Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Releases Annual Trend Forecast for 2017

Matti Anttila
ATLANTA, GA -- Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants have released their annual trend forecast for 2017. This year's Avocado Toast and Zoodles nonsense will be far behind us before we can say "Happy New Year" with the onset of new trends that pack a seriously flavorful punch.

As you take a culinary tour through each one, there is one staple that should be kept on hand. From the nose to tail movement, and barbecue methods like charring, blistering and smoking, to kitchen-inspired cocktails, fat washing techniques, tiki beverages and ginger beer: Dixie Vodka is the award winning vodka brand and quintessential complement that you'll stock time and time again.

Matti Anttila, whose family lineage dates back to Colonial Charleston, was inspired to create Dixie Vodka while on a hunting trip with friends, recognizing the need for a craft vodka with an authentic Southern pedigree.

Dixie Vodka was the recipient of a Platinum Medal as voted by consumers at the Sip Awards and also awarded a Gold Medal, 93 points and labeled a “Best Buy” by the Beverage Testing Institute.

So - while you're making your way through the best smoked, pickled, cured, rich and spicy offerings that 2017 has to offer, remember there is no end to what you can do with deliciously versatile Dixie Vodka.

Smoked eel
Dixie's Suggested 2017 Food and Beverage Pairings

  • Venison tartare​
  • Radishes, especially pickled
  • Smoked fish of all kinds - smoked salmon, smoked mackerel and especially smoked eel
  • Ham, pork tenderloin and sausage
  • Sex On The Beach - the return of a classic poolside cocktail
  • Peanut butter fat washed vodka with framboise and cranberry juice

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Sawyer Armstrong
Account Executive
Green Olive Media
(404) 664-1716

361 17th Street NW, Suite 1
Atlanta, GA 30363
(404) 815-9327 office

2100 SouthBridge Parkway Suite 650
Birmingham, AL 35209

(205) 414-7523 office

Robert Rearden Joins Morris, Manning & Martin as Real Estate Partner

Robert Rearden
Atlanta, GA  – Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP is adding depth to its national commercial real estate practice. Robert Rearden joins the firm as a Real Estate partner. He was previously with the boutique law firm Sheley, Hall & Williams, PC and prior to that King & Spalding, LLP.

Rearden’s practice focuses on the representation of owners and developers in connection with the acquisition, sale and financing of real estate assets, the representation of investors in structuring real estate equity investments, joint ventures and fund formation.

 In addition, Rearden has significant public finance experience and has represented companies, underwriters and other financial institutions in connection with municipal bond transactions for the development of both public and private projects.

“We are always looking for top-tier partners who fit well with our personality. Robert is well-respected and liked by all,” suggested Louise M. Wells, Managing Partner. “We would be hard-pressed to find a better fit. Robert already represents some clients with whom we shared strong relationships. He brings us new clients and solid skill-set. We are very pleased he has joined us.”

Louise M. Wells
Beyond real estate, Rearden is very involved with a few excellent charitable organizations – Youth Villages, a national organization serving emotionally and troubled children, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Georgia. Both organizations fit well with MMM’s award winning community involvement program known as MMMPact.

“Timing is everything in life. I was approached by MMM to join the firm. The firm has a great reputation and a great capacity to handle diverse deals across the U.S.,” offered Rearden. “Joining MMM will benefit my clients and allow me to broaden my practice.”

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Terri Thornton, (404) 932-4347, Terri@TerriThornton.com