Sunday, April 24, 2011

Another Drive to Tellico Plains!

A couple of weeks ago, Laurie and I picked up Larry, (aka Big Dude at, and we took off for a drive down to Tellico Plains Tennessee.  Now, this wasn’t just a drive to look at the scenery, although the views here in East Tennessee are hard to beat, but rather this was a food trip!
Yes, we’ve been here before…actually multiple times!  But, this place is just too good to stay away from for too long… Some friends of ours, folks who’ve lived all over the world, count Tellico Grains Bakery as one of the 2 places that they immediately think of when they’re looking for a place to take visiting friends and relatives. 
It was about 11 am when we arrived.  Both the fresh breads and cookies had been decimated somewhat, but the above photo shows some of the remaining loaves of bread as well as a glimpse of some cookies and brownies.
Here’s a little better shot of the cookie case… Note: We bought all of the Coconut, oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip cookies.  We also bought a great cinnamon roll and a terrific blueberry scone for breakfast the next morning.  We rationed the cookies…after the first day when we had 2 each after we got home!
So, after we rescued the baked goods…keeping them from others…we ordered lunch.  Tellico Grains Bakery makes great sandwiches!  On Saturdays, they make pizzas as well…we’ve heard good things about them but we haven’t had one yet.
I decided to have the Bald River Beef sandwich.  This consisted of roast beef sliced thin, Swiss cheese, Dijon mustard, horseradish mayo with lettuce and tomato on the Bakery’s Signature Hoagie Roll.  It normally also comes with carmelized onions but onions just aren’t my thing.  Very nice sandwich!
Laurie stuck with our all-time favorite sandwich at Tellico Grains…the Wauchessi Club.  This is made up with smoked ham, roasted turkey, Benton’s smoked bacon, pepper-jack cheese, red onion, mayo, Dijon mustard, lettuce and tomato on sliced sourdough bread.  Crazy Good!
You can tell that Larry is a blogger too…he posed his food for a more compelling photo!  His choice for lunch was Sandwich Joe’s Italian.  This beauty has Genoa salami, pepperoni, Benton’s smoked prosciutto, provolone cheese, pesto mayo, pepperoncinis, olives, red onion, Dijon mustard, lettuce and tomato on Herb Flatbread.  This sandwich is a flavor explosion!  This Laurie’s ‘other’ favorite…
Tellico Grains is a family-owned and operated artisan bakery in the foothills of Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains.  Stuart and Anissa Shull bring their educations, their broad culinary expertise, and their passions to life through their all natural handcrafted baked goods.  We highly recommend that you visit and partake of the high quality baked goods and sandwiches. 
Tellico Grains Bakery is located at 108 Depot Street in ‘downtown’ Tellico Plains Tennessee.   Phone: 423-253-6911.  Website:

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