Embracing The Slow Drink Movement

Embracing The Slow Drink Movement

Hot or cold, the perfect drink should take some time; intricate parts creating a mellifluous mixture. More than just a perfectly poured Guinness, an aperitif or digestif should encompass local, fresh ingredients as much as the meal.

The slow food movement rocked the kitchen table and small-batched beer was close behind but how quickly are craft concoctions trending?

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“Karting For Kitties”

“Karting For Kitties”

This coming November, Infinity Flux Cards, Comics and Games marks four years in business…but there is so much more to celebrate than simple longevity.

This locally owned comic book shop is a superhero in the community’s eyes as they have been repeat contributors to many non-profits including the Chattanooga Film Festival, the Chattanooga Roller Girls, the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee, Northgate Public Library, and Hixson High School.

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Renegades Have It Made

Renegades Have It Made

Renegade is defined as “A person who deserts and betrays an organization or set of principles.” But Renegade Silver Jewelry did not get its name being owned by rebel emerging entrepreneurs.

“We were sitting around trying to think of a name that had some clout then I thought of what did we want to aspire to,” Catie Posser explains. “If you make it to the Renegade Craft Market, you made it.”

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Wanderlust For Wear

Wanderlust For Wear

“Plants help us focus and identify where we are,” says naturalist Lin Feagans. “We hope to inspire your wild by creating unique pieces using materials found in nature.”

On a gloomy, rainy afternoon in her workspace also known as her kitchen, she spoke about what inspired the birth of the business, Wanderlust & Wolf.

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Festival Of Black Arts & Ideas

Festival Of Black Arts & Ideas

I am disappointed in myself that I did not know that Juneteenth, which is this coming Tuesday, is an American holiday to commemorate the day slavery was abolished in Texas in 1865 and the day the last slaves were emancipated from the Confederacy.

I remember the Emancipation Proclamation but I do not recall this mid-summer day being discussed either in high school or college history courses.

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Dog Day Afternoons

Dog Day Afternoons

For Chattanooga to be such a mecca for active outdoor enthusiasts, I was surprised when I moved here to learn some huge outdoor venues, like the Sunday Chattanooga Market and Coolidge Park, did not allow dogs.

I totally understand that leashes or lack thereof, poop not being scooped and just all around irresponsible pet parents creates the limiting options for places to take your pup so I am not finding fault in those that don’t allow it.

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