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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.

Have a Savannah Halloween

October 13th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Savannah HalloweenSavannah’s reputation as “America’s Most Haunted City” makes it a great place to celebrate America’s spookiest holiday! How will you celebrate your Savannah Halloween?

In a city enshrouded in history, celebrating Halloween is a snap, the difficulty is choosing from among the options! Here’s a guide to some of the more popular Savannah Halloween events and attractions

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Savannah’s Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

August 16th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Savannah's Cathedral of Saint John the BaptistThe grand architectural beauty and rich history of Savannah’s Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist is affecting beyond words and worth visiting – no matter your personal beliefs.

Construction began on Savannah’s Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in 1873 and was completed in 1896 – making it oldest Roman Catholic church in Georgia. You might well wonder at why it took so long for such a structure to be built in Georgia, given that the state was established in 1732 and one of the original 13 colonies of the US.

What this set of facts overlooks, however, is the general mistrust for Catholicism that existed in the early days of the US.

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Visit Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah

July 26th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Oatland Island Wildlife CenterLooking for something wild to do in Savannah? How about a visit to the Oatland Island Wildlife Center?

The Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah features 175 acres of maritime forest, freshwater wetlands, and salt marsh habitat, crisscrossed by a 2 mile-long “Native Animal Nature Trail” that affords you the opportunity to view over 60 species of indigenous, North American animals, many of which are considered endangered.

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Slavery and Freedom in Savannah at the Jepson Center for the Arts

March 17th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Slavery and Freedom in SavannahWhen most of us think of slavery in the south, we picture rural plantations and fields of cotton but a new book and an exhibit at the Jepson Center for the Arts in Savannah, Slavery and Freedom in Savannah, looks at the subject of urban slavery.

While rural slavery on the plantations was a more visible fact, urban slavery was instrumental to America’s slave-based economy. The story of the lives of the African Americans – both free and enslaved — who built and worked at various homes in and around Savannah are documented in the exhibit and book, shedding new light on this often forgotten yet integral part of American history.

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The 13th Annual Gingerbread Village Competition

November 28th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

The 13th Annual Gingerbread Village Competition DisplayOnce a year, there’s a section of Savannah where the houses, businesses, the streets and fences, even the people and animals are not all just edible but sweetly so – and some are even frosted!

No, I’ve not gone right out of my tiny, little mind: I’m talking about the annual Gingerbread Village Competition, a free event sponsored by the Savannah Harbor Foundation!

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The 25th Annual Christmas Made in the South Art and Craft Show

November 13th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Savannah Christmas Made In the South Art and Craft Show

Christmas Made in the South
for that one-of-a-kind gift

There’s always one – if not more than one! – person on your holiday shopping list who is just plain difficult to buy for. No matter what you see, they either already have it or it wouldn’t suit them because it’s just ordinary.

Fear not! A solution is at hand: the 25th Annual, Christmas Made in the South Art and Craft Show is just around the corner. If you can’t find a gift here, it simply doesn’t exist.

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The 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival

October 10th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

It’s time to prime your taste buds for the 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival!

And what, exactly, is the 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival? Why, it’s only the single greatest foodie event on the planet is what!

2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival

The 2013 Savannah Food and Wine Festival – November 11 – 17

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The Savannah Speed Classic: Oct 24 – Oct 27, 2013

September 25th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

The Savannah Speed Classic celebrates a southern tradition that many are unaware of: high performance road racing.

For most, mention of Savannah conjures up images of cobblestone streets and the slow, timeless gentility of Southern tradition – but did you know that part of that tradition is Grand Prix racing?

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