Paul Calvert has worked in restaurants and bars since he was fifteen. A graduate of The College of Charleston and Georgia State University with degrees in English Literature from both, Calvert worked as a teacher in Boston for years, but couldn’t get the food and drink business out of his system. In 2010, Calvert moved back to Atlanta to open a cocktail bar called the Sound Table, which was named one of the Best Bars in the South by Imbibe Magazine in its first six months of business. Calvert then operated the classically-inspired steakhouse and cocktail bar Paper Plane. Paper Plane was an immediate success and was recognized by Esquire, Garden and Gun, Southern Living, The Guardian UK, and CNN as one of the best bars in America. In 2015, Calvert joined forces with four of his best pals to open Ticonderoga Club, a townie joint with great food, drink, and service.