Daved’s Deli, Hixson TN

Several weeks ago, my son and I drove past a sign that I told Marie about when we got home. The sign read “Best Reuben on Earth.” “That sounds like a challenge,” Marie said. Continue reading “Daved’s Deli, Hixson TN”

East TN Tours, Knoxville TN

Earlier this month, with the Vols out of town and squeaking out a win against the Dawgs on a last-minute Hail Mary – belated vengeance for our lovely Hobnail Boot pass in 2001, I suppose – we visited their city to walk around the terrific Gay Street corridor with East TN Tours to sample five of the neatest downtown restaurants. Continue reading “East TN Tours, Knoxville TN”

Food From Fiction 12: Spenser’s Paper Doll Polenta and Chicken

I stood at my stove pouring a thin stream of cornmeal into simmering milk. As it went in, I stirred with a whisk.
“Corn meal mush?” Susan said.
“We gourmets prefer to call it polenta,” I said. Continue reading “Food From Fiction 12: Spenser’s Paper Doll Polenta and Chicken”