Monday, June 19, 2017

A Motorcycle Ride to Farm to Table: The Pinewood Store & Kitchen

What a great motorcycle ride to The Pinewood Store & Kitchen.   It was a lazy Tuesday we saw this place on Tennessee Crossroads which is a travel show about places in Tennessee.  So it was time to take a motorcycle ride and have some lunch.  Being only about 1 hour and 30 minutes from the house it was the perfect day trip.

Getting there is always half the fun and the winding roads to Pinewood, past Dickson was a great ride.  Highway 48 is always a fun road full of twists and turns.  Like many places in Tennessee, it is a crossroads with a single store and gas station.

The food was worth the ride for sure.  A farm to table restaurant is a great way to experience locally grown produce and meats.  This revolution is sweeping the country, for good reason people want to know where their food is coming from and if it was produced in an organic sustainable way.

I'm not a big health food nut, give me a burger and some fries and I'm happy. but I do understand what's going on here.  People want a real connection to their food and this restaurant gives it to you.  They provide a lot of dishes to people who are on non-GMO, lactose-free or gluten-free diets.

Being a meat eater, I kind of roll my eyes at all the stuff and wonder about their meat dishes.  Their non-antibiotics farm raised meats are all organic certified.  Their ham was melt in your mouth good. We both have the special ham and cheese sandwich on a toasted hoagie roll.  

We already have plans to go back here to try the meat and 2 sides.  I can't wait to start the bike and get there again.