If you know me, you know I don’t really enjoy coffee. So I decided to help you out for the days when you’re not really feeling your usual coffee order...
Let Me Order for You: Knoxville
I’ve decided to continue my series called, “Let Me Order for You”! Consider it my restaurant suggestions to you if you were to ever spend 24-hours in a city. And today we’re talking about the city of Knoxville! I moved to Knoxville approximately 3 years ago & I am beyond thankful for the college-town/small city vibe! With that being said, there are still a lot of places I have yet to eat at, however -- I’m going to point out some city favorites! If I missed any, feel free to comment or tell me which ones I’ve missed.
**Disclaimer… I realize that it is unrealistic for anyone to eat this much food, but I wanted to get my all my two-cents in** Anyways! Let’s begin!
MORNING TEA/COFFEE: Remedy Coffee or KBrew or Honey Bee or Vienna. I truly cannot decide -- the more the merrier!
BREAKFAST & BRUNCH: The Plaid Apron. Maple Street Biscuit Company. OR Ruby Sunshine. These places are so yummy and each have distinct flavor and style to their restaurants! Ruby Sunshine recently opened in Market Square, (which is prime real estate for any shop or restaurant in Knoxville) and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down! This place puts a creol twist on your average breakfast food! I highly recommend getting a side of “Pig Candy Bacon” -- you’re welcome.
LUNCH: Stock and Barrel. Definitely one of the most highly-suggested places to eat in knoxville. S&B are known for their gourmet burgers. Definitely be willing to wait up to 45 minutes for a table, or go during off time, but definitely make it a priority to go! Or hit up Myrtle’s Chicken + Beer. There are actually two locations for this restaurant, one is a drive through and the other is downtown. GO TO THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION (please do not go to the drive-thru location)!! Obviously order chicken there, but also be sure to try their plethora of unique dipping sauces.
AFTERNOON PICK-ME-UP: Sweet P’s has great BBQ, but the Banana pudding is life-changing.
DINNER: Connor’s Steak & Seafood is DELICIOUS and bit on the pricier side, but it’s so good! And if you’re not feeling that, I suggest Chesapeake's Seafood House out of this world seafood, Nama for fresh sushi, or Cafe 4 for southern-style comfort food with an eclectic twist.
DESSERT: CRUZE FARM DAIRY. THAT IS ALL. THANK YOU.
LATE NIGHT SNACK: Makers Donuts is returning to Knoxville sometime in 2020 (we were on a break), and everyone is PUMPED. They not only have gourmet donuts, but they’re usually open very late so you can get your late night sweet fix!
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about some of my fave Knoxville spots (so far)! If you ever have a friend traveling to Knoxville and they’re asking for food recommendations, use this as a friendly, little guide!
I usually post twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays (I’ll get back into the swing of things next week), but this year has started off super busy and has been super self reflective. I found this personal, self-assessment on Brighton Keller’s website and thought it might be beneficial to assess myself, privately. I think self reflection is needed and is so important to properly get the most out of the next year. Again, this self assessment is from Brighton Keller, but I’ve trimmed it down and added my own questions, and added a “Spiritual” section as well. On this assessment you’ll see different questions attached to specific categories. If you’re looking for a tool that will help you self-reflect and plan for the future, I highly recommend this list of questions! Let’s get started...
PERSONAL – SUCCESSES
Hopefully this has helped you reflect on this past year & plan for 2020 in a new way!