Central Filling Station, Knoxville’s Food Truck Park, is Open!

Alden Larrick told me it was probably the worst weather weekend they could have found when the Central Filling Station¬†(original article with all the details)¬†officially opened its gates on an improbable Thursday on the first day of February. Determined, she and co-owner and husband Scott decided to proceed and were delighted to find a great […]

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 […]

Central Filling Station: Year-Round Food Truck Park Coming to Central

The couple has an appetite for all things urban. Alden and Scott Larrick are determined to bring a slice of other urban scenes they’ve enjoyed in their travels and various homes, to our center city. They think they’ve spotted something we’re missing and a spot that is ready for something cool. The couple plans to […]

The Dogwood Arts Festival Fills Downtown with Beauty and Fun

It’s sort of like the grand finale of a fireworks show. We’ll have more festivals as the summer and fall move along, but the most intense portion of festival season has come and gone and it ends in spectacular fashion with the Dogwood Arts Festival on Market Square. It really starts months ahead of time […]

The Art of Food (Trucks)

It seems pretty simple: There are people who want to provide great mobile food to the city. There are other people who want to pay money to eat their food. Put them together and everyone’s happy, right? Not so much. Brick and mortar restaurant owners question the fairness of access to downtown customers on the […]