“The Scruffy Stuff” podcast has already discussed the forthcoming Marble City Market and its 11 vendors, each bringing their own unique culinary concept to Knoxville’s first food hall.
But when it comes to downtown Knoxville’s food and drink scene, there are many more exciting plans in the works.
Alongside colleague Kelli Krebs, co-hosts Ryan Wilusz and Calvin Mattheis share their most-anticipated restaurants, from seafood to fast-casual Indian cuisine.
Krebs is a downtown dweller, a fan of fine foods and the creator of the Urban Knoxville newsletter and Facebook group.
The crew also examines what these new concepts could mean for downtown Knoxville as it continues to grow.
What food and drink concepts are you most excited about? Share your thoughts with the hosts using their contact information below.
Listen to this week’s episode
Stories discussed on the show:
The Brass Pearl:Stock & Barrel owner previews Market Square restaurant concept
Myrtle’s Bakehouse:‘OG’ cookies the size of your face coming to Marble City Market
Jim’s on Jackson:Vida owner plans steakhouse and luxury condos in the Old City
Lilou at Hotel Cleo:Boutique hotel, bar to usher in fresh era for Gay Street building
Yee-Haw Brewing:Elkmont Exchange is on its way out. What’s on its way in?
About the show
“The Scruffy Stuff” is the source for advancing the conversation about issues, trends and opportunities in the city’s core.
New episodes come out each Monday, focused on a question on the minds of downtown lovers. We also plan to answer questions you maybe never considered.
These questions will spark discussion, involve our listeners and undoubtedly cause us to butt heads.
To keep the co-hosts cool and provide some extra expertise, Urban Knoxville newsletter and Facebook group creator Kelli Krebs will routinely join the show, along with other Knox News guests.
Have an idea? Want to be featured?
Between each episode, you can reach out to Ryan and Calvin with feedback and your own questions about downtown Knoxville. The questions could become an episode, and your perspective might just be shared on the show.