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Anne Braly

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While most restaurants will be closed on Christmas Day, there are a handful open with Santa's elves busy preparing meals for anyone wanting to venture out and let others do the cooking.

It's always exciting to hear about new restaurants in Chattanooga. Today, TerraMae Appalachian Bistro opens at StoneFort Inn.

In just three short weeks, your family will be ripping through presents, and you'll be hoping that they'll like at least one of the things that you've picked out for them.

It's been several years since rumors began to circulate about the opening of a Ruth's Chris Steak House in Chattanooga. If your mouth has been watering for one of their juicy steaks, the wait soon will be over.

The day after Thanksgiving, when stomachs are stuffed and you're just beginning to relax from the biggest feast day of the year, comes one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday.

We have much to be thankful for, especially those restaurants that will be open and serving delicious buffets on Thanksgiving Day.

One of Chattanooga's most-anticipated culinary events happens Thursday: the annual Greek Bake Sale. As you plan your day, be sure to set aside some time to visit the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at 722 Glenwood Ave., across from Memorial Hospital.

Living on the campus at McCallie School during my youth had its advantages. One of my favorites was being able to trick-or-treat at the home of headmaster Spencer McCallie Jr. and his wife, Beckie.

Delia’s opened in a small trailer along Dayton Pike in Soddy-Daisy last year. There was no indoor seating, but colorful picnic tables were installed around the parking lot. On pleasant days, you could drive by and see folks with containers piled high with Mexican fare.

Apple season is in full swing at Apple Valley Orchards in Cleveland, Tenn., owner Chuck McSpadden reports. "The early spring gave us some frost damage to some varieties," but most suffered little or no damage, he said.

Daniel Lindley, a three-time nominee for Best Chef Southeast by the James Beard Foundation, will be among 24 chefs gathering in Atlanta on Oct. 28 for an event to raise funds for the foundation's scholarship program.

The memories of my youngest daughter racing from the car across Baylor's campus dressed in her red plaid skirt with book bag in tow are crystal clear. But fast-forward eight years ...

You can't put on a good festival without good food, and three spanning the next two weekends should give you reasons to eat while you're out.

Chattanooga Market’s annual chili cook-off will happen at First Tennessee Pavilion on Sunday. This year, it will be a sanctioned event for the first time, under the auspices of the Chili Appreciation Society International.

First we heard coffee is bad for us. Now we hear it may reduce our risk for skin cancer. How many times has that happened -- a food considered unhealthy that eventually is praised for its benefits?

This year's RiverRocks festival, celebrating the great outdoors, is officially scheduled to start on Oct. 5, but Chattanooga's cycling enthusiasts will give it a jump-start with the Bike2Farm Ride on Sept. 29.

An advertising campaign in the 1970s used to tell us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I didn't need to hear it on TV, though. I heard it from my mother anytime I tried to skip breakfast so I could sleep as long as possible before going to school.

I recently tried out a recipe I've been holding onto for several months, waiting until I had house guests so that I wouldn't have lots of leftovers.

National Waffle Day is Friday, commemorating the day in 1869 when the first American-made waffle iron, created by Cornelius Swartwout of Troy, N.Y., received its patent, according to online sources.

The Chattanooga Fire Department holds its annual food drive to benefit the Chattanooga Area Food Bank next week.

A while back in this space, I lamented that food website The Daily Meal's latest list of best restaurants in the nation contained none from Chattanooga. I asked readers to tell me which you would nominate.

One of Chattanooga's newest restaurants is an answer to the childhood fantasy of asking Mom, "What's for dinner?", and getting the answer "pie." At Fork & Pie Bar, which recently opened on Market Street, you get several choices of savory and sweet pies.

I always get a giggle out of watching people try to pick a perfect watermelon. I'll bet you've seen them too -- surreptitiously thumping melons there in the produce section. What are they supposed to be listening for?

All eyes will turn to London as the Summer Olympics begin Friday. Tourists will fill England, hoping for the best seats to watch all the sports as well as looking for good seats in the restaurants.

What is it about bacon that's so incredibly good? It's like potato chips -- you can't eat just one.

While waiting for your next homegrown tomatoes to ripen, you might be tempted to pick a few green ones. Lately, I've had a craving for fried green tomatoes.

Like any summer gathering, the Fourth of July revolves around food. You've probably planned your menu, but it's not too late to add some quick and easy last-minute dishes. Here are ideas from several area chefs to try today or later this summer.

There seems to be a national association for everything food-related -- the National Chicken Council, the National Restaurant Association, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association.

Today's column might just give you the blues ... for berries. As with most other locally grown produce, blueberries are coming in a little earlier than usual due to warmer temperatures the first half of the year, and that's been

Unlike many dads, my father was never a huge grilling fan.

It's not too often my husband can come to me and tell me about a new food product. He's really not a foodie, although he doesn't mind trying my culinary experiments and voicing his honest opinion.

Once again, The Daily Meal, a website devoted to all things food and drink, has announced its list of 101 best restaurants in the nation. And once again, I’m sorely disappointed that none of our city’s eateries is on the list. We have a pretty good selection of dining choices, enough that the Scenic City is actually becoming a dining destination.

Who doesn't love ice cream? Most folks eat it year-round, but as the weather warms up, sales really climb.

While it may sound corny, the National Cornbread Festival was a rootin’ tootin’ success, said Bob Kellermann, chairman and CEO of sponsor Lodge Manufacturing Co. “The weather was great, the attendance outstanding,” he said.

This weekend, give your mom a big hug, tell her you love her and take her out to eat. Several area restaurants will be serving Mother's Day brunch Sunday.

It’s no secret that President Barack Obama loves avocados. In a recent interview, wife Michelle said his favorite snack is guacamole. But there’s so much more to avocados than that one dish.

Remember that 1982 book "Real Men Don't Eat Quiche"? The title became a pop-culture catch phrase, but the book was only intended as a tongue-in-cheek guide to masculinity. Of course men eat quiche.

Standing outside TGI Friday's in downtown Chattanoooga on a busy Friday night, James Johnson of Atlanta knew it was going to take some time before he would be seated.

When Brian Sabo opened his new restaurant, Meo Mio, in Chattanooga Valley in January, he thought it would take several months before he could call it a solid success. But business has exceeded expectations, he said.

Who makes the best biscuits in town? The Creative Discovery Museum wants to know, and wants Times Free Press readers to submit the names of restaurants that serve your favorite biscuits.

Sam Dog Barbeque, a sauce and rub company in Bridgeport, Ala., has won another award. The catering business began bottling its sauce just two years ago, but in that short time has earned some prestigious honors, including first place and the Golden Chili Award at the Fiery Food Challenge held recently in Irving, Texas.

If you won't be gathered around the family table on Easter Sunday but you still want a memorable meal, you'll have plenty of options.

I don't know whether it's my worst diet nightmare come true or the answer to my secret addiction, but whatever the case, Krystal has arrived in Soddy-Daisy.

The salads of spring don't need a lot more than beautiful lettuces and colorful toppings, such as red peppers, carrots and tomatoes, if you're lucky enough to find some with flavor. But to me, the dressing is still the most important part of a salad.

Until 10 months ago, Timothy Keith-Lucas, a psychology professor at the University of the South, knew nothing about building boats.

When Table 2 closed its doors unexpectedly last month, it also pulled out of Taste 2012, an important fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area. But that didn't stop its chef, Eric Taslimi, from participating in the chef's cook-off last week. And he won.

A while back, I wrote about the growing popularity of restaurants in other cities with menus devoted solely to grilled cheese sandwiches. Though none have opened in the Chattanooga area, readers let me know of several restaurants around the area that ser

It's time again for a delicious gathering of culinary delights from restaurants around the city. Taste: An Evening of Flavors, benefiting the Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area, will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Warehouse Row.

Soddy-Daisy's newest eatery, Chianti Ristorante Italian and Pizzeria, may seem a little out of place for a fine-dining establishment.

Here's a tasty way to help Children's Hospital at Erlanger.

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