A Day for the Food Lover
Dylan Morse is a Knoxville native who moved back to the community 10 years ago after attending college at University of Northern Iowa. He works as a Loan Officer at Marion County Bank, the largest locally owned bank in the county. In his free time, Dylan enjoys working on projects at home or volunteering in the community, going to movies at the Grand Theater, and riding his bike. Dylan loves how easy it is to get involved in Knoxville and how people are so willing to dig in and make the community a better place.
Dylan likes food and enjoys visiting local restaurants and pubs often, making him the perfect Knoxville foodie. Take a look at his itinerary focusing on Food & Drink to find the best dining and nightlife options in town.
If you had an entire day free, how would you spend it in Knoxville?
Start the morning by grabbing a great breakfast somewhere like Mr. C’s, Downtown Diner, or Coffee Connection. After breakfast, head to the gym – Knoxville has lots of excellent fitness facilities for users of all skillsets and abilities. Once your workout is complete, make a stop at the newly expanded and renovated Knoxville Public Library to pick-up a stack of new reading material.
Check out the special at Hometown Market & Deli or meet up with a friend at Casa Grande Mexican Restaurant.
After lunch, Dylan suggests returning home to do some yard work, although he plans on needing to make a quick trip to Knoxville Farm & Home or Knoxville Hardware for some extra supplies – luckily, they’re all close by. Once all the yard work is finished, head over to the new Joel Tonda Tennis Complex, across from Knoxville High School, for a fun game of tennis. Wrap up the afternoon by getting a massage, Dylan highly recommends it!
Get dinner at One Eleven Public House. Dylan loves the burgers, pastas, flatbreads, and sides, all on top of the restaurant’s fun atmosphere!
Catch a newly released show at the non-profit Grand Theater. All movies tickets are only $5, and the concessions are affordable, too! Once the movie is over, head to A&P Pub for a nightcap.
Each summer, Dylan looks forward to the concerts at the Marion County Fair. The Fair Board has pulled in some great acts the last several years, such as John Michael Montgomery, Jo Dee Messina, Parmalee, and The Charlie Daniels Band. It’s fun to have something on that scale in your backyard. If you’re able, head to the fairgrounds and attend the concert!
Dylan’s Insider Tip: Live music is always fun, and there are typically a couple of local spots each week that have someone playing. Keep your eyes open and you’ll be able to take in some great entertainment.