A Completely Cool Urban Dinner Benefiting a Completely Cool Urban Farm

I’d always intended to make it to Beardsley Farm*. I heard it was close to downtown and I knew enough to know they do good things. But I didn’t really know exactly where to find it until I stumbled into it on the backside of Knoxville College as I was preparing an article about the […]

Crown and Goose Sold to Randy Burleson; What Does It Mean?

When I read the headlines recently about the sale of the Crown and Goose to Randy Burleson, I probably had the same questions many of you had: What impact will this have on the Crown and Goose? What will the Crown and Goose be like in the absence of Jeffrey Nash who developed the concept […]

OliBea Opens in the Old City

OliBea, 119 S. Central, Knoxville, December 2014 Several weeks ago I told you about a breakfast restaurant coming to 119 S. Central Street. You’ll get the background there regarding Chef Jeffrey DeAlejandro’s new venture which opened this week. Currently serving breakfast from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM, the hours will eventually be expanded to include […]

Oli Bea: Breakfast Restaurant Planned for the Old City

Chef Jeffrey DeAlejandro paced around his new kitchen as I entered for our interview late last week. He explained that he’d spent an inordinate amount of time cleaning the oven left behind by previous tenants who’d operated Lil’ Vinnies and now he was working his way through recipes he’d hand written in a small book […]