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Fruit Cakes on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Fruit Cakes

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.

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David Arms Gallery on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

David Arms Gallery

Franklin, TN

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.

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Clear Branch Woodworks on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Clear Branch Woodworks

Manchester, TN

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.

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Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History

Murfreesboro, TN

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.

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McNamara's Irish Pub on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

McNamara’s Irish Pub

Nashville, TN

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.

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The Country Boy Restaurant on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

The Country Boy Restaurant

Franklin, TN

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.

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Breece's Cafe on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Breece’s Cafe

Centerville, TN

Joe Elmore discovers the success secret of Breece's Cafe in Centerville - now almost 80 years old.

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Legacy Building - Wood Furniture on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Legacy Building – Wood Furniture

Pegram, TN

Ken Wilshire visits a unique workshop where they create heirloom-quality furniture from reclaimed and restored wood.

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Plaza Mariachi on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Plaza Mariachi

Nashville, TN

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.

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Depot Bottom Country Store on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Depot Bottom Country Store

McMinnville, TN

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.

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Voodoo Gumbo on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Voodoo Gumbo

Nashville, TN

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.

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Silke's Bakery and Cafe on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Silke’s Bakery and Cafe

Clarksville, TN

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.

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