Jefferson Soda Fountain, Oak Ridge TN

Earlier today, we took a day trip to the Knoxville area, and had breakfast at a place where the scientists and servicemen who worked on the Manhattan Project may well have enjoyed breakfasts while they worked on the atomic bomb. The Jefferson Soda Fountain opened in what was then one of America’s three “secret cities” in 1944. Continue reading “Jefferson Soda Fountain, Oak Ridge TN”

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Last Call for Boarding on the Pizza Diner

A couple of weeks ago, we reached an incredibly weird little milestone for our blog. Sadly, we’ve eaten at many restaurants that have closed after we’ve eaten there. But never before – and, we hope, never again – have we eaten at a restaurant that closed while we were eating there! Continue reading “Last Call for Boarding on the Pizza Diner”

Shake Shack Drive-In, Cleveland TN

We stopped by this cute old canopied drive-in earlier in the year for milkshakes while on the way back from getting some barbecue, but I wanted to make another visit to try their food too. It’s pretty basic stuff, but it’s also pretty charming as well. Continue reading “Shake Shack Drive-In, Cleveland TN”

Countryside Cafe, Ooltewah TN

Several people have recommended this meat-and-three about fifteen miles from our house. But when we finally made it here, I abandoned my plans for a great big lunch after I saw what was on the menu. Continue reading “Countryside Cafe, Ooltewah TN”