Georgia Magazine - October 2017 - 32
The Eat Your Way Around
the Beach Gumbo Trail will
lead you to the laid-back
atmosphere of LuLu's in
Gulf Shores, Ala. The sister
of singer and songwriter
Jimmy Buffett, owner Lucy
Buffett offers amazing seafood gumbo, fresh seafood
and LuLu's originals, such
as the Cheeseburger in
A don't-miss destination on the South Carolina BBQ Trail is Ronnie's Ribs in Elgin, S.C.
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smartphone. The app enables you to
learn about the different restaurants
in the state, receive alerts when you
are near places you would like to try,
mark off restaurants you have visited,
earn badges and share your progress
Around Birmingham, you can
taste traditional wines and some
Southern favorites on the Alabama
Wine Trail. Download a free Trail
Card brochure, visit the eight area
wineries listed on the map, have your
card stamped at each one and receive
a commemorative glass.
In the southern part of the state,
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, based in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, offers nine food trails on
its Eat Your Way Around the Beach
website. The trails are the Beach
Burger Trail, Bread
Pudding Trail, Crab
Trail, Craft Cocktail Trail, Fresh Fish
Trail, Gumbo Trail, Key Lime Pie
Trail, Oyster Trail and Shrimp
Trail. The website also provides
several recipes, including Pineapple
BBQ Meatloaf, Easy Breezy Beach
Shrimp Chili and Swamp Soup.
If you enjoy walking tours, try
the Historic Downtown Huntsville
Food Tour in Huntsville. The 2-1/2hour, guided walking tour includes
sampling delicious food at unique
locations while touring Huntsville's
historic downtown streets and parks.
Some of the best barbecue can be found in South Carolina,
the "birthplace of barbecue."
Whether you have a hankering
to sample your way across the state
or simply enjoy delicious barbecue at
one location, you're bound to find the
ideal place(s) with the South Carolina BBQ Trail as a guide. Launched
by the South Carolina Department
of Parks, Recreation and Tourism,
the trail highlights more than 200
barbecue restaurants in the state.
The department's website also offers
videos, articles and a downloadable
If you are visiting Charleston,
make time to take the Charleston
Tea Party Private Tour. Here, tour
guides Laura Wichmann Hipp and
June McKnight escort small groups
into some of Charleston's grandest
homes and gardens.
"I am extremely blessed to have
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More online at www.georgiamagazine.org
When you visit
For more information about the
tours and trails featured in this article, consult the alphabetical listings
below. Remember, trail destinations are
subject to change. Please get in touch
before making plans to attend.
* Brews & Q's Trail. bit.ly/brewsandqs.
* Downtown Southern Food Walk.
* Famous & Secret East Side Food
tours. (912) 221-4439.
* First Squares Food Tour. savannah
* Georgia Barbecue Flavor Tour. bit.ly/
gabbqtrail. (800) 847-4842.
* Georgia Craft Breweries and Distilleries Flavor Tour. bit.ly/gabrewtour.
* Georgia Eats. bit.ly/georgiaeats.
* Georgia Grown Trail 37. gagrown
trail37.com. (229) 896-2281.
* Georgia Wine Flavor Tour. bit.ly/
gawinetour. (800) 847-4842.
* Grant Park Past & Future Food Walk.
* Marietta Square Food Tour and Marietta Square Supper Tour. mariettafood
tours.com. (866) 736-6343.
* Music & Restaurants Flavor Tour.
bit.ly/gamusicfoodtour. (800) 847-4842.
* Taste of Thomasville Food Tour
and Taste of Thomasville AfterHours.
* Alabama BBQ Trail app. alabama.
* Alabama Food and Wine Trail.
alabama.travel/trails/food-and-winetrail. (334) 242-4169.
* Alabama Heartland Trail. ilove
* Alabama Wine Trail. alabamawine
* Coastal Cuisine Trail. ilovealabama
* Eat Your Way Around the Beach Food