Day 1: Southern With A Taste Of Bavarian
- The world's best hotdog? You be the judge!
- Bavarian-style beer with Yaki Soba
- Taste a variety of crisp & complex wines
Tucked away in the historic Hillside neighborhood of LaGrange, Beacon Brewing Co. has an extraordinary story and aims to create craft beer just as extraordinary. The brewery specializes in experimental beers and draws inspiration from traditional Belgian and Bavarian styles. The intriguing tap list pairs perfectly with the delicious fusion of Asian and Southern cuisine you'll find on the menu.
Nutwood Winery is full of Southern charm. The expansive tasting room sits alongside a Greek Revival style manor and 200-year-old pecan trees. Find shade under their canopy as you taste crisp and complex wines. Bring your appetite and snack on southern favorites like chicken salad, quiche and homemade ice cream.
Charlie Joseph’s is not without its own historic charm. Since 1920, this restaurant has served LaGrange locals and visitors alike. Known for their delicious hot dogs, juicy burgers and large collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia, the unique restaurant is sure to stir up memories of the good ol' days. Recharge as you sit at the counter and enjoy American favorites!
Located in an old church building, Taste of Lemon serves up classic meat-and-three fare and Southern must-haves including poppy seed chicken, country fried steak and ten vegetable side options. Don't leave without trying the mac and cheese and pineapple casserole served daily, just like your mama makes (or maybe even better).
At C’sons, you’ll find classic steakhouse and seafood dishes paired perfectly with curated wine selections. The atmosphere is stylish, yet relaxed, making C'sons a great place to whet your appetite. Expect exquisite service from a professional staff as you enjoy memorable dishes that change with every new season.
Since 1975, Country's has been slow-roasting their meat over hickory and oak, providing steady, mouthwathering flavors and irresistible results. Everything is made from scratch with no tolerance for shortcuts - ribs and barbecue chicken roasted low and slow, french fries cut directly from potatoes and Brunswick stew that takes two days to simmer. After supper, make sure to save room for warm, homemade banana puddin' served in a mason jar.
Gus’s Grill, located in historic downtown LaGrange, offers classic breakfast items, made-to-order omelets, and fresh-brewed, bottomless coffee every morning. While you’re there, you’ll enjoy an atmosphere filled with unique collectibles and décor. If you miss breakfast, you can also visit Gus's for a hearty lunch.
With its expansive taproom, outdoor plaza and brewhouse, Wild Leap is a must-visit while in LaGrange. With the introduction of their smooth, handcrafted Vodka, Wild Leap offers creative and clever cocktails as well as an ever-changing and ever-growing rotation of craft beer designed to entice guests.
Karvela’s Pizza Company boasts some of the best wings and pizza in the area. Their homemade pizza dough provides the perfect base to an array of creative toppings and chicken wings come in a variety of unique flavors like Rocky Top, Copperhead Road (hot) and Sammy's Slayer Sauce (very hot). The hip atmosphere is perfect for a lively, fun meal right in LaGrange’s downtown district.
Located a short drive from LaGrange, PaBella's Winery (formerly River's Bend Winery) opens in 2023 and boasts a unique selection of red and white wines, including Malbec, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Blanc du Bois. Claim a seat in the tasting room or relax on the porch as you sample vibrant flavors like Blackberry River and The Naked Peach.
Mare Sol’s extensive menu has a little something for everybody, taking Southern classics and upgrading them with a Mediterranean twist. With a variety of options like jumbo lump crab cakes, pimento BLT's and sharable buffalo-fried quail plates, Mare Sol's diverse menu is nothing short of adventurous!