In recent years, certain Sundays at The Palladium at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds meant a buffet-style dinner from Marie Bishop-Brinson and her staff. Since she retired in late October, the regulars have spread to other venues.
But starting later this month, a new option will open with some familiar favorites and a few new twists each and every Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tyler Buice, who has made a name for Sweet P’s at The Tavern such a draw that Rome/Floyd County residents readily make the roundtrip to Trion, is bringing Sweet P’s here.
Sweet P’s at The Palladium will open soon at the fairgrounds, once all the final inspections are completed. The building has been checked by the fire marshal’s office, Buice says, and a review from the health department is next (possibly as early as this Friday). It will take a few days after that to get things in final order so the first likely date would be Feb. 11 or Feb. 18, he says. A Facebook page for the location already is up.
The cost is $12.95 per person with seniors receiving a 10 percent discount and children paying $5.95 each. The menu will have some standards such as a return of the popular “bean bar” but also will feature some rotating meat dishes, vegetables and dessert, he says. The kids menu will remain mostly the same: chicken tenders, spaghetti and a few other regulars.
In addition, Sweet P’s will cater the Friday luncheons of The Exchange Club as well as offer local catering services (706-859-8965).
The reputation for Sweet P’s at The Tavern is pretty solid. Open since 2013, it has built some very positive comments and ratings on social media’s critical mass:
- Facebook: 4.7 out of 5; from 157 reviews. 5-star: 126. 4-star: 20.
- Trip Advisor: 4.5 out of 5; from 18 reviews. 12 out of 18 rated it excellent.
- Yelp: 4 out of 5 stars; based on five reviews.