Best of Knoxville 2009 » Best: Best of the Best

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  • Best of Knoxville 2012: Best of the Best Published 5/3/2012 at 12:01 a.m. 0 comments

    The top overall winners in the Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville 2012 readers poll.

  • Best Store: Bliss Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Teapots, jewelry, cookbooks, clothing, and even pet accessories? Bliss’s inventory boasts one of the most diverse selections in Knoxville, plus its whimsical offerings grow in number and oddities almost every day.

  • Best Band: Dirty Guv’nahs Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    This marks the third year in a row that The Dirty Guv’nahs have won best rock band. The fact that the group started performing just three years ago makes it all the more remarkable.

  • Best Band: The Dirty Guv’nahs Published 4/29/2009 at 11:40 p.m. 0 comments

    It’s been a busy year for The Dirty Guv’nahs, and it’s only April. The repeat winners of both the Best Local Rock Band and the overall Best Band categories spent a long weekend in February recording their second album, the ...

  • Best Bar: Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria Published 4/29/2009 at 11:33 p.m. 0 comments

    Barley’s in the Old City has achieved what every business owner dreams of: Being all things to nearly all people. Want to have a nice family dinner? No problem. Want to sequester yourself from the outside world and sit at ...

  • Best Restaurant: The Tomato Head Published 4/29/2009 at 11:29 p.m. 0 comments

    Back when the original Flying Tomato opened on Market Square in 1990, it didn’t exactly seem like a sure thing. There’d been other hip pizza parlors in Knoxville, but they hadn’t lasted very long (oh, Vatican... oh, ACME....). Plus, owner ...

  • Best Store: Bliss Published 4/29/2009 at 4:48 p.m. 0 comments

    The Bliss empire continues to grow, spreading its message of affordable yet comfortably hip home decor and personal adornment. Owners/spouses Scott Schimmel and Lisa Sorensen may have started with a small boutique, but now they’ve branched out into furniture and ...

  • Best Knoxvillian: Bill Haslam Published 4/29/2009 at 4:34 p.m. 0 comments

    Maybe the most popular mayor of our time, the affable blond jogger, gas-station heir, and mayor-turned-gubernatorial-candidate, whose philosophy seems to be friendly, thoughtfully careful progressivism, disarms would-be opponents with a smile, and hasn’t done anything that pisses people off much—which, ...

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