Eat Great to Launch Video Series
MIDLAND, Mich. (October 12, 2020) – Eat Great, the culinary festival and brand launched alongside the 2019 inaugural Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, has partnered with local production company BeAlive Studios to produce a series of videos highlighting restaurants and chefs from around the Great Lakes Bay Region. The first Eat Great Digital Series video, featuring Summit Smokehouse & Taproom of Mt. Pleasant, is set to launch on October 19, 2020.
“From the very beginning, the goal of Eat Great has been to highlight, support, and tell the stories of the culinary talent we have in this region,” said Dow GLBI executive director Chris Chandler. “We have an incredible partner in BeAlive and Chris Keefer, who hosts award-winning television shows. Chris does an amazing job bringing these restaurant stories to life, viewers will really enjoy seeing our local food scene highlighted in this way.”
The series was filmed on location at each restaurant over the course of several weeks this summer, with proper health and safety precautions in place for the film crew due to the pandemic. In addition to Summit Smokehouse, episodes will feature Midland Brewing Company, Old City Hall, and Bavarian Inn. Viewers can expect an experience similar to the popular “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” Food Network show. BeAlive’s Chris Keefer will serve as host, taking viewers behind-the-scenes of each restaurant.
“This is one of the most exciting projects I’ve worked on,” said Keefer, founder and CEO of BeAlive. “I got to meet folks who are even more passionate about food than I am, and that’s saying something. I’ve said for a long time that the culinary talent in this region often gets overlooked. I think viewers will be surprised.”
Fans of the Travel Channel’s “Code of the Wild” series will recognize Keefer, who hosts the survival/mystery show with his brother Casey.
“I’m used to being in front of the camera in pretty desolate locations in full survival mode, so it’s nice to host a show that’s close to home and has food,” said Keefer. “Restaurants can be kind of a lifeblood in our communities, and every one of them has been impacted by the pandemic. I hope this series will encourage residents and visitors throughout the region to make it a point to support our local eateries.”
The Eat Great Digital Series will be free to watch and launch on the Eat Great Festival website, YouTube and Facebook channels. For more information about the series and when episodes will launch, visit www.eatgreatfoodfestival.com.