Chattanooga Now - Dining

Restaurant review: Hot! Hot! Hot! Mrs. B's Jamaican food is authentic, spicy

Published Dec. 13 2017

I've been a devotee of Jamaican food from the first time I tried jerk chicken years ago.

Restaurant review: City Cafe offers big servings, reasonable prices

Published Dec. 6 2017

I choose the Carter Street City Cafe Diner for good food on a budget - and you get a lot...

Restaurant review: Mean Mug Coffee House makes a mean breakfast, too

Published Nov. 29 2017

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of reviews featuring our staff's favorite places to dine. They are either...

Not cooking? Here's where to dine out for Thanksgiving

Published Nov. 23 2017

Thanksgiving Day finds more people forgoing a family meal at home, opting instead to gather at a local restaurant and...

Restaurant review: Bones Smokehouse features chicken potpie that would make mom jealous

Published Nov. 16 2017

When temperatures cool, the urge for comfort food heats up. Comfort foods may be sentimental childhood dishes, indulgence foods or...

To pair with that Thanksgiving bird, consider beer

Published Nov. 16 2017

In all the meticulous course planning for Thanksgiving, wine tends to get top billing on the beverage list. But beer...

Restaurant review: Viva Embargo 62's culinario revolución

Published Nov. 9 2017

There are several reasons why I keep coming back to Embargo 62 on Chattanooga's North Shore.

Restaurant review: La Altena features fresh, authentic Mexican dishes

Published Nov. 2 2017

For some of Chattanooga's newer or younger residents, it may come as a surprise that Chattanooga's Southside wasn't always the...

Restaurant review: Variety, flavor separate Conga from the rest

Published Oct. 26 2017

This is one in a series of reviews featuring our staff's favorite places to dine.

Restaurant review: Wooden's Apple Farm offers cafe, pie shop

Published Oct. 19 2017

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays solely because it's a license to eat rich, stick-to-your-ribs harvest food.

Celebrity chef Jon Ashton brings flavor to Savor

Published Oct. 19 2017

Where can you learn some new cooking techniques, prep-work shortcuts and the latest in culinary trends all while being thoroughly...

City Beat: Do we need a food, music identity?

Published Oct. 19 2017

For the last several decades, Chattanooga has been doing a lot of soul-searching, or at least it has been doing...


Restaurant review: Whole Foods has lunch options that are filling, budget-friendly

Published Oct. 12 2017

Whole Foods stands as my lunch-time hunger solution. I know the hype about how expensive it is. It's true. But...

Restaurant review: Sluggo's will make you rethink vegetarian dishes

Published Oct. 5 2017

When asked my favorite place to eat in Chattanooga, Sluggo's is at the top of the list — not only...

Restaurant review: Count on Il Primo for consistency

Published Sep. 28 2017

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is one in a series of reviews featuring our staff's favorite places to dine. They are either...

Restaurant review: Ruby Tuesday has a chop so delicious it inspires poetry

Published Sep. 21 2017

I don't actually have a favorite restaurant. I do, however, have favorite entrees.

Sound to Table is a multi-sensory fine dining experience at St. John's

Published Sep. 21 2017

A multi-sensory experience in fine dining is planned for Sunday, Sept. 24, at St. John's Restaurant when composer Tim Hinck...

Restaurant review: Taco Mamacita is this working mama's refuge

Published Sep. 14 2017

As a working mom with three kids ages 7 and under, going out to eat much anymore is hard, if...

Restaurant review: Screen Door Cafe brings Southern dishes to Dayton

Published Sep. 7 2017

After opening its doors in Soddy-Daisy in 2015, Screen Door Café reinvented itself in January by moving to a historic...

Enjoy Labor Day barbecue without firing up the grill

Published Aug. 31 2017

If you don't plan to fire up the grill this Labor Day, but still crave barbecue, why not buy it...

Ground beef juice dripping on floor causes restaurant to fail twice

Published Aug. 24 2017

One Georgia restaurant failed not once - but twice - as the health inspector found a refrigerator floor covered in...


Restaurant review: Bela Lisboa brings taste of Portugal to North Shore

Published Aug. 24 2017

Portugal — the very name of this country calls to mind thoughts of explorer Christopher Columbus and his voyages that...

Restaurant review: Cold Point brings Thai-style rolled ice cream to town

Published Aug. 17 2017

Rolled ice cream is a new frozen dessert that is an import of Thailand. It arrived in larger U.S. cities...