Biscuits & Gravy in Tennesee

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2006/10/18 13:14:41 (permalink)

Biscuits & Gravy in Tennesee

Hello I am new to the forum and would like some tips from the group. I will be going from Illinois to Gatlinburg TN and Asheville NC and I would love to get some GOOD B & G. My definition of good is nice big homemade biscuits, preferrably not chewy from reheating in the microwave; either flaky or sourdough are acceptable if they are good. Gravy should be homemade creamy sausage gravy, semi-thick but not clumpy, with lots of lumps of sausage and good seasoning. To set an example, I do not want Cracker Barrel gravy (bland with no sausage) or Bob Evans (funny yellow color and preservative flavor) or Hardees (thin and often watery, with more funny preservatives). Good home fries a plus. Any tips would be welcome, but note that the Applewood and the Old Mill are both not what I am looking for, their gravy is like Cracker Barrel as I recall. Thanks in advance, Todd

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    skylar0ne
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    RE: Biscuits & Gravy in Tennesee 2006/10/18 17:05:41 (permalink)
    When you go to Asheville, have breakfast at the Moose Cafe. It is right off Interstate 40, at the Farmer's Market exit. The biscuits and gravy there are to die for. You will also get some great apple butter for the biscuits.
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    RE: Biscuits & Gravy in Tennesee 2006/10/19 14:38:46 (permalink)
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Moose Cafe B&G yummy

    skylar you hit the nail on the head with that one

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    RE: Biscuits & Gravy in Tennesee 2006/10/20 16:56:35 (permalink)
    Thanks for the tips, we will want to try the Moose Cafe. Is Sundancer out there? As this is in your neck of the woods I would certainly like your input, both on the B & G or maybe one of the many pancake houses in Gatlinburg that seem to be of varying quality. Thanks to all, Todd
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    RE: Biscuits & Gravy in Tennesee 2006/10/20 17:12:19 (permalink)
    The Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg is always good but crowded. I would have suggested the Apple Barn as the best stop. It is across the street for the Five Oaks outlet Mall. The stop is great and they have two restaurants, a bakery, a great candy shlp, winery and one of the best gift shops around.

    http://www.applebarncidermill.com/come_visit_Smoky_restaurant.cfm

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    RE: Biscuits & Gravy in Tennesee 2006/10/20 17:20:23 (permalink)
    Hello Paul, thank you for the reply. We liked the Apple Barn experience and the food was generally good, it was just I recall the gravy itself did not impress. I recall we ate sitting at a booth on a porch swing, sort of an odd sensation. Any particular dish at the Pancake Pantry? B & G? Sourdough pancakes? How is their butter and syrup, do they give you real butter? Would value any more info you can offer, thanks again, Todd
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    RE: Biscuits & Gravy in Tennesee 2006/10/20 17:55:17 (permalink)
    Buckwheat pancakes.
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    RE: Biscuits & Gravy in Tennesee 2006/10/20 18:00:29 (permalink)
    There is the Apple Barn and then there is the Applewood. I do not recall the Apple Barn having dining on the outside with swings?

    I hope you enjoy the trip this time of the year. It is beautiful and they do it up very pretty for the fall.

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    RE: Biscuits & Gravy in Tennesee 2006/10/20 18:06:55 (permalink)
    I could be confused on the Applewood or the Apple Barn (is the food the same?). But regarding the swing, it was not outside, it was INside, the (moving) swing serving as your seat at a booth. As I said, a little different. Any opinions on the gravy question? Thanks Paul, Todd
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    RE: Biscuits & Gravy in Tennesee 2006/10/20 19:31:22 (permalink)
    Since you seem so particular, suggest you make your own B & G at home, pack it up, take a Coleman stove ($29.97 @ Walmart), pull over at a scenic reststop, find a picnic table,fire it up, heat them up and sit there and enjoy the clean TN air, the changing leaves and the Scenery!
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    RE: Biscuits & Gravy in Tennesee 2006/10/20 22:36:55 (permalink)
    Well, no question about being particular OR the fine scenery, that is for sure!
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    RE: Biscuits & Gravy in Tennesee 2006/10/21 07:05:10 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by toddfleet

    I could be confused on the Applewood or the Apple Barn (is the food the same?). But regarding the swing, it was not outside, it was INside, the (moving) swing serving as your seat at a booth. As I said, a little different. Any opinions on the gravy question? Thanks Paul, Todd


    The food is definately not the same. I do not recall the Applebarn having a swing inside. It is a huge complex with parkiing for at least a thousand cars.

    Great breakfast, lunch and dinner. In addition in the bakery, they have super apple fried pies.

    The setting is beautiful and directly across the street from the Pigeon River.

    Their gift shops are the best in Pigeon Forge.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
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