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

Rebirth of a Historic Chattanooga Icon

“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.” – Frank Gehry Anchored within the footprint of Chattanooga’s new West Village district, historic downtown hotel ℹ️ “The Read House” recently celebrated a Grand Opening following an extensive $28 million renovation and rebirth of the hotel to its 1920’s grandeur. Entrances at “The Read House” are now covered by canopies with historically accurate branding and guests are now greeted at the main entrance on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard by a bellman and valet in period attire. Once inside the grand lobby at “The Read House,” guests step back into Chattanooga’s “Roaring Twenties” where many historic parties and celebrations took place in what might have been considered the center of Chattanooga’s social life at the time. Recreating the Spirit and Sense of the Roaring Twenties Avocet Hospitality Group, which acquired ownership and management of the hotel in 2016 announced [...]

By | November 27th, 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

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 [...]

Lodge Cast Iron Cook Off Featured Chef: B.J. Lofback

By | August 22nd, 2018|Categories: The Chef|

This week, ChattMag is highlighting Lodge Cast Iron Cook-off Chefs. The annual competition is always a steamy one. Held at the popular downtown Chattanooga Market, 5 chefs will compete—using only Lodge Cast Iron cookware. While usually a pool of Chattanooga's best, this year's World Food Championship inclusion opened the competition [...]

Lodge Cast Iron Cook-Off Featured Chef: Dao Le

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]