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CHOW SUMMER 2018

CHATTANOOGA’S PREMIER

RESTAURANT GUIDE courtesy of

The Chattanooga Pulse


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CHATTANOOGA'S WEEKLY ALTERNATIVE

Summer 2018 Dining Guide Bluewater Grille .................................................... 18 Alex Thai Food & Sushi Bistro ............................ 19 Laskeshore Grille ................................................. 20 Sing It Or Wing It ................................................. 21 Chattanooga Restaurant Listings ..................... 22

Mixology ............................................................... 29 The Flatiron Deli .................................................. 30 The Ice Cream Show ............................................. 31 Nourishpoint ........................................................ 32 The Hot Chocolatier ............................................ 33

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Bluewater Grille

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owntown Chattanooga is not like any other downtown area. There is a specific atmosphere that has a relaxing vibe about it. Bluewater Grille’s patio and open-air dining, where they open their garage doors at the front of the restaurant, makes for a perfect night out for dinner and drinks. If you’re in the mood for fresh seafood and steaks, Bluewater Grill is the place to be. With daily specials from their chef-driven menu, they create diverse options of food. Whether you choose to sit at the bar or at a table, you are in for a nice meal and good service. “We have a full bar specializing in craft cocktails and craft beer and wine,” says general manager Kane Weathers. The bar is next to the patio and open-air dining, so you can have a nice drink while listening to the hustle and bustle of downtown.

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They have happy hour Monday through Fridays from 4-7 p.m. as well as a very popular brunch on Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make Bluewater Grille even better, they have banquet space available in their restaurant. From weddings to corporate events, they are open for any type of party or event. They do full off-site catering as well. This “upscale casual” restaurant is a definite go-to spot for anyone looking for fresh seafood and steaks. The atmosphere is perfect for a lunch date, family dinner, or a night out with your friends. You will never be disappointed with a drink from Bluewater Grille, either. There’s nothing like delicious food, a drink in hand, and being able to listen to the amazing city of Chattanooga.


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Alex Thai Food & Sushi Bistro

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pened in October of 2016, Alex’s Thai Food & Sushi Bistro is the legacy of entrepreneurial success and the decadence of food passed down from generation to generation. The source of their immediate success and authentic Thai menu have their origins in the owner and chef, Soonthorn Soommart, known colloquially as Alex. From humble beginnings in Bangkok, Thailand, Alex learned to craft expert dishes as a result of his mother’s care and culinary talents. The hearty entrées that you will encounter—Lamb Curry, Pad Thai Lobster, and Duck Basil—are made with the same spirit with which Alex and his mother would serve the local temple and community of their homeland. Now, decades later, Alex is still choosing to serve the community and continues in his 25 years of success as a local expert and cherished patron of Chattanooga’s growing diversity and success. As is in the name, Alex’s Thai Food & Sushi Bistro, the later takes on its own air of excellency with a full menu

and specials which rotate regularly. Their sushi chef, Pat, has been practicing diligently for the past three years, and Alex adds to his chef’s aptitude for quality by hand selecting the lobster, mussels, snapper, and shrimp from local and regional markets. At Alex’s Thai Food & Sushi Bistro, be prepared to encounter all things sweet, spicy, hot or sour and get ready to seek out those menu items which are chef driven and recommended by the man himself, Alex: the Basil (Kapow), stir-fried with basil, onion, and chili with your choice of meat; the Mom Soup, a comfort food of Alex’s passed down by his mother; and the Pad Thai, noodles with egg, bean sprouts, scallions, and your choice of meat. And don’t forget to try the Mango Sticky Rice specialty dessert for a perfect end to a great meal. When dining at Alex’s Thai Food & Sushi Bistro, it’s about the guest experience, “I love to cook for people and for them to be happy. I like to see people smile when they see my food,” Alex proudly explains. THE PULSE • CHOW DINING GUIDE • JUNE 7, 2018 • CHATTANOOGAPULSE.COM • 19


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Lakeshore Grille

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hattanooga has always catered a long-standing lake culture. The first signs of the years budding flowers bring the roar of Jet Skis and the majestic beauty of sailboats catching springs first nurturing breezes. Tucked back in a quaint marina overlooking Chickamauga Lake sits one of Chattanooga’s true hidden gems. The Barclift family has owned and operated Lakeshore Grille since its inception five years ago. The eatery sits peacefully above Lakeshore Marina and offers sweeping views of bobbing boats and vibrant southeastern foliage. The large covered patio is the perfect place to enjoy a handcrafted cocktail or your favorite beer and watch the beautiful colors of a Tennessee sunset. Simply walking through the front door sets the mood for a meaningful evening with friends and loved ones. An evening at Lakeshore Grille begins with a deep breath as the troubles of the day are replaced with friendly faces and attentive cus-

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tomer service. The menu is varied and offers selections appropriate for nearly any dietary needs. Choices like Blackened Mahi Tacos with Corn Salsa and Pickled Slaw are a surefire path to a pleasing meal. Balsamic Salmon, Panko Whiskey Pork Loin Chops, and Snapper with Sherry Crab Sauce stick out as menu highlights. A smart cocktail menu with a margarita and martini focus is sure to please any palate. Inventive offerings such as a Jalapeno-Mango Martini or a Watermelon Margarita are a welcome diversion from the standard fare. They also offer a comprehensive beer and wine list. Lakeshore Grille is open six days a week for dinner service (closed Mondays). And the best part of the week? The Grille offers a stellar Sunday brunch menu with all of the favorites and beyond. Omelets, Crab Cakes Benedict, Steak and Eggs, and most importantly, Bloody Marys and Mimosas. Oh, and the covered patio is dog-friendly.


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Sing It Or Wing It

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ing It or Wing It has been a staple of Chattanooga’s busy Market Street scene for nearly eight years. Time flies when you’re having fun, which is exactly the purpose of this wing haven and karaoke destination hot spot. The restaurant has it all; a fully stocked bar, a fun menu featuring grilled and smoked wings (never fried), and suspense-inducing karaoke. But Sing It or Wing It is more than just a place to grab a beer and some scrumptious grub as you settle down after a hard day. Here, you can challenge yourself. Stepping outside of our comfort zone spurts growth and confidence. It’s a place where we can go a little bit hotter with those wings. It’s an avenue where we can break through our walls and get up on stage in front of a room full of strangers. Where we can choose from 30,000 songs to serenade our loved ones. And coming this

summer, you’ll be able to take it home with Karaoke On The Go! Sing It or Wing It is about enjoying the time that we spend with each other. If we relate our working lives with early Monday mornings, this is life’s existential Friday afternoon. And what better way to spend that afternoon than with some Raspberry Chipotle Wings and a massive Margarita Fish Bowl? Sing It or Wing It is open six days a week and is available for private events on Mondays. On the weekends, the kitchen is one of the latest serving in the city. The bar offers up specials throughout the week (most notably dollar beer night on Thursdays). They offer over 60 beers and a wide selection of shots and fish bowls. The patio is full-service and puppy friendly. What more could you want? Brunch? They have that too. THE PULSE • CHOW DINING GUIDE • JUNE 7, 2018 • CHATTANOOGAPULSE.COM • 21


Chattanooga Restaurant Guide 1885 Grill 3914 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 485-3050 1885grill.com 2 Crazy Greeks 4848 Hixson Pike (423) 710-2829 2 Sons Kitchen & Market 422 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 661-8709 2 Squares a Day 3399 Amnicola Hwy. (423) 697-7595 3rd Deck Burger Bar 201 Riverfront Pkwy., Pier 2 (423) 266-4488 chattanoogariverboat.com A Bountiful Harvest 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 876-1922 Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy 2102 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-7400 abuelos.com Acropolis Mediterranean Grill 2213 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-5341 acropolisgrill.com Aji Peruvian Restaurant 5035 Ooltewah Ringgold Rd. (423) 396-3919 ajiperuvianrestaurant.com Alex's Thai Food & Sushi Bistro 26 E Main St. (423) 803-0999 All-American Grilled Delivery 3507 Ringgold Rd. (423) 698-2040 all-americangrilleddelivery. com Alleia 25 E. Main St. (423) 305-6990 alleiarestaurant.com American Draft 1400 Market St. (423) 498-4001 choochoo.com Amigo Mexican

We strive to make our listings accurate, but things change. We recommend you call in advance or visit websites before visiting any restaurant.

Restaurant 5450 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-8049 5794 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-5435 1906 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-9928 3805 Ringgold Rd. (423) 624-4345 amigorestaurantonline.com Ankar’s Downtown 510 Broad St. (423) 266-0017 Ankar’s Hoagies 5018 Hixson Pike (423) 876-7158 4764 Hwy. 58 (423) 894-3808 5966 Brainerd Rd. (423) 899-3074 ankarshoagiesonline.com Applebee’s 5606 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 553-9203 356 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 875-8353 2342 Shallowford Village Rd. (423) 499-1999 applebees.com Aretha Frankensteins 518 Tremont St. (423) 265-7685 arethas.com Armando’s 8018 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 899-3705 1814 E. Main St. (423) 629-9218 4767 Hwy. 58 (423) 894-1413 7330 Hixson Pike (423) 842-0479 7032 Lee Hwy. (423) 855-0772 1105 Lafayette Rd. (706) 861-2252

5700 Ringgold Rd. (423) 867-5950 Asia Buffet 6901 Lee Hwy., Ste. 112 (423) 499-8865 Ayala Mexican 1832 Taft Hwy. (423) 886-0063 Back Inn Café 412 E. 2nd St. (423) 265-5033 bluffviewartdistrict.com Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar 1924 Gunbarrel Rd. #104 (423) 475-5948 baddaddysburgerbar.com Bar Louie 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-4155 barlouieamerica.com Bea’s Restaurant 4500 Dodds Ave. (423) 867-3618 pulleybones.com Beast + Barrel 16 Frazier Ave. (423) 805-4599 beastandbarrel.com Beef O’Brady’s 5958 Snow Hill Rd. #100 (423) 910-0261 ooltewahbeefobradys.com Bela Lisboa 417 Frazier Ave. (423) 682-8365 belalisboa.com Biba’s Italian Restaurant 5918 Hixson Pike (423) 843-0001 bibasitalian.com Big Chill & Grill 103 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 267-2445 bigchillandgrill.com Big Jeff’s BBq 4272 Bonny Oaks Dr.

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(423) 771-7814 Big River Grille & Brewing Works 222 Broad St. (423) 267-2739 2020 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 553-7723 bigrivergrille.com Big Table 118 Cross St. (423) 634-0772 bigtable.net Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant 1463 Market St. (423) 757-0088 blueorleansdowntown.com Blue Plate 191 Chestnut St. (423) 648-6767 theblueplate.info Bluegrass Grill 55 E. Main St. (423) 752-4020 bluegrassgrillchattanooga. com Bluewater Grille 224 Broad St. (423) 266-4200 bluewaterchattanooga.com Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar 1459 Riverside Dr. (423) 622-0122 boathousechattanooga.com Boccaccia Restaurant 3077 S. Broad St. (423) 266-2930 boccacciarestaurant.com Bonefish Grille 2115 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-3175 bonefishgrill.com Bourbon Grill 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 468-2064

Broad Street Grille 1201 Broad St. (423) 424-3700 chattanooganhotel.com 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 Buffet King 5230 Hwy. 153 (423) 877-8816 Café Lemont 801 Dodds Ave. (423) 629-1388 thechattroom.com Café on the Corner 826 Scenic Hwy. (423) 825-5005 cafeonthecornerlookoutmountain.com Canyon Grill 28 Scenic Hwy. #189 (706) 398-9510 canyongrill.com Carrabba’s Italian Grill 2040 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 894-9970 carrabbas.com Cashew 149A River St. (423) 355-5486 cashewchattanooga.com Ceniza Cambridge Square 9454 Bradmore Ln. (423) 760-4198 cenizalounge.com Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken 526 E. MLK Blvd. (423) 752-9198 champyschicken.com Charlie’s Restaurant &


Lounge 8504 Dayton Pike (423) 842-9744 charliesrestaurantlounge.com Chattanooga Billiard Club Downtown 725 Cherry St. (423) 267-7740 cbcburns.com Chattanooga Billiard Club East 110 Jordan Dr. (423) 499-3883 cbcburns.com Chattanooga Brewing Company 1804 Chestnut St. (423) 702-9958 chattabrew.com Chatter Box Cafe 1817 Market St. (423) 504-8927 Cheddar’s 2014 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 805-2233 cheddars.com Chef Lin Buffet 5084 South Terrace (423) 510-1998 cheflinbuffet.com Chicken Salad Chick 629 Market St., Ste. 101 (423) 668-0098 chickensaladchick.com 1820 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 468-3729 chickensaladchick.com China Cafeteria 511 Market St. (423) 265-1522 China Garden Restaurant 4839 Hwy. 58

(423) 894-6776 China Gourmet 1546 Browns Ferry Rd. Ste. B (423) 821-8500 chinagourmetchattanooga. com China House 7601 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-8670 China Moon 5600 Brainerd Rd. (423) 893-8088 chinamoontn.net China Rose 9203 Lee Hwy. (423) 238-1268 gochinese.com 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 Choo Choo Bar-B-Que 6410 Hixson Pike (423) 843-9554 3951 Ringgold Rd. (423) 629-1313 7910 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 553-8888 900 Appling St. (423) 622-1802 Chop House 2011 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 892-1222 thechophouse.com Chubby’s Barbeque

3801 Rossville Blvd. (423) 867-4422 City Café Diner 901 Carter St. (423) 634-9191 7641 Lee Hwy. (423) 485-8222 citycafemenu.com HiFi Clyde’s 122 W. Main St. (423) 362-8335 hificlydeschattanooga.com Community Pie 850 Market St. (423) 486-1743 communitypie.com Conga Latin Food 26 E. Main St. (423) 201-4806 Cookie Jar Café 1887 Kelly Cross Rd. (423) 949-5852 johnsonfamilyfarm.com Cookout 5390 Hwy. 153 (866) 547-0011 5001 Brainerd Rd. (423) 893-0371 Couch’s Barbecue 8307 Old Lee Hwy. (423) 238-4801 Countryside Café 8223 Mahan Gap Rd. (423) 344-8646 countrysidecafe.net Crazy Buffet 5104 Hixson Pike (423) 763-1311 Crust Pizza 3211 Broad St. (423) 756-4040 100 Signal Mtn. Rd.

(423) 710-3780 crustpizza.com Daved’s Deli 7639 Middle Valley Rd. (423) 842-9088 Dish T’Pass 302 W. 6th St. (423) 309-5353 Dixie BBQ 1530 W. Boy Scout Rd. (423) 842-4025 Dockside Café 8411 Harrison Bay Rd. (423) 344-9998 dockside-cafe.com Dos Amigos 3208 Amnicola Hwy. (423) 495-1802 Dos Bros 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 803-4000 5591 Hwy 153 Ste. 160 (423) 498-2040 4450 Frontage Rd. NW (423) 464-5196 Dub’s Place 4408 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-3151 Easy Bistro & Bar 203 Broad St. (423) 266-1121 easybistro.com Edley’s BBQ 205 Manufacturer’s Rd. (423) 498-2772 Einstein Brothers Bagels 7737 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 355-5380 5237 Hixson Pike (423) 877-2447 einsteinbros.com El Cortez

9203 Lee Hwy. (423) 238-6655 El Meson Restaurante Mexicano 2204 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 894-8726 248 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 710-1201 elmesonrestaurant.com El Metate 5922 Hixson Pike (423) 842-1400 9332 Dayton Pike (423) 332-3190 1238 Taft Hwy. (423) 886-0054 Embargo 62 301 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 551-4786 embargo62bar.com Epicurean Restaurant 4301 Ringgold Rd. (423) 622-4139 theepicureanrestaurant.com Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que 2122 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 954-3227 homeofthebigslab.com Fiamma Pizza Company 405 N. Market St. (423) 713-7742 Figgy’s Sandwich Shop 805 Chestnut St. (423) 266-8675 Firebirds Wood Fired Grill 2107 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 308-1090 firebirdsrestaurants.com Firehouse Subs 3849 Dayton Blvd. Ste. 101 423) 877-2345

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6025 E. Brainerd Rd. Ste. 110 (423) 893-3473 1820 Gunbarrel Rd. Ste. 700 (423) 475-5491 firehousesubs.com Fireside Grille 3018 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-9898 First Watch 1825 Gunbarrel Rd. #100 (423) 362-5951 300 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 763-1800 firstwatch.com Five Guys Burgers & Fries 124 Stuart Rd. (423) 476-4878 401 Broad St. (423) 531-8267 2020 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 664-3500 5110 Hixson Pike (423) 870-7772 fiveguys.com Flatiron Deli 706 Walnut St. (423) 266-2620 flatiron-deli.com Flying Squirrel Bar 55 Johnson St. (423) 602-5980 flyingsquirrelbar.com Food Works 205 Manufacturers Rd. (423) 752-7487 foodworksrestaurant.com Forbidden City 2273 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 305-1087 forbiddencitytn.com Formosa Restaurant 5425 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-6953 formosarestaurant.com Fortune House Restaurant 1238 Taft Hwy. (423) 517-8999 Fresh Pot Cafe 5425 Hwy. 153 (423) 805-3773 Frothy Monkey 1400 Market St. (423) 680-6343 frothymonkey.com Fuji Japanese Steak &

Sushi 2207 Overnite Dr. (423) 892-2899 5437 Hwy. 153 (423) 531-3183 fujisteakchattanooga.com Hibachi Express 7401 E. Brainerd Rd. #100 (423) 508-8033 hibachiexpresschattanooga.com Glen Gene Deli 5748 Hwy. 153 (423) 877-9997 glengene.com Good Dog 34 Frazier Ave. (423) 475-6175 eatatgooddog.com Greg's Sandwich Works 6337 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 551-8634 gregssandwichworks.com Griffin Footlong Hot Dogs 847 E. Main St. (423) 265-5280 Hair of the Dog Pub 334 Market St. (423) 265-4615 hairofthedogpub.net Heaven & Ale 304 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 602-8286 heaven-and-ale.com Heavenly Wings 5231 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-9949 chattanoogawings.com Hennen’s Restaurant 193 Chestnut St. (423) 634-5160 hennens.net Herman’s Soul Food 3821 Brainerd Rd. (423) 624-5715 Hickory Pit BBQ 5611 Ringgold Rd. (423) 894-1217 hickorypitbarbecue.com Homefolks Restaurant 8981 Dayton Pike (423) 332-5724 Honest Pint 35 Patten Pkwy. (423) 468-4192 thehonestpint.com Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant

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8652 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 899-4878 Hooters 5912 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-8668 hooters.com Ice Cream Show 105 Walnut St. (423) 702-5173 theicecreamshow.com Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar 5621 Brainerd Rd. (423) 892-0404 5035 Hixson Pike (423) 875-047 5425 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-0404 yourichiban.com IL Primo 1100 Hixson Pike (423) 602-5555 primochattanooga.com Imperial Garden Restaurant 2288 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 499-9333 India Mahal Restaurant 5970 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 510-9651 Innside Restaurant 800 Chestnut St. (423) 266-7687 Jason’s Deli 2115 Gunbarrel Rd., #14 (423) 296-1096 jasonsdeli.com Jimmy John’s 973 Market St. (423) 305-6900 5111 Hixson Pike (423) 602-7827 330 Frazier Ave. (423) 682-7778 jimmyjohns.com Kanpai of Tokyo 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-8204 kanpaioftokyo.com J Alexander’s Restaurant 2215 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 855-5559 jalexanders.com J. Gumbo’s 5123 Hixson Pike (423) 760-3995 jgumbos.com

Jack’s 3530 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-6888 eatatjacks.com Jefferson’s 618 Georgia Ave. (423) 710-1560 jeffersonsrestaurant.com Jenkins Country Style Buffet 4134 Ringgold Rd. (423) 629-5449 jenkinsbuffet.com Jet’s Pizza 3600 Hixson Pike (423) 757-1616 jetspizza.com Kabob-ster 1408 Gunbarrel Rd., #111 (423) 475-5370 kabob-ster.com Kacey Home Cooking 6921 Lee Hwy. (423) 490-0896 kaceyhomecooking.com Karl’s Family Restaurant 5100 Hixson Pike (423) 875-5506 Kim’s Southern Restaurant 3224 Dayton Blvd. (423) 877-9295 Kumo Hibachi & Sushi 6025 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 468-3385 kumohibachi.com La Altena 8644 E. Brainerd Rd. (423) 893-9047 364 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 877-7433 314 W. Main St. (423) 266-7595 615 Commercial Ln. (423) 877-1477 Lakeshore Grille 5600 Lake Resort Terrace Suite 300 (423) 710-2057 lakeshoregrille.com Las Margaritas 1101 Hixson Pike (423) 756-3332 4604 Skyview Dr. (423) 892-3065 Lenny’s Sub Shop 1913 Gunbarrel Rd. #101 (423) 899-5539


lennys.com Lillie Mae’s Place 4712 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-8999 Little Tokyo Express 4516 Hixson Pike (423) 874-0500 Local 191 191 Chestnut St. (423) 648-6767 local191.com Logan’s Roadhouse 3592 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-2948 504A Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 875-4443 logansroadhouse.com Lois’s Lounge & Restaurant 3013 Dodson Ave. (423) 698-4982 Longhorn Restaurant 129 N. Market St. (423) 265-2354 Longhorn Steakhouse 5771 Brainerd Rd. (423) 490-0573 5583 Hwy. 153 (423) 870-2722 longhornsteakhouse. com Los 3 Amigos 3536 Cummings Hwy. (423) 521-7676 Los Potros 5611 Ringgold Rd. (423) 296-2229 lospotrosrestaurant.com Lucky’s Bar & Grill 2536 Cummings Hwy. (423) 825-5145 Lupi’s Pizza Pies 406A 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 Ln. (423) 602-7499 lupi.com Mad Philly 5959 Shallowford Rd. (423) 531-9449 Maggie G’s 400 E. MLK Blvd.

(423) 757-7722 Main Street Meats 217 E. Main St. (423) 602-9568 mainstreetmeatschatt. com Maple Street Biscuit Company 407 Broad St. (423) 362-5380 2114 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 713-9368 maplestreetbiscuits.com 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 McAlister’s Deli 2288 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 510-8299 541 Signal Mountain Rd. (423) 265-2003 mcalistersdeli.com McHale’s Brewhouse 724 Ashland Terrace (423) 877-2124 mchalesbrewhouse.com Mean Mug 114 W. Main St. (423) 825-4206 205 Manufacturer’s Rd. (423) 498-1157 meanmugcoffee.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 Merv’s Restaurant 713 Mountain Creek Rd. (423) 877-0221 Mexiville 811 Market St. (423) 805-7444 mexivilletn.com Mexi-Wing VII 5773 Brainerd Rd.

(423) 296-1073 mexi-wingchattanooga. com Mikado Sushi Bar N oodle House 7003 Lee Hwy. (423) 899-3236 Mike’s Hole in the Wall 525 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 475-5259 mikesholeinthewall.com Milk and Honey 135 N. Market St. (423) 521-3123 milkandhoneychattanooga.com Mimi’s Deli 5023 Hixson Pike (423) 877-8700 Mindy B’s Deli 828 Georgia Ave. (423) 521-7932 Mission BBQ 1926 Gunbarrel Rd. #108 (423) 933-3098 mission-bbq.com Moe’s Southwest Grill 1820 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 553-6930 5510 Hwy. 153 (423) 875-8757 moeschattanooga.com Mojo Burrito 3950 Tennessee Ave. (423) 822-6656 1800 Dayton Blvd. (423) 870-6656 1414 Jenkins Rd. (423) 296-6656 mojoburrito.com Molcajete Mexican Restaurant 6231 Perimeter Dr. #127 (423) 760-8200 Moss Place II 711 Tunnel Blvd. (423) 493-9006 mossplace2.com Mountain City Club 729 Chestnut St. (423) 756-5584 mountaincityclub.org Mr. T’s Pizza & Ice Cream 3924 Tennessee Ave. (423) 821-5084 mrtspizza.com Ms. Debbie’s Nightlife THE PULSE • CHOW DINING GUIDE • JUNE 7, 2018 • CHATTANOOGAPULSE.COM • 25


Lounge 4762 Hwy. 58 (423) 485-0966 Mrs. B’s Reggae Cafe 3103 Broad St. (423) 702-5808 New China Buffet & Grill 3536 Cummings Hwy. (423) 821-6988 531 Signal Mountain Rd. (423) 756-8788 newchinabuffechattanooga. com New China Restaurant 3710 Ringgold Rd. (423) 495-1818 1900 Broad St. (423) 267-5941 New York Pizza Dept. 5731 Hwy. 153 (423) 531-8830 indoughwecrust.com Nick’s Deli & Marketplace 5149 Hixson Pike (423) 877-5818 Niedlov’s Breadworks 215 E. Main St. (423) 756-0303 niedlovs.com Nikki’s Drive Inn 899 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 265-9015 Noodles & Pho 5450 Hwy. 153 (423) 531-3462 Nooga-Q Smokehouse & Grille 301 Signal Mtn. Rd. (423) 752-1935 nooga-q.com Nourishpoint 1308 Hanover St.

(423) 498-2900 nourishpoint.com O’Charley’s 5031 Hixson Pike (423) 877-8966 2340 Shallowford Village Dr. (423) 892-3343 ocharleys.com Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom 250 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 877-3450 2006 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 352-9095 oldchicago.com Old Saigon 2601 Dayton Blvd. (423) 876-0322 Olive Garden 2200 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-7707 5525 Hwy. 153 (423) 877-7704 olivegarden.com Outback Steakhouse 501 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 870-0980 2120 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-2600 outback.com Panera Bread 417 Market St. (423) 266-2253 620 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 877-0223 1810 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 899-2253 panerabread.com P.F. Chang’s 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 242-0045 pfchangs.com

Pickle Barrel 1012 Market St. (423) 266-1103 picklebarreltn.com Penn Station East Coast Subs 411 Broad St. (423) 362-5195 5241 Hwy. 153 (423) 485-3536 penn-station.com Poblano’s Mexican Cuisine 551 River St. (423) 490-7911 poblanoschattanooga.com Porkchops Bar & Grill 6727 Ringgold Rd. (423) 296-2571 Portobello’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzaria 4976 Hwy. 58 (423) 499-6001 portobelloschattanooga.com Portofino Italian Restaurant 6407 Ringgold Rd. (423) 499-9696 Provino’s Italian Restaurant 5084 S. Terrace (423) 899-2559 provinos.com Public House 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366 publichousechattanooga.com Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant 2 W. Aquarium Way #110 (423) 708-8505 puckettsgro.com

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Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe 4001 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 822-6477 purpledaisycafe.com Rafael’s Italian Restaurant 3877 Hixson Pike (423) 508-8561 9607 Dayton Pike (423) 332-4559 Rain Thai Bistro 6933 Lee Hwy. (423) 386-5586 rainthaibistro.com Red Lobster 2131 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 870-2371 2200 Bams Dr. (423) 490-3488 redlobster.com Red Robin 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 296-2520 redrobin.com Rib and Loin 5946 Brainerd Rd. (423) 499-6465 5435 Hwy. 153 (423) 877-7675 ribandloin.com Ricko’s Pizzeria and Italian Cuisine 8615 Hixson Pike (423) 682-8050 River St. Deli 151 River St. (423) 756-3354 riverstreet-deli.com Riverside Catfish House 18039 Hwy. 41 (423) 821-9214 Rob’s Restaurant & Lounge

5308 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-6164 Rodizio Grill 439 Broad St. (423) 777-4999 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 498-3999 rodiziogrill.com Rumors 3884 Hixson Pike (423) 870-3003 Ruth’s Chris Steak House 2321 Lifestyle Way (423) 602-5900 ruthschris.net Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina 2115 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 894-7144 252 Northgate Mall Dr. (423) 661-8600 9032 Old Lee Hwy. (423) 910-5167 salsaritas.com Sawasdee Thai Restaurant 4008 St. Elmo Ave. (423) 822-9001 Sekisui 1120 Houston St. (423) 267-4600 sekisuiusa.com Seoul: Korean and Vietnamese Cuisine 6231 Perimeter Dr. (423) 855-9113 Shogun Japanese Steak & Sushi 1806 Gunbarrel Rd. (423) 296-6500 shogunchattanooga.com Shuford’s BBQ


11320 Dayton Pike (423) 451-7102 Shuford’s Smokehouse 924 Signal Mountain Rd. (423) 267-0080 SideTrack 3514 Hixson Pike (423) 414-2690 Silhouette’s Bikini Bar & Grill 1401 E. 23rd St. (423) 622-6734 Sing It or Wing It 410 Market St. (423) 757-9464 singitorwingitchattanooga. com Sitar Indian Cuisine 200 Market St. (423) 894-9696 Sky Zoo 5709 Lee Hwy. (423) 521-2966 chattazooga.com Slick’s Burgers 309 E. Main St. (423) 760-4878 Sluggo’s North Vegetarian Cafe 505 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 Solarium Cafe 122 E. 10th St. (423) 710-2925 solariumcafe.com Southern Burger Co. 9453 Bradmore Ln. #101 (423) 825-4919 southernburgerco.com Southern Star 1300 Broad St. (423) 267-8899 southernstarrestaurant.com Southside Pizza 612 E. Main St. (423) 498-2193 Southside Saloon and Bistro 1301 Chestnut St.

We s t r i ve t o m a ke o u r l i s t i n g s a c c u ra t e, b u t t h i n g s o f t e n c h a n ge. We re c o m m e n d yo u c a l l i n a d v a n c e o r v i s i t w e b s i t e s b e fo re v i s i t i n g a n y re s t a u r a n t .

(423) 757-4730 southsidesaloonandbistro. com Southside Social 1818 Chestnut St. (423) 708-3280 thesouthsidesocial.com Steamboat Super Sandwiches 5950 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-6355 812 Broad St. (423) 756-8388 Sticky Fingers 2031 Hamilton Place Blvd. (423) 899-7427 420 Broad St. (423) 265-7427 stickyfingers.com St. John’s Meeting Place 1274 Market St. (423) 266-4571 stjohnsrestaurant.com St. John’s Restaurant 1278 Market St. (423) 266-4400 stjohnsrestaurant.com Stir 1444 Market St. (423) 531-7847 stirchattanooga.com Sugar’s Ribs 2450 15th Ave. (423) 826-1199 sugarsribs.com Sushi Nabe of Kyoto 110 River St. (423) 634-0171 sushinabe.com Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine 5845 Brainerd Rd. (423) 485-8836 sweetbasilthaicuisine.com Tacos El Cunao 5813 Lee Hwy. Ste. 4 (423) 244-0281 Taco Mamacita

109 N. Market St. (423) 648-6262 tacomamacita.com Taco Roc 6960 Lee Hwy. (423) 653-1001 Taconooga 207 A Frazier Ave. (423) 757-5550 8174 E. Brainerd Rd., Ste. 100 (423) 475-6192 taconooga.com Taco Town 4812 Hixson Pike (423) 870-0909 TakoYaki 172 Old Mouse Creek Rd. (423) 728-3010 gotakoyaki.com Taqueria Jalisco 1634 Rossville Ave. (423) 509-3430 850 Market St. Ste. 102 (423) 362-8056 Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe 432 Market St. (423) 779-3100 2020 Gunbarrel Rd., #720 (423) 443-4479 tazikiscafe.com T.MAC 423 Market St. (423) 267-8226 tmacrestaurants.com Terminal Brewhouse 6 E. 14th St. (423) 752-8090 terminalbrewhouse.com Terra Nostra Tapas & Wine Bar 105 Frazier Ave. (423) 634-0238 terranostratapas.com Texas Roadhouse 7035 Amin Dr. (423) 899-8293 texasroadhouse.com

Thai Smile 219 Market St. (423) 266-2333 thaismile-restaurant.com The Bitter Alibi 825 Houston St. (423) 362-5070 thebitteralibi.com The Curry Pot 6940 Lee Hwy. (423) 648-5069 currypotcuisine.com The Daily Ration 1220 Dartmouth St. (423) 355-5372 thedailyrationchattanooga. com The Foundry 1201 Broad St. (423) 424-3775 chattanooganhotel.com The Hot Chocolatier 1437 Market St. (423) 266-3066 thehotchocolatier.com The Rice Boxx 3600 Hixson Pike, #104 (423) 305-0855 riceboxchattanooga.com The Social 1110 Market St. (423) 266-3366 publichousechattanooga.com The Palms at Hamilton 6925 Shallowford Rd. (423) 499-5055 thepalmsathamilton.com Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria 212 High St. (423) 265-5033 bluffviewartdistrict.com Totto Sushi Bar & Grill 330 Frazier Ave. #124 (423) 508-8898 tottonooga.com Toscano Italian Grill 6219 Lee Hwy.

(423) 805-3888 toscanositaliangrilltn.com Trailhead Juice 3211 Broad St. (423) 803-6211 trailheadjuice.com Tremont Tavern 1203 Hixson Pike (423) 266-1996 tremonttavern.com Tupelo Honey 1110 Market St. (423) 779-0400 tupelohoneycafe.com Typhoon Of Tokyo 3953 Dayton Blvd. (423) 875-6142 Universal Joint 532 Lookout St. (423) 468-3725 ujchattanooga.com Urban Stack Burger Lounge 12 W. 13th St. (423) 475-5350 urbanstack.com Vine St. Market 1313 Hanover St. (423) 266-8463 vinestreetmarket.com Wally’s Restaurant 1600 McCallie Ave. (423) 698-4643 6521 Ringgold Rd. (423) 899-6151 wallysrest.com Walt’s Karaoke Café 6238 Bonny Oaks Dr. (423) 485-9080 waltskaraoke.com Willie’s Deli 7701 N. Lee Hwy. (423) 336-8008 Wimpie’s 9826 Dayton Pike (423) 332-6201 Yellow Deli 737 McCallie Ave. (423) 468-177 yellowdeli.com Zarzour’s Cafe 1627 Rossville Ave. (423) 266-0424 Ziggy’s 607 Cherokee Blvd. (423) 265-8711 ziggysbarandgrill.net

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FOOD & DRINK · MIXOLOGY

When A Drink Is More Than A Drink "Artisanal Ice" is the latest and oh-so-very-cool new trend in craft cocktails

T Adrienne Kaufmann Pulse contributor

The bigger the ice, the slower it melts. So, whereas a handful of small ice cubes can water your whiskey down in a matter of minutes, a big slab of ice will ensure that your drink is cold but undiluted.”

HE AMERICAN CRAFT COCKtail revolution, which emerged around the mid-2000s, brought a massive change to American drink culture. Focused on using high-quality ingredients and meticulous techniques, this movement changed the ways that Americans drink, order, and make cocktails. Chattanooga is a great example of the way that craft cocktail culture has spread throughout the country. In our midsize city, there are dozens of bars that sell innovative, excellent craft cocktails along with upscale liquor stores boasting an impressive selection of ingredients for at-home mixologists. Because the craft cocktail has become de rigueur, restaurants and bars are always looking for ways to stand out. Often, this means making their cocktails just a bit more artisanal than the competition by using house-made ingredients—think handmade bitters, fruit juices, and infused simple syrups. But even this is fairly common, so what’s left to innovate? The ice. Yes, that’s right. There’s a new trend in craft cocktails, and it’s got nothing to do with the alcohol. Well, that’s not necessarily true, as one of the purported benefits of artisanal ice is that it's a better complement to the alcohol in the drink. There are a number of machines common to the artisanal ice world, all of which make different shapes. The Scotsman produces airy ice balls perfect for mint juleps, and the Kold Draft machine creates precise 1 ¼-inch squares. The most common, and most impressive machine, however, is the Clinebell (also used by ice sculptors), which freezes massive, 300-pound blocks of ice

that are then hand chipped, sawed, or pounded into the desired shape. The carefully shaped ice is designed to enhance the flavors of the cocktail. One of the most common shapes is the chunky square—just big enough to fit into a rocks glass. The bigger the ice, the slower it melts. So, whereas a handful of small ice cubes can water your whiskey down in a matter of minutes, a big slab of ice will ensure that your drink is cold but undiluted. Also, when the artisanal ice inevitably does melt it doesn’t impart any funky flavors to the drink. Regular ice absorbs the odors and flavors of its freezer companions, but carefully frozen artisanal ice avoids this problem, keeping rogue hints of food flavors out of your Old Fashioned. In addition to these more logical benefits, artisanal ice is aesthetically pleasing. The use of purified water and special freezing processes ensures a dense, crystal-clear cube with no cloudiness from minerals or bubbles. Also, the ice is hand cut, usually with a saw, which

adds character to the shape. Slow-melting, perfectly transparent, completely flavorless ice does sound pretty good, but is it really so different from the regular, machine-cut ice you’ve been drinking for years? As you may suspect, artisanal ice has been met with its fair share of raised eyebrows. The suspicion is obvious—is this just a way to dupe people into dropping unnecessary cash on some cold water? I’ll let you be the judge. Maybe the unique “character” of an ice cube’s shape is impossible for you to talk about with a straight face, or maybe you’re itching to get out and see if there’s something to this trend after all. If you’re curious, you can check out Stir, a cocktail and oyster bar here in downtown Chattanooga that employs its own “ice chef” and creates eight different artisanal ice shapes for its signature drinks. Even if you ultimately decide that artisanal ice is just a passing trend, it will be a fun thing to bring up at your next cocktail party.

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CHOW SUMMER 2018

Flatiron Deli

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or decades Chattanooga has featured one of the city’s oldest and iconic eateries known to the downtown area, the Flatiron Deli. Subsequently named after the triangular structure itself, the Flatiron Building, the deli is as popular now as it was some 30 years ago during its inception. About two years ago the deli came under the ownership of long-time, Chattanooga native, Jeni Brown. One of the original Js in JJ’s Bohemia—which stands for John and Jeni if anyone was wondering—Jeni remains a supreme example of local entrepreneurship and one hardworking woman. This is a mom and pop restaurant, minus the pop, and that means a loving, warm environment from which you will struggle to leave, even if your office is upstairs. Since taking over, Jeni has made every Monday, Meatloaf Monday. This means home-style meatloaf served with mashed potatoes and gravy and, of course, something green. “I’m a mom after all”, says Jeni, “There has to be something green on your plate.” Once you’ve tried the meatloaf 30 • THE PULSE • JUNE 7, 2018 • CHOW DINING GUIDE • CHATTANOOGAPULSE.COM

and the beef stroganoff, notice that the menu centers around succulent sandwich combinations, such as the always popular Muffaletta, and homemade desserts. Another very popular sandwich is the King Edward, which features a specially cared for, in-house, rotisserie chicken that is seasoned just right and slow cooked to perfection. The rotisserie has become so popular that Jeni has decided to keep the doors open every Friday night for the duration of Nightfall (starting after Riverbend). This mode of operation has become Jeni’s favorite: responding to customer needs. She has also adjusted the hours of operation to include one of the heartiest breakfast in town. She chose to do so after popular demand and in response to the high-volume business sector she occupies. This idea stems from Jeni’s close connection to the community. Therefore, she is always responding to activities and suggestions of her clientele. “I’m a people person. I’m a native Chattanoogan and we have a lot of regulars. As a result, I feel I’ve crafted a friendlier environment in the last two years,” Jeni explains.


CHOW SUMMER 2018

The Ice Cream Show

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ot summer days are upon us and there’s nothing like ice cream, yogurt, or iced coffee to help make it through the sweat. The Ice Cream Show is the perfect place to go if you’re craving something sweet and cold! They just celebrated nine years of being open, selling everyone’s favorite summer treats! Whether it’s ice cream, tea, coffee, or a smoothie, The Ice Cream Show has every flavor you can imagine. With around 17,000 different ice cream possibilities, you can create the ultimate blended ice cream in one of their homemade waffle cones, which are made fresh every day. And if you get lucky, you may actually get to watch them be made! “We don’t have just ice cream, but yogurt too; sugar free and dairy free,” says owner Lynda Curtis. When you choose which option you want, you pick between the

yogurts and ice creams and then choose up to three of their 40 different fresh ingredients to go into the ice cream. Then they mix it all together for your own magical creation. They also have new flavors of teas and smoothies. Purple Fog is a new tea that has lavender in it, as well as their new Ironman smoothie. Not to mention, they have gourmet ice coffees roasted from the Seattle area. Once you have whatever creation you’ve decided on, you can enjoy it even more at their tables outside where you can see The Hunter Museum of American Art and the Walnut Street Walking Bridge. It’s also nice to walk along the bridge, looking out at the beautiful view of the Tennessee River, while having the amazing ice cream melt in your mouth! I don’t know about you, but I scream for ice cream! THE PULSE • CHOW DINING GUIDE • JUNE 7, 2018 • CHATTANOOGAPULSE.COM • 31


CHOW SUMMER 2018

Nourishpoint I

n a world of Taco Bell, pizza rolls, and ramen noodles, eating healthy can be a challenge. Meal prepping is often a time consuming task that doesn’t fit in with a busy schedule, and making intentional choices about what goes into the body is a habit that requires cultivation but often is left off the priority list. One might stare out the window and sigh, “If only eating healthy could be easy!” Record scratch, freeze frame, enter Rachel Brimer: owner and founder of Nourishpoint—a restaurant of healthy, fresh grab-n-go meals that are fully cooked, prepared, and ready to go.

Rachel began Nourishpoint to help clients who struggled with nutrition and meal prepping for various reasons, including but certainly not limited to lack of time, nutrition knowledge, and motivation. She decided to make it easy for people to have healthy, intentionally prepared meals, without sacrificing time or taste. Rachel’s background is in nutrition, with her bachelors in nutrition with a sports nutrition certification as well. The meals are portion controlled, and take into account different nutritional needs. For example, a smaller appetite might require a 4 oz meal, whereas a larger appetite

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has the option of a 6 oz portioned meal or bulk selections. A typical prepared meal at Nourishpoint is centered around the protein and built out from there. Placing priority on seasoning and cooking technique rather than fat content and salt in the meals, they do not sacrifice flavor for health, proving once and for all that healthy food can also be tasty food. Nourishpoint can be found at ei-

ther the flagship location at 1308 Hanover St. in Riverview, or at 1819 Broad St on the South side of town. Both store managers are certified nutrition coaches and available to help with questions and help direct you with meal selection to support your individual goals. Nourishpoint also offers nutrition coaching and metabolic testing in order to help her clients reach their healthy eating goals.


CHOW SUMMER 2018

The Hot Chocolatier

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hen you think of hot chocolate, the first things that come to mind probably revolve around wintertime, ice skating and snow, but at the Hot Chocolatier, hot chocolate is served year-round, hot or cold and always tasty. “We can blend any of our hot chocolates with ice to make a frozen hot chocolate in whatever flavor you’d like,” says owner Wendy Buckner, and with the wide variety of flavors they offer, you’ll definitely be back for more than one trip. “Lavender vanilla is perfect for the summer time as a frozen hot chocolate. Or S’mores which comes with a toasted marshmallow and graham cracker crumbs on top.” Throughout the summer, the Hot Chocolatier will offer a 32 ounce frozen squirrel mocha frappe, made with hazelnut, caramel, espresso and, of course housemade chocolate. Or if you’d like a sweet treat to cool down with, try their new gelato nachos. “We start with a bunch of sugar cookies as the base then add scoops of whatever flavor gelato you’d like and add things like chocolate-covered Oreos, choco-

late-covered gummy worms, whatever you want on top too. And it’s finished with fresh made whipped cream and chocolate drizzle.” Grab the nachos in a small size for yourself or a sharing size, served on a ten-inch pie plate for everyone to enjoy! With their case holding space for eight flavors, six gelatos and two sorbets, the Hot Chocolatier always has options on hand. Their housemade gelato is made entirely from scratch, whereas other shops serving the treat often use a base and simply add cream and their flavors. “We make ours from eggs, with cream, vanilla bean,” says Buckner. “No bases here!” If you’d prefer a vegan or dairyfree option, their sorbets are the right choice for you. Strawberry, blueberry lavender, coconut lime, you’ll have a difficult time making a choice. Summertime is coming quick and so is the sweltering Tennessee sun. Beat the heat at the Hot Chocolatier with a spoonful of gelato, or find their products at Mojo Burritos around town for the perfect sweet snack after supper. THE PULSE • CHOW DINING GUIDE • JUNE 7, 2018 • CHATTANOOGAPULSE.COM • 33


The Pulse » Summer Chow 2018  

Chattanooga's Premier Restaurant Guide

The Pulse » Summer Chow 2018  

Chattanooga's Premier Restaurant Guide