Media Database
Bob Townsend

Bob Townsend

Editor at Southern Brew News

Contact this person
Email address
b*****@*******.comGet email address
(XXX) XXX-XXXX Get mobile number
United States
Covering topics
  • Beer
  • English
Influence score
Media Database
Bob Townsend

First Look: Fox Bros. takes its Texas barbecue to Upper Westside

The grand opening of the second full-service outpost of Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q at the Works development on Atlanta’s Upper Westside is perhaps Justin and Jonathan Fox’s greatest accomplishment to date.

Beer Pick: Try Wild Heaven Townsend’s Landlord Ale this weekend

Townsend’s Landlord Ale is a clone recipe with very expensive British ingredients that rips-off Timothy Taylor’s Landlord Ale — a Brit brew with a crazy cult following.

First Look: Lucian Books and Wine mixes bistro menu with owners’ ta...

Recently opened at the Modera Buckhead, Lucian Books and Wine is the clever creation of Cover Books founder Katie Barringer and former Cakes and Ale and Bread and Butterfly sommelier Jordan Smelt.

Beer Town: Monks Meadery’s expansion continues with first taproom

Monks Meadery, the company founded by Atlanta homebrew buddies Martin Key and Justin Schoendorf, has become a viable beverage business. And its first taproom, which recently opened below Java Vino on North Highland Avenue, is a visible sign of that growth.

Beer Pick: Celebrate Halfway Crooks’ second anniversary with Ctrl-A...

Halfway Crooks, a brewery located in Atlanta’s Summerhill neighborhood, celebrates its second anniversary with the release of Ctrl-Alt-Del Altbier, a Dusseldorf-inspired German-style Altbier.

Beat the heat: Refreshing recipes for mealtime and happy hour, too

“Eat Cool: Good Food for Hot Days” by Vanessa Seder (Rizzoli, $39.95) is one of the smartest and most useful cookbooks we’ve happened on in a long time — especially for anyone living in a place where summers are stifling.

Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood returns to the stage solo at City...

Patterson Hood of the Drive By Truckers returns to the stage at City Winery for two shows on June 18. We’ll talk with him about his pandemic year and how it feels to get back to playing live.

Contact Bob Townsend and 1 million other journalists

Search by beat, location, outlet & position to find the right journalists for your story.

Sign up for free

First Look: Sweetgreen debuts at Ponce City Market

Healthy fast-casual concept Sweetgreen opened its first Atlanta location at Ponce City Market in June 2021. Founded in Washington, D.C., in 2007, with a mission statement that reads “building healthier communities by connecting people to real food,” the company currently owns and operates some 120 l…

Blackbird Farms Brewery is open in Lilburn

Blackbird Farms Brewery recently opened on a busy stretch of Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn. Owner Matt Williams is a longtime Atlanta brewer, brewery consultant and beverage professional.

Beer Pick: Get classic with Wild Heaven’s Euro-Style Pilsner

Wild Heaven brewmaster Eric Johnson is a lager aficionado. And his year-round Euro-Style Pilsner is like a local version of some of the great Czech and German classics. With that in mind, Wild Heaven Euro-Style Pilsner is this week’s Beer Pick.

Recipes: Bright flavors, seasonal fruit shine in desserts from Clau...

These spring-to-summer desserts from Miller Union executive pastry chef Claudia Martinez feature bright flavors and seasonal fruit, but there’s a special treat for chocolate lovers, too.

One Fine Meal: Classic meets contemporary at Kaiser’s Chophouse in ...

Some four years after it opened in Sandy Springs, Kaiser’s can be a tough reservation, drawing the kind of classy, clubby crowd that used to be exclusive to Buckhead. And, though it faces a strip center, the design by the Johnson Studio creates an elegant mix of contemporary and traditional elements…

Beer Town: Rightside Brewing surprises with nonalcoholic beer

In Atlanta, Rightside Brewing recently released an American IPA, after debuting its Citrus Wheat beer in January 2021. The startup was founded in 2017, when entrepreneur Emree Woods, who was pregnant with her daughter at the time, decided there was a need for better nonalcoholic beverages.

Beer Pick: Hapeville’s Arches Brewing debuts Italian Pilsner Sprezz...

Sprezzatura is a new Italian-style pilsner from Arches Brewing in Hapeville, Georgia.

Atlanta chef wants ‘to touch people’s hearts’ with soul food cookbook

In “The Twisted Soul Cookbook,” Atlanta chef Deborah VanTrece writes about a series of eureka moments, when she “became determined to give soul food a higher profile in her cooking and catering.” Recipes include Fresh Salmon Croquettes With Spring Pea, Bacon, and Radish Salad and 7UP Pound Cake.

Atlanta Orders In: Amalfi Pizza soon will have two Atlanta locations

Nestled in the heart of downtown Atlanta, on a sloping stretch of Andrew Young International Boulevard just off Peachtree Street, Amalfi Pizza is billed as “a traditional Neapolitan pizzeria.” The restaurant will open a second location in Buckhead in 2021, along with speakeasy bar Red Phone Booth.

Beer Town: Terrapin in Athens has become a mecca for women brewers

According to Terrapin Brewery co-founder and VP Brian “Spike” Buckowski, right now, Terrapin likely has more women working in the brewery in Athens than any other craft-size brewery in the U.S.

Community Cooks: Chipotle Chickpea Salad is one way to make fiber d...

Nichole Dandrea-Russert, Atlanta-based nutritionist and author of “The Fiber Effect,” shares one of her favorite plant-based recipes for Chipotle Chickpea Salad.

Beer Pick: Celebrate Georgia Beer Day with Round Trip Straight Outt...

Straight Outta Munich, an export-style Helles from Round Trip, one of Georgia’s newest breweries, is this week’s Beer Pick.

Beer Town: Round Trip Brewing debuts with lots of lagers

In late February, Round Trip Brewing opened to the public with an impressive array of German-style lagers, including takes on Alt, Dunkel, Helles, Pilsner, Rye Alt, and Smoked Doppelbock, plus a West Coast IPA.

Beer Pick: High Pines is the newest year-round beer from Highland B...

High Pines Imperial IPA, a new year-round offering from Highland Brewing, is good example of the artful way the Asheville, North Carolina brewery takes on and tweaks classic styles.