The Emilia Menu

Emilia Opens in Knoxville!

Of the restaurants opening this year in Knoxville, Emilia has been one of the most anticipated. Those who have visited Knox Mason know the reason why. Chef Matt Gallaher started his career with Holly Hambright at the long lost Lord Lindsey Catering before approaching John Fleer of Blackberry Farm. At Blackberry, Matt eventually became sous […]

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Corneal Crusted Oysters

Dancing Bear Lodge Virginia Dare Wine Dinner (Francis Ford Coppola)

We were invited to the Virginia Dare Wine Dinner At Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend, TN at the foothills of the Smokies. Here’s a look at Chef Shelly Cooper’s delicious multi course dinner that accompanied Francis Ford Coppola’s Virginia Dare Wines

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Jackie's Dream Knoxville

Jackie’s Dream – Knoxville’s New Hot Chicken and Soul Joint!

Jackie’s Dream is Knoxville’s new Hot Chicken and Soul Food Restaurant and is quickly gaining a huge fan base!

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Tootsie Truck Pop-Up Dinner at Central Collective

Tootsie Truck Pop-Up Dinner at Central Collective

The Tootsie Truck Pop-up Dinner held at the Central Collective in Knoxville. A Farm to Table experience.

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Pretentious Beer Glass Company, Knoxville, TN

Pretentious Beer Glass Company, Knoxville, TN

For our regular KnoxFoodie Date night, our buddy Zack at Knox Brew Tours took us to Pretentious Beer Glass Company in The Old City this week. Owner Matthew Cummings saw a need in the booming beer industry for well-designed glasses. These aren’t the glasses you will find at the average watering hole. These are fine pieces […]

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Noshing About: Roanoke, Virginia

Noshing About: Roanoke, Virginia

The occasion to visit Roanoke for the first time was to attend Elton John’s concert at the Berglund Center. Luckily, Roanoke has an amazing foodie couple known as Mr and Mrs Hungry Asian who we came to know through our social media network a couple years ago. So our food exploration we left up to our […]

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Noshing About: Welsummer Brand

Noshing About: Welsummer Brand

We had the pleasure of meeting with Dustin Busby of Welsummer Brand recently at his Greenback, Tennessee headquarters. Chef Busby, a Blackberry Farm alum, and founder of Century Harvest Farms started his Welsummer Brand of artisan preserved foods including cured meat, pickles, and jams. Sourcing his meat, vegetables, and ingredients from the regions finest farmers, […]

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Noshing About: The Plaid Apron

Noshing About: The Plaid Apron

You all know we have some go-to spots that we find ourselves at multiple times a month and they are just so familiar, we forget to post about them. The Plaid Apron is one of those places. When people ask us for recommendations, they are always on the list. Drew and Bonni McDonald are heading […]

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Quick Bite: Park City Cigar

Quick Bite: Park City Cigar

Park City Cigar located in Knoxville offers a friendly atmosphere and impressive collection of cigars!

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Gnoshing About: Balter Beerworks and Legacy Parks Foundation Event

Gnoshing About: Balter Beerworks and Legacy Parks Foundation Event

Saturday evening we were very fortunate to attend a preview night and fundraiser for the Legacy Parks Foundation at the soon to open Balter Beerworks. It was a chance for the Knoxville community to see what owner, Blaine Wedekind, and crew have in store for us when they open to the public Monday, February 8. […]

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Quick Bite: Olibea in the Old City, Knoxville

Quick Bite: Olibea in the Old City, Knoxville

Olibea in the Old City in downtown Knoxville comes up in our posts frequently so we thought we’d share a delicious breakfast/brunch we had with our friends as they await the arrival of their baby. Chef DeAlejandro always has something new to try, but there’s now a bad choice on the whole menu! Perfect if you have visitors in town and want them to have an outstanding breakfast experience!

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Noshing About - Cúrate Tapas Bar, Asheville, NC

Noshing About – Cúrate Tapas Bar, Asheville, NC

A recent look at Chef Katie Button’s stellar Curate Tapas Bar in downtown Asheville, NC. Providing an authentic Spanish experience in the heart of Appalachia.

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Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, Townsend, TN

We had a wonderful visit to this recently opened restaurant from Terra Mae owners Mark and Sharon Oldham. On top of outstanding Appalachian-inspired cuisine, the staff of Dancing Bear was probably the most friendly and excited we have ever encountered.

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Dead End BBQ, Maryville Wine Dinner

Dead End BBQ, Maryville Wine Dinner

Dead End BBQ in Maryville recently hosted a delicious wine dinner and here’s KnoxFoodie’s look back at this great evening of food and drink!

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Trust Fall With Holly Hambright

Trust Fall With Holly Hambright

Trust Fall, the ‘secret’ dinner club and hottest ticket in town as far as food goes, recently handed over the reigns to Chef Holly Hambright (along with sous chef Anna Bogle) for the evening.

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Weekend Getaway: Our Trip to Music City Food and Wine

Weekend Getaway: Our Trip to Music City Food and Wine

Nashville’s Music City Food & Wine is September’s Do-Not-Miss Event for all things food and beverage!

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Fall Risotto

Fall Risotto

Don’t let risotto scare you! It’s actually very easy and this version echos the upcoming Fall flavors. Use any kind of mushroom you have access to. We happened upon a pound of delicious oyster mushrooms at the farmer’s market. This dish works as a main course, or a rich side perfect with pork, chicken or beef.

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End of Season Breakfast Hash with Baked Egg

End of Season Breakfast Hash with Baked Egg

Summer is coming to a close and we used the last of some of our favorite veggies along with the first of our autumn greens to make a perfect weekend breakfast hash and is super-easy.

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Quick Bite: Frussie's Deli in Downtown Knoxville

Quick Bite: Frussie’s Deli in Downtown Knoxville

Autumn is definitely in the air in Knoxville! Saturday our little city was abuzz with activity because it was the University of Tennessee’s home opener with Oklahoma…that didn’t work out exactly the way Volunteer fans wanted. We were wandering our downtown and went into Frussie’s Deli at the corner of Cumberland Avenue and Gay Street on […]

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Noshing About: Gourmet's Market

Noshing About: Gourmet’s Market

Gourmet’s Market in Bearden has began a monthly dinner series and here’s our look inside the inaugural event held in August. The next Dinner is coming up September 21st.

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