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The 2014 Savannah Food & Wine Festival

October 23rd, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Savannah Food & Wine FestivalThe second annual Savannah Food & Wine Festival, a natural outgrowth of Taste of Savannah, which took the city by storm last year, is back and scheduled for November 10th through the 16th, 2014.

The Savannah Food & Wine Festival continues to build on last year’s overwhelming success with this year’s event. A food-lover’s dream, The 2014 Savannah Food & Wine Festival promises more special dinners and wine tastings, more cooking demonstrations and competitions, more celebrities, and more entertainment than ever before!

Take a look at just a few of the highlights and you’ll see what I mean:

Celebrity Chef Tour – Wednesday November 12th, 2014
The Savannah Food & Wine Festival’s Celebrity Chef Tour is an epic culinary event with award-winning, James Beard Foundation chefs teaming up for an amazing and interactive dining experience. This year’s Celebrity Chef Tour includes some of the Southeast’s leading chefs, including: Katie Button, Steven Satterfield, Kevin Gillespie, Jay Swift, and Rich Beichner.

Grand Reserve Tasting & Silent Auction – Thursday, November 13
This Grand Reserve Tasting, presented by the Big Green Egg, is THE wine-lover’s event of the Savannah Food & Wine Festival. With every wine involved rated at 90+ points and averaging $50 per bottle, this is sure to be a stellar event – and a sell-out! Silent auction items are set to include one-of-a-kind wine lots, luxury travel opportunities, valuable merchandise, and services.

Epicurean Learning Experience – Friday, November 14, 2014
The Epicurean Learning Experience event is cooking classes, demonstrations, and seminars designed for anyone interested in wine, beer, spirits, and the culinary arts. A pass to this all-day event includes access to all six sessions:
“Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking” with Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart Cooking Demo
“Cabernet & Beef” with Master Sommelier, Larry O’Brien, Jackson Family Estates & Hunter Cattle Co.
“South in Your Mouth”, chefs Sallie Ann Robinson, Joe Randall and Virginia Willis, Moderator: Damon Lee Fowler
“Bourbonistas” Four Roses Bourbon, Virgil Kaine Bourbon and more.
Linkie Marais, Food Network, Big Green Egg Grilling Demo with Master Beer Sommelier, Marc Stroobandt, Stella Artois brand ambassador
Chef Lenny McNab, the Gourmet Cowboy, “Pig & Pinot” Big Green Egg Grilling Demo, with Marita Esteva, La Crema National Ambassador

Taste of Savannah – Saturday, November 15, 2014
The 2014 Savannah Food & Wine Festival’s main event, Taste of Savannah is an exciting way to enjoy some incredible Savannah food. With food from some of Savannah’s best restaurants, hundreds of free wines, Belgian beers, and other spirits all available for free, unlimited tastings along with five free food tokens, you’d be a fool to miss this event. You can also attend a variety of cooking demonstrations, peruse the Artisan Market, rub elbows at the Celebrity Author’s Tent, and enjoy the Bartender’s Challenge and Waiter’s Race contests.

Savannah Food & Wine Festival

Nov 10th – 16th, 2014
For tickets and a full schedule, be sure to visit: www.savannahfoodandwinefest.com

Savannah Lodging
McMillan Inn is the perfect place to stay during your culinary Savannah getaway. Our 1888, Italianate Revival Inn has four rooms and a Carriage House to choose from and all conveniently located in the Landmark Historic District, within minutes of Savannah’s most popular destinations. Stay at McMillan Inn for lush appointments that will transport you to comfort and relaxation.

Kick off Summer with the Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade

April 29th, 2013 by Katie Pate

Prepare to get wet at this annual event designed to be a hilarious and fun filled evening!

This popular parade is an annual tradition since 1987 and features a massive water fight after the procession.

Taking place Friday, May 17th at 6:30 p.m. this is a perfect way to launch yourself out of the work week and into a weekend of fun in beautiful Savannah! The parade takes place along Butler Avenue on Tybee Island, GA.

Cost is free, but you will get soaked!

With a public water fight this big, there needs to be some guidelines. Here they are:

“Water balloons, buckets and pressure washers are prohibited and considered dangerous. No ice water. Restrict your targets to parade participants and on-lookers only. Do not attempt to aim your hose or water gun at a police officer. Residents and visitors are asked to use common sense in choosing and soaking your targets. It is illegal to open car doors or homes to spray inside. By following these guidelines, everyone can have a great time!”

Background on the Beach Bum Parade

It all began in the mid-eighties, when the softball team the “Beach Bums” was challenged to a game by “Pier 1,” another Tybee team. The Beach Bums won the game and afterward both teams drove up and down Butler Avenue while players bombarded one other with water balloons. Others wanted to join in the fun and after few years, it became an official event. Since then, the Tybee Island Beach Bum Parade is known throughout Savannah as a favorite annual island tradition.

Lodging for Your Summer Savannah Weekend

Treat yourself to some of the most unique, beautiful and historic lodging in the city at the McMillan bed and breakfast, in the historic district of Savannah. Along with comfortable and clean guestrooms, we have a pool and delicious homemade breakfasts every morning.

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