Simpl: New Restaurant Announced for South Knoxville

The south side of the river continues to attract new businesses, as Kendale Ball announces plans to open Simpl, a southern American restaurant at 1120 Sevier Avenue. The spot was most recently home to Three Bears Coffee which is moving its production facilities (You can still get bags of Three Bears at the Market Square […]

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┬ásince 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 […]

Tombras Cafe Opens on Gay Street

On First Friday earlier this month, as I walked past the Tombras Building at the corner of Gay and Church, I noticed the originally planned, but long-in-coming cafe had been installed in the corner of the building and is now open to the public. With large (10 foot), attractive windows and tempting window seating, it […]

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 […]

The Double S Wine Bar Set to Open Downtown

The Double S Wine Bar is on the verge of opening at 129 South Gay Street. The timing of a final permit will determine if the opening is this weekend or sometime next week. The space is beautiful, the wines will arrive as soon as the permit gives the green light and the 100 block […]