A few days ago, I was in Union City, TN for business. I googled for restaurants close by and found The Station Burger Co. in the listings. I remembered someone recommending the place so I decided to give it a go.
They did not seem to have an “is this your first time here” routine, which I honestly wish was there to walk me though the menu a bit.
Not hindered at all, I ordered the Station Burger – a bacon incorporated beef patty, run through the garden, with pepper jack cheese. I also orderd Station Fries, fresh cut, bathed in their special seasoning.
I went back to order a chili bowl after I noticed it on the menu after the fact. It had a hearty flavor with a subtle heat. The gravy had a creamy consistency, which is a bit unusual, but not bad.
You all know I love dives, and even though this is a small chain, it felt a bit like a dive. Overall, it was all very good.
Today’s travel lunch stop was Hops and Barley, in Union City, TN.
The server recommended the Fried Egg Burger and waffle fries. This burger was REALLY good!
I must find an excuse to return for dinner – a couple locals recommended that I do.
As if this little town just down the road from Cherry Point Marine Corps Base wasn’t cutesy-quaint enough, the Beer Army Burger Burger Company pushes it over the top. Located across the street from the old Christ Church cemetery, this gem of a local-grown restaurant is going to be hard to pass up when I come back this way. Read why after the break. Continue reading Beer Army Burger Burger Company (New Bern, NC)
When my wife and I travel for leisure, we tend to choose higher-end chain restaurants, mainly because you know what to expect, and the last thing I want is to take my wife out to an unknown place and she be disappointed. We will vary from this pattern only when it is a place that one of us has tried before. However, when I travel for business, I tend to target the mom and pop, dive type places that are usually located in small downtown locations that only the locals know about. Today, on a business trip to Waverly, Tennessee, my buddy, Brantley, and I found such a place – a little diner named Hole In The Wall. Read about our experience after the break.
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Ate here with my bride tonight. I have to say this place has become one of our favorite on the spot choices. We are never disappointed, and we weren’t disappointed today either. Continue reading Coyote Blues (Jackson, TN)