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Tony Spezia, who recently retired from his position as CEO of Covenant Health, gave a speech at a party in his honor April 1 that truly knocked it out of the ballpark. Spezia’s speech was so powerful that Alan and … Continue reading
The early 1990s were a challenging time for me. I had just left my job as a newspaper reporter and editor at the now defunct Knoxville Journal (sad story for another day), and I was casting about trying to figure … Continue reading
(UPDATE: Primo closed in March 2017. The restaurant lost its chef. Service tanked. Closing was sad, but not surprising.) My husband, Alan, and I have followed the career of Chef Bruce Bogartz since he opened his restaurant called Southbound in … Continue reading
There will be tons of media stories today and tomorrow about the passing of 39-year-old Sam Beall, father of five and proprietor of the world-renowned Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee. Media outlets reported that Beall died late yesterday as the result … Continue reading
When members of the venerable Coffee Club, who have been meeting at least weekly in downtown Knoxville since the 1930s, looked at their bank account record the other day, they noticed they had a tidy little sum saved up.
Anyone who says you can’t be all things to all people clearly has not been to a Drake’s restaurant! Drake’s opened in Knoxville last week at 242 Morrell Road at the former location of Puleo’s and Charlie Peppers. It has … Continue reading
Because the Blue Streak would not be possible without the cooperation of hundreds (at least) of Knoxvillians who patiently stop in the middle of partying to pose for photos and chat at events, we like to reward them from time … Continue reading
Looking for an eatery that’s a little different and a lot of fun? Head to 412 S. Gay St., and the historic J.C. Penney Building. Opening today is Babalu — and it is a delicious blast! Although it is known … Continue reading
I know it’s football all the time right now as the countdown draws close to kickoff of the gridiron season. But for one day last week, thoughts turned to basketball as the business community hosted a reception to welcome Rick Barnes, … Continue reading