Beast And Barrel Taking Place Of Northshore Grille; Taconooga Also Opens On Frazier

Thursday, April 03, 2014

A new restaurant, Beast and Barrel, at 16 Frazier Ave. will open April 15 in the old location of the Northshore Grille.

The owner is Matt Lewis who also started Hair of the Dog, The Honest Pint, The Mean Mug and Terminal Brewhouse.

He told the City Beer Board that the new location is really a cool place but the old business that had been there was thought of more as bar than a restaurant. The location will now be turned into a 100 percent good restaurant, he said.

It will be a no-smoking building which he said people prefer when dining. It is expected that 65-75 percent of sales will be in food and 35 percent will come from the bar. He said that he wants it to be a restaurant first.

Hours of operation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Taconooga at 207 Frazier Ave. opened just seven days ago, said co-owner Jennifer Leigh Castro. She described the restaurant as not being a typical Mexican restaurant. It will serve mostly tacos using fresh meats and vegetables. It is small with a capacity of just 50 and will be open seven days a week.

Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant and Lounge, 3029 Rossville Blvd., is a Mexican restaurant with a concentration on homemade food versus a bar, said owner Alfredo Espinoza. It will seat fewer than 100 customers and will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

All three of these restaurants were approved for the sale of beer.



It's Punkin' Chunkin' Time At The Brainerd Farmers' Market

Chunk a punkin’ this Saturday at the Brainerd Farmers’ Market for a chance to win a pumpkin just in time for Halloween The Brainerd Farmers’ Market announces its first annual “Punkin’ Chunkin’ Contest.” The O’Neill Family Farm will supply the pumpkin, ready for Jack-O-Lantern carving and pie making. The game is simple: chunk a pumpkin as far as you can to win a free pumpkin. ... (click for more)

Puckett's Restaurant To Open By The Aquarium At TGIF Friday's Site

Middle Tennessee’s popular Puckett’s Restaurant is putting down roots in Chattanooga’s Riverfront District, establishing a regional presence while sticking to its focus on downtown locations that highlight Southern food and hospitality.   It will open near the Aquarium where TGIF Friday's was long located. The Puckett’s brand extends back to the 1950s, and a little ... (click for more)

2 People Shot Saturday Night On Carousel Road

Two people were shot Saturday evening on Carousel Road. At  9:11 p.m. , Chattanooga Police responded to 1406 Carousel Road on a call of a person shot. One victim on the scene suffered minor injuries.  Another victim was transported by personal vehicle to a local hospital. The s econd victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries.  The suspect ... (click for more)

Teenager Killed In ATV Accident Thursday Night

Damon Lee Jones, 15, was killed Thursday night in an ATV accident in Walker County. It was reported he was riding with a 17-year old, when they tried to enter a church parking lot, but ran into a cable barrier. The accident happened on Dunwoody Road in LaFayette. The other rider, identified as Timothy J. Wallin, was not injured.   (click for more)

Tom Dugan Was A Good Man

Tom was my boss for most of my 36 years at Carta.  At the ceremony where I was awarded my 30-year service award, Tom said, "Don disagrees with 85% of my decisions, but I wish I had 80 more employees just like him." This kind of indicates our relationship. When I asked him to help with my plans for a reunion for the group of Veterans that I served with in Vietnam, he quickly ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: More Sunday Funnies

On the last Sunday before Daylight Savings Time disappears next week, let’s go to my jokes back for some grins and giggles: * * * An old gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son-in-law, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation.  As he was about to get the anesthesia, he asked to speak to his son-in-law. “Yes, Dad, what is ... (click for more)