Southern Road Trip: Birmingham to Knoxville

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Where to Eat

Milk and Honey: This spot usually has a line, but the Farmhouse Biscuit with house breakfast sausage, Benton’s bacon, and tomato jam is worth the wait. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Elvis, a creamy peanut butter, caramelized banana, and local honey treat. 

Easy Bistro & Bar: Try as many things as you can from the impressive menu at this chic restaurant in Chattanooga’s bustling downtown (we suggest the beef brisket), but don’t dare leave without ordering the cornbread—a perfectly golden brown slice made with pork fat and served with sorghum butter sprinkled with popped sorghum kernels. 

The Blue Plate Diner: This modern diner is a fun stop for locally sourced food and great people watching. The fried chicken plate is a Southern classic, but if breakfast is more your thing, try the high-rising cornmeal pancakes and splurge with Benton’s bacon on the side. 

The Blue Plate Diner

Where to Stay: The Chattanoogan HotelThe perfect place to stay in its namesake city, The Chattanoogan Hotel is close to everything—downtown, the North Shore, the Riverwalk, and more. Complete with The Broad Street Grill, The Foundry Lounge, and an onsite spa, this hotel might tempt you to stay indoors for a day. 

The Chattanoogan Hotel
The Chattanoogan Hotel

Visit the Moon Pie General Store on Broad Street to try as many of these Chattanooga-made sweet treats as you can eat. 

Moon Pie General Store


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