Hi--my husband and I are travelling south from Michigan to North Carolina tomorrow. We always get hungry somewhere throughout Kentucky/Tennessee, but have always had atrocious luck with food off the highway. I really don't like to support chains, and their food generally blows anyway. Does anybody have any recommendations for excellent food spots that are easy to get to from 75? Super-fine-dining establishments are probably out of the question because we'll be in our rumply travelling clothes, but apart from that, we're wide open to suggestions. Any ethnicity/style/highbrow/lowbrow--doesn't matter. We're not vegetarians, but we're not opposed to vegetarian food, either. We just want some delicious grub that has enough nutritional punch to get us there without feeling hollowed-out.
I had a bunch of info pulled from an older chowhound thread for just such an occasion, but now I can't find my pulled info OR the thread!