Knoxville, Restaurants

J.C. Holdway in Knoxville, Tennessee

I’ve grown up visiting family just outside of Knoxville, but spent very little time actually exploring the city, and even less time dining out there. (Because, really, why would I when we had Granny’s southern homecooking?!) So when we traveled to Knoxville recently for a family wedding, we stayed the night in town and explored the area, including a fantastic meal at J.C. Holdway. Joseph Lenn established himself as a legendary chef during the decade […]

New Orleans, Restaurants, Travel Guides

New Loves in New Orleans

Happy Mardi Gras! It only seems appropriate that I choose Mardi Gras to share my most recent trip to New Orleans, even if it was a little more than a month ago now. Most of my trips back to the Crescent City these days focus on weddings, and this trip was no different, for Lauren and Will’s nuptials. Dinner was covered with wedding activities each night, but we took the chance to try some newer […]

Dallas, Restaurants

Bayou Market for Boiled Crawfish in Dallas

I’ve been craving crawfish so badly that I can barely stand it and this past weekend I was ready to do something about it. I haven’t been back to Louisiana lately and I know better than to trust just any place in Dallas. The Big D does a lot of food really well, but Cajun food is hit or miss and a lot of crawfish boils consist of seasoning poured on top of the boiled crawfish […]