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3rd Annual Firkin Fest Announced in Downtown Mobile, AL

3rd Annual Firkin Fest Announced in Downtown Mobile, AL

Mar 2, 2016

Presented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Budweiser Busch Distributing, the 3rd Annual Firkin Festival will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 701 Spring Hill Avenue in Mobile, AL. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the festival indulges craft beer lovers that include novices and aficionados alike. As the beer offerings continue to grow, Yellowhammer Brewing, Back Forty Beer Company, Cahaba Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Tallgrass Brewing Company, Fairhope Brewing Company, Black Warrior Brewing Company, Rocket Republic Brewing Company, Avondale Brewing, Serda Brewing, Big Beach Brewing Company, Grayton Beer Company and Druid City Brewing will be poured for sampling. “Participating breweries will showcase distinctive cask ale in a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons of beer,” said Jana Sobolic, Craft Manager for Budweiser-Busch Distributing. “Firkins are unique in the sense that the beer goes through a secondary fermentation in the vessel.” During and after the celebration of beers, entertainment will include live music with performances by Winston Ramble, Festival Expressions and Mulligan Brothers. Doors open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm. Sampling ends at 5:30pm with an awards ceremony at 6pm. Available on Etix.com or at Moe’s downtown location, tickets are $22 in advance and $25 in the day of event. Ticket includes sampling of all 13 casks, glass, crawfish, music, koozie, literature, and ticket for voting. 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. Named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints and BBQ Chains in America, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 40 other locations in AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, LA, ME, NC, OH, SC, TN and VA. The popular restaurant features a Southern soul food revival with everything prepared fresh daily. For additional information about the event or Moe’s Original Bar B Que,...

The Benefits of Life Long Healthy Eating

The Benefits of Life Long Healthy Eating

Feb 9, 2016

We all know that we should eat five portions of fruits and vegetables every day, and that eating an apple is better for your waistline than reaching for another cheeseburger. But the health benefits and ramifications of healthy eating are much more wide reaching than simply the effect on weight and BMI: eating a healthy and balanced diet in the long term can mean that you live longer and that you are healthier, more energized, and happier. Fight of Illness Eating an unhealthy and fat rich diet can be a huge risk factor in leading to chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and heart disease. All of these illnesses can be life shortening, and they all have devastating and uncomfortable side effects too.  If you miss out on too much of the protein, vitamins and minerals that your body needs, your muscle mass will decrease as your fat stores increase, meaning that your body won’t have the strength that it needs to fight off common illnesses. A recent study conducted by researchers in China on a huge target group of 6,000 women found that women who ate diets rich in antioxidant rich cruciferous vegetables (such as cabbage, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower and kale) had a much lower chance of developing breast cancer after menopause than those eating an unhealthy and fat rich diet. Extensive additional research estimates that at least 30% of breast cancer examples are linked to the consistent consumption of a poor diet. Other vulnerable groups can benefit from utilizing a healthy and nutritionally rich diet to enhance their health and reduce their risk of succumbing to illness: There is no one that can’t benefit from eating a balanced and healthy diet in the long term. Research has found that Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) can even play a vital and essential role in helping those in recovery from addiction and alcoholism to bring their body’s back to full health and help they overcome the nutritional deficiencies and other adverse health effects that can play such a huge role in the lives of these individuals. You’ll Show Less Signs of Aging The result that the aging process will have on your face and skin is largely controlled...

The 5th Annual Ride Festival in Telluride, Colorado

The 5th Annual Ride Festival in Telluride, Colorado

Jun 17, 2015

The 5th Annual Ride Festival is set to take place on July 11th & 12th in Telluride, Colorado. Since its debut in 2012, The RIDE Festival has quickly garnered a reputation among music fans as a thoughtfully curated Americana/rock festival with music that flawlessly compliments the stunning Colorado setting. Additionally, the close proximity to the many outdoor activities that Telluride and Southern Colorado have to offer help make the 
festival a unique destination event. Attendees can enjoy hiking, biking, hot springs, and so much more in a truly majestic setting. This amazing music-filled weekend kicks off on Friday, July 10th with a free outdoor sunset concert in the scenic Mountain Village. Then on Saturday and Sunday, the main stage lineup will perform on the world renowned Fred Shellman Stage in beautiful Telluride Town Park. Saturday acts include Dorothy, Zella Day, The Temperance Movement, Trigger Hippy, Jonny Lang, Gov’t Mule and Widespread Panic while Sunday brings Mike Farris Gospel, Baskery, Moon Taxi, Current Swell, North Mississippi Allstars and Widespread Panic. After the festival NightRide starts when music spills out into local venues along Main Street for late night shows by emerging talent. At Sheridan Opera House, look for musical acts featuring Dorothy on Friday at 9:00 p.m. and Zella Day at 10:30 p.m., Trigger Hippy on Saturday at 11:00 p.m., and North Mississippi Allstars on Sunday at 11:00 p.m. At Fly Me To The Moon Saloon, The Yawpers play on Friday at 10:00 p.m., Ayron Jones on Saturday at 10:00 p.m. and The Temperance Movement at 11:30 p.m. and Bloodkin performs on Sunday at 10:30 p.m. At The Roma Jefferey Foucault entertains the crowds on Friday and Saturday nights at 10:00 p.m. Lastly, High Pie has Half Ton Marmot on Friday at 10:00 p.m. and Band of Heathens on Saturday at 10:30 p.m.  Tickets for all NightRIDE shows are free to festival pass holders except for The Sheridan Opera House shows. General admission weekend passes are $175.00 and VIP weekend passes run $375.00, plus fees. For additional information or tickets to the Ride Festival,...

Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners Opens 24/7 Store with LaundryMatic Locker System

Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners Opens 24/7 Store with LaundryMatic Locker System

Jun 2, 2015

Adding to full service downtown Charleston and West Ashley locations, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is proud to introduce a new drop off/pick up site at Mixson in North Charleston. Always open, the site adds accessibility as it features the LaundryMatic Locker system. This new convenient concept is self-managing for secure dry cleaning and laundry service. “Our system is easy to use as customers just place garments in any open locker, add a 4 digit code to lock, text, call or fill out our online form and our van picks up their items,” said Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners owner Courtney Friedman. “When the laundry is ready, our clients receive an email and text with the locker number and code for pick up at their convenience.” Founded in 2001, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is a full service dry cleaner and laundry service with free pick up and delivery as well as three convenient Charleston locations. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners also services 36 hotels, 14 restaurants, and 6 hospitals plus commercial and residential accounts 6 days a week. In addition to wash/dry/fold and dry cleaning services, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners handles everything from draperies and comforters to leather, suede and fur as well as bridal gown pressing, cleaning and restoration. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners strives to provide the best customer service and overall quality available. For additional information about Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners,...

OTP Bucket List

OTP Bucket List

Apr 13, 2015

By Suzanne Taylor These days, everyone seems to have a Bucket List. If you live in the suburbs of Atlanta, you’ve most likely gone downtown for the big attractions: the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, CNN and the various art and history museums. But we know there are some exciting and unique places to see OTP, too! We’ve compiled your suggestions and added some of our own and made this OTP Bucket List. Enjoy! For those who stop and smell the roses: Check out Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, especially during the spring when 20 million daffodils bloom, but it is absolutely beautiful other seasons as well. Smith Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw is a smaller, serene garden that is truly a hidden gem. They have an impressive Bonsai Tree collection, statues, and more than 16 acres of trees and flowers. If you enjoy a leisurely drive, Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville is another beautiful place for flower enthusiasts to visit. For the water lovers: Shoot the Hootch on the Chattahoochee River. Raft, kayak, paddle, tube or SUP your way down the Chattahoochee for an experience that will make you feel like Shoot the Hooch Scoop OTPyou have left the big city, even though you are just minutes from Atlanta. Rent a boat and enjoy Lake Lanier. Stop by Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands Lanierworld to experience a “floatilla” boat & sunset party! For a smaller lake, you can also enjoy a boat rental on Lake Allatoona. For the whole family: Tanglewood Farms in Canton. This 10-acre, kid-friendly farm is home to 150 different miniature animals. Tanglewood Farms is a perfect place for children’s birthday parties, too! Seasonally, you can pick Strawberries at the 3-acre Warbington Farms in Cumming. Downtown Blue Ridge GA Scoop OTPThe Blue Ridge Scenic Railway offers a Fall Foliage & Polar Express train ride, as well as some other family friendly scenic train rides through beautiful Blue Ridge Georgia. Make this one a day trip and round it out with shopping and dining in downtown Blue Ridge. Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell is an absolute must for families that love nature, animals, hiking or all of the above. Check their website for...

Andrews Entertainment District Presents Andrews Wine Festival

Andrews Entertainment District Presents Andrews Wine Festival

Mar 23, 2015

The 2nd Annual Andrews Wine Festival will take place on Saturday, March 28th at Andrews Entertainment District in Buckhead. For $35, general admission guests will enjoy a sampling of over 100 wines and receive the 2015 Andrews Wine Festival tasting book starting at 2pm. For $75, VIPs will start with a reception beginning at 1pm that includes a tasting of over 145 wines including 45 premium wines, light bites from Cellar 56 and Czar Ice Bar and access to meet the winemakers, principles and distillers such as Julie Johnson of Tres Sabores Winery, Jeremy Baker – Thomas George Estates & Noble Tree and Pete & Terri Kight – Quivira & Torbreck. Limited to 150 VIP participants, there will also be three intimate and informative seminars including Introduction to Cocktail Mixology at 2pm, Old World vs New World at 3pm and Wine 101 at 4pm hosted by master sommeliers including Michael McNeill. Also, included in the VIP package is a Reidel Tasting Glass, two complimentary non-special event Improv tickets and a $20 Gift Card to Czar Ice Bar or Cellar 56, both to be used on a future date. “We are excited to again offer such a distinctive wine event,” said Andrews Entertainment President Steve de Haan. “Additionally, we plan to donate a portion of the proceeds from the festival to the giving kitchen, an organization that provides crisis grants to members of Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship.” Located in the heart of Buckhead at 56 East Andrews Drive NW, Andrews Entertainment District is a world class destination with exceptional dining, entertainment, and nightlife scene. With diverse and distinct venues, conveniently located in over 30,000 square feet under one roof, Andrews Entertainment District is the home of East Andrews, Atlanta Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, Cellar 56, Czar Ice Bar,  Stillhouse Craft Burgers & Moonshine,  Andrews Upstairs, Prohibition, and Sal’s Pizzeria. Featuring Atlanta’s hottest DJs, live entertainment, the best cocktails, and a lively bar scene, Andrews Entertainment District is where Atlanta goes out for a night out on the town. For additional information about Andrews Entertainment District or to purchase tickets, please visit www.andrewsdistrict.com....