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 Rutledge, TN anyone?

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Zuleika

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Rutledge, TN anyone? Tue, 09/13/11 7:02 PM (permalink)
I'm going to be spending a couple of days in the Knoxville area. I've read through the whole Knoxville thread and gotten some good ideas. But I'm going to be spending a whole day up in Rutledge working. Any ideas on where I might get some lunch? I know it's a pretty rural area (and partly why I've decided to stay overnight in Knoxville), but is there something around worth seeking out?
 
Thanks!
 
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    carlton pierre

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    Re:Rutledge, TN anyone? Fri, 09/16/11 9:01 AM (permalink)
    Wise to stay in Knoxville.  One of my favorite places a couple miles closer in to town on Magnolia St is The Phillipine Connection.  The food is outstanding and inexpensive.  There's only one table ( maybe two) so it's mostly a carryout but food is outstanding and plentiful.  Then,  just across the street is the Pizza Palace which was visited by Guy Fieri who raved about their pizza.  it's a drive-in so you eat in your car.  Pizza is excellent though.
     
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      Sundancer7

      Re:Rutledge, TN anyone? Fri, 09/16/11 9:14 AM (permalink)
      Rutledge is home to the famous tomato festival and is famous throughout the USA for their Grainger county tomatoes.  I believe that the field grown tomatoes are going down hill but perhaps some are still available.  They are outstanding.  If you have a way to transport them, I would suggest getting a bushel from the Ritter Farms located about 2-3 miles north of the town on the main route.
       
       http://www.ritterfarms.com/aboutus.html
       
      Paul E. Smith
      Knoxville, TN
       
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        Zuleika

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        Re:Rutledge, TN anyone? Fri, 09/23/11 1:36 PM (permalink)
        Sundancer -- That's a great lead! Looks like they have lots of other stuff besides tomatoes, so I can pick up whatever looks good at the time.
        Thanks!
         
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          Foodbme

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          Re:Rutledge, TN anyone? Fri, 09/23/11 3:53 PM (permalink)
          Zuleika

          Sundancer -- That's a great lead! Looks like they have lots of other stuff besides tomatoes, so I can pick up whatever looks good at the time.
          Thanks!

          All you need are the tomatoes, a loaf of bread, a jar of Mayo, a salt & pepper shaker and you have breakfast, lunch and dinner covered. (Bread & Mayo optional)
           
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