Smokin Chikin: Exotic Flavors in Clarksville, Tennessee

Rotisserie chicken has been all dressed up with international flavors at Smokin Chikin in Clarksville, Tennessee, a fast-growing eatery with the goal of “bringing the world to our food and worldly food to our guests.” Location: 1820 Tiny Town Road, Clarksville, Tennessee Menu: The menu is simple – chicken, chicken and more chicken. Rotisserie chicken…

The Catfish House, Clarksville, Tennessee: Epitome of Comfort Food

Combine the personal touches of a restaurant that is family-owned and family-operated with a menu full of popular Southern specialties nestled in the hills of Tennessee, and the result is The Catfish House in Clarksville. Address: 1461 Zinc Plant Road, Clarksville, Tennessee Menu: The entree offerings at The Catfish House are simple: catfish, steaks, seafood…

Jaleo: Rousing Success in Disney Springs, Florida

The long-awaited Orlando opening of Jaleo by Jose Andres is a stunning success. The largest of his restaurants, so far, gleams and amazes its diners, both visually and gastronomically. Location: 1482 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, Florida (inside Disney Springs) Menu: The menu at Jaleo consists of Spanish cuisine presented in an extensive variety of tapas,…

Ol’ Tom’s Pub: Dining at Pursell Farms, Sylacauga, Alabama

Ol’ Tom’s Pub inside The Inn at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Alabama, is a delightful gastronomic treat in a peaceful, bucolic setting. The Pub and its companion restaurant, Arrington, combine to meet all of the needs of guests at this exceptional retreat. Location: 386 Talledega Spring Road, Sylacauga, Alabama Menu: The menu offerings at Ol’…

Made-From-Scratch Goodness: home.made, Athens, Georgia

For Southern dishes a cut above what your grandmother might have served, home.made in Athens, Georgia, is serving up some surprising twists on traditional favorites. Location: 1072 Baxter Street, Athens, Georgia Menu: home.made actually has a number of menus beyond lunch and dinner. Those include Meat and Tuesdays Dinner, Saturday Brunch, Supper Club and Happy…

Five and Ten: Creative Southern Dining in Athens, Georgia

A meal at Five and Ten is guaranteed to be an outstanding experience from walking through the door to the last bite of dessert. Afterall, Five and Ten’s Executive Chef and Owner, Hugh Acheson, was a James Beard nominee for Best Chef in the Southeast in 2012 and has just been announced as a 2019…

200 North Beach: French Influence in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

The first restaurant to open in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, after Hurricane Katrina was 200 North Beach. It serves seafood, steaks and much more with a French flair. Location: 200 North Beach Boulevard, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Menu: Seafood and steaks take center stage on the menu of 200 North Beach and appear in every…

Gray’s on Main: Anchor of Downtown Franklin, Tennessee

Located in an 1876 Victorian-style building and sporting a neon sign that has been a fixture on Main Street in Franklin, Tennessee, since 1952, Gray’s on Main is a popular restaurant featuring imaginative dishes with a Southern twang. Location: 332 Main Street, Franklin, Tennessee Menu: The menu is seasonal, subject to the availability of produce and the…

Slugburgers: Signature Treat at Borroum’s Drug Store, Corinth, Mississippi

What began as a pharmacy in 1865, Borroum’s Drug Store is now Mississippi’s oldest drug store in continuous operation and now a wildly popular lunch choice for the locals in Corinth, as well as savvy travelers along Highway 72 heading to and from , Tennessee. Location: 604 East Waldron Street, Corinth, Menu: With its old-fashioned soda fountain…