Unique Eats & Eateries of Knoxville

Brown Bag Lecture with speaker/author Paula Johnson
In person & Online
Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 7:00am to 8:00am

The Marble City, the Scruffy City, or the Maker City, whatever you call it, Knoxville, TN has become a culinary destination. Locals and visitors eat their way through this unpretentious mountain town while exploring rich culinary inspirations ranging from Appalachian flavors to dishes brought from around the globe. Take a trip through historic buildings turned into modern restaurants, including one of Knoxville’s first taverns, while learning about multigenerational restaurant families and pioneers who struck out on their own. In this lecture, Paula Johnson shares the stories behind Knoxville’s food scene from her book Unique Eats & Eateries of Knoxville and brings the personal touch of her food tours and her well trained palette for good food to this guide. You’ll never have to wonder what restaurant to try next in Knoxville.

In Person Location and Reservations
East Tennessee History Center, 601 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902 (Seating is limited.) Register on Eventbrite.

Online Reservations
Register on Eventbrite for this event streamed on Zoom

Or visit the ETHS Facebook page at the start of the program to watch this on Facebook Live

About the Speaker

East Tennessee native Paula Johnson spends much time studying Knoxville history and culinary hot spots to share with guests on her award-winning Knoxville Food Tours. Since 2010 she has personally led over 1000 tours, hosting locals as well as visitors from all over the country and the world and has received the Service Supplier of the Year Award from the Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association. Paula was asked to be a guest speaker at the East Tennessee Historical Society and the Knoxville History Project based on her first book, Lost Restaurants of Knoxville, and was also featured at the Alzheimer’s Tennessee Designer Home and Garden Tour and the Symphony League Showhouse. She enjoys participating with the March of Dimes as a judge in their annual fundraising presentation and cooking competition, Signature Chefs Auction.


Paula Johnson's Books in our Gift Shop

Lost Restaurants of Knoxville  
Lost Restaurants of Knoxville


Unique Eats & Eateries of Knoxville Book Cover