street_talk (2006-21)

Former anonymous restaurant columnist for late, lamented daily The Knoxville Journal in the early ’80s

“Le Chien-chien Sac” a.k.a. “Doggy Bag”

Your last review was in 1983. What have you been up to since?

What do you think of the current state of restaurants in Knoxville?

Are we getting better, or will Connor Concepts soon own everything?

Are there any good truly local, mom and pop places left?

If you’re going all-out, say mortgage on the house all-out, what restaurant earns your buck?

Waffle House, Denny’s, IHOP, or a two-week old gas station hot dog? You have to pick one.

If a restaurant were going back in the Sunsphere, what kind of place should it be?

What is Knoxville’s restaurant? Where should people think of when they are hungry in K-town?

“Doggy Bag” continues his secondary career in hiding while living in West Knoxville. His last restaurant critique was published Aug. 18, 1983.