Poppy's Smokehouse Selected For Global Barbecue Contest

Local Restauranteur Receives High Honor

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Poppy’s Smokehouse of Signal Mountain has been accepted into the 2012 Jack Daniel’s Shade Tree Cook-Off. The ninth annual Shade Tree Cookoff is a global competition and applications from all over the world were submitted and reviewed. Only an elite group of 50 teams were accepted, inclusive of Poppy's for the amateur event. 
 
"We have been trying to get into the competition for two years and feel very honored to have been accepted this year," said David Soloff, owner of Poppy's Smokehouse.
 "Our team has a combined 70 years of barbecue experience, including myself, my son David IV, Marvin Day and David Craig. We are planning on bringing home the bacon for Signal Mountain!"
 
The Shade Tree Cook-Off is is held at the same time as the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue in Lynchburg, Tn., on Oct. 26-27, which is expected to have 25,000 people attend the professional competition.
 
Poppy's Smokehouse is at 2102 Taft Highway on Signal Mountain and features Southern comfort foods at reasonable prices in a family friendly log cabin atmosphere. Best known for their slow-smoked barbecue Poppy's features an expanded menu and catering. For more information, call 423 305-1936 or at poppysq.com.
.

It's Punkin' Chunkin' Time At The Brainerd Farmers' Market

Chunk a punkin’ this Saturday at the Brainerd Farmers’ Market for a chance to win a pumpkin just in time for Halloween The Brainerd Farmers’ Market announces its first annual “Punkin’ Chunkin’ Contest.” The O’Neill Family Farm will supply the pumpkin, ready for Jack-O-Lantern carving and pie making. The game is simple: chunk a pumpkin as far as you can to win a free pumpkin. ... (click for more)

Harvest Fest At Main Street Farmers Market Is Oct. 29

Harvest Fest, a local festival sponsored by the Harvested Here Food Hub, will be on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Event hours are 4-7 p.m. and will coincide with the Main Street Farmers Market on 325 East Main Street. In addition to regular farmers market activities, Harvest Fest will include free local food prepared by premiere local chefs representing 1885, Easy Bistro, Flying Squirrel, ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Firm Gets $1,010,000 Contract For Overseeing VW Expansion For New SUV Line

A Chattanooga firm is getting the contract for overseeing the construction work for the new SUV line at the Volkswagen plant. Officials said the EMJ Corporation has been selected for the project that will give a new surge of activity and employment at the plant at the Enterprise South Industrial Park. The work includes additions to the body shop and tech center and adding ... (click for more)

Several Arrested Outside Erlanger Hospital When Crowd Gathers After Woodlawn Shooting

Several people were arrested Monday night outside Erlanger Hospital after a crowd gathered and clashed with police. The crowd included family and friends of 20-year-old Apprentice Berry, who was shot multiple times and killed earlier Monday night at the Woodlawn Apartments on Wilson Street. Erlanger officials said the group gathered at the emergency room, but were later moved ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Has Lost Its Most Popular Citizen - Luther Masingill - And Response

Chattanooga has lost its most popular citizen – Luther Masingill. Although we are saddened we cherish the memories.  All of us have a Luther story.  Mine is the first time I met Luther.  This was before TV and all of Chattanooga listened to Luther on the radio.  I was 12-years-old.  Some of my buddies and I had gone to the State Theater in downtown ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Dear Friend Luther

One sunny morning in June years ago, the renowned radio icon Luther Masingill was on his way back to the WDEF studios on South Broad Street when he stopped for a red light and noticed a young couple in a car idling next to his familiar light blue Ford pickup. “What caught my eye was a buck-toothed boy eating a banana in the back seat,” he explained in an aside to that day’s lunchtime ... (click for more)