Countryside becomes a culinary destination

Published Sep. 23 2018

The warm weather bustle is tempering. School is back in session; vacation season is over. But you might not guess...

Just Desserts

Published Sep. 23 2018

You can't go wrong with cake and ice cream. But why limit yourself to only familiar flavors? In Chattanooga, sweet...

Kids These Days

Published Sep. 23 2018

While I was celebrating the internet's decision to invent the "xennial" micro-generation, thus de-labeling me as a millennial — millennials...

Mountain Oak Tea Room features fall flavors

Published Sep. 23 2018

Pumpkin is synonymous with fall. And naturally, Mountain Oaks Tea Room is updating its menu to reflect the flavor of...

Puckett's supports Kidney Foundation at Sept. 20 benefit

Published Sep. 19 2018

Dine out for a cause tonight, Sept. 20, when Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant hosts a night of live music from...

For a nutty, risotto-style dish, reach for the farro

Published Sep. 16 2018

Italian farrotto is essentially a risotto-style dish made with farro in place of the usual arborio rice. Although it is...

The Season of Nostalgia

Published Sep. 16 2018

The summer seeds have been sown; the saplings have flourished; the proverbial fruit is now ripe for the picking. Yes,...

Clean Cuisine

Published Sep. 16 2018

The following restaurants received scores of 90 or better out of 100 on the Hamilton County Health Department inspections conducted...

Savor the season at Riverside Catfish

Published Sep. 16 2018

Prime patio dining season is back at Riverside Catfish House.

Soups in the City

Published Sep. 16 2018

Soup season is here! This time of year, nothing hits the spot quite like a bowl of flavorful broth, chock-full...

El Meson introduces new football specials

Published Sep. 16 2018

The season of orange is upon us in Tennessee. For those donning orange from their ball caps to their backpacks...

Experience the Edwin Hotel's rooftop bar, The Whiskey Thief, on opening night

Published Sep. 14 2018

We traveled to the Edwin Hotel for its official grand opening and checked out some of the food and beverages...

Side Orders: On-the-run 'muffins' contain egg, ham, cheese

Published Sep. 12 2018

The new school year is off and running, but before your children run out the door, it's more important than...

Fare Exchange: A double blessing of amaretto pies, Paula Deen's coleslaw

Published Sep. 12 2018

Good morning, readers. We stirred up a batch of requests among friends, and here they are. Those friends wanted pecan...

Restaurant review: Stack Southern Bistro adds to Cleveland's downtown scene

Published Sep. 12 2018

I appreciate seeing an aging, depreciating building transformed into a useful, productive space again. It shows civic pride, vision and,...

Ditch the store-bought raspberry jam for a jar made at home

Published Sep. 12 2018

Store-bought raspberry jam can be a disappointment, tasting more like gummy candy than raspberries. We wanted a jam bursting with...

A piquant salsa pairs nicely with a meaty swordfish steak

Published Sep. 11 2018

Swordfish steaks are a favorite on the grill. Their dense, meaty flesh keeps the steaks from falling apart. When developing...

Cool eats for hot days

Published Sep. 11 2018

The hotter the days, the cooler we like what we put in our bodies. Here is a lip-smacking list of...

Scottie's on the River debuts in hip new neighborhood

Published Sep. 11 2018

Cameron Harbor, Chattanooga's latest downtown riverfront development, brims with potential. Amid the chic condos, the expansive Riverwalk and the soaring...

Clean Cuisine

Published Sep. 11 2018

The following restaurants received scores of 90 or better out of 100 on the Hamilton County Health Department inspections conducted...

Waffles and Ice Cream

Published Sep. 11 2018

Today is National Grandparents Day. As I write this column, my 90-year-old Mimi's health is failing. Her bones are brittle;...


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Bad Daddy's Burger Bar will leave you feeling good

Published Sep. 10 2018

We stopped by Bad Daddy's Burger Bar to try some of their "bad ass" food.

Dari Dip keeps it cool this season

Published Sep. 9 2018

ce cream season is winding down, but sultry Southern afternoons still have Dari Dip patrons craving dishes that are light...