Kopita Meat: New Restaurant Coming to Gay Street

A remarkable number of businesses have opened, or are planning to open, during the pandemic. While many downtown businesses have struggled and some have closed, several have moved into larger spaces. Several downtown business owners have purchased new spaces, seeing the pandemic as an opportunity to further invest in downtown Knoxville’s future. Avi Zenatti brought […]

Kopita Opens on Gay Street Offering Downtown’s First Vegan Only Menu

It might seem unlikely that downtown would have a vegan restaurant prior to having a vegetarian restaurant, but Kopita opens tomorrow with a completely vegan restaurant featuring numerous locally sourced ingredients from Hines Valley Farm, Crooked Road Farm and Sugar Tree. Chef Paul Sellas and Franchesca Sellas are partnering with recent Knoxville resident Avi Zenatti […]

Israeli Vegan Restaurant Coming to Gay Street (Plus a Ticket Giveaway!)

It wasn’t that long ago that much of the food available in downtown Knoxville fell generally into one “American” category or another. There were exceptions, but not many. In the last several years we’ve had a mix of entries into the culinary landscape that have expanded our international palette. The newest checks off two significant […]