Is Knoxville Becoming a Food Destination?

Which cities in the U.S. do you associate with great food? I grew up taking occasional trips with my parents to Brennan’s in New Orlean’s for one of the first brunches in the country. It remains an exquisite culinary delight. We eventually explored other New Orleans restaurants like Commander’s Palace, Antoine’s and K-Paul’s. New Orleans […]

A Major Downtown Restaurant Closes on Gay Street

It’s been sometime since a major business on Gay Street closed its doors. Restaurants, in particular seem to be bustling with waits often the norm. For Urban Woman and me, this one stings a bit as it was one of our favorite restaurants – particularly for brunch, but often for dinner, especially when we had […]

Coolato Gelato: New Owners Bring Many Changes

Coolato Gelato has been a part of downtown at 524 South Gay Street since 2009. In downtown years, that’s a long time. Original owners Allen and Cherryl Meuret guided the restaurant into 2017, selling it late in the year to Julianna and John Texada. Julianna is taking the lead and has already instituted major changes, […]

Rebel Kitchen Coming to the Old City!

A new restaurant, Rebel Kitchen, is coming to the Old City as an expansion of the Old City Wine Bar. General Manager Matt Burke said that since accepting the adjacent space last year, the group has been looking for the right fit for an adjacent restaurant. The bar expanded their patio space in the spring, […]

The French Market Opens Today at 412 Clinch Avenue

Been missing your crepes? Jonesing for your chocolate croissants? You may now breathe a little easier: The French Market Crêperie is open for business as of 9:00 AM this morning. You’ll find the same great menu you remember from their previous location on Gay Street, you’ll see familiar faces and you’ll see quite a few […]