Georgia Magazine - October 2017 - 34
History and barbecue lovers alike will appreciate the
23 historic pits on the North Carolina
Barbecue Society (NCBS)-sponsored
NCBS Historic Barbecue Trail.
The trail weaves across the
state from eastern North Carolina to Tennessee. Each pit
must be fueled by wood or
charcoal; provide sit-down
dining; make its own sauce;
have operated continuously
for 15 or more years; produce
a product representative of
North Carolina barbecue;
and enjoy the high esteem of
the community, the barbecue
industry and barbecue aficionados.
"The reason I designed
the trail was to say 'thank
you' to those good souls who A baker makes sugar cakes at Winkler Bakery in
still cook the old way with Winston-Salem, N.C., one of the sites on the Historic
open pits and wood or char- Moravian Culinary Trail. The oven in the bakery, which
coal," says Jim Early, NCBS was constructed in 1800 and restored in 1968, is still
founder and CEO.
heated with wood.
The Historic Moravian Culinary Trail in Winston- en pie, which is served with vegetaSalem comprises three separate trails: bles on the side, not in the filling. The
Moravian Cookies, Chicken Pie Sugar Cake Trail leads to places that
and Sugar Cake. Each preserves the offer this unique and delicious cake.
baking traditions of the Moravians,
an Eastern European religious group
that settled here in 1753. The MoraSpirits are high in
vian Cookies Trail lists local bakeries Tennessee, thanks to the new Tenand restaurants that offer these richly nessee Whiskey Trail, a 30-stop,
flavored and incredibly thin cook- 26-distillery (some have multiple loies. The Chicken Pie Trail lists places cations) tour launched in June by the
where you can find a Moravian chick- Tennessee Distillers Guild. The trail
stretches from the hills of Appalachia
to the streets of Memphis. Distilleries
range from boutique-sized to wellknown operations. To embark on the
trail, visitors can download the free
Tennessee Whiskey Trail app or pick
up a free passport at any trail distillery location. Those who collect all 26
stamps will receive commemorative
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access to the historic homes of my
friends," says Hipp, who also offers
the Charleston Tea Party Walking Tour, a two-hour stroll through
private historic gardens. Both tours
conclude with a tea party in Hipp's
garden at her home.
Also in Charleston, the Charleston Chef's Kitchen Tour is a walking tour of several great restaurants.
Tourgoers can explore each restaurant's history, learn about the chef and
see what it takes to produce a fabulous meal. The Savor the Flavors of
Charleston Tour introduces visitors
to the history and culture of the low
country while sampling specialties
from local eateries, markets, bakeries and culinary landmarks. On the
Charleston Dessert Tour, visitors
sample 18th-century-style desserts,
modern-day flavorful confections
and more. Tourgoers will sample
low country cuisine in the restaurant
district on the Savor the Flavors of
Upper King Street Tour.
TENNESSEE WHISKEY TRAIL
Next time you journey from
home, try making a food or beverage
tour your destination. It could be the
start of a new adventure.
Victoria Scharf DeCastro is a
freelance writer based in Winder.
A copper still gleams behind a display of moonshine atop whiskey barrels at Southern Pride
Distillery in Fayetteville, Tenn., a destination featured on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail.
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