Water for Elephants is Chattanooga Bound!
I must admit I was extremely excited when rumors started circulating about a cast and crew jaunt down South to
God’s Country Chattanooga to film some scenes for the movie. Ahh Tenneesee! I spent some time in Tennessee in my college years, with a brief stint at University of Tennessee at Knoxville, back when Peyton Manning was the Quarterback. I used to drive “home” to Alabama through Chattanooga and over time I became extremely familiar with the local fare.
Since Marlena, Camel and a lot of the cast of characters are already “picture wrapped,” it sounds like it’s going to be a private affair starring one Robowski. Other sites have claimed that Chattanooga would “stand in” for Cornell. I don’t think that’s true since we’ve been tipped that the college scenes are being filmed at UCLA in Los Angeles, and we’ve also been tipped to some of the locales around Chattanooga and they aren’t college timing, they are post-wedding scenes. That’s why they are casting Jacob’s KIDS. I guess time will tell. (pictures or it never happened!)
Now, I could be wrong, but I think this might be Rob Pattinson’s first time in the Dirty South. I’m sure that Reese, a native of Tennessee, has already filled Rob in on the places he must go and foods he must taste while he is in Chattanooga, but JUST IN CASE… I put together a list of my recommendations for Rob and also the other cast and crew being transported from LA over to the lush lands of South East Tennessee.
The Chatanooga Choo Choo Train
It’s the namesake of the city! It’s definitely a must-see.
Located at the top of Look Out Mountain, this amazing place has a gorgeous waterfall and you can see seven states in one panoramic view from the top!
While you are up there, make sure to snack on Southern-style treats like Rock Candy and Moon Pies. Oh an try to find some salt water taffy, too.
It’s thundering 145-foot waterfall is located deep within Lookout Mountain.
Now, the best part about the South is THE FOOD! Y’all know it to be true! Here’s some of my favorite places to chow down.
A Southern Staple where there’s no one thing on the Cracker Barrel menu that isn’t yummy. Chicken fried steak with taties and the white gravy is a requirement.
Seriously, this is my favorite restaurant in the whole world. I realize these are popping up all over California in recent years, but trust me when I say IT TASTES BETTER IN THE SOUTH. Wash it all down with an ice cold SWEET TEA.
Oh Krystals. I miss my weekly visits to the Krystals drive through after a long night out at a club. These are best eaten while still intoxicated. I swear they prevent hangovers. And don’t you dare say “I’ve had White Castle and it’s all the same” because IT’S NOT THE SAME.
Also known as The Awful Waffle. You ain’t lived until you’ve tasted the perfection known as “scattered, smothered and covered” that the Waffle House is famous for. This should be the new Brit Pack hangout, for real.
Come on Southern Folks, let the Water for Elephants cast and crew know YOUR picks for places to go and food to eat while they are in Chattanooga! Comment your recommendations below!
Thanks to my girl Lula for reminding me of rock candy.