All-Star Favorites For Race Week


Northeast Tennessee is ready to welcome back race fans to Bristol Motor Speedway with a few of its own all-star favorites when it comes to chowing down on local eats, spending time with family, and taking on the outdoors.

Known to host one of the most popular tracks on the circuit, Northeast Tennessee also has a reputation for down home cooking, locally crafted cocktails for any taste, deep music roots, and miles of outdoor adventure.

We’ve put together our own all-star favorites:


Birthplace of Country Music

Burger – Burger Bar
Wings – The Corner
Craft Beer – State Street Brewing
Cocktail – Lost State Distilling Company
Breakfast – The Old Lighthouse Diner
Outdoor Adventure – South Holston River and Lake and float trips down the SoHo
Family Adventure- Bristol Motor Speedway and Birthplace of Country Music

Johnson City

Burger at Label

Burger – Label
Wings – Wild Wing Café
Craft Beer – YeeHaw Brewing Company (pilsner is a light, refreshing favorite)
Cocktail – Windsor Speakeasy
Breakfast – Pennyman’s Diner
Outdoor Adventure – Tweetsie Trail and Tannery Knobs
Family Adventure – Hands On! Discovery Center and TieBreakers


Kingsport’s Original Long Island Iced Tea  

Burger – Pal’s,  Backwoods Burger Bar
Wings –  Center Street GrillBraedens BBQ
Craft Beer – Bays Mountain Brewing Company (we love the Northeast Tennessee IPA and Kingsport Kommon Ale)
Cocktail – Kingsport’s Original Long Island Tea at East Coast Wings & Grill or Riverfront Seafood Company
Breakfast – Lynn Garden RestaurantBagel Exchange 
Outdoor Adventure – Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium
Family Adventure – Kingsport Carousel and the Kingsport Selfie Trail 


Burger – NOLI Truck at Scott’s Farm Market (Pro Tip: order your fries loaded and end your meal with homemade ice cream from Scott’s)
Wings – Rocky’s Pizza
Craft Beer – Union Street Taproom
Cocktail – Los Jalapenos
Breakfast – Clarence’s (you really can’t come to Erwin and not get the biscuits and gravy, they’re legendary.)
Outdoor Adventure – USA Raft
Family Adventure – Erwin Linear Trail


Top Choice BBQ wings

Burger – The Bean Barn or Butcher’s Block
Wings – Top Choice BBQ
Craft Beer – Old Oak Taproom
Cocktail – The General Morgan Inn 
Breakfast – Aunt Bea’s Restaurant or The Harvest Restaurant
Outdoor Adventure – Margarette Falls
Family Adventure – David Crockett Birthplace State Park


Depot Street Brewery

Burger- Main Street Café
Wings- Rocky’s Pizza, plus their ranch is awesome!!
Craft Beer- Depot Street
Cocktail- Tennessee Hills Distillery , plus they have a brewstillery in Johnson City
Breakfast- Olde Towne Pancake House
Outdoor Adventure- Hiking at Persimmon Ridge Park
Family Adventure- Wetlands Water Park


Kayaking on Watauga Lake

Burger – City Market and J’s Corner
Wings – J’s Corner and Station @ 19E
Craft Beer – Riverside Taphouse and Station @ 19E
Coffee – The Coffee Company
Breakfast – The Southern and Smoky Mountain Bakers
Outdoor Adventure – Off the Grid Mountain Adventures and fly fishing on Watauga River
Family Adventure – Elizabethton Escape and experience the arts at August Muse