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Lemon Tart at The Butcher The Baker and White Corn Grit Fritters at Seed Kitchen & Bar have been named two of Georgia’s “100 Plates Locals Love”

June 7, 2017

The Butcher The Baker and Seed Kitchen & Bar were awarded the 2017/2018 “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division (GDEcD) as part of its annual list of “100 Plates Locals Love,” which is featured in the state’s culinary guide, Georgia Eats.
“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. SEED - White Corn Grit Fritters“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.”
The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division highlights the state’s culinary greatness in the official guide, Georgia Eats. The Tourism Division creates this informative and inspiring guide to entice visitors to sample the state’s world-class cuisine. Georgia Tourism created “100 Plates Locals Love” as a way to provide visitors with locally sourced suggestions, the same way we would recommend restaurants to our family and friends. Seed Kitchen BarAs a part of the “100 Plates Locals Love” designation, each restaurant is featured in the Georgia Eats culinary guide, which is distributed via the 12 Visitor Information Centers statewide; on the state’s consumer tourism website ExploreGeorgia.org; and on Explore Georgia’s social media channels.

Katie Peterson, executive director of the Marietta Visitors Bureau, believes Marietta’s culinary scene has blossomed and evolved over the years due to the number of chef-driven, locally owned restaurants, plus the easy access to locally sourced ingredients with the Marietta Square Farmers Market. “We are so lucky to have Seed and The Butcher The Baker in Marietta. While the Lemon Curd Tart and White Corn Grit Fritters are the stars of each restaurant, Seed and The Butcher The Baker each have so many other delectable offerings.” The Butcher The BakerAs part of the state’s culinary initiative, the third annual Georgia Restaurant Week will take place July 17-23, 2017, at participating restaurants throughout Georgia. During this week-long event, patrons will be able to explore the numerous dining options throughout Georgia for a special price and sample locally grown products that are available in Georgia’s restaurants.
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.

About GDEcD
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.

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