Make sure to follow Kelli to keep up with these gorgeous Tennessee views. | Photo by @hikewithkelli
Consider ourselves influenced. Here at NOOGAtoday, we’re all about bringing you the best of Chattanooga, and today we’re sharing just a few of our favorite local influencers + Instagram accounts we think you should be following.
From restaurant reviews and recipes to lifestyle and nature content, these 10Chattanooga influencers have covered the bases.
If you love food + cooking
@explore_cha_food | This account highlights local eats, new menu items + new restaurants.
@eatdrinkfrolic | Shawanda has a food-inspired lifestyle blog where she highlights local eats, travel, and recipes.
@chattavore | Mary is known for her quick + easy recipes, meal preps, and reviews of Chattanooga restaurants.
If you love lifestyle content
@arnoldaruelas | Arnold attends some of the Scenic City’s most happening events + is always dressed to impress.
@lauren_holifield | Lauren documents everything from outfits and family fun to travel, money-saving tips, and more on her page.
@chattanoogastyle | Amanda shows off some of the most beautifully designed homes in the Scenic City + highlights fashion, art, and design in the surrounding areas.
@the_kyles | Chattanooga couple Kyle House + Kyle Miller take you along on their fitness and travel journeys.
If you love nature + traveling
@hope.maum | Hope (of Experience Chattanooga) beautifully captures the great outdoors + has some great local hiking tips, date ideas, scenic drive spots, and more Chattanooga must-dos.
@chrisandsara_ | Husband + wife duo Chris and Sara document their travel excursions and tips and tricks.
@hikewithkelli | Kelli is known for hiking some of the area’s most beautiful trails + taking gorgeous photos along the way. Have a favorite local influencer or Instagram account you follow? Send them our way for a potential part two.
“If These Walls Could Talk...” | Friday, Nov. 18-Sunday, Nov. 20 | Various times | Coosa Mill, 1800 S. Watkins St., Chattanooga | $37.50-$90 | Choose your own adventure as you explore an old textile mill filled with music, art, dance, and craft beverages.
Artist Opening: Trevor Mikula at GALLERY 1401 | Friday, Nov. 18-Saturday, Nov. 19 | 5-9 p.m. | GALLERY 1401, 1478 Market St., Chattanooga | Free | Meet the incomparable Trevor Mikula and enter the quirky dreamscape of his mind during a Friday reception and Saturday brunch.*
Saturday, Nov. 19
Christkindlmarkt | Saturday, Nov. 19-Sunday, Nov. 20 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Mountain Arts Community Center, 809 Kentucky Ave., Signal Mountain | Free+ | This holiday market will feature 20,000 white lights, a beer tent, mulled beerwein, multiple music acts, vendors, food trucks, and more.
Northside Market: Fall Edition | Saturday, Nov. 19 | 2-6 p.m. | The Daily Ration, 1220 Dartmouth St., Chattanooga | Free+ | Head to the Daily Ration for food and drinks (including new menu items from Ling Ling’s Dumplings) + vendors like Green Thumb Vintage, Chelsea Finds, and more.
An Evening with Poet Corrie Lynn White | Saturday, Nov. 19 | 6:30 p.m. | The Book & Cover, 1310 Hanover St., Chattanooga | Free+ | Local poet Corrie Lynn White will read and sign copies of her debut collection of poems, “Gold Hill Family Audio” — after the reading, enjoy live music + pizza for purchase.
Sunday, Nov. 20
The Southern Flea x Common House | Sunday, Nov. 20 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Common House, 1517 Mitchell Ave., Chattanooga | Free+ | This curated holiday market will make a stop in Chattanooga + feature makers, creators, artists, and independent businesses.
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Applications for TVFCU’s Sixth Annual Idea Leap Grant competition are now open through Dec. 16. $175,000 will be awarded to local small business owners across TVFCU’s 17-county service area + for the first time ever, there will be three separate competitions in Chattanooga, Cleveland, and Dalton.
The Lantern Coffee Co. has reopened its doors at 757 E. MLK Blvd. The shop is now open Wednesday-Sunday with a newly renovated interior space(with plenty of seating to work or gather with friends).
Tech Goes Home Chattanooga announced that applications are open for a free Computer Basics skills training, with classes beginning Wednesday, Nov. 30. All class participants will also have the option to receive a Chromebook for a $50 stipend — learn more and apply here.
Planning to watch the first match of the FIFAWorld Cup this weekend? Check out our roundup of local spots hosting watch parties and showing the games this year. ⚽
Duck Donuts announced the return of its cheerful holiday assortment + its first Black Friday offer. On Friday, Nov. 25, Duck Donuts will offer all guests a “buy one, get one free” coffee or espresso beverage in shop and through online ordering using the code FRIDAY22. 🍩
UTC’s student-athlete Graduation Success Rate has reached an all-time high of 91%, based on information released by the NCAA. This is the second time UTC has broken the 90% mark, the first being in 2020. 👏 (University of Tennessee Chattanooga)
9 million. This week, The Tennessee Aquarium’s IMAX 3D Theater welcomed its nine millionth guest since opening its doors on May 1, 1996. The guest, who was visiting with her daughter from Dalton, was surprised with a celebratory gift package. (Chattanoogan.com)
$10,000. That’s how much money First Horizon Bank recently awarded the ChattState Foundation during the First Generation College Student Celebration. All proceeds raised during the month-long celebration will go to the Tom Edd Wilson First in the Family Endowed Scholarship to support first-generation college students. Learn more + donate.*
Food City officials broke ground on the site Thursday morning. | Photo provided by Food City
Yesterday, officials broke ground on a new Food City location that will open in the late summer of 2023 at 1375 Broad St.
Food City is working with the City of Chattanooga + River City Company to develop the over 53,000-sqft retail space. The location will include an in-store bakery and deli that will offer a wide array of food for patrons to enjoy in the food court featuring over 115 seats.
The plans for the new store are pretty big. Here are some other highlights:
But that’s not all. The Food City is the anchor of a mixed-use project that will also consist of 16,000-sqft of retail + office spaces along Broad Street and six two-story townhouses along W. 13th Street.
Today’s issue was written by Kristen.
Editor’s pick: Looking to spice up your weekday lunch?Asarum Food Truck is serving lunch at Be Caffeinated’s Northshore location on Kent Street on Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Now you can grab some beef Bulgogi tacos + kimchi while you pick up your afternoon coffee.
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