Amanda Niel, Scenic City Supper Club, Easy Bistro & Main Street Meats (Chattanooga, TN)
Like many wonderful women who grew up in the South, there’s something hospitable about Amanda Niel. She has an easy smile and laugh and a down-to-earth persona that makes those around her comfortable, but beyond that exterior is an astute business mind with high level organizational skills -- high level enough to keep the restaurant machines of Easy Bistro and Main Street Meats running, while at the same time, taking on new challenges, such as her pop up baby the Scenic City Supper Club. In this seasonal dinner series, she attracts some amazing culinary talent from outside the city, combines those artisans with local chefs and local products, and then places it all in a one-of-a-kind venue with good wine, and she sells out every time. This is no small feat, and neither is taking on the challenges of family and business in an industry it’s obvious she’s loved all her life.
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