Marina Report: The Bamboo Bar at Fox Road Marina
Published 06/12/2013 at 10:42 a.m.
If you grew up in the country or are lucky enough to have experienced rural living, then you may remember the joys of the little country store and grill that was like an oasis in the desert.
Restaurant Report: Bistro By the Tracks
Published 06/12/2013 at 10:20 a.m.
Bistro By the Tracks is almost feline in its ability to land on its feet. After two relocations, an ownership change, and gradual gentrification, the restaurant remains alive and cooking. And now, with the installment of Christopher Stallard as the ...
Blueberry Caipirinha at The Orangery
Published 06/12/2013 at 10:14 a.m.
It’s rare that a garnish can so completely capture both the soul of a cocktail and the eye of the beholder as it does in this libation.
Restaurant Report: India Cuisine
Published 05/08/2013 at 11:12 a.m.
This family-owned restaurant is full of surprises and delights for the experienced eater of vindaloo, korma, and curry, but it also features dishes that might appeal to a good mountain boy or even to lovers of Chinese food.
Napa Refresher at Fleming’s
Published 05/08/2013 at 11:02 a.m.
Wow—this libation summons a happy face as soon as it hits the bar before you; the aroma of pineapple leaps from the glass and practically slaps you in the face with summery joy.
Q&A: Designer Paulie Gibson, Appearing at Knoxville Fashion Week
Published 04/24/2013 at 11:14 a.m.
Paulie Gibson is an up-and-coming St. Louis based designer of think-out-of-the-box men’s fashion. His work will be featured during Knoxville Fashion Week.
Sea Tow Knoxville’s Water-Rescue Team Handles Everything From Mild to Wild
Published 04/24/2013 at 10:59 a.m.
Capt. Chad Walters is the owner and operator of the local franchise of Sea Tow, a network of U.S Coast Guard–licensed captains that provides on-the-water assistance.
Boat Safety Tips From Sea Tow Knoxville
Published 04/24/2013 at 10:54 a.m.
Captain Walters and Sea Tow offer these suggestions to keep your time on the water safe and enjoyable.
A Tour of East Tennessee’s MasterCraft
Published 04/17/2013 at 10:19 a.m.
How do these boats come together? Marketing Manager Josh Shave showed us around the facility to share the story of these handcrafted vehicles made by a company that was born 45 years ago in a horse barn in Maryville.
Second Annual Outdoor KnoxFest Kicks Off a New Season of Outdoor Recreation
Published 04/17/2013 at 10:16 a.m. 1 Comment
The Legacy Parks Foundation is so determined to get you outdoors to play that they’re willing to take you by the hand and show you all the wild places that are literally less than a hop, skip and a jump ...
Roasted Apple Fashioned at Knox Mason
Published 04/10/2013 at 11:35 a.m.
Apples. It’s all about the apples in this drink, which, naturally enough, taste like an apple—and a mighty fine one at that.
Restaurant Report: Miss Olivia's Table
Published 04/10/2013 at 11:17 a.m.
It’s easy to forget that good food isn’t always about lauded ingredients of the moment, complex combinations, and architectural presentations gilded by elegant puddles, drops, and drizzles.
Restaurant Report: Sapphire: A Modern Bar and Restaurant
Published 03/13/2013 at 2:51 p.m.
After a long food absence during a kitchen remodel, food service is back, and owner Aaron Thompson and head chef Caleb Hawkins are determined that the Modern Bar will also be a modern dining room.
Barrel-Aged Negroni at The Public House
Published 03/13/2013 at 2:47 p.m.
On cursory glance, this could be any old-fashioned cocktail, but this Public House specialty is a thoughtful and creative option for both aperitif and digestif consideration.
Egg Ingenuity: Some Inventive Knoxville Takes on That Breakfast Standard, Eggs
Published 03/07/2013 at 10:38 a.m.
The egg, as we all know by now, is incredibly edible; it’s also incredibly versatile, and so it’s super nice to see so many plates of delicious creativity around town. Here are a few notable examples to tempt you to ...
The Art of the Crêpe at Knoxville's French Market
Published 03/06/2013 at 10:55 a.m.
If, in fact, Eggs Benedict is based on a country French recipe, it’s amusing that one of Knoxville’s most creative variations on this staple is found at the French Market, where Susan and Allen Tate play turnabout and tweak it ...
Let’s Brunch: A Guide to Knoxville Brunches
Published 03/04/2013 at 3:21 p.m.
More Knoxville restaurants than ever are offering unique, stand-alone brunch menus on the weekends—not to mention drink specials just for brunch. Here’s a run-down of noteworthy brunch (not just regular ol’ breakfast) destinations around town.
World’s Fare: West Knoxville’s Growing District of International Food Markets
Published 02/27/2013 at 12:18 p.m.
Over the last five years, in what may be one of Knoxville’s most unexpected commercial developments, the area along Kingston Pike from West Hills to Walker Springs has nurtured a growing corridor of international food stores. Dennis Perkins takes us ...
Snack Food International
Published 02/27/2013 at 12:15 p.m. 2 Comments
Even though exotic fruits and vegetables can be used in interesting and filling meals, one of the best things about prowling through international groceries is finding all the good stuff that’s bad for you.
The Media Noche at drink.
Published 02/13/2013 at 12:21 p.m.
Introducing our new monthly column providing a taste of local cocktails.
Restaurant Report: The Market House at Jackson Square
Published 02/13/2013 at 11:28 a.m. 1 Comment
The Market House is a labor of love for Bo Shipley and Dan Tremaine, two young men with a passion that’s worth supporting—not only for their cause, which is meritorious, but also because they make food good and good for ...
Restaurant Report: Bombay Palace
Published 01/30/2013 at 12:09 p.m. 1 Comment
There are many reasons one hears (especially from certain habitués of Bearden and downtown) for avoiding the western frontier of Knoxville: traffic, distance, traffic. But, if it’s true, and if you are one of those skip-Turkey-Creek-at-all-costs people, it’s a pity: ...
Restaurant Report: Seasons Cafe
Published 12/05/2012 at 9:42 a.m. 1 Comment
By any account, Deron Little is a madman. The chef and owner of Seasons Café, who recently opened a Bearden extension of his popular Farragut eatery, envisions a restaurant that responds to the seasons with complete change.
Rick Terry Jewelry Designs Brings Back an Old Tradition to Gay Street
Published 12/05/2012 at 9:27 a.m.
It’s been nearly a decade since the last jewelry shop in downtown shut its doors and headed westward. Happily, the jeweler’s line was restored in November when Rick Terry Jewelry Designs headed eastward from its stores in Farragut and Lenoir ...
Restaurant Report: Ephesus Mediterranean Grill
Published 11/20/2012 at 10:19 a.m.
Ephesus is a kind of mixed grill with both Turkish and Greek influences that, while situated on the Cumberland Avenue Strip, appeals to a diverse group of diners.
Restaurant Report: Tupelo Honey Cafe
Published 11/07/2012 at 11:45 a.m.
There’s always a big buzz about new restaurant openings in Knoxville, and Tupelo Honey Cafe is no exception. It did seem to be an extended buzz in the vein of “hail thou long expected...” with early and anticipatory moans of ...
Knoxville Sushi Exotica
Published 10/31/2012 at 1:47 p.m.
At this point in Knoxville sushi time, creative genius is alive and well and visible in the form of a sushi roll. From volcanoes to rainbows, the sushi roll expresses a wealth of creativity from not only sushi chefs but ...
Tradition Meets Innovation in Knoxville’s Ever-Growing Sushi Scene
Published 10/31/2012 at 11:03 a.m.
A landlocked mountain city/town is not the logical place for a sushi revolution, but Knoxville is in the midst of one. Meshing the Americanized sushi pioneered by Nama and the traditional offerings from sushi chefs like Seisuke Fukuoka of Anaba, ...
Restaurant Report: BucketHead Tavern
Published 10/24/2012 at 11:13 a.m.
Often, places that try to be too many things to too many people fail miserably because they end up pleasing no one. Yet, the BucketHead Tavern seems to have found a workable formula that relies on an open atmosphere with ...
Restaurant Report: The Coop Café
Updated 09/28/2012 at 9:42 a.m. 2 Comments
It’s easy to drive past the little strip on Woodland Avenue that houses the Coop Café—St. Mary’s is such an imposing and eye-drawing edifice on the other side of the street. But what a shame it would be to miss ...
Meet Your BOK 2012 Winner: Lynne Worthington, Owner, Adult Superstore
Published 08/29/2012 at 11:29 a.m.
Lynne Worthington: "Honestly, we’re just a big retail store that handles a very specialized kind of inventory."
Restaurant Report: Blue Sky Café [CLOSED]
Published 08/29/2012 at 11:26 a.m.
The Blue Sky Café is still growing into its space, so the decor isn’t exactly five-star yet, but the essence of the restaurant is certainly in place for both lunch and a better-than-average breakfast.
Restaurant Report: Lil’ Vinnie’s
Published 08/15/2012 at 12:53 p.m.
The Old City’s newest eatery is almost a conjunction of Fiddler On The Roof and The Godfather. It’s not that you’ll find matzo ball marinara on the menu or swarthy button men lurking in the corners; instead, there’s a decided ...
Restaurant Report: Holly’s Eventful Dining
Published 07/19/2012 at 11:28 a.m. 1 Comment
Opening a restaurant wasn’t the result of a burning passion that kept Holly Hambright awake at night. Like her successful catering career, it was a mix of circumstance and practicality. Although the restaurant was happenstance—“Just me taking advantage of quality ...