Here’s the Heart of the City on a Wednesday Night

About 8:30 last night Urban Woman decided I should walk to Market Square to secure some yogurt from Orange Leaf. I didn’t object. As always happens when I leave home without my camera – something that is pretty rare – I see things that need to be photographed. After fulfilling my yogurt duties I got […]

Coffee and Chocolate’s Second Location is Open

Sharif Harb is an unassuming guy who can flash a great smile. He’s a quiet presence downtown and always ready with a friendly word. He also has a great thing going at Coffee and Chocolate on Union Avenue, just off Market Square. For some, it might come as a surprise that he’s decided to grow […]

Coffee and Chocolate Set to Open a Second Downtown Location

It didn’t take long for interest to emerge in 416 W. Clinch Avenue. As I noted last week, Le Parigo, which changed to icafe at the beginning of the year, had officially closed. Cedric, the long-term chef and owner moved to France according to a reader commenting on that post. One of the reasons I […]

Visit Knoxville Makes an Urban Guy Video

I can agree with the Grateful Dead: It’s been a long, strange trip. Just over three years ago Urban Woman and I moved to the center city. With some anxiety about the unknowns involved, we took a different course. I could not have predicted the specific contours of our new venture and I had no […]

Fantasy of Trees and a Perfect Finale to the Weekend

Saturday morning presented the best opportunity for the Urban Family to enjoy the Fantasy of Trees. It’s been a Thanksgiving weekend tradition for almost thirty years – going back to the time the space at the bottom of the Holiday Inn offered our primary convention space and the event resided there. I’m not sure if […]