Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Roadfood Along the Way + Critters

On our way back to paradise in East Tennessee, we looked for a place to stop, take a break from the highway and have some lunch.  We’d just crossed over the Kentucky border going south on I-24 and we were in Clarksville Tennessee…

We hadn’t eaten at a Logan’s Roadhouse in a number of years so we thought we’d give it a try.
Logan's Roadhouse is a chain of restaurants that was founded in Lexington Kentucky back in 1991.  For some time, it was a wholly owned subsidiary of the company that owns Cracker Barrel.  In 2010 a private equity firm acquired the company. Its main office is now located in Nashville, Tennessee. Logan’s Roadhouse now has more than 210 company operated and almost 30 franchised locations across 23 states. 

Laurie ordered the Steakhouse Sirloin Melt with French fries for her lunch. ($10.49) Her sandwich was topped with ‘Brewski’ onions, mushrooms, Swiss cheese and chipotle mayonnaise. Both the sandwich and the fries were very nicely done.  This was a satisfying lunch indeed…

If you aren’t familiar with Logan’s Roadhouse, they serve a variety of steaks, prime rib, baby back ribs, fried chicken, pork chops, shrimp, tilapia and a number of ‘combo’ dishes. (The most expensive offering on the menu is the 20 oz. bone-in Creole Ribeye at $25.99) For the health conscious, the restaurant offers a Healthy and Hearty menu with 6 choices, all less than 550 calories.

I ordered the Fried Cheese and Bacon Burger. ($9.99) The combination of the nicely cooked hamburger patty with bacon, fried cheese, lettuce, pickles and mayonnaise did the job…and I had a ‘happy mouth’!  I opted out of the French fries and substituted a house salad.  When I noted that I’d been charged an additional $2.39 for the salad I was taken aback just a bit as both the fries and the salad are on the same list of signature sides… It was a nice little salad and I didn’t bother to challenge the waiter.
The Logan’s Roadhouse that we visited is located just off of I-24 at 3072 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard in Clarksville Tennessee.  Phone: 931-645-8333.  Website:

Home again…and I thought that I’d share a couple of photos of one of our neighbors… He and his ilk are regular visitors to our yard and they wander through the woods all around us. 

We were watching this young fella through our front windows.  He was nibbling on our bushes and looking around for other food items… The good news is that we’ve lived here for 5 years now and despite having plenty of deer in the woods all around us, they’ve done very little damage to our plants.  Of course, we try to keep it simple and our yard is planted almost exclusively with perennials.

Well after a bit, he grew tired of eating our bushes and nibbling on some rose hips and he decided to join the herd in the woods next to the house.  They are pretty creatures and we do like watching them.  JD, our cat, will go on point whenever he spots one out the window or from the screened porch. 

One of my life goals is to never have a collision with one, an all too common occurrence here in East Tennessee.  One of Laurie’s nieces back in Missouri has had 2 deer/car crashes.  I do have an able ‘deer spotter’ at my side most of time.  Laurie can spot a critter of just about any type when no one else can!

That’s about it for now.  Just click on any photo to enlarge it…

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. The only Logan's Roadhouse I've eaten in is the one you stopped at - we were visiting Rhett while he was at Ft. Campbell. I'd say the Village provides a bountiful smogasbord for the deer so they can just dine on the stuff they really like. Were it not for the community dogs I think they would be regular visitors to our place.

  2. Nice looking burgers. I can't say that we've ever been to a Logan's Roadhouse. We have plenty of deer here too and they especially like tender new azaleas.

  3. We like Logan's (there's one in Cookeville)--but haven't been to one recently... We usually buy steaks when we go there --since I try not to eat burgers and fries these days.

    The deer are always around here ---so we'd never have any flowers/plants if we didn't spray with Liquid Fence regularly....

    The scariest time for us when driving where there were MANY deer around was right after dark when we were driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway (headed to Peaks of Otter to spend the night)... Since it had just turned dark, all of the deer must have been out along that road... There were probably over 100 of them --that we saw! We almost got hit SEVERAL times that night... SCARY... Needless to say, we do not drive after dark on the parkway now!!!! ha


  4. I've never heard of Logan's, sounds good! You're lucky with the deer! They love my perennial bed, lay down in the middle of it to nap and then the flowers all lay down too---permanently!