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Today’s Forecast

59º | Cloudy | 4% chance of rain
Sunrise 7:34 a.m. | Sunset 6:16 p.m.

🏈 Super Bowl Funday
Grab your favorite snacks and get ready for the big game. | Photo provided by Naked River Brewing Co.
It’s almost time for the big game, folksSuper Bowl LVIII. Today, we’re presenting a few local spots to join with fellow fans or where to grab some food for your watch party at home. Here are the need-to-knows to make your plans for the big night:

🏈 Huddle up

  • When | Sunday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Who | San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
  • Where | Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV
  • Halftime Show | Chattanooga native Usher
NOOGAtoday | Shady's Corner

Enjoy a $8 double party smasher on Super Bowl Sunday at Shady’s Corner.


Photo provided by Shady’s Corner

🏈 And… break

Naked River Brewing Co., 1791 Reggie White Blvd. | Folks can place an order for the jumbo wings and the Sexi Mexi Mexican lager for their parties at home — orders must be placed by Saturday, Feb. 10 + picked up by 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11.

Shady’s Corner, 1402 Cemetery Ave. | Enjoy $10 domestic beer pitchers + the return of smash burgers on the Blackstone.

The Feed Table & Tavern, 201 W. Main St. | If you want to take the party home, this Southside spot will offer a $1 to-go wings special (orders will be in multiples of five).

Santi’s Mexican Grill and Sports Bar, 2040 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. | Enjoy wings and beer specials while you watch the game or order Taco Tuesday specials to take home.

Buds Sports Bar, 5751 Brainerd Rd. | Watch the game and enjoy specials at the bar or pre-order food for your party at home.

Mike’s Hole in the Wall, 535 Cherokee Blvd. | Grab a “Big Game” pack (pre-orders are due tomorrow, Feb. 9) to eat at home, or watch the game on one of Mike’s 16 TVs.

The Big Chill & Grill, 103 Cherokee Blvd. | Join the folks at this NorhShore spot for their Super Bowl Watch Party.

Whiskey Cowgirl, 1819 Broad St. | Watch the game on one of the many TVs while enjoying $1 wings + $10 domestic pitchers.
Where do you watch the Super Bowl?

A. I host a watch party at home
B. I go to a local bar or restaurant
C. I go over to a friend/family member’s house
D. I don’t watch the Super Bowl
Thursday, Feb. 8
  • BLAH BLAH BLAH: Artist Talks | Thursday, Feb. 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stove Works, 1250 E. 13th St., Chattanooga | Free | Meet Stove Works’ February residents and hear the meaning behind their work.
Friday, Feb. 9
Saturday, Feb. 10
  • Make & Take: Natural Skincare | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St., Chattanooga | $35 | Learn how to make a healing skin salve + a calendula plant-based face oil in this self-care workshop.
  • Hearts and Hisses | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave., Chattanooga | Price of admission | Enjoy crafts, a scavenger hunt, and a create-your-own valentine station for your loved ones or favorite zoo animal.
  • NOOGAtoday, Cupid Tomorrow | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 6-9 p.m. | The Historic, 1601 Rossville Ave., Chattanooga | Free+ | Hang with the editors during this inaugural Valentine’s market while enjoying 20+ artisanal vendors and experiences.
Sunday, Feb. 11
  • Sound Bath Meditation | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 2-3 p.m. | The Chattery, 1800 Rossville Ave., Chattanooga | $30 | Participants will be led on a carefully crafted sound journey for a meditative experience — bring your own yoga mat, pillows, and blankets.
  • Sunday Studios | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 2-4 p.m. | Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View Ave., Chattanooga | Free | Join the Chattanooga Public Library for art-inspired programs — admission is free with your library card.
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News Notes
  • The Chattanooga City Council recently approved the appointment of Javaid Majid as the next chief financial officer for the Kelly Administration. Majid, who is from Salt Lake City, UT, will begin his role on Friday, Feb. 23. (
  • Any gardeners who want to sell their fresh goods? The Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga will host a free “Farmers Market 101: Food Permit Unit Q&A” session on Monday, Feb. 12. From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., attendees will learn the ins and outs of selling their produce locally. RSVP.
  • The City of Chattanooga is rising through the ranks on Milken Institute’s “Best-Performing Cities” list, coming in at No. 46 in the Tier 2 category. The ranking places the city third among the state’s largest cities + is an improvement from last year’s placement at No. 72.
  • Hutton & Smith Brewing Co. has made some minor changes. Patrons can now bring their kiddos while they enjoy brews in the taproom. Note: For those that enjoy the adult-only atmosphere, don’t fret — bar seating and the brewing area will be reserved for those 21+.
Older Adults
  • The next CIVIQ roundtable series event will host speaker Gil Penalosa on Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Downtown Library. Folks will hear about what it means to actively age within a city + how the community can support prime years. RSVP by Friday, Feb. 16.
Feel Good
  • Do you have a local love story? Submit your memories to our local love map by tomorrow, Feb. 9 for a chance to be featured in the newsletter. Psst — putting your love on the map makes a nice surprise for your sweetheart.
Featured Deal
  • A deal for every day. Chattanooga’s Blush Nail and Spa is offering 10% off any main services on birthdays + select days for industry professionals. Mondays are for medical staff, Tuesdays for UNUM and Blue Cross Blue Shield employees, and Wednesdays for teachers and students. Learn more or book with Blush.*
🎭 Calling all local area high school thespians
NOOGAtoday | Tivoli
“We hope that this program will not only celebrate but advocate for theatre in our schools,” said the Tivoli Theatre Foundation’s Director of Education, Ellie Austin. | Photo provided by Chattanooga Tourism Co.
This year, the Tivoli Theatre Foundation will launch The Jewel Awards, a pilot program designed to benefit regional high school theater programs.

With a goal to celebrate and advocate the theater in schools, the program will award excellent work in categories like direction, choreography, design + best actor and actress.

Meet the seven participating schools:
  • Boyd-Buchanan School
  • Chattanooga Christian School
  • Chattanooga High Center for Creative Arts
  • Christian Heritage School
  • East Hamilton High School
  • Grace Academy
  • Signal Mountain High School
Note: Girls Preparatory School/McCallie School + Silverdale Baptist Academy will join as “Community Level” participants.

So how will the awards work? Each category’s top three highest-scoring schools will be nominated + will be announced on Friday, April 26.

Bonus: An area teacher will also be presented with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award — which includes a $1,000 gift for the school’s theater program.
The Buy
The Giving Heart pillow — a cream, knitted, heart-shaped pillow that’s weighted to replicate the feeling of a real hug. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for loved ones who deserve some extra coziness and care.
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For all my barbecue lovers, don’t miss out on this pop-up happening Wednesday, Feb. 28. SoulQue423 + Neutral Ground will be serving up smoked beef short ribs, mac and cheese, collard greens, potato salad, and Southern-style cornbread. Yum.
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