Thanksgiving is next week, what are you making for your feast? We’ve listed to top 5 Georgian dishes that would go perfectly on any table. Whether you are on St. Simons Island this Thanksgiving or at home with family and friends these dishes will be sure to please everyone at your table.

Thanksgiving Dinner

You can never go wrong with some good old fashion fried chicken! Barbara Jean’s in the Village has delicious fried chicken and will be open so you don’t even have to worry about cooking the fried chicken yourself! They are taking pre-orders now, be sure to give them a call.

Brunswick Stew is a Georgia favorite, it originated in Brunswick Georgia just over the bridge from St. Simons island!

Chicken and Dumplings another southern favorite, everyone will be sure to love this creamy bowl of deliciousness.

Shrimp and grits, need I say more? Here in the golden isles we have a whole festival dedicated to shrimp and grits!

Peach Cobbler- last but not least.. how can you have a Thanksgiving feast in Georgia without peach cobbler. Georgia, the peach state produces some of the best peaches you will ever find so there isn’t a better way to use them than in a delicious thanksgiving dessert.

Have a happy Thanksgiving and we hope your belly and heart is full!

by Katie Brown

Image courtesy of Jekyll Island

Image courtesy of Jekyll Island

You know the Holidays have arrived in the Golden Isles when the temperature drops below 80, and Jekyll Island announces their annual Holiday Island. Jekyll will be ringing in this year’s Holiday Season with a Christmas Tree Lighting Festival on November 29. Come tour the historic district of Jekyll Island and the Jekyll Island Club Hotel as you have never seen it before…with a full Holiday wardrobe! This year’s festivities will begin at 4:30pm and continue until the Christmas tree lighting and fireworks finale at 7:30pm. Bring the whole family and prepare to be entertained by historical reenactors, musical ensembles, and local dance ensembles. The
kids may enjoy a hay ride, pictures with Santa, and did I mention SNOW in South Georgia! This coastal tradition is a great way to start the Holiday Season, and I look forward to seeing you there!