The Best of Knoxville

Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville 2012

So what’s really “best” about Knoxville?

You can’t really point to any one aspect—it’s a confluence of all the things we experience here from day to day. And that’s why we have so many categories in the Best of Knoxville—this year more than ever as we’ve added health and home sections. When we launched our readers poll in 1994, life in Knoxville was pretty self-contained. Things were easy to keep track of here. Now there are an overwhelming number of restaurants, businesses, services, events, and arts and entertainment venues clamoring for our attention. Which makes you and your fellow readers’ opinions of what’s “best” all the more important—here are the things that truly make life better in Knoxville circa 2012.

—Coury Turczyn, ed.

Please Note: All runners-up are listed alphabetically, not in order of votes.