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Old 12-22-2008, 11:05 PM   #11
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The title of this thread reminds me of "Ernest goes to Hollywood" or something like that. Have fun while you're there!

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Old 12-23-2008, 05:09 PM   #12
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Well, the beer and food was good, but our waitress left much to be desired. First off, she cards me and then cards my father-in-law. Both of us are lacking in the hair department and what we do have is pretty much white or grey. She said it was the law, but how retarded for a law. She acted like one of those TSA workers wanding Grandma.

I ordered a big mug of their Pale Ale and the waitress warned me that it was the HOPPIEST of their beers. She then went on to describe each one and used Macro beers to describe them.

Their Mountain Light = Coors Light
Thunder Road Pilsener = Heineken
Cherokee Red Ale = Killians
Vellas Hellas Lager = Corona
Tuckaleecheee Porter = Guinness
Black Bear Ale = an Amber Bock
Their Winter Warmer = Guiness and Amber Bock mixed.

SWMBO and her mom ordered the Red Ale and it was tasty. My Pale Ale, was not hoppy at all (just came from the hotel where I enjoyed a Sierra Nevada). It had a nice malt backbone, but it was lacking in the hops department.

The place had loads of Weyermann malt sacks everywhere. Good food, decent beer, but the help is either poorly educated about the beer or they have been trained to cater to a uneducated customer base.

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Old 12-23-2008, 06:13 PM   #13
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Ed, thats pretty much how I remember Smoky Mtn.

But there beers aren't horrible, G'berg isn't very friendly. You gotta go to Asheville (2 hrs East) to get a really good beer market.

G'berg caters to southern rednecks getting shotgun weddings. Beer snoba are few & far between!

Check out the village if yuh get a chance. Much better beer selection.

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Old 12-23-2008, 07:55 PM   #14
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Too bad about the service. We had great service when we went and that was the main reason we ended up going back.

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Old 12-24-2008, 12:21 AM   #15
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Thanks for the replies & feedback. We've had our share of Gatlinburg and are back on the mountain working on the keg of Apfelwein & beers from Chico, CA & Minnasoota.

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Old 12-24-2008, 12:30 AM   #16
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Stay shacked up for most of the time... the mountains are beautiful but the area reminds me a lot of hot garbage. We really just enjoyed hikes and the nature.

The fox and Parrot is a cool and quirky place, also the Ship was passable. Both those places are definitely worth a stop.

The Cuban place in either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge was very good and not saturated with the odd Southern Redneck essence others have commented on. Order some of the real Cuban dishes and you will not be disappointed.

Have fun, what a beautiful park!!!!

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Boerderij,
What Cuban place are you talking about? I usually make the trip down there once or twice a year just to make sure its still down there.

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Can't remember the name... it is the only Cuban place and looks like the only authentic food place around. I am pretty sure it was in Gatlinburg, or the right side of the street at the beginning (ish) part of the town as you are heading from P.F. into Gatlinburg.

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