February 11 2011
Located in Morningside, just outside of Virginia Highlands, Rosebud is a favorite among locals who are looking for fresh, local fare at a really great price with impeccable service. Named after Jerry Garcia’s famed guitar, Rosebud serves a creative fare of American cuisine with a definite touch of Southern inspiration and offers guests a wide selection of reinvented classics. Chef Ron Eyester readily embraces the creative aspects of cooking and takes pride in being labeled the “Innovator of the Year” by the Georgia Restaurant Association. Ron Eyester shares his ideas, menus and thoughts on his weekly blog and has a very active following on Twitter, where he is known as the “Angry Chef”. We look forward to his latest venture The Family Dog (named after one of the first venues the Grateful Dead performed at) set to open in March/April 2011 which will serve as everyone's ” local watering hole”.
Enjoy podsafe artist Buddahead & their hit "When I Fall".
March 10 2010
journeyPod is back at the Ellis Hotel, Atlanta's only "Green" Boutique Hotel located in the heart of downtown. We had a chance to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend at the property and we highly recommend this to couples for next year! The only time we left our room was to taste some of Chef Thomas's delectable dishes! For Valentine's Day we enjoyed fresh Blue Pointe Oysters and North Georgia Trout stuffed with American Crab. After licking our plates clean, we headed to our candle-lit room where we were pleasantly surprised with champagne, edible chocolate with a feather duster and rose petals!
Let's listen in on our interview with Executive Chef Thomas McKeown as he chats about cooking with local organic produce at Terrace on Peachtree, shopping at farmer's markets & upcoming events like St. Patrick's Day!
Enjoy podsafe artist 3rd Culture with their hit "One Promise".
October 13 2009
After spending the day visiting the largest aquarium in the world, hiking up Stone Mountain, taking in a CNN Studio Tour and filling up on cola at the World of Coke, book yourself a room at Atlanta's only "Green" boutique hotel. The Ellis Hotel is a charming and unique property located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Conserving energy by using paper products that have been at least 30% post consumer recycled, timed light systems and recycled water - it's easy to see why this hotel was recently awarded an "Excellence" rating by Trip Advisor.
Enjoy American Heirloom dishes prepared by their Executive (Irish) Chef Thomas McKeown (check out our podcast with Chef Thomas!) . Terrace supports local and regional farmers, fisherman and producers. Try free wines between 5:30-6:30 p.m. nightly. When booking a room make sure to ask about breakfast and romance packages! Forget your hair straightener or Spanx at home? Don't fret, the "Women's Only" floor has more than enough goodies to make sure that you look your best at all times!
Listen in to our podcast with General Manager, Stacy Martin, as she discusses the concept of The Ellis Hotel, property amenities and the wonderful menu at Terrace! Enjoy the jazzy sounds of David Baumgarten with his hit "When I still Wonder".
September 11 2008
Atlanta is a city on the rise! With new restaurants, boutique hotels, wine bars, and lounges opening - culinary tourism is increasing rapidly!
Chefs in Atlanta are to thank for this great movement. Kevin Rathbun made his mark with his three hotspots: Rathbuns, Krog Bar and Rathbuns Steak. Hector Santiago has brought true Spanish tapas to Pura Vida in the Virginia Highlands. Top Chef contestant Richard Blais wows his patrons with his knowledge of comfort food and molecular gastronomy at Home.
journeyPod was especially impressed with Chef/Owner Gerry Klaskala, who continues to draw in the crowd at Aria restaurant in Buckhead. Serving delectable dishes like the Zinfandel Braised Beef Short Rib and a Warm Lobster Cocktail - there is a reason this restaurant is packed nightly with both locals and visitors!
Listen in as Chef Gerry explains his idea of creating food memories at Aria. Usher, Janet Jackson and Woody Harellson are just a few of the celebrity guests that have enjoyed Gerry's cooking!
Enjoy podsafe artist Jersey Jung and her song "Good at Goodbye".
For a full list of our favorite places in Atlanta, check out our Atlanta Destination Guide!
July 18 2008
Atlanta is a city famed for its Southern hospitality and rapid urban growth. The city views itself as progressive "New South" boasting expressive modern structures throughout the city.
Visitors and locals enjoy visiting the Fox Theatre, Woodruff Arts Center, Georgia Acquarium, Coca Cola Museum, Margaret Mitchel House, Zoo Atlanta and the Fernbank Science Center (Friday night "Martinis at the Imax" is fabulous).
If culinary tourism is what brings you to Atlanta, then check out some of Melissa Libby & Associates restaurant clients which include: Canoe, Aria, La Tavola Trattoria, Ecco and Aqua Blue.
For the wine enthusiasts out there - Wolf Mountain Winery in Dahlonoga, GA offers great wine tasting classes, dinners and special events throughout the year.
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Enjoy podsafe artist Andrew Ryan and his song "Heaven is our's tonight".
February 20 2008
Celebrating the most delightful fruits of France, the Tour de Champagne in Atlanta was an event not to be missed! Krug, Dom Perignon and Veuve Clicquot were flowing like water as guests enjoyed appetizers from restaurants like Eno, Atlanta Grill, Steel, Geisha House, Dolce, Flat Creek Lodge, Repast, The Sun Dial, Shaun's, SOHO and Nikolai's Roof.
Chef Roland Mesnier, who served as the White House Pastry Chef for 25 years, made a guest appearance and signed copies of his book: "Dessert University: More than 300 Spectacular Recipes and Essential Lessons from White House Pastry Chef Roland Mesnier".
Listen in as journeyPod chats with the Founder of Tour de Champagne Richard Marble, as he discusses the idea behind the event as well as upcoming tour stops.
Enjoy music from the Motion Picture "Once" as we leave you with the harmonious tune "Falling Slowly" sung by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova.
January 8 2008
The Georgia Aquarium was the beautiful backdrop to the 2007 Atlanta Rising Stars Revue on October 10, 2007. Culinary ninjas like Kevin Rathbun, Hector Santiago, Nick Oltarsh, Ford Fry and Eric Simpkins were awarded and praised for their contribution to the Atlanta culinary scene.
Listen in as journeyPod chats with Chef Kevin Rathbun of Rathbuns, Krog Bar and Rathbuns Steakhouse and find out what the one thing he does not like to eat.We also talk about South American spices with Puerto Rican Chef Hector Santiago of Pura Vida restaurant.
Enjoy Matthew Ebel's hit "I know you're there".
January 4 2008
Callaway Gardens, nestled in Pine Mountain Georgia is a great retreat for a day trip, family vacation or corporate event. With activities such as golfing (Tiger Woods played here!), horseback riding, indulging in a spa treatment, or taking a bike ride through the impressive gardens - there is something for everyone at Callaway Gardens.
The Lodge at Callaway Gardens is the perfect place to turn off the cell phone (not much reception anyway) and leave all your worries behind. journeyPod dined buffet-style at the Piedmont Room and enjoyed the plush bedding and room amenities during our stay.
Spokesperson, Rachel Crumbly, tells us more about the garden, lodging and dining options, as well as the seasonal activities such as the Hot Air Balloon Fest, Fantasy in Lights and the Masters Waterski Weekend.
Enjoy podsafe artist Oswald and their hit "Banging on those drums"
November 13 2007
journeyPod is your guide to luxury travel around the world. We give you VIP access to the hippest hotels, hottest nightlife and coolest restaurants.
journeyPod was live at 8th Annual Wine South Festival in Atlanta where we enjoyed a wine sampling of some of the finest European wines available, paired with spicy food provided by Hector Santiago of Pura Vida.
Maureen Petrosky was our sommelier for this tasting and taught us about pairing rieslings and riojas with meats, shrimp, chocolate and peppers. We were surprised to learn that sparkling wine goes extremely well with hot wings..something for the ladies to remember during football season!
Among many other titles, Maureen was named "Female Chef Extroardinaire" by the International Organization, Les Marmitons, and was a recent judge on Iron Chef America.
Enjoy the alternative sounds of Figureone and their song "Beautiful Creation".
October 30 2007
journeyPod has teamed up with InMotion Entertainment to offer you great travel tips and give you ideas on fun things to do in top destinations around the globe.
Atlanta is a city on the rise with new restaurants, shopping and highrises opening every week...its no wonder why ATL is on our list of hot destinations.
Whether you enjoy hiking up Stone mountain, throwing a frisbee at Piedmont Park, marveling at fish at the Georgia Aquarium, coke tasting at the World of Coca Cola, vintage shopping at Little 5 Points, pub crawling in Virginia Highlands or catching a show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre....Atlanta has an array of leisure activities. We also highlight great weekend getaways from Atlanta within this podcast.
Some of our journeyPod picks for best restaurants include Antica Posta, Haven, Rathbuns, JCT and Nuevo Laredo. Dance the night away at Opera, Fever, Compound, Cosmo Lava Lounge and Bazzaar.
For a full list of our favorite Atlanta nightspots visit our Atlanta Destination Guide.
Enjoy mainstream/podsafe artist Dashboard Confessionals and their hit "Screaming Infidelities".