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By Carol Kamm at Grandview Realty

Real Estate Services in Bradley, Polk, Hamilton, McMinn and Monroe Counties.

So what is a Cowpea Festival?  The name sounds weird but it’s really another name for Crowder Peas or Black Eyed Peas.  Most don’t know that Charleston, TN was known as the pea capital of the United States.  It’s really wonderful that our community recognizes this as an authentic agri-heritage as well as a protein rich food which is a staple in the Southern diet.

The Cowpea Festival begins at 10:00 am with music entertainment, storytelling, games, air toys, and a marketplace of fine arts and crafts.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the activities throughout the day.  Some of the sponsors include Bush’s  Baked Beans, Whirlpool, Homestead Lawn and Tractor, Meagher and Meagher Furniture, Bradley Chamber of Commerce, Olin Chlor-Alkali, Ace Hardware, Blossman Gas, Cleveland Daily Banner, Fairfield Inn, Farm Bureau Insurance, Hampton Inn and others.

All proceeds will go towards advancing the Cherokee Heritage Museum in Charleston.  This is so incredible to have such wonderful history right at our back door.  Come and enjoy this festival with your friends and neighbors.

Buyers relocating to Bradley County, Cleveland, Charleston, and the Ocoee Region will appreciate the efforts from the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce in promoting our agri-heritage roots and community spirit.  Cleveland, TN offers so much for homeowners and prospective buyers of all types.

 

By Carol Kamm at Grandview Realty

Real Estate Services in Bradley, Polk, Hamilton, McMinn and Monroe Counties.

For those new to the Cleveland, Tennessee area, a real treat will be to visit the Bald Headed Bistro.  I was given a gift card from one of my sellers to this wonderful restaurant, so my husband and I took full advantage of it last night. We were pleased that BHB has developed a brand new menu within the past few days.  They now are getting all of their beef from Creekstone Farms in Kentucky.  The beef is guaranteed to be all natural, no antibiotics and hormone free.  Even more valuable is the Kobe Beef; these cows are massaged and given the best of care. The Bald Headed Bistro is planning to expand their menu in the near future by purchasing fresh produce from local markets and to begin growing their own herbs.  Currently, they use fresh ramps and mushroom for their Halibut dish.Steaks include Filet Mignon, NY Strip, Prime Cowboy Ribeye, Maine Lobster Tail, Prime Bone-in Filet and North American Elk Tenderloin. From the Fired Oven:  Spinach and Artichoke Souffle, Truffled Crab Meat Macaroni and Cheese, Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms, New Orleans Baked Oyster Trio.Reasonable sides and scrumptious Desserts are reasonably priced and complement the meal nicely. The wait staff is knowledgeable and professional, and give an outstanding presentation when serving the meal.  Overall it was a very enjoyable experience.