Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Sweet Tooth Cafe, Restaurant of the Week

Welcome back!

I'm happy to announce that in addition to my regular blog post on Sundays, the first restaurant of the week blog post begins today.  Every Wednesday, I'll be writing about a different restaurant in our Appalachian Mountain region.  All the restaurants, cafes, tea rooms, etc. that are included in this blog have good food, are unique in some way, and are locally owned.

The Sweet Tooth Cafe in Rogersville (the second oldest town in Tennessee) certainly fits all the above criteria.

The menu has all sorts of wondrous delights including angel hair pasta, bbq chicken salad puff, spaghetti and meatballs, and club pannini, to mention a few.  And the desserts!  (Remember, this is The "Sweet Tooth" Cafe.)  There's the pumpkin roll ice cream sandwich, chocolate chip peanut butter pie, and creme puff hot fudge sundae, etc.  Yum!

Guess you can see why this cafe is a favorite of Greg's and mine, and why it seems to be a favorite of many others as well.  In fact, the last time we were there, a couple of weeks ago, on a Tuesday at 1:00 PM, only a few tables were left when we arrived.  Jo Anderson, the owner and operator, acknowledged our arrival with a big smile as she scurried around, making sure everyone was being properly served.  Then, after she finished discussing a special dinner for several people with two ladies, she came over to our table.  She told us that the cafe is even busier in the summer at which time she enlists the aid of her daughters.  Also, in warm weather, they put tables and chairs out front for dining outside.

Fresh flowers grace the tables which are variously clothed in either lace or linen, etc.  The walls are brightened by the bold, colorful oil and acrylic florals of local artist Nathalie Wyss.  Also, I'm particularly fond of her unique mixed media on plywood leaf-design pictures.  The food is served on lovely antique-looking plates with varied designs.

Greg and I really enjoyed our meal.  I had one of the restaurant favorites, chicken salad puff, while Greg had the pulled bbq pork.  Both plates also contained a generous portion of homemade potato chips.  Greg finished his meal with the delectable apples a la mode which is apples in pastry served with ice cream, whipped cream, and caramel.

Give Jo a 24-hour notice for a whole specialty cake or pie like chocolate milkshake cake or coconut cream pie, etc., etc.

Carry outs are available.

Also, they cater.  In fact, The Sweet Tooth Cafe was voted "2010 best caterers" by "The Rogersville Review."

F.Y. I.
The Sweet Tooth Cafe
114 East Main Street
Rogersville, Tennessee 37857
Open M-F, 11-3; Closed Sat. & Sun.

Positive Thought:  Don't worry. Be happy!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next time (Sunday, April 10), Becky

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