Category Archives: Food

Here’s to 2023 — and an amazing Knoxville eatery!

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with friends at J.C. Holdway gave us an opportunity to not only contemplate what 2023 would hold for us, but also for this downtown Knoxville gem. Eight of us made reservations on the first day — … Continue reading

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Christmas 2022: unexpectedly spectacular!

We celebrated “The Carmichael Christmas” a week early this year when 15 members of Alan’s family came to Knoxville from Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee. My family decided to get together on Easter instead of Christmas. So, Alan and I … Continue reading

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Cookie exchange celebrates its 19th year!

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the annual cookie exchange my friends and I have. The only folks who like this event more than we do? Our husbands and children. Margaret Rodgers says her son actually … Continue reading

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Eating, drinking, dancing and saving animal lives!

Talk about a successful — and fun! — charity event. Cause for Paws, the signature fundraiser for Young-Williams Animal Center, had it all: a beautiful venue, creative decorations, great food and drink, music, dancing, a SHORT auction — and animals! … Continue reading

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Helping Ukraine from a garden in Knoxville

It was an extraordinary evening recently at the Knoxville Botanical Garden with moving music and a delicious — and unique — dinner. But the most special thing of all was the purpose. It was a fundraiser organized by Dr. Marek … Continue reading

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Elegant evening at Annandale was not a gamble

It was hot as blazes for the second of Knox Heritage’s three Summer Supper fundraisers this season, but the food, drinks and camaraderie were awesome. And there was good music and an interesting restored house. It featured a fantastic poker … Continue reading

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Everywhere you look: a place to have fun

University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd puts his hospitality where his heart is. He and his wife, Jenny, donated a dinner for eight at their personal residence to be auctioned off at the recent UT Gardens Gala to benefit the … Continue reading

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Knoxvillians noshing in New York!

We went to New York and we ate like we were in Europe. I swear. Every restaurant we booked was either French or Italian. I’m not complaining, mind you. Just observing. It was all by choice, after all. Normally, when … Continue reading

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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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