Teaming up with the Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Barnsley Resort has secured a featured spot in today’s “Atlanta Eats” episode. Calling the TV show an “excellent vehicle to showcase great dining options around the city and state,” Barnsley Resort President David Friederich is looking forward to highlighting the venue’s enhanced dining operations.
"For Barnsley Resort, viewers will see an overview, including the historic Manor House Ruins and new Pavilion at that location; activities, including sporting clays; and a peek at our cottages and the Inn at Barnsley Resort,” he said. “Of course, ‘Atlanta Eats’ is all about the dining, and both Woodlands Grill and Rice House will be key points in the episode. This is very exciting since we just completed a top-to-bottom renovation of Woodlands Grill, and Rice House is currently undergoing a light refresh."
Airing on Peachtree TV, the “Atlanta Eats” episode will broadcast today at 7 p.m. and Jan. 19 at 10:30 a.m.
“This fall, the property underwent a complete refresh of its culinary program,” Friederich said. “Woodlands Grill was renovated and redesigned to provide a lighter and brighter ambiance, while staying true to the Andrew Jackson Downing design that the resort is inspired by. We hired Nicolas Lebas as our new executive chef and worked with him to develop and introduce new menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Woodlands Grill.
“Dugan’s, the restaurant’s bar, also underwent a complete overhaul, along with enhancements to our on-site garden and a new smoker program that’s upgraded the barbecue selections at the Beer Garden. While there have been many recent updates, resort members and repeat guests will still feel the authentic, Southern ambiance and comfort that Barnsley Resort is known for, now with a more elevated feel in its setting and service,” he said, adding some of the favorite menu additions are Dugan’s KO Burger, the Pimento Cheese Beignet appetizer and Fried Chicken & Waffles.
Situated at 597 Barnsley Gardens Road in Adairsville, the resort centers around a 19th century estate and features numerous amenities — including restaurants, gardens, boutique spa, golf course, wingshooting and horseback riding — and its 55-room Inn and Georgian Hall.
“‘Atlanta Eats’ goals are to try to tell the most engaging food and travel stories around Atlanta and the state of Georgia and to introduce our audience to places and towns that truly make our region special,” said Steak Shapiro, chief tasting officer for “Atlanta Eats.” “Simply put, Barnsley to me has always been a slice of heaven on earth as I have been traveling there for almost two decades.
“Everything about Barnsley Resort speaks to unique experience and something our ‘Atlanta Eats’ audience needed to know more about. Cartersville has always been to me … one of the most quaint and beautiful Southern communities, and I was wanting to tell the Cartersville story since I started the company seven years ago. Barnsley and Cartersville were tremendous partners, and I can’t wait for folks to see the spectacular storytelling we created and the food stories that resonate."
Along with Barnsley, the “Atlanta Eats” episode will feature downtown Cartersville and its establishments, such as Appalachian Grill and the Booth Western Art Museum.
“The CVB is always looking for ways to market Cartersville and Bartow County that don't appear to be paid content,” said Ellen Archer, executive director of the local CVB. “This is not the first time. An example is the ‘Atlanta and Company’ segments that ran last year on Booth, Tellus, downtown Cartersville and Barnsley Resort. They were part of a marketing package through Tegna, which owns WXIA/11 Alive.
“This is effective because consumers don't feel they're being sold. However, the integrity of shows, like ‘Atlanta Eats’ and ‘Atlanta and Company,’ depends on them not filming or airing a segment just because someone threw money at them. So, in both instances, we were able to take advantage of these opportunities because of the quality of attractions or subject matter. They chose us because we offered their audiences real value for their time in tuning in.”