(I know, more food posts... but to be honest, I've had a lot of these posts queued up for while! Been playing catchup on homework and other projects in the meantime. Enjoy it nonetheless!)
While we were in Knoxville for a DAR event, my friend SM and I had a delicious meal at The Stock & Barrel, an establishment known for their selection of bourbon and burgers. While the wait for a table on a Friday night was a couple of hours (there was a lot going on!) we were able to walk right up to the bar for food and drink.
Check out all that booze!
For my bourbon drink (a must!) I had the Bourbon Fizz, which was Belle Meade Bourbon, lemonade, and muddled strawberries with basil. It was one of the less strong-tasting bourbon drinks (since I just can't handle the stronger stuff) but definitely delicious and refreshing.
For my meal, I had the Farmhouse Burger, featuring barrel aged cheddar, Benton's Bacon (a TN farm-to-table powerhouse), a fried egg, and garlic aioli. The meat was deliciously cooked. Thumbs up from this burger fan! I also upgraded my fries the Duck Confit fries, which I highly recommend. They were so decadent, SM helped me finish them off. The portions are huge at this place.
I highly recommend you make reservations before you go, or call in to add your name to the list, especially given the small size of the restaurant plus its obvious popularity. Otherwise you can sidle up to the bar like we did.
If I ever bring Dan to Knoxville, I'm definitely going to bring him here. Not only is the meat excellent, but everything from the fries to the drinks would be right up his alley. I'm glad SM's friend recommended the place, because we had a great time there for a little DAR girls' night.