Is Knoxville Becoming a Food Destination?

Which cities in the U.S. do you associate with great food? I grew up taking occasional trips with my parents to Brennan’s in New Orlean’s for one of the first brunches in the country. It remains an exquisite culinary delight. We eventually explored other New Orleans restaurants like Commander’s Palace, Antoine’s and K-Paul’s. New Orleans […]

Open Streets and Long Table Dinner Tell a Knoxville Story

It’s one of those days in the city that goes a long way toward encapsulating who we are. There are events every day, of course, and all of them combined create a narrative that shows our values and interests. This one seemed to get at the heart of who we are – from cycling to […]

Is Knoxville Forming A Culinary Ecosystem?

I think a lot about food. I suspect I’m not alone. I think about food issues; nutrition, malnutrition, food deserts, my own poor food choices and how to make them better. Of course, I also think a great deal about food in and around downtown. Several years ago I scratched my head a bit when […]

New Restaurant Opens on Gay Street

It’s an interesting spot for a restaurant. It has the Gay Street address, but you have to look closely. Tucked back into a beautiful alleyway that runs along the southern side of the East Tennessee History Center, it’s a quaint, charming spot, but it may require more work to have it be noticed. Phil Tessier, […]