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The Nooga Belle Podcast

A podcast all about stories of the South, straight from the sources. Hosted by Kate Robertson, the Southern food & lifestyle blogger at athoughtandahalf.com. Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Chris Matthews started Jack'd Coffee Co. when he wanted a better, healthier way to get the proteins and supplements he needed. It started as a protein-infused ground coffee, and then evolved into a protein-infused nitro cold brew. He joined me on the podcast to talk about his journey as an entrepreneur, the evolution of his products, his production process, new products, and more. 

Thanks so much for listening! Follow Jack'd Coffee on Facebook and Instagram @jackdcoffeeco to learn more and get updates. Head to the website for even more info and to explore products.

If you've ever taken a class at The Chattery, or been to one of their events, you know how hard-working, devoted, and fantastic co-founders Jennifer Holder and Shawanda Mason-Moore are. They launched the adult education non-profit in 2014, and have hit some impressive milestones in their five years in business together. Tune in to this week's episode to hear The Chattery's origin story, how they plan and schedule classes, how they work together as friends, the success of their recent iFundWomen campaign, plans for the future, our favorite breakfast food and pop singers, and more. 

Thanks so much for listening, y'all! Follow The Chattery on Facebook and Instagram, and check out their website for class schedule and to donate.

Beth Neuhoff is a co-host on Chattanooga's Morning Show on Big 95.3 FM, but her journey to the mic in Chattanooga was anything but ordinary. From studio art, to TV and movie sets, to flight attendant, and much more in between, Beth says she's not done yet. In this week's episode, we talk about our careers thus far, living life to the fullest, not being afraid to do something crazy, our favorite local hangouts, thrift shopping, our summer bucket lists, and much more. 

Catch Beth on air with Gary and Eric weekdays from 5-10am, and then over on Easy 106.9 in the afternoons. Follow her on Instagram @bethdneuhoff to see more of her adventures.

Thanks so much for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please share, rate, and/or leave a review.

Does pineapple belong on pizza? What's the worst Harry Potter movie? Is avocado toast overrated? Has Breezy even seen a Marvel movie? All of these questions and more are answered in the latest installment of Pinkies Up, B*tches. I've got Matt, Breezy, and Smitty here taking on the hottest of hot takes, with some Clumpies ice cream to help cool 'em down throughout the process (thank you, Clumpies!).

Got a hot take? Drop me a comment or DM on Instagram with it, and we may include it in the next installment!

Clumpies flavors featured: Mixed Berry Cobbler, Key Lime Pie, Peach Tea White Balsamic.

A few weeks ago, I stopped by Knox Whiskey Works up in Knoxville and visited assistant distiller Ryan, who I met in Chattanooga in April. We talk through all 12 of their products, including bourbon whiskey, heirloom corn whiskey, gin, rum, vodka, and a couple liqueurs. I tasted a few of them myself, and was impressed with the variety of flavors and spirits they're producing up there. Vols fans, there's a vodka especially for y'all.

Next time you're in Knoxville, visit Ryan at Knox Whiskey Works at 516 W Jackson Avenue. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with what they've got going on!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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