It’s not every day you come across a business that takes you back in time. When I heard that CeCe, the entrepreneuer behind the wildly successful Sweet CeCe’s franchise, was dreaming up a new business concept, I knew I had to learn more. The Dixie Drip, a stationary retro parlor-styled food truck, is CeCe’s newest creation. Even though it has only been open for a little over one month, it’s starting to get buzz. Nestled across from Opryland, it’s hard to miss her fabulous little camper with a red and white striped awning.
If you think that’s where the nostalgia ends, you are so wrong. Several of the offerings on the menu were CeCe’s favorite childhood foods. CeCe told me she grew up on Fried Bologna Sandwiches, while I explained that I grew up on Pimento Cheese Sandwiches (both on her menu). Since I adore pimento cheese so much, she made her Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Panini for me. I had to confess to her I had never had grilled pimento cheese before, but it was so gooey and delicious. The sandwich was reminscent of my childhood, but also had an element of surprise since it was grilled and had a slight kick with the jalapeños.
Next up, I had the Peanutbutter & Jelly & Banana Panini. (Not on the menu, but she loves to surprise her customers with this fun panini!) This panini was so good I don’t think I will ever eat another peanut butter and jelly sandwich again! Bananas are incredible fruit, and something about when I bit into the banana and jelly together made my heart sing in a new song. I love it when I discover new flavors that pair amazingly well together! The Dixie Drip concept is built upon this idea of reclaiming the food traditions of our past and making new memories to carry forward.
From the foods to the retro design, The Dixie Drip is a wonderful experience. In addition to carefully crafting food, I got to taste some wonderful iced coffee. With such variety, The Dixie Drip is great any time of day-on your way to work, for lunch, a quick snack, or right before heading home from work. Stop by and order your favorite foods of then and now. You are bound to relive and create new memories of your own!
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