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 […]

Chivo Taqueria Opens July 7 at 314 S. Gay Street

Elements of the same team that brought you Stock and Barrel on Market Square will deliver top-line tacos and tequila starting Thursday. Chef Niko Angelos is joined by brothers Dino and Bill and partner Ben Austin.¬†What you’ll find is a high-end product at a very modest price in a cool, casual atmosphere. What has been […]

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 […]

Cholo Taqueria Coming to Gay Street

For months it’s seemed something has been happening in the Century Building in the ground-level space to the right. It turns out we’ll soon have a restaurant there, with a hoped for opening date of early December. Cholo Taqueria will be dedicated to two things: great tacos and great tequila. It’s a simple formula by […]