Mocha Restaurant And Music Lounge Has Grand Re-Opening On Oct. 6

Friday, September 27, 2013

Mocha Restaurant & Music Lounge offers customers an explosion of culture and creativity for a truly unique and entertaining dining experience.  Inspired by and themed after The Harlem Renaissance era where creative minds thrived and empowered one another to greatness, Mocha  is the clear choice for lovers of soulful food and live entertainment.  Whether you'd prefer to indulge in one of the signature soul-inspired dishes or opt to simply lounge in The Savoy room while sipping on a delicious cocktail, Mocha Restaurant & Music Lounge provides the best of both worlds. 

Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, this 7,000-square-foot restaurant and music lounge offers three spacious dining areas including a private dining room (The Savoy) and VIP Lounge, two beautiful bars and an elevated stage accompanied with state of the art audio and lighting equipment.

Mocha cultivates a unique dining experience with a culinary menu which consists of Miles Davis Chicken and Waffles, Etta James Shrimp and Grits, 125th Street Ribeye Steak, Louis Armstrong Loaded Potatoes, Cab Calloway Crab Cakes, as well as pitchers full of its Signature Sweet Tea.

Advocates, artists, entreprenuers, intellectuals, style tastemakers and musicians alike convened at "speak easies" in Harlem and later abroad. The most famous of these extravagant entertainment havens being The Cotton Club.

Officials said, "The Cotton Club was intended to have the look and feel of a luxurious southern plantation. We took 125th Street to 511 Broad Street. Different mecca. Same renaissance. We invite you to our modern day 'speak easy' - Mocha Restaurant & Music Lounge. Where Jazz Meets Soul."

Grand Opening Celebration: Mocha Renaissance Week

Monday, Sept. 30 - CLOSED

Tuesday, Oct. 1- MEET THE NEIGHBORS HIGH TEA [invite only] Noon until 3:30 p.m.
5-9 p.m. Talent Teen Tuesday- local teens showcase vocal and musical talents.

Wednesday, Oct. 2 - TOUR THE NEW MOCHA DOWNTOWN [open to community]
three tours at 12, 3, and 5 p.m. Guided tours detailing restaurants facility, services and upcoming events.
Wine Down Wednesday will be a special treat for evening tourists.

Thursday, Oct. 3 - FEEL IT THURSDAY Open Mic with live band.

Friday, Oct. 4 - Smooth Jazz Friday with special guest Shirley Jones of The Jones Girls.

Saturday, Oct. 5 - GRAND OPENING - Ribbon Cutting at 6 p.m.

SOULFUL SATURDAY w/ Special guest Jimmy Brown of BRICK

Sunday, Oct. 6 - SUNDAYGOSPEL BRUNCH @ Mocha presents: Books & Brunch w/ Saxophonist Frank Bumpus & Author Keith Barbee

For more information, call 423 531-4154.

Charles Siskin: A Bite Out Of The Big Apple

I was never aware of food courts until I made my first trip to London way too many decades ago. It was there I discovered the Great Food Hall at Harrod’s Department Store. Truthfully I’ve never seen anything comparable since. I have been privileged to visit lots of outdoor stalls and indoor markets in the Far East, South America, Australia, Europe and right here in this country, ... (click for more)

Sticky Fingers Honors First Responders With Free All-You-Can-Eat Buffet This Sunday

Sticky Fingers will pay tribute to local American heroes by offering a free All-You-Can-Eat Buffet to active first responders in the area this Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m at both Chattanooga locations:  420 Broad St. and 2031 Hamilton Place Blvd. “The entire Sticky Fingers family wanted to take this time to show our appreciation of the first responders in our community ... (click for more)

Highway 58 Man Charged In Fatal Hit And Run In Dayton, Tn.

A Highway 58 man has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit and run of a Rhea County man.   Walter Hale was badly injured and later died after he was struck in Dayton.   Authorities were led to Douglas Edward Alvey, 52, through video from the We Care business in Dayton, where the 60-year-old victim worked.   After officers with the Dayton ... (click for more)

Man, 78, Found Dead With Gunshot Wound To The Chest At Residence On Central Avenue

A 78-year-old man has been found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest at a residence on Central Avenue. Chattanooga Police were called to the 1900 block of Central Avenue on Thursday at 10:08 a.m. Upon arrival, Chattanooga Police officers located George Garth deceased. At this time there is no suspect information available. Chattanooga Violent Crimes Bureau investigators ... (click for more)

Patrol Cars Donation To Kevin Muhammad's Nation Of Islam Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Re: City Police donating two patrol cars to Kevin Muhammad's Nation of Islam: While I know it's unpopular to mention the wisdom of separation of church and state, this sets a dangerous precedent and should meet with concern from everyone who values religious and secular freedom. What's next? Southern Baptists getting old city parking scooters to patrol church parking lots ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Thanks A Lot For Nothing

Somebody should have gotten an award last Tuesday when a 90-minute “education summit” involving our school leaders, politicians and media produced absolutely nothing. Zilch. Zero. Oh, there are a number of candidates we could give an award for “nothing,” both in our school district and on its fringes. Yet to find Tennessee Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen brought her high-and-mighty ... (click for more)