Typically, when I visit a new place, I scour yelp.com, urbanspoon.com and tripadvisor.com to find the best places to eat. I'm looking for that great local place or that hidden gem. So when my husband's family decided to gather in Gatlinburg, I looked to see what my options would be.
Well, it seems the non-chain options in the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area are pretty much steak houses and pancake houses. Lots of both. But the steak houses are generally not veg-friendly (unless you like iceberg lettuce salads, which I do not) and the pancake houses aren't open past lunch. So. For dinner one night I had a PayDay and the other night a Clif bar. Though both were enjoyable, they're not photo-worthy. So, instead, I will post a picture of one of the many "entertainment" venues popular in the area.
|Yes, it's an upside-down building. No, I don't know why.|
So, if you go, I recommend renting a cabin up in the mountains and bringing your food with you. And/or ordering pizza.
This photo--of yet another popular "entertainment" option--is quite representative of when I intend to return to Gatlinburg.
|That's right--flying pigs.|