Local YouTube sensation using channel to highlight Macon restaurants

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Video blogger Robert Grant is an internet sensation straight out of Macon. Now, his video blog is getting the word out about some of the great tastes you can find around Macon. He’s making a name out of people not remembering his name with a vlog titled, ‘That Guy You met today’.

“Everyday for the past 10 days or so, someone has seen me on the street and said ‘hey I’m that guy and I’m like yeah I am that guy’,” he said.

You may not have remembered his name, but you might’ve come across one of the hundreds of local restaurant reviews he’s done on Facebook and Youtube. Grant specializes in great tastes around Macon.

“My wife and I, who if you watch the vlog ‘wifey’…we love to eat, we love to eat new things, so, it just started out as us going from restaurant to restaurant trying new stuff,” Grant explained.

His vlog reaches nearly 10,000 people per week. He’s given reviews to not only popular spots like the Rookery but some unlikely places too.

“A lot of people don’t realize that Smiley’s Flea Market has some of the best food you can get in the area,” said Grant.

But new restaurants like Ocmulgee Brew Pub are exactly the kind of businesses he looks for.

“When we launched our new menu a couple weeks ago in addition to Robert sort of putting a steal on us in the story, we have noticed a bit of an increase in business so that’s been great for us,” said Brew Pub Manager Matt Cobb.

What Grant noticed was just how much his vlog could help businesses in the area get more exposure.

“I see a lot of people still saying the same thing…’there’s nothing to do, there’s nothing interesting in Macon’, but ultimately when you stop and see actually there’s so much. There are so many exciting things, so many interesting things, so many great places to eat.

All things Macon has to offer. Bon appeitit! If you’re interested in subscribing to Grant’s vlog or want him to go to a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try, contact him on Facebook or his YouTube Channel.

Grant is partnered up with Macon-Bibb Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, so you can also find out about events going on around the city daily through his social media pages.

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