For the middle of summer, we have rounded up some upcoming travel specials. From VIP packages for concerts to restaurant openings, here’s what’s happening:
Shutters at Sea Crest Beach Hotel: Cape Cod, Mass.
With summer underway on Cape Cod, Shutters at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel is now reopened and is featuring locally sourced and seasonally inspired private dining. The restaurant and hotel is on a private beach in North Falmouth, offering views of Buzzard’s Bay. Chef Daniel Kenney is cooking American Cape-inspired cuisine, featuring seasonal ingredients like Cape oysters on the half-shell, yellow-fin tuna sashimi, Maine lobster farci, carved Long Island duck breast, and roasted East Coast salmon.
Windsor Court Hotel NOLA Summer Eats and Boozy Treats: New Orleans
Through the summer, guests at the Windsor Court Hotel can enjoy a booze inspired Ice Cream Biscuit "Sandwich" to celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July. The cool treat was created by pastry chef Shun Li and consists of Fernet Branca ice cream between two buttermilk chocolate biscuts and will be served until Labor Day. For guests who want to have an entire meal at the hotel, they can visit The Grill Room in August, while the restuarant is participating in NOLA's restaurant week, for a 3-course lunch pirced at $20.
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam: Panama City Beach, Fla.
Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam is an outdoor festival featuring today’s hottest country music with an audience of more than 15,000 people. Guests can watch the performers from the beach, and can now receive VIP treatment with the "Coach to the Coast" package. For $11,000, guests can invite 11 friends to attend the event in a bus fully stocked with sponsors products, a kitchen, and bunks.
Toronto’s "When Pigs Fly" Bacon Tour: Toronto
Toronto Urban Adventures has launched a tour of Toronto that features peameal bacon, pulled pork, strip bacon, and sausage while giving details about the history behind the city’s nickname, "Hogtown." Guests travel by foot or public transportation while sampling the high-quality meats the city has to offer. The tour currently runs every Sunday and lasts about three hours, and is limited to about 12 guests per tour.
The Opposite House’s New Restaurant Opening: Beijing
The Opposite House is scheduled to open its new restaurant concept, Jing Yaa Tang, on Aug. 29, 2013. The restaurant celebrates Beijing roasted duck at its core, but the menu also features other favorite dishes from around China, like authentic Kung Pao chicken. The team partnered with Alan Yau as lead designer and concept consultant to create the contemporary Chinoiserie-style design. The 155-seat restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner.
Krog Street Market: Atlanta
Krog Street Market is a retail redevelopment project that has converted a 1920s manufacturing warehouse into a project featuring lifestyle retail (like home and garden shops) and restaurants. Some restaurants that will be setting up shop in the new project are The Luminary, The Spotted Trotter, Grand Champion BBQ, Pannus Bakery, and a Tex-Mex inspired restaurant by chefs Ford Fry and Kevin Maxey.