Kaizen Announces Move to Old City

Kaizen, a very popular downtown restaurant that opened nearly four years ago at 416 Clinch Avenue, will soon move. The new location at 127 S. Central Street is the previous location of the Underground portion of the Crown and Goose and will offer several improvements to the restaurant, most importantly a full-sized kitchen. It will […]

Tako Taco is Open!

It hasn’t been that long since it was announced that chef Jesse Newmister planned to open a second restaurant after his Kaizen concept which has been so successful. It took just two months to open Tako Taco, and the results were displayed in a soft opening last night. Located at 235 West Depot, the restaurant […]

Tako Taco: New Restaurant Announced for Downtown at the Mill and Mine

Chef Jesse Newmister announced the opening of his second restaurant in downtown Knoxville, as Tako Taco joins Kaizen, his original restaurant. While Kaizen has become one of the hottest restaurants in the city, Newmister is limited there by a small kitchen space and has wanted a larger kitchen in order to pursue his culinary vision […]

Kaizen Is Open – Hours Soon to Expand

One of my absolute favorite patios is back in business with the opening of Kaizen at 416 Clinch Ave.¬†Just over a month ago I wrote about the pending opening¬†(go there if you missed an in depth look at Jesse’s background and the concept of the new restaurant) of the Japanese/Asian concept and Jesse Newmister’s plans […]