Ocean Coral and Turquesa and Puerto Morelos

We recently had the opportunity to visit Ocean Coral and Turquesa and the nearby town of Puerto Morelos on the occasion of friends’ wedding. A mid-December break from the gloomy East Tennessee weather was a perfect time to venture South of the Border…try 70° and sunny every day. Through the wedding, we coordinated with Lomas […]

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Spicy Braised Greens with Ginger Sweet Potato Puree

As part of our ongoing collaboration with Marc Nelson Denim, we will be featuring the recipe for this flavor-packed, juicy pork tenderloin in their e-newsletter. Make sure you join to see this and other recipes coming up. We didn’t have enough room to list the recipe for the sides so we wanted to include those […]

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Bluebird’s Biscuits from Forage South

  So a favorite bird of Tennessee is the Bluebird…just so happens to be what Chef Brandon Frohne calls his young’un. And now, it’s what he and his wife Lessie call their latest product from Forage South. Bluebird’s Sea Salt+Buttermilk Biscuits. Now, I’m not going to be humble here, I can make a mean biscuit […]

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New Franchise to Knoxville, Blaze Pizza is Open in West Knoxville

m4s0n501 We were recently invited to the media preview of Blaze Pizza. A California-based franchise. We typically don’t review chains, but franchises are a bit different as they have deep local connections. Mike Forte from Knoxville is the Operating Partner for the restaurant and will also oversee the day-to-day management. All hands were on deck when […]

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A Fiesta Engagement Party

We hosted a Mexican Fiesta themed engagement party for our friends at Marc Nelson Denim over the weekend. Food provided by Knoxville’s own Savory and Sweet Truck!

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Gnoshing About: Holly’s Eventful Dining

Located in Homberg Place in Bearden and at the corner of Broadway and Central in North Knoxville, Holly’s Eventful Dining and Holly’s Corner are making lunchtime exciting and delicious. Creating daily menus that use whole and local ingredients, Chef Holly Hambright serves up lunch and special dinners that are sure to please the palate. Lunch […]

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Smoke From Small Fires – A Novel By Anne Powers

OK – this isn’t food related at all, but I wanted to write a small post about a new novel that is out by a friend of mine. Anne Powers was my college art professor and, more than anyone else, influenced my style of fine art art (whenever I get the whim to do ‘fine […]

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We’re selling our house!

Hey all, please spread the word if you know anyone looking for a house in Knoxville.  Email us for showing. 10724 Meriwether Ln,Knoxville, TN 37934 3 beds2 baths • 1,865 sqft  FOR SALE BY OWNER $205,000 DOWNLOAD THE FLYER (PDF)   Excellent location. 1.5 miles from Turkey Creek and I-40. Hardwood floors in Living room and Master […]

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Gnoshing About: It’s All So Yummy Cafe

      Tucked away in the Plaza at the Commons center on South Peters Road is a little restaurant serving some of the most delicious gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches you have ever had. It’s All So Yummy Cafe is celebrating 3 years of offering sandwiches ranging from your basic grilled cheese to monstrous creations […]

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Baked Egg Breakfast

Delicious and easy breakfast recipe with sausage, vegetables and eggs.

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Review: Camp Chef Smoke Vault Smoker

We’ve been wanting to get a smoker for backyard entertaining for some time. We’ve struggled to do some of our projects on the grill. We finally gave up when we walked out and found 3 pounds of bacon on fire in our grill. Enough is enough! After much research, we landed on the Smoke Vault […]

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Gnoshing About: Hilltop Vineyard

A few months back we first heard mention of Hilltop Vineyard. Sitting atop Bearden Hill, it could, and is sometimes mistaken for a wine store. However, friends told us it was a true hidden gem. Chef Mory Gomez and his wife Debbie are the sole staff and do an amazing job of making their guests […]

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Pig Popsicles

OK, so pork belly is trendy and everyone has done it, but there’s a reason for that: it’s luxurious! It’s hard to make pork belly taste anything but amazing. At a recent Gather With ME dinner party, we decided to develop a pork belly appetizer. If you are one of the few people out there that hasn’t tried […]

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REVIEW – Umai Charcuterie Bags

Our experiment with the Umai Dry Age Bags for Charcuterie. Making a bresaola using a FoodSaver!

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When you want to grill a chicken…but remember you’re out of propane! BONUS: Mac & Cheese Recipe

Recently, we had returned from vacation and after a week of heavy, fried food, wanted some light, non-beachy food and a grilled chicken sounded perfect. We were tired so made a quick run to the grocery store to get the ingredients for a Spatchcock Chicken under a brick, Grilled Okra, and Mac & Cheese (recipe […]

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The Hidden Gem of St. Pete, FL

And the gem isn’t the restaurant (but it’s excellent too!) We recently spent a few days in and around St. Pete Beach, Florida. We enjoyed our fair share of typical beach fare. I lost track of how many of “The Beach’s Best Grouper Sandwiches” I had. The Brass Monkey was probably the best of these […]

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Sorgum and Te You (Chinese Kale)

This nutty ancient grain goes perfectly with fresh garden greens and responsibly caught trout.

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Who Wants a Beertail??

UPDATE #2: WE WON THE LAST ROUND! Now it’s time to come out on June 19th and support the Black’n Brew in the Beer Cocktail finals at Knoxville Public House! Don’t miss it! UPDATE: The Black & Brew was selected to go head-to-head with another beer cocktail on June 5th at the Knoxville Public House! […]

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Biscuits, Brews, and More Biscuits!

Weekend foodie adventures included celebrity chefs, old and new friends and family, Tennessee wines, beer, and moonshine and plenty of food …. and more than a few biscuits!

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The Derby Sanchez Party

Combining events into a mexican/kentucky themed party. And a recipe for unique deviled eggs.

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