Over There, Tupelo Honey Cafe, Farmer's Daughter Opening; Mocha Moving To Former Location Of Southern Comfort

Friday, September 6, 2013 - by Gail Perry

The City Beer Board on Thursday received beer license applications for several new restaurants in town.

Over There, represented by John Meeks, will be located at 388 Summerville, Ave. Opening is planned in three weeks for this restaurant that will sell beer to accompany fresh seafood.

Tupelo Honey Café opening in Warehouse Row will be the Ashville, N.C. -based chain’s sixth location. It was described as a restaurant serving Southern cuisine.

The restaurant expects the food to beer ration to be 76 to 24 percent. There will be a three-drink limit per person.

The Farmer’s Daughter is located in an abandoned service station at 1211 Hixson Pike, across the street from the old Greenlife Grocery. This business will be a small café and bar, serving breakfast and lunch for the first six months, with plans to transition into serving dinner at a later date. The fare is described as simply local, seasonal American food. Hours of operation are from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Sharon Kelly along with her three new partners, are moving her successful business, Mocha Restaurant and Music Lounge, from Brainerd Road to 511 Broad St., previously the location of Southern Comfort. Ms. Kelly’s plans are to provide fine dining while being able to listen to live music. The restaurant will be a smoke-free environment and will feature various themes different days of the week. One day will be for networking and building business relationships. The first Tuesday of each month will be Senior Day with live entertainment. Another theme will be geared to ages 10-21 with “Talent Teen Tuesday” where customers will be encouraged to perform on stage. Friday and Saturday nights will be known as “Mocha after Hours,” and will require upscale casual attire. She compared the concept for her restaurant as a “B.B. King Restaurant.”

Lunch hours are from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Doors will re-open at 5 p.m. for dinner, staying open until 11 or 11:30 p.m. After being complimented on her plans, Ms. Kelly said, “I hope I’ll make the city proud.”


Randall Bowman And Deep South Smokers BBQ Capture 1st Place Honors In 2017 Ooltewah BBQ Brawl

Randall Bowman and Deep South Smokers BBQ from Cumming, Ga., captured first place honors in the Judge's Choice and People's Choice Competitions at the 2017 Ooltewah BBQ Brawl.      Mr. Bowman and his team earned $1700 in prize money and they gathered the Golden Ticket and automatic entry into the World Food Championships to be held  Nov. 8-16,  in ... (click for more)

GNTC’s Culinary Program Presents Special Luncheon To Enhance Cooking Skills Of Students That Studied In Ireland

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) held a special luncheon that offered Culinary Arts students, that studied abroad in Ireland last year, the chance to prepare and serve traditional Irish cuisine using the cooking methods and techniques they learned overseas.  The luncheon, “An Afternoon in Ireland,” was also a hands-on lab that was part of the international course ... (click for more)

Severe Storms Rake Chattanooga Area; Flash Flooding Possible

Severe storms raked through the Chattanooga area on Saturday. Sale Creek was one of the hardest hit areas. Storm damage on Cooper Road included two crushed cars. Trees were on homes and railroad tracks that are the main line between Chattanooga and Cincinnati. Cooper Road is near Lake Chickamauga. There was also damage along Providence Road at Sale Creek. ... (click for more)

Body Believed To Be A Woman Is Found On Lookout Mountain

Hunters found a decomposed human body on Saturday afternoon in a remote area off High Road, Cloudland, Walker County. Law enforcement believes the unidentified remains to be a female. It appears the body may have been at the location for four weeks. On March 19, a vehicle was found abandoned on private property in close proximity to where the body was located ... (click for more)

No Tax-Supported Entity Should Get Secrecy In Spending

A shadowy situation has emerged in Chattanooga with an organization that manages millions of taxpayer dollars with no transparency and such a surprising disregard for accountability that one wonders what it would take to wake up elected officials who are supposedly in charge. Welcome to the Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose lawyer threatened to sue the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Is Dr. Edwards The One?

Just hours after the chairman of the Hamilton County School Board emailed a list of 14 candidates on Friday afternoon to be considered as the next Superintendent of the 42,000-student system to the other board members, Dr. Nakia Edwards, an Assistant Commissioner with the Tennessee Department of Education, became the early “common sense” favorite. And, at first glance, she has ... (click for more)