Scott West’s, The Crook Books: Volume One, “Good Intentioned Bad Guys” to be Released Friday

You’ve likely never read a book quite like this one (pre-order here). If you know Scott West, co-owner and operator of Preservation Pub, Scruffy City Hall and Market House Cafe, that doesn’t surprise you. Written during his time in the Blount County jail starting in 2006 and, predominantly, during his time in Federal Prison CampĀ in […]

Uncorked Enjoys a New Incarnation with Vinyl, Books and Chef T.J. Smith

Uncorked has enjoyed a long run on Market Square, seeing numerous changes both internally and on the square around it. Some of us have a hard time not referring to it as “Oodles,” which was part of its original name. Restaurants evolve and the “Oodles” portion of the name was dropped last year in favor […]

Market House Cafe Opens Today at 36 Market Square

It was a year, a week and a day ago that Orange Leaf Yogurt vacated the premises at 36 Market Square very suddenly. Just a couple of months later a handshake between Scott West and Ken Mills set the course for a new West family business to assume the vacant space. While the precise make-up […]

Plainview Digital/Plainview TV and Brett Winston; Keeping it Creative

Sometimes my job puts me in awkward positions. Today’s story starts with a couple of them. In 2012 I wrote about the Waynestock Concerts, as I do every year, and particularly, I wrote about a group called “The French.” In that article I generally praised them but questioned whether they were serious or just goofing. […]

Chef Terri Roberts adds her Stamp to Uncorked, Market House set to Open Next Month

Chef Terri Roberts has made quite an impact in her short time back in Knoxville. Knoxville Uncorked has been re-branded and a new lunch and dinner menu was introduced last week. From the previous vaguely Italian menu, she characterizes the new menu as “Rustic Italian.” Uncorked will now cater parties in Scruffy City Hall (where […]