Good Day Atlanta viewer information June 6, 2019

Fernbank Museum lures "Monsters" for new exhibit :  You've seen them on TV, and  let's be honest  you wondered if what you were watching was truth or just science fiction.  Now, the jaw-dropping "stars" of Nat Geo's Monster Fish are making their way to Metro Atlanta  and they're ready to prove to everyone that they are absolutely real. Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants is a special, limited-time-only exhibit from National Geographic opening at Fernbank Museum of Natural History opening this Saturday, June 8th, and continuing through the summer.  Aquatic ecologist and show host Zeb Hogan serves as the exhibit's "virtual guide," leading visitors to some of the deepest and most mysterious river basins in the world, in search of the largest freshwater fish known to man.  Monster Fish uses incredible life-sized models, videos, and interactive elements to tell the stories of these river giants and explore the important links between man and fish throughout history. Again, Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants opens Saturday and runs through August 18th at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, located at 767 Clifton Road in Atlanta.  Museum admission is $20 for adults, $19 for seniors (ages 65 and older), and $18 for children ages three to 12.  The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. We consider ourselves pretty experienced explorers here on the Good Day feature team, so the idea of visiting six continents (without ever leaving Atlanta) sounded too good to be true.  We spent the morning at Fernbank Museum getting a special sneak peek at this monstrous new exhibit!


Kirk Franklin on Good Day Atlanta:  He is an award winning fourteen-time Grammy Award winning artist, songwriter and producer that has revolutionized Gospel music.  He stops by Good Day Atlanta to talk about his new album Long Live Love.  For more information click here. 


"The Great Food Race" kicks off on the Food Network.  Atlanta's culinary team NOLA Creations, will be competing on the upcoming season which kicks off June 9, 2019.  They stop by with a jambalaya recipe for viewers to try at  home. Click here for more information.  See recipe below.

NOLA Creations Jambalaya
Ingredients: peppers, onions, celery, par boiled rice, andouille sausage, chicken breast, 21-25 shrimp, tomato paste, Blackening seasoning, creole seasoning, chicken stock, white wine garlic, black pepper, thyme, oregano, basil and parsley. 

Heat 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup of onions, peppers and celery in pan. Cool veggies until they are translucent. Add 3 tbsp NOLA Creations Blackening seasoning.  Add 2 tbsp NOLA Creations creole seasoning.  1 tbsp is salt, black pepper, granulated garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme and dried basil incorporate thoroughly. Add in 1 cup of tomato paste and incorporate 6 cups of cooked rice and 3 cups of water and stir in completely.  Once water has reduced and rice is fully incorporated, remove pot from fire and serve.  

Dolly Parton adds Pirates Voyage dinner show at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge:  Dolly Parton talks about her latest theme park creation at Dollywood with Good Day Atlanta's Alyse Eady.  The country music legend talks about her new dinner theater and show Pirates Voyage which is now open in Pigeon Forge.   Wait until you hear what Dolly tells Alyse about sleeping at night in full makeup.  Click here for more on Dollywood.