Knoxville Restaurant News


BREAKING NEWS
BOURBON STREET CAFE IS NOW OPEN new
Located in/adjacent to the Orangery in Bearden, the bar features whiskey and the menu offers New Orleans Cajun Cuisine. 
LAROSA'S PIZZERIA IS NOW OPEN new
Despite the inclement weather, the new Knoxville location is open and serving guests.
Which Wich
SANDWICH SHOP COMING TO CEDAR BLUFF
Ordering is a bit different here.  Grab a bag, take your time.  Pick a sandwich, grab a Sharpie and mark your toppings, give your name and head to the cashier.  Your name will be called when your wich is ready.  The restaurant gives a 100% guarantee on satisfaction.  To be located in the Landings at Cedar Bluff with the new Kroger Marketplace.  Open this Spring 2015.

POWELL UPSCALE DINING

The new Powell restaurant offers upscale dining and owners recommend reservations but gladly accept walk-ins.  Enjoy fresh pastries and other fancy sweets,  Entrees include a burger & fries under $15.00.  Appetizers include primitive bread with butter.  Dinner entrees offers Tennessee Trout, Lime Chicken, BBQ Duck Breast and steak entrees.  The Front Porch also offers Primuitive Home Decor upstairs.  Shop and dine in one location. 
Bad Daddy's
BAD DADDY"S BURGER BAR COMING TO TURKEY CREEK
A full service restaurant with a chef driven menu of gourmet burgers, chopped salads and creative sides.  The Knoxville location is the franchise's first location in Tennessee and plans on a Spring opening.  The chain offers craft beers and handspun milkshakes.  2015 is a year in which the chain hopes to accelerate its growth.  Knoxville location is at 11638 Parkside Drive.  (COMING)
SHUCK RAW BAR & ALE
Thanks to reader input, we have been informed that the Downtown/Gay Street location at the Riviera Theater has closed and will merge with Cru Bistro just down the street. Shuck started Downtown and expanded to a Bearden location which remains open. 
BOJANGLES @ UNIVERSITY COMMONS
After opening it's newest location on Western Avenue, Bojangle's just announced a new location at University Commons home of Walmart and Publix.  The new location is on the West side of campus. (OPENING SOON)
EL CHARRO MEXICAN RESTAURANT LOOKING FOR A NEW LOCATION
According to a Knoxille News-Sentinel report the Bearden location of El Charro Mexican Restaurant will close December 15 ...but that didn't happen.  The new owner of the property has granted a moratorium and El Charro is looking for new accomodations in the area.  Once a new location is located El Charro will move.

DICKEY'S IS COMING TO K-TOWN (OPENING SOON)
The chain has announced a Turkey Creek location at
11483 Parkside Drive.  The chain has had locations in all areas of the state except East Tennessee.  Kids eat free on Sunday and there is soft serve ice cream served free every day.  The menu includes the usuals:  brisket, chicken, pork, ham and ribs.  Sides include all of the homemade favorites.  Sandwiches, salads and baked potatoes.

LONGHORN WEST TOWN MALL  (OPENING SOON)
Longhorn Steakhouse at West Town Mall is up and located on the west side of the mall near Dillards.  Darden Restaurants also have a location in Turkey Creek. 
tomchee
TOM+CHEE COMING TO CEDAR BLUFF (NOW OPEN) new
The new development at Cedar Bluff will include a new Tom+Chee which serves up a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches and a variety of tomato soups.  They are also famous for their Grilled Cheese Doughnut. The location is located next to LaRosa's Pizzeria which is also new to Knoxville.

LAROSA'S FAMILY PIZZERIA COMING (NOW OPEN) new
Cincinnati based pizzeria,Larosa's, has opened their southern most location in the new Cedar Bluff development.  The restaurant is celebrating 60 years of business with 64 locations in Ohio, Indiana and Northern Kentucky.  The Knoxville location is the chain's Southern most location.  Serving up custom specialty pizzas, calzones, soups and salads, appetizers, Hoagys and homemade dessert.  Located at Cedar Bluff and Kingston Pike.
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Closings:

El Charro Mexican Restaurant - Bearden Hill
An agreement with the new owner of the property has extended the closing of the Bearden Hill location.  The Bearden Hill location will remain open for at least 30 days.  The owner hopes to find a new affordable location in the Bearden area to continue operation.  The Farragut location will remain open.
Genghis Grill - Turkey Creek/Parkside Drive NEW!!
Gyrene Burgers - Cumberland Avenue NEW!!
The location is now being operated as "We're Cooking"
Latitude 35 - Market Square
Announced the closing of the location in it's current concept.  The owner will open under a new concept in the near future.
Shono's in the City - Market Square
Currently open but will close at the end of January 2015.
Shuck Raw Bar & Ale
Knoxville's downtown location has closed and will merge with Cru Bistro just down the street..
Steamboat Sandwiches - Market Square
The restaurant has re-located to it's original location on Central Avenue Pike.



Announcements & New Openings:
Ali Baba Deli - Downtown West
Not affiliated with the Knoxville legend that recently closed.
Asia Cafe - Central Avenue Pike
Owners announced a new 12000sf location to be built and opened in 2015.
Babalu Tacos & Tapas  (COMING SOON) NEW!!
Authentic gourmet taqcos and Spanish-style tapas served with a southern twist and prepared with ingredients that are locally sourced. House-made guacamole is prepared table-side.  Fine tequila is available in the bar and cocktails are made from scratch using fresh ingredients.
Bad Daddy's Burger Bar - Turkey Creek/Parkside Drive
New gourmet burger franchise coming to Turkey Creek.  (OPENING SOON)
Balter Brewing Company - Downtown (Under Development) NEW!!
Bar Louie
A second promise.  The chain originally announced a location for Knoxville in 2012 but now intends to announce a franchise location for 2015.  No address for the Knoxville location has been provided.
Bojangles - University Commons (OPENING SOON) 
The chain has announced a new location to be located at University Commons.
Dickey's Pit Barbecue - Turkey Creek  (OPENING SOON)
The chain finally expands to East Tennessee.
East Coast Wings & Grille
The franchise agreement has been signed for K-town area locations but the franchisee has not made their plans public at this time.  The signed agreement has five new restaurants in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. 
Flapjack's Pancake Cabin - 603 E. Emory Road (OPENING SOON)
Collier Restaurant Group is expanding their Sevierville-Pigeon Forge reach into the Knoxville area and hopes to grow their concept of a log cabin pancake breakfast/lunch restaurant regionally.  The former Three Amigos has been transformed to the desired atmosphere on Emory Road.  The restaurant expects to open in early Spring 2015.
Front Porch Restaurant - Emory Road
Now open in Powell, serving premium entrees, lunch & dinner.  Management recommends reservations to avoid long waits.  Superior desserts and a Primitive Southern Shopping Upstairs.  The Grubscout Loved It!!
Gus's Fried Chicken  (Under Development) new
Hurricane Grill & Wings - E. Emory Road (UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
LaRosa's Pizzeria - Cedar Bluff Road (NOW OPEN) new
LaRosa's Pizzeria - Emory Road  (UNDER DEVELOPMENT) new
Las Fuentes - 2525 Chapman Highway (COMING SOON
Longhorn Steakhouse - West Town Mall (OPENING SOON)
Darden Restaurants has awarded a contract to Richardson Turner Construction for a new Longhorn Steakhouse at West Town Mall.  The parcel where National Tire & Battery was located on the Montvue side of the mall is nearing completion.

Philly Pretzel Company - Wal-mart on WalBrook Drive at Walker Springs
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers - U.T. Cumberland Avenue Strip (NOW OPEN)
Readers are reporting the location is Open but we cannot confirm that.
Rita's Ice Water - Fountain City (COMING) NEW!!
Coming next to Panera Bread.
Senoir Cactus Mexican Grill - Karns (COMING)
The new restaurant is located in the strip center at 7811 Oak Ridge Highway.
Sweet P's BBQ and Soul House - Jackson Avenue Downtown (OPENING SOON)
For all the people that take that long drive down to the marina for Sweet P's BBQ, the establishment has announced a new location downtown just a block from the old McClung warehouse property.  Owner Chris Ford has indicated that their current schedule has a target of March 2015 opening.
Toast
Yet another breakfast, brunch, lunch restaurant has big plans to enter the Knoxville market with as many as three locations.
(UNDER DEVELOPMENT)
We're Cooking NEW!!
Regional chain has posted a new location in the former Gatti's Pizza in Karns and has taken over the Gyrene Burgers location on the UT Cumberland Avenue Strip.
Which Wich - Cedar Bluff NEW!!
A new style of as you order it sandwich.  Fresh ingredients and a variety of condiments.  Fresh cookies by the dozen.  Open this Spring 2015.
Whiskey River Wild - 1945 Downtown West Blvd (NOW OPEN)
This new bar/restaurant ie located in the former Kanpai of Tokyo building.  The inside has somewhat been gutted and an extended bar will be available.  The venue will be musical in nature.  Owners indicate that this will be an adult restaurant and smoking will be allowed inside the building.
Whole Foods - Papermill Plaza (COMING SOON)
The Knoxville location is expected to open in late March 2015.  The healthy grocer includes a restaurant with sushi, pizza, soup, salads, and a food bar.









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