Category Archives: Food

L’Amour du Vin 2020: Back when we could have fun!

It hasn’t been that long — it actually was just earlier this month — but it seems like an eternity ago. The Knoxville Museum of Art hosted what was one of the last big social occasions many Knoxvillians would attend: … Continue reading

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Wine, food and ‘donuts behaving badly!’

The Knoxville Museum of Art’s hugely successful L’Amour du Vin fundraiser has come and gone (more on that in a later post), but one of my favorite parts of the whole weekend every year is what’s called the “Artist’s Luncheon.” … Continue reading

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Jason Drotar: a sweet sommelier looking for love

Hello, everybody. I think this is the longest I’ve gone without posting in the 10-plus years of writing the Blue Streak. Sorry about that. The fact is, I still have a more than full-time job in the public relations field … Continue reading

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Players dazzle with diverse culinary, musical talents

When the Knoxville Symphony performs at one of our beautiful downtown theaters, the musicians seem to effortlessly harmonize and form one cohesive voice. But, actually, the Knoxville Symphony is a very diverse group of individuals. The members hail from nine … Continue reading

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Opera airs anguish and artistry of Beauford Delaney

The season of Beauford Delaney continues in Knoxville, this time with a gripping locally produced opera performed by the Marble City Opera last Friday and Saturday to a full house at Beck Cultural Exchange Center. The one-hour world premiere tells … Continue reading

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Witnessing ‘the cleaning ballet’

“It’s the most amazing thing,” raved my friend Gay Lyons. “You’ve just got to see it!” My friend Laura Cole was incredulous, as well. “You mean you’ve never seen it?” she asked. What the heck were they talking about? Gay … Continue reading

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Cuisine to crave! (Don’t read this if you are hungry.)

I may already have had my best meal of 2020 — and it’s only February! You can’t beat the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra’s annual trek to Blackberry Farm for what many think is the best fundraiser of the year. That occurred … Continue reading

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Best restaurant dinner in Knoxville — for one night!

I know you only think of Holly’s Gourmets Market in Bearden as a breakfast and lunch place. Because that’s what it usually is. But last  Thursday night, proprietor Holly Hambright pulled out all the stops when she invited a room … Continue reading

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The temptations of tiny tiki Tern Club

I’ve wanted to visit the new tiki bar on the 100 block of Gay Street since it opened in November. The other day, while meeting with our clients over at Johnson Architecture, CEO Daryl Johnson casually mentioned that his firm … Continue reading

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Looking for a weekend trip? Hop over to Highlands

For the 26th year, we took our annual girls’ trip on MLK weekend. But, in our case, MLK stands for “Madly Leaving Knoxville.” We choose this weekend because, over the years, several of us have worked for government agencies and … Continue reading

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