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TREEHORN CIDER HELMS ATLANTA’S NEW CIDER MOVEMENT

March 3rd, 2016 | News

Treehorn Cider brings a new local brew to the Atlanta area: craft hard cider. Now available in restaurants, bars and growler shops throughout Georgia, Marietta-based Treehorn Cider’s high-quality, naturally gluten-free ciders are made with locally sourced, carefully selected ingredients and sustainable practices. The cidery’s meticulous process ferments the cider in the classic tradition that allows it to mature for at least six weeks and reveals a clean, refreshing and pleasantly dry taste with just the right amount of subtle sweetness.

“People often associate cider with the heavy sweetness and aftertaste found in most national brands, but Treehorn Cider is not a ‘macro-brand’ made with cheap filler ingredients. The quality of our process, ingredients and the materials we use are world-class, offering a much more refined and refreshing taste that complements a great meal instead of overpowering it,” says Jason Marraccini, Director of Business Operations at Treehorn Cider, which launched in September 2015.

The idea to create Georgia’s first craft hard cider began as a simple conversation amongst friends who took notice that the Southeast—Georgia in particular—was an underserved market within the U.S.’s burgeoning local cider scene. With Atlanta’s proximity to North Georgia’s robust apple farms, it seemed like a no-brainer for the now seven Treehorn Cider partners, including two ciderists, to bring craft hard cider to the area.

Treehorn Cider’s mission is deeply rooted in a culture of sustainability, including understanding and minimizing impact on the environment and promoting environmental responsibility amongst employees, consumers and the surrounding community. On the production side, the major waste product associated
with cider—the organic material leftover after juicing—is composted or sold to local farmers for animal feed. Plus, since no water is utilized to ferment cider, the cidery uses far less water than a comparably sized beer brewery. Furthermore, its products are packaged primarily in reusable stainless steel kegs, with plans in motion to begin canning using recyclable and post consumer materials with minimal display packaging.

When selecting vendors, Treehorn Cider actively seeks out companies that demonstrate a similar commitment to environmental responsibility. One hundred percent of the company’s fresh-pressed juice is purchased from regional apple growers within 150 miles of the cidery that minimize the use of pesticides and other agro-chemicals, as well as energy and water.

“From fruit to cider, Treehorn Cider’s goal is to become a leading sustainable small business, modeling best practices that will grow our business in a responsible manner and have a positive impact on our local and regional environment and economy,” Marraccini says.

Available ciders:

Treehorn Dry Cider (5.9% ABV):
The original, flagship dry cider incorporates five handpicked varieties of apples, including Stayman, Winesap and Arkansas Black, chosen for their complex flavors and tannins. Flavor profile: Tart apple and citrus aroma, bright and lively taste and a soft mineral finish with focused acidity.

Treehorn Ginger Reserve (5.9% ABV):
The first seasonal offering embraces the well-known complimentary flavors of fresh apple and ginger. Flavor profile: Clean apple, subtle citrus and light tartness is infused with the bite and rich, subtle heat of fresh Peruvian ginger to create a balanced and refreshingly complex flavor profile.

Additionally, Treehorn Cider is working on a “hopped cider” for late spring and a tart cherry variety for summer 2016. Because it embraces seasonal variation in apple crops, there will be subtle taste variations in each batch.

The cidery also will begin canning the craft hard cider in the coming months. Naturally, it is committed to using recycled and recyclable containers as well as eco-friendly six-pack rings when it does.

Treehorn Cider can be found at the following stockists in Georgia: Atlanta – The Brick Store Pub, DBA Barbecue, Leon’s Full Service, The Corner Pub, Battle & Brew, HobNob Neighborhood Tavern, The Brass Tap, Mercury Supper Club, The Cockentrice, Tap Gastropub, Saltyard, Kirkyard Public House, Ale Yeah!, Common Quarter, Local Three, Neighbors Pub, Ration & Dram, Milltown Arms, Mason Tavern, The Nest, Moxie Burger, Meehan’s Public House, Lucky’s Burger & Brew, Whole Foods (Merchants Walk & Avalon Alpharetta locations), Branch & Barrel, The Pig & The Pint, Wild Wing Café, My Friend’s Growler Shop, The Beer Growler (Avondale & Brookhaven locations); Athens – South Kitchen & Bar; Savannah – The Florence.

For more information, call 678-503-5000. Visit www.treehorncider.com where you can sign up for the bi-weekly MailChimp mailing list. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @TreehornCider and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TreehornCider.

Meet Kevin O Leary of Shark Tank at STK During a Special Wine Tasting Event

February 26th, 2016 | Events

Wine lovers and fans of ABC’s Shark Tank are invited to rub elbows with Kevin O’Leary, a.k.a. Mr. Wonderful, at STK Atlanta during a wine-infused meet and greet on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.  From 6 to 8 p.m., O’Leary, the no-nonsense investor, author, television personality and founder and Chief Sommelier of O’Leary Fine Wines, will be showcasing his award-winning label in STK’s chic Bistro. With limited tickets available for the intimate affair, guests will sample and learn about O’Leary Fine Wines, enjoy delectable hors d’oeuvres created by Executive Chef Mark Alba, and have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with O’Leary. Tickets are $35 for ages 21 and up and available by emailing VIPAtlanta@togrp.com in advance.

STK Atlanta is located at 1075 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta on the corner of Peachtree and 12th Streets in the 12th & Midtown development. Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @eatstk #stkatlanta.

Help Cypress Street Pint & Plate “Kick the Cask” for a Great Cause

February 18th, 2016 | Events

Cypress Street Pint and Plate, one of Atlanta’s favorite go-to craft beer destinations, is partnering with SweetWater Brewing Company for a great cause during a special “Kick the Cask” edition of its popular Beer Geek Tuesday series on February 23, 2016. Benefiting The Giving Kitchen a local non-profit dedicated to assisting restaurant industry workers who have experienced unanticipated emergencies and hardships, Cypress Street will start the countdown at 7 p.m. sharp to kick the cask of SweetWater Second Helping IPA – a limited edition release brewed with juniper berries and with 100% of its profits going to The Giving Kitchen.  If the cask runs out in 42 minutes or less, Cypress will donate $500 to The Giving Kitchen. Cypress will also donate 25 cents per SweetWater beer served throughout the day and night to The Giving Kitchen and will also be releasing SweetWater’s newest seasonal, Hash Session IPA ,in addition to pouring their newest brew, Pulled Porter.

Cypress Street Pint and Plate is located on the corner of 6th street and Cypress Street at 817 West Peachtree, Suite E-125, Atlanta, Georgia.  For more information, please visit www.cypressbar.com or call 404.815.9243. Follow Cypress Street on Twitter at @CypressStreet and Facebook at Facebook.com/CypressStreet.

CYPRESS STREET PINT AND PLATE CELEBRATES 8 YEARS OF SUCCESS

February 16th, 2016 | Events

Cypress Street Pint and Plate, one of Atlanta’s most celebrated neighborhood haunts located in the heart of Midtown, is hosting an anniversary bash on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in honor of eight years of success. Coinciding with the six-year anniversary of its popular weekly series, Beer Geek Tuesday, the double-trouble anniversary bash kicks off at 8 p.m. and will feature $4 American Spirit Whiskey drinks, $5 well drinks, $2 Cypress House Beer, a Jäger ice luge, OMG Photo Booth, special Cypress “cellar beers”, DJ Pat O’Brien and more.  The event is free and open to ages 21 and up.

A throwback to when the drinks were always cold, the food was always hot, and the bar-staff knew your name, Cypress Street Pint and Plate has become a longstanding Atlanta neighborhood favorite. Every Tuesday, Cypress Street’s resident Beer Geek, Rob Merrick, hosts Beer Geek Tuesday – a casual exploration of all things beer including food and beer pairings to rare casks and tap takeovers.  Cypress Street Pint and Plate is located on the corner of 6th street and Cypress Street at 817 West Peachtree, Suite E-125, Atlanta, Georgia and is open for lunch, dinner, late night eats and weekend brunch. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2:30 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until midnight.  For more information, please visit www.cypressbar.com or call 404.815.9243. Follow Cypress Street on Twitter at @CypressStreet and Facebook at Facebook.com/CypressStreet.

ATLANTA FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC SPACES CELEBRATES THE THIRD ANNUAL CALLANWOLDE ARTS FESTIVAL

January 8th, 2016 | Events


Join the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (AFFPS) on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24, 2016, as they celebrate the third annual Callanwolde Arts Festival. The award-winning, two-day indoor festival is located in one of Atlanta’s most distinctive historic properties, the 27,000-square foot Callanwolde Mansion in Druid Hills, and features approximately 86 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more.  The festival, which is open to all ages, will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, food trucks with healthy alternatives, and live music and dance performances. Admission is $5 at the door.

Art lovers are also invited to take advantage of the ticketed V.I.P. Preview Sales Party on Friday, January 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.  Upon arrival, guests will be greeted are with a glass of wine to sip on as they stroll throughout the historic home and will be the first to view and shop the artwork showcased at this year’s festival.  Guest are also invited to enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres while they mix and mingle with the artists and enjoy live acoustic music.  Admission to the V.I.P. Preview Sales Party is $20 for ages 21 and up. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting www.callanwolde.org.  For more information about the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces visit www.affps.com.

The Frye Company Atlanta Presents an Afternoon of Holiday Caroling with The Whiskey Gentry

December 8th, 2015 | Events

Celebrate the spirit of the season this Saturday, December 12, 2015 at The Frye Company at Ponce City Market during a rockin’ holiday caroling event with The Whiskey Gentry. From 1 to 4 p.m., shoppers are invited to a experience a high-energy, live acoustic show outside the store from the catchy, toe-tapping band, shop Frye’s Holiday Collection, and enjoy hot drinks and cookies from Farm to Ladle.  Shoppers will also receive a fresh holiday wreath with purchase from Adaptation Floral Design.

The event is open to the public by RSVPing to RSVP@TheFryeCompany.com.  The Frye Company’s Atlanta flagship store is located in Ponce City Market at 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. Visit The Frye Company online at www.TheFryeCompany.com. Stay connected on Instagram and Twitter via @thefryecompany | #fryeatlanta.

The Rink at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park to Open for the Season Thanksgiving Day

November 13th, 2015 | News

The Rink at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park will glide back into the hearts of Atlantans on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015, when it opens for the 2015-2016 season.  Located in the spacious Garden Tent at Park Tavern on the Atlanta BeltLine, this favorite Intown holiday tradition will once again feature modern amenities for day and night skating including a covered rink that is 85 feet long and 40 feet wide and comfortably accommodates 200. Open through Presidents Day, Monday, February 16, 2016, Atlantans and visitors alike can enjoy unforgettable ice skating experiences including all day skate sessions, Frozen-themed children’s birthday parties, ‘Skate After 8′ for ages 18 and up, and a number of special events including a high-energy NYE show courtesy of Yacht Rock Revue. Starting at just $15 to skate all day on non-peak season days, The Rink provides high quality rental skates that are professionally sharpened.

While skaters stay warm under The Rink’s beautiful heated tent with a state-of-the-art sound system, observers are invited to sit back and relax under Park Tavern’s recently renovated, covered patio that features plenty of seating, stone fire pits, flat screen TVs, private cabanas, holiday decorations and much more.  With rink and park-side dining available, throughout the season patrons can indulge in homemade hot chocolate, specialty seasonal cocktails, house-made brews, 1/2 price wine bottles every Wednesday, 1/2 off sushi from 10 p.m. to midnight, cooking s’mores over the fire pints, and much more while taking in views of Piedmont Park and Midtown’s picturesque skyline. Guests can also take advantage of the Piedmont Park Conservancy’s seasonal carousel, which is located next to Park Tavern.

The Rink at Park Tavern will be open Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to midnight and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to midnight.  The rink is open to ages 18 and up only from 8 p.m. to midnight nightly. The ice team resurfaces the ice every 1½ hours.  The Rink at Park Tavern will also available for private skating lessons, parties and even marriage proposals. Park Tavern will also host number of specialty events throughout the season. To make reservations and for the most up to date event calendar, specialty packages, and venue rental information, visit www.parktavern.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ParkTavern and on Instagram and Twitter @parktavern.

Celebrate Local Artists at Ocean Market During a Special Opening Featuring the Work of Chris Strawbridge

November 4th, 2015 | Events

Ocean Market, a Parisian-inspired bistro located in Downtown Atlanta, will host an opening for its Local Artist Series on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 during a special cocktail celebration for artist Chris Strawbridge from 7 to 9 p.m. Open to the public, guests are invited to mix and mingle with the featured artist as they sip on complimentary libations and enjoy bites created by Chef Shane McIntosh of Ocean Market and Ocean Catering Company while perusing Strawbridge’s work, which will also be available for purchase.  Co-owners Chef Shane and Sage Stewart rotate works from local artists of various mediums every few months. The event is free to attend and open to the public. For more information about the opening night reception visit www.Facebook.com/OceanMarketAtlanta.

The Atlanta-based artist has shown his artwork in multiple art galleries and festivals throughout Atlanta and his artwork hangs in commercial buildings, restaurants and in private collections. Enjoying a 30-year long career within architecture and interior design firms has influenced how Strawbridge’s incorporates line, form, space and composition. Working mostly in acrylics, grease crayon, and graphite on canvas, his art has been described as architectural, minimalistic, abstract, and sometimes even, whimsical.

Ocean Market is located at 489 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308. For more information and please visit www.oceanmarketatl.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/oceanmarketatlanta and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/oceanmarketatl.

HOT DOG! CHEF KEVIN & MEGAN OUZTS OF THE SPOTTED TROTTER AND THE COCKENTRICE OPEN FRANKLY IN KROG STREET MARKET

October 30th, 2015 | News

Chef Kevin and Megan Ouzts, the dynamic, husband-and-wife team behind The Spotted Trotter and The Cockentrice, have opened Frankly at Krog Street Market in Inman Park.  Giving patrons another fun and affordable dining option at the Intown gathering spot, Frankly is a new hot dog stall located next to The Spotted Trotter featuring the acclaimed butchery and charcuterie shop’s sausage, hot dogs and more for under $10.

“We are pleased to add yet another food option from a proven operator for our patrons,” says George Banks, Paces Properties.

“We’ve been making these wonderful hot dogs and sausages for five years now and selling them to everyone else with great results – honestly we’re not sure why the light bulb didn’t go off sooner.  But now that we’ve settled in at Krog and have almost a year under our belts, the timing seemed right, and we are just so excited to give the visitors to Krog Street Market yet another way to get to know us and our products,” says Chef Kevin Ouzts.

Whether grabbing a bite on-the-go or dining in the Krog Street Market, Frankly is an ideal option for all ages. The menu includes:

Naked Dog – $6
Naked Sausage – $7
Add Housemade Chili and/or Slaw for $.75 Each
Wiener of the Week – $7.50
Sausage de la Semana – $8.50
Zapps Chips – $2
Free Condiment Station Featuring Sir Kensington Ketchup,
Sir Kensington Mustard, The Spotted Trotter Dog Sauce, Onions and Relish

Frankly marks the third offering from Team Ouzts at Krog Street Market following the opening of The Cockentrice, a full-service bar and restaurant celebrating charcuterie and meat cookery, and their second Spotted Trotter location. In conjunction with Frankly’s opening, The Spotted Trotter has expanded its hours to align with the rest of the market and the hot dog stand, now open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  For more information, visit www.Facebook.com/FranklyHotDogs and stay connected on Instagram and Twitter at @franklyatlanta. For more on The Spotted Trotter and The Cockentrice, visit www.thespottedtrotter.com and www.thecockentrice.com.

 

CYPRESS STREET PINT & PLATE AND GRAIN TO HOST A HALLOWEEN HORROR STORY CIRCUS

October 16th, 2015 | Events

This Halloween, Saturday, October 31, 2015, chilling freaks, eerie clowns, and intimidating ringmasters are inviting ghoulish revelers to get into double trouble at the Horror Story Circus, a gruesomely, fantastic evening hosted by Midtown hotspots Cypress Street Pint and Plate and GRAIN.  Kicking off at both locations at 8 p.m., partygoers donned in their best Halloween attire will be entertained by an array of twisted acts from the The Imperial OPA Circus, including fortunetellers, fire throwers, magicians, aerialists, hand-to-hand duos, and more. From 9 to 10 p.m., both haunts will be serving up complimentary appetizers while DJs set the spooky soundtrack for the evening. Open to ages 21 and up only, ticket holders are also invited to enjoy a complimentary Rouge Ale & Spirits Dead Guy draft beer at Cypress and a complimentary Dead Guy Whiskey cocktail at GRAIN.  Pre-sale tickets are $20 and available for purchase online at www.cypressbar.com and $25 at the door on the day of the event.