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Stephanie Smith

Quit Stallin’ And Start Roastin’

“My biscuits are burnin’! Great horny toads! That smarts!” The image of Yosemite Sam being lit on fire was the first visual that came to mind when assigned the task of writing about spicy liquors. more »

Jan 20, 2016 12:03 PM , Mixology

Seeking the Spiritual with Elliott Daingerfield

At the beginning of this exhibit at the Hunter, “Seeking the Spiritual: The Visionary Art of Elliott Daingerfield,” my eyes were immediately drawn to the intense brush strokes and wash of blue in one particular ... more »

Jan 20, 2016 12:03 PM Features

Grace Potter Rocks Track 29

As the clock soundtrack on the speakers struck twelve, Grace Potter burst onto the stage awash in backlight, her arms in victory pose, signaling the triumphant debut of her winter tour in Chattanooga. more »

Jan 15, 2016 3:59 PM News & Notes

Honoring The Memory of a Civil Rights Legend

The city of Chattanooga will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service on Monday. “A Day On, Not a Day Off” will focus on service projects throughout the historic MLK Neighborhood in honor of Dr. King ... more »

Jan 13, 2016 3:08 PM The Bowl

Music Played From The Heart

The Dismembered Tennesseans have been playing good music together for a long time—for 70 years, in fact! Back in 1945, some McCallie students got together and began singing and playing bluegrass music. more »

Jan 13, 2016 3:00 PM News & Notes

Stirred, Not Shaken

James Bond may have had it wrong. Mixing drinks can be more messy business than classy presentation depending on whether you’re on a turbulent flight, in a bar fight, or dining with a beautiful would-be assassin. more »

Jan 13, 2016 2:56 PM Mixology

String Theory Goes To The Animals

If you’re looking for a special activity to get the kids out of the house and involved in some art, something fun is brewing at the Hunter this Saturday. String Theory and the Hunter Museum will be presenting a unique family ... more »

Jan 13, 2016 2:54 PM News & Notes

An Operatic Love Triangle

The Metropolitan Opera brings “The Pearl Fishers” to the stage for the first time since its original production in 1916. This is the classic tale of two men who fall in love with the same woman, a development that tests... more »

Jan 13, 2016 2:51 PM News & Notes

"Calm vs. Chaos" On The Bluff

Visions of nature can be calm and soothing. Photographs and paintings of flowers and trees evoke a sense of calm in the chaotic daily grind. At least, that is the theme of the latest exhibit to grace the River Gallery. more »

Jan 6, 2016 12:32 PM News & Notes

Fresh Eggs With A Side Of The Spiritual

If you like your eggs with a side of spiritual, you’ll want to attend the Brunch on the Bluff series this Sunday at the Hunter Museum of American Art, you can enjoy a catered brunch by Dipped Fresh as you experience live music ... more »

Jan 6, 2016 12:32 PM The Bowl

Champagne: A Girl’s Best Friend

So the ball dropped. The new year has begun. You survived both the toasts and the hangovers. Now it’s time to move into 2016 with some new drink ideas to start off fresh. The problem is you have booze to spare ... more »

Jan 6, 2016 12:32 PM Mixology

The Mummies Invade Track 29

When I tried to dig up the dirt on Here Come the Mummies, I was met with an interesting challenge. While the band does indeed have a Facebook page with some basic information, true fans know you have to experience ... more »

Dec 30, 2015 12:14 PM News & Notes

Experimental Music Finds A Home

There are many singer-songwriter venues throughout Chattanooga; on practically any day of the week you can grab a cup of joe, pull up a barstool and listen to the latest ditty by your favorite local warbler. more »

Dec 30, 2015 12:14 PM News & Notes

’Tis The Season For Christmas Recycling

Your Christmas tree was beautiful this year. All of your traditional hopes for the season shone through the twinkle lights and family ornaments, and the star on top was like the cherry on your holiday Sundae. more »

Dec 30, 2015 12:14 PM The Bowl

New Year's Eve Drinking Advice

New Year’s Eve. Everybody drinks something. Even if you don’t partake of alcoholic beverages, you’re the shopper in the grocery buying the sparkling cider. It’s a time of celebration—watching the ball drop ... more »

Dec 30, 2015 12:14 PM Mixology

Find A Red Bucket Today For The Holidays

Christmas is the time for friends and families to get together and celebrate their love and appreciation for each other. It is a spiritual time for many, a reason to focus on something larger than themselves. more »

Dec 23, 2015 12:14 PM The Bowl

87 Years Of Underground Wonder

Ruby Falls has been one of the most visited tourist destinations in Chattanooga for many years. Buried inside beautiful Lookout Mountain, it is the only underground waterfall open to the public and a unique attraction ... more »

Dec 23, 2015 12:14 PM News & Notes

Here We Come A-Wassailing

The December holiday season is celebrated in most countries around the world. Though the languages are different and the festivities have a cultural spin unique to their countries, the spirits still flow. more »

Dec 23, 2015 12:14 PM Mixology

A Very Pubby Christmas

For 10 years, local favorites The Molly Maguires have been entertaining Chattanooga. With their Celtic folk sound, the group covers the Irish classics and more. The group plays only about 30 shows a year, but their ... more »

Dec 23, 2015 12:14 PM News & Notes

Mr. Macy Versus Mr. Gimbel

“There’s a lot of bad isms floating around this world and one of the worst is commercialism.” “Miracle on 34th Street” bemoaned the commercialism of the holiday season way back in 1947. It is a commentary on a city’s focus ... more »

Dec 16, 2015 1:21 PM News & Notes