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Market Square restaurant opening new location in Farragut

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A popular restaurant in Knoxville is opening another location in East Tennessee.

Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen and Bar, known as a Market Square staple, is planning to build a location in the Farragut area. The North Carolina-based restaurant says the new location is set to open in 2024 but there is no date currently for the grand opening.


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Paradise Que falls short of Hawaiian barbecue menu’s potential | Grub Scout

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When I first read about Paradise Que, I assumed it would be a run-of-the-mill barbecue joint. But once I looked at their menu online, I was intrigued by what appeared to be a fusion of barbecue and Hawaiian cuisine. The elder Grub Sprout lives just a few miles from the restaurant, so I picked him up recently for a parent-son dinner out.

The menus we had in hand varied slightly from what I had seen on their website, but the emphasis was still the same.


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Local restaurant sees increase in business as Vols advance to Sweet 16

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As the Vols advance to the Sweet 16, fans are getting hyped. Roberto Hernandez, Loco Burro’s corporate chef, said his restaurant buzz is creating a hearty appetite.

Loco Burro receives a lot of business, but when it’s game time, the chef said they get even busier.


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In-N-Out Burger coming to Tennessee, Bill Lee announces

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced Tuesday that the iconic west coast chain In-N-Out Burger is coming to the Volunteer State.

The popular chain will open an eastern territory office in Franklin, Tennessee by 2026 and plans to open restaurants in the region beginning with locations in and around Nashville by 2026.


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Redbud Kitchen in full bloom for the summer

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – An eatery in South Knoxville is making sure you have some fun all summer long.

Throughout the summer, Redbud Kitchen will be serving up some good food, drinks and entertainment. Their happy hour will be happening every weekday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. On the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, you will be able to catch some live music inside of the restaurant.


‘Penne for Your Thoughts’ announces grand opening date

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) – Calling all foodies! A new Knoxville restaurant will open its doors in June.

Penne for Your Thoughts is a fan favorite food truck in East Tennessee, and now its owner, Geoffery Bernstein, announced the grand opening of the first brick-and-mortar restaurant. With a unique take on Italian American fusion restaurant, the food truck began in 2018 traveling around Knoxville.

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Fai Thai transforms from food truck to Gay Street restaurant | Grub Scout

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Prior to opening its doors on Gay Street recently, Fai Thai had operated as a food truck. I never got a chance to sample their mobile fare, but the food was highly lauded by folks I know who had been there. So The Grub Spouse and I were more than happy to drop in last week and check out their brand-new digs in the heart of downtown.

The menu is still fairly limited, not unexpected for a recent food-truck operation that perhaps hasn’t had time to scale up its offerings. We saw appetizer listings like spring rolls, chicken gyoza and Crab Rangoon among the appetizers. We stepped up to the counter and selected Mama’s Kanom Jeep ($7.99) — steamed wonton dumplings filled with seasoned ground chicken, pork, shrimp and shiitake mushrooms.

Salad selections include grilled chicken Thai salad with peanut sauce, a papaya salad and Crying Tiger Beef salad with tamarind sauce. Two soups — tom kha and tom yum — are served with a choice of vegetables, chicken, tofu or shrimp.

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Sevierville restaurant employees receive hygiene training after health inspection

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A complaint to the state Health Department led to an inspection at a chain restaurant in Sevierville. The inspector found issues including pests, improper handwashing and unsafe food temperatures.

Texas Roadhouse, 180 Collier Drive, Sevierville — grade: 75; follow-up grade: 95

The grade is a 75 at Texas Roadhouse on Collier Drive. That’s a passing score. A score below 70 is considered failing.

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Some East TN restaurants closing one day a week to give employees a break amid staffing shortages

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The staffing crisis is hitting East Tennessee restaurants particularly hard amid a surge of summer demand.

Several businesses said they are making temporary cutbacks to their operating hours because of this.

The Shrimp Dock, Dead End BBQ and Blackhorse Pub and Brewery are all temporarily staying closed on Mondays.

Phil Dangel, the owner of Shrimp Dock, said his staff is simply overworked.

“So I felt that the staff had worked very hard. I was concerned about burnout,” he said.

For the rest of the summer, Mondays will be a day of rest for his staff.

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Pete’s Restaurant celebrates 35 years of delicious memories in downtown Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A legendary Knoxville staple is celebrating its 35th anniversary in the community!

Pete and Rita Natour opened Pete’s Restaurant on May 21,1986, and they have been familiar smiling faces in the Knoxville community ever since.

Pete immigrated to the U.S. from Palestine  as a child with his family in the 1960s. He was no stranger to the Knoxville restaurant scene before he opened Pete’s, though. He, his father and his brothers all have managed restaurants through the years.

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