July 11 Berea Tourism Commission Meeting – Unabridged

Agenda of the July 11 Berea Tourism Commission Meeting.

We spent a lovely evening with our Tourism Commission and other concerned citizens. The discussion about Tourism, Murals, and Outdoor Concerts was so engaging that we thought we would share it with you!

While it is a long episode, every second is worth it.

Here are some links that go along with what was discussed during the meeting:

Berea’s Tourism Commission Members: https://www.visitberea.com/berea-tourism-commission

Berea’s 123 Arts Accelerator Program: https://www.visitberea.com/the-art-accelerator-program

Berea’s Levitt AMP Concert Series Webpage: http://www.firstfridayberea.com/

We attended the meeting as concerned citizens. Here is the urban dictionary definition of ‘Concerned Citizen’: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=concerned%20citizen

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Turning Age

Hear their music live on June 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the Berea Arena Theatre.

What is it like to grow up in a small town like Berea Kentucky? Listen in and learn about what members of the Berea Band, Turning Age, have been able to do while they grew up in our small town. Hear about their upcoming concert on June 15 and a sample of their music.

The band Turning Age (minus Macgregor).

Here are the members of Turning Age gathered around the dinner table as I interview them before their last Saturday practice before their June 15 concert.

Turning Age holding a poster of the Rollergirls of Central Kentucky.The Band proudly displays the poster of the Rollergirls of Central Kentucky. Turning Age serves as their house band for their home games.

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LINKS:

Turning Age Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TurningAgeRockband

Turning Age videos on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFUF83K7Bkm2BBec5mAAs5w

Buy Turning Age Music here: https://turningage.bandcamp.com/album/turning-age

Here is their email address: berearockband@gmail.com

Travel Tips From Berea

Troy shares from recent experience how to save money travelling from Berea (if you would ever want to leave). 

This episode I share:

  • Airfare Tips
  • How to use credit card points for travel
  • The best website for lodging deals.

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Here are the links to know…

A search for last minute cruises

The Berea Podcast’s Facebook page (Go like it!)

www.redweek.com

BBQ Review

Smokin’ Jax BBQ Shack just opened in Berea and we share our recent Friday Night experience. Listen for menu recommendations and table Karaoke.

You feel welcomed when you come into Smokin’ Jax BBQ Shack!
When we arrived, the line to order was almost out the door.
Pulled Pork and Mac and Cheese and Green Beans – Oh My!
My precious half slab! Oh and the red potato salad too…
All gone!
We will definitely see you again!
If you forget where you are eating, just ask a staff person to turn around!

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Visit Smokin’ Jax on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Smokin-Jax-BBQ-Shack-Catering-1091665107601921/

Spoonbread

Berea is synonymous with spoonbread, so it was a matter of time before The Berea Podcast featured the delicious dish!

Here is Della’s dish after the taste test!
Troy’s Spoonbread after the taste test!
Wonderful display about Spoonbread and Boone Tavern’s culinary legacy.
The Spoonbread recipe on display at Boone Tavern!

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Here are links we mentioned on the episode:

The history of Spoonbread on Relish.com

Spoonbread recipe on Saveur.com

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Berea Bumper Stickers and Mini-Malls

On this catch-up (not mustard) episode we share the Top 5 Bumper Stickers that we found in Berea during our recent, ‘Best Bumper Sticker in Berea’ contest. We then share a recent Facebook-Only episode sharing tours of three mini-malls here in Berea.

Pictures of these bumper stickers can be seen on our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/thebereapodcast.

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Here are pictures from the mini-mall tours:

The first mini-mall is right on Chestnut Street!
Here is a view from the front door.
An exceptional booth.
Every mini-mall booth should have an introduction to the proprietor.
Who doesn’t need a box of 8-track tapes?
They have booths available for rent!
Consider coming here first if you have never been to a mini-mall before.
Boone Square Mini-Mall
Excellent Booth!

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