Germany Native Operates the Only Authentic German Restaurant in Johnson City

Why travel to Germany when the same authentic cuisine is cooked and served in Johnson City?

Freibergs’s is a German restaurant located in the heart of downtown Johnson City, TN operated by a native from Germany.

When Herholz moved to Tennessee, he brought with him knowledge and firsthand experience with German dishes and cuisine.

He and his wife Michele decided to open Freiberg’s German restaurant in 2008, naming the restaurant after Herholz’s hometown in Eastern Germany.

“I enjoy German food; it’s very authentic, ” said Shane Grace, a frequent guest. “I’ve tried most of the menu, and it’s all delicious.”

Freiberg’s has set hours posted on the company’s website.

Sport Sticky Fingers at The Wild Wing Café

The Wild Wing Café in downtown Johnson City, TN hosts band performances every weekend.

Sarah Goodpaster, the sport bar’s marketing and promotions manager, runs the show from Knoxville and ensures guests have live music and can leave with a good experience.

Bar-goers mingle with friends carrying a bucket of beer, shaking hands with acquaintances with sticky fingers from the smothered chicken wings.

The Wild Wing Café stays open Monday through Sunday 11 a.m.- 2 a.m. and welcomes walk-ins and offers take-away plates.

Hot Food in a Flash: Would You Like a Frenchie Fry With That?

Tennesseans who move out-of-state often miss the waves of mountains, but for some, it’s sadder leaving behind the option of a Big Pal and Frenchie Fries.

Pal’s Sudden Service in East Tennessee began when Pal Barger, owner and CEO, opened the first sit-in store in Kingsport, TN in 1956.

There are only two sit-in Pal’s diners in East Tennessee, and the rest are all drive-throughs, where customers order at the first window, drive around the store and pay at the second window.

Usual waiting time is less than five minutes, and Pal’s Sudden Service is the first restaurant chain in the United States to be awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Domestic Craft or Draft: Tipton’s Street Pub Boasts 50 Types of Beer

Needing a night out with the ladies or guys? Tipton’s Street Pub on Main Street in Johnson City serves $3 shots every night.

Tipton’s boasts a drink menu that offers 50 types of beer from domestic to craft, but if a guest prefers wine, Ladies’ Night on Wednesday slashes wine prices in half.

Lunch specials include meals starting at $6.50, and Happy Hour is 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Monday through Friday.

Tipton’s Street Pub stays open 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and it is open from noon to 3 a.m. on Sunday.

Upcoming events include a celebration for Cinco de Mayo, which is dubbed “Cinco de Drinko,” where the downtown pub will serve $2 Dos XX.