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Chattanooga Chow Spring / Summer 2013

Perfect Pairings

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Matching the right wine with food


pulse wine critic paul hatcher explores the

two competing, opposite viewpoints for pairing food and wine: The first maintains that people should simply drink what they like. The other calls for specific and well-thoughtout pairings to match the complementary flavors and textures. Which is correct? Practically speaking, the truth falls somewhere in between, and with a few simple guidelines you can have great success choosing the right wine for your meal. »P12

Index to Advertisers Blacksmith’s Gastropub ..........................................4 The Terminal Brewhouse . ......................................5 Hair of the Dog ........................................................5 The Honest Pint .......................................................5 Elemental . ................................................................6 212 Market................................................................8 Sticky Fingers ...........................................................9 Southern Star .........................................................10 City Café . .................................................................11 Brix Noveaux .......................................................... 14

Porter’s .................................................................... 15 Brewhaus Gastropub . ........................................... 16 Lupi’s Pizza Pies . ................................................... 17 TerraMáe ................................................................ 18 Mellow Mushroom ................................................19 Raw Sushi Bar . ..................................................... 20 Pickle Barrel ...........................................................21 Mean Mug ............................................................. 22 Chattanooga Restaurant Listings ...................... 23 New York Pizza Department ............................... 30 • SPRING/SUMMER 2013 • CHATTANOOGA CHOW • The Pulse • 3

Blacksmith’s Gastropub A

fter relocating from St. Elmo to Downtown and revamping from “bistro” to “gastropub,” Blacksmith’s still provides one of Chattanooga’s most unique dining experiences. The menu features locally sourced ingredients combined to create fresh, contemporary takes on American classics and comfort food. Begin your meal with the chicken or beef sliders, or perhaps their wing-style chicken drumsticks, available with your choice of three sauces. Fried green tomatoes are another favorite here, stacked with pimento cheese and black bean and chipotle sauces. The burgers at Blacksmith’s are worth a visit in and of themselves, and are available six different ways. The Cowboy, for instance, is topped with bacon, an onion ring, avocado, cheddar and barbecue sauce. A truly unique option is The Rooster, embellished with ham, a fried egg, roasted tomato, smoked gouda and finished with white truffle mayonnaise. Updating classic bistro dishes is another specialty. Their Mussels from Brussels and Bistro Steak and Fries will quickly transport your taste buds to another continent. Their Chatty Cheese Steak and The B.L.A.S.T. lead off the list of inventive sandwiches, with unique twists on favorites you’ll only find at Blacksmith’s. In addition to their innovative menu and full bar, weekly food and drink specials draw all sorts of folks from all over town to enjoy Blacksmith’s friendly vibe and casual but sophisticated atmosphere.

The Scoop

Visit blacksmithsgastropub. com to find out what the special of the day is!

Blacksmith’s Gastropub 809 Market St. (423) 702-5461

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The Terminal Brewhouse T

he Terminal Brewhouse has become a landmark for beer lovers in Chattanooga. Brewmaster Steve Purdie keeps four of their amazing beers on tap year round, with rotating session beers taking a fifth spot and a sixth filled by seasonal offerings. The Brewhouse beers may be humorously named—Terminally Ale Copper Ale, Rock Out With Your Bock Out Maibock— but they’re no joke. These are some of the highest caliber brews made in the region. Foodies have reason to be enthralled with The Terminal, too. If they offered nothing but their appetizer menu, that

would still be true. Feta-Basil-Pine NutOlive Oil Spread on local artisanal bread? Pizza Egg Rolls? Maple-Chipotle Pot

Hair of the Dog A

pub, short for public house, is defined in many sources as “an establishment where alcoholic beverages are sold.” Those who frequent a true pub, on the other hand, will tell you that it’s a whole lot more than that. The Hair of the Dog defines the concept on their website as “where you go anytime to feel at home and to enjoy a meal and a pint or a cocktail.” That sounds just about right. The menu, as one might expect, may be the very definition of “pub grub.” Feel-good favorites are produced in-house, from fried cheese and beer cheese soup to BLTs and patty melts. Fish and chips, bangers and mash and their Bungalow Pie may be inspired from across the pond, but you’ll feel right at home finishing any of them off. An extensive list of more than 60 beers is on hand. From familiar domestics to craft microbrews and intriguing imports, you’ll no doubt find just the thing to wash

The Scoop

Hair of the Dog has $3 well drinks and $2 house beer every day. Instead of happy hour and special deals, they keep it affordable all the time. Hair of the Dog 334 Market St. (423) 265-4615

down whatever you might choose from the food menu. There is also a full bar, in case you haven’t yet acquired the taste for the customary pub beverage. Pool and darts are available upstairs, but like any good pub, there’s plenty of conversation to be had anywhere in the building. That’s true outside, as well— Hair of the Dog has one of the more fantastic patio spaces in the city. No matter how you’re seeking comfort, odds are Hair of the Dog is a pretty good place to start.

Roast and Queso Nachos? Yes, yes and yes, please. 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.) Their Philosopher’s Burger is a Greekinspired wonder—ground lamb, seasoned with cinnamon, oregano, shallots and seasalt-meets-feta aioli and candied red onions. Must we continue? Yes. Pizzas, steak, short ribs, salmon cakes…OK, OK, you get the point.

Just pay them a visit already.

The Scoop

The Terminal has First Firkin Tuesday on the first Tuesday of every month for real ale lovers out there. Terminal Brewhouse 6 E. 14th St. (423) 752-8090

The Honest Pint W

hen you walk in The Honest Pint, the first thought to enter your mind may well be, “I hope everything else is as good as the decor.” Seriously. The interior is stunning, with intricate woodwork and clever repurposing everywhere. The back bar is a work of art in and of itself. Luckily, the food and drinks are as good as the scenery. The worst part of a trip to The Honest Pint is having to choose! Thankfully, with a menu drawn from Irish classics and contemporary American trends, any choice is a great one at the Pint. Appetizers, for instance, include tater tots fried in duck fat, pimento cheese fritters and potato pancakes. Have you tried the smoked chicken wings or one of their five variations of boxty? Entrees range from a traditional Irish roast to a traditional Irish breakfast. Fish tacos represent the more Ameri-

The Scoop

Smoking allowed, with non-smoking dining area. However, it rarely seems smoky in this big open space. The Honest Pint 35 Patten Pkwy. (423) 468-4192

can side of the menu, as do their “Oink Cakes.” (Think crab cakes. Now think smoked pulled pork and forget about the crab.) The drink list includes a who’s who of Irish and American whiskeys as well as Scotch. Guinness and Smithwick’s pushed with nitrogen (as they should be) are champions of the draught list. Numerous craft and import beers are available by the bottle. See what we meant about the worst part? • SPRING/SUMMER 2013 • CHATTANOOGA CHOW • The Pulse • 5

Elemental Restaurant W

hen “Southern food” is mentioned, don’t automatically assume fried chicken and biscuits. Elemental, one of Chattanooga’s newest additions to the cuisine scene, gives customers a fresh take on what we would consider Southern food and emphasizes producing excellent quality dishes from food products grown in the South. Elemental focuses on a “farm-to-table” philosophy. Since people are more aware of where their food comes from, Elemental aims “to cook with heritage ingredients and think about our ancestors,” says Chef Steven Satterfield. The “Small Plates” section of the menu boasts unique items such as Boiled Peanut Hummus, Shroom & Grits with Benton’s Bacon, and Rustic Pork Mousse with Onion Marmalade & Mustard Caviar. Elemental is home to wood-fired flat breads (all under $10) topped with ingredients such as Bacon Marmalade, Sorghum Glazed Beed, and House Made Buttermilk Ricotta. The “Mains” portion of the menu also has a variety of unique dish offerings like Roasted Turnips & Country Ham Crisps, Seared line-cut Chicken with Alabama White Sauce, Grilled Pickett’s Trout with Charred Brussel Sprouts, Carrots & Cornbread Panzanella, and a Whole Roasted Beet with Farro Risotto.

The Scoop

The “Ollie Pop” dessert is inspired by the owner’s son, Olliver. The cool treat is made with Milk and Honey’s vanilla gelato, with a hint of coconut, molded to a stick and dipped in rich Oliver and Sinclair chocolate. Elemental Restaurant 313 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 648-9160

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212 Market Restaurant 2

12 Market Restaurant serves contemporary American food featuring meats, produce, and beverages from the best regional farmers and suppliers, including Pickett Trout Ranch, Falls Mill, Link 41 and Sequatchie Cove Farms. An in-house bakery produces all of the restaurant’s breads and a selection of at least ten desserts every day. Since 1992, 212 Market has gotten raves from downtown visitors for signature dishes such as seafood bisque, housemade spinach-and-walnut ravioli, shrimp and grits and chocolate truffle cake. The family-owned restaurant’s seasonal menus and daily specials offer options to satisfy everyone—meat-and–potato types, vegetarians, gluten-free eaters or kids. Their spring menu features seasonal dishes, such vegetarian spring onion soup, a strawberry and Bonnie Blue chèvre salad

The Scoop

Half-price wines every Tuesday night!

and grilled lamb chops with strawberry mint salsa. These warm, sunny days are a perfect time for enjoying a cold drink or housemade ice cream on their upstairs deck, which is shaded by solar panels and offers a great view of downtown Chattanooga surroundings.

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There’s a wide selection of craft beers that go perfectly with their burgers and specialty cocktails for fun evenings out on the town. Wine lovers can choose from the selection of more than 100 wines, recognized by the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 15 years in a row.

212 Market Restaurant 212 Market St. (423) 265-1212

Sticky Fingers P

roving to be nothing short of their name, Sticky Fingers welcomes clean hands so they can happily mess them up. The laidback blues-style restaurant is a haven for good Southern barbequed meat. A few Chattanooga friends opened the first Sticky Fingers restaurant in Mount Pleasant, just outside Charleston, South Carolina in 1992. In December of 1997, they built Chattanooga’s first Sticky Fingers in historic Jack’s Alley downtown.  A few years later they added their second location on the east side of town at the Hamilton Place Mall. Most locals and out-of-towners would say Sticky Fingers has the best barbeque this side of Memphis. The Chattanooga Times Free Press readership voted Sticky Fingers the Best Ribs in the city for the past five years straight. A menu full of choices provides hungry visitors with a variety to choose from. Barbeque sandwiches, ribs and wings, plus salads and more for those wanting to eat something other than delicious smoked chicken, turkey or pork are all available for the choosing. Sticky Fingers prides itself on having the best barbeque sauces in the Southeast. As bold a statement as this is, the restaurant delivers on its claim. With names like Tennessee Whiskey, Memphis Original, Carolina Classic and Sweet, it’s understandable

The Scoop

Check out stickyfingers. com and sign up for the Sticky Club so you’ll get free offers. Historic Jack’s Alley 420 Broad St. (423)265-7427 Hamilton Place Mall 2031 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-7427

why Sticky Fingers is so famous for their tasty barbeque. Don’t forget their sauces are available for you to purchase and take home. If you haven’t been in for a while, stop by for lunch or dinner to celebrate Sticky Fingers’ 20th anniversary at either Chattanooga location. Enjoy happy hours from 4 -7 p.m. Monday thru Friday and 9 -10 p.m. seven days a week. Bottom line: They promise no matter how much you enjoy getting messy, they won’t let you leave with “Sticky Fingers.” • SPRING/SUMMER 2013 • CHATTANOOGA CHOW • The Pulse • 9

Southern Star L

ocated on the south side of the city and on top of Signal Mountain, Southern Star offers home-cooked style Southern meals just like Mama used to make. The menu features Southern favorites such as Shrimp and Grits, Pot Roast and other delectable menu items, such as Chicken & Spinach Pasta Pie, MacN-Cheese and Baked Stuffed Tomatoes. From soups to sandwiches to specialties and desserts, everything in Southern Star’s kitchen is made fresh daily. The founders knew they wanted two things to never change about their restaurant: great food and service in a fun atmosphere. Rick and Nancy Adams grew the idea from a shared vision the two had of a restaurant coupling tasteful, fresh-daily dishes with an emphasis on Southern cuisine and a welcoming hospitality to match. After nearly four years of success in small-town southern Georgia, the Adams set their sights on mid-sized Southern cities, and in October of 2000, they sank the Star’s roots into Chattanooga’s rapidly revitalizing Southside, and then Signal Mountain.

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The Scoop

Come by, have lunch, pick up dinner—it’s the real Southern Star Experience Chattanooga’s grown to love—way up on Signal Mountain! Chattanooga Downtown 1300 Broad St. (423) 267-8899 Signal Mountain 1210 Taft Hwy. Signal Mountain (423) 886-7004

Southern Star not only caters to those looking for good Southern homecooked-style food in their restaurants, but also to parties and gatherings for everyone to enjoy.

City Café C

ity Café, located at the Days Inn Rivergate hotel in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, is a staple in the food community. There are only a handful of places in the area that you can grab a bite to eat at 6 a.m. before an early shift, or at midnight after a late shift. Open 24 hours every single day, City Café is known for keeping their lights on for you no matter when you get hungry.

Sprinkled across the walls are signed photographs of famous people, all familiar with City Café. Famous for their immeasurable selection of mile-high cakes and their neverending menu that includes breakfast and dinner options, you’ll be able to find something that suits your taste. They even provide a delivery service if you can’t quite make it to the restaurant.

The Scoop

Featuring five different ethnic foods: American, Mexican, Italian, Greek and Chinese!

City Café 901 Carter St. (423) 634-9191


Mon-Fri: 4-7pm $1 10oz drafts, $3 32oz drafts, $2 Wells, $1.50 Domestics Free Appetizers!

901 Carter Street (Inside Days Inn) • SPRING/SUMMER 2013 • CHATTANOOGA CHOW • The Pulse • 11

Liquid Logic

The Perfect Pairing Is ‘drink whatever you like’ the answer? By Paul Hatcher Pulse Wine Critic


here are two competing, opposite viewpoints for pairing food and wine: The first maintains that people should simply drink what they like. The other calls for specific and well-thought-out pairings to match the complementary flavors and textures. Which is correct? Practically speakFirst and foremost. think regional. ing, the truth falls somewhere in be- Did you ever notice that straightfortween, and with a few simple guide- ward, simple Italian wines such as lines you can have great success Chianti or Montepulciano d’Abruzzo choosing the right wine for your meal. are great with Italian staples such as Back in the 1980s, many of us spaghetti, marinara sauce, pizza, and learned to cook Cajun watching Jus- Alfredo sauces? Without fail, Italian tin Wilson on TV. Each episode ended wine is a great choice for Italian food. with his plating of the dish. He would Spanish wines not only pair well with sit down ready to eat, and he would traditional Spanish dishes (tapas, papour up a glass of wine. Almost every ella, gazpacho), but they also pair well episode, he would ask, “What kind of with derivative Spanish-language wine should you have with this meal?” dishes: Mexican food, Tex-Mex, Cuand answer, “Whatever kind you like, ban. that’s what!” European wine and cuisine in each The opposite approach, that of spe- region have developed together over cific wine and food pairings, can be centuries, so it should be no surprise a little insulting: Sometimes restau- that each is a good match for the othrants will have a recommended wine er. In the New World as well, Argensuggestion next to every entrée, which to me sends the message, Back in the 1980s, many of us learned to “We’ve figured it out for you, dumb-ass.” It is cook Cajun watching Justin Wilson on TV. even more insulting if Each episode ended with his plating of the you suspect a BS factor: dish. He would sit down ready to eat, and Often those suggestions are pretty generic. he would pour up a glass of wine. Almost What are we really every episode, he would ask, ‘What kind of trying to accomplish is wine should you have with this meal?’ and this: We want a good wine to complement answer, ‘Whatever kind you like, that’s what!’” our good meal. Here are some guidelines:

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tine Malbec pairs wonderfully with a thick, wood-charred beef steak. No one knows beef like Argentina, and they have spent 300 years growing Malbec for a reason. A little knowledge or inquiry of geography is helpful. Knowing, for example, that foie gras and most pâtés are dishes from Alsace points you to Alsatian wine. Often the decision is one in which it’s all good, and comes down to merely good, better or best: For instance, any light, crisp white wine such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc will taste great with raw oysters—but were you aware of a white wine called Muscadet Sevre-et-Maine, which has been grown for centuries at the mouth of the Loire River in France, next to one of the largest oyster beds in the Atlantic? Needless to say, this wine was born to be served with oysters (no matter where the oysters come from). Rule Number Two: Red-wine-with-meat and white-wine-with-fish are rules that were meant to be broken. True, the tannins in red wine complement the savory elements in meat, and those same tannins can smother subtle fish flavors. Likewise a light white wine can get lost, annihilated actually, if stacked against beef or game. But what if you love fish and you also love tuguese dry red wine would do the job, or maybe a both tasting notes and food pairing suggestions. red wine? A lighter, low-tannic red wine such as These suggestions are usually accurate and helpred California Zinfandel. If it is a white wine, try Beaujolais or Pinot Noir will do fine with all but the ful, much more so than the restaurant menus mena Spanish Albarino or a Sauvigon Blanc from New lightest fish entrees. Maybe you like roast pork but tioned above. Additionally, a helpful wine merchant Zealand. My personal choice, though, for gumbo, is also prefer white wine: Try an oak-aged Chardon(you need to get one of those if you don’t already Dixie Voodoo Lager. (See rule #1.) nay from California, which will stand up well to the have one) will be eager to assist if you have quesOften, the back label on the wine bottle will give pork flavors and not get buried by the meat. tions. Tell him or her you want two wine suggesBack to Justin Wilson, who went to his tions, one that is inexpensive and one that is grave maintaining we should drink the not. Then you can make the final choice based wine we like. Remember, he was cooking upon your knowledge and your budget. You A helpful wine merchant (you need to Cajun food. You may have noticed that also have the satisfaction of knowing that the many Cajun dishes, notably gumbo, but get one of those if you don’t already have final choice was yours. also etouffee, jambalaya, and bisque, are one) will be eager to assist if you have Don’t be afraid to experiment. This is an art, a melting pot of seafood, chicken, meat, not a science, and we do not get it just right evquestions. Tell him or her you want two andouille sausage (made from chitlins), ery time. For example, the difference between tomatoes, roux (which is gravy), pepperwine suggestions, one that is inexpensive a medium-rare steak and a medium steak on heat, and a vegetable medley of onions, a flaming charcoal grill is about 20 seconds. and one that is not. Then you can make the celery, bell peppers, and file (powdered I want medium-rare but have accidentally final choice based upon your knowledge sassafras leaves). Justin Wilson was right. prepared some delicious medium steaks over It really doesn’t matter here which wine and your budget.” the years. The same holds true with wine and you choose. I would suggest only that it be food—rarely is a pairing wrong, but some a wine with enough spice and substance pairings are better than others, and when it is to cut through all that. A Spanish or Porgood, you know it. • SPRING/SUMMER 2013 • CHATTANOOGA CHOW • The Pulse • 13

Brix Noveaux O

ffering something never seen in Chattanooga before, Brix Nouveau aims to please as Chattanooga’s only wine and cheese bar. We may not all be wine connoisseurs, but this establishment wants to “create a place where people can explore wine at their own pace and at their own comfort level,” says owner Rosabelle Gorman. With a casual but knowledgeable approach to wine and cheese, the staff at Brix Nouveau are very capable at helping you figure out what may best please your palate. The sleek, polished, romantically lit atmosphere serves as a comfortable environment for the hors d’oeuvres-wine pairings. Brix Nouveau’s menu is specifically designed for guests to experiment a variety of flavors from Tartufo Salami, Proscuitto, Gruyere, Roasted Tomatoes, Applewood Smoked Cheddar, and a variety of fine wines. Bring several friends and split a Deluxe Plate with your choice of six meats or cheeses and four accompaniments. “Wine flights” are a way to familiarize a taster with a series of flavors of wines. Each of Brix Nouveau’s flights offer three, three-ounce glasses of wine that progress from a lighter, often more fruit-forward wine to a heavier, often darker variety. If a wine from your flight inspires you to buy a full glass or bottle, then you receive 20 percent off the purchase from that flight.

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The Scoop

Brix Nouveau offers a dog-friendly patio with the warming weather. Brix Nouveau 301 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 488-2926

There is a varying array of price ranges with the “Economy, Business, and First Class” flights.

Porter’s Steakhouse L

ocated downtown in the Sheraton Read House, Porter’s serves up three meals a day to all discerning diners in addition to guests of the hotel. Executive Chef John Palacio ensures that each meal is of the highest quality, regardless of what time of day you visit. Breakfast features all manner of options, from pancakes to corned beef hash, Eggs Benedict to Crab Cakes Oscar. A featured selection is the New York steak and eggs, eight ounces of USDA Prime (like all the steaks at Porter’s) and two eggs cooked to order with a choice of side. Lunch options range from light fare, like the tuna Nicoise salad or the Read House chicken salad croissant to heartier selec-

tions like the full rack of Asian barbecued pork spare ribs or the prime rib sandwich served on Texas toast. Their “Express Lunch” guarantees you can eat and be on

your way in half an hour! For dinner, Porter’s hand-cut steaks are the obvious stars of the show. Their signature Pepperloin, available in three different sizes, is marinated for 72 hours with onion and garlic before being rolled in their special peppercorn blend. If beef isn’t your thing, there are still plenty of choices for dinner, ranging from king crab and lobster to lamb and chicken. Sides include a creamy Asiago rigatoni, loaded baked potatoes and Tabasco-fried onion rings. Chef Palacio’s kitchen aims to please and always hits the mark.

The Scoop

Express Lunch guarantees to have you fed and on your way in half an hour! Valet Parking is always complementary!

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Brewhaus Gastropub P

erched in a beautiful location on the North Shore overlooking the river, Brewhaus prides itself in being Chattanooga’s only German-American gastropub. The cuisine ranges from German favorites to Southern classics to high-end pub grub, with ingredients (many from local purveyors) intermingling with one another across their innovative menu. Appetizers include their signature from-scratch Kraut Balls (sauerkraut, bratwurst and cheese, lightly floured and fried until golden brown) and Bavarian-style pretzels (fresh from Bluff View Bakery and served with a house-made trio of mustards). Sandwiches with inspiration drawn from all over are available as well. The

Heidelberger Patty Melt is a prime example. Bratwurst and ground beef are combined and served between sourdough with grilled onions and pimento cheese. Entrees include pork or veal schnitzels with a variety of toppings, from a fried

egg to creamy mushroom gravy. There are also vegetarian-friendly dishes like The Veggie Spaetzle, German-style egg noodles in a creamy mushroom-pepper sauce with fresh vegetables. (You can even add a veggie bratwurst!) Multiple beers rotate among the taps at Brewhaus, which are served by the half- or full liter. The O’zapft Is! Bier Club is a great option for brew lovers. Members receive discounts on food as well as their favorite beverages, and even get to vote for new beers on draught. A large array of bottled beers, both German and domestic, is also available. All kinds of reasons draw folks to Brewhaus—visit to find out what yours will be!

The Scoop

Join the O’zapft Is! Bier Club and receive discounts on food and beverages.

Brewhaus Chattanooga’s German Gastropub 224 Frazier Ave. (423) 531-8490

Prost!Good Friends. Good Food. Good Beer.

224 Frazier Avenue • 423.531.8490 Chattanooga’s German Gastropub

Sun. 11am-10pm • Mon.-Thurs. 11am-Midnight • Fri.-Sat. 11am-2am •

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Lupi’s Pizza Pies


here’s a difference between a regular old pizza and a pizza pie. Locally owned since its beginning in 1996, Lupi’s Pizza Pies has given customers insight into how pizza pies are supposed to be. Lupi’s epitomizes what it means to be a pizza place. There’s even a small disco ball spinning above the kitchen area. So, what makes them different from other pizza places? Tom Maynard, manager of Lupi’s downtown location, takes pride in his pizza pies being really hot, fresh, and consistent. “We also have one of the highest health scores downtown,” Maynard said. Lupi’s uses locally sourced products whenever possible, including only local ground sausage and ground beef, local wheat flour, honey and eggs all year round. During the growing season, the pizza palace uses local farmers to supply tomatoes, basil, oregano, zucchini, green peppers, cucumbers and flowers. 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. The Taste of Chattanooga title was awarded to them for their Signature Pizza, which is piled high with Italian sausage, roasted peppers, roasted garlic, and fresh

The Scoop

For the health gurus out there, Lupi’s offers organic meat and veggies whenever possible. Lupi’s Downtown 406 Broad St. (423) 266-5874 Lupi’s Hixson 5504 Hixson Pike (423) 847-3700 Lupi’s East Brainerd 1414 East Brainerd Rd. (423) 855-4104 Lupi’s Cleveland 2832 N. Ocoee St. (423) 476-9464

basil. From their popular hand-tossed calzones, to their hearty meaty or veggie lasagna, the bases are all covered. Lupi’s has four locations in the Chattanooga and Cleveland area and is set to open their fifth store in Ooltewah in May. • SPRING/SUMMER 2013 • CHATTANOOGA CHOW • The Pulse • 17

TerraMáe T

erraMáe brings the Appalachian Trail’s rustic outdoors into the great city of Chattanooga in the form of cuisine. David Mitchell, managing partner with Mark Oldham, started developing the concept of the restaurant inspired by his goal of hiking the Appalachian Trail. Combine that with a love for the region’s cookery, and you get the spirit of that region in a restaurant with great food, passionate service, and unique culture. The restaurant provides proportional meals ranging from small to “sharable,” a communal-style dining experience with family-sized helpings. Most notable here is the “Whole Grilled Snapper MKT” entrée. The five-and-a-half pound red snapper is cooked and prepared whole, then served on a large cutting board or marble. This allows guests to get into the experience of sharing and enjoying interaction with the food. TerraMáe invites guests for Sunday brunch as well as lunch and dinner. The craft cocktail menu includes brilliant combinations inspired by some of the Southern literature they’re named for. The “Mockingbird” craft cocktail, taking its name from the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird,” is made of Pinnacle gin, Rothman & Winter Créme di Violette, mint, blackberry and soda. The forever-changing and expanding wine list includes everything from famous Chardonnays and Bordeauxs to selections from micro-wineries. Located in the Stone Fort Inn, down-

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The Scoop

“Wood is the new white linen.” Come in and dine the Appalachian way. Open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. TerraMáe Appalachian Bistro 120 E. 10th St. (423) 710-2925

town on E. 10th Street, where rustic meets posh, TerraMáe celebrates all the flavors from the peaks of Maine to sweet home Alabama. If you ask Mitchell about menu items such as the “Country Hot Pot” or the “Soul-Rubbed Pork Loin Salad,” he will tell you that these items evolved and grew from the organic culture of the restaurant. According to Head Chef Shelly Cooper, the flavor combination and the use of the handpicked ingredients make this dining experience unique. Cooper, a pivotal ingredient in the restaurant herself, brings more than passion to the mix—she brings an outstanding love for food evident in every taste.

Mellow Mushroom M

ellow Mushroom’s strength lies in its creativity—well, that and the delicious pizza. Founded in 1974 as a haven for college kids at Georgia Tech, the franchise has since expanded across the country, thanks to its unique formula and menus. As it turns out, a casual vibe, great beer selection, and Parmesan-crusted pies with fantastic flavor combinations are popular with more than just students. Each store is delightfully unique, and Chattanooga’s two locally owned locations are no exception. The downtown Mellow Mushroom has a college-town vibe, with ample space for special events and private parties in their so-called “Boom Room.” The Waterside location, “the mental mind oasis from the hustle & bustle of Shallowford Road,” is a bit more modern in aesthetic, with a large wraparound bar and ample patio space. Both share Mellow’s singular countercultural sensibility. The menu expresses that outlook, as well. The Magical Mystery Tour is a beloved pie at every location, with a pesto base and button and Portobello mushrooms with spinach, feta, and jalapeños. The Philosopher’s Pie has an olive oil and garlic base with grilled steak, Portobello, artichokes, Kalamata olives, provolone, feta, and mozzarella cheeses. As always, build your favorite pie by picking your sauce, ingredients, and Mellow bakes it until it’s golden brown and delicious! It’s not an afterthought—it’s what Mellow is built on. They also have vegetar-

The Scoop Ask about the “Dinner

Pizza • Salads • Calzones • Subs • Munchies • Bar

and a Movie” deal at the downtown location! Mellow Mushroom Downtown 205 Broad St. (423) 266-5564 Waterside 2318 Lifestyle Way (423) 468-3737

ian options and gluten-free pizzas. The menu doesn’t stop at creative pizzas. Calzones, hoagies, pretzels, hummus, etc…Mellow Mushroom serves up all sorts of goodies just waiting to be discovered. Did we mention beer? Mellow Mushroom is a beer lover’s delight. The downtown location features 40 taps, while Waterside offers 64 taps! Join the Beer Club and sample them all while you earn points towards house cash, free gear and your own personalized big mug. Specials are offered daily at each store, just in case you need an excuse to have a great time and eat some delicious food. So—see you there. Visit Mellow’s Facebook pages to check out all the fun, specials, discounts and events every week.

Downtown and Waterside

Sunday Fundays

$30 gets you an order of wings, a medium 2 ingredient pizza & a pitcher of beer! $10 MIMOSA PITCHERS $4 BLOODY MARYS





$5 Small cheese pizzas all day $3 Three Olive vodka cocktails $12 MYSTERY BUCKET


$1 Wine Night $2 Rolling Rock Tall Boys FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHT Pick 4 draft tastings for $6

WINNER WINNER $10 DINNER $10 Meals & $10 Pitchers

Power up your Power Lunch with 4 Mellow lunch specials under $8. Check Facebook for details, insider info and loads of fun & giveaways.




Drink all our beers and you’ll receive an awesome engraved mug!


205 Broad Street • 423.266.5554 Mellow Mushroom Chattanooga


2318 Lifestyle Way 423.266.5554

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im Striker has been in the live music and hospitality business for more than 20 years. RAW combines his concept of connecting with his clientele and delivering what they want by means of bringing great service in food, beverage and entertainment for a complete experience. RAW has been Chattanooga’s place to party for more than 10 years and features two floors of entertainment offering live music, Chattanooga’s best DJs and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The upstairs entertainment venue just been completely remolded and has placed a “wow factor” in an already lively environment. Working with local, regional and

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national artist, Striker matches this environment with fresh talent for the best entertainment available. Combine these elements with dollar beer every Friday and Saturday from 10 to 11 p.m., along with food and drink specials, and the party ramps up every night at RAW. With service that exceeds expectations and an enviable location on the Market Street side of Jack’s Alley, RAW continues to be a destination for Chattanooga residents and visitors alike looking for fine food and the best in entertainment. Checkout RAW’s Facebook page ( for updates, events and specials every week!

The Scoop

Party on two floors at RAW! Live music, DJs, dancing, and karaoke. Open seven days a week.

RAW 409 Market St. (423) 756-1919

Pickle Barrel P

iercing the corner of Market Street and Georgia Avenue, we can always recognize Pickle Barrel as “the place with the corner window.” The pie-shaped venue—longtime home to musicians, students and various hipsters—has a full bar tucked to the left as you walk in. Wooden tables with artistically mis-matched chairs and benches sit along the two walls until they converge at the window booth where you can watch passersby. But make your way from the snug, dimly lit downstairs up the spiral staircase and out into the fresh air at the outdoor patio, conveniently shaded by several of the few remaining larger trees in the downtown area, and a whole new vista opens up. Perhaps the most popular menu item is the fried pickles, served with ranch or a light horseradish sauce. The pickles are fresh, crisp, perfectly fried and served piping hot. Take a break from shopping or pop in on a lunch break and sit on the patio as you sink your teeth into their Reuben, topped with their “special dressing.” Note also that the Barrel makes its own saurkraut in a complicated procedure that involves the phases of the moon. The menu also offers a Grilled Portabella Sandwich and a Black & Bleu Burger with chipotle mayo, bleu cheese, tomato, onion, hot pepper cheese, cooked with Eric’s special spicy Cajun seasoning.

The Scoop

Enjoy the open-air patio atop Pickle Barrel on Wednesdays when they have 2-for-1 well drink specials for $4. The Pickle Barrel 1012 Market St. (423) 266-1103 • SPRING/SUMMER 2013 • CHATTANOOGA CHOW • The Pulse • 21

Mean Mug Coffehouse B

efore opening the Mean Mug Coffeehouse in December 2012, the owners researched coffee shops in other cities, searching for that perfect blend of classic coffee shop and restaurant. They used what they found to create a space that’s homey, comfortable and eclectic—and one in which you can get both a great cup of coffee and tasty, house-made food. Between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, you can enjoy breakfast (served all day) and fabulous sandwiches such as the “Denny” (egg scramble, American cheese, bacon and tomato) and the “Trap” (turkey, roasted red peppers, avocado smash and provolone), quiches and baked goods including a blueberry cinammon roll that is to die for. (Don’t even get us started on the coffee cake, especially for Saturday brunch.)

The Scoop

Mean Mug begins staying open late on Fridays for the Southside Art Stroll on May 31.

Mean Mug proudly serves locally roasted Velo coffee, delivered via bike from down the street fresh from the roaster, and its baristas are trained in perfect coffee-making by the Velo folks themselves. Their current signature blend, made for them by Velo, is Papua New Guinea/Rwanda, and they also feature single-origin coffees.

If you fall in love with what you’re drinking, Mean Mug sells bagged beans to take home. Non-coffee drinkers will find plenty of other choices, including a tea list, hot cocoa and sodas. Combine all this with free Wi-Fi, captivating, rotating art on loan from the Graffitti Art Gallery on the North Shore, and a

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Mean Mug Coffehouse 114 W. Main St. (423) 825-4206 meanmugcoffeehouse

patio that, as we saunter into summer, will be the place to be on Main Street, and you have the ideal destination for your breakfast or lunch quest.

Chattanooga Restaurant Listings AMERICAN

2 Squares a Day 3399 Amnicola Hwy. (423) 697-7595 A Bountiful Harvest 5228 Hixson Pike (423) 876-1922 Alchemy Spice Company 100 Cherokee Blvd, Suite 332 (423) 402-0319 All-American Grilled Delivery 3507 Ringgold Rd. (423) 698-2040 Aretha Frankensteins 518 Tremont St. (423) 265-7685 Armando’s • 8018 East Brainerd Rd. (423) 899-3705 • 4801 DaytonBlvd. (423) 870-9910 • 1814 E Main St. (423) 629-9218 • 4767 Hwy. 58 (423) 894-1413 • 7330 Hixson Pike (423) 842-0479 • 7032 Lee Hwy. (423) 855-0772 • 1105 Lafayette Rd. (706) 861-2252 • 5700 Ringgold Rd. (423) 867-5950 Back Inn Cafe 412 E. 2nd St. (423) 265-5033 Baked in Chattanooga 149 River St. (423) 580-1022 Bald Headed Bistro 201 Keith St. SW (423) 472-6000 Bart’s Lakeshore Restaurant 5840 Lake Resort Terrace (423) 870-0777 Bea’s Restaurant 4500 Dodds Ave. (423) 867-3618 Beef O’Brady’s 5958 Snow Hill Rd. Suite 101 (423) 910-0261

We strive to make our listings accurate, but things change. We recommend you call in advance or visit websites before visiting any restaurant. For updates and special deals, plase visit Beyond The Garden Gate 9508 Church St. (423) 238-2929 Big Chill 427 Market St, (423) 267-2445 Big River Grille 2020 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 553-7723 Big River Grille & Brewing Works 222 Broad St. (423) 267-2739 Big Table 118 Cross St. (423) 634-0772 Blacksmith’s 809 Market St. (423) 702-5461 Blue Plate 191 Chestnut St. (423) 648-6767 Blue Ribbon Cafe 9705 Dayton Pike (423) 332-5005 Bluegrass Grill 55 E. Main St. (423) 752-4020 Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar 1459 Riverside Drive (423) 622-0122 Bojangles’ Famous Chicken 1803 E 23rd St. (423) 622-7661 Bourbon Grill 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.

(423) 468-2064 Broad St. Grill 1201 Broad St. (423) 424-3700 Buddy O Jr’s 5813 Lee Hwy. (423) 899-1979 Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-9878 Buffalo Wild Wings 120 Market St. (423) 634-0468 Cafe Le Mont 801 Dodds Ave. (423) 629-1388 Cafe on the Corner 826 Scenic Hwy. (423) 825-5005 Canyon Grill 28 Scenic Hwy. #189 (706) 398-9510 Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken 526 E Martin Luther King Blvd. (423) 752-9198 Charley’s Grilled Subs 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., #309 (423) 894-0454 Charlie’s Restaurant Lounge 8504 Dayton Pike (423) 842-9744 Chattanooga Billiard Club 725 Cherry St. (423) 267-7740 Chattanooga Billiard Club 110 Jordan Drive (423) 499-3883 Chatto Brasserie 200 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 305-1352 Cheeburger Cheeburger 138 Market St. (423) 265-4108 Cherry St. Diner 701 Cherry St. (423) 266-4484 Chop House 2011 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-1222 City Cafe Diner • 901 Carter St. 423) 634-9191 • 7641 Lee Hwy. (423) 485-8222 Cookie Jar Cafe 1887 Kelly Cross Rd. (423) 949-5852 Countryside Cafe 8223 Mahan Gap Rd (423) 344-8646 Crave Café and Bakery 1110 Market St. Fc-4 (423) 531-1060 Dairi Kreme 1401 S Lee Hwy. (423) 472-8852 Delta Queen 100 River St. (423) 468-4500 Dinner in the Diner 1400 Market St. (423) 266-5000 Dockside Cafe 8411 Harrison Bay Rd. (423) 344-9998 Dub’s Place 4408 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-3151 ELEVEN 407 Chestnut St. (inside Doubletree Hotel) (423) 756-5150 Epicurean Restaurant 4301 Ringgold Rd. (423) 622-4139 Famous Dave’s 2122 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 954-3227 Fanatics 7601 E Brainerd Rd. (423) 894-2524 Firehouse Subs • 3849 DaytonBlvd. # 101 (423) 877-2345 • 6025 East Brainerd Rd. (423) 893-3473 • 1820 Gunbarrel Rd., #700 (423) 475-5491 Fireside Grille 3018 Cummings Hwy., Ste. H (423) 821-9898 Fireside Lounge 4021 Hixson Pike (423) 870-7078 Five Guys Burgers and Fries • 124 Stuart Rd. (423) 476-4878 • 401 Broad. St. (423) 531-8267 • 2020 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 664-3500 • 5110 Hixson Pike (423) 870-7772 Food Works 205 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 752-7487 Fork and Pie Bar 811 Market St. (423) 485-3257 Fox & Hound Pub & Grille 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 490-1200 Fresh to Order 1919 Gunbarrel Rd., Suite 103 (423) 826-5000 Gardens Restaurant 1400 Market St. (423) 266-4107 Giggles Grill 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233 Good Dog 34 Frazier Ave. (423) 475-6175 Griffin Footlong Hot Dogs 847 East Main St. (423) 265-5280 Heavenly Wings 5231 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-9949 Hennen’s 193 Chestnut St.

(423) 634-5160 Herman’s Soul Food and Catering 3821 Brainerd Rd. (423) 624-5715 HillbillyWilly’s BarB-Q & Catering 115 Browns Ferry Rd. (423) 821-2272 Hooters 5912 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-8668 Hungry House 4457 Highway 58 (423) 899-4507 Innside Restaurant 800 Chestnut St. (423) 266-7687 J Alexander’s Restaurant 2215 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-5559 J T’s Lounge & Pizza 830 Dodson Ave. (423) 622-2094 Jefferson’s 618 Georgia Ave. (423) 710-1560 Jenkins Country Style Buffet 4122 Ringold Rd. (423) 629-5449 Jimmy D’s Sports Bar & Grill 3901 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-2624 Jimmy John’s 973 Market St. (423) 305-6900 Kacey Home Cooking 6921 Lee Hwy. (423) 490-0896 Karl’s Family Restaurant 5100 Hixson Pike (423) 875-5506 Ken’s Burgers Plus 5515 Highway 58 (423) 344-9979 Keri’s Restaurant 2400 Executive Park NW (423) 303-3108 Kevin Browns Burger 8228 Mahan Gap Rd. (423) 344-8344 King’s Delight 1900 Dodson Ave. (423) 622-1896 Lamar’s Restaurant • SPRING/SUMMER 2013 • CHATTANOOGA CHOW • The Pulse • 23

1018 East ML King Blvd. (423) 266-0988 Lillie Mae’s Place 4712 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-8999 Logan’s 2119 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 499-4339 Lois’s Lounge & Restaurant 3013 Dodson Ave. (423) 698-4982 Lottie’s Diner 5790 Highway 411 (423) 338-8513 Marsha’s BackSt. Café 5032 1/2 Brainerd Rd. (423) 485-7911 McAlister’s Deli 2288 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 510-8299 McHale’s Brewhouse and Pub 724 Ashland Terrace (423) 877-2124 Merv’s 713 Mountain Creek Rd. (423) 877-0221 Moss Place II 707 Tunnel Blvd. (423) 629-6234 Niedlov’s Deli 3931 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 825-5555 Nikki’s Drive Inn 899 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 265-9015 North Chatt Cat 346 Frazier Ave. (423) 266-9466 Northshore Grille 16 Frazier Ave. (423) 757-2000 O’Heineys 825 Houston St. (423) 702-5687 Old Folks Lounge 5401 Wilbanks Drive (423) 843-9366 Outback Steakhouse • 501 Northgate Mall (423) 475-5482 • 2120 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-2600 Panera Bread • 417 Market St. (423) 266-2253 • 620 Northgate Mall (423) 877-0223 • 1810 Gunbarrel Rd (423) 899-2253 Petunia’s Silver Jalapeno 1110 Market St., Warehouse Row (423) 756-6010

24 • The Pulse • chattanooga chow • SPRING/SUMMER 2013 • Piccadilly Cafeteria 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 892-4909 Pickle Barrel Restaurant 1012 Market St. (423) 266-1103 Porter’s Steakhouse 827 Broad St. (423) 643-1240 Proni’s Pizza & Sub 5001 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-0770 Public House 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366 Pure Soda Works 181 River St. (423) 521-0326 Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe 4001 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 822-6477 Red Robin 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., #317 (423) 296-2520 Rembrandt’s Coffee House 204 High St. (423) 265-5033 River St. Deli 151 River St. (423) 756-3354 Riverside Catfish House 18039 Highway 41 (423) 821-9214 Ronnie’s Restaurant 408 Dodson Ave (423) 622-9398 Silver Diner 1400 Market St. (423) 266-5000 Sing It or Wing It 412 Market St. (423) 757-WING Sofa King Juicy Burger 1734 Dayton Blvd. (423) 490-7632 Southern BelleChattanooga Riverboat Company 201 Riverfront Pkwy., Pier 2 (423) 266-4488 Southern Burger Company 1110 Market St. (423) 825-4919 Southern Restaurant

3224 Dayton Blvd. (423) 877-9295 Southern Star 1300 Broad St. (423) 267-8899 Southside Bistro & Tavern 1301 Chestnut St. (423) 757-4730 St. John’s Meeting Place 1274 Market St. (423) 266-4571 St. John’s Restaurant 1278 Market St. (423) 266-4400 Station House Restaurant 1400 Market St. (inside Chattanooga Choo Choo) (423) 266-5000 Sugar’s Ribs 507 Broad St. (423) 508-8956 T.G.I. Friday’s 2 Broad St. (423) 752-8443 Taco Mac 423 Market St. (423) 267-8226 T-Bone’s Sports Cafe 1419 Chestnut St. (423) 266-4240 The Big Table 118 Cross St. (423) 634-0772 The Palms at Hamilton 6925 Shallowford Rd., Suite 202 (423) 499-5055 The Social 1110 Market St., Suite 103 (423) 266-3056 The Terminal Brewhouse 6 E. 14th St. (423) 752-8090 Tubby’s Real Burgers 710 CherokeeBlvd. (423) 265-0069 Urban Stack Burger Bar 12 West 13th St. (423) 386-5014 Vine St. Market 1313 Hanover St. (423) 266-8463 Wally’s Restaurant 1600 McCallie Ave. (423) 698-4643 Wally’s Restaurant

6521 Ringgold Rd. (423) 899-6151 Yellow Deli 737 McCallie Ave. (423) 468-1777 Zarzour’s Cafe 1627 Rossville Ave. (423) 266-0424 Zaxby’s • 5013 Hixson Pike (423) 875-0230 • 623 Signal Mtn. Blvd. (423) 490-9913 • 1430 NW 25th St. (423) 479-4562


Asia Buffet 6901 Lee Hwy., Suite G (423) 499-8865 Best China 4340 Ringgold Rd. (423) 698-0067 Buffet King 5230 Hwy. 153 (423) 877-8816 Chef Lin Buffet 5084 South Terrace Rd. (423) 510-1998 China Cafe 14 E. 7th St. (423) 266-1521 China Cafeteria 511 Market St. (423) 265-1522 China Garden Restaurant 4839 Hwy. 58 (423) 894-6776 China Gourmet 321 Browns Ferry Rd. (423) 821-8500 China House 7601 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-8670 China Kitchen 9408 Apison Pike, Ste. 3A (423) 396-9898 China Lee 3815 Dayton Blvd. (423) 877-6917 China Moon 5600 Brainerd Rd. (423) 893-8088 China Rose 9203 Lee Hwy. (423) 238-1268 Forbidden City 2273 Gunbarrel Rd. Suite 103 (423) 305-1087 Formosa Restaurant 5425 Hwy. 153, #9 (423) 875-6953 Fortune House Restaurant 1210 Taft Hwy. (423) 517-8999 Fuji Steak and Sushi 2207 Overnite Dr. (423) 892-2899 Genghis Grill 138 Market St. (423) 634-1188 Hibachi Express 3625 Keith St. NW (423) 339-2396 Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet 6734 Lee Hwy. (423) 855-8070 Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant 8644 E. Brainerd Rd., Ste 106 (423) 899-4878 Ichiban Japanese Steak House • 5621 Brainerd Rd. (423) 892-0404 • 5035 Hixson Pike (423) 875-0473 Imperial Garden Restaurant 2288 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 499-9333 Kanpai Of Tokyo 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-8204 Kimball Chinese Buffet 401 Kimball Crossing Dr. (423) 837-0089 Kumo Hibachi & Sushi 6025 East Brainerd Rd. (423) 468-3385 Little Tokyo Express 4516 Hixson Pike (423) 874-0500 Mandarin Garden Restaurant 5450 Highway 153 (423) 877-8899 Mikado Sushi Bar Noodle House 7003 Lee Hwy. (423) 899-3236 Na Go Ya 4921 Brainerd Rd. (423) 509-8586 New China Buffet & Grill 3444 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-6988 New China Restaurant 3710 Ringgold Rd. (423) 495-1818 New China Restaurant 1900 Broad St. (423) 267-5941 New Peking Mandarin House 1801 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-6480 Old Saigon 2601 Dayton Blvd (423) 876-0322 P F Chang’s China Bistro 2110 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 242-0045 Red Ginger Bistro 1801 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-6480 TakoYaki 172 Old Mouse Creek Rd. (423) 728-3010 Teriyaki House 5908 Ringgold Rd. (423) 892-8483 The New Dynasty Restaurant 1999 Keith St. NW (423) 728-5488 The Rice Boxx 3600 Hixson Pike (423) 305-0855 Typhoon Of Tokyo 3953 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-6142 Yummy 919 Old 25th St. (423) 339-0701


Couture Cakes 5228 Hixson Pike (423) 876-1922 Cupcake Divas 60 25th St. Suite 2 (423) 473-2788 Cupcake Kitchen 500 Broad St. (423) 668-8060 Federal Bakeshop 1966 Northpoint Blvd., Ste D (423) 870-2255 GiGi’s Cupcakes 1906-C Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 468-4803 Koch’s Bakery 1900 Broad St. (423) 265-3331


Bone’s Smokehouse 9012 E Brainerd Rd. (423) 894-2663 Choo Choo Bar-B-Que 6410 Hixson Pike (423) 843-9554 Choo Choo Bar-B-Que 3951 Ringgold Rd. (423) 629-1313 Choo Choo Bar-B-Que 7910 East Brainerd Rd. (423) 553-8888 Choo Choo Bar-B-Que 900 Appling St. (423) 622-1802 Chubby’s Barbeque 3801 Rossville lvd. • SPRING/SUMMER 2013 • CHATTANOOGA CHOW • The Pulse • 25

(423) 867-4422 Couch’s Barbecue 8307 Old Lee Hwy. (423) 238-4801 Dixie BBQ 1530 Boy Scout Rd. (423) 842-4025 Hickory Pit BBQ 5611 Ringgold Rd (423) 894-1217 Lockhart’s Fire & Smoke Catering 909 Belvoir Hills Cir. (423) 421-8872 Porker’s BBQ 1251 Market St. (423) 267-2726 Rib and Loin 5946 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-6465 Smokey Bones 2225 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 893-7850 Sticky Fingers Restaurant • 2031 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-7427 • 420 Broad St. (423) 265-7427 Sugar’s Ribs 2450 15th Ave. (423) 826-1199


Cadence Coffee Company 16 Patten Parkway (423) 521-7686 Camp House Espresso 1427 Williams St. (423) 702-8081 Chattz Coffee 1010 Market St. (423) 756-8890 Choo Choo Cafe Espresso 1400 Market St. (800) 872-2529 Greyfriar’s Coffee & Tea Co. 406-B Broad St. (423) 267-0376 Mean Mug Coffeehouse 114 West Main St. (423) 825-4206 Pasha Coffee & Tea 3914 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 475-5482 Stone Cup Coffee House 330 Frazier Ave. (423) 521-3977 Stroud’s 1201 Broad St. (423) 424-3770 Velo Coffee Roasters

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509 East Main St. (423) 718-8161


Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant 1463 Market St. (423) 757-0088


Airhost Deli 1001 Airport Rd. (423) 855-2263 Ankar’s Downtown 510 Broad St. (423) 266-0017 Ankar’s Hoagies • 5018 Hixson Pike (423) 876-7158 • 4764 Highway 58 (423) 894-3808 • 5966 Brainerd Rd. (423) 899-3074 Bleacher Bums 850 Market St., #102 (423) 634-1083 Blimpie Subs & Salads 3800 Tennessee Ave. (423) 825-0050 Daved’s Deli 7639 Middle Valley Rd. (423) 842-9088 Deli Boys 2538 Keith St. NW (423) 472-8868 Figgy’s Sandwich Shop 805 Chestnut St. (423) 266-8675 Flatiron Deli 706 Walnut St. (423) 266-2620 Fox & Hen Cafe Deli 6219 Lee Hwy., Suite 8 (423) 531-1542 Gardner’s Market 262 Broad St. NW (423) 478-3906 Glen Gene Deli • 5748 Hwy. 153 (423) 877-9997 • 7025 Shallowford Rd (423) 899-7733 Golly Whoppers 6337 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 855-2001 Jason’s Deli 2115 Gunbarrel Rd., Suite 14 (423) 296-1096 Jenkins Deli 88 Mouse Creek Rd. NW (423) 478-1648 Las Esperanza Bakery 5400 Brainerd Rd. (423) 893-6263 Lenny’s Sub Shop 1913 Gunbarrel Rd. #101 (423) 899-5539 Little Lunch Box 5959 Shallowford Rd. #201 (423) 510-9860 Mindy B’s Deli 826 Georgia Ave. (423) 521-7932 Nicks Deli & Marketplace 5149 Hixson Pike (423) 877-5818 Niedlov’s Breadworks 215 E Main St. (423) 756-0303 Out Of The Blue Cafe & Kites 3230 Brainerd Rd. (423) 698-7883 Quiznos • 6514 Ringgold Rd. (423) 893-5210 • 2020 Gunbarrel Rd. # 403 (423) 892-9838 Steamboat 5950 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-6355 Steamboat Super Sandwiches 812 Broad St. (423) 756-8388 Willie’s Deli 7701 N Lee Hwy. (423) 336-8008


Baskin-Robbins • 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., #301 (423) 893-0505 • 4767 Hwy. 58 (423) 894-5931 • 6990 E. Brainerd Rd (423) 892-5131 Ben & Jerry’s 201 Broad St. (423) 265-8606 Bruster’s Real Ice Cream • 1406 Jenkins Rd. (423) 510-9993 • 4241 Hixson Pike (423) 877-9119 Clumpies Ice Cream Co 26 Frazier Ave #B (423) 267-5425 Cold Stone Creamery 100 Chestnut St. (423) 267-0888 Cool Swirl

7540 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 521-6300 Dunkin Donuts • 7647 East Brainerd Rd. (423) 521-7264 • 5311 Hwy. 153 (423) 710-1873 Hot Chocolatier 201 West Main St., Suite 101 (423) 266-3066 Ice Cream Show 105 Walnut St. (423) 702-5173 Julie Darling Donuts 121 Frazier Ave. (423) 591-3737 Kay’s Kastles Inc 8804 Dayton Pike (423) 332-3310 Marble Slab Creamery 1913 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 899-6480 Milk and Honey 135 North Market St. (423) 521-3123 Nana’s Frozen Custard 6707 Hixson Pike (423) 842-3003 Perkits Yogurt 3306 Keith St. NW (423) 476-1668 Rita’s Italian Ice 100 Market St. (423) 531-2735 Tasty Daylight Donuts • 841 Chestnut St. (423) 531-0930 • 1414 Jenkins Rd. (423) 531-3444


212 Market 212 Market St. (423) 265-1212 Elemental 313 Manufacturer’s Rd. (423) 648-9160 TerraMae Appalachian Bistro 120 East 10th St. (423) 710-2925

FOOD TRUCKS A Taste of Argentina Various locations (423) 255-5163 Famous Nater’s World Famous Various locations

(423) 596-5457 King of Pops Various locations (622) 701-7999 Local Slice Various locations (423) 509-2644 Monkey Town Donut Company Various locations (423) 619-3898 Rock-n-Tacos Various locations (423) 280-3392 Rusty’s Nutz of Chattanooga Various locations (423) 544-5692 Southern Burger Company Various locations (423) 825-4919 The Missing Link Various locations (423) 762-7966


Brewhaus 224 Frazier Ave. (423) 531-8490


Acropolis 2213 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-5341


Ben & Jerry’s 201 Broad St. (423) 265-8606 Clumpies Ice Cream Co. 26 Frazier Ave. (423) 267-5425 Cold Stone Creamery 100 Chestnut St. (423) 267-0888 Cool Swirl 7540 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 521- 6300 Ice Cream Show 129 Walnut St. (423) 702-5173 Incline Ice Cream Depot 3917 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 821-5000 Marble Slab Creamery 1913 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 899-6480 Nana’s Frozen Custard 6707 Hixson Pike (423) 842-3003 Sweet CeCe’s 330 Frazier Ave. (423) 710-1633 Menchie’s 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 531- 8020 Mr T’s Pizza and Ice Cream 3924 Tennessee Ave. (423) 821- 5084 Nana’s Frozen Custard 6707 Hixson Pike (423) 842-3003 Rita’s 100 Market St. (423) 531- 2735 Sweet CeCe’s 330 Frazier Ave. (423) 710-1633 Sweet Frog 2288 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 305-0696 Top It Off 401 Broad St. (423) 475- 5192


India Mahal Restaurant 5970 Brainerd Rd. (423) 510-9651 Sitar Indian Cuisine 200 Market St. (423) 894-9696 The Curry Pot 6940 Lee Hwy. (423) 648- 5069


Alfredo’s Italian Restaurant 3450 Cummings Hwy. (423) 702-5133 Alleia 25 E. Main St. (423) 305-6990 Biba’s Italian Restaurant 5918 Hixson Pike (423) 843-0001 Boccaccia 3077 Broad St. (423) 266-2930 Carrabba’s Italian Grill 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 894-9970 Mom’s Italian Villa 1257 Market St. (423) 266-2204 Nino’s Italian Restaurant 720 Mississippi Ave. (423) 886-1900 Provino’s • SPRING/SUMMER 2013 • CHATTANOOGA CHOW • The Pulse • 27

Italian Restaurant 5084 South Terrace (423) 899-2559 Rafael’s Italian Restaurant 3877 Hixson Pike (423) 508-8561 Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria 212 High St. (423) 265-5033


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Fuji Steak and Sushi 5437 Hwy. 153 (423) 531-3183 Hibachi Grill 6734 Lee Hwy. (423) 855-8070 Ichiban Japanese Steak House • 5425 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-0404 • 5621 Brainerd Rd. (423) 892-0404 Kanpai Of Tokyo 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-8204 Little Tokyo Express 4516 Hixson Pike (423) 874-0500 Mikado Sushi Bar Noodle House 7003 Lee Hwy. (423) 899-3236 Rice Plate 4762 Hwy. 58 (423) 296-2899 Sekisui 1120 Houston St. (423) 267-4600 Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi 1806 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 296-6500 Sushi Nabe Of Kyoto 110 River St. (423) 634-0171 sushinabe Teriyaki House 5908 Ringgold Rd. (423) 892-8483 Typhoon Of Tokyo 3953 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-6142

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Conga Latin Food 207 E. Main St. (423) 201-4806 Las Brisas de Machu Picchu 5813 Lee Hwy. (423) 774-1975 Los Potros 5611 Ringgold Rd. (423) 406-2940 Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina 2115 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 894-7144 Taco Roc 6960 Lee Hwy. (423) 653-1001


Brainerd Farmers Market 20 Belvoir Rd. (423) 531-7642 Chattanooga Market 1826 Reggie WhiteBlvd. (423) 531-7640 Main St. Farmers Market 325 East Main St. (423) 531-7641 Ringgold Market 877 Lafayette St. (423) 531-7645 Signal Mountain Farmers Market 815 Anderson Pike (423) 531-7643 St. Alban’s Hixson Farmers Market 7514 Hixson Pike (423) 821-0350 (423) 531-7644

MEDITERRANEAN Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe 432 Market St. (423) 779-3100


Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy 2102 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-7400 Amigo Mexican Restaurant • 5794 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-5435 • 5450 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-8049 • 1906 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-9928 amigorestaurant Ayala Mexican Restaurant 1832 Taft Hwy. (423) 886-0063 Blue Coast Burrito 5591 Hwy. 153

(423) 877-1880 Cancun Restaurant • 1809 Broad St. (423) 266-1461 • 7010 Lee Hwy. (423) 894-1942 • 5307 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-9785 Casa Raul 2502 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-5348 El Matador 8968 Dayton Pike (423) 332-9248 El Matador Mexican Restaurant 9203 Lee Hwy. (423) 238-6655 El Meson Restaurante Mexicano 2204 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 894-8726 El Metate 5922 Hixson Pike (423) 842-1400 El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant 6700 Ringgold Rd. (423) 313-1477 Fiesta Grill Express 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-8844 Five 8 Burrito 5715 Hwy. 58 (423) 710-1858 La Altena 364 Northgate Mall (423) 877-7433 La Altena 314 W. Main St. (423) 266-7595 LA Cocina Mexican Restaurant 5425 Hwy. 153 (423) 386-5655 Las Margaritas • 3100 Cummings Hwy. (423) 825-0304 4604 Skyview Dr, (423) 892-3065 • 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 756-3332 lasmargaritas Los Amigos 3536 Cummings Hwy. (423) 521-7676 Moe’s Southwest Grill 1820 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 553-6930 Mojo Burrito • 1800 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-6656 • 1414 Jenkins Rd. (423) 296-6656 • 3815 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 822-6656 Qdoba Mexican Grill 414 Market St. (423) 756-4777 Rio Picante Mexican Grille & Bar 203 W. 2nd St. (423) 386-5170 Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina 2115 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 894-7144 Taco Mamacita 109 N. Market St. (423) 648-MAMA Taco Roc 6960 Lee Hwy. (423) 653-1001


University Pizza & Deli 422 Vine St. (423) 756-8700


Aji Peruvian Restaurant 9413 Apison Pike (423) 396-3919


Crust Pizza • 3211 Broad St. (423) 756-4040 • 103 Signal Mountain Rd. (423) 877-6469 Hill City Pizza 12 Frazier Ave. (423) 702-5451 Howz about a Pizza 8909 Hwy. 58 (423) 344-5757 Hungry Howie’s Pizza 4345 Ringgold Rd. (423) 629-7007 J T’s Lounge & Pizza 830 Dodson Ave. (423) 622-2094 Jet’s Pizza 3600 Hixson Pike (423) 757-1616 Lupi’s Pizza Pies • 406 Broad St. (423) 266-5874 • 1414 Jenkins Rd. (423) 855-4104 • 5506 Hixson Pike (423) 847-3700

Mellow Mushroom • 205 Broad St. (423) 266-5564 • 2318 Lifestyle Way (423) 468-3737 Mom’s Italian Villa 1257 Market St. (423) 266-2204 Mr T’s Pizza St Elmo 3924 Tennessee Ave. (423) 821-5084 New York Pizza Dept. 5731 Hwy. 153 (423) 531-8830 PaPa Dough’s Pizza & Ice Cream 3536 Cummings Hwy. (423) 305-1775 Rafael’s Italian Restaurant 3877 Hixson Pike (423) 508-8561 University Pizza & Deli 422 Vine St. (423) 756-8700


Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-9878 Buffalo Wild Wings • 120 Market St. (423) 634-0468 • Northgate Mall (423) 877-3338 Hooters 5912 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-8668

SOUTHWESTERN Moe’s Southwest Grill • 1820 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 553-6930 • 615 McCallie Ave. (423) 425-4200


Chef Lin 5084 South Ter. (423) 510-1998 Fuji Steak and Sushi 2207 Overnite Drive (423) 892-2899 E Sushi 200 Market St. (423) 668-2788 Ichiban Japanese Steak House • 5621 Brainerd Rd. (423) 892-0404 • 5425 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-0404

Kanpai Of Tokyo 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-8204 Kumo Hibachi & Sushi 6025 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 468-3385 New China Buffet & Grill 3450 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-6988 Raw Sushi Bar 409 Market St. (423) 756-1919 Sekisui 1120 Houston St. (423) 267-4600 Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi 1806 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 296-6500 Sushi Nabe 110 River St. (423) 634-0171


Cloud 9 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 521-4737 Terra Nostra Tapas and Wine 105 Frazier Ave. (423) 634-0238


Rain Thai Bistro 6933 Lee Hwy. (423) 386-5586 Rice Plate 4762 Hwy. 58 (423) 296-2899 Sawasdee Thai Restaurant 4008 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 822-9001 Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine 5845 Brainerd Rd. (423) 485-8836 Thai Smile 3 219 Market St. (423) 266-2333

VIETNAMESE Old Saigon 2601 Dayton Blvd. (423) 876-0322 Seoul: Korean and Vietnamese Cuisine 6231 Perimeter Drive (423) 855-9113

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New York Pizza Department A major goal of New York Pizza Department is giving patrons the full experience of its namesake city without the requisite travel time. The restaurant just celebrated its one-year anniversary March 26, and has already been named Best New Restaurant in Tennessee for 2012 by, as well as one of the “Top Ten Restaurants in Chattanooga” for 2013 by the same site. Offering Chattanooga’s first authentic New York pizza by the slice—available in either the big, foldable style or with thick, chewy “Sicilian” crust—as well as whole pies, NYPD has something to please everyone. These pies are also a full 24 inches, almost half a size larger than any competitor. Eighteen different specialty pies are on offer, including the “Meaty Accusation” (pepperoni, meatball, ground sausage and bacon) and the “Brazen Brooklyn Buffalo” (grilled chicken breast, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, tomato and mozzarella cheese). Other specialties of New York pizzerias are available as well, from garlic knots to calzones and stromboli. New menu additions include authentic Philly cheesesteaks and Italian beef sandwiches. They even have tiramisu, cannoli and New York cheesecake for dessert! With a commitment to handmade, from-scratch ingredients, your choice always comes with the highest quality in mind. The Cilen brothers consider their family-run establishment a tribute to the fallen heroes of 9/11, an event that shaped the lives of people around the globe. They also acknowledge the sacrifices made each and every day by police officers, firefighters, emergency responders and military personnel everywhere. As a small token of appreciation for the tremendous work of these heroes, they receive a special discount at NYPD every day.

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For everyone else, they also offer a daily lunch special, and can get you in and out quickly with the famously efficient hustle of any true New York pizzeria. A new expansion opens by the middle of May that includes more seating inside and on the patio, as well as an event room that can accommodate up to 40 people.

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