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One of the most beloved places to eat in the Smokies is enjoying a moment in the spotlight! As part of their “Hidden Treasures of Gatlinburg” series, Knoxville’s NBC affiliate profiled Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs. This one-of-a-kind restaurant is famous for its unique hot dogs and delicious milkshakes. WBIR’s Brandon Bates went down to Gatlinburg to sample some of the restaurant’s signature dishes and interview the owner. You can watch the segment below:

Here at Visit My Smokies, we subscribe to the philosophy that if you’re taking a vacation, you should also take a vacation from your diet! The Smoky Mountain area offers so many delicious dining options that it would be a crime to skip all of the Southern fried goodness. So turn off your Fitbit, loosen your belt, and savor all of the mouthwatering food at the best places to eat in the Smoky Mountains.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee may very well be the pancake capital of the world. It seems that everywhere you turn in Gatlinburg, you find a new pancake restaurant - not that we’re complaining! Here at Visit My Smokies we love pancakes, and we think that the fierce flapjack competition in Gatlinburg has produced some of the best hotcakes in the country. If you’re looking for the perfect breakfast destination, be sure to check out these four places to eat pancakes in Gatlinburg:  

Opportunities for shopping in the Smoky Mountains are endless. Between outlet malls, downtown shops and locally owned stores, you have days of retail therapy ahead of you. But one possibility you definitely shouldn't miss out on is Gatlinburg shopping at The Village. Tucked into a nook downtown, The Village is a picturesque collection of quaint stores and eateries that are a must for anyone looking for great shopping – and then some. A winding brick path takes you through a unique selection of boutiques, clothiers, eateries and galleries with plenty of bench space for resting and enjoying the scene along the way.

For the first time in over a decade, the month of August will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. That is an extra 48 hours where you and your family are completely free of the stress from everyday life. This means no school, no work, and no nosy neighbors. For families wanting to spend their extra weekend in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains, we at Visit my Smokies have come up with a few fun activities you can enjoy based on different vacation personalities.

gluten_free_on_green_background-MediumWith more than 100 symptoms related to celiac disease, gluten allergies are a serious concern for vacationing families with members who suffer from any of these allergies. Families visiting the Great Smoky Mountains during their vacation have no reason to worry because our area boasts some of the best gluten free options around, from home-style delights to scrumptious desserts.

Want to say cheers to the New Year at a local hot spot in Gatlinburg? If you’re looking for a cool and different way to ring in 2014, Three Jimmy’s is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. Whether you're visiting as a group or a couple, this local eatery is going to have the best New Year’s Eve party in town.