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Butcher and Baker

The recent addition of three items to my small collection of 1982 World’s Fair memorabilia made me want to revisit Sweet P’s Barbeque and Soul House. The World’s Fair logo is everywhere at Sweet P’s. In addition to the collectibles … Continue reading

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Rib Tease

Cooking Channel is not available in high-definition on my cable system but several of their shows can be seen in HD via On Demand. As a high-def snob, I chose not to watch the standard-definition version of “United Tastes of … Continue reading

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Shining Time Station

East Tennessee PBS hosted a small party for some public-relations big shots on Wednesday. Executives from Ackermann PR, Moxley Carmichael, The Tombras Group and Z11 Communications enjoyed a gourmet lunch provided by Holly’s Eventful Dining. The point of the gathering … Continue reading

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Egg Around

Before opening gifts on Christmas morning, my family ate a delicious wreath. No, we didn’t go all Euell Gibbons or anything. My daughter suggested the breakfast using Pillsbury Crescents and some ingredients you might think of as omelet fixin’s. She … Continue reading

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In the Vernacular

The cooking show that I recorded two weeks ago with Vern Lindsey is now airing on Charter Main Street. After the taping, I suggested that they post the show on YouTube for the benefit of those who live in neighborhoods … Continue reading

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Know What I Mean?

Vern Lindsay invited me to be a guest on his cooking show about a year ago. Then his kitchen flooded and everything was put on hold while it was rebuilt. We finally taped the show on Thursday. Once it is … Continue reading

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Choc Boar

The Knoxville Zoo and the March of Dimes have annual restaurant-sampling events that I loved attending in the past. Naturally I was thrilled to be invited to the Cityview Top Chefs of Knoxville event on Saturday, which was a benefit … Continue reading

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E Biscuits

“The Fat Elvis – a/k/a Taking Care of Biscuits” was the grand prize winner at the first International Biscuit Festival on Saturday. In order to win the grand prize, it had to first win its category — and that almost … Continue reading

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See, Biscuits

The crowds at the first International Biscuit Festival exceeded expectations. The organizers were worried about too few attendees rather than too many.  Two months ago, I was the only media person to show up at their press conference. For Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Jam on It

Biscuit lovers from all over are expected to converge on Market Square in Knoxville for the International Biscuit Festival on June 4 and 5. The event is presented by the same folks who have done such a fine job with … Continue reading

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When Pigs Fly

One of the best things about Nashville International Airport is the live music that you may encounter as you walk to your gate. I saw a sign for a “melody guy” that confused me because the singer was obviously a … Continue reading

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Sir Francis Bacon

An unassuming building along the side of the road has a direct link to some of the finest restaurants in the country. Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams is arguably more famous for their bacon than for their hams. A recent … Continue reading

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