River Street Deli, Chattanooga TN

A truly hidden little space on the North Shore first caught my eye several years ago. I finally visited for the first time this past summer and loved it. A follow-up visit one Saturday last month confirmed its greatness. Continue reading “River Street Deli, Chattanooga TN”

Pal’s Sudden Service, Kingsport TN

Pal’s Sudden Service is known as a drive-thru fast food place. In fact, the small chain is the industry leader in speed, efficiency, and accuracy in its drive-thru. But before it started putting its brand together and constructing identical buildings – beautifully oddball, but identical – it opened a store in Kingsport that is nothing like the others, and that’s the one we went to visit. Continue reading “Pal’s Sudden Service, Kingsport TN”

Flatiron Deli, Chattanooga TN

In the previous chapter, I mentioned that we celebrated finding a new place in Tennessee with a celebratory dinner. The following week, we went to sign the papers and pay the deposit, and celebrated with a terrific lunch. We found the Flatiron Deli in Yelp and certainly could have walked there from where we’d parked, had we been a little more familiar with the downtown area. Instead, we burned some gas that we needn’t have. Continue reading “Flatiron Deli, Chattanooga TN”

Frankfurt Döner & Meats, Ball Ground GA

In 1993, Detley Werner and his family moved from Germany to the United States, and made their way to the small town of Ball Ground, where they opened a butcher shop that also sells sandwiches and a really huge variety of smoked sausages. I’d first heard of his shop a couple of years ago, but we hadn’t been up the I-575 corridor in quite some time and never found an opportunity to go visit. A couple of months ago, however, I got a craving to visit Amicalola Falls, near Dawsonville, a trip which would take us right by his place. Continue reading “Frankfurt Döner & Meats, Ball Ground GA”