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    • CHATTANOOGA Fall 2007 $3.95 ™ THE CITY MAGAZINE™ Back Home With Senator Corker Premier Living — Lake & Mountain Style Choosing Chattanooga Over Career Moves Special Dining Section Chattanooga, TN Chattanooga, TN Change Service Permit No. 426 PRSRT STD Requested P.O. 4482 Postage 37405 PAID www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 1 lifestyle  •  dining  •  homes  •  arts  •  travel  •  profiles
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    • Advisory Board It is so Special to Live Here! In the Chattanooga Region, we are surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Tennessee Mountains that sur- round lakes and rivers that lazily twist through the area. Chattanooga’s thriving waterfront, arts, festivals, parks, restaurants and entertain- Judy Britain Julie Baumgardner, ment are accessible and easily enjoyed by people of all ages. Four seasons are enjoyed but Marketing Consultant Executive Director, First Things First with a relatively mild climate, and more than ever, our area is becoming the destination of choice for visitors, families and retirees. In this issue of CityScope, we capture the beauty of the area in a special section called “Premier Living — Lake and Mountain Celebrating Style.” In this section, we feature the quality of life and the beauty of homes nestled in the mountains and on water- 15years ways surrounding our area. We share the stories of profes- Daniel Fell, Dr. John Fulmer, Partner, Associate Dean sionals who have made career changes ddN and First Tennessee Professor, to remain in Chattanooga with their UTC College of families. We celebrate this time of the year when rising college freshmen, who success- Business fully graduated from high school in May, are now making their way to new colleges, with new dreams and new aspirations. Twenty three (23) sports teams from the Chattanooga Region, that achieved the title of “State Champions” during the 2006 and 2007 school year, are proudly presented. In this issue, our talented writers present special and unique foods offered in our area by local restaurants, as well as businesses providing pre-prepared meals. Recom- Ken Hays, Sherry Gilchrist, mendations for fall wines are provided by Alison Matera, one of Chattanooga’s most Partner, President/CEO accomplished wine connoisseurs. We showcase a personal story and impactful art of Probasco, Kinsey Chattanooga & Hays African American Mary Ferris Kelly, one of Chattanooga’s most accomplished artists. Chamber of Commerce The beauty and appeal of this area, along with the special accomplishments and talents of people and businesses throughout our Region, would not be complete without featuring Bob Corker, who through his vision and leadership led Chattanooga to a new level of national prominence. In a personal interview, you will be treated to a special glimpse into how Senator Corker is now taking his leadership to the U.S. Senate. I hope you will enjoy this issue of CityScope magazine and I hope you will feel, as James O. Kennedy, Patsy Hazlewood, I do, “It is so special to live here!” President, Assistant Vice President, Kennedy, Coulter, AT&T Rushing & Watson Cindi Mullinix, Editor-in-Chief Visit our web site at: www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com Joe Johnson, Sally Robinson, President, Realtor, Herman The Johnson Group Walldorf and Co. 4 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
    • CONTENTS 28 35 Volume 14 Issue 5•September, October, November Special Features 14 Back Home with Senator Corker Tennessee’s Senator Shares Early Observations 22 Chattanooga – The Place to Be! Why Executives Choose to Stay in Chattanooga 28 Flying High in the Chattanooga Skies Area Pilots Fly for Fun, Family and Business Special Premier Living Section 35 Premier Living Lake and Mountain Style 56 Living on the Lake Cozy, Comfortable and a lot of Fun 70 Tennessee Mountains… Friendly Waves, Warm Welcomes and Natural Beauty photo by med dement Snap Shots 82 Off to College Rising College Freshmen — New Schools, New Dreams 22 88 State Champions 23 Sports Teams — Crowned “State Champions” Special Dining Section 94 Appetizers Experience Culinary Expertise and Have Fun Doing It! photo by david humber photo by david humber 104 We Do Ribs….. A Look at Local Barbecue 94 108 The Wine Cellar Discover Your Next Favorite Wine 109 Special Dining Ballot Vote on Line PROUD SUPPORTER OF: photo by med dement 56 ABOUT THE COVER: Senator Bob Corker pictured in front of Chattanooga’s waterfront. Photo by David Humber. www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 5
    • CONTENTS C H A T T A N O O G A Volume 14 Issue 5•September, October, November 114 Departments Publishers Joe and Billie Moan 8 City Lights Co-Publishers George and Cindi Mullinix News and Events 10 Editor-in-Chief Cindi Mullinix Ask Hamilton Hamilton Bush’s Local Trivia and History Managing Editor Billie R. Moan 110 Working in the City Dinners on the Run — Save Time and Enjoy Design Pre-prepared Quality Foods Lynn Starnes, Star Graphics 114 Art in the City PrePress and Printing Starkey Printing Mary Ferris Kelly — “The Artist of the Beautiful” 118 Ask the Designer Photography Tom Cory Outdoor Living Med Dement David Humber 120 Hot Wheels Cadillac — New XLR Roadster Staff Writer Mike Haskew Excitement of a Convertible; Extravagance of a Luxury Coupe Contributing Writers Joanne Beckman 122 Last Look Charlotte Boatwright, RN, PhD Courtney Brown Hamilton Bush Tom Cory, PhD Adam Haskew Mike Haskew 110 Hank Matheny ASID,IIDA,IFDA Donna Nipper Susan Parry Jill Ralston Matt Williams For advertisting rates or magazine information, or to write to the editor, go to www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com or call 423-266- 3440 or e-mail: CMCpub@BellSouth.net. Chattanooga CityScope™ Magazine is published five times a year by CMC Publications, LLC., a Chattanooga based company. CMC Publica- tions also publishes HealthScope 2000®. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission, is strictly prohibited. Return postage photo by med dement must accompany all material submitted if return is requested. No responsibility can be assumed for unsolicited material. We reserve the right to edit submissions before publication. Subscription rate is $18 per year, tax included. Views expressed herein are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the editors, advertisers and publishers. The editors, advertisers and publishers disclaim any 120 responsibility or liability for such material. 8 118 michael sanders lane venture 6 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • chattanooga city Lights Swingin’ in the Park The CSO Begins its Swingfest to be held at Coolidge Park on Saturday, September 1, 5:30 – 9:45 pm. Countdown to 75 Years Free concert featuring three big band orchestras playing swing music. of Music 5:30 - 6:45 - UpTown Band - sponsored by Unum Group T he Chattanooga Symphony & Opera 7:00 - 8:15 - Swingtime launches 2007-2008 ticket sales on Au- Orchestra directed by Ralph gust 6 at 10 a.m. Among many audience Miller initiatives this season are Family Fun pricing 8:30 - 9:45 - Sweet Georgia (children under 12 can attend any Masterworks Sound directed by Mike Series performance for free) and special stu- LaRoche dent, senior, military and group discounts. Contact: Carla Pritchard, 423-265-0771 The “Countdown to 75” season, filled www.downtownchattanooga.org with spectacular music, Maestro Robert Bernhardt, world-renowned guest artists and 2007 Light The the CSO orchestra, begins with an opening night gala performance, “Sing for the Cure, A Proclamation of Hope.” Continuing the season, the CSO’s three main stage series offer many Night Walk for opportunities to see the CSO in action. Masterworks Series highlights include Gershwin’s The Leukemia & Rhapsody in Blue, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Brahms’ A German Requiem among many others. This season’s opera schedule features Donizetti’s comic opera, The Elixir of Love and Lymphoma Society Hansel and Gretel, the ultimate opera for children of all ages. First Tennessee Pops Series highlights include Hooray for Hollywood featuring Hollywood film scores throughout the decades, The Phantom of the Opera with Lon Chaney’s Silent film projected above the Me- morial Auditorium stage, Simply Sinatra with guest artist Steve Lippia and annual favorites WHAT: Walkers carry illuminated balloons “Home for the Holidays” and “Big Band Fever.” to celebrate and commemorate the lives Tickets for performances start at $23 and can be purchased by calling the CSO box of- touched by cancer during this 2.4 mile fice at (423) 267-8583, by visiting online at www.chattanoogasymphony.org or at the CSO evening fundraising walk. Funds raised office at 630 Chestnut Street. Join the CSO this season and Let the “Countdown” begin! will support the mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and multiple Kids First™ Coupon Book myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Celebrates 20 Years! WHEN: Thursday, September 20th, 2007 A 5:30 PM Registration begins; refreshments s familiar as backpacks filled with back-to-school supplies, and family activities the annual Kids First™ coupon book sales begin Sept. 7 — its 7:00 PM Walk begins 20th year of raising funds for Hamilton County schools. For two weeks, Hamilton County elementary school stu- WHERE: Coolidge Park, Chattanooga, TN. dents scramble to sell the 200-page books that still cost only $10 and feature discounts WHAT Join Us Today! It’s easy to form a from area stores, restaurants, attractions and service providers. NEXT: team and raise money for The Leu- “The price of a postage stamp has nearly doubled in 20 years, but the coupon books are kemia & Lymphoma Society! Log still an amazing $10 value — a value measured out to coupon users, but a value of direct onto our website at www.lightthe- significance to students and their schools,” said Kris Humber, executive director for the night.org/tn for more information Hamilton County Schools Fund for Excellence. and to register. Kids First™ has raised millions of dollars for the Hamilton County Schools. The schools keep $7 for every book sold, and the money is allocated according to their individual For more information, please contact needs. The remaining 30 percent of coupon book revenue covers program expenses and Ginger Smith(x18) at The Leukemia & Lym- funds other school programs such as quarterly Teaching Excellence Awards and the annual phoma Society, 615-331-2980. Superintendent’s Honors Banquet. The success of the coupon book program is directly attributed to the support of the Market Street Bridge participating merchants and major sponsors: Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company, REOPEnED SunTrust Bank, WRCB-Channel 3, and KZ106. Saturday August 3rd! For more information, call 209-5450 or log on to www.fundforexcellence.org. 8 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
    • Three Sisters Riverfront Nights Music Festival Continue Into C hattanooga’s Waterfront September!!! will be the site for one of our City’s newest events, D the Three Sisters Music Festi- owntown on Chattanooga’s water- val. Held on Friday, October front is the place to be for some FREE, 5, and Saturday, October 6, at live music. Food and beverages will be Ross’s Landing, this FREE one- available. Bring your of-a-kind event will feature a lawn chairs and enjoy wide range of music, all with a bluegrass a lovely September flare. The schedule is as follows: evening downtown Friday, Oct. 5 with your family! 6:00 PM Dismembered Tennesseans • Sept. 8 Blaze 7:30 PM Steep Canyon Rangers Oteil and the 9:00 PM Del McCoury Band • Sept. 22 Oteil and the Peacemakers Saturday, Oct. 6 Peacemakers 12:00 PM Dismembered Tennesseans • Sept. 29 Shawn Camp 1:30 PM Lone Mountain Band 3:00 PM Lovell Sisters 4:30 PM Norman and Nancy Blake Shawn 6:00 PM The Greencards Camp 7:30 PM John Cowan Band 9:00 PM Nashville Bluegrass Band Beer, food and non-alcoholic drink con- cessions will be available on site. No outside food or beverages are allowed. This event is sponsored by Fletcher Bright Company and produced by Chattanooga Downtown Part- nership. For more information, visit www. downtownchattanooga.org or contact Carla For more information visit www.riverfront- Pritchard at 423-265-0771 or cpritchard@ nights.com thecdp.org. Robert M. Edsel at UTC’s Roland Hayes Auditorium O n September 19, The Chattanooga Regional History Museum along with the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga are host- ing an evening with Robert M. Edsel. Mr. Edsel will be at UTC’s Roland Hayes Auditorium to tell the intriguing story of Robert M. a group of World War II Allied soldiers, nicknamed the Edsel Monuments Men, who saved and/or recovered a vast number of stolen art treasures destined for Hitler’s dream of a Fuhrer Museum. Robert M. Edsel tells their fascinating story in his extensively researched book, Rescuing Da Vinci. This presentation will be open to the public free of charge. Mr. Edsel’s appearance in Chattanooga is his first in the southeast since publication of his book. As additional news on this important subject — Congress recently passed a joint resolution rec- ognizing the heroic work of the men and women known as the “Monuments Men”. Mr. Edsel’s com- mitment to highlighting this important topic has brought honor to the Monuments Men, as well as underscoring the continued need for recovery of the thousands of art treasures still lost. For more information contact Gail Pollock at gail@chattanoogahistory.com www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 9
    • Ask Hamilton GreetinGs citizens that the brewing of beer can be Hamilton started across, and, to his which was originally recorded by the of Greater traced back thousands of years (the great surprise, found some rhythmic British rockers dubbed Paper Lace. chattanooGa! ancient Egyptians were known to spring in his step. Even though an Pardon the digression, but your work with fermenting grain) — bet old dog may not learn new tricks history scribe considers providing Hamilton Bush is once again you didn’t know that — examining easily, he can at least appreciate such detailed information to be a on the scene to provide you with a local link to this age old enterprise them for a moment or so. genuine public service. observations, dissertations, excita- is a worthwhile exercise. Well, back to the business at tions, and historical ramblings. Just During the last decade of the hand. Old Hamilton thought for a the other day, Old Hamilton was Dear Hamilton Bush, 19th century, at the corner of Broad moment as he stood at the intersec- ambling his way along North Mar- I was browsing through a tion of Frazier Avenue and North and Third streets, stood the six-sto- ket Street, taking in the sights and local antique store the other Market Street. The initial impulse ry brick building which housed the sounds of the trendy residential day and came across an old was to tap politely on the glass and Chattanooga Brewery. The building and shopping area, when a dull, amber bottle with the words request that the young driver and was sprawling. Mail was delivered rhythmic thudding sound caught “Chattanooga Brewing Com- his fellow occupants reduce the vol- to 201 Broad Street, but the entire his attention. pany” clearly visible on it. It had ume of their woofers and tweeters block bounded by Broad, Second, After a lengthy pause and not previously occurred to me rather than assume the responsibil- Third, and Chestnut was taken by a glance high and low for the that our fair city might one time ity of providing a musical interlude the first brewing establishment in source of the disturbance, your have been home to a brewery. for residents and pedestrians span- our city. About 1889, businessman history scribe determined that Can you shed some light on this ning multiple city blocks. Conrad Geise invested a whopping a motor vehicle, stopped at the interesting find? In a moment of profound clar- $100,000 to get the brewing com- nearby traffic light, seemed to Sincerely, ity, though, yours truly remembered pany started. be vibrating; nay I say pulsating, the Colony Park and his erstwhile As the suds began to flow, with such vigor that the driver Strange Brew favorite, “Brandy” by Looking Glass. orders from drinking establish- must surely have been in the only Dear Strange, Yes, that’s the one with the immor- ments and saloons around the automobile in Chattanooga sport- From time to time, Old Ham- tal line “Brandy, you’re a fine girl, Southeast were filled. Whether ing the thousand-fingers massage ilton must admit that he enjoys a what a good wife you would be…” or not the orders actually poured option. Then, above the din, came cold beverage, and your question To each generation its own. When in is unknown. It is known, how- a muffled lyric — something about is one which is sure to intrigue a the orange hand gave way to the ever, that the brand names under being hot. Indeed, the temperature number of readers. Considering slightly stooped stick figure, Old has climbed steadily as the summer days have progressed. However, Top left: Photograph of a drawing of Chattanooga Brewing Old Hamilton gained the distinct Company located at Broad and 2nd Streets from 1891-1918. impression that the “artist” was not delivering a dissertation on the Bottom left: Circa 1895. Members of the Elks Lodge, No. local weather. 91 including seating l to r: Nat B. Butler, George Reif, Jr., A. L. Now, yours truly has been on Alsobrook, Harry B. Graves; standing Charles Reif, Thomas R. the cutting edge of entertainment Preston, and Will S. Albert. innovation since, well, since the Top right: Circa 1885. Crescent Brewing days of AM radio and black and Company with a fire hydrant in front, as white television. Sure, who among well as four unidentified men and one boy. us cannot recall the strains of that Sign on the front of the building reads: 70s classic “Billy, Don’t Be A Hero,” “Crescent Aurora Lager Beer;” sign on which blared from our parents’ the side of the building reads: “C. D. Hess 1974 Colony Park station wagon. Opera Co.” The brewing company later Don’t the fond memories come becomes Vetter Beer and flooding back when one contem- Ice Company, J. (John) W. plates the strains of “Point Me In Vetter, agent. The Direction Of Albuquerque,” Bottom right: Circa 1905. performed by David Cassidy, his TV Brewing company located mom Shirley Jones, and the remain- at Broad and 2nd St.. ing — decidedly less musically tal- Pictured l to r: Agnes Heiny, ented — members of the Partridge Annie Craig, Mrs. George Family. Oh, and lest we forget, it Reif [Louise Reif], Charles was Cincinnati-based Bo Donaldson Reif, James P. Winn, John and the Heywoods who gave us the Henry Brockhaus, Jr., Joseph most memorable version of “Billy” H. Bucholz, and Sonny Jim. 10 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
    • Photography Provided by the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Bicentennial Library which the Chattanooga brewed beer was sold included Magnolia, Liebetchaner, Family, Muenchner, and Faultless (which was the house lager). Now, Old Hamilton may not be well versed on the marketing of beer, but the name Faultless doesn’t necessarily conjure up the image of a frosty mug with a thirst quenching draught and a healthy head of foam. And, what would Top left: Circa. 1961. The the promise of cooperation, should you say to a six pack of “Family” “General” locomotive #3 of an enterprise in the state of Tennes- in your fridge. Western & Atlantic Railroad see seek to venture into Georgia, Perhaps the greatest advertis- (W. & A. RR.) on display. It the request was granted. Hundreds ing slogan of all time belongs to was built in 1855 in Patterson, of laborers worked to establish the Faultless. Allow Old Hamilton to New Jersey; taken by Andrews rail bed, and in 1848 the line was declare that the great marketing Raiders in Big Shanty, Georgia operational from Atlanta (which thinkers of Madison Avenue could (now Kennesaw); reclaimed was known as Terminus and then have done no better. No doubt, the near Ringgold, Georgia on the Marthasville for a time) to Tunnel guy or gal who came up with “Our same day (April 12, 1862). It Hill, Georgia. Beer Is Liquid Food” was a shoo-in was exhibited for years at At Tunnel Hill, the hulk of for an Addy Award, or the turn of Union Depot in Chattanooga and in 1972 it was returned to Kennesaw, Chetoogeta Mountain proved to be the century equivalent, that year. Georgia where it is currently on display. a formidable obstacle. Because in- By 1890, the brewing busi- Top right: Train depot located on U. S. Highway 41 in downtown vestors and legislators were eager ness was sold to a Mr. Charles Reif Ringgold, Georgia. It was built in 1848-1849 for the Western and Atlantic to reap some economic benefit, a of Cincinnati, Ohio, who jazzed Railroad, and later leased to the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis temporary road was constructed up the name as the Chattanooga Railroad (N. C. & St. L.). The State of Georgia bought the depot in 1978 to haul passengers and supplies Brewing Company. Therefore, and deeded it to the City of Ringgold. around the mountain to tracks that your prized bottle must have been Bottom right: Andrews Raiders monument, National Cemetery, 1200 were laid on the other side. By the produced sometime subsequent Bailey Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Donated by the State of Ohio and autumn of 1849, the first railroad to the acquisition. As the profits erected in 1890, the monument commemorates the 1862 Civil War raid into Chattanooga was completed, rolled in, production was said to led by James Andrews and the seizure of the locomotive “The General.” and the first train rolled into town have exceeded an annual volume on December 1, 1849. A tunnel of 200 freight cars. Mr. Reif plowed was blasted through Chetoogeta profits back into his facility, expand- Atlantic Railroad. Do you know Of course, if all of the above Mountain by the spring of 1850, ing and improving the brewery anything about the history of were not enough to make any self- opening on May 9. into one of the most modern to this company? respecting beer go flat, these events The Great Locomotive Chase be found anywhere. One must Regards, occurred on the eve of Prohibition. occurred in 1862 when a group wonder whether the beer barons Ridin’ A Rail In 1919, the management of the of Union raiders led by a civilian, of the Busch family, Augie and/ Chattanooga Brewing Company James Andrews, commandeered or Gussie, ever took note of their turned out the lights. The party was Dear Rail, the General and headed north- Southeastern rival. indeed over. Glub, glub! The full name of our subject ward with the intent of destroying All good things must, however, was the Western & Atlantic Railroad railroad bridges behind them. An- come to an end. For a state law, Dear Hamilton Bush, of the State of Georgia. Founded on drews and company came to grief, passed in 1909, meant the best of As a railroad enthusiast, I December 21, 1836, the line runs and one of the most famous stories times were in the past for the Chat- have to say that Chattanooga is a from Atlanta to Chattanooga and of the Civil War has endured. tanooga Brewing Company. The law great place to live. The Tennessee was one of at least nine that even- When the war was over, Jo- placed severe restrictions on the sale Valley Railroad Museum is doing tually made their way into our city. seph E. Brown, former governor of alcoholic beverages in the state of a fantastic job preserving this im- Traversing a distance of 137 miles of the state of Georgia, negoti- Tennessee. Refocusing on products portant part of our history, and between Chattanooga and the capi- ated a 20-year lease and took over with a somewhat lower alcohol the Chattanooga Choo Choo is a tal city of Georgia, the railroad itself operations along the Western & content than the original beers met wonderful place to take visiting was constructed, as funding ebbed Atlantic Railroad. Subsequently, with only limited success. By 1913, friends and family. I remember and flowed, during the decade from the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. a real “brewhaha” had developed when the famous General, the 1841 to 1850. Louis Railway entered into a long- when U.S. Senator Newell Sanders locomotive which gained fame Construction itself could not term lease for the use of the line. sponsored a bill to regulate the sale during the Civil War, was on begin in earnest until the Georgians Today, CSX, the modern successor of alcoholic beverages across state display downtown. Recently, struck a deal with the state of Ten- to the Nashville, Chattanooga and lines. Adding insult to injury, the our family made the short drive nessee. General Daniel Newnan St. Louis, operates the rail line state attorney general’s office even to Kennesaw, Georgia, and took traveled from Atlanta to Nashville under lease. More than 160 years labeled the Chattanooga Brewing a look at the old engine. On the to petition the General Assembly old, the Western & Atlantic route Company a public nuisance and coal car were the letters “W. & A. for permission to extend the railway is virtually the same today as it was accused the company of violating R. R.” These stand for Western & across the state line. In exchange for in the beginning. state law. www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 11
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    • Tennessee’s Freshman Senator Shares Early Observations While Home in Chattanooga W By M i k E H a S k E W hen United States Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) took office less than a year ago, assum- ing the seat vacated by former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, he was a newcomer to Washington, D.C. However, he brought from Tennessee a can-do attitude, a fresh perspective on major issues, boundless energy, and a history of success in business and state and local politics. A proven leader, Corker’s record of public service is remarkable. In 2001, he was elected mayor of Chattanooga and guided the city during an unprecedented $2.1 billion revitalization project along its riverfront. He implemented a program of merit bonus pay for teachers and supported an effort by the leaders of local law enforcement agencies to cut violent crime by 50 percent. In 1994, he was named Commissioner of Finance and Administration for the State of Tennessee, serving two years in that capacity with responsibilities for the preparation and implementation of the state’s $13 billion budget, and www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 15
    • Bob and his wife Elizabeth just celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary and have two college age daughters, Julia and Emily. The Corker family lives in Chattanooga and attends North Shore Fellowship. during 2006 and your first weeks in the enjoy the nexus between foreign relations and ran for the U.S. Senate. More than 20 years U.S. Senate? ago, he was instrumental in the formation energy. I was with the chairman of the Energy of Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise, Committee last week in Brussels trying to ad- BC: The campaign was a great experience. We which has assisted many local citizens in the dress energy issues and also discussing climate were on the road across the state of Tennessee, purchase of affordable housing. change. We will be debating a bill in the Senate and that was a challenge. We are very glad to As a businessman, Corker founded Ben- very soon that deals with climate change and be doing what we are doing now. Today is my cor Corporation, a major commercial con- energy, and when it comes to these issues that 161st day in office, and we began the process tractor, in 1978 with $8,000 in capital. Before have a major impact on our country, there is by staffing up. We had to put together six of- the construction segment of his business was a great deal of time spent in testimony and in fices around the state of Tennessee and one in sold 12 years later, it had expanded to include committee. People also come in and brief us Washington, D.C. Right now, our staff numbers operations in 18 states. In 1999, he acquired on the issues in our offices, but we feel it is about 40 people. During the first few weeks, we two of Chattanooga’s best known real estate also important to go out to where a central obviously had plenty of things going on. companies, Osborne Building Corporation focus of the issue might be located and try to and the Stone Fort Land Company, becoming understand it in the fullest way we can. We use CS: Could you describe some of the the largest private land owner in Hamilton recesses for some of that, too. My first 161 days activities you have been involved in during County prior to selling much of his real in the Senate have been vigorous. There have these opening months of your term? estate holdings in 2006. been quite a few debates, and I believe we have The only freshman Republican senator BC: What has been fortunate for me is that I figured out how to have an impact. in the 110th Congress, Corker was sworn in on January 4, 2007. He is a member of the committees on Foreign Relations; Energy and Natural Resources; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and the Special Commit- tee on Aging. He maintains his residence in North Chattanooga with his wife, Elizabeth, and daughters, Julia and Emily. He recently spoke with writer Mike Haskew concerning his first months in office, as well as issues which are of major importance not only to Chattanoogans but to our nation and the entire world as well. CS: How would you describe the campaign During the Senate’s February recess, Senator Corker, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, went to Iraq where he met with Tennessee soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division in Baghdad. 16 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • Senator Corker, a member of the Energy Committee, discusses advances in fuel injection technology that improves vehicle performance and emissions without sacrificing fuel efficiency on a tour of the General Motors Spring Hill Powertrain Plant. CS: How would you assess the current CS: What specifics have you discussed we talked about their experiences in Iraq and situation in Iraq? relating to energy? where we are there. I met with the deputy prime minister of Iraq and talked about a pro- BC: The situation in Iraq is very difficult, and BC: During our trip to Brussels we met with posed oil sharing program. Again, on issues that is something of an understatement. We European officials, discussing carbon emissions, such as these, which are a central focus in our are focusing on mid-September when General and with bills coming to the floor later this year, committees, what we are trying to do is make Patraeus comes back to Washington and gives I wanted to make sure I knew as much as I could sure that we have the ability to see for our- us an assessment of where the new efforts in on the pluses and minuses in Europe as well as selves what is happening. It is important to have Baghdad have taken us. Obviously, things have in the United States. that experience on the ground to understand not gone as well with the most recent security things as they are there. CS: You traveled to Iraq in February as implementation as people would wish. We part of a delegation led by Senator Jon Kyl are seeing the administration there having CS:What other issues do you see as being (R-Ariz.). What were your impressions of more diplomatic relations and meetings with of primary importance at this time? the situation there? neighboring countries, which is a hopeful sign. BC: We have been spending the first part of our At this point, I have a lot of concern about BC: It was an eye opening experience in Iraq time here heavily involved in the issue of Iraq, where we are, and I am looking forward to for several reasons. I looked forward to visiting but to me a short term domestic issue which is the testimony of General Petraeus and others with our troops who are serving so bravely and very important is health care, and I have been in mid-September. All that will come with a honorably there. We landed in Kuwait and met working with other senators and Secretary meeting that takes place in the capitol. We will with the general who is handling the logistics Leavitt (Health and Human Services Secretary see where we are then and where we need to of getting materials like trucks and humvees Mike Leavitt) to put forth a health care policy go from that point. and such back and forth and in and out of Iraq to create opportunities for Americans to afford and Kuwait. We flew into Baghdad with some CS: Do you recall a particular experience health care today. We have nibbled around the troops in a C-130 transport and moved around during your visit to Iraq that made a edges of making that occur in recent times, and with soldiers in armed helicopters and armored lasting impression on you? we need a more radical approach to organizing vehicles. This was just as the troop surge was how health care dollars are spent so that work- beginning, and we met with the overall com- BC: I participated in a fascinating and moving ing Tennesseans and all working Americans can mander, General David Petraeus, and others meeting with several soldiers from Tennessee. afford health care. on the ground. I met privately with a group of six of them, and 18 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • something — but the days are obviously long. The other piece of it is that you have got to be flexible because you may be in a meeting and talking with someone and have a vote come up and that may require you to be called away. We also have a lot of committee meetings to attend, and along with those meetings are a number of briefings that take place beforehand. CS: How are you maintaining contact with the people in your home state of Tennessee? BC: I have been back in the state several times and visited 36 different counties, some of them a number of times. I am staying in touch with Tennesseans through discussions and town hall meetings. I enjoy talking to them and listening to them on the issues very much. CS: Has your family adapted well to the changes since your election to the Senate? BC: I do try to come home every weekend. My youngest daughter just graduated from high school, and my oldest is already in col- lege. While it has not been a perfect time to be away and to be campaigning and running for office, we have really tried to be around for our children. The campaign put a strain on that, no question. I will continue to come home every weekend that I possibly can and to stay in touch with the people of the state of Tennessee. CS: What is your perspective on the city CS: If there is such a thing as a typical day for Immigration has been front and center, and of Chattanooga today? you as a senator, could you describe it? we have just concluded some debate on that BC: I am truly honored to serve in the Senate, for a while. I think it will come up again in the BC: It is really very busy. Some things are and I love calling Chattanooga my home. Given near future, and we will continue working on scheduled in sporadic fashion, but we do have all that is happening, there has been nothing that issue as well. numerous meetings scheduled every day. This more fulfilling in my life than serving as the week, we finished voting two nights ago at mayor of Chattanooga, and I am so proud CS:What has been the most surprising or interesting aspect of your time in the U.S. 12:30, and last night we finished voting at 10 of our city. The people in Chattanooga are a o’clock. Even if we are not voting, a lot of times real pleasure to come home to and to be with. Senate thus far? I will get home at 10 o’clock after a meeting or There are so many of them who make our city BC: I really think I should have been writing a great. Wherever I go and talk to people about journal from day one because I will say that one Senator Corker Welcomes Students and where I am from, there are not many times that of the things you realize while serving in the U.S. Teachers to the Capitol someone doesn’t talk about what a Senate is the tremendous access great city it is and how different it is to information and resources today from some years ago. that are available to you. You have almost anybody in the One of Chattanooga’s lead- world wanting to talk to you ing citizens, Bob Corker has about policy issues because they emerged on the national politi- feel that in having conversations cal scene during a pivotal time with you they are affecting pub- in the history of our country lic policy. Access to that infor- and the world. His dedication to mation and to those resources public service and his record of is a benefit because you are able success in building partnerships to dig into policy discussions and and consensus to achieve positive, issues and make good decisions. common goals bode well for Ten- It is simply phenomenal what is nessee and our country. available to you. People around the world are anxious to talk to you about issues. 20 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • The Place Chattanooga – Karlette and Miriam and Chip Baker Mike Thompson Craig and Jim and Terri Holley Barbara Kennedy ©med dement 2007 ©med dement 2007 22 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
    • to Be! Why Executives Steve and Dolores Choose to Stay in Murphy Chattanooga Over ©med dement 2007 Career Moves By C H a r lOT T E C B O aT W r i g H T h at t a no o ga i s a wonderful place to live, play and raise a family. It is not sur- prising that families are often willing to make significant changes in their lives in order to make Chattanooga home. Many have chosen to work here rather than follow careers that would lead them to other loca- tions. Some of these people have shared their experiences and mo- tivations for makingChattanooga their choice to live and raise their families. Craig Holley of CapitalMark Bank & Trust and his family Nancy and Keith have lived in Chattanooga twice. Moreland “The family and I moved here in the early nineties,” he explains. “I am a career banker and was with AmSouth Bank. A mSouth had just purchased First Federal here in Chattanooga. We moved here around 1992 and lived on Lookout Mountain fo r ab o u t t h r e e years. We completely fell in love with the city during that period. We relocated to Montgomery, Ala- bama where I was in charge of Am- South’s Central Alabama opera- tions for about two years, then to Huntsville to manage the bank’s North Alabama area. In 1999, we www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 23
    • in many other cities after graduating from Middle Tennessee State University. “I worked for a food service company in Columbia, Tennessee, a chemical company in Kentucky, then West Point Pepperell in Dallas. When Shaw Industries bought the company, I moved to Knoxville and St. Louis,” he says. In 1996, Thompson had the opportunity to move to Chattanooga. “It was a really good time in my life to be close to home and to my parents. During the ‘90s, I was seeing Chat- tanooga take shape and living here made me want to have a business here. I started to look at what Shaw was doing with area rugs in Chattanooga and found that we weren’t doing anything. I thought about whether people would go to Dalton if there was a full service rug store here in Chattanooga. The kids were in middle school at the time and I was always someplace else. I enjoyed my job with Shaw, but not what it took to do it. Miriam found our locations for the store and did a great job. We decided to give it a shot,” he explains. “It takes a while to build a business and develop relationships in the community. Seven years later, we are just seeing the fruits of our ability to hang in there,” says Thompson. The single most important factor in Thompson’s decision to leave the corporate career and become a local business owner was the family. “I wanted to be available for my parents if they needed me and to be close enough, if need be, to close the door and go see the ballgame when one of the kids was playing. The family returned to Chattanooga. That was during bank, CapitalMark Bank & Trust,” Holley thought that I was crazy at the time, but now the AmSouth, First American and Pioneer says. “There was no single factor determin- I think they understand. I also liked what was merger, so I came back to run AmSouth’s ing that we would stay, though I am not sure happening downtown. Miriam is from the Southeast Tennessee-North Georgia opera- that my family would have moved with me Nashville area, so we are not far from her tions which were headquartered in Chatta- if I had remained with AmSouth. We were so family. It has worked out well.” nooga. Of course, Terri and the family were ingrained with our friends, our church and excited about coming back because they had the schools. We loved the mountains, valleys CHip Baker CaMe To CHaTTanooga enjoyed the first three years we lived here. and river and Chattanooga’s proximity to in 1992 as Administrator of T.C. Thompson Holley has two daughters now ages 12 Atlanta, Birmingham and Nashville where Children’s Hospital. “As a hospital admin- and 16. “They never planned to move again,” we have friends and love to visit. We loved istrator, you usually move about every four he notes. “They absolutely loved Chatta- what was happening downtown. The heart years,” Baker ex- nooga. My second daughter was born here so and soul of any city is its downtown area and plains. “I spent a she did not remember much about it, but my Chattanooga has made tremendous strides year between 1998 oldest daughter had developed friendships revitalizing its downtown. Groups from and 1999 trying to when we lived here before and was excited around the country and the world come here decide how to stay about coming back to get reacquainted with to learn about the successful redevelopment here. At the same them. AmSouth Bank, now Regions Bank, along the riverfront and our central business time I was looking is a highly regarded institution with a fine district. Terri and I plan one day to relocate at the possibility group of employees. However, during my downtown to live, but that is about as far as of parallel paths with hospitals around the 25 year career with AmSouth I had moved I can get her to move. We love it. We work country. About the time an old boss from six times, and when I realized in 2005 that and go to church downtown and our girls Dallas wanted me to take over a hospital in to remain with the bank we would once spend a lot of time there, so Houston, the Riverbend opportu- again have to relocate, I resigned. We had that is our plan one day.” nity came up. I had gotten into the already discussed when we moved back in event business while planning the Mike and MiriaM 1999, that we would like to make Chatta- air show as a fundraiser for Chil- THoMpson are own- nooga our home. In 2005, Terri opened a dren’s and used that experience to ers of THe rug raCk new women’s shoe boutique on the north take advantage of the opportunity in Chattanooga’s Southside. shore called Embellish and after taking a for Riverbend and it all worked out. Though Thompson is a na- year off, I, along with a group of seven other There has never been a hesitation tive Chattanoogan, he lived individuals, organized Chattanooga’s newest from the family. My wife is actively 24 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • involved in many parts of the community going around with a slide show trying to get and continue to contribute to Chattanooga and I am involved with the school board. It people excited about the idea,” he says. Ken- because it has been very good to me. Being is all about making the community a better nedy served as president of the Convention able to work with people like Ann and Stroud place to live for all of us.” and Visitors Bureau for six and a half years and Christian was the icing on the cake.” “Since we have been here, we have had and the Chamber of Commerce for three. keiTH Moreland is a naTive CHaT- four children, so giving them a permanent After he left the Chamber, the Kennedys faced Tanoogan froM easT Brainerd. He home was one of the most important factors the decision whether to stay in Chattanooga. went to college at in the decision to stay. It is a great place to “We decided to stay, and I hung out a shingle the University of put down roots and raise children,” notes to see if I could make it as a consultant. I Tennessee, Knox- Baker. “The people in the community, the started in 2001 doing marketing and com- ville then moved friends that we made, the beauty of the area munications, but wound up doing more to Charlotte and and affordability of living all played into the strategic planning than anything else. My Boston. “My mom, decision. I like the way everyone pitches in friend, Ann Coulter, was considering going brother and t wo to solve problems in this community. That into business for herself, so we joined forces. sisters live here. As is a truly wonderful thing. The partnerships Stroud Watson, who had been the city’s urban the kids grew older, and relationships that are created through design consultant for 20 years and Christian being away from family was harder,” he problem-solving are one of a kind. Chatta- Rushing, who had been at the planning and remarks. “I really enjoyed watching Chatta- nooga is a ‘can-do’ city,” Baker says. design studio, came on board and we became nooga transition from what it used to be to Kennedy, Coulter, Rushing & Watson. We now sTeve MurpHy, owner of MoniCa’s do strategic planning and design for cities and what it is today and always sort of wanted to in THe norTH the civic organizations, institutions and agen- come back, so we looked at ways to make that s H o r e a r e a cies that help cities run. We felt we could be happen. I worked for a big software company was transferred successful at this because there have been so doing a lot of travel out of the country. I love to Chattanooga many lessons learned in Chattanooga and we my kids and I am so proud of them, but when by Buster Brown felt that we could give other cities the benefit you miss important events, it is not first-hand from New Jersey of our experience.” pride, but pride from a distance. That was just in 1985. “Bust- not what I wanted to continue and if I had er Brown went stayed in my job, it would have. The motiva- ”It (Chattanooga) is into bankruptcy tion was to have more time with my family in 1997, so my and allow them to grow up around the rela- a great place to put options were to tives that I had enjoyed when I was a youth, seek something something they were not getting. I felt that down roots and raise in another part of the country or see if it was doing them a disservice.” children. The people there was something that could keep us Moreland spent about two years inves- here,” says Murphy. “Our kids were raised tigating opportunities. “We had our kids in in the community, the here. We looked into several businesses and Little Gym in Boston. That was our first ex- Monica’s looked like a good fit, so we bought posure,” says Moreland. “We looked at many friends that we made, it. Chattanooga offered a wonderful living opportunities rather than Little Gym, but environment and this seemed like a signifi- when we started narrowing and fine-tuning the beauty of the area cant opportunity to stay here and prosper. our interest in a business, this sort of hit us. and affordability of Our children were raised in Chattanooga. I was a gymnast growing up and I love kids. Ironically, we had one child in college and The more we thought about it, it just seemed living all played into two more were going off to college that fall. perfect. Chattanooga needed a Little Gym. When we broached the subject of relocation After a great deal of market research, my idea the decision (to stay in to another area, they were dead set against that East Brainerd would be a good location it. This was their home and if we moved to was confirmed. We opened in May, 2005. It Chattanooga.)” another area of the country, it would be our has worked out very well. We have over 400 home, but never theirs. Their opinions were kids who come through the gym every week. —ChIp Baker very important to us. We had also made some What makes me love this so much is the dif- wonderful friends here and we did not want ference we are making in these kids lives.” to leave them.” Two factors influenced Kennedy’s deci- Natural beauty abounds throughout the sion to stay in Chattanooga. “Over the course JiM kennedy CaMe To CHaT Ta- of 30 years, you really set down roots. By the Chattanooga Region’s mountains, lakes and nooga in 1974 To TeaCH aT Baylor time the decision came in 2001, Barbara and I rivers. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy incred- sCHool, following his broth- ibly beautiful walking trails, fishing and had three kids who had their own er Dan, who had come to teach water sports. With an ambiance of its own, circle of friends, and Barbara had a at Baylor the year before (and Chattanooga is richly endowed with his- great job. You don’t want to create is still there). Kennedy went tory, cultural and educational opportunities. a family upheaval by moving on. to Texas for a couple of years, Then, there are its people who have retained The other thing is that I have been returning in 1979 to work for a culture of hospitality that is welcoming really lucky over my career to Miller-Reid advertising. After and heartwarming. Atlanta, Birmingham and have been very close to the renais- nine years with the agency, he Nashville, with their unique attractions, are sance of this community. When went to work for the RiverCity only a couple of hours away. It is difficult to you get tied to a city’s redevelop- Company. “Those were the pre- imagine a more beautiful environment. It ment and reawakening, it is hard aquarium days when we were is no surprise that many families consider to let go of that. I wanted to stay Chattanooga as the only place to be. 26 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • “There are things people need to tell you before your discovery flight. it scared me to death, and i said i didn’t want anything to do with it. Then, i understood that all flying involves, is a piece of weight with the forces of gravity and wind applied to it. you will get blown around. Once i found that out, i was fine with it.” —MikE BrOWn F ew endeavors offer the same sense The Cirrus, which he acquired in 2006, bring you gently to earth like falling off a of freedom and exhilaration as accommodates Mike, wife Debbie, and son 10-foot ladder.” experienced at the controls of an Michael, who turns 10 in September, com- Visiting family on a regular basis and airplane. Few types of transpor- fortably. Prior to that, he owned a 1960s running a successful business with interests taion can save the time and offer vintage Hughes 269A helicopter, which had across the Southeast prompted Kirby Webb, as much fun as flying. Here in the been painstakingly restored by a friend who the owner of Webco, Inc., a manufacturer Chattanooga Region, people of all ages have located the aircraft in a military scrapyard. and distributor of granite, solid surface met the test, earned their wings and fly for Along with the helicopter came the logbooks countertops and related products, to take fun, their families and for business. and a history of 14,000 hours of flight time to the air five years ago. Business trips have For most, the adventure of flying comes used by the U.S. Army to train pilots. taken him to Houston, Texas; New Jersey; with the fulfillment of a lifelong fascination “The helicopter was not a traveling ma- Louisville, Kentucky and St. Louis, allow- of soaring aloft in a craft heavier than air. They chine,” Mike recalled. “It was the most fun I ing what might otherwise be a trip of up to remember the roar of engines, the names of have ever had, but it only held enough fuel three days to be accomplished often in as famous aviators, and building model planes for two hours, only went 60 miles per hour, little as one. of balsa wood as kids. They find satisfaction in and it was just a two-seater. With the doors “I live six and a half hours from my origi- planning and completing a flight, and saving off it was like a Jeep that would fly at treetop nal home in Southern Ohio,” commented travel time to destinations. level. It was a sightseeing vehicle, and the Webb, “and I can fly it in two. That means “I got the bug back in 1989,” remem- world was just gorgeous.” spending more time with family while I am bered Mike Brown, a senior vice president The Cirrus has a range of about 900 there. I took my time getting my license be- with the brokerage firm of Morgan Keegan miles minimum altitude, flying four and a cause I work full-time, and I wanted to make & Co. in Chattanooga. “My dad worked for half hours at approximately 200 miles per sure that I passed the tests. It took about a Delta Airlines all his life, and I can remember hour maximum airspeed. When it is not in year to complete everything, and right now going to Lovell Field and watching the flames the air, the plane is at the Collegedale airport, I own a Cessna 182Q single-engine, four- come out of the engines of the DC-3s as they where Mike learned to fly. He takes it up passenger plane. This is like flying a station pulled away from the gate. I loved going up once a week to keep the engine lubricated, wagon because you can see all around you, on the observation deck and watching the and over the course of a year he may spend much better than in a big plane.” planes take off and land. So, I finally decided as many as 125 hours in the air. “I got the Cessna before I got my license to get my license, and then got my instru- “If a man is hooked on aviation and his because I wanted to take my test in the same ment rating about a year later.” wife isn’t, that can be an issue, but Debbie plane I was planning on flying all the time,” Although he is now the owner of his loves the mobility,” Mike commented. “This he continued. “A wise man once told me ninth airplane, a single-engine Cirrus SR 22, past weekend we went to visit my father in that different airplanes fly differently. So, if Brown’s first experience in a small aircraft Morristown, Tennessee, and the flight took you fly the same plane you know how it will was not what he expected at all. “There are 25 minutes. This is a new style aircraft that handle and how it has been maintained.” things people need to tell you before your is sleek, safe, and fast. Cirrus was the first Recently, Kirby flew to the Coca-Cola discovery flight,” he laughed. “It scared me manufacturer to identify safety problems 600 NASCAR race in Charlotte, North Caro- to death, and I said I didn’t want anything to inherent with planes if the engine quits. lina, covering the distance in just a couple of do with it. Then, I understood that all flying Rarely does that happen, but if a pilot gets in hours. He has flown as many as 180 hours in involves, is a piece of weight with the forces over their head, Cirrus designed a parachute a given year, always allotting time to practice of gravity and wind applied to it. You will which uses a ballistic rocket to shoot out of takeoffs and landings at the airport facility get blown around. Once I found that out, I the tail. Once the parachute is deployed at a in Dallas Bay. was fine with it.” certain altitude and minimum speed, it will “I plan on flying until I’m 70 years old,” he concluded, “which is about another 10 years, as long as my health holds up. I have no ambition to fly a jet or anything faster kirby Webb than what I have because I know what to Cessna 182Q expect out of this plane.” Dr. Steve Tipps, an oral surgeon with Associates in Oral and Maxillofacial Sur- gery, has been a licensed pilot for 22 years. Currently he owns a six-seat, twin-engine Beechcraft Baron 55 in partnership with Dr. Andy Rittenberry. While this particular plane is for sale, there are plans to make another 30 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 30 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
    • purchase in the future. Flying has become a bit less frequent as the cost of fuel has climbed steadily to between $4 and $5 per gallon, and Dr. Tipps is readily aware that his plane consumes 28 gallons per hour. Therefore, his flights involve a specific destina- tion these days. “You do have to fly a certain amount to maintain your instrument rating and that sort of thing,” he remarked. “So, it is not a situation in which you just go out on Saturday afternoon and just fly around. The majority of the flying that I have done has been related to vacations with my family and hunting and fishing trips. Last year, I flew to Boston for an annual oral surgery meeting, and my longest flight was to West Yellowstone, Montana.” Although he had not been captivated by an urge to fly since childhood, Dr. Tipps did decide to find out more about it after leafing through a magazine in the apartment of a fellow student in dental school. After finishing his residency, he re- turned to Chattanooga, invested in a “discovery flight”, and was allowed to handle the controls under the supervision of the pilot. “There are a lot of things I enjoy about fly- ing,” remarked the doctor. “The initial allure was just being able to get up to 6,000 to 8,000 feet and be close enough to the terrain to recognize what you are flying over. It is an entirely dif- ferent vantage point compared to being on the road. You can appreciate the relationship to the mountains and canyons and rivers and how the city has developed, whereas if you are at 30,000 feet it is difficult to decide what you may be looking at. When you hear the weatherman talk about thunderstorms in Monteagle or Sewanee or whatever, that may seem to be a long way off, but in an airplane it isn’t. Sometimes, you can be flying early in the morning or late in the evening and see a spectacular sunrise or sunset that you could not see unless you were in an airplane.” Although his wife, Mary Leslie, is wary of flying at times, she has become appreciative of the convenience air travel affords. Daughters Beth, 19, and Katelyn, 24, have also benefited. “Mary Leslie is not particularly an aviation enthusiast,” Dr. Tipps laughed, “but she has flown with me quite a lot. It is more of a pragmatic situation. She would rather suffer through a two and a half hour flight to New Smyrna Beach than stay in a car to get there. My daughters have been flying all their Dr. Steve Tipps lives. I don’t know that they are enthusiasts, but they are not Beechcraft Baron 55 particularly averse to flying. I’ve never had them decline to go anywhere. We have made a lot of family trips, and I think they have enjoyed being spoiled by not having to sit in Atlanta traffic on the way to Florida.” Maintaining a healthy respect for safety and proper proce- dures is a given while piloting a plane, and Dr. Tipps offers a word of advice to anyone interested in learning to fly. “It is an expensive hobby, and it has to be taken extremely seriously. It can be unforgiving if pursued in a haphazard manner. Every time you advance the throttle and start down the runway, you have to be ready if something happens. It is challenging and rewarding to plan a flight and arrive safely at your destination, but you have www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 31 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 31
    • andrew godbold Pitts S2-B Biplane was 15,” said Andrew. from Knoxville, has taught him a great deal “I learned to fly in a and allowed him to fly a high performance Cessna 172, and my Pitts S2-B Special two-seat biplane with first logged f light a closed cockpit. “Rob is a highly ranked was a present for my competitor who flies in the toughest class 15th birthday in a and has taught me an incredible amount,” T-6 Texan trainer.” he said. “When I came to Knoxville, I wanted That T-6 flight to do aerobatics and found a guy named was also Andrew’s John Burt who had flown in the military for introduction to aero- years and is a wealth of knowledge. After batics, and he simply graduating from high school, I also bought calls it “love at first two courses with him.” sight.” He recently Although his mother and father, Deb- competed in the bie and Bill, were reluctant to approve of Southeast Aerobatic their son’s passion at first, Andrew says they got to take the hazards into consideration. It Championships and is in discussions with a have come around after realizing that he is is not like pulling over if you get a flat tire, gentleman about “borrowing” a small, single- actually a safer pilot due to the aerobatic and running out of fuel is inexcusable. You seat biplane with an open cockpit in order to training. The three of them regularly fly to don’t get to do it over.” gain aerobatic hours. Auburn, Alabama, to visit his brother, Chris. While some people would consider any- “Aerobatic time is tough to come by for Of course, he refrains from performing loops, one who wants to fly a plane to be a thrill anybody,” Andrew noted. “These airplanes spins, hammerheads, or snap rolls while his seeker, Andrew Godbold, a rising senior are high performance, and getting time in parents are aboard. at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, one is cost prohibitive. People don’t often Whether flying for business or pleasure, pushes the envelope quite a bit further. An- get into aerobatics because they are scared of local pilots find a sense of freedom and ac- drew soloed at the age of 16 and got his pilots being upside down, but it makes you a better complishment in their pursuit. They enjoy the license at 17, splitting time between the pilot because you know how to fly the plane different perspectives between being on the Collegedale Airport and the Moccasin Flying no matter which end is up. Most people get ground and soaring in the air. They enjoy the Club, based in Chattanooga. He received his their pilots license for the sense of freedom, convenience and time saved by flying. They commercial license in June of this year. but aerobatics is real freedom.” enjoy the fun and benefits earned from hours “The Moccasin Flying Club is one of the Andrew acknowledges that Rob Bond, a devoted for their pilots license. They enjoy oldest in the country, and I joined it when I close friend and accomplished aerobatic pilot “Flying High in the Chattanooga Skies.” 32 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • courtesy of canyon ridge club Sun-drenched landscapes with unparalleled views draw many young families, baby boomers and retirees to the banks of area lakes and to the highest mountaintops where privacy, plenty of space, and simplicity inspire a higher quality of life. A natural setting provides its own entertainment for pments residents who enjoy an afternoon swim in a warm lake, floating lazily in an inner tube, or taking peaceful strolls nee develo and bike rides along nature trails. Pastimes like stargazing, storm-watching, admiring wildlife, or fishing in stocked ponds and lakes in the ake at sewa midst of the mountains, also seem even more satisfying in settings which embody the essence of leisurely living. Stunning views of untouched wilderness captivate many of timberl who live in the mountains while an evening watching a moon sliver cast its soft glow along lake ripples brings peace to those living on the water. courtesy 42 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • “Sun-drenched landscapes with unparalleled views draw many families, baby boomers and retirees to area lakes and mountains.” “Lifestyle living is a common thread in both mountain and lake living,” according to Gina Sakich, a partner in the Chatta- nooga real estate firm of Real Estate Partners Chattanooga LLC and a former lakefront community resident herself. “Though obviously very different, mountain and lake living provide a nature centered lifestyle. The water or the mountains are the focal point around which everything re- volves. Family activities, entertaining, even just daily living, 44 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • courtesy of myers builders “lifestyle living is a common thread in both lake and mountain living” — gina Sakich, real Estate Partners Chattanooga, llC and relaxation are centered around the lake or the mountains.” Ms. Sakich, whose company represents both select lake and mountain properties, says she still sees a number of second home or weekend retreats on the lake or in the mountains but stresses there is a growing number of people who choose the lake or mountain living lifestyle as their primary residence. She cites Dogwood Grove on Signal Mountain, as an example of a community that combines elements of a traditional development with those often found only in a resort community. velopments sewanee de berlake at of tim courtesy 46 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • “lakefront living or residing atop a mountain provides a more private escape.” — Tim McClure, Developer – Barrington Point and Vice President of Home Builders association of Southern Tennessee “Communities like Dogwood Grove give residents the ame- nities of a mountain resort as part of their lifestyle every day. Dogwood Grove has nature trails, bike trails, spring-fed ponds and direct walking access to a national forest, yet it also has the appeal of a neo-traditional neighborhood with estate quality homes, sidewalks, a tree-lined boulevard, mountain stone pool with cabana and outdoor fireplace, park and gazebo.” Ms. Sakich says lifestyle living, whether it is urban, lake or mountain is a growing trend she sees in communities that her company markets and in the overall Chattanooga area housing market. “These communities allow residents to invest in a lifestyle and live that lifestyle every day, not just as a weekend retreat or vacation getaway.” Local developer Tim McClure of McClure Development es- tablished lakefront properties in Soddy Daisy’s Barrington Point 48 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • the street from waterfront homes,” boast high appeal with their easy access to boat slips, docks, and the water. “The water always has been a drawing card to fisherman and boaters,” Walker says, noting how outdoor recreation such as water- or jet-skiing, camping, boating and swimming, entice individuals to build on or near the lake. He says Georgetown Bay, one of his latest developments, boasts a bass fishing area and offers residents an opportunity for watch- ing wildlife such as Canadian geese, ducks and blue herons. He says many families are becoming more attracted to large acreage so their horses can graze and to locations where they have easy access to horse trails. Another of the region’s mountain and lake communities is Rarity Club, a community overlooking Nickajack Lake, a body of water which connects to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and allows boaters to travel to the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean. Rarity Club offers residents a chance to bask in pristine mountain and water views. Boasting English Manor architecture, champion- ship golf, tennis courts, and a fitness center, Rarity Club provides amenities akin to a luxurious resort. In addition to miles of walking and hiking trails along Little Cedar Mountain, residents may also indulge in the community’s marina and yacht club as well as enjoy events at the clubhouse. Canyon Ridge, a gated golf community atop Lookout Mountain, further epitomizes the perfect mountain setting with its feeling of seclusion, warmth, and its propensity toward a nature-driven life- style. Amenities at Canyon Ridge are aplenty including swimming, tennis, a fitness facility, hiking trails, and an exclusive clubhouse. A certain feeling of peace and comfort abounds atop this mountain community where the valleys below and neighboring mountains seem within reach. For years to come many Chattanoogans will establish resi- dences where they can maximize the great outdoors and live where relaxation happens at home and not just on vacations. They will continue to seek areas where they can leave a window open all night and listen to owls or deer making their way in the brush. Rustic mountain retreats and charming waterfront homes are no longer representative of a once-a-year hideaway, but are emerging as a lifetime luxury and a perfect segue to a happy retirement. 54 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • gentle breeze rising off the lake mixed with lingering smells of na- ture provides the ultimate backdrop for a life of leisure. Lakefront living is a relaxing oasis for the White family who believes nature’s aromas are like sweet perfume. The family enjoys their quiet, wooded lakefront property in Lakesite and like other families living on the lake, they embrace peaceful days watching the sun cast its reflection on the still waters. For the Whites, the water plays an instru- mental role in their lives because rather than watching television or sitting at a computer, they often opt to go swimming, boating, or fish- ing — pastimes which become as commonplace as walking to the mailbox or cooking dinner. Drifting in a boat on a lazy summer evening often takes precedence over other activities. In the summer, the family even attends (continued on page 62) Above: The White’s lake house is their year round vacation home. Right: A gentle breeze rising off the lake provides the ultimate backdrop for a life of leisure. 58 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • “We can see both the sunrise and the sunset, depending on the seasons,” and the moon over the water is beautiful.” — Bonnie White randa’s fireplace, which is made of mountain was completed in the spring of 2006,” Bon- (continued from page 58) lake church which is pastored by Reverend stone, features an engraved mantel that reads, nie recalls. Trey jokes, “Each time someone Slater, an Englishman who is 101 years old. “Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often” — an lived here they added something, and we Lake church is an event the entire family appropriate adage for a family that spends decided we needed to as well.” looks forward to every summer. Reverend every evening dining at the dinner table Built in the 1950’s, the lake house still Slater preaches at Harbor Lights Marina un- together. boasted the original flooring underneath its derneath a pavilion on the bank overlooking Trey notes how Chester Frost Park is just new flooring because the old original board Lake Chickamauga. across the channel. “We will go by boat or was visible, according to Trey. Casement win- The family welcomes the opportunity Sea-doo to the Hamilton County Fair every dows facing the lake allow the evening sun’s to marvel at unobstructed views of the sun. year,” he says. “We look forward to that. It’s soft glow to warm the home’s main living “We can see both the sunrise and the sunset, a lot of fun for us.” areas including the master bedroom, keeping depending on the seasons,” says Bonnie, Designed and landscaped to comple- room, and children’s bedrooms. “and the moon over the water is beautiful.” ment their picturesque lake view, the Whites’ Trey, a local wine and spirits wholesaler, Trey says in the winter months they can liter- one-story cottage-style dwelling features all and Bonnie, knew this lake house would pro- ally watch the sun go from east to west. the amenities of a cozy, comfortable lake vide a perfect setting in which to raise their Lexi says the family loves watching house. Trey and Bonnie make the house’s children and entertain family and friends. thunderstorms from their back deck. She eighth owner. They also knew they wanted to make a few and her brother continue to create fond “In fall 2005, we began renovation and it changes of their own. memories of a childhood on the lake where their favorite pastimes are swimming, riding their Sea-doos, ski- ing, inner tubing, wakeboarding, and fishing. The Whites love boating to various restaurants along the water during the warmer months. They also like watching boats drift by enroute to the main channel. “We watch football games out here,” Trey says of the outdoor covered veranda where the couple and their children often entertain. “Sometimes boaters will stop and ask the score of a game.” The cozy outdoor nook, which has a full industrial-sized grill and cooking area plays host to many shrimp boils and grill-outs. The ve- Right: Trey and Bonnie, and their children, entertain often in the outdoor covered veranda. 62 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • “We kept the general floor plan on one level,” Trey says. “We removed a few roofs and installed new flooring (hickory planks stained a golden oak color).” In the master bath and guest bath, the couple chose a travertine flooring while they opted for slate flooring in the recreation room and bath. The exercise room boasts sisal carpet. “In our daughter’s bathroom we used small white tiles for more of a vintage style,” Bonnie adds. The Whites also repainted most of the home’s interior walls to reflect their individual tastes. Lexi chose a bright sea- blue shade for her bedroom — a color Bonnie jokes “you need sunglasses to look at.” Thomas opted for more neutral brown shades in his bedroom and bathroom to reflect a more mountainous, masculine flair. The traditional nature of the home’s décor blends well with the neutral blond-colored walls in the main living areas. The Whites expanded the home from 4,200 square feet to 4,600 square feet. “Some parts of the house were inside and we put those out,” Trey notes, “and we added a master bedroom.” Their master bedroom features a prime view of the lake and Signal Mountain via several casement windows. The master bathroom took on a new look to boast a more mountain/lake flavor, Trey says. They redesigned one room which was originally a bedroom to make room for a den. The couple also opted to add four fire- places (for a total of five) as their previous home had several. “We love our fireplaces,” Trey admits. “We use them all.” In their state-of-the-art kitchen, appli- ances include a Wolfe double oven/six burn- er/griddle, subzero glass door refrigerator, KitchenAid icemaker, and a Bosch dishwasher. Bonnie says the cabinets are simple in design and function. The cabinetry features a black finish with slight distressing; seeded glass panels top each cabinet door helping to evoke a traditional and elegant flavor. Countertops made of Jerusalem gold limestone add a distinguished presence to the kitchen’s overall design. Handmade crackled tile with accent tiles of acorns and oak leaves rest behind the stove, adding a unique touch. Directly above the stove lies a metal tray inserted as a tile. The kitchen island is made of pine, including the top; it has large drawers and a cabinet which houses the microwave. The island boasts seating on the opposite side of the drawers. The unique kitchen sink features a deep double bowl The kitchen cabinetry features a black finish with slight distressing; seeded glass panels top each cabinet door helping to evoke a traditional and elegant flavor. 64 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • Tennessee Friendly Waves, Warm Welcomes and natural Beauty BY J ILL R ALSTO N PHOTOGR AP HY BY MED DEMEN T T ucked in a private wooded niche atop Fredonia Mountain in Dunlap lies a complex of rustic log cabins that captures nature’s essence and epitomizes the ingenuity of contem- porary mountain living. Situated on the Cumberland Plateau, Dunlap is a Tennessee community best described as a pocket-sized town with an oversized personal- ity — where neighbors embrace one another with a friendly wave and a warm welcome. Among these homes rests a rustic log cabin that stands out with its solid log frame and Lin- coln Log effect. The cabin’s green metal roof magnifies the lull of summer rain. A cozy front porch provides an inviting front entrance with its custom-made wooden rockers produced in Cumming, Georgia, a town ironically known as the Gateway to Leisure Living. This log cabin offers over 2,000 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and two and a half baths. It is tucked safely inside a well- guarded complex with other cabins within walk- ing distance from one another. The homeowners, Liz and Don Burleson, share the home with their new puppy, Winston, a Coton De Tulear. “He’s Don and Liz my retirement gift,” Liz notes. The couple’s grown Burleson with their children, Donnie and Jayme, serve as frequent dog, Winston. houseguests. 70 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • breeze blows every day, birds provide a peaceful wake-up call and deer, fox, and wild turkeys roam slyly upon the land, often escaping unseen. The moon and stars provide entertainment on sultry summer evenings as they Until June 1, 2007, seem close enough to reach. when it became their Not only did the couple permanent residence, purchase the cabin but they also the retreat served as purchased ten acres of land sur- a gathering spot for rounding it. “It was exactly what the family’s weekend we were looking for,” Don ad- getaways and holidays. mits of their cabin and their flat acreage that includes stunning mountain views and two bod- ies of water that Don appropriately dubbed Catfish Pond and Overlook Lake. Both are stocked for fishing. Other close-by ameni- ties include several nature parks and access to miles of walking trails where no cars are allowed — only walkers or individuals on horseback or in golf carts. “It’s perfect, just absolutely perfect.” Liz and Don purchased the cabin from norm in their hometown of Duluth, a busy The happily retired couple’s strong Wagner Brothers Land Company in 2004, Atlanta suburb. Soft rhythmic whistles from desire to leave behind a lifestyle led by de- the same year it was built. Until June 1, 2007, cardinals and finches high atop the moun- manding work schedules, long hours, and when it became their permanent residence, tain provide a peaceful alternative to work- the corporate rush, had pointed them to the the retreat served as a gathering spot for the ing in the steel industry and life relocating mountains surrounding Chattanooga. After family’s weekend getaways and holidays. across a number of large cities, from which over twenty years in the fast lane, the couple Now their mountain home is their perma- both Liz and Don retired from. was ready to live in a place which defined nent residence and a peaceful alternative to The Burlesons’ log cabin defines the the opposite of hustle and bustle. Liz says loud sirens and noisy traffic that became the core elements of naturalistic living; a gentle (continued on page 76) The Burlesons’ log cabin defines the core elements of naturalistic living; a gentle breeze blows every day, birds provide a peaceful wake-up call and deer, fox, and wild turkeys roam slyly upon the land, often escaping unseen. 72 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 72 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • (continued from page 72) she and Don searched for over ten years to find the perfect cabin and had virtually given up hope until she found the Wagner Brothers’ website. As it turned out, the purchase was ser- endipitous for Don who discovered, after having made his mind up to purchase the land and cabin, that Dunlap was only about 20 miles northeast of his mother’s home- town of Soddy-Daisy and a short drive to Knoxville, near where his father was raised. Don says choosing Dunlap for his retire- ment destination “was like coming home.” Although Liz originally hailed from eastern Ohio and Don had been raised in western Pennsylvania, both shared a love and passion for the Tennessee mountains. Its interior boasts Liz says Don had always been a ‘moun- open beam timber while the tain boy’ while she had been a ‘city girl’ foundation boasts until he introduced her to the beauty of the solid Tennessee Tennessee mountains over thirty years ago. field stone. They had moved to Georgia in 1979 from past thirty years both in and nice to be back to the simplistic the North. Grateful to be heading South, out of the country,” Liz re- lifestyle.” Don still knew he felt more connected calls, “and the easy ‘Mayberry’ Don says Liz “fell in love to Tennesse, He says with a smile, “I’m a lifestyle of Dunlap is an incredible relief.” with the cabin because of the kitchen” Tennesee-er all the way,” which he proves She says there is nothing not to love in their while he “fell in love with it because of the with his subtle Tennessee Vols memorabilia cabin as it is simple, cozy, and comfortable. architecture.” Its interior boasts open beam and decor adorning his cabin. “Our Atlanta home was over twice the size timber while the foundation boasts solid “Don had traveled extensively over the and more on the elegant side but it’s so Tennessee field stone. The front family room 76 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • LET US HELP MAKE YOUR DREAM HOME A REALITY. essence of nature, making it a peace- ful and idyllic rustic retreat. “We’re trying to keep everything natural because we believe in keep- ing the integrity of the land,” Don says, noting the retaining wall next to their cabin was constructed out of wood harvested off the land. In the fall, the couple peruses the land for seedlings to dig up and replant on their own property so as to grow trees or plants native to the land. Jimmy Wagner of Wagner Broth- ers Land Company adds, “Don and Liz are a great example of the type of folks choosing to live in our mountain communit y. They are typically from larger cities and want to get away from traffic and crowds. People come here and feel a sense The front family room of peace.” features a custom-built Don and Liz have relocated for floor-to-ceiling fireplace the last time. Home is now a beauti- made of mountain stone. features a custom-built floor- inside. A homey presence ful log cabin in a pocket-sized town to-ceiling fireplace made of overwhelms the home’s am- with an oversized personality, nestled in the mountain stone. Built from bience as its touch of rustic natural beauty and peacefulness of the Ten- the ground up, the fireplace serves as a strong living is balanced by a classy and convenient nessee mountains, where neighbors embrace focal point and sets the tone for the home’s approach to natural living. Their outdoorsy one another with a friendly wave and a warm overall natural flavor. décor, such as pine cone displays and fescue welcome. Are you surprised? The oak flooring brings nature’s décor leaves cut from the land, also embraces the 78 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • Baylor Off to College Snapshots EVERy yEAR yOUnG MEn AnD WOMEn end high school careers and transition to new schools, new friends, new studies and new dreams for their lives ahead. It is a joyful and exciting time, a time to reflect on friendships, ac- complishments and new things to come. It is a time when parents and faculty members throughout the Chattanooga region stand proudly know- ing they have prepared their children and students for the next stage in their lives. st School rd Bapti David Braine Ryan Armstrong (center) celebrates his graduation from Baylor with his grandmother Rosemary Armour Hunter and his great- grandmother Lizzie Tillman. Baylor hocraft, Day, Sarah Sc ns, Courtney than Eaves. l to r: Maddie Sc Hudge hmissrauter an unbar, Lauren d Jono d an Devine, an l to r: Alex D Rachel Dyer. Peterson, Se ilson, Zac Chip W Notre Dame Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences l to r: Maggie Lynskey, Alexandra Ciabattone, Jennifer Schoenborn, and Nicole Stenberg. l to r: Lindsay Green and Brad Jones. 82 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • Appetizers Experience the Culinary Expertise Here in The Chattanooga Region and Have Fun Doing It! BY JOANNE BECKMAN PHOTOGR APHY BY DAVID HUMBER 94 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
    • a ppetizers come in all shapes and sizes. Finger foods, salads, soups, you name it - any smaller portion of food can be called an appetiz- er. The word “appetizer” invokes the thought of small portions of food with big taste. They introduce the main course by teas- ing the palate and establishing expectations for the rest of the meal either as a contrast or as a complement to the main course. Appetizers establish the unique charac- teristics and specialties of a restaurant. They showcase the creativity and special talents of the chef and the restaurant’s kitchen. Appetizers are fun. They offer you the opportunity to experience a variety of dif- ferent foods and have fun doing it. They are great to be shared with friends or family and extend the time spent together. Traditionally, appetizers are eaten as a first course. Increasingly, however, appetizer portions are being ordered as a main course, facing page: Teddy Kyraikidias holds a tray of flaming Saganaki,, a favorite at The Acropolis Four Stars Grill. below: Greek Antipasto platter is another popular appetizer at The Acropolis. www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 95
    • either alone or with another appetizer such as a salad. “Restaurant hopping” is also becoming popular — sharing cocktails and appetizers as a group across several different restaurants in one evening. Below is a summary of some of the most popular types of appetizers offered by local restaurants. This list reflects the culinary expertise that exists here in the Chattanooga Region. It is not meant to be an exhaustive list of restaurants nor of the appetizers offered by the restaurants mentioned. It is just a great reflection of the wonderful variety of fine foods avail- able here in the Chattanooga Region. F or a taste of authentic Greek food, try The acropolis four stars grill which was opened on Hamilton Place Boulevard by the Kyriakidias family in 1995. The Acropolis serves American and Italian as well as Greek food. It offers a good selection of wine including Greek wine as well as beer and specialty drinks. Among their speci- above: The Back Inn Café is alities are sugarless desserts that taste like located in the lovely setting of the the real thing and decaffeinated iced tea. Bluff View Art District. The most popular appetizer offered at below: Barbeque Chicken Flatbread The Acropolis is Saganaki; a thick slice of is a featured appetizer at The Back Kesseri Greek cheese that is seasoned and Inn Café. seared, and then lit aflame at your table. The creamy melted cheese is served with fresh baked bread — yum! The portion is very generous and definitely enough to Gallery’s Sculpture Garden. All share with several people. Another favorite the restaurants in the District are is the Greek Antipasto platter. This made- supplied with herbs and vegetables for-sharing dish includes a generous portion from an on-site garden, fresh of most of the Greek appetizers offered on Artisan bread baked daily in the the menu — two dolmathakia (traditional bread bakery, chocolate from the grape leaves stuffed with ground sirloin, District’s own Chocolate Kitchen spices and rice), two spanakopita (spinach, and coffee that is roasted on-site. feta and spices wrapped in filo pastry dough), The Back Inn Café offers a tre- two tyropita (seasoned feta cheese mixture mendous selection of wines by the wrapped in filo), moussaka (layered baby glass and the bottle. eggplant, potatoes, ground sirloin, fresh herbs The most unique and popular crispy wedges of fried grits. This dish is deli- and Parmesan cheese topped with a bechamel appetizer served at the Back Inn Café is the cious and very satisfying. sauce), feta cheese and Kalamata olives. a Southern Fried Frog Legs. These are lightly- The Acropolis also offers a wonder- nother local restaurant with breaded and wonderfully seasoned — they ful hummus served with pita and lightly stunning views of the Tennessee are delicious! If you have never tried frog breaded calamari served with marinara sauce. River is The Boathouse rotis- legs before you are in for a treat. The dish Another favorite is the Ultimate Chip Dip is served over a wonderful pickled slaw and serie and raw Bar on Riverside Drive. The which is a creamed spinach artichoke dip drizzled with a buttermilk dressing. The por- Boathouse has a great, casual atmosphere and served with huge, really good house made tion is large — enough for a main course or to offers an excellent variety of seafood along potato chips. share as an appetizer. Another favorite is the with delicious entrees including rotisserie T Barbeque Chicken Flatbread, which is similar chicken and brisket, steak and barbeque. he Bluff View Art District, close to a pizza with green onions, corn, roasted The bar is a great place for beer, a glass of to downtown and in a beautiful red peppers, cilantro and chicken; layered in wine or a specialty drink such as the famous area all to its own, is home to the a spicy barbeque sauce, topped with cheddar “Lawton Rita.” Back inn Café. This area — offers a unique The Boathouse is best known for its fresh and mozzarella cheeses on Artisan flat bread. combination of historic and newer buildings The combination of tastes is wonderful. One oysters, which are brought in from the Gulf housing art galleries, bed and breakfast ac- dish that is actually on the Entree Menu but of Mexico twice weekly. If you love oysters, commodations, gift shops and restaurants. is often ordered as an appetizer is the Shrimp this is the place for you! The oysters are cold, The Back Inn Café is housed in a 1927 Colo- and Grits. The shrimp is cooked in a spicy fresh and excellent. The Raw Bar also offers nial Revival mansion with a large two-story cream sauce with Tasso ham, red peppers, clams on the half-shell, extra large peel-your- glassed-in addition and an outdoor terrace green onions and corn, and is served with own shrimp and steamed mussels. Another overlooking the Tennessee River and River 96 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • tossed in seasoned flour and then lightly fried and served with sweet chili remoulade and mustard sauces. It is deli- cious and more than enough The Boathouse is best known to share if you can bear to! for its fresh oysters, which are Also very popular is the Tav- brought in from the Gulf of ern Shrimp, which is lightly Mexico twice weekly. If you breaded and fried shrimp, love oysters, this is the place tossed in creamy and spicy for you! The oysters are cold, “Tavern Sauce”, served over dry fresh and excellent. coleslaw. The spicy sauce and crunchy fresh slaw contrast well with the fried shrimp. This is another dish that is great to share. A unique and delicious version of potstickers is also on the menu. Shrimp and Chicken Potstickers are served with Asian barbeque sauce and spicy mustard and are terrific! The Bluewater also serves very good Seared Tuna served rare with wasabi aioli; Tempura Sushi Rolls, and Calamari lightly fried and served with marinara and wasabi aioli. a nother great fairly recent addi- tion to the downtown dining scene is Hennen’s located on Chestnut Street at 2nd Street. In a contempo- rary warm atmosphere, Hennen’s offers an extensive wine selection, including a large selection of wine that can be purchased by the glass. Hennen’s is most well-known for its Angus beef steaks but the menu also in- cludes seafood, pasta, poultry and pork. The most popular appetizer at Hen- nen’s might be the Smoked Salmon Dip, made from fresh salmon, house-smoked and infused with dill. Served cold with tomato basil toast points, this dish is wonderful. A beautiful and delicious presentation is the Ahi Tuna appetizer. The Hawaiian tuna is delivered the day after it is caught and tastes incredibly fresh. It is encrusted in sesame seeds, seared rare and served with an Asian cucumber and seaweed salad, Ponzu dipping sauce (like teriyaki only without the salt and without the aftertaste), fresh ginger and wasabi. It is great! The most unusual appe- tizer offered at Hennen’s is the Tuna Tartar Cocktail; a tartar of tuna, cucumber, wasabi i and avocado served in a large martini glass. excellent choice in seafood appetizers is the f you love fresh seafood, you also Another unusual and delicious appetizer need to try the Bluewater grille Matagorda Bay Fire Roasted Oysters with is the Bermuda Triangles Cypress Grove Garlic Butter which have a wonderful smoky on Broad Street Downtown. Seafood Bermuda goat cheese, lightly breaded and flavor. Also very good is the Wood Grilled is delivered almost daily from the Atlantic flash-fried, and served with jalapeno pepper Squid, a non-traditional calamari dish that and is guaranteed to be fresh. The Bluewater jelly and fresh strawberries. T is served with Feta Olive Oil Dip and Grilled offers a large selection of innovative seafood Bread. A good non-seafood appetizer is the presentations or will cook your choice of he elegant st. John’s restaurant Poblano Pepper. This specialty is grilled and fresh fish in the style you wish. The restau- was opened in 2000 in the former stuffed with Rotisserie Chicken, Queso and rant also serves a selection of steak, chicken St. John’s Hotel, built at the turn Feta Cheese, then topped with avocado and and pasta. In addition to an extensive wine of the twentieth century. Next door, St. served with a wonderful Roasted Salsa and list, the Bluewater offers handcrafted, fresh John’s Meeting Place opened in 2004 with chips. This is a huge portion and would brewed beers from its sister restaurant, the a more casual atmosphere. The restaurants make a large main course or serve several Big River Grille and Brewing Works, as well share the same kitchen and chef and the as an appetizer. as signature cocktails. same dedication to providing seasonal fare The most popular appetizer is the Lob- highlighting local produce, fresh fish and ster Bites, a generous portion of lobster meat fine meats. Here the menu changes with 98 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
    • Let Us Entertain You Come for the view! Come back for the High quality food with straight Q with a view! An old fashion food! A well rounded menu with a forward presentations. Fish shipped roadside BBQ in a comfortable setting beautiful view of the Tennessee River. door to door from day boats. Steaks with a great view of the surrounding Home of the Lawton Margarita. cooked over a wood burning fire. mountains and Chattanooga. Canyon Grill BoatHouse Rotisserie and Raw Bar Sugar’s Ribs 28 Scenic Highway 1011 Riverside Drive 2450 15th Street Rising Fawn GA, 30738 Chattanooga, TN 37406 Chattanooga, TN 37404 706.398.9510 423.622.0162 423.826.1199 www.canyongrill.com www.boathousechattanooga.com www.sugarsribs.com “Southern Star Take Away” New Location Same Fresh Food in a Hurry Signal Crossing Phone: 886-7004 Eat In — Take Out — Take & Bake Hometown • Homemade Garden Salads • Monster Calzones • By the Slice • 30+ Beers Fine Wines • 30+ Toppings • Dough made daily Whole Wheat Dough • Local Beef & Ground Sausage • Local Produce Call For Your Catering Needs! “Casual Southern Dining” Downtown East Brainerd Hixson Always Fresh 4th & Broad Streets 1414 Jenkins Rd. 5506 Hixson Pike Inside the Freight Depot On the free Carta shuttle Corner E. Brainerd & Jenkins 1 mile past Northgate 1206 Market Street 266-LUPI 855-4104 847-3700 Phone: 267-8899 www.southernstarrestaurant.com www.lupi.com www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 99
    • above left: Tavern Shrimp is a favorite appetizer at Bluewater Grille. The shrimp is lightly breaded and fried, tossed in creamy and spicy “Tavern Sauce” and served over dry coleslaw. The spicy sauce and crunchy fresh slaw contrast well with the fried shrimp. top: The Fried Green Tomatoes were unbelievably good and not at all as expected - the tomatoes are served over “Pickled Pink” Onions and topped with Bulgarian Sheep’s Cheese and drizzled with “Dueling Sauces” (a balsamic vinegar reduction and a chipotle mayonnaise sauce.) This is definitely one to try and would be great to share. below: A beautiful and delicious presentation from Hennen’s is the Ahi Tuna appetizer. The Hawaiian tuna is encrusted in sesame seeds, seared rare and served with an Asian cucumber and seaweed salad, Ponzu dipping sauce (like teriyaki only without the salt and aftertaste), fresh ginger and wasabi. the season and the availability of local fresh produce. For example, heirloom tomatoes are a highlight towards the middle and end of summer and into the fall. The menu also includes meats and poultry from local organic farms, fresh whole grain bread from Nedlov’s Bakery and fresh coffee from the Chattanooga Coffee Company. Wines from around the world are offered by the bottle and the glass. An incredible appetizer or first course is the “Peaches and Cream” Corn Soup. At the time of the tasting, “Peach- es and Cream” corn was available in lo- cal markets. This very generous portion (which can be divided upon request) is served in a bowl over butter poached Maine Lobster, chives and poblano peppers. It is a beautiful presentation and absolutely delicious. Another lovely dish is the Oregon Morel Mushroom Salad — Morel mushrooms served with 100 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • house-aged prosciuto, white asparagus and sherry vinaigrette. An unusual and tasty ap- petizer is the Sweet Potato Agnolotti which is a pasta dish stuffed with sweet potatoes and served with tender butter braised veal, ramps (a wild leek) and 3 year Gouda cheese. These appetizers were all beautiful to look at and very delicious. T he cornerstone of downtown fine dining is 212 Market. 212 was opened in 1992 before the “down- town renaissance” began in Chattanooga by the Moses family- sisters Suzie and Sally with mom Maggie. 212 is known for its consistent- ly excellent food including its outstanding desserts and delicious freshly baked breads. The restaurant offers a wide selection of wine, as well as a large offering of beers, fine spirits and specialty cocktails. Appetizers offered at 212 Market, along with other menu offerings change season- ally in an effort to use the freshest local in- gredients from local growers and producers. The Fried Green Tomatoes were unbelievably good. The tomatoes are served over “Pickled Pink” Onions and topped with Bulgarian Sheep’s Cheese and drizzled with “Dueling Sauces” (a balsamic vinegar reduction and a chipotle mayonnaise sauce.) The presen- tation was elegant and beautiful. This is definitely one to try and would be great to share. Another good appetizer to share with the table is the Three Cheese Plate. This is a platter of Dutch Gouda, Tennessee Chevre (goat cheese) and Spanish Manchego cheese served with Jeff’s Candied Garlic (a wonder- ful treat) and Lavosh, a thin and crispy flat bread cracker. All breads are baked fresh daily at the restaurant and served in gener- ous portions. The Mediterranean Medley is another great appetizer with lots of flavors and more than enough to share. It consists of generous servings of Olive Tapanade, Hummus, Marinated Artichoke Hearts with spicy carrots and Tabbouleh, sprinkled with Bulgarian Feta, served with fresh Pita bread. This would also make a great meal. With appetizers, you can experience La Cabriole a variety of different tastes, textures and types of foods offered by the many won- Authentic French Cuisine derful and unique restaurants in the Chat- tanooga Region. You can enjoy the fun of trying new foods before you settle on your favorite food for a meal. You can enjoy 1341 BURGESS ROAD extended time with your spouse and with CHATTANOOGA, TN 37419 friends. Enjoy the culinary expertise here in the Chattanooga Region and have fun doing it. I hope that you enjoy yourself as RESERVATIONS REQUIRED much as I did tasting them! (423) 821-0350 102 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • We Do… A Look By AdAM HASkeW PHotogrAPHy By Med deMent at Local T he South has long been identified as the birthplace of American barbe- cue and its ribs as the epitome of the culinary art. In Tennessee, many Barbecue people recognize Memphis as the capital of barbecue and the city’s ribs as simply second to none. However, after looking at some of the best the area has to offer, Chattanooga appears to have its eye on the top spot. From North Georgia to Bradley County to Soddy Daisy and all points in between, the Chattanooga Region is home to some of the most innovative and down right finger- licking-good barbecue and ribs in the state. First on our list to try was Sugar’s Ribs. Sitting atop the ridge cut, the first thing many people notice about Sugar’s Ribs is the large sign, which reads “Big Time BBQ” and after trying the food, it is hard to refute their claim. Sugar’s serves enormous pork spare ribs which are sure to leave even the hungriest of rib connoisseurs satisfied. Sold by the pound, these ribs are some of the meatiest and best tasting ribs around. Sugar’s Ribs are for the purist BBQ fan. Spareribs, as opposed to baby back ribs, are smoked in the style of the old south. Moist on the inside and crunchy on the outside, Sugar’s Ribs are slow smoked and coated with a special sauce to provide a tenderness and rich flavor that the purist barbecue fan will love. Each meal is served with a variety of sauces for dipping, including “Clearly Hot” and “Carolina Red.” The sauces themselves are noticeably thin, complement the meat perfectly and do not overshadow the taste of the ribs. Sugar’s special approach to barbecue sauce is intentional, according to Catering Manager Sherry Ward. “Most barbecue comes out smothered and covered in sauces, and ours comes out just with the meat and you choose the sauce you like to complement it.” This style of serving allows the customers to mix and match the sauces and even create their own special mix. Sugar’s also serves barbecue chicken and pulled pork. Side dishes are fresh and simple Sugar’s Ribs is so as not to detract from the “stars of the located atop the show”, the meats. Open since March 1 of ridge cut off 1-24 in this year, Sugar’s has truly become one East Ridge. of the most eclectic dining experiences in Chattanooga. Boasting a 100 person banquet meeting room with its own deck, private pool and juke boxes, Sugar’s has proven to be anything but conventional, and its patrons would not have it any other way. Sugar’s is a must try. If you want great barbecue quick, then you need to try Shane’s Rib Shack, located in the Northgate Mall in Hixson. This restaurant has been open for five months and is enjoying tremendous success. With a perfect blend of delicious food, a family friendly at- mosphere, and quick and courteous service, Shane’s Rib Shack provides high quality barbecue to Hixson residents who don’t have time to devote to a sit-down meal at a full service restaurant. 104 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
    • Ribs However, do not let the ex- lovers. Family owned and is the name of the game. press, casual description fool operated, some of the most From lakeside dining in Soddy Daisy, you. The food at Shane’s is top notable features of Steve’s are the our next barbecue destination found us at notch and the ribs are certainly friendly staff and family-oriented Hillbilly Willy’s Bar-B-Q and Catering lo- no exception. Smoked for three atmosphere. cated at 115 Browns Ferry Road in Lookout hours, Shane’s loin back ribs are As for the ribs, they are so tender Valley. Owned and operated by George and incredibly tender. The meat itself is the bones virtually fall right out. You need Angela Foster and family, Hillbilly Willy’s well seasoned and flavorful and the barbecue not worry about messy fingers and stained has been providing residents of Lookout sauce mixes both sweet and spicy flavors clothes at Steve’s; the ribs can easily be eaten Valley and the surrounding area with quality and provides the perfect complement to the with a knife and fork. The ribs are served two barbecue and ribs for eight months. In addi- smoked meat. ways, classic style or “blackened,” which tion to the full service restaurant in Lookout In addition to ribs, Shane’s Rib Shack gives the meat a little extra kick. Regardless Valley, the Fosters also own a drive-through also serves pulled pork, chopped chicken, of which style the patron chooses, the ribs Hillbilly Willy’s restaurant in Ooltewah, and buffalo wings just to name a few dishes. come out basted in owner Steve Russo’s which has been open for three years. Shane’s also has a catering menu available, secret “BB2” sauce. The ribs at Hillbilly Willy’s are offered which is perfect for any large gathering. If you At Steve’s, consistency plays a major role both wet and dry. The wet ribs come coated want barbeque and great ribs, and you don’t in the quality of food they prepare and as with barbecue sauce seasoned according to have much time to spare, try Shane’s. Steve says, “When you’ve got the same guy George’s own secret recipe. Hillbilly Willy’s If you love the lake and love ribs, then cooking your food every time you come in, dry ribs are served rubbed with a variety of you will love Steve’s Landing in Soddy that consistency is there. We prepare them spices and are some of the moistest ribs to Daisly. Situated right next to the lake and the same way every time.” Serving a variety be found. with waterfront dining available, Steve’s is of food from pasta to burgers to a choice of After being cooked for 7-8 hours, the ribs a perfect spot to eat after a long day on the sandwiches and seafood, Steve’s has proven at Hillbilly Willy’s are guaranteed to be ten- boat and is well worth the drive for any land for 11 years and counting, that consistency der regardless of how they are ordered. If ribs www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 105
    • 2 1 3 4 1.T-Bones Downtown. 2. Sugar’s Ribs off 1-24. 3. HillBilly Willy’s located in Lookout Valley and Ooltewah. 4. Steve’s Landing located on the lake in Soddy Daisy. are not quite what the hungry guest is looking has been a staple of Chattanooga’s Southside cious. “You have to have patience with them for, Hillbilly Willy’s serves a variety of pulled for over 20 years and continues to be one of (ribs) because it a takes a long time to cook pork, beef barbecue and barbecue chicken. If the best lunch spots and sports bars in town. them,” added owner and General Manager you want something special, you want to try Locally owned, T-Bone’s truly is a place Chad Danner. At T-Bone’s, smoking ribs is Hillbilly Willy’s barbecue and ribs. where “everybody knows your name.” truly a labor of love, and the final product If you are going downtown, well then As for the food, T-Bone’s is one of the is nothing short of impeccable. Along with you need to try T-Bone’s Sports Café. This great casual restaurants in Chattanooga. the ribs, T-Bone’s serves a pulled pork melt restaurant has given Downtown Chattanoo- The ribs are moist and tender, and the sweet sandwich and even barbecue tacos, making ga some of its most innovative and intrigu- and smooth barbecue sauce complements it one of the most experimental barbecue ing barbecue dishes along with some of the the meat supremely. Taking time with the restaurants in the area. city’s best tasting ribs. T-Bone’s Sports Café ribs is what makes T-Bone’s food so deli- Last but certainly not least on our tour 106 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
    • of barbecue and ribs throughout the Chat- tanooga Region was Sticky Fingers. This Shane’s Rib Shack located in favorite destination mixes the ambience of Northgate Mall, Hixson. a formal sit down restaurant with soulful blues music and family-friendly service. Sticky Fingers ribs are unique due the sheer number of ways they can be ordered. From Habañero Hot to Carolina Sweet, Sticky Fingers has the perfect rib for every customer. With so many choices, making a decision can often be difficult, but rest assured, the customer will be satisfied with the sampler platter where one can taste four different sauces to decide their favorite. With two locations in Chatta- nooga, on Broad Street and near Hamilton Place Mall, Sticky Finger’s is the epitome of convenience and quality. A third loca- tion, on Highway 153 is set to open in the coming months. So there you have it. From the Ridge Cut, to Hixson, to Soddy Daisy and downtown Chattanooga, you have now previewed some of the area’s favorite, but certainly not all of the finest barbecue and ribs offered in the Region. One thing is for sure, no matter what barbecue or ribs you choose, you are in for a great treat here in the Chattanooga Region. www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 107
    • The Wine Cellar turn over a new leaf this fall — discover your next favorite wine. B y a l i S O n M aT E r a , D W S Colorful foliage, cool evenings and the perfect bottle of wine (not to mention the kiddies headed back to school) are just a few reasons why we love this season. One of the greatest things about living in Chattanooga is that we are not so far south that we miss the “change of seasons”. Being from New York I have a special fondness for the distinct transition of the climate four times a year. It always feels wonderful around this time to leave behind the hot, sticky days of summer and welcome the warm days and chilly nights of autumn. No matter what the weather brings or what season it may be, I’m always in the mood for my favorite beverage: wine. I love all kinds of wine. I leave nothing out… sparkling, white, blush and red. I guess you can say that these are my fall colors. It is true that there is a wine for every occasion, and every season, and there are so many styles of wine offered to us in the world. Some folks may find a particular brand of wine that they like, and they will stick with it all year, others, enjoy choosing different wines throughout the year. I like to compare our wine style choices with our clothing choices. I change my style of wine the same way I switch out my wardrobe each season. During the summertime, we wear lightweight clothing like shorts, tank tops and flip-flops. So, naturally the thought of a clean, refreshing wine springs to mind, and the next thing you know you are reaching for a light-bodied, crisp, cool glass of Pinot Grigio from Italy or a Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand. Other good choices for summer are: Albarino from Spain, Riesling from Clare Valley, Australia, Chenin Blanc from South Africa (also known as Steen), and of course…sparkling wine year round. If you love red wine, try a light California Pinot Noir (preferably from Carneros or Russian River Valley), or a slightly chilled Beaujolais-Village from Burgundy. As fall rolls in and cooler weather approaches, we look for something warmer and more in the comfort zone. So, you push those tank tops to the back of the closet and pull out your long sleeve shirts, slacks and light sweaters. For cooler or cold weather, the wine should have more weight and body, similar to our clothing. Medium-bodied whites and reds are certainly in order. Some of my favorites are: Semillon from Australia, Gewürztraminer from Alsace, Meursault and Cru Beaujolais from Burgundy, Valpolicella from Italy and of course…. rosé year round. Deeply colored, bold, dry rosé is perfect for this time of year, and is produced in many regions, including, Spain, France, Italy and Australia to name a few. But, there is no need to sway from your current favorite wine this fall. If you prefer a certain varietal, try a heavier version of that grape. For example, let’s say you love Sauvignon Blanc from Chile or California, try one from Pouilly-Fume or Sancerre, you may find the same wonderful characteristics with a touch more body and depth. The truth is, there are no rules in my book for drinking wine, except one, “drink what you like and like what you drink”, no matter what time of year it is. 108 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • working in the city by Donna nipper by Donna nipper Photography by Med Dement Photography by Med Dement Above: Bevelle Puffer, owner of My Family Dinners at Signal Mountain. Below: Katie and Greg Grant, owners of Casa-Rolls in East Brainerd. Dinners on the Run Save Time and Enjoy Pre-prepared Quality Foods F or those of us who fall prey to the relent- less busyness of modern life, forgoing healthy meals for convenient ones and lacking the time and energy to plan dinners, much less cook them, there’s good news — help is here. Dinner to go doesn’t have to mean just burgers and fries anymore, thanks to some local budding entrepreneurs who offer 110 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
    • homestyle meals at fast food prices. According to Katie Grant, she and husband, Greg, started East Brainerd’s Casa-Rolls in July, 2006, as a way of enabling busy fami- lies who don’t have time to cook to enjoy dinner at home. The idea, she says, was spawned as the result of her own life experiences. “I was a single, working mom for about seven years, and dinner time was so hectic. I’d been working hard all day, the kids needed Go To Our Web me, and dinner was the thing that put me overSite For Seasonal the edge. I always ® wished for a casserole truck — like an ice cream truck.” Specials Casa-Rolls, which has a drive-through window, accommodates www.casa-rolls. customers who opt for a pre-assembled dish to bakecomhome, as at well as those who prefer one that is already baked. Thirty minutes Let Us Prepare Your Family Meals! advance notice is required for the baked casseroles. Customers can choose from a 20 to 24-item menu, including • Casseroles Made Fresh Daily appetizers, soups, salads and desserts, in addition to six to eight • Appetizers, Vegetable Sides, Desserts, Salads, Rolls and Tea • Ready-Made and Affordable standard casseroles that are always on the menu, one weekly special • Fresh and Nutritious, Not Frozen and others that are rotated every two months. Casseroles, from the store’s signature Cheesy Chicken Spinach Keep Your Family Together for Dinner to Tomato Basil Pie, are available in two sizes: regular, an eight- With Casa-Rolls! by-eight size, which feeds two to four people for $12.90 and large, a nine-by-thirteen size that feeds four to six for $14.90 and up, Help A Friend — depending on the kind. Menu items and prices can be found at Give A Meal As A Gift www.casa-rolls.com. Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Go To Our Web Site For Our Grant says that each serving of a casserole value meal, which Menu and Seasonal Specials includes a salad, rolls and tea, costs the same as a kid’s meal at a www.casa-rolls.com fast food establishment. “We want people to think of us instead of pizza, instead of hot dogs or hamburgers,” she continues. Call us: 423-510-9570 In an effort to ensure that this happens, menu items are made Fax: 423-510-9573 from healthy ingredients, such as lean ground beef, whole grain WE MAKE ‘EM — YOU BAKE ‘EM® brown rice, low-fat mayonnaise and low-sodium soup mixes. All casseroles are made fresh, in-house. “We are trying to keep the nutri- tion in and the calories down as much as possible,” Grant says. Grant, excited about the growth of her new business, says that she and her husband plan to open a store in Hixson next year, as well as one in Fort Oglethorpe. “I think this is a service that every woman in America needs,” Grant says. “The pace of life is so fast, it’s almost impossible to have dinner around the table, and that’s where traditions are passed on. It’s a real service to people who want to make family important in their lives.” Signal Mountain’s My Family Dinners, also locally owned, opened for business early this summer, and offers another alterna- tive for families on the go by allowing customers to assemble their own dinners. “People sign up on-line to come to the store to prepare the din- ners,” explains Bevelle Puffer, owner. “The meats are packaged fresh, and each dinner is designed to feed four to six people.” Puffer explains that up to 14 people may sign up for one ap- pointment time. During that time, each person spends two hours at a station that is equipped with recipes and all the prepared ingredients needed to make six to twelve meals that the customer can take home and freeze. According to Puffer, who moved to Chattanooga from Hous- ton, TX, meal assembly had become popular there, and it “sort of revolutionized our lives. When I got ready to move, I thought, ‘I’ll do this in Chattanooga.’” The recipes, including delicious offerings, such as marinated pork tender loin with pineapple-ginger sauce, glazed ham steak and peach crisp, are Puffer’s own, which she tests prior to making them available to the public. “I test everything exactly the way my customers are going to do it,” she says. “I make it, freeze it and cook it to find out if it’s going to work.” Menus are rotated each month, with pre-assembled dinners available for an additional charge. Puffer adds, however, that she www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 1 1 1
    • and I saw (a segment about the franchise) on Good Morning America,” she explains. “I’m one of those people who do Stouffer’s lasagna and tacos — the same thing every night. I just thought it would be a great way to bring families together.” Zerangue says that the menu is chosen by the corporate office in Ft. Worth, Texas and rotated every month. All recipes are de- veloped at the Culinary School of Ft. Worth. “We are allowed to swap four entrees per month from the entrée library if we think they will sell better regionally,” she said. An appealing option at Super Suppers is the freedom to make a smaller number of meals without scheduling an appointment. “One of the nice things about us that sets us apart is that you don’t have to have an ap- pointment,” Zerangue points out. “You can walk in and make dinner for the week or just for that evening. If you’re going to make more than six meals, however, we prefer that you schedule an appointment.” Delectable menu selections, including shrimp etouffe and pork chops with cran- berry and barbecue sauce, are offered in a full size, which feeds four to six, and a half size, which feeds two to three. Zerangue adds that two to three vegetarian meals are also featured each month. Meals assembled by customers are $20 for one meal, $114 for six ($19 per meal) and $216 for 12 ($18 each). Customers who pre- fer a pre-assembled order may call or order on-line one hour in advance. The cost for orders made in advance is $20 for a full-size meal and $14 for a half size. Zerangue says her store also offers what is known as “Grab and Go”, a supply of pre-assembled, frozen meals for $25 each. Super Suppers’ hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Satur- day. Orders may be placed at www.sschat- tanooganorthtn.com. Zerangue adds that Super Suppers also occasionally hosts theme nights for children, as well as adults. One such for children six to twelve years old is called Kids in the Kitchen. “Parents drop off the kids for about an hour and a half, and they make three half entrees and three snacks,” she says. “We does not offer vegetarian fare. meal), resulting in a cost of $3 per serving. have a lot of couples come for the adult An added benefit of meal assembly is Hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday nights, and sometimes single women come the social interaction it provides. “A lot of and Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. for a girls’ night out, so there’s a great social people schedule private groups to come and and Monday, Wednesday, Saturday from aspect to it.” talk and have fun,” she said, “and we’re a lot 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Dream Dinners, a separate meal-assem- of fun. I have a great staff that works for me. “Our food is really excellent,” she adds. bly business, opened in July of last year on They make everybody happy.” “It’s very, very good. The portions are very gen- Gunbarrel Road. According to co-owner Puffer adds that customers may sched- erous. The meals are also kid-friendly. They’re Liz Davenport, it was the culmination of ule appointments by e-mailing her from her something the whole family will eat.” an interest in food preparation that she web site at www.myfamilydinners.com or Hixson’s Super Suppers also subscribes and co-owner, Laura Stephens, shared as by calling at least two days in advance. The to the meal-assembly style. Owner Amy Zer- childhood friends. cost for preparing six meals is $120 ($20 per angue opened the store in October, 2006. “I “Laura and I have been friends since we meal) and twelve meals is $210 ($17.50 per was on maternity leave from teaching school, 112 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
    • were teenagers,” she said. “We’ve always been about food — cook- ing and preparing it. Bringing people around the dinner table for a nutritious and tasty home-cooked dinner was our motivation.” Davenport says she first heard about Dream Dinners when she and Stephens were visiting the farmers’ markets in Atlanta to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for meals for their own families. A unique solution “We and some friends were mass cooking every month or so to the dinner table dilemma. and going to Atlanta to get market produce,” she explains. “A friend Bring your family back to the table for delicious, nutritious home cooking! who knew what we were doing told us about the Dream Dinners franchise located outside of Atlanta.” Back to School - Back to the dinner table Customers sign up at www.dreamdinners.com for a two-hour Don‛t let family time slip away as you get back to the session in which they prepare an average of twelve entrees to take busy school schedule. home and freeze. Prior to the session, frozen meats and other ingredients are prepared and distributed to refrigerated stations Try My Family Dinners where customers assemble them. 6-12 meals that feed 4-6 people each. “It’s laid out very logically,” Davenport says. “We try to put Prepare them with friends; keep them in your freezer. everything you need in your way.” Visit our website for menus and schedules Dream Dinners’ headquarters, located in Seattle, employ both www.myfamilydinners.com a chef and a nutritionist who create and test all recipes before adding them to the menu. Customers may choose from fourteen Chattanooga‛s ORIGINAL Meal Assembly Service entrees, such as Beef Enchilada Bake and Lemon Chicken Piccata Schedule a time to come in and prepare your dinners that are rotated monthly. Meals may be made in a large, six-serving OR stop by and see what we have made fresh each day size or a medium, three-serving size. OR check out our freezer full of delicious My Family Dinners. Depending on the size of the meals, Davenport estimates that the average price for the twelve meals is between $130 and $250, Simplify your life with My Family Dinners resulting in a cost of $3 to $4 per serving. We‛re Located at the foot of Signal Mountain in the “Customers are not just getting restaurant-quality food,” she WalMart Center. says. “They’re getting a great price point. Most of our guests are telling us they’re saving at least $250 per month on groceries.” 423-902-7642 – www.myfamilydinners.com Dream Dinners is open Wednesday through Saturday. Appoint- ment times are listed on their web site. Chrissie Batts and Claire Horton have both grown up with a passion for food. Chrissie and Claire are the executive chefs and owners of CHATT-a-FOODIE Personal Chef & Catering. Born out of a passion for making uncomplicated, fun and tasty are fortunate to be treated to fresh, quality foods that are pre- food, CHATT-a-FOODIE offers gourmet prepared meals to make prepared or can be prepared for meals. Regardless of the choice, life easier and of course taste better. Pre-prepared gourmet meals families can enjoy a nutritious meal, more time together, lower food are offered across 12 standard items. These meals include a variety costs, less stress and more time to enjoy other activities. of foods ranging from vegetarian to “southern st yle.” Individual and family sizes, which feed Liz Davenport and Laura four, are offered. Owner Stephens are co-owners Clarire Horton describes of Dream Dinners on the meals as “homegrown Gunbarrel Road. comfort foods, showing honor to the South with a slight twist.” In addition to pre- prepared meals, CHATT-a- FOODIE offers a variety of cold foods from the deli. These foods change week- ly and can be purchased by the pound. CHATT- a-FOODIE is located at 1222 Tremont Avenue in North Chattanooga. To learn more about their gourmet meals and fresh foods, you can go to www. chattafoodie.com. T h r o u g h o u t t he Chattanooga Region, we www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 113
    • art in the city “The Artist of the Beautiful:” Mary Ferris Kelly By Susan Parry • Photography by David Humber T here’s something about a Mary Ferris Kelly work of art that brings to mind the title of Hawthorne’s story: “The Artist of the Beautiful.” Maybe it’s the crisp lines on her detailed etchings, the bold and sensuous application of colors on her multi-layered paintings, the life-like qualities of her bronze sculptures, or the subject matter she in- stinctively creates that beg notice. Whatever the reason, Mary Ferris Kelly (Mary Jane to her friends) is one of those rare artists fortunate enough to witness the positive impact her art has on others. “I just can’t say enough nice things about Mary Jane or her work” says Linda Woodall, Mrs. Kelly’s longtime art representative and friend: “If there’s such a thing as ‘perfect,’ she’s it. She’s not only beautiful and gracious but an incredibly talented artist who always 114 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
    • goes over the edge, and really listens to what people want. I remember the time a woman wanted a portrait painted of her family on the beach. This woman already had one by another artist that she didn’t like. After they talked, Mary Jane created a painting of the family that very subtly included the family’s initials in the sand. I’ll never forget the joy the woman expressed when she said ‘that paint- ing is everything I ever dreamed about.” “Mary Jane’s not a ‘word’ person; she speaks through her work. All that affects her is in her work. When 9-11 happened, she created at least ten little drawings of angels. When I asked her about them, she said ‘I had to do something about the people who are helping out at ground zero.’ When Tisho Hutcheson Zoanni, a docent at Hunter Museum, suddenly passed away, she created The Reluctant Angel, a large oil painting on canvas (4’tall x 3’wide) as a tribute to all young women who die too soon. This piece was so well-received that it eventually became a part of Hunter’s permanent collection as did a large acrylic painting (7’tall x 9’ wide) entitled Angels with Sunflowers and Crows. represents the strength of my sister’s spirit. and I have been her dealer ever since. After 9-11, Helen Simak (Hunter Museum’s It also includes a symbol of St. Barnabus in She has been placed in three museum Chief Curator) decided to place Grieving its fringed cloak.” collections, IBM’s collection, Coca Cola’s Angel, Mary Jane’s bronze sculpture, on the Alan Avery, owner of Trinity Gallery Collection, RJR Nabisco, Marmot Interna- floor because she felt it was a piece of art that in Atlanta has also seen the impact Mary’s tional, to name a few. Critic’s say, if you are would help viewers express their feelings.” work has on others: “Mary is one a Southerner, do not write or paint about All three pieces of Mrs. Kelly’s art at of my longest relationships. the North. Masterful work comes when you Hunter are emotionally charged and un- She’s been a stable artist paint what you know. This is what Mary does, forgettable because she always creates from with my gallery for 25 even though her work could be character- within--- acting on what moves her--- causing years. I saw one of her ized as in the style of the Renaissance; her others to feel her sensitivity and compassion paintings at a previous characters are her family, the situations are for others. Frequent themes appear in her gallery I worked at and instances in her life--current, real scenarios work such as people, fruit, flowers, animals, began my search to find from her life which are placed in allegorical and angels in fluid robes. Docents at Hunter her. I actually searched situations that one might have found Museum frequently exclaim that Grieving for her from a previ- common place in the 16th century. Angel is a consistent favorite with viewers ous show she had done They tell a story from her life.” of all ages. “Why do you think the angel is through a monastery Creating art is an inseparable sad? For whom does he grieve?” people often and had to make many part of Mrs. Kelly’s life: “I always ask. Visitors who think the angel perhaps phone calls including one have to create something or I feel weeps for someone special may be surprised to Italy only to find out miserable, feel like I’m wasting my to know just how true this as she created that she was in the neigh- time. It’s not unusual for me to cre- Grieving Angel in honor of a severely brain boring state of Tennes- ate at least 50 pieces of art a year. I damaged sister. see. I called every Kelly work hard. I start in the morning Most recently, St. Barnabus Nursing starting in Nashville and work all day long. Sometimes Home acquired another sculpture made by and finally got her on I alternate between painting and Mary in honor of her sister. Mary Jane says, the phone in Chatta- sculpture and have several things “I made this piece to celebrate my sister’s nooga a few months going on at the same time, but life. It depicts a strong, healthy woman and later. The rest is history then eventually concentrate on one piece until it is finished. When I paint with oils, I mix Facing page l to r: Mrs. Kelly works in her studio on a commissioned my own glazes by combining clay sculpture she calls Boy with Frog. When completed, the piece will be pure oil paints with medium. I taken to a foundry to go through the Classic Lost Wax process; a process apply several, even thin washes where a mold is made of the sculpture and then bronze is poured into the of color, accumulating 36 mold to make a bronze sculpture. or more layers of glazes and sometimes pull pigment off Left: Woman on a Wire, Contè crayon and oil wash the surface with a dry brush Top Right: The Dinner Party, 5’ x 4’ oil painting before it dries. This yields a rich depth of color. Although I Bottom Right: Seated Girl with a Braid, bronze sculpture mostly paint in a classical style www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 115
    • GALLERiES Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA and Linda Wood- all, Chattanooga, TN OnE PERSOn SHOWS Trinity Gallery, Atlanta, GA The University of the South, Sewanee, TN The Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, TN The Parthenon, Nashville, TN Southern College of Seventh-Day Adventist, Collegedale TN Dalton Arts Center, Dalton, GA CORPORATE AnD PUBLiC COLLECTiOnS Hunter Museum, Tennessee Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC National Women’s Museum, Washington, DC Marriott Corporation Crawford Long Hospital Emory University R.J.R Nabisco Ernst and Young Image Design Corporate Headquarters Gillett Communications Paine Webber Griffin, Cochrane, Marshall, Elger... Atlanta Landmark Group University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Bell South Corporation Hilton Corporation and am strongly influenced from Ireland helped Cheekwood Museum, Tennessee by Italian and Dutch masters, found Marion County.” I also enjoy creating abstracts. The Kelly’s moved to PRiVATE COLLECTiOnS I love to sculpt people and Lookout Mountain, TN Dr. and Mrs. Wallace Kaufman am currently working on a about eight years ago Mr. and Mrs. Paul Raymond large commissioned portrait to be near their grand- Burt Tillman and Charlie Andrews of a little boy with a frog. children. Mrs. Kelly is John and Sally Clarke After I finish sculpting the extremely delighted that Mr. and Mrs. Charles details out of clay, it will be one of her grandsons Casey sent to a foundry in Atlanta is a serious painter and to be bronze cast.” will hopefully carry on Dr. and Mrs. Howard Linda Woodall remem- her legacy. Rosing bers when Mrs. Kelly seren- “I love Chattanoo- Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie dipitously discovered her in- ga dearly. It’s the most Thorton nate talent for sculpture: “it beautiful spot, the love- J. Robert Douglas was when Cessna Decosimo, liest place on earth. Any- a friend of Mary Jane’s son- Lunch in the Afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. J. McCarty time my husband and 30” x 40” oil painting Mr. and Mrs. Ken Torbett in-law Scott asked if he could I travel, I always think leave some of his sculpting how wonderful it is to Mr. William Marriot equipment at her house. He return home. I love the Mr. and Mrs. Olan Mills told her to feel free to play with it, so she mountains and the rivers. It’s a great place Mr. and Mrs. William Holmberg did. Mary Jane had not taken any courses in for an artist to live; the burgeoning inter- Mrs. Elizabeth Lupton Daven- sculpture, but you couldn’t tell it by her work. est in the arts is evident here now. I am port She began creating the most amazing realistic amazed and delighted by it. It’s a great Mr. and Mrs. Gordon 3D sculptures out of clay. It was as if she had place for an artist to live and to create.” Street been making them all her life. Now her work For more information about Mary is everywhere. She’s big, really big.” Ferris Kelly’s work, contact Linda Wood- Kim and Scott A native of Athens, Tennessee, Mary Ferris all Fine Arts: 423/238/9985; e-mail linda- Withrow Kelly lived in Jasper, TN for several years with woodall@centurytel.net or contact Alan Stacy and Otis Paul, her husband of 46 years. She’s proud of Avery, Trinity Gallery 315 East Paces Ferry Ingram the fact that “Paul’s family has lived in Jasper Road, Atlanta, GA; 1-404-237-0370; www. for five generations and that his grandfather trinitygallery.com. 116 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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    • Ask the Designer Start with a focal point, in this case a fireplace, to help determine how to layout your outdoor living space. B y H a n k M at H e n y, a S I D, I I Da • P H o t o S c o u r t e S y o f L a n e v e n t u r e Outdoor Living Q. My home is modest in size but I have a large back yard. I would like to create some areas outdoors that would expand my usable space for entertaining and dining. Where do I start? A. Due to our moderate climate outdoor appliances, outdoor living and din- with 8-9 months of good weather, ing rooms, as well as outdoor kitchens are entertaining and living outdoors more accommodating and beautiful than has enormous appeal. At the turn of the ever before. century “lean-to” summer kitchens and When planning your outdoor space, outside porches were a necessity to keep the first thing you must consider is where the house cool in the summer months, but you want to put it. To help determine the now we want to cook and entertain outside room(s) placement, you need to consider for the sheer pleasure of it. Long gone are four fundamentals: wind, light, view and the portable grills and wooden picnic tables privacy. You want gentle breezes, not hurri- from 30-40 years ago. In their place today are cane winds; sunshine is great, but you don’t outdoor rooms with all the quality, style and want to bake; and while you may like your performance of our indoor spaces. And with neighbors, you don’t want them as voyeurs A simple wooden arbor helps to define this outdoor space. the advances in all-weather fabrics; furniture, in your backyard retreat. 118 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
    • As for outdoor kitchens specifically, you generally want them to be closer to the main house or even sharing an adjoining wall. This way you have less expense in bringing electrical, water and gas lines to the outdoors, and carrying foods and materials is closer and easier. The further away your outdoor kitchen is from the main kitchen, the more you will need to include a full complement of appliances and storage to keep you from making many trips back and forth. As a general rule, the closer a space is to the house (or particularly if it is attached to it) the more you need to incorporate some of the same architectural elements and similar materials to help seamlessly blend the outdoor space with indoor spaces. This could include using a stone / tile from inside to outdoor use on a wall, floor or counter. Stacked stone from the exterior could be used for low walls or built-in seats. Granite countertops in the kitchen could flow outdoors to the outdoor kitchen as well. Plumbing and lighting finishes from inside could also be used on finishes and materials used outside. The materials you use outside should reflect your main home’s style and character. Once you have determined a suitable location for your new outdoor living space, you next need to determine the boundaries of the space. Just like a room inside your home, you need to define your space with a floor, walls, and a ceiling. Use fabrics, rugs, walls and structural elements to define your space. Walls can be defined as hedges, trellis, shrubbery or stacked stone walls. Outdoor kitchen counters and cabinets define spaces as well. Remember, the elements you use are to define your space and give it character and to provide protection from noise, wind and neighbors. Always use the lowest, least and smallest you can get away with. You don’t want to become too enclosed, since the purpose is to enjoy the great outdoors. For floors, try a new outdoor rug, brick pavers, a raised wooden floor or deck, or rustic stone and tile to define your floor space and to bring character to the space. To fashion an intimate space you need a ceiling to give overhead dimen- sion. This can come in the form of an overhead trellis or pergola. Or try open beams overhead with a wonderful climbing vine to give openness, yet definition to your outdoor room. Once you have your space placed and the room boundary materials selected and defined, now is the time to add function and personality to the space. Now you have to begin to apply the same design process as you would any indoor room. First, as with any room indoors, you need to start with a focal point for any outdoor space. Consider a fireplace or fire pit. Perhaps a water fountain or water feature. Even a view of the mountains or the river can be a focal point. But establish one and then work your seating to focus on that one great feature. Make sure there is adequate seating for your general purposes. Today’s outdoor furniture is as comfortable as it is stylish. Also make sure you have enough storage for the cushions, equipment and party items you may want to use. This is particularly important in an outdoor kitchen area. The more storage you provide now, the less trips back and forth into the home you will make during a party. Finally, in considering the style of your new space, while it is good to keep the permanent landscape materials — like floors, walls, light fixtures — consistent with your home’s style and materials, an outdoor room is a chance to break away and try new colors or fabric styles. Think spa retreat, tropical paradise or European countryside as themes to help you establish a look and a feeling of your new outdoor living space. would you like to have your design dilemma considered for an upcom- ing issue? Just send an e-mail to: designerguy@haskellinteriors.com. Hank Matheny, ASID, IIDA is the owner and principle designer of Haskell Interiors Design Collection located in historic downtown Cleveland, TN. Top right: Today, there are lots of choices in seating that is as comfortable as indoor furniture. Center right: Dining alfresco is wonderful with fabrics, candle chandeliers and an arbor of flowers to set the tone. Bottom right: Think of your outdoor space much the same as an indoor room — furniture layout is key. www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com 119
    • Hot Wheels Cadillac – New XLR Roadster Provides the Excitement of a Convertible with the extravagance of a Luxury Coupe By MattheW WiLLiaMS C adillac has con- drivers greater control over the car s i s te nt l y b e e n and decreasing the likelihood of redefining the an accident. Tires that use “run- looks and feat ures of flat” technology, allow the car to cars for years. The new safely operate on low air levels or XLR Roadster is indica- without any air at all. tive of this reputation, The new Roadster’s design as its ground-breaking even takes into consideration the appearance, including unlikely event of a crash. A special both the interior and the exterior, and ad- Passenger Sensing System uses sensors to CD changer played through a Bose premium vanced technology exceeds expectations for detect a crash or impact and subsequently 9-speaker sound system. a luxury sporty convertible. determines the correct level of inflation for In addition to the XLR’s exceptional Able to convert from a coupe to a dual-stage frontal and side-impact airbags. appearance, the Roadster is furnished with roadster in less than 30 seconds, the all This feature helps to protect passengers from a number of standard features that pamper new XLR Roadster provides the excitement another vehicle as well as reduces the risk of the operator. An adaptive cruise control of a convertible with the extravagance of a injury caused by the air bag itself. feature uses a sophisticated radar transceiver luxury coupe. The luxury of the 2007 XLR does not to automatically adjust the speed of the car With brushed aluminum throughout take away from its performance, as it comes to maintain the preset following distance, the interior trim, and featuring both left- standard with a 4.6L Northstar V8 VVT, de- all while updating the driver through the hand and right-hand arm rests, comple- livering 320 horsepower. With a 0 to 60 MPH display system. The standard Rainsense wiper mented with cooled and heated leather seats, time of less than six seconds, the standard system detects moisture on the windshield the new roadster offers a younger look with roadster covers ¼ mile in 14.3 seconds. and adjusts the wiper blades to appropriately luxurious comfort. Optional interior char- From the looks of both the exterior and cope with conditions at any given time. Not acteristics such as Eucalyptus wood accents interior, standard features and advanced to mention the headlight system that calcu- and select micro-fiber lining bring further technology, the 2007 Cadillac XLR Roadster lates the vehicle’s speed around curves and attraction to the interior of the car. The ap- provides the driver with an unforgettable suitably pivots lamps up to twenty degrees pealing look is enhanced by a 6.5” LCD color experience of excitement and magnificence, to maximize the driver’s view at night. display touch-screen with voice recognition, all in one package. Priced at $79,000, the The XLR’s advanced technology pro- and controlling features that include a DVD- Roadster will exceed your expectations for vides added safety. The new StabiliTrak based navigation system and a 6 disc in-dash a luxury sporty convertible. System increases the car’s stability, allowing 120 www.ChattanoogaCityScopeMag.com
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