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Three Richmond Hill restaurants — Fish Tales, Southern Image and All Things Chocolate And More — were recently recognized in the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) 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 GDEcD’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. 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, award-winning wineries, agritourism trails, talented local chefs, u-pick farms, and much more, 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 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 websiteExploreGeorgia.org.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.
ABOUT RICHMOND HILL:
Richmond Hill, Ga., is a quiet family community, located just minutes south of metropolitan Savannah. The city of more than 10,000 residents retains a small town charm and offers citizens a diminished crime rate, outstanding educational opportunities, community services, recreational facilities, and beautiful scenery. Visitors are impressed by its southern charm, rich history, variety of outdoor adventures, fishing and great local seafood. With its distinctive history and scenic beauty, Richmond Hill is coastal Georgia living at its finest. For more information about Richmond Hill, please visitwww.richmondhill-ga.gov or call (912) 756-3345.