SAVANNAH SCENE MAGAZINE MAY-JUNE 2014 34th Year, Issue #2
CONTENTS FEATURES 6 11 40 56 57 58 60
Welcome Scene Calendar Of Events Savannah Tides Directory of Advertisers Savannah Scene Puzzle Greater Savannah Map Historic Savannah Map
Wesley Church Luba Lowry
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Savannah Scene Must Taste Savannah’s Historic Squares Top 10 Photo Spots City Market Art Scene Savannah’s Architectural Styles Just For Kids Colonial Savannah Factor’s Walk Shopping Savannah Souvenirs River Street Shopping Savannah’s Historic Cemeteries
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Dining & Lounges Arts Activities & Outings Puzzle Answer Shopping Lodging & Real Estate savannah.com
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TO SAVANNAH Savannah boasts old-fashioned Southern hospitality, three centuries of history and one of the nation’s largest National Historic Landmark Districts. But don’t let the Southern charm fool you. You’ll find more WiFi hotspots than antebellum plantations in this cosmopolitan, artsy city. Savannah evokes the vintage style of a European village and the mystical setting of a J. R. R. Tolkien novel. It’s no wonder this coastal gem is known as the Hostess City of the South. What makes Georgia’s First City so appealing is its combination of old-fashioned charm and edgy 21st-century chic. In this coastal haven, visitors can saunter past picturesque homes lining the city’s walkable streets, relax at a café or watch the ships drift along the Savannah River. More adventurous travelers can ex plore cutting-edge art galleries scattered along Bull Street, or cruise down Broughton Street on an electric scooter to shop at stylish boutiques one might ex pect to find in Soho or Chelsea. Welcome to the sophisticated New South!
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USA Today has included Savannah in its list of the “ Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America. ” The New York Times has honored Georgia’s First City as one of the “ Top 12 Trendy Travel Hot Spots of the World. ” It’s no wonder the city is earning such praise, as Savannah is home to ex ceptional art, architecture, history and culture. May and June are two of the most spectacular months of the year in coastal Georgia. At this time of year, the beach beckons on Tybee Island, where dolphins crest j ust off shore and the laid-back charm of this seaside haven is positively contagious. Dig your toes in the sand and ex plore miles of public beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Take the time to ex plore downtown Savannah at your own pace, discovering all the treasures nestled beneath the city’s live oak trees hung with Spanish moss. We hope you find our Dining, Shopping, Activities and Lodging listings helpful in guiding you to some of the very best that Savannah has to offer. We think you’ll agree that Savannah is truly a unique city with a beauty and charm unlike anywhere else in the world. Our Calendar of Events is posted online at savannah. com, so be sure to check out all the year’s hottest upcoming events. Remember that you can return to Savannah any time your heart desires with a quick click online. Our popular savannah.com site provides plenty of handy information to help you plan an unforgettable trip to Savannah. Please feel free to e-mail us with any comments, questions or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to hear from you! Have a wonderful time in Savannah! We hope you enj oy every moment in our spectacular city! 6 SAVANNAH SCENE May-June 2014
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MU ST TASTE British-owned and operated, Churchill’ s P ub & Restaurant serves a unique blend of traditional British favorites and contemporary American Cuisine in an upscale environment. D ub’ s P ub, a true definition of a public house where you can enj oy lunch or dinner 7 days a week. Dub’s has a truly undiscovered menu that features sandwiches, flatbreads and dips that are unlike any “ bar food” you have ever tasted! With enough TVs to watch all of your favorite sports, Dub’s is known as the only “ sports bar” on River Street. Enj oy Savannah’s most ex otic dining ex perience at The Mirag e Mediterranean Bar & Grill. Feast on delicious fare in the opulence of an authentic ceremonial tent decor while belly dancers entertain. Enj oy an artistically-arranged dish of sushi, prepared by skilled chefs, while relax ing with a drink from the saké bar at W asabi’ s D owntown. Famous for their French onion soup and delicious specials, “ Savannah’s Original Authentic British Pub,” Six P ence P ub & Restaurant is in the Historic District. Goose F eathers, an Ex press Café & Bakery has the best variety of fresh breakfast items, salads and sandwiches, all at modest prices.
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Enj oy a fun, one-of-a-kind culinary ex perience at six unique foodie spots while strolling through the historic cultural landmarks in the squares of Historic Savannah with the new food tour Savannah Taste Ex perience. For a special treat of real southern food, visit Sisters of the New South. Sisters of the New South Restaurant offers great southern cooking that you’d get at Grandma’s house on Sunday! Offering daily lunch specials, the menu offers an array of meats and vegetables that are available for dine in or take out! Don’t miss The Bier Haus, Historic Savannah’s newest restaurant offering a hand-crafted menu filled with quality German cuisine that’s prepared with Belgium-inspired preparations and a wide variety of drink pairings while dining in an atmosphere to delight everyone. The Trading Co. Café , located in the Coastal Empire Trading Company, is a perfect spot to tempt your palate with a selection of gourmet sandwiches, bakery goods and fresh ground coffee by Savannah Coffee Roasters. Established in 19 33 and famous for their creamy crab stew, j uicy hamburgers, hand-cut fries and much more, the Cry stal Beer P arlor is a must to visit while in Savannah.
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In a town with no shortage of desirable places to eat, Goose Feathers Café has earned a stellar reputation for standout service, delicious health-conscious cuisine and an inviting atmosphere that sets this restaurant apart from other downtown Savannah eateries. Owners Michael and Beth Meeks have built a faithful following of locals and repeat Savannah visitors as a result of their progressive take on fast, fresh food. It’s not unusual to see a line ex tending beyond their front doors, as locals and visitors alike vie for a spot inside this cozy corner café . Serving the Savannah area since 19 8 6 , Goose Feathers is located j ust steps away from boutique shopping on Broughton Street. Guests are treated to a dining ex perience reminiscent of a Parisian sidewalk café . Offering both interior and limited outside dining, guests can choose from an array of delectable farm-to-table sweet and savory menu items, an assortment of freshly baked breads and pastries prepared on-site daily and organic teas and coffee. “ From the beginning we knew we wanted to be different,” said Michael Meeks. “ We have proven that food served in a timely manner doesn’t have to come from a drive through. Our guests appreciate our mission to provide an ex tensive variety of delicious and healthy menu items served quickly. It’s what keeps them coming back. ” At Goose Feathers Café , breakfast is served all day long. In fact, Urbanspoon named Goose Feathers one of the “ 101 Top Breakfast Restaurants” in 2013, coming in at #38 while Atlanta Magazine recommends the café for “ a quick bite in the historic district. ” Go-to breakfast favorites includes a variety of fresh baked bagels, delicious Belgian Waffles, sweet and savory handmade stuffed butter 1 0
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croissants, hearty portions of homemade oatmeal with fresh fruit, Breakfast Panini and signature Eggs Benedict Savannah Style. Gluten-free items are also available. For lunch, choose from the homemade soup of the day or the famous garden-fresh gazpacho, Overstuffed City Market Sandwiches, Signature Café Sandwiches and a variety of green salads. Popular items include the Honey Ginger Chicken Sandwich, Smoked Turkey Reuben, Italian Panini and Black Bean Burrito. Be sure to save room for a serious selection of sweets, featuring hotfrom-the-oven cookies, cakes, bread pudding and whoopie pies. “ As a family-owned business,” said Meeks, “ we have our hands in everything and truly take pride in the food we serve our guests. Our goal is to continue to offer creative, alternative food options to our patrons. ” Goose Feathers Café also offers web-to-go online ordering for pick-up and delivery, in addition to a complete catering service. Enj oy your nex t lunch meeting in the office, an al fresco picnic in the park, corporate event or wedding reception with Goose Feather’s Café catering. Goose Feathers Café is open Monday through Friday from 7 a. m. to 3 p. m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a. m. to 3 p. m. Downtown delivery is available Monday through Friday from 9 a. m. to 2: 30 p. m. Franchise opportunities are now available for this popular eatery throughout the Southeast. Please call Michael or Beth Meeks for more information about bringing Goose Feathers Café to your town. GO O SE F EATHERS CAF É 39 Barnard Street Savannah, GA 31401 ( 9 12) 233-46 8 3 g oosefeatherscafe.com savannah.com
10-11: 30 a. m. 207 W. York St. ( 9 12) 7 9 0-8 8 23 or telfair.org.
ONGOING: Daily Sightseeing Cruises, Lunch, Dinner & Sunday Brunch Cruises, Moonlight Entertainment Cruises and more with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Reservations required. 9 E. River St. ( 8 00) 7 8 6 -6 404 or savannahriverboat.com.
FIRST FRIDAY: “ First Friday for Folk Music,” a production of the Savannah Folk Music Society at Stewart Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 5 20 Washington Ave. , 7 : 30-10 p. m. A $ 5 minimum suggested donation is requested. savannahfolk.org.
MONDAYS: 13th Colony Sound, Savannah’s chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society meets at 7 p. m. Thunderbolt Lodge #6 9 3, 3111 Rowland Ave. , Thunderbolt. ( 9 12) 344-9 7 6 8 or savannahbarbershoppers.org.
SECOND FRIDAY: “ Night Skies – Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” hosted by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through high-powered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. ( 9 12) 401-8 6 34 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAYS-SUNDAYS: Ex ploring coastal Georgia through play at the Savannah Children’s Museum. 9 a. m. -2 p. m. $ 7 . 5 0 per person ages 1 and older. 6 5 5 Louisville Rd. ( 9 12) 6 5 1-6 8 40 or savannahchildrensmuseum.org. THIRD THURSDAY: Toddler Third Thursdays at Jepson Center, designed especially for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their adult companions, this program allows toddlers to ex plore artwork from Telfair ex hibitions and complete a fun-filled art proj ect relating to their tour. $ 5 per child along with adult admission. savannah.com
SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Cannon Firings at Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd. $ 6 for adults, free for children under 6 with a guardian. 11 a. m. & 2 p. m. ( 9 12) 232-39 45 or chsgeorgia.org. SATURDAYS: The Forsyth Park Farmers’ Market takes place at the south end of Forsyth Park in historic downtown Savannah. 9 a. m. 1 p. m. , rain or shine. forsythfarmersmarket.org. SECOND SUNDAY: The Bonaventure Historical Society conducts tours of the historic May-June 2014 SAVANNAH SCENE 11
CALENDAR sections of Bonaventure Cemetery. Tours begin at 2, 2: 30 and 3 p. m. and last about an hour. Free, but donations are appreciated. No reservations are required. Bonaventure Rd. bonaventurehistorical.org. MAY 1-31: Jukebox Journey is the #1 downtown entertainment ex travaganza that enlivens the city’s nightlife in the refurbished c. 18 18 Savannah Theatre. Popular music and professional choreography from the 19 40s to the present are presented in a bright, colorful, and fast-moving production filled with lavish costumes and comedic skits. 8 p. m. 222 Bull St. ( 9 12) 233-7 7 6 4 or savannahtheatre.com. MAY 2-30: Savannah Live is a high-energy 2 hour variety show that includes “ Pop” to “ Broadway” and “ Motown” to “ Rock & Roll! ” Featuring a rockin’ live band and eight singers, it is sure to be the most fun that you have in Savannah! 8 p. m. and Sun. matinees at 3 p. m. 222 Bull St. ( 9 12) 233-7 7 6 4 or savannahtheatre.com. MAY 2-3: Bring your appetite and get ready to eat some mouthwatering seafood from local 12 SAVANNAH SCENE May-June 2014
Savannah restaurants and catering companies at the River Street Seafood Fest. Also enj oy artists’ booths accompanied by live entertainment on the Arbor Stage. Fri. , 4-10 p. m. ; Sat. , 10 a. m. -10 p. m. Free and open to the public. Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 East River St. ( 9 12) 234-029 5 or riverstreetsavannah.com MAY 2: SCAD Sand Arts Festival will be held at the Lighthouse Inn near the Tybee Island Lighthouse and North Beach Grill. 10 a. m. -4 p. m. Admission is free. ( 9 12) 7 8 6 -5 444. MAY 4: Savannah Winds " Ed & Friends" Pops Concert! Enj oy this tribute to the legacy of Ed Caughran, celebrated Savannah music educator. 3 p. m. Armstrong Atlantic State University, Department of Art, Music & Theatre, 119 35 Abercorn St. ( 9 12) 344-28 01 or armstrong.edu. MAY 4: The Humane Society for Greater Savannah hosts the 14th Annual Doggie Carnival. It’s kid-friendly – bounce castles, water slide, cotton candy, popcorn, face painting and fun contests like the Pooch Smooch. It’s canine-friendly – so bring your best friend for Doggie Derby races, contests and doggie ice cream. Admission is free. Noon-5 p. m. , Forsyth Park at the Band Shell. ( 9 12) 35 4-9 5 15 x 112 or savannah.com
CALENDAR humanesocietysav.org. MAY 9: The 2014 Hospice Savannah Golf Tournament presented by Wells Fargo Insurance Services will be held at the Landings Club’s Plantation Course. Shotgun start 1: 15 p. m. Kate Blair, ( 9 12) 231-6 8 09 or katherine. blair@ wellsfargo. com or Registration forms can be downloaded at HospiceSavannah.org/GolfTournament. MAY 10: Join the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force’s premiere fundraising event, the 2014 Legacy Ball: A Salute to Masters of the Air, as we honor past and present members of our Armed Forces. The evening’s events will include cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. Musical entertainment will be provided by the SkyeLite Jazz Band. 6 : 30-11 p. m. , National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, 17 5 Bourne Ave. ( 9 12) 7 48 -8 8 8 8 or mightyeighth.org. MAY 10: Paint Savannah Workshop with Amy P. Collins, a native of Savannah. With a Master’s degree in medical illustration, she has had the opportunity to use her artistic skills for over 25 years in her professional career. In savannah.com
recent years she has concentrated on her true passion oil painting. Her paintings of cows and other subj ects on black ground are very unique. She will teach this process in this oneday workshop. For more information call Sharon McIntosh at ( 9 12) 33PAINT or paintsavannah.com MAY 10: The Skidaway Island Rotary Club announces SPRING FLING - A Celebration of Spring, with an open street festival, held in the Village near the Landings. 10: 30 a. m. -3 p. m. Event is free. Food and beverages sold separately. skidawayrotary.org. MAY 10: The 38 th Annual Savannah Scottish Games take place at Bethesda Home for Boys. Bring your family and friends out for a day of Scottish cultural heritage, food, entertainment, shopping, highland dancing, piping, heavy athletic competitions and children’s activities. 9 a. m. -5 p. m. 9 5 20 Ferguson Ave. ( 9 12) 233-6 017 or savannahscottishgames.com. MAY 15-18: Into the Woods, presented by SCAD Performing Arts. Thurs. -Sat. , 8 p. m. Sun. , 3 p. m. $ 25 general admission, $ 15 with senior, student or military ID, $ 5 with SCAD ID. ( 9 12) 5 25 -5 025 or lucastheatre.com. (continued on pg. 35) May-June 2014 SAVANNAH SCENE 13
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DINING & LOUNGES GREATER SAVANNAH SAVANNAHMENU .CO M ( 9 1 2 ) 9 61 -0 5 2 2 . Staying in Savannah, Georgia? Don’t pay full price while dining out. Order the Visitor VIP Dining Club Card and take advantage of ex clusive savings! See ad page inside back cover. savannahmenu.com. SISTERS O F THE NEW SO U TH ( 9 1 2 ) 3 3 5 -2 7 61 . 26 05 Skidaway Rd. , R-10 on map. Since 2009 , Sisters of the New South Restaurant offers great southern cooking that you’d get at Grandma’s house on Sunday! Offering daily lunch specials, the menu includes ox tails, fried/ baked chicken and ribs in addition to collard greens, mac and cheese, candied yams and more. Sun. , 8 a. m. -9 p. m. ; Mon. -Thurs. , 6 a. m. -9 p. m. ; Fri. & Sat. , 6 a. m. -10 p. m. See ad page 9 . thesistersofthenewsouth.com.
HISTO RIC D ISTRICT 1 0 D O W NING at CHU RCHILL’ S RESTAU RANT ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 2 -8 5 0 1 . 13 W. Bay St. , B-4 on map. Located adj acent to the main restaurants’ roof top terrace, 10 Downing’s private banquet room is a lux urious secluded area and can be person1 4
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alized to suite any event. The room is outfitted for all visual needs and parties have their own private entrance, bar and washrooms. See ad page 2. thebritishpub.com. BRIGHTER D AY NATU RAL F O O D S MARK ET ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 6-4 7 0 3 . 1102 Bull St. , K-5 on map. Growing a healthy business since 19 7 8 , Brighter Day serves fresh, healthy take-out sandwiches, salads and j uices. Whole grain bakery, organic produce and a complete selection of natural supplements available. Mon. -Sat. , 10 a. m. 7 p. m. ; Sun. , 12: 30-5 : 30 p. m. See ad page 15 . brig hterday foods.com. CHU RCHILL’ S P U B & RESTAU RANT ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 2 -8 5 0 1 . 13 W. Bay St. , B-4 on map. One of Savannah’s favorite downtown dining destinations. British-owned and operated, serving a blend of traditional English favorites as well as contemporary American cuisine. The bar serves a wide range of international beers along with American craft beers on tap. Open daily 5 p. m. -2 a. m. Food is served until 1 a. m. nightly. See ad page 2. thebritishpub.com. CRY STAL BEER P ARLO R ( 9 1 2 ) 3 4 9 -1 0 0 0 . 301 W. Jones St. , G-3 on map; Celebrating 8 0 years in business, and located in the heart of historic downtown, The Crystal Beer Parlor continues to savannah.com
DINING & LOUNGES be one of the most beloved landmarks in the city. Great food, great beers and great times have been a tradition at The Crystal Beer Parlor for generations; Don’t miss their creamy crab stew, j uicy 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 13. cry stalbeerparlor.com. GO O SE F EATHERS, AN EX P RESS CAF E & BAK ERY ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 3 -4 68 3 or TO LL F REE ( 8 66) 2 2 1 -1 9 4 8 . 39 Barnard St. , between Broughton and Congress Sts. , C-4 on map. Fresh breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, 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 11. g oosefeatherscafe.com. THE MIRAGE MED ITERRANEAN BAR & GRILL ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 6-5 4 64 . 20 E. Broughton St. , C-6 on map. Offering the finest authentic Mediterranean cuisine, professional service and a cocktail and late night Hookah bar. Sun. -Wed. , 5 p. m. -12 a. m. ; Thurs. -Sat. , 5 p. m. -2: 30 a. m. See ad page 16 . casbahrestaurant.com. savannah.com
SAVANNAH TASTE EX P ERIENCE ( 8 0 0 ) 9 7 9 -3 3 7 0 . B-7 on map. Starting at Bernie’s Oyster House at 115 E. River Street, this new food tour is a 3-hour walking and tasting tour where you will enj oy a fun, one-of-a-kind culinary ex perience while strolling through the gardens and historic, cultural landmarks in the squares of Savannah. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Price includes samples from seven unique foodie spots in Historic Savannah. Tours daily. See ad page 27 . savannahtasteex perience.com. SIX P ENCE P U B & RESTAU RANT ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 3 -3 1 5 6. 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. Pub hours, 11: 30 a. m. -12 a. m. ; Happy Hour, 5 -7 p. m. Bar, until 2 a. m. See ad page 12. six pencepub.com. W ASABI’ S D O W NTO W N ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 3 -8 8 9 9 . 113 MLK, Jr. Blvd. , D-2 on map. A unique dining ex perience for both sushi lovers and Japanese food lovers alike. Enj oy sushi from the menu that include nigiri, sashimi, maki rolls, vegetarian rolls and tempura in addition to combinations of grilled teriyaki dishes. Open daily. May-June 2014 SAVANNAH SCENE 1 5
DINING & LOUNGES Visit their sister restaurants: Yutaka, Sushi Time Towa, 8 0’s Cafe & Wasabi Fusion in Pooler. See ad page 15 . sushisavannah.com.
RIVER STREET D U B’ S P U B ( 9 1 2 ) 2 0 0 -3 65 2 . 225 West River St. , B-3 on map. Dub’s Pubs, a true definition of a public house where you can enj oy lunch or dinner 7 days a week. Dub’s has a truly undiscovered menu that features sandwiches, flatbreads, and dips that are unlike any “ bar food” you have ever tasted! With enough TVs to watch all of your favorite sports, Dub’s is known as the only “ sports bar” on River Street. Located in a historic river street warehouse, it has a mix ture of new and old that will draw you in to unwind over a mint j ulep or their one of a kind Bloody Mary! View their menu at liveoakstore.com/ dubspub. See ad page 6 4. SAVANNAH RIVERBO AT CRU ISES ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 2 -64 0 4 or TO LL F REE ( 8 0 0 ) 7 8 6-64 0 4 . 9 E. River St. , A-5 on map. Entertainment, dinner and gracious Southern hospitality. Take a cruise along the historic Savannah River. Offering Dinner and Entertainment Cruises: Monday 1 6 SAVANNAH SCENE May-June 2014
Gospel Dinner Cruise, Saturday Luncheon Cruise and a Sunday Brunch Cruise. Food specially prepared by their very own Ex ecutive Chef. Seasonal schedule, call for availability. See ad page 5 . savannahriverboat.com. THE TRAD ING CO . CAF É / SAVANNAH CO F F EE RO ASTERS ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 8 -2 4 2 6. 215 W. Liberty St. , F-3 on map. The Trading Co. Café is the perfect spot to tempt your palate with a selection of gourmet sandwiches, bakery goods and fresh ground coffee by Savannah Coffee Roasters. Located in the Coastal Empire Trading Company, this unique market also has ex ceptional handcrafted goods and food items by artisans that love to share the product of their passion. Mon. Sat. , 7 a. m. -9 p. m. ; Sun. , 11 a. m. -6 p. m. See ad page 17 . coastalempiretrading co.com, savannahcoffeeroasters.com. W INSTO N’ S W INE CELLAR ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 2 -8 5 0 1 . 13 W. Bay St. , B-4 on map. Located in Churchill’s Restaurant, Winston' s Wine Cellar is the ideal location for a wide variety of celebratory events, including wedding rehearsals/ receptions, bachelor/ bachelorette parties, birthday celebrations and graduation parties. The ex tensive menu options include hors d’oeuvre packages and four dinner buffet packages with something for anyone, regardless of the nature of the event. Call or email: email@example.com. See ad page 2. thebritishpub.com savannah.com
THE COASTAL EMPIRE TRADING CO. is a collection of Savannahâ€™s most talented artisans dedicated to maintaining the integrity of their craft by sharing their skills and ex pertise with the community. This unique market is a place where friendships are formed, ex periences are fostered and ex ceptional hand-crafted goods are celebrated.
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HISTORIC SQUARES A lthough several of the city ’ s original sq uares have been destroy ed ( to mak e room for a park ing garage, a highway and the Civic Center) , many of Savannah’ s scenic j ewels still remain, to the delight of the city ’ s visitors and residents alik e. Some sq uares have monuments and others have fountains, but each of the sq uares helps to mak e Savannah a remark ably beautiful and unforgettable city . E nj oy Savannah’ s historic sq uares, scattered throughout the H istoric D istrict lik e so many glistening emeralds.
CALHOUN SQUARE This southernmost square on Abercorn Street was added in 18 5 1. The shady trees in Calhoun Square provide a perfect place to take a break from the heat and enj oy the leisurely pace of Savannah. Abercorn & Wayne 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.
CHIPPEWA SQUARE Named in honor of the American victory in the Battle of Chippewa 18 SAVANNAH SCENE May-June 2014
during the War of 18 12, Chippewa Square is the square where Forrest Gump’s bench was placed during the filming of the popular movie by the same name. Bull & McDonough 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.
CRAWFORD SQUARE Crawford Square features a basketball court and is located on the eastern edge of the Historic
District. Houston & McDonough St.
ELLIS SQUARE Designed in 17 33 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.
FRANKLIN SQUARE Dedicated in 17 9 0, this square is named for Benj amin Franklin, an agent for the colony of Georgia from 17 6 8 to 17 7 8 . Just off of City Market, this westernmost square has traditionally attracted a number of day laborers seeking work. Montgomery & St. Julian 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.
JOHNSON SQUARE A center of activity, Johnson Square was the first square laid out by General James Oglethorpe in 17 33. Savannah’s largest square is named for Robert Johnson, a close friend of Oglethorpe. Bull & St. Julian St.
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.
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.
Named in honor of the Telfair family, this scenic square also has a Named in honor of the Marquisde Girl Scout tribute and a number of benches for an afternoon respite. Lafayette, this square features a Barnard & President St. number of benches and quaint cobblestone sidewalks. Abercorn & TROUP SQUARE Macon St. Troup Square features an armillary, an astronomical centerpiece MADISON SQUARE Named for U. S. President James made of iron, that is supported by small metal turtles. Named by Madison, this square features Georgia governor George Michael vintage cannons from the old Savannah Armory. The Savannah Troup, this is one of the most picturesque squares in the Historic College of Art and Design origDistrict. Habersham & Macon St. inally opened on this historic square. Bull & Macon 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.
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WASHINGTON SQUARE Built at the same time as Warren Square, Washington Square once bordered the original Trustees’ Garden, where colonists grew a variety of ex perimental crops. Today it is the northeasternmost square in the city. Houston & St. Julian St.
WHITEFIELD SQUARE A popular place for weddings, Whitefield Square has a lovely white gazebo that has hosted countless marriage ceremonies over the years. 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.
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.
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 17 9 0.
OGLETHORPE SQUARE Named in honor of General James Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah and the colony of Georgia, this square is a perfect place to enj oy a picnic lunch or a shady break. Abercorn & President St.
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ORLEANS SQUARE Located near the Savannah Civic Center, Orleans Square commemorates General Andrew Jackson’s 18 15 victory in the Battle of New Orleans, part of the War of 18 12. This square features beautiful red tulips in the Spring and a bubbling fountain all year long. Barnard & McDonough St.
PULASKI SQUARE One of the few squares without a monument, Pulaski Square is savannah.com
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TO P 1 0 P HO TO SP O TS THE W AVING GIRL STATU E. This statue commemorates Florence Martus, the lighthouse keeper’s sister who waved to ships in Savannah’s port for more than 44 years. She stands as a symbol of Savannah’s gracious hospitality and charm. Morrell Park.
TY BEE ISLAND LIGHT STATIO N. 2 Ordered by General Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony in 17 32, the Light Station has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 27 0 years. This Light Station is one of America’s most intact having all of its historic support buildings on its five-acre site. The current Light Station displays its 19 16 day mark with 17 8 steps and a First Order Fresnel lens which is nine feet tall. Tybee Island. GENERAL J AMES ED W ARD O GLETHO RP E. This bronze statue of General Oglethorpe faces south protecting Savannah from the Spanish in Florida to this day. Chippewa Square.
SERGEANT W ILLIAM J ASP ER. The monument of Sergeant Jasper who fell during the Siege of Savannah in 17 7 9 . Madison Square.
TO MO CHICHI. This boulder marks the 5 grave of Tomochichi, the Yamacraw Indian Chief who welcomed General Oglethorpe and the first colonists. Wright Square. 2 0
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THE F O RSY TH P ARK F O U NTAIN. A cast iron fountain erected in 18 5 8 , designed to resemble the grand fountain in Paris. An ex act replica of the fountain resides in Cuzco, Peru. Forsyth Park.
SAVANNAH’ S O LY MP IC F LAME. Savannah was the site of the 19 9 6 Olympic yachting events and the flame burned throughout the duration of the centennial games in Atlanta. Morrell Park.
W ASHINGTO N’ S GU NS. These guns were taken at the battle of Yorktown and presented to the Chatham Artillery by General George Washington when he visited Savannah in 17 9 1. These two bronze cannons were affectionately named “ George and Martha. ” Bay and Drayton Street.
VIETNAM MEMO RIAL. Dedicated in 19 9 1, the design and layout of this memorial is in the shape of Vietnam and is a salute to fallen comrades featuring a rifle, helmet and combat boots. Names of military members from this area who died in the Vietnam War are engraved in marble as a reminder of Savannah’s lost. Emmett Park.
W O RLD W AR I MEMO RIAL. A rough cut granite stone with a rectangular bronze plaque listing the “ Chatham County Honor Roll,” those who died in World War I. Northwest corner of Daffin Park at Victory Drive.
Art In Savannah Savannah’s quality of life is unrivaled by any comparably-sized city in the South. In fact, part of the appeal of Georgia’s First City lies in its surprisingly rich array of cultural offerings from the visual arts to live music. Savannah is home to more than 40 galleries, the oldest art museum in the South and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Literally thousands of artists, including students and professionals, flock to this City with its history of strong support for the arts. The relationship between Savannah and its creative residents is reciprocal: not only has the city supported its artists, but its artists have played a key role in the city’s continued growth and vitality. Just a quick elevator ride to the upper level studios in the Franklin Ward North and Franklin Ward South Buildings in Historic City Market is where you will discover a wide variety of original art. Take the time to ex plore the area and visit with more than 5 0 artists as they bring the “ Art of Savannah” to life - all of which is as unique as the City itself.
Craftsmen, located at 223 W. River St. See ad page 25 . villag ecraftsmensavannah.com.
LU BA LO W RY ( 65 1 ) 8 9 4 -3 0 5 3 . 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 are featured dé cor 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.
THE D O W NSTAIRS GALLERY ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 3 -0 9 2 0 . 19 1/ 2 W. Gordon St. , H-5 on map. Conveniently located between the Mercer-Williams House and Historic Forsyth Park, The Downstairs Gallery specializes in original oil and water media paintings, photographs and j ewelry by local artists. The Downstairs Gallery offers an interesting array of choices for both the serious and casual collector. Open Wed. -Sat. , 11 a. m. -5 p. m. See ad page 23. thedownstairsg allery .com. GRACE RO HLAND – P rintmaker & P ainter ( 9 1 2 ) 5 9 8 -8 2 1 7 . Gallery 11, Upstairs, City Market, B-3 on map. Visit Grace in the gallery where you will find paintings, mix ed 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 ex hibits her works at Gallery 209 on River Street. See ad page 25 . g racerohland.com.
MARGIE SO NE GRAVINA ( 9 1 2 ) 9 2 0 -8 4 5 1 . City Market, 303 W. St. Julian St. Signature Gallery; B-3 on map; From pendant j ewelry to rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, Margie ex presses her passion for her native Dominican Republic in all of her unique j ewelry. She weaves natural beads and semiprecious stones together to make handcrafted j ewelry. Margie’s beautiful j ewelry is also located in The Downstairs Gallery, West Gordon St. , Local Color Gallery, Sandfly and in Savannah Rose, East Bay St. , See ad page 23. larimarusa.com.
HREEVES ART ( 9 1 2 ) 3 1 2 -1 4 0 3 . Located in Gallery 10 of City Market ( 2nd floor, nex t to Belford’s Restaurant) , B-3 on map. Harold Reeves’ photography shares the beauty of the Georgia coast that includes landscapes, coastal scenes and the wildlife of Savannah and the Lowcountry. His photographs are also available in The Village
SAMANTHA CLAAR' S GU LLAH LIVING ( 4 0 4 ) 9 66-3 64 7 . 309 W. St. Julian Street, Studio One– A/ Upstairs front corner; B-3 on map. Award winning artist " painting the stories" that celebrate the unique persona of the Gullah-Geechee way of life and their influence on what we typically describe as “ Southern Culture. ” Visit
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Savannah Scene ARTS with the artist to appreciate the simplicity and harmony of a resilient people who continue to shape their destiny with faith and happiness. Now presenting Donna McB original, handmade Black dolls, adults and children. This is a working studio, so come " sit a spell" with us. See ad page 25 . g ullahliving .com. SHARO N MCINTO SH – P AINT SAVANNAH STU D IO ( 9 1 2 ) 3 3 P AINT. 215 W. Liberty St. F-3 on map. Artist in Residence – The Coastal Empire Trading Co. Visit Sharon’s working studio and gallery. Sharon is a Savannah native and has been painting Savannah’s unique landscapes for over 30 years. She is known for her marine art and low country subj ects. Her gallery is home to her fine art Paint Savannah classes and painting ex cursions. Visit her in this new modern emporium that also houses Savannah Coffee Roasters Café and Bakery & Frali Gourmet with Italian hand made pasta’s. See ad page 32. paintsavannah.com STU D IO O NE ( 9 1 2 ) 3 4 1 -0 1 2 2 . 309 W. St. Julian Street; Located in Savannah’s Historic City Market upper level above Belfords’s Restaurant; B-3 on map. Dottie Farrell & Bess Ramsey share a studio/ gallery where they paint and sell their collections of paintings. Bess is featured in this issue and sells her originals and prints. She savannah.com
paints mostly water colors and oils and captures old world charm and Lowcountry flavor. Her dog subj ects and their spirit are delightful. See ad page 25 . landing sart.org / site/ node3 0 . SU E GO U SE INSP IRATIO NS ( 9 1 2 ) 667 -4 3 7 8 . Gallery 9 , 309 W. St. Julian Street, B-3 on map. Sue’s Studio/ Gallery is located upstairs in Savannah’s historic City Market. There you may meet Sue, a local artist, and purchase a large variety of original oil paintings, giclee reproductions, note cards and gifts. Her work is widely ex hibited and sold in fine art shows, shops and galleries in Savannah and North Carolina. Commissions are accepted. See ad page 25 . Please visit her website: sueg ouseinspirations.com. THE VILLAGE CRAF TSMEN ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 6-7 2 8 0 . 223 W. River St. , A-4 on map. Savannah’s premier cooperative art and artisan gallery featuring handmade art by twenty-one local artists and craftsmen. The perfect shop for unique gifts! Stop in to meet a local artist any day of the week! See ad page 5 2. villag ecraftsmensavannah.com.
LIVE MU SIC/ THEATRE SAVANNAH THEATRE ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 3 -7 7 64 . 222 Bull St. at Chippewa Sq. , E-5 on map. The #1 downtown entertainment ex travaganza brings you two hours of high-energy music and comedy. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Visit website for show times. See ad page 21. savannahtheatre.com. May-June 2014 SAVANNAH SCENE 2 3
W ork ing from her art studio U P ST A IR S at City ’ s M ark et’ s A rt Center, Samantha Claar celebrates Gullah-Geechee culture, which is defined as descendants of W est A frican ( R ice Coast) slaves living along the Georgia and South Carolina coast. She first began her “ Gullah Living” series in 2009 , when she was inspired by people visiting her in dreams. Claar created tiny artist trading cards with pen and ink and later ex panded the series, developing elaborate full-sized paintings. “ These night visitors demanded to be put on canvas and each has a story to tell. When I say “ Painting the Stories” I mean it literally,” she ex plains. Claar believes Gullah influence is part of what makes Savannah unique, adding to the rich local culture since the founding of Georgia in the 17 00s. “ The Gullah-Geechee slaves were imported to make rice plantations possible and later indigo and cotton,” she ex plains. “ They provided the culinary palette that is Southern cuisine. Skilled craftspeople built this city, and most of them were Gullah. Their folk medicine kept all the people healthier. There is no aspect of where we are today that cannot be traced back to the labor, the know-how and the spirit of the mix of slaves who became ‘ the Gullah. ’ I want to be a part of that acknowledgement and shine a light on something precious that is disappearing. ” Using a bright palette and folk art-inspired forms, Claar brings Gullah stories and ex periences to life 2 4
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in her paintings. This self-taught artist chooses to use blank faces in her paintings. “ The story the whole painting tells you will supply the features on the faces,” she ex plains. “ You are supposed to see what you are meant to walk away with and the features you will “ see” go with the story the painting has for only you. ” A true colorist, Claar uses vivid hues to ex press emotion and to create j oy. Her art is designed to enlighten and enliven, allowing visitors to bring a colorful piece of Savannah history home with them. “ I want to use vibrant, happy colors and make my work j ust as bright and beautiful as my life is, which is something I share with the Gullah people I paint. ” Claar first began painting in the 19 9 0s and has since become a popular area artist, ex hibiting her work at the Telfair Art Fair ( a j uried winner) , the Dogwood Festival, and S. P. A. C. E. . She moved to the area in 2001 and feels a strong connection to the Lowcountry. “ I was reminded recently that Uncle Remus ( Gullah) stories were the first book I could read, another link in my life leading to where I am and what I do now. I have always been an advocate, so being a conduit for these stories seems natural to me. ” Claar’ s studio is open from 1 0 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday throug h Saturday . Home to a wide selection of originals and prints, travelers can relax and visit with one of the area’s most acclaimed painters. New this year is an ex clusive line of Black Dolls: “ Gullah Girls, Boys and Ladies” by DMcB, art fellow and friend. SAMANTHA CLAAR 309 West Saint Julian @ City Market – UPSTAIRS – above Belford’s Restaurant ( 404) 9 6 6 -36 47 GullahLiving .com & LIKE us on FB. savannah.com
City Market Art Scene 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.
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O ld Savannah T ours brings Savannah’ s history to life, mak ing every tour fun, informative and interactive. When guests hop on an Old Savannah Tours trolley, they’re j oined by actors in period costume who share stories drawn from three centuries of history. Tour guides and ticket sellers are often dressed as Confederate soldiers or Southern belles. On any given tour, a pirate might j oin the tour at The Pirates’ House, Forrest Gump might step on at Chippewa Square or the legendary “ Waving Girl” might climb aboard on River Street. “ We’re different from all the other tour companies,” says Will Green, owner of Old Savannah Tours. “ You’re not j ust listening to history. You get to ex perience it. It adds a real ‘ wow’ factor. ” Voted the “ Best Tour in Savannah” every year since 2003, this locally-owned company has been sharing the city’s history and mystery with visitors for more than 34 years. All tour guides are licensed. Most guides are Savannah natives who love to share their own personal family stories with guests. “ Every tour is unique,” said Green. “ We don’t have a canned script. You can hop on and off the trolleys all day and get a completely different take on every tour. ” Old Savannah Tours offers an ex ceptional introduction to Savannah, with the widest variety of guided tours available throughout the year. Enj oy complimentary pick-up at inns and hotels located throughout Savannah’s Historic District. Thanks to the company’s ex pert guides, Old Savannah Tours lets you see Savannah as the early colonists saw it. Ride along cobblestone streets beneath moss-draped oaks and ex perience the best of the Old South and the New South. See the city’s stately mansions, beautiful squares, romantic riverfront and abundance of artifacts. Are you interested in ex periencing Savannah’s supernatural side? Try the haunting Old Savannah Ghost Trolley, which shares some of the city’s spookiest and most unforgettable ghost stories. Enj oy an ex clusive tour of the Sorrel-Weed House, considered one of the most haunted houses in America, and see 26 SAVANNAH SCENE May-June 2014
the famed Rum Cellar at The Pirates’ House. Old Savannah Tours also offers a fully-narrated Overview Tour, providing a comprehensive introduction to the city and allowing visitors to ex perience over 27 5 years of history in 9 0 minutes, as well as the On & Off Tour, including unlimited boarding privileges at 16 convenient trolley stops located throughout the downtown area. Both tours provide ex ceptional insight into one of the largest National Landmark Historic Districts in the United States. For a more in-depth tour, the three-hour Savannah Ex perience Tour offers the most comprehensive ex cursion, taking visitors in a climate-controlled minibus into the Victorian District, Thomas Square neighborhood and Beach Institute area. And now the 9 : 00 morning tour offers lunch at Savannah’s favorite, Johnny Harris’ Restaurant. To enj oy the best of both worlds, try the The Land & Sea Tour, which includes a paddle boat ride aboard the Savannah River Q ueen for a relax ing cruise down Savannah’s picturesque waterways. Private tours and group tours are also a specialty. Old Savannah Tours also offers a wide range of transportation including a fleet of trolleys, mini buses and corporate cars. Plus, no wedding would be complete without transportation being provided by one of Old Savannah Tours signature white trolleys or mini buses. When it comes to ex periencing the history of Georgia’s First City, Old Savannah Tours truly is second to none. Book your tour online 24/ 7 at www. oldsavannahtours. com or call 1-8 00-5 17 -9 007 today to reserve a spot on Savannah’s favorite tours and to bring the city’s history to life. OLD SAVANNAH TOURS ( 8 00) -5 17 -9 007 or ( 9 12) 234-8 128 oldsavannahtours.com. savannah.com
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS HISTORIC HOMES ANDREW LOW HOUSE (912) 233-6854. 329 Abercorn St. on Lafayette Sq. , F-6 on map. An 18 49 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. , noon4 p. m. See ad page 28 . andrewlowhouse.com. THE HARPER FOWLKES HOUSE (912) 234-2180. 230 Barnard St. , overlooking Orleans Sq. , E-3 on map. Built in 18 42, this Greek Revival mansion serves as a truly unforgettable showcase of architecture, art and antiques and features a large, beautiful garden. It has served as the headquarters for the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia since Savannah preservationist Alida Harper Fowlkes bequeathed the house to the Society in 19 8 5 . Open for tours Mon. , Wed. , Thurs. , Fri. and Sat. , 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. ; Last tour at 4 p. m. The home serves as a popular wedding location as well. See ad page 27 . harperfowlkeshouse.com.
LIVE MUSIC/THEATRE SAVANNAH THEATRE (912) 233-7764. 222 Bull St. at Chippewa Sq. , E-5 on map. The savannah.com
#1 downtown entertainment ex travaganza brings you two hours of high-energy music and comedy. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Visit website for show times. See ad page 21. savannahtheatre.com.
MUSEUMS TYBEE ISLAND LIGHT STATION AND TYBEE MUSEUM (912) 786-5801. 30 Meddin Ave. , Tybee Island j ust off US Hwy. 8 0, L-18 on map. Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Complete light station featuring artifacts and ex hibits of Tybee Island’s history. Visit the newly-restored Head Keeper’s Cottage. Tours are self-guided, but there are volunteers on hand to answer questions. Open 9 a. m. -5 : 30 p. m. every day ex cept Tues. Last ticket sold at 4: 30 p. m. See ad page 41. tybeelighthouse.org.
PAINTING EXCURSIONS PAINT SAVANNAH PAINTING EXCURSIONS (912) 33PAINT. 215 W. Liberty St. F-3 on map. Visit the Paint Savannah Studio and Gallery in Coastal Empire Trading Co. Create your own painting memento of one of the most beautiful historic cities in the country. Choose the painting ex cursion of your choice to sketch or paint one of Savannah’s unique landscapes. All ex perience levels welcome with lots of one on one instruction by local artist and Savannah native, Sharon McIntosh. See ad page 32. paintsavannah.com. May-June 2014 SAVANNAH SCENE 27
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS SIGHTSEEING TOURS 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 39 . carriagetoursofsavannah.com. DASH TOURS (912) 401-2897. Historic District; E-5 on map. TOUR LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Bonaventure Cemetery is an ex perience for nature lovers and history buffs alike. Nestled beneath a canopy of live oaks and magnolias laced with Spanish moss and covered in azaleas, Bonaventure is a Southern Gothic sculpture garden consistently named on travel lists as one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. Ex perience it all with the convenience of round trip concierge shuttle service from the downtown Historic District of Savannah. Tours daily at 10 a. m. and 2 p. m. , departing from the Savannah Theatre on Chippewa Square ( 222 Bull St. ) and other shuttle stops upon request. Limited seating, reservations required. Call now for tickets and scheduling or book online. See ad page 35 . dashtours.net. 28 SAVANNAH SCENE May-June 2014
HEARSE GHOST RIDES (912) 695-1578. Take a ride in a real hearse, if you dare! You will ride through the cemeteries and historic streets of Savannah and hear the grisly tales of some of the most beautiful haunted homes in Savannah. Call for departure times and pick-up locations. Reservations required. See ad page 32. 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. The Best Way to see Savannah. 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 -5 0 minutes in duration. Call for reservations. See ad page 31. savannahcarriage.com. OGLETHORPE TROLLEY TOURS (912) 233-8380. Historic District, F-1 on map. Take a j ourney through old Savannah, around the historic squares, along the waterfront, and throughout the 2. 2 square miles of the Historic District aboard one of our beautiful BLUE Trolleys, steeped in oldfashioned charm. Equally as charming as our fine city are Oglethorpe Tour Guides, who embody true Southern Hospitality and warmly invite you to ex plore the beauty of Savannah as only they can share it. Enj oy unlimited On/ Off privileges until 5 : 30 p. m. , free parking, and our free hotel pick-up! Winner of Certificate of Ex cellence for 2012 by Tripadvisor. Come j oin us for the ride you will never forget! See ad page 7 . oglethorpetours.com. savannah.com
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS OLD SAVANNAH TOURS (912) 234-8128 or TOLL FREE (800) 517-9007. Historic District, F-1 on map. Serving Savannah since 19 7 9 . Voted Best Tour Company 2003-2013. Pick-ups at all downtown inns and hotels or at the Visitors Center. Free all-day on/ off privileges with 15 convenient stops. Limousine service. See ad page 3. oldsavannahtours.com. OLD TOWN TROLLEY TOURS (912) 233-0083. 234 MLK, Jr. Blvd. , F-1 on map. The original ON/ OFF tours of Savannah. Voted Best of Savannah 2012, 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 sightseeing tour of Savannah. Pick up and drop off approx imately every 20 minutes at 15 convenient stops. Complimentary shuttle service from select area hotels. See ad page 33. trolleytours.com. SAVANNAH HERITAGE TOURS (912) 224-8365. Throughout Historic Downtown Savannah, Savannah Heritage Tours will take you through Savannah’s rich history which includes the reallife events that occurred in Savannah in the 19 8 0s. This tour is based on John Berendt’s book Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. We will also highlight houses restored by Jim Williams. Also includes a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery. savannahheritagetour.com. SEGWAY OF SAVANNAH (912) 233-3554. 234 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. , F-1 on map. Ex plore Historic Savannah on Segway’s Personal Transporter, an electric self-balancing device that allows you to see the city on your own. Formal historic tours by a certified Savannah tour guide and a fun way to see the sights and sounds of Savannah. See ad page 35 . segwayofsavannah.com.
SPECIAL EVENTS SAVANNAH RIVERFRONT (912) 234-0295. 404 E. Bay St. , B-7 on map. The Savannah Riverfront is a non-profit organization currently scheduled to perform 15 + events in 2014. These events range from our signature St. Patrick’s Day Festival to our First Friday & First Saturday weekend events. For a full list of events for 2014 and to learn more about the Savannah Riverfront visit riverstreetsavannah.com. See ad page 15 .
WALKING TOURS ARCHITECTURAL TOURS OF SAVANNAH (912) 604-6354. Tours are throughout Historic Downtown Savannah. Architecture is your first encounter when you enter Historic Savannah. See how Savannah’s cultural and economic history shaped architecture from colonial to contemporary designs, including every era in between. Tours are offered daily and most depart from Chippewa Square. Customized tours are also available. Call for times and reservations. See ad page 37 . architecturalsavannah.com. savannah.com
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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS O LIVER BENTLEY S HISTO RIC D O G W ALK TO U RS ( 9 1 2 ) 2 0 1 -1 68 8 . 13 W. York St. , located on Wright Sq. , D-5 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, 4: 30 p. m. See ad page 39 . oliverbentley s.com/ tour. SAVANNAH TASTE EX P ERIENCE ( 8 0 0 ) 9 7 9 -3 3 7 0 . B-7 on map. Starting at Bernie’s Oyster House at 115 E. River Street, this new food tour is a 3-hour walking and tasting tour where you will enj oy a fun, one-of-a-kind culinary ex perience while strolling through the gardens and historic, cultural landmarks in the squares of Savannah. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Price includes samples from seven unique foodie spots in Historic Savannah. Tours daily. See ad page 27 . savannahtasteex perience.com. SAVANNAH TO U R W ALK S ( 9 1 2 ) 2 5 7 -2 3 0 8 . Historic Savannah, B-5 on map. Check out Savannah’s newest walking tour that has something for everyone! The Leisure & Historic Walking Tour takes you through the heart of Savannah and tells about the rich history through the shade of maj estic live oak trees. Multiple places to rest if needed & is dog friendly! Want to hear about stories of our haunted city? Don’t miss the Haunted Walking 3 0
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Tour that takes you through Savannah’s most famous haunted areas. Last but not least, the Savannah Pub Crawl Tour is where you’ll hear live music, visit many of Savannah’s best bars & pubs, as well as meet folks and see the night life of Savannah. See ad page 34. savannahtourwalks.com. SAVVY SAVANNAH TO U RS ( 9 1 2 ) 663 -4 4 0 0 . Having been in the Savannah tourism industry for over 16 combined years, the owners of the new Savvy Savannah Tours thought it was time for a change. Part of that change is more interactive technology making their tours more personable. Tour participants watch scenes from Savannah or see photos from generations past, right in their hands on an IPad. Savvy Savannah has many different tours to choose from, all very affordable for tourists and residents alike. All of their tours will require the j oy of walking. Call for details about the various tours. See ad page 29 . savvy savannahtours.com. ‘ TIQ U ES – SAVANNAH’ S BO U TIQ U E SHO P P ING EX P ERIENCE ( 8 0 0 ) 9 7 9 -3 3 7 0 . Historic District. The perfect girl’s day out! Take a stroll from bustling Broughton St. , up and into the heart of Savannah' s design district, picking out only the hottest local boutiques. With the help of our style hosts, you' ll be sure to put our ex clusive discounts to good use! ! With surprises and ex tras along the way, it' s not j ust an outing, it' s an ex perience you won' t forget! See ad page 35 . boutiq ueshopping tour.com savannah.com
ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS WATER FUN PARKS SPLASH IN THE BORO! (912) 489-3000. 138 8 Hwy. 24 E. , Statesboro, GA. Located less than one hour west of Savannah, Splash in the Boro is a summer favorite! The giant waterpark features 2 huge swimming pools, 3 thrilling waterslides, an 8 00 ft. lazy river, 5 -lane mat racer slide, Georgia’s only Dual Flow Rider, a play pool, a leisure pool, a large spray pad and tot slide. Splash offers discount group rates and birthday packages! Open Mon. , Tues. , Wed. & Fri. . 10 a. m. -6 p. m. ; Thurs. & Sat. , 10 a. m. 8 p. m. ; Sun. , noon - 6 p. m. See ad page 39 . splashintheboro.com.
WATER TOURS BULL RIVER MARINA (912) 897-7300. 8 005 Hwy. 8 0 East. ; N-16 on map. Nestled in the beautiful salt marshes on Bull River, j ust minutes from Historic Savannah. Bull River Marina offers sunset cruises, boat rentals, dolphin cruises, sightseeing tours, inshore charters, nature tours, kayak trips and more! Whether you are on a fishing trip, a tour or a trip to Daufuskie Island, you’re guaranteed to have a fun-filled and enj oyable day on the water! Open 8 a. m. -6 p. m. See ad page 32. bullrivermarina.com. savannah.com
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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS CAP TAIN MIK E’ S D O LP HIN AD VENTU RE ( 9 1 2 ) 7 8 6-5 8 4 8 or TO LL F REE ( 8 0 0 ) 2 4 2 0 1 66. Lazaretto Creek, N-16 on map. Family owned and operated since 19 9 2, Lazaretto Creek and Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventures have been offering the best in dolphin tours, sunset cruises and inshore & deep-sea fishing from the serenity of Tybee Island, Georgia. Voted Tybee’s Best Adventure Tour every year since 2003! Tours daily. Call for schedule and reservations. See ad page 41. ty beedolphins.com. D O LP HIN MAGIC ( 9 1 2 ) 8 9 7 -4 9 9 0 or TO LL F REE ( 8 0 0 ) 7 2 1 -1 2 4 0 . 313 E. River St. , nex t to the River Street Market Place. B-6 on map. Touring Savannah' s Historic Waterways! We invite you to come aboard, sit back, relax and enj oy a full featured narrated tour of Savannah’s river front, the Waving Girl, Fort Jackson and Fort Pulaski ( trip route/ duration varies according to dolphin location) . Each cruise is 1-1/ 2 to 2 hours long. Bring sunscreen and your camera. We have restrooms on board. See ad page 34. dolphin-mag ic.com. EMERALD P RINCESS CASINO ( 8 0 0 ) 8 4 2 -0 1 1 5 . 101 Gisco Point Dr. ; Brunswick, GA; W E’ VE GO T Y O U R GAME… .aboard the newly renovated Emerald P rincess Casino. 200 sleek feet with four fun-filled cruise decks await! Two gaming decks have it all with 220 slots, 16 blackj ack tables, 2 stud poker tables, Tex as sized poker 3 2
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pit, 2 roulette tables, and a dice table! Bingo is offered on every cruise. Buffet dining is served on the Bistro Deck, while ocean views and sea breezes fill the ship’s open-air Observation Deck. W e’ ve Got Y our Game on the Southeast’s Premier Casino Ex perience. Just a short forty-five minute drive south of Savannah. Ex it 29 off of I-9 5 in Brunswick, GA. See ad page 34. emeraldprincesscasino.com. SAVANNAH RIVERBO AT CRU ISES ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 2 -64 0 4 . 9 E. River St. , A-5 on map. No visit to Savannah is complete without a riverboat cruise. Hear the captains intriguing tales and historic facts and learn about the history of Savannah, her port, modern day and past. Enj oy a ride on our sternwheel river boat replicas. Choose from a wide variety of cruise options. Sightseeing, dinner entertainment, Sunday brunch and moonlight cruises. Charters available. Visit our website for cruise information or to purchase tickets online. See ad page 5 . savannahriverboat.com.
W ILD LIF E CENTER O ATLAND ISLAND W ILD LIF E CENTER ( 9 1 2 ) 3 9 5 -1 2 1 2 . 7 11 Sandtown Rd. , P-11 on map. Located 5 miles from Historic Downtown Savannah off President St. on Islands Ex pressway. Oatland Island Wildlife Center is one of the premier wildlife attractions in the Southeast and is home to over 15 0 animals from 5 0 different species. Come and ex plore acres of natural beauty and get face to face with fascinating native wildlife. Open daily, 10 a. m. 4 p. m. See ad page 30. oatlandisland.org . savannah.com
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MAY 1 6: Don’t miss the South’s largest water fight at the Tybee Beach Bum Parade. Parade boats will be filled with water-throwing paraphernalia as spectators line up along Butler Ave. armed with buckets of water, squirt guns and hoses ready for battle. This event is an all-out water war for fun-loving beach bums of all ages, bring your own water guns! 6 : 307 : 30 p. m. ( 9 12) 7 8 6 -5 444. MAY 1 7 : Observe and ex plore our tidal creeks and discover why this amazing environment is vital to maintain and protect at Oatland Island Wildlife Center’s “ Coastal Wetland’s Day. ” 10 a. m. 4 p. m. Free admission. 7 11 Sandtown Rd. ( 9 12) 39 5 -15 00 or oatlandisland.org . MAY 1 8 : The Coastal Jazz Association Presents savannah.com
Jazz – Just Across the River featuring Obie Jessie. 5 p. m. at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 1 Resort Dr. Members, free; non-members, $ 20; students free with valid ID. ( 9 12) 228 -315 8 or coastalj az z .org . MAY 2 0 : 16 th Annual TLC Golf Tournament takes place at The Club at Savannah Harbor, 2 Resort Dr. Get your team of four and come play with tourism business and industry leaders, customers and peers. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres reception immediately following tournament. 11 a. m. Shotgun Start, 12: 30 p. m. Space is limited. tourismleadershipcouncil.com. MAY 2 3 – 2 5 : The Armed Forces Festival takes place at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 East River St. There will be lots of arts & crafts, patriotic entertainment and fun for the entire family on historic River Street. Proceeds from this event go to the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation. Free and open to May-June 2014 SAVANNAH SCENE 3 5
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ARCHITECTURAL STYLES In a study published by the Savannah H istoric Foundation, one of the most admired preservation groups in the country , more than 4 0 percent of 2 ,5 0 0 buildings inventoried in Savannah had architectural or historical significance. M ost restoration has been accomplished by individuals – one building at a time. W ith the addition of the Savannah College of A rt and D esign in the late 1 9 7 0 s, historic preservation and restoration flourished. From the simple Colonial sty le to the intricate M edievalinfluenced cathedrals, to the gingerbread accents of the V ictorian period; ex amples of most, if not all, of the nation’ s 1 8 th and 1 9 th century prevailing architectural sty les can be found in Savannah.
FE D E R A L The Federal style is depicted by prominent square or rectangular ex teriors with slender curved iron stair railings and Palladian or Venetian windows. Savannah example: The Davenport House
and roofs are designed with slopes and may be disguised behind heavy cornices and parapets. Savannah example: First Baptist Church
GE O R GIA N The Georgian style is depicted by symmetrical square facades with hipped roofs. Chimneys are built on the ends and quoins often adorn the corners. Savannah example: The GREEK REVIVAL Olde Pink House Restaurant IT A L IA N A T E The Italianate style was inspired by the farm houses of northern Italy and is depicted by low garbled roofs with wide overhanging eaves supported by decorative brackets, and
ITALIANATE GEORGIAN GO T H IC R E V IV A L The Gothic Revival style is depicted by crafted details on pinnacles, chimneys and large welcoming entry hallways. Often used on churches of the period. Savannah example: Temple Mickve Israel GR E E K R E V IV A L The Greek Revival style is depicted by gabled portico or temple facade of one or two stories with columns of the Greek Doric or Iconic orders. Construction is post and beam,
entrance towers and roundhead windows with hood moldings. Most ex amples also feature cast-iron fronts and detailed entrances. Savannah example: Mercer House
openings, ionic columns and classical alcove entrance ways. Savannah example: Telfair Museum of Art
R O M A N E SQ U E R E V IV A L The Romanesque Revival style is depicted by arch and dome construction, Corinthian column capitols and roof balustrades. Savannah example: The Cotton Ex change SE CO N D FR E N CH E M P IR E The Second French Empire style emphasizes picturesque vertical accents on building tops like chimneys and corner pinnacles. Also featured are turrets and domes reminiscent of French Renaissance architecture in the seventeenth century. Savannah example: HamiltonTurner House
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R E GE N CY The Regency style is depicted by triangular pediments, semicircular stairs, articulated window
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CALENDAR the public. For more information about the event, ( 9 12) 234-029 5 or riverstreetsavannah.com. MAY 23-25: Local Tybee artists will show their art, including paintings, driftwood sculpture, fiber arts, stained glass, prints, j ewelry, photography, art quilts, prints, glass art, pottery, handcrafted furniture and much more at the Tybee Arts Association Show and Sale. Fri. , 6 -9 p. m. ; Sat. , 10 a. m. -6 p. m. ; Sun. , 10 a. m. 5 p. m. 7 Cedarwood Dr. tybeearts.org. MAY 31: The Savannah Rotary’s 5 th Annual Play It Forward Concert takes place at The Ships of the Sea Museum, 4-7 p. m. The Concert is a tribute to Ben Tucker. Silent wine auction. 41 MLK Blvd. rotarypif.org. JUNE 1-29: Savannah Live is a high-energy 2 hour variety show that includes “ Pop” to “ Broadway” and “ Motown” to “ Rock & Roll! ” Featuring a rockin’ live band and eight singers, it is sure to be the most fun that you have in Savannah! 8 p. m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p. m. 222 Bull St. ( 9 12) 233-7 7 6 4 or savannahtheatre.com savannah.com
JUNE 3-28: Jukebox Journey is the #1 downtown entertainment ex travaganza that enlivens the city’s nightlife in the refurbished c. 18 18 Savannah Theatre. Popular music and professional choreography from the 19 40s to the present are presented in a bright, colorful, and fast-moving production filled with lavish costumes and comedic skits. 8 p. m. 222 Bull St. ( 9 12) 233-7 7 6 4 or savannahtheatre.com. JUNE 6-7: Deep southern blues, smooth j azz, and smoky BBQ will be served up all weekend long during the 2nd Annual Blues, Jazz, & BBQ festival. Bring your appetite and get ready to pig out on some mouthwatering BBQ from local Savannah restaurants and catering companies along with artist booths accompanied by live entertainment on the Arbor Stage all weekend long. Friday, 4-10 p. m. and Saturday, 10 a. m. -10 p. m. Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, 115 E. River St. Free and open to the public. ( 9 12) 234-029 5 or riverstreetsavannah.com. JUNE 7: Tybee Island Tour of Homes benefiting the Tybee Island Maritime Academy, The Rising Tydes Community Food Pantry and The Fresh Air Home. There will be nine beautiful homes on this year’s tour. 10 a. m. to May-June 2014 SAVANNAH SCENE 37
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JUST FOR KIDS Savannah is bursting with activities for k ids. W hether it be climbing to the top of Georgia’ s tallest lighthouse or tak ing a horse-drawn carriage ride, this historic city is sure to delight k ids of all ages. to miss these: Great Savannah Races Museum, 411 Abercorn St. , 912-398-4785; Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 17 5 Bourne Ave. , 912-748-8888; Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 6 01 W. Harris St. , 912-651-6823; Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 M. L. K. Blvd. , 912-232-1511.
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Visit Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Tybee Island Light Station and Museum offers self-guided tours, however, there are volunteers on hand to answer questions. Good luck, as there are 17 8 steps to the top of the Light Station. Tybee Light Station and Museum, 912-786-5801. Take a guided tour. Be it ghosts, historic homes, architecture, movies, pirate walking tour, food or all of the above that appeal to you, there are a variety of tours available to enlighten and entertain. Architectural Tours of Savannah, 912-604-6354; Dash Tours, 912-401-2897; Hearse Ghost Rides, 912-695-1578; Oglethorpe Trolley Tours, 912-234-8687; Old Savannah Tours, 912-234-8128; Old Town Trolley Tours, 912-233-0083; Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tours, 912-201-1688; Savannah Taste Ex perience, 800-979-3370; Savannah Tour Walks, 912-257-2308; Savvy Savannah Tours, 912-663-4400; Segway Of Savannah, 912-233-3554.
Enj oy a day on the water! Take a narrated nature cruise, dolphin watch tour, kayak trip, sunset cruise, maritime tour, fish inshore or offshore or j et ski. You are sure to find a waterrelated activity to suit all ages and interests. Bull River Marina, 912-897-7300; Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure, 912-786-5848; Dolphin Magic, 313 E. River St. , 912-897-4990; Savannah Riverboat Cruises, 9 E. River St. , 912-232-6404. Ex plore acres of natural beauty and get face to face with fascinating native wildlife at Oatland Island Wildlife Center, located 5 miles from Historic Downtown Savannah off President Street on Islands Ex pressway, 7 11 Sandtown Rd. , 912-395-1212. Located west of Savannah, Splash in the Boro is a favorite for the kids in all of us! With 2 large swimming pools, 3 waterslides, a play pool, a large spray pad, tot slides, an 8 00 ft. lazy river and a 5 -lane mat racer slide, don’t miss out on all of the fun! Opening May 17 th! 138 8 Hwy. 24 E. , Statesboro, GA, 912-489-3000.
Take a leisurely horse-drawn carriage tour and clip, clop around the City enj oying the beauty that Savannah is famous for. Carriage Tours of Savannah, 912-236-6756; Historic Savannah Carriage Tours, 912-443-9333. There are several museums devoted to different modes of transportation. Whether your interests lie in land, sea or air you won’t want 38 SAVANNAH SCENE May-June 2014
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CALENDAR 4 p. m. Rain or shine. Tickets, $ 40 in advance and $ 45 the day of the tour; includes lunch. Tickets available in advance at, Gayle Bolton’s Gallery By The Sea, 1016 Hwy. 8 0 East, Tybee Island, ( 9 12) 7 8 6 -7 9 7 9 and E. Shaver’s Bookstore, 326 Bull St. , Savannah, ( 9 12) 234-7 25 7 . tybeetourofhomes.com. JUNE 29: The Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, honors America, her service men and women and veterans of the U. S. Armed Forces with its highly popular Annual Patriotic Concert, " In Celebration of our Independence” , 3 p. m. Tickets online at tickets.armstrong.edu or by visiting Armstrong Fine Arts Hall during normal weekday business hours. Tickets are $ 12-20, while senior citizens, military personnel, children/ students may purchase tickets for savannah.com
$ 10-17 . ( 9 12) 344-25 5 6 . JUNE 29: The Coastal Jazz Association presents Jazz - Just Across The “ Park” featuring Lenore Raphael. Critics, j azz hosts and j azz lovers all agree that she is one of the most swinging mainstream pianists today. 5 p. m. at the Mansion on Forsyth, 7 00 Drayton St. $ 20 Admission, Free to members and students. ( 9 12) 228 -315 8 or coastaljazz.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org May-June 2014 SAVANNAH SCENE 39
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Georgiaâ€™ s O fficial State P repared Food... GRITS! Grits was made the official prepared food of Georgia in 2002. Grits are bits of ground corn or hominy which constitute a uniquely indigenous Southern food first produced by Native Americans many centuries ago. Corn is a preeminent Georgia crop grown throughout the state. Grits can be a pure and simple breakfast dish or can be incorporated into gourmet cooking through countless recipes. Information provided by Georgia Sectetary of State
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SAVANNAH General Oglethorpe, the founder of Savannah
Savannah emerged as Georgia’s first city in 1733, so named by a British royal decree.
The Pulaski Monument in Savannah, GA
Often referred to as “Georgia’s First City,” Savannah is rich in architectural splendor, natural beauty and old-fashioned Southern charm. Ever since British General James Oglethorpe first landed on the historic bluff above the Savannah River in 1733, this coastal haven has established itself as one of the nation’s most unique cities. A number of Native American tribes – including the Creek, the Euchee and the Yamacraw – called the coastal Georgia area home for thousands of years, living off the rich bounty of the sea by fishing and oystering along the coast. Savannah emerged as Georgia’s first city in 1733, so named by a British royal decree. Originally conceived as a buffer against Spanish-controlled Florida, Georgia served as a bustling colonial British outpost in its earliest days. With the help of the Native American leader Tomochichi, the leader of about 50 exiled former members of the Creek Confederacy who called themselves the Yamacraw tribe, General Oglethorpe founded America’s thirteenth colony and created a modern city in the heart of the Georgia wilderness. Encouraged by General Oglethorpe’s demonstrated willingness to treat Native Americans with fairness and respect – unlike English traders in South Carolina to the north – Tomochichi quickly forged an alliance with Oglethorpe. The English colonists built the city on the site of Yamacraw
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Bluff, overlooking the Savannah River. In May 1733, Tomochichi facilitated treaties of friendship and equitable commerce between Oglethorpe and the Lower Creek tribe, giving British settlers powerful Native American allies against the Spanish, French and hostile tribes. Tomochichi continued to be a key advisor to General Oglethorpe in his dealings with the native populations of the region. In 1734, Tomochichi and his family accompanied General Oglethorpe to England, where he met the Trustees of the Colony of Georgia and King George II. General Oglethorpe’s imprint upon the city is still felt throughout the National Landmark Historic District. This British leader devised Savannah’s distinctive city plan – an ingenious system of squares, which are really miniature public parks – that served as an organizing system for the downtown area. In this gridlike model of urban planning, houses, churches and businesses surround each square, creating a network of interconnected neighborhoods. The squares also served a military function as well, serving as centralized places where citizens of the new colony could gather to defend the city. Twenty-two of the city’s original squares remain, each of which has its own charm, style and personality. Shortly after settling on Yamacraw Bluff, General Oglethorpe established an experimental project called Trustees’ Garden, setting the city’s earliest economy into motion. savannah.com
T he city’s p ort has alw ays been a significant p art of the local economy “The huge black ships swallowed bale after bale.”
Modeled after the Chelsea Botanical Garden in London, the 10-acre experiment was bounded by the Savannah River to the north and Broughton Street to the south. Botanists were sent from England to grow mulberry trees for silk, grapes for wine and a variety of other crops. Most of the plants could not adjust to the harsh Georgia climate, and the experiment was deemed a failure. However, from this garden came the original peach trees and cotton plants which eventually became major crops for the state of Georgia. During the American Revolution, the British took control of the colony from 1778 to 178 2 . A land and sea force of French and American troops tried to retake the city in 1779 , first by siege and then by direct assault, but the coalition’s efforts ultimately failed. The colony experienced an economic boom when farmers discovered that the rich soil and warm climate were ideal for the cultivation of cotton and rice. Large plantations appeared along the Savannah River, many of which used slaves imported from west Africa to harvest crops and build the infrastructure that made Savannah a prosperous city. The trans-Atlantic slave trade would
bring millions of Africans to the U nited States, many of whom were sold near the site where City Market now stands. Slaves passing through the local port created the area’s Gullah culture, a group of people who descended directly from West African slaves and have preserved many of their linguistic, culinary and cultural traditions. The Gullah culture continues to thrive in sea island communities in Georgia and South Carolina.
“Looking down from the bluff” – Savannah.
Cotton truly was king in Savannah in the early nineteenth century, contributing to the city’s opulence and wealth. Magnificent homes and lavish plantations were constructed throughout the region as Georgia’s most genteel city enjoyed the finest luxuries from around the world. River Street bustled with ships loading up cotton for export to England and beyond. Centuries ago, ships packed with ballast unloaded their stones, paving River Street with its distinctive cobblestones and allowing ships to load up with natural resources harvested from coastal Georgia. The city’s port has always been a significant part of the local economy, transporting New World goods bound for Europe.
An old Stairway on the Levée at Savannah.
King, Edward. Illustrations by J. Wells Champney. The Great South; A Record of Journeys in Louisiana, Texas, the Indian Territory, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland. Hartford, Conn.: American Publishing Co., 1875. North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. <http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/king/king.html>. savannah.com
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SHOPPING ANTIQUES COBBLESTONE LANE ANTIQUES MALL (912) 447-0504. 230 W. Bay St. ( on the west end of Factor’s Walk at Jefferson St. ) , B-6 on map. Convenient to the trolley stops, this antique/ gift shop is something you don’t want to miss! With over 10,000 sq. ft. of ex quisite home decor, antiques, glassware, j ewelry, rare coins and giftware, this eclectic shop is the biggest in Historic Savannah. Open Mon. -Sat. , 10 a. m. 6 p. m. ; Sun. , 11 a. m. -6 p. m. See ad page 48 .
ART GLASS ARTE DEL VETRO (912) 233-8018. 128 East Bay Street, Factor’s Walk, B-6 on map. Located j ust doors down from the River Street Inn, Arte del Vetro showcases the finest in hand-blown art glass, ranging from traditional forms such as vases and bowls to ex citing new uses such as wall art platters and chandeliers. Arte del Vetro proudly features works by established and emerging American artists alike and are original, one-of-akind works of art. The shop offers a full range of design services, including in-home consultations for Savannah residents and virtual design services for those not fortunate enough to live here. Each 44 SAVANNAH SCENE May-June 2014
ANTIQUES, BOUTIQUES, FINE ART AND HIGH FASHION: You’ll find it all in and around Savannah. Surrounding our historic squares, you’ll find trendy shops featured in fashionable magazines, funky old stores full of fun and gallery after gallery, each different from the last. Stroll down the cobblestones of River Street for art, souvenirs, apparel and sweets. Broughton and Bull Streets form the heart of our famed antique district, where treasures of old are waiting to be unearthed. The Ellis Square area surrounds the old City Market, now a bustling center of artists' studios and specialty shops. And of course, we have shopping malls (ours are on the Southside ) anchored by big-name retailers, and our fair share of popular national chains. — Photo and copy courtesy of Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau savannah.com
SHOPPING of the pieces are signed by the artist and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by request. See ad page 44. shopartedelvetro.com.
BO O K S E. SHAVER, BO O K SELLER ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 4 -7 2 5 7 . 326 Bull St. ( behind the DeSoto Hilton) , F-5 on map. In Savannah, 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 local books, history, architecture, decorating, and a revolving collection of prints. Free gift wrapping. See ad page 5 1.
CLO THING/ ACCESSO RIES BO B’ S Y O U R U NCLE ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 2 -4 5 4 6. 305 E. River St. , B-7 on map. River Street’s oldest family owned business, and located on the 2nd floor of Fannies Your Aunt, Bob’s Your Uncle features our Good Neighborhood Shoppe and sell Life is Good and our very popular “ Bob” Shirts. Hours: Mon. -Thurs. , 9 a. m. ish – 10 p. m. ish; Fri. -Sat. , 9 a. m. ish to 11 p. m. ish; Sun. , 9 a. m. ish to 10 p. m. ish. See ad page 5 3. bobsy ourunclesavannah.com. D EL SO L ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 6-662 2 . 423 E. River St. , Bsavannah.com
7 on map. Located across from River Street Marketplace, Del Sol’s color changing apparel & accessories are sure to “ wow” you. Step outside to see the items dramatically change color in sunlight! Del Sol offers something for everyone, from fun kids’ wear to styles and accessories for women and men as well as Disney & Marvel color changing products; Open 7 Days a week; 10 a. m. 10 p. m. See ad page 45 . delsolsavannah.com. F ANNIES Y O U R AU NT ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 2 -4 5 4 6. 305 E. River St. , B-7 on map; Fannies your Aunt is located on the bottom floor from BOB’S YOUR UNCLE and is filled with great funny shirts, Salt Life, books, and decor that will remind you of your memorable visit to Savannah. Family owned and operated, we are proof that small family businesses can continue to survive. We look forward to your visiting us! Hours: Mon. -Thurs. , 9 a. m. ish – 10 p. m. ish; Fri. -Sat. , 9 a. m. ish to 11 p. m. ish; Sun. , 9 a. m. ish to 10 p. m. ish. See ad page 5 3. fanniesy ourauntsavannah.com. METALS AND P AINT ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 4 -7 7 4 4 . 107 W. Congress St. , C-4 on map. Located across from The Lady and Sons Restaurant, Metals and Paint features original art and unique handcrafted j ewelry by local artists and artisans. For a unique diversion from the ordinary, visit us today! Open Mon. -Thurs. , 9 a. m. -9 : 30 p. m. ; Fri. Sat. , 9 a. m. -10 p. m. ; Sun. , 9 a. m. -5 p. m. See ad page 47 . May-June 2014 SAVANNAH SCENE 4 5
SHOPPING OWL ABOUT KIDS (912) 233-8008. 41 Drayton Street, C-6 on map. Visit Historic Savannah’s newest store for kids! Located j ust north of Broughton St. , Owl About Kids offers a great selection of unique and practical items for children. You’ll find everything from quirky games & onesies to hair bows and feeding accessories. Hours: Sun. Tues. ,12 p. m. – 5 : 30 p. m. ; Wed. -Sat. , 10: 30 a. m5 : 30 p. m. See ad page 5 1. owlaboutkids.com. SAVANNAH BELLE (912) 232-4833. 206 E. Bay Street, B-6 on map. From the owners of Savannah Rose, Lisa & Curt Bolak have opened Savannah Belle j ust doors down from “ The Shop with Attitude! ” This shop features several clothing lines, hand painted leather shoes, various styles of handbags, from hand-hammered 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 49 . SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON (912) 231-8000 or (912) 925-0005. 5 03 E. River St. , A-9 on map. Main store, I-9 5 and Hwy. 204, Y-3 on map. Savannah’s only authorized Harley-Davidson dealer has genuine Harley-Davidson motorclothes and collectibles. Now offering Harley-Davidson Riding Academy. Download our free mobile application, Savannah Harley-Davidson. Open 7 days a week. See ad page 5 3. savannahhd.com. SAVANNAH ROSE (912) 232-9449. 126 E. Bay St. , ( Abercorn Ramp to River St. ) , B-6 on map. Locally owned boutique located on Upper Factor’s Walk featuring clocks, teapots and other gift items in all price ranges. Visit for the unique clothing, shoes, scarves and hats. You’ll find one-of-a-kind estate and handmade j ewelry out of forks, spoons, buttons, and watches. Great gift ideas include cross and guardian angel j ewelry handmade in Israel. Open Mon. -Sat. ,10 a. m. 6 p. m. ; Sun. , 10 a. m. -2 p. m. See ad page 49 . SILVER SILK & BEADS (912) 236-2890. 310 W. St. Julian Street, B-3 on map. Willis and 46 SAVANNAH SCENE May-June 2014
Gwendolyn built Silver Silk & Beads on a unique idea of handcrafted j ewelry. These original designs are incorporated with beautiful and affordable sterling silver j ewelry imported from nine different countries. The store also offers stylish silk j ackets and scarves. See ad page 5 1. For more information email email@example.com. TWINKLE (912) 234-1001. 307 W. Bryan St. , B-3 on map. Located in the hustle and bustle of City Market, this store 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 46 . 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 Tom Shoes, Sperry Top-Sider, Caribbean Soul, Fresh Produce sportswear and Reef sandals. See ad page 5 2.
FLEA/OPEN-AIR MARKETS KELLER'S FLEA MARKET (912) 927-4848. 5 9 01 Ogeechee Rd. , V-5 on map. The largest flea market in the Coastal Empire, open year-round, featuring 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 37 . ilovefleas.com.
GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES THE COASTAL EMPIRE TRADING CO. (912) 238-2426. 215 W. Liberty St. , F-3 on map. Showcasing Savannah’s local artisans, The Coastal Empire Trading Co. marketplace provides an ex perience that is a unique as the items it offers. The market provides a diverse range of paintings, pottery, paper goods and j ewelry – all from local artists. Artisans love to share the product of their passion! Join them for demonstrations, tastings, savannah.com
SHOPPING and talks with Savannah’s finest. Mon. -Sat. , 7 a. m. -9 p. m. ; Sun. , 11 a. m. -6 p. m See ad page 17 . coastalempiretrading co.com, savannahcoffeeroasters.com. EX O TIC CIGARS & GIF TS ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 4 -7 7 3 7 . 5 07 E. River St. , A-7 on map. Located across from Joe’s Crab Shack on the east end of Historic River Street, Ex otic Cigars & Gifts is Savannah’s premier source for tobacco products and accessories. With an ex tensive inventory of all popular brands, they are sure to have what you are looking for. Choose from cigars, cigarettes, tobacco products, pipes, smoking accessories, hats, shirts, j ewelry and many 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 5 3. ex oticcig ars.com. F ACTO R’ S CO TTAGE ( 9 1 2 ) 4 4 3 -9 3 3 7 . 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 dé cor accents and more. Open daily 10 a. m. -6 p. m. See ad page 44. factorscottag e.com. savannah.com
SAINTS AND SHAMRO CK S ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 3 -8 8 5 8 . 309 Bull St. , F-5 on map. Cead Mile Failte, Y’all! Saints and Shamrock’s has been serving Savannah for 20 years! We are proud to be on the famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route in beautiful downtown Savannah. Stop in for unique customized gifts, genuine Irish imports, and Fair Trade Merchandise. We also have a variety of religious gifts for every occasion. Come in for some ex cellent customer service or visit us online! See ad page 47 . saintsandshamrocks.com. SAVANNAH RO SE ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 2 -9 4 4 9 . 126 E. Bay St. , ( Abercorn Ramp to River St. ) , B-6 on map. Locally owned boutique located on Upper Factor’s Walk featuring clocks, teapots and other gift items in all price ranges. Visit for the unique clothing, shoes, scarves and hats. You’ll fine one-of-a-kind estate and handmade j ewelry out of forks, spoons, buttons, and watches. Great gift ideas include cross and guardian angel j ewelry handmade in Israel. Open Mon. -Sat. ,10 a. m. -6 p. m. ; Sun. , 10 a. m. -2 p. m. See ad page 49 . TRAVEL HO U SE ( 9 1 2 ) 9 4 4 -61 0 0 . 5 08 E. River St. , A-9 on map. Located across from Joes’s Crab Shack, this new gift shop has an ex cellent variety of souvenirs, ex quisite j ewelry, Egyptian collectibles, Savannah cookbooks/ history books in addition to lovely dresses, Savannah T-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps and more. Open daily. See ad page 5 3. (continued on pg. 51) May-June 2014 SAVANNAH SCENE 4 7
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SO U VENIRS Ex quisite home dé cor, antiques, glassware, j ewelry and giftware at CO BBLESTO NE LANE ANTIQ U ES, 230 W. Bay St. , 9 1 2 -4 4 7 -0 5 0 4
Take home an original piece of art or some unique handcrafted j ewelry made by local artists at METALS AND P AINT, 107 W. Congress St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 4 -7 7 4 4
A piece of hand-made art by local artists and craftsmen found at VILLAGE CRAF TSMEN, 223 W. River St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 6-7 2 8 0
Whether you are adding to a collection, choosing a trip reminder, looking for an unusual gift or j ust browsing, visit THE D O W NSTAIRS GALLERY for both the serious and casual collector. 19 1/ 2 W. Gordon St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 3 -0 9 2 0
Take home a bottle of Georgia wine or gourmet snacks found at MATTER O F F ACTO RS, 120 E. Bay St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 1 -2 1 0 0 Dealer Custom T-shirts from SAVANNAH HARLEY -D AVID SO N MO TO RCY CLES, 5 03 E. River St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 1 -8 0 0 0 A hardback or paperback found in the twelve rooms of books at E. SHAVER, BO O K SELLER, 326 Bull St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 4 -7 2 5 7 Nature books, t-shirts, Savannah Bee Company honey, stuffed animals and locally roasted coffee available in the O ATLAND ISLAND W ILD LIF E CENTER, 7 11 Sandtown Rd. , 9 1 2 -3 9 5 -1 2 1 2 The latest styles in beach and casual wear found at W ASHED ASHO RE, 23 E. River St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 4 -61 0 0 An heirloom discovered in the antiques and collectibles on display at K ELLER’ S F LEA MARK ET, 5 9 01 Ogeechee Rd. , 9 1 2 -9 2 7 -4 8 4 8 Find j ewelry, hats, handbags, collectibles, unique teapots, pottery and timeless clocks at SAVANNAH RO SE, A Boutique With Attitude. 126 East Bay St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 2 -9 4 4 9 For great gifts, stop by THE P EANU T SHO P featuring over 5 0 flavors of nuts along with j ams, marinades, sauces, soups and candy. 407 E. River St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 2 -8 61 2 A stunning piece of Celtic j ewelry from SAINTS & SHAMRO CK S, 309 Bull St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 3 -8 8 5 8 You will be dazzled by the wide variety of affordable and locally made j ewelry and other accessories at TW INK LE, 307 W. Bryan St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 4 -1 0 0 1
Visit EX O TIC CIGARS & GIF TS for tobacco products, clothing, j ewelry and wonderful gifts and collectibles, 5 07 E. River St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 4 -7 7 3 7 Showcasing the finest in hand-blown art glass, artisan j ewelry and breathtaking gifts, visit ARTE D EL VETRO . 128 E. Bay St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 3 -8 0 1 8 From pendant j ewelry to rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, MARGIE SO NE GRAVINA ex presses her passion for her native Dominican Republic in all of her unique j ewelry at Signature Gallery, 303 W. St. Julian St. , 9 1 2 -9 2 0 -8 4 5 1 Don’t miss the CO ASTAL EMP IRE TRAD ING CO MP ANY that provides a diverse range of paintings, pottery, paper goods and j ewelry including the fresh ground coffee by SAVANNAH CO F F EE RO ASTERS that is meticulously brewed to perfection with gift sets available. 215 W. Liberty St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 8 -2 4 2 6 Don’t miss BO B’ S Y O U R U NCLE, Savannah’s only Life is Good, Genuine Neighborhood Shoppe! You will find a huge selection of Life is Good. 305 E. River St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 2 -4 5 4 6 F ANNIES Y O U R AU NT carries some of the best in Savannah souvenirs, t-shirts from Salt Life and many great funny Tshirts. Pet friendly! 305 E. River St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 2 -4 5 4 6
O LIVER BENTLEY S offers locally crafted botanical bath bars and premium artisanal dog treats! 13 W. York St. , 9 1 2 -2 0 1 -1 68 8
D EL SO L offers something for everyone, from nail polish, sunglasses, fun kids’ wear to styles and accessories for women and men as well as Disney & Marvel color change products! 423 E. River St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 6-662 2
Bring local art home with a piece of sterling silver j ewelry from SILVER SILK AND BEAD S, 310 W. St. Julian St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 6-2 8 9 0
Visit O W L ABO U T K ID S for funky finds for trendy tots! Offering onesies, t-shirts, hair bows, belts, bags & more! 41 Drayton St. , 9 1 2 -2 3 3 -8 0 0 8
Visit SAVANNAH BELLE for hand painted leather shoes, clothing in all price ranges, hand-hammered aluminum and color block leather handbags and accessories. 206 East Bay St. 9 1 2 -2 3 2 -4 8 3 3
For Savannah Souvenirs, visit TRAVEL HO U SE, for t-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps, dresses, collectibles, j ewelry, books and more. 5 08 E. River St. , 9 1 2 -9 4 4 -61 0 0
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motorclothes and collectibles. Now offering the Harley-Davidson Riding Academy. Download our free mobile application, Savannah HarleyDavidson. Open 7 days a week. See ad page 5 3. savannahhd.com.
MATTER OF FACTORS (912) 231-2100. 120 E. Bay St. ( Abercorn ramp to River St. / nex t to River Street Inn) , A-6 on map. Specializing in local wines along with gourmet snacks, local artwork and unique gift items that include Riedel wine glasses and Vinturi aerators. A little something for everyone. 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 ( nex t to Spanky’s) . A specialty food shop featuring over 5 0 flavors of nuts along with j ams, j ellies, 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 5 2. thepeanutshop.com.
MOTORCYCLE RENTALS SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON (912) 231-8000 or (912) 925-0005. 5 03 E. River St. , A-9 on map. Main store, I-9 5 and Hwy. 204, Y-3 on map. Savannah’s only authorized HarleyDavidson dealer has genuine Harley-Davidson savannah.com
OLIVER BENTLEYS BARKING BAKERY (912) 201-1688. 13 W. York St. , D-5 on map. Oliver Bentleys makes all organic, human-grade 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 39 . oliverbentleys.com.
EXOTIC CIGARS & GIFTS (912) 234-7737. 5 07 E. River St. , A-7 on map. Located across from Joe’s Crab Shack on the east end of Historic River Street, Ex otic Cigars & Gifts is Savannah’s premier source for tobacco products and accessories. With an ex tensive inventory of all popular brands, they are sure to have what you are looking for. Choose from cigars, cigarettes, tobacco products, pipes, smoking accessories, hats, shirts, j ewelry and many 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 5 3. exoticcigars.com. May-June 2014 SAVANNAH SCENE 51
RIVER STREET SHOPPING
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 407 E RIVER STREET 912-232-8612 www.thepeanutshop.com
Handcooked Virginia Peanuts, Candies, Snacks, and Gourmet Gifts MONTHLY SPECIALS! OVER 30 FREE SAMPLES DAILY!
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LODGING & REAL ESTATE HISTO RIC D ISTRICT
the city’s most prized j ewels and hottest hangouts. Here you can indulge in a wonderful setting that balances Old Savannah charm with modern lux e style and be inspired by original art inside and fantastic views outside. British campaign furniture, driftwood, brass and leather design elements evoke the 18 th century era of maritime settlers, while modern lux uries and amenities bring a contemporary flare to guestrooms. Amenities include a fitness center, concierge services, valet parking and much more. bohemianhotelsavannah.com.
INN AT ELLIS SQ U ARE ( 9 1 2 ) 2 3 6-4 4 4 0 . 201 W. Bay St. , B-3 on map. Known as the “ Grand Lady on Bay Street,” the recently renovated Guckenheimer Building ( Circa 18 5 1) is steeped in the tradition of southern hospitality and elegance. Enj oy our lovely courtyard for your relax ation, people watching and libations. Begin your day by enj oying the delux e continental breakfast and end it with a relax ing drink at Dominique’s Lounge. Located on Ellis Square, the Inn is j ust steps from the celebrated City Market, River Street and other local attractions. See ad page 5 5 . innatellissq uare.com.
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SAND CASTLE INN ( 9 1 2 ) 7 8 6-4 5 7 6 O R TO LL F REE ( 8 66) 4 2 2 -3 2 2 4 . 1402 Butler Ave. , M-19 on map. The SandCastle Inn is a friendly, relax ing and comfortable inn that is centrally located within walking distance of the many shops, quaint boutiques, galleries, superb restaurants and lively entertainment. Rooms feature 25 -inch TVs, alarm clock, hair dryer, coffee pot and micro-fridge in every room. Beach access, pool and ample parking. See ad page 5 5 . sandcastle-inn.com.
THE BO HEMAIN HO TEL SAVANNAH RIVERF RO NT ( 9 1 2 ) 7 2 1 -3 8 0 0 O R TO LL F REE ( 8 8 8 ) 2 1 3 -4 0 2 4 . Located on the Savannah River, Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront is one of
Georgia Peach Smoothies INGREDIENTS 1 Large peach, sliced and unseeded 1/ 2 cup of peach yogurt 1/ 2 cup of whole milk savannah.com
ice cubes PREPARATION Blend the peach slices with the ice cubes and milk first until slushy tex ture is formed. Then add the yogurt and blend for another minute on low setting.
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OF ADVERTISERS Margie Sone Gravina Pg. 23 Samantha Claar Gullah Living Pg.25 Savannah Theatre Pg. 21 Sharon McIntosh Pg. 32 Studio One Pg. 25 Sue Gouse Inspirations Pg. 25 Village Craftsmen Pg. 52
DINING & LOUNGES
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ACTIVITIES & OUTINGS
Andrew Low House Pg. 28 Architectural Tours of Savannah Pg. 37 Bull River Marina Pg. 32 Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure Pg. 41 Carriage Tours of Savannah Pg. 39 Dash Tours Pg. 35 Dolphin Magic Pg. 34 Emerald Princess Casino Pg. 34 The Harper Fowlkes House Pg. 27 Hearse Ghost Rides Pg. 32 Historic Savannah Carriage Tours Pg. 31 Oatland Island Wildlife Center Pg. 30 Oglethorpe Trolley Tours Pg. 7 Old Savannah Tours Pg. 3 Old Town Trolley Tours Pg. 33 Oliver Bentleys Historic Dog Walk Tours Pg. 39 Paint Savannah Painting Ex cursions Pg. 32 Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 5 Savannah Riverfront Pg. 15 Savannah Taste Ex perience Pg. 27 Savannah Tour Walks Pg. 34 Savvy Savannah Tours Pg. 29 Segway of Savannah Pg. 35 Splash in the Boro Pg. 39 ‘ Tiques - Savannah’s Boutique Shopping Ex perience Pg.35 Tybee Island Lighthouse & Museum Pg. 41
The Downstairs Gallery Pg. 23 Grace Rohland - Printmaker & Painter Pg.25 HReeves Art Pg.25 Luba Lowry Pg. 25 56 SAVANNAH SCENE May-June 2014
10 Downing at Churchill’s Restaurant Pg. 2 Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Pg. 15 Churchill’s Pub Pg. 2 Crystal Beer Parlor Pg. 13 Dub’s Pub Pg. 64 Goose Feathers, an Ex press Cafe & Bakery Pg. 11 The Mirage Mediterranean Bar & Grill Pg. 16 SavannahMenu. com Pg. 63 Savannah Riverboat Cruises Pg. 5 Sisters of the New South Pg. 9 Six Pence Pub & Restaurant Pg. 12 Trading Co. Cafe Pg. 17 Wasabi’s Fusion Downtown Pg. 15 Winston’s Wine Cellar Pg. 2
LODGING & REAL ESTATE Inn at Ellis Square Pg. 55 Sandcastle Inn Pg. 55
Arte Del Vetro Pg. 44 Bob’s Your Uncle Pg. 53 Coastal Empire Trading Co. Pg. 17 Cobblestone Lane Antiques Mall Pg. 48 Del Sol Pg. 45 E. Shaver, Bookseller Pg. 51 Ex otic Cigars & Gifts Pg. 53 Factor’s Cottage Pg. 44 Fannie’s Your Aunt Pg. 53 Keller’s Flea Market Pg. 34 Matter of Factors Pg. 48 Metals & Paint Pg. 47 Oliver Bentleys Barking Bakery Pg. 39 Owl About Kids Pg. 51 The Peanut Shop Pg. 52 Saints and Shamrocks Pg. 47 Savannah Belle Pg. 49 Savannah Harley Davidson Pg. 53 Savannah Rose Pg. 49 Silver Silk & Beads Pg. 51 Travel House Pg. 53 Twinkle Pg. 46 Washed Ashore Pg. 52 savannah.com
SCENE PUZZLE by Jo Emery
ACROSS CLUES 1. Savannah houses are noted for their ornate _ _ _ _ work. 5. Low Country favorite, _ _ _ _ cake. 8. Catfish or Brunswick. 12. Tybee Island Light Station & Tybee Museum - Open at _ _ _ _ a. m. 13. Tool. 14. Andrew Low House - This _ _ _ _ features preserved interiors with period antiques. 15. Church bench. 16. Metals & Paint with Silversmiths Joe & _ _ _ _ Richard. 17. Many sites in Savannah for a photo _ _ _ _ . 18. Engineering Endowment Fund: Abbr. 20. Equestrian command. 22. Prosecutor: Initials. 24. HReeves Art - Reeves’ photography shares the beauty of the Georgia _ _ _ _ . 27. Savannah Belle for handhammered aluminum & color block leather hand _ _ _ _ . 28. Sue Gouse Inspirations _ _ _ _ located upstairs in City Market. 29. Oatland Island Wildlife Center _ _ _ _ 5 miles east of downtown Savannah. 30. 10 Downing at Churchill’s Restaurant _ _ _ _ be personalized to suit any event. 31. United States: Abbr. 32. Roundhouse kick: Abbr. 33. Dolphin Magic - See the Waving Girl & _ _ _ _ Jackson. 34. Environment Safety & Health: Abbr. 35. Obj ect input output: Abbr. 36. Six Pence Pub & Restaurant for French onion soup & Shepherd’s _ _ _ _ . 37. Crystal Beer Parlor - Don’t _ _ _ _ their creamy crab stew. 40. The backbone of a ship. 43. Historic Savannah Carriage Tours - The best way to _ _ _ _ Savannah. 46. X -ray procedure. 47. Night before. 48. Sweatshirt size. 49. Small island. 52. Each: Abbr. 53. Savannah Theatre - Bull Street _ _ _ _ Chippewa Square. 54. Poet _ _ _ _ Eliot. 55. Samantha Claar’s Gullah Living celebrates the Gullah-Geechee influence _ _ _ _ southern culture. 56. A commune in France. 57. Architectural Tours of Savannah - Tours _ _ _ _ offered daily. 59. Ex clamation of surprise. 60. Water Department: Abbr. savannah.com
61. Whiskey. 62. Goose Feathers, _ _ _ _ Ex press Cafe & Bakery.
_ _ _ _ website from your smart phone! 26. Savannah Riverboat Cruises _ _ _ _ us about our super saver combo deals! 27. The Mirage Mediterranean _ _ _ _ & Grill. 30. Chef. 31. Arte Del Vetro for vases & bowls to ex citing new _ _ _ _ like wall art & chandeliers. 33. Finland: Abbr. 34. East Indies: Initials. 35. Oglethorpe Square: Abbr. 36. To give satisfaction to. 37. Abbreviation for Messieurs. 38. Saints & Shamrocks for _ _ _ _ imports. 39. Sibling: Slang. 41. Electrical engineer: Abbr. 42. Twinkle - Open _ _ _ _ day! 44. More than usual. 45. Elevated railway. 50. The Village Craftsmen - Art & Craft handmade in Savannah & the _ _ _ _ Country since 19 7 6 . 51. Ex otic Cigars & Gifts on the east _ _ _ _ of Historic River Street. 53. Antiaircraft: Abbr. 54. Owl About Kids - You’ll find everything from quirky games _ _ _ _ onesies. 56. Savannah Heritage Tours - Call _ _ _ _ make reservations online. 58. Printer’s measure.
DOWN CLUES 1. Paint Savannah Painting Ex cursions _ _ _ _ Coastal Empire Trading Company. 2. _ _ _ _ tide. 3. Savannah Taste Ex perience Enj oy a _ _ _ _ of a kind culinary ex perience. 4. Savannah Tour Walks Savannah’s _ _ _ _ walking tour has something for everyone! 5. www. savannahmenu. com - Buy one entree, get one _ _ _ _ price! 6. Beholden. 7. Savannah Rose - Discover _ _ _ _ Franz porcelain. 8. Washed Ashore for beachwear, casual _ _ _ _ & sportswear. 9. Del Sol is one of the _ _ _ _ merchants onboard leading cruise lines. 10. Dorothy’s Auntie _ _ _ _ . 11. Fannie’s Your Aunt -_ _ _ _ look forward to your visiting us. 19. Latin and. 21. That is. 22. Wasabi’s Downtown - Enj oy an artistically arranged _ _ _ _ of sushi. 23. The Harper Fowlkes House The home serves _ _ _ _ a popular wedding location. 24. Chief j ustice: Abbr. 25. Old Town Trolley Tours - Visit 1
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discover a window into Savannah’s rich past. Many of Savannah’s earliest settlers are buried in Colonial Park, whose gravestones date back to the 17 00’s. Today, Colonial Park Cemetery serves as a park for many Savannah residents. Many Savannahians stroll through the cemetery in the early morning or walk their dogs within the cemetery’s wrought iron perimeter in the evening. HOW TO GET THERE: The main entrance is located at the corner of Abercorn Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a. m. to 8 p. m.
N o visit to Savannah is complete without a visit to the city ’ s historic cemeteries, each of which serves as a final resting place for many of Savannah’ s most fascinating residents. E ach of these cemeteries is situated amid incredibly scenic surroundings. E ven if cemeteries give y ou goosebumps, y ou’ ll be glad y ou stopped by to ex perience some of Savannah’ s uniq ue history firsthand. J ust don’ t stay too long!
B O N A V E N T U R E CE M E T E R Y Immortalized by John Berendt in his bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Bonaventure is the final resting place for many of Savannah’s most prominent citizens including songwriter Johnny Mercer ( 19 09 -19 7 6 ) , poet Conrad Aiken ( 18 8 9 -19 7 3) and plantation owner Noble Jones ( 17 01-17 7 5 ) , one of Savannah’s original settlers who colonized the city with General James Oglethorpe in 17 33. Located along the scenic banks of the Wilmington River, Bonaventure Cemetery also features group burials for the American Legion Field, the Confederate States of America, the Order of Railroad Conductors and the veterans of the SpanishAmerican War. 62 SAVANNAH SCENE May-June 2014
Originally a 6 00-acre plantation, Bonaventure was sold for $ 5 ,000 in 18 46 to Savannah businessman Peter Wiltberger, who turned the land into a public cemetery called Evergreen Cemetery. The City of Savannah purchased Evergreen Cemetery in 19 07 and turned it into Bonaventure Cemetery. Savannah photographer Jack Leigh captured the image that graces the cover of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil — a burial statue, nicknamed “ The Bird Girl,” that once stood in the heart of Bonaventure Cemetery. The “ Bird Girl” statue is currently on display at the Telfair Museum of Art. HOW TO GET THERE: Bonaventure is located j ust off Pennsylvania Avenue on Bonaventure Road. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m.
CO L O N IA L P A R K CE M E T E R Y Colonial Park Cemetery is the city’s only non-active cemetery, meaning that no more burials take place on this historic plot of land, located at the corner of Abercorn Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. Walk through the graceful arch erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution and you will
L A U R E L GR O V E CE M E T E R Y Established in 18 5 2, Laurel Grove Cemetery has thousands of graves that reflect Savannah’s rich history, situated amid groves of live oak, magnolia and dogwood trees. This contemplative site, which features ornate ironwork and magnificent statuary on many of the lots, was once called Springfield Plantation. Laurel Grove is divided into two distinct sections, by a highway connector. Laurel Grove North, perhaps the better-known part of the cemetery, is the burial place of hundreds of Confederate soldiers as well as prominent citizens like Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, and Florence Martus, Savannah’s “ The Waving Girl. ” Laurel Grove South serves as the final resting place for many members of Savannah’s AfricanAmerican community. Many slaves, freedmen and even two African-American Confederate veterans are buried in Laurel Grove South. HOW TO GET THERE: Laurel Grove Cemetery is best accessed from Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Turn right onto Anderson Street and the main gate will be straight ahead. HOURS: Open daily from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. savannah.com
Published on May 2, 2014