Hope S. Philbrick, writing at her Getaways for Grownups website on April 2, 2013, sees Knoxville as a prime "Eat & Burn" city. In that blog series, she focuses on destinations through their cuisine and the “inviting ways to burn off the calories.” She writes:
“An abundance of high-quality craft brews and Southern cuisine make Knoxville, Tennessee, a delicious destination.
“Go ahead, indulge.
“With nearly 1,000 acres of urban wilderness to explore, finding an enjoyable way to work off those calories is a snap.”