Pretty nice springtime view from the front porch.
Tellico Plains is a little town tucked away at the base of the Smoky Mountains that used to be home to a large Stokely Van-Camp cannery situated on Tellico River bottom land. The cannery is gone and the town now seems to be reinventing itself as a tourist stop at an entrance to the Cherokee National Forest and the beginning of the Cherohala Skyway. There’s not a lot there but they do have Tellico Grains, an artisan bakery, and it's well worth the 45 minute drive from here.
So when friends David and Laurie invited Bev and I to lunch, I accepted if they would take just me – Bev was still on vacation - and of the location choices they gave me, I picked the bakery. I specifically went for olive bread but forgot they only have it on certain days, so I got a loaf of sourdough instead.
They have a nice lunch menu and I selected the Sandwich Joe’s Italian – I’m a sucker for all things that remind me of a South Jersey sub. My sandwich was delicious and it reminded me a little of a muffuletta with slightly different ingredients.
And since I enjoyed the sandwich so must, I swapped the BBQ sauce for an egg and had it for breakfast the next morning. Very good again.
Can you tell it was a successful trip – and the company was the best part. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
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