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Great Spaces: Anderby Brewing



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

Anderby Brewing
110 Technology Pkwy #200
Peachtree Corners 30092

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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Sucré: New Orleans-Style Luxury Pastry Shop Opening in Peachtree Corners



Opening this fall at The Forum Peachtree Corners

Abney Harper, co-owner of the luxury New Orleans brand Sucré, shares her journey into the culinary world. Sucré recently opened its first location outside of New Orleans in Woodstock, Atlanta, marking an exciting expansion. Abney hopes to create a beautiful, magical experience showcasing handcrafted, complex pastries while ensuring quality and consistency. The Forum Peachtree Corners will open this fall, 2024. This interview by Rico Figliolini

Podcast Timestamp (where to find it in the podcast):
00:00:00 – Abney Harper’s Journey
00:01:44 – Sucré: New Orleans-Style Luxury Pastry Shop
00:03:37 – From Law to Pastry: A Serendipitous Journey
00:06:16 – Expanding Sucré’s Presence in Georgia
00:08:09 – From Restaurants to Pastries
00:12:47 – Navigating the Challenges of Scaling a Business Across States
00:15:18 – Navigating Regulations and Expansion Plans
00:17:22 – Expanding Sucré Brand Beyond New Orleans
00:20:08 – Discovering A New Orleans Passion
00:21:24 – Bringing the Essence of New Orleans to Atlanta

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New dining experience opens at Hilton Hotel



Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch // Photo by Bruce Johnson

Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch offers southern-style fare and easy entertainment

Just in time for the summer season, Hilton Atlanta Northeast has launched a new dining option, Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch.

The casual dining experience brings understated luxury to an easy, breezy setting with comfortable patio furniture on a spacious outdoor deck, a full bar with top-shelf spirits and an impressive wine collection. The cuisine is Southern style and utilizes regionally sourced, farm-fresh ingredients.

“You really can’t ask for an easier setting or a more comfortable way to unwind,” said Andrew Stegen, executive vice president of operations for FullG Capital, the hotel operator. “In the old days, hotels had restaurants for the travelers, and the locals came occasionally. Now, it’s the other way around. You have to appeal to the people who live here.”

At a press preview on May 15, Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch was unveiled for the first time.

Dahlia’s plans to offer weekend buffets, sports viewing on the patio and family-friendly cookouts.

Photo by Bruce Johnson

“Dahlia’s is a great addition for our hotel guests but also for the local community! We are most excited about our new porch, which is the perfect place for happy hour spritz, outdoor dining and future programming,” said Mike Roling, general manager of Hilton Atlanta Northeast. 

The food is led by executive chef Robert Chafflin, who said he likes to bring an approachable yet flavorful take on southern culinary staples. For the preview, guests were wowed with shrimp and grits, braised beef short ribs, mushroom risotto, shrimp po’boys, cheesecake with caramelized peaches and a whole lot more. 

The beverages were just as tantalizing – from the signature Black Dahlia to the unexpected Southern Dandie to an array of seasonal spritzes. 

“We are excited to bring a newly renovated restaurant space, brand new porch, and refreshed menu to our property,” said Roling. “We welcome the public, both locals and hotel guests alike, to come join us for a dining experience elevated by our southern hospitality.”

Dahlia’s Restaurant & Porch also has a private dining area and a lounge area—perfect for relaxing after a busy day, grabbing a sumptuous meal with the family or meeting friends for lunch or dinner and drinks. Dahlia’s also provides catering for hotel events. For more information, visit dahliasrestaurant.com.

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U&ME Coffee Bakery & Wine Celebrates Grand Opening In Peachtree Corners



Mayor Mike Mason and members of the Peachtree Corners Business Association (PCBA), business professionals, and community well-wishers recently celebrated the opening of U&ME Coffee Bakery Wine, a new establishment in Peachtree Corners.

The event was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by friends, family members of the owners, Paula Gil and Pablo Vicens, who are married, and their dedicated staff.

Left to right:  Paula Gil & Pablo Gil, Owners

U&ME Coffee Bakery Wine, a local family-owned business, focuses on creating a welcoming space where families can gather, students can study, and friends can hang out.

This establishment offers free high-speed Wi-Fi, weekly specials and a cozy environment for all.

Paula Gil emphasized the importance of offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner options that cater to various tastes and needs.

Family and Friends, Staff, Pablo Gil, Paula Gil, Mayor Mike Mason, Lisa Proctor PCBA Board, Suzanna Martinez PCBA Board, Donna Linden PCBA Board, and Audrey Boyce PCBA Outreach.

The goal is to deliver the highest quality specialty items at fair prices.

“We are excited to bring our blend of coffee shop, wine bar, bakery, and diner spot to Peachtree Corners,” stated Paula.

U&ME Coffee prides itself on using 100% Colombian Medellin Coffee and ensuring all baking is done on-premises to guarantee freshness and quality.

Further distinguishing themselves, Paula and Pablo have incorporated homemade empanadas, pizzas, and pastries into their menu, all made from scratch to offer a unique taste experience.

In addition to their dine-in services, U&ME Coffee caters to those on the go with their to-go orders and provides catering services for special events.

Mayor Mason, alongside PCBA Board Members Lisa Proctor, Donna Linden, Allison Reinert, Suzanna Martinez, and numerous local business supporters, expressed their delight in welcoming U&ME Coffee Bakery Wine to the city.

“The city council and I are delighted you chose Peachtree Corners for your business location. We are pleased to have this new specialty restaurant available as part of our business-friendly city,” Mayor Mason remarked.

Contact:  U&ME Coffee Bakery & Wine
Telephone: 470-359-6972
Facebook:  Facebook U&ME Coffee Bakery Wine
Located at 3433 Medlock Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners

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