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.

Curb Your Sweet Cravings With a Little Sweets

Petite Sweets in Johnson City, TN sprinkles each cupcake in-house. The shop is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m- 5 p.m. and closes at 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

On top of running the shop, owners Zachary and Rachael Holmes offer catering services and designs cakes and treats for special events such as baby showers, birthday parties or weddings.

Five years ago, Rachael discovered her passion for baking and decorating cakes, and finally opened her store, Petite Sweets, on East Oakland Avenue in Johnson City in 2014.

She stays busy with multiple weddings and birthday events every weekend.

 

 

Jonesborough’s American-Styled Diner Treats Tourists and Residents to Burgers and Milkshakes

Tourists and residents alike stream into Jonesborough’s JJ’s Eatery and Ice Cream for a hot sandwich and an old-school ice cream sundae.

Owner Vicki Brown introduced Jonesborough, TN to the classic American-styled cafe in 2006 and often participates in town event promotions such as Scoop Fest, which is an ice cream tasting that requires the purchase of tickets in exchange for samples.

Meals include the fried bologna sandwich or classic burger paired with fries and a milkshake.

JJ’s Eatery and Ice Cream stays open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

Main Street Café to Extend Hours

Main Street Café on Main Street in Jonesborough plans to extend its hours after 36 years of serving Jonesborough residents and tourists.

Zac and Kati Jenkins, the second-generation owners of the restaurant, look to extend the hours by providing a dinner service beginning in May.

“[Dinner services] are going to go through 8 p.m.,” said Jenkins. “We are starting small, and we can always grow. If people want us to be open until 10 p.m, we’ll be open until 10 p.m.”

Since its founding in 1982, all food served at the Main Street Café has been homemade and prepared within its kitchens.