Toast Oktoberfest At North Georgia German Restaurants

The setting of Helen, Georgia is like a mini Bavaria, so it’s only fitting that you can find some fine German foods there. And what better time to enjoy a beer and a brat—or some other German specialty—than during Oktoberfest month! So here’s a little taste tour of German restaurants nearby our Inn. Chef Aurel Prodan and his wife, Doina, lived in Bavaria before moving to Helen to open Bodensee Restaurant—named for a lake on the Rhine, at the foot of the Alps. Here you’ll find hearty platters of Sauerbraten with potato dumplings and red cabbage, Schweinebraten with sauerkraut and spaetzels, … Continue reading

Spice 55 Brings a Taste of Thai to North Georgia Mountains

It often surprises our Inn guests, nestled up here miles away from a city, that they have such delightful options for dining. In the little town of Helen, just five miles away, there are several restaurants we like to recommend, one of which is Spice 55. Anyone familiar with Thai food knows the traditional flavors: chiles, coconut milk, fish sauce and lime to name a few key ingredients. At Spice 55 the restaurant has put its own spin on the country’s well-known dishes, and added a few of their own too. Favorite appetizers top the starter menu, such as spring … Continue reading