What do Southerners love as much as their biscuits and breads? Good things to put on them! We top these light and fluffy creations with molasses, honey, chocolate gravy, fresh butter, assorted meats and cheeses, jellies, jams, and the ever wonderful preserves. Homemade preserves are quite possibly the perfect compliment to the southern biscuit.
Jones Orchard, Millington, makes scrumptious homemade apple butter and three flavors of preserves--peach, strawberry and apple--as well as many varieties of jelly. From Cracker Barrel, try chow-chow, a sweet, pickled relish traditionally made in the south that utilizes vegetables left over at the end of the summer's harvest. Need more of a kick? Brother Juniper's, Memphis, has Garlic Pepper, Louisiana Chipotle, Traditional Select and six flavors of spreadable fruit.
Visit the Bell Buckle Country Store for a large assortment of the award-winning Rose and Ivy dessert and salad toppings, wine jellies, jams and drink blends, or take home a stash of Captain Rodney's famous dessert glazes, sauces, salsas and pepper jellies. Many Tennessee wineries, distilleries and farms have their own special brands of cheese, jellies, sauces and other flourishes to make good food great.
Charles Vergos' Rendezvous
Charles Vergos' Rendezvous--hailed by USA Today as "what makes Memphis, Memphis," and by Southern Living as "if you only have one chance to eat barbecue, it should be at the Rendezvous"--is world famous for its ribs. Dry rubbed, then grilled over charcoal, the ribs express an intensely seasoned taste redolent of paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper and oregano. ...more
Open air market located in downtown Chattanooga in an old foundry. The market features handcrafted works by local and regional artisans, live entertainment, chef demonstrations, children's art projects, farm direct tax free products and a unique lunch. ...more
Chestnut Hill Winery
Chestnut Hill is situated on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau, one of the largest wineries in Tennessee. From the dry Chardonnay to the sweet White Muscadine, you will find something for all palates. ...more
Word of mouth and dedicated regulars spell delicious success for this Mexican eatery. Vegetarian options are available, including veggie burritos, veggie tamales and spinach nachos. ...more
Colts Chocolates is a specialty chocolate and artisan dessert manufacturer owned by former Hee Haw Honey and songwriter Mackenzie Colt. Our newer retail store is a front for our factory, which has been making chocolates and desserts for 30 years. ...more
Countryside Vineyards & Winery
A small, family-owned and operated winery conveniently located in the Tri-Cities area. Countryside practices the time-honored traditions of grape-growing and winemaking. ...more
Creamery Park Grille
A family-owned and operated, quaint, neighborhood parlor set in an historic building, Creamery Park Grille has taste bud appeal. The Sunday brunch features such delicacies as Crabcake Benedict, Apple-stuffed French Toast Croissant, Belgian Waffles with mini potato pancakes, cheesy grits and more on the side. ...more
Earth Fare, The Shops at Turkey Creek
Earth Fare Knoxville offers gourmet and healthy food options as well as free cooking classes that allow customers to create new recipes and enjoy sampling before trying it at home. Earth Fare works with local farmers throughout the region to forecast our needs so we can bring you the freshest local produce in season. ...more
Echo Bistro & Wine Bar
It's Modern American in style, yet Echo Bistro and Wine Bar has an intimate, neighborhood feel that welcomes you the second you walk through the door. Co-owners Seth & Deron bring over 50 years combined experience to your table every night serving contemporary classic dishes you know and love from decades past. ...more