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BREWER MEDIA GROUP President Jim Brewer II EDITORIAL Managing Editor Gary Poole Contributing Editor Janis Hashe Listings Editor Caitlin Zumbrunn Contributors Brooke Dorn • Sam Hilling Kevin Hale • Louis Lee Tony Mraz • Marc T. Michael Photography & Illustration Louis Lee • Brooke Dorn ADVERTISING Director of Sales Mike Baskin Account Executives Chee Chee Brown • Linda Hisey Travis Jones • Angela Lanham Rick Leavell • Kyle Richard Stacey Tyler CONTACT Offices 1305 Carter St. Chattanooga, TN 37402 Phone 423.265.9494 Fax 423.266.2335 Website chattanoogapulse.com Email info@chattanoogapulse.com the fine print Chattanooga Drink is published biannually by The Pulse and Brewer Media. Chattanooga Drink is distributed throughout the city of Chattanooga and surrounding communities. Chattanooga Drink is available free of charge, limited to one copy per reader. No person without written permission from the publishers may take more than one copy per weekly issue, please. © 2015 Brewer Media

Index to Advertisers Wine Down ........................................................... 18 Acropolis Mediterranean Grill . .......................... 19 Southern Burger Co. . .......................................... 20 Lookout Winery .................................................... 21 Sky Zoo.................................................................. 22 Red Bank Wine & Spirits ................................... 23 Southside Social ................................................... 24 Riverside Wine & Beverage ................................. 25

Jack Daniel's . ....................................................... 26 Provino's Italian Restaurant ............................... 27 Lakeshore Grille . .................................................. 27 Jax Liquors ........................................................... 28 Chattanooga Brewing Co. . ................................. 29 Bluewater Grille.................................................... 30 212 Market............................................................. 31 Terminal Brewhouse ........................................... 32

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Wine Down

Wine Down A taste of Italy comes to Cambridge Square in Ooltewah 9431 Bradmore Ln., Ste 109 Ooltewah, TN (423) 531-WINE winedownbar.com

A philospher once said that they key to happiness is to live your dream, no matter what that dream may be. “We have a photo hanging over the bar that shows me at a vineyard in Sonoma,” says Wine Down owner Marcus Garner. “Every time I look at that picture it reminds me I’m living my dream, right here in Ooltewah.” Garner and his wife Georgia look to bring some of that countryside vineyard vibe to Cambridge Square in Ooltewah with Wine Down. The square’s Spanish and Italian architecture provide a perfect setting for the wine bar and gastropub. “We wanted to bring a quaint, intimate setting here,” he says. “We recently returned from the Napa Valley and found we related more to the smaller wineries than the larger ones.” Dealing with the smaller wineries allows Garner to bring in some vintages the big wineries cannot offer. “It really gets down to being more creative and gives me more freedom,” he says. Garner moved to Ooltewah a few years ago, accepting the position of general manager at Hennen’s downtown. With the explosion of homeowners in the area, Garner felt he could fill a void in the local market. “Lots of my customers don’t want to drive to the Hamilton Place area,” he says “Especially when a complex like Cambridge Square can offer dining and entertainment so close by.” Look for a casual, relaxed environment. “It is our goal for everyone to feel comfortable and enjoy Wine Down. You will be greeted by our attentive staff wearing their 'Wine Down' T-shirts. Once our clients are

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seated, they will immediately start to relax in our rustic, comfortable space,” Garner says. Asked if a wine bar is too intimidating for the Ooltewah area, Garner says he is ready to erase the stigma of a 'wine bar.' “We are the opposite of pretentious and highbrow,” he says. From the novice wine drinker that wants to learn more or just enjoy a glass of wine, to the experienced wine connoisseur, Garner wants to share his love of wine with others through regular tastings and special events. Meat, cheese and wine pairings add to the countryside feel of Wine Down. High-end spirits, high-gravity beers and handmade cocktails will also be a staple at the bar. They also feature a seasonal menu of shareable appetizers, sandwiches and salads. Garner hopes the atmosphere will encourage people to stop in after work or take an evening to taste and pair wine with his unique menu offerings. Truffle Fries and a Charcuterie Board stick out as distinct culinary selections. “We have lived all over the United States but now want to settle down,” says Garner. He and his wife are the proud parents of 4-year-old Jacob. “We want to build relationships and foster the community. We feature local art in the restaurant and encourage anyone to learn more about the cool, ever-growing wine scene.” Wine Down has recently expanded its hours to include lunch, along with a Sunday brunch featuring a special food and cocktail menu.


The Acropolis

Celebrate Life. Drink Well.

The new bar continues a tradition started by the restaurant itself—a commitment to local loyalties and to the uniqueness that comes from being a small business with the ability to understand the local crowd. The Acropolis is one-of-a-kind, and they take pride in providing the best possible experience. “We’ve taken what’s already Mediterranean Greek and applied it to a bar,” says owner Nick Kyriakidis. “The bar complements the food and the atmosphere.” And it certainly does. The bar itself fits seamlessly into the restaurant and completes the relaxed, authentic feel of the space. There’s plenty of crossover between the two areas; delicious Greek appetizers are served right alongside the drink opThe Acropolis has been around for 20 years, but they are far from lagging behind. Just last year, they remodeled their bar and patio to include more seating and welcome a number of new menu options. The bar is well stocked with a variety of drinks tailored to fit in with the high-quality Mediterranean menu. They’ve added ten draft beers to the menu, eight of which come from breweries in the Chattanooga and Atlanta areas, and they’re excited to show off not only beer choices, but the variety of cocktails available as well.

tions. They’re well set for a great run, and there are already a number of specials to take advantage of. In addition to their Happy Hour (3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends), the menu features a number of weekly specials. On “Martini Mondays” you can get special martinis for $5, and “Wine Down Wednesdays” have $10 sangria pitchers and $12 bottles of wine. With options like these, even the regulars may be surprised to find that the bar is their new favorite part of a restaurant they already love.

2213 Hamilton Place Boulevard • Open 7 Days (423) 899-5341 • www.acropolisgrill.com

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Southern Burger Co. In the past few years, artisan burgers have become something of a cultural phenomenon in Chattanooga. This fabulous trend in culinary art is partially a result of the hard work and determination of Christian Siler, owner of Southern Burger. Back in 2010, Christian began to tickle the taste buds with his Southern Burger food truck, supplying downtown with “the meanest gourmet burgers the streets of Chattanooga have ever seen.” Since then, his enterprise has blossomed into a full restaurant in Ooltewah, where they take the art of the burger very seriously. Southern Burger compares their sandwiches to poetry, saying that “A good burger has a lot in common with a sonnet. Each has a set structure to support almost infinite creativity. In a burger’s case you start with two buns, a patty and the toppings. In a sonnet’s case you start with a set rhyme scheme and number of

stanzas. Where you take your burger or your poem from there is up to you.” If you like hand-crafted burgers and craft beers, this restaurant will blow your mind. Every item on their menu is made from locally and regionally sourced products; they even make their own ketchup (five gallons of it every week). They grind their own beef and serve it on a Niedlov’s bun. They use Duke’s mayonnaise, Wickle’s pickles, Red Oak lettuce, and kale from Fall Creek Farms. Furthermore, all of their sauces are made in-house: mustard, ranch, buffalo ranch, curry ketchup, Southern sauce, Bacon Jam and Habanero Jam. Their fries are hand cut, and their milkshakes are hand dipped. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a delicious milkshake made from local milk after devouring a majestic artisan burger and fries. Though a craft beer works just as well.

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Lookout Winery

HAND CRAFTED WINES & WOOD OVEN PIZZERIA Wine tasting can be a stressful experience. You wonder whether or not you look like you know what you’re doing, swirling your wine and sniffing it before you sip, as the tasting consultant watches you intently. It shouldn’t be like that, and at Lookout Winery, it’s the exact opposite. “It’s not about being a wine snob,” says owner Chuck Bordogna. “It’s about finding what you like.” A comfortable atmosphere welcomes you to try new wines you wouldn’t normally consider. The favorite? Buttery Chardonnay. Combined with the imported cheeses on a pizza pie, it’s the perfect accent to an already incredible meal. Lookout Winery’s wine tasting comes with a scorecard so you can track your favorite wines. When you’ve finished the tasting and have settled on a wine, your bartender will suggest the perfect pizza to pair with it. Rieslings with a tang of green apple, Zinfandels with hints of hints of strawberry and mostly raspberry

flavor, and Gewurztraminers that go hand in hand with spicy pies—these are some of the unique Bordogna handcrafted wines. The Bordogna Family has been perfecting wine since their time in Italy, before WWI gained owner Chuck Bordogna’s grandfather citizenship in America. “We make it the Italian way, the natural way; with gravity,” Chuck says. “You can’t have a true Italian experience if the wine isn’t made like they do in Italy.” At Lookout Winery, it’s all about the experience, and it’s a special one. From the view overlooking the Tennessee River, to the aroma of fresh pizza pies baking in their wood-fired oven, a trip to Lookout Winery is a sensory experience in more ways than one. But the most important sense satisfied here? Taste. Taste the wine, taste the pizza and save yourself a trip to Italy by immersing yourself in the Italian atmosphere of Lookout Winery.

We want to create long-lasting memories in every bite of our wood-fired pizza, every sip of our handcrafted wines, while you are enjoying the natural setting that the views over Tenneessee River can afford. We hope your experience at our winery will become one of those special moments for you to remember the rest of your life! Our award-winning wines are hand-crafted using Bordogna family techniques that have been handed down over centuries. Our wine tasting room is available for bridal parties and special occasions.

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Sky Zoo There was time when, if you wanted to watch sports with your buddies, you went to a sports bar. If you wanted to shoot some pool, you went to a pool hall. If you wanted to go dancing, you went to a night club. If you wanted to hear live music, you had to find somewhere with a stage. If you wanted to do any combination of those things, then you had to drive all over town, an inconvenient prospect at best. Now there’s Sky Zoo, a playground for adults where virtually all your favorite activities can be found under one roof. Located at 5709 Lee Highway, Sky Zoo offers a little bit of everything. The first thing you’ll notice is the biggest deck in the city, providing plenty of outdoor seating for enjoying the crisp, fall weather with an adult beverage and a few friends. The front lounge has a variety of golf and hunting-themed video games as well as a wall of dart boards (Sky Zoo hosts league play and blind

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draws). A full-service bar is located here as well with plenty of seating. Past the lounge, Sky Zoo features its nightclub area, where DJs, dancing, and karaoke happen. Another full-service bar and a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system complete the area. The back room at Sky Zoo is where you will find the stage for live performances, pool tables (Sky Zoo hosts league play), ANOTHER full service bar, plenty of seating and a jukebox. No matter where you are in the complex, you can order a wide variety of traditional favorites from the kitchen. Sky Zoo has a large menu to accommodate most any taste. Fried green tomatoes, nachos, burgers, sandwiches, salads, pizzas and much more are available at prices that beat most any other venue in town. With great food, great drinks, great prices and an arsenal of entertainment, Sky Zoo is your onestop shop for adult leisure and recreation.


Bar & Nightclub Listings 1885 Grill 3914 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 485-3050 1885grill.com 212 Market Restaurant 212 Market St. (423) 265-1212 212market.com 3rd Deck Burger Bar 201 Riverfront Pkwy. (423) 266-4488 chattanoogariverboat.com Abuelo’s 2102 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-7400 abuelos.com Acropolis Mediterranean Grill 2213 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-5341 acropolisgrill.com AGM Restaurant & Lounge 1622 Dodds Ave. (423) 508-8107 Alan Gold’s Discoteque 1100 McCallie Ave. (423) 629-8080 alangolds.com Alleia 25 E. Main St. (423) 305-6990 alleiarestaurant.com Amigo Mexican Restaurant 5794 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-5435 5450 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-8049 1906 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-9928 3805 Ringgold Rd. (423) 624-4345 6701 Hwy. 58 (423) 710-8970 amigorestaurantonline.com Applebee’s 5606 Brainerd Rd. (423) 553-9203 401 Market St. (423) 826-4996 356 Northgate Mall (423) 875-8353

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

2342 Shallowford Village Rd. (423) 499-1999 applebees.com Aretha Frankensteins 518 Tremont St. (423) 265-7685 arethas.com Ayala Mexican Restaurant 1832 Taft Hwy. (423) 886-0063 Back Inn Café 411 2nd St. (423) 265-5033 bluffviewartdistrict.com Bar Louie 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-4155 barlouieamerica.com Beast + Barrel 16 Frazier Ave. (423) 805-4599 beastandbarrel.com Becky’s Restaurant and Spirits 2503 Westside Dr. (423) 485-3873 Beef O’Brady’s 5958 Snow Hill Rd. #100 (423) 910-0261 ooltewahbeefobradys.com Bella Vita Restaurant 1400 Cowart St. (423) 668-6807 bellavitarestaurants.com Big Chill & Grill 103 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 267-2445 bigchillandgrill.com 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 bigrivergrille.com BJ’s River City Rhythm 4749 Hwy. 58 N. (423) 296-1644 Bluewater Grille 224 Broad St. (423) 266-4200 bluewaterchattanooga.com Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar 1459 Riverside Dr. (423) 622-0122 boathousechattanooga.com Boccaccia Restaurant 3077 S. Broad St. (423) 266-2930 boccacciarestaurant.com Bonefish Grill 2115 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-3175 bonefishgrill.com Boss Hogg 1601 E. 23rd St. (423) 495-1471 Brewhaus 224 Frazier Ave. (423) 531-8490 brewhausbar.com Bud’s Sports Bar 5751 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-9878 budssportsbar.com Buffalo Wild Wings 120 Market St. (423) 634-0468 5744 Hwy. 153 (423) 877-3338 buffalowildwings.com Cancun Restaurant 1809 Broad St.

(423) 266-1461 Carrabba’s Italian Grill 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 894-9970 carrabbas.com Charlie’s Restaurant & Lounge 8504 Dayton Pike (423) 842-9744 Chattanooga Billiards Club 725 Cherry St. (423) 267-7740 cbcburns.com Chattanooga Billiards Club East 110 Jordan Dr. (423) 499-3883 cbcburns.com Chattanooga Brewing Company 1804 Chestnut St. (423) 702-9958 chattabrew.com Cheap Seats Sports Bar 2925 Rossville Blvd. (423) 629-5636 Chili’s 408 Market St. (423) 265-1511, 5637 Brainerd Rd. (423) 855-0376 1921 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-6319 123 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 877-4344 chilis.com 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 c9lounge.com Clyde’s On Main 122 W. Main S. (423) 362-8335 clydesonmain.com Community Pie 850 Market St. (423) 486-1743

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communitypie.com Conga Latin Food 207 E. Main St. (423) 201-4806 Den Sports Bar & Lounge 1200 E. 23rd St. (423) 475-6007 Diamond Billiard Club 3600 Hixson Pike (423) 877-5882 diamondbilliardclub.com Diamonds & Lace Showbar (Babes Sports Bar) 115 Honest St. (423) 855-1893 Dos Amigos 3208 Amnicola Hwy. (423) 495-1802 Easy Bistro 203 Broad St. (423) 266-1121 easybistro.com EJ’s Tavern 4205 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-9298 El Meson 2204 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 894-8726 248 Northgate Park (423) 710-1201 elmesonrestaurant.com Eleven H20 Bar DoubleTree Hotel 407 Chestnut St. (423) 756-5150 doubletree3.hilton.com Feed Table & Tavern 201 W Main St. (423)708-8500 feedtableandtavern.com Firebirds Wood Fired Grill 2107 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 308-1090 firebirdsrestaurants.com Fireside Grille 3018 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-9898 Flying Squirrel Bar 55 Johnson St. (423) 602-5980 flyingsquirrelbar.com Fox and Hound Pub and Grille 2040 Hamilton Pl. Blvd.

(423) 490-1200 foxandhound.com Fuji Japanese Steak & Sushi 2207 Overnite Dr. (423) 892-2899 fujisteakchattanooga. com Gail’s 2555 Harrison Pike (423) 698-4123 Georgia Winery 6469 Battlefield Pkwy. Ringgold, Ga. (706) 937-9463 georgiawines.com Giggles Grill 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233 thecomedycatch.com Good Dog 34 Frazier Ave. (423) 475-6175 eatatgooddog.com Hair of the Dog Pub 334 Market St. (423) 265-4615 hairofthedogpub.net Harley House 3715 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-7795 Heaven & Ale 304 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 602-8286, heaven-and-ale.com Hennen’s Restaurant 193 Chestnut St. (423) 634-5160 hennens.net Hooters 5912 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-8668, hooters.com Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 5621 Brainerd Rd. (423) 892-0404, 5035 Hixson Pike, (423) 875-0473, yourichiban.com IL Primo 1100 Hixson Pike, (423) 602-5555 primochattanooga.com Images Showbar 6005 Lee Hwy. (423) 855-8210

mirage-complex.com J. Alexander’s 2215 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 855-5559 jalexanders.com J & J Lounge 2208 Glass St. (423) 622-3579 JJ’s Bohemia 231 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 266-1400, jjsbohemia.com Jay’s Bar 1914 Wilder St. (423) 710-2045 Jefferson’s 618 Georgia Ave. (423) 710-1560 jeffersonsrestaurant.com Jimmy D’s Sports Bar & Grill 3901 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-2624 JPM Restaurant 538 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 475-5259 Kanpai of Tokyo, 2200 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 855-8204 kanpaioftokyo.com Kevin’s Grill & Chill 7001 Middle Valley Rd. (423) 847-0100 L2 Outside 100 Market St. (423)531-7873 La Altena 314 W. Main St. (423) 266-7595 615 Commercial Ln. (423) 877-1447 La Fiesta Mexican Grill 8523 Hixson Pike (423) 843-1149 Lakeshore Grille 5600 Lake Resort Terrace (423) 710-2057 lakeshoregrille.com Lamar’s Restaurant 1018 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 266-0988 lamarsrestaurant.com Las Margaritas 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 756-3332 4604 Skyview Dr. (423) 892-3065


Lawrence’s Lounge 1201 E. 37th St. (423) 710-2035 Local 191 191 Chestnut St. (423) 648-6767 local191.com Logan’s Roadhouse 2119 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 499-4339 3592 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-2948 504 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 875-4443 logansroadhouse.com Lois’s Lounge & Restaurant 3013 Dodson Ave. (423) 698-4982 Lookout Winery 11848 Highway 41, Guild, Tn. (727) 499-8974 lookoutwinery.com Lucky’s Bar & Grill 2536 Cummings Hwy.

(423) 825-5145 Lupi’s Pizza Pies 406-A Broad St. (423) 266-5874 2382 N. Ocoee St. (423) 476-9464 5504 Hixson Pike, (423) 847-3700 1414 Jenkins Rd. (423) 855-4104 9453 Bradmore Lane, (423) 602-7499 lupi.com Mac’s Restaurant & Lounge 3950 Brainerd Rd. (423) 698-0702 Maggie G’s 400 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 757-7722 Marsha’s Backstreet Café 5032 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 Terr. (423) 877-2124 mchalesbrewhouse.com Mellow Mushroom 205 Broad St. (423) 266-5564 2318 Lifestyle Way (423) 468-3737 mellowmushroom.com Memo’s 430 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 267-7283 Mexiville 811 Market St. (423) 805-7444 Mexi-Wing VII 5773 Brainerd Rd. (423) 296-1073 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 Mojo Burrito 3815 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 822-6656 1800 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-6656 1414 Jenkins Rd. (423) 296-6656 mojoburrito.com Molcajete Mexican Restaurant 6231 Perimeter Dr. (423) 760-8200 molcajeterestauranttn.com Mountain City Club 729 Chestnut St. (423) 756-5584 mountaincityclub.org

Nephews Lounge 4380 Dorris St. (423) 531-8036 Nick and Linda’s 4762 Hwy. 58 (423) 386-5404 North River Pub 4027 Hixson Pike (423) 875-0407 O’Charley’s 5301 Hixson Pike (423) 877-8966 2340 Shallowford Village Dr. (423) 892-3343 ocharleys.com Old Chicago Pizza 250 Northgate Mall (423) 877-3450 oldchicago.com Outback Steakhouse 501 Northgate Mall (423) 870-0980 2120 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 899-2600 outback.com

Come see what’s new at RiveRside wine & spiRits! • Free tastings weekly • Gourmet gifts for the “foodie” • Complimentary event planning • Plenty of easy access parking • And as always, the best selection around! 600 Manufacturers Road @ Highway 27 www.riversidewine.com Follow us on: Facebook Twitter & Instagram chattanoogapulse.com • fall drink • september 17, 2015 • The Pulse • 25


Decisions, decisions, decisions... LIVE FREELY. DRINK SENSIBLY. Jack Daniel Distillery, Lynchburg (POP. 361), Tennessee ©2015 Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. Alcohol 40% by Volume (80 Proof).

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P.F. Chang’s 2110 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. (423) 242-0045 pfchangs.com Pickle Barrel 1012 Market St. (423) 266-1103 goodfoodchattanooga. com Poblano’s Mexican Cuisine 551 River St. (423) 490-7911 poblanoschattanooga. com Porkchops Bar & Grill 6727 Ringgold Rd. (423) 296-2571 Provino’s 5084 S. Terrace Plaza (423) 899-2559 provinos.com Public House 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366 publichousechattanooga. com Raw Dance Club 409 Market St. (423) 756-1919 rawbarandgrillchatt.com Rhythm & Brews 221 Market St. (423) 267-4644 rhythm-brews.com Rob’s Restaurant & Lounge 5308 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-6164 Root Kitchen & Wine Bar 313 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 648-9160 rootkitchenandwinebar. com Rumors 3884 Hixson Pike (423) 870-3003 Ruth’s Chris Steak House 2321 Lifestyle Way (423) 602-5900 ruthschris.net Sekisui 1120 Houston St. (423) 267-4600 sekisuiusa.com Shogun Japanese

Steak & Sushi 1806 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 296-6500 shogunchattanooga.com Sing It or Wing It 410 Market St. (423) 757-9464 singitorwingit.org Sky Zoo 5709 Lee Hwy. (423) 308-9632 chattazooga.com Slick’s Burgers 309 E Main St. (423)760-4878 Sluggo’s 501 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 752-5224 Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill 2225 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 893-7850 smokeybones.com Sofa King Juicy Burger 1743 Dayton Blvd. (423) 490-7632 sofakingjuicyburger.com Southern Burger Co. 9453 Bradmore Ln., Ooltewah (423) 825-4919 southernburgerco.com Southside Saloon and Bistro 1301 Chestnut St. (423) 757-4730 southsidesaloonandbistro. com Southside Social 1818 Chestnut St. (423) 708-3280 thesouthsidesocial.com St. John’s 1278 Market St. (423) 266-4400 stjohnsrestaurant.com 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 stickyfingers.com Stumble Inn 2925 Rossville Blvd.

(423) 624-0290 Sugar’s Ribs 507 Broad St. (423) 508-8956 2450 15th Ave. (423) 826-1199 sugarschattanooga.com Sushi Nabe of Kyoto 110 River St. (423) 634-0171 sushinabechattanooga. com Sweet Basil 5845 Brainerd Rd. (423) 485-8836 sweetbasilthairestaurant. com T.MAC 423 Market St. (423) 267-8226 tmacrestaurants.com Taco Mamacita 109 N. Market St. (423) 648-6262 tacomamacita.com Taconooga 207-A Frazier Ave. (423) 757-5550 taconooga.com Taco Roc 6960 Lee Hwy. (423) 653-1001 T-Bones Sports Cafe 1419 Chestnut St. (423) 266-4240 tbonessportscafe.com T-Roy’s 2300 Glass St. (423) 629-8908 Teasers Bikini Bar & Grill 1401 E. 23rd St. (423) 622-6734 Terminal Brewhouse 6 E. 14th St. (423) 752-8090 terminalbrewhouse.com TerraMae Appalachian Bistro 122 E. 10th St. (423) 710-2925 terramaechattanooga. com Terra Nostra Tapas & Wine Bar 105 Frazier Ave. (423) 634-0238 terranostratapas.com


Texas Roadhouse 7016 Shallowford Rd. (423) 899-8293 texasroadhouse.com The Bitter Alibi 825 Houston St. (423) 362-5070 thebitteralibi.com The Blue Plate 191 Chestnut St. (423) 648-6767 theblueplate.info The Brew & Cue 5017 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-9402 The Casual Pint 103 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 475-6304 thecasualpint.com The Comedy Catch 3224 Brainerd Rd. (423) 629-2233 thecomedycatch.com The Chop House 2011 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-1222 thechophouse.com The Foundry Chattanoogan Hotel 1201 Broad St. (423) 424-3775 chattanooganhotel.com The Honest Pint 35 Patten Pkwy, (423) 468-4192 thehonestpint.com The Meeting Place 1278 Market St. (423) 266-4400 stjohnsrestaurant.com The Office Inside City Café 901 Carter St. (423) 634-9191 citycafemenu.com The Palms at Hamilton 6925 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-5055 thepalmsathamilton.com The Pub on Frazier 346 Frazier Ave. (423) 668-8273 The Social 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366 publichousechattanooga. com

Tipoff Sports Bar & Grill 830 Dodson Ave. (423) 622-2900 Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria 212 High St. (423) 265-5033 bluffviewartdistrict.com Tremont Tavern 1203 Hixson Pike (423) 266-1996 tremonttavern.com Tupelo Honey 1110 Market St. (423) 779-0400 tupelohoneycafe.com Universal Joint 532 Lookout St. (423) 468-3725 ujchattanooga.com Urban Stack Burger Lounge 12 W. 13th St. (423) 475-5350 urbanstack.com Valley Tavern 2819 Cummings Hwy. (423) 508-8170 Vaudeville Café 200 Market St. (423) 517-1839 funnydinner.com Wine Down 9431 Bradmore Ln., Ooltwewah (423) 531-9463 winedownbar.com World of Beer 412 Market St. (423) 668-6808 worldofbeer.com Ziggy’s 607 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 265-8711

Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales ABC Liquors 3948 Brainerd Rd. (423) 622-5915 abcliquorsinc.com Athens Distributing Company 2735 Kanasita Dr. #121 (423) 629-7311

athensdistributing.com Bacchus Wine & Spirits 5721 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-2999 bacchuswinesandspirits. com Beverage World 1840 Lafayette Rd. Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. (706) 866-5644 ourbeers.com 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 debargewines.com Discount Tobacco & Beer, Etc. 7000 Lee Hwy. (423) 531-6940 discounttobaccobeeretc. com East Brainerd Wine & Spirits 7804 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 855-4120 Hamilton Liquor 2288 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 894-3194 Harrison Liquor 5940 Hwy. 58, (423) 362-8826 harrisonliquorstore. com Henry’s EZ Liquor 5012 Hwy. 58 (423) 899-4452 Highway 58 Liquors 4762 Hwy. 58 (423) 899-6592 Horizon Wine and Spirits 3794 Tag Rd. (423) 899-3962 hwas.com Island Point Wine & Spirits 5987 Brainerd Rd.

M-Th: 4:30-10pm, Fri: 4:30-11pm Sat: 11:30am-11pm Sun: 11:30am-10pm

5084 S. Terrace Plaza Chattanooga | (423) 899-2559 Come join us for dinner, Tue-Sun, and brunch, Sat-Sun, at the new Lakeshore Grille, located above Lakeshore Marina in Hixson, with a gorgeous view overlooking Chickamauga Lake. We feature our special made signature cocktails along with original variations of America’s favorite dishes, made daily, in house, by our Executive Chef, including fresh seafood, hand pattied burgers, hand cut aged steaks and fresh made pastas.

5600 Lake Resort Terrace Chattanooga, Tennessee

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(423) 553-1515 islandpointwine.com Jax Liquors 216 Market St. (423) 266-8420 facebook.com/jaxliquors 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 Ken’s Liquor Store 6015 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-3338 Lakesite Wine & Spirits 8721 Hixson Pike, (423) 842-0183 Lamplight Package Store 5032 Brainerd Rd. (423) 899-9860 Louie’s Liquors

541 Signal Mountain Rd. (423) 468-4471 Mack’s Hi-way Market 4401 Ringgold Rd. (423) 624-5788 Mountain Top Wine & Spirits 6015 Dayton Blvd. (423) 886-9463 Oasis Liquors 7000 Lee Hwy. (423) 899-7372 Ooltewah Discount Liquor 9207 Lee Hwy. (423) 238-9177 ooltewahdiscountliquor.com Red Bank Wine & Spirits 3849 Dayton Blvd. (423) 877-1787 Riley’s Wine and Spirits 4818 Hixson Pike, (423) 870-2156, rileyswineandspirits.com Rivermont Wine & Spirits

3600 Hixson Pike, (423) 870-4388 Riverside Wine & Spirits 600 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 267-4305 riversidewine.com 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 siglerscraftbeerandcigars.com Signal View Liquors 4295 Cromwell Rd. (423) 7w56-1175 Sports Wine & Spirits 5510 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-4334

JAX LIQUORS

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 & Beverage Mart 4340 Ringgold Rd. (423) 622-3600 Valley Wine & Spirits 3548 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-6842 Vine & Barrel 5506 Hixson Pike, (423) 702-5763 Vine at Whole Foods 301 Manufacturer’s Rd. (423) 643-2250 Vintage Wine & Spirits 800 Mountain Creek Rd. (423) 877-9474 Welcome Liquor

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

Odds & Ends Chattanooga Brew Choo (423) 432-0116 chattbrewchoo.com Events With Taste 1800 Rossville Ave. (423) 508-8023 ewtcaters.com GQR Catering 641 N. Valley Dr. (423) 933-2300 cateringchattanooga.com On The List Catering 100 Cherokee Blvd. Suite #120 (423) 290-1081 onthelistcatering.com Tap Wagon Signal Mountain, Tn. (423) 827-3652 tapwagon.com

Don’t Let Our Dust Fool You! We’re building a brand new store to replace our 50-year-old building. We’re Open For Business Monday Through Saturday We’ll soon have over 8,200 sq ft of space with the largest selection of wine, spirits and beer in Chattaooga! We’ll be offering soft drinks, kegs and a wide variety of growlers to carry your beer.

COMING SOON!

Illustration of Jax’s new building set to be completed soon.

Downtown Chattanooga’s premier shop for wine, spirits and beer with the most extensive selection in the area.

A Cigar Store Within Our Store

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216 Market Street · One Block from the Tennessee Aquarium 423-266-8420 · We will Meet or Beat any Advertised Price in Chattanooga M-W 9am-10pm; Thur 9am-10:30pm; Sat & Sun 9am-11pm · Extended convenient parking lot 28 • The Pulse • september 17, 2015 • fall drink • chattanoogapulse.com


Chattanooga Brewing Co. Since 2006, the 100-year-old Chattanooga Brewery has been rebuilt from the ground up by a passionate and dedicated team of brewers and beer drinkers. Their current location, on Chestnut Street by Finley Stadium, features a brewing area in the back built almost entirely by hand, and every beer they serve has been crafted and aged on site. Their goal—aside from making high-quality beer—is to change the way people think about drinking. To them, beer shouldn’t just be guzzled for its effects, so they aim to make alcohol drinkers can savor. While they do serve food, they try to keep their menu simple so they can concentrate on the all-important beer list. To top it off, both the brewers and the servers are committed to providing a positive, responsible atmosphere in the bar. This year, Chattanooga Brewing Co. is especially excited to add their fall beers to the menu alongside staples like their Imperial Pilsner and

Chestnut Street Brown Ale. Their lovingly crafted Oktoberfest is already coming in, but they’ve also got something a little out of the ordinary: What they’re calling “Oaktoberfest,” a beer aged in whiskey barrels, courtesy of their budding relationship with Chattanooga Whiskey. They’ll start serving it in early October, and it’s sure to be worth the wait.

If great beer isn’t enough, they’ve also got a packed itinerary of weekly activities. Tuesday nights are Brewga nights, when $10 will get you a pint and a yoga class in the loft portion of the bar. Wednesdays are the age-old classic—trivia. The best way to keep up with everything happening—and find out the daily specials—is to visit chattabrew.com or follow them on Facebook.

Most Wonderf e h t ul It’s Time of the Year

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Bluewater Grille

JOIN US FOR HAPPY HOUR! MONDAY - FRIDAY

from 4pm - 7pm

BEVERAGE SPECIALS $2 OFF ALL SIGNATURE HOUSE BEERS $2 OFF WINES BY THE GLASS $6 OFF ALL SPECIALTY COCKTAILS

APPETIZERS $5 AND $7 APPETIZER SPECIALS BAR, COCKTAIL & PATIO AREAS ONLY. DINE IN ONLY.

224 BROAD STREET • (423) 266-4200 • BLUEWATERCHATTANOOGA.COM

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You’re probably already heading to Bluewater Grille, looking forward, perhaps, to Crispy Crab Risotto Fritters and the Hazelnut Goat Cheese Mahi. Let’s add a few ways to increase your anticipation of a great meal: great drink choices. It’s fall, and that means the special Oktoberfest beer, brewed right next door at Big River Brewing Company, is on tap. This year, says Group Sales Manager Bailey Meredith, “It’s a Germanstyle beer, very malt forward, and delicate on the hops. The best way to describe it is that it’s on the lighter side of amber beer.” The Oktoberfest brew is only available until it runs out, but will be featured in Bluewater Grille’s flights of beer, which include 6-8 different samples of what’s on tap. Say you’re a whiskey fancier (and who isn’t?). Bluewater is featuring its very popular Whiskey Ginger Smash cocktail, made with Chattanooga Whiskey (pictured with bartender Mikenzy Smith). That’s just one of the many specialty cocktails their master bartenders can whip up. Another, created for the delights of autumn is the Pumpkin Martini, made with Kahlua, Stoli Vanil Vodka, heavy cream, pumpkin liqueur and a sprinkling of nutmeg. Yum!

Bluewater Grille offers Happy Hour 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, with $2 off draft beer, $2 off wine and $6 for specialty cocktails. They have a full bar, tended by the mixmasters mentioned above, so our suggestion is to come in early and enjoy a beverage in the relaxed, welcoming atmosphere before your meal. Bailey Meredith told us that all the special fall-themed drinks are created with the same care and flair that trademark Bluewater Grille and have since it opened in 2006. So what are you waiting for?


212 Market Restaurant As fall creeps closer, the tastes that come with it will return once again. Soon, it’ll be pumpkin spiced everything, but for 212 Market, summer isn’t over yet—not without a toast. Their “End of Summer” cocktail will bring those warm summer days swimming back, at least until you reach the bottom of the glass. An establishment that prides itself on buying local, 212 Market has been “green” for years, “long before it was the cool thing to do,” owner Sally Moses says. They pride themselves on using only fresh juices as well as being particular about liquors. While they have the major brands, “We like to use local brands,” Sally says, one being Pickers vodka from Nashville. Pickers Blueberry Vodka is the key ingredient in 212’s “End of Summer” cocktail. Lemonade, made with fresh lemon, apples, and blueberries, Pickers Blueberry Vodka and a lemon garnish come together in a sweet, but tangy refresher that could only be better if it were being drunk in a hammock.

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While everything’s better in a hammock, the bar at 212 Market’s bar is nearly as relaxing. “We’re a Cheers-y type of place,” Sally says as she points to a small plaque underneath the lip of the bar. It says, “Remembering Joe Lewis,” in honor of a customer who always sat in the same seat. It’s a place that welcomes anyone, even if they don’t yet know your name. If you’ve yet to stop at their

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bar, try “The Euro” when you do. A classic drink made with herb-infused liquors, “The Euro” is like an herbal tea but with more self-confidence. More of a wine person? 212 Market has been a winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 1999, and has a list of more than 100 different wines. No matter your taste, 212 Market is sure to have something that’ll brighten your spirits.

212 Market Street Chattanooga, TN

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Terminal Brewhouse

Terminal Brewhouse Everything's better with craft beer. Everything. 6 E 14th St. (423) 752-8090 terminalbrewhouse.com

Chances are you fall into one of two camps. You either love the Terminal BrewHouse or you haven’t been there yet. It’s really that simple. Matt Lewis, along with partners Ryan Chilcoat and Geoff Tarr, practically grew up in the Chattanooga restaurant business. So they pretty much know what ‘Noogans like when they go out for a meal and a drink. The trio found a very unique building next to the Chattanooga Choo Choo back in 2008. The building was on the verge of being condemned, but with nine months of hard work and imagination, they transformed the dump into a diamond. Occupying three floors, the Terminal BrewHouse has seating for couples as well as for large parties. The second floor has patio seating outside and the third floor, while usually reserved for large private parties, is often pressed into use as overflow seating for the wildly popular eatery. The menu is as unique as the building. The offerings display a wicked sense of humor with items like Twisted Hummmmmmmmmus, described as a garbonzo mixture tweaked out with black bean and roasted pepper goodness. And there’s the BrewHouse Pot Roast Nachos that were brought back “by popular (and angry) demand” after being dropped from the menu. Matt Lewis admits that was a mistake he’s not likely to make again, although some variations of the menu do occasionally take place, but diner feedback is definitely taken into consideration. You’ll find a wide range of entrees, including pubfood staples like pizza, sandwiches and burgers (all with a Chattanooga twist) but also steak, meatloaf and

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salmon. Oh, the salmon. Once again, the Terminal’s sense of humor comes out to play. Yosemite Salmon Cakes features cilantro, jalapeno, onion and BBQ aioli. Or how about Salmon Elliott, fresh salmon in their White Shadow Belgian Wit with fresh dill, lemon, and a touch of butter. Other main dishes include Pepper Smashed Steak and Veggie Lasagna. Even something as normally mundane as meatloaf is not safe in the hands of the kitchen staff. Called Buffaloaf, it’s made with super lean bison meat, loaded with potatoes, mushrooms, peppers house spices, and topped with a balsamic glaze instead of ketchup. The food is awesome, but it is the Terminal BrewHouse. So as you might expect, there is a good variety of craft beers available. “For us, it’s about ‘casual’,” says Matt Lewis, “a neighborhood-style restaurant that also brews great beer in house.” To that end, the partners built a micro-brewery in the “basement.” Lewis says his establishment is an “ale house,” and that they rarely brew lagers. Some of the offerings include The White Shadow, a Belgian Witbier, Southsidenstein, an oatmeal stout and one of their most popular brews, Rock Out with your Bock Out maibock. Out of six taps, four pretty much stay the same all year. The other two tend to have seasonal brews for the adventurous palate. And if you’re really adventurous, you can come by on Weird Wednesdays, when they pull out the “Randall,” a device that infuses tap beer with additional flavors. This week, they were adding cranberries and oranges to the mix. Feeling frisky?


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FRESH FOOD AND BEER

Beer rated highest in Chattanooga* Be here for Randall infused beer every week on Weird Wednesdays Full menu served 11a-Mid Daily and weekly pairings *ratebeer.com

Southside / 423.752.8090 terminalbrewhouse.com

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