Oh my god, this weather, y'all! Texas hooker aside, can you believe how absolutely gorgeous it's been these past three days? I would marry this weather, if that's a thing you could do. And since spring is in the air, that means two things: It's time to think about planting, and it's time to stop hibernating and get out and have dinner with your friends.
First off, dust off your spades and get to gardening. Beardsley Farm is having a workday tomorrow from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., if you want to get a little muddy. But even if you don't, you can just show up from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the seed swap! Even better, you don't have to bring your own seeds. (But if you have seeds, definitely bring them to swap.) This is a great way to get a hold of some rare heirloom finds, just in time to get those seedlings going.
Next up, two fancy dinners are heading your way. On March 1, the Moveable Feast Supper Club (i.e., the folks behind the Savory and Sweet Truck, Bull's BBQ, and Organicism Farms) are having a breakfast dinner. If you can read this menu without getting hungry, you should go to the doctor because there's probably something wrong with you.
An Evening of Breakfast BitesFarm fresh egg + deep fried + chow chow = Devil EggSmoked ribeye + 142º quail egg + homegrown arugula = Steak & EggsButtermilk batty cakes + citrus cardamom creme layers = Griddle CakeFried Teriyaki Chicken + rice waffle + sriracha honey = Chicken & WaffleBreakfast Roulade + stone ground grits + bloody mary gravy = Bacon FattyCroissant/Doughnut + creme patisserie + frostin' = Cronut
Yes, cronuts are finally coming to Knoxville! And all of that can be yours for only $60 -- a bargain for six courses, if you ask me.
But Moveable Feast isn't the only food-truck-turned-pop-up-dinner-party scene in town. The folks behind the Tootsie Truck have also started having regular dinners, and their next one is scheduled for March 7. The menu will feature local chicken, local pheasant, AND local quail -- with local vegetables and all sorts of other things too. Tickets are $65. And in a welcome change of pace for those of you with allergies, you can request gluten-free courses! (In advance, that is.)
Both of these dinners have very limited seating, and tickets must be purchased in advance, so hop to it.