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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What Makes a Classic Community Hub

There are some bars and restaurants that are just bars and restaurants, and then there are those that become community hubs. The difference is hard to pin down, just as it’s hard to pin down what makes some people the sort who seem to know everyone and put anyone they encounter at ease. George Orwell tried to imagine what the ideal pub would be like in 1946, writing “If you are asked why you favor a particular public-house, it would seem natural to put the beer first, but the thing that most appeals to me is what people call its “atmosphere.” Ask anyone else today what makes them choose their...

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The Third Annual Harvested Here Restaurant Week

The third annual Harvest Here Restaurant week starts tomorrow from July 12-19th, 2013 and we couldn't be more excited. As Chattanooga's local restaurant community has grown as rich as the local produce, and we're thrilled about the chance to celebrate both every year. It's wonderful to come together and share what we do best in our individual kitchens with many of the same ingredients grown in the 100 mile radius around Chattanooga. Public House sources as many ingredients as possible from these regional farms year round, and we change our menu seasonally to reflect what's really growing in T...

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At Public House, Downtown Dining Is Rooted in Chattanooga History

Public House simply wouldn’t be what it is without an amazing location. After all, the space we occupy has as much history as the food we serve. Warehouse Row was built when Chattanooga was a booming railway hub, the rail lines converging beneath where many of Public House’s neighbors now stand—TVA, EPB, the Public Library. Even before Public House was ever dreamed up, this was a place defined by bringing people together. Though Chattanooga’s downtown is very different than it was when Warehouse Row was first built, it’s still somewhere that people can connect. With EPB just down the street p...

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Public Houses: A Tradition of Food, Drink, and Fun

Like Southern cooking, the public house as a restaurant format has had a long and glorious tradition. Also like many aspects of Southern cooking, the public house comes from old England. Public Houses were establishments that served food and alcoholic beverages, but were considered more upstanding than the alehouses and ginshops that were the divebars of the era. They were suitable for casual and family dining, but you didn't have to be nobility to enjoy service. They were often centers of social life in the community. You might know the typical Public House better by its shortened name-- the...

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Spring 2013 Asparagus Season at Public House of Chattanooga

"We are still wobbly on our indoor legs. Under our eyes are deep circles of leftover winter despair. In the impossible spring your cheeks will be round enough for the right spargel grin. A grin worthy of the triumph of cathedral tips breaking through the ground: the asparagus is here! Even if you don’t like asparagus, you can understand the thrill of seeing those bundles of slim stalks standing upright on the tables one early Saturday morning. It’s still chilly out. Maybe you haven’t had your first cup of coffee. But the asparagus tips sparkle, in your green-starved eyes, like jewels." -"Ho...

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Public House Celebrates Mid-Winter Flavors With New Food and Drink Menus

Southern food may be traditional, but it’s never boring at Public House. The restaurant offers New South updates of classic dishes at casual prices, and regularly shakes things up with seasonal menu changes that reflect what is available at local farms. The most recent changes are a new mid-winter dinner menu, as well as new drink and small plate menus at The Social, Public House’s bar. New items on the lunch and dinner menus include Grilled Beef Fillet and Poached Lobster with mashed potatoes and little green beans and Duck Confit with mashed potatoes, red cabbage, and grapes. New dinner app...

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