This is basically an updated piece from last year’s event. Like last year, Knoxville’s Restaurant Week (KRW) offers two or three-course meals at a fixed price ($25 or $35), with a $5 donation going to benefit Knoxville’s Second Harvest Food Bank. The Food Bank estimates that one in six East Tennesseans go hungry every night, and they feed approximately 158,000 people in our community…a month!
With over 30 participating restaurants, there’s no shortage of options, but here are my picks for this year…
- 31 Bistro (American) – Boasts a “farm to table” dining experience – sounds very California. Game on.
- Brazeiros Churrascaria (Brazilian)– Meat is one of my favorite food groups. Enough said.
- Chez Liberty (American) – Cheese is my other favorite food group and Chez has one of the best menus in town. Bonus: wine pairings with each course.
- Le Parigo (French) – Another local establishment I haven’t tried yet. Bonus: they offer two choices per course.
- Nama Sushi Bar (Sushi) – Hands down, favorite sushi place in Knoxville. It can get pricey so this is a great way to load up without busting your wallet.
- Northshore Brasserie (French/Belgian)– I’ve only been there for brunch (AMAZING) so it’ll be fun to try other items on their menu.
- The Bistro at the Bijou (American) – As a progressive Republican (yes we exist), I was impressed with how the owner Martha Boggs stood up to bigotry. She won my business forever.
For more information visit Knoxville Restaurant Week on their official website, Facebook, Twitter, and on WBIR: City leaders dine out to kick off Knoxville Restaurant Week.
What’d I miss? Which restaurants are you planning on visiting? And let me know your post-Restaurant Week reviews by leaving a comment or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.