DELTA BLUES BBQ

DELTA BLUES BBQ

The newest restaurant in Bristol caught my eye while walking down State Street during Rhythm and Roots last weekend. Delta Blues is a BBQ restaurant that feels a little like Memphis and Nashville right here in Bristol. My husband is known as the brisket king in our family so I knew it wouldn’t be long before we ended up at Delta Blues for dinner. Let me show you around. Continue reading “DELTA BLUES BBQ”

RHYTHM & ROOTS 2019

RHYTHM & ROOTS 2019

Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots Reunion is a music and art festival held every 3rd weekend in September on the state line between Tennessee and Virginia. Since we’ve lived in Bristol for the last 7 years we’ve been quite a few times and seen incredible headliners and talented artists from all over the world. One year my sister set up an art tent to sell her pottery which gave me a unique opportunity to see the festival from the other side. This year was much more relaxed because we decided to go for one day instead of all 3. Continue reading “RHYTHM & ROOTS 2019”

GET THE BEST VIEW OF TWO STATES FROM THIS ROOFTOP BAR

GET THE BEST VIEW OF TWO STATES FROM THIS 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 “GET THE BEST VIEW OF TWO STATES FROM THIS ROOFTOP BAR”

BRISTOL CAFE AND MARKET

BRISTOL CAFE AND MARKET

On Friday I wrote a post about the 5 best places to eat in Bristol so today I thought I’d shine a spotlight on one restaurant in particular. Bristol Cafe and Market has become our new Friday lunch date for good reason. Let me show you around! Continue reading “BRISTOL CAFE AND MARKET”

5 BEST PLACES TO EAT IN BRISTOL

5 BEST PLACES TO EAT IN BRISTOL

Since moving to the Bristol area a few years ago, I’ve compiled a list of the best places to get a bite to eat and I wanted to share them with the You, Me, and Tennessee family.

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BLOOM CAFE AND LISTENING ROOM

BLOOM CAFE AND LISTENING ROOM

Bloom is a new coffee shop and cafe in downtown Bristol that has been on my radar since Rhythm and Roots back in September. I popped in to this State Street newbie for a coffee a few weeks back but last night I was able to stay for trivia. The theme was “Stranger Things” and it was a huge success. Many patrons, much like the owner pictured below, dressed as his/her favorite character. The list of team names included “Barb’s Search Party” and “The AV Club”. The dinner special was called “The Upside Down” which consisted of bacon, gouda cheese, turkey, apples, and apple butter sandwiched between two Eggo waffles and served with a side of maple syrup. It was strange, of course, but also delicious. Eleven would definitely approve! I snapped a few pictures so you could have a look around the shop. Not shown are the gorgeous herringbone hardwood floors and the stained glass trim around the door frame. I’ll have to go back when the natural light is beaming through the windows. Continue reading “BLOOM CAFE AND LISTENING ROOM”

BRISTOL CAVERNS

BRISTOL CAVERNS

If you’re looking for more cold-weather activities to enjoy in Tennessee I’ve got you covered. The temperature inside Bristol Caverns is in the 60’s year-round making it the perfect place to explore even in the winter.  Continue reading “BRISTOL CAVERNS”

BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC MUSEUM

BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC MUSEUM

Happy Monday everyone! I’m enjoying my day at home since the clinic is closed in observance of MLK Day. I hope you’re all staying warm and getting your Vitamin C. Our area of Tennessee has been frigidly cold this month but that doesn’t mean your only choice is to stay inside. Not that I have anything against snuggling up under a fuzzy blanket in my favorite sweatpants. That’s what we did all weekend until we decided we should take showers and rejoin humanity. We ended up at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in downtown Bristol and learned a lot about this city’s heritage. Continue reading “BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC MUSEUM”

5 REASONS TO SEE A MOVIE AT THE DRIVE-IN THEATER

5 REASONS TO SEE A MOVIE AT THE DRIVE-IN THEATER

I will jump at any excuse to go see a movie and the drive-in might just be the best way to go! Here are 5 reasons why going to see a drive-in movie should be on your fall bucket list. Continue reading “5 REASONS TO SEE A MOVIE AT THE DRIVE-IN THEATER”