New Restaurant Opens at 19 Market Square: 19 Square Bar and Asian Kitchen

You may have noticed a few weeks ago that Cocoa Moon closed its doors. Posted signs said remodeling was underway for the restaurant that was once Koi Fusion and Cocoa Moon, then just Cocoa Moon, though it retained both Latin and Asian dishes in different sections of its menu. The restaurant has re-opened as 19┬▓┬áBar […]

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 […]

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 […]

Babalu Ready to Open on Gay Street

Last May when I interviewed Bill Latham, co-founder of Babalu Tacos and Tapas, I got more excited about the food than I’d expected. It seemed like fun, interesting food served in reasonable portions and at good prices. Mr. Latham was very convincing and the food sounded good, but what would the reality be? At that […]

OliBea Opens in the Old City

OliBea, 119 S. Central, Knoxville, December 2014 Several weeks ago I told you about a breakfast restaurant coming to 119 S. Central Street. You’ll get the background there regarding Chef Jeffrey DeAlejandro’s new venture which opened this week. Currently serving breakfast from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM, the hours will eventually be expanded to include […]