45 www.BlountPartnership.com Brackins – If you are looking for good food, great friends, and the best blues music in our region then check out the best blues dive bar in town.   Buddy’s Bar-B-Q – Dine in, take out, or drive–thru, Buddy’s Bar-B-Q is your stop for hickory- smoked pit barbecue and all the fixin’s.   Calhoun’s – This is the place you gather around one of the tables with family and friends to enjoy the best barbecue, steak, craft beers and ribs in Tennessee and make some sweet memories.    Casual Pint – This craft beer market offers a relaxed, family- friendly atmosphere much like a coffee shop, with a focus on craft beer.   Gondolier Italian – Grab a little Italian food with a homemade slice of cake for dessert, and you won’t be disappointed.   Lambert’s Southern Pie & Bake Shop – True to its name, the pies and baked goods are out of the world delicious, but be sure to stop by for the daily lunch specials at this quaint downtown Maryville eatery.   Par-T-Pub – One of the great gathering places for watching sports on TV with great grub and cocktails that can be enjoyed on the patio or while playing some pool.   Puleo’s Grille – Described by some as a come–as–you–are ca- sual dining place, the atmosphere is comfortable, but also suited for those special occasions you want to enjoy with family and friends.   Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise – For a taste of the Caribbean, look no further than this roadside drive– thru that serves Jamaican special- ties like jerk chicken and ribs.   Roland’s Bistro – Tantalize your taste buds with a meal with German flare. The authenticity of the food is spectacular, and the sampler plate is highly recom- mended.   RJ’s Courtyard – One of the lon- gest–standing family restaurants with excellent food and banquet room options offers a full bar with something on the menu to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. The Idaho Baked Potato dessert is something you don’t find on every menu.   Smoky Mountain Brewery – As one of the earliest craft beer brewers in the area, the casual dining experience can be enjoyed with one of their wood–fired pizza or any of their other deli- cious menu items. And gluten free is always an option here.   Smokin’ Joe’s BBQ – Touted as the best barbecue around, this down–home restaurant in Townsend lives up to that reputa- tion with some great eats. The pork stuffed potato skins are so good, you might even want to share.  Subs and Such – As its name implies, this is THE place to enjoy a hot or cold sandwich with no frills. It’s great food with all the experiences of the old–time lunch counter where you have to pay attention for your order number.   Taste of Asia – Curing your desire for authentic Asian cuisine can be found here. With a full– service sushi bar, they offer Thai, Malaysian, Chinese and Japanese entrees to satisfy any craving you might have.   Trailhead Steakhouse – The place in Townsend to head for a great steak is here where you’ll also want to temp your taste buds with the trout and other American classics in this rustic, lodge–like setting.   Two Doors Down – A music venue with a bar and some awe- some food, this is the place for a night away from home. Enjoy darts and pool while cutting a rug with live bands.   Waterfront Bar and Grill – There’s no better vibrant spot to enjoy a summer’s eve overlooking the beautiful Greenbelt Park in downtown Maryville while relax- ing with a scrumptious burger or chicken wings.   Windy City Grille – Chicago style food and a fun family at- mosphere await you, along with your dining favorites that make this a great place to hang out and watch all the great games or enjoy a quick lunch. and Southern Staples (continued from pg. 26) GoodEatin'