February 10, 2016

We Support Shepherd's Men!

Green Olive Media is proud to take on Shepherd’s Men, a fundraising organization that supports the SHARE military initiative at Atlanta’s renowned Shepherd Center. The SHARE initiative treats recent combat veterans who may have suffered repeated concussions or other physical brain injuries – injuries that can fuel PTSD. Through the program, veterans address any physical trauma they’ve suffered as well as psychological counseling and other PTSD treatments.

Elizabeth, Jeff and many staff members have deep ties to the military, a force that guided Green Olive Media’s choice to support Shepherd’s Men in their main fundraising effort: a 1,300 mile run through 10 cities from March 26 – April 3. Each of the 14 Shepherd’s Men will help complete the total mileage of this run while wearing a 22 pound flak jacket; they will also each run at least 22 kilometers per day. The number 22 symbolizes the military veteran lives lost on a daily basis to suicide. The group will make stops in cities large and small up and down the East Coast, meeting with local veterans’ groups and introducing the SHARE initiative to civilians. The Shepherd’s Men will make stops in the following cities:

-        Boston, Massachusetts
-        Newport, Rhode Island
-        New York, New York
-        Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
-        Lynchburg, Virginia
-        Knoxville, Tennessee
-        Nashville, Tennessee
-        Chattanooga, Tennessee
-        Athens, Georgia
-        Atlanta, Georgia

If you’re a Green Olive Media client, partner or friend in one of the above cities, we hope you will join us in supporting the Shepherd’s Men as they complete their run! You can donate to the SHARE initiative and learn more about the Shepherd’s Men here.

Vital Facts:
Who: Shepherd’s Men fundraising group
What: SHARE Military Initiative at Atlanta’s Shepherd Center
When: March 26 – April 3, 2016
Where: 10 cities on the east coast
Why: To provide funds for the 100% donor-supported SHARE initiative treating combat veterans
How: Donate money to SHARE, donate event-related items to Shepherd’s Men
-        Hotel rooms for Shepherd’s Men in above cities
-        Running shoes and gear
-        Snacks, food, supplements for runners
-        Event space in above cities
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January 5, 2016

Now Hiring: $PAID$ Interns for Spring 2016

We’re looking for candidates to fill our public relations and social media intern positions for Spring 2016. 

Special requirements: Must love food, beer and whiskey. For more details, please contact interns@greenolivemedia.com 

January 2, 2016

Jeff's Top 50 Meals And Drinks Of 2015

Every year the list gets harder to narrow down - here are the 50 best things I ate and drank in 2015, in no particular order, because there's no way I'm trying to rank this many things. I will say that Buffalo, NY was a pleasant surprise...

Kinmont - Chicago, Illinois
Fish charcuterie board

Vedge - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Roasted Maitake mushroom

Rudy's BBQ - San Antonio, Texas
Brisket, Shiner 

Mita Mary - Punta de Mita, Mexico
Fish, shrimp, octopus and lobster tacos

Santina - New York, NY
Blue crab spaghetti

Son Of A Gun - Los Angeles, California
Dang near everything on the menu

Seabar - Buffalo, New York
Beef-On-Weck roll (trust us, it works)

Peche - New Orleans, Louisiana
Pickled shrimp for breakfast with the Southern Foodways Alliance

Reef - Houston, Texas
Fried oysters

Au Cheval - Chicago, Illinois

Some roadside taco stand - La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
Tacos al pastor

Fox Bros BBQ at The James Beard House - New York, NY
Smoked short rib ramen

Sam Jones BBQ - Winterville, North Carolina
Whole hog sandwich

French 75 Bar - New Orleans, Louisiana
Anything and everything that Chris Hannah pours for us

The Fish Fry - Nassau, Bahamas
Conch, lobster, grouper, sky juice

Wurstkuche - Denver, Colorado
Rattlesnake sausage

The Breslin - New York, NY
Ham and cheese

Gus's Fried Chicken - Atlanta, Georgia
A Memphis favorite came to Atlanta

The Continental - Miami, Florida
All the cocktails

Rusty's BBQ - Leeds, Alabama

The Grey - Savannah, Georgia
Crab claws

Bar Bill - East Aurora, New York
Chicken wings

Mahony's - New Orleans, Louisiana
Peacemaker po-boy

Marta - New York, NY
Carbonara pizza

The Farm - Park City, Utah
Fancy broccoli casserole, complete with truffles

Amaya's Taco Village - Austin, Texas
Cheese enchilada and beef taco plate

Campo's Cheesesteaks - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lamar Lounge - Oxford, Mississippi
Econo burger

Pequod's Pizza - Chicago, Illinois
Sausage pizza

Krispy Kreme - Atlanta, GA
This year, we started a new tradition of grilling Krispy Kremes at our tailgates

Slyman's Restaurant - Cleveland, Ohio
Pastrami reuben

Carniceria el Tapatio - Sayulita, Mexico
Fish and shrimp tacos

Three Dots And A Dash - Chicago, Illinois
Tiki drinks

Turner Field - Atlanta, GA
Our own creation of a Braves Dog topped with Kevin Rathbun Steak

The Apple Pan - Los Angeles, California
Hickory burger

Chez Fonfon - Birmingham, AL
French fries

Taylor Grocery - Taylor, Mississippi
Catfish, hush puppies, fries, slaw

City House - Nashville, Tennessee
Belly ham pizza

Sushi Yasuda - New York, NY
Omakase menu

Hog & Hominy - Memphis, Tennessee
We just ask them to send out pizzas until we say stop

Hatchet Hall - Los Angeles, California
The 'Old Man Bar' in the back of Hatchet Hall has not only some of the city's best drinks, but quite a vinyl record selection

Provisions - Dallas, Texas
Clam pasta

Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn - Owensboro, Kentucky

Nightingale 9 - Brooklyn, NY
Vietnamese Jambalaya

The Company Burger - New Orleans, Louisiana

Capelli's - Buffalo, New York
Spaghetti pizza

Butcher - Nashville, Tennessee
Pimento cheese

Green Olive Media Holiday Party - Atlanta, GA
Our favorite holiday tradition is having the all-you-can-eat Varsity food truck come to out end-of-the-year party

Hattie B's - Nashville, Tennessee
Hot chicken

Stoic & Genuine - Denver, Colorado
Chef's Creek Miyagi oysters