2013 Best of Tennessee – Winners

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The Tennessee Magazine staff thanks everyone who submitted entries to the 2013 Best of Tennessee Readers’ Choice Awards. We received hundreds of online and mail-in ballots nominating the best food, attractions and accommodations our state has to offer.

Congratulations to our grand-prize winners: Regina Henderson, Pickwick Electric Cooperative member; Dana Worrell, Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation; and Ron Mitchum, Holston Electric Cooperative. Each winner, drawn from all qualifying entries, will receive certificates from Tennessee State Parks for up to a four-night stay at any state resort park inn, $250 to spend while enjoying their visit and a basket of farm-direct, locally made artisan foods from Pick Tennessee Products. Christie Upchurch, Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative member, also won $250 after her name was selected from online entrants.

Here we proudly present each “Best of.” Thanks again to all our readers for helping us recognize these deserving winners. Click here to view the runners-up.


EATS

Bakery

West
Shirley’s Bakery
621-C Old Hickory Blvd., Jackson; 731-668-1495; shirleysbakery.net

Middle
Julia’s Homestyle Bakery
1911 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro; 615-890-2253; borobakery.com

East
Miss Bea’s Perks and Pies 109 S. Church St., Rogersville; 423-272-6555; missbeaspies.com

Barbecue

West
Helen’s BBQ
1016 N. Washington Ave., Brownsville; 731-779-3255

Middle
Jack’s BBQ
416 Broadway, Nashville; 615-254-5715; jacksbarbque.com

East
The Pig & Chick
5020 Highway 11W, Rogersville; 423-272-4448; pigandchick.com

Catfish

West
Catfish Cabin
1290 S. Highland Ave., Jackson; 731-422-1001; catfishcabinjackson.com

Middle
The Catfish House
3424 Tom Austin Highway, Springfield; 615-382-1382

East
Huck Finn’s Catfish
3330 Parkway, Pigeon Forge; 865-429-3353; huckfinnsrestaurant.com

Hamburger

West
Bell’s Drive-In
204 S. Church Ave., Henderson; 731-989-2816

Middle
Buster’s Place
1615 N.W. Broad St., Murfreesboro; 615-895-5464

East
Litton’s Market & Restaurant, 2803 Essary Road, Knoxville; 865-688-0429; littonsburgers.com

Home/Country Cooking

West
Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Store, 56 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson; 800-748-9588; caseyjones.com

Middle
Loveless Cafe
8400 Highway 100, Nashville; 615-646-9700;
lovelesscafe.com

East (tie)
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant/Applewood Farmhouse Grill
250 Apple Valley Road, Sevierville; 865-428-1222;
applebarncidermill.com

The Farmer’s Daughter
7700 Erwin Highway, Chuckey; 423-257-4650; thefarmersdaughterrestaurant.com

Milkshake

West
Bell’s Drive-In
204 S. Church Ave., Henderson; 731-989-2816­

Middle
Reeves-Sain Drug Store
1801 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro; 615-278-0770; reevessain.com

East
Golden Dairy, 4002 Highway 66 South, Rogersville; 423-272-2000; goldendairy11.webs.com

Place for Dessert

West
Dumplin’s
31C Wiley Parker Road, Jackson; 731-664-4959; hrhdumplins.com

Middle
Miller’s Grocery
7011 Main St., Christiana; 615-893-1878; millersgrocery.com

East
Miss Bea’s Perks and Pies 109 S. Church St., Rogersville; 423-272-6555; missbeaspies.com


TRAVEL & FUN

Agritourism/Pick- Your-Own Farm

West
Green Acres Berry Farm
158 Medina Highway, Milan; 731-686-2004; greenacresfarmmilantn.com

Middle
Grandaddy’s Farm
454 Highland Ridge Road, Estill Springs; 931-327-4080; grandaddysfarm.com

East
The Davidson Farm
993 Carters Valley Road, Rogersville; 423-345-3384; thedavidsonfarm.com

Campground

West
Chickasaw State Park
20 Cabin Lane, Henderson; 731-989-5141; state.tn.us/environment/parks/Chickasaw

Middle
Fall Creek Falls
2009 Village Camp Road, Pikeville; 800-250-8611; state.tn.us/environment/parks/FallCreekFalls

East
Cades Cove
107 Park Headquarters Road, Gatlinburg;     877-444-6777; nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/ frontcountry-camping.htm.

Golf Course

West (tie)
Mirimichi
6195 Woodstock Cuba Road, Millington; 901-259-3800; mirimichi.com

Pickwick Landing State Park,
Park Road, Pickwick Dam; 731-689-3149; tngolftrail.net/traditionals/pickwicklanding/

Middle
Willowbrook Golf Course
6751 McMinnville Highway, Manchester; 931-728-8989; golfwillowbrook.net

East
Clinchview Golf Club
970 Highway 11W, Bean Station; 865-993-2892; clinchviewgolfclub.net

Hiking Trail

West
Chickasaw State Park
20 Cabin Lane, Henderson; 731-989-5141; state.tn.us/environment/parks/Chickasaw

Middle
Fall Creek Falls State Park 2009 Village Camp Road, Pikeville; 423-881-5298; state.tn.us/environment/ parks/FallCreekFalls

East
Appalachian Trail
appalachiantrail.org

Outdoor Adventure

West
Reelfoot Lake
2595 State Route 21E, Tiptonville; 731-253-8003; www.state.tn.us/environment/parks/ReelfootLake/

Middle
Fall Creek Falls
2009 Village Camp Road, Pikeville; 423-881-5298; state.tn.us/environment/ parks/FallCreekFalls

East
Rafting the Ocoee River
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park, 404 Spring Creek Road, Delano; 423-263-0050; state.tn.us/ environment/parks/Hiwassee

Sporting Event

West
Jackson Generals baseball
4 Fun Place, Jackson; 731-988-5299; jacksongeneralsbaseball.com

Middle
Tennessee Titans football
1 Titans Way, Nashville; 615-565-4000; titansonline.com

East
University of Tennessee Volunteers football
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, Suite 201, Knoxville; 800-332-VOLS; utsports.com

State Park

West
Chickasaw State Park
20 Cabin Lane, Henderson; 731-989-5141; state.tn.us/environment/ parks/Chickasaw

Middle
Fall Creek Falls State Park 2009 Village Camp Road, Pikeville; 423-881-5298; state.tn.us/environment/ parks/FallCreekFalls

East
Roan Mountain State Park 1015 Highway 143, Roan Mountain; 423-772-0190; state.tn.us/environment/ parks/RoanMtn


THE ARTS

Art Gallery

West
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art,
1934 Poplar Ave., Memphis; 901-544-6200; brooksmuseum.org

Middle
Frist Center for the Visual Arts,
919 Broadway, Nashville; 615-244-3340; fristcenter.org

East
Hunter Museum of American Art,
10 Bluff View, Chattanooga; 423-267-0968; huntermuseum.org

Museum

West
Pink Palace Museum
3050 Central Ave., Memphis; 901-636-2362; memphismuseums.org

Middle
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway, Nashville; 615-244-3340; fristcenter.org

East (tie)
Hunter Museum of American Art
10 Bluff View, Chattanooga; 423-267-0968; huntermuseum.org

Knoxville Museum of Art
1050 Worlds Fair Park, Knoxville, 865-525-6101; knoxart.org

Performing Arts

West
Orpheum Theater
203 S. Main St., Memphis; 901-525-3000; orpheum-memphis.com

Middle
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
505 Deaderick St., Nashville; 615-782-4040; tpac.org

East
Cumberland County Playhouse
221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville; 931-484-5000; ccplayhouse.com


GETAWAYS

Place to Take the Kids

West
Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis; 901-333-6500; memphiszoo.org

Middle
Nashville Zoo
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville; 615-833-1534; nashvillezoo.org

East
Dollywood
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge; 800-365-5996; dollywood.com

Weekend Getaway/Town to Visit

Editor’s note: These appeared as two separate categories on the entry form, but the same cities won in both

West
Memphis
Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau, 47 Union Ave., Memphis; 901-543-5300;
memphistravel.com

Middle
Nashville
Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, 150 Fourth Ave. N., Suite G-250, Nashville; 800-657-6910;
visitmusiccity.com

East
Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, 811 E. Parkway, Gatlinburg;     800-588-1817; gatlinburg.com


SHOPPING

Antiques Store

West
Yarbro’s Antique Mall
350 Carriage House Drive, Jackson; 731-664-6600

Middle
Miss Lucille’s Marketplace
2231-A Madison St., Clarksville, 931-896-1700; misslucillesmarketplace.com

East
Mountain Star Mall
122 E. Main St., Rogersville; 423-272-7800; mountainstarmall.com

Farmers Market

West
West Tennessee Farmer’s Market
91 New Market St., Jackson; 731-425-8308; www.cityofjackson.net/farmersmarket/main.html

Middle
Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville; 615-880-2001; nashvillefarmersmarket.org

East
Kingsport Farmers Market
Center and Clinchfield streets, Kingsport; 423-229-9400; kingsporttn.gov/kingsport-farmers-market

Flea Market

West
Friendly Frank’s Flea Market
800 S. Highland Ave., Jackson; 901-755-6561

Middle
Nashville Flea Market
Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Nashville; 615-862-5016; nashvilleexpocenter.org/ expo/fleamarket/index.asp

East
Great Smoky Mountains Flea Market
220 W. Dumplin Valley Road, Kodak, 865-932-3532; greatsmokiesfleamarket.com


EVENTS

Arts and Crafts Show

West
Reelfoot Arts & Crafts
Festival, P.O. Box 938,
Union City; 731-885-7295; reelfootartsandcrafts.com

Middle
Webb School Craft Fair
P.O. Box 222, Bell Buckle; 931-389-9663; bellbucklechamber.com

East
Heritage Days
415 S. Depot St., Rogersville; 423-272-1961; rogersvilleheritage.org

County/Regional Fair

West
West Tennessee State Fair Jackson Fairgrounds Park
800 S. Highland Ave, Jackson; 731-424-0151; wtsfair.com

Middle
Wilson County Fair
945 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon; 615-443-2626; wilsoncountyfair.net

East
Appalachian Fair
P.O. Box 8218, Gray; 423-477-3211; appalachianfair.com

Festival

West
West Tennessee Strawberry Festival
1200 Main St., Humboldt; 731-784-1842; wtsf.org

Middle
Uncle Dave Macon Days
P.O. Box 5016, Murfreesboro; 800-716-7560; uncledavemacondays.com

East
Heritage Days
415 S. Depot St., Rogersville; 423-272-1961; rogersvilleheritage.org

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