Destination Unknown – The Greenbrier Resort, West Virginia

Tour Date:  11/07/2020
Tour Guide: Elizabeth Dougherty

Elizabeth takes us to the the mountains of West Virginia.  Since 1778, The Greenbrier Resort has welcomed guests from around the world.  Known for its amazing golf courses, 20 restaurants and 710 guest rooms, The Greenbrier has welcomed 26 American Presidents and leaders from around the world.  Underneath the West Virginia Wing of the hotel lies a what once was a very closely guarded, classified secret.  Between 1958 and 1992, the US Government built and maintained a fully functional “emergency bunker” designed to house the Congress of the United States in the event of a national emergency.  A relic of the Cold War Era, the government could whisk away members of congress and keep a functioning government in the event of nuclear attack.   The secret was burst in 1992 when a reporter decided to write about it.  Today, the bunker is available for tours.

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About Elizabeth Dougherty

Elizabeth Dougherty has been cooking and writing about food intensively for more than ten years. She is the fourth generation of chefs and gourmet grocers in her family with her mother, Francesca Esposito and grandmother, Carmella being major influences in her early cooking years. As a teenager, her family sent her to Europe where she became focused on French and Italian cuisine. She survived a year and half of culinary tutelage under a maniacal Swiss-German chef and is a graduate of NYIT, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality, Business and Labor Relations. Food Nation Radio has won two news awards for content. Broadcasting LIVE each week, nationwide, on and on stations around the country.

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