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Make a Fish Foundation

The ticket clerk at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies asked if we wanted to purchase a guidebook for $2. I must have hesitated for a moment because my wife said, “No, he doesn’t.” A few minutes later, I surprised my … Continue reading

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Across the Meals

A Facebook friend shared a link to a list of “Every State in the USA, Ranked by Its Food/Drink.” They were thrilled that Tennessee ranked eighth. We do have some excellent food around these parts, especially BBQ. Memphis gets well-deserved … Continue reading

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Avon Calling

The special at Shonos in City on Friday was a crab rangoon roll that was absolutely delicious. My wife and I shared one as we waited to watch Much Ado About Nothing on Market Square. The Tennessee Stage Company produces … Continue reading

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Yankee Ingenuity

After the performance of Chronicles of Blue and Gray at Carnegie Hall, my good friend Nancy treated my wife, my son and me to dinner at Rue 57. We shared oysters for an appetizer and all chose delicious entrees. I enjoyed a … Continue reading

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Scruffy City School System

Eight members of the promotion department and the general manager of the radio cluster attended Tuesday night’s Einstein Simplified comedy improv show at Scruffy City Hall. Before the show, the GM treated them to dinner in appreciation for their hard … Continue reading

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Beefeater Grin

Albert Haynesworth is best known for playing football with the Vols, the Titans and the Redskins. Therefore, I assume he knows a thing or two about being a carnivore. This week, he opened a gourmet burger restaurant on the Cumberland strip. I went … Continue reading

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Circle to the Square

Einstein Simplified performed on Market Square twice in the past week. On Tuesday, we had our debut performance in Scruffy City Hall, the new home to our weekly shows. On Saturday, we performed at Latitude 35 as part of Blank … Continue reading

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Barrel Rolling Deep

The menu at Cracker Barrel features items such as Grandpa’s Country Fried Breakfast and Uncle Herschel’s Favorite. However, if you want a smaller meal consisting of only two eggs, two pieces of bacon (or sausage) and two pancakes, they will … Continue reading

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Fare the Well

The Well in Bearden served as a good home for Einstein Simplified since January, 2013. Sadly, the Well closed its doors for the last time on Monday night. It means that we have to move our improv show to a … Continue reading

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Groovy ‘n’ Peruvian

The aroma wafting from the open door grabbed my son’s attention. He was going to one of the other shops in the strip mall when he changed his plans and went into Sardi’s Pollo A La Brasa instead. When he … Continue reading

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Andy’s Back

Attending the viewing party for Tennessee Life at Downtown Grill & Brewery today gave me a chance to catch up with “Marshal” Andy Smalls. He has been slowed, but not stopped, by surgeries to remove tumors on his spine. Marshal Andy and I … Continue reading

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The Lights Are Much Brighter There

Five or ten years ago, it would not have been a big deal to schedule a Knoxville Ice Bears hockey game and a Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concert on the same night. I remember one winter night a few years ago … Continue reading

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Bo Knows

The manager of Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits placed a free sweet potato pie on my tray for me to split with a friend. He had overheard us debating whether its consistency would be closer to mashed potatoes or pumpkin … Continue reading

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Write Down the Line

Books, not bones, were the topic of Monday’s “Dinner with the Bone Doctor” at Echo Bistro & Wine Bar. Dr. Bill Bass finds a different thing to highlight in each lecture. At some of the previous seven dinners, he displayed … Continue reading

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