Chattanooga Friends Hosts Bartender Brawl To Benefit Local Nonprofits

Monday, April 7, 2014

Chattanooga Friends will present the first Bartender Brawl on Friday, April 25, from 6-9 p.m. in Miller Plaza.  The first of its kind, local restaurants and bars compete to see who can mix the best cocktail. 

Bartenders from Taco Mamacita, Urban Stack, Community Pie, Porter’s Steakhouse, Easy Bistro and Mellow Mushroom will each present two cocktails.  Guests can try as many samples as they like, then vote for their favorite. 

The event will feature live music from local band Shark Week, and is sponsored by Chattanooga Whiskey.   

Tickets are $20 and are available in advance from bartenderbrawl.eventbrite.com.  Each ticket includes two drink samples.  Additional drink samples will be available for purchase for $2 each at the event.

Proceeds will benefit Chambliss Center for Children, Siskin Children's Institute, Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County and the Northside Neighborhood House. 

Chattanooga Friends is a nonprofit group that provides Chattanoogans opportunities to meet new people, make new friends, and become involved in the community while making a difference in the lives of children and families in the greater Chattanooga area.



Chattanooga's Milk & Honey, Clyde's Expanding To Nashville

Chattanooga's Milk & Honey as well as the Clyde's restaurant are expanding to Nashville. Mike and Taylor Monen, who earlier opened a Milk & Honey unit at 135 N. Market St. that features pure gelato, craft coffee and fresh fruit popsicles made from scratch daily, are opening at The Gulch at 214 11th Ave. S. They will be in a 5,000-square-foot space that is part of a ... (click for more)

Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant Will Have Grand Opening Sept. 1

The long-anticipated grand opening of Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant will be Sept. 1 at the former location of TGI Friday's by the Tennessee Aquarium. Puckett's is having a “soft launch” to help train associates next week when the eatery will be quietly slinging biscuits and barbecue as it gears up for its public grand opening . A Tennessee landmark with decades-old ... (click for more)

City, County To Spend Up To $300,000 To Improve Moccasin Bend Police Firing Range

The city and county will spend up to $300,000 to upgrade the police firing range at Moccasin Bend. The city and county earlier had made plans for an indoor firing range on E. 11th Street that would have cost over $3 million, but the plug was later pulled on that idea. Officials said a new portable building will be transported to the Moccasin Bend site. The project also ... (click for more)

Hutcheson Medical Center Takes New Cost-Cutting Measures

Hutcheson Medical Center has announced new cost-cutting measures as it tries to stop ongoing losses. A trustee has asked that the Fort Oglethorpe hospital's bankruptcy process be dissolved, saying it has accumulated over $5 million in debt during the 10 months it has been in bankruptcy. The board of directors for Hutcheson Medical Center voted Wednesday evening to suspend ... (click for more)

Vote To Save Graduate Medical Education Funding

As a resident physician at UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, I know first-hand the impact Medicare financing for Graduate Medical Education has on physician education and access to care for patients in our community and communities all over the country.  GME funding provides medical school graduates the opportunity to complete the required years of clinical residency training ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Quaker Oats & Stuff

Some genius in the Quaker Oats marketing department came up with a novel idea last summer with the theme: “What if you had the chance to do something you have always wanted to do … but you had to start today?” Somehow Michael Hope and his family – that includes three children – got to be interviewed and, when his 10-year-old daughter Lauren was asked, she said she always wanted ... (click for more)