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.


Buffalo Wild Wings – Where The Wild Things Are

It is no secret that old folks forget things often and such was the case when I planned to have lunch with my son Jack the same week that I had told Lois that she and I would go. When I explained to Jack what I had done he told me that if Lois didn’t mind him tagging along that we could all go together. He had been out of town and we really wanted to visit, but Lois had company ... (click for more)

Culinary Luncheons At GNTC Sell Out Months In Advance

There is a place in Rome, Ga., that serves international cuisine in an elegant dining area in a turn-of- the-century plantation-style house. It is part of the Culinary Arts program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) which exposes students to a wide array of international influences and advanced cooking methods. As part of the curriculum, the program has been ... (click for more)

2 Suspects Sought In Armed Robbery At Highway 153 Long John Silver's

Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery that happened Friday morning. At approximately  8:10  a.m. the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 5317 Highway 153 for a robbery at the Long John Silver's.  Officers discovered that two black men, wearing hoodies and masks, entered the Long John Silver's and forced the assistant manager ... (click for more)

Fire Causes $30,000 In Damages At Scenic City Concrete

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a reported structure fire shortly after  10 p.m. Thursday  at Scenic City Concrete Pumping, at 2903 South Orchard Knob Ave. Captain Donny McMillian with Engine 9 said smoke was visible when the first firefighters arrived. Captain McMillian said the firefighters had to force their way through a locked gate and into the building, ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place - And Response

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: God Bless Cathy & Co.

The secret to the whole thing is not getting caught but somebody at the Toys R Us store in Framingham, Mass., had a camera when Cathy O’Grady was very quietly paying off all the layaway balances at the popular location last week. The picture snaked its way onto social media sites and her friends quickly recognized the area’s most famous “layaway angel.” Then somebody in nearby ... (click for more)