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5th Annual Firkin Fest in Mobile, AL

Presented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Budweiser Busch Distributing, the 5th Annual Firkin Festival will be held on Saturday, April 7th at 701 Spring Hill Avenue. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the festival indulges craft beer lovers that include novices and aficionados alike. Participating breweries will showcase distinctive cask ale in a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons of beer. Firkins are unique in the sense that the beer goes through a secondary fermentation in the vessel. This year’s participating breweries include Fairhope Brewing Company, Avondale Brewery, Back Forty Brewery, Black Warrior Brewery, Grayton Beer Company, Mill Creek Brewery, Props Brewery, Rocket Republic Brewery, Straight to Ale Brewery, Garr’s Brewery, Tin Roof Brewery, Yellowhammer Brewery and Druid City Brewery.

Doors open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm. Sampling ends at 5:30pm folled by an awards ceremony. There will be live music featuring Winston Ramble. The all-inclusive Firkin Fest tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at door and includes entrance to the festival, samples of each firkin, crawfish, sample glass, koozie, literature and live music.

Located in the upper part of Dauphin in downtown Mobile, the 7400 square foot Moe’s Original Bar B Que features a hot nightlife scene with full premium bars, high definition TVs and an entertainment venue that showcases live music from top bands. Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal. The popular restaurant features a Southern soul food revival with everything prepared fresh daily.

For interviews, photos, a press kit, menus, contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. For additional information about the event or Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Vintage Café Opens in Historic Regions Bank Building in Montgomery, AL

Amidst Montgomery, Alabama’s reemergence, Vintage Hospitality Group recently brought Vintage Café to the Old Cloverdale neighborhood in the former Regions Bank building. Serving Monday-Saturday from 7am–5pm, Vintage Café has grab-and-go offerings as well as indoor/outdoor seating and a drive-thru window for customers to enjoy Stumptown Coffee Roasters specialty coffees, Steven Smith Teamaker teas, fresh juices, smoothies, beer, wine, a variety of healthy food choices and a retail area full of blends, gifts and accessories. The space was created for everyone in the neighborhood from moms grabbing a quick bite or smoothie after school to professionals working remotely or getting a cup of joe on the way to the office.

“At Vintage Café, our team is committed to providing a crisp level of service that is prompt and polite,” said General Manager Bryan Wooden. “Welcoming each of our guests into our comfortable environment coupled with our quality offerings are the ingredients to providing the preferred Vintage Café experience. This is our contribution and commitment to our community.”

Built in 1955, the two story, former Regions and First National Bank building is owned by Café proprietor Jud Blount and his uncle, Tom Blount. Prior to transforming this historic building, the elder Blount, a retired architect, also designed the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Blount Cultural Park in addition to several other buildings internationally. The sleek, modern interior design was done by Laura Dockery Design while the renovation was brought to life by R.F. Pruett Construction. Working together, the team refurbished the bank’s terrazzo floors, transformed the teller window into a drive thru and re-purposed safety deposit boxes along the counter. Guests will see other elements of the old bank including a working camera in the height chart by the entrance, the depository box, and metal vault gate. Additionally, the second-floor mezzanine that overlooks the entrance is next to a private room that is available for daytime meetings as well as receptions and cocktail parties at night.

Vintage Hospitality Group brings Vintage Café to the Old Cloverdale neighborhood located at 416 Cloverdale Road. The team of Proprietor Jud Blount, Executive Chef Eric Rivera and General Manager Bryan Wooden has over 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 is a coffee shop, daytime eatery and retail store. 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 Cafe, visit www.vintagecafemgm.com. 

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Coming Soon to Destin

Opening in mid-February, Moe’s Original Bar B Que will be located in the former Buck’s Smokehouse at 303 Harbor Blvd. in the heart of Destin. While the decor and beachy atmosphere will remain mostly the same as Buck’s, the menu will feature all of Moe’s Original award-winning classics including daily smoked meats, seafood fresh off the boat and made from scratch, down home sides and desserts. Opening daily for lunch and dinner at 11am, the fast casual restaurant also will offer large party takeout orders as well as full service catering for parties, fundraisers and events. Locals and vacationers will dine indoors in the 50 seat eatery or on the patio while enjoying beer, wine and occasional entertainment. 

“As I grew up spending time in Destin, I knew the Emerald Coast would be the ideal community to run my own restaurant and make our new home,” said Moe’s Original Bar B Que Founding Partner and local Owner/Operator Mike Fernandez. “For this location, I am partnering with Brett Mancuso, who already has a successful Moe’s in Atlanta, and Mike Buckingham, who is allowing us to transform his popular Buck’s Smokehouse. In the future, we plan to open more of our restaurants in the surrounding areas including 30A.”

Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has been named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints in the U.S. by Relish and Top 10 BBQ Chains in America by USA Today and The Daily Meal. Moe’s Original Bar B Que features pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and chicken smoked over hardwood served along with catfish and a shrimp sandwich. Additionally, a daily rotation of traditional sides and house-made desserts are prepared fresh from recipes passed down for generations. Since 2001, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has grown from a junkyard pit to over 65 successful restaurants in 16 states and Mexico.

For interviews, photos, a press kit, menus or a complimentary media tasting, contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs at lorrie@moesoriginalbbq.com. For additional information about Moe’s Original Bar B Que, visit www.moesoriginalbbq.com.

Vintage Year Introduces Gourmet to Go Menu in Montgomery

Montgomery, Alabama, January 11, 2018 – After many requests from guests, Vintage Year restaurant is pleased to offer Gourmet to Go for house parties, events and social gatherings. Available by the half and full pan, family style sides include Mac ‘n Cheese, Collards, Turnip Greens with Bacon, Duck Fat Baby Potatoes and Goat Cheese Au Gratin ranging from $25 to $100. Pimento Cheese, Artichoke Dip, Andouille Stew and Seafood Dynamite can be ordered by the quart and serve 6-8 people for $15 to $25. 24 hour advance notice and scheduled pick up times are required for orders from this special menu. 

“We chose selections that are easily transportable and reflect the quality as if you were dining at Vintage Year,” said Executive Chef Eric Rivera. “Items such as the Seafood Dynamite and Andouille Stew have always been favorites on our menu and in the past patrons have ordered larger quantities for family visits.” 

An important part of the fabric of Montgomery, Vintage Hospitality Group’s team of Proprietor Jud Blount, Executive Chef Eric Rivera and General Manager Bryan Wooden have over 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 Year, visit vymgm.com.

A Rat Pack New Years Eve Celebration in Atlanta

The Sundogs Celebrate the Life & Music of Tom Petty

On Friday, December 8th at Smith’s Olde Bar, The Sundogs will present THE TOM PETTY SHOW, for the 8th consecutive year and certainly most emotional and important. Tom’s shocking passing in October has left an unmistakable void in the world, but thankfully his songs are eternal. On this evening, The Sundogs will look to channel all of those emotions into an incredible rock ‘n roll show filled with his hits, rarities and b-sides with a full house singing along to every damned word.

Keeping it in the family this year, The Haraway Brothers will open the show at 9 PM with a set from their
latest release “The Haraway Brothers Wish You Love & Luck in the World.”

This is a special show, so we urge you to buy TICKETS in advance. VIP tables are also available for groups.

Tom never quit, never rested on his laurels and never stopped trying to top himself. THAT’s the spirit The Sundogs will bring to this show. 

 

Lowcountry Autism Foundation to host Stokes Volkswagen 4th Annual Oysters for Autism

The Lowcountry Autism Foundation is set to shuck things up over some hot steamy oysters for a cause at their fourth annual Oysters for Autism event at Bowens Island Restaurant on Sunday, November 12th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online prior to the day of the event at www.lafinc.org.

The menu for the event includes oysters, chili and hot dogs and also includes non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Local artist Jack Triebold and local alternative rock band Bateman’s Stud Farm will provide entertainment. The event will also feature a silent auction with items ranging from generous gift certificates to businesses in the area to golf outings. Sponsors include title sponsor Stokes Volkswagen as well as Motley Rice, Lucey Mortgage, Cresswind Charleston and more. 

The Lowcountry Autism Foundation’s strives to improve the lives of families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They provide clinical diagnostic assessments and programs to support families throughout the lifespan. LAF’s goal is to decrease the stress on the family and connect them with every available resource.  With a mostly volunteer, multidisciplinary staff LAF has provided over half a million dollars in free autism services while all funds raised stay in South Carolina.

More information is available about Lowcountry Autism Foundation and the event at www.lafinc.org or please call Louisa Hopkins at 843-876-0415 for more details.

Upcoming Events at Red Phone Booth in Atlanta

 

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