Author Archives: Mike Stanley

Quick Takes VI – Little Joe’s Pizza Still Great

I often lament the lack of good deep dish, let alone true Chicago style pizza in Knoxville. Even so, when we want pizza, Little Joe’s is always there to serve up a great thin (almost cracker) crust pizza     We … Continue reading

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Quick Takes V – Taco Bell on Lovell Road

No, I’m not punking you. Those who know me know that, with almost no exceptions, I avoid eating at chain restaurants as much as possible, and fast food chains especially. I’ve often had a granola bar or a couple tablespoons … Continue reading

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Quick Takes IV – It’s All So Yummy Still a Favorite

My wife did something she almost never does yesterday. She stayed home sick because she was sick, not because our son was. So when I was bringing The Boy home from daycare, I asked if she wanted me to bring … Continue reading

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Quick Takes III – Five Points Pizza and More

We made an overnight trip to Nashville recently to attend my nephew’s birthday party, so we were able to enjoy an afternoon and evening to ourselves while The Boy got to have fun with his cousin and grandparents. First, we … Continue reading

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Quick Takes II – It’s All About It’s All So Yummy

We continue to have great experiences at It’s All So Yummy, so this edition of Quick Takes is all about our favorite sandwich & ice cream spot. We recently attended the Rocky Top BBQ Festival. While there, sampled BBQ from … Continue reading

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Review – Scotty’s Restaurant

Eight years ago I attended a writer’s workshop in Dayton, Ohio, which meant I drove North on I-75 for about 4.5 hours and got to see parts of Tennessee & Kentucky I’d never seen before. As I was returning to … Continue reading

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Review – Mario’s Pizza and Grill

We’ve added a new restaurant to our regular weekly list in the last couple of months – Mario’s. I can’t recall exactly why we tried Mario’s for the first time, but it was likely because it is near our church in … Continue reading

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