Category Archives: Food

‘Nobody invites a chef to dinner.’

Hats off to my friend Gay Lyons. Sometime this summer when Gay and her friend Laura Cole were having dinner at the chef’s counter at the downtown eatery J.C. Holdway, chef owner Joseph Lenn came over to chat with them. … Continue reading

Filed under: Downtown, Food, Knoxville | 16 Comments

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

Filed under: Business, Food, Knoxville | 23 Comments

Iron skillet evangelist: ‘The only pan you’ll ever need.’

A 12-inch Lodge cast-iron skillet was one of the most popular wedding gifts in the United States last year, according to Zola, a wedding planning and registry service. In fact, it was THE most requested wedding gift in seven states … Continue reading

Filed under: Events, Food, Knoxville | 15 Comments

Leadership Knox Class of ’93: still going strong

Every Leadership Knoxville class is special. But to all of you classes who think you are “the best class ever,” I have one thing to say to you: Call me in 26 years! That’s how long my Leadership Knoxville class, … Continue reading

Filed under: Events, Food, Knoxville | 12 Comments

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

Filed under: Business, Downtown, Food, Knoxville | 10 Comments

Melding of music and nature nets perfect Sunday

Among the top five best events in Knoxville every year is Symphony in the Park. Held this past Sunday at Ijams Nature Center, it features a performance by the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra in the beautiful setting that is Ijams. Funds … Continue reading

Filed under: Events, Food, Knoxville, Music | 14 Comments

Culinary community coalesces for Chef Cunningham

The Knoxville restaurant and hospitality community came together this past Sunday for an over-the-top fundraising dinner to assist the family of Chef Joe Cunningham. The popular 43-year-old executive chef at Northshore Brasserie died in July from complications after a car … Continue reading

Filed under: Downtown, Events, Food, Knoxville | 4 Comments

Tomato Jam ’19: Not just a bunch of Bloody Marys!

Congrats to the talented mixologists and proprietors of J.C. Holdway and Libacious Cocktail Catering for winning the first place Judges’ Award and People’s Choice Award, respectively, at the Tomato Jam cocktail contest. The festive event, held Aug. 4 at downtown’s … Continue reading

Filed under: Downtown, Events, Food, Knoxville | Leave a comment

Chef Gallaher’s ‘Summer Supper’ was scary good!

Chef Matt Gallaher took full advantage of the state-of-the-art kitchen in the newly renovated Kingston Pike home of former University of Tennessee Chancellor Beverly Davenport for the Knox Heritage “Summer Supper” he prepared on Saturday. Davenport, who lived in the … Continue reading

Filed under: Events, Food, Historic preservation, Knoxville | 7 Comments

Something peachy and piggy at Cottonwood

In North Knoxville is a beautiful historic home called Cottonwood. Built between 1894 and 1897 by botanist Nathan Wesley Hale and his wife, Laura Adelaide Sebastian, it sat at the time on 300 acres that the Hales dedicated to the … Continue reading

Filed under: Events, Food, Historic preservation, Knoxville | 11 Comments