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Pinchy’s Lobster in Sevierville, an Honest Review by a Local (Photos)

Move over Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg – There’s a new foodie scene in Sevier County There is a movement afoot in Downtown Sevierville, a changing of the culinary guard. It is a movement of artisanal burgers, of top-shelf barbecue and homemade bacon. It is a movement of locally sourced, high-end elevated mountain cuisine. And it is a movement of lobster. As

cinnamon bread at the grist mill at dollywood

11 Life-Changing Foods You Need to Try on Your Next Trip to Dollywood

Local recommends the best food at the Dollywood theme park in TN As someone who has lived within a few minutes of the Dollywood theme park for the past 20 years, I can confidently tell you that the theme park has a lot going on for itself. Great namesake. Excellent rides. Entertaining shows. But among the many Dollywood accolades, it’s

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5 Delicious Coffee Places You Should Try in the Smoky Mountains

Local ranks favorite coffee shops in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and surrounding areas When on vacation, sometimes you need a good cup of coffee. As a regular coffee drinker, I’ve sampled several shops around the Great Smoky Mountains. So who has the best coffee in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville? Here are my top picks. 1. Honeybee Coffee Company (Sevierville, TN)

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I’ve Eaten at Over 50 Gatlinburg Restaurants, These 8 Are the Best

Smoky Mountain native shares secret of where locals eat in Gatlinburg In East Tennessee, we locals keep the secrets that need keeping. The best trout fishin’ holes? You’d better know somebody. But other secrets we don’t worry so much about. For example, where are the best places to eat in town? Heck, we’ll shout directions to strangers on the highway if we

the big bear burger at wild bear tavern

4 Surprising Picks for Best Burger in Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountains

I’ve eaten at dozens of restaurants in the Smokies, these are my picks for the best burger joints in town In my over 20 years living in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, I’ve sampled dozens of local restaurants, everything from chains to hole-in-the-wall restaurants, in search of the best burger in town. In full disclosure, the best burger I

a breakfast sampler platter from the pancake pantry in gatlinburg

8 Best Pancake Spots To Try in the Great Smoky Mountains (2023)

A local shares his search for best pancakes in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg The search for the perfect pancakes is both a fool’s errand and a noble pursuit. It’s like seeking the perfect blade of grass on a two-acre lawn. It’s not because they are so plentiful, it’s because they are all good. So even though it’s difficult to narrow down

pizza with beef and shoestring potatoes at pizzario in pigeon forge tn

6 Unique Places To Grab a Pizza in Pigeon Forge (2023)

A local ranks top places to get pizza in Pigeon Forge, the Smoky Mountains Pizza is always a solid go-to option when visiting the Smoky Mountains. But when it comes to the best pizza, that’s going to require a deeper dive. There are certainly a lot of options to choose from in Pigeon Forge. With that in mind, I took

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10 Crazy Good Fried Chicken Places You Must Try in Pigeon Forge

A local ranks his favorite places to find fried chicken in the Smoky Mountains In my experience, when it comes to Smoky Mountain cuisine, I think barbecue is probably most people’s first association. But the Smokies are also a great place to find Southern-style crispy fried chicken done just right. With that in mind, I took it upon myself to try

pizza with pepperoni and bacon from big daddy's pizza in gatlinburg tn

5 Pizza Places You Have To Try in Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountains

A Smoky Mountain local ranks his favorite pizza places in Gatlinburg There are times when pizza is a function and you need to just get something quick and easy. Then there are other times that pizza is a destination, a reward, a celebration. Good pizza is easy, but great pizza is an art. When looking for great pizza in Gatlinburg,

Fried Chicken Plate at the Old Mill

20 Best Restaurants in Pigeon Forge Ranked by a Local (2023)

A local’s guide to the best restaurants in Pigeon Forge In my opinion, the most challenging part of a Pigeon Forge vacation may well be picking a place to eat. Do we want to be daring? Or do we want to play it safe? Do we want dinner and an experience? Especially with over 100 different restaurants to choose from in