Category Archives: Food

Summer Swing ’23: a thankfully cool experience

After a three-year hiatus, Choice Health Network and Positively Living have brought back their popular hot-weather event, Summer Swing. Only this year, they made arrangements for some shade — and air conditioning! That turned out to be a very good … Continue reading

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Sweet solstice supper is gentle slide into summer

“Why go to Stonehenge when you can experience the Solstice amid the old stones at the Botanical Gardens?” the invitation queried. “Why, indeed?” we asked ourselves. One other instruction on the invite: As part of the fun, we encourage guests … Continue reading

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Sweet P’s Uptown Corner: a sweet sneak peek!

Everyone knows that Knoxville loves a new restaurant. But, guess what! It also loves an existing restaurant that is reopening. We found this out last night at the “sneak peek” of Sweet P’s Uptown Corner, located in Fountain City at … Continue reading

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The Swag: It just keeps getting better

Some friends from Knoxville returned recently from a long weekend at The Swag, and we noticed a number of notable improvements to an already wonderful experience. We are told that even more upgrades are on the way. The Swag, a … Continue reading

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It was a souper good time!

One of the tastiest and most laid-back fundraisers in Knoxville has to be CAC Beardsley Community Garden’s annual “Snow Day” soup competition. I’ve been going to it for years and, I swear, the soups keep getting better and better! This … Continue reading

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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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