Dish / 2011

Welcome to the first edition of Dish, a guide to Chattanooga restaurants. In these pages, you’ll find capsule reviews, feature articles and notes on more than 150 area restaurants.

  • April 24th, 2011  |
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You may try a new restaurant because you’ve heard good things about the food, but you’ll form your first impression of the place’s flavor from the decor.

Beginning in July 2008, food writer Anne Braly and I began exploring the lunchtime offerings around Chattanooga and sharing our findings with readers on the first Tuesday of each month in the Life section.

The quickest way to start a war in our family is to ask this: “So where would you guys like to eat?” The minute this question is asked, slap fights break out inside our Subaru.

More and more area restaurants are focusing on healthy fare. Dining out is such a big part of the culture that restaurants must be responsive to customers trying to control their waistlines.

Tipping may not be a required part of the restaurant experience, but local servers said that earning less than federal minimum wage means depending on gratuities for a good portion of their income.

It’s common knowledge that our senses of smell and taste are closely linked. Scientists call the pairing chemosensation, and the two working together are vital to our enjoyment of a meal.

For every restaurant door that closes, another opens. But we often harbor memories of a few favorite places long after they’re gone.

’Round about midnight, you might feel your energy start to drop. If your fuel tank is running on empty, never fear. Here are several late-night snacking options that provide quick, cheap and delicious pick-me-ups.

It’s hard to picture the Scenic City with just a handful of restaurants, but any Chattanoogan over age 40 has witnessed a remarkable transformation of the dining-out scene.

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