After marrying into an Italian family, Let's Make Wine owner Cheryl Lisi discovered winemaking and, at the behest of friends, opened her own shop where everyone could participate in the art. Her stock includes a menu of winemaking kits for varietals from around the globe, such as riesling, Chilean malbec, and Lisi's favorite, Italian sangiovese, stomped with Gucci loafers. In addition to wine-crafting opportunities, Lisi hosts wineglass-painting classes and will soon add beer-brewing supplies to the store's inventory.
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Brewhouse 100 caters to those craving an all-American meal.
It s best to save your lighter eating habits for another day, though, as
is not featured on the menu here.
Your large group can all sit together at Brewhouse 100.
Dress is typically casual at Brewhouse 100, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening.
Brewhouse 100 is conveniently close to a parking lot.
Keeping an eye on your budget? Brewhouse 100 is a perfect choice, with most meals costing less than $15.
Tom Brown's first wine didn't quite make it into a barrel. Instead, it aged inside a pickle crock in his mother's kitchen, finally flowing forth in the year 1976. Today, Tom heads up a slightly more sophisticated operation as owner of Beans Creek Winery. Sourcing grapes from eight Tennessee counties, Tom and his team of vintners have created 31 wines, including dry reds, sweet and spicy muscats, and three types of sparkling wine. His concoctions have earned 38 medals in the Indy International Wine Competition, where they were also chosen Best of Class three times.
The word "moonshine" might conjure up images of Prohibition-era speakeasies, but spirit-making at Short Mountain Distillery is hardly a clandestine affair. Quite the opposite, in fact?owner Billy Kaufman keeps his operation a community effort. Kaufman operates the 300-acre Little Short Mountain Farm, and a few years ago it inspired a thought: why not use his land to make moonshine? After all, a notorious moonshiner or two did use the farm's caves for just such a purpose in the past. And it would create jobs, support local farmers, and make for some tasty cocktails, all while keeping the revenue local. Kaufman's friends and neighbors agreed, and in 2010, they voted to allow the construction of Short Mountain Distillery.
Today, Short Mountain Distillery continues to champion Tennessee traditions by using the farm's corn and mill to create 105 proof, authentic moonshine in two varieties: classic Short Mountain Moonshine and Apple Pie Moonshine. Their production is still a community project, and if there's any doubt, all you need to do is stop by the distillery, where the staff welcomes visitors with open arms, or at the very least open tours. They can even suggest how to make a mean moonshine cocktail. Even if a person can't make an on-site trip, he or she can still find Short Mountain's potables in stores across Tennessee, Georgia, and Los Angeles.
For Blair Butler and Clayton Cutler, moonshine was just the beginning. When the pair opened Tenn South Distillery in 2011, their goal was to craft the age-old Tennessee spirit in small batches based on traditional methods. Once All Purpose Shine hit shelves, the duo's goals expanded. That's when Blair and Clayton began crafting oak-barrel-aged whiskey, vodka, and gin. Additionally, the pair homebrews flavored moonshines, perfect for mixing into drinks or adding extra shine to already brilliant patent-leather boots. Open throughout the week, the brothers-in-law invite visitors to check out the process and taste the final results during tours and tastings.
Build your own burger at Liquid Smoke — this restaurant serves all-American food.
Vegans will appreciate the animal-free fare at Liquid Smoke.
Liquid Smoke's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
From cheap drinks to good eats, Liquid Smoke's happy hour is a steal.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Liquid Smoke, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Take advantage of the restaurant's open space and tap into your inner dancer.
If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Liquid Smoke cater for you.
Valet parking is available at Liquid Smoke's N Public Sq location.
Liquid Smoke is home to many cyclists who appreciate the parking racks outside.
Expect your bill at Liquid Smoke to come in at around $30 per person.