Food & Wine
Tennessee offers world-renowned epicurean adventures from fabulous eateries to food festivals. You’ll also discover made-in-Tennessee products and homegrown goodies fresh off the farm.

Tennessee is a food lover’s fantasy. Every ingredient has a story and an edible legacy. From meat-and-three traditions to white tablecloth experiences, our stories are in the kitchen. We celebrate farmers and chefs as pipelines to our legendary foodways.

Foodie destinations in the Volunteer State vary as much in type and atmosphere as the cuisine itself. The common denominator? Fresh local ingredients. Our chefs commune with farm-to-fork passions in their own gardens, at farmers markets and pick-your-own-produce places. We’re pleasing both locals and visitors with our booming food truck culture.

“There’s no place like home” speaks to our comfort food from local favorites to satisfying soul food. Famous Tennessee dishes include barbecue, country ham and flaky biscuits. Go down-home with Tennessee classics such as famous Benton’s Bacon and pipin’ hot cornbread. Get your day going with an eye-opening breakfast. Work up an appetite for our raved-about diner food. Pair tunes with your food while relishing a relaxing casual family dinner. Our winning combinations of music and food will feed your soul.

Middle Tennessee


Music Citys creative, artistic vibe inspires and exhilarates. Remarkable chefs, such as Husk’s Sean Brock, are putting down roots, opening destination restaurants in Nashville. 

Taste Scrumptious
Music City’s creative, artistic vibe inspires and exhilarates.
East Tennessee

Downtown Grill & Brewery

The Brewery has a rich story that begins with its well-worn hardwood and continues on the walls with historical images of Knoxville. Enjoy a warm welcome to the copper-and-mahogany bar. Settle back with a fine, craft-brewed beer while you mull over open-flame mesquite grilled steak, seafood and chicken.

Drink Up
West Tennessee

Charles Vergos’ Rendezvous

Charles Vergos Rendezvous is hailed by “USA Today” as what makes Memphis, Memphis, and heralded by Southern Living” as if you only have one chance to eat barbecue, it should be at the Rendezvous.” Don’t miss their world-famous dry rub ribs.

Go Hog-Wild

Experience Food & Wine

Tennessees Southern roots mash-up and its groundswell of creative chefs yield high-running passion for local fare. Our food fixation will earn a perennially special niche with your taste buds.

Food & Wine Apr 26 SpringThyme in the Garden at Rose Center Morristown, TN Annual Herb Society Festival featuring garden and plant vendors, bake shop, delicious food, live music, and more! learn more Food & Wine Apr 26 Sketch Crawl Paris, TN Organized by Joe Snow of Paris, meet on the north side of the Henry County Courthouse at 10:00 AM with pencil, paper, or sketch pad. Everyone draws for 30 minutes and shifts to a different side of the courthouse and starts over. At noon the group calls it a day and photos are taken of the sketches for the Downtown Paris Association. Open to all ages it is free of charge. For more information email Joe Snow at learn more Food & Wine Apr 26 Worlds Biggest Fish Fry Catfish Races Paris, TN "Ladies and gentlemen, start your catfish!" Let the races begin! Come downtown and listen to some 'catchy' fish tales. You may even get 'reeled' in to race your very own catfish. Enter a fish for only $25! This event is a fundraiser for the Literacy Council and is sponsored by the Paris Post-Intelligencer, Event begins at 10:30am. For more information send inquires to Downtown Paris Association c/o Kathy Ray— P.O. Box 95 — Paris, TN. 38242 (731) 653-7274. learn more Food & Wine Apr 26 Lynchburg Spring In The Hollow Lynchburg, TN Spring is in the Hollow - Join us to celebrate Spring in Lynchburg, TN Festivities going on all day around the square. learn more Food & Wine Apr 26 Spring in the Hollow Lynchburg, TN Lynchburg welcomes Spring with FUN, FLOWERS, AUCTIONS and more. New Events this year UGLY TRUCK CONTEST and QUILT TRAIL TOUR. learn more