In June 2016, Texas chef Tim Love expanded his portfolio beyond the Lonestar State when he opened a third location of his flagship restaurant Lonesome Dove Western Bistro in the historic Old City neighborhood, in downtown Knoxville, TN. A former Knoxville resident, Love has strong ties to his alma mater city, having attended the University of Tennessee.
At Lonesome Dove Knoxville, Love serves his famously unique "Urban Western" cuisine, featuring bold flavors, wood-fired cooking and unique wild game offerings. The menu features time-honored Lonesome Dove favorites alongside a selection of new, Knoxville-inspired dishes made with local ingredients. This Fall, Love will open an entirely outdoor outpost of his casual burger joint Love Shack in the restaurant's backyard, which will double as a live music venue, showcasing local acts throughout the week.