Quick: St. Patrick’s Day and Sundown in the City – What do they have in Common?

Bronze Guy on Market Square, Knoxville, March 2012 They might have more in common than you might think by the time the evening winds down. The front page of the News Sentinel on Friday carried a big article about the fact that Sundown in the City is no more – then Saturday night we tried […]

Political Food Fights

Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville Has eating always been this political? It seems it is ever more so, recently in this city. There have always been political/social/religious overtones to eating. Some cultures such as Indian cultures have traditionally been vegetarian. Traditional Jewish culture has insisted on kosher foods. Both Jews and Moslems have insisted on […]

Boyd’s Jig and Reel – Plus: Blue Mother Tupelo

Boyd’s Jig and Reel, Old City, Knoxville, January 2012 I’ve been hanging onto the shots I took of Blue Mother Tupelo last month, but hadn’t found the right moment to work them in. In the meantime, I took a second visit to Boyd’s Jig and Reel and I have to say the place is really […]

2011 Business Review, Part 3: Welcome to the City!

A History of Reading: The first book ever sold at Union Avenue Books For those of you who read Monday’s post about closed businesses and contemplated moving out of the city, I hope Tuesday’s post about all the downtown businesses that have increased their stake in downtown by renovating, moving and expanding their businesses cheered […]

October Business Update, Part 1

Guitarist, Lululemon, First Friday October, Knoxville I’d intended to do only one business update, but I realized I have a bit more information than I realized. In this post I’ll share some of the pictures I made on First Friday of some businesses that are new or simply under-publicized. Lululemon, 100 Block, Knoxville  Lululemon, 100 […]