Aunt B's is an unprepossessing hole-in-the-wall greasy-spoon type diner in what's almost the middle of nowhere. Despite all this, they deserve the world-class rating: the food is out of this world. If you are looking for that genuine old-timey atmosphere, artery-clogging burgers and fries or country-style entrees at ridiculously low prices, Aunt B's is the place to go.
Unlike chain restaurants like Sonic or Cracker Barrel, Aunt B's is the real thing. Cracker Barrel wishes they could make food like this. We had cheeseburgers, fries and something they call cheese balls that are a wonderful fried concoction of cheese and potatoes. The burger was so fresh it was still sizzling on the bun. It tasted like a homemade burger. Well, better than my Mom's homemade, even. The fries were excellent and the cheese balls... I am dreaming of the cheese balls as I write this, and my mouth is watering. A perfect crispy crust on the outside, and the soft cheesy potatoey filling on the inside, which you can dip in their homemade ranch dressing. Burger King sells something like this called Cheesy Tots- a pale imitation. The difference in quality and flavor is so extreme- I can't express it. They are simply heaven on a plate.
Aunt B's also serves traditional fare like hamburger steak, fried chicken, etc. I wonder if I'll ever try any of their other food- the hamburgers were so good I can't imagine ordering anything else.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Tri-Cities, look up Aunt B's. It's definitely off the beaten path, but it is worth the trip.
I'm really surprised that no one has reviewed Sahib yet- they really deserve to be reviewed by someone more familiar with Indian cuisine. I've only had Indian a few times, and I really don't know enough to give a detailed description of what we had, but: let me tell you, everything I had was really delicious.
We went for the lunch buffet, and I plan to return and try their dinners. The atmosphere is exotic and inviting, with fresh flowers and real white tablecloths. I was impressed with their laundry service: white tablecloths and curry don't seem like they would be the best combination, but ours was spotless (until I spilled curry on it, that is).
I tried a little of every dish on the bar and they were all delicious- curries and other spicy pastes with meat and vegetables. The fresh flatbread was exquisite- I asked for more and received it promptly. I ate it promptly, too!
My only wish is that they had communicated to me somehow what each dish was and how I was supposed to eat it. Because I lack a friend fluent in the ways of Indian cuisine, I felt a little at a loss of how to proceed- what goes with what, etc. I need a crash-course, and I'll bet I'm not alone. This area is not exactly teeming with diversity, and I'll bet a lot of first time diners could use a beginner's guide to Indian food.
The price was excellent: something like $6 or $7 before tax and tip.
The service was great as well.
We will definitely eat there again, as often as possible.
I love Chinese food, and I was thrilled when Asia House opened. Elizabethton has a few Chinese restaurants but Asia House is the only buffet. I took a friend there for lunch the week they opened.
I was disappointed by how few entree selections were available, and also by the lack of labels on many dishes; a lot of the time you just guessed what you were putting on your plate. The quality of the food was standard- a bit bland, a bit common. I was really let down when I ordered hot tea: instead of the traditional Chinese-restaurant oolong tea I got a pot of hot Lipton.
The atmosphere is slightly better than the average buffet, featuring motion-paintings and Chinese Muzak. The service was prompt and polite.
My friend sampled the sushi bar and said it was pretty good; he went back for seconds.
I think that I may try this restaurant again for dinner- I have heard that the dinner buffet is better than the lunch buffet.
Prices were about average: about $6-7 per person (before tax and tip)
Sonic is a little chain drive-in restaurant that serves 50's style food like burgers and tater tots, footlong chili dogs and such. Their real specialty is drinks, though. My personal favorite is the cherry limeade- 44 ozs. of real fruit juices, with at least half a lime and a maraschino cherry. My husband, being infinitely more adventurous, recently had an apple juice slushy with lime and chocolate. Yes, you read that correctly. They actually made it and he really drank it. They have a great deal of flavors and they'll let you combine them to your heart's content. The bad news is that the food is only passable. Burgers are rather limp, the chicken is rubbery and the onion rings are tasteless. Also, the service tends to be on the slow side.
Duck Crossing is in a lot of ways, your average antique mall. They have a zillion little stalls for different vendors, just like everyone else, but they also sell some locally made cutesy craft stuff, like birdhouses and crocheted pocketbooks. As far as the actual antiques go, they have more "vintage" stuff, than actual antiques. The prices are occaisionally a little, well, ridiculous, but that depends on the vendor, and most are fairly reasonable. If you go, try to go during the lunch hour, because Duck Crossing has a little cafe that is staffed by little old ladies that make the most divine breads and cakes.
My husband sent me flowers from Elizabethton Florist for Valentine's Day this year, and they were lovely. He got a mixed floral arrangement with pink roses and bells of Ireland(I'm not a fan of red roses) and although they were expensive, my girlfriends at work were impressed. It was probably the prettiest arrangement I've recieved over the years! If I had to send flowers to someone, I would trust them to do it (although I infinitely prefer being the one to get them!).
I wanted to give Computer Connection 4 stars, but they really only deserve 3. I was having a rough time with my PC, and they came very highly recommended. The problem was a 3 second hesitation. The first time I took it in, they said the problem was obviously spyware, and that they would remove it for me. They downloaded Adaware (a free program), ran a few diagnostics and let me pick it up. They charged about $150. Unfortunately, the problem was just as bad as it always was. I had to get them on the phone, and they really didn't want to believe me. I took it back, and they worked on it for a few more days, and when I got it back, it worked! They didn't charge any extra, but the $150 was enough, I thought!
I don't know if I should give these guys 2 stars or 3 .I had an ethernet card installed in my computer, and they charged me a ridiculous amount of money- like $200. The other problem was that I was expecting them to be able to do this while I waited (hah!), and instead it took them almost five days to do this job that should have taken one at the most. I was not impressed, and I haven't been there since. However, the ethernet card they installed works great.
Danny was a wonder! I had a little accident involving the wind and a Wal-Mart cart corral. My poor little car was impaled on a steel beam. My windshield was on the floor of the car. Now, this being my way into work, I had a problem. Danny came and got my car, installed a very nice new windshield, and fixed me up. He did a beautiful job, and you'd never guess that my windshield is a replacement. He didn't charge me a ridiculous amount of money, either.
My husband dragged this poor guy out of bed one weekend when our only functioning toilet broke. He had it fixed in just a jiffy, and although he did charge us for the emergency service, it wasn't the huge amount of money that I was expecting. He was also honest with us, letting us know that part of our toilet problem couldn't be fixed without extensive work, and we have had that verified by another plumber.