Category Archives: Travel

Chef David Bouley: “Living” food makes a long life

Chef David Bouley was blunt as he addressed the 100 or so folks who had shelled out $400 each to have dinner at Bouley Test Kitchen during the New York City Wine and Food Festival earlier this month. “I am … Continue reading

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When the Big Apple beckons — some tips

My friends and I know how to maximize an experience. When Sara Rose and Sheena McCall purchased an auction item at the Clarence Brown Theatre’s annual gala this summer, the offer was two nights in a hotel room for four … Continue reading

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Gulf gumbo: the good, the bad and the inexplicable

Just as I think that everyone’s favorite beach is the one they most visited as a child, I feel the same way about gumbo. Gumbo, by its very nature, is something that every cook prepares differently. And you like the … Continue reading

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Gorging on the Gulf: 4 days, 9 restaurants

After Hurricane Harvey and before Hurricane Irma, Alan and I headed for the Gulf Coast. The eating in the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama area, our favorite beach, just keeps getting better and better. We made a point to visit some … Continue reading

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Clarence Brown Theatre annual trip to New York City: octopus pastrami, chocolate soup (oh, and plays!)

Going to New York is always fun, but you can have a particularly good experience if you go with like-minded people. That’s why the Clarence Brown Theater’s annual New York excursion is so special. (That and the food, of course!) … Continue reading

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Air travel needs to be fixed from the ground up

NOTE: This guest post was written by Alan Carmichael, president of Moxley Carmichael. The world was shocked when they saw United Airlines forcibly remove a passenger from a recent flight, precipitating a public relations crisis of the worst order, compounded … Continue reading

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Plays, food and jazz make perfect trip: our tips

Thanks to Scripps Networks Interactive for the awesome long weekend in New York City. Alan and I purchased at a charity auction a while back a trip package donated by the Knoxville-based company, and we just redeemed it. We bought … Continue reading

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Take this trip: shop, sightsee and stuff yourself!

It all started with our friend Dawn Ford telling us during a dinner party about some great knives she had found at Yoder’s Country Market in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. She also raved about other items at the (ostensibly) Amish store. … 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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See the art of Chicago – and what’s on the way here!

If you see 16 people walking the streets of K-town looking dazed and disoriented, it will be the group who just returned from the Knoxville Museum of Art’s Collectors Circle trip to Chicago. We saw so much art in such … Continue reading

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