Blackhorse Brewery and Downtown Pub to Open on Gay Street

Word has been circulating for a while that Blackhorse Pub and Brewery was coming to 430 South Gay Street. It’s the former location of Five Bar and, before that, Arby’s at the corner of Union and Gay, arguably the intersection at the heart of downtown. While many may miss the previous restaurant, in Blackhorse, downtown […]

Matt Robb’s Biscuits & Brew Opens at 800 Market Street

Last April when I first wrote about Matt Robb’s Biscuits and Brew, the plan called for it to open in May. This being July, you might imagine a few misadventures happened along the way. While it took a little longer to open his doors and start serving his amazing biscuits and Counter Culture coffee, open […]

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 […]

South Coast Pizza Opens Tomorrow at 1103 Sevier Avenue

It took a little longer than expected to open South Coast Pizza – there were hiccups with power supplies and other things – but Chris Morton circled the date and said it had to happen. And it will. As we talked about the vision he has for his new business at 1103 Sevier Avenue an […]

Pearl on Union Opens in Downtown Knoxville

Shaun and Meg Parrish have developed a reputation in the city (and even nationally) for their quality coffee and excellent baked goods. It started in 2007 when they first purchased Old City Java and began to make a  place they already loved, even better. Meg began to make baked goods which the shop carried. Others […]