steak and baked potato from cherokee grill

7 Steaks You Should Try in Gatlinburg, The Smoky Mountains

A local ranks the best steaks in Gatlinburg, the Smoky Mountains When you’re on vacation in a place like Gatlinburg, the odds are that you’re allotting a certain amount of your dining budget for steak. Certainly, you want to make sure you pick the right place to get the best steaks in town. The good news? In Gatlinburg, there are

steak and baked potato

6 Steaks You Should Try in Pigeon Forge, Smoky Mountains

A Smoky Mountain local ranks his favorite steaks in Pigeon Forge If I am being honest, my favorite steakhouses aren’t in Pigeon Forge. I love the Chop House, which is technically in a chain in Sevierville. I also love the Greenbrier and The Peddler in Gatlinburg. You wouldn’t really know crossing the bridge over the West Prong of the Little

milkshakes from the crazy mason

6 Desserts in Gatlinburg That Will Make You Drool

These are the 6 most irresistible desserts in Gatlinburg, according to a local I’ve always believed that half of the experience of a Smokies vacation is experiencing the local cuisine. From chicken and dumplings to barbeque, you have to admit, East Tennesseans know how to get the most out of some good old-fashioned southern homestyle cooking. But a tragically unsung

beaver tail pastry from buc-ee's for breakfast

15 Best Buc-ee’s Breakfast Items, Ranked

Buc-ee’s is open in Sevierville, and it is everything we’d been waiting for. We visited the week it opened and tried to hit it early. By the time we left, traffic was already getting squirrely. The site is massive, crowded, and crazy. It’s everything you want out of a Buc-ee’s. When they add that plus all the other stuff on the

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2 Gatlinburg Food Challenges: Here’s What You Have To Eat To Compete

You’re on vacation near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the family’s hungry. You’re in the mood for some great food. You pick a restaurant. Maybe it’s not one of the best restaurants in town but it’s still a great place. You go in and sit down and thumb through the menu, and you see it: A food challenge.

Smoky Mountain Burritos restaurant

Best Mexican Restaurants in Pigeon Forge: Our Top 5 Ranked

I was on the road in Phoenix, Arizona for the National Championship between the University of Tennessee and Florida State in January of 1999. From lawns made of rock and painted green to picking breakfast off the citrus trees in the backyard, I was a stranger in a strange land. One day, while my friends were otherwise occupied, I asked


Best Lunch Spots for Families With Kids in Pigeon Forge; Our Top 6 Picks

Vacationing with kids is never stressful at all! … said no one ever. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great until someone starts feeling a bit hangry in the backseat. And it can feel daunting to find an affordable lunch spot that will make both kids and adults happy. Fortunately, however, there are lots of great lunch spots in Pigeon Forge