Monday, February 13, 2017

Go Salad Woodstock offers ‘Healthy Food Fast’


Article by Emily Selby with the Cherokee Tribune
Woodstock residents have a new and healthy option for finding a leafy green salad with the opening of Go Salad Woodstock.
Located on Main Street in front of Sam’s Club, Go Salad Woodstock is the product of owner Phillip Wheeler’s desire to find a good salad at a decent price. 
“I sat behind a desk for many years and I kept putting on weight,” he said. “I love eating salad and it’s a good healthy alternative to fast food. Everywhere you go, you really could not get a good salad.”
After making salads in his own office, and seeing a similar restaurant concept in California, Wheeler planned to open his new restaurant that offers “healthy food fast.”
“I decided to open so that you can get a good, quality salad at a fair price,” he said. “Even though we aren’t really a fast food restaurant, we make every single order as they come in.”
For $5.99, restaurant goers can create their own salad by choosing from various greens, 12 dressings and classic toppings that include banana peppers, nuts and various cheeses.
“If the customer doesn’t want to design their own salad, we have eight house-crafted salads that we designed,” Wheeler said, adding that premium toppings can also be selected for salads.
However, Go Salad Woodstock, does not just offer salads. The restaurant offers eight signature sandwiches, four varieties of chicken salad, tuna salad, pimento cheese and soups.
“We always have chunky chicken noodle and Thai Fire Rice soups every day, and normally have a third soup of the day,” Wheeler said.
Several specials and “secret menu” items are also offered through the restaurant’s Facebook page.
“We put a special up on Facebook every single day and we also have a little secret menu that you have to know about through our Facebook page,” Wheeler said. “There are some items that don’t appear on our menu.”
Discounts are also offered on Facebook if customers mention the post, and they change daily.
Although Wheeler is from Rome, he said Woodstock was the perfect place to open his new restaurant.
“My grandparents lived here in the past so I feel like I’m coming home,” he said. “I looked for six months for a location and this spot came up … Woodstock fit the demographics and it’s been great.”
Though the restaurant’s doors opened in November, Wheeler said business has picked up since last week’s ribbon cutting.
“We love Woodstock and we love the people that live here – they are really supporting us and we appreciate that very much,” he said.
Go Salad Woodstock is located at 9550 Main Street.
Call (678) 401-5674


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Coming Soon! Totally Renovated Cute Ranch near Trickum and Arnold Mill Rd. Priced under $200k!

Super Cute Renovated Ranch 3 bedroom 2 bath in Woodstock coming soon on the market!
Home on almost an acre!
Features include:
New Roof
New Windows
New High Grade Insulation
New HVAC, Heat Pump and Duct work
1 Car Oversized Garage
New Kitchen Appliances
New Exterior Paint
New Deck
Approx 1500 sq ft.

This home will be priced under $200,000.
Please contact me for further details and to be put on the preview list!

Downtown Woodstock's Newest Celebrity!

SWEET SUCCESS

Pie Bar’s Lauren Bolden wins big on cooking show

by: Kayla Elder of the Cherokee Tribune

Pie Bar’s Lauren Bolden wins big on cooking show
Pie Bar owner Lauren Bolden, with head baker Olivia Pisano, won an episode of “Sugar Showdown” on the Cooking Channel, bringing home a $10,000 grand prize for the local downtown Woodstock business.
“We were so excited to participate in Cooking Channel’s ‘Sugar Showdown’ that winning was honestly just a perk,” Bolden said. “We competed against two great teams, and we could not be more pleased that the judges chose us as the winners.”
Pie has become a staple in Woodstock through the one and only Pie Bar, owned by dynamic duo Cody and Lauren Bolden. The Boldens started their company in August 2014 selling pies at different farmers markets and local venues, then moved to downtown Woodstock into their permanent home on Main Street in August 2015.
“Woodstock has really embraced Pie Bar and allowed us to create a business out of something I love, pie. When we opened our doors 16 months ago, we weren’t sure if people would accept that we only offer pie, but it has grown into such a fun, vibrant place,” Bolden said. “I love walking around town and seeing other people wearing Pie Bar T-shirts or hats. To me that is the highest compliment — that the people of Woodstock love pie so much that they would wear a T-shirt representing our place.”
Bolden and Pisano auditioned for Sugar Showdown by submitting a video showing why they would be a good fit for the show.
“I thought it would be really funny to do it like the old MTV show ‘Cribs,’ so I walked around the shop showing off our kitchen and inside the refrigerators. Olivia and I competed in a dough rolling competition on the video and she won,” she said. “I still think it was really funny, but I told my parents about it a couple of days after I submitted the tape and they told me they hoped the producers watched MTV in the late ’90s.”
The two prepared for the show by practicing baking within tight time constraints.
“I had been a fan of the show prior to us being on, so I knew that the baking times were tight,” Bolden said. “We would come into the shop on Sundays when we were closed and run around with a timer baking all kinds of pie just to make sure we could get it all done in time. We would go out into the retail portion of the store with the timer and yell ‘Go’ just to create the sense of urgency.”
During the competition, Bolden and Pisano baked a margarita pie, as well as their Woodstock favorite with a twist, the peanut butter pie.
“I have to say the margarita pie is what set us apart from the competition. The peanut butter pie was good for two of the judges but not the third judge in the first round, but all three judges were fans of the margarita pie,” she said. “It had to be all the tequila in the whipped cream. Nobody can say no to booze and pie.”
The Boldens are dedicated to visiting other pie makers across the U.S., which has helped them grow as a bakery.
“This year we took our second annual ‘pie-cation’ where we road trip to other pie shops, gas stations that serve pie, wholesale pie bakeries … really anywhere we can find good pie,” she said. “We love these trips because we get to travel and see parts of the country we wouldn’t ordinarily see if we just flew into a major city and stayed there, as well as it gives us the chance to eat so many kinds of pie.”
Bolden said the trips help to build the passion behind baking pies.
“Each region really has its own pie specialties, and it is so fun going to these places and meeting people who are so passionate about their local pies. I tend to talk to everyone when we travel, so I like to get locals perspective on who has the best pie and what flavors we should try. Owning a small business is a challenge, and sometimes by the end of the year, you can get a bit drained, so it is really nice to spend time with people that share you passion and can help build you back up,” she said. “The trip honestly just gets us excited to be back in our shop and continue to offer the best pies and customer service possible to our neighbors in Woodstock.”

Monday, November 14, 2016

Home for Sale in Serenade! $314,900

Gorgeous Home just steps from Downtown Woodstock!

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Sparkling Home! 7 min walk to Downtown Woodstock restaurants/shops/festivals/concerts by private access through the neighborhood. Brand New Hardwood Flooring, new carpet, new paint, new appliances, new water heater, fully fenced yard and side entry garage! Granite kitchen, stainless appliances, custom island with bar seating and tile backsplash. Separate office on main level with french doors as well as the formal living room. Great Master suite and bath with private water closet. Laundry upstairs. Perfect, flat lot in Swim/Tennis Neighborhood!

Please contact me to see this incredible home before it's gone!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Just Listed! 711 Hammond Drive in Woodstock Downtown!





Just listed in Historic Woodstock Downtown:
711 Hammond Dr.
$499,900
3 Bedrooms 3.5 Baths
2 Car Garage
Rare Courtyard!









Chic craftsman-style residence located in sought-after Downtown Woodstock. Features include hardwood and tile flooring, soaring ceilings & custom wooden doors. The gourmet kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances & expansive granite island overlooks the adjacent stone-accented fireside living room while the master suite provides supreme relaxation w/ a luxurious master bath complete w/ soaking tub. Conveniently located in Downtown Woodstock, enjoy bustling walking trails, bike trails, high-end shopping & restaurants, art galleries, live music, & five community parks.

Please call me for an appointment to see this 
amazing home!
678-296-3582

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Woodstock's New Amphitheater's First Concert is Saturday November 12th at 7:30!


We are thrilled to have our new Amphitheater finished and can't wait for next year's concert series!
Attendees were amazed at the Open House held Tuesday for the new Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater in Downtown Woodstock!

A Grand Opening Concert will take place on Saturday, November 12th at 7:30pm featuring
Mark Willis and Thomas Fountain.
Free Admission as always!







Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Price Reduced to SELL in Bradshaw Farm on the Golf Course!

OWNER SAYS "SELL!"
Now $439,900! 
Fabulous Home on Golf Course! Master on Main, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms and 2 Half Baths, Finished Basement, Screened Porch, 3 Car Garage.
People! This is a STEAL!