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 […]

Kaizen: Great and Getting Better

(Photos and article provided by AppalachianGastroventures for Inside of Knoxville. This is the third installment in their monthly series of restaurant reviews, allowing for further exploration of local restaurants after their opening. Check out their blog for many more dining experiences!)   “Anytime I’m eating spicy noodles in a bowl, I’m happy.” Celebrity chef, author and […]

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 […]

Downtown Knoxville’s Top Ten Articles of 2016

So, let’s take a final look at 2016 and the stories about downtown Knoxville that most captivated the readers of this website. Through the course of the year there were just under 850,000 total views, but there were clearly articles that were more interesting to you, the readers, than many others. Yesterday’s look at the […]

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 […]