Tantalizing Tallahassee

written by | Posted on April 17th, 2012

Our story begins in downtown Tallahassee, FL, at Aloft Hotel--a property with a tastefully modern approach found throughout.

Our story begins in downtown Tallahassee, FL, at Aloft Hotel--a property with a tastefully modern approach found throughout.

Modern furniture and amenities are standard at Aloft Hotel in downtown Tallahassee.

Modern furniture and amenities are standard at Aloft Hotel in downtown Tallahassee.

The restroom and vanity area at Aloft Hotel in downtown Tallahassee.

The restroom and vanity area at Aloft Hotel in downtown Tallahassee.

A sampler platter of treats at Hotel Duval's Level 8 Lounge.

A sampler platter of treats at Hotel Duval's Level 8 Lounge.

Downtown Tallahassee, FL.

Downtown Tallahassee, FL.

Hotel Duval's Level 8 Lounge offers indoor and outdoor seating, with panoramic views of the downtown Tallahassee skyline.

Hotel Duval's Level 8 Lounge offers indoor and outdoor seating, with panoramic views of the downtown Tallahassee skyline.

Paisley Cafe, located in Midtown Tallahassee, offers incredible menu items for breakfast and lunch, and is not to be missed.

Paisley Cafe, located in Midtown Tallahassee, offers incredible menu items for breakfast and lunch, and is not to be missed.

Outdoor seating at Paisley Cafe in Tallahassee, FL, comes very highly recommended.

Outdoor seating at Paisley Cafe in Tallahassee, FL, comes very highly recommended.

They might just look like blueberry scones to you, but these whipped cream blueberry scones—with apple butter—were truly exceptional.

They might just look like blueberry scones to you, but these whipped cream blueberry scones—with apple butter—were truly exceptional.

Well-known and beloved by locals, Bradley's Country Store in Tallahassee, FL, is famous for its locally produced sausages and grits.

Well-known and beloved by locals, Bradley's Country Store in Tallahassee, FL, is famous for its locally produced sausages and grits.

Just as you might expect, consumers can purchase a variety of obects at Bradley's Country Store.

Just as you might expect, consumers can purchase a variety of obects at Bradley's Country Store.

Sauces and dressings--all homemade and bottled locally--at Bradley's Country Store in Tallahassee, FL.

Sauces and dressings--all homemade and bottled locally--at Bradley's Country Store in Tallahassee, FL.

Fresh meats and sasusages await at Bradley's Country Store.

Fresh meats and sasusages await at Bradley's Country Store.

Beautiful Live Oaks can be found all around Tallahassee.

Beautiful Live Oaks can be found all around Tallahassee.

Delicious jams are just option for local country goods available at Bradley's Country Store in Tallahassee, FL.

Delicious jams are just option for local country goods available at Bradley's Country Store in Tallahassee, FL.

In addition to its sausage, Bradley's Country Store is famous for their country milled grits. Here's the machine that makes it possible!

In addition to its sausage, Bradley's Country Store is famous for their country milled grits. Here's the machine that makes it possible!

In downtown Thomasville, quietly serene courtyards can be found between buildings--a perfect place for rest during a busy day of boutique shopping.

In downtown Thomasville, quietly serene courtyards can be found between buildings--a perfect place for rest during a busy day of boutique shopping.

Lots of hard work--by the bees and the Full Moon Apiary team--end up in this delicious finished product.

Lots of hard work--by the bees and the Full Moon Apiary team--end up in this delicious finished product.

At Full Moon Apiary in Monticello, FL.

At Full Moon Apiary in Monticello, FL.

Beekeeping boxes can be found across the property and into the local surrounding area at Full Moon Apiary in Monticello, FL.

Beekeeping boxes can be found across the property and into the local surrounding area at Full Moon Apiary in Monticello, FL.

Inside these beekeeping boxes, hundreds of bees are working hard to make honey and wax.

Inside these beekeeping boxes, hundreds of bees are working hard to make honey and wax.

Candles are made on-property at Full Moon Apiary, such as these beehive-shaped candles.

Candles are made on-property at Full Moon Apiary, such as these beehive-shaped candles.

All of the bees byproducts go to use, creating candles, soaps and lotions...and even dog shampoo!

All of the bees byproducts go to use, creating candles, soaps and lotions...and even dog shampoo!

Fifty acres of vines sprawl across Monticello Vineyards & Winery, in Monticello, FL.

Fifty acres of vines sprawl across Monticello Vineyards & Winery, in Monticello, FL.

If your clients call ahead, they might be able to schedule a wine tasting, too!

If your clients call ahead, they might be able to schedule a wine tasting, too!

Monticello Vineyards & Winery allows guests to come in during season, pick their own grapes, and learn a bit about winemaking.

Monticello Vineyards & Winery allows guests to come in during season, pick their own grapes, and learn a bit about winemaking.

The Big Oak in Thomasville, GA, is a local treasure. You can stand in front and get your picture taken by a webcam mounted to the top of a streetlamp on the other side of the road!

The Big Oak in Thomasville, GA, is a local treasure. You can stand in front and get your picture taken by a webcam mounted to the top of a streetlamp on the other side of the road!

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A look at the process of ageing cheese. It involves just the right temperatures, rotating, and, well, waiting.

A look at the process of ageing cheese. It involves just the right temperatures, rotating, and, well, waiting.

And here's where all of that homemade cheese goes, if it doesn't get packed and shipped off to one of the almost 40 states Sweet Grass Dairy works with.

And here's where all of that homemade cheese goes, if it doesn't get packed and shipped off to one of the almost 40 states Sweet Grass Dairy works with.

We recommend a sampler platter like this one if your clients stop in at Sweet Grass Dairy cheese shop.

We recommend a sampler platter like this one if your clients stop in at Sweet Grass Dairy cheese shop.

Just a sample of the homemade cheeses available for sale at Sweet Grass Dairy cheese shop.

Just a sample of the homemade cheeses available for sale at Sweet Grass Dairy cheese shop.

The wine wall at Sweet Grass Dairy cheese shop...can't let all those cheeses go without a good pairing!

The wine wall at Sweet Grass Dairy cheese shop...can't let all those cheeses go without a good pairing!

Canopied roads like this one can be found all over Tallahassee and the surrounding area. Sure makes for a lovely drive, doesn't it?

Canopied roads like this one can be found all over Tallahassee and the surrounding area. Sure makes for a lovely drive, doesn't it?

It's easy to lose yourself in the nature surrounding Golden Acres Ranch...but hopefully not literally!

It's easy to lose yourself in the nature surrounding Golden Acres Ranch...but hopefully not literally!

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Mr. Golden himself shows off one of his Myotonic Tennessee fainting goats.

Mr. Golden himself shows off one of his Myotonic Tennessee fainting goats.

Stevie the goat makes a hit whenever he attends a local festival to join the petting zoo!

Stevie the goat makes a hit whenever he attends a local festival to join the petting zoo!

Sweet goats came to say hello at Golden Acres Ranch, Monticello, FL.

Sweet goats came to say hello at Golden Acres Ranch, Monticello, FL.

Golden Acres Ranch also grows Mayhaw trees. The berries are tiny and tedious for picking and making jelly, but the end result is worth it!

Golden Acres Ranch also grows Mayhaw trees. The berries are tiny and tedious for picking and making jelly, but the end result is worth it!

Monticello, FL, offers the chance to get back to nature.

Monticello, FL, offers the chance to get back to nature.

A quaint downtown awaits in Thomasville, GA, offering boutique shopping and family-owned businesses.

A quaint downtown awaits in Thomasville, GA, offering boutique shopping and family-owned businesses.

Keep those coffee beans spinning at Grassroots Coffee in Thomasville, GA, where only Fair Trade coffee is served up to guests.

Keep those coffee beans spinning at Grassroots Coffee in Thomasville, GA, where only Fair Trade coffee is served up to guests.

Lucy & Leo's Cupcakery made it to second place on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars!

Lucy & Leo's Cupcakery made it to second place on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars!

Lucy & Leo's Cupcakery in Tallahassee, FL.

Lucy & Leo's Cupcakery in Tallahassee, FL.

Our story begins in downtown Tallahassee, FL, at Aloft Hotel--a property with a tastefully modern approach found throughout.Modern furniture and amenities are standard at Aloft Hotel in downtown Tallahassee.The restroom and vanity area at Aloft Hotel in downtown Tallahassee.A sampler platter of treats at Hotel Duval's Level 8 Lounge.Downtown Tallahassee, FL.Hotel Duval's Level 8 Lounge offers indoor and outdoor seating, with panoramic views of the downtown Tallahassee skyline.Paisley Cafe, located in Midtown Tallahassee, offers incredible menu items for breakfast and lunch, and is not to be missed.Outdoor seating at Paisley Cafe in Tallahassee, FL, comes very highly recommended.They might just look like blueberry scones to you, but these whipped cream blueberry scones—with apple butter—were truly exceptional.Well-known and beloved by locals, Bradley's Country Store in Tallahassee, FL, is famous for its locally produced sausages and grits.Just as you might expect, consumers can purchase a variety of obects at Bradley's Country Store.Sauces and dressings--all homemade and bottled locally--at Bradley's Country Store in Tallahassee, FL.Fresh meats and sasusages await at Bradley's Country Store.Beautiful Live Oaks can be found all around Tallahassee.Delicious jams are just option for local country goods available at Bradley's Country Store in Tallahassee, FL.In addition to its sausage, Bradley's Country Store is famous for their country milled grits. Here's the machine that makes it possible!In downtown Thomasville, quietly serene courtyards can be found between buildings--a perfect place for rest during a busy day of boutique shopping.Lots of hard work--by the bees and the Full Moon Apiary team--end up in this delicious finished product.At Full Moon Apiary in Monticello, FL.Beekeeping boxes can be found across the property and into the local surrounding area at Full Moon Apiary in Monticello, FL.Inside these beekeeping boxes, hundreds of bees are working hard to make honey and wax.Candles are made on-property at Full Moon Apiary, such as these beehive-shaped candles.All of the bees byproducts go to use, creating candles, soaps and lotions...and even dog shampoo!Fifty acres of vines sprawl across Monticello Vineyards & Winery, in Monticello, FL.If your clients call ahead, they might be able to schedule a wine tasting, too!Monticello Vineyards & Winery allows guests to come in during season, pick their own grapes, and learn a bit about winemaking.The Big Oak in Thomasville, GA, is a local treasure. You can stand in front and get your picture taken by a webcam mounted to the top of a streetlamp on the other side of the road!.A look at the process of ageing cheese. It involves just the right temperatures, rotating, and, well, waiting.And here's where all of that homemade cheese goes, if it doesn't get packed and shipped off to one of the almost 40 states Sweet Grass Dairy works with.We recommend a sampler platter like this one if your clients stop in at Sweet Grass Dairy cheese shop.Just a sample of the homemade cheeses available for sale at Sweet Grass Dairy cheese shop.The wine wall at Sweet Grass Dairy cheese shop...can't let all those cheeses go without a good pairing!Canopied roads like this one can be found all over Tallahassee and the surrounding area. Sure makes for a lovely drive, doesn't it?It's easy to lose yourself in the nature surrounding Golden Acres Ranch...but hopefully not literally!.Mr. Golden himself shows off one of his Myotonic Tennessee fainting goats.Stevie the goat makes a hit whenever he attends a local festival to join the petting zoo!Sweet goats came to say hello at Golden Acres Ranch, Monticello, FL.Golden Acres Ranch also grows Mayhaw trees. The berries are tiny and tedious for picking and making jelly, but the end result is worth it!Monticello, FL, offers the chance to get back to nature.A quaint downtown awaits in Thomasville, GA, offering boutique shopping and family-owned businesses.Keep those coffee beans spinning at Grassroots Coffee in Thomasville, GA, where only Fair Trade coffee is served up to guests.Lucy & Leo's Cupcakery made it to second place on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars!Lucy & Leo's Cupcakery in Tallahassee, FL.