984 Rutledge Pike (Rte. 11W)
Monday thru Saturday 7 AM to 2:30 PM
Sunday 8 AM to 2:30 PM
I'd been driving about 40 miles on Rte 11W in eastern Tennessee hungry and looking. Slim pickings. Then in Blaine, just a few miles north of Knoxville and I-40, I happened upon Breedings Restaurant. Looked interesting.
Good choice, Breedings. They do most everything, but they brag about their country ham. To late for breakfast, so I did a country ham. Two sides, green beans and "creamed potatoes." Creamed potatoes - I was thinking potatoes in a cream sauce. Nope, mashed potatoes. Couldn't ask for a better Southern lunch.
The ham was great - but their cornbread hot off the grill, that was special. More pancake than traditional corn bread, it is the way most places do corn bread in Tennessee. There was a little bit of crunch from the corn meal. Really good.
The moral - keep driving. There's always going to be a Breeding's somewhere down the road, as long as the road isn't an interstate.