Three Richmond Hill restaurants – Fish Tales, Southern Image and All Things Chocolate and More – were recently recognized in the Georgia Department of Economic Development 2017 culinary guide, Georgia Eats.
The Lowcountry boil from Fish Tales was chosen as one of the “100 Plates Locals Love;” Southern Image was recognized in the “Fried Chicken” category; and All Things Chocolate and More won in the “Welcome Sugar” category.
“The Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau actively promotes our locally-owned restaurants, and we couldn’t be any prouder to share them with the world,” said Christy Sherman, executive director of the Richmond Hill CVB.
Georgia Tourism’s third annual culinary guide, published by the state economic development department’s Tourism Division, features the wildly popular “100 Plates Locals Love,” 10 flavor tours, inspiring feature stories, exclusive recipes from local chefs, popular food festivals and much more.
“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 third annual list of “100 Plates Locals Love” features favorite dishes from across the state. The Georgia Eats culinary guide is available at the state’s 12 Visitor Information Centers across the state and on the state’s consumer tourism website ExploreGeorgia.org.