Thanksgiving Catering Available from The Pantry: Gourmet to Go

Let Orange Beach Concierge take the hassle out of holiday cooking as Chef David Pan has created an amazing menu for Thanksgiving. Whether you are entertaining at home or adding a dish to the holiday spread, imagine celebrating the year’s most scrumptious holiday without all of the stress and mess! All orders must be submitted and paid for by noon on Friday, November 17th. All prepared food will be delivered in disposable aluminum pans or take out containers ready to heat and serve. Pick up is only offered at Orange Beach Concierge at The Wharf. 

“Our kitchen specializes in locally sourced, organic and sustainable ingredients whenever possible,” said co-owner Tillie Pan. “We believe that healthy dining should and can be convenient as well as affordable.”

Chef David Pan’s specialty is French methods while remaining focused on the latest trends and techniques in the industry. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu Mendota Heights, Chef Pan began his career at the 3 Diamond rated WA Frost in St. Paul under Chef Russell Kline. He expanded his culinary experience working with noted chefs at elite establishments that included the Minneapolis Club, James Beard winning Gustavus Inn, Fishers Orange Beach along with Brick and Spoon. Orange Beach Concierge is one of the only private dining services in the area and Chef Pan’s culinary impact is already well known by his peers.

To order for Thanksgiving, please call (251) 228-6729. For additional information about Chef David Pan and Orange Beach Concierge, visit www.orangebeachconciergeservices.com. For interviews, photos or menus, contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com

 

Adamandeve.com Asks: How Old Were You When You First Had Sex?

Adamandeve.com, America’s most trusted source for adult products, is back this month with new results from its annual sex survey. This time, the company asked over 1,000 adults how old they were when they first had sexual intercourse, and the results may surprise you. Only 2% of the females and 5% of the males polled said they lost their virginity before age 13. Most of the respondents, 52% of the females and 49% of the males, admitted they first had sex between age 13 and 18. Thirty-eight percent of the females and 34% of the males said they first had intercourse between age 18 and 23, and 8% of the women and 12% of the men were over age 23. The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third party survey company, of over 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices. 

“As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I find these numbers encouraging,” says Dr. Kat Van Kirk, resident sexologist for Adam & Eve. “Sex is an amazing, powerful gift, but one that teenagers – especially young teenagers – are often ill-equipped to handle.”

“Engaging in sexual activity before you are ready physically and emotionally can lead to a number of long term issues,” continues Dr. Kat. “I’m pleased to see that more young people are choosing to wait to have sex than in years past.”

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.

 

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