Kaizen Opens New Location at 127 South Central Street

A favorite downtown restaurant has moved to a new location and is open for outdoor dining. As I first reported last March, Kaizen owners Jesse Newmister and Maragaret Stolfi made the decision to move to a larger location and, just as they began making the move, the pandemic hit. It might have appeared to be […]

Area Restaurants Open, Close Temporarily, Open Again

I could just as easily have titled this article “Why I Love My Downtown Restaurants,” but I’ll get to that later. A number of downtown bars and restaurants closed temporarily due to various concerns regarding COVID-19. To put one rumor to rest: There has been no downtown outbreak of the virus. You can check the […]

Good People Making Good Things Happen, Part Two

Let’s start the week with a look at some of the other good people who spoke at last week’s Pecha Kucha and some of the good work they are doing. Also, remember to tune in this this Thursday night for another round of inspirational talks by your fellow citizens to hear about the good things […]

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 […]