Ah, Valentine’s Day. The holiday we all love to hate. For some, it’s just another day on the calendar. For others, it’s a day to show someone just how special they are to you—whether that person is a significant other, spouse, or just a dear friend. But there’s one other person you should never forget to take time for on Valentine’s Day—and that’s yourself!
One of the things I love about Chattanooga’s food scene is that new places pop up pretty often. Last year, the West Village opened with some new restaurants, boutiques and other fun businesses. One of those restaurants is Citron Et Sel, a tequila and provisions bar. I finally got to check it out a couple weeks ago, just in time to try some of their new menu items.
‘Tis the season for all the shopping! I went to the big mall in Chattanooga last weekend, and y’all, I got out of there as soon as I could. It was so crowded and just not fun to be there. That’s a huge part of why I’m making an effort to shop local this holiday season. That, and my love for supporting local brands and establishments.
Who doesn’t love a good biscuit? If you ask me, breakfast and/or brunch should always include a biscuit. Or sometimes, breakfast or brunch should just be a biscuit. Fortunately for biscuit enthusiasts like myself, Chattanooga has plenty of places to enjoy a tasty biscuit, almost any time of day.
This week marks three years of living in Chattanooga. How crazy is that?! I moved here in 2015, fresh out of grad school, didn’t know a single person and was some combination of excited and terrified. Fortunately that fear didn’t last long, and I am more than proud to call myself a Chattanoogan.
After living here for three years, it’s easy to see that there are so many wonderful reasons to visit Chattanooga.
I love good traditional brownies, but adding a nice dark beer to them just kicks those rich, chocolate flavors up a few notches.
Beer brownies might be my new favorite brownies.
I experimented with beer brownies a few times last year. The first batch I tried, I made with a barrel-aged pumpkin ale, which ended up being a really unique flavor combination. The other time I made them with a brown ale, which was nice, but not quite as strong a flavor as I would’ve liked.
Then I tried the Love Supreme milk stout from local brewery Heaven & Ale, and my life changed.