Tickets Now On Sale For Taste

Benefiting Kidney Foundation Of Greater Chattanooga

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tickets are now available for Taste, a fundraising food event benefitting the Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area, featuring cuisine and couture from Chattanooga.  The event will be Thursday, March 6, from 5-8 p.m. at Stratton Hall.

With a $35 advance ticket ($40 at the door), guests will enjoy unlimited sampling from over 20-25 local restaurants plus one drink ticket to be used for beer, wine, or other non-alcoholic beverage. A cash bar with mixed drinks will also be available.   

This fundraiser for the Kidney Foundation of Greater Chattanooga provides support for their work of improving the lives of patients with kidney disease and the families who live with it.

Unlimited food sampling from eateries like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Hair of the Dog, Petunia’s Silver Jalapeno, Public House, Terra Mae and the new Beast + Barrel are just a few of the featured restaurants that make this event such a highlight for people who enjoy good food, said officials. Cooking demonstrations by area chefs are also an element of the evening.

 Whereas the main focus of the event will be on food and local restaurants, additional elements of Chattanooga culture will elevate the experience of the night as a whole. Local music by Ryan Oyer will set the tone, beginning with a relaxed ambiance and then building in energy as the evening progresses.  There will also be strolling models featuring fashions from Chattanooga boutiques. Local media personalities will emcee the event, engaging attendees and the chefs with questions and providing commentary.

Visit www.tastechatt.com for more information and to purchase tickets.     

Sponsors for Taste 2014 include BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Cornerstone Community Bank, Thompson Engineering, Sunny 92.3 and WRCB-TV3. 

                                                             


Salvation Army Kicks Off "Flowers Of Hope" Program

The Chattanooga Salvation Army is partnering with local Bi-Lo supermarkets to kick start the new ‘Flowers of Hope’ program. Volunteers will gather on Friday, July 25 at 8:30 a.m. at The Salvation Army Citadel Corps and Community Center, located at 1019 North More Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37411. Volunteers will create beautiful arrangements, write notes of encouragement and ... (click for more)

Fairbanks Receives Backing Of Police Unions

Randy Fairbanks, the GOP nominee for the District 1 seat on the Hamilton County Commission, has received the endorsement of the two police unions in Hamilton County – the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Rock City Lodge 22 and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO) Local #673.  Both unions represent police officers and deputies from every police department throughout ... (click for more)

DA Looking Into Issue Of County Commission Candidate's Campaign Sending Filled-Out Request For Absentee Ballot To Elderly Voters

The District Attorney's Office has been provided with documents that a County Commission candidate's campaign sent filled-out requests for absentee ballots to elderly voters. Kerry Steelman, election administrator, said there have been four instances in which such requests came from the Elect John Brooks campaign. He said state law says in Section 2-6-202:  (3) A person ... (click for more)

Graham Says County School-City Lawsuit Settlement "Stinks," But County Commission Approves It

The County Commission on Wednesday approved a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the Hamilton County Schools against the city of Chattanooga, though several commissioners said they were not happy with the deal and Commissioner Joe Graham said it "stinks." Commissioner Graham was the lone no vote. He was joined by Commissioner Tim Boyd in a failed effort to defer it a week. ... (click for more)

The Truth- From Weston’s Sister

I try not to read the negative articles and opinions about my older brother. Growing up around politics, I learned a long time ago that thick skin is not only necessary, it’s paramount. But this time, the lies and the rumors and the inaccurate information has gone too far. It’s too ridiculous for me to ignore. So let’s clear a few things up: Weston and I do not “come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Oscar Brock’s True Passion

I don’t pay much attention to the Hamilton County School Board. Once the moon and the stars aligned behind Superintendent Rick Smith, you hear very little, if anything, from the nine-member council that oversees an annual budget of almost $400 million and employs 4,480 people. So chew this for a minute: approximately 2,000 of those people are not teachers. Yes, there are 78 principals ... (click for more)