Kathryn Frady and Frank Murphy visit Buzzed Bull Creamery in Pigeon Forge for this See More Smokies Insider Edition. They talk with franchisee Shiv Patel and get a lesson in how to make an alcohol-infused milkshake. Shiv also demonstrates his recipe for iced lattes.
Kathryn Frady and Frank Murphy visit Beyond the Lens! Family Fun in Pigeon Forge on this SeeMoreSmokies.com adventure. They experience the Human Kaleidoscope, a virtual reality game, an escape room, the search for Bigfoot, and more. Director of Operations Larry Foster describes their upcoming Flyride attraction.
Kathryn Frady of Marble City Opera joins Frank Murphy on this SeeMoreSmokies.com adventure. They visit Rowdy Bear Mountain in Gatlinburg to ride the fastest mountain coaster in the area and the world’s first mountain glider.
Kathryn Frady of Marble City Opera joins Frank Murphy on this SeeMoreSmokies.com adventure. They visit Rowdy Bear Ridge in Pigeon Forge to ride the Laser Gun Coaster and the longest, fastest, tubing hill in the Southeast. Riders who score enough points on the Laser Gun Coaster win a ticket to ride the mountain coaster at Rowdy Bear Mountain in Gatlinburg.
In this special episode, Frank Murphy visits the Big BBQ Bash in Maryville, Tennessee. Frank spoke with McNabb Center board member Jason Bohne of CNS Y-12; McNabb Center clinical therapist Cade Long; and Big BBQ Bash chairman Dave Bennett of GEAR, LLC. Frank was the emcee for the awards ceremony.
The Helen Ross McNabb Foundation hosted the Big BBQ Bash at Founder’s Square in historic downtown Maryville on June 25 and 26, 2021. The professional barbeque cook-off fundraiser was established as a legacy project by the Leadership Blount Class of 2007 and this marks its seventh year as a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition.
Since its inception, the Big BBQ Bash has raised more than $200,000 and all proceeds from the 2021 competition will benefit the McNabb Center’s military services. The event website is http://blountbbqbash.com/.
KCBS sanctions barbecue and grilling contests across the U.S. and advocates barbecue as America’s cuisine. Additionally, KCBS has a vast Certified Barbecue Judging program. KCBS is the largest association of barbecue lovers in the world.
The Big BBQ Bash draws more than 30 teams from across the country to compete for $10,000 in cash and prizes, and of course, bragging rights. Categories include pulled pork, ribs, brisket and chicken. Former governor Bill Haslam proclaimed the Big BBQ Bash as a state championship, making the competition a qualifier for the American Royal Barbecue Cook-Off and Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue.
The Big BBQ Bash is a part of Summer on Broadway, a two-day festival with food and activities for the whole family. Admission is free to the public and more information about Summer on Broadway can be found at http://summeronbroadway.net.
The McNabb Center is the region’s leading nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, social and victim services. By focusing on an individual’s “Well Mind, Well Being,” we provide a quality and compassionate approach to care from infancy through adulthood. Since 1948, the Center has proudly served individuals with the most needs and fewest resources. Today, the McNabb Center delivers support tomore than 30,000 people throughout East Tennessee each year. For more information, visit https://mcnabbcenter.org or call 1-800-255-9711.
Kathryn Frady of Marble City Opera joins Frank Murphy on this SeeMoreSmokies.com adventure. They visit Crave Golf Club to play “Crave Style” mini golf on the indoor and outdoor courses. They try mini bowling and shop for candy from a huge selection in Crave’s candy store. They are some of the first to see the brand new candy-wings mural by Curtis Glover Creative. #CraveGolfWings
Kathryn Frady of Marble City Opera joins Frank Murphy on this SeeMoreSmokies.com adventure. They visit Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park to ride the Flying Ox, a zipline roller coaster, and to watch the competitive lumberjack events from the grandstand. Along the way, they experience the ropes course, learn about axe-throwing from Caleb Graves, and get a preview of the show from host Uncle Bud Beasley.
Kathryn Frady of Marble City Opera fills in for Krisha on this SeeMoreSmokies.com adventure. Kathryn and Frank visit all five locations on the Rocky Top Wine Trail for free tastings of wines, ciders, and slushies. They receive free wine glasses at the third stop and “mystery gifts” at the fifth stop.
Watch as Frank’s wife Jere fills in for Krisha on this SeeMoreSmokies.com adventure at Carver’s Orchard & Applehouse Restaurant. They meet Kylen Thompson, great-granddaughter of Kyle Carver, who tells them about apple grading, apple butter, and apple pies. They have dinner in the Applehouse Restaurant and enjoy apple fritters and fried apple pie à la mode while looking out at the Great Smoky Mountains.
Frank’s grandson Artie wants to visit the locations where Krisha & Frank have recorded episodes for See More Smokies. Frank wonders if he should bring Artie to a new location they haven’t visited yet and record an episode there.
Krisha sometimes goes to Walgreens for lunch between shows. They have a mini-Kroger in the store. As she left, she picked up a piece of paper in the parking lot. It was a $70 voucher from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. Did someone lose it or is it part of a brilliant marketing scheme?
Frank says that an insurance company is gambling on him to stay alive for over twenty years. He had to buy life insurance himself for the first time because he had life insurance through his employers over the years. He is an independent contractor for his current jobs.
He had to fill out a questionnaire about his lifestyle and activities that might be risky. The insurance company sent someone to his house for a brief physical that included a blood test and urine test. The woman from the exam company noticed Frank’s radio microphone while he was in the bathroom.
Today’s episode is sponsored by The Middleburg Barn at Fox Chase Farm. The Middleburg Barn is a perfect venue with rustic luxury for your wedding or special event. Located 40 miles outside D.C and 25 minutes from Dulles Airport. Visit TheMiddleburgBarn.com or call 540-687-5255.