LAZ Art Gallery Opens at 108 East Jackson Avenue

Lauren Lazarus recently opened the latest in a growing list of galleries in the Old City. Located at 108 East Jackson, it is adjacent to the gallery and studio recently opened by Mark Carson English. The two are friends and happy to be working together. If you’ve seen the mural of poppies in Strong Alley […]

Elkmont Exchange Brewery and Eating House Set to Open

Elkmont Exchange, which I introduced here last March, will open to the public Monday, November 6 after a weekend of friends and family events. Executive Chef Ryan Davenport and Brewmaster Alex Violette, native Knoxvillians and previous owner/operators of of Pasteur Street in Vietnam have expanded their team to include Chris Meadows, former Lead Brewer at Atlanta’s […]

Pretentious Beer Company Opens this Weekend

It’s been a long time coming. Almost two years ago, Matthew Cummings detailed his ambitious plans for his Pretentious empire: First, he’d build a studio for his glass production. Ten months later, he accomplished that goal when Matthew Cummings Studio opened in September of 2015. His second step would be to open a craft beer […]