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The Hop City Craft Beer & Wine team is opening its second restaurant in West End's Lee + White development in March. Boxcar will allow Barleygarden chef Matt Hutchins to "create things that [are] a little more sophisticated."
Is there any party that can’t be instantly improved by the sound of a cork popping for sparkling wine? But not all bubbles are created equally: you might want the best champagne or a rowdy midnight toast with Solo cups. To help you plan, we sat down with sommelier Steven Grubbs, wine director at Empire State South, for a blind tasting of four sparkling wines.
If you’ve been washing your favorite tailgate snacks down with watery beer, stop. We chatted with Perrine Prieur Gallardo, founder of Perrine’s Wine Shop in West Midtown, and Kraig Torres, owner of Hop City Craft Beer and Wine, about which beverages go best with game day food.
“I’m pulling together what I’ve learned at the market. I was able to walk away [from the Cockentrice] with a great deal of education about what folks are looking for,” Ouzts says of his new role at Barleygarden, a new restaurant from Hop City's Kraig Torres.
Retailers like Brooks Brothers, Levi’s, and Urban Outfitters will also open as a part of Phase II.
Selling 1,500 growler fills per month right out of the gate, Lance Mendel of TAPS Craft Beer and Growlers imagined turning the business into a franchise and opening a handful more. What didn’t seem likely was the possibility that he’d be closing less than three years later.
Hop City’s Westside retail market has long been a destination for craft beer and wine. So we could hardly contain ourselves last December when the shop opened an Inman Park outpost with one major bonus: an adjacent draft-only bar.
After a long day at work, all I really want is a glass of wine. A platter of cheese or a board of charcuterie would be thrilling pairings, but most of the time, that...
You love your Grandma. You crave the ham. No one feels the need to justify why there are so many pies. Still, there are a number of connoisseurs and novice fans alike who understand that Christmas dinner and the festive spirit requires drinking a healthy selection of beer. Delicious, flavorful beer. No one’s knocking the Burgundy. But Christmas dinner is the stuff beer pairings are made of. To that end, I connected with Mina Holliday, the “raconteur of refreshment” at West Midtown’s Hop City Craft Beer & Wine, for her take on bringing perfect pairings to your dining table.
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