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Feathering the Dove of Peace I first met Doug Shipman, chief executive officer of the soon-to-open National Center for Civil and Human Rights in 2007, while researching an article for the Los Angeles Times. He was filled with passion for this project—and now, as the project’s long and sometimes rocky journey comes close to its milestone, he still is.
As Shipman emphasized, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights will not be a museum, but rather a living, changing place.”
Shipman was invited by James McKissic and Chattanooga’s Office of Multicultural Affairs to speak at a recent luncheon at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. Some attendees were likely already familiar with the basic facts about this major regional institution: The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a 42,000-square-foot facility in the heart of downtown Atlanta, located at Pemberton Place, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, The New
World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. Its mission is to be a “world-class cultural institution dedicated to exploring stories of civil and human rights.” Land for the Center was donated by Coca Cola, and as Shipman told the crowd, that JANIS HASHE caused community controversy. Many felt it should be located on Auburn Avenue, site of the MLK Center, helping to revitalize the neighborhood and acknowledging the significance of the area’s connection to the civil rights movement. But Center officials continued to meet with city residents, listened to their concerns, and in the end, most were reconciled to the idea that the site selected would allow more visitors from around the world more access. A streetcar will run from the Center to Auburn Avenue, and, eventually, to the Carter Center, linking three major Atlanta institutions involved in civil and human rights work. Shipman noted that within the past couple of years, several 50-year anniversaries of important American civil rights events have occurred. The generation who participated in and remembers this time is aging, and in many cases, already gone. “Only 25 percent
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of Americans are old enough to remember the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech,” he said. Part of the Center’s work will be to ensure that these events are not forgotten— but as Shipman emphasized, the Center will not be a museum, but rather a living, changing place. The human rights aspect of the institution’s mission will be just as important as the civil rights aspect, including making sure that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its 30 articles continue to be put forward as a world standard. The first article in the Declaration reads: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” When have we needed to remember that more urgently, even here in our own country? When the Center opens on June 23, it will be a regional treasure, and we in Chattanooga are very fortunate to live only a short drive away. Family field trip, anyone?
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Planning a Bigger and Better Chattanooga
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Growing Forward project launches public input stage Cities and counties are in constant need of improvement. Roads need widening, buildings need remodeling, and schools, housing, and businesses need to be built. Change can be exciting—but sometimes the process seems to take forever to get moving. Yet no project can get started without planning. One
major project in the works for our area combines planning and public opinion: Growing Forward. Described as “our community’s new planning framework for the future of Chattanooga and Hamilton County area,” Growing Forward is a threestep plan that involves reviewing the past, revising the present, and renewing
plans for the future. The first step, Renewing Our Vision, sets the stage for Growing Forward. Designed as a comprehensive overview, Renewing Our Vision will provide an analysis of changes in our demographics, environment, and infrastructure. Renewing Our Vision also allows locals to determine important values and goals and what level of priority
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Mike McJunkin This week's cover story is by longtime food writer and professional chef Mike McJunkin, a native Chattanoogan who has gained considerable experience with food through his obsessive habit of eating several times each and every day. Along the way
Thu, May 22 • 7:15 PM they are for the community. While still in its early stages, the team at Growing Forward offers several ways to get involved, including a monthly newsletter, a calendar of upcoming events, a contact page to share thoughts, and more. To learn more about and keep track of Growing Forward visit growingforwardchc.com — Madeline Chambliss
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Rick Baldwin he has trained chefs, owned and operated restaurants, and singlehandedly increased Chattanooga’s meat consumption statistics for three consecutive years. He can tell you what balut tastes like, what it’s like to eat pork blood boat noodles on the streets of Thailand and how to cure bacon in a loft apartment. He is also quite active on Facebook at facebook.com/SushiAndBiscuits
Pulse editorial cartoonist Rick Baldwin is a comedian, actor, artist and writer born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. His award-winning cartoon strips and editorial cartoons have appeared in publications worldwide and as illustrations for several books. He
began stand-up comedy in 1986 and after an extended retirement will return to his comedy performing roots with a one man show titled, "Under The Kilt." Rick is host of the popular podcast "Life in a Kilt Show" which he records from his home studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Rick returned to our pages in April after a sabbatical, and we are very happy to see his unique take on life in our pages. chattanoogapulse.com • May 15-21, 2014 • The Pulse • 5
Keepers of the Garden Step Up with Solar Unitarian Universalist Church is the first in the city to install solar panels.
The Unitarian Universalists conducted a stewardship drive to collect the $20,000 needed to purchase and install the solar panels.”
Sandra Kurt is an environmental community activist and is presently working through the Urban Century Institute. Visit her website at enviroedu.net
It was Earth Day, April 22, 2014 when a truck loaded with solar panels drove into the parking lot of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Chattanooga. There was a wave of anticipation and excitement when, three days later, the switch was flipped and 12 panels silently produced a l m o s t three kilowatts of solar power SANDRA for the first time. For church congregants, it was the latest project in their Green Sanctuary Initiative and a statement of justice and stewardship. It was also a first for Chattanooga. One wonders why. Most people who attend church regularly profess the requirement to love one another. Why haven’t more churches taken this loving step to reduce carbon pollution for the sake of our fellow inhabitants on Earth? It’s a natural thing
to do. After all, solar has guaranteed us energy longer than land-based water, coal, oil or nuclear sources. The sun keeps life going. It has warmed us and caused wind to blow, not to mention providing us food through plant photosynthesis. The trouble is that it is so diffuse in its distribution. Every fifth-grade boy knows KURTZ how to focus the sun’s rays through a magnifying glass to burn up an ant or start a fire, but we are now learning how to capture solar rays more efficiently and how to channel its captured energy for beneficial uses. People sometimes list numerous reasons why solar cannot possibly be our only source of energy: 1. The sun doesn’t shine at night. No kidding. Good to know. This is where batteries and
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storage come in. Think new battery industry and jobs connected to solar power. Much work in increasing battery efficiency is already being done. 2. It takes up too much land space for the same amount of energy one gets from a nuclear plant. The land used for a nuclear plant is forever off-limits due to radiation contamination, monitoring, and security. Solar energy can be collected from rooftops, highways, and parking lots without co-opting prime agricultural land. Besides, when there’s a solar accident, we call it a sunny day. 3. We don’t live in a good area to get enough solar energy. Guess what? Tennessee has more solar energy to draw on than Germany, the country that on sunny days can now supply solar power for about 30 percent of German consumption. Germany is hoping to have 80 percent of its power produced from renewables by 2035. 4. It’s too expensive. It used to be. Prices have come down dramatically. A Duke University study finds the price for solar energy is now at or below the cost of more conventional fuels. In Tennessee, the fastestgrowing industry last year was solar. Remember too that a so-
lar panel on your roof increases the value of your home, while reducing your monthly energy payment. Further, if you produce solar electrons for the grid, TVA will pay you $.04/ kilowatt hour, thereby reducing your electric bill. People of faith, it’s time to step up. If we are keepers of the Garden and the Garden is suffering, then action is required. Installing solar panels to reduce carbon footprints and help clean air for others is one moral thing to do. The Unitarian Universalists conducted a stewardship drive to collect the $20,000 needed to purchase and install the solar panels. It’s a first step toward a vision of a small carbon-neutral power plant in harmony with the environment and in support of justice. In time, if enough of us do this, we can stop burning coal supplied by mountain-top removal mining that results in forest destruction, poisoned water and unhealthy communities. We can produce electricity without radioactive trash. Let’s create a good faith movement. The solar panels can be seen from I-24 near the Germantown Road Entrance. The church is located at 3224 Navajo Drive.
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Lives On The Line
A pro chef’s kitchen is not for the faint of heart by Mike McJunkin
The art of a chef is born from techniques learned and mastered over a lifetime, utilizing a continually changing lineup of raw products, served to a capricious and demanding clientele.”
he morning alarm assaults his ears like the sounds of a slaughterhouse; piercing his coma-like slumber with its screeching message that sleepy-time is over. Last night was brutal. His eyes open and the memory of that night begins to play in his mind through an “Apocalypse Now”-Martin Sheen-flashback sort of haze. It’s Friday night and there were almost 120 covers...three 10-tops, herds of four-tops, VIPs kept rolling in and blindsiding front-of-house...we were totally slammed by 8:30 and had to 86 teres AND the bass. I was running expo through this huge exodus and killing on that soigné risotto—the one with the zucchini blossoms that goes a la minute... We were seriously crushing it until this green-ass virgin on sauté goes down two orders as we go to plate…TWO ORDERS! Weeds start sprouting up all over the kitchen while he fires both orders on the fly, grill is bitching about missing her cigarette break and the rail is jammed. Then it got really quiet for just a minute, like that moment after you fall just before you hit the ground.
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Then the sound of the printer cut right through the silence, churning out dupe after dupe...I really thought we were going to crash and burn. Jason is working a double today and it’s Saturday, the busiest day of the week. That means he’ll get to the restaurant at 8 a.m., work all day and help close. Theoretically, he should get a two-three hour break sometime in the afternoon, but in reality he knows he’ll be lucky if he gets to huddle over a plate of food in a back booth between rushes, or sit on a stack of milk crates on the back dock to smoke a rare, unhurried cigarette. Such is the plight of a chef at a busy, popular, casual-dining restaurant. Jason wants to eventually rise to become an executive chef in a fine-dining restaurant, but for now he pays his dues
and hones his skills as best he can in this turn-and-burn subculture filled with sex, drugs and home refrigerators cluttered with to-go containers of leftover cauliflower purée and Lagunitas. “Jason” is not his real name. He decided to use a pseudonym because he broke most of his restaurant’s rules and several health-code regulations to let me hang around as he went about his normal workday. In order to secure the silence of several prep cooks, I had to resort to a bribe using the alternative currency of any restaurant kitchen: beer and cigarettes. As we walked through the metal service door to the kitchen that morning, Jason took huge, deliberate sips from a tea glass full of coffee as if the liquid contained a cure for the herpes he got from a hostess two years ago. Sadly, it does not. But it does help him absorb the magnitude of the prep lists hanging at each station on the line. The “line” is where the cooking is done, usually set up in a horizontal line and divided into “stations” manned by chefs or line cooks. This is also where Gordon Ramsey would get punched
in the throat if he screamed at any of the scarred, tattooed misfit line cooks and chefs I have ever known, including Jason’s associates that have begun to descend on the prep list like a swarm of grasscutter ants building a nest. Steaming 20-quart stock pots line the stoves and stacks of empty wooden crates begin to pile up as the chefs clean, chop, dice, brunoise and chiffonade literal piles of produce. This is done while discussing important matters such as the previous night’s inadvertent discovery that mixing wine and Heineken together is disgusting, even if you give it a cute name like “Weineken”. I also learned this pro tip while watching the chefs do their mise en place: If you are not prepared to completely abandon any shred of political correctness and every item in your catalog of offenses, then you have no business in a professional kitchen. Line cooks are some of the hardestworking, most humble and honest people you will ever meet. Many of them also happen to be felons, alcoholics and members of just about every fringe subculture you can imagine (and some you have never imagined). They’ll work a grueling 14-hour shift after being up all night with a sick baby, then still manage to joke around and have a couple of beers with you at the end of it. The kitchen is where I learned to never judge a book by its cover, even if that cover is adorned with neck tattoos, votes Republican, or speaks a different language—we were all part of an informal and unnamed tribe. In the best restaurants, the crew becomes like a second family, complete with all the fighting, yelling and irritation that comes with spending most waking hours together, sharing some of
the most mundane and some of the most important moments of your life together. Tthis is, in part, because line cooks virtually never get time off for normal, human things such as Thanksgiving, Christmas or birthdays. Once the restaurant’s doors open, Jason and his fellow chefs de partie complete their transformation into a finely tuned machine. Customers do not have the courtesy to trickle in this morning. Instead, today begins with a stampede of hungry patrons.The kitchen printer immediately begins to spit out orders and continues for the next 12 hours in a merciless, metronome-like rhythm that will surely haunt my dreams. Watching this crew work was like watching a ballet performance in a blacksmith shop, a strangely beautiful interplay of both grace and grit. Through each service, every chef is responsible for flawlessly creating a wide range of dishes over and over and over again. To reproduce a dish 50-60 times a day, from highly perishable ingredients, all while having to take into account the taste, texture, and visual appeal of each component on the plate is a big part of what makes professional cooking both an art and a craft. The art of a chef is born from techniques learned and mastered over a lifetime, utilizing a continually changing lineup of raw products, served to a capricious and demanding clientele. Not only must each dish be executed in a timely manner and with incredible attention to detail, but each individual chef must sync his or her efforts with everyone else in the kitchen to ensure every plate gets to the table simultaneously hot, fresh and picture-perfect. This may seem different from what you
see on the Food Network, but the type of kitchen Jason and his comrades work in doesn’t make good television. It’s not a fine-dining, special-occasion restaurant where a Michelin star chef hovers over a plate of Partially Sedated Sea Monkey, Bamboo Shoot and Papaya Salad with tweezers and squirt bottles for this week’s episode of Travel Channel food porn. It’s also not an assembly-line chain restaurant where Dane Cook-esque characters freely abuse food “product” that has been processed, fabricated and portioned so that a mouth-breathing microwave operator in a backwards snapback can get it onto a plate before the next order of poppers, skins or whatever fresh-frozen hell coaxed out of Guy Fieri’s bloated brain appears on the rail. This is an independently owned, casual-dining restaurant that cares about the quality of food they cook and, most importantly, about the people they hire to cook it. Restaurants like these are scattered all over Chattanooga and are filled with hard-working chefs and kitchen staff that jump through enormous, stress-filled hoops simply to make sure the food being served for your awkward firstdate or rare night out with the family is delicious and memorable. Chefs live for the smile on a diner’s face just like an actor lives for the applause or a comedian for the laughter. It takes a special kind of person to be willing to subject themselves to the particular brand of madness. As we left the kitchen just before midnight that night, Jason turned to me and said, “See, that wasn’t so bad. We’ll be home, throwing back a beer in no time.” Like I said, it takes a special person to be a chef.
This is an independently owned, casual-dining restaurant that cares about the quality of food they cook and, most importantly, about the people they hire to cook it.
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Southern Sippin’ Liquor
’VE BEEN WRITING FOR THE PULSE FOR TEN MONTHS now and I have enjoyed every moment of it. Almost. The truth is that every so often I get an assignment that leaves me struggling to find something to say about what I’ve just heard. Some folks make music the way McDonald’s makes hamburgers, and trying to write about the good in that is…taxing.
Reimagined Pyramid Clever, edgy new release from Mythical Motors Mythical Motors is at it again. The boys in the band have been busy producing a new album as well as playing a slew of gigs with the likes of Sir Army Suit and Thee FiNKS (choice pairings to say the least.) Add to that the fact that the band’s own Matthew Addison is set to tie the proverbial knot in the upcoming weeks (congratulations on the pending nuptials) and one wonders where they found the time to write any new tunes at all, much less record them. Yet somehow they found the time, and the result is 12 tracks collected under the title Reimagined Pyramid. This newest entry sports higher production values than earlier releases (to my ears,
anyway) while still maintaining the edginess that is so key to their sound. Too pretty for punk, too punk for pop, Mythical Motors once again captures the spirit of the best sounds of 1979 with overtones of Elvis Costello (lightly seasoned with a little Robyn Hitchcock, I think). Clever music for smart people, Mythical Motors recaptures a sound that should never have been lost in the first place (damn you, ’80s pop tripe!). Of course, it only sounds vintage to those of us who are, ourselves, vintage; to the kids it’s just going to be kick-ass rock and roll. To pick up your copy and to keep up with their upcoming gigs, hit the guys up through Facebook. — MTM
Music MARC T. MICHAEL
It takes talent to pull off a duo act, more so even than a single singer/ songwriter.”
Fortunately, I’ve had a hot streak the last several months. Every band I’ve written about has had some unique, outstanding quality that makes listening and writing a pleasure. The latest entry, Rye Baby, is no exception. The folk duo from Chattanooga has its mojo workin’. Jennifer Brumlow and Callie Harmon were rockers when they met, each with their own band, doing their own thing. They hit it off instantly through their mutual love of Dick Dale and Dolly Parton, old-school country, folk music and, apparently, the movie “Rhinestone”. A bevy of mutual interests and influences meant it wasn’t long before their Wonder Twin powers activated in the form of the folk duo The Quote Unquotes, which served as a stepping stone to their latest (and greatest) incarnation, Rye Baby. The kids are currently finishing up their first EP at Red Crow studios here in Chat-
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tanooga, which means that in the meantime I had a scant two tunes to review, but man, oh, man, the tunes are HOT. “Twitchin” evokes imagery of a shack in the woods wherein a beautiful country girl sits, plotting vengeance with the aid of some dark and unseen forces. Well, that’s what I see anyway. Results may vary, but this banjo-driven minor key tune is a great introduction to Jennifer’s voice, which ranges from sultry to hard-edged. Beautiful, but not “I’m a diva” beautiful so much as “I’ve had to fight for everything I have and I’m not about to back down now” beautiful. You know, the good kind. There is power, strength and confidence with just enough of a snarl to it to serve as a warning: Don’t piss this lady off. Callie’s banjo work on the tune is haunting and the scratch and scrape of the autoharp lends itself to the delightful eeriness of this Appalachian witchery. However you look at it, they are making magic with this song. The second tune is “Ramblin’ Papa Blues”, and as the name implies, it is a good old-fashioned Southern “pickin’ on the porch” blues tune in which Callie is able to demonstrate some tasty
guitar chops while Jennifer shares her “banjer” pickin’ skills. I don’t know if a hound dog was present at the recording or not, but one certainly should have been. The duo has described their modus operandi as a “back to the basics” approach. I have to agree with that assessment. The big spaces are filled in with tinkling guitar and banjo strings, the small spaces are taken up by washboard, autoharp, melodica, kazoo, clapping hands and whatever else isn’t nailed down, and the whole thing is topped off with Jennifer’s vocals, which proudly proclaim, “Watch yourselves, boys, mama is here and she ain’t takin’ no lip.” The result is a raw, lean kind of music that makes the most of what it has and doesn’t waste notes. It takes talent to pull off a duo act, more so even than a single singer/songwriter, but Jennifer and Callie have it in abundance (Porter and Dolly would agree) and I for one am eagerly anticipating the release of their EP. In the meantime Rye Baby has a number of upcoming gigs, all conveniently listed on their Facebook page. If you like roots music, you’re going to love Rye Baby.
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friday5.16 The Fine Art of Jazz 10 a.m.
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Bessie Smith Cultural Center 200 E. MLK Blvd. bessiesmithcc.org The Old Time Travelers 11 a.m. Rock City Gardens Cafe 7 Stage 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain, Ga. seerockcity.com Jason Thomas and the Mean-Eyed Cats 5 p.m. Chattanooga Choo Choo 1400 Market St. (423) 266-5000 Eddie Pontiac 5:30 p.m. El Meson 2204 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 894-8726 Matt’s Friday Jam 5:30 p.m. Julie Darling Donuts 121 Frazier Ave. (423) 591-3737 Roadkill Ghost Choir, Paul
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Hadfield and the McCoys 7 p.m. Miller Plaza 850 Market St. nightfallchattanooga.com Penny & Sparrow, Grace & Tony, Matt Sanders and Friends 7:30 p.m. The Camp House 1427 Williams St. thecamphouse.com Attik Toyz 8 p.m. The Brew and Cue 5017 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-9402 Mountain Opry 8 p.m. Walden’s Ridge Civic Center 2501 Fairmount Pike, Signal Mountain (423) 886-3252 Priscilla, Lil’ Rickee 8:30 p.m. The Foundry 1201 Broad St.
chattanooganhotel.com Courtney Daly Band 9 p.m. The Office 901 Carter St. (inside Days Inn) (423) 634-9191 Back in Black: A Tribute to AC/DC 9:30 p.m. Rhythm & Brews, 221 Market St. rhythm-brews.com Divine Jazz 10 p.m. Kitchen @ Union Square 200 W. MLK Blvd. (423) 634-9172 Autarch 10 p.m. Sluggo’s 501 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 752-5224 Kopecky Family Band, James Wallace and the Naked Light, Kyle Andrews 10 p.m. JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd. jjsbohemia.com Remembering January 10 p.m. Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. budssportsbar.com
saturday5.17 The Old Time Travelers 11 a.m. Rock City Gardens Cafe 7 Stage 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain, Ga. seerockcity.com Julie Gribble 12:30 p.m. The Chattanooga River Market
Conor Oberst Tennessee Aquarium Plaza, 1 Broad St. chattanoogarivermarket.com Jason Thomas and the Mean-Eyed Cats 5 p.m. Chattanooga Choo Choo 1400 Market St. (423) 266-5000 Eddie Pontiac 5:30 p.m. El Meson 2204 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423)894-8726 Another Story 7 p.m. The Camp House 1427 Williams St. thecamphouse.com Baby Layla Benefit: Robby Hopkins, Davey Smith Band, Roger Alan Wade, The Collins Brothers Band, Zach Dylan 8 p.m. Rhythm & Brews 221 Market St. rhythm-brews.com Jerry Fordham 8 p.m. The Brew and Cue 5017 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-9402 Southlander 8:30 p.m. The Palms at Hamilton 6925 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-5055 Priscilla, Lil’ Rickee 8:30 p.m. The Foundry 1201 Broad St. chattanooganhotel.com Conor Oberst, Dawes 9 p.m. Track 29 1400 Market St. track29.com James Bradshaw
9 p.m. The Office 901 Carter St. (inside Days Inn) (423) 634-9191 Remembering January 10 p.m. Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. budssportsbar.com Megan Jean and the KFB, Lauris Vidal, Vena Cava 10 p.m. JJ’s Bohemia, 231 E. MLK Blvd. jjsbohemia.com
sunday5.18 The Old Time Travelers 11 a.m. Rock City Gardens Cafe 7 Stage 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain, Ga. seerockcity.com Tiffany Taylor 12:30 p.m. The Chattanooga Market First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St. chattanoogamarket.com Friends Under the Stars Festival 2 p.m. Camp Jordan 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy. (423) 490-0078 Sunday Jam 7 p.m. Ziggy’s 607 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 265-8711 Open Mic Night with Ryan Oyer 7 p.m. The Honest Pint 35 Patten Pkwy.
thehonestpint.com An Evening with Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan 7:30 p.m. Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave. barkinglegs.org Blind Draw 9 p.m. Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. budssportsbar.com Amber Fults, Magpie, Jack Kirton 10 p.m. JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd. jjsbohemia.com
monday5.19 Gospel Music 6 p.m. Cloud Springs Deli 4097 Cloud Springs Rd., Ringgold, Ga. (706) 956-8128 Big Band Night 9:30 p.m. The Palms at Hamilton 6925 Shallowford Rd. thepalmsathamilton.com
tuesday5.20 Wendell Matthews Acoustic 7 p.m. North Chatt Cat 346 Frazier Ave. (423) 266-9466 Open Mic with Mike McDade 9 p.m. Tremont Tavern 1203 Hixson Pk. tremonttavern.com Comedy Buffet, MD’hats,
Ben Durazzo 10 p.m. JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd. jjsbohemia.com
901 Carter St (Inside Days Inn) 423-634-9191 Thursday, May 15: 9pm Open Mic with Hap Henninger Friday, May 16: 9pm Courtney Daly Band Saturday, May 17: 10pm James Bradshaw Tuesday, May 20: 7pm
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wednesday5.21 Ryan Oyer 5 p.m. First Tennessee Pavilion 1829 Carter St. chattanoogamarket.com Wednesday Night Jam Session 6 p.m. Enzo’s Market 1501 Long St. (423) 486-9312 Jordan Halquist 7:30 p.m. The Tavern 12130 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy (423) 401-7234 Laureen McLeod Fundraiser Show 7 p.m. The Camp House 1427 Williams St. thecamphouse.com Jerry Fordham 9 p.m. Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. budssportsbar.com Southlander 9 p.m. The Palms at Hamilton 6925 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-5055
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Internal Conflict Not About Coffee, Not About Bach Fear of Men jangles, Falascone skronks
Fear of Men Loom (Kanine)
istening to the debut album Loom from the British trio Fear of Men is perhaps like eavesdropping on a confessional in a chilly cathedral—what’s being said is deeply personal, but there’s a cool formality to the situation and a degree of detachment. It has touches of post-punk and indie jangle-pop, painted in greyscale or sculpted out of marble, and lead vocalist/guitarist Jessica Weiss sings matter-of-factly about emotional issues with an alabaster, blank prettiness, bringing to mind the demeanor of singer Alison Statton of Young Marble Giants and Weekend. Following the laudable 2013 singles collection Early Fragments, Loom makes for a fine debut full-length with various themes infused in the songs, both aurally and lyrically. The trio of Weiss, guitarist Daniel Falvey and drummer Michael Miles is augmented by a string section, which ends several songs; as those tracks close, the strings
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Massimo Falascone Variazioni Mumacs (Public Eyesore) are distorted and the sound is degraded, perhaps suggesting that things are ending badly in the album’s narrative. This is taken to its extreme on the motorik-beat-enhanced “Tephra,” which makes the fuzzy strings experience sound disintegration, ending with white noise. Repeatedly, water-related images appear in the lyrics or the song title “Waterfall,” as if calling for some kind of cleansing or washing of the emotional turmoil. Weiss’s lyrical torment is clear on “Luna,” with lines like “unbearable memories when I sleep” and “I’ve tried my best to destroy you,” with a guitar mirroring the vocal melody. Sometimes the vocals on “Inside” sound like they were recorded in a closet, suggesting claustrophobia, while other parts sound more spacious; being the album’s longest track, it has time to stretch its arms, building to a swirling maelstrom and abruptly cutting off at its conclusion. Throughout the album, there
are serene chord progressions, gorgeous harmonizing and drum outbursts that punch more than expected from a pop group, and its denouement on the calm, nearly pastoral “Atla,” with vocals and a nylon-stringed guitar, offers the line “You don’t disgust me anymore,” a peculiar upturn on an excellent album that confides its troubled internal conflict within a charged, kinetic janglepop shell.
he new album, Variazioni Mumacs, from the sound sculptor Massimo Falascone based in Milan, Italy, is subtitled “32 short mu-pieces about macs,” which is a reference to the film anthology Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, which itself is a reference to Bach’s Goldberg Variations (most famously tackled by Gould on piano) which featured, yes, 32 pieces (opening and closing arias plus 30 variations). It is unclear what exactly is a “mu-piece” or a “mac” or a
“mumac,” although MUMAC is apparently a museum in Milan devoted to the espresso machine. From what this writer can tell, this album is not about coffee, nor about Bach. Although it covers a lot of ground, it is never entirely clear what it’s about or trying to accomplish, but if the listener can get past this inscrutability, then it makes for a fascinating, strange experience, particularly when heard through headphones. Falascone straddles the very different realms of improvisation (both jazz-inflected and free improv) and heavily edited and tweaked electro-acoustic music, where studio and recording equipment are used as instruments. The liner notes state that “all instrumental contributions are improvised,” and Falascone employs over a dozen guest artists and vocalists, from jazz musicians, to spoken word artists including Bob Marsh (who contributes the album’s lyrics) and even children. Falascone himself offers uninhibited sax playing and synthetic treatments, with a multitude of field recordings and sound samples. It’s an album of a million different moments that, defying all logic, does not completely fall apart. There are ambient tones, the sound of a typewriter, a recording of a woman practicing vocal scales with a piano, laughter, cello string scampers, squeaks, hisses, vaguely industrial sounds, violin fits and starts, sliced and diced vocal weirdness, skronks, rumbles and countless other sounds. Inexplicably, there’s also a cover of Thelonious Monk’s “Light Blue” on sax with clarinet counterpoint weaving in and out of abstraction. The album is a glorious, ambitious mess, sure, but it doesn’t repel; instead, its mysterious sound universe featuring the real and unreal pulls the listener in closely.
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Index to Advertisers Brewhaus Gastropub . ............................................ 4 Beast + Barrel . ........................................................ 5 Hair of the Dog ....................................................... 5 The Honest Pint ...................................................... 5 Bonefish Grill .......................................................... 6 Tupelo Honey Cafe . ................................................ 8 City Cafe Diner ....................................................... 9 Good Dog .............................................................. 10 Lupi's Pizza Pies . .................................................. 12 Bluewater Grille .................................................... 13 Conga Latin Food ................................................. 14 Southside Saloon & Bistro ................................... 15
Chattanooga Restaurant Listings....................... 16 El Macho Taco ...................................................... 24 Main Street Meats ................................................ 25 The Hot Chocolatier ............................................. 26 Southern Star ........................................................ 27 Chattanooga Brewing Company . ....................... 29 Lakeshore Grille . .................................................. 30 Taqueria Jalisco .................................................... 31 212 Market ............................................................ 32 Fox & Hound ......................................................... 33 The Acropolis ........................................................ 34
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Brewhaus Gastropub If you’re in the mood for German cuisine, you don’t have to fly the 4,605 miles from Chattanooga to Germany to satisfy your hankering. With everything from schnitzel to bratwurst, Brewhaus, Chattanooga’s only gastropub, combines traditional German dishes with a local Southern twist. Located on Frazier Avenue on the Northshore, Brewhaus is an “environment with a strong emphasis on chef-driven food, paired with good ale and wine, in a casual setting.” Seating is available both inside and on the porch overlooking Coolidge Park and the Walnut Street Bridge. Even if there’s a full house, the staff at Brewhaus invites you to grab a drink at the bar, which, weather permitting, can be taken out to the front patio while you wait. If your taste buds aren’t familiar with German cuisine, entrées like the Brewhaha and the rooster schnitzel wiener art are popular choices among customers. A grilled, beer-marinated brat and a smoked sausage atop a bed of kraut that is served with German potato salad, a veggie medley,
and ale mustard, the Brewhaha is one dish you don’t want to pass up. For fans of the recent fried-egg trend, the rooster schnitzel wiener art is the classic schnitzel—but with a fried egg on top. Meat lovers aren’t the only ones who can enjoy the food at Brewhaus. For vegetarians, one option is the veggie spaetzle. In this dish, spaetzle, or German-style egg noodles, are tossed in a creamy mushroom pepper sauce with fresh steamed broccoli, carrots, and squash. The dish also includes the option of adding a veggie brat. And food isn’t the only thing Brewhaus is known for. As the name suggests, Brewhaus has a variety of both draft and bottled beer. With a menu that regularly changes, Brewhaus always offers Chattanoogans the chance to try the latest brews, and will feature new beers to try from Black Abby Brewing Company this May. In addition to their regular beer tastings every Thursday at 7 p.m., Brewhaus is participating in American Craft Beer Week, which runs from May 12-18. No matter if you’re looking to explore a taste of Germany without leaving Chattanooga, or wanting to catch up with friends and drink a nice, cold beer, Brewhaus is the place to go. The environment is a one of a kind experience filled with laughter, glasses clinking in celebration, and of course—delicious food.
The Scoop Join the O'zapft Is! Bier Club and receive 12 free apps, a BrewHaus mug and T-shirt Brewhaus Chattanooga’s German Gastropub 224 Frazier Ave. (423) 531-8490 brewhausbar.com
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beast + barrel With the newly opened Beast + Barrel on Frazier Avenue, a new restaurant genre has been created: the “Gastro Smokehouse.” That’s how the trio of owners, Ryan Chilcoat, Matt Lewis and Geoff Tarr, refer to the beautifully renovated, 220-seat eatery on the former site of the Northshore Grille. Walking in, you’re struck by the warm, elegant-butlaidback feeling created by the black and neutrals color scheme, accented by the lipstick-red original tin ceiling and a charming mural on one wall advertising “Danbury Hats, Chattanooga’s Pioneer Hat Cleaner.” Matt Lewis explains that Beast + Barrel, which joins the Hair of the Dog Pub, The Honest Pint and The Terminal Brewhouse as the fourth restaurant from the partners, is designed to maintain the tradition of locally sourced, inventive food, but in an atmosphere that’s a bit more sophisticated. “We’ve dressed it up a little— but not too much,” he says. Chef Jericho Michel, once on staff at The Terminal, is back at B+B, creating dishes such as “Crabacon Stuffed Trout,” one of the entrees for two offered on the menu, served with two family-style large sides. Caesar salad lovers should not miss the B+B version, featuring whole grilled romaine and home-prepared crostini and dressing. For a light meal, or to begin an extended one, the Butcher’s Block sampler shows off one of the highlights of the new restaurant—its own in-house charcuterie. Lewis notes charcuterie items, including bone marrow, can be ordered right off the menu. The bar at Beast + Barrel is staffed by professionals, who are all developing their own signature cocktails, including, says Lewis, “Prohibition-style drinks, such as a classic martini or an Old Fashioned,” and the drinks menu also highlights both aperitifs and digestifs. But the bar’s uniqueness is truly enhanced by its wines on tap, which can be ordered both by the glass and by the carafe. The warmer weather has already meant that diners are beginning to enjoy the outdoor patio seating looking out onto Coolidge Park. And late-night nibblers, you’re in luck: Beast + Barrel is open seven days a week from
11 a.m. until 2 a.m., with a late-night menu served until 1:30 a.m. Of course we had to ask Lewis what was new at the other three restaurants. “Hair of the Dog had a major facelift last year,” he says. “It feels even more like a classic English pub now. We kept most of the menu items that people love, but added some new pub grub. And of course we kept the selection of English staple beers and ales, along with the craft beers.” Over at the three-year-old Honest Pint, “We continue to highlight that it’s an Irish pub in a New World setting,” Lewis says. Live music happens several times a week, along with Irish beers and some outstanding food, including the popular “boxty” (Irish potato pancakes). Both pubs plan to offer extended hours and multiple screens during the upcoming World Cup. While at the very happening Terminal, the green roof garden has been renovated (“with sturdier grass,” says Lewis), and seasonal, local menu selections still rule. Lewis notes the return of pale ale popularity, and its Terminal exponent, Terminally Ale American Copper. Chattanoogans and their out-of-town friends have already shown how much they appreciate Hair of the Dog, The Honest Pint and The Terminal. With the birth of Beast + Barrel, there’s a fourth member of the family to love.
The Scoop Locally sourced, inventive food in a more sophisticated environment Beast + Barrel Gastro Smokehouse 16 Frazier Ave. (423) 805-4599, beastandbarrel.com
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bonefish grill The Scoop A unique dining experience that takes the mystery out of seafood Bonefish Grill Hamilton Corner at the Main Entrance to Hamilton Place Mall 2115 Gunbarrel Rd (423) 892-3175 bonefishgrill.com
The ocean just entered its prime season for seafood lovers—and Bonefish Grill is celebrating this delicious occasion with one-of-a-kind entrees and specials. For a limited time only, seafood aficionados can indulge themselves with Bonefish Grill’s “Sea-lebrities.” The Lobster Stuffed Shrimp will make your mouth water and your tastebuds dance with Butterfield shrimp, mixed with a creamy lobster-andshrimp imperial stuffing, topped with a lemoncaper butter sauce. Seared and served with a cabernet mustard sauce, the Pretzel Crusted Tuna will not only satisfy your cravings, but it will also make you wonder why you aren’t eating at Bonefish Grill every day for every meal. The Misoyaki Chilean Sea Bass comes fresh off the grill and is served with a mango sauce and your choice of side dish. These mouth-watering entrees will surely make
you thirsty, and thankfully Bonefish Grill follows a “bar-fresh” philosophy that ensures their cocktails are mixed with just-squeezed juices and topped with edible garnishes that magnify every flavor. Bonefish Grill believes in helping others, and for every Ocean Trust Tropic Heat Martini sold, they donate $1 to the ocean conservation foundation Ocean Trust. Created with homemade infused pineapple vodka, freshly muddled mango, lemon juice and a thin slice of jalapeño, this exceptional drink will delight your desires—and leave you feeling proud about your charitable donation. If your appetite can’t withstand the wait for your entree, treat yourself to Bonefish Grill’s wildly popular Bang Bang Shrimp. This scrumptious appetizer consists of crispy shrimp tossed in a spicy, creamy sauce. Need a lift from your mid-week blues? Bang Bang Shrimp is free on
Wednesdays with the purchase of a bottle of wine. With nearly 200 stores located across the country, Bonefish Grill has established themselves as America’s go-to place for fresh and reliable seafood. They consult with Ocean Trust and Bloomin’ Brands Seafood Advisory Council to help promote environmentally sound fishing and aquaculture. They are dedicated to responsible fishing practices and the healthy stewardship of the world’s marine resources. Even though Chattanooga is hundreds of miles away from the ocean, after biting into one of Bonefish Grill’s freshly prepared entrees, you can close your eyes and almost hear the waves from the Atlantic Ocean crashing onto the sandy shore. Every day can be a day at the beach when you decide to eat at Bonefish Grill.
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Tupelo Honey Cafe
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Their biscuits have been described as heavenly, their pimento cheese divine. Tupelo Honey Cafe made a name for itself with its “New South” cuisine after launching in Asheville in 2000. Since opening in Chattanooga’s historic Warehouse Row in fall 2013, the restaurant has become one of the city’s go-to places for those hungry for some honest-to-goodness Southern food in a place that feels like home. Brian’s Shrimp and Goat Cheese Grits is one of the legendary Tupelo favorites as is the Shoo Grill Cheese, Have Mercy. This inventive and lavish take on the grilled cheese sandwich includes havarti and pimento cheese with caramelized onions, maple-peppered bacon, smoked ham, fried green tomatoes and fresh basil piled onto sourdough wheat bread, with a side of fresh tomato soup. “Scratch-made” is the Tupelo Honey
at Tupelo Honey Cafe Celebrate summer with us on our patio in Warehouse Row while enjoying our seasonal menu and sipping our tasty drink specials.
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Cafe watchword. The restaurant dedicates an entire floor of their building to cooking and prepping everything they serve. Even the biscuits and blueberry jelly, which are provided with every meal, are made from scratch. The release of restaurant’s second cookbook earlier this year reflects its expansion beyond Asheville and into Knoxville, Greenville, Chattanooga and Charlotte. Tupelo Honey Cafe: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains includes 125 recipes with mountain roots, some found in their restaurants (such as pimento cheese) and others not. The recipes, says Chef Brian Sonoskus, are easy enough for the home cook, no fancy restaurant equipment required. The cookbook is available for purchase at their Chattanooga location—along with a whole menu of tasty meals.
City 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 never-ending 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.
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good dog sit. stay. eat. The décor is cozy, eclectic, and the colorful duct tape-covered booths are comforting on a rainy afternoon. If it’s not the creative seating, it’s definitely the BBQ veggie dog and fries that have me feeling right at home. Good Dog owner Susan Paden joins me in the laid-back hangout to chat as I indulge with the signature fries and house-made curry ketchup. Customers are happy to know that everything at Good Dog is house-made, from the sausages to the beans. The peppers in the relish are even grown in Paden’s garden. She explains, “We like to make everything as good as it can be,” adding, “We’re not serving hot dogs, we’re serving people through hot dogs.” Good Dog is definitely a memorable restaurant for locals and tourists alike, all of whom come in regularly to feast on the impressive all-day breakfast menu and even a breakfast happy hour starting at 7 a.m. It’s clear that Good Dog is more than just hot dogs; it’s an experience. “It’s Americana,” Paden explains, “Like apple pie and baseball.” The menu is incredibly accommodating, offering options for both vegetarians and vegans, who can dine on the menu’s popular “vegan fave” and the “veggie/vegan breakfast” option. In addition to this, any other menu choice can be customized with a veggie dog to please non-meat-eaters. A popular crowd favorite is the cone of frites, featuring a fun selection of meats, cheeses and top-
pings, but for the typical hot dog lover, it is easy to change the favorite menu option each week, a practice Paden is also familiar with. Currently, she says her favorite menu item is the Reuben with slaw and pickles; however, her number-one choice is the Chicago dog, which features Good Dog’s relish of serrano peppers. Paden notes the pleasure of working in a successful business in the booming city of Chattanooga. She says, “We’re all working towards the same goal, adding to the picture and creating opportunities together.” With a popular, local eatery offering breakfast, lunch and dinner options, Paden says it best with, “Good Dog is a good place to start and end.”
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The Scoop In-house cased sausages, handcut fries, fresh salads and homemade soups Good Dog sit. stay. eat. 34 Frazier Ave. (423) 475-6175 eatatgooddogcom
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One of Chattanooga’s oldest and favorite spots for a slice, Lupi’s continues to provide no-fuss, simply delicious pizza. Diners can create their perfect piece of pie with the build-your-own menu, offering a large list of meat, vegetable and cheese options to accompany homemade hand-tossed dough, house-made sauce and mozzarella cheese. Opened in 1996, Lupi’s began serving downtown when little more than the Aquarium and warehouse buildings existed there. Their long-term success may be attributed to a commitment to keeping things simple: simple menu, wholesome ingredients, great flavor yesterday, today and tomorrow. Lupi’s has been committed to using local products from the beginning, including fresh vegetables during the growing season and local flour, ground beef, ground sausage, eggs and honey yearround. And of course, almost everything is made in-house: pizza dough, sauces and even fresh mozzarella. Although Lupi’s menu is simple, it certainly does not lack variety. Customers can choose white, whole wheat or gluten-free crust and add any of the more than 40 toppings available to create their ideal pizza—whole or by the slice—or calzone. And, for those who can’t muster down one of Lupi’s behemoth-sized calzones, they now offer “minizones”, as well
as half orders of bruschetta. With the build-your-own menu style, Lupi’s is naturally vegetarian-friendly, and even vegans can appreciate a freshly made slice with the vegan white crust. And for anyone craving something a little different, Lupi’s also offers lasagna, salad, bruschetta and more— all homemade and very tasty. If the delicious pizza pie isn’t enough to draw you in, Lupi’s friendly staff and unique, quirky atmosphere—dark colors, low lighting, local art, and a disco ball—make it a great place for friends and family to gather. But don’t just take our word for it: Lupi’s has been awarded “Best of the Best” five years in a row and CityScope’s “Best Pizza” for ten years in a row. According to owner Dorris Shober, “The thing about Lupi’s is consistency—the pizza you get today, you’ll get tomorrow and the next day.” It’s always a good time for pizza. With five locations around the Chattanooga area, Lupi’s is easier than ever to visit. And don’t miss Lupi’s mobile unit at local festivals and the Chattanooga Market this summer. We’ll see you there!
Located across from the Tennessee Aquarium in the heart of downtown Chattanooga is a seafood destination. Inspired by the original restaurants on the northeast coast of Florida, Bluewater Grille prides itself on having the freshest seafood in Chattanooga. But it doesn’t stop there! Bluewater Grille’s diverse menu has something for everyone, and their blend of high-quality ingredients and welcoming setting truly makes it Chattanooga’s place for casually sophisticated dining. Everything on the menu is passionately handmade with fresh ingredients. Start with an order of Tavern Shrimp. This popular appetizer, deep-fried and tossed to perfection with a creamy spicy sauce, is a great way to kick off a memorable, tasty evening. One of the top favorite entrees is the Seared Tuna. Served with julienne vegetables, the tuna is rolled in spices, pan seared and served over wasabi aioli with sweet ginger. Another popular entrée is the Lobster and Shrimp Tacos, which comes
in a crisp blue corn tortilla, wrapped with a soft flour tortilla with pepper jack cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo and a citrus sauce, served with refried beans. Though the seafood is certainly the specialty at Bluewater Grille, the menu offers a wide range of culinary classics from pasta primavera to the Bluewater Burger, all made with the finest ingredients and cooked to perfection! Bluewater Grille also offers an outstanding selection of adult beverages, with great specials as well. Happy hour is Monday-Friday from 4-7p.m., and offers $2 off all house beers and wines along with $5 ultra-premium cocktails. Wednesday is Wine-Down Wednesday, with half-price bottles of wine with a purchase of any two entrees—perfect for your date night. No matter what your culinary preference or who you’re entertaining, Bluewater Grille has something for you and your guest. Come see why Bluewater Grille is Chattanooga’s place for casual fine dining.
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Inspired by our renowned seafood restaurants on the northeast coast of Florida, Bluewater brings our passion for the freshest fish possible to Chattanooga. Handpicked in Jacksonville, each fish selection is delivered fresh to our restaurant in the converted trolley barns of downtown Chattanooga.
• Choose from a variety of menu items: Seafood Cobb Salad, Cedar Plank Pecan Crusted Salmon, Grouper Oscar to name just a few. • Full Lunch Menu, Served Daily. • Daily Specials. • Patio & private dining available. • Now serving Brunch every Saturday & Sunday! • Live Jass Brunch on Sunday!
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Let’s start with what you won’t find at Conga. Though it specializes in Latin food, you won’t find refried beans, tortilla chips, or even salsa on its tables. Restaurant owner René Hernandez said all those foods are part of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. Instead, the restaurant focuses on the Latin foods of Central and South America. Hernandez grew up in El Salvador, where the foundation of food is not corn, but plantains. This close cousin to the banana is sliced into chips, fried and served with chimichurri and Conga’s sweet and spicy mango sauce at every table. While the restaurant has been at its 207 E. Main Street location for ten years, its former name was Taco Rico, but to brand it more clearly as a Latin restaurant, Hernandez notes the name was changed to Conga three years ago. Instead of tacos, the restaurant serves up another popular Latin street food: pupusas. Meat, beans and cheese are combined, wrapped in maize dough,
Chattanoogaʼs Newest & Freshest Latin Restaurant! Conga Latin Food specializes in the native cuisines of South & Central America. Try our fried plantains, empanadas, Salvadorian pupusas, & much more!
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flattened and fried. This is the national food of El Salvador, and represents the country food-wise more than anything, Hernandez said. Conga has also created new twists on the national staple, stuffing pupusas with spinach, chicken or cilantro and onions. Meals are in the $10 range and are less spicy and more tropical than the usual Tex-Mex. Conga’s ceviche, raw tilapia cured in lime juice, is a salty and tart dish that will make you re-imagine Hemingway’s “Old Man and The Sea”. It’s a ceviche, Hernandez said, made in a style distinctly El Salvadorian. Conga’s fare brings other Latin food regions to Chattanooga, such as its empanadas, made with beef, olives, onions and raisins—a variation found in Chile, while Columbian cooks would stuff their empanadas with just beef. Hernandez hopes Conga brings something of Latin culture to the city. “Food is the easiest way to people’s hearts,” he said.
southside saloon & bistro Looking to experience Chattanooga’s Southside Chattanooga and all it has to offer? The Southside Saloon and Bistro is a great place to start. Easy to find at 1301 Chestnut St., the Southside Saloon and Bistro has many different offerings to tantalize your tastebuds. They feature a variety of sandwiches, salads, and their specialty: amazingly fresh, never-frozen half-pound burgers. The history of the more-than-100year-old building alone is enough to pique your curiosity. But what really draws Chattanoogans down to the Southside Saloon and Bistro are their lunch specials. Starting at $6.95, the rotating weekday lunch menu offers tasty dishes such as BBQ chicken, smoked pork chops, lemon-pepper fish, mouthwatering baked beans and potato salad. If you are a sports fan, they have you covered very well. Head down and catch your favorite team on several
large-screen TVs while enjoying their Wild Wild West Buffalo Wings and the coldest beer on the Southside. They also offer quick to-go orders and (very important to us all!) absolutely free parking. And if you just can’t get enough of the great food, don’t despair. Southside Saloon and Bistro caters as well. When you can’t make it down there, they will come to you. They also have live music and bike nights for all you two- (and three-) wheel afcianados. In case you haven’t spotted them, they are located on the Southside near the convention center, not far from TVA headquarters at the corner of 13th and Chestnut. Looking for something different, a place you can take the whole family to and have a relaxed lunch out? Do yourself a favor and head down to one of Chattanooga’s best restaurants. They promise you will not be disappointed.
SALOON & Bistro Conveniently located on Chattanooga’s vibrant Southside. A family-friendly environment with fantastic lunch specials every weekday, a friendly wait staff, and for you sports fans, plenty of big screen TV’s to watch the latest sports with all your friends.
Southside Saloon & Bistro
1301 Chestnut St., Chattanooga, TN (423) 757-4730 Mon - Fri: 11am to 3pm Catering Available • FREE Parking www.southsidesaloonandbistro.com
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Chattanooga Restaurant Listings AMERICAN
1885 Grill 3914 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 485-3050 1885grill.com
2 Squares a Day 3399 Amnicola Hwy. (423) 697-7595
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, please visit www.chattanoogapulse.com
A Bountiful Harvest 5228 Hixson Pike (423) 876-1922 abountifulharvest.com
Alchemy Spice Company 2502 12th St. (423) 402-0319 alchemyspicecompany.com
All-American Grilled Delivery 3507 Ringgold Rd. (423) 698-2040 all-americangrilleddelivery.com
Aretha Frankensteins 518 Tremont St. (423) 265-7685 arethas.com
Armando’s 8018 East Brainerd Rd. (423) 899-3705 4801 Dayton Blvd. (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 411 E. 2nd St. (423) 265-5033 bluffviewartdistrict.com
Bald Headed Bistro 201 Keith St. SW Cleveland, TN (423) 472-6000 baldheadedbistro.com
Bea’s Restaurant 4500 Dodds Ave.
(423) 867-3618 beasrestaurant.net
Beast + Barrel 16 Frazier Ave. (423) 805-4599 beastandbarrel.com
Beef O’Brady’s 5958 Snow Hill Rd., Suite 101 (423) 910-0261 ooltewahbeefobradys.com
Beyond The Garden Gate 9508 Church St. (423) 238-2929
Big Chill 103 Cherokee Blvd., Suite 1A (423) 267-2445 thebigchillandgrill.com
Big River Grille 2020 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 553-7723 bigrivergrille.com
Big River Grille & Brewing Works 222 Broad St. (423) 267-2739 bigrivergrille.com
Big Table 118 Cross St. (423) 634-0772 bigtable.net
Blue Plate 191 Chestnut St. (423) 648-6767 theblueplate.info
Bluegrass Grill 55 E. Main St. (423) 752-4020 bluegrassgrillchattanooga.com
Bluewater Grille 224 Broad St. (423) 266-4200 bluewaterchattanooga.com
Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar 1459 Riverside Dr. (423) 622-0122 boathousechattanooga.com
Bonefish Grill 2115 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-3175 bonefishgrill.com
Bourbon Grill 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 468-2064
Broad St. Grill 1201 Broad St. (423) 424-3700 thechattanoogancs.com
Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-9878 budssportsbar.com
Buffalo Wild Wings 120 Market St. (423) 634-0468 5744 Highway 153 (423) 877-3338 buffalowildwings.com
Cafe 7 (at Rock City) 1400 Patten Rd. Lookout Mountain, GA (706) 820-2531
Cafe Le Mont 801 Dodds Ave. (423) 629-1388 cafelemont.com
Cafe on the Corner 826 Scenic Hwy. (423) 825-5005
Canyon Grill 28 Scenic Hwy. #189 (706) 398-9510 canyongrill.com
Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken 526 E Martin Luther King Blvd. (423) 752-9198
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Charlie’s Restaurant & Lounge 8504 Dayton Pike (423) 842-9744 charliesrestaurantlounge.com
Chattanooga Billiard Club 725 Cherry St. (423) 267-7740 cbcburns.com
Chattanooga Billiard Club 110 Jordan Dr. (423) 499-3883
Chatto Brasserie 200 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 305-1352 chatodining.com
Cheeburger Cheeburger 138 Market St. (423) 265-4108 cheeburger.com
Chop House 2011 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-1222 thechophouse.com
City Cafe Diner 901 Carter St. (423) 634-9191 7641 Lee Hwy. (423) 485-8222 citycafemenu.com
Chattanooga Brewing Company 1804 Chestnut St. (423) 702-9958 chattabrew.com
Cookie Jar Cafe 1887 Kelly Cross Rd. (423) 949-5852 johnsonfamilyfarm.com
Countryside Cafe 8223 Mahan Gap Rd (423) 344-8646 countrysidecafe.biz
Dairi Kreme 1401 S Lee Hwy. (423) 472-8852
Delta Queen 100 River St. (423) 468-4500 deltaqueenhotel.net
Dockside Cafe 8411 Harrison Bay Rd.
(423) 344-9998 dockside-cafe.com
Dub’s Place 4408 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-3151
Easy Bistro & Bar 203 Broad St. (423) 266-1121
Einstein Brothers Bagels 7737 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 355-5380 einsteinbros.com
ELEVEN 407 Chestnut St. (inside Doubletree Hotel) (423) 752-6959
Epicurean Restaurant 4301 Ringgold Rd. (423) 622-4139
FamGablam 407 Sheridan Ave. Dalton, Ga (706) 529-4698 famgablam.com
Famous Dave’s 2122 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 954-3227 famousdaves.com
Fanatics 7601 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 894-2524 fanaticssb.com
Firehouse Subs 3849 Dayton Blvd., # 101 (423) 877-2345 6025 East Brainerd Rd., #110 (423) 893-3473 1820 Gunbarrel Rd., #700 (423) 475-5491 firehousesubs.com
Fireside Grille 3018 Cummings Hwy., Ste. H (423) 821-9898
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
Flying Squirrel 55 Johnson St. (423) 602-5980 flyingsquirrelbar.com
Food Works 205 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 752-7487 riversidefoodworks.com
Fox & Hound Pub & Grille 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 490-1200 tentcorp.com
Fresh to Order 1919 Gunbarrel Rd., Suite 103 (423) 826-5000 fresh2order.com
Gardens Restaurant 1400 Market St. (423) 266-4107 choochoo.com
Giggles Grill 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233 thecomedycatch.com
Good Dog 34 Frazier Ave. (423) 475-6175 eatatgooddog.com
Griffin Footlong Hot Dogs 847 East Main St. (423) 265-5280
Hair of the Dog 334 Market St. (423) 265-4615 hairofthedogpub.net
Heavenly Wings 5231 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-9949 chattanoogawings.com
Hennen’s 193 Chestnut St. (423) 634-5160 hennens.net
Herman’s Soul Food and Catering 3821 Brainerd Rd. (423) 624-5715
Honest Pint 35 Patten Pkwy. (423) 468-4192 thehonestpint.com
Innside Restaurant 800 Chestnut St. (423) 266-7687
J Alexander’s Restaurant 2215 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-5559 jalexanders.com
J T’s Lounge & Pizza 830 Dodson Ave. (423) 622-2094
Jefferson’s 618 Georgia Ave. (423) 710-1560 jeffersonsrestaurant.com
Jenkins Country Style Buffet 4134 Ringgold Rd. (423) 629-5449 jenkinsbuffet.com
Kacey Home Cooking 6921 Lee Hwy. (423) 490-0896 kaceyhomecooking.com
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
Kitchen of Union Square 200 MLK, Jr. Blvd (423) 634-9172
Lakeshore Grille 5600 Lake Resort Terrace (423) 710-2057 lakeshoregrille.com
Lamar’s Restaurant 1018 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 266-0988 lamarsrestaurant.com
Lillie Mae’s Place 4712 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-8999 lilliemaesplace.com
Logan’s Roahouse 2119 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 499-4339 3592 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-2948 504 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 875-4443 logansRd.house.com
Magoo’s 3658 Ringgold Rd.
(423) 867-1351 facebook.com/magoostn
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 711 Tunnel Blvd. (423) 629-6234 mossplace2.com
Niedlov’s Deli 215 E. Main St.. (423) 825-5555
Nikki’s Drive Inn 899 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 265-9015
North Chatt Cat 346 Frazier Ave. (423) 266-9466
O’Heineys 825 Houston St. (423) 702-5687
Outback Steakhouse 501 Northgate Mall (423) 475-5482 2120 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-2600 outback.com
Panera Bread 417 Market St. (423) 266-2253 620 Northgate Mall (423) 877-0223 1810 Gunbarrel Rd (423) 899-2253 panerabread.com
Piccadilly Cafeteria 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 892-4909 piccadilly.com
Pickle Barrel Restaurant 1012 Market St. (423) 266-1103 goodfoodchattanooga.com
Porter’s Steakhouse 827 Broad St. (423) 643-1240 porterssteakhouse.com
Proni’s Pizza & Sub 5001 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-0770 pronispizza.com
Public House 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366 publichousechattanooga.com
Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe 4001 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 822-6477 thepurpledaisycafe.com
River St. Deli 151 River St. (423) 756-3354 riverstreet-deli.com
Riverside Catfish House 18039 Highway 41 (423) 821-9214
Ronnie’s Grill 408 Dodson Ave. (423) 622-9398
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse 2321 Lifestyle Way (423) 602-5900 ruthschris.net
Silver Diner 1400 Market St. (423) 266-5000 choochoo.com
Sing It or Wing It 410 Market St. (423) 757-WING singitorwingit-chattanooga.com
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C O M E TRY O U R B RAN D N EW LU N C H M E N U ! 5450 Highway 153 in Hixson • (423) 875-8049
Sky Zoo 5709 Lee Hwy. (423) 521-2966 chattazooga.com
Slick’s Burgers 3950 Tennessee Ave. (423) 385-8392
Sofa King Juicy Burger 1743 Dayton Blvd. (423) 490-7632 sofakingjuicyburger.com
Southern Belle Chattanooga Riverboat Company 201 Riverfront Pkwy., Pier 2 (423) 266-4488 chattanoogariverboat.com
Southern Restaurant 3224 Dayton Blvd. (423) 877-9295
Southern Star 1300 Broad St. (423) 267-8899 southernstarrestaurant.com
Southside Saloon & Bistro 1301 Chestnut St. (423) 757-4730 southsidesaloonandbistro.com
St. John’s Meeting Place 1274 Market St.
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1400 Market St. (inside Chattanooga Choo Choo) (423) 308--2472 choochoo.com
Sugar’s Ribs 507 Broad St. (423) 508-8956 2450 15th Ave. (423) 826-1199 sugarsribs.com
T-Bone’s Sports Cafe 1419 Chestnut St. (423) 266-4240 tboneschattanooga.com
The Farmer’s Daughter
The Social 1110 Market St., Suite 103 (423) 266-3366 publichousechattanooga.com
Wally’s Restaurant 6521 Ringgold Rd. (423) 899-6151
Yellow Deli 737 McCallie Ave. (423) 468-1777 yellowdeli.com
Zarzour’s Cafe 1627 Rossville Ave (423) 266-0424
ASIAN Asia Buffet 6901 Lee Hwy., #112 (423) 499-8865
5230 Hwy. 153 (423) 877-8816
Chef Lin Buffet 5084 S. Terrace Rd. (423) 510-1998 cheflinbuffet.com
Tupelo Honey Cafe 1110 Market St. (423) 779-0400 tupelohoneycafe.com
Universal Joint 532 Lookout St. (423) 468-3725 ujointchattanooga.com
Urban Stack Burger Bar
Kanpai Of Tokyo
2288 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 499-9333
5425 Hwy. 153, #9 (423) 875-6953 formosarestaurant.com
2200 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-8204 kanpaioftokyo.com
14 E. 7th St. (423) 266-1521
China Garden Restaurant 4839 Hwy. 58 (423) 894-6776
China Gourmet 321 Browns Ferry Rd., Suite B (423) 821-8500 chinagourmetchattanooga.com
China House 7601 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-8670
China Lee 3815 Dayton Blvd. (423) 877-6917 chinaleerestaurant.com
3710 Ringgold Rd. (423) 495-1818
New China Restaurant 1900 Broad St. (423) 267-5941
Old Saigon 2601 Dayton Blvd. (423) 876-0322
P F Chang’s China Bistro 2110 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 242-0045 pfchangs.com
Red Ginger Bistro 1801 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-6480 redgingerbistro.com
Shinyu Hibachi Express
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8174 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 510-0001
TakoYaki 172 Old Mouse Creek Rd. (423) 728-3010 gotakoyaki.com
The New Dynasty Restaurant 1999 Keith St. NW (423) 728-5488
The Rice Boxx 3600 Hixson Pike (423) 305-0855
511 Market St. (423) 265-1522
710 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 265-0069
Imperial Garden Restaurant
6 E. 14th St. (423) 752-8090 terminalbrewhouse.com
Tubby’s Real Burgers
2273 Gunbarrel Rd. Suite 103 (423) 305-1087 forbiddencitytn.com
4340 Ringgold Rd. (423) 698-0067
1203 Hixson Pike (423) 266-1996 tremonttavern.com
The Terminal Brewhouse
9203 Lee Hwy. (423) 238-1268 gochinese.com
1101 Hixson Pike, Suite A1 (423) 785-1005 thegrowlercraftbeer.com
1600 McCallie Ave. (423) 698-4643 wallysrest.com
5621 Brainerd Rd. (423) 892-0404 5425 Highway 153 (423) 875-0473 yourichiban.com
1211 Hixson Pike (423) 355-5372 thefarmersdaughterchattanooga.com
423 Market St. (423) 267-8226 taco-mac.com
1313 Hanover St. (423) 266-8463 vinestreet.market.com
Ichiban Japanese Steak House
Station House Restaurant
Vine St. Bakery
New China Restaurant
Suite 106 (423) 899-4878
1278 Market St. (423) 266-4400 stjohnsrestaurant.com
5600 Brainerd Rd. (at Eastgate Town Center) (423) 893-8088 chinamoon.com
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Fortune House Restaurant 1210 Taft Hwy. (423) 517-8999
Fuji Steak and Sushi 2207 Overnite Dr. (423) 892-2899 fujisteakchattanooga.com
Genghis Grill 138 Market St. (423) 634-1188 genghisgrill.com
Hibachi Express 3625 Keith St. NW (423) 339-2396
Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet 6734 Lee Hwy. (423) 855-8070
Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant 8652 E. Brainerd Rd.,
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St. John’s Restaurant
12 W. 13th St. (423) 386-5014 urbanstack.com
(423) 266-4571 stjohnsrestaurant.com
Typhoon Of Tokyo 3953 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-6142
Yummy 919 Old 25th St. (423) 339-0701 yummytn.com
Kumo Hibachi & Sushi 6025 East Brainerd Rd. (423) 468-3385 kumohibachi.com
Little Tokyo Express 4516 Hixson Pike (423) 874-0500
Mikado Sushi Bar Noodle House 7003 Lee Hwy. (423) 899-3236
Na Go Ya 4921 Brainerd Rd. (423) 899-9252 chattanooganagoya.com
New China Buffet & Grill 3544 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-6988 531 Signal Mountain Blvd. (423) 756-8788 newchinabuffetchattanooga.com
BAKERY Couture Cakes 5228 Hixson Pike (423) 876-1922
Cupcake Divas 60 25th St. Suite 2 (423) 473-2788 cupcakedivas.net
Cupcake Kitchen 500 Broad St. (423) 668-8060 cupcakekitchenusa.com
Federal Bakeshop 1966 Northpoint Blvd., Suite D (423) 870-2255
Gigi’s Cupcakes 1906 Gunbarrel Rd., #103 (423) 468-4803 gigiscupcakesusa.com
Jackson’s Bakery 5862 Brainerd Rd. (423) 894-2871
Koch’s Bakery 1900 Broad St. (423) 265-3331 kochsbakery.com
BBQ Bone’s Smokehouse 9012 E Brainerd Rd. (423) 894-2663 bonessmokehousechattanooga.com
Choo Choo Bar-B-Que 6410 Hixson Pike. (423) 843-9554 3951 Ringgold Rd. (423) 629-1313 7910 East Brainerd Rd. (423) 553-8888 900 Appling St. (423) 622-1802
Chubby’s Barbeque 3801 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-4422
Couch’s Barbecue 8307 Old Lee Hwy. (423) 238-4801
Hickory Pit BBQ 5611 Ringgold Rd. (423) 894-1217
Lockhart’s Fire & Smoke Catering 909 Belvoir Hills Cir. (423) 421-8872
Nooga-Q Smokehouse & Grille 301 Signal Mtn. Rd. (423) 752-1935 nooga-q.com
Porker’s BBQ 1251 Market St. (423) 267-2726
Rib and Loin 5946 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-6465 5435 Hwy. 153. (423) 877-7675 ribandloin.com
Smokey Bones 2225 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 893-7850 smokeybones.com
Sticky Fingers Restaurant 2031 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-7427 420 Broad St.
(423) 265-7427 stickyfingers.com
Sugar’s Ribs 507 Broad St. (423) 508-8956 2450 15th Ave. (423) 826-1199 sugarsribs.com
CAJUN/CREOLE Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant 1463 Market St. (423) 757-0088 blueorleansdowntown.com
COFFEE Cadence Coffee Company 16 Patten Pkwy. (423) 521-7686
Camp House Espresso 1427 Williams St. (423) 702-8081 thecamphouse.com
Chattz Coffee 1010 Market St. (423) 756-8890 chattanoogacoffeecompany.com
Choo Choo Cafe Espresso 1400 Market St. (800) 872-2529 choochoo.com
Greyfriar’s Coffee & Tea Co. 406-B Broad St. (423) 267-0376
Mean Mug Coffeehouse 114 W. Main St. (423) 825-4206
Pasha Coffee & Tea 3914 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 475-5482 pashacoffeehouse.com
Rembrandt’s Coffee House 204 High St. (423) 265-5033 bluffviewartdistrict.com
Stone Cup Coffee House 330 Frazier Ave. (423) 521-3977 stonecupcafe.com
Stroud’s 1201 Broad St. (423) 424-3770
Velo Coffee Roasters 509 East Main St. (423) 718-8161 velocoffee.com
DELI Ankar’s Downtown 510 Broad St. (423) 266-0017 amigoresdowntown.com
Ankar’s Hoagies 5018 Hixson Pike (423) 876-7158 4764 Highway 58 (423) 894-3808 5966 Brainerd Rd. (423) 899-3074 ankarshoagiesonline.com
Bleacher Bums 850 Market St., #102 (423) 634-1083
Daved’s Deli 7639 Middle Valley Rd. (423) 842-9088
Figgy’s Sandwich Shop 805 Chestnut St. (423) 266-8675
Flatiron Deli 706 Walnut St. (423) 266-2620 flatiron-deli.com
Gardner’s Market 262 Broad St. NW Cleveland, TN (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 gollywhopperstn.com
Jason’s Deli 2115 Gunbarrel Rd., Suite 14 (423) 296-1096 jasonsdeli.com
Lenny’s Sub Shop 1913 Gunbarrel Rd. #101 (423) 899-5539 lennys.com
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 niedlovs.com
Steamboat 5950 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-6355
fresh and authentic for over thirty years 5425 Highway 153 N. • Chattanooga, TN www.formosa-restaurant.com • 423.875.6953
Steamboat Super Sandwiches 812 Broad St. (423) 756-8388
Willie’s Deli 7701 N. Lee Hwy. (423) 336-8008
DESSERT Baskin-Robbins 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd., Suite 301 (423) 893-0505 4767 Hwy. 58 (423) 894-5931 6990 E. Brainerd Rd (423) 892-5131 6510 Ringgold Rd. (423) 531-3911 baskinrobbins.com
11 straight years voted Best Chinese Restaurant by CityScope
Ben & Jerry’s 201 Broad St. (423) 265-8606 benjerry.com
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream 1406 Jenkins Rd. (423) 510-9993 4241 Hixson Pike (423) 877-9119 brusters.com
Clumpies Ice Cream Company
DINE-IN, DINE-OUT, & CATERING
26 Frazier Ave. #B (423) 267-5425 clumpies.com
Cold Stone Creamery 100 Chestnut St. (423) 267-0888 coldstonecreamery.com
Cool Swirl 7540 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 521-6300 coolswirl.com
Dunkin Donuts 7647 East Brainerd Rd. (423) 521-7264 5311 Hwy. 153 (423) 710-1873 627 Signal Mtn Rd.
SANDWICHES, SOUPS, BAKES POTATOES, HOMEMADE DESSERTS Store Hours: Mon – Fri: 11am-8pm, Sat: 11am-4pm, Sun: 11am-3pm
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Don’t forget to try our Summer Sleigh Ride Smoothie! Piles of fruit and a heaping scoop of vanilla yogurt!
Hot Chocolatier 1437 Market St. (423) 266-3066 thehotchocolatier.com
Ice Cream Show 129 Walnut St. (423) 702-5173 theicecreamshow.com
Julie Darling Donuts 121 Frazier Ave. (423) 591-3737 jddonuts.com
King of Pops Various locations (622) 701-7999
Local Slice Monkey Town Donut Company
1913 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 899-6480 marbleslab.com
Milk and Honey 135 North Market St. (423) 521-3123 milkandhoneychattanooga.com
Perkits Yogurt 3306 Keith St. NW (423) 476-1668 perkits.com
Rita’s Italian Ice 100 Market St. (423) 531-2735
Tasty Daylight Donuts 1414 Jenkins Rd. (423) 531-3444 tastydaylightdonuts.com
FARM TO TABLE 212 Market 212 Market St. (423) 265-1212 212market.com
Elemental 313 Manufacturer’s Rd. (423) 648-9160 elementalchattanooga.com
Main Street Meats 217 E Main St. (423) 602-9568 mainstreetmeatschatt.com
TerraMae Appalachian Bistro
122 East 10th St. C O F F E E H O U S E (423) 710-2925 terramaechattanooga.com
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Various locations (423) 596-5457 famousnaters.com
8804 Dayton Pike (423) 332-3310
Marble Slab Creamery
C O F F E E H O U S E
Famous Nater’s World Famous
Various locations (423) 509-2644
5400 Brainerd Rd. (423) 893-6263
Various locations (423) 255-5163
Kay’s Kastles Inc Las Esperanza Bakery
129 Walnut St • 423-702-5173 • Across from the Glass Bridge near the Hunter Museum!
A Taste of Argentina
Various locations (423) 619-3898
Mountain Waffle Wagon Various locations (423) 504-7060
Muenster Truck Various locations (423) 432-5169
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 southernburgerco.com
Ben & Jerry’s 201 Broad St. (423) 265-8606 benjerry.com
Clumpies Ice Cream Co. 26 Frazier Ave. (423) 267-5425 clumpies.com
Cold Stone Creamery 100 Chestnut St. (423) 267-0888 coldstonecreamery.com
Cool Swirl 7540 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 521- 6300 coolswirl.com
Ice Cream Show 129 Walnut St. (423) 702-5173 theicecreamshow.com
Incline Ice Cream Depot 3917 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 821-5000
Marble Slab Creamery 1913 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 899-6480 marbleslab.com
Menchie’s 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 531- 8020 menchies.com
Mr T’s Pizza and Ice Cream 3924 Tennessee Ave. (423) 821- 5084 mrtspizza.com
The Missing Link
Nana’s Frozen Custard
Various Locations (423) 762-7966
6707 Hixson Pike (423) 842-3003 nanasfrozencustard.com
GERMAN Brewhaus 224 Frazier Ave. (423) 531-8490 brewhausbar.com
GREEK Acropolis 2213 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-5341 acropolisgrill.com
Kabob-ster 1408 Gunbarrel Rd., #111 (423) 475-5370 kabob-ster.com
Rita’s 100 Market St. (423) 531- 2735 ritasice.com
Sweet CeCe’s 330 Frazier Ave. (423) 710-1633 sweetceces.com
Sweet Frog 2288 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 305-0696 sweetfrogyogurt.com
Top It Off 401 Broad St. (423) 475- 5192
INDIAN India Mahal Restaurant 5970 Brainerd Rd.
Sitar Indian Cuisine 200 Market St. (423) 894-9696
The Curry Pot 6940 Lee Hwy. (423) 648- 5069 currypotcuisine.com
ITALIAN Alfredo’s Italian Restaurant 3450 Cummings Hwy. (423) 702-5133
Alleia 25 E. Main St. (423) 305-6990 alleiarestaurant.com
Biba’s Italian Restaurant 5918 Hixson Pike (423) 843-0001 bibasitalian.com
Boccaccia 3077 Broad St. (423) 266-2930 boccacciarestaurant.com
Carrabba’s Italian Grill 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 894-9970 carrabbas.com
Mom’s Italian Villa 1257 Market St. (423) 266-2204
Nino’s Italian Restaurant 720 Mississippi Ave.. Signal Mountain (423) 886-1900
Portobello’s Italian Rerstaurant and Pizzaria 4976 Hwy. 58 (423) 499-6001 portobelloschattanooga.com
Provino’s Italian Restaurant 5084 South Terrace (423) 899-2559 provinos.com
Rafael’s Italian Restaurant 3877 Hixson Pike (423) 508-8561
Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria 212 High St. (423) 265-5033 bluffviewartdistrict.com
Fuji Steak and Sushi 5437 Hwy. 153 (423) 531-3183 fujihixson.com
Hibachi Grill 6734 Lee Hwy. (423) 855-8070
Ichiban Japanese Steak House 5425 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-0404 5621 Brainerd Rd. (423) 892-0404 yourichiban.com
Kanpai Of Tokyo 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-8204 kanpaioftokyo.com
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 sekisuichattanooga.com
Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi 1806 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 296-6500
Sushi Nabe Of Kyoto 110 River St. (423) 634-0171 sushinabechattanooga.com
Teriyaki House 5908 Ringgold Rd. (423) 892-8483
Typhoon Of Tokyo 3953 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-6142
KOREAN Seoul: Korean and Vietnamese Cuisine 6231 Perimeter Dr. (423) 855-9113
MARKETS Brainerd Farmers Market 20 Belvoir Rd. (423) 580-6281
1829 Reggie White Blvd. (423) 531-7640
Enzo’s Market 1501 Long St. (423) 486-9312 enzosmarket.com
Main St. Farmers Market 325 E. Main St. (423) 531-7641
Signal Mountain Farmers Market 815 Anderson Pike (423) 531-7643
St. Alban’s Hixson Farmers Market 7514 Hixson Pike (423) 842-1342
Whole Foods Market 301 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 702-7300 wholefoodsmarket.com
MEDITERRANEAN Acropolis 2213 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-5341 acropolisgrill.com
Tremont Tavern is Chattanooga’s favorite neighborhood pub. With a cozy atmosphere, a diverse menu, and a beer list sure to impress the most discerning connoisseurs, you’re bound to become a regular!
1203 Hixson Pike • (423) 266-1996 TREMoNTTaVERN.CoM
MoNdaY Trivia wiTh JORDAN • 8-10pm TUESdaY OpeN mic with mike • 8:30pm-1Am WEdNESdaY BeeR tAstiNg 7-9pm THURSdaY BeeR & BuRgeR Night • 5-11pm FRIdaY FeAtuReD music OF the week • 10pm SaTURdaY $3 FAt tiRe & $2 cOORs Light piNts SUNdaY Fish tAcO Night • 6pm
Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe 432 Market St. (423) 779-3100 tazikiscafe.com
Kabob-ster 1408 Gunbarrel Rd., #111 (423) 475-5370 kabob-ster.com
MIDDLE EASTERN International Market 5600 Brainerd Rd., Suite D29 (423) 892-1293
Kabob-ster 1408 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 475-5370 kabob-ster.com
LATIN AMERICAN Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy 2102 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-7400 abuelos.com
Amigo Mexican Restaurant
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5874 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-5435 5450 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-8049 1906 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-9928 amigorestaurantonline.com
Ayala Mexican Restaurant 1832 Taft Hwy. (423) 886-0063
Cancun Restaurant 1809 Broad St. (423) 266-1461 7010 Lee Hwy. (423) 894-1942 cancunmexicanrest.com
Conga Latin Food 207 E. Main St. (423) 201-4806
El Macho Taco 811 Market St. (423) 3805-4553
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 248 Northgate Park (423) 710-1201 elmesonrestaurant.com
El Metate 5922 Hixson Pike (423) 842-1400
El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant 6700 Ringgold Rd. (423) 826-2950
Five 8 Burrito 5715 Hwy. 58 (423) 710-1858 five8burrito.com
La Altena 364 Northgate Mall (423) 877-7433 314 W. Main St. (423) 266-7595 615 Commercial Lane (423) 877-1477 altenachattanooga.com
La Cocina Mexican Restaurant 5425 Hwy. 153 (423) 386-5655
Las Brisas de Machu
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Picchu 5813 Lee Hwy. (423) 596-9773
Las Margaritas 3100 Cummings Hwy. (423) 825-0304 4604 Skyview Dr, (423) 892-3065 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 756-3332 lasmargaritaschattanooga.com
Los Amigos 3536 Cummings Hwy. (423) 521-7676
Los Potros 5611 Ringgold Rd. (423) 296-2229
Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina 2115 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 894-7144 salsaritas.com
Taco Mamacita 109 N. Market St. (423) 648-MAMA tacomamacita.com
Taqueria Jalisco 1634 Rossville Ave. (423) 509-3430
Taco Roc 6960 Lee Hwy. (423) 653-1001
PERUVIAN Aji Peruvian Restaurant 9413 Apison Pike (423) 396-3919 ajiperuvianrestaurant.com
PIZZA Crust Pizza 3211 Broad St. (423) 756-4040 103 Signal Mountain Rd. (423) 710-3780 crustpizza.com
Hill City Pizza 16 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 hungryhowies.com
Jet’s Pizza 3600 Hixson Pike (423) 757-1616 jetspizza.com
Lupi’s Pizza Pies 406 Broad St. (423) 266-5874 1414 Jenkins Rd. (423) 855-4104 5501 Hixson Pike (423) 847-3700 9453 Bradmore Ln, (423) 602-7499 lupi.com
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 indoughwecrust.com
Rafael’s Italian Restaurant 3877 Hixson Pike (423) 508-8561
SPORTS BARS Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-9878 budssportsbar.com
Buffalo Wild Wings 120 Market St. (423) 634-0468 5744 Highway 153 (423) 877-3338 buffalowildwings.com
Hooters 5912 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-8668 hooters.com
SOUTHWESTERN Moe’s Southwest Grill 1820 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 553-6930 615 McCallie Ave. (423) 425-4200 moeschattanooga.com
Mojo Burrito 1800 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-6656 1414 Jenkins Rd., #110 (423) 296-6656 3815 St. Elmo Ave.
s... Fuji Steak and Sushi 2207 Overnite Dr. (423) 892-2899 fujisteakhousetn.com
Ichiban Japanese Steak House 5621 Brainerd Rd. (423) 892-0404 5425 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-0404 yourichiban.com
Kanpai Of Tokyo 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-8204 kanpaioftokyo.com
Kumo Hibachi & Sushi 6025 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 468-3385 kumohibachi.com
Totto Sushi Bar & Grill 330 Frazier Ave. #124 (423) 508-8898 tottonooga.com
TAPAS Cloud 9 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 521-4737
Terra Nostra Tapas and Wine 105 Frazier Ave. (423) 634-0238 terranostratapas.com
THAI Rain Thai Bistro 6933 Lee Hwy. (423) 386-5586 rainthaibistro.com
1120 Houston St. (423) 267-4600 sekisuichattanooga.com
Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi 1806 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 296-6500
Sushi & Pho 5450 Hwy 153 (423) 531-3462
Sushi Nabe 110 River St.
4762 Hwy. 58 (423) 296-2899
Sawasdee Thai Restaurant 4008 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 822-9001
Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine
VEGETARIAN/ VEGAN Cashew 149 River Street (423) 355-5486
Enzo’s Market 1501 Long St. (423) 486-9312 enzosmarket.com
Sluggo’s North Vegetarian Cafe 501 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 752-5224
Whole Foods Market
301 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 702-7300 wholefoodsmarket.com
VIETNAMESE Old Saigon 2601 Dayton Blvd. (423) 876-0322
Seoul: Korean and Vietnamese Cuisine 6231 Perimeter Dr. (423) 855-9113
Sushi & Pho 5450 Hwy 153 (423) 531-3462
5845 Brainerd Rd. (423) 485-8836
Thai Smile 3 219 Market St. (423) 266-2333
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Got tacos? 811 Market St. Chattanooga (423) 805-4553 Now open at 7 a.m. with breakfast burritos 24 • The Pulse • SPRING/SUMMER CHOW • MAY 15, 2014 • chattanoogapulse.com
Want to head South of the border for lunch, but don’t have a private jet handy to fly you there and back? The solution can be found right in downtown at the brand new El Macho Taco on Market Street. A Cali/Mex style, family-owned restaurant, El Macho Taco is now open in the former location of Fork and Pie. Owner Armando Ruiz is part of the Ruiz family, which has spread from their restaurant roots into Chattanooga as part of their expansion into East Tennessee. The new location joins 16 other popular locations in the Middle Tennessee/ Nashville area. If you work in a downtown office, they are conveniently located right across from Miller Plaza, perfect for lunch. El Macho Taco is the place for you to get quick, fresh quality food and an enjoyable dining experience. Everything from their highly recommended fish tacos, quesadillas and salsa is made fresh every day. El Macho Taco’s fish tacos are made with breaded flounder and have quickly become
their number-one seller. Do yourself a favor and make them the first menu item you try on your next visit. And don’t forget the salsa for those fish tacos. El Macho Taco has a complimentary salsa bar with four different styles: a sweet salsa, a standard red salsa, and two different hot salsas for those looking for an extra kick when you dig in. There is still some experimenting going on when it comes to hours, as they adapt to their new downtown home, but for the moment they are open Monday - Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (with breakfast burritos to start the day), on Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be trying some later hours during the summer Nightfall concert series, so you can enjoy some great music and get your hands on the El Macho Taco goodness. A part of the ever-growing downtown Chattanooga food fiesta, El Macho Taco should become a household name for years to come. Ole!
You may have already heard the hype surrounding Main Street Meats on the Southside. Sitting down with one of the partners, Dan Key, it quickly becomes apparent the “hype” is true. From the moment you walk into the store, the aromas tempting your nose take you back to the time of a small-town butcher shop where everyone knows your name. The staff are all very passionate about their work and dedicated to delivering the best “food experience” to their customers. Their belief is that there is much more to being a butcher shop than simply cutting meat and selling meat. Every customer is treated as a friend. The mission is to send them home not only with an amazing cut of meat, but ideas on how get the best out of each cut. Main Street Meats works with eight local farms from Polk County, Tennessee to Flintstone, Georgia to give customers the best meats and cheeses in the area. Every farmer Main Street Meats works with is personally visited to validate healthy natural growing practices and all products are tested for serving quality before Main Street Meats partners with them.
Every partner farm agrees to never feed antibiotics, growth stimulants or animal components to their animals and to provide a natural environment where the animals can grow, socialize and act naturally. The grazing animals, beef and lamb, are grass fed and grass finished and the meat is hung to dry age before being butchered for the meat case. The poultry and pigs’ diets are supplemented with certified non-GMO grains. This emphasis on happy, healthy animals ensures you get the highest quality…naturally…every time. When you are looking for locally grown meat and poultry that is free of anything artificial, or processed…Main Street Meats is the place for you. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Daily specials are posted online. Our advice: Make sure to try the house burger. It’s a delight for all your senses. With a mission statement posted in front of the store guaranteeing the best quality meats, combined with a hometown feeling and sense of community, Main Street Meats is sure to be one of Chattanooga’s gems for years to come.
ABOVE Main Street Meats is Chattanooga's neighborhood butcher. By working with local farms that are deeply committed to animal quality and care, we are able to offer meat and poultry that is free of anything artificial... no artificial colors no steroids, no growth hormones, no antibiotics. Just clean meat. Main Street Meats... changing the way that Chattanoogans know, experience and enjoy meat.
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Chocolatier Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, salty, crunchy, gooey or fruity, The Hot Chocolatier has something to satisfy that craving. The store is relocating to 1437 Market St., right across from the Chattanooga Choo Choo, but the business that you know and love isn’t changing. Their new location will offer customers a bigger space, with even more room for their famously yummy goodies. Best known for their chocolates, gourmet pastries, hot chocolate and coffee, The Hot Chocolatier offers customers “the highest quality chocolates and confections using the best and freshest ingredients available.” Each of their products is handmade and prepared with local products when possible. Founded by husband-and-wife duo Wendy and Brandon Buckner in 2008, this locally owned business creates artisan truffles, squirrels (“nuts buried under layers of irresistible caramel and chocolate”), nuts, bars, pretzels, marshmallows, fruits and beverages. If you’re craving something baked, The Hot Chocolatier also offers des-
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serts such as macaroons, cookies, biscottis, brownies, cakes, trifles, cupcakes and tarts, all created in-house. In addition to this range of sweets, The Hot Chocolatier designs sculptures or, as they are better described, “showpieces, centerpieces and cake toppers available in thematic or abstract presentations.” If the store is provided with an idea by the customer, these sculptures can be prepared for any special event, as long as they receive a deposit and two weeks’ notice. The Hot Chocolatier gives customers the chance to watch the pastry chefs and chocolatiers create their products, and see the process they work through every day. With a wide variety of sweets, created with dark, milk, and white chocolates, The Hot Chocolatier has become a habit for chocoholics—will you be next? For more information on The Hot Chocolatier, or to see pictures of some of their creations, visit their website: thehotchocolatier.com, or their Facebook page.
1300 Broad Street Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Southern Star has been a fixture in Chattanooga for more than 13 years. After a four-year stint in a small Southern Georgia town, owners Rick and Nancy decided to bring their taste of home to the Scenic City. Chattanoogans have learned if it’s a good “meat and three” you’re looking for, you can find it downtown at the corner of Broad and 13th or up on Signal Mountain on Taft Highway in the Signal Mountain Plaza. What you might not know is Southern Star isn’t just a place to get great down-home cookin’, it’s also the spot for the busiest parents in Chattanooga. After a long day of work, the thought of getting the kids to do homework and take baths is exhausting. Having to prepare dinner on top of all of that can be just too much. Southern Star has you covered with their dinners to go. These are
fully prepared meals waiting for you to walk in, take them home, and pop them in the oven. No muss, no fuss, and most importantly, no cooking clean-up! From downhome favorites like chicken and dressing casserole and meatloaf, to more exotic dishes such as Asian glazed salmon and pesto chicken pasta, it is all prepared fresh daily for you to take and bake. When you walk through the door at Southern Star, just to your left you’ll find a world of entrées, sides, and more waiting to make your life much easier! So don’t fret, parents, Southern Star is open until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, so even the overtime types can take advantage of the convenience. Southern Star has an answer to your challenging schedule. Swing by after work and grab dinner for the family. You won’t regret it.
1200 Taft Highway Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Take Away Dinners Until 7 p.m.
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chattanooga brewing company Located adjacent to the south end zone of Finley Stadium is the revival of a Chattanooga pastime. Chattanooga Brewing Company still holds true to the original brewers who first opened it in 1890. (They were forced to shut down in 1915 by the fledging prohibition movement.) Former engineers and home brewers Mark Marcum and Jonathan Clark re-opened the brewery in 2010 on Frazier Avenue, but have recently upsized to the new location at 1804 Chestnut Street. The new location offers customers “a pleasant retail experience,” as Mark Marcum puts it, while the Frazier location was just a place to stop by and grab a few pints or fill a growler. Chattanooga Brewing Company pays homage to the original German owners of the company by brewing authentic German-style beer. The brewery even kept the name of the beer that originally put the company on the map, the Imperial Pilsner. This Munich Helles-style pilsner is not your American pilsner. This beer has the full body and full flavor that only the Germans can produce. The Chickbock is a German-style maibock made with Munich malts and a dash of chocolate. The Two Taverns Pale Ale is made from caramel malts and is similar to an English-style pale ale. The Hill City IPA is similar to the Two Taverns Pale Ale, but is unfiltered to give it a full flavored IPA taste. The new menu at the brewery features pubgrub done right with an emphasis on fresh ingredients. Beer cheese is featured throughout the menu. It’s made with four different types of cheese and can be found on anything from the Beer Cheese Nachos to the Beer Cheese Pretzel. All the bread used is baked locally at Bluff
View Bakery and pretzels are made with spent grain, a brewing by-product. The Chickbock Tenders are hand cut and beer battered with Chickbock flouring. The SJL is a pimento cheese sandwich made with white cheddar, banana peppers and bacon. The menu also has three stuffed pockets: The Classic (mozzarella, provolone, pepperoni and cherry tomato sauce), the Hot Chick (mozzarella, bleu cheese crumbles, buffalo chicken, served with ranch), and the Southshore (ground beef, black olives, onions, jalapenos, feta, cheddar and mozzarella). Chattanooga Brewing Company knows they cannot recreate exactly what the original brewers did on 2nd and Broad more than a century ago, but they stay true to the company’s German roots, and with the recent expansion, look to make history of their own.
The Scoop Seasonal rotating American, English, and German style beers Chattanooga Brewing Company Craft Beer and Pub Grub Done Right 1804 Chestnut St. (423) 702-9958 chattabrew.com
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Come and dine with us, for lunch, brunch or dinner, at the all-new Lakeshore Grille, located above Lakeshore Marina in Hixson with a gorgeous view overlooking Chickamauga Lake. We feature in-house, made daily, original variations of America’s favorite dishes, which include fresh seafood, burgers, steaks and pastas, all prepared by our Executive Chef. Lakeshore Grille provides a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. Whether you come by car or by boat, the choice is yours to dine inside or outside on our deck, both of which have water views. We are open Wednesday through Sunday.
5600 Lake Resort Terrace Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Imagine this: It’s summertime and you and the family are out on the Chickamauga Dam. The weather is perfect. The sun is smiling overhead. But what’s this? We forgot to pack a lunch! Have no fear. The Lakeshore Grille is here! A quick hop, skip and boat ride over to the Lakeshore Marina will solve all your boating hunger needs. We caught up with owner Richard to delve into what makes the Lakeshore Grille so great. For starters, this place has only been open for about one month, and is completely renewed. For example, the nonsmoking atmosphere makes it perfect for the whole Dam family! The view is without a doubt breathtaking. Each dish is handcrafted to perfection. Steaks, seafood, burgers, wings—it’s impossible not to find
something appealing. They offer a lunch menu, a dinner menu, and even a Sunday Brunch. Tuna and swordfish are among the most popular seafood dishes. Beautiful hardwood floors and décor create an inviting and welcoming atmosphere for you and your crew. When the weather is beautiful, the Lakeshore Grille is here to please with a masterfully crafted deck overlooking the river. The owner encourages boaters to stop by and have some lunch. “Come off the boat in your bathing suit and enjoy a quick bite to eat,” Richard recommends. Be sure to stop by and check out their delicious food and fantastic atmosphere. Summertime is fun time and the best place to enjoy good eats is at the Lakeshore Grille!
taqeuria j a l i sc o Taqueria Jalisco has been one of Chattanooga’s best-kept secrets since the quaint Mexican eatery first opened in 2011. Tucked away on Rossville Avenue, across from the legendary Zarzours Café, the restaurant has enjoyed almost cult-like status by serving traditional Mexican food that hasn’t been Americanized to the point of compromising its roots, while remaining approachable for the average Chattanoogan. Now they are expanding with a new downtown location and bringing their special combination of flavors, dishes, passion and personality to Miller Plaza. If you’re new to Taqueria Jalisco, don’t expect to find yellow globs of nacho cheese or mounds of sour cream indiscriminately plopped over every dish; thankfully, their food bears no resemblance to anything you’ll get from Taco Bell. There are familiar items such as tacos and burritos which you can get with a choice of meats ranging from the standard shredded chicken or pork to the more adventurous lengua (beef tongue, which tastes like deli roast beef). A favorite dish at the Rossville Avenue loca-
tion is the handmade mole tamales, with tender pulled pork and mole sauce ribboned through the masa itself. The fluffy masa and slow-cooked pork marries with the deep, rich flavors and hint of sweetness from the mole before being wrapped in banana leaves and steamed to tamale perfection. As with any skilled cook’s offerings, each dish at Taqueria Jalisco is a balanced interplay of textures and gustation, meant to simultaneously satisfy and tease your palate. More space is needed to elaborate on the varieties of tortas (the king of sandwiches), their bright and crispy tostadas, or the incredible desserts Jorge bakes from scratch three mornings a week, such as his spectacular rum tres leches cake. The Rossville Avenue location is open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The Miller Plaza store is open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 –10 p.m. during Nightfall. Get the word out and get to Taqueria Jalisco today. They have been one of the city’s bestkept secrets for entirely too long.
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on the season. Their food is local, sustainable and made from scratch. Take, for example, the Pecan Chicken Club sandwich. At first look, it’s a chicken breast sandwich served with fries. However, the sandwich embodies local flavor as the chicken comes from North Georgia. And green? If the restaurant packs the meal to go, it includes wooden utensils instead of the usual plastic ones. Another place where the restaurant’s commitment to local and sustainability can be seen is in its Green Tomato Cake, one of the dessert options on rotation. When it comes to fried tomatoes, most people want the meaty middle. That leaves the ends of the tomatoes to be chopped up, soaked in Chattanooga whisky, and baked in a cake frosted with cream cheese frosting that tastes both of summer and of Christmas. In the last year, 212 Market has seen its catering service increase for weddings, business lunches, and even business breakfasts. Beer sales are growing as well, and 212 now keeps a Chattanooga brew on tap. For everyone who walks through their doors, 212 Market is committed to serving superb, locally sourced food with a sense of place and commitment to the community.
One of the most distinctly Chattanoogan places to eat is without a doubt 212 Market Restaurant. Today, most people equate downtown, with the Aquarium and the walking bridge, as the very essence of the city’s renaissance. 212 Market, located at the same address as its name, has been there since the Aquarium broke ground and the downtown was not the place you wanted to leave your car, said restaurant owner Sally Moses. And the restaurant has grown with the area. It was the first certified green restaurant in Tennessee. It has won Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence several times over for its wine selection. Today, the list is 350 wines large and 22 years in the making, said restaurant manager Jesse Pyron. (You can enjoy a half-price wine list on Tuesdays.) 212 caters to both the guest who wants to enjoy a five-course meal with wine, and the casual diner who wants to have a cheeseburger and beer. But for the dicriminating diner, 212 changes its menu based
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Craving both a welcoming atmosphere and a place to have fun? Then consider The Fox and Hound for your next lunch or dinner rendezvous. We sat down with the lovely Miss Courtney to discuss what makes Fox and Hound such a popular establishment. Here’s what she told us: For sports fans, this is the place to be. Along with more than 30 televisions capable of broadcasting any sport, the customer is surrounded by quality food, amazing beer, and an unforgettable service staff. During major sporting events, Fox and Hound will cater to their customers by providing a great restaurant for the fans. “Accommodation” is a word frequently mentioned by customers and staff alike. At Fox and Hound, happy hours are seriously happy business, so they offer it every Monday - Friday,
from 3 - 7 p.m. Four hours of pure enjoyment with $2 domestics, $3 Long Islands & house margaritas, plus $4 Fireball, Jack Daniels, Beefeater, Absolut, & Cuervo Gold! They also provide special drinking prices on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. Their lunch offers regular menu options at an affordable price. Be sure to ask about becoming an All Star member! With this reward card, you become eligible for halfoff menu options and special prices on drinks. Fox and Hound understands that not every moment is filled with action-packed sports, which is why they have set up a lovely dining section for romantic evenings or a fun girls’ night out. Their extensive menu for food and spirits delivers on a promise to the customer that eating out should be about having fun with your friends.
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Acropolis Mediterranean Grill To the Greeks, “eating Greek” means dining on food that is bursting with flavors, feasting with family and friends through good times and bad, and celebrating life with an attitude and an appetite. This is the type of experience customers can expect when dining at The Acropolis. The renovated Acropolis may look different, but it’s still the same familyowned business that we all know and love. Celebrating their 20th year this summer, the Kyriakidis family continues to provide Chattanoogans with menus of delicious Greek and Mediterranean dishes, prepared with the freshest ingredients that allow customers to feel as if they are vacationing on the islands of Greece. With renovations completed last fall, The Acropolis now features a newly expanded patio and bar. Warmer weather is just around the corner (in fact, it’s here!). That means you can enjoy your wonderful food and spend time with friends the way the Greeks do, relaxing outside. What could be a better than a glass of Greek wine or homemade Mediterranean sangria, a plate of stuffed grape leaves or delicious hummus, and the summer sunshine on the patio? Renovations also include the new Acropolis bar. The Acropolis has been known for their fresh and tasty food for over 20 years. Now you can
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add wonderful happy hour promotions and bites to that reputation as well. Along with the new look, the Kyriakidis family has several events lined up. A personal favorite is a patio wine tasting that’s been in the works! And don’t forget there is now room for desserts, coffee, and internet in the lobby café. So when your tastebuds crave local, seasonal, delicious favorites like Greek Salad, Spanakopita, freshly caught and prepared seafood, lamb the way it should be prepared, or any number of those famous Acropolis pastries, the place your mind and your body should think to go is The Acropolis. Local, Seasonal, FRESH!
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Art isn’t just a hobby or a profession; it’s something that has always been a part of our culture. Art is something that should continue to be accessible to those wishing to pursue it. One program designed to help is the Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant program, which provides “assistance for projects that increase access to the arts and achieve positive outcomes for the community at large.” Through July 1, 2014, the Tennessee Arts Commission is accepting applications for ABC grants. The applications are reviewed by ten agencies throughout Tennessee, which are looking to fund projects that “will involve communities underserved by the arts, such as those limited by geography, ethnic-
ity, economics or disability.” With grants ranging from $500 to $2,000, the program doesn’t just provide funds to complete community projects, but also gives recipients the chance to explain their project’s impact. Organizers say that the grants open the door for community development as well as opportunities for artists, arts, organizations, and nonprofits to form alliances and partnerships in their communities. For more information on the application process for the ABC grants and on the Tennessee Arts Commission, visit the Arts Build Communities webpage at tn.gov/arts/community_arts_abc.htm — Madeline Chambliss
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Main Street Bicycle Cooperative past president Heather Sivley discusses the role of transportation in its many forms in the lives of our community, in honor of National Bike Month and Bike to Work Day. 6 p.m. Hunter Museum 10 Bluff View (423) 267-0968 huntermuseum.org
With a unique approach to using humorous stories and an R&B vocal style, Jake is set apart. He has the ability to reach multiple genres because of the humor he adds—it breaks walls down in a clean fashion. 7:30, 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Catch, 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233 thecomedycatch.com
Guests will be able to meet many of the zoo's residents, enjoy the zoo after-hours and groove to live music— all while supporting the zoo! Plus, there will be plenty of spirits and great food to nosh on. 7 p.m. Chattanooga Zoo 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. (423) 697-1322 chattzoo.org
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HANE DARWENT IS IN TWO SHOWS right now—at the Front Gallery in May with his friend and mentor Andy Saftel and in a three-person show with Roger Halligan (co-owner of Front Gallery) and Aaron Cowan that opens on May 16 at Tanner-Hill Gallery. He gave me a studio tour and talked about his work, which rotations among photography, painting and sculpture. His photographs at the Front Gallery are lush arrangements of near-abstract color in scenes most people would never give a second look: a pile of painted tires, a concrete pad with the outline left behind after someone apRICH parently spray painted an old iron red, New Year’s Eve confetti in the light of day. And then there’s Cavity Mountain, a landmark of his youth. “Cavity Mountain was a beacon that helped us navigate our way around this rural landscape, but it was also this pilgrimage for kids in the town of Hiwassee who would come up and spray paint their stone poetry on the mountain top,” Darwent says. “In the past I might have thought ‘that’s tragic, this is a beautiful rose quartz rock outcropping that’s covered in spray paint,’ but I’ve kind of become obsessed with this unfortunate beauty.” Last year, at Artifact Gallery, he exhibited photos whose beauty is similarly accidental but more iconic and ironic. One shows a huge blue fiberglass pool liner suspended on edge. “It almost looks like some crucifixion scene or some kind of odd taxidermy display,” he says. “It kind of makes you call into question what a pool is, or
it’s a pool that’s sort of like escaped.” Another photo in this series shows singer Susan Boyle on a billboard with a message of hope and perseverance, but she’s next to a dust devil swirling around BAILEY the bare earth of a denuded hillside. Along with the irony, there’s an embrace of sorts that feels pretty far from ironic detachment. Growing up outside Charleston, South Carolina, Darwent saw marshlands destroyed for new homes but realized those homes were feeding his family. His mother was an accountant whose clients were buying them, and his father was a concrete construction worker who was building them. “This is the world that we’re living in,” he recalls thinking. “So I might as well try to find some beauty in it...and start to see it from a different angle.” The paintings he will show at Tanner-Hill Gallery are in a similar vein. He makes paintings inspired by classic American signs and advertising that have been so overused in recent years that their retro aesthetic has become a commercial cliche, which he wants to avoid. “I was still fascinated with the surfaces and by what happened with those things,” he says. “So
I began making the paintings as a way to scratch that itch but hopefully have it take on its own life. And be able to play around. With the photographs I can’t really play with the narrative.” One painting in this series is a frenetic mash-up of crass promotional images, but the result is rich and playful. The color scheme came from a billboard he saw driving down to Finster Fest in Somerville, Georgia. A swath of canvas is given over to a few dozen iterations of “click click click” from a car ad that presented a series of clicks, spaces and period and ended with the hollow promise, “You just bought yourself a new car. Log on today.” There’s also ad copy about meat and cheese from a Krystal ad and the very large words “HUGE BLOW.” It all takes on a hint of selfportraiture because Darwent’s birth year, 1983, is also in there, along with his very large phone number. Then there are his sculptures, so intricately detailed that they resemble dioramas, which he calls “sedimentary compositions.” One, titled “Coming
Soon,” is like an imaginary archeology of new signs coexisting with the old ones they replaced—a liquor store sign, next to a drug store sign, overshadowed by the superstructure for a highway billboard. “I wanted time to be open in it,” he says. “The biggest, tallest sign, you can’t tell if it’s still under construction or if it’s crumbling as well.” As his work shifts back and forth among photography, painting and sculpture, running underneath is a curious sense that documentary and imaginative work are on an equal footing. Even the collage-y paintings and mash-up sculptures faithfully record the real-world items they play with. “All those beautiful, amazing moments are already out there,” he says. “My job is just to pluck it out of its surroundings and represent it.” Front Gallery: by appointment, call (423) 280-0531 or (423) 2433778. Tanner-Hill Gallery: opening reception May 16, 5:30 p.m.
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Sumi-E Brush Painting Class 9 a.m. North River Civic Center 1009 Executive Dr., Hixson (423) 870-8924 Baby Bounce 10 a.m. Downtown Public Library, 1001 Broad St. (423) 757-5310 chattlibrary.org Build It Game Expo 1 p.m. Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St. (423) 757-5310 chattlibrary.org “Charade” 2, 7 p.m. Heritage House, 1428 Jenkins Rd. (423) 855-9474 Ooltewah Farmers Market 4 p.m. Ooltewah Nursery & Landscape 5829 Main St., Ooltewah (423) 238-9775 Art + Issues 6 p.m. Hunter Museum 10 Bluff View (423) 267-0968 huntermuseum.org Photographic Society of Chattanooga Presents: Brett Wells 7 p.m. St. John United Methodist Church 3921 Murray Hills Dr. (423) 894-5210 “Rumors” 7:30 p.m. Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga Eastgate Town Center 5600 Brainerd Rd. (423) 602-8640 ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com “Tick, Tick…BOOM!” 7:30 p.m. Theater for the New South UTC Fine Arts Center,
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friday5.16 National Bike to Work Day Meet-up 7 a.m. Miller Plaza 850 Market St. outdoorchattanooga.com Home School WorkshopMosaics and Symmetry 10 a.m. Hunter Museum of Art 10 Bluff View (423) 267-0968 huntermuseum.org Sidewalk Store Sale 11 a.m. Hunter Museum of Art 10 Bluff View (423) 267-0968 huntermuseum.org SHINE 2014 7 p.m. The Chattanoogan Hotel Ballroom 1201 Broad St. (423) 643-0202
Pulse pick: “Tick, Tick…BOOM!” This autobiographical tale looks at the courage it takes to follow your dreams as you face the looming age of 30. “Tick, Tick…BOOM!” Now Playing Theater for the New South UTC Fine Arts Center, Vine & Palmetto Sts. (423) 503-0589 theaterforthenewsouth.com
shinechattanooga.com “On Golden Pond” 7:30 p.m. The Colonnade Center 264 Catoosa Cir., Ringgold, Ga. (706) 935-9000 “Tick, Tick…BOOM!” 7:30 p.m. Theater for the New South UTC Fine Arts Center, Vine & Palmetto Sts. (423) 503-0589 theaterforthenewsouth.com “Sleeping Beauty” 7:30 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre 400 River St. (423) 267-8534 theatrecentre.com “Rumors” 7:30 p.m. Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga Eastgate Town Center 5600 Brainerd Rd. (423) 602-8640 ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com Ballet Tennessee Repertory Performance 7:30 UTC Fine Arts Center
Vine & Palmetto Sts. (423) 602-8640 Jake Gulledge 7:30, 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Catch, 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233 thecomedycatch.com “Life, Love and Laughter at the Full Moon Cafe” 8 p.m. Mountain Arts Community Center 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain (423) 886-1959 “To Kill A Mockingbird” 8 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre 400 River St. (423) 267-8534 theatrecentre.com
saturday5.17 Countdown the Days to Kindergarten 9 a.m. Creative Discovery Museum 321 Chestnut St. (423) 756-2738 U.S. Masters Open Water Swimming Championship 9 a.m. Outdoor Chattanooga Tennessee River Downtown Chattanooga Waterfront outdoorchattanooga.com Chickamauga Battlefield Bicycle Tour 9:30 a.m. Chickamauga Battlefield, Rossville, Ga outdoorchattanooga.com Brainerd Farmer’s Market 10 a.m. Grace Episcopal Church 20 Belvoir Ave. (404) 245-3682 St. Alban’s Farmer Market 10 a.m. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church 7514 Hixson Pike Chattanooga River Market
10 a.m. Tennessee Aquarium 201 Chestnut St. chattanoogamarket.com Stringer’s Ridge Tree Identification Walk with Jay Clark 10 a.m. Bell Ave. entrance to Stringer’s Ridge Eastgate Page Turners Book Club 11 a.m. Eastgate Public Library 5705 Marlin Rd. (423) 757-5310 Artful Yoga 1:30 p.m. Hunter Museum 10 Bluff View (423) 267-0968 huntermuseum.org “Sleeping Beauty” 2:30 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre 400 River St. (423) 267-8534 theatrecentre.com “Lostnest” Exhibition Opening Reception 5 p.m. 1511 Williams St. (404) 538-1153 Spirits in the Wild 7 p.m. Chattanooga Zoo 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave., (423) 697-1322 chattzoo.org Downtown Sertoma’s Wine n’ Shine 7 p.m. Crash Pad 29 Johnson St. (423) 648-8393 sertomawinenshine.com Ballet Tennessee Presents “VanCura Ballet Conservatory in Spring Festival of Dance” 7:30 p.m. UTC Fine Arts Center Vine & Palmetto Sts. (423) 425-4371 Jake Gulledge 7:30, 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Catch 3224 Brainerd Rd.
(423) 629-2233 thecomedycatch.com “On Golden Pond” 7:30 p.m. The Colonnade Center 264 Catoosa Cir., Ringgold, Ga. (706) 935-9000 “Tick, Tick…BOOM!” 7:30 p.m. Theater for the New South UTC Fine Arts Center, Vine & Palmetto Sts. (423) 503-0589 theaterforthenewsouth.com “Rumors” 7:30 p.m. Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga Eastgate Town Center 5600 Brainerd Rd. (423) 602-8640 ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com “Life, Love and Laughter at the Full Moon Cafe” 8 p.m. Mountain Arts Community Center 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain (423) 886-1959 “To Kill A Mockingbird” 8 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre 400 River St. (423) 267-8534 theatrecentre.com
sunday5.18 Strawberry Festival 11 a.m. First Tennessee Pavilion 1826 Reggie White Blvd. (423) 266-4041 chattanoogamarket.com Tucker’s Trek 2014 1 p.m. Baylor School 171 Baylor School Rd. (423) 267-8505 Drum Circle 2 p.m. AVA Gallery 30 Frazier Ave. (423) 265-4282
avarts.org “Sleeping Beauty” 2:30 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre 400 River St. (423) 267-8534 theatrecentre.com “Rumors” 2:30 p.m. Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga Eastgate Town Center 5600 Brainerd Rd. (423) 602-8640 ensembletheatreofchattanooga.com “Preface: An Introduction to Artists Books” Talk & Demo Event 3 p.m. Hunter Museum of Art 10 Bluff View. (423) 267-0968 huntermuseum.org Jake Gulledge 7:30 p.m. The Comedy Catch 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233 thecomedycatch.com
monday5.19 Adaptive Cycling 6 p.m. Hubert Fry Center 4301 Amnicola Hwy. (423) 697-1345 Chattanooga Bicycle Club 6 p.m. Outdoor Chattanooga 200 River St. (423) 643-6888 outdoorchattanooga.com “The Backlot: A Place for Filmmakers” 6:30 p.m. Heritage House 1428 Jenkins Rd. (423) 855-9474
tuesday5.20 3D Printing 100: An Introduction
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5:30 p.m. Chattanooga Downtown Public Library 1001 Broad St. chattlibrary.org “Bright Ideas”: Gallery Talk 6 p.m. Bessie Smith Cultural Center 200 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 266-8658 bessiesmithcc.org Regional Art Alliance May Meeting 7 p.m. East Ridge Community Center 1517 Tombras Ave., East Ridge (423) 867-6406
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wednesday5.21 Chattanooga Wednesday Market 4 p.m. Chattanooga Market First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St. (423) 648-2496 chattanoogamarket.com Seventh Annual Jewish Film Series: “KiDon” 7 p.m. Jewish Cultural Center 5461 N. Terrace Rd. (423) 493-0270 jewishchattanooga.com Wednesday Night Chess Club 6 p.m. Chattanooga Public Library 1001 Broad St. chattlibrary.org Rapid Learning Intro to Kayak and Roll Practice 6 p.m. Outdoor Chattanooga 200 River St. (423) 643-6888 outdoorchattanooga.com
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The Galapagos Islands top many nature-lovers’ bucket lists. Straddling the Equator in the midst of the Pacific Ocean, this volcanic island chain is a paradise unlike any other, and home to some 9,000 species. On Tuesday, May 20, Chattanoogans will be able to witness the splendor of this remote and rugged destination with an experienced guide. Wildlife conservationist and Emmy Award-winning TV host Jeff Corwin will host a premiere screening of “Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland” at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater. “I was thrilled to provide the narra-
tion for this amazing project,” said Corwin. “It literally took my breath away. Despite traveling the world for 20 years hosting and creating documentaries, I was thoroughly impressed with this incredible film.” Corwin will introduce “Galapagos 3D: Nature’s Wonderland” in the IMAX theater at 6 p.m. After the premiere screening, he will entertain questions about his experiences in the Galapagos and his efforts to study and protect wildlife around the world. “I hope that this film will inspire a new generation to become good stewards of this delicate planet,” he added.
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Million Dollar Arm
The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Director: Gareth Edwards Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe
A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play major league baseball. Director: Craig Gillespie Stars: Jon Hamm, Aasif Mandvi, Alan Arkin, Suraj Sharma
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NDER THE SKIN” SEEMS LIKE A film that, as a critic, I’m really supposed to like. It is slow and ponderous, inscrutable and complicated the way some art is meant to be, and features a story that unwinds without spoonfed explanations.
It’s the type of film that appeals to film connoisseurs, who don’t mind being bored if it’s for a greater purpose. I understand all these things and have seen many a film that fits into this category. And yet, for some reason, I failed to connect with “Under the Skin” on JOHN any real level. There are parts meant to unnerve, to prick at the edges of what it means to human, to rumble the stomach and wrack the mind. To a certain degree, I think I know what the director was intending. However, the film failed to elicit any sort of emotion. I didn’t feel much of anything as it progressed. I enjoyed the atmosphere, the way music and sound were used in crafting the scenes. The bleak beauty of the Scottish landscape combined with the otherworldly circumstances of the plot kept me interested to a point, but ultimately the film didn’t provoke its intended reaction in me. It didn’t provoke much of a reaction at all. “Under the Skin” is loosely based on the 2000 sciencefiction novel of the same name by Michel Faber. In the novel, an alien disguised as a beautiful woman seduces unsuspecting men in order to harvest their meat for consumption on her home world. “Under the Skin” also features a beautiful disguised
alien (Scarlett Johansson). but her motivations for seducing the men are left to the imagination of the audience. As I mentioned, there is no real explanation for anything. The film exists through small snippets of conversations and the silent stares of the film’s star. Good movDEVORE ies don’t always require much in the way dialogue, as evidenced by films like “All is Lost”—in fact, great stories can be told very simply. Much of the dialogue in “Under the Skin” is secondary to the action, mumbled and softly spoken. The quiet is meant to make the tone of the film that much more chilling. Adding to this is the inclusion of Scottish residents, most of whom are non-actors, using their own genuine nervousness at being in the presence of someone as stunning as Johansson to heighten the tension, casting a note of realism into the film. As a critic, I see the logic behind this decision: Only a man confronted with the possibility of sex with such an enchanting beauty would ignore the weirdness of the situation and continue into an abandoned house with dimensions that might confuse a Time Lord. Men will ignore a lot of warning signs for perfection. And yet, as much as the filmmaker’s decisions are consistent with the story, I
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still didn’t find myself caring. It was only due to my slight curiosity at the true nature of the predator that I was able to sustain my interest. Much praise has been heaped upon Johansson for her performance in the film. It was certainly adequate for the story, but as far as being exceptional, the role only called for her to remain expressionless and detached. There are brief hints of humanity, betraying the minor programming necessary to coax men into the windowless white van used to troll the highways of Scotland, but it is the physical aspects of the creature that do most of the heavy lifting. Perhaps it is harder to be blank than human. An actor would need to answer that question. But this is the second film I’ve seen with Johansson starring as a nonhuman character that slowly becomes curious about the world they are inhabiting. Her performance in “Her” seemed much more nuanced and powerful, despite the actress not having a physical presence in the film. The films are very different in tone, of course, one allowing for a larger range of expres-
sion. “Under the Skin” is darker as well. But still, I felt that Johansson needed more to do that just stare straight ahead. Tonally, “Under the Skin” reminded me quite a bit of Shane Carruth’s “Upstream Color.” It requires the same amount of thought on the part of the viewer. The audience needs to pay careful attention to the subtleties included by the director, and even then meaning is hard to decipher. As to what the filmmaker intended, I have no idea. I can speculate on his intentions, but without repeated viewings the point remains enigmatic. But I have no interest in repeating the experience. This is only the third fulllength feature by Jonathan Glazer, the first being “Sexy Beast,” and “Under the Skin” was in production for nearly 10 years. Obviously, there is no correct length of time for a work of art, but the longer an artist spends on a work, the more likely they are to fall into it so completely that it makes sense only to them. “Under the Skin” may have needed the distillation of an outside opinion to be truly effective.
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): There’s a piece of art on the moon: a ceramic disk inscribed with six drawings by noted American artists. It was carried on the landing module of the Apollo 12 mission, which delivered two astronauts to the lunar surface in November 1969. One of the artists, Leo maverick Andy Warhol, drew the image of a stylized penis, similar to what you might see on the wall of a public restroom. “He was being the terrible bad boy,” the project’s organizer said about Warhol’s contribution. You know me, Leo. I usually love playful acts of rebellion. But in the coming weeks, I advise against taking Warhol’s approach. If you’re called on to add your self-expression to a big undertaking, tilt in the direc-
tion of sincerity and reverence and dignity. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The planet we live on is in constant transformation. Nothing ever stays the same. To succeed, let alone survive, we need to acclimate ourselves to the relentless forward motion. “He not busy being born is busy dying,” was Bob Dylan’s way of framing our challenge. How are you doing with this aspect of life, Virgo? Do you hate it but deal with it grudgingly? Tolerate it and aspire to be a master of it someday? Whatever your current attitude is, I’m here to tell you that in the coming months you could become much more comfortable with the ceaseless flow—and even learn to enjoy it. Are you ready to begin? LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “It isn’t that I don’t like sweet disorder,” said English author Vita SackvilleWest, “but it has to be judiciously arranged.” That’s your theme for the week, Libra. Please respect how precise a formulation this is. Plain old ordinary disorder will not provide you with the epiphanies and breakthroughs you deserve and need. The disorder must be sweet. If it doesn’t make you feel at least a little excited and more in love with life, avoid it. The disorder must also be judiciously arranged. What that means is that it can’t be loud or vulgar or profane. Rather, it must have wit and style and a hint of crazy wisdom. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): I have three sets of questions for you, Scorpio. First, are you anyone’s muse? Is there a person who draws inspiration from the way you live? Here’s my second query: Are you strong medicine for anyone? Are you the source of riddles that confound and intrigue them, compelling them to outgrow their narrow perspectives? Here’s my third inquiry: Are you anyone’s teacher? Are you an influence that educates someone about the meaning of life? If you do play any of these roles, Scorpio, they are about to heat up and transform. If you don’t currently serve at least one of these functions, there’s a good chance you will start to soon. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): According to my reading of the astrological omens, you should draw inspiration from this Chinese proverb: “Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down.” In other words, Sagittarius, you need extra downtime. So please say NO to any influence that says, “Do it now! Be maniacally efficient! Multitask as if your life depended on it! The more active you are the more successful you will be!” Instead, give yourself ample opportunity to play and daydream and ruminate. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): In Raymond Chandler’s pulp fic-
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Roundabout Here Officer Alex bemoans the inability of Chattanoogans to catch on to the circle concept
The people of Europe figured this out before electric lighting was available, yet here we are...and those people put freakin’ mayonnaise on their fries.” When officer Alexander D. Teach is not patrolling our fair city on the heels of the criminal element, he spends his spare time volunteering for the Boehm Birth Defects Center. Follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/alexteach
To me, it is the essence of simplicity. Unlike a line, it doesn’t point anywhere or lead anywhere or even point at anything; it simply “is”. It’s its own beginning and ending. It makes me happy…and anyone that knows Officer Teach knows that he likes to be happy. W h e n Pope Julius II asked a ALEX famed artist to demonstrate his skill in the year 1508? The artist Giotto (not Michelangelo) used red paint to simply draw a circle freehand so perfect it appeared to have been drawn with a compass. Simple and to the point. So why is it the people of Chattanooga have lost their freakin’ minds over “roundabouts”? What is it about these recent additions over the last 10 years that leave people stupefied to the point of paralysis when they encounter one? The very essence of the
roundabout is perpetual motion, flow. The one thing you can do wrong is...stop. Yet every time I use one, there’s at least one or two cars sitting there alone, that triangular yield sign mocking them as they idle motionlessly below it, no other vehicles in sight. Yes, yes, sometimes the patTEACH tern is full of cars and you have to stop momentarily; I’m talking about the folks that run up to them and just put it in park. And when they finally figure out they’re the only ones not dancing at the party? BOOM, that’s about the time they dart in front of the only car that will come through for the next several minutes. But do roundabouts work? Without question. The Chattanooga intersection of North Access Road and what used to be Lake Resort Drive (be-
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cause now, it’s a big damn circle instead of two lines so it only needs one name) used to be the second-most accidentprone intersection in the city, just after the grand champion intersection of Shallowford and Gunbarrel Roads (no roundabout there, mind you). Now? I’m not even sure it’s on the radar, because a T-bone crash is pretty damn tough to pull off when there isn’t a “T”. High volume and lots of stop-and-go traffic. Lots of irritated motorists in a country where 30 minutes was the most you could wait for pizza to be delivered to your doorstep. Four stop signs controlled the traffic there and they all started those cars off at zero miles per hour. A roundabout nearly eliminates stopping at all and only requires yielding, so you ease through in one hundredth of the time during high traffic hours, and save on fuel economy to boot. Yet despite all the advancements of humankind over the last century, as a people we still can’t figure this out. The people of Europe figured this out before electric lighting was available, yet here we are… and those people put freakin’ mayonnaise on their
fries. It’s different, but we must accept this change, people. Even my dear ol’ Luddite dad traded his precious Champion map book in for a Garmin for at least one trip. The Transportation Research Board conducted a survey of U.S. municipalities in 1998 that showed 68 percent of the citizens opposed roundabouts prior to their construction, but after they began actually using them, a follow-up survey showed the same citizens were now 73 percent in favor of them. (The key? “Actually using them.”) I think I’ve made my point. Do I regret not writing my usual fare about strippers and midgets and balloons? Sure. I’ve just had some bad experiences after being loaned out to police the Hixson area (or as I like to call it, “The Most Horrible Place to Work or Live, Ever”) and knew I had to use this vehicle to get the word out because I’m all about responsibility, people. There are rules. Some are complicated, some are even upsetting, but some are about as simple as a circle. (Next week, though, will be all about the aforementioned strippers and balloons. I promise.)
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