BBQ Throw Down

Food & Fun: The Perfect Fall Day in Knoxville, Tennessee

Another successful summer is coming to a close, and fall will be here before we know it. Whether you’re a Knoxville native or planning a visit to the area, we’re sure you’ll agree: There’s nothing quite like fall in East Tennessee! 

Let’s take a journey down Sutherland Avenue, one of Knoxville’s most vibrant and eclectic streets, to see how you can make it a day full of food and fun… 

A Fall Morning Fix at Seed Coffee Co.

A fresh cup o’ joe is essential in our recipe for the perfect fall day (don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be a Pumpkin Spice Latte). For a boost of energy, begin your day with a visit to Seed Coffee Co., a cozy spot to kick-start your adventures on Sutherland Ave. Their aromatic coffee and legendary pastries are a perfect fall pairing to prep you for the day ahead! 

As an added bonus, you’ll feel good about supporting this local business because it partners with the global non-profit Seed International, which helps support education, community development, and entrepreneurship in countries like Haiti and the Dominican Republic. 

Adventure Awaits at River Sports Outfitters 

Summer’s not the only season for outdoor fun in East Tennessee. Whether you prefer a relaxing day near the water or a bike ride around the city, River Sports Outfitters is a go-to spot for locals looking to rent or buy outdoor gear. The superstore has everything you need to make the most of the last sunny days of the year—plus, they have an indoor climbing center, so you can test your rock wall skills even on a rainy day. 

Feel-Good Fun at Young-Williams Animal Center 

For a unique and fulfilling experience, make your way to Young-Williams Animal Center on Division Street, just a few blocks from our restaurant on Sutherland Ave. If you’re ready to add a new furry member to your family, Young-Williams is the perfect place to find one. But if you’re not looking to adopt a pet, no worries! Families of all kinds can enjoy reading to the animals or volunteering to walk the dogs, an outdoor activity kids especially love. 

Grab a Quick Bite at Farm Fresh Produce 

Once you’ve worn yourself out, head over to Farm Fresh Produce for a refreshing snack. This family-owned produce market offers locally grown produce and other fresh goods, making it a great place for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Enjoy fresh, juicy peaches, tart berries, or a sweet apple straight from a nearby orchard! Just leave room for dinner…

End the Day the Best Way… at Dead End BBQ 

As the sun sets, it’s time for the grand finale of your perfect fall day: a stop into Dead End BBQ for award-winning meats, homestyle sides, and craft cocktails! Nestled in the heart of the Sutherland Avenue community, Dead End has become a local BBQ favorite and a can’t-miss experience for visitors over the past nearly 15 years in business. 

Choose to dine in to enjoy the vibrant ambiance and southern hospitality, or take your food to go so you and the fam can end the day at home with a hot, fresh meal. Just knowing dinner is taken care of can go a long way in making it a relaxing evening. 

We’ll See You on Sutherland Ave! 

Knoxville’s charm isn’t just about the beautiful landscapes or the friendly faces; it’s also about the memorable experiences waiting to be discovered on streets like Sutherland Ave. From your first sip of freshly brewed coffee to the savory meats and sweets at Dead End BBQ, the perfect fall day is only a short drive away. 

Make sure to snap a photo or share your experience with us next time you’re in the area! Our outdoor mural makes for the perfect BBQ-lovin’ backdrop for your next photo opp, just remember to tag us in your posts for a chance to be featured on our social media pages.

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