S2E24: Eating in Athens – Seabear Oyster Bar

S2E24: Eating in Athens – Seabear Oyster Bar

Eating in Athens Our first stop of our eating in Athens tour was Seabear Oyster Bar, where we sat down with Chef Patrick, and his partner Peter, about the Athens dining scene. We talked about what to eat in Athens, from the high-end dining spots to the greasy spoons. Of course, it took a little more prodding to get the low down on the college dining scene. I wanted to visit Athens because it is a fun college town. I loved our food at Seabear, but I wanted to pretend to be a college student for a few days! And Chef Patrick and Peter didn’t disappoint with their recommendations. Chef Patrick also didn’t disappoint in the dishes he brought out for us to test out the Seabear menu. Taking traditional southern ingredients, and fusing them with international flair, with one of Seabear’s most popular dishes being their okra. Thanks to both Chef Patrick and Peter for helping us out with their recommendations for eating in Athens! What We Ate at Seabear Oyster Bar Mentions on This Week’s Food Travel Podcast How We Survived Our First US Road Trip: The story of the #USChowDown What to Eat in Athens: Our recommendations for eating in Athens Georgia Seabear: The Icelandic Band: Yes, we are mentioning an Icelandic band Seabear Oyster Bar: The restaurant, not the Icelandic band The Four Courseman: Chef Patrick’s pilot on the Cooking Channel The National in Athens: Mediterranean cuisine in Athens Georgia Roasted in Macon Georgia: Amazing sandwiches The Branded Butcher: For great charcuterie Pulaski Heights BBQ: Some of the best BBQ around Athens, and go for the...
S2E23: Eating Macon BBQ – The Best Rub for Your Butt

S2E23: Eating Macon BBQ – The Best Rub for Your Butt

Eating Macon BBQ With Mama Honey’s In the lead up to the #USChowDown, there were was one story we anticipated telling that we were super excited, and a little anxious, about telling. The story is the one that leads us to showing up in Georgia, as guests of honor at a Macon BBQ party, hosted by a person who claims to make the Best Rub For Your Butt – Mama Honey’s Hiney Rub. We recorded this episode of our culinary travel podcast the day after the epic Macon BBQ party. Perhaps we should have recorded it the day before. Because Robert Fisher, and his partner Mariana were graceful hosts. They opened up their home to us, invited about a hundred of their friends, and made some amazing BBQ. But, we were all a little beat up, and a bit hung over, the day after the big event. But, we were thrilled to have met so many wonderful people in Macon, Georgia! And, all of this occurred because of Twitter. So, thank you, Twitter, for bring us to this corner of Georgia, and introducing us to some fine Macon BBQ. Thank you for giving us a break from our road trip weariness. Most of all, we thank Robert and Mariana for not being serial killers! Mentions on This Week’s Food Travel Podcast How We Survived Our First US Road Trip Mama Honey’s Hiney Rub: The Best Rub For Your Butt Follow Mama Honey’s on Twitter The Otis Redding Foundation: Where we met Justin, Otis’s grandson! Macon Airbnb: If you head to Macon, check out Scott’s Airbnb listing, some really unique...
S2E22: Memphis BBQ at Central BBQ

S2E22: Memphis BBQ at Central BBQ

Talking Memphis BBQ We went to Memphis for one thing really. The top of our list of things to do in Memphis was eat BBQ. When doing our research, one place kept coming up as one of the best Memphis BBQ joints: Central BBQ. We arrived just before lunch time to talk Memphis BBQ with Rodger Sapp, one of the owners of Central BBQ. From his early beginnings, eating BBQ with his father, to becoming passionate about BBQ, it all lead him to Central BBQ. Memphis BBQ is Low and Slow What makes Memphis BBQ unique? What’s the difference between a pig and a whole hog?  What makes their wings so perfect? What is the difference between dry rub and wet ribs? What makes good BBQ great? And it wasn’t all about Memphis BBQ, but we also got to eat some locally famous, life changing banana pudding. Oh, and pulled BBQ pork nachos. There is so much BBQ talk in this food travel podcast that I was drooling just listening to the playback. Mentions on This Week’s Food Travel Podcast How We Survived Our First US Road Trip Central BBQ: in Downtown Memphis, located just across the street from the National Civil Rights Museum Scott Parker’s BBQ: Old school BBQ in Lexington, Tennessee What to Do In a Weekend in Memphis: Including several recommendations on great places for Memphis BBQ The Shed BBQ in Ocean Springs, Mississippi: The first time we talked BBQ during #USChowDown Mama Honey’s Hiney Rub: The Best Rub For Your Butt Gus’s Fried Chicken: Spicy hot fried chicken in Memphis Too Hot to Handle: What to...
S2E21: Baton Rouge Craft Beer

S2E21: Baton Rouge Craft Beer

Talking Baton Rouge Craft Beer Looking for something to do in Louisiana, before noon, on a weekday? How about drinking down a few pints of Baton Rouge craft beer. That’s just what we did when we met Joe from Southern Craft Brewing Company. When he’s not a project manager for large oil and gas clients, he’s brewing beer, just through the back door of his uniquely located tasting room. We pulled off the highway, and wound our way to the back of an industrial park, and there’s where we found the Southern Craft Brewing Company. We talked with Joe about his transition from home brewer to official brew master. And, he’s off and running with award winning beers with names like Pompous Pelican, Red Stick Ryle, and Swamp Sting. We also got a quick little history lesson on Baton Rouge, and the famous red stick and what it means to follow your passion. And, when I said you should head over to the tasting room in the middle of the day, might want to check their hours first. In this case, Joe left his day job to open up the tasting room, and talk with us about the Baton Rouge craft beer scene. And, of course, there’s some country music playing in the background. Check out Southern Craft Breweing Company in Baton Rouge! Mentions on This Week’s Culinary Podcast Where to Find the Best Gulf Coast Eats! – Our guide on what to eat in Baton Rouge, and the rest of the region, including several of our restaurant recommendations where you can find Southern Craft Brewing Company beer. How We Survived Our...
S2E20: Tiger Deaux-Nuts Baton Rouge

S2E20: Tiger Deaux-Nuts Baton Rouge

Most of our our podcast episodes are scheduled ahead of time. We know who we are going to speak with, we do a little background research, and have a list of topics to discuss. This episode was just not that kind of episode. As soon as we bit into the first bit of a breakfast sandwich at Tiger Deaux-Nuts Baton Rouge, we knew we had to learn the story behind this little bit of donut heaven in Louisiana. The Best Breakfast Sandwich in Baton Rouge Jeff of Tiger Deaux-Nuts explained just what was on one of the best breakfast sandwiches we’ve ever eaten. First off, it included a special sausage, called boudin, and it was sandwiched between two slices of their famous donuts. It was so tasty I didn’t even need to add ketchup! Locals say it makes a “mockery of the McGriddle.” The Donuts at Tiger Deaux-Nuts Baton Rouge Jeff was a man with a dream. A donut dream. On this week’s episode of our food travel podcast, not only did we talk about a locally famous breakfast sandwich, but we learned how he came up with the idea of creating an artisan donut shop in Baton Rouge. And, what’s with the name? What is a deaux-nut anyway? It’s the Cajun way of spelling donut. Well, maybe not officially, but it’s a Cajun play on words. Trust us. Mentions on This Week’s Culinary Podcast Where to Find the Best Gulf Coast Eats! Tiger Deaux-Nuts in Baton Rouge Greenhouse on Porter – the biscuit and coffee shop in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. We chatted with the women behind the biscuits...
S2E19: Talking BBQ and Food Travel With Jay Ducote

S2E19: Talking BBQ and Food Travel With Jay Ducote

Part 2 of our chat with Jay Ducote, the unofficial food mayor of Baton Rouge. Whereas our first episode talked about Jay’s transition from typical office worker to food TV celebrity, this episode focuses on food travel. And, in particular BBQ and food travel. Talking BBQ With Jay Ducote According to Jay Ducote, the self proclaimed BBQ connoisseur, where is the best place to travel in the US for BBQ? Let’s just say, it involves beef, beef ribs, and brisket. Any guesses? Listen to the podcast. Well, we also talk BBQ pork, because we can’t have a single episode of this culinary podcast without Eric talking about pork. Talking Food Travel With Jay Ducote Our chat with Jay quickly turned from BBQ to Louisiana food specialties, including a special local sausage. We don’t want to give too much away as there will be special episode and blog post later about boudin. Jay also provides his advice on what to eat in Baton Rouge, including oysters which rival those available in New Orleans. We talked with Jay about local Baton Rouge chefs and their restaurants, focusing on local cuisine and use of fresh, local ingredients. We also talk about the possibility of Indian fusion tacos in Baton Rouge and the occupational hazards of being a food travel blogger. Tweet to Jay and let him know you heard about him on our culinary travel podcast!  Jay, like us, always wonders “Is there anyone out there listening?” Mentions on This Episode of our Food Travel Podcast Where to Find the Best Gulf Coast Eats! The Next Food Network Star – Jay was the...
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