Monday, August 11, 2014

Knoxville: The Stock & Barrel

(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.

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  1. Yum! Nothing quite like a good burger!

  2. Someone once told me you can't mess up a hamburger, but I beg to differ! At a minimum you can have one that is meh and one that is AMAZING depending on the quality of ingredients.

  3. I don't live too far from Knoxville, so I will have to try this restaurant out soon! (I have to drop my boyfriend off at McGhee-Tyson next weekend, so maybe I will treat myself afterwards!)

    My Knoxville staple is Calhouns, preferably Calhouns on the River if you're ever by UT's campus :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  4. It's right on the Market Square, that adorable pedestrian area! I will add Calhouns to my list for future Knoxville visits.

  5. That looks delicious! I don't think you can ever have too many food posts--I love hearing recommendations of restaurants in other cities. :)

  6. The funny thing is, I've cooked way more meals in recent weeks that I have eaten at restaurants, but these restaurant reviews from various trips just kind of stack up in my blog queue! :)


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