Camping out in the idyllic, overwhelming Great Smoky Mountains puts you up close and personal with an estimated 1,500 black bears. And we can almost guarantee that all 1,500 of those bears really like human food. Stop at Blackberry Farm, a slow-food lover’s paradise for an overnight stay, cooking class, or a sampling of Foothills cuisine. Miss Lily’s Café, in nearby Townsend, offers classic Southern cooking, like a yard bird sandwich, Foothills fish and grits, and a blackened chicken breast sandwich with blue cheese and bacon. Get your caffeine fix at the Mountain Brew Coffee House.