Bon Appetit Appalachia Publishes Food Map
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin joined the Appalachian Regional Commission at Charleston's Capitol Market on Tuesday to announce a new culinary map that showcases many West Virginia food destinations.
Bon Appetit Appalachia is a guide that features hundreds of culinary destinations from local farms to wineries across the thirteen states in the region.
For many leisure travelers, dining is listed as a top priority. Officials with the Appalachian Regional Commission said there is increasing demand for distinctive local cuisine. Bon Appetit Appalachia gives them the opportunity to show the diversity as a part of a broad tourism program.
Tourism is important to West Virginia's economy, bringing in millions each day, according to state tourism officials.
Bon Appetit Appalachia will be available in the Summer 2014 issue of Food Traveler Magazine.
More information about Bon Appetit Appalachia is available at www.visitappalachia.com.
Hatfield McCoy Moonshine in Gilbert and the Elkhorn Inn and Theater in McDowell County are among the destinations on the map.