Go Atlanta: Dinosaurs, Transformers and Atlanta’s James Beard Award winner

Guest are seen at the entrance of “Jurassic World: The Experience” Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at the Pullman Yards in Atlanta. (Daniel Varnado/ For the AJC)

Credit: Daniel Varnado

Credit: Daniel Varnado

Guest are seen at the entrance of “Jurassic World: The Experience” Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at the Pullman Yards in Atlanta. (Daniel Varnado/ For the AJC)

In this episode of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s newest podcast, Go Atlanta, Entertainment reporter Rodney Ho explains the ouster of CNN chief Chris Licht after a brief and rocky run at the 24-hour news network. Plus, an update on the recently vandalized Jurassic World’s planned reopening, and where things stand with the writers strike. Rodney also sits down with two actors and the director for the upcoming “Transformers” sequel.

Food, dining, and living editor Ligaya Figueras talks about Atlanta’s own James Beard Award winner, chef Terry Koval of Decatur restaurants the Deer and the Dove and B-Side. Plus, something new coming soon to Pullman Yards, as well as all the food, dining, and restaurant news of the week.

Yvonne Zusel from the food and dining team fills in for Shane Harrison and has the latest news and insight into the Atlanta dining scene as well as an event that mixes art and music in Virginia-Highland.

Markarlee is our pet of the week from the folks at Lifeline.

Credit: Courtesy of Lifeline

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Credit: Courtesy of Lifeline

Our pet of the week Markarlee is new to LifeLine’s Community Animal Center, so they’re just getting to know her. What we can tell you is that she is striking with her lovely white coat, friendly, and seems to be easy to walk on leash. This beautiful bundle is about 3 years old and weighs approximately 54 pounds. Consider fostering her so that we can learn more. Or, jump right in and meet her for yourself at the Lifeline shelter which is located at 3180 Presidential Drive, Atlanta.

Links to today’s topics:

Chris Licht stepping down as CNN chief after rocky tenure

Atlanta’s ‘Jurassic’ exhibit temporarily closes after being damaged by vandals

Atlanta chef Terry Koval wins 2023 James Beard Award

Lazy Betty to relocate from Candler Park to former Empire State South space

Peachtree City’s Rutledge Wood hosts NBC’s ‘Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge’

Virginia-Highland Summerfest

Red Bull BC One Atlanta Cypher

Midnight Market ATL

LifeLine Community Animal Center

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