Who doesn’t like a good ol’ plate of vittles? Add a thoughtful array of cocktails and wine pairings, inspiring conversation in a beautiful mountain setting for a good cause, and we’ll call it a date.


Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro, in Townsend, Tennessee is hosting “An Evening with Ronni Lundy”, author of Victuals – An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes, on January 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Executive Chef Shelley Cooper will welcome the award-winning author hailed as “the most engaging authority on the Appalachian region,” along with guest chefs Travis Milton and Anna Bogle.

Anna Bogle

Anna Bogle

The culinary adventure begins at 6:00 pm, when Lundy and her all-star cast will delight guests with stories, histories, and a 21st century Appalachian gastronomical extravaganza. While we don’t won’t to give away chef secrets, Chef Bogle has assured us that the menu will tantalize all palates, including craft beer lovers. Dinner will be presented at chef-attended stations with cocktails and wine pairings, all included in the ticket price of $149.

Check out the menu and other evening details by clicking here!

Our travel correspondent, Melissa Corbin, isn’t a fan of dining alone. While she plans on sharing a few “oh mys” and “lordy, lordys” with the lovely Ronni Lundy, she’ll be looking out for you, as well. Let her know that Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine sent you, and you just may hear yourself on her next TCBM broadcast.

Last year, as the National Park Service celebrated their 100th Anniversary, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was ravaged by wildfires in November. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Great Smoky Mountain Association to support our beloved National Park. The Great Smoky Mountains Association supports the perpetual preservation of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the national park system by promoting greater public interest and appreciation through education, interpretation, and research.

Travis Milton

Travis Milton

Advance reservations are required by calling Dancing Bear at (800) 369-0111 ext. 2 or by going online to DancingBearLodge.com.

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Winner announced February 1, 2017!

Written by Melissa Corbin 


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