We think he’s the BEST and so do you! Our very own Matt Ortega has been voted 𝘈𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘮𝘢’𝘴 𝘉𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘉𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 in Alabama Magazine! You’ll find him at the bar at @Catacomb435_hsv pouring the best and wildest cocktails. “Serving unordinary libations in an unordinary setting, Ortega upholds the vibe of Huntsville’s secret underground speakeasy. He incorporates a wide variety of mixology techniques and exciting ingredients such as turmeric, sugar snap pea, rose, wasabi and lavender to name a few.” A true master of his craft! Make your reservations to catch him in action at the bar and see for yourself why he was voted 𝘈𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘢𝘮𝘢’𝘴 𝘉𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘉𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳.
The Village of Providence provided a beautiful Spring setting on May 13th as wine lovers gathered for the inaugural Taste of Providence Wine Festival. This much-anticipated event brought together an impressive selection of 100 wines, including a special introduction of five new wines from The Township Winery–a company that empowers South African residents in need through agriculture. Attendees also supported a worthy local cause, as a portion of the event’s sales were donated to help children in foster care through Kids to Love. We are already looking forward to next year’s event being even bigger and better!
Introducing the newest member of the ChurchStreet Family Businesses! This unique “test kitchen” showcases a curated rotating menu filled with items from various ChurchStreet family businesses. In partnership with the Orion, we are excited to call this home to our newest concept; ChurchStreet Test Kitchen – The Amphitheater’s exclusive brick and mortar dining experience. Located in the lower concourse, this new concept is now open . This premiere kitchen offers a unique menu of small bites that are curated to pair perfectly with the multitude of cold refreshments available from the Amphitheater’s 15+ bars. Come see us – before, during and after the show!
Tonight’s the night! Best wishes to Stephanie Kennedy-Mell and Matt – nominated for Restaurateur of the Year by ARHA – Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association. We definitely think they are of the industry! UPDATE – Well deserved, Nick Dimario of PP Hospitality Group, named Restaurateur of the Year by ARHA – Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association! A fabulous night celebrating at Auburn University Hotel & Dixon Conference Center. We are honored to be considered in such great company, with Nick and Jake Kyser of Central Restaurant Group. CHEERS to a fantastic year and looking forward to all that Rane Center at Auburn University will bring to our state in 2023!
You’re sitting on the porch enjoying a glass of wine and a plate of pasta while Dean Martin plays in the background. Are you in Italy?? No… you’re at Mazzara’s Vinoteca in downtown Huntsville See what else you can enjoy at Mazzara’s: https://www.tvliving.com/…/our-favorites-mazzaras…/ Thank you Tennessee Valley Living on WAFF 48 for sharing our story, Mazzaras Vinoteca located in the historic Humphrey Rodgers House, serving Italian fare along side exclusive wines, our “made-from-scratch” kitchen will take you back in time!
[www.huntsville.org] ChurchStreet Family’s newest Wine Bar & Bottle Shoppe is located in Providence, Huntsville AL. This is a 2nd location for Church Street Wine Shoppe, is a wine, beer and tapas bar that also includes a bottle shoppe. Church Street Wine Shoppe has extensive relationships throughout the wine community, both nationally and internationally, and is known to bring exclusive, first-to-state wines to Alabama the Southeast and the USA.
[www.huntsvillebusinessjournal.com] The Church Street Family, one of Huntsville’s most prominent collections of wining and dining establishments, is eagerly anticipating the opening of its two newest family members.
[www.huntsville.org] Sea Salt is an open garage door storefront in downtown Huntsville. Located on Clinton Avenue, on the opposite end of the block housing Honest Coffee, the menu includes raw or steamed seafood served chilled. Depending on the season (or even the day of the week – these are fresh), you will find East Coast, West Coast, and Gulf Coast oysters served raw by the dozen.
[www.al.com] The “raw bar” style seafood menu will boast a variety of east, west and gulf coast oysters, Alaskan king crab, half Maine lobster cocktail and a Florida snapper ceviche. There’s also an “adult grilled cheese” with jumbo lump crab, brie, pear chutney and sriracha. Apps include a smoked fish dip.
[www.waaytv.com] How do you get to a place that doesn’t want to be found? “It’s part of the entire experience,” said bar owner Stephanie Kennedy-Mell. The bar is a place open for business. But hidden from the eye. “There is no sign, there is no social media,” said Kennedy-Mell of Catacomb 435. There’s only instructions. “So, it starts with you getting an email,” explained Kennedy-Mell. “You’ll get an email the same day as your reservation,” An email that brings you to downtown. Specifically, Jefferson Street. And eventually, to a red box. Give your password to the video doorbell in the box and get let in.
[www.thescoutguide.com] This time on SCOUTED which airs on WAFF48’s Tennessee Valley Living, Dawn heads downtown to have a chat with Stephanie Mell. Come along as she learns about the newly reenvisioned Church Street Wine Shoppe on Gates, now located in the historic Humphrey Rodgers house, and Seasalt, a raw bar that will open soon on the corner of Jefferson and Clinton!