Time to run into Knoxville and Farragut again, with shopping and some errands to run… Our plans fulfilled, so why not stop and have an early dinner?
(We had a $5.00 coupon too!)
This is Parkside Grill in Knoxville Tennessee… Its part of a chain of restaurants which includes locations both owned and managed by Diverse Concepts LLC.
Other restaurants operated/managed by this company include: Johnny Carino’s (Italian…nationwide except for the Northeast); Mellow Mushroom (Many locations with an emphasis on the Southeastern USA); Harrison’s Bar and Grill in Clinton Tennessee; Lakeside Tavern in Knoxville; Riverside Grille in Oakridge Tennessee, and; Bullfish Grill, Blue Moose plus the new Timberwood Grill at ‘The Island’, all 3 in Pigeon Forge Tennessee.
The décor inside Parkside Grill was warm and inviting… It’s a casual restaurant with a nice midrange menu and a full bar.
Parkside Grill is just west of North Cedar Bluff Road on North Peters Road. The restaurant is very close to the I-40 exit at North Peters Road.
Our waiter started us out with a nice hunk of fresh warm bread with soft butter ready for spreading…
Have you noticed that fewer restaurants are bringing bread to the table? Some actually ask if you’d like bread. It saves a little money for the restaurant if they don’t serve bread…and you’re more likely to order extras too…
FYI, one of our pet peeves in restaurants is when they serve cold hard butter!
We ordered the Spicy Shrimp for an appetizer. ($9.99) It certainly was a larger order of shrimp than either of us expected. These Gulf shrimp were lightly battered then fried, tossed in a sweet and spicy Asian sauce, and they’re served with crispy wontons.
The shrimp were very nice and it was a satisfying appetizer. But...Laurie and I do like our ‘bang-bang’ style shrimp a bit spicier/heat-wise.
For her entrée, Laurie ordered the Spicy Shrimp and Chicken Pasta. ($13.79) This dish consisted of bowtie pasta tossed in a spicy cream sauce with sautéed chicken, shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, green onions and mushrooms.
Laurie liked the ‘heat’ level of the sauce and she enjoyed the chance to eat pasta that included green onions and mushrooms…something she doesn’t get at home! She told me that she’d order this dinner again, and that’s high praise…
My choice for dinner was this light and ‘healthy’ offering…the “Kickin’ Chicken”. ($12.99) I love fried chicken and I keep searching for a really good version. This was a boneless double breast of chicken, lightly breaded and deep-fried and then topped with creamy bacon gravy. It was accompanied by white cheddar mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.
The chicken was moist and flavorful…very good if not great. With creamy bacon gravy, nothing can be too bad! The mashed potatoes were OK and the broccoli was steamed perfectly. All in all, it was a very nice dinner…
FYI… Laurie had a happy hour mixed drink and I had a bottle of Miller High Life. The price was right…only $3.00 each!
Parkside Grill is located at 338 North Peters Road in Knoxville Tennessee. Phone: 865-862-5358. Website: http://parksidegrill.com/. We will return!
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Thanks for stopping by for a visit!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave