Of all the feuds in this country’s history (red state/blue state, Coke/Pepsi, grapes in chicken salad/no grapes in chicken salad), perhaps none is more famous than the Hatfields and McCoys disagreement. This interstate spat began during the Civil War and while it didn’t last past the turn of the century, it made its way into the folklore of the nation. And now, if you visit Pigeon Forge, you can get involved in this fight, complete with a tasty meal, singing and dancing.
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Food brings back memories of certain places, people
and, very often, seasons. Turkey and dressing with cranberry sauce?
Thanksgiving. Barbeque? Memorial Day or Labor Day. Homemade ice cream? July 4th.
Christmas has a lot of different meals that people associate with it. If you’re
headed to Pigeon Forge this summer and were bummed that you couldn’t experience
Christmas in the Smokies, try a new restaurant with all the holiday cheer.
You’ve probably noticed the number of cupcake/bakery stores that have opened across the country in the last few years. The reason they keep opening is that we Americans have an appetite for delicious sweets. And for those of us with incurable sweet teeth (plural, because there’s no way I just have one sweet tooth), we got good news in Pigeon Forge recently – Nom Nom’s Cupcake Factory & Sweets Shoppe is open.
Just off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, there’s a collection of buildings that takes you back to a time when families had to make what they needed. They weren’t able to run to the mall or grocery store and pick up a few items. And this place has got a little of everything for the family. It’s known as the Old Mill Square.