November 27 2011
Photo By: Andrea Cannistraci
journeyPod was again front and center at the 8th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. This international showcase of the world’s premier wines, spirits, chefs, culinary personalities, and gourmet foods did not disappoint!
We called Hotel Solamar home for the weekend, and chatted with GM, Mark Dibella for some inside scoop on this amazing property located in the heart of the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter.
Our weekend of gluttony included a Belgian Beer Tasting & Pairing with Chef Daniel Joly (Mirabelle at Beaver Creek). And at the Reserve and Limited Tasting Event, it was more than just wine... There was scotch! SipSmokeSavor was pairing scotches with chocolates.
It was a sunny San Diego Saturday for The Grand Tasting Event down at the Embarcadero where we ran into a number of unique luxury brands such as Chuao Chocolate, DelGrosso Sauce, Wild Hibiscus, and Ca’momi Wines.
Take a listen as we give you inside scoop on everything from crazy wine owners, to edible flowers, to how to live like a local.
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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".
July 9 2008
journeyPod and Foodtrekker have teamed up to explore the culinary hub of Portland, Oregon. Portland is a big small city with a wide variety of unique neighborhoods. Each neighborhood tells a unique story and the people around you are extremely friendly and laid back.
Take the MAX transit system to the neighborhoods of Hawthorne, Sellwood and Alberta or drive an hour to the nearest beach, volcano, mountain, vineyard or brewery.
Erik Wolf, President and CEO of the International Culinary Tourism Association and Publisher of Foodtrekker.com explains that culinary tourism is more than a 5-star restaurant and focuses on the culinary culture of a city - chefs, local ingredients, cooking schools, recipes, etc.
Sip on a Depth Charge or Mexican Coffee at Coffee People. Enjoy a Pineapple Habanero Martini at Vault and Clark Lewis and let your tastebuds hop around at one of Portland's many Breweries like the Alameda Brewing House.
Enjoy podsafe artist Allison Crowe and her hit "This little bird".
journeyPod is heading out west to a city that has been labeled "North America's Best Big City" by Money Magazine. Portland, Oregon is a city that has an amazing local scene, fantastic dining options and a wide variety of modern and historic accomodations. With unique neighborhoods, proximity to the beach, volcanoes, mountains, vineyards and breweries - its hard to ever get bored in this great city!
We chat with Erik Wolf, President and CEO of the International Culinary Tourism Association and Publisher of Foodtrekker.com who tells us more about culinary tourism and some of his favorite hotspots in Portland which include Vindalho, Mamma Mia Trattoria, A Pizza Scholls, Farm Cafe and Noble Rot.
journeyPod and Foodtrekker have joined forces to bring you expert audio and written reviews of restaurants, bars and nightlife in top destinations. Travel like a local, not like a tourist!