Georgia Magazine - October 2017 - 34C
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.
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Sugar cakes are almost ready at Winkler Bakery in Winston-Salem, N.C., one of the places
on the Historic Moravian Culinary Trail.
greens; dining establishments in Isle
of Palms, Mount Pleasant and Camden that serve a version accented by
exotic flavors; eateries in Florence,
Greenville and North Augusta where
the recipes use spicy sausage; and
several places in Hartsville, Murrells
Inlet and Charleston with recipes that
include pimento or other cheeses.
H Clark Distillery in Thompson's Station,
Tenn., is on both the Masters & Makers
Trail and the Tennessee Whiskey Trail. The
distillery creates handcrafted spirits one
small batch at a time. Creations include Tennessee Bourbon, Black and Tan Whiskey,
Tennessee Dry Gin and New Whiskey.
Visitors to South Carolina can
enjoy several restaurants that specialize in delicious ways to create shrimp
and grits. Although it's not an official
trail with a map, the South Carolina
Office of Tourism's website, Discover
SouthCarolina.com, provides a great
roundup called "Seeking Shrimp
and Grits." This collection directs
visitors to several options: places in
Charleston, Hilton Head and Rock
Hill that serve shrimp and grits with
In Asheville, Asheville Food Tours will take you on
three distinct 3-1/2-hour tasting tours:
the Downtown Tour, the Food
Fan's Foot Tour on Sundays and the
Brunch Tour on Saturdays. Among
the highlights of the tours are historic
downtown restaurants, chocolate
shops, microbreweries and gourmet
markets featuring artisan cheeses
and meats from local farms, breads
baked locally, handmade chocolates, wine lists and handcrafted local beer. Throughout the experience
you'll hear stories about Asheville's
architecture, history and culture, and
at the end you'll receive a discount
passport to merchants.
An excellent weekend getaway, the Masters & Makers Trail meanders through the
scenic landscape of Williamson
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* Appalachian Food and Wine Trail.
bit.ly/appfoodtrail. (877) 745-7483.
* Inman Park Food Tour. foodtours
atlanta.com. (404) 937-3740.
* Ponce City Market Food Tour.
foodtoursatlanta.com. (404) 937-3740.
* Historical Drinking Tour of Savannah.
bit.ly/savdrinktour. (888) 651-9785.
* Riding Foody Tour. savannahmovie
tours.com/foody.html. (912) 234-3440.
* North Alabama Barbecue Trail.
* North Alabama Craft Beer Trail.
* North Alabama Wine Trail.
* "Seeking Shrimp and Grits." bit.ly/
* Satisfy Your Thirst Tour. satisfyyour
thirstsc.com. (803) 734-0124.
* Asheville Food Tours. ashevillefood
tours.com. (828) 243-7401.
* Masters & Makers Trail. visitfranklin.
County. Launched in May, the 70-mile
trail connects craft distilleries, breweries and an award-winning vineyard.
There are also numerous side stops
and restaurants along the way. Visitors who travel the Masters & Makers Trail will experience a variety of
spirits and beers that can't be found
Victoria Scharf DeCastro is a
freelance writer based in Winder.