Archer’s BBQ Downtown Location Set to Close Tomorrow

It’s been a short ride for barbecue on Gay Street. While locations continue to operate with apparent success on the south end (Calhouns) and the north end (Sweet P’s) of uptown, there will no longer be a dedicated barbecue restaurant in the center of downtown. Opening only last February, the business had a short run. […]

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, […]

Chef Joseph Lenn Opens J.C. Holdway at 501 Union Avenue

It’s been a long time coming. It was just over a year ago I profiled chef Joseph Lenn, at that time the only James Beard Award winning chef in the state of Tennessee. After his stint as head chef at Blackberry Farm, he’d decided to open his own restaurant and the location would be on […]

New Gay Street Brewery and Low Country Restaurant To Open On Krutch Park

The first floor of the Holston will finally get a long overdue make over as Knoxville’s latest brewery and restaurant featuring low country food. It’s the vision of Lisa and Brien Shirey and they hope to have the new business in place by the end of the year. They will lease the first floor and […]

Blue Slip Bistro Opens Today

It’s been less than two months since I first told you about Chef Carol Scott and her new restaurant, Blue Slip Bistro¬†at 300 W. Depot. It’s been a busy two months and a few changes have been made to the concept, but the day is finally here. Blue Slip Bistro opens today from 5:00 PM […]