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!