Category Archives: Food

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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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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