April 5, 2012
Liberian Dinner: Veggie Brown Rice, Chicken, and Cornbread
N&K Variety Food Plus is Valentina approved! It’s a Liberian (West African) restaurant/convenience store. It just opened this week and it serves affordable breakfast, speciality meat sandwiches, and homemade-style dinner. The owners are very friendly and provide good service. The breakfast and lunch menu look American but the dinner has a Liberian tasty twist. They sell AVON too.
N&K Variety Food
1015 East Unaka Avenue
Johnson City, TN 37601
Monday – Friday
7 am – 8pm
March 19, 2012
I highly recommend this restaurant for Turkish meals, it is very fresh and healthier than other Mediterranean options! The service is fast and the owners are friendly! Here is the Facebook “places” page (below is the Contact Info). You haven’t had real coffee until you’ve had Turkish coffee, it’s an experience!
Here are some pictures:
Stay tuned, I believe I heard they’ll have bellydancers soon!
Here is their information:
2203 McKinley Rd.
Johnson City, TN 37604
February 27, 2012
Move to Kingsport – Valentina Escobar Gonzalez from Kingsport Chamber on Vimeo.
Valentina Escobar Gonzalez speaks about Kingsport, and explains why it is such a wonderful place to live.
October 5, 2011
Just in time for National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. I’ve been visiting the area and the store before everyone flocks down to visit the Festival this weekend, October 7-9, 2011. I discovered an exotic store in the most oldest town of TN. Its called Hands Around the World. I’ve been to South and Central America but this owner has a eclectic selection of jewelry, accessories, home decor that could lighten up any room. If you get hungry at the Festival, I highly recommend The Dining Room, I was raised in Miami and this restaurant is truly Cuban, delicious black beans, and cuban sandwiches. Every time, I have the food there, it smells so good, I end up eating the food before I remember to take a picture to post on my blog!
October 2, 2011
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(The information above was obtained from the http://komentricities.org/ website)
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September 24, 2011
I know a restaurant is good when I only see natives eating there. I landed the most authentic Mexican restaurant ever and in TN! Again, I’m new to the Tri-Cities area from FL. I was raised in Miami, born in Texas, so I’ve had my fair share of Mexican restaurants. But this restaurant, “La Perla” has been hands-down the most authentic, delicious, and affordable I’ve ever seen. I do have to warn you it isn’t fancy but it’s worth a visit and luckily for you, the menu is in English, if anything just point to your selection and order! If I was in charge of the marketing aspect, I would have a WordPress site to start and add a bunch of pictures, have specials on Facebook and Twitter, and include lots of videos.
Here are a few pictures:
The Salsa option after giving typical salsa and chips (not shown)
The Whole Meal
Mocajetes - spicy cheesy shrimp, beef, chicken
Chicken Fajitas - huge platter
The Sides - refried beans, rice, avocado, salad
Here is the address:
2508 South Roan Street
Johnson City, TN 37601
September 18, 2011
Great perks in relocating to TN from FL, I can visit other states such as NC, I really enjoyed eating at the Early Girl Eatery (Pumpkin-Ginger bread), visiting the Biltmore Estates, and Bert (at the Barn at Biltmore) view pics below:
September 14, 2011
I’m new to Eastern TN from FL. I want to visit everything that this area has to offer and blog about it. Please let me know if you would like me to feature your business on my blog, I have an added interest in the horse, pet, and agriculture industry but I’m open to eating more delicious meals at local restaurants in the Tri-Cities area such as in Kingsport, Johnson City, and Jonesborough (and surrounding areas).
The Olde Towne Pancake House, here is their address and reviews (Click Here) I love the Pumpkin Spice Pancakes and I enjoyed seeing “I Love Lucy” themed decor all over the restaurant, they also showed old reruns too!
Olde Towne Pancake House
Scratch Pizza (wood-fired pizza)
Yummy "Scratch" Pizza
Scratch Foodworks’ Pizza is best described as a delicious and unexpected surprise. They make the pizza based on a trust system where you decide if you want to be surprised with the toppings or “limited” trust where you cross out the options you don’t want included on your pizza. It was delicious! Click Here to see their menu
For those sweet-toothers here is your Ice-cream fix!
Mona Lisa's Gelato
Mona Lisa’s Gelato has a delicious variety of exquisite flavors. Their signature gelato, the Mona Lisa, had me at “Caramel”. It includes caramel, cinnamon, and Amaretto. They also have other sweets and fancy soups/breads. Click Here to visit their amazing menu
Don’t forget to contact me, to blog about your business. Thankfully, these hilly mountains and inclines can help me enjoy more meals and feel less guilty about eating it.