Mama’s Farmhouse Pigeon Forge, TN

Mama's Farmhouse
Flowers to brighten your day

Mama’s Farmhouse breakfast takes you back to simpler times

Growing up in the South, a traditional breakfast consisted of grits, eggs, bacon, and some type of bread. Most Southerners would have biscuits as their choice of bread if you asked them. We love our breakfast and consider it to be the most important meal of the day. Eating breakfast, especially Sunday breakfast, is almost like a holiday for Southerners. If asked, most Southerners would tell you that they love their mama or grandmama’s cooking. So it is no surprise to find a restaurant in the hills of the Smoky Mountains honoring their Mother. This is the review of Mama’s Farmhouse. Continue reading “Mama’s Farmhouse Pigeon Forge, TN”

Tower Root Beer

Tower Root Beer Since 1914
Tower Root Beer Since 1914

Tower Root Beer, Quenching Boston’s Thirst Since 1914.

Disclaimer: Tower Root Beer was gracious enough to send their product to us to try. Our purpose at Southern Food Junkie is not to tell you a product is good or bad but simply to share with you a brand you may not have heard of before.

Root Beer, like most sodas, started out as a type of medicine. The ingredients in root beer were long used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes. Once someone combined the root tea with soda, root beer was born and forever changed the course of America. In other words, root beer is an iconic part of Americana. From the early days as a tonic to the 40’s and 50’s soda shop jerks making root beer floats. Root beer is a part of American Thread. This week we are reviewing a soda that has been around since 1914, this is Tower Root Beer. Continue reading “Tower Root Beer”

Blueberry-Banana Cream Pie

Blueberry-Banana Cream Cheese Pie
Blueberry-Banana Cream Cheese Pie

The flavors of Blueberry, Banana, and Cream Cheese marries well in this Blueberry-Banana Cream Pie.

Growing up in the south, desserts have always been a pivotal part of any Sunday dinner. Similarly, it is like Mashed potatoes and gravy, macaroni and cheese, or steak and potatoes. It is almost a cardinal sin in the South not to have dessert with your Sunday Dinner. It is that important! At any rate, my mom has made many desserts throughout my lifetime that I really loved. This one holds a special place in my heart as I love blueberries and bananas. When you put them together with the cream cheese filling, it just makes sense. I am not sure where this recipe came from but the first time she made this I was very young. I hope you enjoy this as much as I have throughout the years. This is the recipe for Blueberry-Banana Cream Pie. Scroll to bottom for the recipe. Continue reading “Blueberry-Banana Cream Pie”

Kinch’s Restaurant Rock Hill, SC

Cool Shirts at kinch's Restaurant
Cool Shirts at kinch’s Restaurant

Southern Comfort food from a century-old building makes for a perfect match at Kinch’s Restaurant.

 

The Sign For Kinch's Restaurant
Beautiful day outside Kinch’s Restaurant

The downtown portion of Rock Hill has gotten a much-needed facelift. This has rejuvenated the interest in business moving back to an area that was once thriving. Meanwhile, Rockhillians affectionately call the downtown area Old Town Rock Hill. Today we head to this historical downtown area of Rock Hill to try out some comfort food at Kinch’s Resturant. Continue reading “Kinch’s Restaurant Rock Hill, SC”

Top 5 Steakhouse Chain Restaurants

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Americans Love Steak, this is the Top 5 Steakhouse Chain Restaurants.

It is no secret that Americans love their steak. In America, Steak used to be a food that was consumed on a special occasion to celebrate a milestone or achievement. Furthermore, it was consumed on special occasions because it was expensive. Most families in the South were hunters and gathers and consumed wild game meat for their protein source. With the rise in industrialization, families went to work and sold off their land. They traded it for a manufacturing job. Meanwhile, commercial meat consumption started to rise. This brought the price of a steak down so most families can enjoy it more than on special occasions now. Above all, this brought about the modern restaurant. Presently, a Steakhouse restaurant can now be found in most towns. This is the Top 5 Steakhouse Chains in America. Continue reading “Top 5 Steakhouse Chain Restaurants”

Park Place Restaurant Pineville, NC

Park Place Restaurant Pineville, NC

American, Greek-inspired comfort food at Park Place Restaurant.

A few months ago I was out with my family and we were in search of a place to eat for dinner. What we wanted was something quick and cheap, so we decided on Showmars in Pineville, NC. Meanwhile, we passed right by a diner that looked like a local establishment. It looked like a place I would love to try. That place was Park Place Restaurant in Pineville, NC. Continue reading “Park Place Restaurant Pineville, NC”

Double Cola and Ski Soda Review

Double Cola and Ski soda made by The Double Cola Company

Review of two great sodas, Double Cola and Ski soda from one awesome company, The Double Cola Company

Disclaimer: Double Cola sent us a few samples to try in return for our honest review. Our purpose at Southern Food Junkie is not to tell you a product is good or bad but simply to share with you a brand you may not have heard of before.

It seems like the late 1800’s and early 1900’s was a booming time for soda. Equally important is nearly all of the sodas created at that time were created in the South. The South has contributed many unique foods, snacks, and drinks throughout the years so it is no surprise that after all these years the South is still the King of Sodas. One Soda company that is still making awesome soda from that era is Double Cola Company. This is the review of Double Cola and Ski Soda. Continue reading “Double Cola and Ski Soda Review”