Plus, check out the Edgar Allan Poe speakeasy pop-up.
 
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Today’s Forecast

94º | 49% chance of precipitation
Sunrise 6:34 a.m. | Sunset 8:57 p.m.

 
Food is in the forecast
NOOGAtoday | Hello Monty
Get your healthy dose of sunshine while enjoying your meal. | Photo by @hellomontyonmain
Is it just us, or does eating outside make food taste better? Catch some rays or laze in the shade at one of these Chattanooga patios. Pro tip: Don’t miss the shade level we’ve included for each of these locations.

Restaurants

Hello Monty, 306 W. Main St.
Fully covered | Gather with friends and family at this spot’s outdoor seating area that’s meant to mimic the feel of a “great backyard cookout.”

Alleia, 25 E. Main St.
Fully covered | This Italian restaurant has a secluded + serene area that is suitable for all seasons.

Taqueria Jalisco Ania, 1639 Rossville Ave.
Fully covered | Grab lunch, dinner, or cocktails at this Southside eatery.

NOOGAtoday | Mean Mug patio

The Mean Mug in Southside has a quaint patio for its patrons to enjoy.

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Photo by NOOGAtoday

Coffee shops

Mean Mug, locations vary
Partially shaded | Enjoy your coffee outside — the Southside location has different seat options including three picnic tables with umbrellas.

Be Caffeinated, 14 W. Kent St.
Fully covered | This coffee shop’s Northshore location has two sections for patrons to enjoy the outdoors.

Velo Coffee Roasters, 509 E. Main St.
Partially shaded | Enjoy your coffee in the outdoor patio space with covered + uncovered areas.

NOOGAtoday | Unknown Caller

Enjoy a cocktail from Unknown Caller on the patio in Cooper’s Alley.

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Photo by @unknowncallerbar

Bars and breweries

Unknown Caller, 715 Cherry St.
Partially shaded | Head to the back of this 21+ speakeasy-style cocktail bar to enjoy your drinks outside.

The Boneyard, 26 Station St.
Partially shaded | Head to this spot’s front or back patio while enjoying drinks from the bar + eats from the food truck.

Hutton & Smith Brewing Co., 431 E. MLK Blvd.
Partially shaded | Enjoy your brews on one of the picnic tables beside the brewery.
 
Asked
 
Should outdoor dining areas be pet-friendly?

A. Yes, it’s better to dine with fur-iends
B. No, no pets allowed while dining
 
 
Events
 
Tuesday, July 9
  • Freezing Foods Preservation Class | Tuesday, July 9-Wednesday, July 10 | Times vary | UT Extension Hamilton County Office, 6183 Adamson Cir., Chattanooga | $20 | Learn about proper freezing techniques, the right equipment, and storage methods.
Wednesday, July 10
  • Wednesday Jazz | Wednesday, July 10 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Barking Legs Theater, 1307 Dodds Ave., Chattanooga | $10 | Hear a performance by one of the area’s “most imaginative drummers,” Matt Turnure, alongside his quartet.
Thursday, July 11
  • Killer Beaz | Thursday, July 11-Saturday, July 13 | Times vary | The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St., Chattanooga | $20-$30 | See this comedian known for the Discovery Channel series “Moonshiners” take the stage in the Scenic City.
Friday, July 12
  • Drink and Discover: CDM Games | Friday, July 12 | 7-10 p.m. | Creative Discovery Museum, 321 Chestnut St., Chattanooga | $40 | This 21+ event will feature competitions and playful fun — along with full access to the museum + drinks and snacks.
Saturday, July 13
  • Family Creek Day | Saturday, July 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Rd., Chattanooga | $7-$35 | Learn about the aquatic creatures in the South Chickamauga Creek + ways to keep our waterways clean.
Wednesday, July 17
  • Patagonia Film Tour | Wednesday, July 17 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Rock/Creek Outfitters, 301 Manufacturers Rd., Chattanooga | Free, RSVP | Join Patagonia Ambassador Katie Lamb for a free rock climbing + gear repair showcase, followed by a screening of her new film “In Sequence."*
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Raise your glass, because we’ve partnered with euphoria to give away one unforgettable experience in Greenville, SC. | Image by 6AM City
Calling all foodies — we’ve partnered with euphoria Food, Wine & Music Festival to dish out an unforgettable experience for one lucky winner + guest to indulge in a feast for the senses in Greenville, SC, from Thursday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 22.

The euphoria prize package (valued at $1,680) includes:
Head over to our Instagram for details on how to enter.
 
News Notes
 
Traffic
  • McCallie Ferry Road (from Stormer to May Roads) will be closed tomorrow, July 10 + Thursday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for general maintenance. Detours will be posted, directing drivers to Stormer, Pickett, and Mayflower Roads. (Chattanoogan.com)
Community
  • The public is invited to Chattanooga Food Coalition’s monthly meeting on Thursday, July 18 at the New Life SDA church. From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., members will discuss impacts to the community in light of the East 23rd Street Food City closing. RSVP online.
Tech
  • UTC and ChaTech are joining forces to form CHAIN (Chattanooga’s AI Network), an initiative to equip professionals as AI evolves in the workforce. Folks can participate in monthly events from August to November that will focus on themes from understanding AI to workplace tools. Get email updates.
Arts
  • The Red Bank Public Art Board is seeking local artists for phase one of its Traffic Signal Box Project, beautifying four boxes around the city. Artists will explore the theme “Our Southern Birds” based on local historical figure Emma Bell Miles’ work in 1919. See criteria + important dates.
Biz
  • TVFCU recently announced several changes within its leadership team. Notably, the departments of marketing community relations, accounting and automated payments, collections and loan support/quality control + human resources gained new directors. (Chattanoogan.com)
Learn
  • Nearby Murray County in North Georgia will celebrate Vann House Day on Saturday, July 27, honoring the legacy of Cherokee leader James Vann + the historic site of his home. During the event, visitors will enjoy farmstead activities and demonstrations centered around the 1800s.
Finance
  • Did you know some credit cards can actually help you get out of debt faster? Yes, it sounds crazy. But it’s true. The secret: Find a credit card with a “0% intro APR” period for balance transfers. Here are hands down some of the best.*
Wellness
  • Magnesium can help you fall asleep, manage stress, and wake up refreshed. Magnesium Breakthrough combines all seven essential forms of magnesium — get an extra 10% off now.*
 
 
Drink
 
🪶 Poe us a drink
NOOGAtoday | Edgar Allan Poe speakeasy
This speakeasy pop-up has been traveling the country retelling Poe’s stories + serving up specialty cocktails. | Photo by @edgarallanpoespeakeasy
For the fans of romantic + gothic author Edgar Allan Poe, or the folks who love a themed outing — we’re sharing an event that has us raven.

The Edgar Allan Poe Speakeasy pop-up is coming to The Historic at 1601 Rossville Ave. this month. While most dates are sold out at this time, there are still tickets available for Sunday, July 14 at 8 p.m. Note: The experience lasts 90 minutes.

Get a chance to hear four stories — “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Raven,” “The Masque of Red Death” + “The Black Cat” — retold and re-imagined by Poe historians while sipping on four cocktails inspired by the tales.

Interested in seeing Poe’s works brought to life? Grab your tickets while you still can.
 
The Buy
 
Hello, The Buy team here. If you like browsing our daily featured item, we’ve got a whole site of recommendations to choose from — allow us to direct you to a few.

🔪 This $260 knife set is on sale for $75 through Sunday, July 21.

🌺 These 15 tropical Amazon finds will spruce up your wardrobe, home, and vibe for summer.

🛍️ The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is coming — here are the best deals to bookmark.
 
 
The Wrap
 
Kristen Templeton Today’s edition by:
Kristen
From the editor
I’ve got another local podcast for y’all to add to your queue. “The Podcast Aquatic” by the Tennessee Aquarium will launch on all major podcast platforms tomorrow, July 10 — just in time for my fellow Shark Week enthusiasts.
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