Pick Farm Fresh Foods or Order Off the Restaurant Menu in Pulaski-Giles County

By Renee Elder on April 28, 2011 at 9:35 pm EST
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Fresh from the garden or hot off the grill, there’s a tasty meal waiting in Pulaski-Giles County.

Fresh Local Flavor
The first stop for fresh veggies and fruits is the Giles County Farmer’s Market. The open-air market at the Courthouse Square invites customers to shop for local produce each Saturday from March through November. Avid locavores will also want to visit Pulaski-area farms such as Rollins Farm on Prospect Road for honey and farm-fresh beef, Limoland on Columbia Highway for tomatoes and pumpkins in season, and Quiet Breeze Farm, also on Columbia Highway, for heart-healthy Piedmontese freezer beef.

Pass the Menu
Not inclined to do your own cooking? Head for one of the area’s many restaurants. Kathy’s Tavern and Grill, a popular spot in downtown Pulaski, offers what longtime employee Molly Smith calls “the best burgers in Middle Tennessee,” along with other hearty offerings such as rib-eye steaks, hot dogs and bologna sandwiches. Weekend evenings, Kathy’s often features music by singer-songwriters or bands for the 21-and-older crowd. Country Kitchen on College Street may be Pulaski’s favorite stop for breakfast fare, from French toast to country-fried steak and eggs. And for lunch, try the buffet of Southern-style food at Hickory House. Get ready for a treat. This affordable dining spot has been noted as having as some of the tastiest barbecue, catfish and cornbread anywhere. Folks in Giles County don't just go to a local hospital when they're hurting, they go to Hillside Hospital when they're hungry. The Hillside Hospital Cafe is a popular restaurant and catering service, offering up a healthy variety of vegetables, southern side dishes and tasty entrees.

Old-Fashioned Flavor
Every meal comes with nostalgia on the side at Reeves Drugstore. Their old-fashioned lunch counter offers traditional favorites like club, chicken salad and pimiento cheese sandwiches, as well as sundaes, home-made fried pies and Coke floats from the soda fountain. Lynnville favorite Soda Pop Junction is another good bet for lunch or dinner. The eclectic menu includes marinated chicken, pork chops, barbecue, BLTs, Philly cheese steak sandwiches and milk shakes that draw customers from miles around. Feel more at home at the Hickory House, which offers a daily buffett loaded with southern cusine or march in and place orders at Sarge's Shack, a restaurant in Frankewing that's known for its steaks and catfish.
 
Special Events
And remember to highlight your calendar for the chance to taste a riot of flavors created by contestants in Giles County Chamber of Commerce's annual Chili Cook-off that takes place each October, as well as the fresh berries and pies served up at the Lynnville Blackberry Festival in June.

 

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