Sunny Montgomery (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6549
E-mail: smontgomery@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
Sunny Montgomery writes for several Chattanooga Times Free Press publications including Chatter, Dining Out, Get Out Chattanooga, Live Well and Tennessee Valley Parents. She hails from Central Kentucky where she began her writing career as an alternative sports writer and where she first developed her love for the outdoors. Sunny is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and a certified Tennessee State Naturalist.

Mellow brightens the season

Published Jan. 14 2018

The holidays are over and winter is in full swing.

Fight the Freeze With Food

Published Jan. 14 2018

For those who survived last week's polar vortex (I barely did), let us never be caught in the cold again....

New year, new menu at El Meson

Published Jan. 14 2018

"New year, new menu, new food!" said Raul Ruiz Sr., who co-owns Hamilton Place's El Meson.

Mountain Oaks Tea Room Hosts Princess Tea Time

Published Jan. 14 2018

Like the beast's servants in "Beauty and the Beast," the Mountain Oaks Tea Room staff wants you to be their...

Meet the Shmearfuls

Published Jan. 7 2018

At Einstein Bros. Bagels, the glass displays are always well-stocked with shiny, fresh-baked bagels — now joined by eye-catching "Shmearfuls,"...

Find love at Soho

Published Jan. 7 2018

This new year, make good on your resolution to find true love — which, according to the famous playwright George...

The Future of Food

Published Jan. 7 2018

Each new year brings new tasty trends.

You can't lose at Acropolis

Published Jan. 7 2018

Every January, diners are often forced to choose between keeping warm with hearty eats and making good on their New...

46 must-see spots in the tri-state region

Published Jan. 2 2018

Ruthie Thompson describes Buck's Pocket State Park on Alabama's Sand Mountain as a rugged, lonely place.

10 outdoorsy buzzwords you need to know

Published Jan. 2 2018

Paddlers huck drops. Climbers dynamo jugs. Mountain bikers shred rock gardens.

Beyond brunch: A cultural guide to pancakes

Published Jan. 1 2018

Around 10,000 years ago, humans began to cultivate wheat. Not long after, we invented the pancake. Characteristically flat and fried,...

Cold Comfort: My first cryotherapy session

Published Jan. 1 2018

In the hours leading up to my first whole-body cryotherapy session, one image replayed in my mind — that scene...


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Market Fresh

Published Dec. 31 2017

Want to up your farm-to-fork game? Here is a list of what local farmers will have on offer at this...

My Appetite Knows No Bounds

Published Dec. 31 2017

Without a doubt, my favorite pastime is eating. My second favorite pastime? Being outdoors.

Chef Lin is open every day of the year

Published Dec. 31 2017

The end of the holiday season is nigh, and admit it — you're exhausted.

Five Ideas for Last Minute Party Plates

Published Dec. 31 2017

So you're skimming that New Year's Eve party invitation and only now realizing you're supposed to bring a dish? Fear...

1885 starts the new year fresh

Published Dec. 31 2017

Should you pay a visit to 1885 sometime in January and discover it closed, fear not: It is only temporary.

Reindeer Games

Published Dec. 24 2017

Growing up my sister, brother and I wouldn't just leave milk and cookies for Santa. We would leave carrots and...

Market Fresh

Published Dec. 24 2017

Want to up your farm-to-fork game? Here is a list of what local farmers will have on offer at this...

Cookie Jar Cafe now open Sundays

Published Dec. 24 2017

unlap's Cookie Jar Cafe is ringing in the new year with new hours. Beginning in January the restaurant is planning...