Hotels and motels have been offering free hot breakfasts and free wi-fi to get your business. Many of them rely upon tourism and business travelers to keep their rooms booked. So it only makes sense to offer free waffles and free wi-fi to keep the modern hotel or motel guest happy and coming back. With the advent of room sharing sites such as Airbnb the competition is getting stronger so you have to include extras to keep your customers happy.
For me its a no-brainer. People wanna stay in places that make you feel cared for and that some essential modern needs are met. Of course price is always a factor in where we end up booking our reservations. Travelers are picky these days and it is an arms race of sorts. Do your research on sites or consult a travel professional who can help you get the best deal. Yes its about waffles and wi-fi but so much more too.
Snacking is great especially during a long day at work. Protein is king to keep you fueled. My favorite snacks tend to have copious amounts of peanut butter in them along with some form of chocolate, nuts and pretzels. I also enjoy peanuts on their own along with the occasional cashew. Of course there are chips and dip which is always interesting. Snacking is not bad if done in moderation. Often snacks have to take the place of meals when you are so busy you can’t slow down to have a legit breakfast, lunch or dinner. In my drawer at work there are a good assortment of snacks to keep me going. Like anyone I enjoy quality nibbles at home during the evening.
Mean Mug Coffeehouse was recently profiled on a national TV show called “Cheap Eats” but the food and coffee there is worth every penny. I had a meat-centric breakfast Quiche along with some spring greens. We split an apple butter swee troll that was warmed up and was yummy. The mocha iced coffee was eye-opening and refreshing. It’s one of many good shops that have made the southside of Chattanooga a hot spot to live and play.
After church this afternoon we swung by a new bakery in the Chattanooga suburb of Red Bank. This bakery has been in the works for a few months and this is their opening weekend. Bread and Butter Bakery decided to do a “soft opening” so they didn’t have the widest range of offerings but what they had today looked pretty tasty. Featured items today were scones, brownies, baguette, cookies, seasoned loaves along with some locally sourced cheeses and butter. I am excited to see what they will do in the future.
This building once was home to a Baskin Robbins 31 Ice Cream shop that some friends of mine operated for years. It’s nice to see something good going into it.