The General Manager of the Troy, N.C., golf course hired a local chef and restaurant manager to operate the eatery, which specializes in pimento cheese fritters.
The Sweet Tee Grille is the perfect complement to the Densons Creek Golf Course in Troy, N.C., the Asheboro (N.C.) Courier-Tribune reported.
When Mitch Adams became the pro and general manager at Densons Creek, it included the restaurant. He located Chef Tonya Sullins, who had worked for a previous owner, and Sandy Poplin, who has over 25 years experience in restaurant management, and they went to work as a team, the Courier-Tribune reported.
“I handed the restaurant to Tonya and Sandy and they knew what to do,” Adams said.
The name, Sweet Tee Grille, came in an early brainstorming session. Adams said they had hundreds of names, looking for something fresh that pertained to golf and would be memorable, the Courier-Tribune reported.
“One of them said Sweet Tee and we knew that was it. I sketched a logo on a napkin and we were in business,” Adams said.
Poplin is known to many customers from her years at Nick’s on Tillery and Yadkin Valley Steak House. Sullins, who apprenticed with Chef Paul Lange in Wilmington, added years of experience since she worked curb service at Troutman’s Barbecue in Denton when she was a kid, the Courier-Tribune reported.
Sullins is a purist with food. It has to be fresh and it has to be prepared to her specifications. She mixes her own burgers and makes her own soups and sauces. Regulars look forward to the days when meatloaf is on the menu. She also makes her own pimento cheese for another favorite, pimento cheese fritters, the Courier-Tribune reported.
Diners have also come to love Burning Rings of Fire, lightly breaded and fried jalapeno rings served with ranch dressing, the Courier-Tribune reported.
And, of course, sweet tea is always available at Sweet Tee, the Courier-Tribune reported.