Thanksgiving is just 14 days down the road + with the waythese last few weeks have flown by, you may not have made Thanksgiving plans yet. Heck, you might be shocked to find out it’s already November. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered with a list of localrestaurants with dine-in + carry-out options for your holiday. 2020 could be the year you host an entire Thanksgiving without needing to cook a single thing. 🍗
• Your Local Seitanist | 3950 Brainerd Rd. | 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | This fully vegan restaurant will be open for dine-in and will have holiday seitan roasts available + traditional sides, veganized — also available for carryout holiday meals. The full menu can be found here.
Where to carry-out food for your holiday: • Cashew| 149 River St. | Order by Sat., Nov. 21 by 8 p.m. | This riverfront vegan restaurant will offer carryout Thanksgiving favorites such as a stuffed seitan roast, veggie pot pie, stuffing, deviled “eggs,” a la carte dips + sauces, and desserts. See the full menu here, and order by emailing [email protected]
Biz ○ A new Save-A-Lot grocery store recently opened in East Chattanooga after many years of the area needing a grocery store. The store, which employs more than 25 people, opened at 2230 Dodson Ave. in a community that has been considered a food desert for two decades. 🍋 (WRCB) ○ Uncle Larry’s Restaurant — known for its fried catfish, whiting, tilapia, and perch — is opening a new drive-thru location at 5203 Brainerd Rd. The new fish restaurant comes as owner Larry Torrence is forced to close his restaurant in the Apison area due to rising rent costs. For now, the new restaurant will only be drive-thru, but Larry said that he hopes to eventually open a space for on-site dining. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Civic ○ City Council members voted against further discussion of bringing dockless scooters to Chattanooga. There’s currently a moratorium on the scooters, but city leaders wanted to add them to the bike share program. Citing safety + litter concerns, the majority decided in a 6-3 vote to table discussion. 🛴 (Chattanoogan.com)
Cause ○ Businesses around downtown Chattanooga + the Walnut Street Bridge will be turning purple today for Light the Night Purple, an event sponsored by EPB during National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Businesses include: EPB, The Tennessee Aquarium, Hunter Museum of American Art, The Westin, Liberty Towers, and Ruby Falls + more. ○ EPB recently donated 5,000 face masks to Hamilton County Schools and La Paz Chattanooga as part of the Tennessee Economic Recovery Group’s “TN Strong Mask Movement” initiative. The masks were distributed to Dalewood Middle, East Brainerd Elementary, East Lake Academy, East Lake Elementary, and East Side Elementary, in addition to La Paz Chattanooga families. 😷 (WRCB) ○ The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation is donating $400,000 across four Chattanooga businesses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Established businesses in Chattanooga such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Hunter Museum, Creative Discovery Museum, and the Bessie Smith Cultural Center will receive financial aid in this difficult time. For a complete breakdown of how each recipient will use their donation, click here.(Chattanoogan.com)
WaterCooler ○ Due to COVID-19 concerns within the Southeastern Conference, the Tennessee Vols will postpone their upcoming game against the Aggies of Texas A&M on Saturday. The postponement is due to positive tests within the A&M program. Though there is no concrete date to make up the game, it is anticipated that it will kick off on Dec. 12 in Knoxville. (Chattanoogan.com)
FeaturedJob ○ Kindred Hospital Chattanooga is looking to hireRegistered Nurses and they’re offering up to a $10,000 sign on bonus. Email Jay Haywood with any questions or attend the hiring event on Tues., Nov. 17 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Ⓟ
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It’s no secret that cranberry sauce is one of the least popular Thanksgiving sides of all time. We think that’s why Chattanooga Brewing Co. released a cranberry gose just in time for the holiday. Now, instead of eating the sauce to appease that one relative (you know the one) who’s been making the same recipe for 200 years, you can just pop open a cranberry beer and wash down the turkey + all the sides. Sounds like a win, win to us.
Plus, the can artwork is really cool. ✨
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Dish ○ Cajun Cooking Night | Thurs., Nov. 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Virtual | $0-$30 | Join Girls Inc. for this virtual cajun cooking night to learn how to make grilled shrimp skewers and baby back ribs. Purchase a child or adult-sized apron to complete the experience. 🍽️
TryThis ○ Hope for the Holidays | Thurs., Nov. 12 | 5:30 – 7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | This virtual course is aimed to assist in the stress of losing a loved one during the holiday season. Marriage and family therapist, Susan Latta, has over 38 years of experience and aims to provide relief this holiday season.
Learn ○ Interview with author Ron Rash | Thurs., Nov. 12 | 6 p.m. | Virtual | Free, Register | Join the Southern Lit Alliance for an interview with author Ron Rash discussing his latest book “In the Valley.” 📖
Show ○ Killer Beaz Comedy Show | Thurs., Nov. 12 | 7:30 p.m. | The Comedy Catch, 29 Station St. | $17-$22 | Beaz recently finished his third season guest starring on the Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners and is coming to Chattanooga.
PlanAhead ○ The Brunch Box Pop-Up at Mad Priest | Fri., Nov. 13 | 7 a.m.-1 pm. | Mad Priest Coffee Roasters, 3399 Wilcox Blvd. | Prices Vary | Head to Mad Priest’s drive-thru to pick up coffee + brunch from The Brunch Box food truck. ☕ ○ Blackberry Smoke | Sat., Nov. 14 | 3 p.m. | AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley | $37.50+ | This socially-distanced show will take place on AT&T Field and features the rock, blues, country, and folk-inspired band Blackberry Smoke. 🎶 ○ Painting Cabinets like a Pro | Sun., Nov. 15 | 3-5 p.m. | Virtual | $45 | This Women’s Repair Zone workshop taught by Nancy Arellano will teach you how to jazz up your kitchen or bathroom cabinets to look like they’ve just been bought. 🖌️
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.