GO BURRITO!

GO BURRITO!

If there’s one thing I could eat 7 days a week it’s Mexican food. Anything served with chips and salsa is an automatic “yes” for me. My husband and I even went to Mexico on our honeymoon where we got to enjoy all the guacamole, quesadillas, and margaritas that our hearts could desire. I heard a new restaurant was opening in Johnson City that served our favorite food and wanted to share it with you! Continue reading “GO BURRITO!”

Q + A WITH JESSI BAKER, AUTHOR OF “SHINING” MOONSHINE COOKBOOK

Q + A WITH JESSI BAKER, AUTHOR OF “SHINING” MOONSHINE COOKBOOK

I had the opportunity to sit down for a phone interview with Jessi Baker, author of the new cookbook “Shining” which features a collection of family recipes as well as the story of Ole Smoky Moonshine. Jessi and her husband Joe Baker started the now global business back in 2009 with absolutely no idea they were building what would become the most visited distillery in the country.  Continue reading “Q + A WITH JESSI BAKER, AUTHOR OF “SHINING” MOONSHINE COOKBOOK”

LUMAC ROOFTOP BAR

LUMAC ROOFTOP BAR

The Bristol Hotel is Bristol’s first ever boutique hotel and its also home to Lumac, Bristol’s first ever rooftop bar. That’s more excitement than our little town has seen since the Battle at Bristol was hosted at Bristol Motor Speedway back in 2016. After weeks of traveling all over East Tennessee, I finally got the perfect opportunity to sip a glass of rosé on the rooftop while watching the sun set over the mountains. Continue reading “LUMAC ROOFTOP BAR”

8 IDEAS FOR GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT IN KNOXVILLE

8 IDEAS FOR GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT IN KNOXVILLE

I recently saw an article that talked about how vacations with your girlfriends are good for your health. Makes perfect sense, right? But with careers, kiddos, and bills to pay the idea of an extended vacation doesn’t seem feasible for everyone. No need to worry— Girls’ Night Out is the next best thing and I’ve got 8 ideas for you to put to the test with the adventurous women in your life. Continue reading “8 IDEAS FOR GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT IN KNOXVILLE”

SNAPSHOTS FROM MAIN EVENT

SNAPSHOTS FROM MAIN EVENT

There’s no better way to blow off steam after a long work week than going somewhere fun with friends. Main Event more than fit the bill for our crew with a massive arcade, a bowling alley, billiards, and laser tag. To top it all off they have a restaurant and bar in-house. We each purchased a ticket package that included a game of laser tag, a bowling lane for 6 people, and some extras for around $30. The arcade was pay-per-game but they were all around $2.00 or less. We had an absolute blast and can’t wait to go back. Take a look at this place! Continue reading “SNAPSHOTS FROM MAIN EVENT”

BRICK & SPOON

BRICK & SPOON

Now that I’m living part-time in Gatlinburg, I get to see my friends who live in this area more often. That means more girls’ days and girls’ nights out and I welcome those opportunities to unwind in my current state of chaos. Recently I met Kass and Hannah for brunch at Brick & Spoon in Pigeon Forge and we had such a great time I thought I would share it with you. Continue reading “BRICK & SPOON”

A LOOK INSIDE SONG & HEARTH

A LOOK INSIDE SONG & HEARTH

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort provides an opportunity for park goers and visitors to “stay and play” in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Their in-house restaurant, Song & Hearth, serves up casual elegance that will make you feel right at home and the best part is that no one has to fight over who cleans the dishes. I was lucky enough to get a private viewing for You, Me, and Tennessee readers! Let me show you around Dolly’s place. Continue reading “A LOOK INSIDE SONG & HEARTH”

ALEWINE POTTERY

ALEWINE POTTERY

I consider the art of making pottery to be part of my Appalachian heritage. From a young age my parents encouraged my older sister and I to learn how to “throw” at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I was most certainly the child who got gold stars for effort behind the pottery wheel but my sister, Katie, really found her niche and she is still working with clay all these years later at Alewine Pottery. Continue reading “ALEWINE POTTERY”