East Tennessee is defined by the Appalachian Mountains, a history of bootlegging and grassroots American music. At the heart of the area is the small historic town of Johnson City. Eclectic and unique menus characterize the restaurants here, where you’ll find everything from Southern-style barbecue pizza joints to gourmet cafés serving up garden quiche made with local produce. The café reigns supreme in this area, with menus combining old favorites and fresh foods with a gourmet twist. Most have an extensive drink menu, offering plenty of whiskey drinks and even a few moonshine-inspired cocktails. Whether it's one of the annual bluegrass music festivals or the escape to nature that brings you to Johnson City, you are sure to find a dish to satisfy your cravings.