Chattanooga Cuisine Goes Local—and Global

Note: As a Chattanoogan, it is important to refer to the local purveyor of small square comestibles as THE Krystal in spite of the fact there is no definite article preceding the iconic burger company’s name. more »

Apr 3, 2014 by in Sushi & Biscuits

How to Stuff a Wild Home Barkini

Some little kid would be on the playground screaming, “My swing is a rocket ship!” or “I’m Evel Knievel on the slide!” We were having none of that. We turned the monkey bars into an actual working bar. Of course there wasn’t any of the hard stuff. more »

Mar 27, 2014 by in Spirits Within

Nectar of the Gods—Food to Match

And you already knew that 212 is the go-to option for delicious comestibles for anyone seeking dining options such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or for those living with a food allergy. more »

Mar 20, 2014 by in Featured Dining

Conversation With The New Captain

Oh yeah, he’s way too sly to sit slothily by and play the same ol’ tune. Some of his many personas are Black, Private Stock, Lime, Silver, Coconut and now the new kid on deck...White. more »

Feb 27, 2014 by in Spirits Within

Gracious, Delicious and Greek

While the Lamb Sliders with tzatziki, spring greens and tomato and the Duck Leg “Pot Roast” with roasted red potatoes and roasted brussel sprouts were very tempting, I decided to try the Greek Nachos and Stuffed Pickett’s Farm Trout. more »

Feb 6, 2014 by in Featured Dining

My Old Kentucky Bourbon

This week, we’re into a trio from Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, located on the outskirts of the second-oldest city in the state, Bardstown. Also known as Willett Distilling Company, it’s a family-owned distillery that’s been boiling up mash since 1936 more »

Jan 23, 2014 by in Spirits Within (1 Comments)

Some Mo So-Co in N’awlins

Many a folk are apt to tip this one back all by its lonesome, which is perfectly acceptable and darn tasty. However in The City that Care Forgot, you’re more likely to see signature cocktails on the bar top. more »

Jan 16, 2014 by in Spirits Within

From Cinerator to RumChata

That said, a couple of Jim Dandies were recently sent to my rescue. There in front of me are two bottles of relief. One is white in color the other has flames crawling up the side. H'mm, which do I choose first? more »

Jan 2, 2014 by in Spirits Within

Whiskey on the Actual Auld Sod

Now I shouldn’t even really be talking about what I had first because (tease!), you can’t get it here. Actually, you can’t get it anywhere except at the distillery... more »

Dec 26, 2013 by in Spirits Within

Nothing Says Festive Like Tequila

Luckily, Christmas falls on a weekday this year which ensures your ability to get those last-minute gifts and party favors. Nothing says you are important and I love you more than a bottle of tequila. more »

Dec 19, 2013 by in Spirits Within

‘Tis the Season for the Royal Treatment

After blending, the whisky is returned to barrels to allow the newly combined whiskies to merge, mellow and settle before being bottled and slipped into those iconic purple velvet bags. more »

Dec 12, 2013 by in Spirits Within

In the Spirit of Pumpkin Pie

By the time you read this, your belly is already full and you’re probably staring at a pile of leftovers. But I can’t wait that long right now, and I’m not much of a baker. more »

Nov 28, 2013 by in Spirits Within

This Ain’t Frou-Frou

It’s not anything new to us down here in the South, though. For hundreds of years fellas have been up in them thar hills cooking up high-octane squeezins only leaving the pot still long enough to fight a war or two or to run from the revenuers. more »

Nov 21, 2013 by in Spirits Within

Enzo's Market

While visiting Enzo’s, make sure to stop by the Wine Shop. Nestled at the parking lot entrance, The Wine Shop offers a full selection of wines and high-gravity beers and regularly hosts wine tastings. more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

GIGI's Cupcakes

This fall, new cupcakes make the list, like “Bananas Foster,” a rich banana cake with spiced rum and spiced rum cream cheese frosting, drizzled with a brown sugar sauce. more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

Terra Mae Appalacian Bistro

The restaurant also features the latest décor, with handmade mahogany and iron tables in the bar and dining room custom created by Industrial Farmhouse. The tables are designed to create a communal dining space for regular hours and chefs table event more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

New York Pizza Department

They reject the entire concept of frozen or pre-packaged ingredients, making their own dough, shredding their own cheeses, making their own sauces, and cutting each of their vegetables. more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

Lupi's Pizza Pies

They proclaim they are committed to using local products whenever possible because it allows them to provide a better, more healthy product, along with supporting our local economy. more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

Crave Cafe & Bakery

You can also order custom cakes or other baked goods for any occasion, even weddings—just be sure to place your order 48 hours ahead of time. more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

Fresh To Order

And with f2o’s large, varied gluten-free menu, you can enjoy the same rich, exquisite dishes, even if gluten intolerance usually keeps you at home. more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

Acropolis Mediterranean Grill

Embracing the true nature of Mediterranean food and cooking, the Acropolis has partnered with area farms, fisheries, and brewers to bring you the best quality meals available. The recipe is simple: local + seasonal = FRESH! more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

212 Market restaurant

212 Market Restaurant has been a downtown favorite since 1992, receiving only the highest reviews for their signature, exquisite yet affordable, dishes, such as seafood bisque, shrimp and grits, and coffee-crusted all-natural duck breast. more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

Brewhaus Gastropub

Brewhaus is everyone’s pub, whether you’re wearing coming straight from work, working out, or hanging out with friends. Winter is coming quickly, so you’ll need a warm, welcoming gastropub with hearty food, robust beer, and good friends. more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

Famgablam Restaurant and Banquet Hall

In the mood for something even meatier? Try the Famous Famburger, made with 100 percent hand-ground beef. When you taste this burger, you’ll know it’s full of flavor, and incomparably delicious. more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

The Terminal Brewhouse

For sandwiches, options range from The Macho Man, cajun chicken with hot sausage and pepper jack, to the It’s Always Sunny In Philly. (And don’t worry, even more care goes into making the food than coming up with the awesome names.) more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

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