Beacon Light Tea Room

To many of us, the words “tea room” conjure up visions of finger sandwiches, scones and dainty little tea cups. Well, you can get tea at the Beacon Light Tea Room, as long as it’s iced tea. It’s the sumptuous Southern cooking that attracts loyal diners — like fried chicken, country ham, red-eye gravy and biscuits. Let’s pay a visit to this now historic restaurant in Bon Aqua, TN to discover their secret. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television’s Tennessee Crossroads.


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To many of us, the words "tea room" conjure up visions of finger sandwiches, scones and dainty little tea cups. Well, you can get tea at the Beacon Light Tea Room, as long as it's iced tea. It's the sumptuous Southern cooking that attracts loyal diners -- like fried chicken, country ham, red-eye gravy and biscuits. Let's pay a visit to this now hisoric restaurant in Bon Aqua to discover their secret.

Joe Elmore has been the host of this Emmy-award winning series since its beginnings. As the face of Tennessee Crossroads, Joe has been taking viewers to meet interesting people and explore fascinating out-of-the-way places since 1987. Joe is also a producer and co-host of Horsepower TV on Spike TV. Joe launched his TV career at WHBQ TV in Memphis, TN, where he served as weekend anchor and reporter. Later, he was chosen to co-host the station's PM Magazine show, where he produced nationally-broadcast stories. He has also done extensive work as an independent film and video producer for clients throughout the Southeast.

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