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  • Classic Knoxville Bar-B-Q Joints Published 6/29/2012 at 2:29 p.m. 0 comments

    While there’s currently a barbecue binge going on in the Knoxville dining scene, decades ago there were but a handful of BBQ destinations in town. While the legendary Brother Jack’s is no more, there are veteran barbecue joints that are ...

  • Dead End BBQ Co-Owner George Ewart Reveals Some Secrets Published 6/29/2012 at 2:21 p.m. 0 comments

    BBQ is suddenly all the rage in Knoxville, and Dead End is all the rage with BBQ fans, winning its third consecutive Metro Pulse Best of Knoxville “Best Barbeque” honor in 2012. Co-owner (with Robert Nutt) George Ewart took a ...

  • Veggie Options at Knox BBQ Places Published 6/29/2012 at 12:41 p.m. 1 comment

    No one’s denying that barbecue is a meat lover’s world. But you don’t have to stay home or politely peck at a sweaty baked potato with “spread” just because you’re vegetarian and the gang is gung-ho for BBQ. There are ...

  • Restaurant Report: Hilltop Vineyard Published 6/13/2012 at 4:59 p.m. 0 comments

    James J. Molchan and Mory Gomez, co-owners and brothers-in-law, are serving Provencal-influenced cuisine at Hilltop Vineyard, a cozy restaurant on Bearden Hill. Gomez, who worked at the Chef restaurant in Bearden for 10 years, says the restaurant’s French owner, Serge ...

  • Restaurant Report: Central Flats & Taps Published 5/23/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 0 comments

    The inviting space and inventive menu created by owner Bryan Howington and chef Tim Swinehart have made Central Flats and Taps a welcome addition to the North Central district known as Happy Holler.

  • Restaurant Report: Shuck Raw Bar & Ale Published 5/9/2012 at 12:09 p.m. 0 comments

    Anthony Fowler, corporate executive chef at Shuck, the raw bar that recently opened in the 100 Block of Gay Street, says he has tried to “bring a little Charleston raw bar to Knoxville.”

  • 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 ...