Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken (Memphis, TN)

We ended the first day of our cross country trip with dinner at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken in Memphis, Tennessee. Since we were arriving at our friend’s house in Little Rock, Arkansas, fairly late we thought it best to make a pit stop before and see whether fried the chicken was worth the hype….

Hillcrest Little Bakery (Little Rock, AR)

After an hour-long tour of the Little Rock Nine National Historic Site, we were famished. A quick Yelp scan later, we decided to check out HLB. We are a Little Rock based bakery set out to create quality pastries and meals that are as unique as our customers. We are proud to be a part…

Legends on the Lake

As is our custom, we jumped in the car and headed to the mountains for a weekend ride. Chris is always scanning the web for the best places to go. I had no idea where we were headed. We ended up at a resort in North Carolina near Lake Lure. I wasn’t sure what to…

Southern Grit (Knoxville,TN)

The Story We were traveling through Knoxville, Tennessee, on the way to Indiana when we decided to stay in the city for the night. The restaurant had a dark, stripped down aesthetic and was conveniently located on a corner spot lined with huge windows. There was a short wait but it wasn’t too bad.  The…

Fleet Landing (Charleston, SC)

Setting Charleston’s Best Waterfront Restaurant has a view that is a distinctive destination unto itself. Housed in a 1940s retired naval building on the east side of the Charleston peninsula, Fleet Landing Restaurant features classic and contemporary Southern seafood fare in a setting that celebrates the area’s waterfront heritage. The restaurant’s “maritime chic interior” caught…

Old Ebbitt Grill (Washington, DC)

If you know anything about me you know I enjoy beautiful aesthetics, great food and people watching. The ability to spot VIP’s in Washington, DC, is one of my superpowers. It’s a gift. Old Ebbitt Grill, located down the street from the White House, fits the bill. When I lived in the city back in…

Review: Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant (Sevierville, TN)

Hearty Southern comfort food in a casual environment with signature apple fritters. We decided to take a fall weekend trip to Tennessee. As everyone can attest, this year has been one of the worst in recent memory which prompted the need to escape to the mountains for a couple of days. We aren’t major nature…

Weekend Travels: Blue Ridge, Georgia

We haven’t been on as many weekend getaways lately. We are trying to save for a substantial summer vacation overseas which means less travel during the academic year. (Any other former teachers think in school years or is that just me?) Last weekend, Chris decided we needed to get out of town and I wholeheartedly…