As a food blogger (yes, I’ve finally embraced it), there is nothing I love more than a celebration of my city’s food scene. Chattanooga has an incredible and diverse food scene and I welcome any reason to explore it more.
That’s why I’m super excited for Chattanooga Restaurant Week to kick off.
Restaurant Week (July 24-30), hosted by Chattanooga Magazine, is a celebration of Chattanooga’s best cuisine and the chefs who make it happen. It’s a reason (or excuse, however you choose to look at it) to go out and check out that restaurant or bar you’ve always wondered about. It’s a chance to broaden your culinary horizons and taste something outside your comfort zone.
Best of all, it’s an opportunity to let our best local chefs treat you to something special.
This year, more than 30 local restaurants will feature special menus and menu items during Restaurant Week. From full meal lineups to special appetizers, entrées and desserts, participating restaurants are sure to impress.
Here is your ultimate guide for what NOT to miss during Chattanooga Restaurant Week!
These are just the highlights! You can find a full list of participating restaurants and their special menus here.
Broad Street Grille // I hear their brunch is pretty sweet, but I’m equally as excited about their prix fix special for Restaurant Week. For $35, enjoy four courses of tasty dishes, all featuring locally sourced ingredients. BSG’s menu is especially great at highlighting fresh summer flavors, like watermelon and other fresh produce.
Fiamma Pizza // Fiamma joined the Chattanooga food scene last spring and has already become a favorite spot for authentic Italian pizza. I’m betting they’ll have some pretty sweet pizza specials next week.
Two Ten Jack // I have to be in a particular mood for Asian food, but when I want it and want it done right, you bet I’m going to Two Ten Jack. This year, they’re featuring a secret new ramen they’ve never shared before, with sausage, kale and egg.
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FIVE // Its menu may be small, but FIVE’s food and drinks are not short on flavor and deliciousness. I’ve loved everything I’ve eaten and drank from there in the past (chicken and waffles for brunch, anyone?), so I know they won’t disappoint for Restaurant Week.
FEED Co. Table & Tavern // This is already one of my favorite spots in town, so I can’t wait to taste what chef Charlie Loomis cooks up for Restaurant Week. I have no idea what crepinettes are, but they’re featured on FEED Co.’s Restaurant Week menu and I’m going to find out.
EASY Bistro // I’ve only eaten at EASY once in my time as a Chattanooga resident, and that will change this week. This year, EASY Bistro is featuring special Restaurant Week menu items, including English Pea Falafel, Tomato Pie, Bone-In Ribeye and more. My taste buds are especially excited about the Blackberries & Beignets dessert.
St. John’s // Known as one of the nicest restaurants in town, Restaurant Week is a great time to treat yourself to some of their elevated cuisine. St. John’s is offering a three-course prix fixe meal for $45 per person, featuring a tomato salad with cheese and okra, pork tenderloin, trout, stone fruit tart and a cannoli.
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2 Sons Kitchen // Its brick-and-mortar location opened pretty recently, and I have yet to check it out, so Restaurant Week seems like the perfect time to do that. The angel food cake and peach custard they’re boasting on their lunch menu sounds right up my alley. And I’ll never say no to a good sausage, egg and cheese biscuit sandwich for breakfast.
Embargo 62 // So far I’ve only been here for brunch, so Restaurant Week seems like a great time to check out their dinner menu. For $25, diners can enjoy a three-course meal with options including coconut ceviche, Cuban fried rice (yum) and flan. For $5, add a cocktail and make it a real party. I hear their sangria is some of the best in town!
STIR // From the eats to the drinks, STIR has everything you could possibly want in a good, elevated Southern meal in Chattanooga. The food at STIR is incredible, and the setting inside the remodeled Choo Choo depot just adds to the charming atmosphere.
Other spots you won’t want to miss during Restaurant Week are:
- Frothy Monkey
- Good Dog
- Hummingbird Pastaria
- 1885 Grill
- Bald Headed Bistro (Cleveland)
- Flying Squirrel (obviously)
- Terra Mae
- Blue Water Grille
A city’s food scene is always worth exploring. You never know when you’ll find a new favorite dish or favorite meet-up spot with your friends. Take time this week to check out a place you’ve never been before. Share your experience with me on social, I’d love to hear from you! I’m @kate3robertson on Twitter and @krobertsonvt on Instagram.
Does your city have a Restaurant Week? What do you love about it?