TerraMae Appalachian Bistro's chef, Shelley D. Cooper, is able to do something that seems impossible?put an upscale, modern twist on regional Appalachian cooking. Her kitchen churns out everything from rabbit stew in a sage broth to jumbo-lump-crab-stuffed trout served with wilted leeks, apples, and fennel. She's so passionate about highlighting the region's food that her dishes incorporate the bounty from local farms, including the family farm owned by TerraMae's owner, Mark Oldham.
The unique concoctions have garnered a variety of praise, including some from Susan Gregg Gilmore on Fodor's Travel. She particularly loved the Appalachian Lunchable?made with deviled eggs, pickled shrimp and vegetables, country ham, Benne Seed Bacon served in a mason jar, rosemary biscuits, and what she called the "some of the best-ever pimento cheese." In an act more sacrilegious than eating spaghetti with a spoon, Gilmore admitted the cheese was even better than her nana's.
In addition to seducing palates with regional farm-to-table food, TerraMae charms them with an Appalachian staple, homegrown whiskey. Mixologist Justin Stamper pays homage to the area's moonshine traditions by whipping up classic speakeasy drinks using Chattanooga whiskey and other liquors.
Chattanooga Billiard Club is a place for purists and billiards aficionados, however, that shouldn’t scare away newbies who want to learn or practice on some of the best equipment available. The billiards room protects an arsenal of 18 Brunswick Gold Crown IV 8- and 9-foot tables, as well as two championship-tournament 9-foot Diamond tables, all of which are equipped with high-quality Simonis felt. Players can arm themselves with Aramith balls and Nick Varner cues to experience tournament-caliber game play.
Chattanooga Billiard Club also features a dart league, a cigar room that sells rare and hard-to-find cigars, and a plush Havana Room lounge equipped with overstuffed leather furniture and flat-screen TVs that broadcast sports. A full bar and restaurant also serve up tasty fare such as USDA Choice ground-chuck burgers, flagship cuban sandwiches, and pub-style fish 'n' chips.
The chefs at Poblanos Mexican Cuisine set their Mexican dishes apart through their use of fresh ingredients. For ceviche, they combine shrimp and tilapia with avocado and lemon juice, preparing the seafood without heating it to give it vibrant flavor. For tamales, the chefs keep the preparation traditional by wrapping the corn masa and seasoned steak or chicken in real cornhusks, then slow-cooking them until they are tender. Poblano-chili slices add kick to the entrees, and mango pico de gallo helps tongues cool down. Diners can end meals with a seasonal dessert or by quaffing beers chosen from the line of bottles on the bar or the pyramid of bottles balanced on the bartender's forehead. On Wednesday and Friday evenings, live jazz bands can also entertain guests with toe-tapping melodies.
You'll be centrally located in Chattanooga with a stay at Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, minutes from Chattanooga Regional History Museum and Creative Discovery Museum. This hotel is within close proximity of AT&T Field and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Make yourself at home in one of the 341 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Relax and take in city and mountain views from the privacy of your room. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a fitness facility, and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.
Enjoy a bite to eat at a coffee shop/café, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge during limited hours, and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Deemed the "Best Night Out" in Chattanooga by US Travel and Attractions for two years in a row, Vaudeville Cafe is an entertainment chameleon. On some nights, the tables at the spacious dinner theater are packed with families savoring Italian feasts as they try to solve original murder mysteries. Weekend nights have a more adult slant as headlining standup comedians seen on HBO and Comedy Central garner guffaws while guests enjoy a full bar of cocktails, wine, and frozen specialty drinks. But regardless of the event, every evening brims with jolly vaudeville spirit, and every seat in the house offers stellar views of the stage and napping spotlight operator.
Though T-Bone’s cooks can appreciate simple mainstays, such as chilidogs and fried bologna sandwiches, some of their pub-style meals require more painstaking preparation. In an onsite hickory pit, boston butt smokes for 12 hours before chefs pile it onto the hand-pulled pork platter, and beef brisket slow cooks until it’s tender enough to recite sonnets without using a goofy voice. As diners decimate their entrees in T-Bone’s smoke-friendly restaurant and bar, they can pass the time watching SEC football on 1 of 20 TVs (including three big screens) or listening to the live musicians who play a few nights a week.