MELISSA LIBBY & ASSOCIATES STARTS THE SEASON WITH NEW CLIENTS

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contact Caryn Faulkner at
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ATLANTA (April 26, 2011)- Spring is the season for new things, and Melissa Libby & Associates has been busy acquiring several new and exciting clients for 2011. Melissa Libby & Associates is a consumer-focused public relations agency that specializes in restaurants, retail stores, food/beverage products, hotels and other businesses across the country. From working with the beloved state vegetable to the opening of Atlanta's top gourmet ice cream shop, the Atlanta public relations firm has already had a busy year. New 2011 clients include:

 Located in Dahlonega, Georgia, BlackStock Vineyards & Winery gives guests a place to enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while standing among lush vineyards and sampling some of the best wines in the Southeast. The North Georgia winery offers tastings, tours and serves as the perfect spot for special events. For more information, visit www.bsvw.com.

 Located in the heart of Midtown adjacent to the Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel, Briza serves urban Italian fare with an emphasis on farm-to-fork cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The newly opened restaurant offers guests a warm, comfortable environment with neighborhood appeal and sophisticated style. For more information, click here.

 Double Zero Napolenta is an upscale southern Italian restaurant that features the cuisine of the Campania region of Italy, as well as traditional Neapolitan pizza. The restaurant, which opens Monday, May 9, also has an adjacent café - The Café at Double Zero - that will serve breakfast and lunch beginning in June. For more information, visit Double Zero on Facebook.

 Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant was the first Irish pub to be designed and constructed in Ireland and shipped and installed in Atlanta. The restaurant is distinguished by its genuine Irish hospitality, the quality of its pints and authentic Irish food and fun. For more information, visit www.fadoirishpub.com.

 Morelli's Gourmet Ice Cream & Desserts offers an array of frozen treats made with fresh and natural ingredients. In addition to gourmet ice cream, the shop features a selection of sorbets, ice cream cakes, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and frappes. Morelli's will open its second Atlanta location in mid-May. For more information, visit www.morellisicecream.com.

 No. 246 (twofoursix) is a locally driven, Italian-inspired restaurant that is set to open in mid-June in the heart of Decatur, Georgia. The restaurant name reflects the original name of the plot of land on which the restaurant sits, dating back to the early 1900s. No. 246's menu will feature simple preparations of wood-fired cuisine that showcase the true quality of farm fresh ingredients. For more information, visit www.no246.com.

 New York Butcher Shoppe is a high quality market that offers an array of items including hand-cut steaks using Premium Angus Beef, prepared entrées, side dishes, salads, dips, fresh sausages, frozen pastas, vegetables and a top selection of fine wines and cheeses. The store has also recently started carrying grass fed beef from Georgia's own White Oak Pastures. New York Butcher Shoppe has three locations in Alpharetta, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. For more information, visit www.nybutcher.com.

 Spice Route Supper Club gives Atlantans the opportunity to experience authentic Indian cuisine through a series of secret monthly dinner events. Each special meal is prepared by Asha Gomez, a native of Kerala, India. Spice Route suppers generally include a five-course meal and gatherings of approximately 20 people. For more information, visit www.spiceroutesupperclub.com.

 Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, Tristan is a fine dining restaurant that specializes in cuisine made with simple, fresh ingredients. Executive Chef Nate Whiting presents diners with inspired twists on traditional ingredients and is known for turning the simple into a sublime meal. The restaurant also offers an incredible wine selection with over 400 labels in its extensive wine cellar. For more information, visit www.tristandining.com.

 The Vidaliar Onion Committee is an organization that was established in 1989 as Federal Marketing Order No. 955. The order authorizes production research, marketing research and development and marketing promotion programs for Vidalia onions. The organization celebrated a historical event on Friday, April 29, with the opening of the Vidalia Onion Museum. The 1,300-square-foot space is filled with an array of educational exhibits that highlight the sweet onion's economic, cultural and culinary significance. For more information, visit VidaliaOnion.org.

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