Tracy City, TN
Flashback to 1988: The Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City, TN turns out about 3,000 fruit cakes each year for Christmas. Tennessee Crossroads visited a bakery where fruit cakes are no joking matter. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Few things have the power to affect us the way art and literature can. Images and words can inspire greatness, cause despair or bring us joy. Recently, Tennessee Crossroads' Ed Jones met a Leiper's Fork, TN artist who combines images and the written word to bring about a sense of peace in the viewer. Join Nashville Public Television to learn more about the story of David Arms.
When asked how he created one of his sculptures, Michelangelo said that he saw an angel in the marble and carved until he set him free. Rickey Chick recently met a Manchester, TN artist who has a similar approach when it comes to carving wood. Here's the story of Roger Bennett and Clear Branch Woodworks. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
When you hear the term "museum of natural history," you might think of Washington D.C., New York, or even London. But what about Murfreesboro, TN? That's right. Middle Tennessee has had its own Museum of Natural History since 2014. Tennessee Crossroads uncovered this hidden gem, and brings you the story. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
As you know, March 17th is date for Ireland to honor St. Patrick and celebrate its heritage. Of course, nowadays, we Americans get into the act as well, however, you can experience everything Irish -- the culture, the food, the music anytime of the year in Nashville, TN. Just head to the Donelson community to a restaurant and pub called McNamara's. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Sometimes a bit of nostalgia can be the best seasoning for a meal. That’s true for the country boy restaurant in Leipers Fork, TN. As Tennessee Crossroads found out, a couple who’s not even originally from Tennessee, decided to bring this iconic little diner back to life as Country Boy Restaurant. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Join Tennessee Crossroads as we do a little shopping, pick up some groceries, dine at a great restaurant, maybe even go dancing. Tennessee Crossroads found a place in Nashville, TN, where you can do all of that, and never leave the building. It's a new place on Nolensville Road called Plaza Mariachi. Join Nashville Public Television to find out more.
Back in the day, if you lived in the country or a small town, the nearest place to get just about anything you needed was the general, or "country" store. The folks who ran them knew everybody in the community by name. It's good to know that there are still country stores to be found across Tennessee, and Tennessee Crossroads dropped by one in McMinnville, TN recently, where they serve up delicious food, and a heaping helping of memories. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
When a horrible hurricane hit the Gulf Coast, Joel and Herb Tassin decided to leave their beloved New Orleans, LA for good and move to Nashville, TN. Among the treasures they brought with them was the ability to create wonderful, New Orleans-style food. Tennessee Crossroads met these brothers at their restaurant, Voodoo Gumbo, for food like you'd find in the French Quarter. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.
There's a cafe in Clarksville, TN that not only has art on the walls and shelves but on their plates as well. Tennessee Crossroads paid a visit to Silke's Bakery and Cafe and found true European fare and flare. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Silke's Bakery and Cafe.