Thursday, January 27, 2011

Short List

This is my "to visit" list for Chattanooga, I've gotten as far as following @ @ @ @ @ @ @ @ on Twitter.

  1. Hunter Museum, - haven't been to the modern art
  2. Chattanooga Zoo - baby snow leopards
  3. Rembrandt's - I used to love this place
  4. TN Aquarium - penguins!!!
  5. Rock City Garden of Lights
  6. Ruby Falls - never been
  7. imax
  8. Rhythm & Brews
  9. 3 Bridges Art Festival
  10. The new mudpie
  11. Chattanooga Billiards Club East
  12. Market Street Tavern
  13. Loopies in East Brainerd
  14. Typhoon
  15. Blue Plate
  16. St Johns Meeting Place
  18. Yacoubian Tailors
  19. Riverbend
  20. bonnaroo?
Hopefully I'm not forgetting any must sees or personal favorites.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

First Stop, La Altena

My first stop out in Chattanooga was completely new to me. A friend suggested La Altena, a Mexican restaurant in downtown Chattanooga for dinner. I never ate at La Altena growing up, or on my trips home for the holidays.

It was exactly as it should be. La Altena is a hole in the wall restaurant, with authentic flair and staff. The menu is standard authentic Mexican. I was impressed by the super fast service, and super fresh homemade salsa. Everything was hot and tasty, and exactly as it should be for cheap Mexican. My steak enchilada combo & margarita were around $12.00 after tax - 9.25% sales tax in TN is CRAZY, but its what you get with no income tax I guess - completely reasonable. 6:00 on a friday night, and we were seated right away, another plus.

It's not in the best part of town, so I wouldn't take my boss, but its a great place to go with friends for a quick Mexican Fix.

La Altena 314 West Main Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1138 (423) 266-7595
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Year, New City

January brought a big move for me, and a big girl job. (read: health insurance!) I have taken a job in Chattanooga, TN. While I am certainly going to miss Clemson, SC and all of its small town charm, (Backstreets Pub & family) I am very excited to be back in Chattanooga.

Since this blog, has lacked direction for...I don't's whole existence. I'm going to try and give it a purpose. Enter a "(Re)Discover Chattanooga" series. Since it's been 10 years since I've called Chattanooga my home, there's a lot of re-acquainting to do, and a lot of new things to learn about. If you're interested, you're more than welcome to come along for the ride. :)
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