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 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...

Side Orders: Slow cooker makes beef stew more flavorful

Published Feb. 20 2019

Slow cookers became a cook's best buddy when the Rival Co. sold its first Crock-Pot in 1971 - and for...

Side Orders: Valentine's Day a good reminder that it's National Heart Month

Published Feb. 13 2019

With Valentine's Day happening Thursday, there's no better time to celebrate National Heart Month.

Side Orders: Top blondies with toffee bits, maple sauce, vanilla ice cream

Published Feb. 6 2019

I've never made blondies before, preferring dark chocolate brownies over their paler next of kin.

Side Orders: To thicken white chili, mash some of the beans

Published Jan. 30 2019

It's always nice to have good friends who are great cooks, and I'm fortunate that I can count Sandy Kitkus...

Meet the Chef: Bald Headed Bistro's Wesley True has 'Top Chef,' James Beard credentials

Published Jan. 23 2019

Wesley True, a native of Mobile, Alabama, two-time James Beard Award semifinalist and former sous chef under celebrity chef Bobby...

Side Orders: Season fried rice with leftover ham

Published Jan. 23 2019

I've been addicted to ham fried rice since my teenage years when my mother had some ham left over from...

Side Orders: Cornbread croutons top this delicious barbecue chicken soup

Published Jan. 16 2019

There's nothing better than warming up to a bowl of soup on a cold winter's day.

Side Orders: Time for cornbread cooks to ready their recipes

Published Jan. 9 2019

The contest is still a few months off, but it's time to hone your favorite cornbread recipes, turn them into...

Restaurant Review: Bridgeman's Chophouse offers prime cuts of beef in prime downtown Chattanooga location

Published Jan. 9 2019

The Read House has been a Tennessee treasure since the property was developed at the corner of Broad Street and...

Experience Puerto Rico: Battered by Hurricane Maria, the U.S. territory is making a comeback

Published Jan. 6 2019

Standing on the balcony of Ocean Lab Brewing Co., one of several new craft breweries to open in the past...

Side Orders: How the experts at Whole Foods pick the year's top trends

Published Jan. 2 2019

Food trends for 2019 are rolling in, with a number of analysts making predictions for what we will all be...

Natchez biscuits: Chef that put them on the map shares her secrets

Published Dec. 26 2018

Regina Charboneau never made a biscuit in her life until, at age 24, she found herself living in Paris, France,...