Sunday, May 3, 2015

Great Eatin' in East Tennessee

Hey, y'all!

I just wanted to fill you in on a few great places to eat that Greg and I have found the past few weeks in good ol' East Tennessee.

Seriously, though, two of the restaurants are in Johnson City and one is in Elizabethton.

The first one is a new restaurant in Johnson City, called "Tupelo Honey Cafe."

A Sample of Tupelo Honey's Beautiful Decor

My cousin Bruce and I celebrated our February birthdays there, along with Greg, of course, and some other family members.

I love that Tupelo Honey has several items that are gluten-free and organic.

I had delicious organic veggies.

The other restaurant in Johnson is not new, but it was to us.  It's called "Freiberg's German Restaurant," which has authentic German cuisine.


The food was superb.  If you don't believe me, just look at Greg's "before" and "after" plate!

The final restaurant I'd like to share with you is called "City Market" in Elizabethton.

Since this was a cool spring day, I really enjoyed the wonderful beef stew with corn bread.

Greg and I ate there with some of the (family) members of what we call our "Monthly Lunch Club."

Lisa, Nick, Greg, Me, and Bruce

(Photo, courtesy of Brandon Hicks of the "Elizabethton Star."  The funny thing is, I needed someone to take our picture for this blog post, and I asked a man walking near us if he minded taking our picture.  Little did I know that he was a professional photographer with the local newspaper!  How's that for synchronicity?)

City Market is a favorite of the locals, as you can see from this accolade which is one of many on the walls.

Hard to decide where to eat with all these choices?  Why not try them all, just as we did!

Happy eatin'!

Tupelo Honey Cafe
300 Buffalo St.
Johnson City, TN 37604

Freiberg's German Restaurant
203 E. Main St.
Johnson City, TN 37640

City Market
449 E. E St.
Elizabethton, TN 37643
(on Facebook)
(423) 543-1751

Positive thought: Here's a lovely Irish blessing someone (Betty) sent me recently that I'd like to share with you-
"May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering Angel,
So nothing can harm you,
Laughter to cheer you,
Faithful friends near you,
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you."
-An Irish Blessing

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers out there (including my wonderful mother!) on Sunday, May 10.

Thanks for visiting!  Until Sunday, June 7 (or sooner!), Becky