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Tomato Jam a smash!

So, the second annual Tomato Jam was this past Sunday and the 10 cocktails I tasted (yep, 10!) were fabulous, as was the VIP brunch by Chef Jeffrey DeAlejandro of OliBea. The event benefited Nourish Knoxville, the organization that oversees … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole: Bison, bingeing and Bill Baxter

A fun five-night visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, exceeded expectations — especially in terms of scenery, wildlife and food. An extra treat was running in to Knoxville businessman and civic leader Bill Baxter on our second night there. We were … Continue reading

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Wine in the Woods: a delicious mystery

A bunch of friends signed up late last month for an exciting culinary excursion organized by Chef Robert Allen and his cohorts at Citico’s restaurant and WindRiver resort in Lenoir City. Called “Wine in the Woods Mystery Dinner,” here was … Continue reading

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Best eating on this year’s Clarence Brown trip to NYC

The goal of my friends and me during the Clarence Brown Theatre’s annual New York trip is to make our restaurant selections as exciting as the Clarence Brown’s play selections. This year we accomplished this by choosing Gabriel Kreuther, Butter, … Continue reading

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New York, new plays – and lots of opinions!

In the midst of this sticky Knoxville heat wave,  I thought it might be refreshing  to remember back to April when about 40 Knoxvillians trekked to New York City as part of the Clarence Brown Theatre’s annual pilgrimage to see … Continue reading

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Clarence Brown Theatre Gala kicks up its boots!

One of the best things about the Clarence Brown Theatre’s annual gala fundraiser is getting to see the great theatrical talent that Knoxville produces. Last year, it was thespian  Dale Dickey who received the Clarence Brown’s Artistic Achievement Award at … Continue reading

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A good ‘thyme’ at the UT Gardens Gala

Well, it’s officially garden party season in East Tennessee. One of the first and largest of them is the UT Gardens Gala held in the sprawling UT Gardens — yep, the ones you pass on Neyland Drive on your route … Continue reading

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‘Knockouts of Knoxville’ = provocative provisions

What’s a good gourmet meal without a few gonads? In this case, sea urchin gonads, which also are known as uni. The occasion for this innovation was this past Monday when the “Knockouts of Knoxville” — arguably our town’s four … Continue reading

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‘Blues on the River’ razzle-dazzles!

Stunning views of the main channel of the Tennessee River, fabulous eats provided by Bistro by the Tracks and sultry jazz players turning the living room into a bluesy nightclub. That was the fun vibe for the Blues on the … Continue reading

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Burchett fundraiser fulfills on fun – and finances

Whereas many political fundraisers provide the attendees with a few cheese cubes and crummy donated wine in a drab banquet hall, the one three local couples had for Tim Burchett last week was over-the-top fun! I guess it should have … Continue reading

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