Good Day Atlanta Viewer Information: August 28, 2015

- Good Day Atlanta Discovers The Coast  This is it -- the final day of the trip with Paul Milliken and Blaze Meier.  The newest hotspot in the Savannah food scene is The Grey, a restaurant that's taken over an old Greyhound bus terminal.  Owner Johno Morisano says when he saw the vacant building, he was inspired not only to restore it -- but also to turn it into a restaurant.  With the help of executive chef Mashama Bailey, The Grey now serves Modern Southern cuisine with European influences.  The experience is working in The Grey is especially meaningful for Bailey, since the bus terminal was once a place where African-Americans were forced to sit in a segregated waiting room.  Check out pictures and the menu here: http://thegreyrestaurant.com/

HOME FREE: Lauren and Josh the latest two eliminated contestants from the hit FOX show HOME FREE.  For more information on HOME FREE click here.

Food Truck Friday with Gotta Have It : Globally Inspired Fusion Cuisine.  For more information click here.

Pet of the day from Life Line Animal Project. For more information click here.

Hurricane Katrina 10 years later: Buck Lanford's story: Some might consider it a chance meeting, but Eric and Cynthia Calhoun and Dontral and Raquel Dubois are convinced that it was God that brought them together in October, 2004.

Eric and Cynthia Calhoun were celebrating their honeymoon in New Orleans, but were very disappointed with their accommodations that they had booked online.  Hotel bellman Dontral Dubois took it upon himself to make sure that they would enjoy their first trip together as husband and wife.  He contacted his wife Raquel, who worked at another hotel, and she arranged for another room, salvaging what could have been a nightmare trip for the Calhoun's.

Eric gave Dontral a generous $100 tip, telling him to start a savings account for his infant son, Dee, and gave him his number telling him to look him up if they came to the Atlanta area.

Almost a year later, when the Dubois family was displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Dontral made that call, and Eric was there to not only support him and his family, he also offered to take them into his home in McDonough, GA.  To view the story click here.

 

Now the Dubois family is not only back on its feet, they are thriving.  Both Dontral and Raquel are working in the hospitality industry in the Atlanta area, and they were able to buy a home in the southern suburb of Jonesboro.  their son Dee is now 11 years old and a 5th grader at MD Roberts Performing Arts School.  In fact, he is even a regular on the hit FOX show, 'Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

 

For all of the horrible stories that came out of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy, this is a great example of the strength of the human spirit, and the power of human kindness. 

 

 

 

 


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