Are you a foodie? You’re a foodie because who the heck else would click on the three-day food road trip around the Volunteer State? You obviously know we have biscuits and gravy like no one else, hot chicken from heaven, and some killer coffee shops. We figured out a solid trip from Memphis to Gatlinburg, with a couple stops in between so your palate doesn’t have
too much time to reset.
Day 1: Breakfast- Bosco's Squared
Bosco's has a Sunday Jazz brunch that simply can't be missed. Jazz brunch? Omelets and eggs benedict? Yep. It's only served on Sundays, but it's so good that you can't miss it. Put it on that bucket list!
Day 1: Lunch- Rendezvous
Known for the best freaking bbq in Memphis, Rendezvous has a reputations that far precedes itself. We're still in Memphis because you simply can't miss the barbeque of legends.
Day 1: Dinner - Rock 'n Dough Pizza Company
A road trip isn't the same without a solid pizza stop. With rave reviews and a fun atmosphere, this particular Rock 'n Dough is a great greasy spot along the road as you make your way to Nashville.
Day 2: Breakfast - Marcy Jo's Mealhouse
This tiny hole in the wall is a family owned diner located 45 minutes outside of Nashville. It's a bit out of the way on our road trip, but we need an authentic southern breakfast with fantastic southern folk and you just can't get any better than Marcy Jo's.
Day 2: Mid-Morning Coffee - Crema
Where the locals go, Crema is a specialty coffee shop and roaster that proffers puffy pastries and barista know-how. The recently revamped space is perfect for that midday pick-me-up.
Day 2: Lunch - Prince's Hot Chicken
Hattie B's is hot chicken, but Prince's is where the locals go. Be prepared for lines if you go during the peak period, but the homegrown atmosphere and red hot spices will have you sad to leave.
Day 2: Dinner - Rolf and Daughters
We're going upscale for dinner at the Germantown Rolf and Daughters location. With pasta so good you could cry, the fresh menu and industrial chic atmosphere will give you the upscale Nashville experience you were looking for.
Day 3: Breakfast - The Glade Café
Since you definitely don't want to get TOO far down the road, The Glade is a highly reviewed cafe that offers a spot for the locals to get their breakfast sandwiches and us newcomers to indulge in something highly caloric and wildly delicious. Everything is good on the menu, and grab a bit of pie to go!
Day 3: Lunch - The Tomato Head
Perfect for anyone on the trip who has diet restrictions, Tomato Head is popular amongst locals and tourists alike. Their fresh ingredients and peppy staff will give you a little rock 'n roll in your step, sure to bring you right on back for seconds.
Day 3: Dinner - Blaine's Grill and Bar
We went for greasy fries and awesome burgers on this one. Blaine's is exactly like it sounds - except it has dining out on the balcony with a lovely view of Gatlinburg. We're finishing out the trip with a cold beer, a pretty view, and a lot of memories.
Have you been to any of these fantastic spots? Do you think you’ll make it anytime soon…? Leave your thoughts and suggestions below!