Headlines 2018-11-13T13:06:50+00:00

A Natchez Noel

Natchez, Mississippi is known for its grand antebellum homes any time of year, but during the holidays you can see them at their finest, all dressed up and open for tours. It just takes a little more than six hours to drive from Chattanooga to Natchez, well worth a holiday weekend getaway. A full day of Christmas in Natchez activities culminates in the annual lighting of the tree the evening of November 24. Christmas time in Natchez is a season of enchantment. Visitors hear the brilliant handbells pealing out the joy of the holidays from church choir lofts and carolers singing the songs of Yuletide. It's an old-fashioned celebration that begins on Saturday, November 24, and doesn't stop till the last fireworks light up the sky over the Mississippi River on New Year's Eve. This is the 10th year for Christmas in Natchez, a monthlong celebration that draws [...]

By | November 13th, 2018|Categories: Currents|0 Comments

Grains & Grits Festival Plans to Elevate Culinary Experience

Grains & Grits, a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub located at the Townsend Visitors Center, will return for a third year on November 3, 2018. This year, attendees can expect a new addition. The event’s culinary aspect will be elevated as high-profile chefs in the area offer tastings [...]

By | October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Festivals|0 Comments

StartUp Week Celebrates its 5th Birthday!

“We believe StartUp Week is an important brand to Chattanooga and to its participants,” says Marcus Shaw, CEO of CoLab. “It is one part workshop, one part networking event and one part citywide party.” The energetic Shaw, whose nonprofit CoLab is for the first time entirely responsible for the annual [...]

By | October 17th, 2018|Categories: Startups|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Currents|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 [...]