Christopher Armstrong

Legends and Tales of the Honest Pint

Building has long and illustrious history more »

Aug 7, 2014 12:00 AM Mixology

Frank And Jack Together Again

Start spreading the news: Old Blue Eyes turns 100 years old this month and the crowned whiskey king, Jack Daniels, releases “Sinatra Century” as a birthday present for his most famed supporter. more »

Dec 30, 2015 12:14 PM Spirits Within

Drink Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey, Fight A.L.S.

In the bourbon world, autumn’s arrival means another highly anticipated release from the Parker’s Heritage Collection. Now in its ninth year, this series continues its impressive streak with “Kentucky’s Straight Malt Whiskey.” more »

Oct 28, 2015 3:57 PM Spirits Within

One Giant Step, One Tiny House

The Tiny House phenomenon has infiltrated “official” Chattanooga as the city unveils its first-ever miniature home. Situated in the Ridgeland neighborhood, the 532-square-foot abode opens the door for a community that has been ... more »

Oct 7, 2015 12:20 PM News, Views, Rants, Raves

El Jimador: A True Working Man’s Tequila

The last “Spirits Within” column spotlighted Patron, a brand which toasts the high life. So for this week’s column, we’re turning our attention to the hard workers, the true backbone of not only this country, but the whole world. more »

Aug 26, 2015 12:22 PM Spirits Within

Roca Rocks the Tequila World

“Patron.” The mere utterance of the product’s name carries enough force to attract all palates, from weekend drinkers to liquor enthusiasts, and even hip hop moguls. more »

Jun 24, 2015 3:47 PM Spirits Within

Vodka American Style

In 1997, a Texan geologist with a thirst for liquor and a vision for pure vodka fought the law—and won. It’s hard to believe, but there once was a time when liquor distilleries in America weren’t as common as they are today. more »

Apr 29, 2015 12:35 PM Spirits Within

Spring Travel Guide: An Aloha State of Mind

The sun. The surf. The food. The flowers. Hawai’i’s Big Island is a place of beauty and magic. more »

Apr 22, 2015 4:16 PM Cover Story

Shake Off The Winter Blues

Avast ye! Do the whispering winter winds keep you up at night fantasizing about sandy beaches, high tides, and summer cocktails? more »

Mar 4, 2015 4:31 PM Spirits Within

Thinking Tiny and Living Big

Somewhere in Chattanooga, not too far from where you live, there’s a neighborhood. In one of the houses lives a farmer, and in his backyard a 50-x-40-foot garden grows okra, kale, lettuce, spinach, and collards. more »

Feb 25, 2015 12:57 PM Cover Story

Share and Share Alike

In the classic 1935 Marx Bros. farce “A Night at the Opera,” Groucho Marx finds his overpriced and tiny hotel room filled to the brim with a stream of incoming visitors. A knock on the door reveals a man offering room service … more »

Sep 18, 2014 12:00 AM Cover Story

Caillat Helps Reach for the Stars

Siskin StarNight features the Grammy Award winner. more »

Aug 14, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

Mark Your Calendars - Plenty Still To Come

There is so much going on around town in the next several month that this is by no means a comprehensive list...instead, it’s a sampler. more »

Aug 13, 2014 11:16 AM , , Cover Story

Watch the Next Star Shine

Ultimate Music Showcase raises money for music in schools more »

Jul 24, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

Heading to the Sunset, Heading for the Sunrise

Hiatt’s well-won blues, SoCro’s new world order more »

Jul 24, 2014 12:00 AM , Record Reviews

Gelatin and Vodka—Who Knew?

While most people associate this chewable cocktail with frat parties and spring break, the creation of the perfect Jell-O shot is actually an art form with many different areas of experimentation. more »

Jul 17, 2014 12:00 AM Mixology

It’s SoCro, SoGo

Don’t miss the CD release party Saturday at JJ’s more »

Jul 10, 2014 12:00 AM News & Notes

Cloudland Canyon’s New Phase IV

Sixty miles of trails lead to Lula Lake more »

Jul 3, 2014 12:00 AM The Bowl

Watch Out, Wall Street

"Along with anxieties about the bottom line, CEOs must now worry about their political ideals and how they fashion (and follow) their business ethics." more »

Jun 26, 2014 12:00 AM News, Views, Rants, Raves