Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Dining Little Tokyo Hibachi Grill and Sushi Bar

Beer Wine Sake Chinese DiningLittle Tokyo Hibachi Grill and Sushi Bar in Pigeon Forge is the place to satisfy your yen for oriental cuisine. They are conveniently located on Teaster Lane in the heart of Pigeon Forge and offer a room for Hibachi dining and show, and a separate room for enjoying freshly prepared Sushi, Hibachi prepared entrees and Little Tokyo specials. You can also enjoy beer, wine and Sake with your meal.

Hibachi Show in the SmokiesHibachi Grill Pigeon Forge TN

The Hibachi show is a very enjoyable and exciting way to watch your food being prepared and be entertained at the same time. The Hibachi Chefs are entertainers in their own right and each one has their own special way of presenting and preparing your food, be it chicken, shrimp, steak, fish or all of the above. Your table is the audience and you find  yourself relaxing and visiting with the people around the grill even if you don't know them. The Hibachi experience at Little Tokyo is fun for all ages, especially little ones whose eyes grow wide and wider as the flames leap from the grill and the Volcano spews smoke from the onion stack.

Sushi in the Great Smoky MountainsShrimp Chicken Beef Hibachi Grill near GatlinburgThe food is the draw at Little Tokyo. Hibachi prepared food is not only fun to see but wonderful to eat, especially when you are watching the efforts and ingredients that go into its preparation. And if  you are a Sushi fan, then Little Tokyo not only has a good selection of rolls and nigiri, but they also have, as one customer stated, "some inventive rolls, including an eel/yellowtail roll that I had never seen before. Also I loved their sake selection".

For a video from Little Tokyo, to get a coupon, or find directions and more, click on the Little Tokyo link in the first line of copy, and to find out more about the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Shopping, Dining, Attractions and Live Theater shows, go to the Best Read Guide site at http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Theater in Pigeon Forge Grand Majestic

The Grand Majestic Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, offers you three choices of entertaining shows with a yummy dinner.  You can see Soul of Motown, Hazzard Hoedown or Hit Parade while enjoying an all you can eat dinner featuring chicken, spaghetti, Bar-B-Que, delicious sides and dessert.

Motown favorites Soul of Motown in the SmokiesThe Soul of Motown is a top-rate concert tribute to the music and stars of Motown. You will hear music by The Platters, Jackson 5, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and great girl groups like Diana Ross and the Supremes. The music and the fancy stepping on stage will have you singing and clapping along to songs you know and love.

Hazzard Hoedown dinner show near GatlinburgHazzard Hoedown is a tip-of-the-hat to the Dukes of Hazzard story with the Duke's and their nemesis, Boss Hogg. But the Hazzard Hoedown has added lots of music, singing, dancing and comedy to present a hand-clapping, rip-roaring musical fun fest that will entertain an delight you no matter what your age or where your from.

Rock and Roll tribute in Pigeon ForgeTake a musical journey with the Jukebox Hits from the '50's and '60's with Hit Parade. You will enjoy songs and dancing from 1950's and 1960's groups like Elvis, Frankie Vallie, Neil Diamond, the 5th Dimension, Bill Haley and the Comets, Tina Turner and Kool and the Gang. Plus you will be treated to Gospel Favorites and a Patriotic Salute to our military. You will do everything but scream and rush the stage as Hit Parade brings back the sights, sounds, music and costumes of our favorite decades of rock 'n' roll music.

Grand Majestic offers combo tickets for multiple shows, and you can get more information on Soul of Motown and the other great Grand Majestic Theater shows at http://www.smokymountainsbrochures.com/Theaters/Pigeon%20Forge/TN/Soul%20of%20Motown%20at%20The%20Grand%20Majestic%20Theater/18969. For more entertainment and dining options go to http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/ for coupons and Smoky Mountain information.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Old Mill Restaurant Pigeon Forge TN
Old Mill General Store Historic Site

     Mother Nature presents a new palette of colors every fall and you never know what colors will express themselves. But at the Old Mill Restaurant you can count on the quality and abundance of food every time you visit no matter what the season. But during the fall season the pumpkin pie and biscuits slathered with Old Mill's apple butter seem to taste even better.

Stone ground grains for saleDining on the river in Pigeon Forge     The Old Mill Restaurant is one of the Smoky Mountains' great dining experiences. The big, two-story restaurant sits next to the Old Mill General Store and many diners can sit and watch the water wheel for the grist mill turning and the water from the Pigeon River spilling over the dam. The breads, biscuits, pancakes and muffins served at the Old Mill Restaurant are made with grains ground next door at the mill in the General Store, and those ground grain products are available to buy and make your own tasty treats at home.  But the Old Mill Restaurant is about the food, old-fashioned Southern comfort food served with Southern hospitality.

Famous Pecan Pie in the Smokies     Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the Old Mill Restaurant so you can choose the time to dine or go back several times during your visit. The menu is varied and everything is served hot and delicious! You can get country favorites like biscuits and gravy, sugar-cured ham, chicken and dumplings, country fried steak, chicken pot pie, pot roast and gravy and turkey and dressing. All entrees come with the Old Mill's signature Corn Chowder, Corn Muffins, salad and sides. If  you still have room you can top off your meal with the Old Mill's famous Pecan Pie and Chocolate Pecan Pie.

Stone ground products at the Old Mill General StoreFall decorations in Old Mill Village     Don't forget, you can take home the ingredients for many of the Old Mill Restaurant's foods, especially the stone-ground grains for making biscuits, pancakes, muffins and breads. You can also get apple and other fruit butters, syrups, jams, jellies, chow chow, mixes, salsa, condiments and sauces at the Old Mill General Store. The bridge into Old Mill Square is always decorated with flowers but during the fall you will see mums, corn stalks, gourds and pumpkins added to the decorations on the buildings, walkways and signs making the Old Mill Restaurant and the Square even more festive and inviting.
     Find out more about the Old Mill Restaurant, watch a video, get directions and a fudge coupon at http://www.smokymountainsbrochures.com/Dining/Pigeon%20Forge/TN/Old%20Mill%20Restaurant/151.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


You've heard of the Family Feud and if you've been to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, you've heard of the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show feud. No, this isn't a food fight or a pie fight, this is the longest running feud in American history between the two mountain families the Hatfields and the McCoys. How it started and why it started doesn't seem to matter anymore as both families are ready to slap leather to defend the honor of their family. But this feud isn't settled by bullets but by dancing and music. Dancing and Music?? Let me explain.
The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show is an entertainment extravaganza where fast feet and flying fingers matter more than quick draws and straight shooting. You see the Mayor and the Sheriff are working to keep the peace and have convinced the the two families to compete with high energy dancing and great music. Everyone in the audience is a winner as you can enjoy your country feast as the fast and furious dancers and talented pickers from each family combine to provide feast for the ears and eyes with top quality music, dancing, feats of strength, jaw dropping stunts and comedy.

We keep mentioning feasts, so let me tell you
about the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show Full Southern Homestyle Feast. Start off with Southern Style Creamy Soup, and dip in some of Ma's Hot Homemade Bread if you like, The main course include Feudin' Fried Chick'n AND Open Pit Pulled-to-Pieces Pork Barbecue! Add the sides - Smashed Mashed Taters, Buttery Corn on the Cob and No Tellin' What's In It Coleslaw - and you have a Country Feast! Then top it off with Granny's Famous Specialty Dessert and wash it all down with sweet tea or a soft drink. Whooo-eeee! That's eatin'!!

So whether you come for the feasting or the entertaining, you will get a full helping of both at the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show. Come early and explore the grounds as they are full of hillbilly sayin's, critters and antiques (you know, junk), and the gift shop is full of unique and cuddly gifts - unlike any of the Hatfields or McCoys. Now if you want to ride some rides or play some games, you can find out more at the Best Read Guide website at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/. You can also get coupons, maps and information on places to eat, shop and play, and even great places to stay. Pull on your overalls and join the fun in the Smokies at the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


Fuddruckers World's Greatest Hamburgers

Restaurants in the SmokiesWhen a company focuses on one item like hamburgers, and they pay attention to all of the details from the ingredients through the preparation and serving, then you expect that hamburger to be great, and that's what Fuddruckers offers to everyone who walks in their door - the world's greatest hamburger. But wait, there's more!

Yes you can get a 100% USDA, All-American, premium-cut, all beef hamburger in several sizes, on a fresh baked bun, and with topping like the cheeses of your choice, bacon, sauteed mushrooms or grilled onions. Then you can dress your burger from the market fresh produce bar with tasty vegetables, salsas and the very complete condiment bar - you are only limited by your imagination!

Ice cream, shakes and cookies near Pigeon ForgePair that masterpiece of a burger with sides like wedge-cut fries or onion ring, pour yourself a cold soda or tea, then sit down and enjoy your own greatest hamburger! But wait, there's more! What about accompanying that burger meal with a homemade milkshake, cool and creamy, ummm, ummm, ummm! And then topping off the meal with homemade cookies, brownies or rice crispy treats? Is there any question?

Dining in the Great Smoky Mountains

But you know Fuddruckers has other sandwich options if you aren't in the mood for the world's greatest hamburger. You can order chicken tenders, salads, hot dogs, chicken sandwich, veggie burgers or even one of their exotic sandwiches like elk and bison, when available. So gather your gang, take them to Fuddruckers, and treat them to some of the world's greatest lunch and dinner food this side of the Smoky Mountains.

And while you are in the Smokies be sure and take advantage of the many things to see and do - endless attractions, varied shopping, great live music and many dining options. You can get coupons and check out your options at the Best Read Guide website at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Outdoor Attraction Zoo Knoxville

Baby lowland gorillas in the SmokiesZoo Knoxville is one of the top zoological experiences in the Southeast and they are committed to sharing 'wildly fun' experiences with all of their guests. So let's explore all of the fun, educational and inspiring things there are to do at the zoo.

The big news is the arrival of baby Western Lowlands Gorillas in the  Gorilla Valley Courtyard. Babies Obi and Ubuntu have welcomed the newest addition - yet to be named - born September 10th to Kowali and Bantu. The babies are curious and active and like human children, are watched closely by their mother. But the gorillas are only one of the 32 species of animals that can be seen at the zoo including lions, tigers and bears - oh my! - and dragons, rhinos, penguins, storks, meerkats, wolfs and gazelles!

Tigers and lions near Pigeon ForgePenguins, meerkats and more near Gatlinburg
Bird Show, Zoo Camp in the SmokiesZoo Knoxville also offers a broad range of experiences to immerse you in the culture or lifestyle of the animals. There are behind-the-scenes tours, camel rides, The Bird Show, a Giraffe Encounter and Zoo Camp. The Zoo works with other zoos and aquariums on a collective species survival plan to ensure that the world doesn't lose animals to extinction when threatened. Twenty-five cents of every zoo ticket sold goes to on-going conservation programs around the world.They also work locally to save east Tennessee's endangered bog turtle's, plus on-going research with native hellbender and mudpuppy salamanders.

Zoo Knoxville is a happening place. From the wide range of animals from around the world, endangered species, hands-on activities and conservation efforts, the Zoo is a wildly fun place to visit. For more information about Zoo Knoxville and other Smoky Mountain attractions, visit the Best Read Guide website at http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN     Once you see the positively joyful expressions on people who are doing Indoor Skydiving, you realize how much fun it is to leave gravity behind and take to the air. This is what happens daily at Flyaway Indoor Skydiving on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. And you can experience the joy of flight in America's first vertical wind tunnel.

Personalized instructionThe experience at Flyaway is a very personalized one as you are individually coached and instructed on how to use your body to provide the lift to take to the air and 'fly' in the wind tunnel. There is no experience needed, the instructors at Flyaway will teach you all you need to know to body fly indoors. In a 20 minute training class you are taught body control techniques and safety procedures. After that, you are suited-up with a flying suit, helmet and goggles. Then there is a review of the basics and you head to the tunnel to take flight!

Fun for all ages in the SmokiesClasses are conducted on the hour and half-hour during business hours and registration is on a first come, first served basis. You should be in good physical condition with no previous shoulder or back problems, and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is at least 21 years old. There are height and weight restrictions and children must weigh at least 40 pounds.

Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is a safe and fun attraction to try when you are in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. There are great photo opportunities and many opportunities to brag about your ability to fly. Talk about a memory that will last a lifetime, this is it! To learn more, see a video and get coupons for Flyaway and other area attractions, live shows, dining and shopping,  go to: http://www.smokymountainsbrochures.com/Attractions/Pigeon%20Forge/TN/Flyaway%20Indoor%20Skydiving/18965.