CCJ Reports

The Bear’s Den: Putting the soul in soul food

The Bear’s Den: Putting the soul in soul food

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Local, Macon Food Story

The Bear’s Den is a restaurant located just steps away from Tattnall Square Park and Mercer University. It serves Southern soul food favorites such as fried chicken and mac and cheese. The diner is owned by Kevin and Kristi Lyles. Their goal is to make customers feel at home. “To me, soul food...

Local vegan restaurant expands its business

Local vegan restaurant expands its business

Camryn Jackson, Contributing Writer

November 12, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Local, Macon Food Story

The local vegan food truck known for their homemade cinnamon rolls and gluten-free cupcakes has been around for a while now, but only recently has the business opened a storefront. Gourmet Goody Box owners Jessica and John Mack opened their restaurant at 2055 Eisenhower Parkway in early May. The...

Three food deals you can get by showing your ‘I voted’ sticker

Three food deals you can get by showing your ‘I voted’ sticker

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under EngageCCJ, Food, Lifestyle, Local

We all know that on your birthday it’s possible to get discounts on food at practically any location your heart desires: Dunkin Donuts, IHOP, Panera, Olive Garden. You name it! But did you know that you can get discounts on food for participating in the most recent midterm election? It’s tru...

Audiogram: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Audiogram: Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Camryn Jackson, Contributing Writer

September 30, 2018


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Food, Local

Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a great place to stop in and cool down from the scorching Macon heat. Take a listen to the sounds of the cafe located on Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard:

Audiogram: Z Beans Coffee

Audiogram: Z Beans Coffee

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2018


Filed under Audiograms, EngageCCJ, Food, Local

In August, Z Beans Coffee opened in Mercer Village. Listen as Z Beans General Manager, Alonso Ampuero talks about how the opening of Z Beans has been met with mixed reactions. https://youtu.be/eBobhmksmtg    

Oktoberfest in Macon

Oktoberfest in Macon

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2018


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

Oktoberfest is Germany’s largest fair and festival. Millions of people travel from around the world to attend the two-week event. And if they can’t make it to Germany, they hold their own festivities. Just Tap’d in Macon held an Oktoberfest celebration on Sept. 29. Traditional polka music was pla...

Three foods you should always have in your kitchen

Three foods you should always have in your kitchen

Camryn Jackson

September 13, 2018


Filed under Food, Lists, Uncategorized

Everyone has those days. You know, the days where you're rummaging through the refrigerator trying to figure out what exactly you should eat for dinner. While we can't resolve the issue of not being able to make up your mind about what you should eat, we can help you make sure you always have something to eat. If you make sure to always have these three staple food items in your kitchen, finding something to munch on will be a lot easier.

Five bizarre last meal requests of death row inmates

Five bizarre last meal requests of death row inmates

Mahima Sultan, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Food, Lists

We’ve all wondered what our last meal would be if we were placed on death row. Some people opt for a five-course meal, fast food or even their own mother’s cooking. So, if these are the norm, what are the weirdest or craziest last meals that have been requested while on death row?

What foods pair well with chocolate?

What foods pair well with chocolate?

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Food, Lists

Sometimes, you need to be adventurous in the kitchen. But maybe you don’t always feel like looking up and following an entire recipe, so you just start dipping things in melted chocolate against your better judgment.

Five must-have foods for your tailgate this fall

Five must-have foods for your tailgate this fall

Ryan Weaver, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Food, Lists, Sports

Everybody has their own special take on what makes good tailgate food. But what about putting together a spread that appeals to everyone? It’s not that easy. There are so many choices, but here are five options that are guaranteed to leave everyone satisfied and full.

Three of the best cheeseburgers in Macon

Three of the best cheeseburgers in Macon

K.J. Lemoine, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Food, Lists

Is anybody up for a burger? Everybody has a craving sometimes for that comfort food with a thick, juicy layer of meat slathered with cheese. Macon has its fair share of restaurants that serve up a satisfying burger. But here are three must-try burgers if you are in Macon.

Five Easy Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Five Easy Mason Jar Gift Ideas

Dylan Malamala, Contributing Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Food

Here are five easy mason jar gift ideas for everyone on your list, because let’s be realistic, who doesn’t love a fun gift that you can also eat?

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