Amy clued me about the 2007 HGTV Dream Home winner, a retired postmaster, lives in Johnson City. They presented Robert O'Neill, Sr. with the "check" for the dream house (at Lake Lure, NC) at Johnny Carino's.
Actually, when I mentioned this to Ian, he reminded me that we saw the huge RV with satellite mounted on its rooftop. Our two choices for dinner were Johnny Carino's or Texas Roadhouse. Once we neared their location (they are adjacent) I picked Texas Roadhouse, where I had an awesome bacon and mushroom burger. We almost could have witnessed the whole shebang if I'd had a yen for pasta.