BOK 2010: Staff Picks

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  • Best Fit for a Knoxville Nickname—Ever: “Bacon Capital of America” Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Forget about Pet Friendliest City, Solar City, Gateway to the Smokies. Oh, we should still do all those things, establish those reputations. But this past March our true identity, the one that will draw the most interest, the most tourist ...

  • Best Fight Against Inertia: Downtown Living Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    The Knoxville I remember most from my adolescence consisted largely of suburbs and strip malls, expanses of concrete and asphalt upon which telephone poles, traffic lights, and billboards marked spaces unique only in that they were a particular arrangement of ...

  • Best Addition to Knoxville: Strangers Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Okay, Knoxville’s not exactly a stranger to strangers, and hasn’t been ever since Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand showed up here looking for material for his novels and a refuge from the guillotines of Paris. Ever since Ambrose Burnside rode into town ...

  • Best Store We Wish Was From Knoxville: Mast General Store Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    Surely, you think, this Knoxville institution must have occupied its Gay Street address since the turn of the century. (The previous one.) Mast General Store is as Knoxvillian as the Dogwood Arts Festival, or Market Square, or the Sunsphere.

  • Best Band Break-Up to Inspire Solo Records: the everybodyfields Published 5/12/2010 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments

    When Tri-Cities transplants the everybodyfields finally got settled in Knoxville in 2008, they seemed to be on the verge of breaking out of the regional circuit to some real national acclaim.

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