Tennessee

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You’re in the South now.  Enjoy regional specialities like the Slaw Dog, Meat and Three, Fried Chicken and BBQ!  Enjoy Grims snacks such as Sweet and Tangy BBQ chips, available at stores throughout the area.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Amusement Park
Lake Winnepesaukah,Chattanooga,  (706) 866-5681

Live Music-The Lizard Lounge
Local music link-Enigma Online.

Venues-
JJ’s Bohemia-231 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. Chattanooga, TN 37403 (423) 266-1400

Eats-

Nikki’s Drive Inn ?-899 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405 most nights til 10PM
(423) 265-9015.  Burgers, including a chili cheese burger, light onion rings and fried chicken and seafood.

Zarzour’s-1627 Rossville Ave., Chattanooga, TN – (423) 266-0424-meat and 3 place OR cheeseburger place ONLY OPEN 11 am to 2 pm M-F.
Taco Mamacita, 109 North Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37405-mini regional chain with bbq taco and po boy style tacos and peruvian chicken

 

Knoxville, TN
The alternative weekly for Knoxville is the Metro Pulse.
Local Specialty is the pig burger, ground pork rib meat served with bbq sauce.  Available in many local places such as Dixsons BBQ.

Eats-
M & M Catering-7409 Middlebrook Pike-Knoxville, TN 37909 (865) 692-1003 -Said to be the best bbq in knoxville.  Strange hours, its just a walk up window, bbq by the lb. and they do a fish fry weekly too.
Littons– 2803 Essary Drive, Knoxville, TN 865-688-0429 Huuuuuge chili dogs, Pimento Cheese burgers and more!

Drive in Pizza Palace-3132 Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37914 (865) 524-4388-was featured on Triple D.  Italian style yes, but also good greek salads and onion rings.

Live Music-

Pilot Light-106 East Jackson Avenue  Knoxville, TN 37915 (865) 524-8188-Lots of bands play here on their way to and from other places.

 

Nolensville, TN (near Nashville)

Martins BBQ Joint-7238 Nolensville Road  Nolensville, TN 37135 (615) 776-1856-whole hog bbq.  Five bucks gets you 3 sliders where you can try all their sauces, including an Alabama style white sauce.  Redneck tacos which are served in cornbread.

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Amusement Park
Dollywood 700 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge,  (423) 428-9488

 

 

Nashville, TN 

The Local weekly Alternative Paper is the Nashville Scene.  Check out Nashvilles Dead.

The Monsters of Pop festival features tons of indie/alt bands.

Museum-

Cooter’s Place in Nashville-Museum in Nashville, Tennessee-Dukes of Hazzard relics, plus the General Lee, on display in a museum founded by Ben “Cooter” Jones.: 2613 McGavock Pike B, Nashville, TN 37214 Open Daily  8:30AM–9PM   (615) 872-8358

Live music-
The Basement-Under Grimeys Records-1604 8th Ave S• Nashville, TN• 37203-5061 615.254.8006-only open for shows

Betty’s Grill -cash-only & smoker-friendly bar with live bands, pool & beer.  407 49th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 297-7257
328 Performance Hall -328 Fourth Ave Nashville 615-259-3288
RCKTWN-401 Sixth Avenue South Nashville,  Event Line 615-843-4000.
The Mercy Lounge-One Cannery Row, Nashville, TN 37203
The End-2219 Elliston Place-Nashville, TN  (615) 321-4457-visiting indie bands play here.  Also known as the Exit In.
springwater, nashvilles only rock and roll dive bar
Springwater Supper Club & Lounge 115 27th Ave N , Nashville, TN 37203

The Stone Fox-712 51st Avenue N. Nashville, TN 37209-Live Music venue
BETTY’S BAR-407 49th Ave N., Nashville, TN  Hard to find info on this joint, but they have punk shows

Foobar-2511 Gallatin Avenue Nashville, TN 37206-3215 – (615) 226-7305
Open Daily 5pm-2:45am

Cafe Coco, 210 Louise Ave, Nashville, TN-24 hour cafe/music venue
Record Shops

Fond Object Records-1313 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 499-4498
Grimey’s New & Preloved Music -1604 8th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203
PH: 615-254-4801
Grimey’s Too! 1702 8th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203
PH: 615-942-9683
Open 7 Days A Week-Both Grimeys have occasional in store performances

The Groove-1103 Calvin Ave. Nashville TN 37206 615.227.5760 

Bars-

Nudie’s Honky Tonk -409 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203 til 3AM-hot pork rinds and beer cheese

Eats-

Arnold’s Country Kitchen, 605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 256-4455 Classic meat and three joint but they close early, only open through lunch.

Hog Heaven -Smoked chicken with signature white sauce (also good, pulled turkey w white sauce), spare ribs & pork served through a walk-up window. 115 27th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 329-1234
Monell’s, 1235 Sixth Avenue North, (615) 248-4747,  meals are served family style at long tables.  pork chops, baked chicken, meatloaf, turnip greens and corn pudding. Very cheap.
Rotier’s, 2413 Elliston Place, (615) 327-9892, one of the best grilled burgers around, served on french bread, as well as stuff like baked ham with creamed potatoes, squash and fried okra. Virtually everything on the menu costs less than $10. Closed sunday.
Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack-123 Ewing Dr, Nashville, TN 37207   (615) 226-9442 Fried Chicken Dipped in hot sauce.  Said by many to best the best fried chicken on earth!  (ed-by me too.  This was AWESOME)

Hattie B’s-Another Hot Chicken contender112 19th Avenue S , Nashville, TN 37203
Sylvan Park Restaurant-4502 Murphy Rd -Nashville, TN 37209 (615) 292-9275 another meat and 3 place with chess pie
Ice Cream!-
Bobbie’s Dairy Dip, 5301 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 463-8088 www.myspace.com/bobbiesdairydip  Ice cream in a classic 50s joint
Elliston Place Soda Shop-2111 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 327-1090 Vintage ice cream joint and greasy spoon.
Loveless Cafe-Meat and three place out in the “country” with the best biscuits I ever had.

Savarino’s Cucina-2121 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212 (615) 460-9878-sicilian italian joint that was featured on diners drive ins and dives.  All fresh pastas.  Hit or miss reviews on yelp, but the sandwiches have a good reputation.

Shops-
Katy K Ranch Dressing-vintage and new western boutique-2407 12th Ave S 
Nashville, TN

 

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Camden, TN (Near Nashville) From roadsideamerica.com
Patsy Cline Crash Site Memorial -Take I-40, Exit 126 (Hwy. 641) proceed north approx. 15 mi. through the lights at the Highway 70 bypass and Highway 70. Turn left on Mount Carmel Road just past Highway 70 and proceed approximately 2 1/2 mi. Memorial is on the right.

Dickson, TN (Near Nashville)
Eats-Catfish Kitchen-3069 Hwy 70 E, Dickson, TN 37055
(615) 446-4480 exactly what it sounds like, Catfish a buncha ways, shrimp, froglegs, Steak for Landlubbers and the coolest sign ever.

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Paris, TN

Paris has a scale model of the Eiffel Tower.  Its Halfway between Memphis and Nashville

Eiffel Tower Park1020 Maurice Fields Drive, Paris, TN 38242

Theres also the Paris Winery, where you can buy fine Paris Wines which make great gifts.

 

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