FoodFood and Brews

Review: Los Amigos Brings Authentic Flavor to the Mountains

Los Amigos has been a Maryville stalwart for over thirty years.  We review it to see if it is worth a stop on your way to the Great Smokey Mountains. Situated at the bedpost of the Smokey Mountains, the city of Maryville seems only to most as a “gas-and-go” city for those traveling to the

Food and Brews

From Across the Pond: Irish Pub and Sports Grill

Formerly called Flaherty’s, Irish Pub and Sports Grill reopened with lower prices and a new name, but is it still the same? Been listening to your Flogging Molly Pandora station and dreaming about jetting off to Ireland for a pint of Guinness with fish and chips? Since my first trip “across the pond” about a


Food and Brews: Full Service BBQ Maryville, TN

Maryville’s Full Service BBQ brings authentic and delicious barbecue to the barren bbq landscape of Eastern Tennessee.   BBQ is one of those things, much like politics and religion, that people will get up in arms about. Being nestled between both Memphis and North Carolina BBQ territory, there is more than enough to fight over

Brew News

Knoxville’s Brewers Jam and What It Means to Woodruf Brewing

This article is an adaptation of a previous article that originally ran in the University of Tennessee student newspaper the Daily Beacon.  This article focuses more on the brewers behind the event.  The original article can be seen here.   Three thousand five hundred thirsty beer and music lovers crammed onto the World’s Fair Park

Brew Feature

Road Trip Across NC – Part III – Asheville

The final leg of our trip landed us in Asheville where we found the best beers and breweries from the entire trip. It rained nearly the whole way to Winston-Salem, but we drove on.  We had a date with Foothills brewing and I wanted to do my best to stick to day two’s schedule.  

Brew Feature

Road Trip Across NC – Part II – On to Charlotte

It was a short drive to our next stop but we were still behind schedule.  Luckily there were beers to be enjoyed at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham.   It took us a short thirty minutes to drive from Raleigh’s Big Boss Brewery to the next beer maker on my list.  Yes the list was back

Brew Feature

Road Trip Across NC – Part I – Raleigh

When we started this road trip in Raleigh I had a perfectly laid out schedule.  We were going to see twelve beer related places in two days across my home state from Raleigh to Asheville and as many stops as we could cram into our two days along the way.  It seems the saying “all

Brew Feature

A Road Trip Across NC Beer Month

Five cities, twelve beer places.  NC Beer Month was a blast. Part One – Raleigh The first leg of the trip. Stops include Aviator Brewing, Boylan Bridge Brewpub, and Big Boss Brewing. Aviator Brewing – Fuquay-Varina Boylan Bridge Brewpub – Raleigh Big Boss Brewing – Raleigh   Part Two – Durham and Charlotte The second

Food and Brews

Chocolate Car Bomb Cupcakes

If you’ve been to a bar anytime since the 1970s, you’ve more than likely heard someone order an Irish Car Bomb. Perhaps you’ve even ordered one for yourself and experienced the rich, creamy deliciousness that combines Irish cream and a stout Irish beer. These not-so-diet-friendly cupcakes bring this bar favorite to the dessert table. With

Food and Brews

Happy Holler Gets Its Own Growler Shop

Officially Old North Knoxville’s newest bar and beer store has been open for a couple of weeks, however Saturday night was the actual grand opening to one of the hippest new beer joints in the Happy Holler area of Knoxville.  We were there to make a dent in their beer list and to take in