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.
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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.

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Middle Tennessee

Husk

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.

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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 24 - 26 Rivers and Spires Festival Clarksville, TN This internationally award winning event features over 100 entertainers, art, children’s events, a teen area, international exhibits and community talent shows, all throughout Historic Downtown Clarksville. The Festival has FREE admission to all concerts, shows, and most activities. Rivers and Spires Festival started in 2003 as a tribute to the returning soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Since then, it has continued to follow this heritage, with special tributes for the many soldiers from nearby Fort Campbell deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. learn more Food & Wine Apr 24 - May 11 Monty Python's Spamalot Knoxville, TN Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and voted Outstanding Musical of 973 AD, The New York Times called Spamalot, “resplendently silly.” A musical comedy “lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This Broadway smash features flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers! Recommended for high school and up. learn more Food & Wine Apr 24 Gatlinburg Earth Day Festival Gatlinburg, TN Families are encouraged to come and celebrate in the Earth Day Festival. Enjoy music, free crafts, activities, face painting, demonstrations and more at Mynatt Park from 3:00-7:00pm! learn more Food & Wine Apr 24 - 26 Windrock Park Spring Jamboree Oliver Springs, TN Guided rides, ATV Rodeo, poker run, Windrock Wide Open, Windrock Challenge, Drag Race, Mud Drag and Dash for Cash are just a few of the activities at the Jamboree! learn more Food & Wine Apr 24 Curator's Perspective: "Art and War: Propaganda, Conscience, and the Power of Objectivity" Presented by Frist Center Chief Curator, Mark Scala Nashville, TN This lecture will consider the historical representation of war in the context of the exhibitions Goya: The Disasters of War and Steve Mumford’s War Journals, 2003–2013. While much war-related art has functioned as propaganda—diminishing the humanity of the enemy and emphasizing the glorious defense of homeland or ideology—other art employs extreme emotionalism to open eyes and hearts to the brutality of war. A third path, meant to dispassionately record the day-to-day reality of a war zone, avoids overt propagandizing or emotional manipulation. The artist-as-realist might say “I make no judgment. It is up to you to deduce a larger narrative, place blame, or probe more deeply into the causes of the conflict.” The lecture will raise questions: Why do artists depict conflict? How and by whom are their images used? Does their work change anything? learn more