Restaurant Review: Dead End BBQ

dead end bbq - restaurant - sign

I have to admit right out of the gate that I am extremely picky when it comes to barbecue. If I am going to eat it, it better be done right - which means not fatty or chewy, but tender and juicy, full of flavor before you pour any sauce on, just slightly fall of the bone and smokey with crusty burnt end bits. See what I mean? Not picky at all really, just belief in barbecue done the way it should be done. There's a science to it. An art, if you will. And the guys at Dead End BBQ have the … [Read more...]

Restaurant Review: the Orangery

The Orangery - menu

We've been penny-pinching like crazy lately saving up towards a down payment for a house. For our 4th anniversary we decided not to get each other anything. However, being the foodies that we are, we still sprung for a lavish dinner out. After much online menu perusing, we settled on The Orangery...  … [Read more...]

Restaurant Review: The French Market

The French Market-Knoxville-Strawberry Creme Crepe

I have been to France - only once so far in my lifetime. It was in high school before I really appreciated the "finer" things. Needless to say, I did not get to enjoy true French cuisine, let alone a delicious classic like a crêpe filled with strawberries and cream. So when I discovered that Knoxville had a quaint French café specializing in crêpes, I just couldn't resist. As soon as you step through the door, your senses are tickled by the ambiance of a Parisian café - the walls are coated … [Read more...]