The perfect day in The District begins with brunch at the Grill at Highlands Row. Start out with an order of steamy cinnamon rolls and a $3 mimosa…or a Moonshine Mary if you prefer. For the main course, you’ll have a tough time deciding between the Northshore Nova Sandwich and the famous Highlands Benedict but we promise, you can’t go wrong either way.

Next, take a stroll through Fig and Company. They have beautiful lighting, repurposed furniture and are well known not only for their art, antiques, and accessories but also for their elegant jewelry and gourmet candles. Even better, this adorable store offers a weekly giveaway on their Facebook page and frequent sales in their store.

If you are a sports fan, a craft beer lover, or just enjoy a good time, we highly recommend you complete your day in The District with a visit to Blackhorse Pub and Brewery. Blackhorse brews their own beer and they incorporate fun activities like weekly trivia and concerts into their schedule of sports events which are always broadcast on the Pub’s many big screens. Check out their Facebook page for more info. Blackhorse Pub is a place you’ll come back to over and over whether it be for their Vanilla Cream Ale or the friendly, relaxed atmosphere.

Extra Tips: If you’ve been keeping up with the 2014 World Cup, you’ll want to watch Argentina take on Deutschland in the final (Sunday, July 13 at 3:00pm) at Blackhorse and enjoy $5 apps and beer specials during the match. Not ready to pack things up for the day? Stop by the Bennett Galleries Summer Sale starting July 18 for 50-75% off upholstery, lighting, bedding, furniture, accessories and more!

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Come to the Willy’s Butcher Shop Customer Appreciation Day Celebration! This Saturday, June 28th, 11 AM to 4 PM. Free food, snow cone machine, and bounce house! There will be the First Annual Willy’s Sausage Cook Off competition where several of Knoxville’s finest chefs will compete for the best sausage recipe in front of a panel of judges! The competition will begin around 11:30 AM. Come by for fun and festivities!

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With summer approaching, it can be tempting to spend your free time baking in the sun by the pool, but with so much to see and do in Knoxville it shouldn’t be difficult to convince your friends and family to get off the Adirondack chair and explore The District in Bearden. We’ve even mapped out the perfect outing for you.

Begin your day with a trip to Gourmet’s Market and Cosmos Café for a spectacular brunch. Arrive early to avoid the crowd or explore the Market’s wide variety of specialty olive oils, artisan jams and fine coffees and teas. Don’t forget to try the VOL omelet while your there…the ingredients may surprise you, but we promise it’s delicious!

Next, head over to G&G Interiors to browse their large selection of eclectic home furnishings. From rustic coffee tables to quirky throw pillows, you are guaranteed to find the perfect new addition to your home. Bonus: If you stop by between June 11-14, you’ll catch their spectacular summer tent sale.

End your day by tapping into your artistic side at Bennett Galleries. During the month of June, Bennett has given over their entire gallery to the work of Richard Jolley, alongside never before seen pieces by his wife, Tommie Rush. As one of the world’s largest glass exhibits, Richard Jolley’s “Retrospective” is definitely a must-see before it returns to the vault on June 28.

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Pro-angler Ott DeFoe just picked up a weekend victory at the Bass Pro Shops Northern Open, where he caught the tournament record fish, weighing in at 24 pounds, 1 ounce. DeFoe now wants to give back to his community by hosting the Second Annual Goodwill Bass Tournament on June 21, 2014 and he is giving one lucky angler the chance to be his partner for the event.

Anglers interested in fishing with DeFoe for the tournament can bid for the spot in an online auction. The winner will spend the day with DeFoe, able to pick up tips and tricks from the 2011 Bassmaster All-Star Champion. The auction listing can be found at http://r.ebay.com/rWtnNa. The winning bid will include entry into the tournament; proceeds and DeFoe’s share of the winnings will be donated back to Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc.

The Second Annual Goodwill Bass Tournament will start at safe light on June 21 on Douglas Lake, the very same lake where DeFoe just reeled in his win, with a grand prize worth $1,500! The registration fee is $100 per boat; anglers may register any day from now until June 20th at 4:30 p.m. Late registration is available on the morning of the tournament for $125 per boat. Departure times are determined by order of registration.

Proceeds raised from this tournament will support Goodwill’s mission of providing vocational training and employment opportunities to individuals with barriers to employment.

To see a full prize list, register for the tournament or to review the rules and regulations, please call Goodwill at 865.588.8567 or visit their website at www.gwiktn.org.

Sponsors for this tournament include Ott DeFoe, WVLT, WIVK, Bass Pro Shops, B.A.I.T., the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, Humminbird, ORCA, Costa, Onyx, Aqua-Vu and others!

 

About Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc.

Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. operates thirty retail locations and five employment training and rehabilitation centers throughout its 15-county service area in East Tennessee. The purpose of Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. is to provide vocational services and employment opportunities for people with barriers to employment. In 2014, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville, Inc. served over 5,200 individuals and facilitated over 4,800 positive program completions. For more information, call 865.588.8567 or visit www.gwiktn.org.

 

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Westwood Antique & Design Market has added a Bridal Registry to its array of customer services—because so many brides today want things besides crystal, china and silver, although Westwood has those things, too.

Just imagine how welcome a gift the bride and groom really want to receive will be!

And Westwood is always adding more great accessories, furniture, and lighting to its unique selection of fine things for your home or for you to give as gifts.

And since it’s summer, Westwood Antique & Design Market is now offering a selection of antique wicker pieces and antique iron furniture that you just won’t find anywhere else.

So stop by Westwood and enjoy the assortment of things that you won’t find anywhere else.
You’ll be glad you did.

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The Side-By-Side Visual Arts Apprentice Program, now beginning its 16th year, pairs students from the Community School of the Arts with professional artists in their studios for a period of four to six months each year, giving students the opportunity to witness, participate in, and experience first-hand every aspect of the creative process under the tutelage of master professionals. In many cases, these pairings result in long-term working partnerships over the course of several years. At the end of the school year, all apprenticeships culminate in a full-scale art exhibition. Student and professional works will be displayed side-by-side at Bennett Galleries and Company, June 2-6. Please join us on June 6 from 5:00-8:00pm for a Silent Auction with proceeds benefitting the Community School of the Arts scholarship fund.

 

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  An abundance of quality artisan items is being introduced at the store proudly nestled among the designer merchandise.  Let Jana Janssen of BLUEBEES customize a photo block set to commemorate your most memorable occasions- births, graduations and weddings.  Burlap takes prominence within the Market with burlap pillows from FLUFF bearing the names of some of our favorite places and things such as Tennessee, Bearden and Volunteers.  MOORE BOUTIQUE’s  wreaths of colored and printed burlap are perfect for casual summer decorating!  BLACK AND WHITE, another new artisan merchant, provides a large selection of quilted totes, quaint birdhouses and charming décor items for that small personal gift.  Plan to stop by the Southern Market on your next shopping trip!

 

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At Willy’s Butcher Shop we strive to educate you on the joy of food in your life while providing the highest quality ingredients with which to create your meal. For Father’s Day, what Dad wouldn’t love to receive a beautiful meal with his favorite food…STEAK! It doesn’t have to be complicated and in fact, cooking a perfectly delicious steak is one of the easiest culinary techniques! The key is leaving it alone, and we all can do that, right? Walk with William Carithers, master butcher at Willy’s Butcher Shop, through the process.
1)  Come to Willy’s and let the highly knowledgable staff pick and trim the highest quality steak for you. This Father’s Day, Willy’s will have Tomahawk ribeyes just for Dad. A quality piece of beef should look just like below and should be well marbled with an eight to ten inch bone. It should be a nice dark red color.
2)  Let the steak rest and come to room temperature, which should take about 30 mins. This is important because you will not get the proper sear on the outside of the meat if it is taken directly out of the fridge at a cold temperature.
3)  Preheat grill to about 400 to 500 degrees.
4)  Season steak with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
5)  Sear for about 2 mins each side. (This is where you LEAVE IT ALONE!)
6)  Move steak to a low heat area of grill, and let cook for about 9 to 12 mins each side or until desired “done-ness”. The reason for this cooking method is because this Tomahawk steak is very large. If you opt for a thinner steak, shorten the grilling time. A rare steak inner temperature is 128 degrees, med rare is 133 degrees, medium is 140 degrees, and over 140 degrees is well done…which we do NOT recommend for our fine quality steaks.
7)  Remove steak from grill. Rest on platter for 5 mins before slicing and eating so that the juices of the steak can remain in the steak and not on your plate.

 

William and Samantha suggest a summery sweet corn hash and farro salad to compliment your steak. Hearty and flavorful and sure to fill Dad up on his holiday! Come by Willy’s Butcher Shop for more cooking tips and wonderful options for summer grilling and cooking! Try something new this summer!

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G&G Interiors is excited to have their annual Summer Tent Sale!  The sale will start Wednesday, June 11th and run through Saturday, June 14th.  They have selected great pieces from their store to go into this sale!

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