Post by CMF Newsman on Apr 12, 2007 10:12:35 GMT -5
The Chop House restaurant in Chattanooga will implement a non-smoking policy throughout the dining rooms, in the lounge and on the patio, the restaurant announced Wednesday.
Brian Keyes, vice president of Connor Concepts, which owns and operates The Chop House, said the popular restaurant is taking the action to benefit its customers and its employees.
“The Chop House promises its guests casual dining at its best, friendly service, an inviting environment and made-from-scratch recipes,” Mr. Keyes said. “And smoke is not a part of that recipe.”
The Chop House, which opened in 1994, also has completely renovated its interior décor and added wireless internet service. Located at 2011 Gunbarrel Road, The Chop House is consistently voted a top choice at Taste of Chattanooga.
Post by Justin Thyme on Apr 12, 2007 21:50:35 GMT -5
That's great news. I wish more restaurants would voluntarily establish this policy. I think it would give them something over and the competition.
JiT "Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone's lifestyle, you must fear them or hate them. The second is that to love someone means that you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don't have to compromise convictions to be compassionate." ~Rick Warren
Have they got the damp musty smell out of the dining room yet? One of the few complaints I've had about the place. I like it, otherwise.
They always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds. I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in east Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball. The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs. I find that hard to reconcile with the notion of a divine and benevolent creator. David Attenborough, on crediting God for the wonders of the world.
Post by Longshot! [ Saint ] on Apr 14, 2007 6:24:40 GMT -5
And their caramel apple martini is excellent! --
They were at one time my favorite--particularly for their prime rib--but as Worm mentioned, the 'funk' was quite prevalent, and the quality of food became somewhat mediocre, falling between Ryan's and Longhorn. No slight at Longhorn mind you, but that is NOT the dining experience I expect when I go to a Chop House.
I discovered this before my new favorite semi-high-end eatery in J. Alexanders, which knocks me out every time I enter. Chop House simply became 'average', and while I still give it shots now and then, it doesn't impress me.
It is odd, though, that the one in Pigeon Forge ALWAYS seems to be heads and shoulders above its dirty, funky smelling Chattanooga/Atlanta/Nashville cousins. No idea why, but THAT particular shop is ALWAYS nothing less than outstanding in its service, quality, and atmosphere...and it's in the center of an outlet mall.
"Why my magic toaster no come on? I plug in, but no toast..."