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Social Distancing Can Be Delicious Too
We sincerely thank you, our valued guest, for your loyalty, and for trusting us to serve you great food in a safe environment.
As of today, we have a dedicated team in our taverns focused on our to-go business. We understand that many of you may not feel comfortable dining in right now, so picking up your favorite food to enjoy in the comfort of your home is a great alternative. We'll even deliver it to your car when you arrive at the tavern if you prefer. Our teams are ready to take your to-go order by phone or email. Please find your preferred tavern here.
For those of you who want to dine in with us, we will be open and positively delighted to see you. In an effort to make your dining experience safer and more comfortable, we will be:
-Temporarily transitioning to paper menus for single use
-Rolling out a QR code so guests can scan and pull the menu up on their phones
-Making Salt & Pepper available by request to minimize touching
-Putting buffet brunch on hold in those taverns and offering an a la carte menu for now
During this uncertain time, I want you to know that the health and safety of our guests and team members is our number one priority. Now more than ever, it is important that all guests are assured that we are taking necessary precautions to maintain the highest standards of sanitation and cleanliness.
-Along with the increased measures we have already instituted, we are being even more diligent about frequent sanitation procedures in high touch surfaces as outlined by the CDC standards
-We are further mandating more frequent hand washing and eliminating handshakes
-We are implementing social distancing with regards to gathering places, server interaction and guest seating
-We have also asked all employees to be extremely vigilant with regards to their personal interactions, hygiene, and monitor their own health
In addition, we would like to extend an additional 20% to every gift card you purchase, from now through April 15, tax day, should you wish to purchase one for a friend or loved one as an act of kindness. If you have any questions at all, please email us directly at email@example.com.
Cheers and we look forward to serving you any way we can, in your home or ours. After all, hospitality is at the heart of everything we do, and nothing will stop us from giving you our best.
John C. Metz
Flavors Magazine Spring 2020
Marlow's Tavern and Sterling Culinary Management Golf Classic | October 14
MARLOW'S TAVERN AND STERLING CULINARY MANAGEMENT
GOLF CLASSIC SWINGS INTO TPC SUGARLOAF OCT. 14
Annual Tournament Has Raised More Than $1 Million for Special Olympics Georgia Since 1999
WHAT: Marlow's Tavern and Sterling Culinary Management executive chef, CEO and co-founder John C. Metz invites golfers to participate in the 21st Annual Golf Classic to benefit Special Olympics Georgia on Oct. 14. The tournament returns to TPC Sugarloaf for a second year with golfers engaging in fun-filled competition with contests, prizes and classic American tavern fare. The afternoon culminates with a festive after-party, awards dinner and silent auction. Since 1999 and following last year's record-breaking tournament, Marlow's Tavern and Sterling Culinary Management have raised more than $1 million for Special Olympics Georgia through the tournament and restaurant openings. Donations have funded athletic competitions and provided life-changing experiences to some 9,800 athletes, their families and the community. Those interested in signing up for the golf tournament or sponsorship opportunities (beginning at $350) can contact Mariel Hicks at 770-414-9390 x113 or Mariel.Hicks@specialolympicsga.org.
WHO: The event is hosted by John C. Metz, executive chef, CEO and co-founder of Marlow's Tavern and Sterling Culinary Management.
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 8:30 a.m. (registration)
WHERE: TPC Sugarloaf
2595 Sugarloaf Club Drive
Duluth, Georgia 30097
CONTACTS: Morgan Lanier or Valerie Miller
Melissa Libby & Associates
Marlow's Tavern, Sterling Spoon Culinary Management announce chairman for 20th annual Golf Classic
August 16, 2018
Marietta Daily Journal
Hosting a successful golf fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) for 20 years is cause enough for Marlow’s Tavern and Sterling Spoon Culinary Management executive chef, CEO and co-founder John C. Metz to celebrate. The fact that his business partner Thomas H. DiGiorgio has agreed to serve as chair of the 2018 event makes the tournament even more momentous.
DiGiorgio, who designed the first Marlow’s Tavern, has partnered with Metz on the successful restaurant venture for close to 23 years. Formerly president of DK Group, a Florida-based architectural development and contract firm, DiGiorgio currently heads up Sterling Hospitality Group’s real estate and development arm.
“I am thrilled to confirm that Tommy has accepted my request to be our chairman for this year’s Golf Classic,” Metz said. “I can’t think of a better way to ring in the event’s 20th anniversary than with my business partner of over two decades heading up this incredible event.”
DiGiorgio, who’s played in 16 of the 20 tourneys, is honored to be responsible for raising awareness and hopefully record-breaking funds for the organization that impacts so many lives.
“For me, the best part of this event has been meeting these Special Olympians,” DiGiorgio said. “Listening to athletes talk about what the organization has meant to them makes me even more appreciative of what SOGA does.”
The 20th Annual Golf Classic will take place at TPC Sugarloaf on Oct. 15. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
The event will be a fun-filled competition with contests, prizes and classic American tavern fare for all involved. The companies also aim to top $1 million in donations over the 20-year-old fundraiser. The tournament will be followed by a festive after-party complete with awards dinner and silent auction.
Marlow’s Tavern has three Cobb County locations at 745 Chastain Road NW, Suite 1160 in Kennesaw; 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 208 in the Merchant's Walk Shopping Center in Marietta; and 2355 Cumberland Parkway, Suite 10 in Vinings.
For more information about sponsoring the golf tournament, contact Susan Skolnick at 770-414- 9390 x111 or [email protected]
Sterling Hospitality CEO John C. Metz Jr. Named Alumni of the Year by Penn State School of Hospitality Management
Atlanta, Ga. (November, 2017) – Sterling Hospitality CEO, executive chef & co-founder John C. Metz has been named Alumni of the Year by The Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society.
The Penn State Hotel and Restaurant Society and Penn State School of Hospitality Management honored Metz during the 2017 Alumni Awards Reception in conjunction with the school’s annual Alumni in the Classroom event.
“I am humbled and overwhelmed by this tremendous honor from the place that has played such a big part in my life,” said Metz. “Penn State helped mold my career and shape who I am as a person and I am forever grateful for those experiences.”
"Our alumni award recipients are great examples for our students who aspire to be future leaders in our dynamic industry," said Brian Black, director of hospitality industry relations.
Under the umbrella of Sterling Hospitality, Metz created, and currently operates a number of original restaurant brands, including Marlow’s Tavern, an upscale neighborhood gathering place. He also co-founded and operates an upscale contract foodservice company, Sterling Spoon Culinary Management, which specializes in on-site restaurant management in the Georgia market.
Metz began his career at some of the finest restaurants in New York City, including The 21 Club, Tribeca Grill, Park Avenue Café and Montrachet. He served as executive chef and executive director of research and development for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide, the franchisor for T.G.I. Friday’s and sister restaurants.
Metz serves on the Industry Advisory Board for the Penn State School of Hospitality Management. He is also on the board of directors for the National Restaurant Association, Culinary Institute of America, Atlanta Visitors and Convention Bureau and Atlanta Metro Chamber.
After graduating from Penn State, Metz earned a degree from the Culinary Institute of America. And in 2013, he received the prestigious Gold Plate Award for Operator of the Year, from the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association.
Meet the Metz
The Citizen's Voice
By: Denise Allabaugh
Date: June 25, 2017
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DALLAS — For John C. Metz Sr., his golden rule in business is treat people how you want to be treated.
“The more successful we make people, the more successful we’re going to be,” Metz said. “We have a really easy philosophy about how we treat people and it works. If you treat people right, they’ll work hard for you.”
Since Metz founded Metz Culinary Management Inc. 24 years ago, the family-driven food service management company based in Dallas has grown and now operates in 19 states from Maine to Florida with nearly 7,000 employees.
Does Metz have a secret to his success?
“There isn’t really a secret,” he said. “We just work hard.”
Metz spoke during an interview at his company’s corporate headquarters in Dallas.
“It’s a business of relationships,” he said. “You’ve got to have a good reputation and your reputation sells you.”
Metz said the company’s value is in it’s workers.
“When you’re a service organization, all your assets are your people,” he said. “You own some buildings, but that’s not where your assets really lie. Your assets are the people who run your business and take care of your business. We just work hard to protect those assets and help them grow and help them develop into bigger and better things in their lives. The more successful we make people, the more successful we’re going to be.”
Before Metz served as chairman of Metz Culinary Management, he began his career in the food service management industry by founding Custom Management Corp., where he served as president and chief executive officer from 1967 to 1987.
When he sold that company in 1987, he said it was the largest privately held food services company in the country.
“We were in 37 states and we had 12,000 employees,” he said.
Metz, a Harveys Lake resident, said he is blessed to have three “great kids” in the business.
His daughter Maureen is Metz Culinary Management’s executive vice president of merchandising.
His son, Jeff Metz, who serves as president and CEO, recently was honored in Chicago as a 2017 Silver Plate Award recipient by the International Facility Management Association.
Metz was the third member of his family to receive the prestigious honor.
His brother John Metz Jr., CEO, executive chef and co-founder of Marlow’s Tavern and Sterling Spoon Culinary Management based in Atlanta, won the Gold Plate Award in 2013 after being named the Silver Plate Award recipient.
He started Sterling Spoon Culinary Management in 2004 and it has grown into two states: Georgia and Florida. He operates 22 restaurants.
John Sr. received the Silver Plate Award in 1979 and it still hangs in his office in Dallas.
The Marriotts are the only other family with three Silver Plate Award recipients.
“It really was a recognition of all the work that all of our team members do every day,” Jeff Metz said. “I was very fortunate to go up and accept that on their behalf.”
Jeff Metz said he believes one of the company’s key ingredients is the “great people working for us and with us.”
“We treat them like they are part of the family and part of the team and we really feel that way,” he said.
Metz Culinary Management also was recently named the 14th best contract company in the nation by Food Management Magazine.
The company provides dining services for clients in a variety of settings, including schools such as Crestwood, Dallas, Nanticoke, Hanover Area, Holy Redeemer, Wyoming Seminary, Scranton Prep and soon Lake-Lehman; colleges and universities including Misericordia University, Commonwealth Medical College and Johnson College in Scranton; hospitals such as Wilkes-Barre General Hospital and Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock; corporate offices and manufacturing facilities.
Metz brought Chick-fil-A, Proudly Brewed By Starbucks and a Chopping Block salad bar to Misericordia University.
“We feel that food service can be good in institutions. We’ve always felt that way,” John C. Metz Sr. said. “The key is having good food and people want choices and they’re attracted to brands. We try to put well-known good quality brands in our operations and the students like it.”
Metz also owns 11 TGI Friday’s franchise locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including restaurants in Wilkes-Barre and Dickson City; Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Wolfgang Puck Express and Elixir Bar and Bistro in Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Twp., Lucky’s Sporthouse in Wilkes-Barre Twp., Lucky’s Craft Food & Drink and Dunkin’ Donuts in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport and two Krispy Kreme locations in western Pennsylvania.
In the future, John C. Metz Sr. said he believes the company will continue to grow.
“Last year, we had probably one of the best growth years we’ve had in a long time. We grew at a tremendous rate,” he said. “We grow fast enough to keep creating opportunities for people to grow. People have the opportunities to advance to higher positions.”
2016 Big Green Egg Winner Announced
Daniel Campanale and his recipe for Grilled Honey Mustard Pistachio Chicken Tenderloins was the winner of the 2016 Marlow's Tavern Grilling Contest! Second Prize was award to Glen Barber and his Pig Shots recipe. Third Prize went to Kristen Beckom for her Hoot & Holler burgers. The People's Choice Award was a tie between Daniel and Glen! Thanks to all who entered!
2015 Big Green Egg Winner Announced
Marlow's Tavern Guest Wins South African Tour
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 8, 2015
Marlow’s Tavern Guest Wins South Africa Tour
SARASOTA, FL – Go Touch Travel & Tours is pleased to announce the Grand Prize winner of Marlow’s Tavern Giveaway, Terry V. Lee. He and his wife Angela will enjoy eight days in Cape Town, courtesy Go Touch Down Travel & Tours. Highlights will include wine tastings in South Africa’s famous winelands, whale watching, meeting township locals, visiting Robben Island, shopping, dining and more. Like all of Go Touch Down’s South Africa Tours, their Cape Town experience includes all accommodations, three meals daily, all excursions, private driver and guide 24/7, personal cell phone and other features and benefits unique to the company.
Marlow’s Tavern and Go Touch Down Travel & Tours partnered in the six-week long promotion, called “Mid-Summer Cocktail Party and South African Tour Giveaway”, during which guests at Marlow’s Tavern’s were given the opportunity to enter to win the Cape Town tour.
According to Marlow’s Marketing Manager, Kaffee Hopkins, Mr. Lee stated that he and his wife love to travel and are very excited about visiting South Africa. “We have never been to South Africa,” said Mr. Lee, “We have traveled a lot across the world and look forward to experiencing the culture there. We are most looking forward to the wine tours and safari.”
Go Touch Down Travel & Tours’ Atlanta Marketing Manager, Debbie Peters, said of the couple, “They are both wonderful. Exactly the kind of people you want to win.”
Marlow’s Tavern managers and staff were rewarded for their participation in the promotion with multiple prizes including a Caribbean cruise, 7-night resort stays, gift cards, and South African wine, all sponsored by Go Touch Down Travel & Tours.
About Marlow's Tavern
Marlow’s Tavern was established in November of 2004 with the opening of its first location in Alpharetta, Ga., and has continued to grow over the years, adding several Atlanta-area restaurants, three locations in Orlando, Fla. and one in Tampa, Fla. In 2013, Nation’s Restaurant News named Marlow’s Tavern one of its “NRN 50 Breakout Brands” for the year. The neighborhood
restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner daily, offering guests classic American tavern fare with an upscale twist. For more information and location addresses, visit marlowstavern.com.
About Go Touch Down Travel & Tours
Go Touch Down Travel & Tours is an affiliate of Touch Corporation, a holding company for a large collection of internationally based partnering companies, with more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Their award-winning group has made a significant impression on the leisure market, and has achieved the ultimate recognition of being named the Top Marketing Company for 18 consecutive years in one of Africa’s leading tourism sectors.
Their commitment to customer satisfaction is reflected in the success of each of their affiliate companies, which contribute immensely to their legacy of leisure, vacation and travel excellence. The companies include: Go Touch Down Travel & Tours, a full-service travel agency; Cruise Planners, cruise and land specialists; Touch Condos & Resorts, exclusive private label condos & resorts program, Touch of Africa, a retail gallery featuring conversational art from South Africa, and Hamba Lounge, a casual library to peruse travel books, magazines and videos while sipping wine, coffee or tea. Touch Corporation has offices in the USA, Canada and South Africa. For more information about Go Touch Down Travel & Tours, visit www.touchcorporation.com.
Marlow’s Tavern and Aqua blue Raise Big Bucks for Special Olympics and No Kid Hungry
At Marlow’s Tavern locations and Aqua blue Restaurant & Bar in Roswell, guests and staff are looking beyond their own dinner plates to help others in need. In September, the restaurants joined forces with Sterling Spoon Culinary Management to host the 15th annual Marlow’s Tavern Golf Classic and raised $52,729.88 for Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA). Since 1999, golf tournaments and restaurant openings (including the most recent opening of the Winter Park, Fla. location) have brought in more than $477,000 to SOGA, and Marlow’s Tavern has been designated as a SOGA 2013 Statewide Platinum Partner. In September, Aqua blue and Marlow’s Tavern locations held weeklong donation campaigns for Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry. Each guest who made a donation received a $5 restaurant coupon for future use. Bottom line: $22,884.00 for the cause. Way to serve up some greens!
John C. Metz, Jr. Receives Foodservice Industry
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Presents Gold Plate Award to Leader in Independent Restaurants Segment
Atlanta (May 22, 2013) – John C. Metz, Jr., CEO, executive chef and co-founder of Sterling Hospitality, was named the Gold Plate Award winner by the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) on May 20 at Chicago’s historic Great Hall at Union Station. Metz, nominated by The Coca-Cola Company and Ecolab, was one of eight outstanding operator executives who were eligible for the award after receiving the IFMA Silver Plate award in February. He is the creator of several Atlanta-area and Florida brands and concepts, including Market Street Café, Aqua blue and Marlow’s Tavern. Metz represents the Independent Restaurants/Multi-Concept segment.
“I’m proud to accept this recognition on behalf of the 859 employees in our company in Florida and Georgia. They are spectacular people and they are unbelievable resources,” said Metz. “They are the true recipients of something like this.”
It was a special night for the Metz family. Metz is carrying on his father’s legacy by being the second in his family to receive a Silver Plate award. His father, John C. Metz, Sr., received the award in 1979 in the Foodservice Management category.
Now in its 59th year, IFMA’s Gold & Silver Plate Awards are considered the most coveted operator awards in the foodservice industry. The awards pay tribute to leading foodservice operators who have contributed to the advancement of their individual segments and the foodservice industry as a whole.
In addition to Metz, the 2013 Silver Plate recipients include: Jay Silverstein (Business & Industry/Foodservice Management), Harald Herrmann (Chain Full Service/Multi-Concept), Don Fox (Chain Limited Service), Ken Toong (Colleges & Universities), Julia Bauscher (Elementary & Secondary Schools), Angelo Mojica (Health Care) and Jim Purdum (Hotels & Lodging).
The Gold Plate award recipient was determined through secret ballot by a jury of past Silver Plate winners, national trade press editors, foodservice experts and the chairperson of the International Gold & Silver Plate Society. The Selection Jury was chaired by Nancy Kruse, President, The Kruse Company. The ballot was tallied by BDO USA, LLP and kept confidential until the announcement at the Gold & Silver Plate Celebration on May 20.
Dave Thomas of Wendy’s (’79) and Steve Ells of Chipotle (’03) are among the renowned operators who have received IFMA Gold and Silver Plates over the years. The May 20 Gold & Silver Plate Celebration, which drew nearly 600 industry media, leaders and legends, was hosted by Gold Plate recipient (’84) Ted Balestreri, Chairman & CEO, Cannery Row Company.
For more information on the Gold & Silver Plate Awards or photos from the celebration, visit ifmaworld.com or contact Lisa Ptak at (312) 253-4690.
About International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA)
IFMA is a leading trade association comprised of the world’s most prestigious food, equipment and supply manufacturers in the $600 billion foodservice industry, as well as related marketing service organizations, trade publications, distributors and brokers. IFMA’s mission is to serve as a business partner to its members by bringing them relevant, actionable services that are fundamental to their business assessment, planning and execution. For more information, visit ifmaworld.com. Follow IFMA on Twitter: @IFMAWORLD or join our group on LinkedIn.
Marlow's Tavern Heats Up Summertime With New Menu Items
Neighborhood Tavern Offers Seasonal Summer Fare
ATLANTA (May XX, 2013) – Atlanta’s favorite neighborhood restaurant, Marlow’s Tavern, is heating up its menu with new seasonal dishes and beverages that pair perfectly with the warm spring and summer weather. All Atlanta-area taverns are featuring the inspired menu. With bold, distinct flavors of regional and international cooking, the restaurant focuses on seasonality and using the freshest ingredients in every dish.
“When we craft a new menu, our goal is to deliver quality dishes that are unique and fun for guests to enjoy, while staying in season,” says John C. Metz, executive chef and co-founder of Marlow’s Tavern. “We look at what the local farmers are offering that particular year and incorporate a few organic products when possible.”
Using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, the new menu introduces guests to a variety of new plates, from starters to desserts. Examples of new items include:
- Fresh lump crab and lobster dip, a warm, creamy dip, parmesan and panko dusted with toasty pita points ($10.50)
- Peking duck sliders with hoisin BBQ duck, pickled julienne vegetables, fresh cilantro and a toasted baguette ($9)
- Tavern salad with field greens, Granny Smith apple, toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds with sweet Gorgonzola dressing ($6)
- “House-made” black bean veggie burger made all-natural, seasoned perfectly with house-pickled beets and pan-seared on a whole wheat bun ($8)
- Pan-seared Carolina trout with quinoa fried rice, snow pea shoots, scallion, cabbage, carrot and soy glaze ($17)
- Pineapple upside-down cake with pineapple soaked blond cake, warm maple and vanilla syrup, hand-scooped vanilla ice cream and crisp pineapple ($6)
The menu also features handcrafted cocktails that pair perfectly with the summertime inspired dishes, including:
- Hemingway Hand Shake made with strawberry-infused Denizen rum, fresh lime, and Royal Rose Cardamom syrup ($9.50)
- The Gin Job made with Hendricks’s gin, crisp cucumber, basil syrup, fresh lemon and lime juice and a splash of tonic ($9)
The heat of the summer requires cooling down, and guests can relax with new selections of wine and beer. Choices such as Fritz Zimmer Riesling, Chateau Laulerie Malbec, Concordia Rioja, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Ommegang Rare Vos and Anchor Liberty Ale are new to the summer menu.
About Marlow’s Tavern
Marlow’s Tavern was established in November of 2004 with the opening of its first location in Alpharetta, Georgia and has continued to grow over the years, adding several Atlanta-area restaurants and a location in Orlando, Florida. In 2013, Nation’s Restaurant News named Marlow’s Tavern one of its NRN 50 “Breakout Brands” for the year. The neighborhood restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner daily, offering guests classic American tavern fare with an upscale twist. Marlow’s Tavern at Emory Point is located at 1627 Clifton Road; 404-343-3283. Marlow’s Tavern in Dunwoody is located at 1317 Dunwoody Village Parkway; 770-559-7528. Marlow’s Tavern in Cumming is located at 410 Peachtree Parkway; 770-886-3666. Marlow’s Tavern in East Cobb is located at 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 208; 770-977-7747. Marlow’s Tavern in Duluth is located at 1950 Satellite Boulevard; 770-622-2033. Marlow's Tavern in Vinings is located at 2355 Cumberland Parkway, Ste.10; 770-432-2526. Marlow's Tavern in Alpharetta is located at 3719 Old Alabama Road, Bldg. 200, Suite H-I; 770-475-1800. Marlow’s Tavern in Midtown is located at 950 West Peachtree Street; 404-815-0323. Marlow’s Tavern in Kennesaw is located at 745 Chastain Road NW, Suite 1160; 770-425-8777. Marlow’s Tavern in Tucker is located at 4156 LaVista Road; 678-987-1197. Marlow’s Tavern in Orlando is located at 9101 International Drive in Pointe Orlando; 407-351-3627. For more information, visit marlowstavern.com.
Marlow's Tavern Hosts Week-Long Grand Opening Celebration
New Pointe Orlando Location Offers Special Deals and Exciting Events for Guests
ORLANDO, Fla. (November 5, 2012) – Marlow’s Tavern at Pointe Orlando celebrates its official grand opening with a week of dining deals, exciting events, and nightly entertainment. The neighborhood restaurant, which opened on October 9, has planned seven days of exclusive offers and specials from Sunday, November 11 through Saturday, November 17.
To learn more, download the attached full press release below.
Marlow's Tavern Makes Its Way to Merchants Walk
ATLANTA – Restaurateurs John C. Metz Jr., Tom DiGiorgio, Richard E. Rivera and Hank Clark, the four partners behind Sterling Hospitality restaurant management company, are excited to announce they have signed the lease for the seventh location of Marlow’s Tavern. The newest location will open in late 2010 at the corner of Highway 120 and Johnson Ferry Road in the Merchants Walk retail center in East Cobb.
“We are looking forward to bringing Marlow’s Tavern to this area,” says Metz. “Merchants Walk is really the heart of East Cobb, and we are so excited to be a part of the re-energizing of this incredible shopping district,” he adds.
The restaurant will offer the same menu of American tavern fare with an upscale twist, like the other six locations of Marlow’s, as well as feature a similarly styled décor and layout. The new Marlow’s Tavern will be located at 1311 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 208.
About Sterling Hospitality
Sterling Hospitality is the parent company of Aqua blue, Marlow’s Tavern and Sterling Spoon Culinary Management whose clients include Bistro 191, the café and coffee bar located in Downtown Atlanta’s 191 Peachtree Tower. Aqua blue is located at 1564 Holcomb Bridge Road; 770-643-8886. Marlow’s Tavern has six locations that are open for lunch and dinner daily. Marlow’s Tavern in Duluth is located at 1950 Satellite Boulevard; 770-622-2033. Marlow's Tavern in Vinings is located at 2355 Cumberland Parkway, Ste.10; 770-432-2526. Marlow's Tavern in Alpharetta is located at 3719 Old Alabama Road, Bldg. 200, Suite H-I; 770-475-1800. Marlow’s Tavern in Midtown is located at 950 West Peachtree Street; 404-815-0323. Marlow’s Tavern in Kennesaw is located at 745 Chastain Road NW, Suite 1160; 770-425-8777. Marlow’s Tavern in Tucker is located at 4156 LaVista Road; 678-987-1197. Sterling Spoon Culinary Management is located at 1 Northside 75 NW; 770-778-9550.
Marlow's Tavern Brings Back Beloved Ribs & Whiskey
Get Meaty. Get Saucy. Get Some!
ATLANTA – From Tuesday, September 28 through Monday, November 1, Marlow’s Tavern is offering a five-week long “Ribs & Whiskey” menu. During this time, all six locations will serve up an assortment of saucy, stick-to-your-ribs selections for diners in search of fall fare.
“Ribs & Whiskey is just a fun way for us to celebrate this time of year and the memorable flavors that come along with it,” says Executive Chef/Co-Founder John Metz. “We want our guests to look forward to visiting their neighborhood tavern for this one-of-a-kind menu every year,” he adds.
The “Ribs & Whiskey” menu includes a variety of saucy specials and rib ticklin’ drinks, including the following:
- Slow-Cooked St. Louis-Style Maker’s Mark Glazed Ribs
Half or Full Rack Served with Our Soon-to-Be-Famous “Two Potato” Potato
Salad, Chili-Slathered Corn on the Cob and Our House Made Sweet Corn &
- Marlow’s Smoke-House Flatbread
Slow-Roasted Pulled Pork, Basted with Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Jalapeño Jack
Cheese, Vine-Ripe Tomatoes, Fresh Scallion and Crispy Tobacco Onions
- BBQ Blazed Cobb Salad
BBQ Chicken, Crisp Field Greens, Roma Tomato, Apple-Smoked Bacon,
Sweet Corn, Gorgonzola, Crispy Tobacco Onions and BBQ Gorgonzola Dressing
- A Pig with Buns
Slow-Roasted Pulled Pork, Crispy Tobacco Onions, Basted with Chipotle
BBQ Sauce on a Buttery Soft Roll with Our Soon-to-Be-Famous
“Two Potato” Potato Salad
- Drunken Chicken
Prestige Farms Chicken, Blazed with Maker’s Mark with Grilled Asparagus,
Southern-Fried Mac & Cheese and Chili-Slathered Corn on the Cob
- Marlow’s Ribs & Whiskey Hookup
Slow-cooked St. Louis-Style Maker’s Mark Glazed Ribs, Drunken Chicken with
Our Soon-to-Be-Famous “Two Potato” Potato Salad, Southern-Fried Mac &
Cheese and House-Made Sweet Corn & Jalapeño Muffin
- Kickin’ Chicken Verde Soup
Tender Chicken, Fresh Cilantro, Roast Tomatillos, Fall Sweet Corn and Chili Cream
- A Kick from Ginger
Maker’s Mark and Red Rock Ginger Ale
- Spicy Pineapple Cooler
Fresh pineapple, jalapeño simple syrup and Maker’s Mark
- Georgia Peach Lemonade
Minute Maid Lemonade, peach nectar, Maker’s Mark, South Georgia stripped cane and frozen peach
Marlow’s will also offer a selection of Southern side items to round out the meal such as Soon-To-Be-Famous “two potato” potato salad, Southern fried okra, fried mac and cheese and chili slathered corn on the cob. Additional drink offerings include a selection of beers and wines that work perfectly with the fiery flavors of the limited-time menu.
All Marlow’s Tavern locations are open for lunch and dinner daily. Marlow’s Tavern in Duluth is located at 1950 Satellite Boulevard; 770-622-2033. Marlow's Tavern in Vinings is located at 2355 Cumberland Parkway, Ste.10; 770-432-2526. Marlow's Tavern in Alpharetta is located at 3719 Old Alabama Road, Bldg. 200, Suite H-I; 770-475-1800. Marlow’s Tavern in Midtown is located at 950 West Peachtree Street; 404-815-0323. Marlow’s Tavern in Kennesaw is located at 745 Chastain Road NW, Suite 1160; 770-425-8777. Marlow’s Tavern in Tucker is located at 4156 LaVista Road; 678-987-1197. The seventh location of Marlow’s Tavern will open in late 2010 at the corner of Highway 120 and Johnson Ferry Road in the Merchants Walk retail center in East Cobb.