If you are not joining us for the pre-race pasta dinner hosted by Girls on the Run, then it is Time to Dine Out! Thanks to the partner restaurants listed below, you will be able to find wonderful meals (with plenty of carbs) and fun and festive atmospheres in several Knoxville areas. Some will be offering specials to marathon participants, so be sure to bring some proof. Get out there and enjoy them – it’s time to celebrate and experience what Knoxville has to offer. And don’t forget to celebrate on Sunday after the race!
Located downtown, right outside Market Square on Union Avenue, Casual Pint of Downtown is a fun spot with an upscale, yet casual atmosphere. Here you will find not only an abundance of American craft beers and unmatched variety from around the world, but also several options brewed right here in Tennessee! Wear your race medal in on Sunday, April 3 and receive $1 off all pints of Knoxville’s own Saw Works beer. With 22 rotating taps, and more than 300 varieties of drink-here singles, you will be sure to find something you love!
Long known as East Tennessee’s Best Italian Restaurant with locals and visitors alike. Naples is a family owned and operated for the past 31 years by Bob and Becky Luper. Your neighborhood restaurant with everything homemade from the canoli to the pasta and sauces. Fresh seafoods, steak and their daily chef’s specials make this one of Knoxville’s finest and a “must eat there” if you have not done so already. Spaghetti prices begin at $9.99 except for Monday Night and Wednesday Night Spaghetti @$5.99 and lunch Tues – Fri when Spaghetti is always $5.99 with salad and homemade rosemary bread and garlic butter. In the spirit of the upcoming CHKM, Naples Italian Restaurant is “running” three Marathon Specials the weekend of April 1, 2 and 3. They are: #1 Marathon Special- Spaghetti or Cappellini with choice of sauce, house salad and NY cheesecake $15.99 #2 Marathon Special- Spaghetti alla Carbonara with house salad, and NY cheesecake $17.99 #3 Marathon Special- Lasagna or Spinach Lasagna with house salad and NY cheesecake $19.99 Come and CARB UP at NAPLES! No marathon I.D. neccesary.