Sponsor Spotlight: Demos’ Steak & Spaghetti House
DeadLand’s staff and crew would like to thank Demos’ restaurant for being one of our food sponsors. Food sponsors provide dinner for the entire DeadLand staff on one or more nights.
According to the Wilson Post, the Lebanon Demos’ opened in 2001, but owner Jim Demos, the son of a Greek immigrant, has been in the restaurant business for most of his life. You might say he was born to it. The first Demos family restaurant opened in 1920, 12 years before he was born, and as a boy of 9, during WWII, Jim worked in his father’s Pratt Station Cafe.
That experience shows. One of Lebanon’s more popular eateries, Demos’ offers delicious food at reasonable prices. The menu is varied, so all but the pickiest eaters should be able to find something that pleases. The hot rolls are soft and garlicky, the salads fresh, and the chicken soup savory.
They may be best known, though, for their spaghetti dishes. Visitors can choose from a variety of sauces (meat, marinara, Mexican, brown butter garlic, chili, Greek style, and more), with the option to pick a sampler of two or three different types. Click over here now. My favorite? The two-flavor sampler with meat sauce and brown butter garlic. The very thought of it makes my mouth water.
And let’s talk about tea. If you like your iced tea sweet but not cloying, you may have tried ordering unsweet tea and adding sugar, only to find that the sugar just swirls around and then lies undissolved at the bottom of the glass designer fashion consignments. At Demos’, they bring you a glass of unsweet tea and a bottle of liquid sugar, a mystical elixir that lets you put exactly the right amount of sweetness in your drink, with no grit and no sugary sediment at the bottom. That may seem like a small thing, but those small things add up to a delightful dining experience.
Want another perspective? Here’s a review of the Nashville branch from reviewer Candace Lately.