Hipmunk Hotels: 5 Hotels in Foodie Towns of the South From Lafayette to New Braunfels and More
First time at Smoketown USA by Joe Change on flickr #ribs #fatkidfriday

Hipmunk Hotels: 5 Hotels in Foodie Towns of the South From Lafayette to New Braunfels and More

There is a foodie in everyone, especially when it comes to lip-smacking, tangy barbecue. The secret sometimes is in the sauce, but in places like New Braunfels and Midland, Texas it’s all about the meat and how it’s slowly cooked. Charleston, South Carolina barbecue goes for the equal-opportunity barbecue stance with offerings of the basic 4 styles of barbecue sauce. Louisville, Kentuckians like their barbecue sauce flavored with Kentucky Bourbon and molasses, while Cajun barbecue around Lafayette, Louisiana features a bolder and spicier flavor, and they even barbecue their shrimp.

Never take your barbecue for granted. For an adventure in barbecue, check out hotels in New Braunfels, Midland, Lafayette, Louisville and Charleston in Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky and South Carolina. When you book your hotels, go to Hipmunk for an equally flavorful hotel with the texture of the historic South. So enjoy your barbecue and your stay in the South.

Charleston, South Carolina

Check out Nick's Bar-B-Q after checking into your Charleston, South Carolina booked Hipmunk Hotel.
Nick’s bar-b-q in Charleston, South Carolina image via flickr by Vla Tsujl

Not only does South Carolina map out their barbecue trail, but they offer the four basic barbecue sauces of mustard sauce, vinegar and pepper sauce, light tomato sauce, and heavy tomato sauce. South Carolina barbecue starts with pulled pork as the meat of choice.

There are several affordable hotels in Charleston. Book The Meeting Street Inn, a cute, pink stucco, three-story inn, complete with white verandas and Colonial-style furniture and 4 poster beds reminiscent of the Civil War era. Another inn is the Kings Courtyard Inn, which is a short walk from downtown Charleston.

Louisville, Kentucky

Smoketown USA definitely is worth checking out one you check into your booked Hipmunk Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.
First time at Smoketown USA in Louisville, Kentucky image via flickr by Joe Chang, iknowjoe

Kentucky bourbon barbecue uses Kentucky bourbon, tomatoes, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar on chicken. Louisville Kentuckians like their barbecue sauce flavored with molasses for extra sweetness. One cheap Louisville hotel possibility is the Galt House Hotel, which is next to the convention center. The Hyatt Regency Louisville Hotel is another excellent choice to check out.

Lafayette, Louisiana

Louisianna barbecue is a good alternative after checking into your Lafayette, Louisiana Booked Hipmunk Hotel.
Louisiana barbecue with four sauces image via flickr by Patrick Lorenz, coffee shop soulja

Cajun barbecue is spicier, with garlic, paprika, chili powder and onions. Besides the regular chicken, beef, and pork, Cajuns also serve barbecue shrimp, and the barbecue around Lafayette, Louisiana goes for a bolder and spicier flavor.

If you’re looking for a hotel in Lafayette, you can’t go wrong with Buchanan Lofts, which features nine guest rooms decorated as industrial lofts. You’ll like the peace and quiet that comes with a small hotel as well as this venue’s abundant amenities.

New Braunfels and Midland, Texas

Texas Pride Barbecue is a good place to check out after you get to your booked Hipmunk Hotel.
Texas Pride barbecue – The name says it all image via flickr by NikonFDSLR

Texas barbecue is generally served with beef brisket as the meat of choice. With Texas, the barbecue is more in how they cook the meat and less about the sauce. One of the best hotels in Midland is the Grand Texan Hotel and Convention Center, with its indoor pool with slide and a hot tub. Another hotel to check out is the Home2 Suites by Hilton Midland with their suites.

German settlers came to Texas and created their own town: New Braunfels. German-flavored barbecue is bold and tasty. When staying in New Braunfels, check out the Lamb’s Rest Inn B and B,  also perhaps the Prince Solms Inn Bed and Breakfast to get more of the local German flavor of the place.

So put on your traveling shoes and step into the barbecue adventure of your life. Look up these little gems and enjoy your stay as you forge your own barbecue trail.


Trease L Carpenter

Trease is a freelance writer, who hangs her hat in Kingsport, TN. Her writing niche covers local events, food and travel-related articles. Travel, lifestyle and community show the story. If you want rich content with the real story, Trease is your writer/storyteller/photographer. Check out her other Southern Fried blogs. Trease also wrote the Thursday edition of the "Across the Fence" column for the Kingsport Times-News from May 10, 2010 - August 28, 2015. She is big on local tourism and anything related to travel... including all things local like the food, eateries, shops and events. So, go for the local historic flavoring, along with the varied lodging and the picture-perfect scenery . Trease also writes on writing... wordsmith crafting on another blog. Southern Fried Travel, Southern Fried tlc and the Southern Fried Scribe blogs showcase Trease's writing. So head on over and check out all the cool stuff.
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