East Tennessee Minor League Baseball Trip

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2011/06/30 11:22:27 (permalink)

East Tennessee Minor League Baseball Trip

We are planning a trip the 2nd week in July to the East Tennessee Tri-Cities area for some minor league base ball. We plan to hit Ridgewood for BBQ but would like to know about some other types of food in that area besides BBQ. We will be in the area for about 9 days, traveling around but our hotel is in Johnson City.
Thanks for your help!
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    Re:East Tennessee Minor League Baseball Trip 2011/06/30 17:51:56 (permalink)
    I'll be interested to see the responses to this. We left the Tri-Cities over 2 years ago and of course things come and go. Cootie Browns in Johnson City is rather eclectic and is deserving of a lunch, dinner or snack. I've been to Ridgewood a few times and unfortunately don't share the great enthusiasm of many on this list. For BBQ I preferred Broad St BBQ in Kingsport, 12 bones in Kingsport and another place between JC and Kingsport that the name escapes me at the moment. Having said that I think you should try Ridgewood, it's a great roadfood icon and is in a beautiful spot with a scenic drive to get there. I don't think you'll get a bad meal there by any means so enjoy.  I'll be looking forward to seeing the replies.
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    Re:East Tennessee Minor League Baseball Trip 2011/07/03 14:19:35 (permalink)
    Phil's Dream Pit BBQ is excellent at Exit 67AB near Kingsport, TN go E on I 26 just a minute to Exit 10 then go N on Eastern Star Rd. a minute. About 5 minutes off I 81.
    Phil's Dream Pit @ 534 Eastern Star Rd., Kingsport, TN 423 - 349 - 6437.
    http://www.philsdreampit.com
    Just N about 10 miles on E side of I 81 is Dixie Outpost BBQ if you prefer at Exit 69. Go E on # 394 a mile or two then turn left or N on # 126 just a few minutes to Dixie.
    Dixie Outpost BBQ @ 3172 Highway 126, Blountville, TN 423 - 574 - 7447.
    Troutdale Bistro is the place for lunch/dinner in Bristol, TN.
    Troutdale Bistro @ 724 State St., Bristol, TN 423 - 989 - 3663.
    http://troutdalebistro.com/
    Cootie Brown's @ 2715 North Roan St., Johnson City, TN 423 - 283 - 4723.
    http://www.cootiebrowns.com/
    Ridgewood BBQ @ 900 Elizabethton Hwy., Bluff City, TN 423 - 538 - 7543.
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    Re:East Tennessee Minor League Baseball Trip 2011/07/03 15:18:06 (permalink)
    Phil's dream pit is the one whose name I couldn't remember. Glad to see he's making it as he seemed to be a very nice guy. I spoke with him and his wife several times. He left the corporate world a few years ago to pursue his dream of owning a BBQ restaurant. Glad it's working out. We always enjoyed the food there.
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    Re:East Tennessee Minor League Baseball Trip 2011/07/05 10:45:26 (permalink)
    Thank you!
     
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    Re:East Tennessee Minor League Baseball Trip 2011/07/05 10:53:04 (permalink)
    I'm sorry you didn't get a few more responses. There used to be several people here either from that area or frequently traveled through there.
    I should mention a local chain call "Pals" a great favorite in the Tri-Cities. I think they are almost strictly drive-thru. Try a sauce burger and a sweet tea.
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    Re:East Tennessee Minor League Baseball Trip 2011/07/12 13:49:20 (permalink)
    My friend who fishes up there always goes, in addition to Ridgewood, to a place that serves all kinds of Chicago foods--hot dogs, Italian beef, etc.  He says it's very good.  I'm sorry I don't know the name of it, but there's bound to be only one!
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