Welcome Back to an Entirely Different City: Knoxville Hosts Big Ears

Last Sunday I was talking with Ashley Capps about the upcoming Big Ears Festival (podcast here) and he mentioned that friends of his were coming from New York and they said they couldn’t wait to return to a downtown restaurant they enjoyed. Ashley immediately thought of all the great restaurants which have opened in the […]

Body Mind Realign Chiropractic and Gratitude Bar Opens in the Old City

A small space at 111 N. Central – which is on a closed block for the moment – has opened for business as Body Mind Realign and Gratitude Bar, adding to the range of services and goods quickly increasing in the Old City. Part chiropractic office, part retail and part natural oils served up in […]

SoKno Taco Cantina Opens Just South of Downtown

SoKno Taco Cantina opened two weeks ago at 3701 Sevierville Pike. It’s just past the end of the James White Parkway (turn left at the end and you are there). It’s near several Knoxville landmarks. The Round-Up Restaurant, a south Knoxville institution for at least four decades, was already revered when I lived at 3716 […]

Elkmont Exchange Brewery and Eating House Announced

The Rentals Rentals Building at 745 North Broadway will become Elkmont Exchange Brewery and Eating House. A team including Brewmaster Alex Violette and Executive Chef Ryan Davenport hope to open their doors on the new business in late 2017. Life-long friends and native Knoxvillians, they love the region, natural beauty and culture of the area. […]

Pizzeria Nora Replaces North Corner Sandwich Shop

When owner David Blevins closed his North Corner Sandwich Shop a couple of months ago, it was doing well. So well, that he left in its wake some very disappointed and loyal customers. He won the 2015 Top Knox Award from the Knoxville Mercury for “Best Sandwich.” While it’s a bit farther out Central than […]