There’s this eclectic little place out on 421, close to Holston Lake, that has really caught my fancy. First of all, ya gotta love a guy named Bear. Second, extremely reasonable beer prices and a covered outdoor patio are simply impossible to resist. Now, add into that some really good home cooked food and you have your destination identified.
Before I tell you about the pig, let me just say that I admire an establishment that cuts their potatoes to order right in front of you and then slips them into the fryer for the freshest French Fries you’ll ever eat.
But on to the Flying Pig. It’s their own original concoction. They take a chicken wing, wrap it in bacon and cook it. How long I don’t know; they’re quite tight-lipped about internal recipe secrets out there. Then, they take it off, apply their BBQ sauce and put it back in to cook a little more. All I know is, you’ll likely need a fork to eat this baby, but you certainly won’t be disappointed!
Another feature of Bear’s is that they serve free biscuits and gravy at the end of the evening whenever a band is playing. There is a wide variety of biscuits and gravy available around here, but they keep getting better with experience and I can heartily recommend this particular concoction.
With Open Talent Night on Thursdays and Karaoke on Friday – plus there is typically a darn good band there on Saturdays – Bear’s Bar is definitely more than a “try once” type of joint. See you there!