Tako Taco is Open!

It hasn’t been that long since it was announced that chef Jesse Newmister planned to open a second restaurant after his Kaizen concept which has been so successful. It took just two months to open Tako Taco, and the results were displayed in a soft opening last night. Located at 235 West Depot, the restaurant […]

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 […]

Steamboat Sandwiches is Back at Its Original Location

It started with a casual conversation at Pecha Kucha. John Sanders casually mentioned that he had purchased the building which once housed Steamboat Sandwiches’ original location on Central and he wanted to bring the brand back to the spot. Matt Turner, Meredith Cole and Trevor Guydon, hearing his comment, looked at each other, back at him […]

New Restaurant Opens on Gay Street

It’s an interesting spot for a restaurant. It has the Gay Street address, but you have to look closely. Tucked back into a beautiful alleyway that runs along the southern side of the East Tennessee History Center, it’s a quaint, charming spot, but it may require more work to have it be noticed. Phil Tessier, […]

New Restaurant Opens at 19 Market Square: 19 Square Bar and Asian Kitchen

You may have noticed a few weeks ago that Cocoa Moon closed its doors. Posted signs said remodeling was underway for the restaurant that was once Koi Fusion and Cocoa Moon, then just Cocoa Moon, though it retained both Latin and Asian dishes in different sections of its menu. The restaurant has re-opened as 19² Bar […]