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 […]

Honeybee Coffee Company Opens Just Across the River

Inside what is now a beautiful building at 700 Sevier Avenue is a warm and inviting atmosphere with two spacious rooms and that aromatic smell that says, “Come inside, relax and stay awhile.” Honeybee Coffee Company held a soft-opening yesterday to make sure all was ready and they’ll open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, […]

A Tour of and Conversation about the Kern’s Bakery Building

Recently Urban Woman and I were fortunate enough to be invited to join friends Karen, John, Robin and Chris for a tour, just over the Henley Bridge, of the Kern’s Bakery Building with David Dewhirst as our guide. Karen won the tour in the silent auction in June at the Community Design Center event. We […]

Alliance Brewing Company Nears Opening Date

I’ve spotlighted a number of breweries over the last six months, each with plans of opening within the next few months. I also recently spotlighted Jeff Scheafnocker and Three Bears Coffee. This is where the two topics find a meeting point. Big things are happening on Sevier Avenue in South Knoxville. From Chapman Highway through […]

Three Bears Coffee Soon Begins Operation in a New Location and Adds a Tasting Room

The first thing that hits the senses when arriving at the roasting location for Three Bears Coffee, which for now is the upstairs of owner Jeff Scheafnocker’s home, is the strong smell of coffee beans being prepared for bagging and delivery. The sound of the beans as they are stirred by the machine offers a […]