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 Regional Specialites - IN, KY & TN

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Regional Specialites - IN, KY & TN Sun, 06/3/12 7:58 AM (permalink)
I'm taking a road trip to Chattanooga over the July 4th week. Since I will be driving I would love to be able to bring back regional specialties that I cannot easily obtain in the Chicagoland area. For example, I love BBQ sauce, beer, soda, etc. I already know that I am going to pick up a few cases of Ale 8 in KY. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
    carlton pierre

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    • Location: Knoxville, TN
    Re:Regional Specialites - IN, KY & TN Sun, 06/3/12 8:38 AM (permalink)
    Bring back some Moon Pies and RC Colas from Chattanooga.  I believe they're both made there and you'll find in any grocery.

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      Re:Regional Specialites - IN, KY & TN Sun, 06/3/12 8:48 AM (permalink)
      While in Chatanooga a year ago, the hotel clerk suggested a barbecue place called Hillbilly Willys.  It's a bare bones little hole in the wall inside a small strip mall, and the food was great!  Their slogan is Make-er saucey.

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        • Location: Tonka Bay, MN
        Re:Regional Specialites - IN, KY & TN Sun, 06/3/12 10:44 AM (permalink)
        I bought some Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale in Bardstown, KY that is unavailable in Minnesota. Needless to say I found the bourbon selection greater in Kentucky and bought a bottle of Maker's 46 that my local liquor store doesn't carry but is available in Minnesota.
        In Indiana I order breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches.
        In Kentucky I ordered the Hot Brown at one of the oldest taverns, the Old Talbott Tavern (1779) in Bardstown.
        Hot browns and tenderloins are available in Minnesota but are rare and not the same.
        I didn't make it to Tennessee my last trip but in West Virginia my cousin gave me a package pepperoni rolls to take with. They look like a package of hot dog buns but pepperoni is baked inside.

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          Re:Regional Specialites - IN, KY & TN Sun, 06/3/12 5:47 PM (permalink)
          Getcha some Goo-Goo Clusters. Made in Nashville.

          Getcha some Stone Ground Grits, Not the instant kind.
          Between Nashville and Chattanooga-29 miles west of I-24 (exit # 127)
          Getcha a Country Ham from The Hamery, Murfreesboro TN - Just off I-24 South of Nashville.

          <message edited by Foodbme on Sun, 06/3/12 5:49 PM>

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            Re:Regional Specialites - IN, KY & TN Sun, 06/3/12 6:25 PM (permalink)

            In Kentucky I ordered the Hot Brown at one of the oldest taverns, the Old Talbott Tavern (1779) in Bardstown.

            It's been a lot of years since I've been to Talbott Tavern, but back then the Chess Pie was one of their most famous offerings.
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