Couch's BBQ Makes Southern Living's List Of South's Best BBQ

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Couch's BBQ on Lee Highway has made the Southern Living list of the South's best barbeque.

The business has been in the same local family for 73 years and is now operated by Sarah and Malcolm. Malcolm also farms at their Birchwood farm.

In March of 1946, Will and Agnes Couch saw a business opportunity and jumped on it. They built a small roadside café, and from the start business was good. It wasn’t long before Couch’s Barbeque was well known as the place to take a break and enjoy some real-pit barbeque and a cold bottle of Coca-Cola before continuing on your way.

Couch's BBQ is big on home cooking, including pies, and healthy items too. The barbeque is cooked on a brick pit, hand turned and basted with the same recipe that was used in 1946.

Couch's BBQ is at 8307 Old Lee Highway in Ooltewah. 


We Are Doing It: St. John’s Restaurant And Meeting Place

18-Year-Old Who Can't Drink Asks For Beer License For Embargo 62

2 Of Original Owners Of Rodizio Grill Part Ways With 3rd Owner; 1 Partner Leaves Exile Off Main Street


As Chattanooga area businesses shift, pivot and change, trying to adapt to a new normal, many are tapping into the passion that led them to open their business in the first place. Over the course ... (click for more)

Embargo 62 was getting ready to close down when an employee decided to take it over and keep it open. Galdino Chavez and his father, who acquired the business at 301 Cherokee Blvd., changed the ... (click for more)

Two of the three original owners of the Rodizio Grill at the Holiday Inn and Suites downtown parted ways requiring the remaining two owners to get a new beer license for the Brazilian steak house. ... (click for more)



Dining

We Are Doing It: St. John’s Restaurant And Meeting Place

As Chattanooga area businesses shift, pivot and change, trying to adapt to a new normal, many are tapping into the passion that led them to open their business in the first place. Over the course of the next number of weeks, the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce will profile some of these owners and share their inspirational stories on how they are doing it. “It’s definitely ... (click for more)

18-Year-Old Who Can't Drink Asks For Beer License For Embargo 62

Embargo 62 was getting ready to close down when an employee decided to take it over and keep it open. Galdino Chavez and his father, who acquired the business at 301 Cherokee Blvd., changed the name to El Embargo. That application was tabled by the Chattanooga Beer Board because of citizenship issues with the elder Chavez. On Thursday, Galdino, who is 18, came before the board ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Local Protesters Say "Good Trouble Ride" From Atlanta Headed To Chattanooga On Friday Night

Chattanooga protesters said a "Good Trouble Ride" with 500 or more protesters from Atlanta is due in Chattanooga on Friday night. One posting says, "Inspired by the Freedom Rides of the 1960s, the People's Uprising task force has organized a 'Good Trouble Ride' to Louisville, Kentucky and Chattanooga, Tennessee to demand justice for Breonna Taylor and Reginald Arrington. The ... (click for more)

Health Department Announces Potential COVID-19 Exposure At The GOP Lincoln Day Dinner

The Hamilton County Health Department announced a COVID-19 exposure at the Lincoln Day Dinner event held Friday at the Convention Center, 1150 Carter St. Officials said, "Case investigations revealed that a person attended the event while in their infectious period. It is recommended that anyone who attended this event get tested and monitor their symptoms. "If COVID-19 ... (click for more)

Opinion

Wisest Republicans Are Those Who Skipped Lincoln Day Dinner

Thank you to United States Senate candidate Bill Hagerty‘s spokesperson for explaining why many attendees at last Friday’s Republican fundraising dinner at the Convention Center were shipped in from other Tennessee counties. Specifically, candidate Hagerty‘s spokesperson explained that most similar events were already canceled; and that the Hamilton County fundraiser was “like ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We’re Out Of ‘Touch’

I’ve been a “people person” for all of my life and not until this past weekend did I become aware I have been suffering badly due to “lack of touch.” A lifelong friend passed along a Daily Devotional where a gifted pastor in Massachusetts mourned the fact that – get this – she had been touched by another human being only four times in the last four months. As I paused to dwell on ... (click for more)