IT IS OFTEN SAID THAT “THE PEOPLE MAKE THE PLACE.”
MEET SOME OF OUR LOCAL STARS WHO WILL LET YOU KNOW…

YOU’RE WELCOME IN ACWORTH!

JONATHAN WHITE & ROB HANKINSON – RED TOP BREWHOUSE

YOUR FRIENDS ARE HERE

Acworth’s first craft brewery, Red Top Brewhouse, welcomes all—friends, families, children, even dogs—to enjoy the fun they have on tap! Committed to this custom experience, Red Top boasts two state-of-the-art, self-serve tap walls with 20 specialty-brewed and staff-curated selections of beer, cider and sangria for guests to choose their pour. In the kitchen, chef Bobby King serves up all the high-end pub grub and it’s all made from scratch....
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DANIELLE BUTTRAM – PICNIC MARKET & MERCANTILE

PASSION FOR LOCAL PRODUCTS AND COMMUNITY

Picnic Market and Mercantile offers the variety of a boutique shop with the freshness of a local farmer’s market—all in the heart of Historic Downtown Acworth, GA. Located in a former 1900s dry goods store, Picnic was born of passion for local products and community—to feed and to serve. Since 2019, this one-stop-marketplace has become a storefront for local food artisans and....
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MIGUEL MORALES – 1885 GRILL

SOUTHERN COASTAL CUISINE

In addition to the shrimp and grits, hushpuppies, and pimento cheese that made the restaurant a Chattanooga favorite, 1855’s Acworth location has a few special things to call its own: think low-country boils, plus grab-and-go picnic baskets. “We’re super excited to become part of the community,” says Miguel, “and we have every intention of continuing the tradition of bringing something special that can create another great destination....
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Chip “J.D.” Allen – J.D.’s Bar-B-Q

TASTY 'Q IN DOWTOWN ACWORTH

Chip “J.D.” Allen opened his Main Street barbecue restaurant, J.D.’s Bar-B-Q, in 2011. Since then, he’s attracted regulars from as far as Chattanooga who come to the circa-1925 schoolhouse for Chip’s slow, wood-smoked barbecue, made-from-scratch barbecue sauce, fried corn on the cob, and his Grandma’s coleslaw recipe (especially on top of a hotdog). Chip, whose motto is “straight from the pit to plate,”...
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Bill Benefield- Appalachian Outfitters

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

We're a full-service outdoor outfitter, and we do everything from camping to hiking, kayaks, paddle boards, stuff you can't find at big-box stores. We have a lot of local brands, and we try to stock a lot of products from the Southeast. We've been working with the city to set up some mobile locations on Acworth’s three beaches, too. We offer rentals for kayaks, paddle boards, paddle boats, and canoes....
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Lisa Mack- Two LiRu Antiques

THE SWEET LIFE & ANTIQUES

In the market for vintage vinyl, an antique rocking horse, or pre-Prohibition barware? You just might find it at Two LiRu. Lisa Mack’s eclectic antiques and decor shop is one of the true gems of Main Street: a place where you can find something special for your home, hunt for the perfect keepsake gift, or wander around admiring 10,000 square feet of expertly curated treasures....
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Kevin Marcy- Cowan Mill

COWAN MILL EVENT SPACE

Built in the 19th century, the Mill has been a fixture on the Acworth landscape for generations, and in its new life as a wedding venue, it’s getting a long-overdue facelift (complete with covered patio, outdoor fireplaces, and one stunning chandelier). But you don’t have to get hitched to enjoy the newly revitalized Mill. Kevin and his family hope to share this special landmark with Acworth through community events, too...
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Henry & Claudia Chandler – Henry’s Louisiana Grill

SOUTHERN CAJUN FUSION... YUM!

"It’s Southern, fusion, and Cajun. My first job back from Europe was in a fusion restaurant. The Southern part comes from my upbringing — for 18 years I was brought up on a farm and my nanny did Southern cooking. That’s where you get Louisiana alligator flash-fried with a hoisin sauce, topped with remoulade. We do traditional gumbo, etouffee, and jambalaya, but then we have Nanny Castell’s fried chicken plate, served over..."
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Veronica Dudley – Fish Thyme Restaurant

FALL IN LOVE WITH FOOD

Steve and Veronica Dudley opened Fish Thyme, their cozy, modern seafood restaurant after they both fell in love with the space—and with Acworth. Since then, Fish Thyme has become a local favorite, a date night go-to, and even a destination for wedding proposals. What makes the it so special? Aside from serving some of the best seafood in the northern suburbs, the duo are part of the community here, and they make their guests feel like family...
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Danielle Hildebrand – Pearl’s Spa

SPA & APOTHECARY... HEAL WELL

Pearl’s is a family affair: the spa is not only named for Danielle’s grandmother, but the space itself is also the former home of Danielle’s mother’s spa. And, according to Danielle, it couldn’t have succeeded without the Acworth community showing up and supporting her. We sat down with Danielle to chat about what she loves about Acworth...
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Abbie Parks – Preserving Acworth History

HISTORIC PRESERVATION & TOURISM

When Abbie Parks isn’t hosting cocktail hour on the front porch of her historic Acworth home or jetting around Main Street with her tiny canine companion, Radar, she’s probably working to share her love for the city with others. That might mean welcoming 20,000 visitors into town for the annual Acworth ArtFest she helps organize, or campaigning to preserve a historic landmark. We caught up with Abbie to chat about her favorite pieces of hidden history in Acworth...
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Marvon Williams – All of The Above

AT HOME IN ACWORTH

If you’ve attended one of Acworth’s much-loved public events, you’ve probably spotted Marvon Williams. Marvon, an American Family Insurance agent, moved to Acworth nearly two decades ago, and he’s been one of the town’s biggest cheerleaders ever since. We caught up with him to see where he takes out-of-towners, where he enjoys hitting the links, and his tips for visitors...
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Trevor & Natasha Beemon – On The Front Porch

ON THE FRONT PORCH

Trevor took Natasha on a romantic drive through historic Acworth, where Trevor spent time as a kid. “She didn’t know about Acworth and I wanted to show it to her,” he says. It must have worked: now, the couple is happily married, working in Cobb County and raising their one-year-old son, Tuck, right here in Acworth. Trevor and Natasha know all the good tips about Acworth: from baby-friendly brunch to date night spots to the historical sites they impress their out-of-town friends with...
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Tommy Allegood – Mayor of Acworth

MAYOR OF ACWORTH

Tommy Allegood likes to say that he’s never really had a career, but “a series of adventures.” Two decades ago, one of those adventures led him to Acworth, and before he knew it, he and his wife Carol were renovating their beautiful, century-old Victorian farmhouse in their brand-new hometown. Not being one to say no to a good adventure, Tommy found himself signing up to run for City Council in 1999. The rest, as they say, is history...
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