Chattanooga Journals

Hot Spot on the Banks of the Tennessee

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A March 2002 trip to Chattanooga by Coach Bear

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Hot Spot on the Banks of the Tennessee

Overview

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I spent 3 years of my life living near the Chattanooga area. My best friend still resides about 20 miles from the town. When I was single, I took dates to watch the productions at the Little Theater, to amble along the walking paths near the river, and to dine in some of the small restaurants in town. Many are the memorable moments that I had in Chattanooga. Now that I have left the area, revisiting always brings me relaxation and pleasure. My wife and I enjoyed watching a production of "Little Shop of Horrors" at the Little Theater. We enjoyed strolling across the walking bridge that spans the Tennessee River. A great time was had at Durty Nellys Irish Pub. In fact, some of the most enjoy...Read More

Big River Grille and Brewing Works

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Restaurant | "Big River Grille & Brewing Works "

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My friend, Ed, and I enjoy visiting one of the newer restaurants in the downtown area called Big River. The facility is in a large, renovated warehouse and offers one of the more modern menus that can be found. This restaurant is huge, and it has plenty of seating. There certainly is the need for the seating, as the lines on Friday and Saturday evenings get long and the restaurant is very crowded. Each time that I have gone to this restaurant I have enjoyed the food and the fun. There are pool tables and darts, there is a swinging singles action that is evident by the large number of young people coming in and mingling at the bar, and the food is delicious. You can get anyth...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 11, 2003

Big River Grille and Brewing Works
222 Broad St
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
+1 423 267 2739

El Meson Restaurant Mexicano

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Restaurant

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"Meson" is the term for the traditional rest stop of the middle ages in Spain and later in the New World which provided a place to stop and eat and sleep. Although there is no place for sleeping at this El Meson, it is a restaurant that combines the best attributes of Mexican food and a relaxing atmosphere. My favorite restaurants are those that serve authentic Mexican food, so I am extremely selective when choosing from those claiming to be Mexican. I dined at El Meson for an evening meal on two previous occasions and was not entirely pleased with the overall food and atmosphere. However, when I was invited by a friend for the Champagne Brunch (which is served on Sundays from 11am - 4pm), I cha...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 16, 2003

El Meson Restaurant Mexicano
2204 Hamilton Place Blvd
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
(423) 894-8726

Durty Nelly's Irish Pub

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Restaurant | "Durty Nellys Irish Pub "

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Peanuts litter the floor of this Irish pub set one blocl from the River just away from downtown Chattanooga. Customers come here for a pleasant evening with their friends. On the weekends there is live music (usually an Irish folk singer). There is nothing outstanding about the the building or the food, but the atmosphere and the overall feeling with which one walks away are exceptional. There are burgers, cheese fries, chicken fingers, and other foods. The bar is fully stocked, and the drinks are great. There is plenty of Guinness and three different versions of Bushmill's. This is one of my favorite hangouts when I am in the Chattanooga area. I can relax after a night at ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 27, 2002

Durty Nelly's Irish Pub
109 North Market Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405

Acropolis

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Restaurant | "The Acropolis "

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On our last trip to Chattanooga my wife and I ate at The Acropolis, a four-star rated restaurant that serves a Greek cuisine. Actually, we had a two-fold purpose. We wanted to eat, but we wanted to visit a friend who works in the restaurant. We entered a foyer that contained a fountain and a bakery. Three of our five senses were immediately stimulated at that time; we could smell the honey from the baklava and the aroma of fresh-baked breads, we heard the splash and tinkle of the waters as they played in the fountain, and we could see the beauty of the fountains and the Ionic columns that seemed to sprout from the floor. From previous experience, I knew that the seating could sometimes take as m...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 18, 2003

Acropolis
2213 Hamilton Place Blvd
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421
+1 423 899 5341

Chattanooga Theatre Centre

Attraction | "Chattanooga Theater Center"

Chattanooga Theatre Centre Photo, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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The Little Theater began in about 1923 and was a mainstay of the community, giving opportunities for aspiring actors and actreses to showcase themselves. Chattanooga Theater Center is the venue that opened in 1996 for the community organization known as Little Theater. I purchased season tickets on four occassions for this venue, and have enjoyed every performance that I have attended. Productions of "Sweeney Todd", "The Importance of Being Earnest", and "Little Shop of Horrors" have been among my favorite presentations. The facility is located beside the Tennessee River, beside the "walking bridge". The new facility is beautifully designed, and seats about 1500 people for pe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 27, 2002

Chattanooga Theatre Centre
400 River St
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
+1 423 267 8534

Ruby Falls

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Attraction

Ruby Falls Photo, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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As you drive through Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and several other states you will pass signs advertising "Visit Ruby Falls." This I have done on at least 10 different occasions, usually when friends or family have come to visit. Most people that I know desire to see this wonder at least once, so I make sure that they have the opportunity. The entrance of the cave can be obtained after taking the beautiful drive up historic Lookout Mountain. The views along the drive are very scenic, especially in the spring and autumn. My wife was pleased when she noticed that there are several antique stores that were passed. (She always enjoys stopping in the stores and looking at the antiques.) Afte...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 11, 2003

Ruby Falls
1720 Scenic Hwy
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37409
423/821-2544