Friday, September 21, 2012

How 'Bout Them Apples? They're All Good at No. 246 Backyard Apple Festival on September 23

Before autumn leaves turn, the apples fall and a whole bunch have fallen into the hands of the No. 246 staff in Decatur. "How 'Bout Them Apples?" they asked and immediately planned a backyard festival with apples at its core. Join No. 246 and its Decatur neighbors Leon's Full Service and Brick Store Pub on Sunday, September 23 from 2-7 p.m. for an apple-solutely fantastic afternoon of food, cocktails and fun. 

No. 246 Chef Drew Belline will roast a whole pig while Chef Eric Ottensmeyer of Leon's Full Service fixes sides. Apple sweets will abound, including caramel apples, apple upside down cake, caramel apple cake, apple-powdered kettle corn and apple candies. Beverage Director Lara Creasy will mix up a cider punch with fresh-pressed cider, Italian brandy, vermouth di Torino and spices (could get apple-soused with several of these). 

Leon's is creating an apple cocktail, and the over-21 crowd can go for a six-cider tasting. Everyone can enjoy fresh-pressed cider made from North Georgia apples, and Georgia farmers will educate guests by sharing samples of their apple varieties. Bobbing for apples, face painting and twisting balloon animals will keep kids happy.

Purchase tickets at No. 246 for $35 per person ($10 for children age 12 and under). Tickets include food and cider tastings; additional alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at No. 246, Leon's Full Service and Brick Store Pub. Reservations are recommended as space is limited; call 678-399-8246 to reserve a spot.

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