Category Archives: Food

Painter John Woodrow Kelley returns to Knoxville after 45 years; is this year’s L’Amour du Vin featured artist

Beloved Knoxville artist John Woodrow Kelley, who has been splitting his time between Knoxville and New York for the past 45 years, has finally returned to Knoxville full time and will be the featured artist at next month’s L’Amour du … Continue reading

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“A Michelin-quality meal” — without a plane flight!

I understand how paying $296 per plate for dinner in Knoxville, TN, might seem a bit extravagant. But my friends and I felt like we got a bargain when we shelled out that amount for New Year’s Eve dinner (and … Continue reading

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Lilou: A trip to France in downtown Knoxville

Bon appetit! Welcome to downtown Knoxville’s first upscale full-on French restaurant. Lilou, located at 428 S. Gay Street, will open to the general public on Jan. 4. It already is taking reservations. After attending a “friends and family” soft opening … Continue reading

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20th Christmas cookie exchange is in the books!

It’s a crazy, loud party, but we love it! It’s our annual Christmas cookie exchange — held the Sunday after Thanksgiving weekend each year at high noon. We eat salads, drink wine, mimosas and Bloody Marys, and swap cookies — … Continue reading

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“Evening by the Tracks” enchants with menu and music

The tickets were pricey ($500 each), but it would have been hard to beat the food and music anywhere in Knoxville last Sunday. Called “Evening by the Tracks,” the benefit for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra was held at the future … Continue reading

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A progressive dinner for history

A group of downtown friends has been hosting progressive dinners for more than 10 years now. It started as a way to enjoy each others’ condos and invite guests to come see what downtown living was like. We usually had … Continue reading

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Tremont party raises $325,000 for new “living” campus

Talk about a successful event! Between sponsorships, ticket sales and a live auction, the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont raised $325,000 on a beautiful Saturday night at Marblegate Farm in Friendsville. The evening was designed to launch Tremont’s “Keystone … Continue reading

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‘Lobster Roll Night’ at J.C. Holdway: damn good!

I am writing this blog post against my better judgment. I like to share great Knoxville experiences with everyone. But, on the other hand, when those experiences are very limited, I don’t want to create so much demand that I … Continue reading

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Design Center honors Mayor Ashe and Veterans Park

It was hot as blazes Wednesday night at Ijams Nature Center. But that didn’t stop 400 folks from showing up to celebrate the East Tennessee Community Design Center as it bestowed awards on a deserving community leader and a deserving … Continue reading

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Wine, moonshine and help for our neighbors

Volunteer Ministry Center, a non-profit organization founded more than 35 years ago to prevent and end homelessness, has found a way to combine fun and fundraising — and honor a longtime benefactor in the process. The group recently hosted the … Continue reading

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