I’ve never been a huge fan of celebrity restaurants, whether it’s a place owned by a famous chef, musician or actor. But Nic & Norman’s, which opened in December in the last remaining space at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, may have changed my mind.
LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. – Come on y’all. Surrender to the release of life’s pressures and disconnect from the noise and excess of everyday life by enjoying any one of the award-winning beaches of Sarasota County. With so many beaches from which to choose – the Gulf Coast county is a large one – each one offers changing […]
SARASOTA, Fla. – When people think of Sarasota, they may imagine white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, beachside bars and restaurants. There’s all that — plenty of it. But there’s more to this lovely town if you’ll just take a few steps off the beach and take in the beauty and all there is to offer […]
The road across Puerto Rico is pockmarked with signs of wear, with potholes and, in some places, crumbling pavement marks the way. But the beauty of this mountainous west-central region of the Island of Enchantment comes from its quiet remoteness. It’s a place where horses run wild, crossing fast-flowing streams that thread their way through mountains lush […]
Floridians love their manatees. You’ll find their roly-poly bodies emblazoned on ball caps, face masks, T-shirts, beach bags and koozies. But in the 1960s, there were only about 500 manatees left in the wild due to human encroachment along Florida waterways, water pollution and collisions with boats and ships. Manatees get going early in the […]
Changing positions from general manager to executive chef at Flying Squirrel has combined Sanders Parker’s education with his love of food. Parker went to college for business entrepreneurship, but as manager of the popular, award-winning restaurant on Chattanooga’s Southside, he often found himself working closely with the chefs in the kitchen. “After our last chef, […]