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.

Meet the Chefs: Jason Starnes and Evan Babb lead culinary team at Barnsley Resort

Published May. 15 2019

Jason Starnes, executive chef at Barnsley Resort, and Evan Babb, chef de cuisine at the resort's popular Rice House, followed...

Side Orders: A complexity of flavors in a simple pasta sauce

Published May. 15 2019

If you are a fan of serving pasta as a side dish, butter and parmesan cheese on top may be...

Side Orders: It's a berry good time of year

Published May. 8 2019

Neither wind nor rain or chance of polar vortex will keep strawberry growers from their appointed rounds — and we've...


Celebrate your mom and take her out to eat this Sunday

Published May. 8 2019

Mother's Day is the one day out of the year that this important woman in your life should be able...

Side Orders: Restaurant recommendations for Mother's Day

Published May. 1 2019

Mother's Day is the one day out of the year that this important woman in your life should be able...

Side Orders: Don't forget your freezer when doing your spring cleaning

Published Apr. 24 2019

While you're in the midst of your spring cleaning - in closets, under beds and other places where you've let...

Meet the Chef: Flying Squirrel's Ben Park talks Chattanooga hospitality, when he got serious about food and the dish that's better when mom makes it

Published Apr. 17 2019

Ben Park, executive chef at Flying Squirrel, grew up in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in a family of cooks.

Side Orders: Mastering the art of a crispy and tender leg of lamb

Published Apr. 17 2019

My grandmother grew up in Lexington, Virginia, and knew how to roast a leg of lamb.

Side Orders: You can make avocados an entree when you stuff them with chicken and cream cheese

Published Apr. 10 2019

I'm sure I'm not the only one who's ever considered an avocado as anything more than a topping for a...

Home-run eats: Atlanta Braves open third season at SunTrust Park with expanded menu

Published Apr. 3 2019

When the boys - and girls - of summer pack the ballpark, most are there because of their love of...

Side Orders: An array of food, beverages to be served at Kidney Foundation's Taste

Published Apr. 3 2019

On the evening of Thursday, April 11, from 5 to 8 p.m., Stratton Hall will explode with the flavors of...

Side Orders: White wine sauce lifts chicken potpie into gourmet territory

Published Mar. 27 2019

Potpies are an easy solution to dinner. They're an all-in-one dish that require no sides other than a fruit salad...


Meet the Chef: Tupelo Honey's Gavin Fair says cooking has become 'second nature'

Published Mar. 20 2019

Tupelo Honey, located at Warehouse Row, is a North Carolina-based chain that serves up a taste of the South with...

Side Orders: Tuna casserole gets a modern makeover

Published Mar. 20 2019

Tuna casserole, for many of us baby boomers, was a last-ditch effort at making dinner when nothing else was available...

Like summer camp, Barnsley Resort has all the amenities to relive childhood adventures

Published Mar. 17 2019

It's often been said that riding a horse is a little like riding a bike. Once you've mastered the ride,...

Side Orders: Give meatloaf a delicious, cheesy center

Published Mar. 13 2019

Meatloaf is pure comfort food, and there are so many ways to make it - from a simple ground beef...

Side Orders: Savory casserole combines chicken, pasta, spinach

Published Mar. 6 2019

There's just something so comforting and easy about a dish that's almost a one-pot meal, so I'm always on the...

Restaurant Review: Aubrey's beefs up Hixson dining scene

Published Feb. 27 2019

As have many who live in Hixson and points north, I've watched eagerly as Aubrey's came to life from the...

Side Orders: Sausage, chicken and shrimp gumbo is a Mardi Gras must-have

Published Feb. 27 2019

Don't let Mardi Gras pass you by without making up a big pot of gumbo.

Meet the Chef: Adrian de la Torre proudly shares his heritage at Poblanos Mexican Cuisine

Published Feb. 20 2019

Adrian de la Torre, owner/chef of Poblanos Mexican Cuisine on Chattanooga's North Shore, was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, during a...