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  1. I would say Gourmet’s Market although I don’t know how big of a secret it is. I recently discovered their french toast and now have an addiction.

  2. I’m not saying anymore. I don’t want all my fave little spots to get too well-known. 🙂

    But shameless plug for Cosmos Cafe (Gourmet Market) (brunch), Sassy Ann’s (dance music), Time Warp Tea Room (hot chocolate) and Ms. Goodstuff’s Cafe (sandwiches) on Woodland Ave.

  3. Well… this place isn’t in Knoxville, but it is in Lenoir City which I think is close enough. It is in downtown Lenoir City near the post office. La Lupita is the name. It has authentic hispanic food and groceries. There is a small restaurant in the back and the help doesn’t speak English. I just always go there and ask for the “BIG Burrito”. It is really good!

  4. Good stuff, guys! Definitely agree about Gourmet Market/Cosmos. Will have to check out Goodstuff’s and La Lupita – I’ve never heard of those! Here’s a few more:

    – Ali Baba’s Time Out Deli (not a secret really, but def underrated, IMO)
    – Holy Land Deli on Sutherland
    – The Round-Up Restaurant in SoKno (great nanner pudding!)

  5. The courtyard at St. John’s Cathedral in downtown.

    The yard at Blount Mansion, and the charming garden behind the historic house next to Blount Mansion – especially during Dogwood season.

  6. Harby’s, even though lots of folks know about it, is rather underrated. Lost n Found Records, in the same shopping center. My ‘secret’ place, the place I used to go to a lunchtime when I needed some quiet, is the Lunchbox on Weisgarber. Its so tucked away, most don’t know a thing about it.

  7. King Tut’s absolutely! I started my 30th birthday party celebration there, and it was definitely a memorable evening.

    Senor Taco is in my opinion the best Mexican in Knoxville. It’s probably well known by the North Knox crowd, but many times when I mention it to my West Knox coworkers, I get blank stares in return.

  8. 501 Arthur is a great lunch spot. It’s located across the street from the historic firehouse in Mechanicsville. They have sandwiches, salads, and awesome tomato soup.

  9. Scrugg’s BBQ on Magnolia is hands down the best in town. Everything on the menu is delicious and inexpensive

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