Category Archives: Food

A Knox 4th of July: food, fun, friends, and fireworks

The high was 93 degrees on Independence Day and we headed to three outdoor parties — one in deep west Knoxville, one in what is called “short west,” and one in downtown on the Tennessee River. I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Heat drives partiers into “Garage-Mahal”

It was literally 92 degrees in the shade last month when the organizers of the Summer Supper at Murphy Springs Farm decided to move the event indoors. The logical choice? Farm owner Kevin Murphy’s huge garage — or “the Garage-Mahal,” … Continue reading

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Lakeshore Park Picnic just shouts, “Summer!”

Temperatures hovered in the low 90s, but the vibe was definitely cool at Lakeshore Park last Saturday for its annual picnic fundraiser. Officials said 370 people either brought their own picnic dinner fare or purchased it from one of a … Continue reading

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Wedding reception attracts chefs, artists, notables

If you read the previous post on the Blue Streak, you know what a fun and delicious wedding day Chef Joseph Lenn and noted UT professor Laura Cole had a little over a week ago. I think it was brilliant … Continue reading

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“Pip” marries “Joey Ovens!” Great food follows!

Our friend Laura Seery Cole’s father, John Seery Sr., is from New Jersey and he has a nickname for everyone. When Laura was a little girl, he called her “Pip,” which was short for “pipsqueak.” A few years ago, Laura … Continue reading

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Bijou Jubilee: Miami vibes help raise $70,000

Empanadas, plantains, salsa music, jugglers, and rum. A buffet and open bar at the Bistro at the Bijou, a street party on Cumberland Avenue outside the historic Bijou Theatre, and, finally, a fantastic sold-out concert by The Mavericks. What a … Continue reading

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Clarence Brown boosters: big time in the Big Apple

One of the best things about being a supporter of the University of Tennessee’s Clarence Brown Theatre is going on the annual trip to New York City the staff organizes. About 30 supporters made the trek earlier this month, along … Continue reading

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Conductor’s Circle dinner: “Just a thank you.”

As thank yous go, you could do worse than a steak dinner and beautiful music on a Sunday evening. That’s what the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s “Conductor’s Circle” dinner is all about. “It is literally a thank you,” explained Rachel Ford, … Continue reading

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“You can have 2 wives; but you can’t have a double!”

Alan and I and two close friends, Dawn and Richard Ford, have just returned from our first — and likely last — visit to Utah. I wanted to see the proverbial dark skies there and we chose our timing to … Continue reading

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An evening of excess — in food, wine, and fun!

As usual, the annual L’Amour du Vin fundraiser at the Knoxville Museum of Art was over the top this past Saturday. In the food, wine, fun — and noise level — departments. I guess that’s to be expected. “L’Amour du … Continue reading

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