There was an abrupt end to my posts regarding REST. This in part due to a goal change and feeling like I didn't have to much more to really dive into at this time. I wanted to make sure I give credit where due and provide the resources I used very heavily in reference to my earlier blog posts.
Each of the following links were used in some way throughout my research. Please visit these links for further reading.
Grails Screencast : http://grails.org/screencast/show/31
REST Wikipedia article : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REST
HTTP v1.1 Specification : http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html
POST Tunneling : http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1101888/is-there-any-reason-not-to-use-http-put-and-delete-in-a-web-application