Tennessee Food Quest

The Burp Tour: Four days in Eastern Tennessee searching out the best grits, fried pickles, bbq, banana pudding, pimento cheese...and more

Mission Eastern Tennessee Food Quest: Accomplished! Thanks to ALL Biteclubbers who lent a hand…
On my list of must eats:

  • Banana pudding
  • Pimento cheese
  • ham biscuits
  • Red velvet cake
  • Vinegar pie
  • Goo goo clusters
  • Prince’s Hot Chicken
  • A Sundrop cola
  • Fried pickles
  • Fried pies
  • Boiled peanuts
  • Cheese Grits
  • A meat and three diner
  • Cobbler
  • Catfish
  • Moon pie (preferably fried)
  • Apple Dumpling
  • Grilled pimento cheese sandwich
  • Fired bologna
  • barbecue
  • Local peaches
  • Pecan pie

Where to eat:
Dead End BBQ
Big Fatty’s
Full Service BBQ
Pulled pork sandwich, iron skillet baked beans, pecan pie & Yo Mama’s Mac ‘n Cheese: 113 S. Washington St., Maryville 865-981-4414
The Market at Washington & High St.
Meridee’s Bread Basket
Barbecutie: Fried pickles; 1203 Murfreesboro Rd., Franklin, TN, 615-794.9454.
Henpeck Market
Dipsy Doodle
Dancing Bear Lodge: 137 Apple Valley Way, Townsend Tn, 865-448-6000.
Apple Valley General Store: Fried pies, apple dumplings
…And as for Blackberry Farm? Thanks for all the offers of an assist in getting in, but no luck. I’m disappointed that the PR staff failed to even respond to my repeated requests — even to say, sorry, but we can’t accommodate you. Rude. Rude. Rude. So to the Blackberry, I send the royal raspberry. You’re not all that. Or a bag of fried pickle chips.