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...
Where to Eat in Athens Georgia

Where to Eat in Athens Georgia

  I wasn’t sure why I wanted to visit Athens Georgia. We were trying to skip Atlanta in favor of smaller cities, like Macon and Savannah. I heard Athens was a fun college town, home to the University of Georgia Bulldogs. I thought it would be fun to drink at college bars, and eat at some southern greasy spoons. We found those experiences, but some of the other experiences we had made me realize there is more to eat in Athens than college grub. A Weekend to Eat in Athens Within minutes of arriving in Athens, after a lengthy drive from Macon, we sat down at Seabear Oyster Bar. It’s not at all what I expected for our first meal in Georgia. Seabear Oyster Bar is located in the Bottleworks, a group of buildings once used by Coca-Cola to bottle. Now, it houses a series of restaurants and food outlets, each of which tries to work within the historic characteristics of the buildings. I was famished after the drive, and we chowed down. The menu was a mix of Asian and Southern fusion. And, although prior to this stop on the #USChowDown I wanted all classic southern food, I was happy to get just a little taste of Asia. An Asian inspired scallion pancake formed a crispy bottom for sweet rock crab and a spicy mayo: Beautiful chargrilled okra was a nice change from the tasty, but fried, okra we had been eating along the trip. This version, served in a cast iron skillet, was topped with an aioli sprinkled with Old Bay seasoning: Seabear Oyster Bar prides themselves on...
S2E17: Our First American Road Trip

S2E17: Our First American Road Trip

#USChowDown – An American Road Trip We have several weeks of great culinary stories coming to you on the podcast. We’ve already published a few, but there are more to come. This episode is just an overview of our thoughts on the #USChowDown, and how we are still a little surprised that we survived our first American road trip! #USChowDown was a huge success, even if we returned to Bangkok a little wider around the waist than when we left. But, if we came back after eating all that food thinner than before, that would have been strange. We ate great food across the Gulf Coast, had a BBQ party hosted in our honor in Macon, and ate at one of the top restaurants in the US. So, not too shabby, uh? We even survived two weeks with family, visiting Eric’s sisters in North Carolina, my sisters wedding, and spent time with Eric’s mother in New Jersey, who watched us spend a weekend eating New Jersey pizza. We tell all these stories, and more, on this week’s episode about our first American road trip. Mentions on This Episode of the Food Travel Podcast Where to Find the Best Gulf Coast Eats! How to Survive Your First American Road Trip Kia America – The road trip would not have been the #USChowDown without Biscuit, our 2016 Kia Optima Viking River Cruises – where we met our good friend Eileen! The Weekly West Wing Podcast – it kept us sane on our American road trip Halls Chop House – Sunday Gospel Brunch and one of the top restaurants in the US Recent...
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