Several weeks ago, my son and I drove past a sign that I told Marie about when we got home. The sign read “Best Reuben on Earth.” “That sounds like a challenge,” Marie said. Continue reading “Daved’s Deli, Hixson TN”
There are two locations of this very old business in town. We visited one and were very unimpressed. A few weeks later, I gave the other one a chance and liked it a whole lot better. Continue reading “Wally’s Restaurant, Chattanooga TN”
For our 400th barbecue restaurant writeup, I wanted to go someplace where I was assured of a good meal. So we drove a couple of hours northwest to Nashville and were not disappointed. Continue reading “Peg Leg Porker, Nashville TN”
Earlier this month, with the Vols out of town and squeaking out a win against the Dawgs on a last-minute Hail Mary – belated vengeance for our lovely Hobnail Boot pass in 2001, I suppose – we visited their city to walk around the terrific Gay Street corridor with East TN Tours to sample five of the neatest downtown restaurants. Continue reading “East TN Tours, Knoxville TN”
This area can boast at least two barbecue restaurants that date back to the 1940s. One of them, Couch’s, has been in the same place since 1946. The second-oldest in town, however, has moved around a lot, and only recently reopened after taking a few years off. Continue reading “Sportsman’s BBQ, Chattanooga TN”
I stood at my stove pouring a thin stream of cornmeal into simmering milk. As it went in, I stirred with a whisk.
“Corn meal mush?” Susan said.
“We gourmets prefer to call it polenta,” I said. Continue reading “Food From Fiction 12: Spenser’s Paper Doll Polenta and Chicken”
Sure, a lot of places around the south claim to serve New York-style slices. Most of them seem to be a little lacking, but this big place certainly impressed us. Continue reading “New York Pizza Department, Hixson TN”