Chattanooga Now - Dining

Restaurant review: Authentic, flavorful dishes at UPD Mediterranean Cuisine

Published Apr. 20 2017

The first falafel I had was on a summer study in London. I eat street food following only one rule:...

Restaurant Review: Jack's brings Southern-style fast food to Cummings Highway

Published Apr. 13 2017

On a recent foray into the Cummings Highway area in search of lunch, something curious happened.

Restaurant review: Plant Power promotes health, good taste

Published Apr. 6 2017

Plant Power. Don't let the name deceive you.


Restaurant review: The Heart Attack Shack answers the call for deep-fried hunger

Published Mar. 30 2017

The name says it all: Fans of salads, turn away! The Heart Attack Shack in East Ridge caters to all...

Lennys celebrates National Cheesesteak Day with a freebie

Published Mar. 23 2017

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Restaurant review: Find down-home cooking at Ellie's Catfish Cafe in Dayton

Published Mar. 23 2017

"Where do you want to go for lunch today?"

Restaurant review: Ceniza offers a cultural escape in Ooltewah

Published Mar. 16 2017

I've always wanted to go to Cuba. I imagine it to be like stepping back in time to a romantic...

On Pancake Day, eat a short stack, help a child

Published Mar. 2 2017

Five local IHOP restaurants will be serving up free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes on Tuesday, March 7, otherwise known...

Restaurant review: Chatter Box Cafe serves up barbecue with local style and one-of-a-kind smile

Published Mar. 2 2017

You should really go meet Brandon Ellis. His restaurant, Chatter Box Cafe, serves up some spectacular barbecue with all the...

Restaurant review: Cloud 9 offers soups, sandwiches and heavenly desserts

Published Feb. 23 2017

In a former life, or so I'm told, Sonya Reagor spent her days with muffin tins, so many muffin tins,...

Restaurant review: Baxter's is like a sports bar for families

Published Feb. 16 2017

A while back, a co-worker mentioned that the Hixson area doesn't have a lot of sit-down, family-style restaurants that serve...

Restaurant review: Bolton's spices up Brainerd dining

Published Feb. 9 2017

As a longtime Brainerd resident, I'm always happy to see a good new restaurant move into the area. And it's...


Restaurant review: Jasper's Snack Shack is a tasty find in Marion County

Published Feb. 2 2017

For years I'd driven past the home to the Snack Shack in Jasper, Tenn., without realizing what it was.

Restaurant review: Score a great meal at Ringgold's Home Plate Grill

Published Jan. 26 2017

I don't get to Ringgold, Ga., with any regularity, except for the Dixie Highway Yard Sale in June and the...

Restaurant review: Polly Claire's tearoom is a genteel getaway for ladies who lunch

Published Jan. 19 2017

The historic Dent house, built in 1854 as the plantation home of railroad contractor Jarrett Dent, has seen many reincarnations...

Restaurant review: New location, same great smokehouse eats at Bones'

Published Jan. 12 2017

Like many on the east side of Hamilton County, I mourned the loss of Bones' Smokehouse to the East Brainerd...

Restaurant review: Make Fat Boy's Roadside Eats your next guilty pleasure

Published Jan. 5 2017

I'll admit it. I'm a child of the 1980s, so I listened (perhaps with a bit of guilt) to the...

Restaurant review: Taco Roc offers tasty tacos but buyer beware [photos]

Published Dec. 29 2016

There are few foods in life better than a good taco, and that's exactly what you get at Taco Roc...

Here's the list of Chattanooga restaurants that are open for Christmas

Published Dec. 22 2016

If Santa's kitchen elves are played out at home, then dining out on Christmas Day may be in the offing.

Restaurant review: Dish T'Pass Grab & Go Cafe a winner

Published Dec. 22 2016

Busy holidays mean not much time to get away for a sit-down lunch. Recently, I opted for a quick meal...

Restaurant review: Robar surprises with drinks, food, Sinatra

Published Dec. 15 2016

I entered Robar twice: once through the door and again through velvet curtains. Frank Sinatra sang somewhere behind the bar,...


Restaurant review: The Boathouse beckons with a boatful of flavor

Published Dec. 8 2016

Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar has been a part of Chattanooga's food scene for quite a while, its beginnings harkening...

Restaurant review: It's the wings that sing at this Tex-Mex eatery

Published Dec. 1 2016

If I were a baby chick, just hatched and already hearing the whispers of some older, wiser chicks saying that,...