Countryside Cafe, Ooltewah TN

Several people have recommended this meat-and-three about fifteen miles from our house. But when we finally made it here, I abandoned my plans for a great big lunch after I saw what was on the menu. Continue reading “Countryside Cafe, Ooltewah TN”

Hwy 58 BBQ, Ooltewah TN (take two)

Shortly after moving to Chattanooga last summer, I put together a to-do list of restaurants we’d visited in the past that I’d like to come back and sample again for a “take two” recap. When this joint came up in rotation, I double-checked it in Google and found it had been closed by a fire! Continue reading “Hwy 58 BBQ, Ooltewah TN (take two)”


Southern Burger Co., Ooltewah TN

This week, I’ve been sharing stories about meals at new places around Chattanooga that we enjoyed while finding one reason or another to celebrate. We know that we don’t need all that many excuses, but we drove a few miles north of our neighborhood, to the town of Ooltewah, to toast Marie’s first successful week at her new job. I picked Southern Burger Co. after reading Chattavore’s story about the restaurant a few days previously. And since I knew I was going to dig into a big messy burger for dinner, I enjoyed a light vegetarian lunch earlier. Continue reading “Southern Burger Co., Ooltewah TN”