Now Serving: A Cup of Love

One of the first things you may notice when walking through the doors of The Café at Thistle Farms is the unique teacup artwork that hangs from the ceiling in the entryway, displaying more than 1,100 different teacups. Hal Cato, CEO of Thistle Farms, shares that the project was designed by the interior team at McAlpine House and executed by Andy Harding, a local…

Expensive Wines: Are They Really Worth the Price?

People often ask, "Is it really worth spending the money on an expensive wine?" And the answer is a complicated one. Sometimes it’s yes, and other times it’s no. There’s really no need to open a $50 bottle of wine on pizza night, but splurging on a high-end bottle for a special occasion is definitely worth the extra expense. But…

It’s Time to Hoist the Mugs

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, comes the Main Street Brewfest! Held in Historic Downtown Franklin on Saturday, March 11 from 5-8 p.m., Brewfest is the first outdoor festival of the season and is expected to draw a crowd of close to 2,500 people. Last year, Brewfest had moved to May but this year is returning to its St.…

The Legend of The Stonewood Saloon

Tucked away in a residential golf course neighborhood somewhere in Franklin sits the Stonewood Saloon, the ultimate man cave for craft beer aficionados and a local legend in the making. Inside, you’ll discover a pool table, a fire roaring in the fireplace, a bar area, several bar stools, three refrigerators, a wagon mounted on the wall, mining artifacts, Wild West…