Tuesday, October 07, 2008

arthur street cafe and deli

It seems that Knoxville is just sprouting little unique eateries these days. For a city that voted Pizza Hut as best pizza in the News-Sentinel a few years ago, this is a good, good thing.

One of these funky places is the Authur Street Cafe and Deli, a new joint in my soon-to-be neighborhood of Mechanicsville. They offer sandwiches and salads at lunch, and a wide range of entrees at dinner (which I will be trying soon). I've only been for lunch, but the sandwiches have really hooked me. We're talking Tomato Head quality here, with fresh-baked bread and unusual, delicious combinations of fresh ingredients. Everything is homemade.

Mike, the proprietor, is always there to take your order and discuss historic renovation. He lives a few blocks away and is invested in the community. The interior is bohemian, looking exactly like what it is- an old general store lovingly transformed into a hip eatery. Old wood floors and big beams overhead, with a great front porch for enjoying the cool Fall weather. It's BYOB, so stop by Food City beforehand and stay awhile with your sixpack.

Judging by the size of the lunch crowd, Arthur Street Cafe is going to become the neighborhood center for Mechanicsville, and offer a new great new eating option for the downtown area. So be sure to stop by and check it out, if you're in the neighborhood, uhh, helping finish a house or something.


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4 comments:

Big B said...

can i organize an eating-at-arthur's/help-with-the-King's-home event? Sunday or Monday night?

jonathan hickman said...

You don't happen to have any contact info, do you? I'd like to find a menu, but I can't even find a phone number.

The Modern Gal said...

Ooo, good find. That's so close to my office too. I smell a lunch trip.

ck said...

jonathan: i don't have the contact info now, but i'm planning on getting it and putting a few pictures up of the cafe on a follow up post. stay tuned...