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EzSmoke Jun 17, 2014 10:27 AM

I'm going to be driving from NC to St. Louis on Saturday and Knoxville should come up right about lunch time. Can anyone give me some suggestions of good eats not far off of I-40?


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    shallots RE: EzSmoke Jun 17, 2014 04:06 PM

    At either the Strawberry Plains exit off I-40 or the Cedar Bluff exit off I-40 (SE corner), Puleo's is a local restaurant chain with good food in a peaceful environment.

    Start with their Fried Green Tomatoes (on cheese grits with a red (usually Andouille) sauce and a white sausage sauce.

    Then anything from a small pizza to fried catfish .......


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      Davwud RE: shallots Jul 1, 2014 05:15 AM

      I can confirm that Puleo's has some good eats. We had dinner there a couple years back and were very pleasantly surprised. Pehaps because I went in with lower expectations.
      I really enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits.


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      grundoon RE: EzSmoke Jun 18, 2014 07:23 AM

      Tomato Head would be an excellent choice (either location).

      1. Brawny RE: EzSmoke Jun 18, 2014 01:20 PM

        Right off the 40 in downtown would be Crown and Goose....great burgers! http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/68/730395...

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          Bamaman1 RE: EzSmoke Jul 3, 2014 10:05 PM

          I agree with Puelo's for lunch. They have a pizza and salad with homemade dressings special at noon.

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