May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
May/June 2011 • 31st Year • Issue #2
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Savannah’s City Hall building, located at Bay Street and Bull Street in the heart of downtown Savannah, was originally built in 1901. The gilded dome features 23-karat gold leaf and stands as a shining example of Savannah’s elegant turn-of-the-century architecture. Cover photography by Savannah Scene.
elcome to Savannah! The Hostess City of the South is a place where everything old is new again. The past truly comes to life in the city’s cobblestone streets and beneath Savannah’s majestic urban canopy. Ellis Square, located adjacent to City Market, serves as a perfect symbol of Savannah’s past and its future. One of the city’s first squares, Ellis Square dates back to the 1700’s but was eventually replaced with a “modern” parking garage in the 1950’s. Thanks to an ambitious revitalization effort by the City of Savannah, Ellis Square was restored to its former glory, opening to the public in March of 2010. Today, this centrally-located square features an interactive fountain and serves as a gathering place for residents and visitors. Don’t miss the life-sized bronze statue of legendary songwriter and Savannah native Johnny Mercer, located on the west end of Ellis Square. Savannah is a city full of possibility, with one foot firmly placed in the past and another foot reaching eagerly towards the future. Founded in 1733, Savannah boasts three centuries of history, a breathtaking natural beauty and old-fashioned Southern charm that delights visitors from around the world. 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 just off shore and the laid-back charm of this seaside haven is positively contagious. Dig your toes in the sand and explore miles of public beaches overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Take the time to explore downtown Savannah at your own pace, discovering all the treasures nestled beneath the city’s live oak trees hung with Spanish moss. From world-class cuisine to charming boutiques, you’ll find it all here in Savannah. River Street’s antique ballastone streets, which are lined with restaurants, art galleries, nightclubs and gift shops, are sure to delight any visitor. The renovated charm of City Market, with its bistros and boutiques, serves as a highlight of any visit to Georgia’s First City. We hope that 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 that you will find 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 web 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 email@example.com. We love to hear from you! Have a wonderful time in Savannah! We hope you enjoy every moment in this one-of-a-kind city!
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A Taste of Savannah Flaming Turtle Fondue INGREDIENTS: 12 oz. Milk Chocolate, finely chopped 2 tbsp. Heavy Cream 1/4 cup Caramel Ice Cream Topping 1 tbsp. Bacardi® 151 Rum 3 tbsp. Pecans, chopped
• Combine the chocolate and the cream in the top of a double boiler set over simmering water. • Heat until the chocolate is melted, stirring constantly, or combine the chocolate and cream in a microwave-safe bowl and micro wave until melted – stirring every 30-45 seconds. Be careful not to let the chocolate burn. • Pour into a warm fondue pot. • Pour the caramel into the center of the chocolate mixture. Do not stir.
• Add the rum to the pot, ignite carefully, using a long wooden match or lighter. Allow the flame to burn out and stir gently to combine. • Sprinkle with pecans. Keep fondue warm over low heat. • Dipper suggestions: fresh strawberries, pineapple, bananas, pound cake, brownies, apples, marshmallows, cherries.
Courtesy of The Melting Pot 232 E. Broughton Street 912-349-5676 themeltingpot.com May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
u British-owned and operated, Churchill’s Pub & Restaurant serves a unique blend of traditional British favorites and contemporary American Cuisine in an upscale environment. u “A Savannah Tradition since 1949,” enjoy fine, family-oriented dining overlooking the Ogeechee River where the views are spectacular at Love’s Seafood. u Indulge in the breathtaking views, impeccable service and unparalleled cuisine that makes Chart House Restaurant legendary. Enjoy three levels of dining, as well as outdoor seating. u Second Line – Authentic New Orleans Po Boys. Try their mouth-watering Muffaletta, the Blackened Chicken Pasta or the “Debris,” the mother of all po boys! u Enjoy an artistically-arranged dish of sushi, prepared by skilled chefs, while relaxing with a drink from the saké bar at Wasabi’s Fusion Downtown. u Looking for a healthy and delicious meal made of the finest ingredients? Be sure to try the $5 lunch special found daily at Unforgettable Bakery & Deli. u Joe’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs takes one of America’s favorite foods to another dimension. Here you can choose from the
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Vienna beef, traditional Chicago style or the Southern style piled high with chili, cheese and all the fixin’s. u The Mirage Mediterranean Bar & Grill offers the finest in authentic Mediterranean cuisine and professional service, along with a unique cocktail and Late Night Hookah Bar. u Famous for the French onion soup and delicious specials. “Savannah’s Original Authentic British Pub” in the Historic District – Six Pence Pub & Restaurant. u Enjoy Savannah’s most exotic dining experience at Casbah Moroccan Restaurant. Feast on delicious fare in the opulence of an authentic ceremonial tent decor while belly dancers entertain. u One of Savannah’s new restaurants, Bull Street Eatery offers breakfast all day, a blue-plate lunch special and many other mouth-watering lunch selections. u Have a private, intimate dinner in “Lover’s Lane” at The Melting Pot or bring in the family to enjoy a fun and relaxing dinner. Come dip into something different! u Family-owned and operated, you will find a wide array of fresh breakfast items, salads and sandwiches, all at modest prices at Goose Feathers, an Express Café & Bakery.
GREATER SAVANNAH LOVE’S SEAFOOD (912) 925-3616. Located on Hwy. 17 S. at King’s Ferry, overlooking the Ogeechee River, Y-4 on map. Serving the area’s finest seafood since 1949. Located on the scenic Ogeechee River, just 15 minutes from downtown Savannah. Tues.-Sat., lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., dinner, 5-10 p.m.; Sun., noon-9 p.m. See ad page 9. lovesseafood.com. SAVANNAHMENU.COM (877) 464-6368. Staying in Savannah, Georgia? Don’t pay full price when you dine out. Save some serious money while you are in Savannah and order the Visitor VIP Dining Club Card. With your VIP card, enjoy exclusive savings such as: Buy One Entree-Get One Free, Buy One Entree-Get One Half Price, Free Lunches and Dinners, Free Appetizers and Desserts and much more. See ad page 12. savannahmenu.com. UNFORGETTABLE BAKERY & DELI (912) 355-6160. 238 Eisenhower Dr. (east of Abercorn, across from Toys “R” Us), T-10 on map. Offering healthy and delicious meals made of the finest savannah.com
ingredients. Home to the daily $5 lunch special. Serving sandwiches, soups, salads and quiche everyday. Known for their amazing wedding cake creations and baked goodies. Need catering for a special event? The staff consistently ensures complete satisfaction and a big, goofy smile for each of their needy customers! Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See ad page 14. unforgettablebakery.com.
HISTORIC DISTRICT BRIGHTER DAY NATURAL FOODS MARKET (912) 236-4703. 1102 Bull St., K-5 on map. Serving fresh, healthy take-out sandwiches, salads and juices. 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 14. brighterdayfoods.com. BULL STREET EATERY (912) 232-3593. 1514 Bull St. (32nd & Bull), K-5 on map. Just South of Forsyth Park, this new restaurant caters to tourists, locals and students in the Starland District of Historic Savannah. Serving breakfast (All Day!) and lunch, offering a blue plate special daily, as well as soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and wraps. In a hurry? Get a bag lunch, which includes any “ready to go” sandwich or a May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
salad (with chips, a piece of fruit and a snack cake). Open 7 a.m.-3 p.m., daily. See ad page 15. CASBAH MOROCCAN RESTAURANT (912) 234-6168 or TOLL FREE (866) 522-7224. 118 E. Broughton St., C-6 on map. Enjoy delicious Moroccan fare in an authentic atmosphere of comfort and leisure. Featuring grilled kabobs, lamb, beef, chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Belly dancing shows nightly, with no cover charge. Open daily from 5:30-10:30 p.m. See ad page 13. casbahrestaurant.com. CHURCHILL'S PUB (912) 232-8501. 13 W. Bay St., B-4 on map. One of Savannahâ€™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. GOOSE FEATHERS, AN EXPRESS CAFE & BAKERY (912) 233-4683 or TOLL FREE (866) 221-1948. 39 Barnard St., between Broughton and Congress Sts., C-4 on map. 10 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2011
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 17. goosefeatherscafe.com. THE MELTING POT (912) 349-5676. 232 E. Broughton St., C-7 on map. Enjoy our fabulous four-course fondue dinner for two with creamy cheese fondues, gourmet salads, a variety of fresh entrees and decadent chocolate fondues. Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Fri., 5 p.m.11:30 p.m., Sat., 4 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m.10 p.m. Will open for lunch for parties of 6 or more with 7 day advanced notice. The closing time indicates the last reservation taken. Reservations recommended. See ad page 7. meltingpot.com/savannah. THE MIRAGE MEDITERRANEAN BAR & GRILL (912) 236-5464. 20 E. Broughton St., C-6 on map. Offering the finest authentic Mediterranean cuisine, professional service and a cocktail and late night Hookah bar. Open Sun.-Wed., 5 p.m.midnight; Thurs.-Sat., 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m.; Late Night Hookah Lounge, 10 p.m.-until. See ad page 10. themiragesavannah.com. SIX PENCE PUB & RESTAURANT (912) 233-3156. 245 Bull St. (across from the savannah.com
Desoto Hilton Hotel), F-5 on map. Sandwiches, soups, salads, and hearty fare served in an Old English Pub atmosphere and 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 open until 2 a.m. See ad page 11. sixpencepub.com. WASABI’S FUSION DOWNTOWN (912) 233-8899. 113 MLK, Jr. Blvd., D-2 on map. Located less than two blocks from the Visitor’s Center. A unique dining experience for both sushi lovers and Japanese food lovers alike. Enjoy sushi options from the menu that include nigiri, sashimi, maki rolls, vegetarian rolls and tempura in addition to the various combinations of grilled teriyaki dishes. Open daily. Visit their sister restaurants: Kanpai I, Kanpai II, Yutaka and Sushi Time Towa. See ad page 15.
RIVER STREET CHART HOUSE (912) 234-6686. 202 W. Bay St., B-3 on map. The Savannah Chart House, located on historic River Street, provides a spectacular atmosphere for our guests. The restaurant has three levels of dining, as well as outside dining overlooking the Savannah River. Mon.-Fri., 4:30-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. See ad page 19. chart-house.com. savannah.com
JOE'S CHICAGO STYLE HOT DOGS (912) 228-0882. Located in the River Street Market Place, A-8 on map. Joe’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs are like no others! The menu also includes BBQ sandwiches, nachos, Johnsonville Brats, not to mention Italian Ice, sodas and bottled water. Open 7 days, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 18. SAVANNAH RIVER QUEEN/GEORGIA QUEEN (912) 232-6404 or TOLL FREE (800) 786-6404. 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. Entertainment, dinner and gracious Southern hospitality. Take a cruise along the historic Savannah River. Offering mouth-watering prime rib dinner and a Sunday Brunch cruise. Food specially prepared on board by the River Queen’s own chef. Seasonal schedule, call for availability. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com. SECOND LINE – AUTHENTIC NEW ORLEANS PO BOYS (912) 335-1754. 306 W. Upper Factor’s Walk, A-3 on map. Just opened at Williamson St. & West Bay St. Specializing in New Orleans-style po boys and from-scratch house favorites! Try their mouth watering Muffaletta, the Blackened Chicken Pasta or the “Debris,” the mother of all po boys! Open late on weekends; Mon.-Wed., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat.,11 a.m.- 4 a.m. See ad page 15. May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
MAY - JUNE ONGOING: Daily Sightseeing Cruises, Dinner, Lunch & Sunday Brunch Cruises, Moonlight Entertainment Cruises and more with Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Reservations required. 9 E. River St. (800) 786-6404 or savannahriverboat.com. ONGOING: “The Book” Bus & Walking Tours offered daily by “The Book” Gift Shop, Savannah’s Official Headquarters of ���Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” Reservations required. (912) 233-3867 or midnightinsavannah.com. ONGOING: Daily tours of the Rose Hill Mansion in Bluffton. A Gothic Revival-style home built circa 1858 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy refreshments and Southern Hospitality while admiring the beautiful home and grounds. Reservations required. 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton, S.C. 29910. (843) 757-6046 or rosehillmansion.com. SECOND & FOURTH TUESDAY: Savannah 12 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2011
Writers Group (SWG) meets at Books-AMillion, 7 p.m. Writers in all genres welcome, no charge to attend. 8108 Abercorn St. carolnorth.com/swg.htm. WEDNESDAY: “Martinis @ the Mansion” in Casimir’s Lounge at The Mansion on Forsyth Park, 6-8 p.m. A networking event with $5 drink specials and live music. 700 Drayton St. (912) 721-5012 or mansiononforsythpark.com. FIRST THURSDAY: “Movie & Beer Night” at the JEA, 7:30 p.m. Screening of Israeli movies from around the world with beer, wine, soda and popcorn. Must be 21. 5111 Abercorn St. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org. THIRD THURSDAY: Tybee, Tybrisa/Strand Roundabout on Tybee Island 5:30-6:30 p.m. Enjoy this monthly outdoor music series. (912) 786-4573 ext.123 or tybeevisit.com. FIRST FRIDAY: Fireworks on the River, 9:30 p.m. riverstreetsavannah.com. FIRST FRIDAY: “First Friday for Folk Music,” a production of the Savannah Folk Music Society, at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. savannahfolk.org. savannah.com
FIRST FRIDAY: Oyster Roast and Fireworks, 7-10 p.m. Buckets of oysters, a bar and a band, Riverside at the Savannah Harbour Resort & Spa. westinsavannah.com. SECOND FRIDAY: “Night Skies - Telescopes at the Tybee Pier and Pavilion” hosted by the Oglethorpe Astronomical Association at sunset. View the night sky through highpowered telescopes, weather permitting. Free. (912) 401-8634 or e-mail email@example.com. FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Train Rides at the Roundhouse, 12 p.m. chsgeorgia.org FIRST SATURDAY: “First Saturday on the River” on Historic River St., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Arts & crafts, live entertainment and family fun. Free and open to the public. (912) 234-0295 or riverstreetsavannah.com SATURDAYS: “So Watt's This About (Electricity)” KoolScience4Kids hands-on science program hosted by Math & savannah.com
ScienceMatters, LLC at Southwest Middle School. 9-10 a.m. (Elementary school students) & 10:15-11:15 a.m. (Middle school students). Different monthly themes, Pre-registration required. 6030 Ogeechee Rd. (912) 660-3442 or mathandsciencematters.com. EVERY SUNDAY: Sunday Jazz Brunch with Ben Tucker and Friends. 11:30 a.m-2 p.m. Aqua Star restaurant. westinsavannah.com. SECOND SUNDAY: The Bonaventure Historical Society continues to conduct Second Sunday tours of the historic sections of Bonaventure Cemetery every month. Tours begin at 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. and last about an hour. Tours are free, but donations are appreciated and help enhance the Cemetery. Signs direct visitors to the starting point. bonaventurehistorical.org
MAY MAY 1- MAY 31: The Art Show at the JEA, featuring the works of Richard Law & Roosevelt Watson. JEA Art Gallery, 5111 Abercorn St. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org MAY 3: Telfair Museums’ 125th Anniversary May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
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Savannah Scene Celebration. Jepson Center, 6 p.m. telfair.org. MAY 5-6: Tea in the Garden at the Davenport House, Thur. and Fri. Reservations recommended. Limited attendance. Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19thcentury tea in Davenport House’s beautiful courtyard garden. Patrons will visit areas of the home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea. For information or to reserve a place: (912) 236-8097 or davenporthousemuseum.com. MAY 5-28: “The Savannah Tenors” in concert at the Historic Savannah Theatre. An all-new production blending music and comedy to produce a unique theatrical experience. Call for dates and show times. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. MAY 6: SCAD Sand Arts Festival. This annual festival features competitions using sand & objects found on the beach, including shells & seaweed. (912) 786-5444 or scad.edu MAY 7: Savannah Scottish Games held on 14 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2011
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(912) 236-4703 the campus of the historic Bethesda Home for Boys. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Events include piping competition, bagpipe bands, highland dancing competition, Scottish heavy athletics (including the Caber Toss – similar to a telephone pole), modern Celtic music and children's events. Also available are delicious Scottish & American foods. savannahscottishgames.com. MAY 7: Tybee Seafood Festival. Bring your appetite and enjoy fresh seafood from Tybee's favorite restaurants. (912) 786-5444 or tybeeVisit.com MAY 7: 3rd Annual Auto, Truck & Bike Show to benefit the Kicklighter Academy in the Savannah Mall parking lot, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Trophies in various categories, vendors, food, entertainment, a raffle and family fun. Preregistration required. (912) 355-7633 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. MAY 7: Low Country Bird Expo hosted by Martin Family Aviary at the Holiday Inn Express Savannah North in Port Wentworth, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Large and small exotic birds, cages, toys, feed and accessories. 7210 Hwy. 21. (912) 656-3760 or martinfamilyaviary.com. savannah.com
garden will follow. For information or to reserve a place: (912) 236-8097 or davenporthousemuseum.com. MAY 7: “Basic Dance Lesson: Foxtrot,” hosted by the Moon River Dancers at St. Francis Cabrini Church, 1-2 p.m. Beginners and singles welcome. Cost is $5 per person. 11500 Middleground Rd. (912) 961-9960 or usadancesavannah.org. MAY 7: Saturday Explorations at the Aquarium (SEA) “Educational Trawl Trip” for ages 10 and up at the UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium on Skidaway Island, 9:30 a.m.-noon. Explore one method of scientific sampling aboard the R/V Sea Dawg. Pre-registration required. 30 Ocean Science Circle. (912) 598-3474 or marex.uga.edu/aquarium/. MAY 7, 14, 21 & 28: Discovering 1820’s Savannah: Early Bird’s Walking Tour of the City Isaiah Knew, 7:30 a.m., 90 minute, 2.5 mile walk, $20. Topics to include the Great Fire of 1820, the yellow fever epidemic of 1820, Lafayette’s visit to Savannah in 1825 and the celebrations surround the 50th anniversary of the United States in 1826. Coffee in the Davenport House savannah.com
MAY 8: Mother’s Day Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Westin’s signature restaurant, Aqua Star. A very special Sunday Jazz Brunch to celebrate the special lady in your life – with spectacular views of Savannah, delicious food and beautiful music by Ben Tucker and Friends. Located on the second floor of the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. (912) 201-2000 or westinsavannah.com. MAY 8: The Armstrong Department of Art, Music & Theatre sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music presents orchestras of the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program (AAYO) in concert at 3 p.m., in the Fine Arts Auditorium. General admission: $6. Call from noon to 3 p.m. weekdays for ticketing information. (912) 344-2801 or armstrong.edu. MAY 14: Stamp Out Hunger! National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive: Fight hunger without even leaving home! Please place labeled, unopened, nonperishable food items in a bag beside your May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
f you’re looking for the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch in downtown Savannah, look no further than Goose Feathers Cafe, a family friendly café serving Savannah since 1986.
Currently celebrating its 25th year, the eatery is currently embarking on an exciting period of growth as it begins offering franchising opportunities throughout the Southeast region in 2011. This signifies the start of big things to come, while still remaining under the same dedicated ownership of Michael and Beth Meeks. This charming European-style cafe, located near Ellis Square serves some of the freshest food in town seven days a week. The Savannah Morning News has called this cozy café “Savannah’s answer to Greenwich Village and the Left Bank in Paris.” “As a family-owned-andoperated café and bakery, we care about the quality of our food and our reputation among our patrons,” said owner Michael Meeks. “We take pride in offering baked-on-the-premises breads and pastries and freshly ground and brewed coffee and organic teas.” Everything at Goose Feathers – from the decadent chocolate-stuffed croissants to the homemade chicken salad – is made fresh on site. Popular breakfast items include the sticky buns, Belgian waffles and Whoopie Pies, as well as 16 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2011
old-fashioned oatmeal and Eggs Benedict. Signature sandwiches served on fresh baked bread – like the Chicken Bacon Mushroom Melt and Salmon BLT – have become staples for locals and visitors alike. The cafe’s menu also features a varied assortment of soups, specialty salads and desserts to complement any meal. “Our motto is ‘Deliciously Sweet & Savory’,” said Meeks. “We truly specialize in delicious and healthy food. Nothing in our restaurant is fried. Everything is baked or broiled.” Goose Feathers offers a number of menu items for vegetarians and vegans as well as special low-carb items. Everything on the menu is available for take-out for patrons who would prefer to enjoy a picnic al fresco at nearby Ellis Square. 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 3 p.m. Use Web-to-Go Online Ordering or just stop by for a taste of Europe in the heart of Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District.
GOOSE FEATHERS CAFE 39 Barnard Street Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 233-4683 goosefeatherscafe.com savannah.com
mailbox before your letter carrier makes your mail delivery. Volunteers are needed on May 14 at the food bank warehouse at 2501 East President Street from 5-8 pm to help sort and stock the food donations. (912) 236-6750 or helpendhunger.org. MAY 14: Old Time Country Dance, Notre Dame Academy gym, 8 p.m. Dancing to the music of the Glow in the Dark String Band and live callers. $8, general public, $6, SFMS members and students. savannahfolk.org. MAY 14: The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum’s 15th Anniversary Legacy Ball. Celebrating our Past, Present & Future. The evening will include a special recognition of World War II Veterans and personnel from all branches of our Armed Forces. A special fundraiser for the Museum featuring: Silent auction, hors d' oeuvres, dinner, open bar, entertainment and after-dinner dancing. Black tie, limited tickets available. For more information and reservations please contact Jane Harper or Mandy Livingston. (912) 748-8888 or mightyeighth.org. savannah.com
May 14: Miles For Meals 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m., at Grayson Stadium. Race proceeds benefit the Meals On Wheels program of Senior Citizens, Inc., which feeds hundreds of homebound seniors each day. Register at Fleet Feet or at active.com. MAY 15: Danny Santos in Concert, Ships of the Sea Museum, 7:30 p.m. Austin, Texas singer/songwriter shares his talent with Savannah folk fans. 41 MLK Jr. Blvd., savannahfolk.org. MAY 15: Skidaway Farms at The Landings will be hosting a May Supper catered by Cha Bella, 5:00p.m. (rain date - May 22). $45 per person & includes BBQ pork, chicken & all the fixins’ plus your first beer or wine. Tickets can be purchased at The Landings Company Office. (912) 598-3217 or thelandings.com. MAY 15: “Jazz Just Across the River: Hot’lanta” presented by the Coastal Jazz Association at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort on Hutchinson Island, 5 p.m. 1 Resort Dr. (912) 920-1317 or coastaljazz.org. MAY 16-21: Tybee 500 Sail Race, a 500-mile Catamaran Race from Islamorada, Florida to Tybee Island, Georgia. tybee500.com. May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
Beach. (912) 786-5444 or tybeevisit.com.
MAY 19: Third Thursdays on Tybee Island. The Lot at Tybee Oaks, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Enjoy this monthly outdoor music series featuring Chris Desa. (912) 786-4573 ext 123 or tybeevisit.com.
May 21: EVP Tour Pro-AM Beach Volleyball. The EVP hosting their very first EVP Pro Tour event of the 2011 season on Tybee Island. The best one day event on the planet, featuring the top “Poster” athletes and free agents. Don’t miss this event. Tybee Island. evptour.com.
MAY 20-22: 2011 Tybee Beach Bum Parade & EVP Pro Beach Volleyball. Prepare to get wet at this annual event. Designed for beach bums of all ages. Also attend the pro beach volleyball tournament on South
MAY 21: “Saturday Explorations at the Aquarium (SEA): Dolphin Explorations,” for ages 10 and up at the UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium on Skidaway Island, 9 a.m.-noon. Learn the basic characteristics
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1819. 41 MLK, Jr. Blvd. (912) 232-1511 or shipsofthesea.org.
of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin before boarding skiffs to collect water quality and geo-position data. Pre-registration required. 30 Ocean Science Circle. (912) 598-3474 or marex.uga.edu/aquarium/. MAY 22: “National Maritime Day” celebration at the Ships of the Sea Museum. Free admission in recognition of the S.S. Savannah’s historic trans-Atlantic crossing on May 22, savannah.com
MAY 23: 19th Annual United Way Golf Tournament. 12 noon, registration (lunch included). 1 p.m., tee time. The Club at Savannah Harbor. For more information or to register, please contact Crystal Parsons at (912) 651-7720 or email@example.com. MAY 23-29: Free Week at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center Exhibition: Ebb and Flow: Life & Community in Eastern Savannah. telfair.org. (continued on pg. 32) May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
Although several of the city’s original squares have been destroyed (to make room for a parking garage, a highway and the Civic Center), many of Savannah’s scenic jewels still remain, to the delight of the city’s visitors and residents alike. Some squares have monuments and others have fountains, but each of the squares helps to make Savannah a remarkably beautiful and unforgettable city. Enjoy Savannah’s historic squares, scattered throughout the historic district like so many glistening emeralds. CALHOUN SQUARE This southernmost square on Abercorn Street was added in 1851. The shady trees in Calhoun Square provide a perfect place to take a break from the heat and enjoy the leisurely pace of Savannah. Abercorn & Wayne Streets. 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 Orleans Square
supporter of the colony. Barnard & Wayne Streets. CHIPPEWA SQUARE Named in honor of the American victory in the Battle of Chippewa during the War of 1812, 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 Streets. 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 Streets. CRAWFORD SQUARE Crawford Square features a basketball court and is located on the eastern edge of the historic district. Houston & McDonough Streets.
ELLIS SQUARE Designed in 1733 and named in honor of Henry Ellis, the second Royal Governor, Ellis Square has recently been restored by the City of Savannah.
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Here the “Old City Market” was located and merchants sold crops and wares. Barnard & St. Julian Streets. FRANKLIN SQUARE Dedicated in 1790, this square is named for Benjamin Franklin, an agent for the colony of Georgia from 1768 to 1778. Just off of City Market, this westernmost square has traditionally attracted a number of day laborers seeking work. Montgomery & St. Julian Streets. 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 Streets. JOHNSON SQUARE A center of activity, Johnson Square was the first square laid out by General James Oglethorpe in 1733. Savannah’s largest square is named for Robert Johnson, a close friend of Oglethorpe. Bull & St. Julian Streets. LAFAYETTE SQUARE Named in honor of the Marquis savannah.com
de Lafayette, this square features a number of benches and quaint cobblestone sidewalks. Abercorn & Macon Streets. MADISON SQUARE Named for U.S. President James Madison, this square features vintage cannons from the old Savannah Armory. The Savannah College of Art and Design originally opened on this historic square. Bull & Macon Streets. 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 Streets. OGLETHORPE SQUARE Named in honor of General James Oglethorpe, founder of Savannah and the colony of Georgia, this square is a perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch or a shady break. Abercorn & President Streets. ORLEANS SQUARE Located near the Savannah Civic Center, Orleans Square commemorates General Andrew Jackson’s 1815 victory in the Battle of New Orleans, part of the War of 1812. This square features beautiful red tulips in the Spring and a bubbling fountain all year long. Barnard & McDonough Streets. PULASKI SQUARE One of the few squares without a monument, Pulaski Square is named for Polish Count Casmir Pulaski, a hero of the Revolutionary War. savannah.com
This square features some of the most beautiful live oaks in the city, as well as thick ivy groundcover. Barnard & Macon Streets. 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 Streets. TELFAIR SQUARE Named in honor of the Telfair family, this scenic square also has a Girl Scout tribute and a number of benches for an afternoon respite. Barnard & President Streets. TROUP SQUARE Troup Square features an armillary, an astronomical centerpiece made of iron, that is supported by small metal turtles. Named by Georgia governor George Michael Troup, this is one of the most picturesque squares in the historic district. Habersham & Macon Streets. WARREN SQUARE Located in one of the oldest areas of the city, Warren Square is named in honor of General Joseph Warren, a Revolutionary War hero and was added in 1790. Habersham & St. Julian Streets. WASHINGTON SQUARE Built at the same time as Warren Square, Washington Square once bordered the original Trustees’ Garden, where colonists grew a variety of experimental crops. Today it is the northeasternmost square in the city. Houston & St. Julian Streets.
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 Streets. 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 Streets. Lafayette Square
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The Tybee Lighthouse
The Tybee Lighthouse on Tybee Island is the oldest and tallest lighthouse in Georgia. The bottom 60 feet date back to 1773. The upper 94 feet were built in 1867. The walls of the tower are over 12 feet thick at the base and taper to approximately 18 inches at the top. At the top of the tower is the original Fresnel lens. This lens, nearly eight feet tall, magnifies the 30,000 candle-power light so that it can be seen 18 miles out to sea. This lens is the Tybee Light and, to the small community of people in this tiny coastal town, it is a shining reflection of their lives – past, present and future. When James Oglethorpe established the first colony on Tybee, he realized that the survival of the colony was dependent on the safe passage of ships that carried settlers and supplies through the treacherous shoals along the Savannah River. As a result, the first Tybee light, a small beacon, was built on the island in 1736. Today the survival of Tybee’s local community is dependent upon historic preservation and tourism. Thanks to the foresight and initiative of Fort Pulaski’s Superintendent, Dan Brown, the Tybee Lighthouse was officially opened to the public on June 29, 1985. One hundred and seventy-eight steps lead to the Lighthouse’s breathtaking observation deck, located 154 feet above the ground. From the deck, one views the panorama of the lowcountry and captures a true sense of “the length and breadth of the marshes,” as described in Sidney Lanier’s poem, “The Marshes of Glynn.” Facing the Lighthouse, one is overwhelmed by the formidable Tybee Light, a thick awesome prism-like glass lens where two large bulbs stand supported in bronze. According to log books and the fond recollections of his son Henry, George B. Jackson was the last Tybee Lighthouse keeper from 1928 until his death in 1948. savannah.com
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When it comes to sightseeing, Savannah has some of the finest historic homes, museums and historic sites in the Southeast. From Civil War forts to English Regency house museums, Savannah offers a broad range of sightseeing options for visitors and residents alike. With all of the area’s unique history, arts and architecture, be sure to take the time to enjoy all that Savannah has to offer.
collection as well as outstanding special exhibits throughout the year. Interactive children’s exhibits, cafe, gift shop and more. 207 W. York St., Telfair Square, (912) 790-8800
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN The largest art college in the U.S., the Savannah College of Art and Design features a number of exhibits year-round in galleries across Savannah. 342 Bull St., (912) 238-2487
TELFAIR MUSEUM OF ART Housed in a historic 19th-century building designed by architect William Jay, the Telfair Museum of Art features an outstanding permanent collection of paintings, sculpture and photography, as well as world-class visiting exhibitions. 121 Barnard St., (912) 790-8800
Historic Homes ANDREW LOW HOUSE Built in 1848 for cotton merchant Andrew Low, this historic home features beautifully preserved interiors with period antiques. 329 Abercorn St., (912) 233-6854
Arts BEACH INSTITUTE AFRICAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER The permanent home of the Ulysses Davis folk art collection, the Beach Institute features changing exhibits of African-American art and cultural artifacts. 502 E. Harris St., (912) 234-8000
CITY MARKET ART CENTER The upstairs level of City Market is filled with original paintings, sculpture and photography by area artists. Jefferson at W. St. Julian St., (912) 234-2327
CITY OF SAVANNAH, DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS, S.P.A.C.E. (Savannah’s Place for Art, Culture and Education). Info line: (912) 525-3100 ext. 2863
DAVENPORT HOUSE This historic Federal-style home, built between 1815 and 1820, was the house that launched Savannah’s historic preservation movement in the 1950’s. 324 E. State St., (912) 236-8097 FLANNERY O’CONNOR HOUSE The childhood home of one of America’s greatest writers, the Flannery O’Connor House features artifacts from O’Connor’s years in Savannah. 207 E. Charlton St., (912) 233-6014 Harper Fowlkes House
GREEN-MELDRIM MANSION General Sherman’s Civil War headquarters, the Green-Meldrim Mansion is a fine example of neo-Gothic architecture and features a magnificent interior. Bull St. at Madison Square, (912) 232-1251
THE HARPER FOWLKES HOUSE This elegantly restored 1842 Greek Revival mansion showcases exquisite period antiques throughout and focuses on the Mid-1800’s lifestyle of early preservationist Alida Harper Fowlkes. 230 Barnard St. on Orleans Square, (912) 234-2180 JULIETTE GORDON LOW HOUSE The birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, has been restored to its 1800’s appearance and features period antiques and artifacts from Low’s life. 142 Bull St., (912) 233-4501
JEPSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
KING-TISDELL COTTAGE Located in the historic Beach Neighborhood, this restored Victorian cottage, built in 1896, serves as an AfricanAmerican culture museum. 514 E. Huntingdon St., (912) 236-5161
Savannah’s newest art museum, featuring a stellar permanent
MERCER-WILLIAMS HOUSE One of
Jepson Center for the Arts
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Savannah’s most historic mansions. The former home of Jim Williams, the antiques dealer immortalized in “Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil,” is now open for tours. 429 Bull St. (enter through 430 Whitaker St.), (912) 236-6352
THE ROSE HILL PLANTATION HOUSE A significant example of Gothic Revival residential architecture. This 1858, four-story, cruciform Gothic Revival building stands majestic and tall with a steeply pitched copper gable roof along with period furnishings on 12 acres in the South Carolina Lowcountry. 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton, S.C. 29910, (843) 757-6046
SORREL-WEED HOUSE One of the first two houses in Georgia to be designated a historic landmark. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and SCAD Architectural Committee voted it one of the most important houses in Savannah. 6 West Harris St., (912) 236-8888
TELFAIR’S OWENS-THOMAS HOUSE One of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the U.S., the Owens-Thomas House features a formal English garden and a restored carriage house. 124 Abercorn St., (912) 233-9743
Historic Sites / Forts FORT MCALLISTER HISTORIC SITE Located in Richmond Hill, Fort McAllister features Civil War era earthworks. Spur 144 off Hwy. 144, 22 miles south of Savannah, (912) 727-2339
FORT PULASKI NATIONAL MONUMENT This masonry fort fell to Union troops during the Civil War and features a drawbridge, moats and cannons. On U.S. 80, 10 miles east of Savannah, (912) 786-5787
FORT SCREVEN Fort Screven on Tybee Island is one of the nation’s last coastal batteries. On Tybee Island, just off U.S. 80, (912) 786-4077
GEORGIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY Built in 1874-75, Hodgson Hall houses the Georgia Historical Society and serves as a research center and exhibition hall for an extensive collection of artifacts and documents. 501 Whitaker St., (912) 651-2125
exhibits such as alligators, wolves and cougars. Self-guided and guided trail walks available as well as a variety of Environmental Education programs for grades Pre K-12. Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., except holidays. 711 Sandtown Rd., off Islands Expressway, (912) 898-3980
RALPH MARK GILBERT CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM Savannah’s struggle for civil rights comes to life in interactive exhibits, artifacts and educational displays. 460 MLK, Jr. Blvd., (912) 231-8900
SAVANNAH HISTORY MUSEUM In the former Central of Georgia Railway station, the Museum features exhibits which tell the story of Savannah from 1733 to the present. See Forrest Gump’s bench and the “Bird Girl” statue on the cover of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” 303 MLK, Jr. Blvd., (912) 651-6825
SAVANNAH OGEECHEE TRAIL CANAL MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and on the State of Georgia Birding Trail. Finest native trees and plants. 681 Fort Argyle Rd., (912) 748-8068
SHIPS OF THE SEA MUSEUM This maritime museum, housed in the restored Scarbrough House, offers exhibits about maritime culture, ships and commerce. 41 MLK, Jr. Blvd., (912) 232-1511
TYBEE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE AND MUSEUM Featuring
WORMSLOE HISTORIC SITE A historic plantation dating back to
Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse and a museum devoted to the history of Tybee Island. Tours are self guided. At the Lighthouse and Head Tybee Island Keepers Cottage Lighthouse there are volunteers on hand to answer questions. U.S. 80, Tybee Island, (912) 786-5801
Savannah’s earliest settlers in the 18th century, Wormsloe features tabby plantation ruins and a majestic avenue of live oaks. 7601 Skidaway Rd., (912) 353-3023
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA MARINE SCIENCE EXTENSION Featuring an aquar-
HISTORIC RAILROAD SHOPS An outstanding antebellum railroad repair facility and National Historic Landmark site featuring a collection of steam and diesel locomotives, a blacksmith shop and a massive roundhouse. 601 W. Harris St., (912) 651-6823
OLD FORT JACKSON The oldest standing fort in Georgia, Old Fort Jackson has been in use since the 1740’s and served as the headquarters for the Confederate river defenses during the Civil War. 1 Old Fort Jackson Rd., Islands Expressway, (912) 232-3945
ium and ongoing educational programs. Skidaway Island, (912) 598-2496
MIGHTY EIGHTH AIR FORCE MUSEUM A museum devoted entirely to Air Force history, featuring interactive exhibits, guided tours, special programs throughout the year, library archives, a memorial garden and more. Exit 102 on I-95, Pooler, (912) 748-8888 OATLAND ISLAND WILDLIFE CENTER Operated by the SavannahChatham County Public Schools, this coastal nature center features a nature trail that winds through habitats with live animal savannah.com
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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 178 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, 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; Old Savannah Tours, 912-234-8128; Savannah Heritage Tours, 912-224-8365.
Take a leisurely horse-drawn carriage tour with Historic Savannah Carriage Tours and clip, clop around the City enjoying the beauty that Savannah is famous for. Various locations throughout the Historic District, 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 to miss these: Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, 41 M.L.K. Blvd., 912-232-1511; Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, 175 Bourne Ave., 912-748-8888; Roundhouse Railroad Museum, 601 W. Harris St., 912-651-6823.
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Take a guided “Backstage Pass” tour with the puppet queen, Angela Beasley. Angela shares hilarious stories of working and touring the world with the puppets. So, be sure to bring your camera and your sense of humor. Call to book some fun today. 912-355-3366.
Take a narrated nature cruise aboard Savannah Riverboat Cruises. No visit to Savannah is complete without taking this cruise. 9 East River St., 912-232-6404.
Fondue is fun for the kids! Have fun dipping into something different at The Melting Pot while enjoying a relaxed dinner with the family. Sunday is Family Night! Order a Big Night Out and receive up to two complimentary children’s entrees. 232 E. Broughton St., 912-349-5676.
Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventures offers the best in dolphin tours, sunset cruises and inshore & deep-sea fishing from the serenity of Tybee Island, Georgia. Lazaretto Creek, Tybee Island, 912-786-5848 or Toll Free (800) 242-0166. savannah.com
ARTS FESTIVAL 3RD ANNUAL HILTON HEAD ISLAND ART FESTIVAL AT SHELTER COVE HARBOUR (843) 686-9098 or (954) 472-3755. GPS location: 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Shelter Cove Harbour, Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928. An eclectic mix of the countryâ€™s top established artists, as well as new and emerging talent, returns to Hilton Head Island on May 28-29. The artistic media represented includes paintings, lifesize sculptures, photographs, glass, wood, jewelry, collage and ceramics. The artists will line Shelter Cove Harbour with their gallery-style display booths, transforming the area into a highend outdoor art gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 35. artfestival.com.
CITY MARKET CITY MARKET (912) 232-4903. Jefferson at W. St. Julian St., 2 blocks from the Savannah River, C-3 on map. Not just a place you visit. It's a place you discover and explore. A place where there's always something new to encounter, something different to find, something savannah.com
hidden to uncover. A four-block courtyard with seven restaurants, 11 shops, eight art galleries, 20 artistsâ€™ studios, historic tours and 250 years of history. See ad page 47. savannahcitymarket.com.
HISTORIC HOMES ANDREW LOW HOUSE (912) 233-6854. 329 Abercorn St. on Lafayette Sq., F-6 on map. An 1849 mansion built for cotton merchant Andrew Low, this home features beautifully preserved interiors with period antiques. This is one home you will not want to miss on your tour of historic Savannah. Tours daily. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sun., noon- 4 p.m. See ad page 29. andrewlowhouse.com. THE HARPER FOWLKES HOUSE (912) 234-2180. 230 Barnard St., E-3 on map. Located on Orleans Sq., this 1842 Greek Revival mansion is filled with period antiques, beautiful gardens and a fascinating story about early preservationist Alida Harper Fowlkes. Open Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. or by appointment. Also available to rent for parties or special events. See ad page 31. harperfowlkeshouse.com. ROSE HILL MANSION (843) 757-6046. 199 Rose May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
Hill Way, off Hwy. 278, Bluffton, S.C., 30 miles from Historic Savannah. GPS location: 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton, S.C. 29910. Tour the South’s most beautiful plantation. The main house is a Gothic Revival-style home built circa 1858 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy refreshments and Southern hospitality while admiring the beautiful home and grounds. Ask about our exceptional wines under the Rose Hill Label. Tours daily. $25 per person. Call for reservations. See ad page 32. rosehillmansion.com.
LIVE MUSIC/THEATRE SAVANNAH THEATRE (912) 233-7764. 222 Bull St., at Chippewa Sq., E-5 on map. Established in 1818, the Savannah Theater has the distinction of being the oldest playhouse in continual use in the United States. The #1 downtown entertainment extravaganza brings you Broadway-style productions. A must-see while visiting Savannah. Show times: May: Tues.-Sat., June: Wed.-Sat. at 8 p.m. with matinees Sat. & Sun. at 3 p.m. See ad page 33. savannahtheatre.com. 28 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2011
SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM (912) 232-1511. 41 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., C-2 on map. Visit Savannah’s only maritime museum, offering exhibits about maritime culture, ships and commerce. Open to the public 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues.-Sun. Admission charged. Featuring the largest private garden in the Historic District, available for wedding or reception rental. Free parking for visitors. See ad page 32. shipsofthesea.org. TYBEE ISLAND LIGHT STATION AND TYBEE MUSEUM (912) 786-5801. 30 Meddin Ave., Tybee Island just off US Hwy. 80, L-18 on map. Georgia’s oldest and tallest lighthouse. Complete light station featuring artifacts and exhibits 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 except Tues. Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m. See ad page 23. tybeelighthouse.org.
PUPPET PERFORMANCES ANGELA BEASLEY’S PUPPET PEOPLE (912) 355-3366. 3119 Furber Ave., R-10 on map. Life-sized puppets that have a lot of adult savannah.com
service. See ad page 3. oldsavannahtours.com.
humor. These puppets are not all for kids. A true Savannah experience. National puppetry touring company. Great for family entertainment, corporate benefits, festivals and parties and educational shows. See ad page 28. puppetpeople.com.
SIGHTSEEING TOURS 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, 45-50 minutes in duration. Call for reservations. See ad page 27. savannahcarriage.com. OLD SAVANNAH TOURS (912) 234-8128 or TOLL FREE (800) 517-9007. Historic District, F-1 on map. Serving Savannah since 1979. Voted Best Tour Company 2003-2010. Pick-ups at all downtown inns and hotels or at the Visitors Center. Free all-day on/off privileges with 15 convenient stops. Limousine savannah.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 real-life events that occurred in Savannah in the 1980s. This tour is based on John Berendt’s book Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. We will highlight houses restored by Jim Williams. Also includes a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery. See ad page 35. savannahheritagetour.com. SAVANNAH MOVIE TOURS (912) 234-3440. Throughout Historic Downtown Savannah. See over 70 movie filming locations up close and view movie clips on LCD screens while passing these same locations. On the Foody Tour, you will eat at Paula Deen’s and 6 other locations. The Scary Ghost Tour is the scariest in Savannah and will have you calling for your momma. See ad page 34. savannahmovietours.net. SEGWAY OF SAVANNAH (912) 233-3554. 102 E. Liberty St., Ste. 106, E-5 on map. Conveniently located at Drayton and Liberty St., explore Historic Savannah on Segway’s Personal Transporter, an electric self-balancing device that allows you to see the city on your May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
1 THE WAVING GIRL STATUE.
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.
2 TYBEE ISLAND LIGHT STATION.
Ordered by General Oglethorpe, Governor of the 13th colony in 1732, the Light Station has been guiding mariners safe entrance into the Savannah River for over 270 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 1916 day mark with 178 steps and a First Order Fresnel lens which is nine feet tall. Tybee Island.
3 GENERAL JAMES EDWARD OGLETHORPE.
This bronze statue of General Oglethorpe faces south protecting Savannah from the Spanish in Florida to this day. Chippewa Square.
4 SERGEANT WILLIAM JASPER.
The monument of Sergeant Jasper who fell during the Siege of Savannah in 1779. Madison Square.
This boulder marks the grave of Tomochichi, the Yamacraw Indian Chief who welcomed General Oglethorpe and the first colonists. Wright Square.
6 THE FORSYTH PARK FOUNTAIN.
A cast iron fountain erected in 1858, designed to resemble the grand fountain in Paris. An exact replica of the fountain resides in Cuzco, Peru. Forsyth Park.
7 SAVANNAH’S OLYMPIC FLAME.
Savannah was the site of the 1996 Olympic yachting events and the flame burned throughout the duration of the centennial games in Atlanta. Morrell Park.
8 WASHINGTON’S GUNS.
These guns were taken at the battle of Yorktown and presented to the Chatham Artillery by General George Washington when he visited Savannah in 1791. These two bronze cannons were affectionately named “George and Martha.” Bay and Drayton Street.
9 VIETNAM MEMORIAL.
Dedicated in 1991, 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.
10 WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL.
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.
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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 31. segwayofsavannah.com.
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 Washington Square. Customized tours are also available. Call for times and reservations. See ad page 37. architecturalsavannah.com.
WATER TOURS BULL RIVER MARINA (912) 897-7300. 8005 Old Tybee Rd. (Hwy. 80 East), N-16 on map. Nestled in the beautiful salt marshes on Bull River, just minutes from Historic Savannah, Bull savannah.com
River Marina offers boat rentals, dolphin cruises, boat shuttles, sightseeing tours, inshore charters, kayak trips and more! Whether you are on a fishing trip or headed out for the dolphin tour, you’re guaranteed to have a fun-filled and enjoyable day on the water! Open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 33. bullrivermarina.com. CAPTAIN MIKE’S DOLPHIN ADVENTURE (912) 786-5848 or Toll Free (800) 242-0166. Lazaretto Creek, N-16 on map. Family owned and operated since 1992, 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. Tours daily. Call for schedule See ad page 34. tybeedolphins.com. SAVANNAH RIVER QUEEN/GEORGIA QUEEN (912) 232-6404. 9 E. River St., A-5 on map. Narrated nature cruises. No visit to Savannah is complete without a riverboat cruise. Cruise on the newly remodeled Georgia Queen or the newest addition to our fleet, the new Savannah River Queen. Enjoy 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. See ad page 5. savannahriverboat.com. May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
Did You Know? SHIPS OF THE SEA
MARITIME MUSEUM at the William Scarbrough House Featuring the largest private garden in the Historic District, available for wedding or reception rental. Free parking for visitors.
41 M.L. King Boulevard Savannah, GA 31401
Tuesday-Sunday 10-5 (912) 232-1511 www.shipsofthesea.org
(continued from pg. 19) MAY 27, 28 & 29: Memorial Day Armed Forces Festival, River Street, 9 a.m.-12 a.m.; Sun., 12 p.m.-6 p.m. riverstreetsavannah.com.
MAY 27: The Savannah Philharmonic presents its “Season Finale!,” concert featuring violinist Heather Cottrell performing Brahms’ violin concerto, 8 p.m. Tchaikovsky’s “Fifth Symphony” brings the season to a dramatic close. Lucas Theatre, 32 Abercorn St. (912) 525-5050 or savannahphilharmonic.org. MAY 28-29: The 3rd Annual Hilton Head Island Art Festival at Shelter Cove Harbour returns with an eclectic mix of the country's top established artists, as well as new and emerging talent. The artists will line Shelter Cove Harbour with their gallery-style display booths transforming this popular waterfront shopping and dining destination into a highend outdoor art gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 (843) 686-9098, (954) 472-3755 or artfestival.com 32 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2011
You can view the current issue of Savannah Scene Magazine, page-bypage, online at: www.savannah.com/scene MAY 30: Memorial Day Weekend Celebration at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. Organized kids’ activities, poolside games, and an amazing fireworks display highlight some of the weekend-long offerings. Please call to reserve your riverside room early (rates vary) (912) 201-2000 or westinsavannah.com
JUNE JUNE 1: The Art Show at the JEA Art Gallery. Featuring the works of Edward Jones. All the wood carved is recycled from trees that have fallen or had to be taken down. Hug a tree, feel its energy. Geometric shapes in wood as well as in jewelry designs. 5111 Abercorn St. (912) 355-8111 or savj.org. JUNE 1 - 30: “Conquered Banners: Georgia’s Civil War Flags” are on display at the Georgia Historical Society. An exhibit of six rare flags made and carried during the first year of the Civil War. Part of the first year of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, along with other secession-related manuscripts and artifacts. Free and open to the public. 501 Whitaker St. (912) 651-2125 or georgiahistory.com. JUNE 1-30: Summer Promotion, Heavenly savannah.com
‘50s and ‘60s. Call for dates and show times. 222 Bull St. (912) 233-7764 or savannahtheatre.com. Spa by Westin. Book a 50-minute visit and we will upgrade you to 80-minutes for free! (912) 201-2000 or westinsavannah.com. JUNE 3-29: “Country Star Revue,” a twohour salute to the music of the great country stars of the past 50 years. Singing cowboys, bluegrass, folk, gospel and honky tonk from the 1930s-1940s. Rockabilly, country soul and country rock were popular during the savannah.com
JUNE 4: Tybee Tour of Homes, 10 a.m.4 p.m. Rain or shine. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 day of the tour. Tour a wide variety of homes large and small, old and new, each unique in character and design. The proceeds to support the Tybee Post Theater. (912) 786-7704 or tybeetourofhomes.com. JUNE 4: Tybee Island Sea Kayak Races. This fundraiser for the Tybee Island Marine May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
Science Center invites kayakers of all ages to participate in three races each designed to challenge sea kayaking skills. (912) 786-5917 or tybeemarinescience.org. JUNE 4: "Basic Dance Lesson: Tango" hosted by the Moon River Dancers at St. Francis Cabrini Church, 1-2 p.m. Beginners and singles welcome; cost is $5 per person. 11500 Middleground Rd. (912) 961-9960 or usadancesavannah.org. JUNE 4: The Dolphin Project Training Workshop in Solms Hall at Armstrong Atlantic State University, 10 a.m.-noon. The allvolunteer, non-profit organization needs skippers with boats, photographers and team leaders to record data. No charge for orientation, members pay their own survey expenses. 11935 Abercorn St. (912) 7273177 or thedolphinproject.org. JUNE 4-30: “The Beat Goes On.” From beach blanket parties to break-dancing, it’s big hair and big fun! The greatest hit songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. The Savannah 34 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2011
Theatre celebrates the sounds of three generations as the cast sings its way along the musical highway of American pop hits with songs like “California Girls,” “Stayin’ Alive” and “The Heart of Rock and Roll.” Call for dates and show times. 222 Bull St. (912) 2337764 or savannahtheatre.com. JUNE 10: DEEP Book Release Party, 7 p.m., at the Black Box Theater. Over the course of 12 weeks, students worked in a collaborative setting as they developed their writing skills and discovered their voices. The result is an anthology of student work, edited, illustrated, printed and bound. Join us for the book release and a special reading from the students. Supported by the City of Savannah’s Weave-a-Dream Program. S.P.A.C.E., 9 W. Henry St. deepcenter.org. JUNE 11: 16th Annual Savannah Asian Festival, one of Georgia's largest Asian celebrations. The festival features a full day of live stage performances, martial arts demonstrations, authentic cuisine, cultural displays, arts & crafts and more. (912) 651-6417 or savannahga.gov/arts. JUNE 13 -AUGUST 22: Summer Art Camp, (continued on pg. 37) savannah.com
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Savannah’s Architectural Styles In a study published by the Savannah Historic Foundation, one of the most admired preservation groups in the country, more than 40 percent of 2,500 buildings inventoried in Savannah had architectural or historical significance. Most restoration has been accomplished by individuals – one building at a time. With the addition of the Savannah College of Art and Design in the late 1970s, historic preservation and restoration flourished. From the simple Colonial style to the intricate Medieval-influenced cathedrals, to the gingerbread accents of the Victorian period; examples of most, if not all, of the nation’s18th and 19th century prevailing architectural styles can be found in Savannah. FEDERAL The Federal style is depicted by prominent square or rectangular exteriors with slender curved iron stair railings and Palladian or Venetian windows. Savannah example: The Davenport House. GEORGIAN 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 Olde Pink House Restaurant.
ITALIANATE 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 entrance towers and roundhead windows with hood moldings. Most examples also feature cast-iron fronts and detailed entrances. Savannah example: Mercer House. REGENCY The Regency style is depicted by triangular pediments, semi-circular stairs, articulated window openings, ionic columns and classical alcove entrance ways. Savannah example: Telfair Museum of Art.
GOTHIC REVIVAL 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
ROMANESQUE REVIVAL The Romanesque Revival style is depicted by arch and dome construction, Corinthian column capitols and roof balustrades. Savannah example: The Cotton Exchange.
GREEK REVIVAL 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, and roofs are designed with slopes and may be disguised behind heavy cornices and parapets. Savannah example: First Baptist Church
SECOND FRENCH EMPIRE 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: Hamilton-Turner House.
Information courtesy of Savannah Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
(continued from pg. 34) presented by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs. Send your child on a creative adventure with the City’s Summer Art Camp! Eleven one-week camp sessions are offered, providing an opportunity for children ages 6-12 to sample a range of artistic mediums, including painting, ceramics, metalwork, mixed media and performing arts. A one-week half day session for ages 4-6 is also offered. Fees include all supplies needed. Limited space. Advanced registration required. S.P.A.C.E. Studios, 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 or savannahga.gov/arts.
JUNE 13-15: Summer Junior Golf Camp at the Westin. Available for ages 4-12, $125 per junior which includes 9 hours of instruction/ activities, drinks, snacks and lunch each day. (912) 201-2240 or westinsavannah.com. JUNE 18: The Savannah Folk Music Society, in cooperation with the Ships of the Sea Museum, will hold its 4th annual Banjo Assembly Workshop. The event will again be under a tent in the garden of the Ships of the savannah.com
Sea Museum in Savannah. Those interested should contact Hank Weisman at SFMS as soon as possible to find out how to get in a check to hold one of the final slots available. (912) 786-6953 or savannahfolk.org. JUNE 19: Father’s Day at The Heavenly Spa, Westin. Give pops a great day off! This Father’s Day, enjoy a special 30% discount on 50-minute treatments. Offer is for men only and cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts. Reservations required. (912) 201-2055 or westinsavannah.com. JUNE 19: Father’s Day Sunday Jazz Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. A very special Sunday Jazz Brunch to celebrate the special man in your life. Spectacular views of Savannah, delicious food and beautiful music by Ben Tucker and Friends. The Westin’s signature restaurant, Aqua Star, will be providing a brunch fit for the king he is. $45 (912) 201.2085 or westinsavannah.com. JUNE 20-JULY 1: “Adventure in the Arts.” Armstrong Department of Art, Music & Theatre Summer Arts Camp for children ages 7 through 14. Armstrong holds this creative multidisciplinary arts camp in Fine Arts Hall (continued on pg. 47) May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
RIVER STREET STREETCAR
SAVANNAH SAVANNAH’S FARE-FREE DOWNTOWN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
• Thurs.-Sun. - 12 noon-9 p.m. • Authentic 1930s Melbourne, 54-passenger streetcar updated with environmentally-friendly green technology • Seven stops along Historic River Street between Montgomery Street and the Waving Girl Landing • Fully ADA-Accessible
SAVANNAH BELLES FERRY
The dot gets you where you want to go, when you need to get there, in and around Savannah’s beautiful Historic District. Swing through downtown aboard the Express Shuttle. Ride the rails on the historic River Street Streetcar. Hop on the Ferry to Hutchinson Island and the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center. It’s how to leave your car parked while keeping your “get-around” options open. So whenever you visit downtown, connect on the dot – it’s fun, fast, and free!
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New 30-passenger shuttle vehicles 20 minutes or less wait between shuttles Serving 10 stops around the Historic District Connecting to municipal parking facilities, Visitor Centers, Streetcar and Ferry • Operating 7 days a week, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Fully ADA-Accessible
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• Modern passenger-only ferries, reminiscent of vessels seen in the harbor a century ago • Named for Savannah’s “Belles” — strong women who shaped the city’s history • Connecting downtown with Hutchinson Island and the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center • Operating 7 days a week, from 7 a.m. to midnight • From Trade & Convention Center Landing (on Hutchinson Island adjacent to the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort) to • City Hall Landing below City Hall adjacent to Hyatt Regency Hotel • Waving Girl Landing in Morrell Park adjacent to the Marriott Riverfront Hotel The dot is a service of Savannah Mobility Management System – an interlinked system designed to enhance the Savannah Experience while reducing traffic and parking congestion. 912.447.4026 connectonthedot.com
SAVANNAH METERED PARKING – There are 3,000 parking meters in the Historic District with time limits ranging from 30 minutes to 10 hours. The cost per hour varies with locations and ranges from $.30 to $1.00 per hour. Free parking at meters on Saturday and Sunday. VISITOR DAYPASS – Visitors may purchase a two-day parking pass for $12, or a single day parking pass for $7 from the Savannah Visitors Center, the Mobility & Parking Services Department and various hotels and inns. This pass authorizes free parking on meters of one hour or more, free parking in the City’s lots and parking garages upon availability, and allows exceeding the time limit in time-limit zones. Visitor Day Passes must be filled out with appropriate information to be valid and will not be honored during special events.
DISABILITY PARKING – The City provides disability parking spaces for the exclusive use of vehicles displaying the appropriate permit. The spaces are located in all areas of the City and include free spaces as well as metered spaces. These spaces are located on-street throughout the City, in City owned garages, and in City operated lots such as the River Street parking lots. The disability permit spaces in the Historic District all require payment for parking.
PARKING GARAGES BRYAN STREET GARAGE (912) 651-6477 – Bryan and Abercorn Streets. Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/7 days a week Daily Rates: Monday-Friday 7AM to 6PM, $1 per hour. Evening Rates: Monday-Friday 6PM to 5AM, $2 flat rate charge. Weekend Rates: From 7AM Saturday until 7AM Monday a flat rate of $3. Monthly Rates: Monday-Friday, 6AM until 9PM, $80. Unlimited access during hours of operation, $95. Reserved space, unlimited access 24/7, $160.
STATE STREET GARAGE (912) 651-6473 – State and Abercorn Streets. Hours of Operation: Sunday-Friday, 5AM until 1AM. Saturday, 24 hours. Daily Rates: Monday-Friday 5AM to 6PM, $1 per hour. Evening Rates: Monday-Friday, 6PM until 1AM, $2 flat rate. Weekend Rates: 5AM Saturday until 5AM Monday, a flat rate of $3 per day. Monthly Rates: Monday-Friday, 6AM until 9PM, $80. Unlimited access during hours of operation, $95.
Reserved space, unlimited access 24/7, $160.
ROBINSON GARAGE (912) 651-6478 – York and Montgomery Streets. Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/7 days a week Daily Rates: Monday-Friday, 7AM6PM, $1 per hour, maximum daily rate of $10. Evening Rates: Monday-Friday, 6PM to 7AM, flat rate of $2 Weekend Rates: 7AM Saturday until 7AM Monday, a flat rate of $3. Monthly Rates: Monday-Friday, 6AM until 9PM, $80. Unlimited access during hours of operation, $95.
LIBERTY STREET GARAGE (912) 644-5934 – Liberty and Montgomery Streets. Hours of Operation: MondayFriday, 5AM until 1AM. Daily Rates: Monday-Friday, 5AM until 6PM, $1 per hour. Evening Rates: Monday-Friday, 6PM until 1AM, flat rate of $2, Weekend: Closed. Monthly Rates: Monday-Friday, 6AM until 9PM, $35. Unlimited access during hours of operation, $65.
WHITAKER STREET GARAGE (912) 525-2820 – Whitaker Street just past Bay Lane. Hours of Operation: 24 hours a day/7 days a week Daily Rates: $2 per hour, maximum daily rate $16 per day. Monthly Rates: Monday-Friday, 5AM until 9PM, $95. Unlimited access during hours of operation, $140. Reserved space, unlimited access 24/7, $280. A monthly overnight rate is available at the Whitaker St., Bryan St. and Robinson Garages for $35 per month. This permits parking in these garages from 3PM-6AM daily.
SPECIAL EVENT RATES FOR ALL GARAGES $5 to $20 depending on event 912-651-6470 savannahga.gov This information courtesy of City of Savannah Mobility and Parking Services
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iver Street, perhaps the most popular tourist area of Savannah, has not always been the prosperous strip of restaurants, shops, and galleries that it is now. In fact, the rich history of River Street, including its fall from prosperity and its subsequent renovation,
testifies to the enduring legacy of history in Savannah and to the vision and determination of the River Street Urban Renewal Project. By transforming 80,000 square feet of empty, abandoned warehouse space into a colorful array of shops, restaurants, galleries, and
boutiques, the River Street Urban Renewal Project had an enormous economic impact upon Savannah, stabilizing the downtown and creating a revitalized historic area to be enjoyed by one and all. Today nearly 70 restaurants, shops, and businesses call River Street home. River
Street also hosts many festivals, including the First Saturday Festival, held the first Saturday of each month. For more information on the history of River Street or on River Street special events, please call the Savannah Waterfront Association at (912) 234-0295. riverstreetsavannah.com
onveniently located on Calhoun Square in downtown Savannah, “The Book” Gift Shop is Savannah’s official “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” headquarters. This store is a must-see for fans of John Berendt’s best-selling book and the popular movie by the same name.
The shop features exclusive “Midnight” gift items, authorautographed books and even a mini“Midnight” museum. From lively Emma Kelly CDs to special “Midnight” maps, this charming boutique nestled in the heart of Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District has it all. A “Midnight” specialty gourmet product line, which offers everything from Georgia Peach Syrup to Vidalia Onion & Poppy Seed Dressing, is popular among visitors to this fun-filled shop. Bird Girl statues, charms and letter openers are available, as well as the soundtrack from the hit “Midnight” movie and the popular “Midnight in Savannah” video, produced by the A&E network. “The Bird Girl is licensed and copyrighted, so you have to have those rights to create Bird Girl gifts,” said Deborah Sullivan, owner of “The Book” Gift Shop. “We have those rights locally.”
Dining in the Garden of Good Eats: Cooking with “The Book” that made Savannah Famous, offers recipes from award-winning Savannah restaurants, cafes, inns, the NOGS (those that choose to stay north of Gaston Street), The Married Women’s Card Club and many other purveyors of Savannah’s famous cuisine along with fun facts and trivia taken from “The Book.” So you can now take the flavor of Savannah home to enjoy forever. More than 15 years after the publication of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the “Midnight” phenomenon is still going strong. Fans from around the world still travel to Savannah to see the sites and to meet the people featured in John Berendt’s unforgettable book. The shop also offers daily walking and bus tours featuring sites highlighted in “The Book.” Tours depart from the store at 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily. Reservations are required. Please call (912) 233-3867 to reserve your spot on Savannah’s leading “Midnight” tour. You’ll be glad you had a “Midnight Day” while visiting Savannah!
“THE BOOK” GIFT SHOP As a result, the shop carries unique items like signed and numbered Bird Girl/Midnight House ornaments, which are already becoming a collectors item. Their newly released best-seller, 42 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2011
127 E. Gordon Street (on Calhoun Square) (912) 233-3867 midnightinsavannah.com savannah.com
ANTIQUES STEAL MAGNOLIAS ECLECTICS (912) 236-5583. 800 Habersham St., J-7 on map. An eclectic collection of antiques and other collectibles. An indoor shopping emporium offering the finest selection of items that will enhance the beauty of any home decor. Art, china, glassware, jewelry and so much more. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 45. stealmagnolias.com.
and the Lowcountry. From the serene views of Savannah’s waterways to the vibrant colors of the birds that live along the coast, Harold’s work is a must-see for everyone. His photographs are also available in The Village Craftsmen, located at 223 W. River St. See ad page 47. thevillagecraftsmen.com.
BOOKS E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER (912) 234-7257. 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. Free gift wrapping. See ad page 46.
ART GALLERIES VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN (912) 236-7280. 223 W. River St., A-4 on map. Savannah’s premier cooperative art and artisan gallery featuring handmade art by local artists and craftsmen. See ad page 40. thevillagecraftsmen.com. HREEVESART (912) 312-1403. Located in Gallery 5 of City Market (2nd floor, next to Belfords 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 savannah.com
"THE BOOK" GIFT SHOP (912) 233-3867. 127 E. Gordon St., I-6 on map. “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” has its own shop, featuring books, a large selection of exclusive collectibles, and much more. The only shop of its kind. See ad page 43. midnightinsavannah.com.
CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES DESIGNER CONSIGNER BOUTIQUE (912) 355-5600. 234 Eisenhower Dr. (east of Abercorn, across from Toys ”R” Us), T-10 May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
on map. Featuring upscale women’s clothing such as Talbot’s, Chico’s, Coach, Banana Republic, Tibi, Nanette Lepore, Gucci, Chanel, Eileen Fisher and Louis Vuitton. This consignment boutique also offers handbags, jewelry and shoes for the fashion-conscious shoppers. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.5 p.m. Closed Sunday. See ad page 47. designerconsignersav.com. GO FISH CLOTHING & JEWELRY (912) 231-0609. 106 W. Broughton St., C-3 on map. Unique and eclectic items from around the world. From six feet tall giraffes to handbatiked dresses, fashionable footwear to clay roosters, hand- painted and carved wood herons to mosaic mirrors, there is always something special, distinctive and delightful in store. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing our mission to help others. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m.7 p.m.; Sun., 11a.m.-4 p.m. See ad page 44. savannah.gofishretail.com. RIVER STREET MARKET PLACE (912) 220-9101. 502 E. River St., A-8 on map. Browse through more than 50 shops, many of which represent countries from all over the world. Experience our Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality. Shop in an open-air market on the river – the way it used to be – on the east end of River Street. Open daily at 10 a.m. See ad page 40. riverstreetmarketplace.com. SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON (912) 231-8000 or (912) 925-0005. 503 E. River St., A-9 on map. Main store, I-95 and Hwy. 204, Y-3 on map. Savannah’s only authorized Harley-Davidson dealer has genuine HarleyDavidson motorclothes and collectibles. Open 7 days a week. See ad page 41. savannahhd.com. SAVANNAH ROSE (912) 232-9449 126 E. Bay St., (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. Lady’s gifts, accessories, jewelry, hats, handbags, collectibles, unique teapots, pottery and timeless clocks. A Boutique With Attitude. Open Mon.-Sat.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun.,10 a.m.2 p.m. See ad page 51. 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 41. 44 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2011
FLEA/OPEN-AIR MARKETS KELLER'S FLEA MARKET (912) 927-4848. 5901 Ogeechee Rd., V-5 on map. The largest flea market in the Coastal Empire, open year-round, featuring a wide range of merchandise. See ad page 35. ilovefleas.com.
GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES “THE BOOK” GIFT SHOP (912) 233-3867. 127 E. Gordon St., I-6 on map. “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” has its own shop, featuring books, a large selection of exclusive collectibles, and much more. The only shop of its kind. See ad page 43. midnightinsavannah.com. FACTOR’S COTTAGE (912) 443-9337. 204 East Bay St. (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. A family-owned and operated gift store featuring unique lamps, whimsical clocks, picture frames, chimes, footwear, candles, home decor accents and more. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad page 51. factorscottage.com. savannah.com
RIVER STREET MARKET PLACE (912) 220-9101. 502 E. River St., A-8 on map. Browse through more than 50 shops, many of which represent countries from all over the world. Experience our Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality. Shop in an openair market on the river – the way it used to be – on the east end of River Street. Open daily at 10 a.m. See ad page 40. riverstreetmarketplace.com. SAINTS AND SHAMROCKS (912) 233-8858. 309 Bull St., F-5 on map. “Cead Mile Failte” – “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes.” Feel welcome in our friendly and warm atmosphere. See ad page 45. saintsandshamrocks.com. SAVANNAH ROSE (912) 232-9449 126 E. Bay St., (Abercorn Ramp to River St.), B-6 on map. Lady’s gifts, accessories, jewelry, hats, handbags, collectibles, unique teapots, pottery and timeless clocks. A Boutique With Attitude. Open Mon.-Sat.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun.,10 a.m.2 p.m. See ad page 51. STEAL MAGNOLIAS ECLECTICS (912) 236-5583. 800 Habersham St., J-7 on map. An eclectic collection of antiques and other collectibles. An indoor shopping emporium offering the finest selection of items that will enhance the beauty of any home decor. May/June 2011 SAVANNAH SCENE
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Art, china, glassware, jewelry and so much more. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m.-5 p.m. See ad page 45. stealmagnolias.com.
GOURMET FOOD & WINE MATTER OF FACTORS (912) 231-2100. 120 E. Bay St. (Abercorn ramp to River St./next 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 51. matteroffactors.com.
MOTORCYCLE RENTALS SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON (912) 231-8000 or (912) 925-0005. 503 E. River St., A-9 on map. Main store, I-95 and Hwy. 204, Y-3 on map. Savannah’s only authorized Harley-Davidson dealer has genuine HarleyDavidson motorclothes and collectibles. Open 7 days a week. See ad page 41. savannahhd.com. 46 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2011
TANGER OUTLETS (843) 837-5410. Shop Tanger Outlets located 1 and 2 miles west of Hilton Head Island on Hwy. 278, Bluffton, S.C. GPS location: Tanger 1, 1270 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, S.C. 29910; Tanger 2, 1414 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, S.C. 29910. Tanger 2 is open with over 45 brand-name stores and Tanger 1 is now open with new stores and great buys. When shoppers hear the name Tanger, they know that it stands for great quality, huge selection and outstanding value. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See ad outside back cover. tangeroutlet.com.
PORTRAITS THE TIME MACHINE PORTRAIT COMPANY (912) 233-7704. 205 W. River St., A-3 on map. Step into The Time Machine Portrait Company where 15 minutes of fun brings you a lifetime of memories. Our professional historical shoots will take you back in time with genuine costumes and sets. Whether you’re a Southern Belle, an officer, a gunslinger or a Flapper, there is always fun and fantasy at The Time Machine Portrait Company. Open 7 days a week, 12-10 p.m. See ad page 49. thetimemachineportraitco.com. savannah.com
Savannah is as rich in its arts and crafts community as its history. You will find an abundance of antiques and fine art, original paintings by local artists, stained and fused glass, hand-crafted jewelry artisans and beautiful iron work. All of which is as unique as the City itself.
(continued from pg. 37) weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the first week, 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the second week. Free admission to the Grand Finale Event on the evening of July 1st. (912) 344-2556 or armstrong.edu.
JUNE 24: “Savannah Uncorked,” 7 p.m.10 p.m., Savannah Golf Club. This annual wine tasting event raises funds for The Rehabilitation Institute at Memorial University Medical Center and Memorial's trauma and critical care services. Guests sample a variety of wines from around the world and pair them with cuisine from some of Savannah's finest chefs. Tickets are $75. (912) 350-1524 or savannahgolfclub.com. PLEASE NOTE: WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE TO SEE THAT THE INFORMATION IN OUR CALENDAR OF EVENTS IS ACCURATE. HOWEVER, EVENTS SOMETIMES CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. CALL THE LISTED PHONE NUMBERS FOR CONFIRMATION. TO INCLUDE YOUR EVENT IN THE CALENDAR, CALL (912) 238-1453, FAX (912) 234-7010 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org.
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urn back the hands of time and enjoy a blast from the past at The Time Machine Portrait Co., Savannah’s only old time photo studio. Located on historic River Street, this friendly photo studio offers the opportunity for visitors to take photos while dressed up in a range of vintageinspired costumes.
From the Old West to Victorian Savannah, The Time Machine Portrait Co. offers an array of sets, authentic costumes and props to make your photos come to life. Picture yourself as a pirate on the high seas or as a Southern Belle and Civil War officer
from Victorian Savannah. The Time Machine’s state-of-theart portrait studio can put you in any location or any time period in just 15 minutes. Your imagination is the only limitation! The Time Machine Portrait Co. officially opened its doors in October 2009, introducing Savannah to a new, exciting way to become a part of the past. Owners Maria and Kefren Arjona, former restaurateurs and entrepreneurs from Miami, Florida, yearned to try something drastically different and immensely fulfilling – something that would make everyone smile. “Here at The Time Machine, we try our best to show you a great time, giving you the best 15 minutes that you can enjoy in someone else’s clothes and leaving you with a lifetime of memories,” said owner Maria Arjona. “We want to bring that imaginative spirit to our town and to anyone who needs a break from reality.” 48 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2011
At this professional photo studio there are no sitting fees. The session includes a unique, personalized photo shoot complete with authentic costumes, props and lots of laughter. After the shoot, you’ll get the chance to view all the photos and choose your favorite. You’ll receive a free 8x10 sepia-tone self portrait from your shoot. All additional prints are half-off on the day of your shoot. A full range of size packages, prints and photo finishes are available so you can take home the ultimate Savannah
souvenir! Want to upload your favorite pose to your Facebook page? Not a problem. The Time Machine offers copyright released digital images as well. They also carry a wide variety of vintage frames, mats and wanted posters as well as novelty items. Framing and custom retouching are available on-site. All prints are ready in just five minutes. The Time Machine Portrait Co. is open daily from 12 noon to 10 p.m. The professional staff will make you feel comfortable and right at home. Kids and pets are a specialty. Don’t miss the chance to create – and take home – the ultimate Savannah memories!
THE TIME MACHINE PORTRAIT CO. 205 W. River St. Savannah, Georgia 31401 (912) 233-7704 thetimemachineportraitco.com savannah.com
hen cotton was king in
steps, cobblestones and bricks you will find
Savannah, Factor’s Walk was
that the quaint boutiques, gift shops, art
the heart and soul of
galleries and other retail shops found at
Savannah’s commercial cotton industry as
Factor’s Walk have now become the heart
the factors, using the iron bridges and steps,
and soul of Savannah. Many of these shops
made their way from the river to the cotton
are family owned and operated and offer
warehouses buying and selling the cotton.
the best quality, value and service to be
Today, in the network of iron bridges and
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found in Savannah.
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Have your photograph taken in a vintage inspired costume – from Old West to Vintage Savannah – and have it uploaded to your Facebook page at THE TIME MACHINE PORTRAIT CO., 205 W. River St., 912-233-7704 A Coconut Monkey Head Cup as seen in the new Miley Cyrus movie “The Last Song,” from THE CRAB SHACK, off Hwy. 80, Tybee Island, 912-786-9857 Pick up the latest style of “Girls on Vacation” T-shirts and other fun souvenirs at the SAVANNAH RIVERBOAT CRUISES GIFT SHOP/TICKET OFFICE, 9 E. River St., 912-232-6404 Something that will add beauty, charm and a touch of elegance to your home décor can be found at STEAL MAGNOLIAS ECLECTICS, 800 Habersham St., 912-236-5583 A Whimsical, Kit Kat or Rhythm Magic Motion Clock found at FACTOR’S COTTAGE, 204 E. Bay St., 912-443-9337 Find distinctive hand-carved and decorated home wares made by artisans around the world at GO FISH CLOTHING & JEWELRY CO., 106 W. Broughton St., 912-231-0609 A piece of hand-made art by local artists and craftsmen found at VILLAGE CRAFTSMEN, 223 W. River St., 912-236-7280 Take home a bottle of Georgia wine or gourmet snacks found at MATTER OF FACTORS, 120 E. Bay St., 912-231-2100 The “Parrot Patrol” T-shirt from SAVANNAH HARLEY-DAVIDSON MOTORCYCLES, 503 E. River St., 912-231-8000 An exclusive “Midnight” souvenir from “THE BOOK” GIFT SHOP, 127 E. Gordon St., 912-233-3867 A hardback or paperback found in the twelve rooms of books at E. SHAVER, BOOKSELLER, 326 Bull St., 912-234-7257 The latest styles in beach and casual wear found at WASHED ASHORE, 23 E. River St., 912-234-6100 An heirloom discovered in the antiques and collectibles on display at KELLER’S FLEA MARKET, 5901 Ogeechee Rd., 912-927-4848 Find jewelry, hats, handbags, collectibles, unique teapots, pottery and timeless clocks at SAVANNAH ROSE, A Boutique With Attitude. 126 East Bay St., 912-232-9449 A stunning piece of Celtic jewelry from SAINTS & SHAMROCKS, 309 Bull St., 912-233-8858 For the fashion-conscious shopper, check out the fabulous finds at DESIGNER CONSIGNER BOUTIQUE, 234 Eisenhower Dr., 912-355-5600 52 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2011
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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
The city’s port has always been a significant part 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 1782. 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 United 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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Activities & Outings 3rd Annual Hilton Head Island Arts Festival at Shelter Cove Harbour Pg. 35 Andrew Low House Pg. 29 Angela Beasley’s Puppet People Pg. 28 Architectural Tours of Savannah Pg. 37 Bull River Marina Pg. 33 Captain Mike’s Dolphin Adventure Pg. 34 The Harper Fowlkes House Pg. 31 Historic Savannah Carriage Tours Pg. 27 Old Savannah Tours Pg. 3 Rose Hill Mansion Pg. 32 Savannah Heritage Tours Pg. 35 Savannah Movie Tours Pg. 34 Savannah Riverboat Company Pg. 5 Savannah Theatre Pg. 33 Segway of Savannah Pg. 31 Ships of the Sea Pg. 32 Tybee Island Lighthouse & Museum Pg. 23
Dining & Lounges Brighter Day Natural Foods Market Pg. 14 Bull Street Eatery Pg. 15 Casbah Moroccan Restaurant Pg. 13 Chart House Pg. 19 Churchill’s Pub Pg. 2 Goose Feathers, an Express Cafe & Bakery Pg. 17 Joe’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs Pg. 18 Love’s Seafood Pg. 9
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The Melting Pot Pg. 7 The Mirage Mediterranean Bar & Grill Pg. 10 SavannahMenu.com Pg. 12 Savannah River Queen Riverboat Pg. 5 Second Line – Authentic New Orleans Po Boys Pg. 15 Six Pence Pub & Restaurant Pg. 11 Unforgettable Bakery & Deli Pg. 14 Wasabi’s Fusion Downtown Pg. 15
Lodging & Real Estate Quality Inn–Historic District Pg. 53
Shopping “The Book” Gift Shop Pg. 43 City Market Pg. 47 Designer Consigner Boutique Pg. 47 E. Shaver, Bookseller Pg. 46 Factor’s Cottage Pg. 51 Go Fish Clothing & Jewelry Co. Pg. 44 HReevesArt Pg. 47 Keller’s Flea Market Pg. 35 Matter of Factors Pg. 51 River Street Market Place Pg. 40 Saints and Shamrocks Pg. 45 Savannah Harley Davidson Pg. 41 Savannah Rose Pg. 51 Steal Magnolias Eclectics Pg. 45 Tanger Outlet Centers Pg. 64 The Time Machine Portrait Co. Pg. 49 Village Craftsmen Pg. 40 Washed Ashore Pg. 41
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ACROSS CLUES 1. Forsyth or Emmet. 5. To swerve off course to port or starboard. 8. A Lowcountry plantation crop. 12. ____ gin fizz. 13. Architectural Tours Of Savannah – From Colonial to today and every ____ in between. 14. Village Craftsmen for watercolors and ____. 15. Confederate general. 16. Advanced Tactical Radar: Abbr. 17. Nation in South American mythology. 18. Even in golf. 20. Maintenance Assist Module: Abbr. 22. Allow. 23. Applications. 26. River Street Market Place – 50 stores representing countries from all ____ the world. 28. The Melting Pot – It’s not just fondue. It’s ____ experience. 30. Second Line – Authentic ____ Orleans Po Boys. 32. While in the Lowcountry, enjoy an oyster ____. 34. Romania: Abbr. 35. Savannahmenu.com – Buy one entree - ____ one free! 36. Lieutenant: Abbr. 37. Steal Magnolias Eclectics – ... all under ____ roof! 39. Mother of Hezekiah. 41. ____ Mirage Mediterranean Bar & Grill. 43. Digraph. 44. Savannah____.com. 46. Each: Abbr. 47. Winchester Self Loading: Abbr. 49. Emergency Narrational Holoprogram: Abbr. 51. Historic Savannah Carriage Tours for ____-drawn carriage tours. 54. Churchill’s Pub – See ____ for money-saving offer. 56. Symbol for element tantalum. 57. Architectural Tours ____ Savannah. 58. Savannah Harley-Davidson with ____ locations. 60. Savannah Theatre – Established ____ 1818. 61. The metal mouthpiece of a bridle. 62. Task Force: Abbr. 63. Printer’s measure. 64. Factor’s Cottage for La Tee ____ Effusion Lamps. 65. Organic acid radical suffixes.
DOWN CLUES 1. Pulaski Square: Abbr. 2. Angela Beasley’s Puppet People – Tourists and Locals ____ Love Us! 3. Fish eggs. 4. Tybee Island Light Station & Tybee Museum – Visit the restored Head ____ Cottage. 5. Keller’s Flea Market – Open ____-round. 6. City Market with eight ____ galleries. 7. Saints & Shamrocks – Feel welcome in our friendly and ____ atmosphere. 8. E. Shaver, Bookseller – Our 12 ____ are filled with books. 9. Roman three. 10. Symbol for element chlorine. 11. Ellis Square: Abbr. 19. Andrew Low House – Last tour ____ 4 p.m. 21. Symbol for element gold. 22. Tanned hide of an animal. 24. A search ____. 25. Segway of Savannah – A fun way to ____ the sights and sounds of Savannah. 26. Savannah Riverboat Cruises – Take a leisurely day ____ evening cruise. 27. A sudden movement made in fencing. 28. Love’s Seafood – Serving the ____ finest seafood since 1949. 1
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29. Casbah Moroccan Restaurant – Belly dancing shows with ____ cover charge. 31. Weight: Abbr. 33. Savannah.com – Your Official Guide ____ Savannah. 38. Go Fish – Our new Spring 2011 collection in stores ____! 39. Washed Ashore – Open at 10 __ __. 40. Goose Feathers, An Express Cafe & Bakery – ____ sure to try our world-famous bread pudding! 42. Matter Of Factors on ____ Bay Street. 45. Six Pence Pub – Bar open ____ 2 a.m. 48. Best ____ plans. 50. Savannah Rose for jewelry, ____ and handbags. 51. Joe’s Chicago Style ____ Dogs. 52. Old Savannah Tours All Day On ____ Tours. 53. Sheep. 55. Deoxyribonucleic acid: Abbr. 59. Chart House – Dine leisurely right ____ the Savannah River. 61. The Harper Fowlkes House – Open Wed.- Fri. or ____ appointment.
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Savannah has been home to a number of famous Americans, from awardwinning authors to critically-acclaimed Southern rockers. Here’s a quick guide of some of the city’s most notable sons and daughters:
CONRAD AIKEN (1889-1973)
JOHNNY MERCER (1909-1976)
Author and poet Conrad Aiken became the first Savannahian to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1930 for his Selected Poems, just one year after winning the Poetry Society of America’s inaugural Shelley Memorial Award. Known for his deeply psychological writing, Aiken’s poetry and prose often explored themes relating to identity. Over the years, this accomplished writer earned a number of prestigious national writing awards including a National Book Award, the Bollingen Prize in Poetry, the National Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal and the National Medal for Literature.
Acclaimed lyricist and songwriter, Johnny Mercer has deep family roots in Savannah and is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery. From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time, including classics like “Moon River,” “Jeepers Creepers” and “Days of Wine and Roses.” He wrote the lyrics to more than 1,500 songs, including compositions for popular movies and Broadway shows. A co-founder of Capitol Records, Mercer won four Academy Awards and influenced generations of popular music.
GREGG ALLMAN (1947- ) Singer, keyboardist, guitarist and songwriter Gregg Allman is perhaps best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band and as the gravelly voice behind hits like “Midnight Rider,” “Melissa” and “Whipping Post.” A pioneer of Southern rock, Allman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Rolling Stone recently honored this Harley-riding, Savannah-area resident as one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time.”
PAULA DEEN (1947- ) Hey y’all! Food Network superstar Paula Deen loves living and cooking in Savannah. The author of five bestselling Southern-themed cookbooks, Deen is an Emmy Award-winning television personality who owns and operates The Lady & Sons Restaurant in Savannah with her sons, Jamie and Bobby. Her shows “Paula’s Home Cooking,” “Paula’s Party” and “Paula’s Best Dishes” have brought Southern cuisine into homes across America and led to an explosion of interest in Savannah-style recipes. 62 SAVANNAH SCENE May/June 2011
FLANNERY O’CONNOR (1925-1964) Flannery O’Connor, the author of the acclaimed novels Wise Blood and The Violent Bear It Away as well as 32 short stories and numerous essays, was born in Savannah in 1925 and lived on Lafayette Square until 1938. A pioneering Southern gothic author who often wrote about morally flawed characters, O’Connor remains an important voice in American literature. O’Connor drew inspiration from her childhood experiences in Savannah and received the National Book Award for Fiction posthumously in 1972 for The Collected Stories of Flannery O'Connor. savannah.com