As a homeowner, you know that your HVAC unit is one of the most important components in your house. It keeps you cool during hot summer days and warm on chilly winter nights. When it’s working properly, it’s easy to forget its important role in your everyday life. But when it malfunctions, you quickly remember how crucial heating and AC repair in Townsend, GA, is for your family.
At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, our mission is to ensure your cooling and heating systems remain effective throughout the year at the lowest prices available. Unlike some of our competitors, we prefer to put our customers first before anything else. We believe in doing right by the folks who choose our business. Cutting corners to save a few bucks? Annoying sales pitches to try and sell you new parts or equipment? That’s just not the way we do business.
When you choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, you can rest easy knowing you won’t have to pay outlandish fees for our services. As a licensed, bonded heating and air conditioning company, we know how important trust is when it comes to the nature of our business. We go above and beyond other HVAC companies and treat your home like it was our own. That way, you have peace of mind knowing you and your family are in capable, responsible hands.
We take pride in providing our customers with the highest quality service. Our highly trained technicians have experience handling all aspects of HVAC repair, from routine maintenance problems to advanced A/C unit installation projects in Townsend, GA.
Through hard work, honesty, and integrity, we have built a loyal customer base that continues to grow each month. It would be our honor to call you our customer too. Whether you need a routine maintenance check or emergency heater repair in Townsend, we are here for you every step of the way, 24-hours a day.
We get it – there are a lot of A/C companies out there to sift through. You want to be sure you choose the best company for your needs and budget.
Here are just a few reasons why our customers choose Liberty Heating & Airworx AC over other HVAC companies in South Georgia:
We’re authorized to service and sell two of the most respected brands in the heating and A/C industry. No matter what size home you own, our technicians are fully equipped to handle any HVAC issue with your Goodman, Carrier, or other air conditioning units.
We go the extra mile to ensure that our customers feel safe and protected when they hire our team. We treat your home like it was our own, from the moment we step foot on your property to the time we pull out of your driveway.
We understand that money doesn’t just grow on trees. You work hard to make an honest living and need reasonable pricing on A/C repair and other HVAC services. At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, you’ll never have to worry about us charging you outrageous prices.
Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That’s why we offer emergency HVAC services in Townsend, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
With Ft. Stewart just a few minutes away, Townsend has one of Georgia’s largest active military populations. It is our honor to offer current and retired military members and their families discounted prices on their next service appointment. We also offer up to 10% off for Federal Law Enforcement Training Center Members. It’s our small way of giving back to those who have sacrificed so much for our liberty.
From new unit installations to air conditioning repair, it would be our pleasure to provide you with a free estimate on our services.
Has your heater gone out in the middle of a freezing January night? A/C unit quit working in the middle of summer? Despite some common red flags that you can keep an eye out for, you can never really plan for an HVAC malfunction. That’s why we offer emergency HVAC services in Townsend, 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
When your A/C unit or heater breaks suddenly, it can be hard to squeeze repairs into your budget. To make sure all of our customers are comfortable in their homes, we offer financing options to make your life easier.
Here in southern Georgia, our summers can be extremely hot and humid. Trying to live in a home without A/C a South Georgia summer isn’t just a bad idea; it can be downright deadly. Fortunately, Liberty Heating & Airworx AC is here to help with all of your A/C needs. There’s no A/C issue that our highly trained HVAC technicians haven’t seen before, and no job too small or large for us to tackle. Whether your A/C system needs a basic issue resolved, or you need a new AC unit installed at your house, our team will be at your door in no time.
We have the experience and training to service all major air conditioning systems, from ductless systems to central air setups. We’re authorized to service Goodman to Carrier brands, but the truth is it doesn’t matter what A/C unit brand you have – our team can fix it all. If your unit is beyond repair, we can walk you through the process of installing a new A/C system and suggest appropriate units that will work well for your home.
Here are just a few of the most common A/C repair services we offer in Townsend and the surrounding area:
Once springtime rolls around, it’s very important that you keep your eyes and ears open for any potential warning signs that your A/C unit needs to be repaired. The last thing you need is to be caught off guard when June, July, and August are in full swing. Knowledge is power, and at Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, committed to keeping our customers in the loop about potential A/C repair warning signs. That way, you can take preventative steps rather than reactive ones.
Don’t be alarmed if your A/C unit makes low-level noises throughout the day and night – these sounds are completely normal. However, if you hear loud, unusually abrupt noises coming from your unit, it may be time to have it repaired. Buzzing or rattling noises can mean a part is loose, while grinding or whistling can signal a more serious problem. Because these types of issues won’t work themselves out on their own, a professional is needed to diagnose and correct the problem.
If you notice strange, smelly odors permeating throughout your home, your first instinct may be to grab the air freshener. However, unpleasant odors can be a sign that your A/C unit needs attention. Our A/C repair techs will let you know what’s going on and how a potential issue can be remediated with a quick diagnostic test.
Your A/C unit needs refrigerant to keep your home cool and comfortable when it’s hot outside. It’s common for condensation to accumulate as your system cools your home. With that said, if you notice pooling water or an active leak coming from your A/C system, it’s time to call an A/C repair tech ASAP. Leaks can cause extensive damage to your home, and the problem needs to be addressed quickly.
South Georgia isn’t known for its freezing temperatures, but one thing is for sure – wintertime in Townsend can get very cold. When the temps begin to drop, your home’s furnace works properly. Modern homes have come a long way since the days of wood and coal. Your home’s heater is complicated, and when one component fails, the entire system can be affected. In situations like these, it’s important not to panic. Instead, give Liberty Heating & Airworx AC a call. Our trustworthy team of heating repair experts have the knowledge and training to repair your furnace fast, so you can get back to enjoying your home.
Here are just a few of the most common issues that we can help repair:
Today’s heating systems are complex. At Liberty Heating & Airworx AC, our heating repair technicians receive ongoing training in all aspects of heating technology. That way, their skills stay sharp, and their techniques remain up to date. However, you don’t need to be an expert to spot common signs that your heater may need to be repaired.
As colder months approach in Georgia, try to be aware of the following red flags:
You’re probably used to a more expensive electricity bill when winter hits Townsend. However, if you notice a huge price jump over last year’s bill, it could be a sign that something is wrong with your heating system. Utility companies are known for raising prices gradually, but a dramatic leap is a cause for concern.
Does your heater seem to work perfectly in some areas of your house but not others? Are some rooms too hot while others are drafty and cold? If so, your heater may need repairing. This is a common issue in older homes and requires an expert to inspect your heater and ducts for airflow problems.
If the air in your house is hazy no matter how much you dust, your heater may be the problem. A furnace that circulates mildew, dust, and other harmful particles isn’t working correctly. This issue is particularly bad for people with asthma or respiratory illnesses. If you haven’t changed your home’s air filter recently, be sure to do so. If the problem persists, it’s time to call Liberty Heating & Airworx AC.
You and your family depend on your home’s A/C system to keep you cool and comfortable during the hottest months of the year. Unfortunately, breakdowns happen at the worst possible times – like in the middle of July when temperatures are over 90 degrees. If you have had to repair your A/C system more and more often, investing in a new cooling system will save you time and money in the long run.
As an Authorized Carrier and Goodman dealer – two of the most recognized and respected brands in our industry – we have the highest quality units available. We handle every aspect of your new A/C installation from start to finish. That way, you can focus on living your life rather than worrying about the next time your A/C goes out.
If you have kept your unit well-maintained and changed your air filter regularly, you shouldn’t experience this problem. If you do, and your system is old, it can be more cost-effective to replace it and have your duct system analyzed to fix the root cause of your dust issue.
If it feels unusually sticky in your home, like you just spent a few hours outside in the summertime, there’s a good chance that something is seriously wrong with your air conditioning. Your air conditioner’s job is to pull moisture out of the air to keep your feeling cool inside. When that process fails, it can increase your risk of mold and mildew growth – and that’s just the start.
When your repair bills end up costing more than a down payment on a new A/C system, it might make more financial sense to invest in a more modern unit. Compare how much it costs to have our maintenance technicians perform regular service vs. the cost of a new air conditioning installation. The results may surprise you.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Three people, including a baby and a teenager, were taken to the burn center in Augusta Monday following a house explosion in Chatham County.According to Chatham Emergency Services, a 4-month-old, 14-year-old and two adults were injured in the morning explosion and subsequent structure fire. Two of them received critical injuries, WSAV is told.Fire crews responded to 9913 Pin Point Avenue just after 7 a.m. Monday to find smoke and flames coming from the home.Neighbors said it took Chatham Eme...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Three people, including a baby and a teenager, were taken to the burn center in Augusta Monday following a house explosion in Chatham County.
According to Chatham Emergency Services, a 4-month-old, 14-year-old and two adults were injured in the morning explosion and subsequent structure fire. Two of them received critical injuries, WSAV is told.
Fire crews responded to 9913 Pin Point Avenue just after 7 a.m. Monday to find smoke and flames coming from the home.
Neighbors said it took Chatham Emergency Services a while to arrive on the scene.
“We heard a big boom, which kind of shook my whole house,” said Carolyn Hendley.
“It was so heavy, I thought a tree had fell in my yard,” Hendley said, adding, “One of my sons, they saw the fire coming from this location and so…I said, ‘That’s my cousin Mary.’ So I immediately checked on her.”
Hendley and other neighbors say the explosion happened before 7 a.m. A family member who lives in the house described what he witnessed while driving back home.
“When I got here, my sister was still laying on the ground…and the ambulance and them was trying to get through here,” said Lazarus Townsend.
“Finally, they got them and put them in the ambulance and they raced them to Memorial,” Townsend added.
Chatham Emergency Services said three of the victims were transported to Memorial Health for treatment before heading to Augusta. They suffered third-degree burns.
Family members say they’re hoping and praying their loved ones will recover.
“At this time, we are still kind of waiting to see,” said Townsend. “My grandson went through a facial graph so that kind of put me through a loop.”
The cause of the explosion is under investigation.
WSAV followed up on reports of a propane tank causing the explosion. We’re told that there was a tank outside of the house but it was not damaged, and the explosion is believed to have occurred inside the home.
As for the emergency response time, a Chatham County spokesperson said the 911 calls from Monday morning are under review. They added that until that investigation is complete, the county won’t be able to provide a comment.
The Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner said they were notified of Monday morning’s incident but haven’t been requested to respond at this time.
SCOTLAND head coach Gregor Townsend says that the only concern he has about the sanctions imposed on Rassie Erasmus by World Rugby on Wednesday night is that it took the global governing body so long to punish the South African Director of Rugby for his antics during last summer’s Lions tour.He has also accused Erasmus of attempting a “character assassination” on an unnamed Scotland player during last Saturday’s Autumn Test Series clash at Murrayfield, and believes that attempting to intimidate...
SCOTLAND head coach Gregor Townsend says that the only concern he has about the sanctions imposed on Rassie Erasmus by World Rugby on Wednesday night is that it took the global governing body so long to punish the South African Director of Rugby for his antics during last summer’s Lions tour.
He has also accused Erasmus of attempting a “character assassination” on an unnamed Scotland player during last Saturday’s Autumn Test Series clash at Murrayfield, and believes that attempting to intimidate players and match officials has become a worryingly common strategy in the modern game.
“I wasn’t really aware of it at the time, but someone showed me a video of him making comments about one of our players, a character assassination or sledging or whatever,” revealed Townsend. “That’s not the role of coaches; it’s not the role of anybody on the sidelines to be doing that.
“If we want our sport to go down a different route then we allow these things to happen. That was really disappointing to see, and I know it wasn’t the only incident over the weekend, over that game.”
Erasmus has been banned from all rugby activities for two months and suspended from all match-day activities until September, having been found guilty of six charges, including threatening referee Nic Berry during last summer’s Lions tour.
The punishment was announced on Wednesday meaning that Erasmus was allowed to be pitch-side in his now customary role as the Springbok team’s ‘water boy’ at Murrayfield last weekend. It is a tactic he first adopted during the Lions tour. While head coaches are banned from performing the role and entering the field of play to impart messages directly to players, there is nothing in the rules to stop a Director of Rugby doing it.
Lions head coach Warren Gatland pointed out at the time that there had been times when Erasmus was on the pitch speaking to players without carrying any water after the Lions match against a Springbok ‘A’ side in the lead-up to the first Test.
Then, after South Africa had lost the first Test of the series, Erasmus took his campaign to influence the way the games were being officiated a step further when he produced 62-minute long video monologue in which he dissected the performance of Berry, focussing on decisions which had gone against his team, and argued that Siya Kolisi, South Africa’s first black captain, was not shown the same respect by the match officials as opposite number Alun Wyn Jones. Erasmus claimed that the video had not been made for public distribution but this was rejected by World Rugby’s disciplinary panel.
As well as the suspensions, Erasmus has also been ordered by World Rugby to apologise to the match officials involved, and has been warned over his future conduct. South Africa Rugby has been fined £20,000 for failing to ensure that their employee complied with World Rugby’s code of conduct. Both parties have stated that they will appeal the verdicts.
“I think that was a real bad episode for our game,” said Townsend, who was an assistant coach during the Lions tour. “I was there at the time, so I experienced what was going on, and I later spoke to Nic Berry about it and he went through a real tough time, and so did his family.
“That was a real shame and a pity that these things can happen in our sport. I don’t think it could have been allowed to continue.
“Those antics … we can’t fall into that trap of winning at all costs and putting pressure on individuals.
“It has been a while for that decision to come,” he added. “That would be my only frustration, that it has taken so long to come to this decision.”
Townsend added that he hopes the strong – if overdue – stance taken by World Rugby on Wednesday will be the catalyst for a tougher line generally against backroom staff who overstep the mark.
“[It was] four months too late,” said Townsend, when asked if it was frustrating that Erasmus was not suspended before the Scotland versus South Africa game. “I remember having to go to two hearings for Zander [Fagerson] when he got banned in the Six Nations. I feel that whatever happens around a game, whether it’s a player or coach or someone related to the game like a physio, decisions have to be made more quickly.
“We got to the decision that was announced yesterday, but for me this is the tip of the iceberg,” he added. “We’ve seen a lot of incidents where people on the sidelines are trying to intimidate players and officials. Going onto the field of play as well to either coach their team or intimidate officials on the field. It’s got to stop.
“I would urge World Rugby to make further changes. Why do we need coaches on the sidelines? If they are on the sidelines they have to live up to certain behaviours and values that we pride in our game, which sadly I felt over the summer and since then have been lost.”
It has been alleged that Erasmus has a reputation among referees for the kind of behaviour which got him into his current predicament, and was even reprimanded by World Rugby for emailing Australian referee Angus Gardner and ringing him early in the morning following South Africa’s 32-19 defeat away to Argentina during the 2018 Rugby Championship.
Gardner refereed South Africa for the first time since that incident in last Saturday’s match at Murrayfield.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Bethesda Academy community is rallying together to help one of their own.An 8th grader at the school, and two of his family members, are recovering after their home caught on fire in the Pin Point community.The Bethesda Academy 8th grader, his mother and his 4-month-old cousin were critically injured in the fire. The three of them are getting medical care at a burn center in Augusta. T...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Bethesda Academy community is rallying together to help one of their own.
An 8th grader at the school, and two of his family members, are recovering after their home caught on fire in the Pin Point community.
The Bethesda Academy 8th grader, his mother and his 4-month-old cousin were critically injured in the fire. The three of them are getting medical care at a burn center in Augusta. The school says everyone here quickly came together to find ways to help the family.
“Our small numbers allow us to have such a close connection with our fellow blazers,” said student Chad Grefski.
This brotherhood, student Chad Grefski says, is only stronger in a time of tragedy.
“Going from everything to nothing in a matter of a second, it’s really important that I help them.”
Bethesda Academy 8th grader, Christian Townsend, his mother and his cousin suffered burn injuries in the fire. Since Monday, they’ve each undergone surgery at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta. Christian’s family says he’s been released from the hospital and will stay in Augusta for therapy and appointments.
“It’s so important to be able to give and serve others in a time that’s very difficult for the folks that have been affected by this,” said Ken Vaughn, Chief of the Leadership Development Initiative at Bethesda Academy.
Some students are working on replacing all of Christian’s uniforms and school materials he lost in the fire. The school is also collecting things like gift cards to help the family with immediate needs and written cards of love and support.
“I’m really proud of how our young men have stepped up. Love of God, love of learning and a strong work ethic is what we’re all about here and these guys are really showing that,” said Keith Kiltore, Dean of Students.
Staff and students say they’re looking forward to Christian’s return.
“There will be a monster welcome for him when he comes back. I can guarantee you that the whole student body will be out here to welcome him when he comes back,” Vaughn said.
The school’s Family Committee will be sponsoring a couple of fundraisers in the next week to help get a gift for Christian and when the family is able to come home, the school plans to help get them household items too. The school says the most important way people can help is by keeping the family in their prayers.
The school has gotten the grandmother’s Cash App, $777belle, for people to send donations for immediate needs, such as clothes, food and expenses. You can send gift cards to the school to the attention of Felicia Brooks. The school hopes to give the gift cards to the family next week.
The school will be holding a dress down day next week for students to give donations in hopes the school can replace special items for Christian.
A GoFundMe has also been set up for the family.
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At then end of a week where Wales have been faced with a crisis at tighthead prop, so a No 3 from Carmarthen is set to make his Test debut.But it will be the thistle rather than the three feathers that Javan Sebastian will be wearing on his chest.The former Wales age-grade international has been named on the bench for Scotland&rs...
At then end of a week where Wales have been faced with a crisis at tighthead prop, so a No 3 from Carmarthen is set to make his Test debut.
But it will be the thistle rather than the three feathers that Javan Sebastian will be wearing on his chest.
The former Wales age-grade international has been named on the bench for Scotland’s Murrayfied meeting with Japan on Saturday afternoon and is odds on to come on and win his first cap.
That will seal an eventful and memorable week in which his partner, Kaylee, gave birth to their son, Marcellus.
It’s some story for the 27-year-old who has been a bit of a fringe figure for much of his time with the Scarlets, having been with them since 2013, coming up through the Academy.
His first-team opportunities have generally been limited and he has played much of his rugby at semi-pro Premiership level for Carmarthen Quins.
But last season proved something of a breakthrough campaign for him, as he made 17 appearances, playing the majority of PRO14 matches and also featuring in the Champions Cup.
His all-action performances didn’t go unnoticed by the Scotland management.
They were aware he was eligible through his father, Edwin, who hails from Edinburgh, while head coach Gregor Townsend knew Sebastian from a year-long spell he had with Glasgow.
So the Scarlets tighthead was named in the squad for this summer games against England A, Georgia and Romania.
As it turned out, all three matches were cancelled due to Covid issues.
But he remained in Townsend’s thoughts and was called up last month ahead of the Autumn Nations Series.
Now he gets his chance, having been included among the replacements to face Japan.
“We feel Javan has massive potential,” said Townsend.
“He’s a very good scrummager already. He moves well, dynamic for a prop.
“I worked with him a few years ago at Glasgow.
“He was mainly playing for Ayr at the time. He played a couple of A games for us.
“He went pretty well at Ayr. He was a young player at the time and I think he won player of the season.
“His scrum stood out back then. He did need to work on his conditioning and he was a late developer like a lot of props are.
“He went back to Wales to play club rugby, I think with Carmarthen, then got a contract with Scarlets, and last season was excellent when he played well for them to get regular game-time.
“I approached him after the Six Nations because I genuinely felt he could play Test level, get to near the top of our depth chart, and he was delighted to be offered the opportunity.”
Townsend explained that Sebastian has been travelling back and forth between Edinburgh and Wales during the international window, with the baby due.
“He’s had a busy old time these last two weeks because his wife was due to give birth two or three days ago, but on his first day up in camp two or three weeks ago, the contractions started,” he said.
“So, he was only able to stay one day.
“But it has taken a while and his partner gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday and the day before he’d found out he was in the Scotland squad, so it has been a big week for him.
“This week he committed to staying up even though he knew that this could be the time his partner was going to give birth.
“The timing was pretty good in that we announced the team on the Tuesday, he trained, she was in the hospital on Tuesday night but the baby didn’t arrive until Wednesday.
“He was tuned in on face-time and you can imagine how delighted he has been. He is buzzing for the weekend. All is well and partner and baby are back home.”
Sebastian was actually eligible for three countries.
He was born in Bury St Edmunds to an English mother and a Scottish father before moving to Carmarthen at the age of two.
Speaking to The Times this summer, he said: “All my life I thought I was Caribbean-Jamaican, because I’d never really been told my family history.
“It was only recently that I found out that my grandfather, my dad’s dad, was actually from Belize.
“Apparently, he went over to Honduras to work in tree felling and then came to Scotland, where my dad was born.”
As a youngster, Sebastian represented Wales at U16s and U18s level and was about to turn out for the U20s when he injured his shoulder.
“I did it just before I went into camp with them,” he explained.
“At the time you’re devastated, but now, in a way it was a saving grace. I think I would have been captured at that stage.
“When Gregor phoned me and asked if I was willing to commit to Scotland, I jumped at the chance. I’m honoured to have the chance to represent them.
“The opportunity is here to play international rugby and I’m thrilled to have it.”
As Townsend says, Sebastian does have previous experience of Scottish rugby.
He spent a year north of the border in 2015-16, on a partnership contract with Ayr and Glasgow, at a time when Townsend was head coach at Scotstoun.
“I’d say it was the right move, but it maybe wasn’t the right time for me,” he says, looking back.
“Maybe I wasn’t mature enough or rugby-ready enough to be thrown into that type of environment.
“I had been with the Scarlets Academy, so I didn’t really know what pro rugby players are meant to do or how they’re meant to act.
“Being thrown in at the deep end as a 20-year-old in a different country, away from your family and friends, is kind of scary, but I learned a lot.”
He was named Ayr’s Young Player of the Season before returning to the Scarlets, with his PRO14 debut eventually coming debut against the Cheetahs in February 2019. He has now made 40 regional appearances in all.
Commenting on his progress as a player, he said: “I’m not the finished article, I’ve still got a lot to learn and nothing comes easy.
“I’ve had some tough times and good games, so it’s all step by step for me.
“I’m more a ball-in-hand kind of prop. I like to carry, I like to be able to read the plays in front of me, get your hands on the ball and enjoy yourself.”
It’s a fair bet he will enjoy himself on Saturday as he reaches a landmark moment in his rugby career at the end of a memorable week.
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Bar (n) Booze (n) Bites opened late last week at the new Village at Dunwoody. The drinks-oriented concept is part of an emerging dining and entertainment destination from David Abes, owner of DASH Hospitality Group, which is set to open three more restaurants and a food truck.Last week, Abes took a turn around the project, where he pointed out the locations of the new storefront spaces, which will be situated around a 30,000-square-foot communal courtyard and opened in stages. And he noted that there will be a stage with a big screen ...
Bar (n) Booze (n) Bites opened late last week at the new Village at Dunwoody. The drinks-oriented concept is part of an emerging dining and entertainment destination from David Abes, owner of DASH Hospitality Group, which is set to open three more restaurants and a food truck.
Last week, Abes took a turn around the project, where he pointed out the locations of the new storefront spaces, which will be situated around a 30,000-square-foot communal courtyard and opened in stages. And he noted that there will be a stage with a big screen and surround sound for outdoor concerts and food and drink events.
“I’ve been working on this project for two and a half years,” said Abes, who lives in a townhome not far from the courtyard. “If you look at Roswell or Woodstock or Alpharetta, everybody has a city center. Dunwoody didn’t have a city center. We started with Bar (n), which is a wine, whiskey, craft beer, charcuterie, and light bites place.
“And then we have a food trailer, which is our pop-up kitchen and test kitchen for the next two concepts. Morty’s is a meat-and-three with barbecue, 24 beers on tap and cocktails. Cuco’s Cantina is a California-style Mexican concept.”
Other upcoming concepts include Message in a Bottle, which is casual seafood, and Yoffi, a Mediterranean food truck concept with shawarma and falafel.
Bar (n) is a free-standing brick building that looks a lot like a barn, though it was previously home to a skateboard shop. It features an indoor-outdoor bar, with a patio, and a cozy open dining room, which can double as an event space.
On Saturday and Sunday mornings, there’s a setup for serving coffee and pastries. “People can come and get a cappuccino or espresso, sit outside, and watch English soccer on the TV,” Abes said.
Phil Handley, who is a chef and director of culinary and beverage for DASH, put together the wine and cocktail program. Bar (n) chef Nick Leahy is curating the beer list.
“I love creating flavors, whether it’s with beverages or food,” Handley said. “Creating synergy with food and beverage is the passion. Beverage inspiration for me has got to be where the primary spirit is the primary flavor. Most of my drinks are riffs on classics. But I try to keep it simple, with not more than three or four ingredients.”
A good example of that approach is the Dunwoody ATM, a surprisingly bright, refreshing cocktail with just three ingredients — WhistlePig 6 Year Piggyback Rye, Blended Family No. 8 Raspberry Liqueur, and lemon.
On the classic side, the Noble Roman is mixed with Old Overholt Rye, Amaro Di Angostura liqueur, and Fee Brothers’ Orange Bitters, garnished with Luxardo cherries.
Leahy’s menu includes bar snacks such as bacon-wrapped dates, house-made jerky, and pigs in a blanket with local sausage. Bigger bites include roasted beet salad, Thai lettuce wraps, and tuna tartare. But the heart of the menu is shareable boards and flatbreads.
Cheese and Meat is a self-explanatory rotating selection served with house-made crackers, olive tapenade, seasonal pickles, Vidalia onion relish, and local jam. The Catch currently includes in-house salmon pastrami, Georgia white shrimp, smoked whitefish dip, tuna poke, and house cocktail sauce.
“It’s food that’s made to be had with a cocktail. I think that’s the experience we’re trying to create for people here,” Leahy said. “We wanted it to have something a little bit different than quote unquote ‘bar food.’ We didn’t want to throw everything in a fryer.
“But the idea is sharing. We wanted people coming here to have that sort of interactive and social experience. So it is lots of boards, charcuterie and seafood, and flatbreads, and even the snacks are all built for sharing. So it works for happy hour or a late-night bite, but there’s enough for a full meal, too.”
Adding to the fun, Thursdays-Sundays, the food truck will be opening, serving up a taste of dishes from Cuco’s Cantina and Morty’s.
“So one week, it’s going to be a taco truck; the next week, it’s going to be a preview of some of the smoked meat from Morty’s,” Leahy said. “We opened it for a couple of days of friends and family, and it was pretty popular out there.”
4-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 9 a.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays.
5521 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-338-6992, thevillagedunwoody.com.