Where Should I Eat in Your Hometown?

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by volfanjo, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    If you are ever in my hometown (Johnson City) you should eat at these places:

    1. Red Pig
    2. Poor Richards (Campus location)
    3. Greg's Pizza
    4. The Cottage
    5. Pal's (locations throughout Tri Cities)

    Eateries from my childhood no longer that have since closed down (Rest in Peace):

    Sunny's Cafeteria, Crazy Cajun, Gurney Burger

    Now, tell me where I should eat in your hood.
  2. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    Shipshewana, Indiana

    Blue Gate (best home cooked food you will ever have)
    Tiffany's (actually one town over)
    Wana Cup (Best root beer ever)
    JoJo's Pretzels is a must for a soft pretzel.

    Thats all I got. Its a very small town.
  3. rbroyles

    rbroyles Chieftain

    Never tried Red Pig, so have to go with Ridgewood for BBQ

    Agree with Gregg's Pizza.

    Cottage is ok

    For a fine dining experience - The Troutdale in Bristol

    For sushi - 620 State, Bristol
  4. WM

    WM Active Member

    Isn't there some huge world famous flea market there?
  5. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    Yep. Its a huge toursist town. People come from all over the world, it nuts.
  6. JayVols

    JayVols Walleye Catchin' Moderator

    Agree with PR's. Good sandwiches but the best iced tea I have had. Greg's Pizza is a little 'slice' of heaven on Earth.

    The only must in my town got bought out by another Walgreen's. Then, they decided not to build it. The Mountaineer was some of the best home cooking you could get. The best items on the menu were the deserts. They offered a banana split that was large enough for three (that's the only size) and the best and biggest hot fudge cake in the world. They added a little coffee to the fudge. I hate coffee, but in fudge it's pretty dang good. My favorite was breakfast. Tons of country ham. Couldn't beat it.
  7. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Larry's. It's a greasy breakfast and meat and 3 about 15 minutes up the road.
  8. Tar Volon

    Tar Volon Me Blog @RockyTopTalk.com

    I actually have a better idea in places I used to live than the place I live now. So here goes.

    Johnson City, TN

    1. Ridgewood (this is not in Johnson City, but it's a short drive and is COMPLETELY worth it. Never had any other barbeque that compares)
    2. Pal's (for the fries and tea)
    3. Scratch (depending on what you're looking for--it's a byob hippie pizza joint that asks you not to order but just to let them make you something. Always good though)

    Due West, SC

    1. Grits and Groceries (this is not in Due West proper, but what is? It's about 10 minutes down the road to Anderson, and they make the best Saturday brunch of all time)

    Waltham, MA

    1. Carl's. (best [and biggest] cheesesteak I've ever had. And my buddy living in Philly didn't disagree)

    Durham, NC

    1. Only Burger (in the mold of Five Guys, but vastly superior. Get the single with bacon and pimento)
  9. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I'm not from Dover, but I spent a lot of time up there as a kid fishing and hunting.

    Cindy's and The Dip are must eats if you're ever over there
  10. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    There's also a gas station the next town over from me that has the best breakfast you'll eat. The lunch is good and their banana pudding kicks ass. It's the Douglas Amoco
  11. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    In Lexington, TN -

    Scott's BBQ, if you are feeling adventurous, travel down 22A to Jack's Creek BBQ
    City Cafe for breakfast, if only to hear the old men talk shit

    In Maryville -

    Bread of Heaven (technically Alcoa)
    Subs n Such
    Foothills Milling Company (nicer)
    Gracie's Diner (breakfast)
  12. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Wait. Crazy Cajun closed down? What a tragedy.
  13. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    this hurts my heart.
  14. gorockytop101

    gorockytop101 New Member

    In Memphis, Gus's Fried Chicken.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
  15. tankervol

    tankervol Member

    Murfreesboro : Slick Pig. Their wings and Brunswick Stew are incredible.
  16. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator

    I will second this.
  17. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain


    Chandler's on Magnolia - BBQ and Soul Food.
    Dazzo's on Gay St. - Best pizza in town.
    Louis' on Old Broadway - Great Italian place. Their meat sauce could be a meal by itself. Some people hate it, some love it.
    Steamboat - Haven't been since it moved to Market Square, but it is the best sandwich place in Knoxville.
    Downtown Grill and Brewery on Gay St. - Solid food with a big selection. Never had a bad meal.
  18. hallowed_hill

    hallowed_hill Active Member

    It's Knoxville's happy place. I'm a fan. Love their bbq chicken pizza.
  19. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Everyone talks about Scratch but I haven't been. It opened long after I left home though.
  20. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Crazy Cajun burned down. After I left town so I don't know the story.

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