Unknown Origin FX

Unknown Origin FX

Hey Clarksville, ‘Tis the season for all things spooky, so we are excited to share this #featurefriday today! We met up with David from Unknown Origin FX, LLC this week and got a tour of his certified home business!
David is a Coast Guard veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving. While he was going through brain trauma recovery with the Navy, his art therapy class and sculpting in particular, proved to be quite therapeutic. He was highly encouraged to stick with it. This new found talent paired together with his love for Halloween and scary movies, led him to start creating. David wasn’t solely focused on the mask making at first. He set up one year at a show with some other art he had created as well, but noticed most people were interested in the few masks he brought with him. He later entered his first competition at Scarefest in the amateur category, but the judges moved him up to the Professional category, which he took first place in! You can also find two Leatherface pieces in the photos, the first one autographed by Leatherface himself, who gave him advice to make it with real stitching. When David came back to him at a later show with the newer piece, he remembered him and was impressed with his work and took the time to step away and autograph that piece as well.
David travels to different shows and festivals selling his work, which you can also find online. Just head over to his page and give him a follow and you can find the link to his online store there as well! We loved getting to spend time with David and his family this week, and can’t believe how “alive” his creations feel! Be sure to show him some love Clarksville!
Oddball Media & Music

Oddball Media & Music

Hey hey local lovers! We’ve got a good #featurefriday for ya this month. We’re sure you’ve heard of them, they have been around since 1998, any guesses? If you guessed Oddball Media and Music (formerly CD Warehouse) then you were right! If you don’t recognize that name, you might recognize CD Warehouse.
Oddball Media and Music originally opened in 1998 as CD Warehouse. The owner Chris opened the store simply because he liked music. He wasn’t gifted with the ability to play music, but the store allows him to interact with people who have the same interests. The CD Warehouse franchise eventually went out of business. Chris wanted to keep serving the community and transitioned the store to Oddball Media and Music. He even had a contest for the customers to come up with the name. Oddball was the winner.
In the store, you can find loads of CDs, DVDs, video games, vinyl, cassettes, and collectibles from local distributors. They will also buy and sell your new and used items. They have something for everyone, and if they don’t, you can let them know and they will see about ordering what you’re looking for.
Make sure you guys go check out Oddball Media and Music (formerly CD Warehouse) page and help us congratulate them on 23 years.
Firelime Offshore Grill

Firelime Offshore Grill

Who was at our last Mingle with LOCAL?! If you were, then you got to enjoy our next #featurefriday Firelime Offshore Grill. If not, then you missed out because this place is delicious!
David Kumm is the mastermind behind Firelime Offshore Grill. Hailing from Miami, David moved here four years ago after attending a friend’s wedding. In those four years, he has worked at chain restaurants and with Nicoletta’s (which y’all already know we love). He had no intention of opening a food truck when he did, but things fell into place and he opened Firelime in February. Since then, he has been setting up around town and booking events.
David’s background working in seafood restaurants is reflected in the food he creates. He describes his food as “tropical but with a Latin Miami twist.” His dishes are filled with powerful flavors and each has its own salsa to help round out the dish. You’ll also notice that David sets up plants outside of his food truck to help create an ambiance for his customers. In the future, he plans on opening a restaurant that will make people feel like they’ve been transported to an upscale coastal environment. Who’s excited for that?!
Y’all have to go check out Firelime Offshore Grill, your taste buds will thank you! Make sure to like their page to stay in the know of where the truck will be.
Grit & Grace

Grit & Grace

Have you heard about one of Clarksville’s newest additions to the business community Grit & Grace : Unique Gifts? They are doing some amazing work for guys struggling with addiction and we are here to tell you all about them on #featurefriday! We just know you’ll love them!!
Grit & Grace is an upscale resell boutique. They sell home décor, glassware, lamps, rugs, and paintings. Most of the products they sell are donated, but they also get items from local estate sales. If you’ve driven by the store on Ashland City Rd, then you’ve probably also seen guys out front washing cars. That’s because all the proceeds the store makes, from in the shop to the car wash, goes back to Adult & Teen Challenge Of Middle Tennessee.
Adult & Teen Challenge is a 12-month faith-based drug and alcohol treatment program for men. The program is broken up into three 4-month phases and the guy’s complete phase one of their treatment here. The local branch is operated by husband-and-wife Justin and Sarah Hosford. Justin had previously gone through the program and decided to stay on as staff to give back. Sarah and Justin began dating and were later offered the job of campus directors. Now, Justin handles the program component and Sarah is in charge of Grit & Grace.
Grit & Grace has become a huge component of these guys’ recovery. All of the workers at the store are currently going through the program themselves. Before the store opened, the guys were sent out to work at a couple different sights in the community, but Sarah and Justin felt like it would work out better if they were doing something that went back into helping their recovery. They also wanted to make sure these guys were put into a safe environment in such a fragile time.
Some stuff in the store is homemade by the guys. You can find pictures they’ve painted and crosses they’ve made that have their life bible verse on the back. If you buy it and take it home, it’s a reminder to think of the person that made it and pray for them on their journey.
Head over to Grit & Grace to help support these men. The store is open every day except Wednesday and Sunday from 10am to 4:30pm. The car wash is during store hours weather permitting.
If you’d like to be a student sponsor, you can pick up a brochure at the store, or go to atctn.org/sponsor.
Official Wings

Official Wings

Hi friends! We hope everyone had a great 4th of July!! Are you ready to learn about an awesome new wing place for #FeatureFriday? You may be thinking….another wing place?….BUT OfficialWings serves the whole chicken wing, not just the party wing that is more common.
You may be wondering what the difference is between the party wing and the whole wing. The party wing is just the wingette, whereas the whole wing consists of the wingette, drumette, and the tip. The whole wings are more popular in Memphis where Ken and Edward are from.
They found a niche here and decided to fill it for themselves, but most importantly for the community. They have lots of flavor options on their menu, with the most popular being hot lemon pepper. Their fried cauliflower is another crowd favorite.
Keep an eye out for their permanent location to open later this year, but in the meantime head over to OfficialWings to find out where their food truck will be. You can also book them for any event you may be having!
We’re curious, have you ever had whole wings? Let us know
Don’t Have A Cow

Don’t Have A Cow

What time is it? #FeatureFriday time! If you’ve been looking for a new place to try, we’ve got just the place for you! Don’t Have a Cow Cafe & Takeaway is a healthy, vegan café nestled right off Ft. Campbell and Tiny Town and is truly a hidden gem!
Leah’s sister opened Don’t Have a Cow five years ago. When her sister had a baby and moved, Leah bought it from her and continues to whip up some delish treats. Their menu consists of sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, specials, and a dessert of the day. The best part is you can’t even tell their food doesn’t contain any animal products!
Finding a vegan restaurant in the South is a novelty, but they have received amazing support from the Clarksville and Ft. Campbell communities. Even during a global pandemic, they managed to provide Clarksville with a healthier, meat and dairy-free option. You guys have to go try them for yourselves!
Stop by and grab lunch or a sweet treat and help support a great local business. Make sure you’re following Don’t Have a Cow Cafe & Takeaway to find out more and be the first to know what their daily dessert will be..trust us you won’t want to miss it!!