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Red Chili offers uncompromising quality in an unassuming setting

Red Chili offers uncompromising quality in an unassuming setting

August 9th, 2013 12:00 am by Staff Report

Located downtown on East Elk Avenue, Red Chili is tucked away in a “shotgun shop” storefront, so named because when the weather is warm you can stand in the front door and see clear out the back door to the parking lot beyond.

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Chop House continues tradition of Southern Hospitality

Chop House continues tradition of Southern Hospitality

August 2nd, 2013 11:36 am by Staff Report

This year’s Kingsport Fun Fest was both fun and festive for the members of the dine-around bunch. Lots of fun, lots of things to do and of course, lots of things to taste. The shank end of our day, however, found us wanting something more substantial than

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Sammy’s Snack Shack: A good thing going on for 10 years

Sammy’s Snack Shack: A good thing going on for 10 years

July 26th, 2013 4:57 pm by Mystery Diner

Owner Sammy Osborne sees that his Snack Shack offerings are simple, tasty and easy to handle.

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A sandwich isn’t just a sandwich at Mountain View Bulk Foods

July 19th, 2013 3:00 pm by Mystery Diner

In the course of the dine-around bunch preparing our annual Fourth of July fandango and grill-out, it was discovered that several key components were missing from the larder. Not to worry, we all piled in the car and made straight for Mountain View Bulk F

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Hana Japanese Steakhouse: Low-key location, high-class cuisine

Hana Japanese Steakhouse: Low-key location, high-class cuisine

July 12th, 2013 9:57 am by Mystery Diner

Located just off the corner of North Roan Street and Sunset Drive, Hana Japanese Steakhouse has convenient access and plenty of parking for their guests. Walking in, you’ll be surprised by the size of the place, and mesmerized by the swirling multi-colore

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Poor Richard’s campus location in Johnson City is back, better than ever

July 5th, 2013 10:40 am by Mystery Diner

Poor Richard’s is back. This remarkable renaissance is due to Daniel Shell and Donna Vitoux, a local couple who have put a lot of hard work and enthusiasm into restoring Poor Richard’s to its former prominence.

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Friend’s Restaurant & Grill: Better burgers and great desserts

June 28th, 2013 10:53 am by Mystery Diner

Quietly, Unicoi is becoming a go-to town for great food in a relaxed atmosphere. My latest find is thanks to a co-worker who let me know about Friend’s Restaurant & Grill in downtown Unicoi.

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Humble location belies quality of Parson’s Son BBQ

June 21st, 2013 9:59 am by Mystery Diner

The Mystery Diner says Jonesborough has a great barbecue joint in the Parson's Son BBQ.

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Discover classic small-town dining at the Telford Diner

June 17th, 2013 10:11 am by Mystery Diner

On the recent advice of a deputy sheriff, my dining partner and I showed up one Saturday morning at the Telford Diner, looking for a comfortable seat, some breakfast and some talk.

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Ming’s Asian Cuisine: new, different, delectable

Ming’s Asian Cuisine: new, different, delectable

June 7th, 2013 10:42 am by Mystery Diner

Ming's Asian Cuisine, a new Johnson City asian restaurant, has received the Mystery Diner and his "dine around bunch's" full scrutiny, and approval.

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