Georgia Magazine - October 2017 - 34B
Owner Chris Lilly stays busy
grilling at Big Bob Gibson
Bar-B-Q in Decatur, Ala., on the
North Alabama Barbecue Trail.
or a slab of ribs, the 24 restaurants
along the trail endeavor to serve up
some of the best "Q" dishes anywhere.
The website has a list of participating
restaurants as well as information
about how to get a trail brochure or
Looking for a fun way to spend a
weekend? Visiting eight microbreweries in the foothills of the Appalachians
on the North Alabama Craft Beer
Trail might be just the ticket. The trail,
which runs from Florence to Gadsden, offers dozens of beers unique to
North Alabama. Get a stamp at each
brewery for a free gift. You can download your guide on the trail's website.
Visitors to South Carolina can
enjoy several restaurants that
specialize in delicious ways to
create shrimp and grits.
South Carolina is touted as the "birthplace of barbecue," and the South Carolina BBQ Trail
introduces you to more than 200 barbecue restaurants in the state.
The North Alabama Wine Trail
entices visitors throughout the year
with three special-event trails at wineries in the southern tier of the Appalachian Mountains: the Wine &
Chocolate Trail in February to start
the year off on a sweet note; the
Wine & Cheese Trail in June to begin the summer on a sunny note; and
the Wine & Pink Trail in October to
commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month by serving pink desserts.
Embark on the Satisfy Your Thirst Tour and visit South Carolina's breweries, including
Palmetto Brewing Co. in Charleston, which has been making great beer since 1993.
More online at www.georgiamagazine.org
A don't-miss excursion
in the Palmetto State is the Satisfy
Your Thirst Tour, which explores
South Carolina's variety of breweries,
distilleries, dairy farms, wineries and
the only tea plantation in the country.
It's all here: homemade and bottled
teas, craft beers, wines, moonshine
spirits, a variety of ciders and other
beverages. Tourgoers also can learn
about the history, craftsmanship and
stories behind these beverages. Getting started is as easy as downloading
the tour map or app for your smartphone.