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!
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".
July 1 2007
Atlanta is a city on the rise, with new bars and restaurants opening weekly. Visit the beautiful Piedmont Park in Midtown, shop for art in Little 5 Points or pub-hop in Virginia Highlands and really take in the more trendy areas of Atlanta.
journeyPod took the time to explore the newest neighborhood in Atlanta called Atlantic Station where hot events such as Cirque du Soleil have taken place and anticipated restaurants like Dolce and Geisha House have recently opened their doors.
In Atlantic Station, make sure you stay in the boutique Hotel and Condominium Twelve, where you will witness luxury at its best. From the granite counters, full kitchen, GHOST in-room service to the sophisticated hotel bar and restaurant Lobby, Twelve is the place to stay.
Check out our Atlanta Destination Guide for a local perspective on the hottest restaurants and bars!