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

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

Apr 8, 2016

From the founder of Andrews Entertainment District that included Prohibition, Improv Comedy Club and East Andrews comes Red Phone Booth opening in June and Amalfi Pizza opening in August 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 is taking place and a new look will greet customers. In the ground floor space, cigar lounge Red Phone Booth will be 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...

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Continually Proves to be a Successful Model

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Continually Proves to be a Successful Model

Mar 24, 2016

Moe’s Original Bar B Que is and always will be an evolving concept. As it continues to grow at an aggressive, yet manageable pace, continuity and consistency are key to the continued success. The foundation of the company is the food. Consistently providing top notch cuisine has ultimately been an accomplishment for this brand. From the roadside shack to the 10,000 square foot BBQ, bowling and music venue, the company likes to go with the flow. While not offering a cookie cutter atmosphere, each restaurant has the feel of Moe’s Original, but the character and personality of its local owner and community. Moe’s Original Bar B Que’s team is a family filled with like-minded individuals with common interests and goals driven to succeed through hard work in a team mandated environment. “We will continue to master the logistics of consistent BBQ and Southern fare, but our concept goes well beyond the food. We strive to make a comfortable environment for every customer who walks through our doors,” said founding partner Jeff Kennedy. “We have created a culture that brings people together for great food and good times. While our philosophy begins with the owners, it is shared by the employees and spreads contagiously throughout each and every restaurant.” Moe’s Original Bar B Que was founded in 2001 by Ben Gilbert, Mike Fernandez and Jeff Kennedy. After meeting at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, they instantly became friends and had a mutual interest in all things Southern: BBQ, blues, college football, and whisky. In 1988, Mike hooked up with Moses Day in Tuscaloosa and began learning to fire roast meats. The boys were lucky to learn from Moses and his distinct style makes up Moe’s original flavor of BBQ. Loving the mountains, these entrepreneurs eventually all landed in Vail and refined the cooking skills they had learned over the years. By using fruit wood to smoke the meats fresh daily and accompanying it with two sauces, they knew they had something special. Unlike other BBQ joints, Moe’s Original BBQ doesn’t stop there as Southern style side dishes and desserts are prepared daily from recipes passed down for generations. Recognized with many awards, Moe’s Original Bar B Que...

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,...

Craft Cocktails and Bites for Yachty Rock Thursday

Craft Cocktails and Bites for Yachty Rock Thursday

Nov 5, 2015

At this week’s Yachty Rock Thursday, guests can enjoy Craft Cocktails and Bites at the Spirits of the Americas & Spirits of Mexico Awards Announcement Party at Venkman’s, located at 740 Ralph McGill Blvd NE. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased here. Then a cash bar continues after 9pm.  Stick around Yachty DJs and live music by The CoDefendants beginning at 10pm. Spirits of the Americas and Spirits of Mexico presents an IWSC Group competition to celebrate excellence in distilling. The IWSC Group is the world leader in organizing wine and spirit competitions globally, including the illustrious International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC). Spirits of the Americas and Spirits of Mexico were launched to celebrate the diversity and innovation of distilling across North, South and Central America and the Caribbean by recognizing product excellence across a broad range of categories. SOA is led by an illustrious panel of nationally and internationally-recognized wine and spirit experts and members of the trade who will evaluate and rank participating products....

Tribble Reese Takes Over Burn Social Club to Redefine Atlanta Nightlife

Tribble Reese Takes Over Burn Social Club to Redefine Atlanta Nightlife

Sep 3, 2015

Burn Social Club is pleased to announce that celebrated personality Tribble Reese has come on board as managing partner. While Burn Social Club has been thriving since opening earlier this summer, Tribble saw the opportunity to take the venue a step further to revolutionize the Atlanta nightlife scene. Keeping with the fiery ambiance, Burn will continue to set the stage for live music and renowned DJs with the latest LED lighting and state of the art sound for crowds to dance the night away on the massive dance floor or relax in plush VIPS seating lounge. Burn will also continue to feature its light fare menu along with master bartender Thomas McGuire’s world class craft cocktail program. Targeting a younger, hipper vibe, Tribble will attract Buckhead’s hot, sexy and cool elite to Burn by featuring illustrious relaunch parties beginning Friday, Sept. 11th at 8pm and running every weekend in September. “When I was approached about coming on board to Burn, I was very intrigued as I had a radical vision of how I could transform this concept into something Atlanta has never seen before,” said Burn managing partner Tribble Reese. “Burn has all of the appeal of the lights and music of a club but you don’t necessarily need to be VIP to experience the party we are going to throw.” Tribble Reese is a well-rounded jack-of-all trades, up and comer in the entertainment industry. Making a name for himself on CMT’s Sweet Home Alabama and Bravo’s New Atlanta, Tribble Reese is a model, actor and born entertainer. An avid traveler and former football star, he has been named as Jezebel Magazine’s Most Beautiful and Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Most Eligible Bachelor as well as plenty of red carpet appearances and most recently seen in Bravo’s Clubhouse on Watch What Happens Live. Born in Atlanta, raised in Alabama, schooled in South Carolina, and now making a name for himself where it all began, Tribble Reese is thriving under the bright lights as he takes Atlanta and the world by storm. Burn Social Club is located in the heart of Buckhead at Andrews Entertainment District, a world class destination with exceptional dining, entertainment, and nightlife. With diverse and distinct venues conveniently...

Best Pizza Places by Scoop OTP

Best Pizza Places by Scoop OTP

Aug 16, 2015

Scoop OTP‘s contributor Joe Duffy ranks the top pizza places outside the perimeter of Atlanta. No cuisine or food item is more demonstrative of the skyrocketing quality of suburban dining options than pizza. It was not long ago that Del Pizzo’s in Suwanee was a godsend, a rare northern quality purveyor of pizza ensconced amongst LittleDominosPapaHuts galore. Here is to not longing for the bad ole days of the pizza chain of fools. The sobering scoop is that OTP is still burdened by a paucity of praiseworthy deep-dish alternatives since Roswell Tap transitioned from being restaurant-oriented to a watering hole for the middle-aged mini-van mafia. Victim of the transformation, the Saturday-only upper crust deep-dish pizza was sliced (so to speak) from the menu. A few Brazilian pizza curators have also come and gone. Sumptuous foodie recompense has been the light-speed proliferation of Neapolitan pizza transmigration, mirroring the precedence set by New York style vendors. Risking being accused of cheesy puns, our crusty food critic is sure to provoke saucy debate with this mushrooming list of elite OTP pizzerias. Pizza OTP 11) Bobby G’s Chicago Eatery (Milton) A common myth is that Chicago-style pizza is synonymous with deep dish. Bobby G’s destroys that urban legend with righteous Chicago thin crust pizza. Admittedly, Bobby G’s edges out several other “best of” candidates because Chicago pizza is such a scarce commodity OTP. Despite their failed business model of franchising, this now one and only whereabouts does the Windy City justice. 10) Double Zero Napoletana (Atlanta) Just a notch outside the perimeter, named after the signature flour required for authentic wood-fire pizza, they were among the first to transport the style north of Georgia Tech. 9) LaBella’s Pizzeria (Marietta) Trusted sources tell us they have become “hit-or-miss.” Perhaps not coincidently, they were put on my radar screen at least 15 years ago by a New York bred pastry chef. La Bella’s superior dough is the tipping point ensuring their inclusion. 8) Alpine Bakery & Trattoria (Alpharetta) Dispensing pizza was the second of three well-orchestrated phases: bakery, pizzeria, and trattoria. Our affection for their pizza traces back to when they offered takeout only one block from their current address. Yes,...