Biscuits and Books: A Festival Mashup

As has been the custom with the Urban family the last few years, when this particular Saturday comes along I bounce back and forth between the International Biscuit Festival and the Children’s Festival of Reading, while the young Urbans spend most of their day with the authors, musicians and all-around fun on the World’s Fair […]

International Biscuit Festival 2016

The festivals and major events keep rolling through spring in Knoxville and this weekend saw a couple of massive events. First, the International Biscuit Festival hit downtown on Saturday and approximately a million (give or take) people descended on the center city. After gorging on biscuits on Saturday, Knoxville rallied for a health and activity […]

Peanut Shop of Knoxville Set to Open Next Week

Julie Mullins, the manager and John Nolan, assistant manager of the new Peanut Shop at 23 Market Square graciously allowed me to take a few photographs while they talked about the new business. I found them dressed in work clothes and frantically trying to unbox, sort and arrange merchandise. The store was beginning to take […]

Downtown Cru Bistro: Fine Dining with a Warm Atmosphere

From the beautifully redesigned exterior to the wood paneled walls and the richly finished hardwood floors, everything about Cru Bistro, the long-awaited downtown restaurant, exudes warmth. It doesn’t stop there as Urban Woman and I were greeted by Bree at the door who showed us to our table and checked on us intermittently through the […]

Tupelo Honey Opens at Last (Just Add Friends)

We waited for what seemed like an eternity for this moment to arrive. I’d never eaten at Tupelo Honey in Asheville, so word-of-mouth fueled my interest. I tasted a small sample of what would be in store at the Dogwood Arts Food Tent last spring and really got excited. The construction seemed interminable and when […]