When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Nashville, TN. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.
Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Nashville's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.
If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!
There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.
Mediterranean countries include:
Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.
This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.
We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Nashville, TN.
Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.
If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.
Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.
So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?
It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!
Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:
Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.
In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.
First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.
Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.
Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.
Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.
They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.
Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.
Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.
Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.Free Estimate
When the Rangers were about to hire Peter Laviolette this summer, there was a conversation with a Capitals player who had Laviolette as his coach the previous three seasons.“He’s a very personable guy, in spite of the serious look on his face a lot of the time,” the player said. “But when you’re at the rin...
“He’s a very personable guy, in spite of the serious look on his face a lot of the time,” the player said. “But when you’re at the rink, it’s time to execute.”
We are only four games into the Laviolette era with the Rangers, but we may be at the first pivotal point in his tenure. The Rangers were bad on Thursday in a 4-1 loss to a Predators team many would have thought the Rangers would have feasted on. From just about puck drop, it was the opposite — the Preds moved fast, they had good sticks to break up just about anything the Rangers tried to get started, and Nashville had odd-man rush after odd-man rush. Not just after the Rangers fell behind by three goals and started to open things up, either.
Laviolette has been asked countless times about his system, which everyone understands will take some time for the Rangers to nail down. But that’s more out of concern about what the Rangers need to do without the puck, how they execute the left-wing lock in the neutral zone and how they forecheck. On Thursday, as happened in the first half of Saturday’s loss in Columbus, the concern was what the Rangers were doing with the puck — turning it over, failing to track back well and digging themselves a big hole against a less-talented opponent.
“Our speed was off, our compete was off,” Laviolette said. “A lot of things that need to be better.”
Where Laviolette takes this after Thursday will be interesting. Four games is nothing in the context of an 82-game season and a possible playoff run; when you’ve split those four games, it’s hard to really bring down the hammer. The Rangers looked so good in their system and otherwise in the opener in Buffalo last week that perhaps everyone, from Laviolette on down, was a bit fooled into thinking the adaptation to a new coaching staff wouldn’t take too long.
Thursday was a cold splash of water in everyone’s face. You could count on one hand the Rangers who had acceptable nights — from this perspective you’d say Will Cuylle handled himself well and Jonathan Quick, making a surprise appearance replacing Igor Shesterkin 36 minutes in, looked sharper than he did in any of his preseason outings.
Laviolette spoke on Wednesday about wanting to give his lines, his defense pairs and his special-teams combinations enough of a look to really evaluate them. “I think before you go changing things too much, you’ve got to give them a chance,” he said. “You’ve got to take it for a test drive and see how it looks. To (change) for one period, two periods doesn’t make sense. You’ve got to do it for a stretch of time, evaluate it and see whether you like it.”
With a long flight to Seattle on Friday, Laviolette and his coaches may decide they don’t like some of what they’re seeing. A sample of what could possibly change starts with the second power-play unit. K’Andre Miller took a big step up in getting the PP2 quarterback duties to start this season. That unit still plays a distant second fiddle to the top guys, who have produced all four Rangers power-play goals so far, but the second unit has gotten its share of ice time.
Miller hasn’t looked quite as confident as you’d want a power-play QB to look. That reached a new low on Thursday when Miller sent a pass back for Erik Gustafsson that sailed over Gustafsson’s stick and sent Nashville on a two-on-zero break, finished by Cole Smith for the Preds’ second goal.
Laviolette has already made one change to PP2, dropping Blake Wheeler in favor of Gustafsson. Perhaps Wheeler cycles back in and Miller drops off, leaving Gustafsson to run that group.
Gustafsson and Wheeler figure in the change equation here too, however. Gustafsson had a fantastic training camp, mostly because he needed to have one to earn a spot in the top-six defense. The first four games for him, three alongside Braden Schneider, have been a bit of a thud back to earth for the journeyman defenseman. The Gustafsson-Schneider pair has some decent metrics so far but looks very uneven; Schneider, who had a miserable night in Columbus alongside Zac Jones when Ryan Lindgren was out, hasn’t looked comfortable for more than a few minutes since training camp began.
Jones could earn a look, possibly even with Gustafsson. Schneider is still waiver-exempt for another handful of games, though a demotion to the AHL would be awfully extreme. A night out of the Rangers lineup for Schneider, something that seemed farfetched to consider in either of his first two seasons, isn’t out of the question now.
And Wheeler has been a genuine surprise. He’s 37, yes, but coming off a 55-point season in Winnipeg. He had plenty of offers after the Jets bought him out and he chose the Rangers. Through four games, Wheeler is averaging approximately 12:20 of ice time and hasn’t had much impact. The Rangers need more speed and quick thinking on the ice; Brennan Othmann, who was one of the last cuts in camp, has 2-1-3 in his first two games in Hartford.
Too soon? Probably. Laviolette may not be contemplating any such moves with his third defense pair, his veterans in the bottom six or his second power-play unit. Maybe Thursday was such a team-wide dud that changing a few guys doesn’t make a difference or send the right message.
We’ll see which way Laviolette goes once the team arrives out west. Four games is nothing. Then again, the Rangers were a big, old nothing on Thursday. That can’t continue.
(Photo of Will Cuylle: Bruce Bennett / Getty Images)
Urban Cowboy Hotels will open a standalone bar and restaurant concept in downtown Nashville's Arcade building in 2024. The boutique hotel brand announced the expansion Friday.The new location will be modeled after the brand's Urban Cowboy Public House, an existing location in East Nashville. It serves craft cocktails in a laid-back, Americana-inspired environment.Patrons love the bar's large patio with roaring campfires during cold weather months. The interior has a nostalgic, country western vibe, and was design...
Urban Cowboy Hotels will open a standalone bar and restaurant concept in downtown Nashville's Arcade building in 2024. The boutique hotel brand announced the expansion Friday.
The new location will be modeled after the brand's Urban Cowboy Public House, an existing location in East Nashville. It serves craft cocktails in a laid-back, Americana-inspired environment.
Patrons love the bar's large patio with roaring campfires during cold weather months. The interior has a nostalgic, country western vibe, and was designed by the company's in-house creative studio, Cowboy Creative.
The design of the new location in the Arcade will follow suit.
"We are only a few blocks from Broadway, but a world away, and I’m so excited to go down the design rabbit hole in this historic building,” said Lyon Porter, co-founder of Urban Cowboy Hotels and Cowboy Creative.
“We have multiple floors, bays and entrances within the space that allow for a myriad of different experiences and offerings under the same roof.”
Arcade building owners have been at work in recent months renovating the property. At least one longtime business has closed due to the ongoing construction.
New York-based Linfield Capital bought the property in 2021 for $28 million alongside a group of local real estate investors. The ownership team has been working with Nashville-based Dryden Architecture and R.C. Mathews to renovate and restore the space.
In August, longtime downtown business Manny's House of Pizza announced its permanent closure after 39 years in the building.
Business owner Manny Macca said in a statement the ongoing construction made it impossible to continue normal business operations.
"We are uncertain what the future holds for us in the Arcade at this time, but we hope to see you all again," the closure message said.
The team behind Nashville's Cafe Roze and Roze Pony were the first to sign on to open a dining option in the revamped Arcade. The bar was announced late last year by owners Julia Jaksic and Eric Lincoln.
The Urban Cowboy team is the latest to join the ranks at the highly-anticipated development. Ojas Partners and Newmark Group are leading leasing for the building.
Here is a look at the top Tennessee high school football games from Week 10 of the 2023 TSSAA season.BGA 51, Webb School - Bell Buckle 6: Kaedyn Marable was 11-of-13 passing for 237 yards and three touchdowns for BGA (4-5). Christian Thompson had six catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns and Locke Kennedy had four catches for 105 yards and a touchdown and two carries for six yards and a touchdown.Brentwood 28, Independence 0: Baylor Hayes was 16-of-25 passing for 178 yards and...
Here is a look at the top Tennessee high school football games from Week 10 of the 2023 TSSAA season.
BGA 51, Webb School - Bell Buckle 6: Kaedyn Marable was 11-of-13 passing for 237 yards and three touchdowns for BGA (4-5). Christian Thompson had six catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns and Locke Kennedy had four catches for 105 yards and a touchdown and two carries for six yards and a touchdown.
Brentwood 28, Independence 0: Baylor Hayes was 16-of-25 passing for 178 yards and two touchdowns for Brentwood (9-0, 4-0 6-6A). Gavyn Nelson had 20 carries for 104 yards and two touchdowns and Clayton Merrill had six catches for 85 yards and a touchdown for the Bruins. Brentwood hosts Ravenwood (7-2, 4-0) in Week 11 for the Region 6-6A championship.
Christian Brothers 18, Father Ryan 14: JoJo Crump was 10-of-24 passing for 65 yards with one interception and had 10 carries for 19 yards and a touchdown in a loss for Father Ryan (3-6, 0-4 DII-AAA West). Mason Bryant had 16 carries for 67 yards and Jack Mills caught five passes for 31 yards. Father Ryan has now lost six straight and will be the fifth seed from the West Region in the DII-AAA playoffs.
CPA 24, FRA 7: Logan Kinnard was 15-of-33 passing for 131 yards but threw four picks in a loss for FRA (8-1, 4-1 DII-AA Middle). Ty Clark III had 15 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 62 yards for the Panthers.
Clarksville 28, Rossview 7: Clarksville improved to 9-0 and clinched the Region 7-6A championship as Ahmoyre Galbreath ran for 126 yards and a touchdown. James Dalrymple ran for 126 yards and threw for a touchdown. Trey Youngs ran for two touchdowns. DJ Young rushed for 89 yards and a touchdown for Rossview (6-3).
Columbia Academy 62, Mt. Juliet Christian 0: Connor Rosson was 6-of-6 passing for 176 yards and three touchdowns for Columbia Academy (6-3). ToeToe Baldwin had 11 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown and Montae Bladwin added 113 yards and two touchdowns on six carries. Evan Padilla was 11-of-28 passing for 38 yards for Mt. Juliet Christian (3-6).
Davidson Academy 54, Goodpasture 10: Knox Roberts was 20-of-31 passing for 197 yards with three touchdowns and one interception to lead Davidson Academy (8-1, 4-1 DII-AA Middle). Caden Stroud had 17 carries for 104 yards and two touchdowns and Will Breece had seven catches for 60 yards and a touchdown. JD Mastin was 4-of-15 passing for 104 yards with a touchdown and an interception for Goodpasture (3-6, 1-4).
East Robertson 49, White House Heritage 21: Isaiah Groves had 17 carries for 286 yards and two touchdowns and one catch for 15 yards and a touchdown to lead East Robertson (8-1, 3-1 3-2A). Kason Young was 8-of-12 passing for 170 yards and four touchdowns and had three carries for 36 yards and Cade Brooks caught three passes for 104 yards and a touchdown.
Ensworth 21, Briarcrest 12: Max Holtzclaw was 16-of-19 passing for 119 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions and had four carries for nine yards and a touchdown in a win for Ensworth (7-2, 2-1 DII-AAA West). EJ Gibson had 12 carries for 92 yards and Hayden Caldwell had 10 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers. Ensworth plays Christian Brothers (6-3, 2-1) in Week 11 with the winner finished second in the region and loser third.
Franklin 21, Mt. Juliet 7: Sean Gaca had 20 carries for 57 yards and three touchdowns and caught one pass for 41 yards and Brewer Wilson was 6-of-18 passing for 79 yards for Franklin (1-8). Lucas Young added 29 yards on four catches for the Admirals. Mt. Juliet (8-1) clinched the Region 4-6A title despite the non-region loss with Green Hill's 28-20 loss to Cookeville.
Franklin County 31, Lawrence County 30: Ethan Farris had 18 carries for 171 yards and a touchdown for Franklin County (2-7, 2-3 5-5A). CJ Seals was 11-of-17 passing for 102 yards and a touchdown and had four carries for 23 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Trammell was 14-of-22 passing for 170 yards and two touchdowns for Lawrence County (3-6, 2-4).
Grace Christian 30, DCA 21: Kyle Davidson had 32 carries for 160 yards and four touchdowns and was 6-of-14 passing for 124 yards with one interception to lead Grace Christian (5-3, 3-1 DII-A Middle). Mitchell Carey was 5-of-23 passing for 104 yards and two touchdowns and Wesley Gober had 17 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown for DCA (5-4, 2-2).
Lewis County 43, Summertown 3: Jaden Stoll was 6-of-16 passing for 92 yards with three interceptions in a loss for Summertown (1-8). Kaden McCrory had 15 carries for 55 yards and Logan Love caught three passes for 43 yards in the loss.
Lipscomb Academy 24, Brentwood Academy 17: Jackson Kilburg was 15-of-23 passing for 273 yards and a touchdown in his second straight start in the win for Lipscomb Academy (4-5, 2-2 DII-AAA East). Zekharyah Crockett had 19 carries for 77 yards and two touchdowns and Cam Blivens caught one pass for 75 yards for the Mustangs. George MacIntyre was 36-of-55 passing for 295 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions and Shavar Young had 10 catches for 124 yards for Brentwood Academy (1-8, 0-4).
Macon County 34, Watertown 0: Gabe Borders had 11 carries for 153 yards and three touchdowns and Zach Borders had 116 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries for Macon County (8-1). Adam Cooper had eight carries for 35 yards for Watertown (3-6).
Marshall County 60, Whites Creek 18: Silas Teat was 5-of-9 passing for 123 yards and three touchdowns to lead Marshall County (8-1, 6-0 5-4A). Kamariq Perryman added 66 yards on nine carries for a touchdown and Jayden Randolph had one catch for 51 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers.
MTCS 41, Providence Christian 0: Eli Wilson rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns while adding two receptions for 36 yards and a TD for the Cougars (8-1, 3-0 DII-A East), who clinched the region title.
Nashville Christian 56, Clarksville Academy 12: Jared Curtis was 11-of-17 passing for 209 yards and five touchdowns and Brock Haywood had eight carries for 137 yards and a touchdown for Nashville Christian (4-5, 3-1 DII-A Middle). Braylon Tole had three catches for 82 yards and two touchdowns and Kayden Grisby returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown for the Eagles.
Nolensville 17, Summit 14: Zion Tamaska had 28 carries for 146 yards and two touchdowns in a win for Nolensville (8-1). Aaron Sylvester was 10-of-16 passing for 92 yards and an interception for the Knights. Mason McElhaney was 5-of-9 passing for 142 yards with one touchdown and an interception and Dillon Pierce had four catches for 136 yards and a touchdown for Summit (3-6).
Oakland 42, Ravenwood 18: Kyler Creasy was 5-of-11 passing for 84 yards with one touchdown and one interception to lead Oakland (8-1). Daune Morris had 10 carries for 80 yards and a touchdown and Ashton Jones had 71 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries for the Patriots. Davis Dowland had 21 carries for 67 yards and two touchdowns for Ravenwood (7-2).
Riverdale 49, Siegel 7: Braden Graham was 21 of 26 for 264 yards and four TDs for the Warriors (7-2, 4-0 Region 3-6A), who will play Oakland for the region title next week. Brock Montgomery had 129 yards receiving and two TDs for Riverdale while Michigan State commitment Jaylen Thompson had a rushing TD and an interception return for a touchdown.
Rockvale 27, Blackman 22: Brennan Mayhew threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to lead the Rockets (5-4, 2-2 Region 3-6A) in the comeback win. Brishun Odell rushed for 91 yards and a TD for Rockvale. Mayhew threw a 12-yard TD pass to Jake Sayles for the game winner with about a minute left to help seal the win.
Smyrna 30, Antioch 26: The Bulldogs (5-4, 4-0 Region 5-6A) captured the region title after coming back from down 20-3 in the first half. Thomas Jones scored two fourth-quarter rushing TDs and finished with 95 yards. Michael Robinson caught a TD pass and sealed the win with a late interception. Koby Coffee had 30 carries for 179 yards and two touchdowns for Antioch (3-6, 3-1), which clinched the No. 2 seed.
Trousdale County 42, Clay County 14: Cole Gregory had 16 carries for 203 yards and three touchdowns and was 9-of-17 passing for 324 yards and three touchdowns in a win for Trousdale County (5-4). Kobyn Calhoun had 262 yards and three touchdowns on six catches for the Yellow Jackets.
Upperman 48, Stone Memorial 6: Bronzden Chaffin had nine carries for 113 yards and a touchdown and was 3-of-5 passing for 69 yards and a touchdown for Upperman (9-0, 5-0 4-4A). Ethan Palk had 12 carries for 126 yards and a two touchdowns and Branson Turnbow caught two passes for 61 yards and a touchdown for the Bees.
Wayne County 40, Collinwood 23: Ryder Butler had 15 carries for 91 yards and Drew Bevis added 90 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries for Wayne County (4-5). Jakob Nienast had 12 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown for the Wildcats.
York Institute 40, Wartburg Central 7: Miles Leffew had 16 carries for 123 yards and two touchdowns and was 2-of-9 passing for 37 yards with one touchdown and one interception for York (9-0). Lake Drake had eight carries for 68 yards and Riylin Miller had three carries for 42 yards and a touchdown.
A first-time mother is resting and tenderly nursing her three bouncing baby cubs this morning inside their specially designed enclosure inside Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.The deliveries aren't just adorably cute. They carry global significance.Anne, a 7-year-old Sumatran tiger, and her cubs are part of a critically endangered species decimated by deforestation and poaching. Less than 600 of the Indonesian island cats are believed to be alive.Zoo officials are resolute in their mission to alter the course fo...
A first-time mother is resting and tenderly nursing her three bouncing baby cubs this morning inside their specially designed enclosure inside Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.
The deliveries aren't just adorably cute. They carry global significance.
Anne, a 7-year-old Sumatran tiger, and her cubs are part of a critically endangered species decimated by deforestation and poaching. Less than 600 of the Indonesian island cats are believed to be alive.
Zoo officials are resolute in their mission to alter the course for these majestic animals — and the successful births are a momentous start.
But, for now, they're keeping their distance to avoid causing any undue stress.
Mammal Curator Cinammon Williams said she spent the night anxiously watching video monitors inside Anne's room to ensure the babies were born healthy and are well cared for.
“Watching her having the cubs throughout the night and taking care of them, nursing them, brings me joy and happiness to see how good of a mom she is so far,” Williams said. “Being able to have animals that can breed and continue their lines just shows how good an atmosphere they live in. Animals that don’t feel comfortable where they live won’t breed, they just won’t.”
The cubs were born Friday at 8:50 p.m., 9:54 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., officials said. Their genders and names have not yet been announced because zoo workers haven't gotten close enough to see.
Behind the scenes:How exactly do you do an ultrasound on a tiger?
Anne was born in January 2016 at the San Diego Zoo and came to Nashville in December. The father, Felix, is 6 years old and currently on exhibit at the zoo, where he's been since January 2021.
Felix and Anne share a building and enclosure at the zoo, and the two are being kept in separate areas to keep the environment as quiet and nonthreatening for Anne as possible. Zoo workers are only disturbing them to bring food and to move Felix in and out of the public-viewing area.
“They have separate halves of the building,” Williams said. “She can’t even see him because her job is to protect her cubs. We're trying to keep the building as calm and quiet as possible."
Like any pregnancy and birth, the risk for complications is present. The team has plans in place in case Anne or the cubs need intervention or extra care at any point. For example, in some cases, tiger cubs need to be hand-raised by staff if the mother does not accept them.
Ideally, the cubs will grow up at the zoo with their mother and eventually be outside in their enclosure for the public to see.
Williams said the pregnancy has been rewarding for zoo workers hoping to create a safe and comfortable home for the animals.
“It reassures me in knowing we’re making a difference to be able to make them comfortable enough and to give them the habitat they need,” Williams said. “She feels like she’s able to raise her kids here.”
NASHVILLE – The Titans are 2-4 after six games at the bye week.The team has been good enough to win games against the Chargers and Bengals, but they've come up short against the Saints, Browns, Colts and Ravens.So, do these Titans have what it takes to right the ship?Here's a look at five things going well, and five things that need to improve after the bye:FIVE UPKicker: Nick Folk is a perfect 16-of-16 on his field goal attempts, and 8-of-8 on his PA...
NASHVILLE – The Titans are 2-4 after six games at the bye week.
The team has been good enough to win games against the Chargers and Bengals, but they've come up short against the Saints, Browns, Colts and Ravens.
So, do these Titans have what it takes to right the ship?
Here's a look at five things going well, and five things that need to improve after the bye:
Kicker: Nick Folk is a perfect 16-of-16 on his field goal attempts, and 8-of-8 on his PATs. When he strolls onto the field, there's no need to worry. One problem: He's been strolling onto the field to kick too many field goals.
Red zone defense: The Titans held the Ravens to just 1-of-6 in the red zone on Sunday, and opponents have scored just seven touchdowns in 23 red zone trips this season (30.4 percent). That's third-best in the NFL.
Rushing average: The Titans are ranked 6th in the NFL in rushing average (4.6). Running back Derrick Henry has 425 yards (with a 4.3-yard average), while Tyjae Spears has 171 yards (with a 5.5-yard average). The backs have proven they can make things happen when they have room to run. The Titans are still having trouble with consistency here, however.
Play at home: Both of Tennessee's wins this season have come at Nissan Stadium, where they've looked like a different team, outscoring their two opponents by combined score of 54-27. The next game is a home game against the Falcons, and five of the team's last seven games this season are home games. The Titans, of course, better figure out a way to play better on the road to make those games in December and January mean something.
Punting: Punter Ryan Stonehouse is averaging 51.6 yards per punt on the season, with a 41.2-yard net. Stonehouse's gross punting average is 1st in the AFC, and 2nd in the NFL, but his net took a hit with his one-yard punt in New Orleans (on blocked punt) and the 70-yard return by the Ravens.
Red zone offense: The Titans are 2-of-8 scoring touchdowns in the red zone in their past two losses, and they're scoring TDs just 33.3 percent in the red zone on the year. Only three teams have a lower percentage.
Creating turnovers: Sean Murphy-Bunting and Amani Hooker have the team's only two interceptions on the season, and the Titans have caused just five turnovers (three fumble recoveries) on the year. The team needs to make more plays on defense.
Third down offense: The entire offense needs to step it up, but the biggest issues center on continuing drives. The Titans are converting just 33.8% of their third downs so far, which is 28th in the league. Too many sacks allowed (23) and not enough big plays are killing the effort. Overall, the Titans are ranked 26th in the NFL in total offense.
Pass protection: Ryan Tannehill has been sacked 19 times on the season, and counting the four sacks on Malik Willis on Sunday, the Titans have allowed 23 on the year. It's no surprise the team now has an injured starting quarterback.
Winning: It all boils down to this. And, so far, the Titans haven't been able to find ways to win several weeks when they had chances. Other than the Browns game, when the Titans lost 27-3, wins were there for the taking and they let them slip away. The Titans better find a way to change this, or it's going to be a long season.