Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Take a closer look at the Smyrna-Vinings' neighborhood coffee shop, its owner, the lunch options and coffee, and more.
REV Coffee has been serving Smyrna-Vinings residents for almost six years. The current owner, Nick Bimmerle, has been with REV for four years. "We originally started by serving coffee from roasters based around the country but moved into roasting our own coffee two years ago," Bimmerle said. "In the future we'd love to open another shop, but for now we have plans to expand our lunch service at the Smyrna location." Patch: How would you describe your business? What is the atmosphere/style like? Bimmerle: REV is above all else a neighborhood coffee shop. We foster an atmosphere that is comfortable and relaxed, and suitable for meeting with clients or friends. Patch: Do you have a signature dish? Bimmerle: Our chicken salad sandwich and bacon…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Nine locally owned businesses including Vickery Do It Best Hardware and Rev Coffee are participating in Smyrna Shop Hop.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Check out these cool weekend events near and far
Jubilee Jazz: Mike Kelly What: Vinings Jubilee hosts a jazz concert every Thursday night in June. Limited seating will be available. When: 6 p.m. Where: Vinings Jubilee Tower Stage Cost: Free “Flash Gordon” and “Five Minute Mysteries” by Epidemic City Radio What: Epidemic City Radio re-creates the 1930s and 1940s radio play genre by performing both original and adapted content complete with music and foley sound effects. When: 7 p.m. Where: Smyrna Public Library Cost: Free Golden Dragon Acrobats What: World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Smyrna's favorite coffee shop is hosting RevFest today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Share your photos from the event!
Today's the day. RevFest, a celebration of music, art and coffee, is finally here. Sip an iced Jonquil blend while you listen to a line-up of 12 artists including Aegis, Wesley Cook, The Romans and the Nanyana Summer Band. Local artisans will be selling their creations ranging from jewelry, to prints, to ceramics. Smyrna-Vinings Patch will be there passing out Patchtastic goodies. Keep an eye out for Sydney and Kiri; they're the ones wearing green t-shirts. The festival begins Saturday at 10 a.m. and continues on into the night until 10 p.m. Are you going to RevFest? Don't forget to take some pics and share them with Smyrna-Vinings Patch!
Monday, April 9, 2012
Here's a look at news from local governments, businesses and schools plus a peek at some of the fun happenings in Smyrna-Vinings.
Good morning, Smyrna-Vinings! In honor of Monday morning let’s take a look at the week ahead. News from the City: Smyrna’s Ward 4 Councilman Charles “Corkey” Welch holds a town hall meeting for his ward Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Come ready with questions, Ward 4 residents. Smyrna-Vinings Patch will have coverage from the event. Ward 7 Councilman Ron Fennel will speak to the Smyrna Golden K Kiwanis Club Tuesday at 10 a.m. The club meets each week at the Aline Wolfe Center with coffee and snacks at 9:30 a.m. before the official meeting begins. School News: Cobb County schools students are back in the classroom today after a week off for spring break. That means there are only 34 schooldays left before summer break. Need to …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The weekend's here and there's plenty to do.
It’s looking to be a very mild Saturday with some sun and a forecast high near 60 degrees. What’s on your Saturday planner? Several volunteer groups were dispersed throughout the Jonquil City this morning to help clean up neighborhoods coinciding with Keep Smyrna Beautiful’s Adopt-A-Mile program. Along Atlanta Road near Campbell Middle School, members of Boy Scout Troop 88 were busy by 9 a.m. picking up litter. Among those participating included Scoutmaster Jim Simpson, Andre Lovas, James Lovas, Doug Smith, Zach Smith and Michael Ehme. Smyrna Heights neighbors were seen cleaning up along Concord Road between South Cobb Drive and Atlanta Rd., while members of the Smyrna Rotary Club were gathering up trash along Windy Hill Road between …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Prices set to rise at four Smyrna-Vinings locations...but will you remain dedicated to the Seattle java giant?
Hey loyal Starbucks customer, ready to fork out more for that “tall” latte? Well, ready or not, be prepared to do so as the Seattle coffee chain announced this week that select areas of the county, including metro Atlanta, will see menu prices increase by about one percent overall. The world's biggest coffee chain indicated that its pricing decisions are based on many factors, not just the price of java. Smyrna-Vinings has several Starbucks, including locations at Cumberland Mall, on Cobb Parkway, on Cumberland Parkway and in the West Village. So what’s your take on this? Will Starbucks continue to keep you as a loyal customer? Or maybe you’ll switch and give local favs Rev Coffee and Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company a try? Or maybe…
Friday, November 11, 2011
Patch rounds up some health inspection scores for Smyrna-Vinings restaurants.
Here are some Cobb County food service inspection scores, conducted by the Cobb & Douglas Public Health Department, for establishments in our community: China Wok 4480 South Cobb Drive Date: 7/14/11 Grade: 83 B Howard's Delicatessen 652 Concord Road Date: 7/1/11 Grade: 73 C Jim N' Nicks BBQ 4574 South Cobb Drive Date: 7/15/11 Grade: 93 A Rev Coffee 1680 Spring Road Date: 6/28/11 Grade: 96 A Rita's 4500 West Village Place Date: 8/18/11 Grade: 99 A
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Smyrna's cool coffeehouse is helping host a pair of benefits this weekend.
Our favorite local java joint is at it again this weekend with back-to-back festivities for do-gooders. Opening its doors to the community, Rev Coffee is graciously hosting these two benefits. First on Friday, Songs For a Cause is the brainchild of Natalie Saxon, an interior designer with a big heart. Her goal is to design and repurpose a battered women’s shelter in south Atlanta. Donating her time and talents to “The Repurposing Haven Project,” Saxon is in need of additional funding to complete renovation of the 17 bedrooms and five bathrooms of the two houses in the shelter. The evening will feature live music by Saxon and friends, plus a silent auction to benefit Women of Gilgal, a Christian organization helping women to transform their…
Sunday, October 9, 2011
It was a lovely Saturday and we documented it here in our Local Viewfinder.
It was a beautiful Saturday in our Smyrna-Vinings Patch. From the polo fields in Vinings to Rev Coffee's Fall Fest to the Russell Elementary 50th birthday party celebration, there were good times to be had. Take a look at our Local Viewfinder shots and if you feel so inclined, please contribute your own weekend pics of fun. Many thanks to Linda Hornik for the great shots she provided of the Russell Elementary celebration. You can see here all of Linda’s pictures from Saturday and we’ll have more on the big day at Russell later this Sunday afternoon.