of day when you hit a slump? A couple of hours after lunch when you need a pick-me-up to get you through the rest of the day? Yep. That time.

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What better way to wake a person up than feed them a Goo Goo?! Well, we took it a step further by teaming up with the amazing folks at Epting Events. We wanted them to create a dessert for us using Goo Goo Clusters. Simple enough. A cookie, a pie, a brownie – whatever they wanted to do, we were open.

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Well, how astounded were we when they came up with not one, not two, but NINE (yes 9!) incredible dishes?!? And there weren’t just desserts, they also incorporated Goo Goos into savory bites: a Pork Slider with Goo Goo Mole Sauce, Country Ham Biscuit with Goo Goo Cluster Crumble and Chocolate-Dipped Bacon with a Crunchy Goo Goo Cluster Coating.

The sweets were: Empanadas with a Goo Goo Cluster Filling, a Goo Goo Cluster Cannoli, Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries with a Crunchy Goo Goo Cluster Coating, Goo Goo Cluster Shortbread, Goo Goo Cluster Caramel Popcorn, and even a Bourbon Goo Goo Cluster Milkshake.

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Thank you Epting Events for going above and beyond in coming up with some truly outstanding Goo Goo creations!

 

Goo Goo at Atlanta Food & Wine Festival 5/30 – 6/2

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Later this week Goo Goo Cluster will be traveling to Atlanta for the 2013 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival in Midtown. If you’re attending, stop by our table in the Tasting Tents and say hello!

For more information on tickets and schedule, visit the AF & WF website.

Grand Opening of the Goo Goo Outpost at Fontanel

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101 years after the creation of the Goo Goo Cluster, we’re pleased to announce our first retail store!

The Goo Goo Outpost is located on the grounds of Fontanel in North Nashville. For those not familiar, the Fontanel Mansion is a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame member Barbara Mandrell. The home is situated on a 136-acre property nestled in the rolling hills of Whites Creek Valley just 10 minutes from downtown Nashville.

In addition to the mansion and the Outpost, the property includes performance venues the Woods Amphitheater and the Studio Gallery, as well as family friendly activities like zip lines, a disc golf course, and several miles of bike and walking trails. The 2013 Southern Living Idea House and Pritchard’s Distillery, both currently under construction on the grounds, are set to open later this summer.

Goo Goo Outpost Interior

 

The Goo Goo Outpost, housed in Fontanel’s historical dairy barn, will carry all three variations of the Goo Goo Cluster, a branded merchandise line, an array of nostalgic candies, and a selection of Bravo Gelato’s locally made gelatos, including their new Goo Goo Cluster Original and Chocolate Peanut Butter Goo Goo flavors.

Please join us for our Grand Opening this Saturday, May 18th, where our Goo Goo mascots and Goo Goo girls will be on hand, we’ll have a sampling of confections to taste throughout the day and we’ll be giving out some fabulous prizes to shoppers!

Come see us!

Goo Goo Outpost
4225 Whites Creek Pike
Nashville, TN 37189
Open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays