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  • Old City Spring 2019

    My Old City Tour, “Legends & Modern Local Flavors” is wild and wonderful for 2019! This Saturday afternoon tour is offered weekly from 2:00-5:00 p.m. with my great line up of partners. Book this tour now for your visiting family and friends or just for a fun day out for yourself. Curious about what to expect? Here is a brief description of a recent Old City tour. Where else should we begin other than where it all began - the Regas Building, ground zero for fine dining in Knoxville. Here, […]

  • Lost Restaurants of Knoxville

    “What are you??” We were about a quarter way through one of my recent tours when a guest called out this question to me. Now in this part of Tennessee, that question might have been an opening for a merciless teasing - a way locals show their affection for one another. But I turned around to a very sober, serious inquiry from an out of town visitor. “Are you a historian?” He looked as if he had just had a rare snipe sighting. “Well, you might say I am an accidental historian,” I smiled. It has […]

  • Weekend in Knoxville – A Sample Itinerary

    So you heard Knoxville is a great place to visit? It is! Now you want to know what to do when you get here? Well, you know what they always say…Ask a local! Here is my itinerary for a great weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee.Friday MorningAs you are heading into town, start your visit 16 miles North of Downtown Knoxville at the Museum of Appalachia, just off Interstate 75. Some people thought John Rice Irwin was an avid collector, but his dream was to showcase items of early Appalachia to preserv […]

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