KINGSPORT - How about some homemade cabbage rolls and mashed potatoes from an old family recipe?
Or maybe some beef tips with mushrooms and sweet potato fries?
Or how about some home-style meat loaf and hash brown casserole?
Check out Creekside Eatery, a new restaurant at 815 W. Center St., next to the city's Greenbelt and new skate park.
The restaurant is owned by long-time Kingsport resident, Judy Burmer.
"Each of the daily specials are prepared from scratch, many from old family recipes such as cabbage rolls complete with homemade mashed potatoes, or chicken noodle casserole, beef tips or meat loaf," Burmer said.
Other specialties include pulled pork barbecue with baked beans and cottage cheese noodles, a "Polish vegetable pot" with chunks of Polish sausage slow-cooked with a variety of vegetables, and battered cod with hush puppies, fries and cole slaw.
Sandwiches include hamburgers and cheeseburgers, marinated chicken breast, hot dogs, Polish sausage dogs, fried bologna, grilled cheese, Italian subs, turkey subs, and "meadamettehaeuser" subs chock full of ham, turkey, bologna, American and provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise or mustard, and a special "Creekside" sauce.
Other offerings include pinto beans with cornbread, homemade chili, and "Eat Till You're Skinny Soup."
Salads include garden, chef and chicken tender, and vegetable sides include green beans, corn, cole slaw, stewed tomatoes, fries, sweet potato fries, baked potato salad, and fruit cup.
Extras include a pepperoni roll, Frito pie, chicken tenders, "Peanut Butter Heaven" with peanut butter and marshmallow creme on the grill, grilled applesauce, and battered jalapeno peppers and onions with sauce.
The restaurant also features homemade desserts such as fruit cobbler, chocolate cake, fudge brownies, pineapple upside down cake, wedding cake, brickle cheese cake, cherry crumb bars, and chocolate-dipped pretzels.
A "Tadpole Menu" for children under 10 and seniors over 70 is also available, featuring a grilled cheese sandwich, chicken tenders, plain hot dog, or hamburger.
And beginning at the first of the year, the restaurant started serving breakfast. The menu includes fresh blueberry or pecan pancakes, fresh cut hash browns, omelets made to order, eggs, biscuits, gravy, country ham and more.
"The addition of hours and expansion of the menu has been very well received," Burmer said.
She said Creekside Eatery "boasts a warm and friendly atmosphere perfect for visiting with friends or stopping by for a quick lunch."
Burmer said she's proud to be part of the downtown district and looks forward to contributing to the revitalization of downtown Kingsport.
For more information, call (423) 392-9849.
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