Chad Young

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

Bacon, Tomato and White Bean Soup


Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), plus more for drizzling 1/2 pound smoky bacon, chopped 2 red or white onions, finely chopped 3-4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 Fresno chili pepper, thinly sliced 2 large bay leaves 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped Salt and pepper 1 can San Marzano tomatoes (28-32 ounces) 2… Read more »

White Bean Chili


Ingredients 1 lb dried navy beans 5 cup chicken stock 4 tablespoon (1/2 stick) butter 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3/4 cup diced onion 1 1/2 whole green chilies (canned), chopped or jalapeno peppers 1 lb skinless boneless chicken breast, finely chopped 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 to 2 teaspoon ground black… Read more »

Exhibit Review: You’ll be “CRAZY” About the Patsy Cline Exhibit


Head on down to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to experience Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You, a fantastic new exhibit of the legendary singer’s brilliant yet brief career. Cline’s life was cut brutally short when, at the tender age of 30, she was killed in a 1963 plane crash near Camden,… Read more »

Garden Pasta


Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium zucchini, finely diced 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 1 small carrot, finely chopped 2 bay leaves, fresh or dried 1/2 cup vegetable or chicken stock (a couple of splashes) 1 can crushed tomatoes (28 ounces) Coarse salt and black pepper,… Read more »

Pepperoni Pizza Burgers


We admit, this is a sinful, yet yummy, delight. Serves 4. Recipe courtesy of the Pioneer Woman. Ingredients 1-1/2 pound Ground Beef 1/2 pound Italian Sausage ( A Little More Is Fine!) 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning 8 slices Mozzarella Or Provolone Cheese Pepperoni Slices 8 Tablespoons Jarred Marinara Sauce Grated Parmesan Cheese 4 whole Kaiser… Read more »

Chicken Sub Salad Parm


Ingredients 1/3 cup vegetable stock 1 cup packed basil leaves A handful of flat leaf parsley A handful of fresh mint leaves 1 large clove garlic, peeled Kosher salt 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) 4 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and sliced lengthwise into thin strips 1 small… Read more »

Herb Roasted Chicken & Vegetables


Ingredients 1 whole chicken (3 1/2 to 4 pounds), rinsed and patted dry Coarse salt and ground pepper 1/2 bunch thyme 1/2 bunch parsley 2 leeks (white and light-green parts only), halved lengthwise, then crosswise, and rinsed well 3 medium carrots, cut into 3-inch lengths 1 pound small red potatoes, any large ones halved 1… Read more »

Theater Review: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Sept. 20 – Oct. 7)


Studio Tenn presents: Smokey Joe’s Café The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Franklin franklintheatre.com Show times:  Thu – Sat 7 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: $47.50 – $57.50 Studio Tenn Theatre Company opens its third full season with an often-presented musical in the South — usually among community theater operations — Smokey Joe’s Café. The… Read more »

Chicken and Waffles


The kids will love doing breakfast for dinner! Serves 4. Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray. Ingredients 4 tablespoons butter, plus some for brushing waffle iron, divided 4 Gala or Honeycrisp apples, peeled and sliced 2 cinnamon sticks 2 cups maple syrup 8 slices bacon, baked until crisp on a slotted pan at 375ºF, finely chopped… Read more »

Theater Review: Tennessee Rep’s Clybourne Park (Sept. 8 – 22)


Tennessee Repertory Theatre presents: Clybourne Park (Ages 14 and older) TPAC’s Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • tennesseerep.org Show times: Tue – Thu 6:30 p.m., Fri 7:30 p.m., Sat 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $45 Tennessee Repertory Theatre launches its 28th season with a stellar production of an intensely dynamic, dramatic and comedic… Read more »