Saturday, October 31, 2015

Louise and Phillip Lim watching as new restaurant takes shape.

Phillip and Louise Lim, owners of Asia Café North and West, have been thrilled to watch their creative concepts for a new 12,000 square foot restaurant on Callahan Road take shape.
Overwhelming success at their current location at 6714 B Central Avenue Pike meant they had to look elsewhere for more square footage. When nothing suitable could be found, they decided to build a new structure about two blocks away from their current location.
The new restaurant will include ample, multi-level dining room space, hibachi, sushi, karaoke, two bars, and dance floor as well as a supervised play room for kids.
“It is important that parents enjoy dinner and dancing while children are safe and busy with active playtime,” said Lim.
Lim, originally from Malaysia, and wife, Louise, who grew up in the Philippines, credit the work ethic they were taught by their families for their success.
“Asia Café  provides authentic tastes from 6 cultures: Malaysian, Thai, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese Grill and sushi,” Lim said.
The Lims expect the new building to be completed by next April or May.                                          

“We are hoping for a grand opening in the spring, provided we have good weather,” said Lim.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

My house today, October 17, 2015: notice the canna in the front yard; all free from East Tennessee Plant Swap

  My front yard makes me so happy. I love the lushness of the canna (the big green plants growing in front of the fence) and cane. We lost most of our lilies and iris last year due to freezing temperatures (down to minus 8). We added the fence this year so the dogs can run in the front yard while we are on the porch. We use the porch like a den. We had three huge tomato plants in the yard---can't see in this photo. We grew so many tomatoes we had them to give away to anyone who visited.
  Most of the plants are free because we attend the East Tennessee Plant Swap 2 times each year. You can check out their web site and learn more about the swap. Generally, you take items to swap and trade for free plants or seeds or magazines, etc. No money ever exchanges hands. We always have a potluck luncheon and have made dear friends over the years.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Something Spooky at the Sunsphere

Just in time for Halloween, my sweet book about the ghosts at the Sunsphere in Knoxville, Tennessee. Buy a copy at or call or write to me. 8 6 5  9 5 1  0 3 19
  I am available to visit your school or organization and read the book to chidren, who LOVE IT!!!

Friday, October 9, 2015

1982 World's Fair by Martha Rose Woodward----just got word this book is selling at a good pace

The World’s Fair was held in 1982 for 184 days from May 1, until the wee hours of the morning, Halloween, October 31. It has been called One Big Party. Reports at the time referred to when “The World Came to Knoxville”. It was defined an official international exposition, fully licensed and sanctioned by the Bureau des Expositions Internationales in Paris, France. It was the first fair held in the southeastern United States in 97 years, and it turned out to be the next to last fair held, with the fair held in New Orleans in 1984 being the last one. The Fair was open daily from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. with the amusement area often staying open until 1 a.m. Tickets cost $9.95 for adults (12 to 54) $9.25 for seniors (55 and over) $8.25 for children (4-11), and free to children 3 and under. There were special discounts given to groups. Season passes and 2 day tickets were sold as well. The Fair was located on 72 acres between the campus of the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee River. It was bordered by Western Avenue, Henley Street, Neyland Drive, and 11th Street. A committee named KIEE was formed in 1974 by Mayor Kyle Testerman. This group of businessmen was to serve as an advisory board and was given the task of exploring the ideas of bringing an International Exposition to Knoxville.

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Truth About Sugar----your government has lied to you...

Don't ask what food item in your grocery store has sugar, ask what food item does NOT have sugar.

Your government has sold you out to big business.

One cola can has 9 teaspoons of sugar in it. Sugar is even in spaghetti sauce.

Please watch; enough to make you sick.