Headlines 2018-09-20T14:21:13+00:00

A New Bar Concept on Cherry Street

Bar owner, James Heeley Coming soon to the innovation district is a new bar concept, a speakeasy called London Calling. “I wanted to bring something exciting and new to the Chattanooga area,” says bar owner, James Heely. “I believe Chattanooga is a great marketplace for a prohibition era themed bar.” Heeley, originally from Greenwich, England, will bring some years of experience and travel to the new venture. From age 13, he has worked his way up in the bar scene from dish washer to bar consultant. Patrons walking down Cherry Street will find themselves walking into a bright red London phone booth, and finding their way through to high ceilings, exposed brick walls and original hardwood floors. “The idea of opening up a unique bar has been my dreams for years,” says Heeley. “The only question was, where? One night walking around downtown, I walked past this space [...]

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Currents|0 Comments

Chattanooga Oktoberfest Returns for its 17th Year!

Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest 2017 Most years, the first crisp fall weekend of the season seems to serendipitously fall on ℹ️ Chattanooga Oktoberfest. The festival boasts to be Chattanooga’s top family-friendly fall event, and it beckons visitors from all around the world—Germans included. This year, organizers are looking for [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Festivals|0 Comments

Wine Over Water Event to Benefit Local Historic Preservation

The iconic ℹ️ Chattanooga Choo Choo is the center of attention once more. ℹ️ Cornerstones, Inc., Chattanooga’s premier historic preservation organization, is embarking on a capital campaign to restore the Terminal Station Dome of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. The campaign will expand opportunities for the vintage hotel and for international, national [...]

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture|0 Comments

Savannah Food & Wine Festival Announces Perry Lane Hotel to Host Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Currents|

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival, presented by Publix, is set to take place this November 5-11, 2018. Uniting the culinary community of local and national chefs in one place, the festival is announcing the celebrity chefs to be featured at the James Beard Foundation, Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner. The recently opened Perry [...]

Alpharetta, GA Raises the Standard for Excellence in Culinary Travel and Experiences

By | September 11th, 2018|Categories: Travel|

The quest for authentic dining experiences and culinary excellence continues to be a powerful driver of tourism, and the city of Alpharetta, Ga. boasts an unbeatable lineup of top-notch eateries and one-of-a-kind culinary hot spots. The city’s well-established and eclectic dining scene continues to break the mold and challenge the [...]

New Hunter Exhibit Chronicles “Evolution of a Museum”

By | September 4th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture|

Nandini Makrandi, chief curator at the ℹ️ Hunter Museum, strolls down the East Wing entry hall, stopping to point out some highlights of a new exhibit called Evolution of a Museum. Installation image detail from the Hunter Museum of American Art during a 1970s exhibition “We are always getting [...]

NOLA Inspired Cuisine Headlines at the new Parkway Pourhouse

By | August 29th, 2018|Categories: Food & Drink|

With a grand opening just last week, the latest restaurant to Riverfront Parkway, Parkway Pourhouse, brings added life to a new residential space where there is plenty of activity developing. Tavern Burger In spite of the connotation a trip to the poor house once rendered, a visit to [...]

Lodge Cast Iron Cook Off Featured Chef: Nick Thiers

By | August 24th, 2018|Categories: The Chef|

A sizzling hot food competition is just what Chattanooga Market is serving up. The Lodge Cast Iron Cook-off returns, where 5 regional chefs will shop for local ingredients at the Market and then prepare a unique dish in hopes of earning high marks with the judges at the competition. One [...]

Lodge Cast Iron Featured Chef: Patrick Halloran

By | August 23rd, 2018|Categories: The Chef|

The Lodge Cast Iron Cook-off returns to Chattanooga Market this weekend to grant one top notch chef in the state of Tennessee a golden ticket to the World Food Championships, along with some pretty terrific bragging rights. This week ChattMag introduces each of the chefs competing. Patrick Halloran "Every day [...]