St Paddy’s in the West Village

We went to the West Village area of town to celebrate our my Irish heritage with dinner at Old Gilman Grill, street vendors and live music, and dessert and cocktails overlooking the city at Alchemy bar in the Westin hotel. Top o’ the evenin’ to all!

Photo of 8th Street looking west from Georgia Ave

Roasted chicken with potato puree, roasted carrots and wild mushrooms

Grouper reuben with fries

The Westin hotel is housed in the former Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee “gold building,” which I remember passing on the highway as a child.

Paintings in the lobby

My route to work every day!

Looking across to the new BCBS-TN building

New-fashioned (left) and Chattanooga Whiskey with Coke (right)

Creme brulee cheesecake

Flourless chocolate cake