The all-you-can-do Cookhouse chef loves the options at ‘Great Place to Work’ –

By Angela Kotterer

Special to Elizabeth Star

Nestled in the rolling hills overlooking the western tip of Elizabethton, sits Elizabethton Golf Club, a 72-foot 6,470-yard course that offers golf for all levels of enthusiasts.

On-site there are many different ways to work out, but if you’re in the mood for dining, the club covers that aspect as well.

The club’s restaurant is called “The Cookhouse” and you may meet the chef in you. Maynerd Little loves what he does, and he loves doing it at The Cookhouse at The Elizabethton Golf Club.

“I do everything,” he laughs his infectious happy voice as he talks on the phone and cooks at the same time. “It’s a great place to work.

“It looks out over the first, tenth and eighteenth golf courses with these big windows. It’s just beautiful.”

There was only a few in this position for about a year. It handles serving food, cooking, serving drinks and “anything else that needs to be done”.

And The Cookhouse has a lot going on inside. From lunches, to dining meetings, to hand-crafted foods, The Cookhouse offers just what a diner could need.

He is famous for his “Cookhouse Burger”, which is grilled Angus meat cooked on a toasted bun. Want bacon? Buck puts it on for your happiness.

Craving something lighter? How about a grilled chicken salad with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, bacon bits, shredded cheese, and croutons? Who can resist?

The Cookhouse also serves “Mountain High Nachos,” “Classic Philly,” jalapeño poppers, and fried pickles.

To stay put in golf, try the “Triple Bogey Sampler.” You won’t mind being left behind because you’ll be able to enjoy this dish of several favourites: boneless wings, chicken fingers, fried pickles, mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, shrimp popcorn and french fries.

In addition to favorites such as chicken quesadillas, crispy chicken tenders, spicy chicken and ham (or turkey) salad and cheese sandwiches, you can also choose from double dogs (two whole grilled sausages served as desired), mozzarella sticks, popcorn shrimp, and fries. Bacon and cheese.

A popular offering at The Cookhouse is chicken wings in two ways – traditional or boneless. Cookhouse suggests “make it savory” with either mild, medium, or hot, buffalo, BBQ, or very interesting garlic parmesan. If you dine Wednesday through Sunday from 2-4 p.m., you’ll be pleased with “all you can eat boneless wings.”

But what if you and your buds are headed to a tee and just want a good flavor on the way? Cookhouse has you covered.

Using the “Golden Walking List,” Cookhouse offers many different options, including their famous burger and great hot dog, accompanied by chips and a cookie. Chicken salad and delicious sandwiches (choose from croissants, different types of bread or flour tortillas) filled with ham, turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles, and also comes with chips. And yes, it all comes with a cookie too.

But that’s not all: you can also choose from sandwiches with pulled pork or chicken wings. There’s even a sampling plate of boneless fried wings, mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, chicken fingers, popcorn shrimp, pickle chips and fries. (We kindly suggest you bring wet towels with you if you choose this offer.)

The Cookhouse also includes sides of baked beans, pasta salad, cabbage salad, and a fresh fruit or vegetable platter to go with the meals. Desserts on their menu include cheesecake, chocolate brownies, and garden salads.

Prices in the golf menu are per person and do not include sales tax or gratuities.

The Cookhouse is located at 185 Buck Van Huss Dr. It is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. It is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Check out the club on social media, where you’ll find access to monthly specials. June combo offers and sample specials included.

The Cookhouse also offers private party catering. Make a reservation or place your order ready by calling (423) -518-1221.

Chef Maynerd Little might be the one answering the phone.

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