CCJ Reports

For the barbecue lovers

For the barbecue lovers

Addison Robinson, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Local

Only real barbecue eaters understand that barbecue doesn’t all taste the same. In fact, some barbecue gurus have wondered how some of the barbecue they have eaten was even worthy enough to be classified as barbecue. So, if you want to try some real barbecue in Macon, I’ve compiled a list of the...

Macon Storytellers at Grant’s Lounge

Macon Storytellers at Grant’s Lounge

Victoria Whitehead, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2019


Filed under A&E, Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Local

Storytelling is the art of captivating an audience’s attention by taking their imagination on a joyride through spoken words. While storytelling isn’t a new pastime, it has evolved. The old tradition has been given a new life. Macon Storytellers is working to keep the rhythm of group storytelling alive...

Downtown Macon Restaurant Spotlight

Downtown Macon Restaurant Spotlight

Addison Robinson, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Local

How to eat like you’re at The Masters

How to eat like you’re at The Masters

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Local, Sports

This week, not too far down the road from Macon, the Masters golf tournament will be taking place at the Augusta National Golf Club. The Masters is one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world, and while the tournament has many infamous qualities, the concessions are a fan favorite.   ...

A day in the life of a food server

A day in the life of a food server

Cheyenne Hines, Contributing Writer

April 5, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Local

The food industry is ever growing. People always need and want to eat. Servers and bartenders are the backbones of restaurants. Their hard work and dedication to their customers helps run the industry. So, what’s it like to be a server? Take a look at the photos to see a typical day for a server at Buf...

Just Curious: What is the history of Francar’s Buffalo Wings?

Just Curious: What is the history of Francar’s Buffalo Wings?

Lacee Getter, 13WMAZ Intern

March 28, 2019


Filed under EngageCCJ, Food, Just Curious, Lifestyle, Local, More Student Work

MACON, Ga. — The well-known wing shop and restaurant Francar’s Buffalo Wings has been around for over 26 years. It got its start on Log Cabin Dr. before moving to Mercer Village on March 13, 2009. “Lots of Mercer students would bring photos and different things to our restaurant before we even...

How to Meal Prep Painlessly

How to Meal Prep Painlessly

Laurel Huster, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Explainers, Food, Lifestyle, Lists, Local

When you hear the words “meal prepping” many different things may come to mind. For some, they think of ridiculously healthy food and spending hours in the kitchen. For others, meal prepping may just be making a grocery store list and sticking to it. No matter what you think about meal prepping...

Just Curious: What Is Macon Vegans Meetup?

Just Curious: What Is Macon Vegans Meetup?

Lacee Getter, 13WMAZ Intern

February 13, 2019


Filed under EngageCCJ, Explainers, Food, Just Curious, Lifestyle, Local, Macon Food Story, More Student Work

In the last decade there's been substantial growth in the population of people transitioning into eating a plant-based diet. Now what is a plant-based or vegan diet? It's when someone does not consume meat, dairy, eggs or any form of animal byproducts into their diet. Gigi Weaver, the founder of Macon Ve...

Seven places to get the best wings in Macon

Seven places to get the best wings in Macon

Cheyenne Hines, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Lists, Local

When I was younger, I didn’t appreciate a good chicken wing. Now that I’m older, I’m making up for lost time by eating at as many wing restaurants in Macon as possible. During my journey, I have discovered that some eateries remain superior to others. I’ve listed my top seven favorite wing rest...

Vegan dining in Macon

Vegan dining in Macon

Victoria Whitehead, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Lists, Local

On the quest for vegan restaurants in Macon, many restaurants I visited offered vegan and vegetarian options. However, most options were limited to salads, rice or potato dishes. Several servers did not know the difference between vegan and vegetarian. This is not completely uncommon in a culture and...

What’s the difference between Peppermint and Spearmint?

What’s the difference between Peppermint and Spearmint?

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under A&E, EngageCCJ, Explainers, Food, Lifestyle, Local

The two are often lumped together as the same thing, but there are distinct differences between the two. For starters, the two are derived from different species of plants even though they look identical. The spearmint is derived from Mentha spicata while peppermint is derived from Mentha piperita. ...

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