Our 'YUMMM!' Haiku Contest Winners

Drum roll, please. Announcing the winners of our second Metro Pulse YUMMM! haiku contest, 17 delicious syllables per entry on the theme of "brunch":

First place, $50 gift certificate to the French Market

Donna Doyle, "Family Brunch"

Second place, $25 gift certificate

Clint Young, "Chicken ‘n Waffles with a side of assumption"

Third place, $10 gift certificate

Charles Long, "A Brunch of Haiku or Vice Versa"

Special thanks to our four haiku judges: slam poet Black Atticus, poetry student Andrew Emitt, young-adult fiction author Alan Gratz, and Benton's bacon-lover Linda Parsons Marion.

You can read all the winning poems (and runner-ups) in the brunch edition of our YUMMM! restaurant guide, which you should find inserted in this issue of Metro Pulse. Our brunch-scene expose includes a sassy-but-intimate interview with cover subject and Best of Knoxville brunch winner Martha Boggs of Bistro at the Bijou, in which she reveals how to put an egg on most anything. Add to that brunch reminiscences and plans from chefs like Matt Gallaher of Knox Mason and Brandon Cruze of Sunspot; a collection of lust-inspiring bacon-y dishes, from hot browns to fig-and-pig grilled sandwiches; and eye-popping photos of egg masterpieces like Cosmo's Caffé's Frog in the Ditch or the French Market's Crepes Benedict. Plus, it includes a guide to local brunches that will help you to stop and smell the biscuits every weekend.