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Great Spaces: Anderby Brewing

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One of Fourteen included in Our Great Spaces for Your Corporate & Holiday Events

Anderby Brewing
110 Technology Pkwy #200
Peachtree Corners 30092
770-559-7550
anderbybrewing.com

I tapped into a little bit of Michell Smelt’s knowledge about all things beer during my visit to Anderby Brewing. She’s the Owner, Operations Manager, and Director of Sales and Marketing of the new cat and dog-friendly brewery in town. Her husband, Preston, is the passionate Brewmaster. He can be found climbing large metal ladders in the Brew House, checking-in on his meticulously planned and prepared concoctions flavored with real, fresh fruits, and spices, dark chocolate cacao nibs, and coconut—not all in one beer of course—as they ferment in giant, shiny, silver fermenters.

Their beers were borne out of a home brewing hobby that organically grew into an exacting labor of love. They had just recently cored, peeled and chopped 27 pounds each of mangoes, and pineapples, and 2 pounds each of habanero and jalapeño peppers when I last spoke to Michell. There are no artificial flavors or powders in these fruity, spicy craft beers!

Preston talked to me about wanting to get into oak barrel aging some beer, to give it a unique quality that only the flavor left behind in containers from the spirits that once filled them could. This is a man on a mission to brew some pretty fantastic beers in Peachtree Corners.

Have Yourself a Hoppy Little Christmas

This rustic, industrial, modern space is wide open. Light pours in through large windows and the hard surface floors gleam.

The Event Space with floor-to-ceiling windows can hold 45-50 people comfortably, more if you host a reception-style event in which case some of the tables can be moved out. Your party can be completely self-contained and private if desired, by closing off the large, sliding barn doors. The space comes complete with a 19-tap bar and a restroom dedicated to your party guests. A flat-screen TV allows for presentations or slide shows to take place during your event.

Alternatively, the doors can remain ajar, and guests who reserve the Event Space are free to also roam into the Tap Room and mingle with other brewery “fans,” as the owners like to call them or spill out onto the patio if they wish.

“Throughout the space, we have flat-screen TVs… We have DJ ports so if you have a DJ coming to host your event you can have your music playing in the event space. The great thing is we have zones. We can play whatever we’re playing in the entire space, or we can shut off the zone to the event so you can play whatever music you want, or give a presentation. We can work with you on the audio/visual component,” pledged Smelt.

For sports fans, Smelt shared, “If you want to rent out the space for a football party or something like that, we have that 85-inch screen. We do have Sunday Ticket. My husband purchased the whole sports package. We get baseball, all the football games, and if it’s an Atlanta United game, we’ll have that on as well.”

The Tap Room can seat about 200 people. Large glass windows provide a clear view into the Brew House where you are likely to catch the master at work. I understand Preston can easily be persuaded into giving Tours because it’s clear that he truly loves what he does.

The Patio offers a cozy, outdoor spot facing Technology Parkway and a portion of the 1.5 mile, 5G-enabled test track—so there’s no telling what you’ll see driving by! You may not have had one too many, just in case you find yourself wondering, if you should suddenly see a driverless vehicle or drone zooming by on Curiosity Lab’s innovative Test Track!

The building capacity is 299 if one were interested in a total buyout for a private event.

How About a Holiday Party at Anderby Brewing?

It really is all about the “brewery experience” here. Anderby provides complimentary snacks like pretzels, peanuts, and trail mix. There is no kitchen facility so any food at your party would have to be catered from outside. They’re happy to give you suggestions if you need ideas, but you are free to work with whomever you choose for your party’s catering needs.

The options are endless, any kind of corporate or family party can take place at Anderby: stag parties, bridal showers, birthdays, holiday parties, each event is customized by your choice of caterer and décor.

Bringing in other alcohol is not really an option if you also want to have their beer. Smelt explained, “Because of the way the laws are written, you can’t bring in outside alcohol because we’d have to shut our taps down. I have had groups inquire about that. If you bring in outside alcohol, then the space is rented at a higher premium because we can’t sell our beer, so you’re just strictly renting the space.”

Book it!

Whether you’re curious about the 19 beers they have on tap at any given time, their beer-making process, or the super cool vibe of a large, industrial space for your holiday event, call Michell Smelt to discuss your vision and start planning your party. If you reserve this space, you have it for as long as you wish on that day, and they’re also OK with you coming in an hour early to set up for your party, even if that’s before they’re officially open.

Sunday: 12:30-7 p.m. or Thursday: 4-10 p.m.—$300
Friday:  4-10 p.m. or Saturday: 12-10 p.m.—$600

Booking the space outside of business hours is an option and they were also talking about expanding their hours by opening on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as well.

For your bubbly Christmas event, call Owner, Michell Smelt at 770-559-7550.

Disclaimer: Pricing is meant as a guide and is subject to change, please check with the individual facilities directly.

Patrizia hails from Toronto, Canada where she earned an Honors B.A. in French and Italian studies at York University, and a B.Ed. at the University of Toronto. This trilingual former French teacher has called Georgia home since 1998. She and her family have enjoyed living, working and playing in Peachtree Corners since 2013.

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Local Ingredients from Georgia Grown To Go

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Now is your chance to stock up on fresh, local produce and meat before your Independence Day cookout. Residents can pre-order boxes of produce from local farmers for a reduced rate online at GeorgiaGrownToGo.com. The next event is Tuesday, June 30, 3-7 PM, at 4780 Hugh Howell Road, Tucker, GA.

The Georgia Grown baskets will feature these fresh items: Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, 2lb of Vidalia Onions, Sweet Corn, Eggplant, Cantaloupe, 1lb of Jalapeno

Other items available for purchase include watermelons and boxes of beef, chicken, sweet corn, peaches, mushrooms and Vidalia onions. Whether you’re grilling out or staying in for the holiday, you can support local farmers with these fresh choices.

Orders will be available for contactless pickup at the event site, and a limited supply of items will be available for same day purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Contactless payment options, cash, credit and debit cards will be accepted. Residents can also support their community by donating a box to a neighbor or local charity.

The last event before this one was hosted in Gwinnett County at Coolray Field Thursday, June 25. Georgia Grown, an initiative of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, partnered with Gwinnett County Government, Live Healthy Gwinnett, the Gwinnett Stripers and Explore Gwinnett to host the event.

“It is because of the great support from our community leaders that our Georgia Grown To Go events have been so widely successful,” said Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. “We are honored to once again team up with the great folks in Gwinnett County to not only help bridge the gap between our farmers and consumers, but to also expand the offerings to include melons, protein and value added Georgia Grown products just in time for the upcoming holiday.”

To learn more and place an order for upcoming events, visit GeorgiaGrownToGo.com.

Source: Press Release by Georgia Grown

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The New ‘Baked Kitchen’ Food Truck Serves Safely Throughout Peachtree Corners

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Take a bite out of something different from Baked Kitchen! Their eclectic international menu travels your taste buds, with flavorful wraps, sandwiches and desserts. The Katzef family owners have called Peachtree Corners home for 26 years. In January 2020 they invested in a food truck and started operating their business February 2020.

Marketing Manager Nikki Katzef had the calendar booked for events, breweries and festivals for the next few months. Then COVID-19 hit. The family came up with a plan to reach out to subdivisions and apartment complexes to offer online ordering and curbside pickup. Chef Allan Katzef cooked up a menu and Baked Kitchen was once again on the move. To find out where the food truck will be next, check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/BakedKitchen101. ■

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8 Places to Get Steaks & Burgers in Peachtree Corners

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is known for their perfectly cooked meat, and their renowned Filet Mignon is no exception. This dish is center cut is wrapped in delicious applewood bacon and served with your choice of a side dish. The meat is tender and flavor-packed.

While it’s on the pricey side, customers say that the quality and taste makes it all worth it. Experienced diners recommend that you pair this dish with the spinach salad or the Parmesan mashed potatoes for the best possible dining.

And with Father’s Day on June 21, what better way to celebrate Dad than with delicious Firebird’s specials? There are 4 ways to do just that, as outlined in our recent post “4 Ways to Celebrate Dad at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill”. Dine in, cook a feast at home, or pick and choose. It’s all delicious.

5215 Town Center Blvd, Peachtree Corners (770) 225-4662 | firebirdsrestaurants.com

Ted’s Montana Grill

Ted’s Montana Grill’s world-famous Bacon Cheeseburger has everything: a perfectly cooked patty, fresh toppings and full flavor. The burger comes with the option of any of Ted’s regular or premium sides, but critics say pairing it with the salt and pepper onion rings is the way to go.

For an even tastier experience, follow this dish up with Ted’s Apple Pecan Crisp, which includes delicious apple pie, caramel sauce, a crunchy oatmeal pecan crust and vanilla ice cream.

5165 Peachtree Pkwy #205, Peachtree Corners
(678) 405-0305 | www.tedsmontanagrill.com

Burger Fi

For vegetarians, or anyone who isn’t a beef fan, BurgerFi’s VegeFi Burger is a great option. It includes a vegan multigrain bun, a fresh-made veggie patty, BurgerFi sauce and your choice of toppings. It also comes with the option of one of the three sides: hand-cut fries, onion rings or the tasty Cry + Fry basket combo. To complete this already perfect meal, indulge in one of BurgerFi’s creamy milkshakes which comes in many flavors, including Red Velvet, vanilla, chocolate, black + white, strawberry, Oreo and coffee mocha.

6141 Peachtree Pkwy #200, Peachtree Corners
(470) 375-6993 | www.burgerfi.com

Dog Days Hot Dogs & Burgers

The All-American Burger comes in three patty sizes: 6-oz., 1⁄2-pound and 12-oz. It’s topped with American cheese, onions, tomatoes and lettuce. It’s an all-time fan favorite at Dog Days Hot Dogs & Burgers because of its unforgettable flavor and classic taste.

This meal comes with your choice of side, but experienced diners recommend the cheesy cheese totchos, which are tater tots covered with mac and cheese, cheddar, mozzarella and nacho cheese sauce.

6025 Peachtree Pkwy #3, Peachtree Corners
(770) 449-7433 | dogdayshotdogs.takeout7.com

Marlow’s Tavern

If you’re dining at Marlow’s Tavern, the Classic Tavern Burger is a must. While the burger is simple, the delicate seasoning and fresh toppings take it to a whole new level. The burger comes with a toasted sesame brioche roll and the delicious house-made tomato bacon jam.

Marlow’s Tavern also offers a grilled chicken patty substitute for those who don’t eat beef. To top off this perfect meal, order a side of Marlow’s hand-cut Tavern fries.

5210 Town Center Blvd Suite 260, Peachtree Corners
(470) 550-1197 | www.marlowstavern.com

BurgerIM Gourmet Burgers

If you’re dining at BurgerIM, you need to try the Spanish Beef Burger. It’s a nicely grilled patty topped with grilled jalapeño, leaf lettuce and pepper jack cheese. The flavors go together wonderfully, but the jalapeño peppers add a kick of spice that isn’t for everyone.

BurgerIM also offers you a choice of premium toppings, but I recommend adding bacon for some extra crunch. If you aren’t sure what kind of burger you want, BurgerIM also gives customers the opportunity to try multiples with their duo or trio packs.

5135 Peachtree Pkwy NW Ste#925, Peachtree Corners
(770) 676-9358 | burgerim.com

Farm Burger

Farm Burger’s No. 2 Housemade Veggie Burger is another great alternative for vegans or vegetarians. The patty is made out of quinoa, black-eyed peas, kale, roasted mushrooms, sweet potatoes and spices that pull all the flavors together.

Veggie Burger pairs well with the Farm Burger fries, which are hand-cut, tossed with spicy garlic and covered in parmesan and herbs. For dessert, indulge in the Farm Burger classic chocolate milkshake, which gets sweeter with every sip.

5170 Town Center Blvd Suite 410, Peachtree Corners
(678) 691-6222 | farmburger.com

Cheeseburger Bobby’s

Even though Cheeseburger Bobby’s classic burger is legendary, the Bucket List reigns supreme. This dish, which can be ordered off Bobby’s Specialty Burger List, includes two perfectly grilled beef patties, a fried egg, an onion ring, American cheese, Bobby’s sauce and a pickle.

While this sounds like a hodgepodge of different foods, the flavors meld perfectly with every bite. Pairing this burger with a side of freshly made onion rings makes the meal even more enjoyable.

6050 Peachtree Pkwy #140, Peachtree Corners
(770) 300-0032 | cheeseburgerbobbys.com

Other Bites

Redland’s Grill
Suggestion: Filet Kabob
redlandsgrill.com

Pub Ten
Suggestion: Mac Burger
pub10.com/

Ba Bellies
Suggestion: Shaking Beef “Bo Luc Lac”
babellies.com

Ten Bistro
Suggestion: 50/50 Burger
tenlocalflavors.com

Three Dollar Café
Suggestion: Fajita Burger
threedollarcafe.com

Tavern at Medlock
Suggestion: California Burger
tavernatmedlock.com

JR’s Log House
Suggestion: Country Fried Steak and Gravy
jrsloghouse.com

Loving Hut
Suggestion: Vegan Burger
lovinghut.us/norcross/

Mojitos Cuban American Bistro
Suggestion: Palomilla Steak
mojitosbistro.squarespace.com

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
Suggestion: Bison Burger
lazydogrestaurants.com/locations/
peachtree-corners-ga

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