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Dixie Win

 Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede held a media preview to show off its new set and some of its new show. Those of us who attended were treated to a free lunch that included a tasty rotisserie chicken and their famous … Continue reading

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A Superb Owl Sunday

In the old TV commercial, Mr. Owl was asked how many licks it took to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop. After three licks, Mr. Owl crunched into the center and declared the answer to be three. The … Continue reading

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Espresso Yourself

 By the time my wife and I arrived at Cracker Barrel, I was so ready for coffee that I took pictures of items that mentioned my morning drug. The sayings on the bookcase sign and coffee mug in the store … Continue reading

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Hardee Boys

Although I didn’t get what I wanted at Hardee’s, I did get a nice surprise. I went to a Hardee’s restaurant on Kingston Pike with the intention of buying a turkey burger. The staff told me that turkey burgers were … Continue reading

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Sweet Tweets

A retweet by The Cheesecake Factory will keep your phone buzzing for the next hour or so. I was notified each time one of their fans retweeted or favorited my photo of pumpkin pecan cheesecake. A slice of pumpkin pecan … Continue reading

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Take One Down, Pass It Around

Three chance encounters with the Knox Brew Tours bus on three consecutive days seemed like a sign. On the night before Thanksgiving, I made a late trip to Kroger to pick up some missing ingredients for the next day’s feast. … Continue reading

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This Watson Calls You

It is a little odd to go out to dinner on the night after Thanksgiving when there are plenty of good leftovers in the refrigerator at home, or so I thought. The restaurants on Market Square were full of happy patrons … Continue reading

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Market Square Meal

Performing in the Scruffy City Comedy Festival on Saturday gave me an opportunity to try another recently opened restaurant in downtown Knoxville. My friend David Lauver attended the Einstein Simplified show and then asked if I wanted to join him … Continue reading

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Oyster It Up

The visit of our friend Nancy for the award ceremony on Thursday was more than enough of a reason to have celebratory dinners on consecutive nights. On Wednesday night, we went to Knox Mason. On Thursday, we went to Shuck Raw … Continue reading

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Jar for the Course

The foodies whom I follow on Instagram and Twitter have posted enticing pictures of their meals at Knox Mason. The restaurant has also received a lot of attention recently from travel writers who have visited Knoxville. I finally tried it on Wednesday night. My … Continue reading

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Babuji Barbeque

The website for a barbeque contest in Maryland promised “live bands, a beer garden, vendors, a kids’ area, food, and lots and lots of BBQ.” Judging was scheduled for noon with winners to be announced at 3:00 p.m. My family … Continue reading

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Stock Dividends

Most of the food booths at the HoLa Festival had closed by the time my wife and I got there. The entertainment on stage and the information booths still had another hour to go. On our way to the festival, … Continue reading

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Bone Appétit

Dr. Bill Bass did something different for Monday’s “Dinner with the Bone Doctor” at Echo Bistro & Wine Bar. He started his forensic lecture with a quiz. Before the guests arrived, Dr. Bass placed a bone on each table along … Continue reading

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Six on Your Side Splitters

Side Splitters Comedy Club is asking for help. On Sunday, they used social media to spread the word that they really need people to show up this coming weekend. My friend Bridgette Martin, who works at Side Splitters, got my … Continue reading

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