Page 1


S TFARLOMETHE PT SCRI

TM

REAL STORIES REAL EVIDENCE

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY TOUR

TM

Take a ghost tour with a television ghost hunter! Led by internationally renowned paranormal investigator Patrick Burns of truTV’s “Haunting Evidence.” Hear about real paranormal encounters. Experience actual paranormal evidence gathered during his research. Learn about Savannah’s history and why it’s one of the most haunted cities in the world.

Not just Tales from the SCRIPT - Real Stories. Real Evidence.

Use

S S MCode 25% A G of f!

1-833-HAUNTIN(G) (1-833-428-6846)

GOT GHOSTS.net TM


SAVANNAH SCENE MAGAZINE

18 Contents FEATURES

Welcome Calendar Of Events Savannah Tides Greater Savannah Map Historic Savannah Map Directory of Advertisers

SPECIAL FEATURES

Savannah Scene Must Taste French Savoir Faire in Savannah City Market Art Scene Haunted Squares in Savannah Haunting Evidence of Savannah’s Heritage

September-October 2017 37th Year, Issue #4

6 10 38 58 60 62

8 18 24 26 42

Savannah’s Historic Squares Factors Walk Shopping River Street Shopping Savannah Souvenirs

DEPARTMENTS Dining & Lounges Arts Activities & Outings Shopping

44 48 52 56 10 20 27 46

ABOUT OUR COVER Red Door - Luba Lowry

4 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

savannah.com


Savannah’s Only

Photo by Blake Crosby

RIVERBOAT DINING EXPERIENCE

Daytime Cruises

Evening Cruises

NARRATED HARBOR CRUISES  NEW Longer Cruises • 1 p.m. lasts 1.5 hours Every Sat & Sun in Jan & Dec Every Wed–Sun in Feb Daily from Mar–Nov PLUS Dec 26–31 • 3:30 p.m. lasts 1.5 hours Sat only in Feb, Mar & Nov Daily from Apr–Oct

DINNER ENTERTAINMENT CRUISE 7 p.m. year-round lasts 2 hours (call for schedule) MONDAY GOSPEL DINNER CRUISE 7 p.m. from April–October lasts 2 hours (advance reservations required)

NARRATED HARBOR LUNCHEON CRUISE  NOW offered Daily 1 p.m. lasts 1.5 hours Saturdays in Mar | Mon–Sat from Apr–Oct (reservations required) SUNDAY BRUNCH CRUISE 1 p.m. lasts 1.5 hours Sundays from March–October (reservations required)

 NEW! SUNSET CRUISE 7 p.m. lasts 2 hours Daily from April–October (based on availability) MOONLIGHT PARTY CRUISE 9:30 p.m. lasts 1.5 hours Saturday nights from April–September

Specialty Cruises THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER CRUISE November 23 Sailing 12:30–2:30 pm & 5–7 pm

SAILING WITH SANTA CRUISE November 24 & 25 Sailing 1-2:30 pm

BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS CRUISE November 25 Sailing 7–9 pm

For reservations & tickets, visit 9 East River Street or www.savannahriverboat.com 912.232.6404 or 800.786.6404 • Departing from River Street behind City Hall savannah.com

September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 5


Savannah Visitor Guide SavannahCom

Welcome!

DiscoverSavannah SavannahMetro SavannahMetro Savannah.com

A

s summer comes to a close, the Coastal Empire is just warming up with festivals, historical and haunted tours, competitive races, theater performances and art walks. With so much history, art and pure Southern charm on every corner and cobblestone, it’s the perfect time of year to take advantage of Savannah’s legendary hospitality. The Hostess City of the South sends summer off in style with a slew of annual fall festivals. The fun starts in early September with the annual Savannah Bacon Fest on River Street, the Savannah Craft Brew Festival on Hutchinson Island and the Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash.

Then, raise a glass during Oktoberfest on the River, October 6-9, and willkommen autumn with a beer garden offering a variety of brews, German cuisine and the famous Wiener Dog Races! Or, for the seadogs who like their revelry by the ocean, weigh anchor and heave to for the Tybee Island Pirate Fest, October 5-8. For details on these and other special happenings taking place throughout September and October, check out our “Calendar of Events.”

Before or after strolling along Savannah’s cobblestone streets checking out the eclectic shops, historic sites, diverse museums and assorted art galleries, stop by Le Café Gourmet for a special order of authentic French cuisine! The restaurant may only be a year old, but has solid roots in the community and is expanding the menu. For more delicious ideas on where to eat, look over our “Must Taste” feature for signature menu items and our informative Dining & Lounges listings. Also in this issue, take a walk on Savannah’s haunted side with former paranormal investigator Patrick Burns. His Got Ghosts! tour isn’t another recitation of the familiar ghost stories; instead, hear the evidence he’s collected from some of the lesser-known spirits lingering in one of the most haunted cities in the world. As always, we hope you enjoy your time in Georgia’s First City! Feel free to visit Savannah online, anytime at savannah.com or download our FREE Savannah Visitor Guide app to keep all the information you need in the palm of your hand.

6 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

MEMBER Savannah Area Tourism Leadership Council Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Linda Rew-Gifford PUBLISHER Lorraine Jenness CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Allyson Jones Amanda Surowitz ACCOUNTING Mallory Raley

SALES EXECUTIVE Linda Adams SALES Erika Aparicio ART DIRECTOR Jennifer Mlay GRAPHIC DESIGN Liz Shumake DISTRIBUTION Bruce McLemore John Tant

Savannah Scene® is published bi-monthly by Island Communications, 513 E. Oglethorpe Ave., Suite 9, Savannah, GA 31401, Phone (912) 238-1453, Fax (912) 234-7010. E-mail: scene@savannah.com. Look for us on the web at savannah.com. Savannah Scene® prints a minimum of 280,000 copies per year and is distributed to approximately 300 locations in Savannah and surrounding areas. Subscriptions are avail­able at $24.00 (Canada, $30.00 US) per year, single copies at $5.00 for postage and handling (Canada, $6.00 US). Send check to Island Communications, P.O. Box 5511, Hilton Head Island, S.C., 29938-5511. The design, concept and contents of Savannah Scene® are copy­righted and may not in any man­ner be reproduced in part or whole without the written permission from the publisher. Every effort is made to provide depend­able infor­mation, however, the publisher does not warrant that the content herein is complete or accurate. Any rates, special offers, etc. are sub­­ ject to change and are not guaranteed by Island Communications. Copyright 2017 Savannah Scene® All Rights Reserved

savannah.com


spartina449.com

Our luxurious colorful linen and leather accessories are inspired by the rich history and natural beauty of the South Carolina & Georgia Lowcountry

317 w. broughton st. Savannah, Ga

32 calhoun st. Bluffton, SC


Serving traditional Southern fare, local seafood specialties, American classics, international flavors and fusion cuisine, Savannah is renowned for its signature hospitality and legendary meals. Here are just a few menu items you don’t want to miss during your stay in the Hostess City of the South:

39 RUE DE JEAN 605 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah (912) 721-0595 39ruedejeansav.com

SIX PENCE PUB 245 Bull St., Savannah (912) 233-3156 sixpencepub.com

GOOSE FEATHERS CAFE 39 Barnard St. Savannah (912) 233-4683 goosefeatherscafe.com

FIDDLERS CRAB HOUSE 131 W. River St. Savannah (912) 644-7172 fiddlersriverstreet.com

BRIGHTER DAY NATURAL FOODS MARKET 1102 Bull St. Savannah (912) 236-4703 brighterdayfoods.com


savannah.com

September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 9


CALENDAR

oldest public art museum in the South. 121 Barnard St. (912) 790-8880 or www.telfair.org.

September S

M

T

W

T

F

S

3

4

5

6

7

1

2

8

9

10

11

12

13

17

18

19

20

14

15

16

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

October S

M

T

W

T

F

S

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

Ongoing: Mansion to Museum Tour at the Telfair Academy at 10 a.m. (Tues.-Sat.), 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Learn the incredible story of the transformation of the Telfair family mansion into the 10 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

Ongoing: Daily Cannon Firings at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Interactive Programs at Old Fort Jackson. This National Historic Landmark is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 Fort Jackson Rd. Call (912) 232-3945 or visit www.chsgeorgia.org for the schedule of events. Monday: Tybee Island Farmers and Artisan Market in the field next to the Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, 4-7 p.m. Local businesses offer an array of goods from artwork to vegetables. Free parking. 30 Meddin Dr. For details, visit www.facebook.com/tybeeislandfarmersmarket. Tuesdays: Toddler Tuesday at Oatland Island Wildlife Center for ages 12 months to 4 years and their caregivers, 9:45-11:45 a.m. Hands-on activities that promote development and acquiring age appropriate skills. 711 Sandtown Rd. Preregistration required, call (912) 395-1212 or visit www.oatlandisland.org. Wednesday-Monday: Tybee Island Light Station and Museum, Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse, is open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., depending on weather conditions. 30 Meddin Dr. (912) 7865801 or www.tybeelighthouse.org. savannah.com


CALENDAR

655 Louisville Rd. (912) 651-6823 or www. chsgeorgia.org.

Thursday-Saturday: “Loyalists & Liberty” program at the Savannah History Museum at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m. A special program offering visitors an in-depth understanding of the Revolutionary War in Savannah with a musket demonstration and a visitor reenactment on Battlefield Memorial Park. 303 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 651-6840 or www.chsgeorgia.org.

Fridays: On The Spot Murder Mystery Dinner Show hosted by The Odd Lot Improv Team at Savannah Coffee Roasters, 6:30 p.m. An entirely improvised murder-mystery accompanied by a stellar three-course meal. 215 W. Liberty St. For details and tickets, call (912) 352-2994 or visit www.savannahcoffee.com.

Thursdays: “Food for Thought” program at the Jewish Educational Alliance, 12:30-2 p.m. A delicious meal followed by an informative program with guest speakers. The meal is $5. 5111 Abercorn St. For details, contact Jacqui Drazen at (912) 355-8111 or visit www.savj.org. Third Thursday: Art Start: Stroller and Toddler Tours at the Jepson Center, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The museum’s youngest patrons are invited for story time, a special tour and an art activity. 207 W York St. For details, call (912) 790-8800 or visit www.telfair.org. Friday-Sunday: Steam Locomotive Rides at the Georgia State Railroad Museum through October 22, Fri. & Sat. at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.; Sun. at 1 & 2 p.m. savannah.com

First Friday: First Friday in Savannah’s Starland District, 6-9 p.m. Gallery shows, food trucks, shopping, dining and drinking. For details and a Starland District map, visit www.facebook. com/firstfridaystarland. First Friday: “First Friday for Folk Music,” a production of the Savannah Folk Music Society, in Stewart Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 7:30-10 p.m. A $5 minimum suggested donation is requested. 520 Washington Ave. www. savannahfolk.org. First Friday: First Friday Fireworks hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association on River Street, 9:15-10 p.m. Music, food booths, artists and live entertainment around Rousakis Plaza with fireworks after dark. Free and open to the public. 115 E. River St. (912) 234-0295 or www.riverstreetsavannah.com. September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 11


CALENDAR Saturdays: The Forsyth Farmers’ Market takes place at the south end of Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. www.forsythfarmersmarket.com. Saturdays: The Wilmington Island Farmers’ Market (WIFM) is held at Islands High School, rain or shine, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 170 Whitemarsh Island Rd. www.wifarmersmarket.org. Second Saturday: Second Saturday Art Walk starting at The Brice Hotel, 2 p.m. Visit assorted local galleries after a Welcome Reception. The evening ends with free water and cocktails and raffle at the Savannah DeSoto Hilton at 6 p.m. 601 E. Bay St. To RSVP or download a gallery map, visit www.savannahartwalk.com. September 1-October 27: The Historic Savannah Theatre presents “Rewind!” Whether you heard it first on vinyl, 8-track, cassette or CD, this nostalgic music revue show is The Soundtrack of Your Life! Eight singers and a rockin’ live band perform Top 40 hits from 40 years. 222 Bull St. Call for show times and tickets. (912) 233-7764 or www.savannahtheatre.com. 12 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

September 1-4: Bacon Fest hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association on River Street. A celebration of everything bacon with food and craft vendors, live entertainment and more. 115 E. River St. (912) 234-0295 or www.riverstreetsavannah.com. September 1: “Rodin: The Human Experience” exhibition opens at the Jepson Center. A selection of 32 figures in bronze by Auguste Rodin (18401917), the French sculptor who left behind 19th century academic traditions to focus on conveying the passion and vitality of the human spirit. On display through January 8, 2018. 207 W. York St. (912) 790-8800 or www.telfair.org. September 1: “Lauren Henkin: NASA eScapes” exhibition opens at the Jepson Center. Laura Henkin’s works question how nature is presented and perceived through photography and technology. 207 W. York St. (912) 790-8800 or www.telfair.org. September 1: 2017 Bombs Away Sporting Clays fundraiser to benefit the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force at the Forest City Gun Club. Clay shooting followed by an After Party with beer, wine, bourbon, BBQ, a silent auction and music from The Train Wrecks. For details and tickets, call (912) 748-8888 or visit www.mightyeighth.org. savannah.com


CALENDAR September 1: National Theatre Live: “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 7 p.m. National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre to cinemas across the world, live in high-definition. 32 Abercorn St. For details and tickets, call (912) 525-5040 or visit www.lucastheatre.com. September 2-October 28: The Historic Savannah Theatre presents “Savannah Live!” A two-hour, high-energy musical variety show showcasing the theatre’s award-winning singers and live band performing pop, rock, jazz, Broadway, Motown and Stomp, along with comedy. 222 Bull St. Call for show times. (912) 233-7764 or www.savannahtheatre.com. September 2: Savannah Craft Brew Fest at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island, 2-6 p.m. A showcase of more than 200 different beers from 60 different breweries. 1 International Dr. For details and tickets, visit www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com. September 2: “Billy Joel vs. Elton John— Face-to-Face Tribute” concert at the Tybee Post Theater, 8 p.m. Two of the country’s best Billy Joel and Elton John tribute artists recreate savannah.com

this iconic show. 10 Van Horne Ave. For details and tickets, call (912) 472-4790 or visit www. tybeeposttheater.org. September 2: “The Drinking Class” Labor Day Themed Bar Crawl hosted by Bar Crawl Savannah, 4-11 p.m. The bar crawl starts at Pour Larry’s in City Market and ends at Savannah Smiles. For details and tickets, visit www.staffordpromotions.com. September 3: 10th Annual Labor Day Beach Bash hosted by Visit Tybee Island on the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion, 7-10:30 p.m. Live entertainment featuring the Swingin’ Medallions followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Free admission. (912) 786-5444 or www.visittybee.com. September 7: Taste of Soul Savannah hosted by the Urban Savannah Chamber of Commerce at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Hutchinson Island, 5-9 p.m. Featuring the best local soul and comfort food chefs, restaurants and caterers. 1 International Dr. For details, call (912) 656-5831 or visit www.urbansavannah.cc. September 8: “The Women of Country Music: Unplugged with Katie Deal” at the Tybee Post Theater, 8 p.m. 10 Van Horne Ave. For details (continued on pg. 35) September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 13


ONE LEGENDARY WEEK NOVEMBER 6 - 12, 2017

Savannah’s most anticipated culinary happening of the year will be here before we know it. The festival’s signature tastings, dinners and learning experiences are back, along with some brand new events with limited tickets. The festival is well-known by wine lovers and wine makers alike, for featuring more premium varietals of wine at its major tastings than any other festival on the east coast. Count on some trademarks at all events: outstanding food, wine, spirits, beer and fun!

®

A Tourism Leadership Council event

Celebrity and local chefs, beverage experts, artisans and more! Tickets and information available at savannahfoodandwinefestival.com

OFFICIAL SPONSORS

MEDIA SPONSORS


SERV & LU

DINING & LOUNGES HISTORIC DISTRICT 17HUNDRED90 INN & RESTAURANT (912) 236-7122. 307 E. President St., D-7 on map. 17Hundred90 has been a tradition in Savannah for over a century and has been acclaimed as “the most elegant restaurant in Savannah” by Gourmet Magazine. Named for the year it was constructed, 17Hundred90 captures the authentic feel of an 18th century port restaurant. The owners hope your visit to 17Hundred90 will complement your memories for years to come and remain a highlight of your stay in Historic Savannah. Dinner, 5-9 p.m.; Piano nightly. See ad page 10. 17hundred90.com. 39 RUE DE JEAN (912) 721-0595. 605 W. Oglethorpe Ave., D-2 on map. Located on the west side of Embassy Suites Hotel, 39 Rue de Jean is one of the newest French restaurants in the Historic District. Inspired by the style of classic French Brasseries, the impeccable flavor, and European design lend an air of sophisticated comfort. Rue’s menu incorporates classic French staples with contemporary fare. Open Mon.-Sun., 5-10 p.m. Extended Bar: Mon.-Thurs., 11 p.m. and Fri.-Sat., 12 a.m. savannah.com

See ad page 11. 39ruedejeansav.com. BRIGHTER DAY NATURAL FOODS MARKET (912) 236-4703. 1102 Bull St., K-5 on map. Growing a healthy business since 1978, Brighter Day serves fresh, healthy take-out sandwiches, salads and juices. A whole grain bakery, organic produce and a complete selection of natural supplements are available. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.7 p.m.; Sun., 12-5:30 p.m. See ad page 16. brighterdayfoods.com. CRYSTAL BEER PARLOR (912) 349-1000. 301 W. Jones St., G-3 on map. Celebrating over 80 years in business, Crystal Beer Parlor, which is located in the heart of Historic Downtown, continues to be one of the most beloved landmarks in the city. Great food, great beers and great times have been a tradition at Crystal Beer Parlor for gener­ations. Don’t miss their creamy crab stew, juicy burgers, hand-cut fries, not to mention great sandwiches, seafood and salads. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. See ad page 17. crystalbeerparlor.com. GOOSE FEATHERS CAFE (912) 233-4683 or TOLL FREE (866) 221-1948. 39 Barnard St., between Broughton and Congress Sts., C-4 on map. Fresh breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 15


DINING & LOUNGES coffee and espresso drinks at modest prices. Family-owned and -operated. Mon.-Fri., 7 a.m.3 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Downtown delivery available Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 15. goosefeatherscafe.com. LE CAFÉ GOURMET (912) 200-3258. 53 Montgomery St., C-2 on map. Take a break in this cozy little café or grab your order to go. The owners are French natives and prepare fresh baked breads and pastries daily, in addition to croissants, sandwiches, crepes, quiche and salads. Located north of Broughton Street, don’t miss this authentic French bakery and café, as you will want to return again for a delightful breakfast or lunch! Open Tues.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 19. lecafegourmet.com. SAVANNAH COFFEE ROASTERS CAFÉ & BISTRO (912) 352-2994. 215 W. Liberty St., F-3 on map. Savannah Coffee Roasters Café is the perfect spot to tempt your palate for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serving exquisite entrees, gourmet sandwiches, salads, bakery goods and fresh ground coffee by Savannah Coffee Roasters, this is one café you do not want to 16 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

savannah.com


GREAT FOOD. GREAT BEER.

301 west jones crystalbeerparlor.com DINING & LOUNGES

See ad page 12. sixpencepub.com.

MIDTOWN miss. We also have the Morrison Room available for special functions. Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.9 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 13. savannahcoffee.com. SAVANNAH TASTE EXPERIENCE (912) 221-4439. B-7 on map. Starting at The Pirates’ House at 20 E. Broad St., this food tour is a three-hour walking and tasting tour where you will enjoy a fun, one-of-a-kind culinary experience, while strolling through the gardens and historic, cultural landmarks in the squares of Savannah. Second tour departs from Rocks On The River at 106 W. Bay St. All ages and fit­ness levels welcome. Price includes samples from seven unique foodie spots in Historic Savannah. Tours daily. See ad page 37. savannahtasteexperience.com. SIX PENCE PUB & RESTAURANT (912) 233-3156. 245 Bull St. (across from the Desoto Hilton Hotel), F-5 on map. Sandwiches, soups, salads, and hearty fare served in an Old English Pub atmosphere. Famous for their tasty French onion soup and delicious specials with 24 craft and local beers on tap. Pub hours, 11 a.m.12 a.m.; Happy Hour, 5-7 p.m. Bar, until 2 a.m. savannah.com

AL SALAAM DELI (912) 447-0400. 2311 Habersham St., R-8 on map. Nestled in the heart of Savannah Midtown and north of famous Victory Drive, Al Salaam Deli has been voted Best Mediterranean every year since 2010! Treat yourself to fresh and made-to-order Middle Eastern delicacies, such as their delicious falafel, gyros, Kufta Kabobs, fatoush and hummus, as well as baba ganoush. The menu also includes hamburgers, chicken gyros and salads. The owners put love and care into the preparation of their dishes and are proud to share their rich culinary traditions with customers! Open Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. See ad page 11. alsalaamdeli.com. BAR · FOOD (912) 355-5956. 4523 Habersham St., S-8 on map. Located in Midtown Savannah in Habersham Village, Bar · Food harbors the eclectic tastes and feel of a downtown eatery without the hassle of parking. With exceptional cuisine, along with its extensive wine and beer menu, visit this neighborhood bar that has an ever-changing and evolving food and drink menu that never goes out of style! Voted Best Neighborhood Bar 2017! Mon.-Thurs., 3 p.m.September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 17


French Savoir Faire in Savannah

By Amanda Surowitz

Just off Franklin Square, next to City Market, a cozy pocket of France awaits. Angela and Alexandre Darbousset, owners of Le Café Gourmet, call out, “Bonjour! ” as warm and inviting as the baguettes fresh out of the oven. Mouthwatering pastries and breads pile up on each other, safe behind glass. After a few minutes at a bistro table, listening to soft French jazz, you’ll forget you’re still in the U.S. “Food is history, it’s tradition in France,” Angela explained. “Our tradition is the way we make our food. It’s the artisan way—the real one.” The artisan way starts with wholesome ingredients and in-house recipes. The mayonnaise on your Marseille sandwich? Homemade. The vinaigrette and croutons on your salad? Homemade. The béchamel sauce in your hot, cheesy Croque Monsieur? Homemade. “Notre face—our difference—is that everything is made from scratch,” Angela said. “It’s a lot of work, but you can taste the difference. When you can pay $3 for a frozen croissant somewhere else, it’s just 50 cents more for a real artisan croissant here.” Patrons who have spent time in France especially appreciate this dedication to traditional techniques. Chatting with Angela in French, they bond over the familiar flavors they haven’t experienced anywhere else. “They compare our products to their experience in France, and usually they say it’s the first time since they were in France that they have tasted a real croissant, real crispy bread,” Angela said. “They found here what they tried in France.” Word spreads about the bakery as customers bring friends and family to the place they say makes the best croissants and crêpes in Savannah. It’s a popular stop for coffee and a quick quiche, or lunch on-the-go. Since the savory crêpe batter is gluten-free, and all sandwiches and crêpes are made to order, the menu has vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. And patrons keep coming back. One loyal cus18 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

Photo by Andrea Six

tomer, Carol, lives in Statesboro, GA. It was near closing time when she found Le Café Gourmet, but Carol couldn’t resist following her nose to fresh French food. “Almost everything was sold out,” Carol said. “Angela told me to come back in the morning for the pastries, and then she just gave me a baguette to try. That was it. I’m in Savannah only about once a week, and this is my first stop.” Le Café Gourmet has only been open for a year, but they have well established roots in the community. Their coffee comes from Cup to Cup, a Savannah-based specialty coffee roastery. The herbs baked into their breads and quiches come from a local organic supplier. In return, Le Café Gourmet provides bread and other tasty goods to local businesses—establishments familiar to Savannahians and on visitors’ musttry lists—as well as catering for small events. “The Double Tree Hotel, they serve for breakfast our croissants,” Angela said. “A lot of people stop by for lunch after their breakfast over there. We just started with Vic’s on the River, and, of course, the Paris Market. We have the Mirabelle Café in front of the St. John Cathedral.” Le Café Gourmet’s business is growing. While the search for a second location is ongoing, Angela and Alexandre continue expanding the menu. Online ordering is in Le Café Gourmet’s future, as are picnic-ready lunchboxes and, perhaps, even authentic French wine. It’s a big undertaking, but the Darboussets are more than up to the challenge. “We’re not scared,” Angela said. “We’re excited. I mean, we came here for that—for a great adventure.” Le Café Gourmet is located at 53 Montgomery St. and is open Tues.-Fri., 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call (912) 200-3258 or visit lecafegourmet.com. savannah.com


DINING & LOUNGES 1 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 3 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.9 p.m.; Sunday Brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 11. savannahbarfood.com.

RIVER STREET FIDDLERS CRAB HOUSE (912) 644-7172. 131 W. River St., B4 on map. 7201 Hodgson Memorial Dr., T-9 on map. Voted Best Seafood, Fiddler’s Crab House serves locally-caught seafood daily. Signature dishes include crab cakes, shellfish platters, hand-shucked oysters and a wide variety of steamed and fried seafood. Shrimp are domestic and wild caught. Ask your waiter about seasonal catches. See ad page 64. fiddlersriverstreet.com. SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT CRUISES (912) 232-6404 or TOLL FREE (800) 786-6404. 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. Entertainment, din­ ner and gracious Southern hospitality. Take a cruise along the historic Savannah River. Offer­ ing Dinner and Entertainment Cruises: Monday Gospel Dinner Cruise, Luncheon Cruise and a Sunday Brunch Cruise. Food specially pre­pared by their very own Executive Chef. Seasonal schedule, call for availability. See ad page 5. savannah.com

savannahriverboat.com. SPANKY’S PIZZA GALLERY & SALOON (912) 236-3009. 317 E. River St., B-7 on map. Nestled in the midst of historic River Street sits Spanky’s, a true gem where you will find a family restaurant with a history as rich as old Savannah. Founded in 1976, Spanky’s is the home of the Original Chicken Finger; with one taste you will find out why people “flock” to the Original Spanky’s to try this mouth-watering, deep-fried delicacy! Ms. Gwen commands the kitchen, creating specials to complement her old-time favorites, like a juicy Spanky’s burger or a hard-toforget Spanky’s Special Pizza. Also serving breakfast on weekends, come visit and they will surely save you a seat where the greatest characters eat. See ad page 64.­spankysriverstreet.com. WASABI’S DOWNTOWN (912) 233-8899. 113 MLK, Jr., Blvd., D-2 on map. A unique dining experience for both sushi and Japanese food lovers alike. Enjoy sushi from the menu that includes nigiri, sashimi, maki rolls, vegetarian rolls and tempura, in addition to combinations of grilled teriyaki dishes. Open daily. Visit their sister restaurants: Kanpai 1 on Wilmington Island, Kanpai 2 on Chatham Parkway and Wasabi Fusion in Pooler. See ad page 16. wasabidowntown.com. September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 19


A Gallery of Nature’s Art

Asheville Charleston Savannah

426 E Oglethorpe Ave | 912.484.0985 13SecretsSavannah@gmail.com | 13Secret.com

cornerstoneminerals.com.

36 Whitaker St. 912.298.0200

Bring this ad in off

for

20% one item!

w w w. co r n e r s to n e m i n e ra l s . co m

ARTS ART GALLERIES COPPER TREE POTTERY - THE VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN (912) 236-7280. 223 W. River St., next to Dub’s Pub, A-4 on map. Also in The Savannah Gallery at 309 W. St. Julian St., City Market, upstairs above Belford’s, B-3 on map. Specializing in locally made, functional pottery. Classic and modern work available with a wide selection of color options. Open daily. See ad page 53. coppertreepottery.com. CORNERSTONE MINERALS (912) 298-0200. 36 Whitaker St., C-4 on map. Be sure to drop by the newest showroom for Cornerstone Minerals in Downtown Savannah. With decades of experience in both wholesale and retail worlds, they pride themselves on having a handpicked selection of nature’s art that will interest all types of collectors. Offering tumbled stones starting at $1, rough and polished crystals, rare fossils and precious minerals for up to $30K, natural home décor and unique jewelry, Cornerstone Minerals provides a place for all to come and appreciate natural beauty. Open Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. See ad page 20. 20 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

GALLERY 1099 (859) 333-0851 OR (606) 309-4400. 308 W. St. Julian St., B-3 on map. Located upstairs in Savannah’s historic City Market, Gallery 1099 is the culmination of a dream for two lifelong friends. Step inside the gallery and discover the fine art photography that offers a view of the world from their perspective in vibrant color and remarkable detail. Showcased in their hand-painted, artist-designed, signature frames, their images can be purchased framed or unframed, and in a variety of mediums, from traditional canvas to sleek, modern metals. Commissions are accepted. Hours vary. Appointments can be made by calling. See ad page 24. facebook.com/citymarketsavannah. GALLERY 209 (912) 236-4583. 209 E. River St., B-7 on map. Operating since 1975 on historic River Street, Gallery 209 has two floors of unique gallery space that showcases work by local artists including original paintings, sculpture, woodworking, fiber art, gold and silver jewelry, enamels, photography, batiks, pottery and stained glass. Open daily from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. See ad page 23. gallery209savannah.com. GRACE ROHLAND – Printmaker & Painter (912) 598-8217. Gallery 11, Upstairs, City Market, B-3 on map. Visit Grace in the gallery where you will find paintings, mixed media works, original woodcuts and etchings. Also available are note cards with glimpses of Savannah and Tybee Island scenes. Portraits are available upon request. Grace also exhibits her works at Gallery 209 on River Street. See ad page 25. gracerohland.com. JERY BENNETT TAYLOR (843) 599-5059. 308 W. St. Julian St., Studio FNU-101, Upper Level, B-3 on map. Located in the North Building at City Market, Jery is a descendant of the West Africans of Sierra Leone where her style of unique basket weaving originates. She was taught the savannah.com


ARTS art of basket weaving by her grandmother in the Mt. Pleasant area at the age of five. She and Janie Cohen of Hilton Head, SC are the only two persons who weave their style of sweetgrass baskets and each basket reflects the cultural heritage and history of a unique people. Jery’s baskets are on exhibit in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, the San Francisco airport and the South Carolina Museum in Columbia. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 24. jerysbaskets.com. KS FINE ART GALLERY (407) 474-0411 OR (912) 308-1218. 230 Bull St., E-5 on map. The KS Fine Art Gallery is a partnership of two local Savannah artists, Stephen Kasun and Ted Scypinski. It showcases original paintings in oils, acrylics and watercolors, featuring a wide variety of subjects in both realistic and impressionistic styles. Located next door to the Savannah Theatre on Chippewa Square, the gallery is open daily from 10 a.m-5 p.m. and often later. See ad page 21. ksfineartgallery.com. LUBA LOWRY (651) 894-3053. Upper Level, Studio FSU-7 in Savannah’s historic City Market, 309 W. St. Julian St., B-3 on map. Luba’s studio is located in City Market and her paintings savannah.com

are featured décor in restaurants from Germany to Minneapolis and can be found on display in art galleries in Savannah. Commissions are accepted. Please visit her web­site to view her Gallery Collec­tions. See ad page 25. lubalowry.com. MARGIE SONE GRAVINA (912) 920-8451. City Market, 303 W. St. Julian St. Signature Gallery, B-3 on map. From pendant jewelry to rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, Margie expresses her pas­sion for her native Dominican Republic in all of her unique jewelry. She weaves natural beads and semiprecious stones together to make handcrafted jewelry. Margie’s beautiful jewelry is also located in The Downstairs Gallery, West Gordon St., Savannah Art Association Gallery and in Savannah Rose, East Bay St. See ad page 23. larimarusa.com. SABREE’S GULLAH ART GALLERY (864) 314-1572 & (912) 236-4583. 309 W. St. Julian St., City Market, Studio 4/Second Level; B-3 on map and Gallery 209 at 209 E. River St., B-7 on map. For Authentic Gullah-Geechee Art that is spiritually uplifting, visit Sabree’s Gallery dedicated to educating and preserving the Gullah culture through her artwork. Inspired by growing up on a large farm with 15 siblings, each picture tells a story that can be healing and heartfelt for anyone willing to obtain Sabree’s artwork. Open daily September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 21


ARTS from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and at Gallery 209, 10:30 a.m.9 p.m. See ad page 24. sabreesgallery.com. SAMANTHA CLAAR FINE FOLK, LLC (404) 966-3647. 223 W. River St., Village Craftsmen, A-4 on map. Featuring Samantha Claar’s Gullah Living series of Original Paintings, Prints, Cards, Black Art Dolls, “Wee People,” as well as a selection of Gullah basketry and themed books. Visit with the artist to appreciate the simplicity and harmony of a resilient people who continue to shape their destiny with faith and happiness. See ads pages 25 & 53. gullahliving.com. SAVANNAH ART ASSOCIATION (912) 232-7731. 232 Bull St., E-5 on map. Be sure to visit this new gallery on Chippewa Square that is owned and operated by The Savannah Art Association. Established in 1920, it is the oldest art association in Georgia and consists of over 80 local artists from a wide variety of disciplines. Their mission is to bring awareness and appreciation of the visual arts in the Savannah area. Check their website for art exhibitions, workshops, classes, as well as events held throughout the year. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 23. savannahartassociation.com. 22 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

THE SAVANNAH GALLERY • ROBIN STERNS, ARDSLEY ART GLASS & FRIENDS (340) 513-0920. 309 W. St. Julian St., City Market, upstairs over Belford’s, B-3 on map. A working studio where you can see Robin making chunky homemade sea glass collage and shadowboxes, homemade sea glass and recycled bottle jewelry. Commissions welcome. Also see Rachel Greneker’s intricate papercuts, August Kroken’s brilliantly glazed handcrafted pottery, Bonnie Bishop’s expressive acrylic paintings and Beverly Cronquest’s gorgeous handcut glass mosaics. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.4:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. See ad page 24. savannahgallerycitymarket.com. STEPHEN KASUN FINE ART STUDIO AND GALLERY (407) 474-0411. 306 W. Congress St., B-3 on map. Located in a new gallery next to the Cinnamon Bear Store and Belford’s Restaurant at City Market, Stephen Kasun paints his colorful impressionist palette knife, oil paintings of Savannah and her magnificent beauty. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 22. kasunstudio.com. SUE GOUSE INSPIRATIONS (912) 667-4378. Gallery 9, 309 W. St. Julian St., B-3 on map. Sue’s Studio/Gallery is located upstairs in Savannah’s historic City Market. There you savannah.com


ARTS may meet Sue, a local artist, and purchase a large variety of original oil paintings, giclée reproductions, note cards and gifts. Her work is widely exhibited and sold in fine art shows, shops and galleries in Savannah and North Carolina. Commissions are accepted. See ad page 25. suegouseinspirations.com. THE VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN (912) 236-7280. 223 W. River St., next to Dub’s Pub; A-4 on map. Savannah’s premier cooperative features handmade arts and crafts by 21 local artisans. The perfect shop for a wide variety of unique gifts. Stop in and meet a local artist every day of the week from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 53. villagecraftsmensavannah.com.

JEWELRY 13 SECRETS (912) 484-0985. 426 E. Oglethorpe Ave., D-8 on map. Featuring local and international award-winning artists, 13 Secrets is a trendsetting Jewelry Gallery in historic downtown Savannah offering original pieces and exceptional customer service to shoppers. 13 Secrets updates its design collections each month to create a unique shopping experience. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 12–5 p.m. savannah.com

See ad page 20. 13secretsavannah.com.

LIVE MUSIC/THEATRE SAVANNAH THEATRE (912) 233-7764. 222 Bull St. at Chippewa Sq., E-5 on map. The #1 downtown entertainment extravaganza brings you two hours of high energy music and comedy. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Visit the website for show times. See ad page 27. savannahtheatre.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS 5TH ANNUAL SAVANNAH FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL (912) 232-1223. 655 Louisville Rd., F-2 on map. Experience southern charm and hospitality, Savannah style! Celebrate the best in food and wine on Nov. 6-12. The festival brings together culinary experience, leading culinary professionals, winemakers, beverage experts and more! Festival attendees will enjoy weeklong cooking demonstrations from local and award-winning celebrity chefs. From the Celebrity Chef Tour to cooking demonstrations, a Jazz & Bubbles Brunch, as well as the Taste of Savannah main event on Sat., Nov. 11 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, there will be something for everyone who loves food, wine or both! See ad page 14. For a full list of events and tickets, visit savannahfoodandwinefest.com. September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 23


City Market Historic City Market is the “Art & Soul of Savannah.” Just a quick elevator ride to the upper level studios in the Franklin Ward North and Franklin Ward South Buildings is where you will discover a wide variety of original art. Take the time to explore the area and visit with more than 50 artists as they bring the “Art of Savannah” to life - all of which is as unique as the City itself.

24 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

savannah.com


Art Scene

savannah.com

September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 25


HAUNTED SQUARES IN SAVANNAH By Andrea Six

Unsettling stories of torture, suicide and war sulk in the shadows of homes and historic areas all Memorial at Tomochichi’s around Georgia’s First burial site City. Though much of the landscape has changed, a few things have not. Some say these things are spirits who won’t leave their places of tragedy, while others say it's people’s minds playing tricks on them. If you’d like to find out for yourself, explore these supposedly supernatural squares in Savannah. Madison Square Just beyond Madison Square is the ground on which many lives were lost fighting during the Battle of Savannah. Before it was named after President James Madison, rumors of spirits and reports of paranormal activity surfaced. Some say a mass grave for dead soldiers lay in this very location, though there is no confirmation. Anchored by the statue of William Jasper, the square’s most common ghost has an eerie resemblance to the statue—a solid black shadow in the shape of a full-grown man. Perhaps even more unnerving is the fact that the Sorrel-Weed House—a home where Matilda Sorrel supposedly committed suicide and has been investigated by “Ghost Hunters” and featured on HGTV's "If Walls Could Talk" and Travel Channel's "The Most Terrifying Places in America"—opens to the square. Also notable is the fact that the Green-Meldrim House is on this square, which was General Sherman’s Headquarters during the Civil War.

Wright Square Today, Wright Square may be a beautifully shaded section of land where guests learn a little history and enjoy a snack from one of the nearby cafes, but it wasn’t always a place people wanted to visit. One of the original squares of Savannah, this site once held the gallows where many lives were taken. Memorialized in Wright Square, Yamacraw Chief Tomo-Chi-Chi was buried here in 1739, but 100 years later, his grave was desecrated by the city to make way for a monument to 26 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

The Sorrel-Weed House

The John Wesley monument William Washington Gordon, a prominent politician and president of the Central Railroad and Banking Company. Does it come as a surprise that Tomo-Chi-Chi is still spotted centuries later? However, it’s Alice Riley who has attracted the most attention. As the story goes, she travelled to Savannah in 1733 with her domineering husband and several Irish servants. One year later, her husband was found dead in their home— murder suspected. Alice and one of the servants, Richard White, were missing and when suspicion arose, they were sentenced to death. Though she maintained her innocence, ultimately both were hung and Alice was supposedly left on the gallows for three days.

Reynolds Square Yellow Fever’s devastation plagued the early days of Savannah, but just off Reynolds Square, there is rumored to have been a property where malaria patients were committed that included a makeshift crematorium. Legend says victims were wrapped in sheets and burned, right in the middle of what is now Reynolds Square, to keep the disease from spreading. Perhaps that’s why visitors’ photos of John Wesley’s monument feature strange apparitions and spots in the background? The apparition of James Habersham, Jr. has been seen at The Olde Pink House, which opens to this square, as well as his grandson, who likes to order a beer at the basement bar. (Be careful in the basement, because slave children have been known to play tricks on people down there.) savannah.com


ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS HELICOPTER TOURS HELICOPTER TOURS OF SAVANNAH (912) 247-0047. 1125 Bob Harmon Rd., Savannah International Airport; R-2 on map. Experience Historic Savannah by helicopter! Be amazed with the Discovery and Sunset Tours or go see the sights of the city with the Downtown Tour, which can include Old Fort Jackson, Fort Pulaski, Tybee Island, the Savannah River, Whitemarsh Island or Hilton Head Island. Walk-ins are welcome during normal business hours. A minimum of two passengers are required, but size and weight limitations apply. Tours subject to availability and weather. See website for specific tour details. Open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 32. oldcityhelicopters.com. HISTORIC HOMES ANDREW LOW HOUSE (912) 233-6854. 329 Abercorn St. on Lafayette Sq., F-6 on map. An 1849 mansion built for cotton merchant Andrew Low, this home features beautifully preserved inte­riors with period antiques. This is one home you will not want to miss on your tour of Historic Savannah. Tours daily. Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m. See ad page 40. andrewlowhouse.com. LIVE MUSIC/THEATRE SAVANNAH THEATRE (912) 233-7764. 222 Bull St. at Chippewa Sq., E-5 on map. The #1 down­town entertainment extravaganza brings you two hours of high-energy music and comedy. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Visit website for show times. See ad page 27. savannahtheatre.com. MUSEUMS AMERICAN PROHIBITION MUSEUM (912) 551-4050. 209 W. St. Julian St., Upper Level; City Market; B-3 on map. The American Prohibition Museum of Savannah is the first of its kind in the country. With more than 40 wax figures, 15 immersive displays, 200 period artifacts and costumed docents, the American Prohibition 28 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

Museum has something for everyone—including a fully stocked speakeasy serving up authentic period cocktails. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m-5 p.m. with last entry at 4:15 p.m. See ad page 43. americanprohibitionmuseum.com. SAVANNAH CHILDREN’S MUSEUM (912) 651-4292. 655 Louisville Rd., F-2 on map. Located in the historic Central of Georgia Railway carpentry shop, the museum is a part of Tricentennial Park, Coastal Heritage Society’s family-friendly downtown museum complex with three sites covering three centuries of history. Savannah Children’s Museum is an entirely outdoor interactive space featuring over a dozen engaging exhibits designed to expand the imaginations of children and to learn through play. The museum features an exploration maze, a reading nook and a sensory garden. Open Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Closed Mon. and Tues.; Open Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.4 p.m. See ad page 38. chsgeorgia.org/SCM. TELFAIR MUSEUMS (912) 790-8800. 121 Barnard St.; D-4 on map. With three diverse buildings housing artwork ranging from classic to cutting edge, Telfair Museums offers an incomparable visitor experience. The museum’s three sites —two National Historic Landmarks and a contemporary Moshe Safdie-designed building—are located within easy walking distance of one another in Savannah’s vibrant Historic District. A single admission fee allows access to all three venues, over a weeklong period. You can admire original works of art by contemporary masters at the Jepson Center; be transported back to the nineteenth century as you tour authentic period rooms at the Owens-Thomas House; or view stunning examples from our permanent collection at the Telfair Academy. Open daily. See ad page 34. telfair.org. TYBEE ISLAND LIGHT STATION AND TYBEE MUSEUM (912) 786-5801. 30 Meddin Ave., Tybee Is., just off US Hwy. 80, L-18 on map. Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse is a complete station featuring artifacts and exhibits of Tybee Island’s history. Visit the newly-restored Head Keeper’s Cottage. Tours are self-guided with volunteers on hand to answer questions. Open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. every day except Tues. savannah.com


ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. See ad page 39. tybeelighthouse.org. WEBB MILITARY MUSEUM (912) 663-0398. 411 E. York St., D-8 on map. (Across from the Davenport House, between Habersham and Price Sts.) Webb Military Museum features military artifacts from the American Civil War to Desert Storm. Original uniforms, headgear and equipment are displayed in a walk-through setting. The museum honors our servicemen from all wars and branches. Many of the displays contain named groupings of servicemen highlighting their stories of service. A visit to Webb Military Museum will certainly bring back one’s love of history and the realization of how much we owe our men and women in uniform. Open Mon.Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m. See ad page 35. webbmilitarymuseum.com. ROOM ESCAPE ADVENTURES ESCAPE SAVANNAH PRESENTS: “ESCAPE THE HAUNTED ROOM” and “ESCAPE FROM PIRATE ISLAND.” (888) 713-3574. 905 Abercorn St., J-6 on map. Escape Savannah is an immersive room escape experience that is rated Number One on TripAdvisor for family activities in Savannah, GA. Offering two themed room escape experiences, you are trapped in a room with no apparent savannah.com

way out and have 60 minutes to solve the riddles, clues and puzzles to escape! Visit the website to select your game, date, time and purchase tickets. See ad page 29. escapesavannah.com. SIGHTSEEING TOURS 6TH SENSE WORLD® (866) 666-DEAD. 404 Abercorn St., G-6 on map. Covering paranormal and haunted story topics of poltergeist, exorcism, missing cemeteries, disembodied spirit forms, and haunted hotels, this pioneering ghost tour is arguably our customer’s favorite and most well-known walking ghost tour in Savannah. Astonishing from start to finish! America’s Most Haunted City.™ Tours offered daily. See ad page 31. 6thsenseworld.com. CARRIAGE TOURS OF SAVANNAH (912) 236-6756. Departing from City Market at W. St. Julian and Jefferson Sts., C-3 on map. No visit to Savannah is complete without a sight­seeing tour by a horse-drawn carriage. Let the gentle “clipclop” of horses and sway of the car­riage transport you to Savannah’s colorful past with one of our entertaining and informative tours. History tours, ghost tours and private tours are offered daily. See ad page 29. carriagetoursofsavannah.com. FULL MOON TOURS. Historic District, B-4 on map. Rated Excellent by TripAdvisor! Offering day and night tours that include daytime pirate walks, haunted happy hour and evening pub September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 29


ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS crawls. Enjoy fun interactive experiences while learning about Savannah’s historic legends, myths and ghost stories. See ad page 36. For reservations, dates and times, go to fullmoontours.com. GOT GHOSTS! (833) 428-6846. 203 Abercorn St., D-8 on map. Starting from the entrance of Colonial Cemetery in Historic Savannah, the new tour Got Ghosts! is “not just tales from the SCRIPT.” They are real stories from a real TV ghost hunter! World-famed paranormal investigator Patrick Burns shares his own experiences, research and evidence! See ad page 2. gotghosts.net. GRAVE ENCOUNTERS TOUR (912) 234-8128. Historic District, F-1 on map. The Grave Encounters Tour is a welcome addition to Old Savannah Tours by “bringing the dead back to life.” As one of the nation’s most haunted cities, there are plenty of tales of tortured spirits and ghostly sightings and, along the way, you may be visited by some of Savannah’s more notable ghosts. Tours begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. and reservations are suggested. See ad page 3. oldsavannahtours.com/tour/grave-encounters. HEARSE GHOST RIDES (912) 695-1578. Take a ride in a real hearse, if you dare! Journey through cemeteries and historic streets of Savannah and hear the grisly tales of some of the most beautiful 30 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

haunted homes in the city. Call for departure times and pick-up locations. Reservations required. See ad page 29. hearseghosttours.com. HISTORIC SAVANNAH CARRIAGE TOURS (912) 443-9333 or TOLL FREE (888) 837-1011. Pick-up available at various locations throughout the Historic District. See Savannah in the very best way and find out why we’re Savannah’s hometown favorite horse-drawn carriage tours of the Historic District. Private and group tours available. All tours are driv­er narrated, 45-50 minutes in duration. Call for reservations. See ad page 41. savannahcarriage.com. OLD SAVANNAH TOURS (912) 234-8128 or TOLL FREE (800) 517-9007. Historic District, F-1 on map. “We Bring Savannah’s History to Life” is more than just a slogan. On our daily historic tours, you’ll interact with authentic period costumed actors portraying some of Savannah’s most prominent and historical figures. This, coupled with our 16 convenient stops, our free historic district shuttle from downtown hotels, inns and B&Bs, are all reasons why we’ve been voted “Best Tour Company” every year since 2003. As the largest locally owned and operated tour company, we strive each day to make our guests’ experience the very best that it can be. See ad page 3. oldsavannahtours.com. OLD TOWN TROLLEY TOURS (912) 208-6940. 234 MLK, Jr. Blvd., F-1 on map. The original savannah.com


ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS ON/OFF tours of Savannah. Voted Best of Savannah 2015, and endorsed by the Historic Savannah Foundation. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Hop on and off ALL DAY to see more than 100 attrac­tions on your tour of Savannah. Pick up and drop off approx­imately every 20 minutes at 15 conven­ient stops. Complimentary shuttle service from select area hotels. See ad page 33. trolleytours.com. PLANTATION CARRIAGE TOURS (912) 659-9005. 129 W. Congress St. (SE corner of Ellis Sq.), B-4 on map. Transport yourself back in time and visit America’s first planned city by carriage and see the moss-laden trees and beautiful antebellum homes, in addition to Savannah’s magnificent monuments and museums that are over 200 years old. From General Oglethorpe to characters and places in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” you are transported to a kinder, gentler day. Tours depart daily. Call for reservations. See ad page 36. plantationcarriagecompany.com. SAVANNAH MILITARY TOURS (912) 433-0452. 301 MLK, Jr. Blvd., E-1 on map. Savannah Military Tours is Savannah’s only dedicated driving tour that totally focuses on the area’s vast military history. Come experience Savannah’s proud military heritage in air-conditioned comfort and visit the sites that honor our nation’s servicemen and women and the sacrifices they’ve made to keep us free. Tour times start at 10 a.m. and leave from the Savannah Visitor’s Center. Call for reservations or further information. See ad page 35. savannahmilitarytours.com. SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT CRUISES (912) 232-6404. 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. No savannah.com

visit to Savannah is complete without a riverboat cruise. Hear the captain’s tales and historic facts about Savannah and her port, past to present. Enjoy a ride on our riverboat replicas. Choose from sightseeing, dinner entertain­ment, Sunday brunch and moon­light cruises. Charters available. Visit our web­site for infor­mation or to purchase tickets. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com. SEGWAY OF SAVANNAH (912) 233-3554. 234 MLK, Jr. Blvd., F-1 on map. Explore Historic Savannah on Segway’s Personal Transporter, an electric self-balancing device that allows you to see the city in a new way. Formal his­toric tours by a certified Savannah tour guide and a fun way to see the sights and sounds of Savannah. See ad page 36. segwayofsavannah.com. SPECIAL EVENTS 5TH ANNUAL SAVANNAH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL (912) 232-1223. 655 Louisville Rd., F-2 on map. Experience Southern Charm and Hospitality, Savannah Style! Celebrate the best in food and wine from Nov. 6-12. The festival brings together culinary experience, leading culinary professionals, winemakers, beverage experts and more! Festival attendees will enjoy weeklong cooking demonstrations from local and awardwinning celebrity chefs. From the Celebrity Chef Tour to cooking demonstrations, a Jazz & Bubbles Brunch, as well as the Taste of Savannah main event on Sat., Nov. 11 at the Georgia State Railroad Museum, there will be something for everyone who loves food, wine or both! See ad page 14. For a full list of events and tickets, visit savannahfoodandwinefest.com. WALKING TOURS FULL MOON TOURS. Historic District, B-4 on map. Rated Excellent by TripAdvisor! Offering September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 31


ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS day and night tours that include daytime pirate walks, haunted Happy Hour and evening pub crawls. Enjoy fun interactive experiences while learning about Savannah’s historic legends, myths and ghost stories. See ad page 36. For reservations, dates and times, go to fullmoontours.com. OLIVER BENTLEYS HISTORIC DOG WALK TOURS (912) 201-1688. Oglethorpe Sq. on Abercorn St., D-6 on map. You and your dog are invited to “Embark on a Tour of Tales” through Savannah’s Historic District with the company mascot, Ollie B., as your guide. A portion of each ticket funds the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. Adults $20 and children $10. Daily, 9 a.m. See ad page 31. oliverbentleys.com/tour. SAVANNAH TASTE EXPERIENCE (912) 221-4439. B-7 on map. Starting at The Pirates’ House at 20 E. Broad St., this three-hour walking and tasting food tour offers a fun, one-of-a-kind culi­nary expe­ri­ence while strolling through the gardens and historic, cultural landmarks in the squares of Savannah. Second tour departs from Rocks on the River at 106 W. Bay St. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Price includes samples from seven unique foodie spots in Historic Savannah. Tours daily. See ad page 37. savannahtasteexperience.com. 32 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

WATER TOURS CAPTAIN MIKE’S DOLPHIN ADVENTURE (912) 786-5848 or TOLL FREE (800) 242-0166. Lazaretto Creek, N-16 on map. Family-owned and -operated since 1992, Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventures have been offering the best in dolphin tours, sunset cruises and inshore and deep-sea fishing from Tybee Island, GA. Voted Tybee’s Best Adventure Tour every year since 2003! Go online or call for schedule and reser­ vations. See ad page 38. tybeedolphins.com. DOLPHIN MAGIC (912) 897-4990 or TOLL FREE (800) 721-1240. 313 E. River St., next to the River Street Market Place, B-6 on map. Come aboard and enjoy a narrated tour of Savannah’s riverfront, the Waving Girl, Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski (trip route/duration varies according to dolphin location). Cruise is 1-1/2 to 2 hours long. Bring sun­screen and a camera. Restrooms on board. See ad page 30. dolphin-magic.com. SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT CRUISES (912) 232-6404. 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. No visit to Savannah is complete without a riverboat cruise. Hear the captain’s tales and facts about the history of Savannah and her port. Enjoy a ride on our riverboat replicas. Choose from sightseeing, dinner entertain­ment, Sunday brunch and moon­light cruises. Charters available. Visit our web­site for infor­mation or to purchase tickets. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com. savannah.com


THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE September 1, 2017– January 7, 2018

Owens-Thomas House

TELFAIR.ORG/RODIN

42 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2016

This exhibition is organized and made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. Auguste Rodin; Meditation (with Arms) (detail); modeled 1880, cast 1979; bronze; lent by Iris Cantor. savannah.com


CALENDAR (continued from pg. 13)

and tickets, call (912) 472-4790 or visit www. tybeeposttheater.org. September 9-10: Free Tours of Bonaventure Cemetery led by the Bonaventure Historical Society at 2, 2:30 & 3 p.m. Group tours are available upon request with a two-week minimum notice. Donations for preservation and restoration are requested. 330 Bonaventure Rd. (912) 412-4687 or www.bonaventurehistorical.org. September 9: 2017 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk through Downtown Savannah, 8-10 a.m. This event series was created to honor New York City Fireman (FDNY) Stephen Siller who lost his life on September 11, 2001 at the Twin Towers. 201 Barnard St. To register, visit www. tunnel2towers.org. September 9: “Saturday Explorations: Secrets of the Salt Marsh” program at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island, 9 a.m.-noon. Join educators on a trek through Georgia’s expansive salt marshes. Preregistration required. 30 Ocean Science Circle. (912) 598-2496 or gacoast.uga.edu. September 9: 2017 Pooler’s Patriot Weekend Festival hosted by the City of Pooler in Pooler Park, 4-9:30 p.m. A family-friendly event with food, vendors, fun activities, a First Responder Showcase, live music and a fireworks finale. Free admission. 900 S. Rogers St. www.patriotweekendinpooler.org. September 10: “Senior Moments,” a high-energy cabaret, starring the Paris Dancers and vocalist, Gary Casten, at the Tybee Post Theatre, 4 p.m. 10 Van Horne Ave. For details and tickets, call (912) 472-4790 or visit www.tybeeposttheater.org. September 10: James Bond: Diamonds Are Forever Gala at the Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA), 6-11 p.m. Dinner provided by Chef Jeffrey Quasha, live and silent auctions, specialty cocktails by Ghost Coast Distillery, a Champagne Wall full of diamonds, music by First City Events and an “after party” with casino games. 5111 Abercorn St. For details and tickets, call (912) 355-8111 or visit www.savj.org. September 12: “Dining in Regency Style” program with Shannon Browning-Mullis, Curator of History and Decorative Arts at the Owens-Thomas House, and Amanda Everard, President of Everard Auctions and Appraisals, at the OwensThomas House, 5:30 p.m. A reception follows the program. 124 Abercorn St. For reservations, savannah.com

September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 35


CALENDAR call (912) 790-8807 or visit www.telfair.org. September 14: “Painting with a Purpose-Cows” fundraiser presented by Painting with a Twist at the Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Reservations are required. 711 Sandtown Rd. www.paintingwithatwist.com. September 15 & 22: Sunset Tours of the Tybee Island Light Station & Museum for ages 12 and older. A 90-minute, afterhours tour with a climb to the top of the lighthouse. Tickets are $25 and reservations are required. 30 Meddin Dr. (912) 786-5801 or www.tybeelighthouse.org. September 16-17: Car Parade (Impala Nation) hosted by Unity in the Community on River Street. Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses and community nonprofits with entertainment provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. 115 E. River St. (912) 495-8838 or www.unityinthecommunity.org. September 16: 5th Annual Pin Point Seafood Festival in Savannah’s Pin Point Community, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. A day of seafood, soul food, jazz and gospel music showcasing the Gullah history of Pin Point hosted by Sweetfield of Eden Baptist Church. 9992 Pin Point Ave. (912) 376-9164 or www.pinpointseafoodfestival.net. September 16: Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus’ “Opening Night: The Thousand and One Nights” at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Peter Shannon and the Savannah Philharmonic take audiences on a thrilling and colorful ride through the legendary “Thousand and One Nights” in Rimsky-Korsakov’s evocative Scheherazade. 32 Abercorn St. For details and tickets, call (912) 232-6002 or visit www. savannahphilharmonic.org. September 17-23: 36th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival hosted by the Coastal Jazz Association and the City of Savannah. Free shows at various venues throughout the city culminating with concerts in Forsyth Park, Thursday-Saturday. www.coastaljazz.org. September 21: National Theatre Live: “Yerma” by Simon Stone after Federico Garcia Lorca at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 7 p.m. National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre to cinemas across the world, live in high-definition. 32 Abercorn St. For details and tickets, call (912) 525-5040 or visit www.lucastheatre.com. September 22: “Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at the Modern” exhibition opening at the Jepson 36 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

savannah.com


CALENDAR Center. A multimedia exhibition curated by Triple Candie and commissioned and organized by Telfair Museums that challenges reality, questions authenticity, and ignites discussions about the power of museums to bestow objects with “high” or “low” value. 207 W. York St. (912) 790-8800 or www.telfair.org. September 22: “Abbey Road LIVE!” concert featuring the music of The Beatles at the Tybee Post Theater, 8 p.m. 10 Van Horne Ave. For details and tickets, call (912) 472-4790 or visit www.tybeeposttheater.org. September 24: National Theatre Live: “Obsession,” a new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film, at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 7 p.m. National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre to cinemas across the world, live in high-definition. 32 Abercorn St. For details and tickets, call (912) 525-5040 or visit www. lucastheatre.com. September 25: “Rodin: Inspired by Beethoven” lecture at Trinity United Methodist Church followed by lunch at the Jepson Center, 10:30 a.m. Former Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation fellow and musicologist Olivia Mattis, Ph.D., will savannah.com

explore the inspiration Rodin derived from the music of Beethoven. 225 W. President St. For details and tickets, call (912) 790-8800 or visit www.telfair.org. September 30: 3rd Annual Tybee’s Got Talent at the Tybee Post Theater, 7 p.m. 10 Van Horne Ave. For details and tickets, call (912) 472-4790 or visit www.tybeeposttheater.org. October 5-8: 13th Annual Tybee Island Pirate Fest featuring live entertainment with headliner Colt Ford on Saturday, costume contests, children’s activities, a Pirate Victory Parade, a Buccaneer’s Ball and a Thieves Market with treasures, grog and grub. For the complete schedule of events, visit www.tybeepiratefest.com. October 5: “Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence” lecture by Kimberly Camp at the Jepson Center, 6-8 p.m. The fascinating and largely unknown story of collector Albert C. Barnes and his relationship with the African American community. 207 W. York St. (912) 790-8800 or www.telfair.org. October 6-9: 34th Annual Oktoberfest on the River hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association on River Street. German food and beer, Wiener Dog Races, arts and crafts and live (continued on pg. 40) September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 37


SAVANNAH TIDES SEPTEMBER 2017

38 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

16

H L H

5:15 AM 11:40 AM 5:44 PM

17

L H L H

12:21 6:15 12:38 6:41

AM AM PM PM

AM AM PM PM

18

L H L H

1:14 7:11 1:32 7:33

AM AM PM PM

AM AM PM PM

19

L H L H

2:03 8:03 2:23 8:21

AM AM PM PM

20

L H L H

2:49 AM 8:50 AM 3:12 PM 9:05 PM

AM AM PM PM

21

L H L H

AM AM PM PM

22

L H L H

4:17 10:04 4:34 10:29

AM AM PM PM

23

L H L H

3:33 AM 9:34 AM 3:58 PM 9:48 PM 4:13 AM 10:17 AM 4:41 PM 10:30 PM 4:52 AM 11:00 AM 5:23 PM 11:12 PM

L H L H

5:00 10:50 5:21 11:16

AM AM PM PM

24

L H L H

5:29 11:44 6:04 11:57

10

L H L

AM AM PM

25

L H L

6:07 AM 12:31 PM 6:47 PM

11

H L H L

5:45 11:41 6:11 12:08 6:33 12:37 7:05

AM AM PM PM

26

H L H L

12:45 6:47 1:20 7:34

AM AM PM PM

12

H L H L

1:06 7:27 1:37 8:06

AM AM PM PM

27

H L H L

1:35 7:32 2:11 8:26

AM AM PM PM

13

H L H L

AM AM PM PM

28

H L H L

2:26 8:24 3:03 9:23

AM AM PM PM

14

H L H L

2:07 8:27 2:39 9:13 3:09 9:32 3:41 10:20

AM AM PM PM

29

H L H L

3:18 9:23 3:55 10:20

AM AM PM PM

15

H L H L

4:12 10:38 4:43 11:23

AM AM PM PM

30

H L H L

4:10 10:24 4:47 11:13

AM AM PM PM

1

H L H L

4:47 11:03 5:27 11:53

2

H L H

5:38 AM 11:55 AM 6:17 PM

3

L H L H

12:40 6:28 12:44 7:04

4

L H L H

5

L H L H

2:09 AM 7:59 AM 2:18 PM 8:28 PM

6

L H L H

2:52 8:41 3:03 9:08

7

L H L H

3:35 9:22 3:49 9:47

8

L H L H

9

1:26 7:15 1:32 7:48

AM AM PM PM

AM AM PM PM

savannah.com


SAVANNAH TIDES OCTOBER 2017 1

H L H

5:03 AM 11:20 AM 5:38 PM

2

L H L H

3

L H L H

12:02 AM 5:54 AM 12:13 PM 6:27 PM 12:49 AM 6:42 AM 1:03 PM 7:13 PM

4

L H L H

5

L H L H

6

7

8

9

10 11

12

13

14

15 16

1:35 AM 7:28 AM 1:52 PM 7:57 PM 2:20 AM 8:13 AM 2:41 PM 8:40 PM

L H

12:24 PM 6:21 PM

17

L H L H

12:51 AM 6:55 AM 1:16 PM 7:11 PM

18

L H L H

1:38 AM 7:43 AM 2:05 PM 7:56 PM

19

L H L H

20

L H L H

21

L H L H

3:41 AM 9:47 AM 4:15 PM 9:59 PM

22

L H L H

4:18 AM 10:26 AM 4:55 PM 10:39 PM

23

L H L H

4:54 AM 11:06 AM 5:33 PM 11:21 PM

24

L H L

5:30 AM 11:49 AM 6:13 PM

25

H L H L

12:06 AM 6:08 AM 12:36 PM 6:55 PM

26

H L H L

12:55 AM 6:51 AM 1:26 PM 7:43 PM

27

H L H L

1:46 AM 7:40 AM 2:18 PM 8:37 PM 2:39 AM 8:38 AM 3:10 PM 9:34 PM

2:22 AM 8:27 AM 2:51 PM 8:39 PM 3:03 AM 9:08 AM 3:34 PM 9:19 PM

L H L H

3:05 AM 8:57 AM 3:29 PM 9:23 PM 3:50 AM 9:42 AM 4:17 PM 10:08 PM

L H L H

4:36 AM 10:30 AM 5:06 PM 10:58 PM

L H L H

5:24 AM 11:23 AM 5:57 PM 11:53 PM

L H L

6:14 AM 12:21 PM 6:52 PM

H L H L

12:54 AM 7:10 AM 1:23 PM 7:52 PM

H L H L

28

H L H L

3:01 AM 9:18 AM 3:28 PM 10:05 PM

H L H L

29

H L H L

4:04 AM 10:25 AM 4:29 PM 11:06 PM

H L H L

3:31 AM 9:41 AM 4:03 PM 10:30 PM

30

H L H

5:05 AM 11:27 AM 5:27 PM 12:01 AM 6:02 AM

H L H L

4:24 AM 10:43 AM 4:55 PM 11:22 PM

31

H L H

5:17 AM 11:41 AM 5:47 PM

L H L H

L H

1:58 AM 8:12 AM 2:26 PM 8:58 PM

savannah.com

September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 39


CALENDAR (continued from pg. 37)

entertainment throughout the weekend. 115 E. River St. (912) 234-0295O or www.riverstreetsavannah.com. October 6: National Theatre Live: “Salome” by Yael Farber at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 7 p.m. National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre to cinemas across the world, live in high-definition. 32 Abercorn St. For details and tickets, call (912) 525-5040 or visit www. lucastheatre.com. October 7-8: Free Tours of Bonaventure Cemetery led by the Bonaventure Historical Society at 2, 2:30 & 3 p.m. Group tours are available upon request with a two-week minimum notice. Donations for preservation and restoration are requested. 330 Bonaventure Rd. (912) 412-4687 or www.bonaventurehistorical.org. October 7: The Savannah Quill Book Convention at the National Guard Armory-Savannah, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Over 30 authors and special guests with book signings, literary panels, Paranormal Mini-Con hosted by the Guyton Paranormal Society and family-friendly activities, including the Savannah Potterfest Trivia and Costume Contest. 1248 40 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

Eisenhower Dr. www.savannahquill.com. October 8: “Picnic in the Park” hosted by the Savannah Philharmonic and the City of Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs in Forsyth Park, 7 p.m. Celebrate the music and beauty of Savannah with performances by local musicians, student groups and the Savannah Philharmonic. Free and open to the public. (912) 232-6002 or www.savannahphilharmonic.org. October 12: “Scenic Impressions: Opening Lecture and Reception” with noted scholar of Southern art Martha Severens at the Telfair Academy, 6 p.m. 121 Barnard St. For details and tickets, call (912) 790-8800 or visit www. telfair.org. October 13: “Scenic Impressions: Southern Interpretations from the Johnson Collection” exhibition opening at the Telfair Academy. A presentation of nearly 50 paintings created from 1880 to 1940—mainly landscapes and genre scenes—tracing the journey of Impressionism and related avant-garde styles of painting from their origins in 19th-century France to the American South. 121 Barnard St (912) 790-8800 or www.telfair.org. October 14: The Charlie Fog Band presents a Grateful Dead theater show at the Tybee Post savannah.com


CALENDAR

www.goseafoodfestival.com.

Theater, 7 p.m. 10 Van Horne Ave. For details and tickets, call (912) 472-4790 or visit www. tybeeposttheater.org.

October 20: Halloween Hike at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 5-8 p.m. A fun, not-so-scary event for little trick-or-treaters who gather goodies from friendly animal characters. 711 Sandtown Rd. (912) 395-1212 or www.oatlandisland.org.

October 15: “The Trumpet and Organ Shall Sound: Chamber Concert No. 1” presented by the Savannah Philharmonic at Wesley Monumental United Church, 5 p.m. Chorusmaster and lauded organist Monica Dekle and Principal Trumpet Clayton Chastain present a collection of music on high. 429 Abercorn St. For details and tickets, call (912) 232-6002 or visit www.savannahphilharmonic.org. October 19: “Quynh Shannon: Passion for an Exhibition” piano performance at the Telfair Academy followed by dinner at the Jepson Center, 6:30 p.m. 121 Barnard St. For details and tickets, call (912) 790-8800 or visit www. telfair.org. October 20-22: Annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival hosted by the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce in J.F. Gregory Park. Fri., 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fresh seafood, live entertainment, a carnival and arts and crafts. 520 Cedar St. in Richmond Hill. (912) 756-3444 or savannah.com

October 21-22: Keller's Country Weekend at Keller's Flea Market. 5901 Ogeechee Rd. (912) 927-4848 or www.ilovefleas.com. October 21-22: Gullah/Geechee Festival hosted by Unity in the Community on River Street. Sat., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Handcrafted ethnic arts and crafts, home-based businesses and community nonprofits with entertainment provided by churches and other local individuals and groups. 115 E. River St. (912) 495-8838 or www.unityinthecommunity.org. October 21: “ART PAPERS Live: A Conversation with Triple Candie” at the Jepson Center, 3 p.m. Telfair partners with ART PAPERS magazine to present a conversation with Triple Candie around the issues and themes presented in “Kirk Varnedoe: In the Middle at the Modern.” Free and open to the public. 207 W. York St. (912) 790-8800 or www.telfair.org. October 27-29: Diesel Locomotive Rides at the September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 41


Haunting Evidence of Savannah’s Heritage By Amanda Surowitz Photography is by Katherine Rountree From the events at the Mercer House that inspired Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil to the Sorrel Weed House featured on Syfy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters,” it’s no secret Savannah is one of the most haunted cities in the country. Choosing which ghost tour to guide you through Georgia’s First City can be a challenge, but one thing’s for sure: you won’t hear Patrick Burns’ stories on any other tour but Got Ghosts! “If you are a visitor to Savannah and you want to go on a ghost tour, you have a huge selection,” Burns noted. “I bring a very unique tour to the table. I’m not just rehashing ghost stories people have been hearing for years.” Burns isn’t an actor reading from a script; he speaks from personal experience. The starring paranormal investigator on truTV’s documentary series “Haunting Evidence,” he now leads the only tour in Savannah complete with photos of anomalies and samples of recorded Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). “I am a ghost geek,” said Burns. “I am always about using technology. I want actual recordable data I can present as evidence.”

his older brother’s death in 1985. “Friends and family were very supportive, saying he was in a better place and that I should put my life in God’s hands, but it seemed too simplistic,” Burns said. “I needed to know that I would be with him again. I needed proof of the afterlife.” What proof did he find? You’ll only get that answer by booking a venture on the Got Ghosts! Tour.

After moving to Savannah in 2014 and working at another ghost tour company for a few years, Burns decided to branch out. He did his own historical research into the folklore haunting some well-known locations and discovered many of the familiar stories were “heavily embellished or, in some cases, entirely fabricated.”

Despite his use of visual and audio evidence, Burns isn’t out to convert non-believers. He knows how the layperson might view his work, and he’s able to poke fun at it. In fact, not every story on his tour is a harrowing tale of tragedy. Whether it’s funny, scary or just unsettling, his tales are utterly engrossing.

It was a frustrating discovery for a paranormal investigator, but Burns recognizes the entertainment those tours offer. For some, a ghost tour is a fun way to spend an evening out under the Spanish moss. For others, the truth is still out there.

“I take what I do seriously, but not too seriously. I understand the scientific method, and that I will never definitively prove or disprove ghosts,” he said. “I’m not trying to win over every skeptic, but make them pause and wonder. If they pause and think for a moment, ‘That’s interesting how that happened,’ then I’ve done my job.”

“I didn’t just want to point out the myth versus reality,” Burns said. “I was more of a paranormal myth-buster then. But I thought, ‘I have so many of my own experiences, I’m not going to tell people these stories of myths.’” His fascination with the paranormal began at an early age, but that fascination came with an equal amount of terror. Parapsychology seemed like something beyond his means until he was a teenager looking for answers in the wake of 42 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

Got Ghosts! is a 1-mile walking tour that lasts approximately 2 to 2.5 hours. Reservations are required. The tour begins nightly at 8 p.m. at the entrance to Colonial Cemetery. Tickets are $40 for adults, $25 for guests 13 and younger, and $30 for seniors and military members. Children under 5 years of age are not permitted on the tour. For more information about Got Ghosts!, go to gotghosts.net or call (833) 428-6846. savannah.com


CALENDAR Georgia State Railroad Museum, Fri. & Sat. at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.; Sun. at 1 & 2 p.m. 655 Louisville Rd. (912) 651-6823 or www.chsgeorgia.org. October 27-29: Savannah Speed Classic, part of the Annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’ Elegance, at the Westin Savannah Harbor on Hutchinson Island. Series races, enduros, hot lap rides and pit access in the birthplace of Grand Prix racing. 1 Resort Dr. For ticket package information, call (843) 785-7469 or visit www.hhiconcours.com. October 27: Masquerade in the Mansion presented by the William Jay Society at the Telfair Academy, 8 p.m. An unforgettable night of surprises, enchantment and gothic allure with exotic entertainment, sweet treats and dazzling surprises to benefit the Telfair Museums. 121 Barnard St. For tickets, call (912) 790-8807 or visit www.telfair.org. October 28 – November 4: Annual Savannah Film Festival at Trustees Theater. Screenings of unreleased and recently released films, plus talks and panels with professional filmmakers, directors, actors and actresses. 216 E. Broughton savannah.com

St. For festival passes and the complete schedule of events, call (912) 525-5051 visit filmfest. scad.edu. October 28: Graveface Fright Fest Film Festival at the Tybee Post Theater, 1-11 p.m. A horror movie fest, including “Deadtime Stories” (1986) with writer/director Jeffrey Delman appearing in a Q&A, vendors and more. For details and ticket packages, call (912) 472-4790 or visit www. tybeeposttheater.org. October 28: “A Nightmare on Congress Street V” Charity Bar Crawl and Costume Contest hosted by Bar Crawl Savannah, 4-11 p.m. The crawl starts at the Rail Pub with an After Party at Club 51 Degrees. 405 W. Congress St. For details and registration information, visit www. staffordpromotions.com. PLEASE NOTE: WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE TO SEE THAT THE INFORMATION IN OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS IS ACCURATE. HOWEVER, EVENTS SOMETIMES CHANGE WITH­OUT PRIOR NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION. TO INCLUDE YOUR EVENT IN THE CALEN­DAR, CALL (843) 757-9889, FAX (843) 757-9189 or E-MAIL SCENE@SAVANNAH.COM. September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 43


Savannah’s scenic jewels make this historic city remarkably beautiful and unforgettable.

NORTH TO SOUTH: Franklin Square

Dedicated in 1790, this square is named for Benjamin Franklin, an agent for the colony of Georgia from 1768 to 1778. Just off of City Market, this is the western­most square. Montgomery & St. Julian St.

Ellis Square

Designed in 1733 and named in honor of Henry Ellis, the second Royal Governor, Ellis Square has recently been re­stored by the City of Savannah. Here the “Old City Market” was located and mer­chants sold crops and wares. Barnard & St. Julian St.

Johnson Square

A center of activity, Johnson Square was the first square laid out by General James Oglethorpe in 1733. Savannah’s largest square is named for Robert Johnson, a close friend of Oglethorpe. Bull & St. Julian St.

Reynolds Square 

Originally called Lower New Square, Reynolds Square was once home to the Filature, the place where silkworms were housed in an effort to create silk in the Georgia colony. Abercorn & St. Julian St.

Warren Square

Located in one of the oldest areas of the city, Warren Square is named in honor of General Joseph Warren, a Revolutionary War hero and was added in 1790. Habersham & St. Julian St.

Washington Square

Built at the same time as Warren Square, Washington Square once bordered the orig­inal 44 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

Trustees’ Garden, where colonists grew a variety of experimental crops. Today it is the north­east­ ernmost square in the city. Houston & St. Julian St.

Liberty Square

Liberty Square was laid out in 1799 and is named in honor of the Sons of Liberty and the victory over the British in the Revolutionary War. Only a portion of the Square still exists. It is the site of the "Flame of Freedom" sculpture. Montgomery between State and York Sts.

Telfair Square

Laid out by James Oglethorpe in 1733, it is one of the four original squares and marked one of the most fashionable neighborhoods in early Savannah. Renamed in 1883 to honor the Telfair family, it is the only square honoring a family rather than an individual. It also contains a tribute to the Girl Scouts. Barnard & President St.

Wright Square

Originally called Percival Square, Wright Square is also the final resting place for Tomochichi, the Native American leader who helped General James Oglethorpe found the colony of Georgia. Bull & President St.

Oglethorpe Square

Named in honor of General James Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah and the colony of Georgia, this square is a per­fect place to enjoy a picnic lunch or a shady break. Abercorn & President St.

Columbia Square

Named in honor of the United States, this square offers a tran­quil spot away from the hustle and bustle of down­town. Nestled within the north­east quadrant of the Historic Dis­trict, this serene square is a favorite stop for Savannahians. Habersham & President St. savannah.com


Greene Square

Named in honor of General Nathaniel Greene, an aide to General George Washington dur­ing the Revo­lu­tionary War, Greene Square is one of the most beauti­ful squares in Savannah. Houston & President St.

Orleans Square

Located near the Savannah Civic Center, Orleans Square com­mem­orates General Andrew Jackson’s 1815 victory in the Battle of New Orleans, part of the War of 1812. This square features beautiful red tulips in the spring and a bub­bling foun­tain all year long. Barnard & McDonough St.

Chippewa Square

Named in honor of the American victory in the Battle of Chippewa during the War of 1812, Chippewa Square is where Forrest Gump’s bench was placed dur­ing the filming of the movie by the same name. Bull & McDonough St.

Crawford Square

Designed in 1841 and named in honor of William Harris Crawford, Crawford Square contains part of a 19th century water cistern and features a gazebo and the city's first paved basketball court for residents. Houston & McDonough St.

Pulaski Square

One of the few squares with­out a monument, Pulaski Square is named for Polish Count Casmir Pulaski, a hero of the Revolutionary War. This square features some of the most beautiful live oaks in the city, as well as thick ivy ground­cover. Barnard & Macon St.

Madison Square

Named for U.S. President James Madison, this square features vin­tage cannons from the old Savannah Armory. The Savannah College of Art and Design orig­inally opened on this historic square. Bull & Macon St. savannah.com

Lafayette Square

Named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, this square fea­tures a number of benches and quaint cobblestone sidewalks. Abercorn & Macon St.

Troup Square

Troup Square features an armil­lary, an astro­ nom­ical center­piece made of iron, that is support­ed by small metal turtles. Named in honor of Georgia gov­ernor George Michael Troup, this is one of the most pic­tur­esque squares in the Historic District. Habersham & Macon St.

Chatham Square

Gordon Row, 15 identical townhouses admired for the ironwork and unique doorways, is located on this square. Named in honor of William Pitt, the Earl of Chatham, an early supporter of the colony. Barnard & Wayne St.

Monterey Square

With a statue of Casmir Pulaski at the center, Monterey Square is widely considered Savannah’s most picturesque square. The Mercer House, the set­ting for the murder in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” is located on this lovely square. Bull & Wayne St.

Calhoun Square

This southernmost square on Abercorn Street was added in 1851. The shady trees in Calhoun Square provide a perfect place to take a break from the heat and enjoy the leisurely pace of Savannah. Abercorn & Wayne St.

Whitefield Square

A popular place for weddings, Whitefield Square has a lovely white gazebo that has hosted count­less marriage cere­monies. The square is named for George Whitefield, an English clergyman who founded the Bethesda Orphan Home and served as a minister to the city’s ear­liest colonists. Habersham & Wayne St. September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 45


­­­SHOPPING BOOKS E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER (912) 234-7257. 326 Bull St. (behind the DeSoto Hilton), F-5 on map. In Savannah, find one of America’s great book­stores! Located in the heart of the Historic District, E. Shaver’s 12 rooms are filled with books, specializing in history, architecture, decorating and local authors. Don’t forget to check out their revolving collection of prints. Free gift wrapping. See ad page 47. eshaverbooks.com.

CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES CARLISLE OF YORK (912) 495-5076. 7 W. York St., D-5 on map. Specializing in shoes designed to get noticed and fashion that is anything but ordinary, Carlisle of York is a must on any fashionista’s list. With a friendly and knowledgeable staff, this boutique offers a fun shopping experience for ladies of all ages. From the office to date night, you’re sure to find something that makes you smile every time you wear it. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m. See ad page 54. carlisleofyork.com. CAROL’S (912) 712-5084. 251 Bull St., F-5 on map. Be sure to visit this “one of a kind” boutique in historic Savannah. Located at Bull and Liberty Streets, Carol’s offers clothing and accessories, from beach wear to beautiful special occasion dressing, as well as a wide selection of magnificent jewelry. The “Club Car” allows the men to relax while the ladies enjoy their shopping experience. The forgotten art of superior customer service is the backbone of Carol’s. Exquisite gift wrapping is always complimentary. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.5 p.m.; Sun., 12-5 p.m. See ad page 9. SAVANNAH BELLE (912) 232-4833. 206 E. Bay St., B-6 on map. From the owners of Savannah Rose, Lisa & Curt Bolak have opened Savannah Belle just doors down from “The Shop with Attitude!” This store features several cloth­ing lines, hand-painted leather 46 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

shoes, various styles of handbags, from handhammered aluminum to color block leather bags, accessories and local art, including the works of Michele Snell. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 51. shopsonbay.com/pages/savbelle. SAVANNAH ROSE (912) 232-9449. 126 E. Bay St., (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. This locally-owned boutique located on Upper Factor’s Walk features clocks, teapots and other gift items in all price ranges. You’ll find unique clothing, shoes, scarves, hats and one-of-a-kind estate and handmade jewelry crafted from forks, spoons, buttons and watches. Great gift ideas include cross and guardian angel jew­elry handmade in Israel. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 49. shopsonbay.com/pages/savrose. SPARTINA 449 (912) 200-3699. 317 W. Broughton St., C-3 on Map, Spartina 449 is an upscale women’s retail boutique featuring locallydesigned linen and leather handbags, accessories, jewelry and more. With a flagship store in Bluffton, SC, and an outlet store in Pooler, Spartina 449 will delight your appetite for great style and signature, Lowcountry appeal through colorful Daufuskie Island, SC-inspired collections. Showcasing new collections each spring and fall, you’ll find satchels, wallets, shoulder bags, hipsters, travel cases, totes, scarves, charm jewelry and more. Open 10 a.m.7 p.m. See ad page 7. spartina449.com. TWINKLE (912) 234-1001. 33 Jefferson St., B-3 on map. In their new location across the street from the trolley stops in City Market, Twinkle offers the best in trendy, fun fashion accessories! You will be able to find special gifts for your family and friends. After you visit this unique store, you will never forget it! Mon.Wed., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 9:30 a.m.9 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. See ad page 50. facebook.com/twinkletimecitymarket. WASHED ASHORE (912) 234-6100. 23 E. River St., A-6 on map. Beachwear, casual shoes and sportswear for guys and gals including Toms savannah.com


SHOPPING Shoes, Sperry Top-Sider, Lucy Love, Santiki Sportswear and Reef sandals. See ad page 55.

FLEA/OPEN-AIR MARKETS KELLER’S FLEA MARKET (912) 927-4848. 5901 Ogeechee Rd., V-5 on map. The largest flea market in the Coastal Empire, open year-round, features a wide range of merchan­dise. Keller’s Flea Market has over 400 retail stall spaces, six delicious food conces­sions, RV and bus parking, accesses for our handi­capped friends, heating and air condi­tion­ing, ATM machines, a barber shop and a flea market full of unique merchan­dise at bargain prices! See ad page 30. ilovefleas.com.

GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES CORNERSTONE MINERALS (912) 298-0200. 36 Whitaker St., C-4 on map. Be sure to drop by the newest showroom for Cornerstone Minerals in Downtown Savannah. With decades of experience in both the wholesale and retail worlds, they pride themselves on having a hand-picked selection of nature’s art that will interest all types of collectors. Offering tumbled stones starting at $1, rough and polished crystals, rare fossils and precious minerals for up to $30K, natural home décor, and unique jewelry, Cornerstone Minerals savannah.com

provides a place for all to come and appreciate natural beauty. Open Sun.-Thur., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. See ad page 20. cornerstoneminerals.com. EXOTIC CIGARS & GIFTS (912) 234-7737. 507 E. River St., A-7 on map. Located across from Joe’s Crab Shack on the east end of Historic River Street, Exotic Cigars & Gifts is Savannah’s premier source for tobacco products and acces­sories. With an extensive inventory of popular brands, they are sure to have what you are looking for, whether it’s cigars, cigarettes, tobacco pro­ducts, pipes, smok­ ing accessories, hats, shirts, jewelry or any other wonderful gift and collec­tible items. They will also gladly order any item not in the store. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 52. exoticcigars.com. FACTORS COTTAGE (912) 443-9337. 204 E. Bay St. (Abercorn Ramp above River St.) B-6 on map. A family-owned and -operated gift store featuring unique fragrance lamps, Sid Dickens Memory Blocks, children’s pop-up books, galleria umbrellas, Woodstock wind chimes, Amelia stained glass, home décor accents and more. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 48. factorscottage.com. PLANTATION JEWELS (912) 667-4608. 502 (continued on pg. 50) September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 47


FACTORS WALK SHOPPING

W

hen cotton was king in Savannah, Factor’s Walk was the heart and soul of the city's commercial cotton industry, as the factors using the iron bridges and steps, made their way from the river to the cotton warehouses buying and selling the cotton. Today, in the network of iron bridges and steps, cobblestones and bricks you will find that the quaint boutiques, gift shops, art galleries and other retail shops of Factors Walk have become the heart and soul of Savannah. Many of these shops are family- owned and -operated and offer the best quality, value and service found here.

48 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

savannah.com


savannah.com

September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 49


SHOPPING (continued from pg. 47) E. River Street; River Street Market Place; #19 & #20, A-7 on map. Be sure to visit Plantation Jewels where Savannah artifacts are transformed into fine jewelry. You’ll find antique bottles, Civil War bullets, relics, shark teeth and fossils obtained by scuba diving local rivers and excavating historic sites, not to mention some of the most unique jewelry in the Coastal Empire! Open Sun.Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 55. mkt.com/plantation-jewels. SAINTS & SHAMROCKS (912) 233-8858. 309 Bull St., F-5 on map. Located across from the Hilton Savannah Desoto, the goal of Saints & Shamrocks is to continue the tradition of providing quality Irish imports and religious gifts to the Savannah community and to the many wonderful visitors from all areas of the country and the world. Saints and Shamrocks believes in providing their customers with just the right gift for any occasion or need. Open Mon.Sat., 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. See ad page 47. saintsandshamrocks.com. SAVANNAH TOILE – CARLETTE CORMIER (912) 236-7280. 223 W. River St., Village Craftsmen. A-4 on map. An exclusive collection of unique toile fabric showcasing beautiful historic landmarks of Savannah. Visit The Village Craftsmen today to take home a souvenir of our beautiful city! See ad page 52. savannahtoile.com.

GOURMET FOOD/GIFTS MATTER OF FACTORS (912) 231-2100. 120 E. Bay St. (Abercorn Ramp to River St./next to River Street Inn). A-6 on map. There’s a little something for everyone at this shop that specializes in local wines, wine accessories, local artwork and unique gift items which include wax fragrance bowls, Poo-Pourri and greeting cards. Free wine tastings available. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 48. matteroffactors.com. THE PEANUT SHOP (912) 232-8612. 407 E. River St., B-7 on map (next to Spanky’s). This 50 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

specialty food shop features over 50 flavors of nuts, along with jams, jellies, marinades, sauces, soups and candy. Stop by and try one or all of our 30-plus daily samples. Makes great gifts. Why go crazy when you can go nuts? Open daily, 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. See ad page 52. thepeanutshop.com.

PET BAKERY OLIVER BENTLEYS BARKING BAKERY (912) 201-1688. 127 Abercorn St., Ste. 305, D-6 on map. Oliver Bentleys makes all-organic, humangrade ingredients, premium dog treats. The treats are 100% gluten-free, no wheat, corn or soy, no added salt or sugar, zero additives, preservatives and fillers. See ad page 31. oliverbentleys.com.

SHOES ARCOPÉDICO SHOES – SAVANNAH BELLE (912) 232-4833. 206 E. Bay St., B-6 on map. Arcopédico is a high-quality women’s comfort shoe brand specializing in lightweight, anatomicallydesigned, arch- and circulation-supporting shoes that are handmade in Portugal. Their lightweight, colorful, simple and ageless designs are a versatile and smart choice for any woman’s wardrobe and lifestyle. Try a pair today and you’ll understand why they say, “Walk a mile in our shoes, you’ll be glad you did!” Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See ad page 47. shopsonbay.com/pages/savbelle.

TOBACCO PRODUCTS EXOTIC CIGARS & GIFTS (912) 234-7737. 507 E. River St., A-7 on map. Located across from Joe’s Crab Shack on the east end of Historic River Street, Exotic Cigars & Gifts is Savannah’s premier source for tobacco products and accessories. With an extensive inventory of all popular brands, they’re sure to have what you are looking for, whether it’s cigars, cigarettes, tobacco products, pipes, smoking accessories, hats, shirts, jewelry or any other great gift and collectible items. They will also gladly order any item not in the store. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. See ad page 52. exoticcigars.com. savannah.com


savannah.com

September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 51


River Street shopping R

iver Street is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century-old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels. Bustling with welcoming hospitality, it’s also the place to see Savannah from the river that defines her by taking a cruise or watching ships from around the globe sail into one of the busiest ports in America.


Samantha “Painting the Stories” Originals • Prints • Black ART Dolls & much more

Village Craftsmen 223 W. River Street Savannah GA GullahLiving.com • 404.966.3647


Subscribe to Savannah Scene! One Full Year (6 Issues) $24.00 (Canada $30.00 U.S. funds)

Single Copy $5.00

(Canada $6.00 U.S. funds)

Savannah Scene, a bi-monthly publication, intro­duces you to Savannah’s finest restau­rants, hotels, motels and inns, the shopping scene, entertainment spotlights, Savannah ser­­vices and sightseeing in the historic down­town area, plus daytrips to Tybee Island, Hilton Head Island and Beaufort.

FILL OUT CARD AND MAIL PAYMENT TO:

SAVANNAH SCENE P.O. Box 5511, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938-5511 Published bi-monthly by Island Communications

NAME ____________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ APT. #_______ CITY______________________________________________________________________________ STATE________________________________________ ZIP____________________ 54 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

savannah.com


River Street shopping

savannah.com

September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 55


Savannah Souvenirs

original Native-American arrowheads and tools, military memorabilia and books. 411 E. York St., (912) 663-0398 Spend a little on a stunning piece of Celtic jewelry from SAINTS & SHAMROCKS, 309 Bull St., (912) 233-8858 Dress up with dazzling jewelry from TWINKLE, where a wide variety of affordable and locally made accessories can be found. 33 Jefferson St., (912) 234-1001

Take home a bottle of Georgia wine or gourmet snacks found at MATTER OF FACTORS. 120 E. Bay St. (912) 231-2100

Purchase a piece of handmade art by local artists and craftsmen found at THE VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN, 223 W. River St., (912) 236-7280 Buy a book at E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER, where hardback and paperback books fill the rooms. 326 Bull St., (912) 234-7257 Take home Savannah’s history and charm by picking up a SPARTINA 449 handbag, accessory or jewelry piece. 317 W. Broughton St., (912) 200-3699 Get the latest styles in beach and casual wear at WASHED ASHORE, 23 E. River St., (912) 234-6100 Discover an heirloom in the antiques and collectibles on display at KELLER’S FLEA MARKET, 5901 Ogeechee Rd., (912) 927-4848 Find jewelry, hats, handbags, collec­tibles, unique teapots, pottery and timeless clocks at SAVANNAH ROSE, a boutique with attitude. 126 E. Bay St., (912) 232-9449

Celtic Cross Saints & Shamrocks

Wander through the WEBB MILITARY MUSEUM, which features military artifacts from the American Civil War to Desert Storm, as well as displays of original uniforms, headgear and equipment. The gift shop offers

56 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

See Robin Sterns' working studio, THE SAVANNAH GALLERY, where she creates homemade sea glass collage and shadowboxes, as well as sea glass jewelry and recycled bottle jewelry. 309 W. St. Julian St., (340) 513-0920 Visit SAVANNAH BELLE for hand-painted leather shoes, clothing in all price ranges, handhammered aluminum and color block leather handbags and accessories. 206 E. Bay St., (912) 232-4833 Stop by EXOTIC CIGARS & GIFTS for tobacco products, clothing, jewelry and wonderful gifts and collectibles. 507 E. River St., (912) 234-7737 Pamper yourself with pendant jewelry, rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings from the Signature Gallery, where MARGIE SONE GRAVINA brings the beauty of the Caribbean from her home in the Dominican Republic to her jewelry. 303 W. St. Julian St., (912) 920-8451 Sip a cup of locally roasted coffee at the SAVANNAH COFFEE ROASTERS CAFE & BISTRO and get a gift set or mugs to remember your trip. 215 W. Liberty St. and 714 Mall Blvd., (912) 352-2994 Featuring Samantha Claar’s Gullah Living series of originals, prints, cards, black art dolls, “Wee People,” as well as a selection of savannah.com


Gullah basketry and themed books, visit SAMANTHA CLAAR FINE FOLK, LLC. 223 W. River St. in The Village Craftsmen. (404) 966-3647 For authentic Gullah-Geechee Art that is spiritually uplifting, be sure to visit SABREE’S GULLAH ART GALLERY, whose work is dedicated to educating and preserving the Gullah culture. 309 W. St. Julian St., (864) 314-1572 Collect special souvenirs at PLANTATION JEWELS, where you’ll find antique bottles, Civil War bullets, relics, shark teeth and fossils, not to mention some of the most unique jewelry in the Coastal Empire! 502 E. River St., River Street Market Place #19 & #20, (912) 667-4608 Be sure to drop by the newest showroom of CORNERSTONE MINERALS in Downtown Savannah. Fine minerals and fossil specimens, unique jewelry and home decor. 36 Whitaker St. (912) 298-0200 Bounce by OLIVER BENTLEYS and get a locally-crafted botanical bath bar or a premium artisanal dog treat. Oglethorpe Sq. on Abercorn St., (912) 201-1688 Step inside GALLERY 1099 where fine art photography is showcased in hand-painted, artistdesigned signature frames and experience the world from the photographer’s perspective. 308 W. St. Julian St. (859) 333-0851 or (606) 309-4400 Be sure to visit STEPHEN KASUN’s new studio and art gallery at City Market next to the Cinnamon Bear Store & Belford’s Restaurant where he showcases his impressionist oil knife paintings of Savannah and her beauty. 306 W. Congress St., (407) 474-0411

selection of magnificent jewelry. 251 Bull St. (912) 712-5084 Take home a Savannah souvenir from the SAVANNAH ART ASSOCIATION GALLERY that is the oldest art association in Georgia and consists of over 80 local artists. 232 Bull St. (912) 232-7731 Visit GALLERY 209 on Historic River Street that showcases work by local artists from all types of disciplines. 209 E. River St., (912) 236-4583 Specializing in shoes designed to get noticed and fashion that is anything but ordinary, CARLISLE OF YORK is a must on any fashionista’s list. From the office to date night, you’re sure to find something that makes you smile every time you wear it. 7 W. York St. (912) 495-5076 Featuring local and international award-winning artists at this trendsetting Jewelry Gallery, visit 13 SECRETS in historic downtown Savannah offering original pieces and exceptional customer service to shoppers. 426 E. Oglethorpe Ave. (912) 484-0985 Visit The Village Craftsmen today to take home a souvenir by Carlette Cormier. SAVANNAH TOILE, an exclusive collection of unique toile fabric showcasing beautiful historic landmarks of Savannah makes a perfect gift. 223 W. River St. (912) 236-7280

Gourmet Dog Treats Oliver Bentleys

For great gifts, stop by THE PEANUT SHOP featuring over 50 flavors of nuts along with jams, marinades, sauces, soups and candy. 407 E. River St. (912) 232-8612

Be sure to visit CAROL’S “one of a kind” boutique in historic Savannah which offers clothing and accessories, from beach wear to beautiful special occasion dressing, as well as a wide savannah.com

September-October 2017 SAVANNAH SCENE 57


ŠCopyright 2016 Savannah Scene Magazine


ŠCopyright 2016 Savannah Scene Magazine


DIRECTORY

OF ADVERTISERS ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS

Annual Savannah Food & Wine Festival Pg. 14 6th Sense World Pg. 31 American Prohibition Museum Pg. 43 Andrew Low House Pg. 40 Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure Pg. 38 Carriage Tours of Savannah Pg. 29 Dolphin Magic Pg. 30 Escape Savannah Pg. 29 Full Moon Tours Pg. 36 Got Ghosts! Pg. 2 Grave Encounters Tour Pg. 3 Hearse Ghost Rides Pg. 29 Helicopter Tours of Savannah Pg. 32 Historic Savannah Carriage Tours Pg. 41 Old Savannah Tours Pg. 3 Old Town Trolley Tours Pg. 33 Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tours Pg. 31 Plantation Carriage Tours Pg. 36 Savannah Children’s Museum Pg. 38 Savannah Military Tours Pg. 35 Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 5 Savannah Taste Experience Pg. 37 Savannah Theatre Pg. 27 Segway of Savannah Pg. 36 Telfair Museums Pg. 34 Tybee Island Lighthouse & Museum Pg. 39 Webb Military Museum Pg. 35 5th

ARTS

13 Secrets Pg. 20 Cornerstone Minerals Pg. 20 Gallery 1099 Pg. 24 Gallery 209 Pg. 23 Grace Rohland - Printmaker & Painter Pg. 25 Jery Bennett Taylor Pg. 24 KS Fine Art Pg. 21 Luba Lowry Pg. 25 Margie Sone Gravina Pg. 23 Sabree’s Gullah Art Gallery Pg. 24 Samantha Claar Fine Folk, LLC Pgs. 25 & 53 Savannah Art Association Pg. 23 The Savannah Gallery Pg. 24 62 SAVANNAH SCENE September-October 2017

Savannah Theatre Pg. 27 Stephen Kasun Fine Art Studio and Gallery Pg. 22 Sue Gouse Inspirations Pg. 25 The Village Craftsmen Pg. 53

DINING & LOUNGES

17Hundred90 Inn & Restaurant Pg. 10 39 Rue de Jean Pg. 11 Al Salaam Deli Pg. 11 Bar • Food Pg. 11 Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Pg. 16 Crystal Beer Parlor Pg. 17 Fiddlers Crab House Pg. 64 Fiddlers Seafood Pg. 64 Goose Feathers Cafe Pg. 15 Le Café Gourmet Pg. 19 Savannah Coffee Roasters Cafe & Bistro Pg. 13 Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 5 Savannah Taste Experience Pg. 37 Six Pence Pub & Restaurant Pg. 12 Spanky’s Pizza Gallery & Saloon Pg. 64 Wasabi’s Downtown Pg. 16

SHOPPING

Arcopedico Shoes Pg. 47 Carlisle of York Pg. 54 Carol’s Pg. 9 Coastal Empire Trading Co. Pg. 13 Copper Tree Pottery Pg. 53 E. Shaver, Bookseller Pg. 47 Exotic Cigars & Gifts Pg. 52 Factor’s Cottage Pg. 48 Keller’s Flea Market Pg. 30 Matter of Factors Pg. 48 The Peanut Shop Pg. 52 Plantation Jewels Pg. 55 Saints and Shamrocks Pg. 47 Savannah Belle Pg. 51 Savannah Rose Pg. 49 Savannah Toile Pg. 52 Spartina 449 Pg. 7 Twinkle Pg. 50 The Village Craftsmen Pg. 53 Washed Ashore Pg. 55 savannah.com


Savannah Scene September-October 2017  

Bringing You The Best of Savannah For Over 30 Years!

Savannah Scene September-October 2017  

Bringing You The Best of Savannah For Over 30 Years!