If you live in one of 13 major cities across the United States (and counting), you've probably heard of Scoutmob. It's a deals site, though slightly different Groupon or Living Social. The difference is that Scoutmob really takes pride in the local scene. They literally "scout" the area for hidden gems and best kept secrets, but they also aren't afraid to pay tribute to popular local favorites. Sometimes, I haven't even heard of the place listed on a daily deal; but I'm always glad Scoutmob pointed me in their direction.
Scoutmob's headquarters is based in Atlanta, so we're very fortunate to be able to share their newest endeavors with them before the rest of the country gets to. One of Scoutmob's latest promotions is something called Revel, which takes the deal a step further to allow secret perks based on how frequently something is shared. Think of it as a mechanism to further the sense of community throughout The Mob. Atlanta was one of the first cities to receive Revel, and the secret events just keep coming!
Given Scoutmob's love for all things local (and the fact that the company was basically created during a caffeine-induced frenzy), it's no surprise that Batdorf & Bronson Roastery is one of their all-time faves. (If this name sounds familiar to you, it's because they're currently working with Atlanta Culinary Tours and I like to write about them.) Scoutmob hosted their most recent Revel party at the roastery with a few special guests, including Cacao and The Pie Shop. The beautiful part about this collaboration is that Batdorf & Bronson works closely with Cacao to create coffee chocolate bark. In addition, they've recently joined forces with The Pie Shop to create a fabulous mocha pie. See? Community!
The event kicked off with an intro from our hosts: the ladies of Scoutmob as well as Jason Dominy, The Rootinest Tootinest Handbrewing Barista Extraordinaire.
Musical entertainment was provided by Bosco, who encouraged us to give in to our caffeine buzzes and dance a little bit around the roastery.
As I mentioned, Cacao was there handing out delightfully rich pieces of their bark. And if I may gush for a moment here, I am obsessed with their branding. Gorgeous.
I was really excited to try some samples from The Pie Shop. I haven't had a chance to visit them yet, and I was psyched to discover that they lived up to the hype!
First up, I tried a spinach quiche and a key lime tart.
Next, I had a buttermilk pie and the Batdorf mocha.
They were all so good, but the quiche and the mocha were my favorites.
Yes, the food was delicious, but as our noses told us the moment we walked in, the star of this show was coffee.
Did I mention that the folks at Scoutmob have a thing for mustaches?
And why wouldn't they? Clearly these guys know how to have fun.
Are you in on the Revel scene? If not, what are you waiting for? I'd love to see you at the next party! In the meantime, be sure to follow these folks on Twitter to make sure you don't miss any of their fun happenings: