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Mike LaSage and John Williams with Bone Lick BBQ, Marshall Seese with Mowgli and Tim Borchers with The Atlanta Streetcar


Mike LaSage and John Williams/Bone Lick BBQ Facebook

Bone Lick BBQ started as a pop-up restaurant concept by Executive Chef Mike LaSage at P’cheen, on Monday Nights, in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. For one night a week, P’cheen transformed into a BBQ restaurant that quickly gained popularity in and out of the city. People driving from all over the greater Atlanta burbs to get a sampling of that delicious, smoky goodness. Atlanta Magazine named it #4 in the state and #1 in the city limits.

Recently, Bone Lick BBQ have been fielding requests to bring their deliciousness to them. Special event catering and appearances at regional festivals has drastically helped to expand their business.

Bone Lick BBQ is one of the featured restaurants at the upcoming Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival happening March 1st at Atlantic Station.

Marshall Seese/Mowgli LinkedinTwitterFacebook

Marshall Seese, Jr. is the founder of Mowgli, an entertainment technology company that connects people through social creation. An experienced entrepreneur with a background in music, technology, and law, Marshall earned his law degree from the University of Michigan. After starting with the preeminent technology law firm Morris, Manning & Martin, Marshall founded and launched BCLS Legal, a successful boutique practice. In 2008, Marshall sold his stake in BCLS to become General Counsel of the global technology consulting firm North Highland. Three years later Marshall left and founded Mowgli. Marshall is also a seasoned musician with a recording agreement through Backspace Records. As a pioneer in creative business, Marshall lives by the mantra “Create. Connect.”

Tim Borchers/The Atlanta Streetcar TwitterFacebook

Timothy Borchers has 35 years of streetcar and tramway (light rail) experience on two continents, inclusive of 12 years of transit system management in private and government environments. This experience includes operations, system and vehicle design, construction, renewal and rehabilitation and new system start up.

He moved from Australia to the United States in 2002 to manage the Tampa Florida streetcar system and in 2008 began consulting to streetcar transit providers. In April of 2013 he was employed by the City of Atlanta as Deputy Commissioner of Public Works – Streetcar Executive Director to lead the Atlanta Streetcar project through construction and into operations.


Rob Merrick with Cypress Street Pint and Plate, Lance Smith with Pure Melon and Chad Shearer with Caren West PR


Rob Merrick/Cypress Street Pint and Plate FacebookTwitter

Located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta, Cypress Street Pint and Plate is a throwback to when the drinks were always cold, the food was always hot, and the bar-staff knew your name. With fourteen beers on tap, countless bottled selections, and a fully stocked selection of wine and spirits, Cypress has become a favorite neighborhood haunt and one of the city’s premier beer bars. Every Tuesday, Cypress Street’s resident Beer Geek, Rob Merrick, hosts Beer Geek Tuesday – a casual exploration of all things beer including food and beer pairings to rare casks and tap takeovers to specialty events. Cypress Street Pint and Plate is located on the corner of 6th street and Cypress Street at 817 West Peachtree, Suite E-125, Atlanta, Georgia. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2:30 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until midnight. For more information, call 404-815-9243.

Lance Smith/Pure Melon FacebookTwitter

Lance Smith is the owner of a production company Pure Melon. Offering a wide spectrum of services, from brand management to full-scale production to event solutions – for the last 5 years Lance & Co. have prided themselves with providing top-quality solutions for next level companies and brands. Projects include work with Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, Gilt Group and beyond.

Chad Shearer/Caren West PR FacebookTwitter

Caren West PR is a lifestyle and entertainment public relations and graphic design firm, whose clients range from some of Midtown Atlanta’s hottest and highest regarded restaurants to national music festivals and global fashion brands.