Bird on the Wire Studio: A Look Inside a True Maker Space

Derek White welcomed me into his Bird on the Wire studio at 1300 McCalla Avenue for our long-delayed conversation. He apologized for not having the work area in perfect shape, which came as a surprise to me, given that it was impeccable in every direction, giving very little indication that this is the spot where […]

Elkmont Exchange Brewery and Eating House Set to Open

Elkmont Exchange, which I introduced here last March, will open to the public Monday, November 6 after a weekend of friends and family events. Executive Chef Ryan Davenport and Brewmaster Alex Violette, native Knoxvillians and previous owner/operators of of Pasteur Street in Vietnam have expanded their team to include Chris Meadows, former Lead Brewer at Atlanta’s […]

A Tour of Recent Downtown Art Additions

It’s easy to fall into patterns as you walk around downtown. Many people stick to the area around Market Square and the nearby portion of Gay Street. The Old City is the hang out for others. Sometimes it’s good to take a long walk around downtown to areas you might not ordinarily travel. You might […]