Virtual Beer Festival scheduled for August 21, 2020. State of Southern Beer sampler to offer virtual North Carolina beer tasting.
The North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild (NCCBG), a non-profit organization, is offering North Carolina beer fans an exclusive opportunity to taste the State of Southern Beer while maintaining a safe social distance- a very social distance!
Each session, to be held via Zoom, will feature a guided tasting experience hosted by an award winning North Carolina brewery. Those registered will receive two 16 oz. cans per featured style (a total of four 16 oz. cans) that will be shipped to them directly.Continue reading…
Smoky Mountain Southern Fried Green Tomato Recipe is the perfect solution to all the extra tomatoes from your garden. The HeySmokies.com culinary crew love nothing better than this tangy, savory, delicious fried dish. Here in the Smoky Mountain region we are blessed with some of the most amazing tomatoes in the world. Our neighbors to the north in Grainger County grow world renowned tomatoes and if we ever run low in our garden we hit the road to the tomato capital of the South. Once a year the Grainger County Tomato Festival is held the last weekend of July. This event is considered one of the ten best festivals in the state and a lot of fun for the entire family.
Smoky Mountain Southern Fried Green Tomato Recipe:
4 Large green tomatoes
Vegetable oil (as much as you need ie: QB)
1 1/2 Cups buttermilk
1 1/2 Cups yellow cornmeal
2 Tablespoons of salt
Nice dash of cayenne pepper
2 Tablespoons of paprika
Smoky Mountain Poisonous Plants. Don’t let poison ivy or its relatives scratch your summer fun. “It comes on like a rose, but everybody knows-it’ll really do you in, when you let it get onto your skin” – or so a song goes about poison ivy; and those who come into contact with one of the many plants that contain oils that can cause pure misery will no doubt agree.Continue reading…
GSMNP bike trail proposal. Great Smoky Mountains National Park seeks public input for a proposed mountain bike trail system on the unfinished section of the Foothills Parkway corridor in Wears Valley, TN. The park is initiating an environmental assessment in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act and National Historic Preservation Act.Continue reading…