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.

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,...

Side Orders: Bacon, beer add savory goodness to greens

Published Dec. 26 2018

Turnip greens are one of those vegetables that, in my opinion, requires a more sophisticated palate than that found in...

These Chattanooga area restaurants will be open Christmas Day

Published Dec. 19 2018

Though her daughter is now grown with a child of her own, Lynda Steele Vincent fondly remembers going out on...

Meet the Chefs: Cynthia Wood, Antonia Poland combine skills at Davis Wayne's

Published Dec. 19 2018

Cynthia Wood and Antonia Poland are an unlikely pair.

Side Orders: Dark Forest Cake creates a new Christmas tradition

Published Dec. 19 2018

Christmas cakes are a much-anticipated part of the Christmas dinner.

Side Orders: Try these Chattanooga restaurants for brunch

Published Dec. 12 2018

Years ago, when I lived in West Virginia, my business partner and I would host a brunch for clients and...

Side Orders: Freezable muffins a sweet use for honey

Published Dec. 5 2018

News about honey has been buzzing around the internet of late, with new varieties coming to our shores - Manuka...


Gifts for the cook: 5 new products to put under the tree

Published Nov. 28 2018

The cooks on your gift list may have just about everything they need, but it's still possible to find them...

Side Orders: Salmon cakes get a boost from bacon, Parmesan

Published Nov. 28 2018

I can't remember how many times we'd have salmon cakes as a kid.

Meet the Chef: Kevin Korman designs 'progressive Appalachian' menu for new Edwin hotel

Published Nov. 20 2018

Kevin Korman, executive chef at Chattanooga's exciting new hotel The Edwin, received his degree in the culinary arts from Baltimore...

Side Orders: Pumpkin pie gets a flavor assist from cheesecake

Published Nov. 20 2018

To be honest, pumpkin pie is my least favorite dessert on the Thanksgiving table. In fact, if there's nothing but...

These restaurants will be serving meals on Thanksgiving

Published Nov. 20 2018

Where will you sit down to a Thanksgiving meal Thursday? At home or are you planning to let someone else...

Side Orders: Time to think about Thanksgiving menus, meals to go

Published Nov. 14 2018

Where will you be spending Thanksgiving Day? At home enjoying a meal you've labored over for days? Or are you...

Side Orders: Cooks prepare for annual Greek Bake Sale

Published Nov. 7 2018

It's that delicious time of year again, when lovers of baklava and spanikopita ready their tastebuds for the annual Greek...

Side Orders: These Halloween cookies are filled with flavor

Published Oct. 31 2018

I am coming out of the cookie closet today to admit that I am a cookie-aholic.