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.



Buffalo Wild Wings – Where The Wild Things Are

It is no secret that old folks forget things often and such was the case when I planned to have lunch with my son Jack the same week that I had told Lois that she and I would go. When I explained to Jack what I had done he told me that if Lois didn’t mind him tagging along that we could all go together. He had been out of town and we really wanted to visit, but Lois had company ... (click for more)

Culinary Luncheons At GNTC Sell Out Months In Advance

There is a place in Rome, Ga., that serves international cuisine in an elegant dining area in a turn-of- the-century plantation-style house. It is part of the Culinary Arts program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) which exposes students to a wide array of international influences and advanced cooking methods. As part of the curriculum, the program has been ... (click for more)

2 Suspects Sought In Armed Robbery At Highway 153 Long John Silver's

Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery that happened Friday morning. At approximately  8:10  a.m. the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 5317 Highway 153 for a robbery at the Long John Silver's.  Officers discovered that two black men, wearing hoodies and masks, entered the Long John Silver's and forced the assistant manager ... (click for more)

Fire Causes $30,000 In Damages At Scenic City Concrete

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a reported structure fire shortly after  10 p.m. Thursday  at Scenic City Concrete Pumping, located at 2903 South Orchard Knob Avenue. Captain Donny McMillian with Engine 9 said smoke was visible when the first firefighters arrived. Captain McMillian said the firefighters had to force their way through a locked gate and into ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place - And Response

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: God Bless Cathy & Co.

The secret to the whole thing is not getting caught but somebody at the Toys R Us store in Framingham, Mass., had a camera when Cathy O’Grady was very quietly paying off all the layaway balances at the popular location last week. The picture snaked its way onto social media sites and her friends quickly recognized the area’s most famous “layaway angel.” Then somebody in nearby ... (click for more)