It’s been a crazy month, y’all. Between launching my podcast, the day job picking up, side projects and whatever else has come up in my life lately, rest and time to myself had become a rarity. I had to remind myself several times that it’s okay to rest and take a break. But alas, it’s been a hot minute since I did a Weekly Sip post, so it’s time for a new one.
Sometimes you have to do things you’re scared to do. Sometimes you have to take risks and challenge yourself to try something out of your comfort zone. Or sometimes you have an idea and think, “Yeah, I might could do that.”
That’s why I wanted to start a podcast.
Well, that’s part of why I wanted to start a podcast. There’s a little more to it than that. To be honest, I wanted and needed yet another side project, and learning something completely new from scratch seemed like a good idea.
Ah, Valentine’s Day! Some say it’s the most romantic day of the year. It’s a day to show that special someone you love them—whether that special someone is a significant other, spouse, or just a really good friend. It’s always nice to let someone know you love them! Or it’s just another day on the calendar… however you choose to look at it!
Even if Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing, it’s a great opportunity to treat yourself. I’ve said before that it’s just as important to take care of yourself as it is to take care of others.
Chattanooga is a foodie’s dream city.
No, I’m serious. No matter what kind of food you’re thinking about, you can find it in Chattanooga. You can pretty much eat around the world in the Scenic City, in one day, if you wanted to.
Welcome to the Foodie’s Guide to Chattanooga.
If you’re new to Chattanooga, or if you’ve lived here for a while and are just now starting to explore a little deeper, the food scene can be a little overwhelming. With so many options—and new ones opening up regularly—where do you even start?
I’m starting this post with a confession: I have an insatiable sweet tooth. It’s a blessing and a curse, and also probably why I bake almost every weekend. I also find baking oddly relaxing (is that weird?). But sometimes I just want to treat myself to something nice, that I probably can’t bake myself at home.
Thank goodness there are some really great places for dessert in Chattanooga.
As far as dessert goes, I’m not that picky, but I definitely have my favorites. If there’s chocolate, Nutella, strawberries, sprinkles and/or peanut butter in it, chances are I’ll be all about it.
Last weekend, the rooftop of the Hunter Art Museum was filled with some of the best local food, beers from all corners of the country, and party-goers excited to partake in all of it.
The, third-annual, 2017 edition of Handcrafted Wishes was an evening to remember.
Handcrafted Wishes, organized and presented by the Hand Family Companies distribution, brings Chattanooga’s best eats and some of the country’s best brews to the Hunter Art Museum. It’s an opportunity to enjoy some favorite local cuisine and explore new eats and sips that you may not have on a regular basis. With more than 15 breweries and restaurants represented, attendees had plenty of options and variety to try throughout the night.
Hand Family Companies, based in Clarksville, is one of the beverage distribution leaders for Tennessee and the southeast. They represent some of our favorite brands and bring them to Chattanooga.