Thursday, May 16, 2013
You can get some free Patch goodies and speak to several Patch staff members at Booth 720 of the Cobb Business-to-Business Expo. The event at the Cobb Galleria Centre will run from 3 to 7 p.m.
There will be more than 150 local businesses with booths at today’s Cobb Business-to-Business Expo, and Patch will be one of them. Patch serves 46 communities in Georgia, with eight sites in Cobb County alone. Several Patch editors and sales staff who serve Cobb as well other metro Atlanta communities will be at booth 720 throughout the event at the Cobb Galleria Centre. The expo runs from 3 to 7 p.m. and attendance is free. Come meet us at our booth to learn more about Patch, sign up for any of our daily or breaking news email alerts, and to get some free Patch goodies. We can’t wait to see you there!
Monday, March 4, 2013
Learn more about South City Kitchen’s history, cuisine, signature dishes, chef and business.
South City Kitchen Vinings opened in 2006, bringing traditional, fresh ingredients prepared in an open exhibition kitchen to create contemporary Southern cuisine. “Because the restaurant is such a beautiful space, many people frequent us only for special occasions,” Michael Erickson, Director of Marketing, said. “I’d like people to know that we are a casual place where you can enjoy a big, juicy pimento cheeseburger with your friends on any given night or sit at the bar with a cold beer and watch the game on our flat-screen TVs.” Patch: How would you describe your business? What is the atmosphere/style like? Erickson: With elements of South City Kitchen Midtown and some features unique to this location, South City Kitchen Vinings brings a …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The latest inspections by Cobb Public Health include visits to Another Broken Egg, El Jinete Mexican, J. Christopher's, Pier 213 Seafood, Zorba's Kitchen, Yogo Ono, Up Dog and more.
Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. A sample inspection form is attached. Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points. Letter grades assigned are A for totals of 100 to 90 points, B for 89 to 80, C for 79 to 70, and U for less than 70.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Cobb has a lot of restaurants and finding the perfect one for a nice dinner out can be a challenge. Check out these great local spots for celebrating Valentine’s Day.
Cobb has a lot of restaurants and finding the perfect one for a nice dinner out can be a challenge. Check out these great local spots for celebrating Valentine’s Day. Shillings on the Square. When suggesting dining in Marietta, it's impossible to forget Shillings. The romantic view of Marietta Square from upstairs accompanied by candlelight and a piano make for an intimate setting. The Streetside Grill on the main floor is more casual. The pub-like restaurant has a classic, woody look. Hanging stained glass lamps and an abbey-like feel create an impressive yet comfortable setting to dine. Take a look at our review of Shillings. La Famiglia Ristorante. Good food, music and maybe a scenic nighttime stroll afterwards—try La Famiglia …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The latest inspections by Cobb Public Health include visits to Bruster's Ice Cream, Dunkin Donuts, Espresso Bar, Olive Garden, Pad Thai & Chinese, Starbucks and Taco T.
Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points. Letter grades assigned are A for totals of 100 to 90 points, B for 89 to 80, C for 79 to 70, and U for less than 70.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Just what is Small Business Saturday and why should you support it in Smyrna and Vinings?
Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about those mom-and-pop businesses all over Smyrna-Vinings and beyond that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities,” the U.S. Small Business Administration explains on its website. American Express gets the credit for founding the shopping holiday, which got its official start on Nov. 27, 2010, according to the Small Business Saturday Facebook page. Celebrating its …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Check out the latest food scores from Cobb & Douglas Public Health inspections.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. Higher points are taken for items with higher risk to cause illness, while repeat violations take even more points. Letter grades assigned are A for totals of 100 to 90 points, B for 89 to 80, C for 79 to 70 and U for less than 70. Click here for more food scores from nearby restaurants on South Cobb Patch.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Blue Wave Computing, Service Fort and Innovative Marketing and Design represented Smyrna on the Cobb Chamber of Commerce's list of 25 top small businesses.
Cobb Chamber of Commerce recently named the top 25 small businesses of the year for Cobb County and three Smyrna businesses were among the honorees. Blue Wave Computing LLC, Innovative Marketing and Design and The Service Fort LLC were designated three of the top 25 small businesses in the county. Pat Mahony, director of marketing for Blue Wave Computing, explained how the IT firm was named to the list. “We built our company in Smyrna and actually built it from the ground up, so we own the building,” she said. “How we differentiate from the competition—we’ve won numerous awards and we’ve continuously grown since our inception.” Blue Wave Computing and the other businesses named to the list had to fill out an application proving that they …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Compassionate California woman temporarily comes to Vinings to put her stamp on the area's newest restaurant.
A new southern cuisine-inspired restaurant has opened this month in the same Streetside at Vinings shopping center that is home to Marlow’s Tavern and the Vermont Mustard Co.. Twelve06 is named such because the proprietor’s son was born on Dec. 6, 2006. The sleek restaurant opened its doors for the first time on, you guessed it - Dec. 6. Currently open daily from 5 p.m. - 11 p.m., Twelve06 will begin opening at 11 a.m. come January. Marilyn Lawson is the vision behind the menu as she draws inspiration from her New Orleans upbringing. She touts her Cajun Jambalaya as her signature dish and the menu also includes the likes of smothered fried chicken, smothered steak, blackened catfish, blackened salmon, friend jumbo shrimp, and po’boy fried …
Friday, December 2, 2011
Write a review of a local business and you'll be entered to win a prize.
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Friday, December 2, 2011
Smyrna-Vinings Patch is teaming up with several local businesses to encourage you to shop local this holiday season and support the local economy. With ‘Shop Smyrna-Vinings’ we’re asking readers to find your favorite business under our ‘Places’ tab and write a review. Doing so not only spotlights local businesses, but also gives you a chance to get a nice gift. By doing so you are entered to win one of the following great prizes: Then Again Consignments - Find that perfect sweater or blouse with labels YULE love with a $25 gift certificate. Meehan’s Public House - Discover Irish customs with neighborhood charm with a $25 gift card. Premium Pet Foods - Receive a $30 credit for grooming or supplies from Smyrna’s pet food and grooming …