Category Archives: Food

‘If it comes from a can, it’s not a biscuit!’

So says Chris Kahn, who knows a thing or two about the subject. She worked in the White Lily test kitchen for more than a decade and is the chair of the biscuit baking contest during the phenomenally successful International … Continue reading

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Shhh: Dale Dickey ‘might’ be in a Super Bowl ad

(1/28/17 UPDATE: See bottom of this post for a fun update on this earlier story.) Knoxville-born actress Dale Dickey was in town from Los Angeles recently to take care of a few issues surrounding the estate of her late mother, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from ‘the party bunker!’

Nothing says “Happy New Year” like heavy artillery and stacks of ammunition. At least that’s how those of us felt who rang in 2017 in Richard and Bette Bryan’s fascinating (and fun!) “party bunker” — dubbed The Bunker Ballroom for … Continue reading

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Showing ‘big love’ to our mountain neighbors

Every year, Moxley Carmichael’s staff celebrates the holidays (and our year-end bonuses!) with a festive dinner in downtown Knoxville. This year, we had reserved the new private dining room at Babalu on Gay Street, a fun client of ours. But, … Continue reading

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Cookies, camaraderie mark season’s commencement

It’s the craziest thing what a bunch of cookies and a few glasses of wine will do to adult women! After 14 years, I am no longer too surprised by the noise level and the enthusiasm with which my friends … Continue reading

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Urban League: A place for doers and dancers!

Right up there with the Knoxville Opera as a nonprofit that really knows how to throw a party, you’d have to put the Knoxville Area Urban League. And, like the Knoxville Opera, the Urban League stays true to its mission … Continue reading

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Auction ‘prize drawer’ yields feast for the ages

I am as guilty as anyone of not redeeming auction items for which I have paid dearly at many a charity event. So, determined to remedy that situation, I recently visited my “prize drawer” where I keep the certificates for … Continue reading

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All aboard for the Streamliner Ball!

The Knoxville Opera Guild’s Streamliner Ball once again proved that the folks at Knoxville Opera know how to throw a heck of a party. Sure, there were the usual silent and live auctions and great music, as one would expect. … Continue reading

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‘Great’ Lyle Lovett charms Tocqueville Society

Country singer Lyle Lovett was in Knoxville the other day providing a concert for a small gathering of Knoxvillians at the Mill & Mine on Depot Avenue. The occasion was the annual Alexis de Tocqueville Society dinner, a “reward” for … Continue reading

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Bidding for experience brings event to a boil

Since Alan and I downsized several years ago to a condo in downtown Knoxville, we have adopted a new strategy for all the charity auctions we attend. We don’t have much space to acquire more “stuff.” So, we have a … Continue reading

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