After meeting Ben in Paris for his birthday, we very briefly celebrated an early Christmas with his family in the DC area (Vienna, Virginia), before heading to Knoxville for the week of Christmas. Though an exhausting series of flights (missed, delayed, and taken), it was a luxury to be back home for the holidays. Following Knoxville, Ben and I returned to Virgina for a few days before heading to Fontainebleau, and celebrated New Year’s Eve by cooking a fantastic dinner for the two of us. A perfect wrap for 2012.
Note: As I was more focused on video, I took few pictures during the 2012 holiday break.
Knoxville Notes & Recommendations:
When visiting Knoxville, we often go to The Crown and Goose for dinner, a London Gastropub in the Old City. As my brother currently lives in downtown Knoxville on Gay Street, we also frequently visit The French Market for delicious crepes, Coolato Gelato, The Tomato Head for pizza (if we don’t order take away from Stefano’s), Just Ripe, and Cafe 4.
Three years ago we began an annual sibling bar crawl in Knoxville with friends over the holidays. Some of our routine hits are Preservation Pub, The Peter Kern Library speakeasy at the Oliver Hotel, Sapphire, and Downtown Grill and Brewery.