Local restaurant takes pride in quality
The Local Kitchen and Wine Bar recently opened their doors at the end of February, and quickly caught on in the Tri-Cities area.
Word of mouth and their Facebook pages have allowed curious foodies and wine drinkers to discover what the restaurant had in store for the Johnson City community.
The Local has a breezy welcoming feel to it with a patio dining room. Countless hand laid pennies lie on the patio floor and real hardwood lies the main dining room.
Once inside, chalkboard painted walls, steel doors and friendly faces greet you.
One of the most intricate parts of The Local is the dozens upon dozens of wine and liquor bottles that line the ceiling.
Tables made from old bowling lanes are preset with wine glasses, water glasses and bread plates for their delicious homemade cheese ciabatta rolls.
What's great about The Local is that they buy what they need to cook the food from local growers - Amish families anywhere in the surrounding counties.
Emily Long, an ETSU public relations student and a server at The Local, has been working since the restaurant's opening night.
"Ninety-five percent of our meats are local, and all of our deserts are house made. Our food has left our customers speechless. We have had the honor of having regulars come in daily," says Long.
The Local has everyone one could want in a restaurant that buys from its own people, meats and cheese platters for appetizers to 'left over' thanksgiving dinners.
The idea of The Local has even brought attention to other restaurateurs who want the same type of feeling for their own restaurant.
"The whole concept is new to the Tri-Cities; I think it's a great concept for this area," said Long.
Every day and night people pack the tables and bar tops for a taste of The Local.
The Local hopes that in the future some of their items, such as the homemade pickles, will be sold retail.
Soon the Local will begin their Sunday brunch buffet and Bloody Mary bar as well.
The Local is located on 3119 Bristol Highway in Johnson City and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More East Tennessean News Articles
Recent East Tennessean News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR EAST TENNESSEAN NEWS
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST EAST TENNESSEAN NEWS
- Bucs shutout Keydets
- Buc’s men’s soccer ties Wofford Bears, 3-3
- Lady Bucs defeat Wofford
- ‘It’s a Girl’ addresses gendercide
- ‘Super Smash Bros.’ game has become Nintendo’s kingmaker
- Volunteers needed for fall carnival that will take place Oct. 24
- Meditation aids in relaxation, improvement of mental, physical health
RECENT EAST TENNESSEAN CLASSIFIEDS
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- A New Prescription for Finding the Right Doctor
- Be on the Lookout for These Invasive Species
- It's Official: Women Are the Decision-Makers Even When It...
- Where the Jobs Are: Why Relocating May Be the Best Option
- Value of Education Brings Success Among Unique Student...
- Is Faith Really a Good Thing?
- Are Workers Taking Enough Time to Understand Their...
- Save Now With Proven High-Efficiency Gas Wall-Hung Boiler
- Some Jobs Really Are a Pain in the Back
- Are Your Investments Doomed by Overfunded Public Markets?
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- 5 DAYS ONLY! Semi Annual Consignment Sale!
- Leading Digital Strategists Transform Digital Marketing In Business and Academia
- USA NETWORK AND VERIZON CHARACTERS UNITE COLLEGE TOUR TO VISIT SEVEN CAMPUSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ENGAGING STUDENTS TO COMBAT DISCRIMINATION AND DATING ABUSE
- OH HONEY ARE “SINCERELY YOURS” WITH NEW EP // HONDA CIVIC TOUR
- Mercedes-Benz Financial Services wants you to help “Drive Our Future”