May 20th, 2019 by noogabelleshow
On this edition of Pinkies Up, B*tches, our friends from Sigler's Craft Beer hooked us up with some funky (and absolutely delicious) beers, and we paired them with homemade baked goods inspired by (and using) those beers. Pairings include:
- Meridian Hive Dynamo Tart Cherry Mead + Peach Bread Pudding
- Straight to Ale Stout at the Devil Oatmeal Stout + Stout Brownies
- D9 Brewer's Day Off Cucumber & Cantaloupe Gose + Cantaloupe Cupcakes
- New Heights Holy Mole Milk Stout + Horchata Cake
Thanks to Phil from Sigler's for his awesome beer selections! Visit him at 1309 Panorama Dr. Ste 117, right off East Brainerd Road in Chattanooga.
If you want the recipes for these tasty treats, y'all can find them on my blog: www.athoughtandahalf.com.
May 13th, 2019 by noogabelleshow
Local comedian Donnie Marsh is back on the podcast, with some updates on the Lookout Comedy Festival and Chatt Talk Tonight. The festival is going into its second year, and Donnie talks about how year one went and what's going to be different this year. He also gives me a history lesson on basketball, we chat about the growing comedy scene in Chattanooga, and we find out where you're likely to find him on a Sunday afternoon.
Thanks so much for listening, y'all! Give Donnie a follow on Instagram @istherelifeonmarsh, and check out Lookout Comedy Festival and Chatt Talk Tonight on Facebook for updates.
If you're interested, you can listen to Donnie talk about religion on the wellRED Podcast.
May 6th, 2019 by noogabelleshow
It's springtime here in Tennessee, so on this edition of Pinkies Up, B*tches, Shelly and Mary join me to talk about all kinds of spring traditions I don't know about in Chattanooga. They share stories from their private-school days and enlighten me on traditions I had no idea existed (#publicschoolkid). But first, we crack open a few cans of a beer we surprisingly didn't hate as much as we thought we would, and discuss some weird celebrity crushes.
Apr 29th, 2019 by noogabelleshow
Local band Oweda has been playing music together for less than a year, but you'd never know it based on their talent and stage presence. Band members Tyler, Sam, and Casey join me for this week's episode, leading up to their performance on the opening night of Nightfall on Friday, May 3rd. We chat about all things Chattanooga music, their favorite spots to play, Road to Nightfall, and more... and there may or may not be a heated discussion about a popular rapper.
Thanks so much for listening, y'all! Follow Oweda on Facebook and Instagram, and check them out at Nightfall on Friday, May 3rd, and at Wanderlinger Brewing Co. on Saturday, May 11, with Aaron Carney Band!
Apr 24th, 2019 by noogabelleshow
They say #ihateher and #shestheworst, but Lynn Tweedie and Melo Russell are two of the most delightful ladies you'll meet in Chattanooga. Lynn owns Neighborhood Barre, located on Tremont Street, and Melo is the fitness director at Kyle House Fitness. We chat about the two different workout methods and styles, and the benefits of having different types of workouts in your fitness routine. Of course there's Enneagram talk, Melo teaches me about macros, and we hear how Lynn handled her Lent challenge.
Thanks so much for listening, y'all! Check out Neighborhood Barre on Instagram @neighborhoodbarrechatt, and KHF @kylehousefitness. Download the NB and KHF apps to see the class schedule and sign up.
Apr 22nd, 2019 by noogabelleshow
Campbell Station (Seth, Elaina, and Campbell) is a three-piece country band out of Nashville, but their sound is unlike any other country band you've heard. They're driven by unique guitar rhythms and instrumentation, powerful female vocals, and lyrics anyone can relate to. They came back to Chattanooga earlier this month for a show at Puckett's, and joined me for an episode before their show. Seth, Elaina, and Campbell talked to me about their beginnings in music, how they met and started playing together, what the Nashville music scene is really like, their new EP, and some fun upcoming shows.
Thanks so much for listening, y'all! Follow Campbell Station on Facebook and Instagram, check out their website, and listen on them on Spotify.
This episode was recorded at Frothy Monkey in Chattanooga, TN.
Apr 15th, 2019 by noogabelleshow
In this week's episode, I reconnected with my friend D.J. Cherry, after stumbling upon her incredible music videos on Facebook. She tells me all about what got her into music in the beginning, which instruments she started with, her goals for 2019, her inspirations, and more. We also discuss guilty pleasures and our favorite Girl Scout cookies... because of course.
Follow D.J. on Facebook @djcherrymusic for new videos, open-mic appearances, and more updates.
Apr 8th, 2019 by noogabelleshow
What do you want to know about hemp and CBD? Holly Hackler started using CBD several years ago, and is now passionate about educating people about its uses and benefits. She joins me on the podcast to teach me all the things about hemp and CBD: what it is, where it comes from, what makes it different from the not-so-legal stuff, why it's going to be the future of medicine, and much more.
Thanks so much for listening, y'all! Check out the Scenic City Hemp Co. website to learn more, find new resources, and shop CBD Bio Care products. Follow Holly on Instagram @sceniccityhempco and @cbd.bio.care, too.
Apr 1st, 2019 by noogabelleshow
Brendan Patrick took one sip of drinking chocolate in California several years ago, and that was all it took. He's now the owner and operator of Belle Chocolates, Chattanooga's first bean-to-bar chocolate company. He joined me to talk about his love of food (and chocolate, of course), what brought him to Chattanooga, his startup process, why white chocolate is the worst, and plenty more.
If you're craving chocolate after listening, you can find Belle Chocolates around town at Bleu Fox Cheese Shop, Four Bridges Outfitters, Locals Only, Common General, and more.
Follow Belle Chocolates on Facebook and Instagram @bellechocolates, and check out the website for product information and more places to find it.
Mar 28th, 2019 by noogabelleshow
Tara Viland has been around music since she was a teenager. She started as a volunteer at Bonaroo; now she's the venue manager for The Signal, Chattanooga's newest music venue. We chat about what her job entails, the importance of local music, some cool upcoming shows at The Signal, our favorite local organizations, and more.
Stay up to date on what's happening at The Signal on their website, Facebook, and Instagram.
Thanks so much for listening, y'all!