Whitey Hitchcock, Mushroom Hunter
Published 10/17/2012 at 12:55 p.m. 0 comments
In his signature T-shirts (most mushroom themed) and worn jeans, Whitey Hitchcock’s tramped Norris Dam and Cherokee Forest and some woods in Oak Ridge and Asheville, cataloging hundreds of mushrooms on his life list, some of them edible, some not. ...
Knoxville Chefs Who Heart Mushrooms
Published 10/17/2012 at 12:49 p.m. 0 comments
While farm-to-table dining is a concept that has taken hold in Knoxville, how about forage-to-table? Here are some local chefs who utilize regional (as well as imported) mushrooms in their cuisine.
Knoxville's Surprising Mushrooms Industry
Published 10/17/2012 at 12:44 p.m. 0 comments
On the surface, Everything Mushrooms and Monterey Mushrooms couldn’t be more different. The former inhabits a small building in South Knoxville and employs six people; the latter is housed in a huge facility in Loudon and has 560 employees. Everything ...
Local Color: Knoxville's Fort Sanders Neighborhood
Published 10/10/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 1 comment
In the third installment of our series on Knoxville neighborhoods, photographer Shawn Poynter walks the streets of Fort Sanders to create a wide-ranging portrait of this colorful and storied community.
Back For More: Knox County’s Democratic Candidates
Published 10/3/2012 at 1:54 p.m. 0 comments
It’s not easy being a Democratic candidate in East Tennessee for state or national offices. This region of the state was red before red was... well, maybe cool’s not the right word. Democrats have had a difficult time here challenging ...
MetroFest 2012: Meet the Bands
Published 9/26/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 1 comment
Last year, we celebrated our 20th anniversary with 20Fest, a downtown-wide music festival that featured nothing but local bands and musicians—and it was awesome. 20Fest raised more than $10,000 for the Joy of Music School, and friends old and new ...
Tennessee's Craft Beer Industry Rises to a Head
Published 9/19/2012 at 10:59 a.m. 0 comments
The mania for craft-brewed beer is spurring the growth of independent breweries and beer markets in Knoxville and around the state. But Tennessee’s 17 percent beer wholesale tax threatens to put the kibosh on further expansion of this new industry. ...
The Knox Beer Crew Takes its Love of Exotic Brews From Online Discussions to Real-Life Imbibing
Published 9/19/2012 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments
The Knox Beer Crew is an eclectic mix of enthusiastic drinkers who savor the opportunity to swap and share unusual beers.
Knoxville's Resurgent Classical Music Scene
Published 9/12/2012 at 11:41 a.m. 0 comments
While symphonies and operas close down elsewhere in the U.S., the KSO and Knoxville Opera both report stable financial situations despite the seesaw battle in balancing costs, audience expectations, and artistic achievement. How do they do it? And can Knoxville’s ...
The Away Team: Portraits of Vol Maniacs on the Road
Published 9/5/2012 at 4:00 p.m. 0 comments
Vol fans radiate orange no matter where their favorite team is playing, even when it's not Knoxville. We traveled to the first game of the season (Aug. 31) at the Atlanta Georgia Dome for Tennessee vs. N.C. State. Here are ...
Mr. Positivity: UT Athletic Director Dave Hart
Published 9/5/2012 at 10:26 a.m. 1 comment
When Dave Hart accepted the job as the University of Tennessee’s new athletic director a year ago, the program was a mess. The once-proud football team had descended into consistent mediocrity, made worse by having three coaches in three years ...
UT’s Wide-Receiver Phenom Justin Hunter Returns From His Season-Ending Injury To Carry Heavy Expectations
Published 9/5/2012 at 10:16 a.m. 0 comments
On the road back from a season-ending knee injury in 2011, and with his partner Da’Rick Rogers recently dismissed from the team, Justin Hunter will carry the burden of heavy expectations for a Vol team that many expect has to ...
Gardens With a Mission: Can Community Gardens Alleviate the Problems of Knoxville's Struggling Neighborhoods?
Published 8/29/2012 at 11:42 a.m. 2 comments
In 2009, U.S. Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack declared the last week in August as National Community Gardening Week. Community gardens are an effort to revitalize struggling neighborhoods, and judging from the number of local ones started this year, the national ...
Urban Wilderness Adventurer: Legacy Parks’ Carol Evans Reimagines Knoxville as an Outdoors Wonderland
Published 8/22/2012 at 10:42 a.m. 3 comments
The non-profit Legacy Parks has been doing important work in preserving Knoxville’s urban wilderness while also opening it to visitors, like at the Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge. But it’s also started a new initiative: to revamp Knoxville as a destination ...
Leaving the Projects Behind: What's Next for Knoxville's Five Points?
Published 8/15/2012 at 1:03 p.m. 0 comments
Next week, KCDC will begin the first phase of demolishing Walter P. Taylor Homes, the public housing project infamous for violent crime. The agency is mapping out a HOPE VI-style revitalization project, replacing the apartments with houses, just like the ...
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