Restaurant Report: Frussie’s Deli and Sandwich Shoppe
Published 4/25/2012 at 11:29 a.m. 1 comment
At Frussie’s the legacy of late owner James Dicks, who closed the deli in 2009 and recently died of cancer, is abundantly evident: his menu, his recipes and secret techniques, his trademark printing and misspellings on the chalkboard menu, his ...
Restaurant Report: Dazzo’s Pizzeria
Published 4/11/2012 at 11:39 a.m. 1 comment
Longtime fans of the place will notice few changes. New owner Martha Boggs added a smaller pizza, streamlined some of the entrees, and offers some entrees as specials instead of menu items.
Restaurant Report: Love That BBQ
Published 3/28/2012 at 2:28 p.m. 0 comments
Grills and smokers—check. Picnic tables—check. Repurposed gas station—check. These three signs of great barbecue are evident as soon as you approach Love That BBQ, Walter and Bonny Love’s barbecue place in South Knoxville.
Restaurant Report: The Plaid Apron Café
Published 3/7/2012 at 11:05 a.m. 0 comments
The Plaid Apron Café offers an ever-changing seasonal menu with as many locally and regionally sourced items as possible.
Restaurant Report: Three Rivers Market and Deli
Published 2/22/2012 at 11:55 a.m. 0 comments
The new location of Three Rivers Market, the independently-owned natural foods grocery known to locals as “the co-op,” boasts a much-needed large parking lot, more room for grocery items (including organic meats), a dog-friendly patio, and a deli serving hot ...
Restaurant Report: Boyd's Jig & Reel
Published 2/8/2012 at 3:34 p.m. 0 comments
Jenny Boyd, owner of Boyd’s Jig & Reel, swears she wanted the pub to be known for the music, not the food, but she admits the traditional pub fare they’re dishing out has “surpassed expectations. We eat here all the ...
Restaurant Report: Aegean Mediterranean Grille [CLOSED]
Published 1/25/2012 at 11:13 a.m. 1 comment
After a Herculean effort, Aegean Mediterranean Grille has opened—again. Let’s hope that unlike Sisyphus, they only have to push the rock up this particular hill once.
Restaurant Report: 31 Bistro [CLOSED]
Published 1/11/2012 at 11:53 a.m. 0 comments
Fans of La Costa will be glad to see the fish tacos, sweet potato burrito, spicy black bean soup, steak benedict, egg huevos, and smoked duck breast salad remain. Everything else on the menu changes every three-to-five weeks based on ...
Glowing Boxes from Glowing Bowl [CLOSED]
Published 10/28/2009 at 9:15 a.m. 0 comments
As a raw-foods only café, Glowing Bowl was a difficult concept to warm up to (so to speak). However, I’d done it, and was certain that others would, too, if only they’d give it a try—once you’ve been exposed to ...
Glowing Bowl Café: A Raw Deal [CLOSED]
Published 9/9/2009 at 11:32 a.m. 0 comments
Here’s what’s keeping me up at night recently: the idea that you really are what you eat. Given my love for quesadillas, pizza, mac and cheese, tacos, French fries, potato chips, and Cheetos, I fear there is a very real ...
Sweet P's Cooks Up Sweet, Sweet Vinegary BBQ
Published 7/29/2009 at 10:44 a.m. 0 comments
Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House does only one thing, and does it extremely well: It makes delicious, finger-licking, wake-the-neighbors North Carolina-style barbecue.
UT Cafe a Learning Experience
Published 3/25/2009 at 4:03 p.m. 0 comments
Standard journalism practice is to build up the underdog and take the leader down a peg or two. A visit to the Ready for the World Café (University Center, 1502 W. Cumberland Ave) might brace us for a dose of ...
Published 2/18/2009 at 2:23 p.m. 7 comments
Our still-shiny president confessed last week to experiencing sleepless nights over the economy. But there’s more insomnia at the bottom than the top, surely. Even Nixon died comfortably enough, after all. It’s the small business owners who could teach a ...
Viva Le Parigo
Published 11/19/2008 at 5:00 p.m. 0 comments
When Cedric Coant shut down his Bearden restaurant earlier this year, one of the leading lights of West Knoxville’s gastronomic scene was snuffed out in its prime. Yet a couple of weeks ago this much-mourned doyenne of Knoxvillian Francophiles rose ...
A Plate Too Far?
Published 10/29/2008 at 5:00 p.m. 5 comments
Back at military school there was a guy who would perpetually challenge us to chess games. So confident was he in his abilities he would insist on wearing a blindfold, while allowing us to play without impediment. He was an ...