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Member of the Month: December 2016

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association: Member of the Month 

December 2016: Note Bistro & Wine Bar, Ruth Pratt
“A comfortable neighborhood gathering place for local residents”

Business History
Ruth Pratt did not start out in the restaurant industry but three years ago she decided to do something special. Ruth being a food lover, decided to open up an establishment that she felt was unique to Harrisburg. Ruth spent three years planning and searching for the right spot. When the location became available she decided it was the perfect spot. The location having been through several other restaurants Ruth was confident she could make it work. She felt she could “break the curse” and with being able to add a liquor license it would help to create a successful bistro and wine bar. Ruth continues every day to find new ways to improve and grow the business while giving back to the community.

About the Business
Note Bistro & Wine Bar has grown over the last two years. Ruth has reached out to people who just love a great dining experience from all over central Pennsylvania. Note carries an extensive Old World wine list that features a wide selection of curious and interesting grape varietals. The building where Note Bistro & Wine Bar resides is a 1910 Victorian home that has been repurposed into a warm and inviting establishment. Note’s menu consists of a seasonally changing menu that spotlights fresh ingredients prepared from scratch as well as inspired and creative daily specials. Note has partnered with other small businesses in the neighborhood and created an environment of support for one another and endeavor to grow the area by increasing tourism into it and making it a place where people want to live. For more information about Note Bistro & Wine Bar go to

Giving Back
Note Bistro & Wine Bar understands how important it is to give back to the community. Note has been a big supporter of the Nobody’s Cats Foundation who spay and neuter stray cats and the Speranza Animal Rescue efforts. If you can’t tell Ruth loves animals. They support and have had events for the Mulberry Street Bridge Mural Project, who is dedicated to restoring and relocating murals in Harrisburg. They have participated in the March of Dimes Signature Chef ’s Auction and have donated countless gift certificates, wine pairings and food items to schools and other local fundraising organizations.

Note Bistro & Wine Bar
1530 North 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Dauphin County

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Mixologist of the Month: December 2016

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association’s Mixologist of the Month

December: Kendra Schell

Signature Cocktail:
Makers Mark Manhattan
1.5 Ounces of Makers Mark
Splash of Sweet Vermouth
Splash of Cherry Juice
Dash of Bitters

Kendra Schell started in the restaurant industry at a young age. Kendra’s friend’s family owned a local restaurant in downtown Mechanicsburg. Kendra’s friend’s parents offered her a job at the restaurant because she spent so much time there. Kendra started out busing tables and washing dishes and the rest is history. She moved onto other restau- rants and ended up with her mentor, Jim learning the ins and outs of the bartending business. Kendra is forever grateful for having Jim take her under his wing.

Kendra’s favorite things about her job at Snapper’s Bar & Grill are her regular customers. She has worked at Snappers for a little over ten years and she considers her customers as dear friends. Kend- ra’s advice to being a good bartender is to have good listening skills and to do it right the first time, no matter how busy you get. When Kendra isn’t behind the bar she likes to spend time with her Bernese Mountain Dog, Kai. They dress up in their Steelers and Penn State jerseys and watch the football games together.

Snapper’s Bar & Grill
120 E. Allen Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055