The Smoky Mountains are alive with the sweet blooms of spring and the burst of summer heat right around the corner! If you’ve visited already this year you’ve probably noticed that we spruced up a bit at The Original Farmhouse. We brightened up the lobby with a fresh coat of paint, polished the floors, and brought in some new décor. And, over at the Farmhouse Grill, we’re looking forward to the arrival of some new furniture from Old Hickory for the Back 40 dining room and we’re adding a new bird cage! If we haven’t had the pleasure of seeing you yet, please make plans to dine with us soon. It’s beautiful in East Tennessee and we especially think our farm setting makes for a lovely place to spend a few hours
With the weather so wonderful we invite you to enjoy our outdoor areas when you do dine with us. The Original Farmhouse patio is always open ‘weather permitting’ plus it’s pet friendly. So for all of you who can bear to part with your furry best friend, when you visit Applewood Farmhouse, you don’t have to! At the Farmhouse Grill, we just completed construction of an awesome new brick fire pit patio and it’s a great place to hang out and visit.
Did you know The Original Applewood Farmhouse Grill had desserts that are big enough to share? Well it does, but they’re so delicious you may not want to. We’ve created desserts that are big enough for two, they’re all distinctly different, absolutely delectable, and very difficult to choose from! It’s honestly hard to pick a favorite, I know I can’t! Our choices are Strawberry Shortcake, Polly’s Banana Puddin’ and Triple Layer Hershey’s Chocolate Cake. And if that weren’t enough, we just introduced Caramel Pecan Praline Cheesecake. Come back often and try them all!
We know many of you love to cook and have bought and enjoyed our Applewood Southern Comfort Cookbook. We’re very excited to announce that this summer the Second Edition cookbook is out and it’s just as packed with great recipes sure to become favorites with your family and friends. Ask your server for details. It’s also available for sale on our website. Our cookbooks make great presents so stock up for birthdays and Christmas!
And last but not least, all of us at The Original Applewood Farmhouse want to wish Gary Ledford, aka Bear, a Happy 40th Anniversary. Bear is the General Manager here at Applewood, but that’s not all he is. He’s our resident historian, story teller, overall character and someone we rely upon and can’t live without. Forty years is a long time to work for one company and we just think the world of him. Congratulations Bear!
Thanks to all of you who continue to make The Original Applewood Farmhouse the success that it is. We feel blessed each and every day to serve you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
William B. Stokely, IV
President, Orchard Foods, Ltd