CJ’s Tacos Opens at 507 South Gay Street

CJ’s Tacos, who many of you know from his taco tent or from Chris Jones’ food truck, has opened his first brick and mortar location inside Embassy Suites. A soft opening last weekend attracted lines as the word spread. He’s humbled and grateful for the journey he’s taken to get to this point. Born in […]

Chivo Taqueria Continues to be a Downtown Favorite

(Photos and article provided by AppalachianGastroventures for Inside of Knoxville. This is the sixth installment in their monthly series of restaurant reviews, allowing for further exploration of local restaurants after their opening. Check out their blog for many more dining experiences!) The tequila at Chivo Taqueria is impossible to miss, and that’s by design. Mexican folk […]

SoKno Taco Cantina Opens Just South of Downtown

SoKno Taco Cantina opened two weeks ago at 3701 Sevierville Pike. It’s just past the end of the James White Parkway (turn left at the end and you are there). It’s near several Knoxville landmarks. The Round-Up Restaurant, a south Knoxville institution for at least four decades, was already revered when I lived at 3716 […]

Chivo Taqueria Opens July 7 at 314 S. Gay Street

Elements of the same team that brought you Stock and Barrel on Market Square will deliver top-line tacos and tequila starting Thursday. Chef Niko Angelos is joined by brothers Dino and Bill and partner Ben Austin. What you’ll find is a high-end product at a very modest price in a cool, casual atmosphere. What has been […]

Babalu Ready to Open on Gay Street

Last May when I interviewed Bill Latham, co-founder of Babalu Tacos and Tapas, I got more excited about the food than I’d expected. It seemed like fun, interesting food served in reasonable portions and at good prices. Mr. Latham was very convincing and the food sounded good, but what would the reality be? At that […]