Chattanooga Beast Feast BBQ Contest At Chattanooga Market Is Sunday

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Chattanooga Market will be hosting the 5th annual Chattanooga Beast Feast BBQ Contest on Sunday.  Market visitors will enjoy summertime Bar-B-Que, cold beer and live music. 

The local pit-masters competing include Sugar's Ribs, Choo-Choo BBQ (People's Choice Award 2012), Lockhart's Fire & Smoke BBQ, Porker's  BBQ (2nd place 2012), Lazy Ash BBQ, Haute Cuisine, Cornerstone BBQ (Judge's Choice Award 2012), Chatty Town BBQ, Poppy's BBQ and Rolling Smoke BBQ.

People's Choice and Judge's Favorite will determine which local Bar-B-Que expert takes home bragging rights. Each pit-master will offer $1 Bar-B-Que bites all day long or market-goers can purchase a full plate of their favorite for an additional charge. 

The symbolic pig roast has become a popular sight to see at the event as well.  General Manager, Paul Smith said, "The pig roast display began five years ago by a vendor, but a group of Market patrons have taken the ritual into their own hands over the course of the years; enjoying the set up, smoking and camaraderie of it themselves." 

Local band The Stratoblasters from KZ106 radio will perform rock and roll favorites on the EPB stage at 12:30 p.m. and an encore performance at 2 p.m. The  stage set up just outside the pavilion will feature Annabelle's Curse at 11:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m.


CARTA Parking Spots Are Free On The Fourth

The Chattanooga Parking Authority has announced downtown parking meters will not be enforced (and need not be paid) on Saturday in honor of the Independence Day holiday. Paid parking for all street meters will also be suspended for these remaining holidays in 2015:                    ... (click for more)

2015 Freedom Celebration To Be Held Saturday

A 2015 Freedom Celebration will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church, at  1275 Stuart Road, in Cleveland. Those in attendance will be Mayor Tom Rowland, Rev. Steve Morgan, Viet Nam veteran Steve Orders, Homeland Harmony Quartet, Ryan Wilson, Jack Clark, David Goodwill, Bill Curtiss, and Bethany McCoy, the McCoy First Baptist Choir/Orchestra, Tyler Brinson, ... (click for more)

Muslim Advocacy Group Questions House Arrest For Signal Mountain Man Charged In Threats Against Muslim Village In New York

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, on Saturday questioned the release of a Signal Mountain man who admitted to planning what it called "a Charleston-style terror attack" on a Muslim community in New York. CAIR also called for stepped up protection for the community targeted in the plot. Judge ... (click for more)

Plumbers Bring Complaints To WWTA; Told New Contracts Are Ready

Several plumbers on Thursday brought complaints to a committee of the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority (WWTA) and got little response other than being told that new contracts are ready. Kay Keefe of Keefe Plumbing said the small number of plumbing companies still participating in the program to repair leaky lines to homes, have long been operating without ... (click for more)

Could The Marriage Decision Spark A New Independence Day?

I confess that this year I am having a hard time with the idea of celebrating the 4th of July Independence Day. It is not because I am not thankful to God for what was done on that day, what it represents, and the blessings I’ve experienced that flow from it. On the other hand, I want to think that maybe this year’s celebration will mark a period in our history in which a new movement ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Dr. Tydings Is A Winner

One week from tomorrow the most important educator in the future of our community will start work as the new president of Chattanooga State. While I am normally cynical of beard-strokers and foundation-hungry dreamers who have little or no concept of the real world, I am convinced Flora Tydings will become the best thing to happen in our community in years. A grandmother with ... (click for more)