Firebirds Wood Fired Grill Opens Monday On Gunbarrel Road; The Macho Taco Takes Place Of Fork And Pie

Thursday, May 01, 2014 - by Gail Perry

Two new restaurants are opening in Chattanooga.

 Firebirds Wood Fired Grill at 2115 Gunbarrel Road will be the 31st location for the chain. It specializes in butchering its own meats, said Scott Lackman, representing the business.

It opens Monday.

The 7,976-square-foot restaurant features an exhibition kitchen, an indoor stone fireplace, an outdoor patio and its own "firebar" that includes a waterfall display of colorful bottles. 

"Firebirds’ signature wood fired-grilled entrees and the overall dining experience are a perfect fit for the clientele at Hamilton Place,” said Hamilton Place General Manager Dan Wolfe. “By combining the local flavor of the Tennessee firewood with their own unique dining experience, Firebirds is a breath of fresh air for Chattanooga.”

Firebirds is open Monday–Thursday from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Friday–Saturday from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Guests can enjoy half priced appetizers and drink specials from 4–6:30 p.m. at the bar and at the outdoor patio. The restaurant also offers banquet services, catering and gift cards. In addition, guests can register for Firebirds’ E-Club to receive exclusive offers, promotions and a birthday gift. 

Other Tennessee locations are Memphis and Collierville.

The Macho Taco at 811 Market St., former location of Fork and Pie, is a restaurant that will serve Mexican food with a fast food concept. It will offer either sit down or take-out meals. Along with beer it will offer margaritas and mojitos. The license application approved by the city beer board will allow the business to also sell consumer or carry-out beer that is sealed in six packs.

 

Sharon Kelly, owner of Mocha Restaurant and Music Lounge at 511 Broad St., has been in business downtown with two partners since April, 2013. Going forward, the business will be operated only by Ms. Kelly and her daughter so a new beer license was needed to remove the names of the other partners.

 

Nightfall Series 2014 was issued a beer permit for 18 weeks beginning Friday night and running through Aug. 29, for the free Friday night music concerts at Miller Plaza. Carla Pritchard told the board that this will be the 26th year for the concerts. This year the organizers, Chattanooga Presents, will augment security by adding more at the point of beer sales. As in previous years, the concerts will each consist of a local act opening for a headliner.

 

 


The Gourmet Gala Brings Chattanooga’s Top Restaurants Together To Mingle, Taste And Bid For Stronger, Healthier Babies

The annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala will be on Saturday, from 6-9 p.m. at Track 29. Event chairs are Jarrett and Leigh Ann Millsaps. This fundraising event offers 400 guests the opportunity to sample fare from some of the area's best restaurants, mingle with local celebrity chefs, taste wines and spirits, and bid on an impressive array of auction items. This evening, which ... (click for more)

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens In Hixson On Wednesday With Fundraiser

Jersey Mike’s Subs,   known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, will open in Hixson on Wednesday. Franchise owners Ryan Hendrix and Andrew Brooks, along with manager Jacob Lewis, will hold a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from   Wednesday to Sunday, Sept. 28, to support Hixson Elementary School. The new restaurant, at 5510 Highway 153,   ... (click for more)

2 People, Possibly A 3rd Shot On Wilson Street; One Victim Had "Life-Threatening" Wounds

Two people were shot on Wilson Street on Sunday night, including one who was critically injured. One was a juvenile, and the other has been identified as Justin Common, 19. At approximately 8:22 p.m., Chattanooga Police responded to 2300 Wilson St. for shots fired in the area. O fficers located two black males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The juvenile ... (click for more)

Jumoke Johnson Jr. To Plead Guilty On Selling Crack Cocaine

A youth who was in the news earlier as a teen who had been the first in his family to graduate from Brainerd High School and who found a patron willing to pay for his college education is set to plead guilty on Tuesday to a charge of selling crack cocaine. Jumoke Johnson Jr., who turned 21 on Saturday, dropped out of Miles College in Alabama after one semester and has been ... (click for more)

Conservation On Signal Mountain

The town of Signal Mountain appointed a working group to put together a conservation easement to protect certain of the town's park lands.  The members of the Conservation Easement Working Group would like to respond to concerns and comments raised about the town’s efforts to protect certain park land from residential or commercial development by granting a conservation ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: It’s ‘Hate The SEC’ Day

The boo birds came out on the fly on the ESPN website Sunday afternoon, this moments after the latest AP College Football “Top 25” included eight teams from the Southeastern Conference.   What set naysayers aglow was Mississippi State, after upsetting LSU 34-29 Saturday night, debuted on the list at No. 14 while Clemson, playing Florida State in an overtime thriller, got tossed ... (click for more)