Anne Braly (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6285
Chattanooga native and UT grad. Former award-winning staff writer and food editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press for 21 years before retiring. Now a freelance food and travel writer for several publications including my weekly Side Orders food column for the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Side Orders: Plenty of places open for Christmas Day dining

Published Dec. 13 2017

For the first time in years, the restaurants at the Bluff View Art District will be closed on Dec. 25....

Side Orders: Pork carnitas can feed your holiday crowds

Published Dec. 6 2017

The holidays are a time for family gatherings, but so often we stick to the same old meals when it...

Gifts for the kitchen: Housewares for the Holidays show unwraps latest gadgets

Published Nov. 29 2017

What will you be getting for the cook on your list this holiday season?


Side Orders: An old family recipe elevates eggnog

Published Nov. 29 2017

Eggnog is a traditional part of many holiday gatherings, but have you ever tasted those sugary versions sold by the...

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...

Side Orders: A roasting trick for a terrific turkey

Published Nov. 22 2017

One of the best recipes for roasting a rib-eye roast calls for starting it in a cold oven, setting the...

Side Orders: Ideas for eating out or in on Thanksgiving

Published Nov. 15 2017

Thanksgiving dinner has changed in recent years, with more people forgoing the family meal at home, opting instead to gather...

Side Orders: Greek Bake Sale returns

Published Nov. 8 2017

After a year's hiatus, the ever-popular Greek Bake Sale returns this Friday and Saturday.

Side Orders: Will oatmeal be the next big thing?

Published Nov. 1 2017

Remember the first time you heard about shrimp and grits or garlic-cheese grits?

Side Orders: The wild side of Oreo cookies

Published Oct. 25 2017

Are you one of those people who sneaks into the kitchen when no one is looking and grabs an Oreo...

Meet the chef: Erik Niel makes his mark at Easy Bistro, Main Street Meats

Published Oct. 18 2017

Erik Niel is a product of New Orleans, a community that dances to its own beat in almost every facet...

Side Orders: Asian chicken dip great for tailgating

Published Oct. 18 2017

Tailgating season is one of my favorite times of year.


Side Orders: Rice salads are easy stars of potluck gatherings

Published Oct. 11 2017

Who doesn't love a potluck meal?

Side Orders: Rich dessert leads to new appreciation for pears

Published Oct. 4 2017

Fresh pears are one of the few fruits for which I don't really care. For starters, their taste is pretty...

Side Orders: Beautiful, colorful 'winter' squash signals start of fall

Published Sep. 27 2017

From festive photos to table centerpieces, squash is the poster food for autumn.

Meet the chef: Regina Johnson puts her stamp on Back Inn Cafe

Published Sep. 20 2017

New York native Regina Johnson, 38, moved to Chattanooga in April of this year, becoming the first female chef —...

Side Orders: Forget pickling, and roast your beets

Published Sep. 20 2017

Baby boomers may well remember the beets of our childhood -- purple, pickled and, to many, perfectly horrible.

Side Orders: Choose cheese that matches wine's intensity

Published Sep. 13 2017

When you pair the right wine with the right cheese, it's a thing of beauty — a culinary ecstasy.

Side Orders: Turn your apple cake upside down

Published Sep. 6 2017

I think I literally jumped for joy when I found this old recipe for apple cake among my mother's favorites...

'A little sample of everything': Food tour gives visitors a taste of Dahlonega, Ga.

Published Aug. 30 2017

Nestled in the heart of the North Georgia mountains, Dahlonega, home to the first gold rush in American history, is...