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25 November, 2022

Local Knoxville Holiday Gift Guide 2022

I am absolutely one thousand percent obsessed with all things Christmas. I dive hook, line, and sinker into all the music, traditions, seasonal cocktails and tacky sweaters of the season. So yes, okay, suuuure, FINE, I’ve been known to go a little overboard on gifts some years. But if you’re wired the same way, we’re […]

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14 November, 2022

6 Must-Try Bakeries in Knoxville

This is for everyone who enjoys the sweeter things in life. (Yeah, we’re lookin’ at you, our buttercream frosting and chocolate-covered anything girlies 😉) There’s no hiding that the Scruffy City has stolen our hearts – but the literal ✨sweetest✨ things about Knoxville are her local bakeries (and there are plentyyyyy). From classic vanilla cupcakes […]

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23 October, 2022

What to Do for Halloween in Knoxville

It’s Halloween week (Halloweek, if you will) witch means there is plenty to boo in Knoxville, Tennessee! Whether you want to hit as many spooky events as possible or you need to carefully choose your one golden extroverted opportunity, here are a bunch of Halloween events for all ghosts and goblins to check out this […]

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17 October, 2022

5 Dog Friendly Hikes Near Knoxville

Knoxville has a lot to offer – like a lot 😂 We love our makers, brewers, markets, etc. – but we can prooobably all agree that East Tennessee’s magic really culminates in those Smoky Mountains (*swoooon*) Seriously, even when we’re deep in the heart of the Scruffy City, we still eye those mountains and dream. […]

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12 October, 2022

9 Things to Do This Fall in Knoxville

One thirty-something woman’s bucket list for things to do in Knoxville this fall. Call me basic but my absolute favorite season is FALL, Y’ALL 🍂 There’s just something about this time of year in Tennessee. The temperatures finally start going down while football ramps up, the return of all things pumpkin happens, the mosquitoes finally […]

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10 October, 2022

5 Things to Know Before Your First UT Game

If you’re new to Knoxville and find yourself downtown on a lovely fall Saturday, you will notice two things: the Market Square Farmers Market and an overwhelming sea of “gaudy orange” (Sandra Bullock’s words, not ours 😉). This Scruffy City loves her college football. And while Knoxville is way more than a college town, we’ve […]

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3 October, 2022

5 Must-Try Pizzas in Knoxville

Whether it’s game day chaos or a cozy night at home watching reruns of Gilmore Girls, if you’re anything like us… you’re hungry 😂 And in almost any scenario, what’s better than pizza? Luckily, Knoxville is home to some pretty stellar pizza spots. In no particular order, here are a few of our favorite (dare […]

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17 August, 2022

5 Things to Do in Knoxville Before Summer Ends

With Taylor Swift’s “august” on repeat, the countdown to the end of our Scruffy City summer has begun! BUT SHE AIN’T OVER YET. While there’s plenty to be excited for in the coming months (cooler temps and pumpkin spice, to name just a couple 😉), we can’t forget to cross some last East Tennessee activities […]

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5 August, 2022

Knoxville: Before & After

If you ask us, Knoxville is basically Taylor Swift. She’s reinvented herself a hundred times over, there are always new Easter eggs to uncover, every version rules, and she puts out some really great music. See? It checks out 😉 We’re here to look through some of Knoxville’s various versions and share more about the […]


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10 October, 2022

5 Things to Know Before Your First UT Game

If you’re new to Knoxville and find yourself downtown on a lovely fall Saturday, you will notice two things: the Market Square Farmers Market and an overwhelming sea of “gaudy orange” (Sandra Bullock’s words, not ours 😉). This Scruffy City loves her college football. And while Knoxville is way more than a college town, we’ve […]

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29 July, 2022

6 Ways to Spend Rainy Days in Knoxville

Knoxville, Tennessee is an outdoor-lovers playground. There are endless options. We’re talking mountain biking and paddle boarding and quarry swimming and patio eating. BUT Knoxville also has a tendency to, well, rain… a lot. (In my defense, I moved here after about 5 years of living in a Texan draught so my opinion of “lots […]

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27 May, 2022

Things to Do in Knoxville When Family Comes to Town

You are very cool and fun. We can just tell. When someone (such as yourself) is very cool and fun, people will inevitably want to visit Knoxville to hang with you. When people inevitably visit, they will probably want to do more than watch Netflix and eat food (I mean, maybe not much more… but […]

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14 December, 2021

New Years Eve in the Scruffy City!

It happened again. Our eyes got dry, we finally caved and blinked, and 💥WHAM💥 it’s already the end of 2021. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be too busy stuffing your face with cookies to form any plans the week after Christmas – SO we’re giving you the NYE lowdown early this year! This list […]

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26 October, 2021

Halloween Events in Knoxville

It’s Halloween week (Halloweek, if you will😉) witch means there is plenty to boo in Knoxville, Tennessee! Whether you want to hit as many spooky events as possible or you need to oh-so-carefully select your one golden extroverted opportunity, here are a bunch of Halloween events for all ghosts and goblins to check out this […]

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25 October, 2021

7 Most Haunted Spots in Knoxville

Have you ever been walking through the Old City and felt a chill… on an 80 degree night? What about attending a concert at the Bijou, when a stall slams in an otherwise empty bathroom? Knoxville was once a place riddled with battles, riots, and subsequent deaths. Some of those who walked our streets in […]

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2 October, 2021

7 Best Spots to Watch a UT Football Game

Looking for the best spots to watch a University of Tennessee football game in Knoxville? (Even if you’re not the biggest fan of football?) We got you. If you live in Knoxville, you already know leaves aren’t the only things turning orange when fall hits East Tennessee. No, everything from overalls to menu items get […]

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25 August, 2021

Knoxville Festivals: Second Bell Music Festival

Knoxville may be sandwiched between two heavy hitters when it comes to cities known for music (one of them is literally nicknamed Music City and the other is known as the birthplace of country music), but our Scruffy City has been making a name for itself when it comes to being a destination for live music […]

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18 August, 2021

The Star of Knoxville: A Look Inside

When we sat down with Bailee Bridwell to learn more about The Star of Knoxville riverboat, we figured this thing you’re reading now would be about said boat. After all, it is one of only four authentic paddlewheel riverboats in the USA, right on the Tennessee River in good ole downtown Knoxville. Cool, right? Very […]


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14 November, 2022

6 Must-Try Bakeries in Knoxville

This is for everyone who enjoys the sweeter things in life. (Yeah, we’re lookin’ at you, our buttercream frosting and chocolate-covered anything girlies 😉) There’s no hiding that the Scruffy City has stolen our hearts – but the literal ✨sweetest✨ things about Knoxville are her local bakeries (and there are plentyyyyy). From classic vanilla cupcakes […]

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3 October, 2022

5 Must-Try Pizzas in Knoxville

Whether it’s game day chaos or a cozy night at home watching reruns of Gilmore Girls, if you’re anything like us… you’re hungry 😂 And in almost any scenario, what’s better than pizza? Luckily, Knoxville is home to some pretty stellar pizza spots. In no particular order, here are a few of our favorite (dare […]

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15 July, 2022

10 Must-Try Summer Cocktails in Knoxville

We’ve been waiting for her all year, but now that she’s here, we desperately need to cool down 😳 Yes, we’re talking about summer in Knoxville, Tennessee! And nothing says summer in Knoxville like cooling down with some summer cocktails in Knoxville 😉 It’s officially time for you to find your perfect summer match – […]

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9 May, 2022

5 Must-Try Vegan Meals in Knoxville

When you think of the South, vegan food isn’t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. No, it’s more like biscuits and BBQ or bust. Needless to say, when moving to Knoxville from a very vegan-centric city, I was super nervous about the vegan and plant-based scene. But let me you, Knoxville has got […]

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20 April, 2022

5 Flights to Try in Knoxville

From coffee flights to beer flights to flights to exciting places, Knoxville is full of flights and we are fans of all of ’em. But as much as we love all those flights to vacations – it’s considerably cheaper (and much easier) to do the beverage kind on a whim. If you’re not familiar with […]

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7 February, 2022

The Perfect Brunch Spot for Your Enneagram Type

We at New2Knox believe it is always a good time to brunch. Similarly, we believe it’s always a good time for self-reflection. Just in time for Galentines Day, we married these two beliefs and figured out the best local places to brunch in Knoxville based on your enneagram type. (If you’re not into the enneagram, […]

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7 January, 2022

5 Health-Conscious Restaurants to Try in Knoxville

If you went into this new year wanting to eat a few more whole foods (or it’s simply time to address the smidge of lactose intolerance you’ve been ignoring for twenty years #guilty), we’ve compiled five health-conscious restaurants in Knoxville you should definitely check out! (Don’t worry, y’all – it’s us. Bread will still be […]

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18 October, 2021

5 Rad Basement Bars in Knoxville

It’s obvious Knoxville has plenty of street-level fun – and you know we love a bar in the sky – but did you know there are people living their best lives underground while you stroll above them on Gay Street? We know, we know – nothing cues red flag alerts like “come hang out with […]

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5 October, 2021

5 Must-Try Fall Drinks in Knoxville

In our stunning town of Knoxville, Tennessee, we are blessed with our pick of many cozy coffee shops. What pairs best with our favorite Scruffy City shops? Leaves changing and temperatures dropping. ENTER: Sipping on cozy seasonal fall coffee creations around town. (Eek!😍) We all know pumpkin lattes are here to stay (and we are, […]


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25 November, 2022

Local Knoxville Holiday Gift Guide 2022

I am absolutely one thousand percent obsessed with all things Christmas. I dive hook, line, and sinker into all the music, traditions, seasonal cocktails and tacky sweaters of the season. So yes, okay, suuuure, FINE, I’ve been known to go a little overboard on gifts some years. But if you’re wired the same way, we’re […]

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9 December, 2021

The Ultimate Knoxville Gift Guide

If you have already finished your Christmas shopping, we are fundamentally not the same kind of person. I probably have a lot to learn from you and I’m frankly not sure why you clicked on this article at all. However, if you have been quietly muttering to yourself, “Everything will be fine, everything will be […]

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30 November, 2021

5 Experiential Gift Ideas for the Friend Who Has Everything

​It’s the time of year for ribbons, bobbles, and credit card debt (or however that Christmas song goes 😂). When it comes to gifts though (and credit card debt for that matter), we prefer experiences. You get to share it with your loved one, make lasting memories, and up your ‘gram game. 😉 What’s not […]


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19 March, 2021

Oglewood Avenue: A Look Inside

Jade Adams is the stylish, hilarious owner of Oglewood Avenue – and frankly, we’d like to be her new best friend. (It’s not weird, okay? Don’t make it weird.) Besides, considering the way she takes care of her plants, she’d be a good best friend to have. Let’s back up: Remember COVID-19? Right. Well, that […]

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5 January, 2021

5 Fave Black-Owned Businesses in Knoxville

If you’re anything like me, you may have been surprised to find out you had a lot to learn this summer.


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17 October, 2022

5 Dog Friendly Hikes Near Knoxville

Knoxville has a lot to offer – like a lot 😂 We love our makers, brewers, markets, etc. – but we can prooobably all agree that East Tennessee’s magic really culminates in those Smoky Mountains (*swoooon*) Seriously, even when we’re deep in the heart of the Scruffy City, we still eye those mountains and dream. […]

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12 October, 2022

9 Things to Do This Fall in Knoxville

One thirty-something woman’s bucket list for things to do in Knoxville this fall. Call me basic but my absolute favorite season is FALL, Y’ALL 🍂 There’s just something about this time of year in Tennessee. The temperatures finally start going down while football ramps up, the return of all things pumpkin happens, the mosquitoes finally […]

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29 July, 2022

6 Ways to Spend Rainy Days in Knoxville

Knoxville, Tennessee is an outdoor-lovers playground. There are endless options. We’re talking mountain biking and paddle boarding and quarry swimming and patio eating. BUT Knoxville also has a tendency to, well, rain… a lot. (In my defense, I moved here after about 5 years of living in a Texan draught so my opinion of “lots […]

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11 June, 2022

Get To Know Knox Pride

If you’ve been on social media or have taken a trip down Chapman Highway in South Knoxville lately, you may have noticed a new resident in town – the Knox Pride Center! And if you’re a member of the LGBTQ+ community in Knoxville and are looking for just that – community – then Knox Pride […]

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28 April, 2022

What to Do If You Only Have One Day in Knoxville

Knoxville, if you ask us, is the cutest lil city in the south and deserves all the days. We know you would definitely want to stay in Knoxville forever and ever amen. However, if other clearly less cool people are passing through for the day, your main goal is to absolutely *wow* them and make […]

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18 April, 2022

YPK: How to Get Involved in Knoxville

Figuring out how to get involved in the local going-ons in a community when you’re the new kid in town can be a fun (but sometimes daunting 😳) mission. Maybe you just moved here for a job and are looking for some like-minded individuals to hang out with outside of work. Or maybe you aren’t […]

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2 March, 2022

7 Ways to Find Community in Knoxville

Let’s not beat around the bush – building community as a young adult is hard. Gone are the magical days of living down the hall from college friends. In its place are coworkers you may or may not vibe with – or even physically be with in these #workfromhome days. Maybe you got a plant […]

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18 February, 2022

Top Places to Cozy Up by a Fire in Knoxville

If you’re new to Knoxville, there is something you need to know about Tennessee weather… it can be a little crazy. I’m not sure who originally said this, but the saying: “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes and it’ll change,” definitely applies to our scruffy little city. For instance, as […]

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1 February, 2022

All Things Valentines Day in Knoxville

Whether it’s your honey, your bestie, your puppy, or, you know, the cutest lil city in the south, we’ve all got somethin’ to love. If you want to 🎉celebrate🎉 all that love, check out one of these fun Valentine’s Day events happening all around our valentine: sweet ole Knoxville, TN! 💛 And don’t worry – […]


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17 October, 2022

5 Dog Friendly Hikes Near Knoxville

Knoxville has a lot to offer – like a lot 😂 We love our makers, brewers, markets, etc. – but we can prooobably all agree that East Tennessee’s magic really culminates in those Smoky Mountains (*swoooon*) Seriously, even when we’re deep in the heart of the Scruffy City, we still eye those mountains and dream. […]

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6 April, 2022

How to Hike Fort Dickerson Loop

Fort Dickerson Park (home of Augusta Quarry, formerly known as Fort Dickerson Quarry) is a pleasant, easy hike just barely south of downtown Knoxville. You’ve got plenty of scenic overlooks, but also a lil bit of that ✨scruff✨ Knoxville holds so dear. It’s also only 3-ish miles, so you can feel like you got a […]

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18 February, 2022

Top Places to Cozy Up by a Fire in Knoxville

If you’re new to Knoxville, there is something you need to know about Tennessee weather… it can be a little crazy. I’m not sure who originally said this, but the saying: “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes and it’ll change,” definitely applies to our scruffy little city. For instance, as […]

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9 November, 2021

5 Spots for Fall Leaves in Knoxville!

Fall has finally hit Knoxville, Tennessee. Is she consistently a month late? Yes. Is she always gone too soon? Also yes. Because of this, we wanted to waste no time sharing our favorite local spots so you can go find them and throw colorful foliage in the air and spin around like the inner woodland […]

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14 July, 2021

Sunflowers in South Knoxville

Buckle up, folks. Your Insta feeds are about to be littered with pics of bright, sunny faces as far as the eye can see. Nope, we aren’t referencing those sweet first-day-of-school pictures. We’re talking about the sunflower fields in South Knoxville – specifically, the 70-plus acres of sunflowers at Forks of the River Wildlife Management […]

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3 June, 2021

Navitat Canopy Adventures

Navitat is a hidden gem and a super cool adventure course built high in the canopy of the green forest of South Knoxville. It’s is an entire setup of multiple adventure and zipline courses, ranging from beginner, moderate, to difficult levels – legitimately something the whole family or friend group can enjoy. 

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27 May, 2021

Knoxville Adventure Collective

When you walk through the doors of Knoxville Adventure Collective, there’s a good chance you’ll meet the goodest of good boys: Japhy. Japhy is not just the KAC shop dog. His wagging tail and sweet demeanor are sure to dispel any lingering fears of things like “exercise” or “being outdoorsy.” (Just me? Well, okay then.) […]


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25 November, 2022

Local Knoxville Holiday Gift Guide 2022

I am absolutely one thousand percent obsessed with all things Christmas. I dive hook, line, and sinker into all the music, traditions, seasonal cocktails and tacky sweaters of the season. So yes, okay, suuuure, FINE, I’ve been known to go a little overboard on gifts some years. But if you’re wired the same way, we’re […]

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16 November, 2021

Glitterville: A Look Inside

Stephen Brown is a rather unassuming name for one of the most vibrant human beings on the planet. Like many other Stephens, this one was born in East Tennessee and went to school at the University of Tennessee. But this is where the similarities end. See, from there, Stephen Brown moved to New York to […]

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19 March, 2021

Oglewood Avenue: A Look Inside

Jade Adams is the stylish, hilarious owner of Oglewood Avenue – and frankly, we’d like to be her new best friend. (It’s not weird, okay? Don’t make it weird.) Besides, considering the way she takes care of her plants, she’d be a good best friend to have. Let’s back up: Remember COVID-19? Right. Well, that […]

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5 January, 2021

Honeymouth: A Look Inside

If you’d like to hear that on the daily, then might we suggest you just drop on by …

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5 January, 2021

5 Fave Black-Owned Businesses in Knoxville

If you’re anything like me, you may have been surprised to find out you had a lot to learn this summer.



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