Amalfi Pizza Offers Pay What You Can Meals to Irma Evacuees

Amalfi Pizza welcomes Hurricane Irma evacuees and invites individuals and families to come and have a meal for whatever they feel they can pay on the food portion of their bill (excluding alcoholic beverages). This offer is valid to anyone in town from mandatory evacuation zones. All they need to do is ask for a manager and show a valid ID from one of the areas affected. 

“Our hearts go out to those displaced by Hurricane Irma and understand the struggles they are experiencing,” said Amalfi Pizza founding partner Stephen de Haan. “This is our way of welcoming evacuees to the Amalfi family with a warm meal that could make them feel at home and welcome in our city.” 

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner in downtown Atlanta, Amalfi Pizza is a traditional Neapolitan pizzeria centered around two 6000 pound wood-burning brick ovens imported from Italy that were lifted into the second floor space by cranes. The 170 seat dining room has large semicircular booths, custom wrought iron chandeliers along with Juliet balconies overlooking an Italian-inspired entryway. Co-founder and operating partner Greg Grant developed an authentic Italian menu that will include Neapolitan-style pizzas as well as appetizers, salads, pasta dishes and original desserts. Originating in and the true pizza of Naples in the 1600s, Vera Pizza Napoletana is 12 inches or less in size, made from simple fresh quality ingredients from the Campania region of Italy and cooked at temperatures in excess of 900 degrees in approximately 60 seconds. In addition to traveling to Naples and throughout the entire region to find the best ingredients, both Stephen de Haan and Greg Grant staged with the Italian Pizzaiolo Maestros at Pizzeria Mattozzi, established in 1830, and Pizzeria Da Attilo. This apprenticeship, along with studying in the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, have allowed their passion for food to develop into the skills necessary to bring this historic, simple, and beautifully executed street food to Atlanta. 
 
For more information about Amalfi Pizza, go to www.amalfipizzaatl.com.  For interviews or photos, please contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.

Vintage Hospitality Group Joins Share the Gulf Initiative and James Beard’s Smart Catch Program

As Vintage Hospitality Group is dedicated to the community by providing the best to its clientele, its Executive Chef Eric Rivera will be heading to Washington to represent Alabama by joining fisherman and other chefs from around the Gulf to speak with congressional staff about key sustainability issues that directly affect the Gulf and the area’s seafood. The trip is through the Share the Gulf Initiative, a coalition of chefs, restaurateurs, seafood businesses, fishermen conservationists and consumers who want to keep the local Gulf fishing and seafood industries fair and strong. The trip and initiative are important as Vintage Year is known for fresh seafood and are passionate about where it comes from and those who supply it.  Vintage Hospitality Group is committed to sourcing local and domestically sustainable products first. 
 
“We are proud and grateful to have the gulf so close that we need to protect its fishing and seafood industries,” said Chef Rivera. “That’s why we are also now a member of the James Beard’s Smart Catch program that has a similar goal of increasing the sustainability of the seafood supply chain.”

 
Share the Gulf was launched to raise awareness of and support for local fishing businesses, restaurants, grocery stores and the communities who depend on Gulf seafood. Better management of commercial fishing and new progress by charter fishermen are keeping both industries within sustainable limits. But a broken system for managing recreational fishing has led to years of unsustainable overages, angering everyone, especially anglers. The initiative believes that if groups sit down and work together we can give recreational anglers the flexibility and certainty they want and deserve while ensuring Americans can continue to enjoy red snapper and other Gulf seafood now and into the future. 

The idea for James Beard’s Smart Catch is simple and powerful as the program provides training and support to chefs so they can serve seafood fished or farmed in environmentally-responsible ways. With more than 90 percent of the world’s fisheries either fully fished or overfished, preserving marine life to assure stable fishing stocks and promoting sustainably farmed options is more important than ever. By earning the Smart Catch emblem, chefs give consumers a simple way to identify and support their restaurants. Through Smart Catch, chefs have a chance to use their influence to lead industry efforts to maintain healthy, sustainable food sources both for now and for future generations. They will be able to expand not only palates, but also views. 

Vintage Hospitality Group’s team of Proprietor Jud Blount, Executive Chef Eric Rivera and General Managers Chase Brown and Bryan Wooden have 45 years of combined experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. While Vintage Hospitality Group’s flagship restaurant Vintage Year is a fine dining, Vintage Café will be a coffee shop, daytime eatery and retail store. Vintage Hospitality Group is dedicated to providing guests with the finest hand-cut meats, the freshest seafood, premium coffees, specialty teas, outstanding wines and spirits along with excellent customer service.

For additional information, interviews or photos, please contact Lorrie Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For more information about Vintage Hospitality Group, visit www.vintagehospitalitygroup.com

 

Red Phone Booth Celebrates 1st Anniversary in Atlanta

The Vintage Concert Series: Stolen Faces

Live & Listen and Vintage Year are pleased to reveal the initial plans for on a brand new series of concerts coming to Montgomery’s Capri Theatre. The Vintage Concert Series will feature a variety of top tier performances at one of the city’s favorite historic venues. Renowned Grateful Dead tribute act The Stolen Faces will kick things off on Thursday, September 21st at 7:30 PM. A very limited amount of tickets are available to this intimate performance, so we encourage you to purchase yours in advance. The band will also perform a FREE acoustic set at Moe’s Original BBQ from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM before two full sets at the Capri. Tickets are moving fast. Click here to purchase yours today!

Junco Partner Live in Charleston

Based out of Charleston, SC, Junco Partner delves into the realm of funky rock jams. The group features Joe Keenan, vocals / guitar, Matt Hastings, bass and Kevin Wadley, and TJ Dildy on guitars, Jack Friel, drums and Alan Brisedine on keys. Spirited vocals and playfully verbed guitar tones are common place with their music and lend to versatile bass melodies and driving drum rhythms. Whether performing original music or covers, Junco Partner draws from each member’s musical experiences to create their own native sound.”

The Haraway Brothers (of The Sundogs) Live in Charleston

This weekend, Aug. 11-12, The Haraway Brothers will make Charleston’s Home Team BBQ their home, playing on Sullivan’s Island on Friday night and Downtown on Saturday. Lee & Will Haraway, founders of The Sundogs, are celebrating their debut record together, titled “The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World”, which you can listen to on iTunes, Spotify and right here.

Friday Night’s show starts at 10 PM on Sullivan’s Island with $5 cover, while Saturday starts at 7 PM on the outdoor stage at HTBBQ downtown and is free. Come listen to every song from you new favorite album plus some Sundogs tunes and other fun choice covers. 

Released on May 5The Haraway Brothers’ Wish You Love & Luck in the World is exactly what the title describes, a sincere wish and a shot of good, positive vibes for everyone that lets music into their ears and hearts. Smart, funny and occasionally sad songwriting is buoyed by brilliant brotherly harmonies, heartbreaking pedal steel guitar and searing guitar leads from Benji Shanks (who also produced the album) that would make the late great Waylon Jennings cry. If you’re on board with Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Ryan Bingham and BJ Barham, The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World will be an instant addition to your listening universe. For more information on the new album, visit www.harawaybrothers.com.

 
The Haraway Brothers Wish Charleston Love & Luck in the World, Aug. 11-12 weekend
The Haraway Brothers Wish Charleston Love & Luck in the World Live at Home Team BBQ August 11th-12th weekend

Vintage Cafe Announces Signature Brands To be Offered

Vintage Cafe will be a purveyor of only the finest products in its new coffee shop and retail store that will open in early fall. Stumptown Coffee will be the signature brand served as it is not only one of the best coffee roasters in the U.S. but a like minded company also focused on the community and providing the best product which Montgomery deserves. Blends such as the “Hair Bender” and “Hollar Mountain” as well as seasonal single origin varietals will be carried. There will also be hot and iced teas by Steven Smith Teamaker, a company that procures and blends teas of outstanding quality and freshness. Customers can also shop the retail store for an array of blends, produce and honey from local farmers, Dak’s Spices, and pickles from Bern Farms in addition to finding accessories and gifts including ceramics from Earthborn Studios.  

“Vintage Cafe will be a welcoming community spot where patrons can unwind by enjoying premium coffees, teas, espressos, cappuccinos and hot chocolate as well as grabbing a healthy alternative for a quick bite of lunch,” said Executive Chef Eric Rivera. “I am creating a menu that will feature healthy options for breakfast and lunch including fresh salads, baked goods, grilled paninis, along with grab-and-go items.”

Vintage Hospitality Group is set to bring Vintage Café to the Old Cloverdale neighborhood in the former Regions Bank building located at 416 Cloverdale Road. Vintage Hospitality Group’s team of Proprietor Jud Blount, Executive Chef Eric Rivera and General Manager Chase Brown have 45 years of combined experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. While Vintage Hospitality Group’s flagship restaurant Vintage Year is a fine dining establishment, Vintage Café will be a coffee shop, daytime eatery and retail store. Open daily from 7am – 5pm, Vintage Café will offer indoor/outdoor seating, a drive-thru and walk-up window for both specialty coffee, tea and a variety of food choices. Vintage Hospitality Group is dedicated to providing guests with the finest culinary selections, premium coffees, specialty teas, outstanding wines and spirits along with excellent customer service.

For additional information, interviews or photos, please contact Lorrie Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For more information about Vintage Hospitality Group, visit www.vymgm.com.

The Haraway Brothers Debut Album Release & Show in Atlanta

On Saturday, June 17, Will & Lee Haraway, who founded the great Atlanta rock ‘n roll band, The Sundogs, will celebrate their debut record together, titled The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World at the fantastic, ornate Vista Room in Decatur, GA. 
The show starts at 8 PM with a set from the Bradley Cole Smith Band and then the Haraway Brothers come on at 9 PM, doing every song from the new album, plus some Sundogs tunes and some fun choice covers. Following that set, both bands will take the stage together for a Thank You For Coming set of the danciest Grateful Dead tunes in their entire catalog. It will be a huge night of music!
 

 
Released on May 5, The Haraway Brothers’ Wish You Love & Luck in the World is exactly what the title describes, a sincere wish and a shot of good, positive vibes for everyone that lets music into their ears and hearts. Smart, funny and occasionally sad songwriting is buoyed by brilliant brotherly harmonies, heartbreaking pedal steel guitar and searing guitar leads from Benji Shanks (who also produced the album) that would make the late great Waylon Jennings cry. If you’re on board with Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Ryan Bingham and BJ Barham, The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World will be an instant addition to your listening universe. For more information on the new album, visit www.harawaybrothers.com.

 
The Haraway Brothers Debut Album Release Show, 6.17.17, Vista Room
The Haraway Brothers Debut Album Release Show 6.17 at the Vista Room

 

Vintage Café Coming Later this Year to Old Cloverdale

Vintage Hospitality Group is excited to introduce Vintage Café. Coming in early fall to the Old Cloverdale neighborhood, this new bistro will be located at 416 Cloverdale Road in the former Regions Bank building. While its flagship restaurant Vintage Year is a fine dining establishment, Vintage Café will be a coffee shop and daytime eatery. The menu will feature healthy options for breakfast and lunch including fresh salads, baked goods, grilled paninis, along with grab-and-go items. Open daily from 7am – 5pm, Vintage Café will feature indoor/outdoor seating, a drive-thru and walk-up window for both specialty coffee and a variety of food choices. 

“We look forward to adding this additional concept to the already successful businesses in this thriving area,” said Vintage Hospitality Group Proprietor Jud Blount.  “As I grew up in this neighborhood and have worked on the 400 block of Cloverdale Road for over 20 years, I knew this historic building that served as a bank for 62 years would be the perfect spot.”

Blount and his Vintage Hospitality Group team of Executive Chef Eric Rivera and General Manager Chase Brown have 45 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Vintage Year has been an important part of the fabric of Montgomery’s social scene since 1984. Vintage Hospitality Group is dedicated to providing guests with the finest culinary selections, specialty coffees, outstanding wines and spirits along with excellent customer service. 

For additional information, interviews or photos, please contact Lorrie Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For more information about Vintage Hospitality Group, visit www.vymgm.com.

 

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter View on Instagram   

 

Adamandeve.com Launches “Self Love Hub” For Happiness In and Out of the Bedroom

In this age of selfies and body shaming, it’s challenging to focus on genuine self love, or truly appreciating and knowing one’s own self. For this reason, Adam & Eve, America’s most trusted source for adult products, has created its Self Love Hub to help individuals learn more about the importance of loving oneself, and to provide a number of suggestions, exercises and affirmations in support of personal enlightenment.

Inside Adam & Eve’s Self Love Hub

  • Self Love Guide – this provides a general overview and affirmations to improve self esteem and help rid oneself of negative thoughts.
  • Personality Test – a quick series of 20 questions that, once answered, reveal relationship traits and suggestions on how to make the most of those unique traits.
  • Self Love Mirror – highlights fun and exciting exercises to change up normal routines and develop a new appreciation for individuality.
Adam & Eve Launches "Self Love Hub" for Happiness In and Out of the Bedroom!

Because self love encompasses much more than sex and sexuality, adamandeve.com delved deeper into the psychology behind the romantic choices we make with its Self Love Hub.  “Self love should be our first love… our best love. It’s the foundation of true happiness and any successful relationships, ” says Dr. Kat Van Kirk, resident sexologist at adamandeve.com and licensed therapist. “It’s a shame so many people focus on their perceived flaws instead of celebrating them as traits that make them unique.”

Adam & Eve’s Self Love Hub goes far beyond the definition of self love, or the appreciation of the personal growth you achieve from taking care of your needs – psychologically, physically, and spiritually – and gives individuals actionable steps to achieve a higher degree of self love. When these steps are thoughtfully completed, there is a higher probability this will translate into more successful relationships with others and a higher level of overall self care.

Adam & Eve stores provide a safe, friendly environment for women, men and couples to explore romance and erotica. With everything from lingerie to bachelor and bachelorette gifts to instructional manuals and toys & games designed specifically to re-ignite the spark, Adam & Eve stores has something for the sensualists in everyone. Adam & Eve maintains the integrity that its customers have come to expect over the years.

For information, interviews or photos, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about Adam & Eve of North and South Carolina, visit www.shopatadameve.com.