We had not visited one of my daughter’s old favorites for many years, and she was happy to return. She was a little less happy about being reminded that us grown-ups still enjoy dancing.
After a very pretty drive through the mountains, we had a patio lunch in the Scenic City at a simple, no-frills barbecue joint.
The barbecue here is underwhelming, but the patty melts are excellent, and the overall experience is a treat for lovers of classic roadside dining.
We left Georgia for the first time in two months to attend a wedding, and while we didn’t visit too many restaurants, we did enjoy some non-interstate detours there and back. First up, lunch at a forty year-old family restaurant that seems like it must have been part of a chain once upon a time, despite assurances to the contrary.
Opened in 1977, this local institution was not actually on our radar, but it proved a good substitute when the place that we wanted to try up and shut down on us.
Marie missed out on my visit to this place a couple of years ago, but it sounded so neat that when the chance came for her and the children to give it a try, we stopped by for sandwiches and desserts.
To make up for a less-than-happy vacation, we asked the girlchild what she would like for supper. She picked pizza, giving us the opportunity to visit one of the other locations of this excellent local chain, and for me to sneak a bottle of Pure Soda.
Things get silly in today’s chapter, in which we find yet another reason – slash – excuse to keep eating at the same restaurants whenever we’re up this direction. The barbecue is very good but the banana pudding is even better at this converted gas station.
Get your kicks on Route 411? Doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, really….
I had a pretty good feeling that Marie would okay this two-day trip. All that I had to do was say, “And then for breakfast, we could go to that crêpe place downtown that you like,” and she said “Sold, when do we leave?”
Two businesses, each began 68 years ago, and two very different experiences. One has changed locations half a dozen times and one has been a neighborhood icon since its inception as a grocery store.
Shag music and Andy Griffith have been welcoming guests to this popular dive for a quarter of a century. They’ve been coming back for the really good pulled pork and variety of interesting sauces.
This small chain leads the fast food industry in observable metrics like efficiency and speed. But what really matters to us is that they lead the industry in fun and silly design. We just had to stop by one of these stores.
Our original plans to visit west Tennessee had to be postponed, so we went to east Tennessee instead. First up: a legendary barbecue destination that lived up to the hype.