Meet Your BOK Winner: Pete Natour of Pete’s Coffee Shop
Published 6/8/2011 at 4:09 p.m. 0 comments
Meet Pete Natour of Pete's Coffee Shop, winner of Best of Knoxville 2011 categories Best Breakfast and Best Biscuits.
Knoxville Performance Lab Offers High-Tech Training Equipment for Serious Athletes
Published 4/27/2011 at 11:07 a.m. 0 comments
Who would have thought that Knoxville, known for its raving Vols fans, bluegrass, and the Smoky Mountains, would also be a hotbed for elite athletes? Fitness expert Eddie Raymond recognized the city’s athletic potential and now caters to it with ...
Raven Records' Resurrection
Published 2/16/2011 at 11:40 a.m. 0 comments
The locally iconic Raven Records returns after 16 years, now renamed Raven Records & Rarities and stocking not just vinyl records but also a wide array of "oddball, weird, cool stuff."
Fizz Boutique Offers a Blend of Local and International Treasures
Published 12/8/2010 at 12:50 p.m. 0 comments
Fizz Boutique’s window displays in Market Square have been luring in customers since its opening in early September with an eclectic mix of items.
Uncle Lem’s is a New Outdoors Shop with a Storied History
Published 11/24/2010 at 11:22 a.m. 0 comments
Upon entering Uncle Lem’s Mountain Outfitters in West Knoxville, you may get the feeling that you’ve just walked into a shop that’s far older than its building might indicate. There may be acoustic rock playing throughout the store—and clothes racks ...
Public House Offers Its Downtown Neighbors a 'Third Place'
Published 11/17/2010 at 10:46 a.m. 1 comment
“Give the people what you want” sort of sums up the attitude for the newly opened Public House, a block or so equidistant from Regas Restaurant and the Greyhound Bus Station at 212 W. Magnolia.
The Chop Shop Helps With Happy Holler's Makeover
Published 11/10/2010 at 4:51 p.m. 0 comments
motorcycle trip through the U.S. and a journey to South America was just what Cindylou Douglas needed to open her own hair salon. After visiting countless U.S. cities and an impoverished community in Peru, Douglas felt the necessity to improve ...
The Night Owl Cafe Redefines Knoxville’s Late-Night Dining
Published 10/27/2010 at 12:48 p.m. 2 comments
There’s always been a link between late-night diners, inhibitions subdued, and late-night menus filled with fried foods and other junk. But the Night Owl Cafe in the Old City, open since February, is proving that food in the wee hours ...
Räla's Art Around the Corner
Published 8/4/2010 at 11:17 a.m. 0 comments
Räla, standing for “Regional and Local Artisans,” is an art consignment store that showcases wares from artists all over the country but focuses on artists from around Knoxville and the South.
Green Car And Courier Adds Bike Delivery Downtown
Published 7/7/2010 at 9:55 a.m. 0 comments
Chris King’s Green Car and Courier is the only transportation business in town with 100 percent biofueled vehicles. He runs a 14-seat shuttle bus on pure soybean oil, canola oil, even recycled fryer grease sold by the University of Tennessee, ...
Bearden Beer Market Brings Rare Brews to Knoxville’s Beer Aficionados
Published 6/9/2010 at 10:03 a.m. 0 comments
On first entering the newly opened Bearden Beer Market, I had expected to see yet another cramped, heavily postered, and neon-lit package store, peppered with stacked cases of overpriced, slightly-above average beer. Instead, I may have actually died and stepped ...
Old City’s Hot Horse Assembles All-star Collective of Hip Merchants
Published 4/28/2010 at 10:32 a.m. 0 comments
Hot Horse is an ever-evolving collection of merchandise from different local retailers who have all crossed paths with Hot Horse owner Jason Boardman. “Every time this space has become empty, I’ve thought, ‘Here’s a shot to do something,’” Boardman says. ...
ORNL Credit Union’s Creative Competition
Published 4/7/2010 at 4:51 p.m. 0 comments
It’s 5:45 on Tuesday, April 6 and Alex Oliver and his family have just arrived at the Aubrey’s restaurant in Powell. The 21-year-old Knoxvillian is greeted by a hostess who leads him towards the back of the restaurant—where he discovers ...
YMCA Branches Out In Farragut
Updated 2/11/2010 at 9:45 a.m. 1 comment
East Tennessee YMCA CEO Jim Dickson doesn’t need to engage in any arguments about the wisdom of building a new YMCA facility, the Davis Family branch, in far west Knoxville, three miles past Concord Park on Northshore Drive. All he ...
Fourth And Gill’s Scrappin’ In The City Brings Together A Community Of Hobbyists
Published 1/27/2010 at 10:43 a.m. 0 comments
When Fountain City craft boutique Scrappin’ in the City decided to relocate to Fourth and Gill, some customers and friends of its three female owners were concerned. Says co-owner Yvette Morris, “When we first said that we were going to ...