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BEGINNINGS: Social media has altered forever the way we enjoy sports

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MIXOLOGY: The drinks of summer

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That Virtual Vuvuzela Buzz Social media has altered forever the way we enjoy sports

Status updates and tweets about players, teams, and scores coming out of the month-long event have only just begun.”

The way we watch sports has changed. Before the social media wave, knowing a game’s highlights and outcome meant watching the game at the stadium or on television, reading about it in a paper’s sports section the next day, or watching highlight reels on ESPN. “Watching a game” used to mean celebrating with the people around you during and at the end of the game. Now “watching a game” means sharing a status or a tweet of every exciting moment with the world, the second after it happened. Cable television or a subscription to the paper, aren’t necessary any-

more to keep up with a game. All it takes is a Facebook or Twitter account and sports fans everywhere can know everything that happens even without being tuned into the game as it happens. It may not be traditional—but is this change so bad? While the buzz of everything sports is all anyone on social media can talk about MADELINE during the big CHAMBLISS events (making non-sports fans roll their eyes), there are always new ways being created for fans to interact with their favorite sporting event, a plus for social media. June 12 marked the beginning of what’s expected to be the most talked about event of 2014 on social media, beating out the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Fans of the World Cup know their status updates and tweets about players, teams, and scores coming out of the month-long event have only just begun. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or simply enjoy watching worldwide sporting events, Facebook and Twitter feature interactive ways for you to follow all things World Cup 2014. One cool feature on Facebook is the Facebook Ref., a profile page of a man dressed as a referee who posts goals, fouls, scores, and his opinions during games. Facebook Ref. interacts with users by answering questions like,


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“Who’s your favorite player?” with humorous and clever responses like “The one who plays by the rules.” According to his bio, Facebook Ref. has been a referee his entire life and he enjoys activities like reading the rulebook, ironing his red card, and re-lacing his cleats. Twitter users can access official hash tags and World Cup timelines, and follow select teams, players, and coaches to get updated official World Cup news. One of Twitter’s new features is an added benefit to those who haven’t signed up for an account. During the Cup, new users are asked if they want to follow the Cup, and if answering yes, are prompted to choose which teams they want to follow. Social media has changed the way we watch sports. But the changes merely add to the ways we can enjoy following our favorite events. They still show our interests, give us a chance to connect with other fans, watch highlight reels, keep updated with our teams, and most importantly, give us a way to show our love for a treasured sport that has been a source of entertainment for years. Goooooooaaaaaaaal!


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The Very Model of a Flying Circus During World War I, red-painted aircraft usually meant the infamous “Red Baron” and his squadron had taken flight. Dubbed the “Flying Circus,” these colorful fighter planes, known for their mobility, started a trend of painting fighter planes in the German Air Force. On Saturday, June 21, the Chattanooga Radio Control Club’s own “Flying Circus” is back in the skies for its fourth year. Flying starts at 10 a.m. as colorful, aerobatic model aircraft perform stunts and turbine-powered “jets” zoom through the sky at speeds greater than 150 mph. In addition to viewing a day of warbirds, antique biplanes, fixed-wing jets, and helicopters, you can test your own pilot skills by flying a radio-controlled plane on the “buddy


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box.” Grilled hotdogs and hamburgers will be served, and prize drawings and an auction will follow the air show. Organizers hope to raise more than $10,000 for Siskin Children’s Institute, a nonprofit organization that helps children with special needs. In order to help reach this goal, donations of $5 per person or $10 per car is requested at the gate. Cash and auction donations will also be accepted at the auction. Gates for “Flying Circus” open at Summit Field at 9 a.m. For more information email event director Paul C. Wright, Summit Field is located at 4223 Old Woodland Dr., Ooltewah. — Madeline Chambliss

Stephanie Lallement & Mark Marcum Stephanie Lallement has been bartending for the past 10 years. She moved to Chattanooga in 2012 for our city’s wonderful outdoor scene and world-class rock climbing. She has worked in many craft beer bars; most recently Brewhaus, and also works within

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the brewing industry in town, leading the advertising and marketing department for Chattanooga Brewing Company. Mark Marcum has made the transition from home brewer to successful craft brewer. The former engineer is the coowner of Chattanooga Brewing Company located in the city’s Southside. He loves brewing beer, a nice pair of overalls, and hanging out with his dogs.

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Hayley Graham Arts writer Hayley Graham is a jill-of-alltrades originally from Nashville, Tennessee. When not singing with her bands “Amber Fults and the Ambivalent Lovers” and “The Goodbye Girls,” or teaching yoga at Hot Yoga Plus and beyoga Ooltewah, she

can be found supporting local music, theatre, art and all of the wonderful events and opportunities Chattanooga has to offer. Hayley writes about art, culture and this town that she so dearly loves. Her last appeareance in the pages was her profiles of the emerging artists at the recent 4 Bridges Arts Festival. She likes to further muse and ramble on her website at • JUNE 19-25, 2014 • The Pulse • 5

Who and What Thrives Under THRIVE 2055? Same old goals will not address a sustainable future

“ It feels like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic while ignoring the need for real survival solutions.”

Sandra Kurt is an environmental community activist and is presently working through the Urban Century Institute. Visit her website at

For the 16-county region around Chattanooga, the ongoing THRIVE 2055 project is seeking to figure out how our future should look. We’ve been told in glowing terms to expect accelerated growth in population and jobs. After all, we are Gig City, with major new companies SANDRA moving here in the last four years. We have the ability to attract more industry given our pretty scenery, quality of life, and cultural amenities. THRIVE 2055 also recognizes the environmental and infrastructure problems that could arise with growth. It mentions possible equity issues for at-risk and rural families as the job market shifts to higher-skilled and technical labor requirements. There is at least lip service paid to the need to preserve natural resources: Establish a regional vision around air quality, stormwater management, preservation of scenic assets, and

water resource management. This is all well and good—but the approach is inadequate to meet or create a sustainable future. Of course, none of us can predict our exact future, but this THRIVE 2055 approach, with growth management and push for more industry and business as the KURTZ overarching goals, seems shortsighted. It’s more like a five-year strategic plan than one looking 40 years down the road. Our ecosystem that supports all life is under assault—and yet we plod along the same path, believing this same old way guarantees increase in monetary wealth for all, even though we know it’s not the case. To satisfy our need for more, we continue to permit the production of goods and food poisonous to our health and to the environment. We continue to permit energy generation that produces air, water, carbon and radionuclide pollution and en-

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courages mountain top removal, forest and soil degradation, species loss, earthquakes from fracking, and nuclear waste. Meanwhile, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is sliding into the sea, causing coastal rising of sea levels and forcing people to move inland (possibly to Tennessee). Climate disruption is also causing changes in food production and loss of biodiversity. These are big concerns left unaddressed by THRIVE 2055. It feels like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic while ignoring the need for real survival solutions. In a “Story of Stuff” video, Annie Leonard tells us that the old game is to get more. In a resource-constrained world, that’s the wrong goal. The goal should be to get better. ( Leonard encourages us to engage in figuring out gamechanging solutions that lead to a better chance to survive on this planet. And what might those gamechanging solutions be? First, recognize that the prime directive is to place the preservation of environmental resources above growth. THRIVE 2055 does emphasize the need to preserve our scenery and save our

natural resources—but realistically, when it comes to choosing between saving a wetland or building a retail store, will construction permits be denied? Secondly, it’s about using less stuff. Many (maybe most) of us go round and round in a revolving door working harder and harder just to buy something more, as if the planet’s resources are not finite. This pattern of overconsumption is not leading to better. Perhaps we should rely on the 16 behaviors Robert Fulghum lists in his poem “All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten.” The very first one is “Share Everything”, the fifth one is “Clean Up Your Own Mess”, and the sixth one is, “Don’t Take Things That Aren’t Yours”. Those are lessons that would serve us well going forward with sustainability in mind. Can we live in supportive communities to get back in harmony with the environment? How about thinking of ways to do that—and THRIVE? Learn more about THRIVE 2055 at The website contains an interactive page to identify natural treasures under the Get Involved tab.

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Brewing Up A Lifestyle Crafting beer can be a hobby—or an allconsuming business By Stephanie Lallement

“It’s my day off,” Jack said to himself. “Time to get to work.” After a quick breakfast and a cup of coffee, he retreated to his basement. His mind was racing with ideas for today’s batch. “Maybe a new IPA? Perhaps a coffee stout—the coffee was just so good this morning!” he thought to himself. “I’ve got these new Saaz hops I just bought…a crisp pilsner would be nice, too!” Jack’s mind raced with the potential for his new brew. Chattanoogans are relatively new to the brewery scene. In a town formerly dominated by plain, watery lagers, we are finally coming around to the crafty side of things and trying to make a name for ourselves as a city that appreciates great beer. Jack is a home brewer with a passion for great beer. He takes pride in crafting his brews, creating distinct flavors, and will never be caught with a “light” beer in his hand. The world of craft brewing is an art form. You can’t just press a button 8 • The Pulse • JUNE 19-25, 2014 •

and a delicious batch of beer appears before you. Much like a bistro-inspired chef, the craft brewer is dedicated. They take the time to create the best, quality product they can; no fillers, no adjuncts, just a pure imaginative beer. “The sweetest sound is overhearing a stranger next to you at a bar enjoying your beer for the first time without ever telling them you made it,” says professional craft brewer Alexander Rivers. Home brewing is a way for craft beer enthusiasts to create

their own signature beers in the comfort of their own home, on their own terms. At what point is the home brewer able to make a living for themselves brewing and selling beer to everyone else? Having your very own brewery could be considered by many, such as Jack, as living the American Dream. What job wouldn’t be great where you get to create your own signature style of beer and drink it all day? But if you dig past the surface assumptions of the craft brewing industry, you’ll find it isn’t all fun and games, but more about hard work, determination, and a dash of insanity. Ask any dedicated craft brewer and they’ll tell you, “It’s a lifestyle.” Jack excitedly descends into his basement with a full day of brewing ahead of him. This isn’t a brief affair for Jack; brewing his own blend will take patience and dedication. From the boil to the mash tun, to the fermentation tanks to your glass, brewing craft beers take time. The average brew time is about three hours, depending on what type of beer you’re making. This doesn’t include the time it takes to monitor the temperature of the mixture as it ferments and actually becomes its final product: beer. “I love the fact that it’s an art form,” says home brewer David Kidwell. “I get to express myself through brewing. I enjoy the fermentation process of it; the natural carbonation that takes place to create the beer. It started as something I did with my dad, and I like the idea that it could turn into something more than a hobby, but for now I just enjoy making beer, letting my friends try it, and spending time with my dad.” Craft brewing in the state of Tennessee can be quite the challenge. Those who have taken the leap from home brewer to production craft brewer have faced numerous roadblocks with state laws and guidelines along the way.

When someone brews beer and perfects it to the level of opening their own brewery, they can’t just open in the City of Chattanooga. The city’s beer board prohibits the consumption of alcohol where meals or lunches aren’t served regularly. This can be a deterrent for would-be brewers in our city. If the brewery doesn’t sell food, customers cannot consume the brewery’s beer on the premises. In neighboring states, we find breweries without food, and they’re thriving. Breweries, when allowed to exist as they should, become exciting hangouts and just plain cool. They are spots to relax with a good beer, in a relaxed atmosphere made by someone who loves what they do. As described, some state and city laws are hindering the creative brewing process. To better understand these laws we have to understand the history that created them. We have gone from no in-state breweries in 1933 to 38 breweries in 2014. This resurgence has occurred in spite of the state laws governing the manufacture and sale of beer. Although Prohibition is historical trivia to most city folk, 25 of Tennessee’s 95 counties are still “dry”—some very close to Chattanooga. Tennessee did repeal the alcohol ban in 1933 (at least for beer), but beer was defined as an alcoholic beverage containing less than 5 percent alcohol by weight (6.3 percent by volume). When someone is referring to how much alcohol is in a beer, they are referring to the volumetric measurement, not the weight. This is how we get our ABV measurements, or Alcohol by Volume. This definition is still in the books and has been a hindrance to the state’s craft brewers. Craft brewers would have to purchase a distillery license just to make any beers over 6.3 percent ABV. Many craft beer enthusiasts and brewers >> P.11

Mark Marcum: A Brewer’s Tale

The sweetest sound is overhearing a stranger next to you at a bar enjoying your beer for the first time without ever telling them you made it.”

Mark Marcum is now a professional craft brewer. “I started home brewing after getting a kit for a Christmas present. Wasn’t really sure I wanted to do that, but I knew a home brewer and decided to give it a try. My first batch was terrible. Poured a lot of it out. My friend gave me some tips, and soon I was making stuff that I liked…good enough to try on my friends. After getting good feedback, I starting having fantasies of being a professional brewer. I enjoyed making the beer, I sure as hell enjoyed drinking the beer, and I seemed to be good at it. “As I learned more about brewing, I expanded, with evermore-complicated schemes and increased production until I had spent more than $5,000 and had a 10-gallon brew set with 30 gallons of fermentation tanks. My interest in going pro increased. I started having a yearly event that ended up growing to more than 200 people. The beer was free— folks paid for the food and party expenses. “This ended up being my market testing, and after several years of feedback from this event, I was very confident about making a go of it. It was a big step leaving my regular job and starting the business, but I figured if it didn’t work out, I could always go back to an engineer job. Once we started selling beer and I could go into bars and see our product on tap, I was hooked, as hooked as I was when I started making good home brew. The rest of the story is still in the works.” • JUNE 19-25, 2014 • The Pulse • 9


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Celebrate summer with us on our patio in Warehouse Row while enjoying our seasonal menu and tasty drink specials. consider “good” craft beers to exceed this percentage. Our state also has the highest beer tax burden of any state in the United States. Arkansas’ tax per barrel rings up at $7.51 and Mississippi’s at $13.23, while Tennessee tops out at a whopping $37 per barrel (31 gallons of beer). In 2011, Sierra Nevada, a leading craft brewer in the country was interested in housing their east coast facility in Alcoa, TN but eventually chose its location across the border in Mills River, NC because of friendlier alcohol laws. We also have legislators who are opposed to the alcohol industry entirely; some even believing Prohibition should still exist. This should raise the question: “Isn’t this 2014?” There’s hope, though. In 2011, the Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild was formed to seek reformation in state laws that would benefit the industry and its consumers. As of now, 24 breweries are members of the Guild, including local breweries Chattanooga Brewing Co. and Terminal Brewhouse. The Guild has been effective in getting the tax structure changed, boosting smaller breweries in the state and providing hope of greater opportunities in the future. In 2013, the TN Craft Brewers Guild helped introduce a bill to change the beer tax laws in Tennessee. The Fix the Beer Tax campaign was started and eventually implemented with the passing of the Beer Tax Reform Act of 2013,

allowing beer to be taxed by volume rather than price. The new law has been in effect for almost a year now and the state has seen a return of brewers who previously pulled out of the state due to taxes. Even more recently the TN Craft Brewers Guild was instrumental in getting alcohol limits raised to levels that would help put Tennessee breweries on a level playing field with out-of-state craft brewers. The Fix the Beer Cap campaign was passed on April 14, 2014. Under the new law, craft brewers in Tennessee with a high-gravity brewing license are allowed to sell everything they make at their brewery without additional licenses. The bill will also allow liquor stores to start selling high-gravity growlers, effective July 1. The road ahead may be a long one, but the future seems to be bright for locally crafted beer here in Chattanooga and throughout the state of Tennessee. Just as the sun dipped behind the mountain, Jack’s day of brewing was coming to an end. “Three new batches!” he said to himself. They won’t be ready today, but he knows he’ll enjoy them when they’re finished fermenting. “You can’t rush a good craft beer,” he reasoned, eager to try his latest creations. “If I keep perfecting my craft, maybe I’ll have a brewery of my own someday.”

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Young But Heading for Folk-Rock Glory High Meadow Communion is the best band you don’t yet know


See the Light at JJ’s Kansas Bible Company comes thumping on June 22 Come on down to JJ’s Bohemia on Sunday, June 22, and be prepared to be cleansed by the power of rock n’ roll as the Kansas Bible Company brings their raucous live show to Chattanooga. This oneof-a-kind 12-man live act features a five-person horn section, three guitar players, two percussionists, a bass and a keyboard player. Originally hailing from Goshen, Indiana, the group decided to put unquestionable faith into their music career and moved to Nashville, where they found a house big enough to fit all 12 band members. They refer to themselves as “a band of brothers”, and they plan on bap-

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tizing everyone in attendance with rock n’ roll gifted from the heavens. After an expected triumphant performance at the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, KBD will launching a nationwide tour, exalting America with their holy spiritinfused music. Their musical influences strike judgment upon no genre; they incorporate surf, soul, prog, classical and even hip hop into their fresh blend. The show starts at 10 p.m., and fellow Nashville rockers Waterfall Wash will be the opener. This is one show you will not want to miss! — Christopher Armstrong

T’S JUST NOT A GOOD DAY UNLESS YOU LEARN something new. Today, I learned two new things. The first thing is that I apparently really like folk-rock if it’s done well. The second thing is that High Meadow Communion does folkrock really, really well.

Music MARC T. MICHAEL High Meadow Communion is a five-piece band featuring Noelle Alexander on vocals and guitar, Sam Anderson on piano and backing vocals, Wil Markham on vocals, bass and violin, Austin Sawyer on vocals, electric and acoustic guitar and Daniel Sawyer on drums and assorted percussion. The first impression from hear-

ing their eponymous debut album is, “Wow, they jell really well, they must have been together for quite a while.” Wrong. The band’s first gig was at the Camphouse last fall. A band that has only been together this long should not sound so good. Accepting that fact one then assumes, “Well, OK, but the band must have been a long time in the planning stages, the culmination of some serious ambition.” Wrong. The band was formed on very short notice for a gig that unexpectedly materialized and needed to be filled. A pick-up band should not sound this good. “Fine,” says the voice in your head, “Then they

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must all be seasoned pros, road dogs who’ve been in the music game for a long time…” Wrong. They’re young. Really young. Two members are still in high school. Granted, it isn’t entirely unheard of to have a few bandmates still in high school, but they’re usually 19 or 20 and play drums. A band this young definitely should not sound this good. Perhaps you’re detecting a subtle thread in this monologue: The fact is they are good, so good that I was fairly gobsmacked to find out the details I’ve shared with you so far. Their playing, singing and songwriting are absolutely pro and frankly, I believe they are genuine phenoms, prodigies coming together in the perfect storm of circumstance to create a band that, if they continue doing what they’re doing, will be genuinely famous by the time everyone is old enough to drink legally. They don’t have any gigs scheduled before next fall. They don’t have any amusing anecdotes from “life in the band,” but what they do have an album. Eight tracks, five

tradition of strong women/bitter remembrances and the harmonies are delightful. I swear that in some of these tunes, “Braille Bridges” in particular, there are shades of the Gin Blossoms as well, albeit a sweeter and deeper-rooted version of the Gin Blossoms. Typically a young band is described as having potential, but in the case of these young people there is a great deal of potential already realized. It’s stunning to contemplate how much further they can go, having come this far already. They are better by far than half the bands playing around town today, so it behooves some of the bigger singer/songwriters in the area to enlist these kids as a powerful opening act. Were I in the position to do so, I’d give them a break every chance I could because, friends, as great as they already are, they’re only going to get bigger and better. Check them out, buy their album, support them however you can because I guarantee they are going to be a big deal before you know it.

“They are genuine phenoms, prodigies coming together in the perfect storm of circumstance to create a band.” dollars at and it’d be worthwhile if it cost three times as much. Track one, “The Bees,” is Winham Worthy, a phrase I just invented to describe songs that I feel are stylistically suited to the afternoon show of my old pal Richard Winham on WUTC, a program that has introduced me to some fantastic music over the years. “Traveler’s Lullaby,” is a slow, bluesy tune that highlights Alexander’s vocal prowess. If she isn’t already a heartbreaker, she will be. “Jericho,” is just a good old “shucks, it’s great to be alive” tune suitable for folk, country, alternative, oldtimey or any of a dozen other designations and demonstrates nicely that the fellas can sing pretty damn good too. “Old Woman by the Sea” is a personal favorite, drawing on the folk

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thursday6.19 Chattanooga Folk School’s Red Bank Bluegrass Summer Camp 10 a.m. Red Bank Middle School 3701 Tom Weathers Dr., Red Bank. (423) 827-8906 Live Jazz 6 p.m. The Meeting Place 1278 Market St. Ten Bartram 6 p.m. Hunter Museum of Art 10 Bluff View Live Bluegrass 6:30 p.m. Whole Foods Market 301 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 702-7300 Jimmy Harris 7 p.m. The Palms at Hamilton 6925 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-5055 Songwriter Shootout 7 p.m. The Camp House 1427 Williams St. Jesse James and Tim Neal 7:30 p.m. Mexi-Wing VII 5773 Brainerd Rd. (423) 509-8696 Open Mic with Hap Henninger 9 p.m. The Office

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T. Hardy Morris 901 Carter St. (inside City Cafe) (423) 634-9191 Friendship Commanders, Appalachian Antidote 9 p.m. The Honest Pint 35 Patten Pkwy. The Reigns Band 9:30 p.m. Rhythm & Brews 221 Market St. Deep Fried 5, CBDB 10 p.m. JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd.

friday6.20 Chattanooga Folk School’s Red Bank Bluegrass Summer Camp 10 a.m.

Pulse pick: Ten Bartram Sisters Eleanor and Rebekah Angel are gaining fans throughout the Southeast, teaming up with cellist Peter Hagemeyer for a refreshing sound perfect for a warm summer evening at the museum. Ten Bartram 6 p.m. Hunter Museum of Art 10 Bluff View

Red Bank Middle School 3701 Tom Weathers Dr., Red Bank. (423) 827-8906 Old Time Travelers 11 a.m. Rock City Gardens 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain, Ga. Talking Blues Band CD Release Show 7 p.m. The Camp House 1427 Williams St. Alanna Royale, Debi D. & The River City Jazz 7 p.m. Miller Plaza 850 Market St. Jimmy Harris 7 p.m. The Palms at Hamilton 6925 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-5055

Mountain Opry 8 p.m. Walden’s Ridge Civic Center 2501 Fairmount Pk. (423) 866-3252 Attik Toyz 8 p.m. Jack A's Chop Shop Saloon 742 Ashland Terr. (423) 710-8739 Priscilla & Lil’ Rickee 8:30 p.m. The Foundry 1201 Broad St. Gunpowder & Pearl 9 p.m. The Office 901 Carter St. (inside City Cafe) (423) 634-9191 Nim Nims, Danimal, Hudson K 9:30 p.m. Rhythm & Brews 221 Market St. Aunt Betty 10 p.m. Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. Smooth Dialects 10 p.m. JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd.

saturday6.21 JFest 8 a.m. Camp Jordan Arena 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy. (423) 490-0078


Kinslee Melhorn Old Time Travelers 11 a.m. Rock City Gardens 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain, Ga. Julie Gribble 12:30 p.m. Chattanooga River Market Tennessee Aquarium Plaza 1 Broad St. Grasshopper Concert 2:30 p.m. Jefferson Heights Park East 19th St. Jimmy Harris 7 p.m. The Palms at Hamilton 6925 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-5055 Amelia White, Sergio Webb 8 p.m. Charles & Myrtle’s Coffeehouse 105 McBrien Rd. Priscilla & Lil’ Rickee 8:30 p.m. The Foundry 1201 Broad St. The Band Raven 9 p.m. The Tavern 12130 Dayton Pike, Soddy Daisy. (423) 401-7234 Aunt Betty 10 p.m. Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. Velcro Pygmies 10 p.m. Rhythm & Brews

221 Market St. Hap Henninger 10 p.m. The Office 901 Carter St. (inside City Cafe) (423) 634-9191 Sullivan Band 10 p.m. Big Chill and Grill 103 N. Cherokee Blvd. (423) 267-2445 Power Players 10 p.m. Sugar’s Downtown 507 Broad St.

sunday6.22 The Old Time Travelers 11 a.m. Rock City Gardens 1400 Patten Rd., Lookout Mountain, Ga. The Stratoblasters 12:30 p.m. Chattanooga Market 1829 Carter St. Rye Baby with Dustin Concanno 7 p.m. The Honest Pint 35 Patten Pkwy. Sunday Jam 7 p.m. Ziggy’s Underground 607 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 265-8711 Blind Draw 9 p.m. Bud’s Sports Bar

5751 Brainerd Rd. Kansas Bible Company 10 p.m. JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd.

monday6.23 Kinslee Melhorn 6 p.m. Lake Winnepesaukah 1730 Lakeview Dr., Rossville, Ga. Ray Tarantino 7 p.m. The Camp House 1427 Williams St. My Ticket Home 7 p.m. Clouds Springs Deli 4097 Cloud Springs Rd, Ringgold, Ga. (706) 956-8128

tuesday6.24 Code and Creativity 7 p.m. The Camp House 1427 Williams St. Wendell Matthews Acoustic 7 p.m. The North Chatt Cat 346 Frazier Ave. (423) 266-9466 Tim Starnes & Davey Smith 7 p.m. Sugar’s Downtown 507 Broad St.


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Record Reviews

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Electronic West Africa, Thrashing New York Mamman Sani’s balladry, Period’s meaty outbursts

Mamman Sani Taaritt (Sahel Sounds)


eyboardist Mamman Sani, of the West African nation of Niger, is a bit of an anomaly, having recorded electronic music in the ’70s and ’80s that garners comparisons to European and American artists such as Vangelis and Terry Riley, rather than his local contemporaries. Although his pieces are often rooted in scales from Saharan folk music, the mood often evokes a calmer Liquid Sky more than desert sands. Last year, Mamman’s rare 1978 cassette La Musique Électronique du Niger was reissued, and it offered lo-fi minimalist instrumental meanderings on organ, backed by a primitive drum machine, engaging in its own odd, slightly spooky way. His most recent release is Taaritt, available on vinyl and as a digital download, which compiles unreleased recordings created in the midto-late-’80s in Niger and France; the gait on Taaritt is similar to

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Period 2 (Public Eyesore) that on his 1978 tape, but each element seems to be a little more polished. The sound quality is better, and everything is shinier and slicker with more of a sense of direction—although, aesthetically, it isn’t necessarily better or worse, since the wandering grittiness of the 1978 recordings had its own personality. Sometimes the backing drum machine and underlying chords have the quality of the Casiostyle consumer keyboard premade rhythms and chord shortcuts, letting Mamman’s drifting solos carry the songs. “Amiram” sticks out, with drums that are a little firmer than usual and dripping disco electronic tom beats. Seemingly contradictory, the luster can be simultaneously stark and chilly while also drawing the listener in with warmth generated from the melodic movements, bringing to mind the work of the early ’70s pioneering electronic outfit TONTO’s

Expanding Head Band. Just a taste of Mamman’s style may be enough for some, since some of the less distinctive passages bleed together. However, Taaritt is more than merely an exercise of West African scales on keyboards, with synthetic balladry creating unmistakably human expressions.


ho said, “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog”? I hope not Michael Vick. But anyway, that quote comes to mind when listening to the second album from the NYC-based outfit Period. On the appropriately titled 2, arriving eight years after the band’s debut, although there are passages with torrents of notes and beats, what often stand out the most are the passages that are more sparing; instead of going for the million-notes-a-second speed-shredding, guitarist Charlie Looker is more selective, al-

lowing each note to have a greater gravity and intensity, perhaps like a raging chihuahua, knowing that a single note can have a big sound. The stirring album manages to draw from sludge metal and doom rock and also avant-thrashjazz; drummer Mike Pride does not shy away from meaty drum outbursts, and on the track “Two,” he imbues the throb of rock while upholding a free, unfettered style, ever so gradually elevating the magnitude. Looker switches between repeated pedal notes and higher dissonant chords, as if he is having a confounding conversation with himself, with one unyielding voice and a different, confused and conflicted voice. On “Four,” vocalist Chuck Bettis provides his disquieting wordless shouts and wails while Looker gets his money’s worth out of two notes and Pride beats away in a gloriously and satisfyingly indulgent manner; after a little breathing room in the middle, Bettis ends with pained gasps and gurgles. Several tracks feature the formidable saxophonists Sam Hillmer (of Zs) and Darius Jones (of Little Women), adding to the terror-jazz improvisations. In certain ways, Period is similar to John Zorn’s avant-grind trio Painkiller, but Period feels more unpredictable and genuinely unhinged. Confounding expectations, the albums ends in a generally softer style with the acoustic-guitarenhanced “Eleven,” which starts with ample space before getting nervous and bustling, and “Eight,” with bowed cymbals, nonsensical guitar chords and softer—yet still crazy—vocals, providing an enigmatic ending for an otherwise severe and fierce album.








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Index to Advertisers TerraMáe Appalachian Bistro . ............................. 4 The Big Chill & Grill . ............................................. 5 The Honest Pint ...................................................... 6 Beast + Barrel . ........................................................ 7 Hair Of The Dog . ................................................... 8 Moccasin Bend Brewing Company ...................... 9 Chattanooga Brewing Company . ....................... 10 212 Market Restaurant . ....................................... 11 Ziggy's .................................................................... 12 SturmHaüs Beer Market ..................................... 13 The Office ............................................................... 14 Mexiville ................................................................ 15

Georgia Winery . .................................................. 23 Sing It or Wing It .................................................. 24 Raw Dance Club Bar & Grill ............................... 25 Southern Burger Company . ................................ 26 Heaven & Ale ........................................................ 27 On The List Catering ........................................... 28 Bonefish Grill ........................................................ 29 Mike's Hole In The Wall ..................................... 30 The Bitter Alibi ...................................................... 31 Tap Wagon . .......................................................... 32 MoonPie Moonshine ............................................ 33 1885 Restaurant . ................................................. 34 • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 21

TerraMáe Appalachian Bistro

TerraMáe Appalachian Bistro Sophisticated Regional Cuisine featuring local ingredients. 122 East 10th Street (423) 710-2925

When you order a cocktail from TerraMae Appalachian Bistro, you get more than just a glass of alcohol mixed with some complementary ingredients. You get a taste of Southern culture served with a side of history. Head Bartender Justin Stamper elevates the basic Bourbon bar by experimenting with different ingredients to prepare delicious craft cocktails that evoke a sense of the season. The drink list offers a variety of flavors that create a unique experience and recall sensations such as eating smoked foods at a neighborhood barbeque. His drink inspirations come from many sources, naming a mid-year cocktail after a summer constellation visible in the Southern sky, or from the names of songs heard on the radio while lost on backroads trying to find his way back from bartending a wedding in Alabama. “Ramble,” for example, is a cocktail he envisioned while listening to the Allman Brothers’ classic “Ramblin’ Man” in his car on such a drive. TerraMae’s restaurant, led by Executive Chef Shelley Cooper, is known for frequently changing its menu based on the availability of fresh ingredients, as well as inspirations derived from her experiences traveling the globe to taste the foods of other cultures. Stamper keeps this in mind when developing the cocktail platform. He says the restaurant experience with Cooper is the best he’s ever had

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because of the inherent responsiveness to the best ingredients available and the constant reinvention of classic dishes. If a customer asks for a recommendation, his first question will be, “What are you are planning to eat?” Every cocktail on the drink list aims to complement a flavor profile. TerraMae cocktails accent the restaurant’s familiar cuisine with a worldly twist while also highlighting its culture and history. When you order a margarita, you won’t get something contrived from a pre-packaged mix with too much sugar to mask a cheap liquor. Stamper will describe how bartenders historically prepared the cocktails in a way that is deeply informed yet never pretentious, and the cocktail itself will be infused with its origins. The staff prides itself on product knowledge and sharing stories to advance the cocktail culture, one sip at a time. Stamper says, “Creativity, accessibility and palatability are the key concepts driving the bar operations at TerraMae.” First and foremost, it is a Bourbon bar, but it transcends that simple description, incorporating botanical ingredients plucked from the patio or fresh melons from TerraMae’s dedicated farm outside of Nashville. Put simply, it’s a place where you can feel comfortable enjoying a cocktail with friends on a long, hot summer day but also leave having experienced new and inspired flavors.

The Big Chill & Grill When it comes to drinks, The Big Chill and Grill has a multiple-page menu that covers—well, just about everything. Yet mixed drinks aren’t the only specialty of the bar. The Big Chill and Grill is the place to go if you’re looking for some Southern comfort food. Now located on Cherokee Boulevard, The Big Chill and Grill has not only has grown in size, but also features extended food offerings. The “semi-famous” Chicken Salad Melter, a house-made chicken salad sandwich served on sourdough bread with melted cheddar on both sides, is a popular choice. The menu also features items like country-fried streak, chicken-fried chicken, and fillets served with hollandaise sauce. Everything is homemade, including their sauces and gravies. Three popular beverages are their sangrias, the Bush Whacker, a frozen cross between a White Russian and a Mudslide, and the St. Croix Joy, made with pure grain alcohol. Featuring 15 flavors, from strawberry to mango, The Big Chill and Grill also specializes in delicious frozen daiquiris. The Big Chill and Grill also caters to beer drinkers. With 20 drafts, their beer selection includes a variety of lagers,

porters, IPAs, and craft beers like Left Hand Milk Stout and Sweetwater 420. After a long day at the office, stop by The Big Chill and Grill and chill. Happy Hour is every day from 4-8 p.m. Domestic beer bottles are $1.50 on Wednesday night and Miller Light drafts are $1 on Sunday night. Summer’s in full swing, so there’s always something going on at The Big Chill and Grill. If you’re in the mood for music, try karaoke on Tuesday nights, a DJ on Friday nights and live music on Saturday nights. all at 10 p.m. Music isn’t the only event happening at The Big Chill

and Grill. On Thursday nights, at 8 p.m., try your hand at trivia with Club Quiz. And the Big Chill and Grill isn’t just a place to go at night. Now nonsmoking customers can bring their families for lunch or brunch. Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11 a.m., and brunch is served Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. If you’re looking for late-night snacking, food is served until 2:30 a.m. No matter if you’re in the mood for food or a drink, The Big Chill and Grill has always been, and remains, a bar that serves really good food.

The Big Chill & Grill Food, fun and frozen adult beverages. 103 North Cherokee Blvd. (423) 267-CHIL (2445) • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 23

The Honest Pint More irish whiskey More irish beers on tap

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Irish Pub reinvented

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One of four local haunts (along with Hair of the Dog, Terminal Brewhouse, and the brand-new Beast + Barrel) owned by Ryan Chilcoat, Geoff Tarr, and Matt Lewis, The Honest Pint is, as Lewis calls it, “an Irish pub in a New World setting.” That setting is the former Parkway Billiards space on Patten Parkway. Lewis and his partners transformed the former dive-y poolhall into a gorgeous pub, replete with custom woodworking, bold balconies and dueling grand chandeliers. Foodies, beer lovers, whiskey lovers, and, of course, hibernophiles pop into the Pint for a touch of Dublin in the Scenic City. The Pint’s menu is filled with Irish-influenced modern dishes, from the colcannon, boxty, and pimento cheese fritters, to house corned beef—found in both the scrumptious Sully’s nachos and one of Chattanooga’s best reubens—and the otherworldly pomme tots, which are fried in duck fat and served with three dipping sauces. The full (and then some) bar features an impressive selection of Irish whiskeys and Irish draft beers, a 22-oz. bomber list, house-infused liquors, specialty Bloody Marys on the weekends, proper pours, and a

professional bar staff who can make any classic or neoclassic cocktail you’ve ever heard of—and many you haven’t. Well drinks are always $4, and you can get PBR on draft for $2.50. Lewis and co. are strong supporters of local music, and have strived to pair the city’s premiere local acts with the likes of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Features, Dead Confederate, and other top regional and national artists who’ve graced the stage at the Pint. “We truly appreciate being able to offer local musicians a place to play and build their audience,” says Lewis. “We want to help them succeed and we hope that will help us succeed also.” You can catch live music at The Pint every Thursday night at 9 p.m., live dinner music Sundays at 7 p.m., open mic Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and test your knowledge at pub quiz on Sundays at 4 p.m. Seriously, though, try the tots. And take your time. The kitchen doesn’t close until 1:30 a.m. The Honest Pint 35 Patten Pkwy. (423) 468-4192

Beast + Barrel

Owners of the Hair of the Dog, the Honest Pint and the Terminal recently introduced a new venture to Chattanooga: Beast + Barrel. Opened in April, Chattanooga’s first gastro smokehouse offers an atmosphere and menu that are both impressive and unassuming, providing Chattanoogans with an “elevated” pub experience, as co-owner Matt Lewis describes it. The space—with décor that incorporates industrial, modern and luxurious elements—is at once elegant and relaxed. The owners have managed to create a space in which both tux and cut-off jeans (patrons’ choice) seem appropriate. Beast + Barrel’s best asset, however, is the menu. As the name suggests, the unique, French-influenced menu is focused on charcuterie and craft spirits, beer and wine. Matt believes that bartending is a notable profession to be taken very seriously—and they do. “Our bartenders enjoy crafting drinks,” he says. True to the belief in craft products, there are several spirits aging in-house, a long list of craft cocktails consisting of both “old-school, preProhibition-style” drinks and modern variations, and all juices and bitters are made fresh. The substantial beer

list includes 12 beers on tap, six of which are from Tennessee, as well as many bottled domestics and imports. An equally extensive list of more than 50 wines also includes six wines on tap. The talented kitchen staff is no less passionate, says Matt. All meats are cured in-house and as many locally sourced ingredients as possible as used. Even condiments are made from scratch. Like the décor, the creative menu is a blend of class and comfort, offering an array of delicious and unique dishes, such as roasted marrow, a pastrami salmon BLT and a chickpea burger (yes, even vegetarians are at home here). “We want people to come in with high expectations and to want to know what we’re doing,” he says. To top off the many reasons to visit Beast + Barrel, there is Happy Hour Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6 pm, during which time selected drinks and food items are more than 50 percent off, and guests in the bar area get their fill of the “popcorn of the day” for free. So why wait? Come. Eat. Drink. And be merry. Beast + Barrel 16 Frazier Ave. (423) 805-4599 • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 25

Hair of the Dog Hair of the Dog Pub is a bit of a dichotomy. It’s a quintessential Englishstyle neighborhood pub, yet it’s set on the corner of Market and 4th streets, smack dab in the middle of one of the most touristy parts of town. It’s also, as Matt Lewis, one of the pub’s owners, points out, “both masculine and refined” and “clean but with a worn-in feel.” Above all else, though, Hair of the Dog is very homey, welcoming, and affordable. A diverse range of folks ages 21 to 91 come from all over— whether to just chill for a minute over a cold beverage or to spend the night hanging out on the back patio. The staff is quick and knowledgeable. Not sure which beer you want? They’ll walk you through the choices. Want to buy a round for some friends upstairs? They’ll send it up on the (very cool) dumbwaiter. Hair of the Dog has a full bar with a great domestic craft and import beer selection, a small (but good) wine selection, and premium liquors. They offer mixed draughts, half-priced wines on Thursday, and $3.50 well drinks and $2.50 High Life drafts all the time. There’s no live music—conversation is big at the HOTD as a result—but they do have a “pint night” glassware giveaway on Tuesday nights and pub quiz every Wednesday at 9 p.m. The menu consists of elevated

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(read: really, really good) pub food, including fish and chips, beer cheese soup, buffarolls, burgers, sliders, pitas, salads, sandwiches, and a whole slew of entrees. They offer weekly specials, locally sourced sides and proteins, and, of course, Sunday brunch, complete with discounted mimosas and bottles of champagne, as well as a Bloody Mary bar. Pro tip: Get the reuben rolls. And come for dinner during the week. It’s not as crowded then. Hair of the Dog Pub 334 Market St. (423) 265-4615

Moccasin Bend Brewing Co.


In January, Moccasin Bend Brewing Company closed. As the doors were shutting at its 4015 Tennessee Avenue location, brewer Chris Hunt threw out a request on Kickstarter: If the people of Chattanooga could fund the micro-brewery to the tune of $20,000, MBBC could continue to brew. The Kickstater campaign worked. And the door at the former K-ration packaging plant has been open for the last few weeks. More than that, MBBC has roared back in a larger version of its previous self. The rebirth of Moccasin Bend comes with double its former production capacity. Hunt ssys, “We now have enough volume to do some packing,” shipping out Moccasin’s brews. The reopening comes with work done on the interior, increased seating, renovated bathrooms, and the micro-brewery is looking to serve food alongside its drinks. But the beer is where the two brewers try to keep up the most buzz. Unlike German brewers who, by law, must stick to combinations of hops, barley, yeast and water, Hunt and Guy explore the limits of brewing. Hunt likes

to think Moccasin Bend is the most innovative brewery in town. “We want to try anything,” Hunt said. “We get excited over the possibilities.” Take, for example, its German-style Berliner Weisse. Hunt describes the drink as a refreshing, summertime beer. “It’s orange in a glass,” he said. Brewed in the springtime, the beer uses the same probiotic bacteria as yogurt, which is unusual because brewers usually try to discourage that type of bacteria from working in their brews, Hunt said. On the other end of the spectrum, MBBC has created “The Dozer,” an explosion of hoppy flavor that will “obliterate your taste buds. But not everybody is ready for that,” Hunt said. Of course, MBBC will continue to offer its favorites, like the Lookout Mountain Lager. Moccasin Bend is open Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to midnight. On Saturday, it opens from 1 p.m. to midnight and Sunday from 2 p.m. until midnight. Moccasin Bend Brewing Co. 4015 Tennessee Ave. (423) 821-6392

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Chattanooga Brewing Co.

The old Chattanooga Brewing Company mainly focused on selling growlers and kegs to restaurants, but the new location, which opened about a month ago on Chestnut St., is bringing about change. It’s a brewery first and a restaurant second, but Chattanooga Brewing Company features a full menu of bar food. Simply put, they are “pub grub done right” and “quality food done simply”. Offering local food, their menu consists of dishes like the pretzel with beer cheese, and the Rivers Sandwich, noted for its Vidalia onion jam, that, when paired with bacon, gives the sandwich a sweet and salty taste. Chattanooga Brewing Company mainly sees itself as a brewery. With ten taps downstairs and three upstairs, they have a variety of German-, English-, and American-style beers. Those on tap include Imperial Pilsner, Two Taverns Pale Ale, Hill City IPA, and Hill City Stout. CBC rotates their beer selection throughout the year. The newest addition is the Chestnut St. Brown Ale. This new selection has been a favorite choice. Additionally, their Black Lager is making a summer appearance. Usually available only in winter, it will be back by popular de-

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mand in a few weeks. Chattanooga Brewing Company is a great spot for anyone looking to hang out, whether it’s to catch up with friends, or watch the game on one of the couches upstairs. Soon, customers will be able to drop by to play a board game or work a puzzle. For out-of-town visitors or those who enjoy spending time outdoors, the brewery will also soon add a brewery library, filled with local works, books on Chattanooga history, and outdoor books like trail guides and hiking maps. CBC is located across the street from Finley Stadium, and during football and soccer seasons, offers $3 pints and $5 Pretzels and Beer Cheese when the games are playing. And for World Cup fans, they have “futball” specials as well. They also have racks for those traveling on bikes, and occasionally offer “meetups”, where bike riders ride up to the brewery, meet up and have a beer. Bring your friends and family out to Chattanooga Brewing Company and enjoy some of Chattanooga’s best beer and food. Chattanooga Brewing Co. 1804 Chestnut St. (423) 702-9958

212 Market Restaurant When you think of 212 Market Restaurant, many things come to mind: Delicious, locally sourced food. Upscale yet accessible atmosphere. Knowledgeable and engaging staff. Dedication to sustainability and green business practices. Enormous wine list. The many wine dinners, cooking classes, tastings, benefits, and other events 212 hosts each year. One aspect of 212 that’s often overlooked, however, is its bar. Described by manager Jesse Pyron as a “locals bar for non-locals,” it serves as the home bar for a stream of regulars from around the city, as well as the home bar-away-from-home for a growing number of business travelers. 212’s bartenders are experts about the food menu, as well as which wines, liquors, and beers to pair with it. And they make a killer drink, too. They tend to a generous selection of single-malt and blended scotches, small-batch whiskies, cognacs, and brandies. They’ve responded to an increased demand for regional and craft beers, and offer a rotating assortment of seasonal specialty drinks. And

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then there’s that wine list. The winner of Wine Spectator’s annual “Award of Excellence” each year for more than a decade, 212 carries more varieties than you could ever possibly try—more than 350 wines in total—with select bottles and glasses half off on Tuesday nights. If you can’t find a spot around the cozy bar, grab one of the nearby tables for a front-row seat for 212’s live Friday-night music offerings or jazz brunch with the Dave Walters Trio every third Sunday of the month. Twenty-two years ago, many folks thought owners Maggie, Susan, and Sally Moses were crazy to open a fine-dining restaurant in a such a then-sketchy part of town. And for 22 years, they’ve been proving those critics wrong. The next time you stop by, raise a glass to them. 212 Market Restaurant 212 Market St. (423) 265-1212

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DEAL DAY TUESDAY $2 Domestic Bottles DEAL DAY THURSDAY $2 Bud Light Draught HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS $2 Natural Light, Miller High Life, Busch, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Ice House bottles $2.50 Bud, Bud Light, Bud Light Lime, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Michelob Light, Michelob Ultra bottles $3 Heineken, Corona, Fat Tire, Bacardi Raz bottles $2 Natural Light draught $2.50 Amber Bock, Bud Light, Yuengling draught $3 Shock Top draught $4 Sweet Water 420 draught

ZIGGY’S 607 Cherokee Boulevard (423) 265-8711 30 • The Pulse • drink • Spring/Summer 2014 •

For the last ten years, Ziggy’s Bar and Grill has been serving Chattanooga with a style of their own. Whatever you’re in the mood for— whether it’s a night with live music, a place to unwind with some beer and food, or a pit stop to pick up a bottle—as long as drinking and fun is involved, Ziggy’s Bar and Grill has got something for you. The Ziggy’s menu features barbeque, barbeque and barbeque. From chicken, to smoked ribs, to a pulled pork sandwich, odds are Ziggy’s has the Q for you—but the food choices don’t stop with there. Ziggy’s also offers an array of entrees, from smoked sausage to spaghetti and meatballs, along with delicious sandwiches, such as a reuben, BLT and a juicy burger. All of which are very cost-concious, ringing up at under $7. If you’re looking to turn it up a musical notch, come to Ziggy’s for a show. Ziggy’s Underground music venue is a unique way to see live mu-

sic and also hear the sounds of artists from the surrounding area. With music ranging from punk rock to metal, a night at Ziggy’s Underground music venue is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping, while also giving local bands a place to rock. Ziggy’s offers its customers an affordable way to get the full bar experience. Come in Tuesdays for $2 longneck domestics all day, or Wednesdays for $8 Bud Light pitchers. Come in Friday for the lunch special from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and order a BBQ pork sandwich and fries for just $5.50. Also, Ziggy’s recently opened a new back patio perfect for warm summer nights. No matter what your bar favorites are, you’ll get them (and spend less for them) at Ziggy’s. Find out why many Chattanoogans say that Ziggy’s, “is where I drink my beer.” Ziggy's 607 Cherokee Blvd. 423) 265-8711

SturmHaüs "Where good friends & great beer meet"

In February, the new kid on the block in Chattanooga’s bar scene celebrated its first birthday, and raised a glass to a successful year filled with new friends, delicious food and craft beer. SturmHaüs has quickly become known as Chattanooga’s own version of Cheers, that nice neighborhood bar “where everybody knows your name”. Nestled in the Fleetwood Coffee Company building on the corner of Houston and 11th streets, this smokefree beer market created by Dave, Marsha and Matt Sturm is just the place to catch up with friends, play free games of pool and shuffleboard, or take advantage of the free Wifi access to get some work done. Featuring 15 taps and 70 brands, SturmHaüs offers customers a variety of options both in-house and for those on the go, a first for Chattanooga. The focus is on craft beer, which changes every week, but SturmHaüs also has imports of draft, gluten-free beers, pints and flights (samples) of four 4-oz. beers. For those looking to take their beer

home, SturmHaüs sells six-packs and growlers to go. Growlers, which are reusable, sustainable, eco-friendly glass jugs filled with beer, provide a way to enjoy fresh draft beer that, unopened, can last for three weeks, and, once opened, for three to five days. These are available in both 32 oz. And 64 oz. SturmHaüs not only sells growlers, but also refills any clean growler that customers bring in. SturmHaüs offers a selection of artisan cheeses, sandwiches, and snacks designed to complement their beers. Specialties are their cheeses and CBC beer-cooked brats, provided by Enzo’s Market. With a goal to “maintain the freshest, most reasonably priced craft tap beer selection in Chattanooga,” SturmHaüs invites you to kick back with a nice, cold beer, relax, and say cheers! SturmHaüs Beer Market 1120 Houston St., Suite 120 (423) 648-1120

• Clean, smoke-free, gathering place • Located in one of the fastest growing areas of our beautiful city at the corner of Houston & 11th. • In-store we serve Craft & Imported Beer flights, pints, pitchers, bottles & bombers. • Our food menu was created to enhance the beer experience including paninis, quesadillas and artisan cheeses. • We provide free billiards, shuffleboard and WiFi for our customers. • For those on the go, we have growlers, 6-packs & mixed 6-packs, as well as artisan cheeses cut to order.

SturmHaüs Beer Market

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901 Carter Street (Inside City Cafe) NO COVER EVER!

Come to the Happiest Bar in town! We are open from 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. every night of the week, and are easy to find next to the Days Inn downtown right inside the City Cafe Diner. 21 and up (with valid ID).

OPEN MIC NIGHT THURSDAYS LIVE MUSIC WEEKENDS FRIDAY 9pm - 1am SATURDAY 10pm - 2am Why are we always so happy? Because we have the best Happy Hour deals in town! • $1 10oz DRAFT BEER • $1.50 DOMESTIC BOTTLE BEER • $3 32oz DRAFT BEER • $2 WELL DRINKS Plus, we have City Cafe food available at all times (they’re right next door) 32 • The Pulse • drink • Spring/Summer 2014 •

The Office

If your 9-to-5 office job leaves you fantasizing about a utopia where drinks are so affordable they might as well be free, and entertainment never costs you a penny, then stop dreaming. Such a place exists in Chattanooga, and it’s called The Office. The Office celebrates live entertainment by providing it to you free of charge. Whether it’s live music on Friday and Saturday nights from artists traveling to Chattanooga from all corners of America, or their infamous version of karaoke, titled “Ory-oke”, where audience participation is impossible to escape, every event at The Office remains true to a strict “no cover” policy. On Thursday nights, host Hap Henninger allows anybody and everybody the opportunity to showcase their undiscovered talent with open mic night. Try their Long Island Iced Tea or their 32-oz. Liquid Marijuana—these handcrafted drinks will quench your thirst. The Office remains Chattanooga’s most eco-

nomically sound destination for happy hour. This starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 7 p.m. If beer is your preference, for only $3, you can get a 32-oz. draft beer. Ten-oz. draft beers are only a dollar, longnecks cost only $1.50, and they have $2 well drinks as well. Along with a cool drink and hot entertainment, one is sure to develop an appetite. Thankfully, The Office makes sure nobody leaves hungry. During happy hour they provide free food for all their customers. And if you are in the mood for something else, an opening of a door will lead you straight into the City Café. With free entertainment, affordable drinks and the game always playing on the big screen, The Office will soon become your newest home away from home. The Office (Inside City Cafe) 901 Carter Street (423) 634-9191


A new affordable restaurant inspired by south-of-the-border favorites recently opened its doors downtown. Mexiville’s innovative Mexican cuisine is the hot item for local lunches and dinners. Centrally located off Market Street, Mexiville’s affordable food and drink specials are guaranteed to keep you coming back for more. Start out with an avocado mix appetizer. Fresh avocados with tomato, onions, jalapenos, lime and cilantro make this dip certain to get your tastebuds going. For dinner, try the new Pollo Bueno that’s nothing short of muy bueno! It starts with a bed of rice and grilled chicken, then is topped with broccoli, zucchini, and carrots layered with cheese dip and flour tortillas on the side. For date night, try the pineapple fajitas for two, which combines chicken, shrimp or steak, seasoned with pineapple. It comes with two orders of beans, rice, guacamole salad and tortillas. Lastly, satisfy your sweet tooth with a Chimichanga Banana for dessert: A fried banana,

wrapped it in a flour tortilla—are you sold yet? Wait! It’s rolled it in cinnamon sugar and topped with whipped cream, chocolate and a cherry. Mexiville makes dining out both tasty and affordable. Come in every day before 3 p.m. for the lunch specials and order a Speedy Gonzales or a lunch combination and a drink for only $7. Happy hour is every day from 3-9 p.m. and offers customers $3 domestic drafts, plus $2 lim-aritas all day every day. Mexiville also offers dinner packs for your next dinner party or to feed a hungry family. Choose between a Taco, Nacho, or Fajita pack that has everything you need for a complete Mexican meal down to the chips and cheese dip. Whether you’re feeding the whole family or grabbing a break from work, come see what the buzz is about at Mexiville. Mexiville 809 Market St. (423) 805-7444 • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 33


WINE&SPIRITS We will meet or beat any advertised price and special order any wine available in the Chattanooga market!

Bar & Nightclub Listings 1885 Grill 3914 St Elmo Ave. (423) 485-3050

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

We strive to make our listings accurate, but things change. We recommend you call in advance or visit websites before visiting any bar or nightclub. For updates and special deals, visit

3rd Deck Burger Bar 201 Riverfront Pkwy, Pier 2 (423) 266-4488

Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy 2102 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-7400

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

AGM Restaurant & Lounge 1622 Dodds Ave. (423) 508-8107

Alan Gold’s Discoteque 1100 McCallie Ave. (423) 629-8080

Alleia 25 E. Main St. (423) 305-6990

Amigo Mexican Restaurant 5874 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-5435 5450 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-8049 1906 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-9928

Aretha Frankensteins

Where the Liquor is Cheap and the Entertainment is Free

518 Tremont St. (423) 265-7685

Ayala Mexican Restaurant 1832 Taft Hwy. (423) 886-0063

Back Inn Café

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411 2nd St. (423) 265-5033

Bar Louie 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-4155

Bart’s Lakeshore 5840 Lake Resort Terrace 423) 870-0777

Beast + Barrel 16 Frazier Ave. (423) 805-4599

Becky’s Restaurant and Spirits 2503 Westside Dr. (423) 485-3873

Beef O’Brady’s 5958 Snow Hill Rd #100 (423) 910-0261

Big Chill and Grill 103 Cherokee Blvd, St. 1A (423) 267-2445

Big Don’s Bar & Karaoke 306 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 755-0041

Big River Grille 222 Broad St. (423) 267-2739 2020 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 553-7723

BJ’s River City Rhythm 4749 Highway 58 North (423) 296-1644

Bluewater Grille 224 Broad St.

(423) 266-4200

Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar 1459 Riverside Dr. (423) 622-0122

Bonefish Grill 2115 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-3175

Boss Hog 1601 E. 23rd St. (423) 495-1471

Brewhaus 224 Frazier Ave. (423) 531-8490

Brix Nouveau 301 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 833-2650

Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-9878

Buffalo Wild Wings 120 Market St. (423) 634-0468 5744 Highway 153 (423) 877-3338

Cancun Restaurant 1809 Broad St. (423) 266-1461 7010 Lee Hwy. (423) 894-1942

Carrabba’s Italian Grill 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd (423) 894-9970

Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken 526 E Martin Luther King Blvd. (423) 752-9198

Charlie’s Restaurant & Lounge 8504 Dayton Pike (423) 842-9744

Chato Brasserie 200 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 305-1352

Chattanooga Billiards Club 725 Cherry St. (423) 267-7740

Chattanooga Billiards Club East 110 Jordan Dr. (423) 499-3883

Chattanooga Brewing Company 1804 Chestnut St. (423) 702-9958

Cheap Seats Sports Bar 2925 Rossville Blvd. (423) 629-5636

Chili’s 408 Market St. (423) 265-1511

Christy’s Sports Bar 3469 Brainerd Rd. (423) 702-8137

Chuck’s II 27 W. Main St. (423) 265-5405

Cloud 9 Hookah Lounge 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 521-4737

Crust Pizza 3211 Broad St. (423) 756-4040


Den Sports Bar & Lounge 1200 E. 23rd St. (423) 475-6007

Diamond Billiard Club 3600 Hixson Pike (423) 877-5882

Diamonds & Lace Showbar (Babes Sports Bar) 115 Honest St. (423) 855-1893

Easy Bistro 203 Broad St. (423) 266-1121

EJ’s Tavern 4205 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-9298

El Meson 2204 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 894-8726

Fireside Lounge

4021 Hixson Pike (423) 870-7078

Flying Squirrel Bar 55 Johnson St. (423) 602-5980

Fox and Hound 2040 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 490-1200

Fuji Japanese Steak & Sushi 2207 Overnite Dr. (423) 892-2899

Gail’s 2555 Harrison Pike (423) 698-4123

Georgia Winery 6469 Battlefield Pkwy, Ringgold, Ga. (706) 937-9463

Giggles Grill 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233 gigglesgrill

2250 Center St. (423) 510-8020

Hooters 5912 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-8668

Ichiban Japanese 5621 Brainerd Rd. (423) 892-0404

Images Showbar 6005 Lee Hwy. (423) 855-8210

J Alexander’s Restaurant 2215 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-5559

Jack A’s Chop Shop Saloon 742 Ashland Terrace (423) 710-8739


5600 Brainerd Rd., Ste. A4 (423) 499-1995

Elemental Restaurant

313 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 648-9160

Good Dog

34 Frazier Ave. (423) 475-6175

Hair of the Dog

334 Market St. (423) 265-4615

J & J Lounge

2208 Glass St. (423) 622-3579

JJ’s Bohemia

231 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 266-1400

Jay’s Bar

1914 Wilder St. (423) 710-2045



DoubleTree Hotel 407 Chestnut St. (423) 756-5150

Harley House

3715 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-7795

Hamilton Liquor

2288 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 894-3194

618 Georgia Ave. (423) 710-1560

Jimmy D’s Sports Bar & Grill


7601 E. Brainerd Rd., Ste. #5A (423) 894-2524

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

2107 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 308-1090

Fireside Grille 3018 Cummings Hwy (423) 821-9898

3901 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-2624 Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA. All rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka,Modesto, AlcoholCA.40%AllbyrigVolhtsumereserved. (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA.GiAln,l Vodka, rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka, Alcohol Blvd. 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, NewJPM Amsterdam SpiRestaurant rits Company, 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 304 Cherokee

Heaven & Ale

538 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 602-8286 (423) 475-5259 Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA. All rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka,Modesto, coholCA.40%AllbyrigVolhtsumereserved. (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA.GiAln,l Vodka, rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka, Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, NewKanpai Amsterdam Spirits Company, 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 of AlTokyo

Hennen’s Restaurant

2200 Hamilton Place 193 Chestnut St. Blvd. (423) 634-5160 Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA. All rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka,Modesto, AlcoholCA.40%AllbyrigVolhtsumereserved. (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA.GiAln,l Vodka, rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka, Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 (423) 855-8204 Hill City Pizza

& 16 Frazier Ave. Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA. All rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin,Grill Vodka,Modesto, AlcoholCA.40% (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA.GiAln,l Vodka, rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 Gin, Vodka, Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, NewKevin’s Amsterdam Spirits Company, AllbyrigVolChill htsumereserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 7001 Middle Valley Rd. (423) 702-5451 (423) 847-0100 Homewood Suites Gin, Vodka, Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 proof) ©2013, New Amsterdam Spirits Company, Modesto, CA. All rights reserved. 13-24528-ZPO-097-423309 • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 35

Kitchen at Union Square 200 MLK Blvd. (423) 634-9172

La Altena 364 Northgate Mall (423) 877-7433 314 W. Main St. (423) 266-7595 615 Commercial Lane (423) 877-1477

Lakeshore Grille 5600 Lake Resort Ter. (423) 710-2057

Lamar’s Restaurant 1018 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 266-0988

Las Margaritas 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 756-3332 3100 Cummings Hwy. (423) 825-0304 4604 Skyview Dr. (423) 892-3065

Lawrence’s Lounge 1201 E. 37th St. (423) 710-2035

Logan’s Roahouse

German-American BrewPub

224 Frazier Ave •

2119 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 499-4339 3592 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-2948 504 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 875-4443

Lois’s Lounge & Restaurant 3013 Dodson Ave. (423) 698-4982

Lucky’s Bar & Grill 2536 Cummings Hwy. (423) 822-3306

Lucky’s Pool Room 5017 Rossville Blvd. (423) 468-4222

Lupi’s Pizza Pies


Featured: Spaetzle entrée with vinegar slaw and brussels sprouts w/bacon marmalade

Thursday June 19 @ 7pm Straight To Ale Huntsville, AL

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406A Broad St. (423) 266-5874

Mac’s Restaurant & Lounge 3950 Brainerd Rd.

(423) 698-0702

Maggie G’s 400 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 757-7722

Marsha’s Back Street Café 5032 1/2 Brainerd Rd. (423) 485-7911

Mary’s Lounge 2125 McCallie Ave. (423) 493-0246

Mayo’s Restaurant & Lounge 3820 Brainerd Rd. (423) 624-0034

McHale’s Brew House 724 Ashland Terrace (423) 877-2124

Mellow Mushroom 205 Broad St. (423) 266-5564

Memo’s 430 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 267-7283

Merv’s Restaurant 713 Mountain Creek Rd. (423) 877-0221

Mexiville 809 Market St. (423) 805-7444

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant 3029 Rossville Blvd. (423) 805-4443

Mike’s Hole in the Wall 538 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 475-5259

Mitch’s Sports Bar 2555 Harrison Pike (423) 698-4123

Moccasin Bend Brewing Company 4015 Tennessee Ave. (423) 821-6392

Mocha Restaurant & Lounge 511 Broad St. (423) 531-4154

Mountain City Club 729 Chestnut St.

(423) 756-5584

Ms. Debbie’s Nightlife Lounge 4762 Highway 58 (423) 485-0966

Murphy’s Ale House Irish Pub 618 Georgia Ave. (423) 648-4360

Nephews Lounge 4380 Dorris St. (423) 531-8036

Nick and Linda’s 4762 Highway 58 (423) 386-5404

North Chatt Cat 346 Frazier Ave. (423) 266-9466

North River Pub 4027 Hixson Pike (423) 875-0407

Outback Steakhouse 501 Northgate Mall (423) 475-5482 2120 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-2600

Paddy’s Pub and Grub 5603 Hixson Pike (423) 843-2658

P.F. Chang’s 2110 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 242-0045

Pickle Barrel 1012 Market St. (423) 266-1103

Playoffs Sports Bar 3501 Brainerd Rd. (423) 697-9050

Poblano’s Mexican Cuisine 551 River St. (423) 490-7911

Porkchops Bar & Grill 6727 Ringgold Rd. (423) 296-2571

Provino’s 5084 S. Terrace Plaza (423) 899-2559

Public House 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366

Raceway 2528 Broad St. (423) 752-5005

Raw Dance Club 409 Market St. (423) 756-1919

Re Canteen 1300 Market St. (423) 266-4882

Rhapsody Café 1201 Hixson Pike (423) 266-3093

Rhythm & Brews 221 Market St.

Rob’s Restaurant & Lounge 5308 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-6164

Rumors 3884 Hixson Pike (423) 870-3003

Rusty Duck 736 Ashland Terrace (423) 870-2665

Ruth’s Chris Steak House 2321 Lifestyle Way (423) 602-5900

Sekisui 1120 Houston St. (423) 267-4600

Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi 1806 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 296-6500

Sing It or Wing It 410 Market St. (423) 757-9464

Skully’s Tavern 3001 Rossville Blvd. (423) 622-0101

Sky Zoo 5709 Lee Hwy. (423) 521-2966

Sluggo’s 501 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 752-5224

Smokey Bones 2225 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 893-7850

Sofa King Juicy Burger 1743 Dayton Blvd. (423) 490-7632

Southern Burger Company 9453 Bradmore Lane

Southside Saloon and Bistro 1301 Chestnut St. (423) 757-4730

Spot Sports Bar & Grill 100 E. 38th St. (423) 648-7592

Sports Page 8182 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 855-2100

St. John’s Meeting Place 1278 Market St. (423) 266-4400

Stepping Out Pub & Grill 4249 Shallowford Rd. (423) 624-2148

Sticky Fingers 2031 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 899-7427 420 Broad St. (423) 265-7427

Stumble Inn 2925 Rossville Blvd. (423) 624-0290

SturmHaus Beer Market 1120 Houston St. (423) 648-1120

Sugars Ribs 507 Broad St. (423) 508-8956

We welcome you to come visit for one of the biggest selections of beer around!

Sushi Nabe 110 River St. (423) 634-0171

Sweet Basil 5845 Brainerd Rd. (423) 485-8836

Taco Mac 423 Market St. (423) 267-8226

Taco Mamacita 109 N. Market St. (423) 648-6262

Taco Roc 6960 Lee Hwy. (423) 653-1001

T-Bones 1419 Chestnut St. (423) 266-4240


We have something for everyone! Home brewing supplies and everything to get you started! 20 Tap Growler station! Enjoy our wide selection of beers from many breweries including: Founders, Bell’s, Smuttynose, Dogfish Head, Victory, Ballast Point, Stone, Lagunitas and many more. We also have large selection of Belgian and German beers and a selection of singles to make your own six pack.

1840 Lafayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia (in Big Lots Shopping Center) Phone: 706.866.5644 Store Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:30 – 8:00, Fri 9:30 – 9:00, Sat 9:30 – 8:30, Sun 12:30 – 5:00 Growler Station closes 30 minutes prior to closing time. |

2300 Glass St. (423) 629-8908



1401 E. 23rd St. (423) 622-6734


Terminal Brewhouse 6 E. 14th St. (423) 752-8090

TerraMae Appalachian Bistro 122 E. 10th St. (423) 710-2925

Terra Nostra Tapas & Wine Bar 105 Frazier Ave. (423) 634-0238

Texas Roadhouse 7016 Amin Dr. (423) 899-8293

TGI Fridays 2 Broad St. (423) 752-8443

The Bitter Alibi 825 Houston St.

The Blue Plate 191 Chestnut St.

Health Department Inspected & Certified Custom Work Available Conveniently Located Near College Campus Voted Best Tattoo Shop for 4 Years!






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(423) 648-6767

The Brew & Cue 5017 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-9402

Local. Seasonal. Fresh.

The Comedy Catch 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233

The Foundry The Chattanoogan Hotel 1201 Broad St. (423) 424-3775

The Growler 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 785-1005

Universal Joint 532 Lookout St. (423) 468-3725

Urban Stack 12 W. 13th St. (423) 475-5350

Valley Tavern 2819 Cummings Hwy. (423) 508-8170

Vaudeville Café 138 Market St. (423) 517-1839

Ziggy’s 607 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 265-8711

The Honest Pint

Locally Owned and Operated for 19 Years · Newly remodeled bar and patio

The Office

2213 Hamilton Place Boulevard • Open 7 Days (423) 899-5341 •

Inside City Cafe 901 Carter St. (423) 634-9191

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The Palms at Hamilton 6925 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-5055

The Social 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366

Tipoff Sports Bar & Grill 830 Dodson Ave. (423) 622-2900

Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria 212 High St. (423) 265-5033

Tracks Sports Bar and Grill 4321 Ringgold Rd. (423) 698-4849

Tremont Tavern

1203 Hixson Pike (423) 266-1996

Tupelo Honey 1110 Market St. (423) 779-0400

BEER, WINE & LIQUOR SALES ABC Liquors 3948 Brainerd Rd (423) 622-5915

Bacchus Wine & Spirits 5721 Hwy 153 (423) 875-2999

Beverage World 1840 Lafayette Rd Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. (706) 866-5644

Big K Liquor 911 Dodson Ave. (423) 624-1864

Bonny Oaks Liquor 4915 Bonny Oaks Dr. (423) 521-4312

CJ's Liquor 6401 Hixson Pike (423) 842-2400

Collegedale Tobacco & Beverage Mart 9409 Apison Pike 423) 615-0021

DeBarge Winery 1617 Rossville Ave. (423) 710-8426

Discount Tobacco & Beer, Etc.

7000 Lee Hwy. (423) 531-6940

East Brainerd Wine & Spirits 7804 E Brainerd Rd. (423) 855-4120

Enzo’s Market 1501 Long St. (423) 486-9312

Henry's EZ Liquor 5012 Highway 58 (423) 899-4452

Highway 58 Liquors 4762 Highway 58 (423) 899-6592

J D's Liquor Stores 3209 Broad St. (423) 267-1024

J J's Liquor Store 4204 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-1720

J & R Liquors 2121 E 23rd St. (423) 622-6605

Hamilton Liquor 2288 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 894-3194

Harrison Wine & Spirits 5940 Highway 58 (423) 362-8826

Horizon Wine and Spirits 3794 Tag Rd. (423) 899-3962

Island Point Wine & Spirits 5987 Brainerd Rd. (423) 553-1515

Jax Liquors 216 Market St. (423) 266-8420

Ken's Liquor Store 6015 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-3338

Lakesite Wine & Spirits 8711 Hixson Pike (423) 842-0183

Lamplight Package Store 5032 Brainerd Rd.

(423) 899-9860

Louie's Liquors 7703 Lee Hwy. (423) 892-3496

Mack's Hi-way Market 4401 Ringgold Rd (423) 624-5788

Mountain Top Wine & Spirits 1807 Taft Hwy, Signal Mountain, TN (423) 886-9463

Ooltewah Discount Liquor 9207 Lee Hwy. (423) 238-9177

Open Spigot Wine and Spirits 5958 Snow Hill Rd. (423) 910-0283

Red Bank Wine & Spirits 3849 Dayton Blvd. (423) 877-1787

Riley’s Wine and Spirits 4818 Hixson Pike (423) 870-2156

Rivermont Wine & Spirits 3600 Hixson Pike (423) 870-4388 ‎

Riverside Wine 600 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 267-4305

Riverview Wine & Spirits 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 468-2071

Ronnie's Wine & Spirits 7022 Shallowford Rd. (423) 899-1986

Sandy's Liquor Store 2410 Glass St. (423) 698-8751

Sigler's Craft Beer & Cigars 1309 Panorama Dr. (423) 485-3271


Signal View Liquors 4295 Cromwell Rd. (423) 756-1175

Sports Wine & Spirits 5510 Hwy 153 (423) 875-4334

The Beer Run 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 468-2096

The Vine Wine and Spirits 301 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 643-2250

Tobacco & Beer Mart 6025 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 531-3916

Tobacco & Bevarage Outlet #2 6204 Hixson Pike (423) 468-4095

Valley Wine and Spirits 3548 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-6842

Vine & Barrel 5506 Hixson Pike (423) 702-5763

Vintage Wine & Spirits 800 Mountain Creek Rd. (423) 877-9474

Welcome Liquor 2001 S Market St. (423) 266-3339

World of Beer 412 Market St. (813) 926-9300

CATERING COMPANIES AF Catering 2 W .Aquarium Way (423) 265-1691

8309 Hixson Pike (423) 593-4142


Catering By Alan 146 Hunt Dr, Rossville, GA (423) 894-0098

Demetri's Catering Services 3113 N. Hickory St. (423) 280-0387

Events with Taste Catering (423) 508-8023

Lee Towery Catering 1303 Hixson Pike (423) 267-9515

On the List Catering 100 Cherokee Blvd (423) 290-1081

“If it’s brown, drink it down!” Come and check out our great selection of high gravity beers.



Scenic City Catering 5600 Brainerd Rd (423) 227-6370

Superior Catering Services 2103 S Highland Park Ave (423) 698-4244

ODDS & ENDS Chattanooga Brew Choo (423) 432-0116

Karaoke Showcall Productions 733 Hurricane Creek Rd. (423) 485-1400

Tap Wagon Singal Mountain, Tn. (423) 827-3652

Come see why we’re the liquor store with a smile...

A Silverware Affair 6727 Heritage Business Ct. (423) 296-4204

Allstar Catering

3849 Dayton Blvd. • Ste. 113 423.877.1787 At the corner of Morrison Springs Road and Dayton Boulevard in the Bi-Lo Shopping Center • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 39




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

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.

5600 Lake Resort Terrace Chattanooga, Tennessee • (423) 710-2057 40 • The Pulse • drink • Spring/Summer 2014 •

Georgia Winery

Wine flows more abundantly than water at The Georgia Winery, located only six miles south of Chattanooga. This family-owned-and-operated business has serviced the greater Chattanooga and North Georgia area for 31 years, and with just one sip of their wine, it’s easy to understand how they have survived for so long. Since there are more than 30 different wines available for selection, choosing the right label may be a difficult decision. Thankfully, every customer is allowed to taste up to eight different wines. Among these are the ever-popular Chattanooga Blush, which won “Best of the Blush” at the 2007 Wines of the South competition, the Southern Sangria, made with hand-picked blackberries and blueberries, and the Muscadine Gold, which offers a incredibly smooth and flavorful taste enriched by 100 percent organically grown muscadines, a type of grape found only in the South. Do you like cheese with your wine? Well, the Georgia Winery offers

many different types of locally produced cheese to complement your wine of choice. If the summer heat has you beat, there are Sangria Slushies on sale for only $5. This treat will re-invigorate your energy and leave you feeling refreshed. It should come as no surprise that with all this homemade wine the Georgia Winery knows how to party. Each year, they provide our area with many different events and celebrations, and on June 28 they’ll host a Luau Wine Fest, featuring fire dancers, a tiki lounge, hula girls and a live performance by Chattanooga reggae musical legends Milele Roots. The Georgia Winery prides itself on the wine they create, and their hard work has paid off. Each sip of wine explodes with fresh fruit. Come to Ringgold, Georgia and experience a wine shop like no other. The Georgia Winery 6469 Battlefield Pkwy. Ringgold, Georgia (706) 937-9463 • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 41

daily lunch & drink SpecialS!

Sing It or Wing It

Smoked & Grilled WinGS our Specialty! the only place in toWn Where you can karaoke anytime! Daily Drink Specials - $8.00 Fish Bowls $2.00 Tuesday Wine Night and $5.00 Long Island Tea Wednesday - Gong Show Karaoke Thursday - $1.00 Beer Night Friday - $2.00 PBR & Rolling Rock TALL Boys Saturday - $1.00 off Drafts Sunday - $4.00 Bloody Mary Bar and Brunch Menu Monday - Closed for Private Parties and special events... book yours today by calling (423) 757-9464

karaoke anytime!

Book your Birthday, anniverSary or oFFice partieS noW!

410 market • (423) 757-wing

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The unofficial headquarters of karaoke in Chattanooga, Sing It or Wing It on Market Street, caters to audiences and performers of all ages and skill levels. Folks from miles around pack the place to entertain and be entertained. The venue has played host to everyone from professionals like Lauren Alaina, the Forester Sisters, and Big Time Rush, to talented locals and brave souls who’ve never before graced a stage. Whether you’re looking to kick back and have a good time, or are simply in need of some liquid courage before grabbing the mic, the bar at Sing It or Wing It is the perfect accompanist, stocking more than 60 bottled beers and a dozen drafts, a generous selection of wines, and 18oz., crowd fave fish bowls. There’s also a veritable “greatest hits” worth of drink specials, including weekday happy hour from 4 to 8 p.m., fish bowl Long Island Ice Teas for $5 on Tuesdays, double wells for $5 on Wednesdays, dollar beer night on Thursdays, PBR and Rolling

Rock tall boys for $2 on Fridays, $1 off drafts on Saturdays, and a Bloody Mary bar and mimosas for $4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The celebrity-inspired menu is also filled with star power. The wings are available in variety of flavors and heats, and the burgers are hand-patted and fresh. Looking to jam out with some appetizers? Try the Aretha Okra, Pickler Pickles, or B.B. Skins. They’ve added a huge smoker, and now offer pork sandwiches, platters, and “Baby Got Back” ribs. Service from the top-notch staff makes each visit complete. Owner Gina Bennett says, “Not everyone can listen to karaoke all day and night and keep a smile on their face,” but the bum notes are worth it if they can help find the next big star. Will you be the one? Sing It or Wing It 410 Market St. 757-WING (9464)

Raw Dance Club Stepping into the downstairs bar area at Raw, you might not imagine that a pumping nightclub lies just overhead. The first floor of Raw, in its owner’s words, is just a good place to “hang out in general”. Rows of framed, autographed guitars—signed by big-name bands such as Korn and Coldplay—line the lacquered wood walls. The marbled, dark-red bar counter stretches more than half the length of the room: A perfect place to enjoy a strawberry daiquiri or draft on tap. The menu boasts a selection of casual bar foods, including classics such as the mushroom burger and new twists like the strawberry tomato jalapeno chicken sliders. Food served till 2:30am nightly. Raw’s owner, Jim Striker, takes pains to make Raw the perfect place to enjoy any kind of entertainment. Whether you want to listen to a good local band or enjoy your favorite sporting event on TV, Raw is just the place to do it. Upstairs, the atmosphere changes. Nights at Raw become an intense swirl of sound and color, featuring live

music acts and big-name DJs. DJ Spicolli and DJ Reggie are regulars at Raw’s nightclub, setting the dance floor on fire with both original beats and fresh remixes. Patrons can enjoy karaoke with a live band to create that authentic rock star experience. The nightclub offers open mic jam sessions for anyone with an instrument and the nerve to perform. With its own band setup, including amps and instruments, Raw opens its doors to all breeds of musicians. Bands and artists such as Jacob Blazer and the Good People, Kontraband, Pistol Town, and Stevie Monce have all played on Raw’s stage. Jim Striker says that he’s committed to providing good music—and it shows. The beats in this nightclub really are raw. Raw Dance Club 409 Market St. (423) 756-1919

Raw Dance Club • 409 Market St. • (423) 756-1919 • Mon - Sat: 4:00 pm - 3:00 am • Food served till 2:30 am • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 43

Southern Burger

How do you improve on the concept of a “burgerand-beer joint”? How about gourmet burgers and craft beer? That was the approach adopted by Christian Siler when he opened the Southern Burger Co. in Ooltewah almost a year ago. The concept has


been a winner. With 40 different craft beers available in 29 bottles and 11 rotating taps, Southern Burger Co. defies stereotypes. Varieties like Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro and Son of a Peach dominate sales. Craft beers are only a part of the bigger picture at Southern Burger, where everything is either made in-house or locally sourced to ensure the highest quality. Southern Burger is the epitome of “keeping it local”, and the result is a product far superior to the fare offered by national chains. Want your burger with fresh avocado and jalapenos? How about a side of sweet potato fries? You’re in the right place. Condiments like the housemade bacon jam, habanero jam and utterly delicious sri-

racha mayo provide the perfect complement to the perfectly grilled beef or turkey burger. Tuesday nights, Southern Burger offers $5 domestic pitchers, $12 half-carafes of wine and live trivia with weekly prizes and a tournament. Thursday night is Pint Night with $3 pints and a free pint glass when you order the beer of the month. Dining room seating, a burger bar and a spacious patio mean there’s plenty of room. The smooth, clean lines of the restaurant have a feel of fusion between old and new, ’50s diner and boutique. Siler started out with the goal of building a superior product from the ground up and thanks to his dedication, inventiveness and excellent staff he has achieved that and more, elevating the humble “beer and burger” to a place of class and refined taste. Southern Burger Company 9453 Bradmore Lane (423) 825-4919

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9453 Bradmore Lane Ooltewah, TN 37363

SBurgerCo Southern Burger Co 423-825-4919

© Southern Burger Co., LLC 2013. All rights reserved.

Heaven & Ale

Heaven & Ale has quickly become one of the hottest craft beer destinations in Chattanooga. It’s a combination tasting room and retail shop with 24 carefully selected craft brews on tap, which rotate regularly to focus on freshness, seasonality, and variety. When owner Joe Winland created his tasting room and growler shop concept, his primary goal was to give customers the opportunity to sample a variety of beers in the spirit of a wine tasting room, and to allow people to taste the beer before buying to ensure they are taking home something they love. But since opening in July of last year, the hip-but-casual and exceedingly friendly and warm atmosphere has actually made the tasting room more of a destination than Joe ever anticipated. People may come in because they need a growler refill, but they almost always stick around for a flight or a pint. So what’s a growler and why drink beer this way? “A growler is a 32- or 64-oz reusable container for draught beer,” Joe says, “and because our beer is always fresh and our growlers are properly treated, it’s as close to a tasting experience at the tap-

room as you can get. I think I’m like a lot of beer drinkers,” Joe adds, “when I’m given a choice, I almost always choose draught beer. Growlers let you take fresh draught beer anywhere.” Another thing that keeps Heaven & Ale customers coming back is the staff’s sheer enthusiasm for craft beer and the pride they take in serving it. When Joe and his staff are recommending selections to beer lovers new and old, their passion for craft beer is evident and contagious. And the meticulous care that Heaven & Ale puts into filling growlers is unparalleled in Chattanooga. Events to look out for at Heaven & Ale are Tuesday night pint nights, with deeply discounted pints and food trucks; brewery tap takeovers, with specialty brews, giveaways, and lots of craft beer chat; and seasonal beer pairing dinners. On Saturday, July 5, Heaven & Ale will unveil its new outdoor beer garden at their one year anniversary celebration with music, food, and FREE BEER! Heaven & Ale 304 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 602-8286 • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 45

On The List Catering On The List Catering is leagues ahead of any other catering option that Chattanooga has to offer. OTLC only provides fine dining, but also fine drinking. Run by Sarah Love and Beverly Wright, two intrepid woman entrepreneurs born here in the South, On The List strives to offer an innovative catering experience. They are, for example, the only catering company in Chattanooga that offers a full mobile bar service. At their client’s request, they can set up a cash bar at any event, complete with expert bartenders and a handsome selection of top-shelf liquors. Gone are the days of “bring your own beverage.” On The List designs their service to provide their customers with everything they need to create a special dining event. On The List puts its emphasis on creating a different breed of catering. They don’t offer the same old frozen fried-chicken-and-green-beans; they prepare all food on-site using their mobile grills and fresh, local ingredients from Chattanooga producers. Their

clients are guaranteed a restaurant-quality meal no matter what they order. Sample menus range from down-home Southern style cooking, like pulled pork tossed in their handmade bourbon barbeque sauce, to Italian bruschetta served on a sliced baguette. More unique selections include Thanksgiving Sliders, (cocktail croissants filled with cranberry sauce, havarti cheese, and smoked turkey), as well as peach tea chicken and berry-glazed pork loin. Sarah Love explains that she never wanted to serve the “usual” kinds of food. The items on the OTLC menu all have a distinctive twist. Everything from On The List Catering includes that little something special—and is made with true professionalism and pride. On The List Catering & Events 100 Cherokee Blvd., Ste. 120 (423) 290-1081

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Bonefish Grill


any OccaSION

DINNer NIGhtly & SuNDay BruNch @11am Founded in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2000, award-winning Bonefish Grill has been consistently ranked as the number-one seafood restaurant in the country by a variety of consumer guides and industry publications. Voted #1 in pleasant, friendly service in the 2013 Technomic Consumer Choice Awards, Bonefish Grill’s “Fresh Fish Experts” bring woodgrilled fish, seafood and a selection of chicken and steak options, innovative sauces and indulgent desserts to the Chattanooga community. A creative and well-designed menu is only half the story at Bonefish Grill. Coupling great-tasting food with a welcoming bar that features an array of ‘bar-fresh’ cocktails, extensive craft beer selections and an adventurous wine list, Bonefish Grill will excite and delight guests no matter what their mood. A "must-try" from the bar is the Cold Snap Cosmo. Guests receive “chef’s coat service” and are guided through an innovative, seasonal menu. The result is that whether you are a certified foodie or a novice, every step has been taken to ensure that your dining

experience at Bonefish Grill is flawless and hassle-free. The high quality of the food, drinks and staff are perfectly served by the design of the restaurant itself. The interior’s sleek design features beautiful golden hardwood and an attractive array of three-dimensional art, ranging from large-scale metal sculptures of mangroves and fishing scenes to a large mystical fish rubbing. The restaurant provides a fun and lively place to eat, drink, relax and socialize on any given day of the week. In Chattanooga, guests can conveniently make reservations through Bonefish Grill’s online reservation system. With a few simple clicks, guests can book their polished-casual experience online at www.bonefishgrill. com/Chattanooga or by calling (423) 892-3175. Reservations are recommended but not required, and walk-in guests are always welcome. Bonefish Grill 2115 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-3175

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2115 Gunbarrel Road • tel: (423) 892-3175 Located in Hamilton Corner at the Main Entrance to Hamilton Place Mall

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Mike's Hole In The Wall Home of the best wings in town! (and a pretty damn good burger, too)

Happy Hour every Mon-Fri from 3pm to 7pm $3.50 Well Cocktails, $2.50 Domestic Bottles and $3.50 Craft Draught Beer Daily Specials from 7pm to close: • Monday: $1 Natty Draught • Tuesday: $1 Tacos & $3 Craft Draughts • Wednesday: 1/4lb hand made corn dogs and $2 16oz. Rolling Rock cans • Thursday: 50¢ Wings Sunday all day: 2 for 1 on Special Appetizers

Mike’s Hole in the Wall (423) 475-5259 538 Cherokee Blvd Northshore Chattanooga

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Mike’s Hole in the Wall draws a crowd tailored to the bar itself. For the past six years, Mike’s has been serving to a crowd that loves affordable beer and made-in-house food. This is what owner Big Mike says keeps them coming back to the Cherokee Boulevard location. When these regulars talk about the Mike’s Hole in the Wall menu, the first item mentioned is usually the wings. Considered by many to be the best wings in town, this item sets the tone for the hand-made pub grub that is the Mike’s menu. But no sports bar is complete without a juicy burger, and at Mike’s the half-pound patty burger is guaranteed to satisfy any carnivore. And, the kitchen stays open until 2 a.m., so these and other delicious dishes are available for the late-night diner. The weekly specials highlight the accent on affordability at Mike’s, with deals every day except Friday and Saturday. Enjoy $1 drafts every Monday, and $1 tacos on Taco

Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, $2 16oz. Rolling Rock cans complement a hand-made quarter-pound corndog. Thursdays, come stuff your face with the famous wings for only 50 cents a wing. Sunday at Mike’s offers customers two-for-one appetizers, including the renowned Southwest chicken eggrolls. The deals don’t stop there—happy hour is every day from 4-7 p.m. with half-price drinks and apps, plus $2 Natural Light pints all day. Every day. Mike’s Hole in the Wall is about more than food and drink. There’s a sense of community. The sports bar hosts dart leagues every Monday and Wednesday nights, along with a blind draw every Friday night. With all that’s going on at Mike’s, there’s never been a better time to become a regular at this great “hole in the wall”. Mike's Hole In The Wall 538 Cherokee Blvd (423) 475-5259

The Bitter Alibi Welcome to the Bitter Alibi. Around here, we believe someone should have a good reason for opening their mouth. Good Reason #1: To drink. And let’s shoot square: with all the shady business going down in the Gig City, it’s best to have a good story for where you were and when. Good Story #1: You were at the Bitter Alibi. Drinking. It’s air tight. Nestled below the bricks right next to Chattanooga’s most illustrious venue, JJ’s Bohemia, you’ll find all the makings of a good time, and

an even better story. To put it simply, we like to drink. And if you’re cut from the same cloth, you’ll feel right at home. Craft, domestic, imported--you name it. Tapped, bottled or canned. Not to mention a menu of scrappy delectables that’ll have your tastebuds doing donkey kicks on your tongue. Get down here. The vibe is right and the suds are cold. Oh, and whether you decide to drop by or not, feel free to use us as an excuse for not attending that one sort-of-friend’s experimental performance art thing you were invited to on Facebook. We’ll vouch for you. This is the Bitter Alibi, and you were with us the whole time. Weren’t you? • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 49

Tap Wagon

Tap into the fun! Book now for • weddings & events • birthday parties • craft beer tastings

Over 100 beers available!


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Signal Mountain resident Travis Close has brewed up a tasteful new business idea that’s ideal for catering your next party or event. The Tap Wagon delivers kegged beers, bottled beers, and even mixers in a refrigerated trailer. The beer is brought to you cold and ready for drinking, anywhere within 50 miles of Chattanooga. The Tap Wagon is a 5-by-8-foot trailer with six beer taps connected to the outside. The Wagon plugs into your home outlet, or a generator can be provided for outside events. The Tap Wagon trailer has the technology and equipment to store the beer at the optimum level of carbon dioxide for that individual beer. This allows Close to serve a large variety of beers perfectly. The Tap Wagon’s menu offers both beers brewed by major distributors and locally brewed craft beers; customers have their choice of more than 100 beers, from Budweiser to

Chattanooga Brewing Co. Party planning can be a highly stressful job, and though food catering is a standard for most parties and events, catering beverages is a new concept for many. With Close’s innovative idea, that just might be a thing of the past. Travis Close believes the Tap Wagon will make event planning much easier and more fun. With so much to consider while planning your next party or event, why not pass along the job of providing beverages to the professionals? With one less major task to worry about, you might even be able to have fun at your own party! For reservations, contact Close at (423) 827-3652. For the beer menu, or other information about Tap Wagon, visit Tap Wagon Anywhere you want it to be (423) 827-3652

MoonPie Moonshine

Recipe: Bananas Foster Moo nshine De

There’s nothing more Southern than Moon Pies and moonshine, so it’s not surprising that the seventh generation Limestone Branch Distillery based in Lebanon, KY and the fifth-generation bakers known as the Campbell Family of Chattanooga, TN came together to see a vision. They developed a taste profile in their quest for liquid perfection. If the proof of the whiskey was too high, the flavors became too bitter. Too low, and they became too syrupy. And the flavor ingredients had to be of the highest quality to stand out, such as Madagascar vanilla and Dutch-process cocoa. Steve Beam, one of the Beam brothers of Limestone Branch Distillery, said it was like, “two great Southern traditions are in every jar.” And that is how MoonPie Moonshine was born. The original marshmallow treat is now available in three classic fla-

vors: chocolate, vanilla and banana but Beam says that Limestone has big plans for the MoonPie line, including “strawberry, orange and lemon, which are in development.” These flavors can be served over the rocks, or used in classic or non-traditional drink recipes. It’s time to get creative with our cocktails! Beam suggests, “They also mix extremely well in coffee or sodas. Orange or root beer with vanilla, cola with the chocolate, and cream soda with banana. Or try adding chocolate to a MoonPie martini or vanilla to a White Russian instead.” The jars are printed right here in town by Chattanooga Glass, with the logos fired directly on the jars, making them collectibles. MoonPie Moonshine is available in most Tennessee liquor stores. Be sure to include the shine at your next summer get-together because it’s sure to be a hit.

INGREDIENTS 2 cups brown su gar 6 Tablespoons of Butter 1/4 cup water 3/4 oz Banana M oonPie Moonshine 1/2 oz Vanilla Moo nPie Moonshine 1 cup Heavy crea m or Half and Half 1/2 cup Bourbon

ssert Cocktail

In a medium sa ucepan, bring th e sugar, water and corn syrup to a boil over high he at. Cook until th e sugar is dissolve d, washing dow n the side of the pan with a wet pastry brush. Co ntinue cooking, without stirring, until an amber caramel forms, ab out 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and carefully stir in the cream . Let cool for 1 minute, then stir in the added spiri t. Bring the mixtu re to a boil ov er moderate heat an d cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Let the caramel sauc e cool slightly and serve warm or at room temperatu re.

Pour as much of this mixture as yo u want over Ice Cr eam. It is amazin g on Pancakes as w ell! • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 51

1885 Grill

1885 Grill Bringing a Southern Coastal twist to Saint Elmo. 3914 Saint Elmo Ave (423) 485-3050

Rows of liquor bottles line the back wall of the bar at 1885, including Chattanooga Whisky and the staples like Grey Goose and Captain Morgan. On the top row amid the bottles sits a silver cup that reads “Brewmaster Brawl Champion.” Bar Manager Heather Jennings earned the cup when several Chattanooga-area restaurants held a bartender competition. During the last few weeks, the restaurant at 3914 Saint Elmo Ave. has prepared its summer menu, its summer entertainment and its drink list. Diners who come to 1885 and sit on the patio—one of the nicest patios in Chattanooga, according to the restaurant’s manager—have the opportunity to try the restaurant’s barrel-aged spiced rum and its fresh, fresh seafood. Jennings said 1885 will be mixing up beer infusions for the summer—beers with fresh lemon. This lightens the beer and makes it refreshing to drink, she said. The beer list, sourced from local breweries from here to Atlanta, will rotate frequently, Jennings said. But the signature drink of the 2014 summer for 1885 will be their barrelaged cocktails. Jennings said 1885 is the only Chattanoogaarea restaurant to do barrel-aged cocktails. She takes liquor and adds flavorings, like blood orange liquor or rosemary. She then seals everything in a barrel to let the flavors meld and deepen for two months. “Like a chef uses spices,

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I’m using a barrel,” she said. Managing Partner Miguel DeJesus says the restaurant bills itself as a “Southern coastal grill”. Alongside its famous shrimp and grits and fried flounder, the restaurant gets fresh seafood shipped to it three-to-four times a week. Chef Charlie Loomis creates a special, and the restaurant posts pictures of the specials on their Facebook, along with any daily drink specials and that day's live music performer. Monday and Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., the restaurant has live music from local bands. Some artists, who have signed record deals, will perform during special events. The lineup is posted on their Facebook page as well. On the weekends, 1885 offers brunch specials. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., diners can get brunch offerings like fried chicken and waffles, with spicy maple syrup or steak, eggs and hash. A mimosa special and a Bloody Mary bar accompany brunch. Of course, the full menu is also available at those times. And for your listening enjoyment on Sundays, there is live music on the patio from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Entrees run in the $15 range. 1885’s signature cocktails undershoot comparable restaurants by about $2 a drink and run in the $6.50 to $8 range, DeJesus said. “The whole idea is to have two, not one.”

A SOUTHERN COASTAL RESTAURANT SPECIALIZING IN FRESH SEAFOOD, QUALITY STEAKS, AND SOUTHERN SIDES. PROUDLY LOCATED IN THE BEAUTIFUL ST. ELMO NEIGHBORHOOD We’d love to share with you our passion for locally grown, fresh food. DINNER Monday–Friday: 4pm – 10pm Saturday: 2pm – 10pm

BRUNCH Saturday: 11am – 2pm Sunday: 11am – 4pm

1885 GRILL 3914 ST ELMO AVE | 423.485.3050 • Spring/Summer 2014 • drink • The Pulse • 53

Summer Inspired Spirits

122 E 10th Street | 423.710.2925 |

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Looking For Art in All the Right Places Photo: David Andrews

Midsummer Rocks Ripple Theater reopens with modern-dress Shakespeare The theater space on Brainerd Road that was once the Backstage Dinner Theater, then the Encore Theatre, went dark for four years due to major flooding. But on Friday, June 20, the theater reopens as Ripple Productions completes a major renovation and celebrates its new partnership with Shakespeare Chattanooga. The opening show, the Bard’s classic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is set this time in Athens, Ga. Bottom and his “rude mechanicals” are local yokels, while the lovers are UGA students. The production will also feature the music of various bands from the Athens area, including REM, the B-52s and

Widespread Panic. The 16-member cast combines longtime Shakespeare Chattanooga actors, some longtime Ripple particpants, and some actors new to both groups. “We’ll be performing on the summer solstice, so what could be better?” said Shakespeare Chattanooga Producing Director Janis Hashe. “Also, let’s face it, who doesn’t love donkey ears?” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 7:30 p.m. June 20, 21, 27, 28 2:30 p.m. June 22, 29 Ripple Theater 3264 Brainerd Rd. Tickets: $10/$15. Info and reservations, (423) 622-2862

Hunter Invitational III features eight top regional artists


IME TO APPRECIATE THE WEALTH OF ART talent in our own backyard. The Hunter Museum presents The Hunter Invitational III, opening June 20. Developed in 2007, the Invitational takes an in-depth look at some of the most significant and intriguing new artwork being created in our region.

Arts HAYLEY GRAHAM Artists in this third exhibition of the series include Jan Chenoweth, Alicia Henry, Philip Andrew Lewis, Jiha Moon, Jeffrey Morton, Greg Pond, Jered Sprecher and Martha Whittington, all selected from the Chattanooga area (within a 150-mile radius). Chief Curator Nandini Makrandi

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chose the eight artists exhibited based on their outstanding work as well as their relevance on the local level. This exhibit is unique in that. “There’s this underlying feeling of exploring deep issues in contemporary life...and relating to life in Chattanooga,” Makrandi says. Each artist works in different mediums, creating a diversity and broad appeal to the show. There’s also a lot of mixing of traditional forms and 21st-century technology, Makrandi says; for example, utilizing multimedia elements, such as sound technology, to enhance impact. “In the past,” she notes, “some of the art-


“These people may be ‘local’, but the work can hold its own in any major market. If anything, the local aspect simply makes them much more human and relatable.” ists have been more emerging artists, but everyone in this exhibit has been widely exhibited. They are much more established and have all really hit their stride.” It’s easy to write off perceived “local art” as less important or exciting than, say, a large traveling exhibit. “Part of what happens is that people think [bigger exhibits] must be better and there’s a pedestal…as if they must have some insight you don’t have,” Makrandi says, but ultimately, these local artists are just as, if not more, accomplished than many national artists that come through the Hunter’s doors. “These people may be ‘local’, but the work can hold its own in any major market.” If anything, the local aspect simply makes them much more human and relatable and that’s something the Hunter strives to achieve. “It’s important for the Hunter to be a part of the community,” Makrandi emphasizes. Ultimately, this exhibit is about celebrating the immense talent this region has to offer. “It’s great that [these artists] have chosen to make this area home for so many years and that they draw inspiration from it,” Makrandi says. She’s proud of the work on display for the Invitational and says that trying to choose which pieces she is most excited to have displayed is akin to choosing a favorite child. It simply can’t be done. The artists are all unique and explore these issues of the contemporary culture in completely different ways. Artists in the The Hunter Invitational III • Jan Chenoweth relocated to Chattanooga in 2007 through the ArtsMove program. She explores color, texture and form through layered abstract works. • Alicia Henry of Nashville creates installations consisting of groups—

“communities,” says the artist—of masks and figures made from paper and other materials, cut out into various shapes and layered together. She is a professor at Fisk University. • Phillip Andrew Lewis, is head of the Photography and Media program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He uses a variety of media, including video, sound, installation and photography, to create his interdisciplinary works. • Originally from Seoul, Korea, Jiha Moon has been living in Atlanta for the last decade. Moon references both her Korean heritage and American pop culture in colorfully intricate pieces. • Jeffrey Morton has been on faculty at Covenant College since 2000 and is the current head of their art department. Morton is currently exploring the landscape around his home through obsessive drawings and heavily encrusted paintings, an interest which began with a two-year residency in Japan earlier in his career. • Greg Pond lives and works in Sewanee, where he has been a professor since 2002. Pond creates his sculptural and sound pieces by using both traditional sculpting techniques alongside new electronic media and computer coding. • Painter Jered Sprecher’s abstractions address our ever-shifting world. He has been teaching at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville since 2005. • Martha Whittington is a self described ‘maker.” She is currently a professor at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design. The exhibit’s opening celebration is Friday, June 20 at 6 p.m. Open to all with admission ($9.95 per adult) and free to Hunter Museum members.




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Summer Camp 2014—Art is Easy Being Green 9 a.m. The Hunter Museum of Art 10 Bluff View. (423) 267-0968 Rapid Learning Kayak Roll Practice 6 p.m. Chester Frost Park 2318 Gold Point Circle (423) 842-0177 PSC: Natural photographer Kendal Chiles 7 p.m. St. John United Methodist Church 3921 Murray Hills Rd. (423) 894-5210 Usted Shafeat Khan 7:30 p.m. Barking Legs Theater 1307 Dodds Ave. (423) 624-5347 UTC Master Chorale 7:30 p.m. Second Presbyterian Church 700 Pine St. (423) 425-4601 “It’s a Dirt Track Life” 7:30 p.m. Museum Center at 5ive Points 200 Inman St. East (423) 339-5745

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5705 Marlin Rd. (423) 855-2689 Sculpture Garden Opening Reception 6:30 p.m. River Gallery 400 E. Second St. (423) 265-5033 James Gregory 7:30 p.m. The Comedy Catch 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-223 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 7:30 p.m. Ripple Theater 3264 Brainerd Rd. (423) 622-2862 shakespearechattanooga USA Ballroom Dance 7:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

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305 W. 7th St. (423) 266-8195 “Xanadu” 8 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre 400 River St. (423) 267-8534

saturday6.14 Littlemade Market 10 a.m. 1918 Union Ave. Docent Wildlife Tour 10 a.m. Reflection Riding Arbortetum & Nature Center 400 Garden Rd. (423) 821-1160 Fairy House! 10 a.m. Reflection Riding Arbortetum

& Nature Center 400 Garden Rd. (423) 821-1160 Crafts for Kids 3 p.m. Downtown Public Library 1001 Broad St. (423) 757-5310 Random Gear Festival 4 p.m. Estate of Confusion 301 E. Main St. (302) 383-6314 Rhythm Ballroom Dance 6 p.m. The Ballroom at Hixson 7001 Middle Valley Rd. (423) 394-6428 James Gregory 7, 9:30 p.m. The Comedy Catch 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-223 “The Other Son” 7 p.m. Jewish Cultural Center 5461 North Terrace Rd. (423) 493-9997 “CDE’s Latest Hits and More” Abba’s House 5208 Hixson Pike (423) 290-8515 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 7:30 p.m. Ripple Theater 3264 Brainerd Rd. (423) 622-2862 shakespearechattanooga Shakespeare Summer Series

7:30 p.m. Coolidge Park 200 River St. (423) 621-2870 USA Ballroom Dance 7:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 305 W. 7th St. (423) 266-8195 “Xanadu” 8 p.m. Chattanooga Theatre Centre 400 River St. (423) 267-8534 Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars 8 p.m. Tivoli Theatre 709 Broad St. (423) 757-5050 Mise En Scenesters Present “The Double” 8:30 p.m. Barking Legs Theater 1307 Dodds Ave. (423) 624-5347

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monday6.16 Screening of “Citizen Koch” 6:30 p.m. Carmike East Ridge 18 5080 S. Terrace, East Ridge Film of Broadway show “The Nance” 7 p.m. Majestic 12 301 Broad St. Puppet Camp Play 7 p.m. Mountain Arts Community Center 809 Kentucky Ave. (423) 886-1959 Choo Choo Chorus Rehearsal 7 p.m. All Saints Academy 310 East Eighth St. (423) 876-7359

tuesday6.17 Let’s Make Terrariums! 1 p.m. Downtown Public Library, 1001 Broad St. (423) 757-5310 Shall We Dance? 7:30 p.m. Ballroom Magic Dance Center

4200 N. Access Rd. (423) 771-3646 Judith Berleson and Brandon Seabrook 7:30 p.m. Barking Legs Theater 1307 Dodds Ave. (423) 624-5347

wednesday6.18 Let’s Make Terrariums! 1 p.m. Downtown Public Library 1001 Broad St. (423) 757-5310 Main Street Farmers Market 4 p.m. 325 E. Main St. Chattanooga Market 4 p.m. 1829 Carter St. (423) 402-9957 Rapid Learning Kayak Roll Practice 6 p.m. Chester Frost Park 2318 Gold Point Circle (423) 842-0177 Film of Broadway show “The Nance” 7 p.m. Majestic 12 301 Broad St. Sherpa Cinemas "Into the Mind” 7:30 p.m. The Crash Pad 29 Johnson St. (423) 648-8393


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ongoing “The Wizard of Oz” Creative Discovery Museum 321 Chestnut St. (423) 756-2738 “Bright Ideas: African American Inventors and Inventions” Bessie Smith Cultural Center 200 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 266-8658 “Inside & Out” River Gallery 400 E. Second St. (423) 265-5033 “Twenty Original American Etchings” The Hunter Museum of Art 10 Bluff View. (423) 267-0968 “Fire and Steel: The Metal Sculpture of Turry Lindstrom” Graffiti 505 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 400-9797 “Fresh 2014: Emerging Artists Exhibit” AVA Gallery 30 Frazier Blvd. (423) 265-4282 “John McClean: Watercraft in Watercolor” 26 Frazier Ave. (423) 267-9214

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The Product is the Teacher Engaging with health care app might mean true love

Wellness is not the opportunity in health care. Well-being is the opportunity. Kor facilitates a sense of well-being if you use it.”

Rich Bailey is a professional writer, editor and (sometimes) public relations consultant. Despite leading a project to create Chattanooga's first civic web site in 1995 before even owning a modem, he is not much of an early adopter. He blogs about Gig Tank, Chattanooga's tech/startup ecosystem and more at

If this column were a movie pitch, no one would buy it for a few years, not until people forgot about “Her,” the 2013 movie in which Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with an artificial intelligence. The story of David McDonald and Kor is very different. For one thing, he’s an entrepreneur, and RICH he and his team are creating Kor. But McDonald talks about Kor almost as if the product is a living member of the team. Maybe even the leader. In McDonald’s telling, Kor is teaching and the team is listening. And he might be a bit smitten. Kor Health is an interactive mobile health care app that begins with the user’s personal health information, then engages with the user to create a more complete profile. As the program gains more data through structured questioning, it offers both information and guidance to the user, acting as “a health coach, therapist and personal health assistant all rolled in one.” “Kor listens to me,” McDonald says—reading from his investor pitch. “It understands and grows with me. The more I engage with Kor, the more intuitive and person-

alized the experience becomes.” McDonald is a long-time Chattanooga entrepreneur. In 1998, he founded True North, a custom content publisher. Since leaving his position at True North two years ago, McDonald has operated Project Lift, a health care startup accelerator in Miami. BAILEY He manages the health care vertical in this year’s Gig Tank, and he brought Kor with him. Kor will have its first public presentation at Gig Tank’s demo day July 29, and McDonald expects it to be in the market by the end of the year. He was willing to bring Kor into Gig Tank this year because he operated Project Lift last year in parallel with Gig Tank 2013 and shared Chattanooga leaders’ frustration with the overly structured business model approach both programs then followed, along with most accelerator programs. “The reality is, if you’re an entrepreneur you know that we create our realities and life is different every day,” he says. “So we changed our business model in Miami to be very iterative and very flexible and very free-form, more along the lines of innovation design and de-

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sign thinking and business development, and less about structured guidance. Mike [Bradshaw, executive director of CoLab] has done the same thing here. I knew that we wouldn’t be hamstrung by any structure and would be able to do what we needed to do.” McDonald’s Kor prototype is in user-acceptance testing, which means partners and pilot users are putting Kor through its paces. “The business is growing right before our eyes,” McDonald says. “We see a tremendous amount of interest not just from traditional clients like hospitals but from some very large companies. We’re using it every day. We’re learning from Kor.” What is Kor is teaching its creators? “It’s just not another data platform you can kick around,” he says. “It’s a real platform with real aspirations to be a real big influence in the healthcare space.” Despite having that entrepreneurial power to create reality, McDonald warns against being overconfident. “If you don’t listen as an entrepreneur, if you’re bullheaded, you can make the wrong decisions, and then your reality becomes pretty shitty,” he says. “We’re listening to Kor. We’re listening to the market.” In McDonald’s telling, the giveand-take of testing with potential users—he is working with Boeing and GE—sounds like a cross between auditioning an imperfect

but resilient actor and running a “My Fair Lady”-style makeover. “Somebody sat down with it and started messing with it, but that’s what it’s all about,” he says, “The very notion of Kor remained. And that’s what I mean—Kor taught us that. Kor said, ‘Look, I’m OK. Even though I’m a little ugly here, a little sluggish here, don’t worry about it. Fix that, because this human prefers it, and by and large this group of humans prefers this, but Kor’s still here.’” He doesn’t want to think of Kor as either a business-to-business or business-to-consumer product. “This is a human tool—our customers are humans,” he says. “And wellness is not the opportunity in health care. Well-being is the opportunity. Kor facilitates a sense of well-being if you use it. It’s intuitive. It uses structured interactions with the individual to build a representation of very tactile data about the user.” What is “tactile data,” I ask. “How do you touch?” McDonald responds. “Do you have to touch to touch? Or can you touch with words? Can you touch with activities? Can you touch with actions? Can you touch with thoughts? Can you touch with emotions? Can Kor touch somebody’s life in a way that improves it? And the answer to that is, emphatically, ‘yes.’ If you engage with Kor, you will be healthier. Your well-being will be at a higher level.”

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Psst…Wanna Help Make a Movie?

Getting Wild About Film(s) Submissions for Lookout Wild Film Festival now open Looking to continue the momentum from an outstanding 2014 festival, the Lookout Wild Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2015 festival. For the 2015 festival, which will be held in March at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo, the screening team are looking for films that tell stories about wild places and the people they inspire. Filmmakers can submit their projects through the “Submit” link at or through a variety of online platforms including and Selected films will screen at the 2015


LWFF and/or Outdoor Chattanooga’s monthly winter film series “Camp Chair Cinema.” “It’s always exciting for the board and the screening team to get our first look at the films,” says festival director Andy Johns. “Each time you push play, you never know where the filmmakers are going to take you. We’re thrilled to bring the best outdoor adventure and conservation films in the world to Chattanooga.” Submission fees increase after the early-bird deadline on Aug. 1, and the final deadline will be Jan. 5, 2015. For more information, visit www.



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The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza

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Kickstarter campaign financing a Chatt State student project


F THE ADVANCEMENTS MADE IN THE FILM SCENE since I began writing for The Pulse four years ago, the development and growth of the Chattanooga State Professional Film and Television training courses might be the most sensible. There is a severe lack of professional training available for today’s students— very few young people have genuine opportunities to learn a trade.


Chattanooga film fans have an opportunity to encourage and support filmmaking as an art form in a way beyond simple appreciation in a theater.”

If the Chattanooga region wants to become a viable place for the film industry (and believe me, we do), the Professional Film and Television program is an invaluable resource. Film and television production involves much more than actors and directors. It needs technically skilled workers, electricians, cameramen, sound designers, set designers, makeup designers and others. By training professionals in these areas, Chattanooga is becoming an attractive place for filmmakers and production companies looking to shoot somewhere other than Hollywood. The Professional Film and Television training courses prepare students for active work in this field. According to Professor Chris Willis, “Students learn every aspect of the process, from script and storyboarding, to production, to finishing and distribution.” The courses are hands-on and practical. Summer marks the culmination of the year-long program, a time when students focus solely on producing films. This year, the students are cre-

ating a project about a Chattanooga institution. The 2014 project is a short film examining a service that many native Chattanoogans might overlook. The free CARTA shuttle is a frequent sight in downtown, so much so that I rarely notice it when it passes by. But for tourists unfamiliar with the area, it can be a much-needed and valuable part of their Chattanooga experience. The students have chosen the shuttle as the centerpiece of their project, as a way to tell a “community-focused story that shares how people can give meaningfully of themselves.” According to Willis, the idea for this project was inspired by his own personal experience with the shuttle. “I have always really enjoyed riding the electric shuttle,” he explains. “A couple years back, during the holiday season, I was riding with my family to the theater thinking about the conversations you overhear on the bus. I had an idea for a rider who helps people by giving very purposeful gifts to each person he meets. I think this idea will appeal to people like myself, who often feel helpless when encountering people in need. The idea is that if you put some thought into it, preparing yourself to help people, you can really make a difference.” Eleven students are involved in the project, as well as several students who are not in the 2014 class serving in various roles from production assistants to actors. It is a truly comprehensive project that involves a diverse group of talent from Chatt State. As always, the largest hurdle for these kind of projects is funding. Part of be-

ing a professional is ensuring that talent is appropriately compensated and that all the tools needed for the project are acquired. To that end, Willis has set up a modest Kickstarter campaign to raise funds. The group is well on their way toward meeting the goal, but they need a bit more of a push (see below for how to help). Another challenge for the students is “getting an idea into a screenplay that your cast and crew will rally behind,” says Willis. According to him, “The goal of this film is to start the summer class with a project ready to shoot. The students will then need to take on more of the preproduction tasks for the next two projects. Ideally, we’ll submit to the Chattanooga Film Festival and others, as well as making the film available online.” The summer session is a season-long, headfirst dive into film production. For once, Chattanooga film fans have an opportunity to encourage and support filmmaking as an art form in a way beyond simple appreciation in a theater. Film festivals are exciting, fun activities for all, but it is imperative that we support the production and education side of film. This city is poised to be a great place for all types of film lovers. Let’s show the next generation of filmmakers how important they are and encourage them in their studies. It’s good for everyone. If we can watch a film, we can help make one. Support local film. You can donate to the Chatt State Kickstarter here:

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No Better Time for Beer Than Now at the Big River Grille Sample the seasonals or keep true to the classics If the oft-quoted Celtic axiom “Good people drink good beer” is correct, then Chattanooga is certainly chock-full of good people. Since the early ’90s, craft and microbrewed beers have become increasingly popular with Chattanoogans, who are looking for something with more taste and character than the bland, MICHAEL watery, mass-produced beers that have dominated convenience store coolers and half-time commercials for far too long. The early ’90s were dark days for Scenic City beer lovers. Miller Lite ruled supreme and Molsen Golden was one of the top imports in town. Microbreweries and craft beers were not part of the average local beer drinker’s universe, and we had yet to see bars lined with the rows of artistic draft beer handles and shelves brimming with exotic and intriguing beer brands that have now become almost ubiquitous. Things took a turn for the better in 1993 when Big River Grille opened its downtown doors. This established Chattanooga’s first brewery in more than 80 years, paving the way for a wave of breweries and pubs whose focus on quality

craft and artisan beers has turned Chattanooga into a haven for beer nerds, as well as casual lovers of fine malted beverages. Although Big River is considered by many to be the “godfather” of Chatt a n o o g a ’s quality beer movement, they have resisted the THOMAS urge to take the path of least resistance, chase trends or do anything that would compromise the quality of their beers, which is obvious from sip to glorious sip. Being a native Chattanoogan and longtime downtown resident, I go to Big River Grille & Brewing Works often. Their calamari fried with jalapenos is outstanding, the blackened mahi-mahi is one of my alltime favorites, and their fish & chips are made with nice thick-cut cod and battered with a house lager beer batter that pairs beautifully with any of their award-winning brews. But more often than not, you’ll find me sitting outside or at the bar munching on a plate of Brewery

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Nachos and sipping on one of their distinctive housebrewed beers. Big River produces six signature, handcrafted “House” beers, three ales and three lagers, which are available all year long. The three lagers are their light and crisp Southern Flyer Light Lager, the light-amber Vienna Lager, and the European-style Seven States Pilsner. On the ale side of the spectrum, the brewery offers a classic copper House Brand IPA (my personal favorite), an award-winning Sweet Magnolia American Brown Ale and their famous Iron Horse Stout, which has garnered a case full of awards with its rich, roasted flavor and deep black color. Alongside these six signature standards, their brewers create sensational seasonal beers to add to their representative selection of fine fermented libations. This year, the brains on Broad Street have hatched some seasonal brews that are as intriguing as they are delicious.

This year, the brains on Broad Street have hatched some seasonal brews that are as intriguing as they are delicious.”

Two of the selections that will be available this season are wheat beers, a Belgian-style wibier (sometimes referred to as a “white beer”) and a white IPA. The Belgian-style is light and springy with coriander and orange peel notes that pairs nicely with fish & chips or a Margherita pizza. The white IPA is a somewhat new style in the beer world. Senior Regional Brewer Clay Gentry explained that it is an American-style wheat beer that has been dry hopped with another semi-newcomer to

the beer world, the Citra hop, which gives this ale its light grapefruity aroma and medium bitterness that will be perfect with a big plate of chicken enchiladas. The third seasonal beer Gentry and his merry band of brewers are offering Big River beer fans this summer is the Firecracker Amber Ale. Created just for the July 4 celebration season, this true American-style ale has that toasty, caramel aroma and softened bitterness that you expect from a classic American amber and exactly what you want with a big, bacon cheeseburger or mediumrare New York strip. Whether you’re a fan of their signature House beers, their seasonal offerings or if, like me, you prefer to sample several styles throughout the course of an evening, Big River Grille & Brewing Works has got you covered. So grab your favorite beer geek, an appetite and a thirst for some of the finest quality beers brewed right here in Chattanooga and head downtown. Cheers! • JUNE 19-25, 2014 • The Pulse • 65


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Summer heat and humidity has cast its menacing rays upon our perspiring city. Chattanoogans are flocking to bars to keep cool and stay refreshed. While hot toddies and hot buttered rum are synonymous with maintaining warmth around the fire on harsh winter nights, late summer afternoons call for patio seating and fruity alcoholic beverages. Thankfully, our city’s locally owned bars have concocted the perfect mixed drinks to stimulate energy during the summer’s most brutal heat waves. Beast + Barrel’s bar chef, Brian Lindsay, says the Texas Mule has been the preferred cocktail at his restaurant this summer. “We sold 1,152 Texas Mules in 28 days,” says Lindsay, who has been a mixologist for six years. This reinvigorating drink features Tito’s vodka, house-crafted ginger simple syrup, ginger beer and crystallized ginger mixed, served in a copper cup, and topped with a lime wedge. With just one taste of this flavorful drink, you’ll fantasize about skipping work and lounging on the beach with the sound of waves crashing in the distance. Lacking any bitter aftertaste, this cocktail perfectly exemplifies how a summer alcoholic beverage should taste. The Old Fashioned is another Beast

+ Barrel summer favorite. “It took me four years to come up with this recipe,” says Lindsay. Old Forester bourbon whiskey, aromatic bitters, muddled orange, sugar, and a house-brandied cherry combine in this Old Fashioned to instantly replenish all depleted energy and leave you feeling cool and relaxed on the outside and warm and fuzzy on the inside. “This summer, everybody’s looking for something light, crisp and refreshing,” says Mindy Vassion, a bartender at Brewhaus. If beer happens to be your preferred drink of choice, Vassion says that the Chattanooga Brewing Company’s Chickbock has been a favorite among those looking to not only refresh themselves on a hot summer day, but also for those wanting to support local businesses. During the World Cup, Brewhaus offers this beer, along with other Chattanooga brews, for only $3. Temperatures (as usual) are expected to soar past 90 degrees during the next few weeks, so it’s important to relieve the edge that comes with hot weather and muggy humidity. There’s no better way to loosen up than to indulge with a tasty summer treat. Whether it’s a cocktail, or a locally brewed IPA, summer drinks are the best way to chill out on a scorching summer day.


Consider This with Dr. Rick by Dr. Rick Pimental-Habib, Ph.D. “Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.” — John Quincy Adams If you saw the movie or read the book, “We Bought A Zoo”, you might remember this powerful line: “Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage; just twenty seconds of embarrassing bravery.” That’s one of my favorites. Because really, if you can muster that up, you can probably muster up anything. Not everyone received those much-needed pats on the backs of encouragement growing up. Yet everyone, young and old, needs them from time to time. So it becomes our job as adults to provide them for ourselves: Atta boy, atta girl! You can do it! If we learn to give ourselves bursts of hope, courage and fortitude—even 20 seconds worth—then we will have those qualities whenever we need them. Here’s your affirmation for the week: Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step, large and small, with courage and intent. • JUNE 19-25, 2014 • The Pulse • 67


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Free Will Astrology GEMINI (May 21-June 20): “Nikhedonia” is an obscure English word that refers to the pleasure that comes from anticipating success or good fortune. There’s nothing wrong with indulging in this emotion as long as it doesn’t interfere with you actually doing the work that will lead to success or good fortune. But the problem is, nikhedonia makes some people lazy. Having experienced the thrill of imagining their victory, they find it hard to buckle down and slog through the gritty details necessary to manifest their victory. Don’t be like that. Enjoy your nikhedonia, then go and complete the accomplishment that will bring a second, even stronger wave of gratification. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has a collection of Japanese art that is never on display. It consists of 6,600 wood-block prints created by artists of the ukiyo-e school, also known as “pictures of the floating world.” Some are over 300 years old. They are tucked away in drawers and hidden from the light, ensuring that their vibrant colors won’t fade. So they are well preserved but rarely seen by anyone. Is there anything about you that resembles these pictures of the floating world, Cancerian? Do you keep parts of you secret, protecting them from what might happen if you show them to the world? It may be time to revise that policy. (Thanks to Molly Oldfield’s The Secret Museum for the info referred to here.) LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In the next two weeks, I hope you don’t fall prey to the craze that has been sweeping Japan. Over 40,000 people have bought books that feature the photos of hamuketsu, or hamster bottoms. Even if you do manage to avoid being consumed by that particular madness, I’m afraid you might get caught up in trifles and distractions that are equally irrelevant to your long-term dreams. Here’s what I suggest: To counteract any tendency you might have to neglect what’s truly important, vow to focus intensely on what’s truly important. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Writing at, Himanshu Saxena suggests that businesses create a new position: Chief Paradox Officer, or CPXO. This person would be responsible for making good use of the conflicts and contradictions that normally arise, treating them as opportunities for growth rather than as distractions. From my astrological perspective, you Virgos are currently prime candidates to serve in this capacity. You will continue to have special powers to do this type of work for months to come. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In accordance with the astrological omens, you are hereby granted a brief, one-time-only license to commit

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the Seven Deadly Sins. You heard me correctly, Libra. As long as you don’t go to extremes, feel free to express healthy amounts of pride, greed, laziness, gluttony, anger, envy, and lust. At least for now, there will be relatively little hell to pay for these indulgences. Just one caveat: If I were you, I wouldn’t invest a lot of energy in anger and envy. Technically, they are permitted, but they aren’t really much fun. On the other hand, greed, gluttony, and lust could be quite pleasurable, especially if you don’t take yourself too seriously. Pride and laziness may also be enjoyable in moderate, artful amounts. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scorpio novelist Kurt Vonnegut rebelled against literary traditions. His stories were often hybrids of science fiction and autobiography. Free-form philosophizing blended with satirical moral commentary. He could be cynical yet playful, and he told a lot of jokes. “I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over,” he testified. “Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.” He’s your role model for the next four weeks, Scorpio. Your challenge will be to wander as far as you can into the frontier without getting hopelessly lost. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): “Make a name for the dark parts of you,” writes Lisa Marie Basile in her poem “Paz.” I think that’s good advice for you, Sagittarius. The imminent future will be an excellent time to fully acknowledge the shadowy aspects of your nature. More than that, it will be a perfect moment to converse with them, get to know them better, and identify their redeeming features. I suspect you will find that just because they are dark doesn’t mean they are bad or shameful. If you approach them with love and tenderness, they may even reveal their secret genius. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Pet mice that are kept in cages need to move more than their enclosed space allows, so their owners often provide them with exercise wheels. If the rodents want to exert their natural instinct to run around, they’ve got to do it on this device. But here’s a curious twist: a team of Dutch researchers has discovered that wild mice also enjoy using exercise wheels. The creatures have all the room to roam they need, but when they come upon the wheels in the middle of the forest, they hop on and go for prolonged spins. I suggest you avoid behavior like that, Capricorn. Sometime soon you will find yourself rambling through more spacious places. When that happens, don’t act like you do when your freedom is more limited. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It’s transition time. We will soon see how skilled you are at following

through. The innovations you have launched in recent weeks need to be fleshed out. The creativity you unleashed must get the full backing of your practical action. You will be asked to make good on the promises you made or even implied. I want to urge you not to get your feelings hurt if some pruning and editing are required. In fact, I suggest you relish the opportunity to translate fuzzy ideals into tidy structures. Practicing the art of ingenious limitation will make everything better. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It’s always important for you to shield yourself against our culture’s superficial and sexist ideas about sex. It’s always important for you to cultivate your own unique and soulful understandings about sex. But right now this is even more crucial than usual. You are headed into a phase when you will have the potential to clarify and deepen your relationship with eros. In ways you have not previously imagined, you can learn to harness your libido to serve both your spiritual aspirations and your quest for greater intimacy. ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you were alive 150 years ago and needed to get a tooth extracted, you might have called on a barber or blacksmith or wigmaker to do the job. (Dentistry didn’t become a formal occupation until the latter part of the 19th century.) Today you wouldn’t dream of seeking anyone but a specialist to attend to the health of your mouth. But I’m wondering if you are being less particular about certain other matters concerning your welfare. Have you been seeking financial advice from your massage therapist? Spiritual counsel from your car repair person? Nutritional guidance from a fast-food addict? I suggest you avoid such behavior. It’s time to ask for specific help from those who can actually provide it. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): “My music is best understood by children and animals,” said composer Igor Stravinsky. A similar statement could be made about you Tauruses in the coming weeks: You will be best understood by children and animals—and by all others who have a capacity for dynamic innocence and a buoyant curiosity rooted in emotional intelligence. In fact, those are the types I advise you to surround yourself with. For now, it’s best to avoid sophisticates who overthink everything and know-it-all cynics whose default mode is criticism. Take control of what influences you absorb. You need to be in the presence of those who help activate your vitality and enthusiasm. Homework: Compose an exciting prayer in which you ask for something you’re not “supposed” to.

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ACROSS 1 Reason to go through half a box of tissues 12 Final destination, in a way 15 It’s not natural to swim in 16 “Out of the Blue” band 17 Burns up 18 18-wheeler 19 NPR contributor Sandra Tsing ___ 20 He starred in “Green Acres” 22 Website with a password reset warning in May 2014 24 Millennium divs. 25 “Star Wars” droid, familiarly 26 More optimistic 29 Simon Pegg, in recent “Star Trek” movies 30 Approached, as a bar 34 Contented responses 35 Armless seat 37 Switch status 40 Banks offer them

44 Put aside 46 Islas Canarias locale 47 Skin layer 48 “Ew,” in a threeletter acronym 51 E-6 in the U.S. Army: abbr. 52 Bambi’s father’s title, re the forest 56 Body work, briefly 57 Crude discovery 58 It lasted for over three million years 60 “Fantasy Island” neckwear 61 “I set my alarm for PM instead of AM,” among others 62 “Spring ahead” clock abbr. 63 “The big sleep” DOWN 1 They say “Cheese!” 2 Microscopic machine 3 Decorate by inlaying a jewel 4 Record label

founded in 1957 5 The white ninja, in Lego’s “Ninjago” 6 Carded at a club 7 Like “Weird Al” Yankovic 8 Egg white glaze, to a chef 9 Trio of Greek goddesses 10 Blue and yellow retailer 11 Electric inventions seen in “Frankenstein” 12 Italian pistol 13 Director of the first two “Hostel” movies 14 Funny bones and such 21 Frat friend 23 Puppy sounds 27 Conflict for the ages 28 Run a load of towels a bit longer 29 India’s Telangana, as of June 2014 31 Late actress Ruby 32 West Coast sch. with a sister campus

in Berkeley 33 ___ Beta Kappa 36 Tears 37 Dancing cigarette pack of the 1950s 38 Spenserian creatures 39 Like nighttime campsites 41 Tennis player nicknamed “The Bucharest Buffoon” 42 Captivates 43 College hurdle, redundantly 45 Abbr. after Elizabeth Warren’s name 48 HBO series set in New Orleans 49 Cheapskate 50 One ___ (certain odds) 53 Dope 54 Hip joint 55 Abbr. at the bottom of a letter 59 Den., Switz., etc.

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I was bowled over by the simplicity of the idea and immediately reached for a fragment of paper towel blowing down the street from J.J.’s Bohemia so as to jot down my rush of thoughts.”

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Officer Alex finds fences and a cover charge might change the world I was clean…cleaner than I’d been in months and it showed; my jaws were clenched and my eyes wide open, but both were only in anticipation of the possibilities I’d uncovered in the last few moments as I marveled at the possibility of something new happening in my life, ALEX in my career, for once. I may have even been giddy. Before I go on, let me specify what I mean by “clean”: I mean so literally. I’d stunk, coated in a tangible film of slime that only apathy, heat and monotony can readily apply to human skin shift after shift, night after night, layers brought on by the constant repetition of boredom and violence and anger and regret, and the futility that those weren’t even my emotions I was speaking of most of the time. Simple sunlight seems harmless as well to the uninitiated—until they’ve been exposed to it for an extended period of time and suddenly realize that even bed sheets can bring excruciating pain. Well,

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here I am, folks. Welcome to the party. Yes: “Clean.” Our city had been brought into a new era of peace, it hoped, by a new concept labeled the “Violence Reduction Initiative.” My thoughts on it were (and are) genuinely hopeful because the status quo sure as TEACH hell wasn’t getting us further along to “civilization”, but what did it really consist of? An enhancement of current methods already employed. While the fangs could sink deeper and the jaws could be set to hold them in even longer, at the end of the day, it still amounted to jail time for those that chose to ignore a newly offered hand after a societal “reset button” had been hit. More escape paths had been constructed for them to find their way back to civilized behavior…but the initiative didn’t take into account the near mitochondrial programming set to ignore these things by the intended clientele. The cement into this VRI hadn’t had the chance to set

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yet on either side of the fence (cement further liquefied by the habits of Mr. Richard Bennett), and violence was still an issue despite actions taken. Then I worked what we Chattanoogans affectionately refer to as “The Strut.” Despite years of declining attendance numbers and increasing violent crime, tonight? It was beautiful. Amazing. Nothing short of turkey-legand-beer swilling perfection. Black and white, Democrat and Republican. Cats met laser pointers, dogs met squirrels. It was the Woodstock we imagined, not the one with spouts of “bad acid” and rain we got on that first horrible week. And that was when the answer struck me after both years of fruitless toil and gallons of both antibacterial soap and liquor: All peace required was portable cyclone fences and a cover charge. The evidence stood before me as far as the eye could see, like a three-ton heavything. I was bowled over by the simplicity of the idea and immediately reached for a fragment of paper towel blowing down the street from J.J.’s Bohemia so as to jot down my rush of thoughts before they calmed. I spent days deciphering it despite my best efforts to write clearly on that horribly soiled paper towel. (The stench of a syphilitic raccoon

haunts me to this day, friends.) A group of wayward young men make a mistake? We shut down the 2000 block of North Chamberlain Ave. and charge a cover to pass through. An affiliated gang member decides to shoot a man in the thigh over a girl who made a pass at him during a party? We throw up fences on Arlington from Wilson to Windsor and ask for a 10-spot, and slowly watch the East-Chatt drug community shut down like a website. I’d seen it work this Strut Night, and I wasn’t going to let the lesson go unnoticed for a single second. I was ready. Ready to get this on more formal paper, to run it up the flagpole and start doing great justice, but shots rang out on Cooley Street and all thoughts of my impending ascent left me, but I still had that filthy paper towel crammed into my back pocket, a place I would never forget I put it even after I threw it and the pants that contained it in the wash… it had hardly been three days since the last change, after all. What could go wrong? (As of press time, no such solution has been submitted. Persons close to the source indicated something, in fact, may have gone wrong…but the idea of fences and door charges have people pre-protesting in horror compared to the current alternatives.)

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