Georgia Tourism Releases 2017 Culinary Guide

Georgia Tourism Releases 2017 Culinary Guide

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division (GDEcD) just released the 2017 state culinary guide, Georgia Eats. Georgia Tourism’s third annual culinary guide includes the popular “100 Plates Locals Love,” 10 flavor tours, food festivals, feature stories and recipes from local chefs.

Travelers are constantly looking for fresh, authentic dining and culinary experiences and Georgia Eats is a great resource for visitors to access some of what Georgia has to offer. Georgia is home to diverse and flavorful crops, and it’s the unique culinary experiences that make the “Peach State” a leading culinary destination for visitors. From farm-to-table dining, food festivals, cooking schools and wineries to agritourism trails, talented local chefs and u-pick farms, Georgia is home to many noteworthy and distinctive flavors.

“Culinary experiences continue to be one of the top drivers of visitor interest when planning a vacation,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Georgia offers visitors unique food and beverage experiences in every corner of the state, and the Georgia Eats guide makes it easy for visitors and locals to discover the many flavors of Georgia.”

Three years ago Georgia Tourism created “100 Plates Locals Love” as a way to provide visitors with locally sourced suggestions. The list has received rave reviews from visitors as well as restaurant owners. This year, more than 750 “plates” were nominated via ExploreGeorgia.org and evaluated by a panel of judges.

The Georgia Eats culinary guide is available at the state’s 12 Visitor Information Centers and on the state’s consumer tourism website, exploregeorgia.org.

Randy Mink

Contributor: Randy Mink

Randy Mink is the Managing Editor of Leisure Group Travel Magazine. He is based in Chicago, IL.

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