Final Knoxville Christmas Photographs 2015

It seemed this Christmas season was busier than ever around downtown. I struggled to list all the events happening around the city in my ten-day-calendar. It’s slowed a bit, now, except for one final blow-out on New Year’s Eve. After that we’ll settle into a slower winter rhythm – assuming winter really does make a […]

Is Knoxville Cuisine Improving? Which are the Best Downtown Restaurants?

We’ve had numerous debates about food in Knoxville over the years I’ve written about downtown. I generally write about restaurants that open, and while I’m spreading the word more than I’m reviewing them, I generally find some good things to say. Are we world class? No. Do we have the variety of restaurants found in […]

Top Ten Articles of 2014

So, here we are with the top ten. Before we get into it, I’d like to thank some people who have been important to the success of the blog this year. Just John added tremendous value by writing about his innovative ideas for the city and spurring great conversations. Guest bloggers Greg Manter, Adam Henig, […]

Top Articles of 2014, Part 1: #25 – #11

One of my nerdy personality quirks is that I really enjoy statistics. I’ve obsessed at various times over SEC football statistics, music statistics (sales, artist rankings, chart positions) and, obviously,  I now pay attention to Internet statistics particularly as it regards my own site. End-of-the-year lists fascinate me probably too much. So, it’s natural that […]

Happy Thanksgiving: Here’s What to Do

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It comes in my favorite time of year and both the season and the commemoration suggest quiet contemplation, which suits my personality pretty well. I don’t particularly take a cue from the Pilgrims who, after all, obliterated those same indigenous persons in the years that followed, but […]