Johnson City Press Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Jonesboro Pizza Parlor: Good for what ails you

Jonesboro Pizza Parlor: Good for what ails you

October 3rd, 2014 9:19 am by Mystery Diner

Illness gets in my way. Having to be a meal for some microscopic bug prior to my immune system's dealing with it is tedious and a waste of my time.

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In the mood for seafood? Find it at Johnson City's Harbor House

In the mood for seafood? Find it at Johnson City's Harbor House

September 26th, 2014 9:23 am by Mystery Diner

Lately, my friend the Carnivore has been on a seafood kick. Offer him the choice between steak or fish and the fish will get the nod more often than you might imagine.

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Pennyman's Diner: Classic roadside diner is alive and well

Pennyman's Diner: Classic roadside diner is alive and well

September 19th, 2014 9:31 am by Mystery Diner

You've done this, right? You are driving on your way to somewhere. You spot a place, just momentarily. If you spare a thought for what the place is, or what goes on there, it too is momentary, fleeting, and you go on your way, your mind already concentrat

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Tupelo Honey Cafe is scratch-made fun and more

Tupelo Honey Cafe is scratch-made fun and more

September 12th, 2014 9:16 am by Mystery Diner

I've a soft spot in my heart for anything that promotes Downtown Johnson City as a destination. I lived through downtown's economic desertification during the '70s and '80s when it seemed the business district decamped en masse for "greener pastures" on t

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Elizabethton's Red Ginger is not your typical Asian buffet

Elizabethton's Red Ginger is not your typical Asian buffet

September 5th, 2014 11:31 am by Mystery Diner

I will always be a green-as-grass novice when it comes to understanding and appreciating all that Asian cuisine has to offer. Growing up, I was fortunate to have parents who liked to dine out, especially at old-school Chinese family style restaurants. The

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Black Olive brings Italian dining back to Jonesborough

Black Olive brings Italian dining back to Jonesborough

August 29th, 2014 9:20 am by Mystery Diner

Though the Johnson City restaurant scene is tootling merrily along, Jonesborough's got reason to crow with the addition of the newly opened Black Olive Italian restaurant. Located on Jackson Boulevard, Black Olive is 15 minutes from Johnson City, about 25

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Country cookin' for country folks: Where else but Shorties?

Country cookin' for country folks: Where else but Shorties?

August 22nd, 2014 9:01 am by Mystery Diner

The valley of the Nolichucky River is a real East Tennessee treasure. From its untamed origins high in the mountains the river descends, enrobed in the emerald glory of the Cherokee National Forest. Too soon, the river leaves the crags and cliffs of the A

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Dona Eva's Meat Market and Mexican Deli, a true local butcher shop

Dona Eva's Meat Market and Mexican Deli, a true local butcher shop

August 15th, 2014 9:28 am by Mystery Diner

Being the Mystery Diner has its benefits, especially when it helps me educate my mind and my taste buds at the same time. I recently had the opportunity to do just that, accompanied by my dining partner, the Dieter and the redoubtable Carnivore.

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Fishtales Pigtales Cafe: calabash cooking and barbecue

Fishtales Pigtales Cafe: calabash cooking and barbecue

August 8th, 2014 9:50 am by Mystery Diner

Fried food has gotten a lot of bad press lately. Most folks hearing the word "fried" immediately get a mental picture of some poor quality foodstuff covered with a clay-textured batter that's been cooked in 30-weight to the consistency (and flavor) of stu

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Moto Japanese Restaurant: exemplary cuisine, great service

Moto Japanese Restaurant: exemplary cuisine, great service

August 2nd, 2014 10:50 am by Mystery Diner

These days, excellent customer service is fast becoming a must-have for any business, and especially so if that business serves food and drink in exchange for money.

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