Do you have a growing list of restaurants you’ve been dying to try? Now, you have an excuse to eat out for a week and start checking them off!
Chattanooga Restaurant Week is here to celebrate the city’s top-notch chefs and wide variety of local eateries throughout the community. Skip the grocery store July 24th-30th and explore more than 30 restaurants offering special menus highlighting local farms and seasonal ingredients.
With so many delicious restaurants to visit, here are a few tips to eating your way through the tastiest week around.
If you’re looking for a classic American or Southern-style eatery, there are plenty to choose from such as Big River Grille, The Feed Co. Table & Tavern, or Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant. Puckett’s serves up authentic comfort food and a side of Southern hospitality with classics like their meat-and-three and famous slow-smoked BBQ. If that’s not your style, check out Broad Street Grille, Table South Bar + Grill, Southern Star, Mountain Cove Grill, and 2 Sons Kitchen and Market.
If you need a casual and quick bite for lunch, stop by Frothy Monkey, Good Dog, or any of the 3 Mojo Burrito locations. Good Dog is grilling up all-beef hot dogs, local veggie dogs, hand-cased bratwurst, Italian sausage, and a variety of chicken sausages. With so many to choose from, you’ll definitely find a new favorite every time you visit. Other participating restaurants great for lunch include Lupi’s Pizza Pies, Olive Branch Mediterranean Foods, and Café on the Corner.
Elevate your dinners with a high-end dining experience at St. John’s Restaurant, Alleia, or Terra Mae. Chef Daniel Lindley’s Alleia boasts 7 types of house-made pastas and quality produce delivered from local farms. Other options include St. John’s Meeting Place, Easy Bistro & Bar, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, Hummingbird Pastaria, or the Bald Headed Bistro.
If you’re feeling adventurous, there are a few restaurants that you’ll definitely want to visit. Check out 1885 Grill or stop by Embargo 62 to taste their classic Cuban fare and handcrafted cocktails. Other great spots include Fuji Steak & Sushi, Polly Claire’s, Ceniza, and Two Ten Jack.
If you’re looking for a great happy-hour special, check out STIR and The Flying Squirrel. STIR serves crafty cocktails made with fresh ingredients and their house-made artisanal ice. Other great drink specials can be found at Fiamma Pizza Company, Bluewater Grille, Five Bar, and Lakeshore Grille.
Finish the week at the FiveStar Food Fight at the Chattanooga Market from Noon – 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 30th. See 5 of Chattanooga’s local chefs battle it out live with two pounds of fresh meat (cuts are a surprise), fruits, vegetables, spices, cheeses, and more collected from the Market’s vendors. They’ll demonstrate their culinary skills using FiveStar cooking ranges and present their final dish to a panel of judges. This year’s chefs are:
- Philippe Gehin – Mountain Cove Grill
- Ben Park – Easy Bistro & Bar
- Patrick Halloran – Hummingbird Pastaria
- Cliff Phillips – Feed Table & Tavern
- Tanner Marino – Broad Street Grille