Carrabelle’s, Dayton TN

A tip from one of our favorite local bloggers sent us north about forty-odd minutes to try the lowcountry-inspired dishes at this neat locally-owned place, and we followed that up with a really terrific hike. Continue reading “Carrabelle’s, Dayton TN”


Fresh Pot Cafe, Hixson TN (take two)

I ran into an unusual problem when I paid this cute Ecuadorian restaurant a second visit for a new story: the thing I wanted to eat the most was the same thing I had on my previous trip. Continue reading “Fresh Pot Cafe, Hixson TN (take two)”

Innside Restaurant, Chattanooga TN

While my son was on winter break, I took a couple of days off work to stay home and play with him. We went out for a chicken sandwich and found that place closed for Christmas vacation. Fortunately, I had a backup plan on my city to-do list. Continue reading “Innside Restaurant, Chattanooga TN”

Trolley Stop Market, Memphis TN

(Marie picked a place for supper on the second night of our vacation that her sister really enjoys…)

As you may recall from the previous stories, we were in Memphis as a family to cheer on my sister’s graduation. I’ve long ago ceded all Memphis barbecue choices to Grant, since he’s in heaven every time we go and I would never want to deprive him of the pleasure of exploration. He doesn’t quite give all the non-barbecue choices to me, but as I get rather fewer choices than he does (primarily because I am not as willing to eat three lunches as he is) I get pretty much free rein.

So after putting my head together with my sister’s and checking out her recommendations and comments on mine, I picked Trolley Stop for us all to convene on the evening before the graduation. They had tables big enough to seat our party together. Actually, they were pretty slow that evening, so we could have been an even bigger party than we were and still had room. Normally I’d have spent a good long time happily browsing the goods for sale, but when we arrived I was just too tired to do much more than scan the options from the table. Continue reading “Trolley Stop Market, Memphis TN”