Lee Hearst Checks Out State Of Confusion

Friday, July 30, 2021 - by Lee Hearst

Background: State of Confusion is at the spot on Main Street where the Estate of Confusion antique emporium once stood. It is rooted in Chattanooga as much as it is inspired by places all over the world. Located in an old warehouse, the owners have transferred it into a dynamic indoor outdoor space that has fun art, setting, and even fans. The founders traveled all of the world to learn from locals and bring Tennessee true authentic food from ceviche bowls to fire dishes. 


First Impressions: True to the name upon arrival the somewhat different atmosphere takes you aback at first.

The outdoor space could not have been used better with plenty of tables and fans for a hot Southern day. Inside it is cool to see how much of the original architecture they have kept and the bar really connects all the spaces well. The waiters were, of course, courteous and helpful with the adventurous menu.


Food: Pa and I split the savory monkey bread which is about as cheesy as you can get. The bread was super soft and the different cheeses a great blend of savory. Sometimes plant-based is not done well, but State of Confusuion’s burger had so much flavor! The toppings were fresh and the side of confusion fries, which are chopped potatoes, were divine. Pa had a club sandwich and he was worried about getting the whole stack in his mouth. He finally figured it out (he is slow). Pa thoroughly enjoyed the fresh meat and veggies. His side of vegetables, which reminded me of fajitas, also had excellent flavor. 


Overall: State of Confusion is a breath of fresh air in Chattanooga offering some different foods from what locals may be used to. The atmosphere would make a great date night or even just lunch with colleagues. 



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