"Everyone loves the food displays at the Americana Press Event today."
General Manager Marriott Shoals
We (RW and RWF) has thoroughly enjoyed working with Larry, Chef Mike, and executive chef Ryan Matthews in the hotel, their amazing fine dining restaurant the 360 Grill, as well as their events team.
Our small community is quite fortunate to have such a wonderful hotel.
Thank you Larry for all you do for the community!
It was great meeting Fred Hunter and Mike Tucker with the TV show "Absolutely Alabama" yesterday. These guys seem to have as much fun traveling the state and interviewing as I do making sawdust. We started at our studio in Lexington, then headed downtown to view our current showing at Court Street Market, as well as a few pieces in our beautiful new Tourism Building.
Our friends have stepped up and with the most amazing selection of nourishing, delicious LOCAL At least a sampling of each of the following:
Tony Smith's championship bbq, Charlie Thompson's Camp Stew, Alan Phillips delicacies, The Hummus People's (guess what), Steve Carpenter's local produce, Belle Chevre goat cheese.
Just confirmed, Alan Phillips of Red Clay Epicurean will be joining us for the Open House. In addition to Tony Smith's smoked bbq, and The Hummus People's locally grown Hummus, Alan will be showcasing local delicacies including both JackOLantern Farm's as well and Charlie Thompson's amazing mutton. Steve Carpenter will be debuting a brand new local product Friday.
We've been slammed all summer - lot's of new and exciting things (and news!!) to share. I've been taking pics all along, but just haven't yet had a chance to post them. - Hopefully soon. For now, I just had to share this new desk pic. Brand new residential installation, in another beautiful home designed and built by master designer/architect/builder Phil Kean and his amazing team.
Levitating oak single slab flowing grain desk with Nakashima style center leg support also from the same local oak tree.
Oh, do you see the little sunken rectangle to the left of the chair (top of desk)? There was a bit of over spalted (some call it rot ;), heartwood in this area. We made a small organizational area for a pen or two, iphone charging (small crack runs all the way thru) or whatever the customer might want to keep front and center.
Can't wait to see the professionally shot pics when they are available.
The most advanced electric vehicle yet, Tesla, is our guest of honor. He arrived early, and got a front row seat at the beautiful new tourism bldg. I'll be opening the doors and trunks for review, for pics and amazement.
The first thing you'll notice is there is NO engine!
Be sure to stop by and get your picture taken with the guest of honor from 5p to 8pm tonight.