Category Archives: Business

Debating the staff of life: free bread with dinner?

My husband is a bread lover. Raised in North Knoxville, Alan Carmichael says his family had bread at every meal: biscuits, cornbread, dinner rolls — or just sliced store-bought white bread stacked on a plate in the center of the … Continue reading

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‘Scarves are always in style’

That’s what Rene Mackley told a  lucky group of women last week. They were the beneficiaries of Jeannie Dulaney purchasing an auction item entitling six folks to have wine, appetizers and a lesson in scarf tying at Linda’s Hallmark in … Continue reading

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Best restaurant dinner in Knoxville — for one night!

I know you only think of Holly’s Gourmets Market in Bearden as a breakfast and lunch place. Because that’s what it usually is. But last  Thursday night, proprietor Holly Hambright pulled out all the stops when she invited a room … Continue reading

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The temptations of tiny tiki Tern Club

I’ve wanted to visit the new tiki bar on the 100 block of Gay Street since it opened in November. The other day, while meeting with our clients over at Johnson Architecture, CEO Daryl Johnson casually mentioned that his firm … Continue reading

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Moxley Carmichael dives into Christmas

Several years ago we moved the Moxley Carmichael staff holiday party out of downtown Knoxville and into Sevier County to support our neighbors after devastating fires gutted tourism there for a while. We knew they needed our business in the … Continue reading

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Georgiana’s book is like a comfortable chat

When a seasoned journalist writes a book — especially one who has covered politics for the better part of five decades — you might expect a hard-hitting expose. Or, at least some breaking news. But, if you sit down to … Continue reading

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Reservations about reservations

One of our favorite restaurants, the Bistro at the Bijou, does not take reservations. Another of our favorites, Citico’s, ONLY takes customers by reservations. And a third, Knox Mason, used to not take reservations, but now they do! Same with … Continue reading

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Hallelujah! The new Knox Mason opens Thursday!

Finally! One of our favorite Knoxville eateries is reopening in a fabulous new location. As all Knoxville foodies know, chef-owner Matt Gallaher closed his tiny — but awesome — restaurant called Knox Mason located on the 100 block of Gay … Continue reading

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‘We are going to be dreaming big.’

That’s what just-hired UT-Knoxville Chancellor Donde Plowman announced recently at a community reception held in her honor at the beautiful new Student Union on the University of Tennessee campus. The reception, sponsored by Pilot Flying J, Cherokee Distributing Company, The … Continue reading

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Marriott opens two new hotels in downtown Knox

A festive ribbon-cutting and reception last week celebrated the opening of the new Courtyard and Residence Inn Knoxville Downtown on the site of the former News-Sentinel building. The unique property features rooms and amenities to fit every type of visitor … Continue reading

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