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NEWSLETTER #27

Newsletter-#27 Newsletter #27 features our upcoming Community Picnic + Annual Open House—and recent partnership with Nest. We continue our Mother’s Day Gift Guides for Alabama Chanin and DIY through May—and will be hosting two brunches: Mother’s Day Brunch on May 10th and our Friends of the Café | Makeshift brunch titled “Pies + Casseroles: A Celebration of the Southern Oven” with Angie Mosier and Lisa Donovan on May 17th.

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xoNatalie and all of us @ Alabama Chanin

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 3.30.2015 – 4.4.2015

ALABAMA CHANIN – THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 3.30.2015 – 4.4.2015

“Despite the forecast, live like it’s spring.” – Lilly Pulitzer

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, March 30 – Saturday, April 4:

STORE
Make plans now to join us for our Community Picnic on Saturday, April 11. Festivities of the day will include a pot-luck style picnic (bring your favorite side dish or dessert), guided tours of the studio, and one-hour mini-workshops.

STORE HOURS
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu every day.

Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like pimento cheese and our carrot and ginger soup.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. Please provide 24 hours’ notice when placing an order.

Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.

CAFÉ HOURS
Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

ALABAMA CHANIN – SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Join us for Saturday Brunch at The Factory Café. This week’s Brunch features our Farm Breakfast which includes cheesy scrambled eggs and a homemade biscuit with gravy.

As always, we will have selection of seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

View our Saturday Brunch menu here or check below.

Saturday Store Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Café Hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm

The Factory Store + Café
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630

Call us: +1.256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com

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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 3.23.2015 – 3.28.2015

The Factory This Week

“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, March 23 – Saturday, March 28:

STORE
Don’t forget to explore our Alabama Chanin and Studio Style Mother’s Day gift guides. Let them help you find the perfect way to say “thank you” this Mother’s Day.

STORE HOURS
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu every day.

Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like pimento cheese and our carrot and ginger soup.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. Please provide 24 hours’ notice when placing an order.

Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.

CAFÉ HOURS
Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Saturday Brunch + The Factory This Week

Join us for Saturday Brunch at The Factory Café. This week’s Brunch features our French Toast made from ciabatta bread, soaked in a cinnamon custard and served with maple syrup.

As always, we will have selection of seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

View our Saturday Brunch menu here or check below.

Saturday Store Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Café Hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm

The Factory Store + Café
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630

Call us: +1.256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com

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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 3.16.2015 – 3.21.2015

The Factory This Week

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, March 16 – Saturday, March 21:

STORE

Spend your Monday morning working on your latest project in the company of fellow sewers. Join us for Third Mondays on March 16. Light breakfast, coffee, and tea will be available for purchase from The Factory Café.

The Alabama Chanin Pop-up Store will be up and running beginning March 19th. The store features one-of-a-kind indigo pieces from the Alabama Chanin collection, A. Chanin garments, and a special selection of home goods, accessories, and more.

STORE HOURS

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS

Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.

CAFÉ

Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu weekly.

Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like pimento cheese and our carrot and ginger soup.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. Please provide 24 hours’ notice when placing an order.

Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.

Café Hours:
Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am but coffee and snacks are available all day.

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SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Saturday Brunch + The Week in Review

Join us tomorrow, March 14, for Saturday Brunch at The Factory Café. This week’s Brunch features our Factory Benedict with a side of Anson Mills Grits.

As always, we will have a selection of seasonal choices that highlight products from local and regional farms and purveyors.

View our Saturday Brunch menu here or check below.

Saturday Store Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Café Hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm

The Factory Store + Café
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630

Call us: +1.256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com

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HISTORY OF BRUNCH (+ SUNDAYS)

HISTORY OF BRUNCH (+ SUNDAYS)

We have organized two special events on back-to-back Sundays. Mother’s Day Sunday Brunch, on May 10th, features the best-of-the-best of our café brunch with the addition of some very special treats for mom. Reserve a spot for our seatings at 10:00am – 11:30am or 12:00pm – 2:00pm or get more details below.

And the following Sunday, May 17th, we are hosting our first-ever Friends of the Café | Makeshift Brunch titled Pies + Casseroles: A Celebration of the Southern Oven, a fundraiser for Jones Valley Teaching Farm and hosted in collaboration with friends and acclaimed chefs (photographers, writers, and superwomen too) Lisa Donovan and Angie Mosier.

Both of these inaugural events call for preregistration. All of this talk about Brunch made us start wondering how this meal came about. Read on to discover (what we believe to be) the origin of this most delicious meal:

Brunch has become such a widely adopted part of the American culinary experience and like so many food traditions, its existence cannot be nailed down to one exact moment. There was no year B.B. (before brunch) and no A.B. (after brunch) but food historians and brunch experts believe that the meal originated in Great Britain’s hunting culture. Large, multi-course breakfasts were prepared for sizeable hunting parties and included pork, eggs, fruit, pastries, and other hearty foods. However, it is possible to pin down the origin of the word “brunch”, which is obviously a combination of the words “breakfast” and “lunch.” It was first printed in an 1895 Hunter’s Weekly article by Guy Beringer titled, “Brunch: A Plea.” In the article, Beringer argued against heavy, post-church Sunday meals, in favor of a lighter meal during the late morning hours—one that encouraged a cocktail or two. ”Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting,” Beringer wrote. ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.”

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THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 3.9.2015 – 3.14.2015

THE FACTORY | THIS WEEK 3.9.2015 – 3.14.2015

“I’m all about finding free space for people to be themselves so that they can then choose, consciously, to contribute to others around them.” – from A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to Managing Ourselves by Ari Weinzweig

Here is what we have going on this week, Monday, March 9 – Saturday, March 14:

STORE
Join us on Monday, March 9 for the next conversation in our On Design Series. Register now to reserve your seat for our conversation on the design collaborative Memphis in the 1980s. Registration includes admission, participation in the conversation, and a cup of coffee or tea.

Be on the lookout for our site-side Mother’s Day Sale beginning at midnight on Thursday, March 12.

STORE HOURS
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

TOURS
Stop by any weekday at 2:00pm for a guided tour of our space, including The Factory, the Alabama Chanin production and design studio, and Building 14.

CAFÉ
Join us for lunch at The Factory Café this week and enjoy a new menu every day.

Also don’t forget to take a look in our cooler—fully stocked with homemade ready-to-go items like pimento cheese and our carrot and ginger soup.

We offer freshly baked whole cakes as well. Our cakes are made from scratch, fresh from the oven. Please provide 24 hours’ notice when placing an order.

Custom catering is now available for all events and occasions. Work directly with our head chef, Zach Chanin, and the Alabama Chanin team to create a menu tailored to your needs.

CAFÉ HOURS:
Monday – Saturday, 11:00am – 2:00pm
*Lunch service begins at 11:00am but coffee and snacks are available all day.

Continue reading

SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

SATURDAY BRUNCH + THE WEEK IN REVIEW

View our Saturday Brunch menu here.

Saturday Store Hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Café Hours: 11:00am – 2:00pm.

The Factory Store + Café
462 Lane Drive
Florence, Alabama 35630

Call us: +1.256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com

THE WEEK IN REVIEW

Read: Shop Class as Soulcraft

The Art of Rebellion

Explore Natalie’s Picks

Hot and Cold Tea Cocktails

The Bitter Southerner: The Meat and Three

On Design: 1980 + Memphis Design

Embroidery’s Back

Catch up with Newsletter #26

Alabama Chanin @ lf8