River Street Deli, Chattanooga TN

A truly hidden little space on the North Shore first caught my eye several years ago. I finally visited for the first time this past summer and loved it. A follow-up visit one Saturday last month confirmed its greatness. Continue reading “River Street Deli, Chattanooga TN”


The Long Horn Restaurant, Chattanooga TN

I had never noticed this small building in front of the old Town & Country shopping center before the late summer, and then it registered that it was an old greasy spoon that has been serving up diner breakfasts and lunches since 1959. Continue reading “The Long Horn Restaurant, Chattanooga TN”

Doughnuts in Chattanooga

I’ve never seen a city with more independently-owned doughnut places than Memphis. Atlanta’s no slouch, either, with a whole pile of great places to stop in the morning, particularly in Cobb County. Chattanooga may be a distant third to these cities, but we’ve found some great places for breakfast or a midday snack. Over a few days in late October, we visited three local favorites. Continue reading “Doughnuts in Chattanooga”

Good Dog, Chattanooga TN (take two)

Before we left Chattanooga and picked up our daughter, I wanted to stop by one of the restaurants that we’ve featured before at our blog and see how it was doing. We picked Good Dog, which we first visited in 2011 and Marie got to try a couple of years later because our son absolutely loves hot dogs and it was time to give him the treat of something special here. Continue reading “Good Dog, Chattanooga TN (take two)”

Tremont Tavern, Chattanooga TN

Department of long stories department: I really enjoy and respect blogs that are started with a specific goal and timeline in mind, so that they can tell their story and bring it to a close. One of these is Chattaburger. Over the spring and summer of last year, three guys picked seventeen of the best-known burger joints in and around the Scenic City, visited and wrote up each, and brought their blog to a satisfying, planned finale. That is a million times better than what often happens to blogs. Most of us hobbyists reach a sad conclusion where there’s a six-month gap in posting, and then the final entry is one that says “Sorry I’ve been away, life has been soooooo busy, but I’ve got a lot more to say and will be back with more soon!” That was in 2012. Continue reading “Tremont Tavern, Chattanooga TN”

Gelato in Chattanooga and Froyo in Dalton

Earlier this year, one of our readers, Bobby C., left us a comment suggesting that the next time that we’re traveling through the Dalton area, we should bring the girlchild by a frozen yogurt place called Jandy’s. We love getting recommendations. Personalized recommendations that are aware of my daughter’s blogname and her favorite foods, well, shucks, we’re thrilled that anybody reads us that closely. Continue reading “Gelato in Chattanooga and Froyo in Dalton”

Old Favorites and New in Chattanooga

For a couple of years, I’ve been curious about a dive bar on Frazier along Chattanooga’s North Shore, right where we turn to go down to Coolidge Park. On this latest trip to the Scenic City, it finally won out and I decided to give it a try, in spite of some quite negative reviews elsewhere. Normally, I don’t pay much attention to these, but some of them were really strongly negative, to the point where I would feel bad taking Marie and the children there knowing that a letdown had been foretold. So I came up with a plan B. Marie and the girlchild would each pick a place where they wanted to eat, old or new, anywhere along the corridor, and we’d visit three restaurants that way. Continue reading “Old Favorites and New in Chattanooga”