Small’s Drive-In, Athens TN

We had very simple expectations when we stopped by this 1960s-era survivor: just basic burgers, fries, and a milkshake under an old canopy. This place shattered them. Continue reading “Small’s Drive-In, Athens TN”


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”