What’s Cookin’ Wednesday – The Chop House

in their words The Chop House in Sevierville, TN has the best steaks and chops in town! Enjoy delicious appetizers, along with the finest steaks, chops and fresh U.S.D.C. inspected seafood. We work hard to create a warm, inviting atmosphere and strive for 100% guest satisfaction. We strongly encourage you to reserve a table online … Continue reading What’s Cookin’ Wednesday – The Chop House

How to avoid getting stuck in traffic in the Smoky Mountains

As the weather is getting warmer, there will be more and more people heading to the Pigeon Forge /Gatlinburg area. In these conditions, traffic can get a little hectic. We are not the only ones who know what a great area this is. Here are some tips to getting around without getting stuck: Call ahead … Continue reading How to avoid getting stuck in traffic in the Smoky Mountains

What’s Cookin’ Wednesday – Best Italian

in their words If you want to know what we're all about here at Best Italian, just look to our name. We keep our title by sticking to the classics: golden garlic knots, traditional pizzas, creamy pastas, and our homemade strawberry cheesecake, just to name a few.  Sure, we've taken some liberties with our signature … Continue reading What’s Cookin’ Wednesday – Best Italian

What’s Cookin’ Wednesday – Holston’s Kitchen

in their words From our hand cut ribeye’s and our center cut sirloins, to our fresh produce daily, the experience is honest, real, and inviting! We prepare all our meats, seafood, chicken, desserts, and sauces fresh daily. Quality We strive for the highest quality in all things – beverages, food, service and ambiance. The experience for our guest … Continue reading What’s Cookin’ Wednesday – Holston’s Kitchen

Cataract Falls

Although it isn’t one of the most popular falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we enjoyed our short hike to Cataract Falls. Located just a half-mile behind the Sugarlands Visitor Center, Cataract Falls is an easy hike with virtually no climbing, except for a small set of stairs near the falls. The first part of … Continue reading Cataract Falls

What’s Cooking Wednesday – J.O.E. and Pop’s Sub Shoppe

J.O.E. and Pop’s Sub Shoppe is one of Gatlinburg’s newest eateries, but it has quickly established itself as a can’t-miss lunch spot. Named after the owner’s three children (J.O.E. is an acronym for James, Oscar, and Eloise) and her father (Bruce a.k.a. “Pop”), this great restaurant serves a variety of cold, toasted, and steamed subs. Popular … Continue reading What’s Cooking Wednesday – J.O.E. and Pop’s Sub Shoppe

What’s Cookin’ Wednesday – Hofbrauhaus Restaurant

Hofbrauhaus Restaurant is another one of the best sandwich shops in Gatlinburg. Tucked away among The Village Shops, this hidden gem is located above The Cheese Cupboard. Modeled after a quaint German pub, Hofbrauhaus celebrates its heritage with German beers, German potato salad, bratwurst, and sauerkraut. The most-buzzed-about menu item at Hofbrauhaus is the Super Reuben … Continue reading What’s Cookin’ Wednesday – Hofbrauhaus Restaurant

There’s a troll bridge in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains are rich in history and full of hidden gems. Through the sands of time, these lost landmarks become something of whimsical fantasies. An old spring house becomes a fairy house. A trail connection becomes a hidden, abandoned tunnel. And an ordinary stone bridge becomes a moss-covered troll bridge. This troll bridge … Continue reading There’s a troll bridge in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Wildlife Crossing Project

The Safe Passage Fund Coalition has officially launched the I-40 Pigeon River Gorge Wildlife Crossing Project. In part, the collaborative effort aims at creating wildlife crossings, including wildlife overpasses and underpasses, along 28 miles of I-40 at the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Artist’s rendering of a bridge for wildlife to cross Interstate 70, to be built near … Continue reading Wildlife Crossing Project

What’s Cookin’ Wednesday – New Orleans Sandwich Company

New Orleans Sandwich Company brings a taste of the Big Easy to Gatlinburg! Owned and operated by transplants from NOLA, this restaurant serves authentic po’ boys and muffalettas. For the uninitiated, a “po’ boy” is a traditional Louisiana sub served on French bread and a “muffaletta” is a sandwich featuring a round Sicilian sesame bread, marinated … Continue reading What’s Cookin’ Wednesday – New Orleans Sandwich Company