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If you've been on Cherokee Boulevard in recent weeks, you've likely noticed the little leprechauns looking down at you from atop the building dubbed Stevarinos Italian Eatery And Pub.

"Most people get the humor in it," co-owner Kerry Hoefer joked. "Like, what are two Irish guys doing owning an Italian restaurant?"

Hoefer and his business partner, Steve Flynn, knew when they started Stevarinos that their goal was to create a place that had the warmth of a pub, while focusing on their favorite Italian dishes.

While Stevarinos focuses on the heart of Italian cuisine, it has a wide range of dishes for everyone to enjoy. Stevarinos has salads, beautiful pasta dishes and fresh seafood. Prime rib is served nightly, along with a large selection of handmade New York-style pizzas.

Stevarinos takes pride in its large variety of pizza choices, using the freshest ingredients in every dish and ensuring the best customer service.

"The North Shore location is our third location," Flynn said. "We already call South Pittsburg, Tennessee, and Scottsboro, Alabama, home, but are excited to come into this great North Shore neighborhood."

Stevarinos is open for lunch and dinner, and soon will be hosting a special brunch menu on Sundays that will include a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Stevarinos has 20 draft beers on tap, specialty drinks and anything else a full bar can offer.

Its pet-friendly patio is always open, and guests can count on ample free parking at the side and rear of the building.

Stevarinos also delivers using Grubsouth. If you need catering, it does that, too.

"No event is too big or small, and with our large menu options, we can accommodate every diner," Flynn said.


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