Fearless Foodie:

The Williamsburg Peanut Shop Coming to K-Town

It's ironic that Gay Lyons had to point this out to me on Facebook: The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg, the original that is, was a cherished part of my growing up years in Williamsburg, Va., and owned by the mother of a friend before its sale and later expansions, most in this century... 

They're crunchy, jumbo peanuts, grown in the state, and I love them, blisters and all. The only time I didn't love them was when I took some to my boyfriend's dad, Donald Allerton, as a house gift sometime in the early 80s. He lived on an entire floor townhome in Chicago, and I didn't want  to be outclassed, so brought the gourmet delicacy only available in my (tourist) home town. Didn't find out for a year or more that he had a raging nut allergy. Now if we could just get a Cheese Shop, another store started in Williamsburg and still going strong, then maybe I could have a Cheese Shop sub with special sauce and could save myself quite a bit of culinary whining here in K-Town. 

Meantime, welcome to Knoxville, Peanut Shop.of Williamsburg. Here's the scoop from the Knoxville News-Sentinel's Josh Flory:



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Rose Kennedy covers the Knoxville foodie scene with small discoveries, new openings, rumors, and tastings.