Chadwick’s Opening New Tap Room
Alpharetta's Chadwick’s Tap Room will celebrate its opening day on January 24. Trent Chadwick, Co-owner, says the property is "a comfortable, casual neighborhood bar and grill with an eclectic menu of new and tried and true favorites." Chef Marcus Small will focus on fresh, local ingredients, free of additives. Small will be roasting a fresh turkey every day to make warm sandwiches and pot pies, and menu items range from small plates to full dinners.
Adjacent to The Tap Room, Chadwick’s also has created The Oak Room, a 3,500 square foot private event space available for meetings, weddings, team banquets and fundraisers.
10595 Old Alabama Road Connector at Mansell Road
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Cook’s Warehouse Offers "Healthy Cooking in the New Year" Classes
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to best prepare fish, consider taking a class about it at the Cook’s Warehouse. Chef Mandy Landefeld will show you how to cook your fresh catch to preserve its flavor without drying it out. You can expect to learn how to make dishes including catfish amandine with Creole muniere Sauce, seafood enchiladas and island jerk fish with grilled pineapple and jicama Salad
This session “Fish, Fish, Fish!” will take place on January 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. It costs $50. To register, please visit https://classes.cookswarehouse.com/ClassReg/Public/classes.asp?classid=5870.
In an effort to be more sustainable and environmentally conscious, European restaurant Ecco added eight new cedar beds with “cold frame” structures to its rooftop garden, allowing a larger variety of produce to be grown and for seeds to be planted earlier. The cold frames are covered with Agribon, a material that protects crops from wind, frost, severe cold and insects. Atlanta-based organic-gardening supplier Farmer D Organics custom-built the beds and installed a new irrigation system that includes a 250-gallon food-grade tote, an increase from the 55-gallon rain barrel the restaurant was using. The water filling the tote, which is used to water Ecco’s garden, is collected entirely from air conditioning condensation and is pumped from the tote through a drip irrigation system to each bed. The drip system is also connected onsite to the city water supply and managed with a timer for optimal watering. During peak gardening months, Ecco hopes to use only the condensate from the air conditioner to water the gardens, reducing cost and waste. The restaurant is currently growing Tuscan kale, broccoli rabe and Southern giant curly mustard in the new beds to use in dishes found on its seasonally inspired menu.
Ecco has a history of being environmentally conservative and became the state’s first dumpster-free restaurant and the first Georgia restaurant to receive Green Foodservice Alliance certification.
40 7th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Georgia Ensemble Theatre, North Fulton’s only professional theatre company, has opened the play “Swell Party” at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.
The “Swell Party” revolves around the mysterious death of tobacco heir Smith Reynolds. The year is 1932, and Reynolds returned to his family’s North Carolina estate after a trip to New York and brings home a new wife. But the festivities end quickly. The couple’s wedding party is flat-out ruined when the groom turns up dead. As the guests gather to reconstruct the evening’s events and try to solve the mystery, it becomes clear that for Southerners, the truth isn’t nearly as important as a good story.
Ticket prices range from $23 to $33, with student/senior discounts available for some performances. Tickets are available at get.org, or by calling the box office at 770/641-1260. The play runs from January 10 to 27.