The French Market Opens Today at 412 Clinch Avenue

Been missing your crepes? Jonesing for your chocolate croissants? You may now breathe a little easier: The French Market Crêperie is open for business as of 9:00 AM this morning. You’ll find the same great menu you remember from their previous location on Gay Street, you’ll see familiar faces and you’ll see quite a few […]

Downtown Knoxville Potbelly Location Opens Today

The latest Potbelly location opens today at 522 S. Gay Street. It’s the second location in Knoxville (the first is owned and operated by the same group) and the third in Tennessee. A national chain, there are over 400 shops nationwide. Starting in Chicago in an antique store turned sandwich shop, the restaurants strive to […]

Archer’s BBQ Downtown Location Set to Close Tomorrow

It’s been a short ride for barbecue on Gay Street. While locations continue to operate with apparent success on the south end (Calhouns) and the north end (Sweet P’s) of uptown, there will no longer be a dedicated barbecue restaurant in the center of downtown. Opening only last February, the business had a short run. […]

A Dopo Pizzeria Set to Open Next Week

When last I checked in with Brian Strutz, he planned to open A Dopo pizzeria, his sourdough, wood fired pizza restaurant at 516 Williams Street in August. He missed the mark by a few weeks, as is virtually always the case for new businesses. While nothing went horribly wrong, there were hiccups along the way, […]

Chef Joseph Lenn Opens J.C. Holdway at 501 Union Avenue

It’s been a long time coming. It was just over a year ago I profiled chef Joseph Lenn, at that time the only James Beard Award winning chef in the state of Tennessee. After his stint as head chef at Blackberry Farm, he’d decided to open his own restaurant and the location would be on […]