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Kabob-ster Middle Eastern Gourmet

Vegetarians have plenty of options too, from salads to seasoned, charbroiled vegetable kabobs, falafel, baba ghanouj, and grape leaves. The Vegetarian Sampler lets you try a variety of these. more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

Tupelo Honey Cafe

The Nutty Fried Chicken is a crowd-pleasing favorite; nut-encrusted, natural, hormone-free, chicken breast topped with milk gravy, served with smashed sweet potatoes and fresh asparagus. more »

Nov 14, 2013 in Food & Drink

Meet the Jack Daniels Family

I visited Urban Stack in downtown Chattanooga to have a gander at their very impressive menu of whiskeys. They currently stock more than 120 different selections at their bar. But this week, I’m concentrating on four of Lynchburg’s finest. more »

Nov 14, 2013 by in Spirits Within

A Wee Dram or Two from the Bonnie Soil

From the middle, I pulled the glass containing the offering from Ardbeg from the Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute. Ardbeg distillery has been producing whisky since 1798, and began commercial production in 1815. more »

Nov 7, 2013 by in Spirits Within

Yo Ho Ho and A Cocktail With Rum

Being that this is a pub, you can’t just sit there and not have a beer so, Goran picked up a glass and made a classic Cuba Libre and then layered it up with a fine, black stout which caught the attention of more than a couple of onlookers. more »

Oct 31, 2013 by in Spirits Within

My Old Kentucky Bourbon Home

This bourbon was created by the recently late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson. Angel’s Envy is worth coveting. Aged up to 6 years in charred white oak barrels and finished in ruby port wine casks, it has a deep, rich flavor. more »

Oct 24, 2013 by in Spirits Within

The Company Gin Keeps

Before my fingertips assumed room temperature again, there was "Justin on the Spot" sliding over a spooky-looking number called Aviation. My first thought was, “This would look really boss under a black light!” more »

Oct 10, 2013 by in Food & Drink

Cool Breeze and Good Food, Mon

Broke UTC students, revelers needing to soak up the evening's beverages or anyone that just wants a tasty snack will love the flats, otherwise known as naan (Indian flatbread) pizzas. more »

Oct 3, 2013 by in Featured Dining (2 Comments)

A Cup of Cake-y Deliciousness

But if you want a top-shelf, gourmet cupcake from a dedicated purveyor of these single-serving cakey comestibles, you will inevitably end up at my favorite: Gigi's Cupcakes. more »

Sep 26, 2013 by in Featured Dining

Still Ahead of the Culinary Curve

Ultimately, however, all of the accolades and awards are secondary to the food that comes out of the kitchen, and 212 Market's food has consistently been some of the best in the city. more »

Sep 19, 2013 by in Featured Dining (1 Comments)

They’re As Sweet As Tupelo Honey

I normally don't get terribly excited about the opening of a multi-location restaurant in Chattanooga, because their investment in the community is usually limited to begrudgingly paying their lease and taxes. more »

Sep 12, 2013 by in Food & Drink

Bavaria Meets the South at Brewhaus

As the entrees arrived at our table, things began to spin out of control. Forks and knives jabbed and skewered their way into meats and various incarnations of potato in a beer-fueled feeding frenzy. more »

Aug 22, 2013 by in Featured Dining (1 Comments)

Beer & Food - BFFs forever

One final warning: With the popularity of spicy foods and higher alcohol content beers, it should be noted that alcohol is a solvent to capsaicin, the heat component in spicy foods. more »

Jun 6, 2013 by in Food & Drink

Getting “Elemental” With Craft Beer And Fine Food

The first thing you’ll notice when you walk through the doors of Elemental is the wide-open kitchen in full view. The second thing you’ll notice is the large farm tractor in the middle of the dining room. more »

Jun 6, 2013 by in Featured Dining

Food Like Your Abuela Used to Make

Each dish at Taqueria Jalisco has a balanced interplay of textures and gustation, meant to simultaneously satisfy and tease your palate. more »

May 23, 2013 by in Featured Dining

The Lamb Lies Down on McCallie

These days, my interest in the Yellow Deli is purely epicurean. I long ago traded discussions of the Twelve Tribes and eschatology for deep discussions on the merits of Mangalista pork and late-night ruminations. more »

May 9, 2013 by in Sushi & Biscuits

Tuesdays at 212: Sniff, Sip and Savor

The management and staff of 212 Market Restaurant care passionately about their wines and their customers, so why did I approach their Tuesday Night half-price Wine Specials with such fear and trepidation? more »

May 1, 2013 by in Food & Drink (1 Comments)

Craft Beer on Tap

Giannasi said it’s going to be a whole new experience, with brewers trying to show off all the coolest things about different flavors of beer, or “all that weird stuff not typical of other beer festivals,” more »

Apr 18, 2013 by in Food & Drink

The Art of Festival Food

There’s an art to making tender and smoky pork, casing a sausage to give that perfect snap when you bite into it, or to the techniques required to create a paper thin, yet structurally sound crêpe. more »

Apr 11, 2013 by in Sushi & Biscuits

Food trucks have new home at Center Park

Food trucks help lend character and flavor to our city and give local entrepreneurs a space in the market alongside the factory farm-to-plastic table chains that plague our perception of what it really means to “eat good in the neighborhood" more »

Apr 11, 2013 by in Sushi & Biscuits

Blacksmith’s fits Gastropub Niche

True to the “gastropub” moniker, Blacksmith’s is bringing the thoughtfully prepared food they are known for into a new and relaxed space. Chef/owner Blackwell Smith wants to focus his efforts on what he calls, “Southern Gastropub comfort foods.” more »

Apr 4, 2013 by in Featured Dining

Elemental’s New South

The farm-to-table philosophy is on full display at chef Charlie Loomis’ new restaurant on the North Shore, where a renaissance of Southern food is taking hold that’s not simply a trend. more »

Mar 28, 2013 by in Featured Dining

The Culinary Passion of TerraMáe

The food at TerraMáe has both the heart and soul that comes from a careful understanding of the history and flavors of indigenous Appalachian food that has been prepared with the skills and techniques of true culinary artisans. more »

Mar 21, 2013 by in Featured Dining (2 Comments)

Moe’s Delivers with Flair to Spare

Moe’s catering can bring their tasty, fun and funky flavors to you. Moe’s catering brings the same hot, irresistible burritos, delicious tacos and mouth-watering fajitas from their portable fajita bar to your party, church event or even your wedding! more »

Mar 14, 2013 by in Featured Dining

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

The things I originally fell in love with Whole Foods for were starting to disappear and it wasn’t long before your commitment to providing me with a wide variety of fresh, healthy foods began to take a back seat to other priorities... more »

Feb 28, 2013 by in Sushi & Biscuits

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