in Smoky Mountain Wedding Venues on Apr 25, 2019
Read our latest blog post on some tips to make sure that your Smoky Mountain wedding is an unforgettable experience. We'll cover the main things you need to consider to make sure you and your guests have the best time possible.
in All News, Bistro on Apr 11, 2019
The Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro is happy to announce that starting Sunday, May 5th we will be opening our doors for brunch! Sunday Brunch at the Bear will be offered every Sunday from 11 am - 2 pm and will feature an incredible a la carte menu from our award-winning culinary team in addition to bottomless mimosas and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar!
in Bistro on Feb 26, 2019
Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro has been recognized in several categories of OpenTable’s 2019 Diner’s Choice Awards, including Best Ambiance, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasions, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, American, and Best Restaurants in Knoxville. From the service to the food, people are loving the experience we offer at Dancing Bear.
in All News, Bistro, Events on Feb 01, 2019
Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro is proud to have been named one of America's 25 Most Romantic Restaurants, just in time for Valentine's Day. Dancing Bear is serving up a gorgeous menu offering all week long, so for those who may prefer to miss out on all the hustle and bustle of the day of activities, we are serving up a week of cupid's finest. With our Valentine's Special Menu available from February 13th through February 17th, the Valentine's Dinner at Dancing Bear is available through a regularley scheduled dinner reservation.
in All News, Events on Dec 14, 2018
Announcing the 2019 Events Schedule for Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro. Plan your trip to the Peaceful Side of the Smokies around the best events of 2019.
in All News on Dec 03, 2018
Just in time for the holidays, Dancing Bear Lodge has expanded our online store to give our guests the ability to enjoy a bit of the Smoky Mountain experience wherever home may be. Now you can look stylish, stay warm this winter, and show your love for Dancing Bear while on the go.
in All News on Nov 21, 2018
A picture-perfect country wedding in the Smokies is something most brides and grooms dream about. For your consideration, Dancing Bear Lodge and our sister property, Apple Valley Mountain Village, offer a wide range of options and multiple wedding venues in the Tennessee Mountains to accommodate a variety of needs and budgets.
in All News, Events on Nov 02, 2018
"Future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and University of Tennessee icon Peyton Manning wowed nearly 1,000 attendees Thursday night as the Blount Partnership celebrated its 17th annual Best of Blount Awards ceremony."
The Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro was awarded the honor of the 2018 Best of Blount Tourism Award.
"The Best of Blount Awards focus on the Blount County community as a whole rather than only on the business sector. It celebrates those individuals and businesses that give their time and resources to make this area an outstanding place to live and work."
in Activities, All News, Bistro, Events on Oct 26, 2018
“The chefs participating in this year’s festival are passionate about the whiskey, our region and the culture and their cuisine will be representative of this,” said Cooper. “Whiskey is great for drinking, but the chefs will show how whiskey has broader applications and can also be used for cooking.”
Shelley Cooper, Executive Chef of the Appalachian Bistro, is featured in an article titled "Grains & Grits Festival Plans to Elevate Culinary Experience" for Chattanooga Magazine. Here is an excerpt from the Oct. 2018 article sharing the festival's new additions and culinary elevation:
Executive Chef Shelley Cooper, a participant in the Grains & Grits Festival since its inception, is leading this year’s culinary component of the event. She
finds that showcasing the ability of chefs in the region provides a new perspective.
in All News, Bistro, Recipes on Oct 18, 2018
Chef Shelley Cooper is quoted by The Wall Street Journal's Food & Drink section for an article titled "America's Most Satisfying Salad." Here is an excerpt from the Sept. 2018 article by Louisa Shafia about Kilt greens, the Appalachian salad doused with delicious bacon fat:
"Also known as killed lettuce, this unabashedly indulgent sort of salad hails from Appalachia. 'It’s a warm bacon salad, or wilted greens,' said Shelley Cooper, the chef at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro in East Tennessee. 'It’s just we call it kilt.'"