1. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Looks like I'll be there Nov 18th and 19th for work, with my evenings open. Any decent places to eat? Anything not to miss?
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  2. iyaoyas98

    iyaoyas98 Bored Silly

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    Downtown or West Knox?
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  3. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Dunno. We have a car, so I'm not against running hither and yon.

    2 bike guys that like to eat, the other doesn't drink. No bikes. No gear.
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  4. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Big Ed's Pizza, Oak Ridge. Probably about 20 minutes from Knoxville and it looks like a dive bar until you see all the kids running around. It's fantastic.
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  5. imaybail

    imaybail Been here awhile

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  6. iyaoyas98

    iyaoyas98 Bored Silly

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    Downtown:
    Cheasapeakes - Seafood
    Crown and Goose - food / patio / people peeping

    West Knox:
    Connors - Shrimp and grits are slap yo momma.
    Smokey Mountain Brewery - pub food and a micro brew.


    Pizza:
    Hard Knox - Mmmmmm
    Central Flats and taps - across from the Time Warp Tea Room.
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  7. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Hold on...... Tennessee seafood? isn't that kind of a paradox? That's kind of like looking for good seafood in WI:lol3

    Thanks for the suggestions. Sure beats hitting up the boring chain places.
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  8. iyaoyas98

    iyaoyas98 Bored Silly

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    I know, it's weird, but it works.

    My 2 favorites are Crown and Goose and Central Flats and Taps.


    Hawk will be along shortly to tell you how awesome Mellow Mushroom is.
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  9. motobutane

    motobutane Dirt ╭∩╮ º.º ╭∩╮only

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    This is awesome!!! I go to Knoxville often to eat and all these places are new to me:clap I eat at http://www.brazeiros.com/ a lot but I like steak.
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  10. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    ya need to wander in here & look around
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  11. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    Hawks kind of dumbass isn't he?:lol3

    I get enough steak up here. I tend to eat local/regional when traveling. I don't recall ever having shrimp and grits.
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  12. iyaoyas98

    iyaoyas98 Bored Silly

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    Connors. Best I've ever had.

    BBQ:

    Sweet Peas. It's a 20-30 minutes south of town, but worth the drive. Make sure to order the greens and things as a side. :deal

    Dead End on southerland ave. Neat building, it used to be a gas station.
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  13. papalobster

    papalobster With Gusto!

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    I only have 2 days!:rofl
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  14. ihatefalling

    ihatefalling Let it roll

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    Souprised you haven't recommended the Mouse's Ear yet :deal
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  15. iyaoyas98

    iyaoyas98 Bored Silly

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    That's the best seafood in Knoxville!
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  16. archeranger

    archeranger honest optimist

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    Monday and Tuesday? Really?
    IMHO the best steak is at The Peerless restaurant in west Knox, off Cedar Bluff Road, on North Peters Road (there's also a CycleGear close by if you need a motorcycle shop fix.)
    Great, traditional Italian: Naples. In the "Bearden" district, on Kingston Pike. Follow this up with a visit to The Casual Pint off Northshore Drive (very near Naples)

    Otherwise spend your time in/around downtown. Market Square and Gay Street are it. Preservation Pub. Peter Kern Library (a terribly cool speakeasy in The Oliver Hotel), Downtown Grill & Brewery, if you're into opera The Barber of Seville is at The Bijou. Tomato Head Pizza... It's a great area. Enjoy!
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  17. archeranger

    archeranger honest optimist

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    +1 on Time Warp Tearoom. You won't be there long but it's worth visiting.

    The guy who doesn't drink? Let him drive! :rofl
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  18. cleanerman

    cleanerman Been here awhile

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    Don't forget Litton's in Fountain City for lunch.
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  19. iyaoyas98

    iyaoyas98 Bored Silly

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    Pie.

    Mmmmmmm.
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  20. peejman

    peejman i wanna ride

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    What they said... Big Ed's, Tomato Head, Sweet P's, Time Warp, Smoky Mtn Brewery/Calhouns, Bearden Beer Market, Saw Works Brewery, Casual Pint, ...
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