There are so many fun things to do in East Cobb, but this time the SNOBS want to share with you an excellent weekend getaway to Chattanooga. The traditional Rock City, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee Aquarium touristy places are well worth visiting. We tried out this itinerary (tons of restaurants) and we know you will enjoy it too!
We recommend a stay at the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, at 2 Carter Plaza. It is at a central location near many of the town’s charms and attractions and Starbucks is served at the hotel until noon daily. And if you happen to sleep in, do not fear, there is a Starbucks within walking distance of the Marriott. Whew!
Upon arrival Friday night, you might want to try Porter’s Steakhouse for dinner. It is just down the road from the Marriott. While we found our filet a little too done, the steak salad with garlic dressing was delicious, and the bread and whipped butter are worth the cost of admission!
On Saturday, we suggest lunch at Community Pie, an upscale pizza restaurant. There are also gluten-free options such as the turkey kale salad. Connected to this lunch spot is Milk & Honey, which serves coffee and gelato. We loved sampling unique flavors such as the London Fog and classic ones like vanilla and chocolate. And if you are not in the mood for gelato, there are other treats like their perfect-looking homemade caramels.
After loading up on pizza and gelato, you may be ready for some activity, so take the free shuttle to the Aquarium stop. It is just a short (very steep) walk from there to the Walnut Street Walking Bridge. This bridge is the best photo opportunity in Chattanooga. In fact, we saw a romantic proposal on this bridge on our visit! There’s also a neat (and possibly a little frightening) glass bridge to the Art Museum. If you’re up for ice-cream, there is a cute add-in ice cream shop called The Ice Cream Show. Don’t mind the not-so-snobby décor, the ice cream is fabulous.
For dinner Saturday night, venture across the river to Taco Mamacita, which is owned by the same family that owns Community Pie. There is a gluten free menu available and they were some of the best tacos we have eaten and the salsa was fresh and perfectly spicy.
After dinner, try Rembrandt’s Coffee House in the Bluff View Art District near the aquarium.
For brunch on Sunday, check out Tupelo Honey Cafe in Warehouse Row. We loved the Shoo Mercy omelette with pimiento cheese and fried green tomatoes and the Debutante omelette, perfect for any snob.
Insider’s Note! Tupelo Honey is coming to the ATL this July! Stay in the SNOBS loop for an invite to their exclusive soft opening event. Unfortunately it is not in East Cobb but, we can leave the bubble for that omelette!
And if you leave to sneak away to the ‘Noog, we won’t say we told you so.