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Memphis BBQ In Knoxville
Published 06/29/2012 at 2:38 p.m.
Barbecue comes in all sorts of regional styles—and Memphis has a lock as Tennessee’s most famous BBQ. Here’s how some local practitioners make it Memphis-style.
Restaurant Report: Hilltop Vineyard
Published 06/13/2012 at 4:59 p.m.
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 05/23/2012 at 3 p.m.
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 05/09/2012 at 12:09 p.m.
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.”
Rossini Street Fair Takes on International Flavor
Published 04/26/2012 at 9:20 a.m.
Festivalgoers at the 11th annual Knoxville Opera Rossini Festival will find familiar sights, sounds, and tastes—along with an exciting new experience and even a new name: The Knoxville Opera Rossini Festival International Street Fair.
Restaurant Report: Frussie’s Deli and Sandwich Shoppe
Published 04/25/2012 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 04/11/2012 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.
Meet Your BOK 2011 Winner: Amie Snyder, Bartender, Sapphire
Published 04/04/2012 at 10:03 a.m.
Meet Amie Snyder, bartender at Sapphire: A Modern Bar & Restaurant—winner of Best Bartender, Best Martini in the Best of Knoxville 2011.
Restaurant Report: Love That BBQ
Published 03/28/2012 at 2:28 p.m.
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.
Meet Your BOK 2011 Winner: Scott Schimmel and Lisa Sorensen, Co-owners, Bliss and Bliss Home
Published 03/14/2012 at 11 a.m.
Meet the owners of Best of Knoxville multi-award winner Bliss and Bliss Home.