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 […]

Is Knoxville’s Coffee Community about to “Bloom?”

What do Providence, Rhode Island, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles California and Knoxville have in common? It could be a major coffee event. It’s been a while since I talked about coffee in Knoxville, other than the occasional aside. Truth is, I really enjoy a good, quality cup of coffee. I’m certainly no coffee […]

Flow: A Brew Parlor Closes on Main Street

When it opened in December of 2014, I joined Brad Peer, owner, in having high hopes for the shop. Situated on Main Street, Flow: A Brew Parlor sits far from other retail and culinary options. I reasoned that to be an advantage – less competition. Further, I felt Brad had several natural sources of support. […]

Wild Love Bakehouse Hosts Open House Today, Opens Monday

Sometimes it seems an incredible amount of time passes from my first article about a coming business and its actual opening. Other times I’m startled at how quickly it seems to happen. That’s how I feel about Wild Love Bakehouse. It was only about ten weeks ago that I wrote about Shaun and Meg Parrish’s […]

Wild Love Bakehouse to Open at 1625 North Central Street

Understated and modest, an encounter with Shaun and Meg Parrish might not suggest that the couple is responsible for some of  the best coffee and baked goods in the city. Their Old City Java continues to be a comfortable gathering place in Knoxville’s downtown, attracting a new generation of coffee lovers and, with this generation, […]