You all threw out the question, and we took the bait.
A couple of new-to-town readers have asked us where to find fresh fish and meats. We were stumped, especially on the fish, but thankfully, our readers schooled us. 👇
🐟 Marithyme Seafood | Online | Reader Nootsie B. told us that a local fisherman + biz owner Thomas Persinger catches the fish in Alaska, where it’s frozen on-site. Thomas delivers it to your door, sometimes the same day you order it, according to our tipster.
🥩 Main Street Meats | 217 E. Main St. | This Southside restaurant is also a whole animal butcher shop + can find traditional cuts, and no part of the animal is wasted. They also get some of their fish from local farm Pickett’s Trout Ranch.
ProTip: “Fresh Market at Hamilton Place gets fresh unfrozen fish every Tues., Thurs., Sat. Some may be wild-caught, some farm-raised. Try giving them a call on where the fish are sourced from.” – Reader, Daniel E.
Now you know where to get the fish. But, do you know how to cook it?
Chef Erik Niel from Main Street Meats (and Easy Bistro) shared a recipe with us. This one includes trout that comes from Pickett’s, which is also open for fishing by reservation.
Development ○ A $40-million apartment complex is planned for Ootlewah’s Old Lee Highway. The 256-unit project will go on 15.3 acres. There will be 7 buildings that are each 3 stories + a clubhouse. 🏠 (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Closing ○ Meal and catering business The Chef and his Wife is closing after 10 years. Owner Tim Mulderink said the business is shifting its focus to get its pimiento cheese products into more grocery stores. You can get 20% off all meals now.
History ○ A UTC professor and his students think they found the wreckage of the U.S.S. Chattanooga, a steamship that brought supplies to the starving army of U.S. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant outside Chattanooga in 1863. They are 90% sure and working on further confirmation. Wow, amazing. 👏
Noogan ○ It’s been one year since Chattanooga lost Channel 12 anchor John Mercer, who died suddenly from a heart condition last year. Chloé here, and I had the good fortune to work and travel with John. He was a class act. We’re sending love to his family and friends. (WDEF)
Region ○ A beloved landmark in Monteagle (about 45 minutes from Chattanooga) Jim Oliver’s Smoke House was destroyed by fire this week, and locals are saying the historic landmark was more than a place to eat. Hundreds of antiques were lost. Owners do have plans to rebuild. (NewsChannel 9) ○ If you plan on taking a trip to the Smokies, officials there are reminding visitors that black bears come out this time of year — even occasionally venturing into hotels and cabins — and it’s important to keep your distance. They also suggest moving slowly and not leaving trash out. 🐻 (NewsChannel 9)
State ○ Gov. Bill Lee announced the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget has passed through the General Assembly. The budget totals $42.6 billion and includes investments in literacy, mental health, broadband, and safety. It goes into effect July 1.
ICYMI ○ Erlanger Neurosurgery and Spine recently moved to the Erlanger Medical Mall. The new space offers easier access, valet parking, and other conveniences for patients. Bonus: The new location also features the interventional procedures lab — aka a non-surgical approach to rehab + treatment. 🏢 Ⓟ
Shop ○ What if we told you you can get non-toxic cleaning supplies *and* oat milk delivered to your front door? Thrive Market shoppers can find all their favorite brandsand have them delivered — plus,an extra25% off their first order + free joining gift. 📦 Ⓟ
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Show ○ DJ Sandhu Comedy Show | Fri., April 30 | 7:30 + 9:45 p.m. | The Comedy Catch | $18 | DJ Sandhu has worked with comedy legends Bret Ernst, Carl LaBove, Tommy Davidson, and more.
TryThis ○ Burlaep Barista Battle | Fri., April 30 | 6 p.m. | Burlaep Print and Press, 801 E 11th St. | Free | This is a competition to see who has the city’s best Latte Art Skills.
Saturday ○ Hands-on gardening workshop | Sat., May 1 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Crabtree Farms | $30 | The days are sunny + warm, you’ve bought all the plants for a dream garden — now it’s time to learn how to tackle the most popular warm-weather vegetables. 🍅 ○ The Edwin Hotel Derby Party | Sat., May 1 | 4-7:30 p.m. | Whiskey Thief at The Edwin Hotel | $150 | Enjoy the Kentucky Derby Chattanooga-style at this party with signature cocktails, a best-dressed contest, derby-inspired menu, and more.
Sunday ○ Beginner Tarot | Sat., May 2 | 1-2:30 p.m. | The Chattery, virtual | $15 | In this class, you’ll learn the history of reading tarot, how to connect with a deck, and the meanings of the cards.
PlanAhead ○ Armed Forces Day Parade | Fri., May 7 | 10:30 – 11:15 a.m | Downtown Chattanooga, Market St. + MLK – Market St. + 3rd | Free | Join the festivities as we honor military personnel at the annual Armed Forces Day parade. Ⓟ
Disclaimer: It is up to readers’ discretion to determine whether they feel comfortable participating in any mentioned events based on COVID-19 protocols and precautions. If you have questions, please contact the event’s organizers directly.
A HELOC can help cover the cost of kitchen renovations + more | Photo provided by Scenic Community Credit Union
Is home renovation on your spring to-do list? If so, a Home Equity Line of Credit — or HELOC — could be a helpful option, whether you’re gutting the kitchen or just looking for a fresh coat of paint. 🏠
Benefits of a HELOC: • Only borrow what’s needed • Flexible terms • Potential tax benefits • Low fees