I been going back up to Knoxville alot this year since getting a shot at season tickets to the Vols, and I went to school at UT as well so I sorta know the area, but really i've been fairly dissappointed with my efforts in finding the best places to eat. I'd love to hear recommendations. I do have some limitations though
1.) No chains.
2.) No chains.
The only local gem in Knoxville that has really surprised me has been the Linderhoff, which is hands down the best German food i have had ANYWHERE. Yes i know people whine about the wait there, but a restaurant like that is not where you go before or after another "event". Eating at the Linderhoff is the main EVENT. If they'd ever like to move to Chattanooga we'd gladly welcome them, as would the VW plant down here and growing german population. That is maybe in my top 10 food experiences from coast to oast here and four continants of travel. Anyone who gripes about the wait does not deserve the experience of that places food....it's epic.
So anyway....food in knoxville? I've heard good things about Wrights cafeteria? and I'm all about a classic southern cafeteria place if it's high quality. I also am ALL about any place that has a large selection of good country vegtables, I love all sorts of ethnic dives, Thai, Sushi, Indian, REAL mexican, etc.....what places stand out not just on Knxville, but would around the country? What's the best meat and three type place, one that would make your grandmother jeolous? What I care about is quality food in every price range.