Category Archives: Knoxville

Review: Primo Ristorante Italiano

Every now and then I feel really lucky to write this blog, usually because it gives me a reason to try new restaurants when I hear about them, and, very rarely, because I discover a true gem in doing so. … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Quality Turkish Market

I love discovering new (to me) restaurants – especially when I do so via personal recommendations. Last week I took action based on independent recommendations my wife and I had received from coworkers to try Quality Turkish Market, and let … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Grujo’s

We were returning to Knoxville last week from Johnson City, so my wife and I decided to look for something new on the East side of town for dinner. We asked for recommendations on Facebook but ended up finding something … Continue reading

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Quick Review – K-Town Tavern

Peerless, a longtime west-Knoxville restaurant on Parkside Drive, of which I was not a fan, recently rebranded itself as K-Town Tavern. It’s close to our house and even though I didn’t care for Peerless at all, we decided to give … Continue reading

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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 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 – 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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A Tale of Two Receipts

It was the best of dining experiences, it was the worst of dining experiences. Ok, it wasn’t the worst, but it was quite disappointing.   Tomato Head We recently had dinner at Tomato Head in Bearden. We like Tomato Head, … Continue reading

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