Knoxville’s Own Petro’s Chili & Chips Carves Its Spot in the Downtown Market

Petro’s Chili & Chips opened in its new Market Square location last Thursday to a large response. Downtown workers have told me since the announcement that Petro’s was coming to 2 Market Square that they were happy to have a fast, counter-service restaurant to patronize during lunch and they have come out in such great […]

Southern Grit Opens at 126 South Central Street

Downtown’s newest restaurant opens today in the Old City with a familiar face greeting new customers. I first introduced owner B.G. DeHart on this blog in 2013, with the opening of Stock and Barrel, for which he was partial owner. He’s since sold his interest in that restaurant and is back with his latest concept, […]

Downtown Knoxville Ten Day Planner (11/24 – 12/3/2019)

If you want to be certain your event is included on this calendar, I’ll need your event two weeks in advance. The absolute best way to make sure I include your event is to make a FB event and invite me – two weeks in advance. My FB “events” are the one place I’ll go […]

New Downtown Gallery, 214 Magnolia Has Grand Opening Tonight

It was a long and sometimes circuitous journey for owner Megan Stair, from her birth place in Indiana to her new gallery, 214 Magnolia (at 214 Magnolia Avenue!). As with many such journeys, each step of the way prepared her for what she has long wanted to do: present artists in the right kind of […]

Wake Foot Sanctuary and Spa Opens Inside the Embassy Suites

Ami Patel, owner of Wake Foot Sanctuary and Spa inside the Embassy Suites at 507 South Gay Street (enter through Union Avenue entrance), searched with her husband, Alpesh Patel, owner of the new downtown Embassy Suites, for businesses that were local or very different from currently available downtown options. On a trip to Asheville, the […]