Author Archives: John Murrell
Ep2 Jacksonville Florida
Podcast Up! Madison WI
I apologize to everyone for my absence. However I’ve been doing what I do best. Traveling non stop. I’ve decided to change course and do this in podcast form. I have so much to share. I’ve been to so many wonderful places, met fascinating folks, drank wonderful drinks, and ate mouth watering food.
Stay tuned. Once I get this thing rolling it’ll be weekly.
What to do in Freeport Maine in May. Well, this is the an outlet town. So if you like shopping, you’re in luck. However, that’s not all it is. The original 24 hour LL Bean is located here as well. What, that’s not enough? I think this is a great town for a few reasons. First off, it’s only 45 minutes out of Portland, which is an arts aware city with tons of attractions for everyone. But Freeport itself is a cool little getaway.
I stayed at the Freeport Inn. It was a nice quiet hotel right on the edge of town. In front of the Freeport Inn was a diner people told me had the best breakfast in town. I had an omelet and homefries and it was delicious. As far as it being the best, I wouldn’t know if it was the very best in town as I didn’t try everywhere. But it was also very affordable, so great combination.
At night, I went to two places. Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen right across from LL Bean is a restaurant that serves all local beer and 2 steps above pub food. The menu looked appetizing, and the prices weren’t outrageous for what they were offering. I didn’t eat here however. Their selection of local beers was outstanding.
Next, I went to a brewpub called Gritty’s. And like anytime I have the opportunity to hit a a joint that brews it’s own potions, I did a flight. Most of the beer was excellent with Black Flystout being my favorite. A very mild stout with a coffee finish that would even appeal to those who don’t typically appreciate stout. My least favorite was Best Bitter which lived up to it’s bitter name for me. I was told it’s a favorite of the locals however, so to each their own. I also tried the chicken wings. I ordered hot, because I love a hot but delicious wing. They were very tasty, but not at all hot.
The people at both places were extremely friendly. Staff and patrons were welcoming to this upstate New York fellow and made my trip to Maine a pleasure. For a nice mellow couple of days by yourself or with your significant other, I recommend Freeport Maine.
It’s finally here! Sorry folks. I’ve been traveling so much it’s been hard to edit. Birmingham is one of the best places I’ve been for local beer and food. Met some great people as well. All of the music provided by, and with permission from Through The Sparks. www.throughthesparksmusic.com
Thanks to everyone who was a part of this episode. The Destination Guy is a product of Caffeinated Buddha
I had the pleasure of visiting one of the coolest cities in the country, Austin, Texas. At Casino El Camino I met JT ( the guitar player from Dixie Witch) and his girlfriend Helen. They were nice enough to show me some of Austin’s nightlife. Punk Rock Bingo!!!
Thanks to Small Stone Recordings who gave me permission to use Dixie Witch music in this episode.
Boston MA ” Tip of the Iceberg”
I wish I had more time to spend in Boston because it’s such a fantastic city, so I’ve decided to go back another time. But here’s the Boston episode for now. Thanks to the places I visited, and thanks to Await Rescue for allowing me to use their music.
Hartford CT Parts 1 & 2
What a fantastic city! I was given a tour of The Mark Twain House by Author, Publicist and Publications editor Steve Courtney, I ate at two great Hartford locations, and went to City Steam; A brewery that’s been brewing in Hartford for 30 years.
Music by two AMAZING Hartford bands. OVLOV and Chalk Talk
Providence Rhode Island
It’s the premier episode. Providence, Rhode Island. We eat and have a local beer at The English Cellar, have a drink at The Trinity Brewhouse, visit AS220, and we eat at Julian’s. Soundtrack provided by The Can’t Nots. I also talk to Adam and Tyler Rosen, from Texas E- Sports Association. Sorry guys I spelled your last name wrong in the video credits.
For this episode, I used only my iPhone. So sure, maybe there’s some shaky camera work, but this is the first episode.