Nick’s Deli, Hixson TN

Marie mentioned that she was in the mood for a salami sandwich, so we went to a place that boasts three or four different types of salami. Then, in her whimsical way, she went and ordered something else instead. Continue reading “Nick’s Deli, Hixson TN”

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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”