Good Golly Tamale Returns Home

There was a great deal of excitement four years ago when Good Golly Tamale announced plans to move from a cart-only operation to a permanent store-front location at 112 South Central Street in the Old City. Last April they made a temporary move across the street and down the block to 123 South Central Street. […]

Eat Here Now, LLC (Babalu) Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Knoxville Restaurant to Remain Open

I noticed reports about three weeks ago that Babalu in Lexington, Kentucky closed. Upon reading the article, I noted that it was the second restaurant in that development to close and, absent any other information, I assumed the development must have problems and didn’t think much more about our own restaurant on Gay Street. Yesterday, […]

Jackie’s Dream Needs to Move – And They Can Use Your Help

The building isn’t beautiful, either inside or out. Not much light gets in, the floor is buckled and the air conditioner doesn’t always work. In a way, it’s everything that would not attract customers, but it’s done just that from the beginning over two years ago because of the people and food those customers encounter […]

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 […]

A Market Square Business Closes to End the Year

For a spot that sits at the heart of who we are as a city, a place that we consider the center of whatever good has happened to Knoxville in recent years, Market Square showed a remarkable volatility in 2017. Do you realize that through the year two businesses closed (Cocoa Moon, Rita’s Ice) and […]