A Time to Be Thankful

Thankful: it’s a word that gets tossed around a lot this time of year as November arrives and 2017 begins to draw to a close. And although it typically marks the winding down of the year, November is also a season of beginnings. This month begins the season of giving and the season of receiving. It begins the season of…

O.P. Jenkins Celebrates 110th Anniverary

O.P. Jenkins Furniture and Design celebrated its 110th anniversary in October. The store, which has been a pillar of the community since 1907, offers high-quality furniture and home accessories at affordable prices. Photography by Eric Branch.

November 2017 Around Town

Rachel Hunt, a fourth-year interior architecture student in the College of Architecture and Design, was recently named Highly Commended in the International 2017 Undergraduate Awards. The Undergraduate Awards, sometimes called the “junior Nobel Prize,” is the world’s largest international academic awards program that recognizes exceptional research, creative activity and original work of college students in the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts.

Out of the Kitchen

Ben Vellines didn’t set out to work in an Irish restaurant, in spite of the red beard he used to have. Or in spite of his Scots-Irish heritage on his father’s side. Or the Scots-Scandinavian on his mother’s side. “Irish establishments have just gravitated toward me,” says the Knoxville native who is now chef and kitchen manager at Clancy’s Tavern…

Thanksgiving Traditions

“My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is passing a penny around the Thanksgiving dinner table and letting each person hold it and tell what they are thankful for that past year," Angela says.

Creativity and Innovation Collide at Knox Mason

Located in historic downtown Knoxville, Knox Mason is sure to tempt your taste buds into trying every single menu item. Serving seasonal fare with a Southern focus, you’ll be well fed and cared for at chef Matthew Gallaher’s Knoxville restaurant. Thirsty? A full-service bar is sure to please, with locally produced craft beers and Tennessee wines among the offerings.

Little Chefs

Little chefs can have big dreams. These two Thanksgiving recipes are fun for the whole family to prepare together, with little ones feeling included and grown-ups creating memories and traditions to last a lifetime.

Holiday Wine Pairings

“Rich, full-bodied whites like Chardonnay, Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Rhône White Blends pair delightfully with many of the dishes found on the Thanksgiving table. For example, pumpkin soup or butternut squash with brown butter and sage is a delicious match for a richly textured Chardonnay. The warmer spices of autumn, like nutmeg, cinnamon and clove, are complementary to this style of…