Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Dining in Pigeon Forge Emiliano's

Mexican Restaurant in the SmokiesEmiliano's Mexican Restaurant in Pigeon Forge is a great place to eat if you are looking for authentic Mexican food. They offer lunch specials, specialties of the house, Enchiladas, Quesadillas, Fajitas, Burritos, domestic and imported beers, and tasty desserts. They are easy to find as they are located on Community Center Drive, light 2B in the heart of Pigeon Forge.

Fajitas and more at Emiliano'sTaquitos and more at Emiliano's near Gatlinburg
The house specialties include Taquitos Mexicanos, Chilaquiles de Pollo, Carnitas En Salsa Roja, Chimichangas and Tostadas de Tinga. There are six different kinds of Enchiladas, Fajitas and chicken  (pollo) dinners, four options for Quesadillas, over a dozen choices for meat (carne)                                                          dishes and eight different seafood (del mar) dishes.

But lets talk desserts (postres). Flan is the best-known dessert and is a delicious caramel custard dish, but you can also get fried ice cream, sopapillos, which is a tortilla dipped in honey, cinnamon and butter and fried, or Churros, Pastel Tres Leches and Chocolate Chimichanga. Many of these options are available with ice cream!

Dining for Mexican in Pigeon ForgeOf course Emiliano's offers vegetarian dishes, soups, combination dinners, plenty of appetizers, and Children's Menu and free chips and salsa.

You can win lunch for two at Emiliano's by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook Contest at www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains. "Like" the Contest Photo and Share and Comment if you like. As you are working up an appetite you can prepare for your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee by checking out the area for coupons, maps, events and information at www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/. There you will find information and coupons for attractions, live shows, shopping, outdoor attractions and restaurants.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster in Pigeon Forge

The longest coaster track in the United StatesOutdoor Attractions in the Smokies   The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster in Pigeon forge is one of the great Smoky Mountain attractions, and you can ride the hill and enjoy the thrill with your family and friends during the holidays. And you can win tickets to ride the Alpine Coaster during your next visit to the Great Smoky Mountains. (See below for details.)

Ride single or double on the coaster in the Smokies     The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is a fun ride on a sled that runs on a track that is built into the side of a mountain. Either one or two people get on the sled and ride it as it is pulled up the hill. At the top gravity takes over and down you go! The speed is determined by how much brake you apply but it can reach speeds up to 27 mph. It is the longest Alpine Coaster in the United States and it is a memorable and thrilling ride as you lean into the corners and feel the wind on your face. the smoky Mountain Coaster is a must do ride when you visit Pigeon Forge.

Ride the coaster near Gatlinburg     The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is open all year long but may not be open in bad weather. It is open into the evening and if you have ridden the Coaster during the day you need to ride the Coaster at night, With the colored lights along the track and the stars twinkling overhead, the nighttime ride is a sparkling experience that you will really enjoy.

     You can win tickets to the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook Contest. Go to www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains and "Like" the contest picture. Share and Comment if you like. Get ready to ride by checking out the attractions, restaurants, shops, and live shows at www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/. You can get coupons, maps and information to help you make decisions and save money.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


Dining at Denny's

Denny's Restaurants are famous for their Grand Slams, the $2/$4/$6/$8 meals, and fantastic desserts, but there is so much more variety available at the two Denny's locations in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Healthy dinner options in the SmokiesFamily dining in Pigeon ForgeDinner fare consists of great home-style meals like Slow-Cooked Pot Roast and Chicken-Fried Steak, but there are endless options for dinner including T-Bone steaks, Brooklyn Spaghetti and Meatballs, Alaskan Salmon, Sirloin Steak, Chicken Strips, Fish and Chips, Tilapia Ranchero and several hot skillet options like the Bourbon Chicken Skillet. Of course you have several choices of sides, salads and soups to compliment your dinner choice.

Places to eat near Gatlinburg
If you have a group is hard to please then choose Denny's for lunch because you can satisfy the burger and fry crowd with over 6 options for burgers, the sandwich group with 6 options including Clubs and Philly Melts, and of course the hard-to-please folks who can choose from lunch, dinner, desserts and breakfast.

Breakfast 24 hours at Denny's
Breakfast at Denny's offers a huge selection of pancakes, waffles, French Toast and omelettes, but they are famous for Grand Slam Breakfasts. Denny's offers 7 Grand Slam Breakfasts plus Breaksfast Skillets, Country-Fried Steak and Eggs, T-Bone Steak and Eggs and the famous breakfast sandwich Moon Over My Hammy. Of course you always have the option of the $2/$4/$6/$8 meal options and a dozen choices of desserts including the Caramel Apple Crisp. Yummy!

Desserts in Pigeon Forge
Denny's is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week so you can get great meals or desserts at any time. You can win a $25.00 gift certificate to the Pigeon Forge Denny's locations if you enter the Best Read Guide Facebook Contest.
Go to www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains and "Like" the Denny's contest picture. You can Share and Comment on the picture if you like.

Get prepared for the great food and fun in the Smoky Mountains by getting information, coupons and maps for dining, attractions, shopping and lodging at www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com.
Enjoy your meals at Denny's and all of the fun of a vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015


Theater Pigeon Forge
Christmas Show in the Smokies      Country Tonite is one of the Smoky Mountains top shows, and their Christmas show is a magical blend of country music favorites and the music, fun and the joy of Christmas. The music is the star of the Country Tonite show as the cast performs great county tunes and the timeless songs of the holidays. Singers and dancers are adorned in gorgeous costumes, the dances are beautifully choreographed and the stage is set with bright, holiday sets. Young and old will enjoy the show.
Family fun near Gatlinburg
      The music for the holidays consists of popular and nostalgic Christmas tunes that the talented singers perform individually and in ensemble groups. In addition to the songs and the dancing the Country Tonite stage will be graced by some holiday favorites including Frosty the Snowman, toys that come alive, and Santa Claus! And a beautiful ballerina will glide gracefully across the stage to the music of the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Santa Claus in the SmokiesFrosty the Snowman Christmas Show      So if you and your family are in Pigeon Forge for the Christmas holidays, be sure and take them to a Joyous Celebration of Christmas at the Country Tonite Theater. The Christmas show goes through December 30, 2015.

     You can win two tickets to Country Tonite by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook Contest at www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains. "Like" the contest picture and feel free to Comment and Share. For complete information on and coupons for the attractions, shopping, dining and shows in the Smoky Mountains go to www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com. Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays and the Great Smoky Mountains!
Christmas story at Country ToniteSinging and Dancing at Theater

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Live aerial show for ChristmasLive Ice Skating show in Pigeon ForgeChristmas in the Tennessee Smokies is a wonderful way to celebrate the season with family and friends, especially when you spend a night enjoying the Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry show.
                                    This production is truly a holiday fantasy come to life!

Your first sight of the Smoky Mountain Opry will get  you ready for holiday fun with the thousands of colored lights and the giant, brightly decorated Christmas trees that adorn the building and the front lawn of the theater. The festiveness continues once you enter the lobby and see the bright and beautiful decorations and elegantly decorated Christmas trees adorned with presents.

Santa Claus in the SmokiesIn the show, Christmas toys and wooden soldiers come alive on the stage to the delight of children and their parents alike. Their comical movements and dances bring a smile to the faces of everyone in the audience, and the exceptional music from the orchestra punctuates the perfection. The Christmas music alone will put even the grouchiest Grinch in the holiday mood, and the bright, colorful costumes accentuate the festive mood. And there are Ice Skaters who glide gracefully across the stage. And everyone will believe in the legend of Santa Claus when the jolly old elf himself drives on the stage in his sleigh pulled by his top-hatted 'reindeer'. And Santa's jolly "Ho-Ho-Ho's" will be remembered long after you leave the theater.

But the Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry is very much about the reason for the season - the birth of Jesus Christ. You will witness the area's largest living Nativity scene complete with live animals, the three Wise Men - who arrive on camels - majestic flying angels, Mary, Joseph and of course, the baby Jesus. The powerful music is an original score and it will inspire you with its majesty and its beauty. You will be touched by the wondrous Christmas message that the Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry inspires. Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season to All!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Thomas Kinkade Live Christmas Show

      You can experience art coming to life at Thomas Kinkade's Christmas of Light Celebration!

Painter of Light in the SmokiesArt comes to life near Pigeon ForgeThe show is a live musical celebration at the Smoky Mountain Palace, with newly written Christmas music using the Painter of Light's masterpieces as the backdrops for the performances.

Family Christmas ShowLive Holiday Show in the Smokies

The breathtaking high definition projection truly brings the paintings to life and it appears that the performers are part of the painting. It is so lifelike that you feel like you are part of the show. The combination of the lifelike paintings of Thomas Kinkade and the joyous Christmas music, make this an event to share with loved ones, family and friends. You will leave inspired with the hope, the joy and the message of faith that the holidays represent.

Smoky Mountain Palace Sevierville, TNNew Christmas music performed liveThomas Kinkade's Christmas of Light is live, nightly at the newly renovated Smoky Mountain Palace located on Collier Drive in Sevierville, easily reached by Highway 441, the Parkway, or Veterans Boulevard. You can win tickets to the show by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook Contest. Go to www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains and "Like" the contest photo. Feel free to Comment on the photo and Share it with family and friends.

Get prepared for your Smoky Mountain journey with coupons, information and maps on the Best Read Guide website at www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/. There you will find Attraction, Dining, Shopping and Show information plus coupons, blogs and videos. Lift your spirits by attending Thomas Kinkade's Christmas of Light show in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Attractions in Pigeon Forge

Kids photos in the Smokies
To make sure yo have THAT memorable photo from you trip to the Smokies, go by Wild Gals Old Time Photo and stage that perfect photo of you and your spouse, your family or your group. You can be cowboys and saloon gals, gangsters and their molls, Civil War soldiers, hillbillies, Southern folk, and just about any character that you want to be! And you can have photos with your kids, with Mom and Dad
Things to do near Gatlinburg
Be a Saloon Gal
Wild Gals Old Time Photo is located in Pigeon Forge right across from the Welcome Center and the Smoky Mountain Opry. There is free parking so you just park and then walk into the building and back in time. Walk across the hardwood floor and step up to the bar, which is just one of the scenes that you can choose for your photo. Other scenes include an elegant parlor, saloon, Victorian parlor or Mafia Bosses headquarters. You get to choose the scene and the costumes.
Shopping in Pigeon Forge
Old West Cowboy

Choosing your costumes and getting in costume is part of the fun. You will hear laughter, impressions and all kinds of chatter as you look through the clothes and pick-out your perfect wardrobe. And don't forget the accessories - hats, headbands, boots, high-topped shoes, vests, coats, guns, rifles, cards, books and more. And now that you are all decked-out and in the mood, it is time for the shoot.

Smoky Mountain Coupons
Southern Gents & Belles

As you get arranged to sit for  your photo the fun continues. You are in costume and in character and the comments and fun just comes naturally. Even grumpy old grand dad or pouty little Susie will lighten up and have fun at Wild Gals. Your professional photographer will capture all of the great moments of your group as they pose, posture and become their characters, and you will have these great moments to share forever.

Family fun in the Smokies

You can get your sitting fee paid for if you enter and win the Best Read Guide Facebook Contest featuring Wild Gals Old Time Photo. Go to www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains and "Like" the Contest Photo. Feel free to Comment and share also. Now to get ready to take full advantage of your next trip to the Smokies, go to www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/ and check out the coupons and information for theaters, shopping, dining, lodging, and other great attractions like Wild Gals.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Theater in PIgeon Forge

     The Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show will give you a great evening of fun, food and entertainment. You have your choice of four different live - or should we say murderous - shows, and you are part of the show. Why, you might even be the killer!

Family fun in the SmokiesLucy is live in the Smoky Mountains     Who Dunnit Lucy is set in the Club Tropicana where Ricky Bacardi is putting on a new show. He is getting a lot of help and even some that he doesn't want from a boisterous redhead. You guessed it - Lucy!! Moonshine Murders is set in the hills of Sevier County where the rowdy Luke boys are still on the run from the blundering law woman.

The Clampetts near GatlinburgScarlett and Rhett and good food too     Attention all bachelors because Colonel Simpson is looking for some eligible young men to marry his daughters in Frankly Scarlett, You're Dead. Now the girls may not be the best looking ladies in the area but they do pack pretty big, dowries. And if you are a Clampett Family fan then join The Killbilllies - Jed, Jethro, Ellie May and Granny as they hilariously try to settle in their new home in the Great Smoky Mountains.

You are part of the show at the Murder Mystery Dinner Show, as the characters act around you and even involve you in the show. So be prepared to be fully involved not only in the show but with the great food and service. To get the full benefit be sure to book more than one of the great shows at the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner show.

     Win tickets to the show by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook Contest. Go to www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains and "Like" the Contest Photo. You can Share and Comment also. Prepare for your journey to the Smokies by getting coupons, area and event information, maps and more at www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Theater for Christmas music

 A wonderful Christmas celebration await you at the Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The spirit of Christmas is evident from the Christmas trees that adorn the theater and giant, lighted tree that graces the front lawn.

Music, dancing and special effects in the SmokiesThe Opry Christmas show is a dazzling and spectacular multi-million dollar production involving dozens of singers, dancers, musicians, lavish sets and incredible special effects. The show includes traditional Christmas music sung by talented singers backed-up by the area's biggest and most professional orchestra. In addition to the beautiful music you will see flying sugar plum fairies, dancing elves, enchanted reindeer and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus n their gorgeous red sleigh!

Live Nativity and flying angelsSmoky Mountain Opry has not forgotten the true meaning of Christmas as they present the area's largest living nativity, with live animals and angels that soar throughout the theater and they rejoice at the birth of the baby Jesus. You will be filled with the true spirit of the season as you watch shepherds, Wise men and angels witness the world-changing event of the birth of Christ.

Juggling and laughter in Pigeon ForgeKids love it when the toys come to lifeThe Christmas show also features ice skaters on stage, amazing and agile acrobats, funny and talented jugglers, toys that come to life and the best holiday music this side of the North Pole. If you love the music, decorations and magic of the holiday season, then don't miss Christmas at the Smoky                                                               Mountain Opry.

Give yourself a Christmas gift by going to the show and by winning tickets to the Smoky Mountain Opry. Go to www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains and "Like" the Opry contest Picture to win tickets to the Smoky Mountain Opry. And to make sure that the trip is your best Smoky Mountain experience ever, go to www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/ for coupons, information, maps and more on live shows, attractions, dining and shopping in the Smokies.