Kim Prater is the proprietor of two local businesses, both called HomeSlice. What gets confusing is that many folks around here still call each location by its original name. In Bristol, it is Lilley’s Market and in Abingdon it is Treasure Island. Lilley’s was in business on State Street for over 60 years and Treasure Island was in Abingdon for a long time too. Mr. Prater doesn’t care much what you call the place as long as you stop by and experience his 5-Star Comfort Food. HomeSlice in Abingdon has been going strong for five years now while the Bristol location just opened two months ago. Both places have the same menu.
Just what is 5-Star Comfort food? I have experienced it firsthand and can tell you unequivocally that it is great home cooking. I had the Philly cheesesteak and the fish sandwich. Both were large and quite delicious. Both locations serve breakfast and their biscuits and gravy is top notch. Their desserts are all homemade, they hand pat their burgers and use cast iron skillets for the cornbread and pineapple upside down cake.
The Bristol location kept the original Lilley’s signs and a lot of their decorations. John Spears, the building owner, wanted to keep the nostalgia effect going even though the inside has been remodeled with new kitchen equipment. He even put the old original outdoors sign on the wall inside after getting it rewired and operational.
For a trip down memory lane while enjoying great food, you need to head over to HomeSlice. I’ll see you there!