Georgia Magazine - October 2017 - 34A
food and beverage trails
and walking tours
BY VICTORIA SCHARF DECASTRO
LuLu's in Gulf Shores, Ala., features the famous Cheeseburger in Paradise.
ed walking tours of historic Inman
Park and Ponce City Market. Inman
Park Food Tour tourgoers can walk
the tree-lined streets of the historic
Atlanta neighborhood with an expert guide while sampling cuisine
from six locally owned restaurants.
Seven of Ponce City Market's better
restaurants are among the highlights
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Wine lovers can enjoy a
hearty appetizer and delicious wine at four local wineries on the Appalachian Food and
Wine Trail, a biannual wine tour that
takes place each May and December.
The next trail date is set for Dec. 1-2.
Hosting wineries are Paradise Hills
Resort and Winery, Odom Springs
Vineyards, Crane Creek Vineyards
and Hightower Creek Vineyards, all
The first food and wine trail tour
took place in May.
"We had about 100 travelers attend," says Ilke Lander, owner and
host at Paradise Hills Resort and Winery. "All wineries are located within
the Georgia borders of the first American Viticultural Area [AVA, a federally recognized wine-grape-growing
region in the United States] as designated by the federal government. We
produce fine wines from vinifera and
Food Tours Atlanta offers guid-
ALABAMA TOURISM DEPARTMENT
of the Ponce City Market Food
Tour, which also includes learning about the history of baseball in
In Savannah, the Historical
Drinking Tour of Savannah takes
its guests through the historic district
on foot. The tour includes visits to
buildings from the war years of the
1860s. They also learn about the
town's storied past and make stops
at local bars and restaurants for free
food and beverages.
For those who prefer not to walk
as much, the Riding Foody Tour in
Savannah takes its guests on a threehour bus tour that carries them on
a 15-mile loop of Savannah. Along
the way they can sample food from
several restaurants in the historic district and beyond. Some walking is
"Short walks in between tastings give guests the chance to enjoy some of Savannah's
picturesque squares, some fun historical stories and maybe an adult beverage to go,"
says Stu Card, co-founder of Savannah Taste Experience.
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Barbecue fans will enjoy
the North Alabama Barbecue Trail. Whether it's
chopped, pulled or sliced barbecue