The movers at Good Guys Moving & Delivery don't just lift with the knees, they lift with the heart. The company utilizes multiple technicians for both long distance and in-town moves, thereby ensuring swift relocation and that furniture pieces don't wander off on their own. Clients may also request a Good Guy junk removal session to cart away unwanted appliances, furniture, and other hefty goods.
While working on inventive lagers and ales as members of the Barley Mob Brewers home-brewing club, Chris Hunt and Duncan Guy had an epiphany: we need to share this stuff with the public. So, in 2006, they teamed up with award-winning brewer Courtney Tyvand to start Moccasin Bend Brewing Company.
Today, they brew about 10 beers at any given time. Their menu could include an Irish red prepped with American hops and a pale ale made with juniper berries one day, or their signature smoked porter the next. No matter what the beer, creativity remains integral to the production process, and the brewers often add culinary twists such as watermelon or coconut juice to surprise palates that are used to tasting only cotton balls. All the magic happens inside a 100-year-old building, where rustic granite walls and cedar timbers set the backdrop for brewery tours and beer tastings.
Grafe Studio's efflorescence features a variety of flowers for all occasions, radiating a kaleidoscope of color and sense-pleasing scents. With flowers flown in from Ecuador, Columbia, Australia, the Netherlands, and regional bloom-harvesters, a staff of well-trained floral designers works closely with each customer to create their ideal arrangement. Build a resplendent bouquet for a first date, birthday, anniversary, or to celebrate winning the championship in a head-banging tournament. Jazz up the event with a bunch of alstroemerias, carnations, daisies, or cushion mums ($0.75/stem), and mix in a mass of golden craspedias, eryngiums, limoniums, and statices ($1/stem). Grafe Studio houses a wide selection of flowers, including the green ringing Bells of Ireland ($1.25/stem), long-stemmed roses ($1.50), blue hydrangeas ($2.99), exotic Oriental lilies ($3.50), and hybrid lilies ($2.50)—a scientifically stunning cross between a lily and an electric car.
Erwin Ovalle spent his childhood in his family?s bakery, dashing back and forth into the kitchen to help bake bread after helping customers at the register. He dreamed of one day owning his own bakery, but after sampling the food from street vendors during a whirlwind trip across Mexico, he changed his dream. He would instead open a caf? infused with the very aromas that beckoned him to those humble street carts.
At Ovalle's Mexican Caf?, Erwin and his chefs pay homage to Mexican regional cuisine, building a menu centered around dishes such as enchiladas suizas and choripan?authentic Mexican chorizo with roasted poblano, onion, oaxaca cheese, and garlic aioli. And they build every dish from scratch, to boot. They pickle the jalapenos that tuck into braised short rib tortas, and whip up a cilantro garlic sauce that crowns the grilled chile-rubbed skirt steaks.
For pizza that's a cut above the rest in Chattanooga, try Mr. T's Pizza and Ice Cream. You can order up a hot pizza to eat inside the restaurant, take home for supper, or have delivered to your doorstep. Mr. T's not only creates the best pizza in town, it's a place where you can get a great deal. The meal specials offered will fill every tummy in the family without forcing you to break the bank. Try a specialty pie like the Hawaiian, featuring ham, pineapple and extra cheese melted to gooey perfection, or build your own pie using a variety of toppings including meats, fresh veggies, and black or green olives. Come with an appetite and leave in a food coma—Mr. T's will hit your hunger right out of the park.
Collective Clothing's intrepid owners Travis and Sondra Aten travel the Midwest in search of vintage items to pair with resale pieces for a diverse collection of T-shirts, coats, and women's wear that echoes every modern era. The boutique's brood of sparkly logo T-shirts (about $8) complement shiny owl jewelry (about $7) or leopard-print scarves. Don well-worn pairs of used cowboy boots ($40+) or rotating looks by brands such as 7 For All Mankind, Free People, LaCoste, Penguin, and American Apparel. At the shop's $5-or-less show space, regal marblesque busts of famous composers, including Wagner and Liszt, await strong arms to cart them home to a mantel or the neighbor's bedroom closet.