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 17 - 26 Nashville Film Festival Nashville, TN Click here for more information about Nashville Film Festival. learn more Food & Wine Apr 18 - 20 EarthDayz Lookout Mountain, TN Rock City partners with Orange Grove for the 6th year of this naturally fun outdoor event as Rock City grows greener! Learn how to use recycled materials to make-and-take a fun project and go on a RockQuest Adventure through the park! See raptors soar above the crowd at our Birds of Prey Raptors Show! learn more Food & Wine Apr 18 - 20 Little Women the Musical Manchester, TN A musical based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott. It follows the lives of the four March sisters and their adventures. learn more Food & Wine Apr 18 Ledisi Memphis, TN Grammy-nominated powerhouse Ledisi will hit the Orpheum stage with her exciting spring tour! learn more Food & Wine Apr 18 3rd Friday Night Concert Series Murfreesboro, TN 3rd Friday Night Concert Series 7-9p.m. learn more