Next stop, Sweet P’s Downtown Dive, a true southern treat located in the heart of Knoxville. There are actually two different locations for this popular eatery, the other being at Soul House. This second location was opened on Jackson Avenue in 2005 and has quickly grown through local praise, national attention, and even a spot on Travel Channel’s Man Vs. Food. Sweet P’s was born from Chris Ford’s love of dive bars and traditional BBQ joints and has thrived in the Scruffy City’s Art District as a southern family business quite well since then. Here you and your group will get authentic BBQ, great sauces, and out of this world sides, not to mention craft beers and local wines for those of age. You will have an amazing outdoor seating option here to enjoy the warm Tennessee summer breeze within "Knoxville’s best beer garden," as well.
Sweet P’s specializes in the art of smoked foods and relies heavily on the southern motto of "slow and low." Their dishes involve a fresh take on soul food classics, using the highest quality of meats and local fresh ingredients daily. Your group will enjoy this modern twist on old food with such classics as the winter Brunswick Stew, a classic southern dish with tomato, pork, chicken, brisket, corn, potatoes, and lima beans (YUM!) You will also get such classics as fried pickles, Tennessee Brisket, Smoke-n-Soul Chicken, Rib Plate, and the absolute best southern sides. There are live music performances and events weekly and they also cater, host parties, and private events. If you fall in love with this Tennessee flavor that is as smoky as the surrounding mountains you can also purchase Sweet P’s Sauce (thick or thin), Soul Rub, or grab some highly popular Banana Pudding to go!