ARHA Stars of the Industry AWARDS
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!
Tennessee Valley Living at Mazzara’s Vinoteca
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!
New and Coming Soon Restaurants in Huntsville and Madison
[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.
Meet Our 2022 Women Honoring Women Honorees
[www.wedcfoundation.org] Stephanie and her husband, Matt, own and operate Church Street Family Hospitality Group, a new eight-business-strong collection of restaurants and bards in Huntsville.
Church Street Family Preparing to Welcome Two New Additions
[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.
Discover Sea Salt Oyster Bar in Downtown Huntsville
[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.
Sea Salt Urban Oyster Bar Now Open
[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.
Alabama Original: Catacomb 435
[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.
New Food Scene ChurchStreet Wine Shoppe and Sea Salt Urban Oyster Bar
[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!
Historic Humphreys-Rodgers House now home to Church Street Wine Shoppe on Gates
[www.huntsville.org] Just when you thought downtown Huntsville couldn’t get any more exciting, Church Street Wine Shoppe on Gates has arrived. The restaurant and wine shop is an expansion of the original location, which opened on Church Street in 2014. Both wine shops, the restaurant Purveyor, the speakeasy Catacomb 435, and the upcoming urban oyster bar Sea Salt are all part of the Church Street Family – created by the dynamite duo Stephanie Kennedy-Mell and Matthew Mell.