Friday, August 07, 2009

Delicious Dinner in Knoxville

We're off to the beach for a whole week. I can't remember the last time I took a whole week for a vacation. It's been at least 5 years.

We're going to the Outer Banks on Cape Hattaras. On the way we stopped at my sister Cindy''s house for the night, and to hook up with Tom's daughter, Lisa, who was in summer school at UT.

For dinner we decided to go out instead of cooking, and we wanted someplace close to her house. Tom had been to Puleo's Grille before and Cindy agreed with him that it would be a good place for our evening meal.

The menu was broad and quite affordably priced. Everything was good but I got the best dinner: citrus marinated grilled grouper with caprese salad. The tomatoes were local and perfectly ripe, the mozzarella fresh and moist, the balsamic vinaigrette on the salad was great. The fresh basil came from the herb garden that was growing out behind the restaurant. The grouper was delicious.

I think this is only a local Knoxville chain, but for a casual and affordable meal, I recommend it.
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Papa Squirrel said...

Have fun on your vacation. If you have time, I highly recommend heading to Weeping Radish in Jarvisburg, just a bit north of Kitty Hawk.

A German man has a biodynamic farm, German-style brewery, and a German master butcher all on site. There are tours on Wednesday.

You can eat there or buy beer and sausages (and sweet potato liverwurst and more) to take home and grill. Wonderful stuff.