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

New Hunter Exhibit Chronicles “Evolution of a Museum”

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 questions about the history of the museum,” she says. “Why do the three buildings look so different? Who lived in the mansion? Is it still a house? Did the owner start the art collection? Where did it come from? Visitors are always curious about those things, so we thought it might be good to try something semi-permanent and see how people receive it.” Evolution, which opened August 17, answers these queries and more. Culled from archives dating back to 1952, when the museum opened as the George Thomas Hunter Gallery of Art, the exhibit showcases photos, architectural renderings, illustrations, written [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|Categories: Arts & Culture|0 Comments

Lodge Cast Iron Cook-Off Featured Chef: Dao Le

Lodge's Cast Iron Cook-off  at Chattanooga Market highlights 5 Tennessee Chefs who are preparing a 'market fresh' dish before a live audience at Chattanooga Market. The chef who earns the highest score from a panel of 5 judges will take home a series of Lodge prizes and a golden ticket [...]

By | August 21st, 2018|Categories: The Chef|0 Comments

An Annual Pro-Chef Competition Returns to Chattanooga Market – Lodge Cast Iron Cook-off

There's nothing better than a searing-hot cast-iron skillet sizzling with hot oil and fresh vegetables to send a crowd into a culinary frenzy. And that's what will happen on Sunday, August 26th as a team of well-seasoned chefs compete in Chattanooga Market's annual Lodge Cast Iron Cook-Off. Barron's dish [...]

By | August 20th, 2018|Categories: The Chef|0 Comments

Air Balloon Festival Returns for Second Year

On August 18, 2018, the Great Smoky Mountains Hot Air Balloon Festival will return to Townsend after a highly-attended and successful inaugural year in 2017. Last year, the event drew 10,000 attendees to the Townsend Visitors Center as the area was filled with a spectrum of colorful balloons against the [...]

By | August 14th, 2018|Categories: Currents|0 Comments

Five Star Food Fight Featured Chef Tanner Marino

By | July 10th, 2018|Categories: The Chef|

Here’s a look at another one of our featured chefs who will be heating things up on market Sunday in hopes of taking home the trophy and, better yet, getting a ticket to participate in the 2018 World Food Championship scheduled of November 2018 in Orange Beach, Ala. Come back [...]

Five Star Food Fight Featured Chef Hardin Cowan

By | July 9th, 2018|Categories: The Chef|

ℹ Chattanooga Market's annual ℹ FiveStar Food Fight is a battle of wits, creativity and timing between five local chefs, most of whom are no stranger to tense competitions in the food contest circuit. The fight begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 15th at ℹ First Tennessee Pavilion and this year, it's [...]

Talk of the Town – Chattanooga Restaurant Week®

By | July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Community, Cooking, Food & Drink, The Chef|Tags: , , |

It's right around the corner and I am making my menu for the week. Chattanooga Magazine is proud to host our annual Chattanooga Restaurant Week® next week, July 9-15th. What's it all about? Simply put, it's our way of showcasing the best eateries in Chattanooga. Both Chris Thomas (publisher) and [...]

Springer Mountain Farms Recognizes Chef Rebecca Barron with Celebrate the Chef Award

By | June 28th, 2018|Categories: Currents, The Chef|

ℹ Chef Rebecca Barron, executive chef of St. John’s Restaurant in Chattanooga, has received the highest honor bestowed by Georgia-based poultry producer ℹ Springer Mountain Farms®, the Celebrate the Chef Award. The award is presented to a select handful of chefs that demonstrate culinary excellence, consistency in the dining experience and a [...]

Springer Mountain Farms to Host 3rd Annual Southern Wing Showdown

By | June 26th, 2018|Categories: Food & Drink|

Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown, the favorite summer festival celebrating unique takes on a Southern staple, will return for its third year on Sunday, August 5th. Produced by Taste of Atlanta and sponsored by Big Green Egg and Springer Mountain Farms, the event will feature creative talent from around [...]

Aspiring Teens Battle It Out at the at The Chattanooga Market

By | June 19th, 2018|Categories: Cooking|

For the first time ever, five young culinary artists will compete in the Team Tennessee Teen Cook-Off at the Chattanooga Market on June 24th for a chance to win a “golden ticket” to the 2018 World Food Championships this fall. Assistant Executive Director of Public Markets, Melissa Lail, says, “Our [...]