UT, Downtown and Food for the Mind

“Budrus” introduced at Hodge’s Library, UT, Knoxville Recently, the Knoxville News Sentinel touted the fact that in the most recent U.S. News and World Report, the University of Tennessee had moved from 47th to 46th on that magazine’s list of the best public universities. You can look at the whole list here, but I thought it […]

Breaking News: Market Square Kitchen Closes

 Market Square Kitchen, 1 Market Square, Knoxville, 2004 – 2011  I don’t usually do more than one blog a day – simply because I have an actual life, but this couldn’t really wait. I’ll do my regular blog tomorrow, but for now I wanted to get the word out that Market Square Kitchen […]

WDVX Fund Drive, James McMurtry and a Big City Wedding

Big Country’s Empty Bottle, WDVX Spring Fundraiser, Knoxville, 2011 I recently attended an extended, Saturday version of the Blue Plate Special in conjunction with WDVX and their spring fund drive. If you don’t know, WDVX is a non-profit radio station heard at 89.9 FM outside of downtown and 102.1 FM inside the city. It’s also […]

Walk Along the River, Sweet Lullaby

The dog screamed, “Can you come get me already?” for ten minutes. When the weather is nice I try to wind my way down to the river. It’s a little different walk than most routes around the city. If you force yourself not to notice Holston Gas and other signs of industrial and other human encroachment, […]

Business Update, Day Two

Today’s information comes from a multitude of sources. My favorite business blog is Josh Flory’s Property Scope and much of what I’ll mention in this post came from that site. There has been a great deal of movement so far this year in downtown businesses. Yesterday I mentioned that Reruns is moving to the Daylight Building […]