Nashville was all about a break to have a great time with some good friends.
We started the evening in the Oak Bar (and Men’s Room), of The Hermitage Hotel before moving on to Southern comfort food and some entertaining country music at Puckett’s. We finished off the night walking over to Broadway to visit a few of the Honky-Tonk bars the tourists frequent. A super fun night!
Final stop before the NC mountains, lunch in Knoxville, my old UT stomping grounds. A steamed sandwich at Sam & Andy’s. Not the same as the original, but still tasty and priceless for the memories.
Rain or shine our friend’s Pig Pick’n annual event goes on; this was the 9th year for this local party held deep in the woods on a historic homestead on Grandmother Mountain. Amazing smoked pig, chicken, brisket and goose. Not to be overlooked, were the incredible accompaniments everyone brought to share, fresh backed bread, tomato pie, sides made with fresh veggies, homemade cakes and pies. The event is for family and friends who come from as far away as New York to enjoy one another, good humor and great food while listening to some inspired local musicians. But it’s the great people assembled that make it a truly special time to share, and the rain didn’t dampen the good cheer or hearty appetites.
To top it off, we saw a black bear on the way home!