A Refill, Please: Jonesborough’s Coffee House Serves Guests from the Corner on Main Street

Coffee lovers in Jonesborough now have a local option for their caffeine needs. The Corner Cup is the only locally-owned coffee shop in Jonesborough, TN.

Owner Debbie Kruse introduced The Corner Cup to Main Street in Jonesborough almost three years ago, although she dreamed of opening a coffee shop for years.

The Corner Cup offers a variety of coffee, which is all brewed with coffee beans roasted at The Coffee Company in Elizabethton, TN.

There is a tea bar with several tea options such as the steaming sweet chai tea, and light eats include homemade crepes and gluten-free pastries.

The Corner Cup stays open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is in business on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.

A Sweet Tooth’s Delight: The Lollipop Shop Serves Smiles for Nearly Two Decades

While taking a family afternoon stroll through Jonesborough, parents focus on antique stores and the historical buildings. Kids, however, have something else in mind. Missing the colorful and playful allure of The Lollipop Shop is hard, especially for sugar fiends.

The Lollipop Shop began serving customers of all ages almost two decades ago after its owner, Jeff Gourley, lost a job and decided to go a different career route. Since its opening, The Lollipop Shop expanded and has locations spanning as far as Georgia and South Carolina.

The candy shop offers a wide variety of candy— 400 different types— that ranges from brands almost a century-old and modern-day favorites.

Rock’s Wood Fired Pizza & Grill Tops Customers’ Expectations

Rock’s Wood Fired Pizza and Grill on the Bristol Highway features the only Italian oven in Johnson City.

Larry Sangid, the owner, ordered the brick oven from Naples, Italy, and he boasts that the wood-fired taste of his restaurant’s pizza mimics the pizza of Naples.

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.

Substitute Your Regular Choice for a Secret Menu Sub

At Charley’s Philly Steaks on West Market Street, the most popular sandwiches are the Philly Cheesesteak and Teryaki Chicken, according to Jonathan Barlog, a shift leader at the restaurant.

However, employees choose to indulge with “The Barlog,” an original sandwich created by Barlog when “business was slow.”

The Barlog consists of grilled steak, ham and bacon and is topped with extra mayonnaise.

The sandwich remains the only item on the secret menu for the time being, but team members at the restaurant begin to create their own special sub to compete with Barlog’s creation.

Customers can stop by Charley’s Philly Steaks Monday through Saturday anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. to give the single-secret-menu-item sub a try.

Bring Your Own Wine: The Black Olive Serves Homemade Italian Food to Pair with Wine of Choice

For more than three years, The Black Olive in Jonesborough has been serving and catering to guests from all over the Tri-Cities.

“We want to make sure everyone feels welcome and not exclude anyone from coming.” -Kinsey Holliday, Co-owner of The Black Olive

Her husband, Mo Farrouki, co-operates the restaurant and dedicates special nights to homemade Moroccan dishes. Customers must make reservations to enjoy a night of Moroccan food, music and entertainment.

The Italian restaurant is a bring-your-own-wine establishment so guests are guaranteed a favorite wine to pair with the homemade pasta of their choice.

The Black Olive stays open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and remains open until 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.