Review: The Beauty Shop, Memphis, Tennessee

In 2002, the previous site of Priscilla Presley’s curl and dye establishment was transformed into a trendy restaurant in the funky Cooper-Young neighborhood in Memphis. Executive Chef/owner Karen Carrier kept the hooded Belvedere hair-dryers and developed a diverse menu for the innovative dining spot. Her creative endeavor led to a quirky restaurant ambiance and food…

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…

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…

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Memphis, Tennessee

How does Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken get to call their fried chicken “world famous?” Ordinarily, that would be quite a claim, but the restaurant lives up to the title. With twenty-five locations in eleven states, the chain that originated in Mason, [amazon_textlink asin=’1640491597′ text=’Tennessee’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’165cf986-ca7b-11e8-9845-e7fe85a80f37′] in 1953 has come a long…

Deacon’s New South: Newcomer in Downtown Nashville

Dry-aged steaks and locally-sourced produce have a new location in the heart of downtown [amazon_textlink asin=’1493018396′ text=’Nashville’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’fa5622a7-258f-11e8-a604-334612bd44dd’]. At Deacon’s New South, Chef Travis Sparks is on a creative roll, and owner Andy Marshall has another restaurant hit on his hands. Location: 401 Church Street, Nashville, [amazon_textlink asin=’0762792086′ text=’Tennessee’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’2dc3e00c-2590-11e8-a11a-5f8ecf92fa47′]…

etc. in Nashville – Upscale in the Green Hills Neighborhood

Chef Deb Paquette’s newest location in the Green Hills neighborhood of [amazon_textlink asin=’1631212605′ text=’Nashville’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’ba9c7c75-a9e2-11e7-900c-c11efca956c3′], Tennessee, is only a year old but is gaining loyal fans among the locals as well as long-time lovers of Chef Paquette’s creative and tasty dishes. Etch, which has been open in downtown Nashville since 2012, now…

Loveless Cafe: A Nashville, Tennessee Landmark

When you mention the city of Nashville, one restaurant that is notorious for real Southern food comes to mind. The Loveless Cafe serves scrumptious classic breakfast fare in a charming and quaint setting that is fit for foodies, or in this case, country music stars that regularly frequent this hot spot. It is a [amazon_textlink…