Butcher Shop/Deli/Market Coming to Old City

And so, the final question in the series of articles is answered: Chef Jeffrey DeAlejandro will retain his lease at the current location of OliBea at 119 South Central Street. He’ll move OliBea a couple of blocks to the south this summer and, after a brief construction period, he will open a new business at […]

OliBea to Move

Sometimes problems produce exciting opportunities. Such is the case with Jeffrey DeAlejandro and OliBea. The successful breakfast spot, which I first wrote about four years ago tomorrow, has outgrown its space. “Sometimes there is an hour-and-a-half wait on a weekend,” Jeffrey said recently. There’s a pretty hard limit of around 30 for a seating and […]

Chef Jeffrey DeAlejandro of OliBea (and family) Have a Cool New Urban Home

Chef Jeffrey and I had talked about the small, unassuming building he’d purchased across from the downtown dog park for at least a couple of years. He’d invited me to lunch in his new home for food and conversation and a look at the new space. As I walked through a light snowfall, I wasn’t […]

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 […]