COVID-19: Business Updates with A Dopo, Embassy Suites, Tree and Vine and Citifid-o

This is part of an ongoing series checking in with downtown businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can find the other installments of this story here: Part 1 (Sapphire, An Anonymous Business, Emilia and Knox Mason), Part 2 (Tomato Head and the West Family Businesses) Brian Strutz with A Dopo Pizzeria “A Dopo closed on […]

A Dopo Sourdough Pizza Serves Some of Knoxville’s Finest Pizza

(Written by AppalachianGastroventures for Inside of Knoxville. This is the third installment in their monthly series of restaurant reviews, allowing for further exploration of local restaurants after their opening. Check out their blog for many more dining experiences!) Translated from Italian, “a dopo” represents a friendly way of saying farewell as well as a prescient statement about […]

A Dopo Pizzeria Set to Open Next Week

When last I checked in with Brian Strutz, he planned to open A Dopo pizzeria, his sourdough, wood fired pizza restaurant at 516 Williams Street in August. He missed the mark by a few weeks, as is virtually always the case for new businesses. While nothing went horribly wrong, there were hiccups along the way, […]

A Dopo Pizzeria To Open Downtown in August

  The name, “A Dopo” Pizzeria, is Italian with a rough translation of “see you later,” holding with it the connotation that parting is only temporary. That’s the kind of vibe owner Brian Strutz wants to establish when he opens his wood-fired pizza restaurant this August. Located at 516 Williams Street next to Paulk and […]