Crispy, Fried Chicken History

Immigrants such as the Scots and West Africans who settled in the American South came from a rich tradition of deep-frying chicken. For the Scots, their ancestors included a long line of Fritter eaters who ate meat breaded and fried in fat. West African cuisines frequently featured poultry fried in oil, only battered and served on special occasions as a divine indulgence. Fried chicken quickly became a Southern staple in the 19th century after it was introduced by these immigrants. Today, the tradition continues as one finds a chicken joint on nearly every city street corner. The techniques m...

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White Winter Wine Pairings at Public House Chattanooga

Part of what makes wine such an enjoyable experience is that every bottle tells a story. Any given vintage and variety gains its flavors from the smallest details— the soil, the frequency of rain, the amount of sunshine, the temperatures during the growing season, the way it is casked and aged and blended. What’s equally delightful is that we can experience wines differently season to season simply by pairing them with the foods mother nature favors at different times of year. While reds usually get more play than chilled vintages during the colder months, these whites on our menu pair perfec...

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Spotlight on Our Farm To Table Suppliers

Spotlight on Our Farm To Table Suppliers

When you bite into our sliced tomatoes, a little green salad or a Public House burger, you're supporting not only our farm to table downtown Chattanooga restaurant but a host of people behind the scenes growing crops and livestock to supply us with ingredients. Southland Farms in Morrison, Tennessee and Barton Creek Farms in Rock Island, Tennessee are just two of our suppliers. Southland grows heirloom tomatoes, squash, sweet bell peppers, eggplant, sweet corn, cucumbers, sweet onions, kale, purple potatoes, green beans, okra, cabbage, cauliflower and more for us. The farm delivers food to Cha...

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Feelin' Five Anniversary Special

A Message from Nathan Lindley, Owner: 5 years ago, on May 15 Public House Chattanooga opened. It was an extremely strange and difficult time for me personally. I had moved my family back from Nashville for yet another risk-laden restaurant startup. As you may remember, the economy was very fragile and everyone was in shock from the market crash. We were living in an apartment above St. John's – so in a sense, very much back where we started. Things seemed unsure and precarious; so I don't necessarily look back on the opening with fondness. However, the five years as a whole have been extremel...

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Giardiniera: Pickled Veggies Recipe

In the United States, giardiniera is commonly available in traditional or spicy varieties (aka "Hot Mix"). In Chicago, giardiniera is used as a condiment, typically as a toppingon Italian beef sandwiches. A milder variety is used for the olive salad in the Muffaletta sandwich - popular in New Orleans. Here at Public House, we serve the house pickled veggies with crackers as a snack offering on our menu. This is our Giardiniera Pickled Veggies Recipe. Enjoy, and make yourself at home! Instructions Cut into bite sized pieces: Cauliflower Squash and/or Zucchini Green Bell Peppers Carrot Ce...

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Public House offers Chattanooga event Catering

Public House is a great destination to meet a friend for lunch while shopping at Warehouse Row or meeting them after work for a drink at The Social, but we bring the same quality food and friendly service to private events that we host and now Chattanooga event catering as well. Just imagine it: Having your wedding reception or corporate gathering in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, just a short distance from hotels where your guests might be staying and there are a lot of fun things to do. Best of all, you can incorporate the food and drinks you love from Public House and The Social. We ca...

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Recipe: Public House Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee

The Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee is a popular item on the Public House dessert menu, offering a rich custard base topped with a delicious layer of hard caramel. This item as it is known today traces its roots back to 1691 France. That was the year it first appeared in a cookbook. Vanilla beans are usually very aromatic with a full, rich taste. They are great for use in flavoring desserts, beverages, alcohol, sauces and many other recipes. This is the scaled-down version of the Public House treat for home use, with the instructions below from Dottie May Youells. Assemble the ingredients: 1 Qua...

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Why Great Restaurant Service Matters

We work hard to give our guests the experience and attention they’d receive at a fine dining restaurant, without the big bill. That’s why it makes our day when folks write reviews with comments like, “The service was excellent and wait staff pleasant to dine with. In particular, request David as a server if you can get him. This gentleman commands quite a vocabulary and enjoys his work and demonstrates this in his communication to you.” Or, “Our server, Alex was very attentive and very personable. We were even paid a visit by Lou the manager; he really seemed interested in what we thought of ...

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A Mid Winter Lunch in Downtown Chattanooga TN

We have several new Mid-Winter items that we are very excited about, and they happen to come together as an excellent lunch. They're all a little different, pulling in wider influences to spice up our lunch menu. None of them loose that essential Southern quality, however, of being ultra comforting. Next time you come to Public House for lunch, leave your car with the free Warehouse Row valet, slip inside, and leave your workday behind for one meal. These items are perfect for lunching with a friend-- one appetizer to share, a sandwich to enjoy, and a creamy side to savor. Start off with the...

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$50 for $40 Gift Cards and a Chance to Win a $100 Gift Card to Participating Chattanooga Businesses!

Now until December 15th you can purchase a $50 Public House Gift Card for just $40, as well as enter to win a $100 Gift Card from Public House or one of the other participating local businesses! Click here to purchase!

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