1855 Grill Opening In St. Elmo At Former Blacksmith's Location; Southern Burger & Lupi's Opening In Ooltewah

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - by Gail Perry

Miguel Morales, long time associate at Carabba’s Italian Grill, is opening a new restaurant in the old location of Blacksmith’s at 3914 St. Elmo Ave.

1855 Grill will be a “southern coastal” restaurant with a bar to accompany the food, he said. It will have seating for 50 inside and 50 outside on the patio, which will allow for 60 seats to grow.

He defined “southern coastal” as foods like shrimp and grits, mac and cheese, collard greens, and heavy on the fish component. It will also have a char broiled grill and fresh vegetables for those on a vegan diet.

“We are excited to give the community a place to get together” said Mr. Morales.

The new restaurant was granted a beer permit.

David Siler has a beer license for Southern Burger Company on Market Street, and was given one on Tuesday for a second location in Ooltewah at 9453 Bradmore Lane.

He described his restaurant as one that sells gourmet burgers, fries and craft beers and will have outdoor seating in a fenced-in area. Hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, but will be open until 11 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Lupi’s Pizza Pies, represented by Dorris Shober, is also opening a second restaurant at the same development at 9453 Bradmore Lane in Ooltewah. She was unanimously granted a beer license for this new location.

Chiris Rogers was also approved for a carry-out beer permit for the Raceway at 3459 Amnicola Highway.

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