Kefi Leaves Our Reviewers Eager to Return

(Written 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!) There is grilled cheese, and then there is grilled cheese. There’s a difference; trust us. But if you’ve never had […]

Keep Knoxville Beautiful Announces the 2019 Orchid Awards

Each year Keep Knoxville Beautiful recognizes several categories of efforts to improve and make our city more beautiful. Orchid Awards are given in seven different categories, including Redesign/Reuse, Outdoor Space, Community Garden, New Architecture, Public Art, Restaurant/Café/Bar/Brewery, and Environmental Stewardship. As always in recent years, a large number of the nominees and winners involve downtown […]

Kefi, Old City Greek Cocktail Restaurant Opens

The wait was worth the end result. Urban Woman and I have been looking forward to the opening of Kefi since I first wrote about it nearly two months ago. We enjoyed the first night of public service along with Urban Brother last night and it was worth the wait. The best quote of the night […]

Kefi: Greek Cocktail Restaurant to Open in the Old City

You may not know Jim and Lori Klonaris, but if you’ve been around Knoxville for very long, you know some of their culinary and other hospitality ventures: The Side Street Cafe in Homberg, Calamata Kitchen which they opened in 1998 and Cafe Four on Market Square, which followed in 2008. Subsequently, they began operating a […]