Chattanooga may not, technically, quite constitute the “low country,” but that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a savory low country shrimp boil—especially when it benefits a spectacular cause.
The event in question is Hot Fun In The Summertime — A Low-Country Shrimp Boil, hosted by the Lookout Mountain Conservancy. The LMC’s mission is to protect Lookout Mountain’s scenic, historic and ecological resources for current and future generations through conservation, advocacy, recreation, and education.
The fundraiser will take place on Thursday, July 18 from 6-10 p.m. at The Crash Pad, Chattanooga’s trendy new hostel/hotel at 29 Johnson St. on the Southside. Tickets are $35 in advance, or $40 at the door. In addition to stuffing your face for a good cause with food catered on-site by St. Elmo’s 1885 Grill, the first 50 people to buy tickets will be entered into a drawing to win an Extreme Sock Drawer Makeover valued at $200 from Goodhew and Sockwell socks. Local bands Hot Damn and Three on a Trio will provide live music.
If the thought of waiting until 6 p.m. for such a great event seems unbearable, fret no further! Shruptine’s Gold Leaf Designs gallery, one of the fundraiser’s sponsors, is hosting a pre-shrimp boil party from 4 - 6 p.m. Stop by, have a beer or glass of wine, and view the conservancy and restoration efforts of the gallery.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit lookoutmountainconservancy.org or call (423) 266-4453.