Tennessee Traveler: Smoky Mountain Market

Published: Feb. 26, 2018 at 2:34 PM EST
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If you love hot dogs, there's a new place that's becoming the buzz on the south side of the river.

Smoky Mountain Market is a throwback to a well known deli that certainly peaked the taste buds of Local 8 News Anchor Alan Williams in this week's Tennessee Traveler.

Right past the Henley Street Bridge in the back of the Speedmart Deli on Chapman Highway, you'll find one man's hot dog haven.

Jonathan Trotter wants to bring back memories of the old Smoky Mountain Market. And, he said it all started with chili.

A visit from the original owner of the Smoky Mountain Market set Trotter straight when he told Trotter he just had to use a "real" chili. The owner then gave his iconic recipe to Trotter and the rest is history.

Trotter told Alan Williams he now sells anywhere from 200 to 300 hot dogs each day on average with the top secret chili recipe. Hot dog lovers delight in the different kinds offered like the "sissy", the "all the way" and the "Frito pie."

The birthplace of the original recipe goes back generations just a few doors down from Trotter's set-up.

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