Red Phone Booth Celebrates 1st Anniversary in Atlanta

Red Phone Booth Celebrates Rare Whiskey in Atlanta

Whiskey connoisseurs looking for fine cocktails can stop their search at Red Phone Booth in downtown Atlanta. This speakeasy offers over 180 whiskeys including an extensive rare bourbon, whiskey, scotch and Japanese whisky selections including Yamazaki (up to 18 year), Hibiki (up to 21 year), the Macallan 1824 series, the entire Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, and Pappy Van Winkle (10 year up to 25 year). Some of the most notable spirits available for tastings on a daily basis are the Macallan 1824 flight which includes 1/2 ounce pours of the Macallan Rare Cask, Reflexion, No. 6 and the M as well as the Pappy Van Winkle flight featuring the Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year, Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 year, Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 20 year, Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve 23 year, and the super-limited Old Rip Van Winkle 25 year.

“We are also known for our monthly tasting events that have included Angel’s Envy hosted by Master Distiller Wes Henderson, Whistle Pig with Boss Hog and The Macallan 1824 Series hosted by Raquel Raies. Our upcoming tastings will feature Four Roses Master Distiller Bill Elliot and Pappy Van Winkle’s President and third-generation whiskey man Julian P. Van Winkle III,” said co-owner Stephen de Haan. “At these exclusive events, guests not only get to taste through the flight of whiskey, but also engage and learn the spirits’ history from key leaders in the industry.”

Located in the iconic Dailey’s building in downtown Atlanta, Red Phone Booth is a prohibition experience featuring classic turn of the century craft cocktail selections such as Sazerac, Old Fashioned, and Boulevardier. Red Phone Booth makes the experience even more authentic with hand chipped double reverse osmosis ice for the cleanest purest ice showcased with three Taisin ice molds, two for spheres and one shaped like a diamond. In addition to all juices squeezed fresh daily, there are several house smoked cocktails on the menu that use mesquite or hickory wood chips bringing intense flavors to the smoky drinks. Featuring an extensive cigar program with over 100 cigar selections in the walk-in humidor, strict measures are taken to keep the air quality of the space clean. Additionally, it is the exclusive environment with wing back Italian leather sofas featuring triple lumbar support that maximizes imbibing enjoyment. Red Phone Booth features small plates such as fresh seafood, carpaccio, Neapolitan pizza and house made desserts. Guests must know the code to enter through the antique London red phone booth secret entrance.  

For interviews, photos, press kit or a complimentary media visit, contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. More information about Red Phone Booth, memberships, events and the dress code, can be found at www.redphonebooth.com.
 

Red Phone Booth Takes Cigar Enjoyment to the Next Level

Red Phone Booth has become an Atlanta hotspot where cigar enthusiasts can enjoy a wide variety of blends in an exclusive atmosphere. In developing the humidor selection of 100+ labels, this upscale cigar bar prioritized quality and desirability of the cigars over quantity of any one brand, therefore continually bringing in fresh new inventory. Red Phone Booth’s house cigar, the 18th Amendment, features a Brazilian Arapirca Maduro wrapper and a savory blend of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers to create a dark, medium bodied cigar. Red Phone Booth offers exclusive memberships to its guests, yet customers do not have to join to enjoy the prohibition experience.  

With a strict bi-weekly maintenance schedule, air quality is a top priority at the Red Phone Booth. Extensive time, money and effort was placed to combat the smoke including  multiple large rooftop fresh-air units, micro-environment air scrubbers, and other additional temperature controlled fresh air intakes and exhausts. Red Phone Booth completely replaces the air in the space approximately every four minutes so guests can have maximum smoking enjoyment while relaxing in Italian wing back leather sofas with triple lumbar support.

“At the Red Phone Booth, it is part of our credo to exceed all guest expectations,” said Red Phone Booth Co-Founder/Operating Partner Steve de Haan.  “From the comfort of the seating to the training and knowledge of the staff as well as the quality of the air, it is all of these things and more that allow for us to deliver an unparalleled smoking experience for our guests.”

Located in the iconic Dailey’s building in downtown Atlanta, Red Phone Booth is a prohibition experience featuring not only an extensive cigar program but also a classic turn of the century craft cocktail selection. Patrons will notice the finest attention to detail that provides for exceptional cocktails including 100% fresh squeezed juices such as blood orange, mango, and cranberry, hand chipped double-reverse osmosis ice, garnishes cut to order, a collection of some of the rarest bourbon, whiskey and scotch selections available and over a dozen tinctures, bitters and flavoring agents to help breath new depth. Small plates featured include fresh seafood, carpaccio, Neapolitan pizza and house made desserts. In keeping with the speakeasy theme, guests enter by securing a secret phone number and dialing it into a restored antique London red phone booth entryway.
 
For interviews, photos, press kit or complimentary media visit, contact Lorrie Dixson Griggs of Eskimo Advertising at lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com. More information about Red Phone Booth, memberships and the dress code, can be found at www.redphonebooth.com.

 

Red Phone Booth and Amalfi Pizza Set to Open in Downtown Atlanta

600678_196913670683067_6921313850876875509_nFrom the founder of Andrews Entertainment District that included Prohibition, Improv Comedy Club and East Andrews comes Red Phone Booth opening in August and Amalfi Pizza opening in September in the over 12,000 square foot iconic Dailey’s location located at 17 Andrew Young International Boulevard NE. As the 100 year old building had been closed for many years, a complete renovation has taken place and a new look will greet customers. In the ground floor space, cigar lounge Red Phone Booth is housed in 4,000 square feet. On the second floor, Amalfi Pizza, a traditional Neapolitan trattoria, will occupy the remainder of the building.

“With the booming businesses and tourism in the area, we are excited to bring our inventive concepts to downtown Atlanta,” said CEO Stephen de Haan. According to Central Atlanta Progress, “Downtown has witnessed remarkable growth and investment over the past five years.”

The first of a multi-location franchise rollout, Red Phone Booth is a prohibition experience featuring an extensive classic craft cocktail and cigar program led by spirit specialist and certified tobacconist Tom McGuire. Patrons will notice the finest attention to detail that provides for exceptional cocktails including 100% fresh squeezed juices such as blood orange, mango, and cranberry, hand chipped double-reverse osmosis ice, garnishes cut to order, a collection of some of the rarest liquors available and over a dozen tinctures, bitters and flavoring agents to help breath new depth. Small plates including fresh seafood, carpaccio, Neapolitan pizza and house made desserts including a rotating selection of signature desserts courtesy of former Dailey’s owner and current President of the Georgia Restaurant Association, Karen Bremer. Showcasing the 1920s speakeasy theme, the venue will feature restored original brick floors, have a honey onyx bar, intimate fireplace, custom Italian leather couches, and hand-painted ceiling with back lighting. A private “mob-style” kitchen complete with poker and pool tables will be available to rent for private events. Just like the former Prohibition in Buckhead, guests will enter by securing a secret phone number and dialing it into a restored antique London red phone booth entryway.

Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Amalfi Pizza will be a traditional Neapolitan pizzeria centered around two 6000 pound wood-burning brick ovens imported from Italy that will have to be lifted into the second floor space by cranes. The 170 seat dining room will also have large semicircular booths, custom wrought iron chandeliers along with Juliet balconies overlooking an Italian-inspired entryway. Co-founder and operating partner Greg Grant will work hand-in hand with pizzaiolo and executive chef Luis Vargas in the kitchen to develop an authentic Italian menu that will include Neapolitan-style pizzas as well as appetizers, salads, pasta dishes and original desserts from Dailey’s recipes. 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 Red Phone Booth, visit www.redphonebooth.com and for Amalfi Pizza, go to www.amalfipizzaatl.com.

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Prohibition Set to Open in Buckhead

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Prohibition Set to Open in Buckhead
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Atlanta, Georgia, November 30, 2009 – Prohibition will open on Thursday, December 3rd at 56 East Andrews Drive in Andrews Square. This upscale Buckhead lounge has the feel of a 1920s underground speakeasy and no sign makes it more discreet. While it is not a members-only club, guests can only enter by securing a secret phone number and dialing it into an original antique London phone booth securing access though a secret entry way. While Prohibition is anything but dry, the master mixologists craft creative drinks from recipes in a leather bound, wood covered cocktail encyclopedia passed down for generations.

“We like to call our drinks prescriptions carefully compounded as our mixologists studied hundreds of lost cocktails, techniques, and the true art of an old style classic bartending that you just can’t find anywhere else in the South, ” says Master Mixologist Steve De Haan. “Using 300 lb blocks of hand chipped ice, only fresh squeezed juices, garnishes cut to order and the finest liquors available, our upscale, craft cocktails are without compare for quality and rarity of ingredients.”

The interior design keeps with the overall theme. With sconces from the 20s, the lighting is warm and subdued. The honey-onyx bar top and hand-painted ceiling complement the trimmed out oak paneling throughout the establishment. Guests will be able to cozy up in rich leather sofas by the fireplace and taste from the a special menu complete with desserts. Patrons can also enjoy a cigar from the house humidor with over 30 of the finest and rarest cigars found anywhere, such as OpusX, Padron 80th Anniversary and Davidoff. “You are sure to find the perfect cigar to complement your palette and evening,” says cigar aficionado Stan Weaver.

Prohibition’s hours of operation are from 5 pm – 2 am on Monday – Saturday. For more information visit www.prohibitionatl.com. For interviews with the owners, menu, photos or a full press kit, please contact Lorrie Dixson of Eskimo Advertising at (404) 441-3473 or lorrie@eskimoadvertising.com.