Scottie’s Restaurant, Pikeville TN

We thought we’d visited all of the survivors of this old chain of diners. We were mistaken! Continue reading “Scottie’s Restaurant, Pikeville TN”


Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Nolensville TN (take two)

It’s been six and a half years since our previous visit to Martin’s. Time has been very kind to this great restaurant. Continue reading “Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, Nolensville TN (take two)”

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”

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”