Category Archives: Travel

Getting satiated in Savannah

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn I have a deal with my brother, Jimmy, to ensure that we will keep seeing each other now that our parents and grandmother all have passed away. It goes like this: Alan and I will go to the … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole: Bison, bingeing and Bill Baxter

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn A fun five-night visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, exceeded expectations — especially in terms of scenery, wildlife and food. An extra treat was running in to Knoxville businessman and civic leader Bill Baxter on our second night there. … Continue reading

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Best eating on this year’s Clarence Brown trip to NYC

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn The goal of my friends and me during the Clarence Brown Theatre’s annual New York trip is to make our restaurant selections as exciting as the Clarence Brown’s play selections. This year we accomplished this by choosing Gabriel … Continue reading

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New York, new plays – and lots of opinions!

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn In the midst of this sticky Knoxville heat wave,  I thought it might be refreshing  to remember back to April when about 40 Knoxvillians trekked to New York City as part of the Clarence Brown Theatre’s annual pilgrimage … Continue reading

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Chef David Bouley: “Living” food makes a long life

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn Chef David Bouley was blunt as he addressed the 100 or so folks who had shelled out $400 each to have dinner at Bouley Test Kitchen during the New York City Wine and Food Festival earlier this month. … Continue reading

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When the Big Apple beckons — some tips

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn My friends and I know how to maximize an experience. When Sara Rose and Sheena McCall purchased an auction item at the Clarence Brown Theatre’s annual gala this summer, the offer was two nights in a hotel room … Continue reading

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Gulf gumbo: the good, the bad and the inexplicable

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn Just as I think that everyone’s favorite beach is the one they most visited as a child, I feel the same way about gumbo. Gumbo, by its very nature, is something that every cook prepares differently. And you … Continue reading

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Gorging on the Gulf: 4 days, 9 restaurants

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn After Hurricane Harvey and before Hurricane Irma, Alan and I headed for the Gulf Coast. The eating in the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama area, our favorite beach, just keeps getting better and better. We made a point to … Continue reading

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Clarence Brown Theatre annual trip to New York City: octopus pastrami, chocolate soup (oh, and plays!)

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn Going to New York is always fun, but you can have a particularly good experience if you go with like-minded people. That’s why the Clarence Brown Theater’s annual New York excursion is so special. (That and the food, … Continue reading

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Air travel needs to be fixed from the ground up

Like SharePinTweetEmailLinkedIn NOTE: This guest post was written by Alan Carmichael, president of Moxley Carmichael. The world was shocked when they saw United Airlines forcibly remove a passenger from a recent flight, precipitating a public relations crisis of the worst … Continue reading

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