Review: Ogle’s Brick Oven Pizza in Gatlinburg


It was tough to do, but on our last trip to Gatlinburg, we decided to try a new pizza joint. You know, for you, the blog world. You see, we LOVE The Best Italian Cafe and Pizzeria in Gatlinburg. We are pretty sure that it is the best pizza in the area. But the thing […]

Review: Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin for Breakfast


We just got back from a (rainy) weekend in Gatlinburg. I’m sure glad we weren’t camping, since it rained almost the whole time we were there. It was a quick trip with family to fit in a few specific activities. You’ll be hearing about them in coming days. It was a great trip, though it […]

Cheddar’s Restaurant Opens in Pigeon Forge

A new restaurant is open in Pigeon Forge, as of today, Monday, April 26. Cheddar’s Casual Cafe has opened at 3240 Parkway. According to The Knoxville News, this marks the 35th location of the restaurant.

Thankgiving Dinner in Pigeon Forge

Planning to be in the Smoky Mountain area for Thanksgiving? It’s a popular time for families to pile up in a cozy mountain cabin and celebrate the holidays together. For some people, it’s the perfect time to join together and make a scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner together. (Or maybe they want to make an entire Thanksgiving […]

Visit the Only Character Breakfast in the Smoky Mountains

What do pirates, Ariel, and Cinderella have in common? The Character Breakfast at the Smith Family Theater in Pigeon Forge, of course!

Yes, I really think you should go visit the only Character Breakfast in the Smoky Mountains. And then you should tell me all about it. Because, honestly, I’m just not feeling it. I mean, I’m all for the character breakfasts at Disney World. There, it makes perfect sense to see the princesses and Goofy and […]

3 Ideas for a Romantic Dinner in the Smoky Mountains


So, today is my anniversary. Thirteen years ago today, my husband and I promised to be a team for forever. And yet, here I am, writing a blog tonight. Having spent all of, oh, five minutes with my husband today. Ha! That makes it sound awful! The truth is, we are going to San Antonio […]

Dillsboro Chocolate Factory Open in Pigeon Forge

According to the Digital Journal, the Dillsboro Chocolate Factory has opened a new location in Pigeon Forge. It is located inside the Beef Jerky Outlet at 2726 Parkway. The Digital Journal said this about Dillsboro Chocolate: The original Dillsboro Chocolate Factory has been a favorite stop for visitors to the North Carolina side of the […]

Gatlinburg to Get New Restaurant/Attraction

According to WBIR, a Gatlinburg developer has big plans for the Parkway. Parkway Partners plans to tear down the former Midtown Lodge and replace it with a new chair lift. The former Midtown Lodge lot will be turned into a parking lot for the new attraction. The chair lift will take visitors up the mountain […]

New Key Lime Pie Factory in Pigeon Forge

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, there’s a new pie shop in Pigeon Forge. It’s called The Blond Giraffe Key Lime Pie Factory. The new shop is located in the Exxon Zoomerz station beside the Food Lion on the Parkway, and is owned by Roberto Madeira and Tania Beguinati. The shop was originally in Key […]

The Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge


A few weeks ago, Pigeon Forge was named one of the top Christmassy Towns in the USA by Time Magazine, largely due to The Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge. So what is The Christmas Place? Well, it’s just one of my favorite spots in the Smokies. It consists of several shops, a gorgeous inn, […]