Tennessee

Tips and Articles in Tennessee

See more Best Places to Eat Like a Local Mussels at De Noordzee, Brussels Squeeze in amid the regulars at this outdoor fish stall—they’re all devouring massive plates of perfectly steamed mussels. $$ Steak at La Cabrera, Buenos Aires For God’s...
I’ve often wondered how simply stepping outside with a cup of coffee in the morning—or a glass of wine in the evening—can shift an everyday routine from the realm of the familiar into the realm of experience. How is it that a mere sandwich can blo...
In the rich canon of American regional food, nothing quite compares to barbecue in Memphis. Though ribs are serious business in this town, it’s the pork sandwich that cements a pit master’s reputation. While the flavor and texture of the meat vary...
A Culinary Retreat: Columbia County, New York (2 1/2 hours from New York City) Everyone knows the Catskills, but neighboring Columbia County is the latest Green Acres idyll: Think picture-perfect hamlets and a decidedly citified food scene. Stay...
Driving out of Charlotte, North Carolina, I scan the radio for the quick picking of a banjo, the croon of an Appalachian singer—but I can't find them. There's plenty of polished country and western, there's rock and roll, and there's talk, talk, t...
For spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, and for plenty of other reasons—many of them man-made, thank you very much—the fantasy of a coast-to-coast road trip endures. Want to make it a reality? From West to East (With Apologies to the Midwes...
5 Great American Drives: The Heartland, Yosemite, The Elvis Trail and More
AMERICA'S HEARTLAND: MINNESOTA I am the product of a Minnesota-style mixed marriage: my mother's from St. Paul, while my father hails from Minneapolis. Como Park versus Minnehaha Falls, the State Fairgrounds versus the Mall of America. My parents ...
“There’s something magical about this town,” muses Karen Elson, the flame-haired model slash vintage-clothing maven slash singer-songwriter, when describing Nashville, Tennessee. After passing through on a road trip six years ago, Elson and her hu...
If you're from New York or Houston, say, or Los Angeles or Chicago, a trip to the South can be almost as exotic as a trip to New Delhi. In restaurants, men actually stand up when ladies leave the table. The veranda isn't just a place to park yours...
1. The Hermitage Hotel The 122-room property—whose famous guests have included Greta Garbo and Al Capone—celebrates its 100th anniversary this year with musical performances, art retrospectives, and a fresh look, after a $17 million overhaul. Dou...
I’ll wager you two bits your bartender’s wearing muttonchops and a waistcoat. If not you should ask for your money back, order your Sazerac elsewhere. A decade into the 21st century, much of the populace seems to believe it’s the late 19th to mid...
“The id spews! That’s what it feels like when my brothers and sisters are all in one room! The id spews.” I find myself in an instant mind meld with a cheerful woman in a beige poplin raincoat in front of me at Nashville’s Southern Festival of Boo...
See our slideshow of America’s Best BBQ Restaurants. Beyond the shamrock gas station’s pumps and past the racks of Hostess cakes, a warren of tables and booths makes up the Kansas City, Kansas, barbecue joint Oklahoma Joe’s. On a steamy Wednesd...
My great-aunt Kathleen was a road hog. With an imperious wave she'd dismiss any vehicles slowing her brand-new Cadillac's relentless trajectory on the narrow byways that soar and dip through the Great Smoky Mountains west of Asheville. When thwart...
Nashville has a lot more to offer these days than honky-tonk bars and ten-gallon hats, especially across the Cumberland River in the Five Points district. SHOP Located in a former garage, Art & Invention Gallery (1106 Woodland St.; 615/226-2070) ...