New Restaurant Announced for Former Bank Space

What happens when banks no longer need huge lobbies? If they’re located in a city as lucky as this one, they might get an exciting new restaurant. That’s what will happen later this year when David Rule of Maryville’s Walnut Kitchen opens his new concept at 625 Market Street in the elegant former lobby of […]

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 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 […]

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 […]