OliBea Settles Into New Home at 211 S. Central Street

It’s like running into an old friend on an end of the street where you wouldn’t expect to find them. And remembering all the things you love about them while discovering new qualities you’d never noticed before. You’ll find the great food, the comfort and coziness of the old spot, and a new, slightly more […]

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 […]