Category Archives: Food

UT Gardens Gala: worm castings and wine!

The UT Gardens Gala recently celebrated a record crowd — and a record amount of money raised — in near-perfect weather at its beautiful location on Neyland Drive. University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd and his wife, Jenny, were honorary … Continue reading

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A ‘Knoxville’ weekend in Sarasota

The Roy Cockrum Foundation put Knoxville on the map again this past weekend by underwriting a buzz-generating production of a new play called, “Knoxville,” which had its world premiere on Saturday in Sarasota, Florida. The Knoxville man who claimed $153 … Continue reading

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California, Italy, France and a trout stream! We went all these places recently to raise funds for the KSO! Kinda.

The Knoxville Symphony League’s “Elegant Dining” series of fundraising events is in full swing. In fact, there are only five left — and they are all sold out! Congrats to the League for this big success. Earlier this month, a … Continue reading

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Laughs and lovely hats launch spring

One of my favorite annual events is back! “Hats in Bloom” is a fundraiser for the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum. It involves scores of beautiful hats for sale, a delicious lunch, pretty centerpieces that can be purchased — and … Continue reading

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Sponsors’ Event: ‘partiest’ part of L’Amour du Vin!

Each day of the three-day event that is the L’Amour du Vin fundraiser for the Knoxville Museum of Art is unique. The Artist’s Luncheon, described in the previous post, is all about meeting the featured artist and learning about his … Continue reading

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Gordon Cheung’s artwork: thought-provoking, beautiful and lucrative for Knoxville Museum of Art

The featured artist of this year’s L’Amour du Vin fundraiser for the Knoxville Museum of Art was Gordon Cheung. Guests got the opportunity to meet him and view a PowerPoint retrospective of his work earlier this month at the Artist’s … Continue reading

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Love — and a new engagement ring — were in the air!

The event is called “L’Amour du Vin” and it’s in its 19th year as the major annual fundraiser for the Knoxville Museum of Art. It means “for the love of wine” in French. But this past weekend, it translated to … Continue reading

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One of our best gifts this season!

Merry, merry everyone! The Blue Streak hopes you are having a terrific and celebratory day and that, perhaps, you are scrolling on your devices either waiting for the turkey to come out of the oven — or you have stuffed … Continue reading

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Blackberry Farm event was marvelous. Mostly.

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s annual fundraising dinner at Blackberry Farm was a sellout this year as folks seemed to crave getting out and about after being fully vaccinated — a requirement to attend the event. (Thank you, Knoxville Symphony!) Even … Continue reading

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Cookies ’21: Even more festive after the COVID break

COVID was the Grinch who stole Christmas last year — at least it put the kibosh on our annual cookie exchange. So, last December — after 17 straight years — no cookies! But the cookie exchange was back in full … Continue reading

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