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Aug 5, 2009 10:02 PM

New to Maryville, Tennessee

I will be spending a few months in Maryville and would like suggestions for dining out - good local food, both casual and dressy - and places to buy nice ingredients for home cooking. I don't have a clue! I'm Canadian. What is the local cuisine?

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  1. The Tomato Head downtown is a great little lumch place--excellent sandwiches, salads, and pizzas. Very casual.

    1. Today's Thursday. This afternoon, about 3pm, drive north on Alcoa Hwy to KNoxville and just after the river, turn onto Kingston Pike. Drive west about a mile and watch for the Farmers' Market signs on the right. In a church parking lot, you'll find a good selection of local foods.

      A bit farther west on Kinston Pike, you'll see Longs Drug Store onthe left: old fashioned grill hamburgers. On the left, another 0.2 miles west is the Shrimp Shack, with great sea food fresh from the coasts as well as frozen entrees to go.

      1. Thanks to both of you. That is very helpful info. I don't arrive for another 10 days.

        1. I don't even know where Maryville is, but here's another resource for you:

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          1. You will have a really excellent restaurant right in Maryville, the Foothills Milling Company at 315 Washington Street South. It is a little pricy but has a truely a wonderful, creative menu. I would also second The Tomato Head at 211 W. Broadway for a more casual place. Both have informative websites.