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December 2012 Feed

13 Diggin’ in the Dirt

Kelly Lockamy explains the benefits of fresh sprouts and how easy it easy to add them to your healthy food repertoire.


16 More than a Mouthful

A new column of creative new words defining the hidden language of everyday healthy living.

18 Chocolate by the Beans

Organic American chocolate and local ingredients come together at The Chocolate Lab.

23 The Local Holiday Gift Guide

Shop Local, Support Local. Great gift ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list!


32 Farm in the Forest

Windsor Forest High FFA students get a literal taste of what it means to reap what you sow. PLUS: Chatham County Public School Menus

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40 A Rejuvenating Renovation


B. Matthews updates their menu, kitchen, & more.

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69 Cha Bella’s Hot Apple Cider

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70 From Vine to Table

A look back at the dinners of Christmases past and the wines that pair so nicely with them.



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When I was a child, my father was in the military. Though I claim to be ‘from the South’, most of my childhood was spent far from it. I lived in places where you could actually play in the snow on Christmas day and had to bundle up in your snow suit before going out, not take a walk on the beach in your light long sleeved t-shirt like we sometimes can do here in the low country. The majority of my extended family all lived in north Florida and still do today.While my parents, siblings, and myself enjoyed the snow up in England or whatever freezing place we happened to be stationed at that year, my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins in Florida enjoyed each other’s company. As a young child on Christmas morning, I never realized anything was missing; there were presents, a Christmas tree covered with every handcrafted ornament my brothers or I had ever made, stockings overflowing with goodies, and a empty plate sprinkled with crumbs from the cookies and milk we had laid out for Santa just a few hours earlier.What I didn’t take notice of then was that as we opened presents my father would break out his gigantic camcorder and record the Christmas chaos. He would then prompt a “Thank you Granny & Papa” from us every now and then, so that my grandparents could virtually experience our childhood Christmases, since they couldn’t be with us.


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Once we moved back to north Florida, we were finally close enough to spend time with our family for the holidays; the family that we had been away from for so many years. On my mother’s side alone I have four aunts and uncles, seven cousins, but an unlimited number of great aunts, uncles, and cousins, which sometimes join us as well. But I have to say no matter how any people were squeezed into my grandmother’s house, I had never felt more loved. Sure, I had always felt loved, but this kind of overflowing joyous love was something different. The holidays are like mini family reunions and after missing out on holidays like this for most of my childhood, I decided right then and there that this is how I always want to celebrate the holidays; surrounded by the people I love and that love me.

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Now I am an adult, married with two fur babies, and living away from my family once again. When I moved to Savannah, it was a little hard to get used to not seeing my family as frequently. The holidays, to me, aren’t really about the gifts (though giving them and receiving can be nice too) or time off from work or school, but it’s about spending quality time with the people who matter most and that is my family.

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Happy Holidays Savannah! -Whitney Johnson

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sprouting for health, convenience, & economy


here’s really no excuse for not growing sprouts to add to your daily diet. They grow to edible maturity in a matter of hours to days; don’t need soil or sunshine; grow in any climate; can be planted any day of the year; not time, space or labor intensive to cultivate; no expensive equipment required; and seeds to sprout are very affordable-not to mention delicious and nutritious! You don’t even have to have gardening skills, if you can follow a simple recipe, you can grow sprouts! We’re all familiar with Alfalfa sprouts, mung bean sprouts and increasingly, broccoli and radish sprouts. These little packages we know as seeds are nutritionally dense, live food, full of protein, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, and come in all varieties of size, taste and texture. So much diversity to add to your regular routine of food choices, you’ll wonder why you never tried this before! Sprouts retain the B-complex vitamins present in the original seed, and show a big jump in Vitamin A and an almost unbelievable amount of Vitamin C over that present in un-sprouted seeds.


The high vitamin content is gained at the expense of some protein loss, yet the figures are impressive: an average 300 percent increase in Vitamin A and a 500 to 600 percent increase in Vitamin C. In addition, in the sprouting process starches are converted to simple sugars, thus making sprouts easily digestible. In case you have thoughts of losing a few holidays pounds in the upcoming new year, you should know that sprouts represent the ultimate diet. According to a university study, “Sprouting grains causes increased activities of hydrolytic enzymes, improvements in the contents of total proteins, fat, certain essential amino acids, total sugars, B-group vitamins, and a decrease in dry matter, starch and anti-nutrients.” (1989 Chavan and Kadam) Simply put, sprouting grains, beans and other seeds greatly improves their digestability, availabilty of, and amount of nutrients and enzymes over eating the dormant stage of these same seeds.

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In the rather trendy, newish health craze of the raw food culinary arts, sprouts are a mainstay, and go way beyond the limited array you’ll see on grocery store shelves. They are available online in an abundance of variety and replete with more information than you may want to know. Brighter Day Natural Foods also carries sprouting seeds in single varieties and mixes. Don’t buy seeds meant to plant in soil, they could be chemically treated, hybrid, or genetically modified. You can find seeds for sprouting from almost any botanical family you can name: grains, beans, herbs, flower and vegetable seeds. The average nutrient breakdown is: Vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, Calcium, Iron, Lecithin, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Pantothenic Acid, Amino Acids, Trace Elements, Protein Up to 35%.

beans Adzuki, Garbanzo, Lentil, Mung, Pea, Peanut Seed to Sprout: 2-5 Days Sprout Shelf Life: 2-6 weeks Whether you eat them raw or cook the sprouts in soups, casseroles or stirfry’s, the nutritional value is always enhanced. The protein content is boosted and the starch content is lessened. Photo: Mung Bean Sprouts by Anna Frodesiak

A few examples and their benefits and uses follow:

grains Wheat, Rye, Hulless Barley, Triticale, Oats, Spelt, Kamut, Quinoa, Sesame, Millet and Amaranth Seed to Sprout: 1-3 Days


Sprout Shelf Life: 1-2 Week

Radish, Clover, Alfalfa, Garlic Chives, Onion, Mustard, Cress, Dill, Fenugreek, Celery, Sunflower and Arugula

Grains are all sweet, though some are sweeter than others. Kids tend to love them because of their sweetness, so they are often a child’s first positive sprout experience. If you have kids, this is the perfect introduction to growing their own food, anytime, anywhere. Grain sprouts take only a few hours to mature to an edible stage. No worries if they’re left to mature for several days, as they’ll become a grass you can either juice or feed to your animals- almost any animal will eat them! They can be used in early stages in breads, as a cereal, in stir-fry’s and soups or as a snack.

Photo: Sprouting Mung Bean by Lucianne

Seed to Sprout: 5-6 Days Sprout Shelf Life: 2-6 weeks If Alfalfa sprouts leave you yawning, try mixing in any combination of the other sprouts listed in this category. Some of the stronger tasting herb sprouts or spicy mustard and radish sprouts are tamed down with the addition of the meek and mild Alfalfa.

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Vegetable: Photo: Broccoli Sprouts by Julie Gibbonws

Broccoli, Red and Green Cabbage, Oriental Mustard, Cress, Radish, Arugula, Mizuna, Tatsoi Seed to Sprout: 3-6 Days

Sprout Shelf Life: Up to 6 Weeks

If you don’t like some of these flavors as a full grown vegetable, give them a try as a sprout. The are milder and pack such a nutrient and antioxidant punch that you can eat less of them and get the same benefit as eating a whole serving of the mature vegetable version. If you love these vegetables, you’ll love the sprouts even more- if only for the long shelf life and convenience that brings to last minute meals!

the basics of sprouting EQUIPMENT: A clean glass quart jar, mesh screen or cheesecloth cut to fit over lip of jar, held in place with rubber band or metal band if using canning jar.

soak: Dry seeds are dormant. Soaking a seed ends its dormancy and begins a new life. Add Water. Different seeds soak up different amounts of water. Mix 2-3 parts water to 1 part seed. You can’t add too much water, but you can soak for too long or too short a time. 8-12 hours is a good rule of thumb, be sure to follow the recommended time for the variety of seed on the packaging or website of your purchased seed.

Rinse and rinse again, every 6-12 hours until desired amount of sprouting occurs. More frequent rinses in warm weather and with smaller seeds; less frequent with large bean seeds and/or cooler temperatures.

drain: Be sure to drain well, the most common sprouting failure is when the sprouts sit in a puddle.


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Keep the sprouting device where air can circulate like on an open shelf, but away from sunlight- seeds grow underground after all.

refrigerate: Make sure they are well drained, cover jar with solid lid. I sometimes put a dry paper towel under the mass of sprouts to ensure there’s no puddle, it also keeps the humidity up in the closed jar.

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Illustration by: Brittany Johnson Life is filled with everyday behaviors, experiences and occurrences we all notice and observe. And most of them already have existing words and phrases to describe them. But some do not. In an ongoing Well Fed series for Well Fed Savannah, writer David Gignilliat, explores the hidden language of everyday healthy living.

snorgasbord [snohr-guhs-bawrd]

n., like a traditional smorgasbord, a sleepinducing buffet spread of holiday meats, sweets and goodies. Though each gathering is different, you can often find some of the following seasonal favorites at the holiday table -- ham or turkey, mashed or whipped potatoes, carb-heavy casseroles, holiday cookies, fruitcake, mulled cider and wine, egg nog, cranberry sauce, puddings, pies, vegetables Telltale signs of a good snorgasbord include nodding heads, frequent yawning and, ultimately, the coveted mid-afternoon nap. Often the soporific,or sleep-inducing,effects are deceptively quick, sneaking up on you like your weird Uncle Bob shortly after the big holiday meal.


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The word smörgåsbord is Swedish in origin (smörgås, meaning “open-faced sandwich” and bord, a “table”), and is used to describe a buffet-style meal with various dishes served on a table, often for a celebration or a special occasion. There are several types of these popular communal buffets, including the julbord (“jul” meaning yule), the traditional Christmas dinner in Sweden. A typical iteration of a julbord includes bread dipped in ham broth, fish, head cheeses, ham, meatballs, sausages and potatoes. Snoring is caused by the vibration of the soft palate, which obstructs the breathing passageways during sleep. The resulting sound can be soft or barely audible, but also may be intensely loud, muffled or hoarse. So it seems a refined palate for holiday food may lead you to slumber, your soft palate vibrating a staccato solo that may or may not be palatable for those around you. For more made-up words and phrases, please visit our writer’s David Gignilliat’s ‘neologism’ blog at

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ab. Laboratory. lab-er-uh-tawr-ee. The word ‘lab’ often stirs images of technicians clad in white coat or visions of mad scientists mixing beakers and lighting Bunsen burners. Not necessarily chocolate.

But that’s exactly the potent, sweet and tasty compound to which Kelly Spivey has now devoted her time and energy. Since finishing an master’s in fine arts from the prestigious School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, she’s transformed herself from an artist into a modern-day food scientist, toiling away in her lab -- the kitchen -- constantly tinkering with that single ingredient that’s become her life’s passion -- chocolate. With her newest endeavor, The Chocolate Lab, Spivey specializes in the type of gourmet chocolate candy bars that make the mouth water and the mind wander.


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But like every creative soul, Spivey needed the funds to create her mad creation.

“I was hoping a magical fairy would leave a sack of money underneath my pillow one night,” opined Spivey in September on eat & talk, her popular Wordpress blog that explores veganand vegetarian-friendly topics.

Hoping to raise money for expensive equipment and related start-up costs, Spivey rolled up her sleeves and thought outside the box.

“My fundraising experience taught me that not only is community support invaluable for a business’ success, but it also reinforces the ideals that [the] community wants to see thrive,” says Spivey, a 2006 photography graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design. “If people want more sustainable businesses in their community, they will support them.”

In September, she launched a page on KickStarter, a popular crowd funding website used to fund creative projects. Through Kickstarter, she found that she could persuade friends, colleagues and even strangers to help finance her efforts at sweet success. During the funding window, Spivey kept in touch with her supporters, posting several Kickstarter notes, including updates that included images of a newly-purchased commercial grade KitchenAid mixer. Ultimately, the project successfully reached its funding goal on October 15th, finishing with over $9800 from nearly 100 online benefactors. Spivey has already put the much-needed dollars to good use, purchasing equipment, designing candy bar labels and advancing distribution and marketing initiatives. “All the funds from the Kickstarter campaign have gone to equipment and supply purchases, packaging, and design. Essentially, I’ve managed to build the bare-bones of my business with what I have raised from Kickstarter,” says Spivey, 29, who hails originally from Rocky Mount, N.C.. “I’ve been able to buy all the equipment I need to make high-quality artisan candy bars as well as purchase my initial supply of organic, fair trade chocolate and other pantry items.” When starting a business from scratch, especially one as equipment-intensive as candy-making, every little morsel counts. To show her appreciation, Spivey offered a system of tiered rewards to those who contributed to her Kickstarter campaign, including stickers, website mentions, posters and, of course, her artisanal chocolate candy bar creations. With the Kickstarter campaign now complete, Spivey’s been busying herself returning the goodwill others had shown her.

Chocolate Nuggets What does 66% chocolate mean exactly? You might have seen a few gourmet organic chocolate bars with percentages on them. What these figures represent is the amount of cacao in the chocolate whether it is the cacao bean, powder, or butter. The higher the percentage, the higher the amount of cacao in the chocolate opposed to other ingredients like sugar and butter. A chocolate bar with 71% organic chocolate is going to have a darker, earthier taste than chocolate with 66% organic chocolate, which is creamier and fruitier. Beans grown on the same farm can range in taste from nuttiness, fruitiness, or any number of flavors. This can be due to various reasons from the beans not getting enough shade, genetics, or fermentation. The quality of the cacao bean is in the hands of the farmers who grow them.

What about the term “single origin”?

Most chocolate companies get their cacao beans from all over the place. One bar of chocolate could be made beans from multiple regions from just as many countries. A single origin chocolate bar means that it’s made form beans from the region, usually the same farm, and were grown and processed by the same people who planted them. By blending a variety of beans from the same region, you come out with a superior quality chocolate that has a rich, deep flavor. “I’ll be spending my holidays fulfilling my rewards for everyone who backed me on Kickstarter,” says Spivey, who has started offering her chocolates on Etsy, a popular art-and-crafty e-commerce website. “That means that I’ll be making over 600 candy bars to ship out to everyone who supported me and helped me get this business going.” Of course, it hasn’t been all chocolate brick roads and nougat dreams for her to get this far. She endured semesters of photography classes, one particularly cold Boston winter, and suffered for her art by gaining 20 pounds from chocolate tastings alone. Spivey stayed focused like her beloved camera, diligently pursuing her side project in her down time between work and school, baking cakes for her friends and mapping out what would eventually become The Chocolate Lab.

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“I believe in getting right to the source of things whenever possible.” Although she enjoyed art school, her heart always seemed to come back to her love of baking, but in Kelly’s mind – baking wasn’t a career. Soon enough, upon returning to Savannah, she landed a baking job at Lulu’s Chocolate Bar where she began her love affair with all things chocolate. The downtown cafe provided a proving ground for her to learn all she could about gourmet chocolates, candy, and baking. In 2011, Kelly began working as a baker at Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Café, an obliging neighborhood destination south of Forsyth Park on Bull Street .

All her candy bars are small-batch produced and preservative-free. Each bar is two inch-long by one inch-high portions, and comes in a customdesigned wrapper. With low carbon footprints and local ingredients like honey from the Savannah Bee Company, PERC coffee, and milk, cream, and butter from Southern Swiss Dairy, how could she go wrong? A sampling of Spivey’s unique sweet creations include Bourbon-Soaked Toasted Pecans, Maple Caramel Buttery Shortbread and Fig Caramel and Vanilla Nougat dipped in organic dark chocolate. Her personal favorite is the S’mores Bar dipped in 66% Organic TCHO chocolate. To spread the chocolate gospel, Spivey has hosted several tastings at Foxy Loxy, giving chocolate connoisseurs an opportunity to dig a little bit deeper into the stories behind the bars.

As a practicing vegan, Spivey brought her openminded sensibilities to the team at Foxy Loxy, crafting recipes for vegan brownies that are just as chocolatey as their dairy alternatives. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, Spivey stirred, poured, mixed, and melted her ideas for The Chocolate Lab, testing several varieties “At my chocolate tastings I discuss the of chocolate and candies to chocolate-making process to give the perfect her own version of attendees a better sense of how the flavor the classic candy bar. in the chocolate is created,” she notes. “ Of course, I don’t make chocolate from the bean, The kind of ingredients she uses but I do make it a point to educate everyone that are hardly run of the mill. She uses attends my tastings on how it is made.” only the finest quality, fair-trade cacao (raw chocolate) and, whenever possible, local ingredients and suppliers. With the Chocolate Lab now up and running, Kelly For More Information: plans to send her candy bars back to the cacao farms so those who are at the Learn more about The Chocolate Lab, visit Kelly’s project beginning of the chocolate bean’s journey page at and can enjoy the product of their labor.

can also find the Chocolate Lab on Facebook and Twitter.

“I believe in getting right to the source of things whenever possible,” she says. “FairTrade products ensure that the farmers involved with producing the amazing products I work with, cacao especially, get a fair share of the profits.”


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This holiday season, consider buying local...

tudies have shown that buying from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, equates to a significantly larger amount of your dollars staying within your community. This recirculation of money within the community, enhances and strengthens our local economy. Aside from the economic impact, locally made products also have less of environmental impact. Local products and the businesses who choose to sell them, travel less distances to reach the end consumer. In the case of food products, less transportation usually equates to a fresher product and higher level of quality overall. This holiday gift guide showcases some of our favorite stores and goods that exemplify the vibrancy and quality of our local independent business community. Remember that this really but a small sample of the richness of products and services available in Savannah. While it is not always possible to buy what you need

locally, we recommend the next time you are about to spend, that you think of buying local first! Together, we can all lend a hand to continue to make Savannah one of the most unique and independent cities in the South.

Did you know? If the people of an average American city were to shift just 10% of their spending from chains to local businesses, it would bring an additional $235 million per year to the community’s economy. (To put that into perspective, the rationale behind the harbor deepening project is that it is projected to bring in $174 million per year to Savannah’s economy) A 10% shift of consumption to that of locally grown produce from local farms would save over 300,000 gallons of fuel consumption and reduce CO2 by 7.3 million pounds. Well FED



1801 Habersham St / (912)236-7642 Cheesecake. Wine. Gourmet. This summizes, yet hardly begins to describe the wide array of products and services offered here. Form is Savannah’s finest “Tastery”. With over 60 cheeses, 400+/- wines and a “Value Vault” containing 60 wines for under $20, plus over 150 more on the floor.The guys offer an ever changing gourmet to-go menu and recently started serving freshly brewed coffee as well. Local mushroom farm, amFOG can also be spotted selling fresh mushrooms there, right next to the public ping pong table and bicycle rack. From simple food & wine pairings for intimate dinners to large scale catering events, these consummate professionals provide an intimate level of service that is rarely seen these days. Most patrons become regulars after their first visit and quickly become part of the family. Each member of the FORM family is a professional of their trade and ready to spend as much time as necessary with each customer to ensure they not only find what they’re looking for, but too also help introduce them to their new favorite vice. Come to experience why there is no better experience than buying local.You’ll love these guys.

Support Your Local Book Store Well FED strongly encourages all our readers to make at least one trip this holiday season, to support these now rare Savannah institutions and bastions for literary history and community.

The Book Lady Bookstore

6 East Liberty St / (912) 233-3628 Since 1978, Savannah’s only full service, independently owned, used and new books bookstore. Located in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District with over 50,000 books in 40 genres, wifi café, reading garden, fine binding repair, search service, knowledgeable staff, and frequent author events – including the popular quarterly poetry and literary performance series, Seersucker Live.

E. Shaver Booksellers

326 Bull St / (912) 234-7257 Located on beautiful Madison Square and in business for over 36 years, with 12 rooms of new books to explore. E Shaver’s is also the exclusive distributor of Oglethorpe Press. Titles include topics of our region’s history, such as Savannah plantations, silversmiths, and historical figures.

Support Your Local Pet Products Store There are still a few local stores around town that know their customers on a first name basis. Even regionally made products can be found as well, including the ever popular Oliver Bentleys and now also Bubba Rose doggie treats.

The Grateful Hound / 32 Barnard St / (912) 236-7297

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Chocolat by Adam Turoni

Savannah Tea Room

One of Savannah’s best kept secrets… but not for long. Adam Turoni has recently opened up a retail location at the corner of Broughton and Montgomery. This is all part of his meteoric rise to becoming not only the city’s premier chocolatier, but currently also the only in the city. Since appearing on Paula Deen’s “Best Dishes” television show, Turoni’s chocolates have been regularly featured in the media and public events. His holiday inspired indulgences are perfect for the hard to shop for on your list – and now include selections that feature Savannah Bee Co. honey.

So much more than a tourist destination, the gender friendly atmosphere is warm and well appointed. Aside from operating as a full service tea room (reservations strongly suggested for afternoon teas), the front of the establishment is filled with a carefully selected variety of items ranging from chess sets to imported tea cups and other fine accoutrements. Aside from one of the finest selections of loose teas from around the world, be sure to also try the widely popular “Tee Kandis” – a German tradition and lovely alternative to ordinary sugar when having tea and perfect for entertaining guests.

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Savannah Wine Cellar

5500 Abercorn St / (912) 355-9463

This boutique shop carries over 300 wines and features an ever changing selection in their “self-serve” wine stations, created by Napa Technology Company. While “local” wine is virtually nonexistent, we did discover a regional label from Lumpkin County, Georgia. Located in the Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, it’s a great place to discover a new favorite.

Locally Roasted Coffee Cup Coffee Roasters / 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd. #14 / (912)856-5866 PERC Coffee / 2424 DeSoto Ave / (912) 209-0025Cup to Ogeechee River Coffee / 4517 Habersham St / (912) 354-7420

Now is a great time to be a coffee lover! With local coffee on the rise and four, that’s right: four, different local roasters, there has never been a better time to ditch the grocery store brands and try something that is truly fresh roasted. The difference will astound you! Rather than pick favorites, we challenge you to find one for yourself. With multiple retail locations throughout the city and online ordering available, a fresh bag will be easy to get your hands on. Also, be sure to try some of these limited edition holiday roasts while they last!

Savannah Coffee Roasters 2700 Gregory St / (800) 352-2994

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4700E Hwy 80 East / (912) 898-2131 The area’s only Green Certified Restaurant, well known for their healthy and beautifully appointed catering and carry-out cuisine, has now also started canning their fresh local vegetables in several unique seasonal varieties. A great stop on your way home in The Islands or for planning your next holiday party; their gourmet and healthy selections also include local cheeses, pastas, and a daily array of prepared dishes that offer customers unique gift solutions for the health concious at heart.


606 Abercorn St / (912) 335-7027 This downtown trattoria has been a long time favorite of locals and tourist alike. Executive chef and owner, Roberto Leoci has taken his global experience and filtered it into a unique menu of back-to-basics Italian cuisine boasting fresh ingredients, homemade pastas, brick-oven pizzas, enticing entrees and an extensive wine list. Sure to be as famous as the cuisine, Chef Leoci has just launched a line of retail products that exemplify his commitment to fresh and flavorful craft. Selections include creations such as a raspberry jalapeno jam, Vidalia onion relish, sweet baby beets, and soon to come pestos, vinegars and more.


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The Salt Table

51 Barnard St / (912) 447-0200 So much more than only salt, the boutique tasting room is filled with over 200 different flavors of salts, sugars, and other seasonings to savor. Orders can also be placed directly online and shipped as a gift to anywhere in the US. You’ll want to be sure to check out the extensive products guides and recipes when visiting the website for a treasure trove of information. In addition to The Salt Table product line, the store also offers local and Georgia products such as honey, coffee, pasta, oils and vinegars, wine, and even pottery.

Low Country Gourmet Foods

10 West Broughton St / (912) 233-9155 Yet another great specialty foods store on Broughton Street, this gourmet tasting room specializes in aged balsamic vinegars and extra-virgin olive oils; with an additional selection of gourmet seasonings, pastas and sauces.There one of a kind concoctions include flavors such as Sicilian Lemon and Persian Lime, just to name a few. Visit their website to get the complete list of products and even make your purchases online.

Savannah Bee Company

(800) 955-5080 / A Savannah institution that needs no introduction. Ever since Savannah native, Ted Denard, started selling his home-extracted Tupelo honey around town in 1998; he has continued to raise the bar, sharing his passion for honeybees through education, premium beeswax-based body care, and bottling the most delicious honey in the world. New this holiday season, is the Le Creuset premium stoneware Honey Pot and Tea Honey gift set. And for the most important people in your life: The most precious product of the hive, royal jelly, has been turned into a body butter that is unrivaled in quality and ingredients.

Frali Gourmet

(912) 234-4644 / A long time Well FED favorite: Frali’s all natural, oldworld traditions are at the heart of their time-honored process for creating artisanal pastas, sauces and oil preserved vegetables.Their products can be purchased directly online, at The Forsyth Farmers Market, and at many fine independent gourmet shops around town.

Kitchens on the Square

38 Barnard St / (912) 236-0100 “A mini amusement park for food lovers�, this place really is an interactive kitchen experience from floor to ceiling! Their vast selection of unique and fun kitchen accessories also includes some Savannah kitsch, ranging from cookbooks, local organic grits, and one of a kind aprons created by local artists Johnny Walgate. New owner, Nicole Carrillo, and her staff make this one of the most enjoyable shopping experiences to be had!

Savannah Homebrew Shoppe

2102 Skidaway Rd / (912) 201-9880 This local homebrew headquarters is truly a hidden gem. Inconspicuously hiding across the street from The Five Point Beverage Shop on Skidaway, this small warehouse has everything you need to start crafting your own beer, wine, or even cheese. The wealth of knowledge and selection is unrivaled anywhere in the city and definitely not found anywhere online. Call for hours or to make an appointment. A particularly interesting gift idea: Try a custom craft beer starter kit or 4 week wine kit.

24e Design Co.

24 East Broughton St / (912) 233-2274 This furniture store and interior design company, founded by community leader Ruel Joyner, provides an impressive collection of modern furniture and home furnishings that seek to redefine the role of furniture and individuality. So when is a piece of furniture, no longer just a piece of furniture? How about when is has the soul of generations of Savannah history. Now featuring tables created from reclaimed materials, handcrafted by local Savannah artisans. Each table is unique, not only in appearance, but in the story each individual component is imbued with. A true Savannah original.

Good Vibrations Health and More 1514 Butler Ave / (912) 786-5103

Whether you live on The Islands or just coming for a visit, be sure to stop and check out this natural health and wellness shop at the beach on Tybee Island. The store sells a variety of wellness products: vitamins, supplements, herbs, homeopathy, flower essences, healing salves, teas, essential oils, natural perfumery, natural soaps, books, self-defense products, candles, sage, incense, and crystals.


10 West Liberty St / (912) 349-9620 Downtown Savannah is filled with great places to appreciate and purchase local art and craft, but by far, this is Well FED’s favorite. Formerly used as The Wooden Sheep’s retail space, ReCreate is a collaboration of local creatives working towards the prosperity and growth of Savannah’s art culture and community. The gallery, shop, and co-op creates an opportunity for both locals and tourists alike to enjoy; interact with; and purchase local, original artwork, while also developing a resource for artists seeking exposure or insight within their field. More than just a typical art gallery, the cooperative is working to build a gathering place for creatives to come together and seeks to be a place of community and connection for the artists of Savannah. Stop by the shop, open Thursday through Sunday, to check out locally made art, handmade accessories, household goods, jewelry, and apparel.

Salacia Salts

Retail Locations include:

24e, Herb Creek Landscape, Smith Brothers This bath and body line consisting of hand scrubs and salt soaks captures the spirit of the coast in an exquisite blend of botanicals, essential oils and 100% pure Atlantic sea salt, providing a restorative, soothing bath experience. The products feature natural ingredients and are hand-mixed and packaged in ecofriendly materials including reclaimed, repurposed wine bottles. The products are vegan-friendly and free from sulfates, colorants, parabens, petrochemicals and animal products. Packaging is recyclable and product labels are biodegradable. Well FED


Local Farm Bag

(912) 272-4202 / Local FarmBag is a locally owned and operated home delivery service offering top quality organic and local produce, artisan foods, and groceries to food lovers throughout the Savannah and Hilton Head areas. Additional selections from some of our favorite vendors include locally roasted Perc Coffee, Flat Creek Lodge and Sweet Grass Dairy artisanal cheeses, Hunter Cattle bacon and eggs, and even prepared dishes from Thrive Carryout Café. The Well FED Family are personal subscribers to this service and love the variety and convenience that comes with every bag. If your having trouble deciding what to give someone this year, giving the gift of a bag of fresh produce to someone’s door is one of the most unique gifts around! Visit them online or call to create your own custom order.

Forsyth Farmers Market

Saturdays at the South end of Forsyth Park Founded in 2009 by six women who came together with the intention of supporting their common vision of a local food system that is good for the health of all people and the environment; the Forsyth Farmers’ Market exemplifies the type of Savannah we hope everyone gets to share in. The farmers market is still open for business and packed with seasonal foods such as red beets, potatoes, mushrooms, kale and greens, scallions, and an array of herbs. Fresh eggs, meats, dairy and breads are also available year round. So much more than just a market; their educational initiatives seek to increase awareness about nutritious locally grown food and a healthy lifestyle. During this season of giving, we encourage our readers to consider supporting the market and its initiatives by making charitable donations to this worthwhile organization. You can even sign up to become a “Friend of the Forsyth Farmers Market” online or in person at the market. This support helps to sustain and grow its education and advocacy programs and includes several membership benefits. Sign up today!

Savannah Food Co-op

1106 East 59th St / Since 2007, when a group of Moms began to meet and discuss ways to gain access to affordable, local, organic foods; their ordering membership has grown from 20 families to nearly 200. Offerings include a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, pastured eggs and meats, wildcaught seafood, all natural and organic dairy, raw honey, dry goods and drugstore items. For the holiday season, the co-op will be selling gift boxes that are a complilation of products from local vendors and artisans. Prices range from $15-$30. Here’s what you will find in each box: Small: 1/2 lb PERC Coffee, 1x bar Tybee Creek Soap Company Soap, 1x 6oz bottle B&G Honey Farm Honey Medium: 1/2 lb PERC Coffee, 1x bar Tybee Creek Soap Company Soap, 1x bag dried Frali Pasta, 1x bag Riverview Farms Grits Large: 1/2 lb PERC Coffee, 1x bar Tybee Creek Soap Company Soap, 1x 6oz bottle B&G Honey Farm Honey, 1x bag Riverview Farm Grits, 1x bag dried Frali Pasta, 1x jar Frali Carreterra Pasta Sauce Learn more online or email them directly at:

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FARM in the

forest Written by Rhonda Barlow, MPH, RD, LD, CLC


verseeing the grooming of Georgia’s future farmers in the state’s fourth largest city is a task Madeleine Zador has successfully managed for over three years. Windsor Forest High School is home of the Savannah Chatham County Public School System’s only Agriscience Career Pathway.

Photos: (Above) Students at work in the garden. (Below: L to R) Madeleine Zador and Susan Giddens. (Top Right) FFA students participating in the 2012 Savannah Food Day Festival.


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Photo Credit: DreamWeaver Photos

These Future Farmers of America (FFA) students are seen all over town – from the school’s weekly “Market Fair” produce sale, to the Forsyth Farmer’s Market, to the Savannah Food Day Festival – promoting the virtues of sustainable gardening and small animal husbandry as they sell the fruits of their labor. All proceeds from the food and egg sales go to building the school’s Agriscience Program and to off-set the fees the students have to pay when they participate in various FFA competitions. The group won first place in the 2011 Meat Judging Area Competition. The Agriscience Program recently received a $56,000 Capital Equipment grant from the State Board of Education which was used to purchase a biodiesel processor, a hydroponics produce growing system and an aquaponics fish farm system. The community farmer turned Windsor’s Farm to School Mentor, Susan Giddens of Gratitude Gardens, is providing an opportunity for the FFA students to gain real-life farming and community engagement experiences. This work-based learning partnership provides the students the opportunity to participate in the practical farming experience from planting the seeds to washing and packaging the finished product for sale. Other Farm to School efforts at the school include partnering with the Nutrition Advisory Council student advisor, Joi Green, to conduct school health activities such as a school cafeteria makeover, nutrition/ agriculture education activities, and taste testing of the produce grown in the school’s garden. You can learn more about FFA at php. If you would like to purchase a weekly farm box from the school or support the farm in the forest you can contact Madeleine Zador at 395-3400 or Susan Giddens at 313-3857.

Wednesday - Saturday 12pm-6pm

All I want for Christmas...

C hloe is for adoption!

Whether you’re looking to adopt a new pet or you are just an animal lover, please consider the following rescues and shelters this holiday season. Shelter animals want only one thing for Christmas; A loving family. If you can’t give a shelter animal a home, you can donate funds, blankets, food, or just a helping hand to shelters that help animals find forever homes.

Solace Pit Bull Rescue

The idea for Solace was conceived in 2009 by Rob and Kelli Miller following the loss of their own Staffordshire Terrier, Louise. Louise, a gentle soul, was found chained to a tree. She was covered head to toe in scars and was emaciated to the point of not being able to stand. Once nursed completely back to health, Louise taught the Solace family the good and bad of being a bully breed owner. Prejudice against the breed was brought to light, as was the plight of most pit bulls, Staffordshire terriers, and other larger breeds in shelters across the world. Larger, more muscular dogs in shelters usually will NOT be adopted to good homes, or will be the first to be euthanized due to human fear and ignorance. Today, Solace is spreading the word that pits and other breeds are great dogs, and have even had theirs become Canine Good Citizens and Therapy Dogs. In the 3 years since they began, Solace has grown to include foster homes, volunteers, and a canine behaviorist to their growing family. If you are interested in adopting, please visit their website to view the dogs Solace Rescue has for adoption.

Chloe is a 5 year old playful girl looking for a forever home. She is spayed, heartworm negative, and up to date on vaccines. Chloe does well with other dogs and children. Please consider making her a part of your family. Please contact Solace Pit Bull Rescue if you are interested in meeting Chloe.

Humane Society of Greater Savannah

7215 Sallie Mood Drive / (912) 354-9515 /

More than 55 years ago, a group of concerned animal lovers joined together to organize The Humane Society of Chatham-Savannah, Inc. (later changed to Greater Savannah). Their mission is to lead our community in the compassionate treatment of animals, to address the causes of animal suffering and overpopulation, to educate and encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions and to provide care for animals in need. All funding is from private donation; special events; grants; and from the proceeds of their “Pick of the Litter” Thrift Shop. They receive NO funding from any government agency, and NO money from any other animal welfare organization including the Humane Society of the United States. That is why it is so important that we continue to support this pillar of animal welfare in Savannah. This holiday season, for that pet lover or impossible to shop for person in your life, consider giving the gift of a donation to the shelter in their name. You’ll be giving two gifts at the same time and you’ll both have that warm fuzzy feeling, knowing that you’re helping some furry friends have a warm place to stay this winter.

Pound Pups in Need/Savannah Chatham Animal Control

7211 Sallie Mood Drive / (912) 525-2151 /

This small dog rescue organization was formed to assist and save the homeless, abused, and neglected pets that end up at Savannah Chatham Animal Control. The dogs and cats that come to the Animal Control Shelter are all in need of loving and permanent homes to adopt them quickly because these animals are literally on “death row”. They are scheduled to be euthanized unless a rescue agency is able give them a foster home or a forever family chooses to adopt them. There are close to 100 animals - dogs and cats- on any given day and if you come visit, you are sure to find the pet that fits your family. Give an animal a second chance at life. Well FED



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$5 Glass Wine k $3 Beer k $6 Cocktails & Martinis

Hours Tuesday thru Thursday 11:00a -11:00p Friday & Saturday 11:00a - Midnight Sunday 11:00a - 10:00p Brunch on Sunday (912) 233-0002 41 Whitaker St. Savannah, GA

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The wait is over. The paint is dry, the artwork hung, the furniture modern as new lighting lends an elegant gleam to the space’s fresh look. Photos: (in frame) Fried Duck and Waffles, Available on the brunch menu. (Below) A panoramic shot of the renovated interior.

B. Matthew’s is back, better than ever with a fresh new look and menu after a successful six-week renovation. In late November, B. Matthew’s Eatery celebrated its highly anticipated re-opening after the final touches on a stunning makeover. To mark the occasion, the East Bay Street restaurant invited longtime customers, business associates, media and special friends to a special ribbon cutting and grand re-opening event on Nov. 29. B. Matthew’s has been the flagship restaurant for Jennifer and Brian Huskey’s Gaslight Group since they purchased the downtown staple in 2006.

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The dynamic pair evolved the former deli and bakery into a successful full-service restaurant, now open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The awards and steady business have confirmed the Huskeys’ deft touch including being named one of the Top 100 Brunches in America, OpenTable.Com. This past summer, the Huskeys acquired the B.Matthew’s property at 325 Bay Street, opening up an opportunity to implement several upgrades, many of which they’d been considering since 2006. The restaurant began renovations in early September, closing its doors to the public for a brief hiatus to complete the planned upgrades. In just six short weeks, workers finalized the interior and façade work, an astonishing feat considering the amount of work undertaken. The owners took great care to modernize the dining space with several casual yet elegant touches, while retaining the eatery’s historic charm. Renovations include several cosmetic updates to the dining area, new furnishings, fresh paint, new lighting, tile flooring and added additional storage. The kitchen also received a complete makeover,

with the addition of several new appliances and a more efficient use of space. In addition to visual changes, patrons can now sample gourmet treats from the new menu. B. Matthew’s has added several new items to its menus -- the Candied Tomato Flatbread, the BIG B Burger with eight ounces of mouthwatering Painted Hills grass-fed beef, crisp lettuce and the Fried Green Tomato Benedict, a novel take on the classic breakfast dish served with two poached eggs and crunchy fried green tomatoes. Regulars should rest easy as many of the old menu favorites will still be around, including classics like the Bay Street Scramble (breakfast), the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich (lunch), and the Rosemary Confit Lamb Shank for a dinner choice. B. Matthew’s longtime manager Margaret Coughlin has also added specialty drinks, seasonal cocktails, martinis and margaritas to an already impressive drink lineup. The Pomegranate Ginger Martini features Van Gogh Pomegranate Vodka, Stirrings Organic Ginger Liqueur and orange juice.

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A likely new favorite will be the refreshing “Sweet TeaTini,” a potent Southern-style amalgam of Firefly Sweet TeaVodka and lemonade over ice.As always, B. Matthew’s will continue to offer half-priced wine specials on Tuesdays and Thursdays and feature “Lighter Fare” menu items paired with glasses of white or red for just $20. Live music lovers and B. Matthew’s enthusiasts can also rejoice knowing that new musical entertainment will continue at the eatery. Thursday through Saturday will feature members of Velvet Caravan, a bluegrass lineup with folk influences rooted in Spanish, Moorish, Arabian, French and North African traditions. Thursday nights boast Jared Hall and Eric Dunn on the keyboard and double bass. On Fridays, Richard Ochoa and Sasha Strunjas will entertain on the violin and gypsy guitar, while Hall returns on Saturdays as solo keyboardist for busy winter evenings. With the state of the art renovations, updated décor, a revamped menu and and exciting ambient sounds, B. Matthew’s is sure to find itself once again a mustdo dining experience. B. Matthews is located at 325 E. Bay St. on the corner of Bay and Habersham. They are open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on Sat. & Sun. M - Th: 8am - 9pm, F & Sa.: 8am - 10pm Sunday: 9am - 3pm


roasted garlic herb hollandaise

1 clove garlic, roasted & minced 1 egg yolk 1 tb lemon juice 1 ½ tsp salt ½ tb black pepper ¼ lb butter, melted 1 tb chopped parsley, sage, & chive

Combine all ingredients, except for butter, in a bowl and whisk for 30 seconds, then begin adding melted butter slowly, in a thin stream, constantly whisking until all the butter is incorporated.


chop the tomatoes & poach the egg

step by step recipe for Crab Benedict Brought to you by Chef Will Oglesby of B. Matthews Eatery (This Recipe makes 4 Servings)


the biscuit

1 cup all-purpose flour 1/8 cup butter 3 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ½ cup buttermilk (minus 1 tb)

Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl, then work in butter by hand until crumbs are the size of peas. Fold in buttermilk until just combined. Use an ice cream scoop to shape biscuits or ¾ cup measure. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 450 degrees.


crab cake

½ lb crab meat ½ red bell pepper, diced ¼ yellow bell pepper, diced 1 tsp garlic, minced 1 tb lemon juice 1 tb sriracha 1 tb salt 1 egg ¼ cup mayonnaise ½ cup breadcrumbs 1 tb chopped parsley, sage, & chive

Combine all ingredients in mixing bowl, shape into patty, then sauté in oil for 2 minutes on each side til golden brown.


the final product

Slice biscuits in half and place on plate. Layer on baby spinach, diced tomatoes, followed by the crab cake and poached egg. Drizzle the roasted garlic herb hollandaise on top and your B.Matthews style Crab Benedict is ready. Now sit back and enjoy!

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crab benedict A crab cake served on top of a ‘made from scratch’ biscuit layered with fresh baby spinach and diced tomatoes, topped with a poached egg and a garlic herb hollandaise... See you at the brunch table!

Chef’s Tip: Use a teaspoon or two of vinegar when poaching your egg. It will help the egg stay together.

The Seasonal Chef Recipes by Savannah’s Top Chefs using Local & Seasonal Ingredients

Winter Ratatouille Brought to you by Theo Smith of Cafe Florie. Intro by R.D. Rodgers.


t Cafe Florie, you’ll find a foodie’s dream come true, real soul food without the heart destroying side effects. Theo Smith, an entrepreneur born in Savannah educated by international travels, recovered from a cerebral aneurysm and resultant earlier this year, but has not let that slow him down from bringing a dynamic new flair to traditional soul food. In spite of diminished vision and a nearly unheard of recovery we have a new kid on the block that has garnered the attention of respected culinary publications. But let me back track. In December 2011 he decided to open an organic soulfood restaurant in his birthplace, along with his cousin the beautiful Latoya Rivers. Returning to Savannah in 2008 to restore some family property and base his photography business, Theo found he could not find a well paying job, in spite of his credentials. Frustrated


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by the lack of opportunity in Chatham Co. Theo and LaToya decided to create their own; Cafe Florie. Combining family recipes with his knowledge of fine cuisine and traditional low country cooking, along with her experience in marketing, they set out to bring Theo’s vision to life. “I wanted to create a multi-cultural meeting place serving healthy versions of the food I grew up with, as well as the food I came across during my travels. The dinner table is one place where an intermingling of cultures can take place in a spirit of congeniality and peace” Theo tells me over the scintillating aroma of ratatouille he had prepared for a photo shoot featuring some of his dishes. Ratatouille was a dish that had found its way onto Theo’s family table, but he never knew its origins. When his mother or grandmother prepared it, it was called stew, though in other parts of the country it may also be known as chili or goulash.

Theo chose to share his Ratatouille recipe because of its versatility. Whatever season it may be, you can always find fresh produce to substitute into this recipe that will still result in a perfectly tasty meal. The versatility of ratatouille also lies within the serving options; try it with the Cumin Scented Cous Cous, whole wheat pasta, white or brown rice, or even a piece of homemade cornbread.

At Café Florie, all the care in the world is taken in selecting the ingredients from local sources to help ensure a sustainable economy; Sustainability being an integral part of the Geechie/Gullah tradition from which low country style food stems. So let’s round up some fresh winter vegetables from the farmers’ market and put together a meal that will warm your soul from the inside out.

Cumin Scented Couscous 1 tsp Cumin Seeds 1 ½ Cups Couscous Sea Salt Black Pepper ½ Cup Raisins 1 tbsp Vegetable Powder 2 ¾ Cups Boiling Water

Take a dry pan and toast the Couscous and Cumin seeds until medium brown.Then pour into a large bowl, add raisins, then add the boiling water and vegetable powder, and stir until incorporated. Remove from heat and cover, let stand for 15 minutes.

Winter Ratatouille 2 Large White Onions chopped 4 Garlic Cloves 3 Whole tomatoes 2 medium Squash 2 medium Zucchini 1 Eggplant 6 Brussel Sprouts, cut in half 1 Red Pepper Flakes 2 tsp Thyme 2 tsp Oregano 1 tsp Rosemary Balsamic Vinegar 1 Peppers Sugar Sea Salt & Black Pepper Tap water

Add chopped onions to a dry pan on medium heat (no oil is used) add a tablespoon of tap water instead of oil, cook for 3-5 minutes until it begins to turn translucent. Then toss in your herbs, cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes. Then add the rest of the chopped vegetables, and cook on medium to high heat for 20mins. Continuing adding tap water, small amount at a time. At the end of cooking add 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, salt & pepper. Visit Theo and Latoya at Cafe Florie for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There are lots of vegetarian/vegan options and all meat used in their restaurant is raised hormone free, grain fed, and humanely slaughtered.You can also see them at the Forsyth Farmers’ Market every Saturday, selling amazing desserts at the Gateaux de la Toya Booth. Hours:Tue - Fri: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sat: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

(912) 236-3354 / 1715 Barnard St. / Find them on Facebook!



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The Well FED Dining Guide is your ticket to good eatin’. It can help you decide whether tonight you are going to stick to your usual or discover delicious local flavors you didn’t know you were missing....until now. For your convenience, the directory is divided by location and cuisine. Don’t see your favorite place listed? Are you a business owner and want to update your listing? Contact us at:

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Photo: Gourmet Maitake, Shiitake, and Oyster mushrooms from am FOG Mushroom Farms. Now available for sale at FORM. 1801 Habersham St.


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Alligator Soul A $$$



45 Bistro A $$-$$$

Angel’s BBQ $ A




123 E. Broughton St.

B. Matthews Eatery A $$$

14 Barnard St. 912.234.3111

M-Th 5pm-11pm, Fr-Sa: 5pm-12am,Su:5-10pm M-F: 6pm-10pm, Lounge opens at 5pm.

307 E. President St. 912.233.2116

M-F: 11:30am-3pm, M-F: 6pm-10pm Lounge Su-Sa: 12pm-12am


Contemporary and relaxed resort dining atmo- Well appointed ambiance set in the Marshall sphere. Classic Southern dishes with modern House hotel. Contemporary American and European fare. Reservations Recommended. flair. Breakfast buffet and dinner tapas.

22 Square $$ A




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102 E. Broad St. 912.234.6686

Su-Th: 5:30pm-9pm, F-Sa: 5:30pm-10pm


B2 Churchill’s Pub $$ A


202 W. Bay St. 912.232.8501

13 W. Bay St.

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207 W.York St. 912.443.0909

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224 W. Julian St. 912.790.8833

M-Su: 11am-3pm


1 N. Lincoln St.

Eclectic mix of sandwiches, pasta, salads, soups and more. Daily specials. Spacious and casual express setting. Take out and catering available. Now serving brunch.

The District Cafe $ A

“Green” cafe located on the second floor of Jepsum center, overlooking Telfair Square. Traditional and unique mix of cafe selections sourced from fresh and local ingredients.


514 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912.651.9660

Historic casual setting. Daily seafood selections Intimate historic setting. Menu selections and extensive wine list. Happy Hour, include traditional British and classic American M-F from 4:30pm-7pm with appetizer specials. fare. Kitchen open til 1am everyday. Sa-Su: 11am-3pm, M-F: 5pm-10pm, M-Su: 5pm-1am Sa: 5pm-10:30pm, Su: 5pm-9pm

D12 Chart House A $$-$$$

1102 Bull St. 912.236.7133

Emphasis is on consistently delicious fresh organic, and seasonal fare served in a fun & innovative space. Children’s menu options.


Cha Bella


M-Th: 11am-9pm, F-Sa: 11am-10pm, Su: 12pm-9pm

Large eclectic menu with regular specials. Casual dining with outdoor seating located in City Market.

C2 Cafe Zeum $$

20 E. Perry St. 912.231.2385

Cafe at City Market $$ A

115 E. River St. 912.231.9049

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

Freshly prepared local and organic selections. Gluten free and vegan options. Juice bar, smoothies, soups, sandwiches, and daily specials. Located in Brighter Day Natural Foods Market M-Sa: 11am-4pm

Brighter Day Deli $

M-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm Su: 12:30pm-10pm

Su: 11am-9pm, M-Th: 11am-9pm, F-Sa: 11am-10pm

M-Th: 11am-12am, F-Sa: 11am-3am, Su: 11am-2am


Tu-Th: 5pm-10pm, F-Sa: 5pm-12am, Su: 5pm-10pm

Southwestern BBQ. Sandwiches, platter, or by New American cuisine with a Southern Flair. the pound. Large selection of craft beer. Live Located in a restored, historic cotton wareMusic on weekends at 6:30pm. Jazz on Fri. house overlooking the Savannah River.

Billy’s Place $$ A

M-Sa: 11am-3am, Su: 11am -2am

109 Whitaker St. 912.233.6411 315 W. Julian St. 14 N. Abercorn Ramp 912.233.2626 Grill B8 K1 Boar’s Head$$ G6 Blowin’ Smoke BBQ A A $

Casual dining atmosphere on the river. Serving Classic intimate dining ambiance. Menu selections include contemporary American standard American fare. Famous for oysters. and international fare. Karaoke on Fri. & Sa. nights.


13 E Broughton St. 912.236.1557

Serving Cajun, Italian, American and seafood. Cozy with full bar. Open for over 20 years. Live music every night at 9pm. Pool & Darts in upstairs bar.

Children’s Menu

Bernie’s A $$


Casual express dining with an extensive bbq menu that includes their famous pork, rib and brisket dinners.They also provide a wide selection of locally caught seafood. M-Sa: 11:30am-8pm, Su: 11:30am-3:30pm

Vegetarian Options

Su-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-12am

Award winning burgers and standard American fare. Casual dining setting with over 170 burgers on menu

Casual dining in a well appointed historic building. Nationally acclaimed menu featuring certified Angus beef steaks and fresh seafood. Daily Specials. M-Sa: 11am-3pm, M-Sa: 5pm-10pm, Su. Brunch: 11:30am-3pm


325 E. Bay St.

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114 Barnard St. 912.495.0902 912.721.5002 700 Drayton St. 912.232.7899 21 W. Oglethorpe Ln. 912.233.1319 B&D Burgers Bayou Cafe Barnes BBQ Express B7 Belford’s D5 D6 A A $$ - $$$ $ A $ A $

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Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm

Memphis style barbecue in a casual setting. Casual bistro setting with full bar. Serving Lavish contemporary ambiance. Eclectic Eclectic menu with international and southern Simple menu includes standard barbecue fare. award winning breakfast. Southern inspired menu with traditional southern, American, and flair. Contemporary fine dining ambiance. “A little taste of Heaven that’s been through contemporary menu in Savannah’s oldest European influences. Fresh, Local, and Organic Fare. tavern. Hell.” M-Sa: 8am-10pm, Su. Brunch:9am-3pm M–Su: 5:30pm–10pm M-Su: 7am-2pm, M-Su: 5pm-10pm Tu: 11:30am-3pm, W-Sa: 11:30a-6pm

700 Drayton A $$$

BBQ, Southern, Seafood, Burgers, Sandwiches, etc.



Southern Tapas, soups, salads. Light lunch menu. Heavier dinner menu includes local shrimp and selection of finer cuts of beef.

17 Hundred 90 A $$

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Casual intimate atmosphere. Internationally inspired small plate fare and desserts. Extensive wine and drink list. Tu-Th: 4:30-12am, F-Sa: 4:30-1am, Su: 11:30am-3:30pm

21 W. Bay St.

Casual contemporary atmosphere serving eclectic American fare. Large beer selection with house brewery. M-Th: 11am-11pm, F-Sa: 11am-12am, Su: 11am-11pm

311 W. Congress St. 912.447.0943

M-Sa: 11am-3am, Su: 12pm-3am

M-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-10:30pm, Su: 11am-10pm

11 W. Liberty St. 912.239.9600

Casual intimate Scottish Pub. Menu features traditional American and Scottish fare.

Casual eclectic atmosphere matches the eclectic menu. Large selection of pizzas, hoagies, munchies and beers.

21 E. McDonough St. 912.495.0705

M-Sa: 8am-3am, Su: 8am-2am


M-Su: 6-10pm

Contemporary casual atmosphere. Southern influenced menu utilizing local and seasonal selections. Boutique wine list.

109 Jefferson St. 102 Congress St. 912.790.9000 117 W. River St. 912.233.2600 1110 Bull St. 912.349.5878 Molly MacPherson’s Mellow Mushroom Moon River Brewing Co. B5 D3 H5 G6 A $ $$ A $$ A

Classic casual Irish American pub. Serving large breakfast, lunch and dinner selections. Famous for nightly karaoke

912.233.9626 McDonough’s A $$

Paula Deen family establishment. Classic southern fare serving buffet style and menu specials. M-Sa: 11am-3pm, M-Sa: 5pm-close, Su: 11am-5pm

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

Traditional Irish pub with Irish singing every night. Menu features classic American and Irish fare. M-Sa: 11pm-3am, Su: 12:30pm-2:30am


411 W Bay St.

M-F: 6am-1030am, M-F 1130am-130pm, Sa-Su: 6am-11am, M-Su: 5-10pm

Inside the Doubletree Hotel. Mix of American selections and bistro fare. Classic Southern lunch buffet served Mon-Sat. More international selections at dinner with traditional desserts


11 W. Bay St. 912.790.7000 P6 Maxwell’s $$ A

Casual rooftop dining featuring an extensive Large menu featuring classic American Barbeque, ribs, and wings served in an upbeat menu of salads, apps, sandwiches and dinner breakfast and lunch selections. Casual setting. atmosphere with servers in red cowgirl boots. entrees. M: 4-11pm, Tu-Th: 11am-11pm, M-Su: 7am-2pm M-Sa: 11am-3am ,Su: 11:30am-2am F-Sa: 11am-2am, Su: 12-11pm

Children’s Menu

122 E. Liberty St. 912.944.4343 912.231.0100 9 Drayton St. 912.236.7494 Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub B4 Lady and Sons D5 Local 11Ten $$ A A $$ $$$ A

Authentic New Orleans cuisine. Serving late breakfasts and local seafood in a casual atmosphere. M-Th: 7am-10pm, F: 7am-11pm, Sa: 8am-11pm, Su: 8am-10pm

115 E. River St. 28 Drayton St. 912.234.7385 John Ryan’s Bistro & Pub B5 B2 A $$

Standard southern breakfast cuisine and lunch options. Soup and Salad Bar (M-F: 10am-2pm),Weekend Breakfast Buffet (Sa-Su: 6:30am - 2pm)

912.644.7172 131 W. River St. 912.234.1971 321 Habersham St. Henry’s Restaurant Huey’s on the River B7 C7 A $$ $

Tu-Th: 7:30am-8:30pm, F: 7:30am-9:30pm, Sa: 9am-9:30pm, Su: 9am-3pm

Classic café fare mixed with southern and international selections. Historic intimate atmosphere.

Vegetarian Options

M-Su: 5pm-10pm M-Sa: 11am-Close Su: 12pm-Close M-Su: 6:30am-3pm, 912.233.5600 117 Whitaker St. 912.232.7118 315 W. Congress St. 912.232.6628 Isaac’s on Drayton J.J. Bonerz C7 J. Christopher’s H7 $$ A $ A $

Casual Island setting with spacious seating Spacious, finely appointed dining area. Menu and bar. A fusion of traditional american includes contemporary American and internaand island selections, serving grassfed tional fare. burgers and pastured pork.

912.349.1000 301 W. Jones St. 912.236.3322 FlipFlopTikiBar&Grill D5 Garibaldi’s Cafe A $$-$$$ A $ - $$

10 W. State St.

Su-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm

M-F: 7am-2:45pm

Open Everyday 11am-11pm

Casual and spacious indoor and outdoor shaded dining areas. Menu offers traditional American fare such as calamari, burgers, soups, wings, and a variation of sandwiches

Congress Street Social Club $ A D2

912.231.0701 130 Low Factors Walk 912.238.1985 411 W. Congress St. Fiddler’s Crab House Firefly Cafe H9 B7 A $$ A $$

Su-Th: 7am-4pm, F-Sa: 7am-5pm

Su-Th:11-10pm, F-Sa:11am-11pm

912.233.0402 404 Abercorn St. Debi’s/Laurie’s E5 $

M-Fr: 7am-4pm, Sa-Su: 8am-4pm


Small cozy atmosphere serving traditional cafe cuisine and different variations of coffee beverages.

Cobblestone Cafe $ Some restrictions may apply.

Local, fresh seafood selections and standard American fare. Served in casual setting with scenic views.



Casual local atmosphere. Serving breakfast all day and lunch. Selections include standard diner and southern fare. Outdoor seating available


Delivery Available.

Savannah’s second oldest restaurant and Relaxed local feel. Serving down home style parlor. Selections include interesting takes on American breakfast and lunch. Daily specials. traditional American dishes.

Crystal Beer Parlor $ - $$ A

BBQ, Southern, Seafood, Burgers, Sandwiches, etc.



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214 W. Boundary St. 912.790-9000 B5 Roly Poly $

Call for Hours


Call for Hours

Nationally recognized culinary arts training program and restaurant, helping individuals work toward self sufficiency. Dining here makes a difference in the local community. M-F: 8am-2:30pm


225 E Bay St.

M-W: 5pm-12am, Th-Sa: 5pm-3am

Neapolitan style pizzas and contemporary light bar fare. Craft beer and alchemic cocktails served in a contemporary setting.

245 Bull St. 912.232.3955 The Sparetime N12 $ A

Well FED


M-Sa: 11am-until

35 Whitaker St.

Local late night spot for affordable pizza. Casual express setting.


115 E. River St.

Panoramic river view and live music every night. Menu features American fare and seafood. M-W: 11-10:30pm, Th-F: 11am-11pm, Sa: 9am-11pm, Su: 9am-2pm



27 Barnard St.

Su-Th: 11am-2am, F-Sa: 11am-3am

M-Su: 11am-4pm, Su-Th: 4pm-10pm, F-Sa: 4pm-11pm

15 E. River St.

Casual American setting. Serving large selection of wings and American fare.

Contemporary southern cuisine. Spacious elegant ambiance. Extensive wine menu.

317 E. River St. 912.790.8512 912.233.1633 12 W. Liberty St. 912.236.3009 711 E. Broad St. 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. Sweet Melissa’s D5 Tubby’s Tank House B7 Vic’s on the River C4 B6 Wild Wing Cafe $ A $$ A A $ $$$

Pizza galley and saloon. Large menu also includes pasta, salads, and stackers. “Home of the original chicken finger.” Su-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm

313 E. River St. 912.233.3156 Starfish Cafe B10 $ $$

Casual English pub with classic historic setting. Relaxed atmosphere in the downstairs of the European influenced pub fare and specialties. East Bay Inn. Classic American cuisine mixed with Asian selections as well M-Th: 11:30am-12am, F-Sa: 11:30am-2am, M-F: 11am-3pm, W-Th: 6pm-9pm F-Sa: 6pm-10pm Su: 11:30am- 10pm

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

Relaxed café setting. Sunday brunch. Menu selections include specialty sandwiches, desserts and more. M-Sa: 11:30am-4pm, Su: 11-4pm

912.777.3222 301 W. Broughton St. 912.236.4229 Soho South Cafe H5 Spanky’s $ A A

Casual fine dining setting.Various menu items prepared at table. Extensive seafood selections. M-Su: 11am-10pm


Burgers, sandwiches, salads, and wings in a comfortable family & sports bar atmosphere. Live Music.

Children’s Menu


Contemporary American and European creations seved in an intimate, casual, yet refined two story establishment Tu-Th: 5:30-11pm, F-Sa: 5:30-12am, Sa-Su: 11am-3pm

110 W. Julian St. 912.233.0002 41 Whitaker St. 114 Barnard St. 912.443.9962 102 W. Bay St. 912.233.8222 Six Pence Pub Skyler’s Restaurant Shrimp Factory G6 C8 B10 D3 A $$ $ A A $$

Finely appointed, intimate atmosphere. Serving contemporary selections with American and European influences. Su-Th: 6pm-10:30pm, Sa: 5:30pm-11:30pm


411 E. River St.

Casual classic American atmosphere. Large selection of seafood. Raw bar featuring oysters. Su-Th: 5pm-10pm, F-Sa: 5pm-10:30pm

Vegetarian Options

877.486.9575 Satisfied

M-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm, Su: 11:30-10pm

Expansive menu featuring fresh local seafood and homemade breads and desserts. Historic casual setting.

912.234.1900 125 W. River St. 912.232.1565 Sage D4 Sapphire Grill C4 A $$ A $$

Elegant and eclectic setting in the Bohemian Casual express setting. Extensive selection of Hotel. Southern contemporary cuisine serving wraps, sandwiches, soups, and salads. breakfast, lunch, and dinner. M-F: 10am-5pm, Sa: 11am-5pm M-Su: 7am-10pm

1 W. Liberty St.

Upscale yet casual cafe style atmosphere with limited outdoor patio seating and full bar. Menu includes high quality American food.

912.232.4286 23 Abercorn St. River Street Oyster Bar B11 A $$

Su-M: 5pm-10:30pm, Tu-Th: 11am-10:30pm F-Sa: 11am-11pm


Well appointed, historical setting. Extensive Wine List, Seasonal menu features seafood and southern fare.

Olde Pink House A $$$ Some restrictions may apply.

Rocks on the River $$ A

Tu-Th: 5:30pm-10:30pm, F-Sa: 5:30pm-11:30pm

Intimate historic setting. Menu features locally inspired selections with European influences.

912.232.5997 107 W. Jones St. 912.443.3210 321 Jefferson St. Public Kitchen & Bar H6 River House Seafood A4 $-$$ $$ A A

Nationally recognized casual lunch dining. Classic southern home cooking served family style at shared tables M-F: 11am-2pm


Delivery Available.


In the Old Town Trolley Tours Building. Specializing in Southern Style BBQ all with our own homemade rubs & sauces. Ribs, Chicken,fish, and Fresh Cut Fries. Tu-Sa: 11am-9:30pm

Ole Skool BBQ $

BBQ, Southern, Seafood, Burgers, Sandwiches, etc.


Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room I5 Noble Fare A $$ $$

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912.234.2433 C5 Carpe Vas $

513 E. Oglethorpe Ave. 912.233.6394

Historic ice cream parlor. Casual family setting. Serving a wide variety of icecreams, specialty beverages, sandwiches, and soups. Su: 12pm-10pm, M-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm

324 W. Bolton St. 912.232.4447

7 E. Broughton St.

M-Sat: 10am-5pm Lunch served 11:30am-4pm

Boutique store and tea room.Well appointed relaxed atmosphere. Full afternoon tea available (reservations suggested for afternoon tea)

13 E. Park Avenue 912.239.9690

Casual relaxed café atmosphere. Local hub. Sandwiches, salads, soups, and specialty Fair-trade coffee and vegetarian selections. coffee drinks avaialable as well as baked breakfast items. Specialty Cakes & Desserts. Featuring local art and entertainment. M-Su: 7am-10pm M-F: 6:30am-5pm, Sa: 9am-5pm

912.239.9444 19 Jefferson St. 912.233.1900 225 W. Broughton St. 912.234.4442 212 E. Broughton St. Rum Runners Bakery D6 P6 The Tea Room N2 Sentient Bean $ $ $

M-Su: 11am-12am

M-Th: 10am-6pm, F-Sa: 10am-9pm Su: 12pm-6pm

42 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912.355.4177

Retro atmosphere dessert restaurant with full bar. Homemade desserts, organic coffee, gourmet cheese, and specialty drinks. Sun-Thurs 5pm-12am, Fri-Sat 1pm-1am

912.233.4683 39 Barnard St. Lulu’s Chocolate Bar D1 A $$

Frozen Yogurt Café, self-serve buffet style with large selection of toppings. Free wi-fi.

Large selection of ice cream and sweets in a casual express setting.

1 E. Broughton St. 912.233.5348 234 Bull St. Leopold’s Ice Cream D8 D4 $

Casual and cozy cafe environment. Serving large selection of standard café drinks and fare. M-F: 7:30am-10pm, Sa-Su: 8am-11pm



111 W Congress St. 912.816.4767 Ice Cream Etcetera C3 La’ Berry $ $

6 E. State St. 912.443.5525


M-Sa: 10am-11pm, Su: 2pm-10pm

Self serve frozen yogurt & sorbets with large selection at fruit topping bar. Bubble teas, freshly squeezed lemonade, and smoothies

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

European style café and bakery serving large selection of breakfast items and casual lunch fare. M-F: 7am-3pm, Sa-Su: 8am-3pm

Goose Feathers $


Casual, cozy ice cream parlor that serves premium light ice cream, sundaes, blenders, and milkshakes. M-F: 9am-10pm, Sa: 8am-11pm, Su: 8am-10pm


Express cafe/bakery serving 12 out of 50 flavors or cupcakes every day.

M-Sa: 7am-11pm, Su: 8am-4pm

912.233.6400 102 W. Broughton St. Gallery Espresso E7 G6 $

313 Abercorn St.

Now OPEN! Espresso bar, coffees and specialty drinks, breakfast items & cheeseboards. Also serving selected wines & beer..


Children’s Menu

M-Sa: 10:30am-6pm, Su:12-4pm

M-Su: 9am-5pm

912.234.2344 202 W. Saint Julian St. 912.944.2556 Fresh Fusion D’Lites Emporium E6 D4 $ $

Su-Th: 10am-10pm, F-Sa: 10am-11pm

Casual express setting. Serving café selections, Casual express set cafe serving a variety of including panini and Italian gelatoh. coffee based beverages.


18 E State St.

Su-W: 10am-10pm, Th-Sa: 10am-12am

110 W Bryan St. 912.355.5555 H7 Coffee Fox $ A

Vegetarian Options

Cupcake Emporium $

Cafes Sweets Bakeries

Cafe Gelatohhh $

317 W. Bryan St.

Some restrictions may apply.

Casual family friendly atmosphere serving pizza, wings, bbq and more. Dine in, carry-out, delivery and catering available.

606 Abercorn St. 912.495.0705 11 W. Liberty St. West Wing Pizza E6 $

Screamin Mimi’s & Vinnie Van Go-Go’s C3 Your Pie C4 Screamin Mimi’s II A $ F10 A $ A $ Large selection of pizzas and subs. Casual dining atmosphere with outdoor patio seating. New York style pizzeria. Large menu selections Casual express setting that allows you to served in a casual eclectic atmosphere. WHITAKER: M-W: 11:30am-11:30pm, customize your own pizza, panini, and or Th-Sa: 11:30am-3am. Su: 12:30pm-11:30pm. bread bowl salad OGLETHORPE: Su-Sa: 11am-11pm M-Th: 4pm-11:30pm, F-Sa: 12pm-12am, Su-Th: 11am-9pm, F-Sa: 11am-10pm 912.233.0655 10 Whitaker St. Su: 12pm-11:30pm

Delivery Available.



Casual eclectic atmosphere matches the eclectic menu. Large selection of pizzas, hoagies, munchies and beers. M-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-10:30pm, Su: 11am-10pm

L8 Mellow Mushroom A $$

Internationally inspired Italian menu selections. Spacious outdoor patio and bocce ball court. M-F: 11am-until, Sa-Su: 12am-until

Leoci’s Trattoria A $$

44 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912.335.7027

M-Sa: 11am-11pm, Su: 4pm-10pm

Traditional Italian menu selections served in an intimate and casual setting.



Traditional Dining Pasta, Pizzerias, etc.


Corleone’s Trattoria A $$

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314 W. Saint Julian St.

PRICE Su-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm

Named after their grandmother and located in the City Market. Extensive international selection of tapas and light fare served in a casual setting

912.233.6044 1 E. Broughton St. Tapas by Anna C3 $ A

Alcohol, beer, or wine available. Casual express setting. Eclectic mix of café style, light, healthy, and fresh fare. Famous for tacos. Daily specials. M-Sa: 11am-5pm, M-W: 5pm-10pm Th-Sa: 5pm-11pm


52 Barnard St.

Su-Th: 4pm-10pm, F-Sa: 4pm-12am

912.236.7777 Kayak Kafe´


Contemporary intimate atmosphere. Live music. Menu features internationally inspired tapas.


Children’s Menu

Jazz’d Tapas Bar A $$

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Vegetarian Options

Fusion Eclectic

21 W. York St.

M-F: 7:30am-5:30pm, Sa: 9am-5:30pm

Some restrictions may apply.


Delivery Available.

Casual intimate setting. Standard European cafe fare, specializing in chocolates. Sandwiches, salads, freshed baked goods, and more.

Wright Square Cafe $

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Thai Cuisine

in the heart of

Downtown Savannah



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Well FED

30 MLK Blvd 912.232.8222

Tu-Th: 5:30-11pm, F-Sa: 5:30-4am, Su: 5-11pm

116 E. Broughton St. 912.233.1187

Su-Th: 11-10pm, Fr-Sa: 11-11pm


113 MLK Jr. Blvd.

Traditional Japanese cuisine including sushi, tempura and teriyaki served in a casual setting. M-W: 11am-9:30pm, Th-Su: 11am-12am

513 E. Oglethorpe Ave. 912.233.8899

Menu includes Japanese and Vietnamese dishes. Ambient atmosphere featuring local artwork. M-Sa: 11:30-2:30pm, M-Th: 4-9:30pm, F-Sa: 4-10:30pm, Su: 4:30-9:30pm

147 Abercorn St. 912.231.6667 17 W. Broughton St. 912.232.5288 4 W. Broughton St. C1 Ta Ca Japanese Fusion F11 Wasabi’s Fusion Downtown $$ A $$ D1

Japanese owned and operated. Casual intimate atmosphere serving traditional sushi and entrees. Winner of “Best Sushi for 13 consectutive years.”

10 Barnard St. 912.201.3534 D7 Sushi Zen $$ A

M-Th: 11am-3pm, M-Th: 4:30-9:30pm, F-Sa: 12pm-3pm, F-Sa: 4:30-10pm, Su: 5pm-9pm

Award winning Thai,Vietnamese, and PanAsian menu.Vegan friendly. Casual intimate setting. M-F: 11am-3pm, Sa-Su: 12-4pm, Su-Th: 5-10pm, F-Sa: 5-11pm



Casual intimate setting.Traditional Japanese menu selections includes sushi, teriyaki, and hibachi. Open for over 12 years.

912.349.6230 Sakura $$

M-F: 11:30-9:00pm

Casual intimate atmosphere.Traditional Thai cuisine includes curry and seafood selections.

Casual express setting with indoor and outdoor seating. Serving traditional Thai cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere M-F: 11am-9pm, Sa-Su: 12pm-9pm

Su-W: 11am-12pm, Th-Sa:11am-3am

912.480.9050 217 1/2 W. Broughton Saigon Restaurant Ruan Thai Cuisine D6 $$ A $$ A

912.292.1656 402 MLK Jr. Blvd. PJ Thai Cuisine F8 $


Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, etc.

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

Large selection of traditional Japanese fare including sushi and hibachi. Casual setting with sushi bar seating.




Cuban, Mexican, etc.

Intimate, casual setting.Traditional Mexican fare with wide selections including steaks and house specials. M-Sa: 11am-10pm, Su: 12pm-9pm Beginning of next line

119 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912.236.0530 420 E. Broughton St.

Large underground pool hall and bar. Spacious and contemporary with an edge. Tacos, burritos, and more.

Taco Abajo


Casual festive atmosphere. Extensive menu selections include standard Mexican fare. Daily specials. M-W: 11am-10pm, Th-F: 12-10:30pm, Sa: 12-10:30pm, Su: 12-10pm

Children’s Menu


Traditional Cuban dishes, including Cuban sandwiches, Paella, seafood and desserts. M-Th: 11am-9:30pm, F-Sa: 11am-10:30pm, Su: 11am-9pm

912.443.9555 108 E.York St. Rancho Alegre D1 $$ A

5 E. River St.


M-Su: 11am-11pm

Swiss, Italian, South African and Dutch, menu influences. Casual express and take out. M-Sa: 11am-6pm

118 E. Broughton St. 912.443.0414 142 Montgomery St. 912.236.5464 20 E. Broughton St. Juarez Mexican Restaurant Carlito’s Mexican Grill D1 E7 $ A A $$ D10

Vegetarian Options

Relaxed intimate atmosphere. Large selection of traditional Greek dishes and pizza.

912.234.6168 B6 Zunzi’s $

M-Su: 11:30am-until

Intimate casual setting. Contemporary Mediterranean bar and grill with late night hookah lounge. Su-W: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-12am, Th-Sa: 11am-2:30pm, 5pm-2:30am


218 W. Broughton St.

Tu-Sa: 10:30am -7pm, Su: 9:30am-5pm

912.443.1875 48 Whitaker St. 912.232.1881 Middle Eastern Cuisine F2 Mirage A $$ A $$ Casual eclectic setting with hookah. Serving traditional middle eastern cuisine.

D4 Some restrictions may apply.

M-Su: 5:30pm-10:30pm

Moroccan and Mediterranean menu. Belly dancing shows nightly in a ceremonial atmosphere. Reservations suggested.


529 E. Liberty St.

Casbah Moroccan A $$



Intimate express bistro setting. Menu features light French fare and desserts with daily specials.


D5 Papillote

Casual yet refined setting. Outdoor patio, Classic Parisian bistro setting. Gastro pub hand picked wine and beer selection, and a offering authentic French fare. Seasonal menu menu inspired by the French brasseries of old. selections and extensive wine list. Happy Hour 3pm-7pm M-Th: 6pm-10pm, F-Sa: 6pm-11pm T-Sa: Lunch 11am-3pm, Dinner 5pm-until

H11 Circa 1875 $$$ A

Delivery Available.

Olympia Cafe A $$

Indian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, etc.



Brasserie 529 A $$$

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Casual family atmosphere specializing in large selection of burgers including turkey and veggie burgers, and other standard American fare. M-Th: 11am-9pm, F-Sa:11am-10pm, Su: 12pm-6pm

B&D Burgers Southside $ A $$


M-Sa: 4pm-1am

French and Asian influences the limited but rotating and evolving menu. Casual and intimate bar setting.Wifi available.


Bar Food

Casual express setting serving hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, gyros, salads and sides.

Located inside the American Legion, Post 135. Casual contemporary atmoshpere. Eclectic Serving affordable standard bar fare, including and fresh menu selections are unique and varied. Large selecion of craft beer as well. burgers, wings, tacos, and cheese steaks. M-Th: 11am-9pm F-Sa: 11am-10pm Th-Sa: 4pm-12am

Coming soon! 4430 Habersham St. 912.927.8700 11108 Abercorn St. 912.355.5956 4523 Habersham St. F9 Ben’s Neighborhood Grill H7 Betty Bomber’s F8 A8 Blue Turtle Bistro A $$ $ $$

COMING SOON! Casual and comfortable place for sandwiches, salads, burgers and entrees.


Well FED


715 Mall Blvd.

M-Sa: 8am-9pm, Su: 12pm-4pm

Casual express setting with large menu selection. Specializing in Italian subs.





17029 Abercorn St.

Casual progressive dining. American, Italian, and Asian inspired dishes made from scratch. Extensive drink menu. M-Th: 11am-10:30pm, F-S: 11am-11:30pm, Sun:11am-10pm



2430 Habersham St. 912.921.5712

Casual, local atmoshpere. Menu selections include original takes on classic American fare with most selections made from scratch and sourced locally. T-Sa: 11am-11pm

912.303.0999 7400 Skidaway Rd. 912.236.5547 Giorgio’s Subs & Deli J7 Green Truck Pub $$ A $

M-Sa: 11am-10pm, Sun: 10am-9pm

Wide array of seafood selections include lobster, snow crab, oysters, and low country boil. Casual family atomosphere. Su-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm, Su: 11am-12am 105 E. 37th St. 912.351.2274 7201 Hodgson Memorial Dr.

Fine dining set in a southern mansion. Menu selections include seasonal and local fare. Extensive wine list. M-Su: 6pm-9:30pm


1651 E.Victory Dr.

World famous barbeque sauce company and restaurant. Casual family atmosphere serving barbeque and southern fare. M-Th: 11:30-9:30pm, F-Sa: 11:30-10:30pm Su: 11:30am-9:30pm

912.236.7642 1801 Habersham St. Johnny Harris Restaurant C10 A $$

Carryout wine and gourmet foods shop. Daily chef creations, soups, sides, meats, cheeses, and famous cheesecakes. Also available for private wine tastings and dinners. M-F: 11am-7pm, Sa: 11am-6pm

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

Casual coastal cuisine with an emphasis on fresh local seafood, local organic produce, hand cut steaks and nightly entrée features.

912.713.4691 6700 Waters Ave. 912.236.3354 1715 Barnard St. 912.352.2933 3016 E.Victory St. 912.356.5877 7202 Abercorn St. Form Driftaway Cafe B8 B8 Fiddler’s Seafood K10 Elizabeth on 37th J7 A $$-$$$ $$ A A A $$$ $$

Open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week

Traditional American diner that is open 24 hours a day. The menu offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options such as eggs, burgers, steaks, sandwiches, hot dogs and fries.


1813 Bull St.


M-Su: 11am-12am

Large selection of standard American fare and bar food standards. Daily specials. Spacious sports bar atmosphere.

D12 Diner on Abercorn $

1514 Bull St. 912.201.1808

M-Th: 7am-7pm, F: 9am-5pm

Seasonal and fresh fare. Creative takes on traditional cafe selections. Casual express setting with daily specials.

5200 Paulsen St. Butterhead Greens Cafe B8 $

Children’s Menu

Cozy, 10 table, Southern-Style, Soul Food Casual ,gourmet cafe style fare including with an organic, healthy twist. Everything is charcuterie, cheese, & small plates. Using locally sourced meats and making everything homemade, locally sourced, and organic. possible in house. Tu-F: 11am-8pm, Sa: 9am-8pm M-Fr: 11am-3pm, 5pm-9pm

2130 E.Victory Drive 912.232.3593 Coach’s Corner Byrd’s Cookie Bar & Grill H8 Cafe Florie B7 $ A $ A $$

M-Su: 6am-3pm


Tu-F: 3pm-7pm, Sa.-Su: 11am-1pm

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Casual atmosphere with an open kitchen view. Offering a full breakfast menu that is available all day with daily lunch specials, sandwiches and burgers. Tu-Su: 7am-3pm


Vegetarian Options

912.352.3133 2740 Livingston Ave.

Spacious casual express setting. Extensive breakfast menu featuring omelettes. Lunch menu as well.

Gourmet homemade menu offerings in a casual express setting. Fresh local seafood, great steaks, and full bar.

D11 Bull Street Eatery $

Breakfast Place $

Delivery Available.

Bonna Bella Yacht Club G11 A $$

Some restrictions may apply.

M-Su: 10:30-2pm, Su-Th: 2pm-10pm, F-Sa: M-F: 11am-8:30pm, Sa: 11am-3pm 2pm-10:30pm 912.353.9488 5320 Waters Ave. 912.351.9008 7080 Hodgson Memorial Dr. American Legion Post135 1108 Bull St. 912.358.0809

Waterfront dining with spectacular views

Barnes Restaurant $$ A

BBQ, Southern, Seafood, Burgers, Sandwiches, etc.


5 Spot Neighborhood Kitchen & Bar

H i st o ic st/ Sr o i cut t hside M ri d t oDwi n $$ $10 TO $20 PRICE $$$ OVER $20

$ UNDER $10


BBQ, Southern, Seafood, Burgers, Sandwiches, etc.


Well FED


Tu-Su: 11am-8pm

Menu includes traditional southern soul food selections in a casual express setting.

Ma Randy’s $

M-Sa: 6am-6pm

Casual local feel. Assortment of pizzas, Ameri- Casual express setting with a new menu can, and Mediterranean selections. Ample that offers New York style hoagies, salads, draft beer selections as well. and vegetarian options M-Sa: 11:30am-3pm Su: 12pm-2am Tu-Su: 11am-9pm

504 1/2 W. 42nd St. 912.232.1218 2015 Waters Ave. Sammy Greens F8 B8 $

M-Sa: 11am-9pm

Casual express setting. Menu selections include standard barbeque fare with traditional sides.



531 Stephenson Ave.

M-Th: 11:30am-2:30pm,M-Th: 5pm-9pm, F-Sa: 11:30am-2:30pm, F-Sa: 5pm-10pm

6825 Waters Ave. 912.352.2233

M-Sa: 11am-9pm

Tu-Sa: 11am-3pm, 5pm-until

1611 Habersham St.

Healthy southern cuisine with Greek, Mediterranean, and Caribbean influences. Features a daily sweet potato dish.

Spice Fusion featuring a la carte tacos, flats, and more.Vegetarian and Vegan friendly. Artisan liquors, magaritas, mojitos.

Casual colorful atmosphere. Interesting menu selection includes Greek, Caribbean, and American influences.

M-Sa: 11am-9pm

308 Mall Way 912.921.2269 11215 Abercorn St. 912.691.8748 110 Eisenhower Dr. 912.961.5545 12313 Largo Dr. Suite D Toucan Cafe Sweet Potatoes Sol Restaurant B8 H7 I8 $$ $-$$ A A $ A

M-F: 11am-10pm, Sa: 4:30pm-10pm, Su: 12pm-10pm

M-Sa: 3pm-3am, Su: 12:30pm-2am

Casual eatery serving a variety of sandwiches, plattes, tacos, burritos, with your choice of protein, even tofu. Lots to choose from.


Fusion Eclectic


Su-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm

Contemporary American setting. Specializing in steaks with other standard steakhouse menu selections.

Sports Bar atmosphere with varied selection of standard American fare. Large selection of beer and liquor.

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M-Su: 11am-9:30pm

M-Th: 6am-9pm, F-Sa: 6am-10pm

7360 Skidaway Rd. 912.354.3744 6730 Waters Ave 912.355.2761 2605 Skidaway Rd. 912.354.2524 6724 Waters Ave. L4 J7 Tailgate Sports Bar & Grill L4 Toni Steakhouse H7 Tropical Chicken A $ A $$ $ $$

Real pit cooked BBQ. Featuring local seafood daily. Casual atmosphere. Catering available.

Traditional soul food. Southern cuisine served cafeteria style. Casual express setting with specials.

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

Pizza galley and saloon. Large menu also includes pasta, salads, and stackers. “Home of the original chicken finger.”


912.354.8288 Spanky’s

Contemporary casual setting. Menu includes BBQ standards specializing in ribs. Catering Available. M-Sun 11am-10pm


M-F: 11:30am-2am, Sa: 3pm-2am, Su: 12:30pm-12am

Children’s Menu

Casual local sports bar atmosphere. Menu includes standard American bar fare

Vegetarian Options

912.354.0006 7403 Skidaway Rd. 912.352.8221 1710 Abercorn St. 7000 LaRoche Ave. 912.358.0670 5200 Paulsen St. 912.232.1951 Sandfly Bar & Grill Smoke Station BBQ Shane’s Rib Shack Sisters of the New South K10 C11 H8 H8 A $ $ $$ A $$

Traditional Philly cheesesteaks and wide variety of wings. Large selection of traditional casual fare in a classic American setting. M-Sa: 11-9pm

Spacious casual waterfront dining. Extensive menu offers many varieties of seafood dishes prepared in many styles M-Th: 5pm-10pm, F-Sa: 5pm-10:30pm, Su: 5pm-9:30pm

M-Sa: 6am - 3pm, Sunday: 7am-3pm

M-Su: 5:30am-10pm

Homemade traditional soul food. Casual express setting.

Some restrictions may apply.

7805 Abercorn St. 912.231.0563 2019 Habersham St. 912.234.5081 J11 Pub 29 K10 Pearl’s Saltwater Grill A $$ $$ A

Family friendly casual cafe that specializes in breakfaast and gravy. Daily lunch specials, including lamb and more.

Delivery Available.

912.355.8717 Ozzy’s Grill $

M-Sa: 9am-12am, Su: 10am-10pm

Casual express setting. Large selection of fried chicken, seafood, sandwiches, and sides.


912.349.0251 5515 Waters Avenue 912.234.2260 2201 Waters Avenue 912.692.0036 7010 Suite 2 Eisenhower Rd. C9 I6 Narobia’s Grits & Gravy B8 Neighborhood Soul Food B7 Off The Grill $ $ $

Gourmet homemade menu offerings in a casual express setting. Dine in or carryout. Baked goods, catering and private chef services also available. M-F: 7:30am-3pm

G8 Kennedy Fried Chicken $

Casual express setting. Menu selections include a wide array of deli, bagel, bakery selections.

Midtown Deli $


Joe’s Homemade $

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Well FED





6512 White Bluff Rd. 912.355.6160

M-Su: 11:30am-10pm

spacious setting.

M-Su: 11-10pm

Well FED


1100 Eisenhower Dr. 912.354.2356


12417 White Bluff Rd.

M-Sa: 11:30am-9:30pm

Casual dining with extensive menu including: specialty pizzas, calzones, Stromboli, hoagies, wings, salads and pastas.

912.354.4005 4420 Habersham St. Vincenzo’s Pizza N5 $$

Open 17 years.Winner of numerous awards. Serves traditional dishes along with pizza, panini, and Italian rotisserie chicken. M-F: 11:30-2pm, M-Th: 5pm-9pm, F-Sa: 5pm-10pm, Su: 5pm-8pm

4521 Habersham St. 912.921.7800

Large selection of specialty pizzas, hot subs, wings, etc. Express casual setting. M-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm, Su: 12pm-10pm

Marco’s Pizza $$

4827 Waters Ave. 912.349.6960

Pizza parlor setting. New Jersey Style Pizza by the slice at lunch with extended dinner menu selections. M-Th: 11am-9pm, F: 11am-10pm, Sa: 12pm-9pm, Su: 4-9pm




Authentic New Jersey style pizza. Casual express and dine-in family friendly atmosphere with foosball and television. Sa: Hours Vary M: 11:30-2:30, Tu-F: 11:30-2:30pm, 5pm-Close

912.921.5117 10510 Abercorn St. Jersey’s Pizza Costanzo’s Pizza H8 $$ $$

Traditional Dining Pasta, Pizzerias, etc.


2311 Habersham St.

401 Mall Blvd. 5515 Waters Ave. 912.356.1020 J7 Bella’s Italian Cafe E8 A $$

Traditional Pizzeria with a variety of fresh specialty pizzas, wings, salads, and more.Tons of specials to choose from. M-Fr: 4pm-10pm, Sa: 12pm-10pm, Su: 4pm-9pm 912-920-9099 205 Montgomery CrossRd.

Allyanna’s $$

7102 Abercorn St. 912.335.8146



Taste of India


Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

Authentic Mediterranean cuisine in a casual setting. Nightly food and drink specials, including wines.

912.352.4855 1100 Eisenhower Dr. 912.349.4261 Troy Mediterranean Cuisine $$ A K5

M-Th: 11am-8pm, F-Sa: 11am-9pm


M-Sa: 11am-8pm

Casual express setting. Middle Eastern fare with traditional deli selections.


Traditional Indian selections served in well Traditional Caribbean and Soul food dishes served in a casual express setting. Nice selec- decorated atmosphere.Wide menu selection tion of Vegetarian and seafood dishes as well. and Lunch buffet. M-F: 11am-3pm, M-Su: 5pm-10pm M-Th: 11am-8pm, F-Sa: 11am-9pm

H7 Sweet Spice $

238 Eisenhower Dr.

Indian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, etc.



11 E 41 St.

Children’s Menu

Wide selection of traditional Indian fare, Authentic Jamaican menu includes jerk, oxtail, fish, and goat.Weekday lunch specials. including special off the menu requests. Hookahs avaiable on patio. Casual Express and casual setting.

One Love $

M-F: 9am-6pm, Sa: 9am-3pm

Classic, casual, express takeout. Custom bakery, specializing in cakes and deserts with light lunch offerings.

912.443.9355 Al Salaam Deli $

M-Sa: 11am-3pm

Casual express setting. Menu is a blend of Italian and fresh American fare. Specializes in paninis, soups, salads, sandwiches.

912. 354.5501 7360 Skidaway Rd. Starland Cafe F8 $

Vegetarian Options

Nationally recognized bakery specializing in artisan cookies and custom creations. Carry out or special order available. M-F: 10am-5pm

G7 Unforgettable Bakery & Deli $ H7

715 Mall Blvd.

M-Sa: 8am-9pm, Su: 12pm-4pm

4517 Habersham St. 912.352.8455

M-F: 7am-7pm, Sa: 8am-6pm

5224 Skidaway Rd. 912.354.7420

Two Smart Cookies $


Fine Dining

Healthy fruit smoothies, protein shakes, energy shakes or make your own. Casual express setting adjacent to Giorgios’s Deli.



Family friendly, casual setting. Healthy selfserve frozen yogurt, shakes and smoothies. Su-Th: 12pm-9pm, F: 12pm-10pm, Sa: 11am-9pm

Isle of Yo $

Delivery Available.

Tu-F: 12pm-6pm

Locally owned cafe that offers a large variety of coffee-based refreshments as well as light fare including burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and custom paninis.


Casual and eclectic cafe and print gallery. Selections include locally roasted coffee and Tex-Mex inspired lightfare with fresh pastries. Large outdoor patio and live music. M-Sa: 7am-11pm 912.401.0543 1919 Bull St.

Foxy Loxy $ A

912.495.9292 2403 Bull Street Shake It Up Ogeechee River Coffee Co. G10 $ $ E8

Artisan bakery & Foodie destination serving lunch, desserts, coffee, espresso, and American/Italian breads. Free wifi. Tu-Sa: 8am-5pm, Closed: Su & M

B7 Some restrictions may apply.

Locally owned bakery that specializes in custom cookies, cupcakes, cheesecakes and more.


Just Desserts

Cafes Sweets Bakeries

Back in the Day Bakery $

pg. 56 HMapi onst oMr ii d ct o Dw i st ct n /rSi o ut h s i d e $ UNDER $10 $$ $10 TO $20 $$$ OVER $20


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Well WellFED FED

Variety of gourmet Asian dishes including Chinese, Japanese,Thai, sushi, and more. M-Su: 11am-4pm, M-Th: 4:30-9:30pm, F-Sa: 4:30-10:30pm, Su: 4:30-9:30pm M-Su: 11am-10pm M-Sa: 11am-2:30pm, M-Sa: 5pm-10pm


Large selection of traditional Korean dishes. Daily lunch specials served in an intimate atmosphere.

M-Th: 11am-9pm, F-Sa: 11am-10pm



Traditional Chinese selections. Made to order. Large varied selection of Asian dishes featuring noodle combinations. Casual intimate Dine in or Take out. Catering available. setting. M-Fr: 11am-9pm, Sa: 12pm-9pm, Closed on M-Su: 11am-10pm

5700 Waters Ave. 912.352.4182

M-Th: 11am-9:30pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm

Casual intimate setting.Traditional Japanese menu selections includes sushi, teriyaki, and hibachi.

6604 Waters Ave. 912.351.9300 8465 Waters Avenue

Contemporary casual atmosphere. Extensive Casual express setting. Large selection of selection of traditional Vietnamese dishes and traditional Vietnamese dishes in addition to Sushi. drinks. Specializing in Pho-Noodle soups. M-Su: 11am-9pm M-Su: 11am-9pm; Closed Tuesdays

912.335.2818 12409 White Bluff Rd. 912.335.2025

Authentic & traditional Thai cuisine featuring fresh cuts of filet, grilled salmon, & pork tenderloin.Traditional Chinese dishes too. M-Fr: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 12pm-10pm,

7805 Abercorn St. 912.352.7300 200 Eisenhower Dr. 912.920.3028 12322 Largo Drive 912.692.1394 7052 Hodgson Memorial Dr J7 N5 Saigon Bistro H8 Sakura Japanese F9 Saigon Flavors $$ $ $$

Spacious contemporary atmosphere. Japanese fare featuring hibachi style dining with a show. M-Th: 4:30-10pm, F-Sa: 4:30-10:30pm, Su: 4pm-9:30pm



2315 Waters Ave. 7400 Abercorn St. 912.236.8228 New China Garden Noodle Bowl H7 L4 $ $

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

Japanese selections featuring hibachi style cuisine cooked in front of you with a show. Casual, spacious setting. M-Sa: 11:30-2pm, M-Th: 5pm-10pm, Sa: 4:30-10:30pm, Su: 4:30-10pm



912.920.7273 149 E. Montgomery Cross Rd 912.355.2100 7098 Hodgson Memorial D. 912.353.9281


M-Th: 11am-9pm, F-Sa: 11:30-9:30pm, Su: 11:30-9pm

M-F: 11am-3pm, Sa-Su: 12pm-3pm, M-Th: 5pm-9:30pm, F-Sa: 5pm-10pm, Su: 5pm-9pm

912.201.3541 5515 Waters Ave. Lisa’s Chinese Restaurant C9 $ Fast, traditional, Chinese take-out dining. Extensive selection with specials.

13015 Abercorn St. 912.691.2080 3017 E.Victory Dr. H7 Kyoto Express I7 $$ A

The city’s only place to get authentic Filipino cuisine. Homemade desserts, baked goods, and combo specials. Dine in or carry out. M-Tu: 10am-8pm, Th-Fr: 10am-8pm

Children’s Menu

Traditional Thai cuisine served in a contempo- Casual express setting.Traditional Japanese menu selections. rary intimate atmosphere.

4426 Habersham St. 912.961.0770 J7 King and I A $$

M-F: 11:30-9:00pm

M-F: 11:30-9:00pm

Large selection of traditional Thai cuisine.Well appointed, intimate atmosphere. Daily lunch specials. M-F: 11am-3pm, M-Th: 5pm-10pm, F: 5pm11pm, Sa: 12pm-11pm, Su: 5pm-10pm

Large selection of traditional Japanese fare including sushi and hibachi. Casual setting with sushi bar seating.

Large selection of traditional Japanese fare including sushi and hibachi. Casual setting with sushi bar seating.

7640 Abercorn St. 912.355.8819 7205 Waters Ave. 912.352.3838 7401 Skidaway Rd. Kao Thai Cuisine Savannah Filipino G8 L2 E12 A $$ $

Casual express setting. Menu includes traditional Japanese dishes including sushi, hibachi, and teriyaki. M-Th: 11am-9pm, F-Sa 11am-10pm, Su: 12pm-8pm

912.353.8337 Kimchi A $

Casual express setting. Menu includes traditional Japanese dishes including sushi, hibachi, and teriyaki. M-Th: 11am-9pm, F-Sa 11am-10pm, Su: 12pm-8pm

1801 E.Victory Dr. 912.691.0330 E8 Hirano’s A $

912.354.3420 Hirano’s A $

M-Th: 11am-10:30pm, F-Sa:11am-11pm, Su:12 noon-10pm

Quick service. Drive-thru only. Menu includes traditional Chinese selections. Daily lunch specials and family dinners. M-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm, Su: 12pm-10pm

Vegetarian Options

912.355.9800 Pad Thai A $-$$


Intimate casual setting. Menu selections include traditional Thai cuisine as well as Hawaiian dishes


Chiriya’s Thai Cuisine

Delivery Available.

Masato of Japan $$ A


Casual express setting. Large menu selection. Serving traditional Chinese fare.


Beijing House II Some restrictions may apply.

M-Sa: 10:30-10pm, Su: 4pm-9pm


912.354.6111 1100 Eisenhower Dr. 912.927.8599 13040 Abercorn St. 912.303.0555 7805 Abercorn St. Heiwa’s I7 Heiwa’s D10 Green Tea K10 I8 A $$ A $$ $

New York style Chinese drive thru restaurant


Egg Roll King

Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, etc.


Asian River Restaurant $

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$$ $10 TO $20 PRICE $$$ OVER $20

$ UNDER $10



Well FED

5700 waters avenue 912 335 2025 Well FED 912.234.0876

M-Su: 10am-9pm

2308 Skidaway Rd. 912.335.7678

5205 Waters Ave.

M-Sa: 10am-8pm, Su: 12pm-6pm

Casual express dining. Mexican and southwestern cantina, fresh, made to order.


Casual intimate setting serving traditional Mexican fare. Daily specials

912.920.0704 8840 Abercorn St. 912.354.0300 108 Mall Blvd. Salsaritas Fresh Cantina F9 La Xalapena C11 $ A $$ A

M-Sa: 11am-10pm, Su: 12pm-9pm

Large selection of Mexican dishes and appetizers. Award winning margaritas. Casual atmosphere.


Alcohol, beer, or wine available. Traditional Mexican selections, extensive full bar, ample seating, regular specials, served in Mexican themed setting M-Sa: 12pm-9pm

912.356.1800 7405 Skidaway Rd. La Nopalera I7 $$ A

912.927.9953 Jalapeno’s $$ A

13051 Abercorn St.

Large selection of Mexican dishes and appetizers. Award winning margaritas. Casual atmosphere. M-Th: 11am-10:30pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm, Su: 11am-10pm



Classic Mexican selections in a casual setting. Fresh chili made daily. Lunch and dinner specials. M-Th: 12pm-9pm, F-Sa: 11am-10pm, Su: 12pm-8pm


Children’s Menu


912.356.1333 5500 Abercorn St. Jalapeno’s K10 $$ A

M-Sa: 11am-10pm

Spacious casual atmosphere. Extensive menu includes standard traditional Mexican fare. Daily specials.


7601 Waters Ave.

Vegetarian Options

Cuban, Mexican, etc.



Traditional Chinese selections and Japanese teriyaki. Large menu and spacious casual atmosphere. M-Th: 11:30am-10pm, F-Sa: 11:30am-11pm, Su: 12pm-10pm

Wang’s II Chinese $$

11215 Abercorn St. 912.355.0321 Cancun A $$

Intimate contemporary ambiance. Eclectic Pan-Asian and Thai influenced menu selections as well as sushi. M-F: 11am-3pm, Sa-Su: 12pm-3pm, M-Th: 5pm-10pm, F-Su: 5pm-10:30pm


Some restrictions may apply.

El Potro


Delivery Available.


M-F: 11am-2:30 pm, M-Th: 5pm-10pm, F-Sa: 5pm-11pm

Japanese owned and operated. Casual intimate atmosphere serving traditional Japanese sushi and entrees.Winner of “Best Sushi” for 13 consecutive years.

Sushi-Zen A $

54 Montgomery Cross Rd. 912.303.0141 1100 Eisenhower Dr.

Tangerine Fusion $$ A


Sushi,Teriyaki, and other traditional Japanese dishes in a relaxed atmosphere with sit-down sushi bar. M-Th: 11-9:30pm, F:11-10:30pm, Sa: 12-10:30pm

Sushi Time Towa $$

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“phở for the soul”

Discounts for Active Military & Hospital Employees

open seven days

authentic vietnamese



Well FED

912.786.7176 Vickie’s $$ A


Well FED


304 1st Street 912.786.9869

Large selection of sandwiches, burgers, salads, and seafood.Traditional southern dishes. Lunch and dinner specials. M-Sa: 11-3pm, M-Sa: 5-9pm

Sundae Cafe & Deli $$ A

1105 US Hwy 80


1311 Butler Ave.

M-Th: 11am-11pm, F-Sa: 11am-12am Su:11am-10pm

Carefully crafted menu includes eclectic varieties of tacos, salads, and appetizers. Extensive wine selections and pairings. Ambient and casual setting.


19 Tybrisa St.

Southern style casual fare. Burgers, sandwiches, seafood and more.Weekday lunch specials. M-Th: 11-7pm, Sa: 11-8pm Su: 12-9pm

Casual atmosphere. Large selection of seafood, including various crab dishes. Blue crab, low country boil, and platters. M-Su: 11am-until

1516 Butler Ave. 912.786.5520 1605 Strand Ave. 912.786.0209 1403 Butler Ave. N10 C8 Tybee Island Social Club M10 Wind Rose Cafe $ $ A

Su-Th: 11-10pm, F-Sa: 11-11pm

Seafood galley and saloon. Large selection of seafood, pasta, salads, and stackers. “Home of the original chicken finger.”.


Casual, festive setting. Extensive menu with original takes on classic american and seafood dishes. Regular specials and specialty drinks. M-F: 5pm-10pm, Sa-Su: 12pm-10pm

M-Su: 11-3am

103 Jones Ave

M-Su: 4pm-till


Burgers, seafood, tacos, and big burritos served in a spacious sports bar atmosphere. Live entertainment and Karaoke.

M-Su: 11am-10pm

912.786.4442 33 Van Horne Ave. Sting Ray’s Seafood O11 M10 A $$ 1513 Butler Ave.

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

Large selection of pizza, subs, and salads. Fast and free delivery. Family owned and operated for over 25 years.


Spanky’s Beachside N9 $$ A

402 First St.

Rock House Bar & Grill A $$


Mix of American and Caribbean selections. Daily specials and homemade desserts. Live Entertainment.


912.786.4745 404 Butler Ave. Pizza on Wheels I9 $$

Casual express setting serving pizza, tradiTraditional Hispanic cuisine with outdoor seating, and 2 for 1 margaritas all day every tional American fare, and seafood. They have day. Located only two blocks from the beach. an extent menu and child friendly seating seperate from the bar. Open 7 days a week: 11:30am-9pm M-W: 4pm-12am, Th-Su: 11am-3am


Children’s Menu

Large selection of seafood. Interesting selections mixed with standards. Signatures include flower pot bread and mojo hen. M-Su: 11-10pm

912.786.5900 1213 Hwy 80 912.786.8888 101 Lovell Avenue North Beach Bar & Grill H10 Nickie’s Bar and Grill N9 $ A A $-$$


M-F: 4pm-?, Sa-Su: 12pm-?

M-Su: 11-12am

912.786.6109 1613 Strand Road 912.786.4227 Mexi-Cali Marlin Monroe’s Surfside A J11 $$ A

Vegetarian Options

1113 E. Hwy. 80

Award winning seafood. Extensive menu includes pastas, steaks, beer-battered seafood and various chef specials. Ocean view, full bar.

Relaxed island atmosphere. Specialty pizzas, whole or by the slice. Low card menu, wraps, and more.

Dog friendly outdoor seating area with a view Large selection of seafood, salads, and apps. of the marsh. Roadside grill providing pig Specialties and pizzas. Award winning Sunday pickings, Georgia wild shrimp, and large to brunch. go orders. F-Su: 11am-7pm M-Su: 11am-close

Some restrictions may apply.

1A E. Old Hwy 80 912.786.0221 106 S. Campbell Ave. 912.786.8400 912.786.9655 1605 Inlet Ave. 912.786.7810 Oceanfront &15 St. Fannie’s On the Beach MacElwee’s Seafood 010 Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp M10 Huc-A-Poos Bites/ Booze I11 $ A H6 A $$ A A $ $$

Fusion of Southern and Caribbean cuisines through a variety of fresh seafood, steak, chicken, and pasta. Seafood buffet every Fri. & Sat. night. Great ocean view. M-Su: 7am-10pm

Delivery Available.

M-Su: 11am-till

M-Su: 7am-1pm

Well known for its extensive breakfast menu and laid-back atmosphere, this casual set restaurant is a favorite for locals.


13 Tybrisa St. 912.786.5984 1500 Butler Ave Dolphin Reef Restaurant H9 N10 A $$

Extensive dining and wine menu. Seafood, pasta, standard casual fare. All you can eat crab legs on Friday.

912.786.9533 1315 Chatham Avenue 912.786.5100 N9 Coco’s C9 Charly’s $$ A A $$

Curbside pickup, window ordering. Nice selec- Large, varied menu selection including seation of Mexican and American classics with food, pasta, sandwiches and wings. Live music, casual atmosphere. classic beachside diner feel. M-Tu: 11:30am-3pm, W-Su: 12:30-4:30pm M-Su: 11-10pm Su-Th: 4:30-10:30pm, F-Sa: 4:30-11:30pm

Burton’s By the Beach $

BBQ, Southern, Seafood, Burgers, Sandwiches, etc.


N10 Breakfast Club $$

Selection includes sandwiches, burgers, and Relaxed atmosphere with award winning seafood. Po’ boys and low country boil. Live view. Large selection of seafood and standard music and televised sports. casual fare. M-Th: 11-10pm, F-Sa: 11-12pm M-Su: 4pm-10pm, F-Su: 11am-10pm Su: 12-10pm

AJ’s Dockside Restaurant M8 Bernie’s Oyster House $$ A A $$

TH yi st b eo e rIiscl aDni d st r i c t $ UNDER $10 $$ $10 TO $20 $$$ OVER $20


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Well FED


7906 US Hwy 80 E.

Su-Th:11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm

Large selection of casual American fare. Spacious with outdoor seating. Live music and special events.


Well FED





107 Charlotte Rd.



4700 Hwy 80 E.

Dine in, carry out, delivery.Wings, pizzas and other Italian standards available.Tavern stays open well after kitchen closes. Su-Th: 11am-10pm , F-Sa:11am-11pm

Siciliano’s Restaurant A $


Traditional Cantonese, Szechuan, and Hunan style Chinese take out or dine in options. Large menu selections and lunch specials. M-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-10:30pm, Su: 12pm-9:30pm 912.898.2368 463 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

Panda $

Cozy casual atmosphere. Selection includes traditional Japanese fare such as teriyaki, hibachi, and sushi.

912.897.1900 111 Jazie Dr. Suite B

M-Su: 11am-10pm

Large selection of traditional Chinese food. Deluxe dinners, health diet menu, and lunch buffet also offered.


Extensive selection of traditional Japanese entrees and sushi. Open kitchen, sushi bar and sake bar. M-Th: 11am-8:30pm, F-Sa: 11am-9:30pm, M-Th: 11am-9:30pm, F-Sa: 12pm -10pm, M-F:11am-2pm, M-Sa: 5pm-9pm Su: 11:30am-8:30pm Su: 12pm-9pm 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912.897.6400 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd 912.898.3880 4700 US Hwy 80 E. 912.898.7778

Yummy House $




Large selection of Mexican dishes and appetizers. Award winning margaritas. Casual atmosphere. M-Th: 11am-10:30pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm, Su: 11am-10pm

Jalapenos $ A


912.898.2221 7815 US Hwy 80 E. Kakki Restaurant C5 B3 $$ A

Wide range of Italian selections, as well as sandwiches and wraps. Large beer and wine list. Kid friendly.

C5 Basil’s Pizza & Deli $$ A

Casual express setting. Dine in, carry out, or delivery. Family owned and operated. Large menu selection of traditional Chinese dishes. M-F: 11am-2:30pm, Su-Th: 4:30pm-9:30pm Sat: 4:30pm-10:30pm 912.897.0208 342 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

Several different types of Mexican selections including burritos, quesadillas, chimichangas and tacos. M-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm

Cancun Cafe II A $

Traditional Dining Pasta, Pizzerias, etc.

Upscale, well appointed ambiance. Asian fusion menu and extensive wine and bar selections. M-Th: 5pm-10pm, F-Sa: 5pm-10:30pm Su: 5pm-9:30pm



Cuban, Mexican, etc.


Chef Wan $

Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, etc.


119 A Charlotte Rd.

Children’s Menu


4700 Hwy. 80 East 912.897.6101 104 Bryan Woods Rd. 912.201.3259 4700 Hwy 80 East Ele Fine Fusion B5 A $$$

Award winning barbeque entrées or by the Extensive menu selections include seafood and southern favorites. Featured on the Paula pound. All the standard selections with southern sides and starters. Deen tour M-Sa: 11am-3pm, W-Th: 5pm-8pm Su-W: 12pm-8pm,Th-Sa: 12pm-9pm F-Sa: 5pm-9pm


Slow cooked, wood-fire pit barbeque. Seafood, soups and sandwiches also available. M-W: 11am-9pm, Th-Sa: 11am-10pm, Su: 12pm-9pm


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Savannah’s first certified green restaurant. Organic and local ingredients. Fresh and seasonal selections. M-F: 11am-8pm, Sa: 11am-6pm

912.897.2009 Papa’s BBQ and Seafood A $

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912.898.9001 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912.897.4026 119 Charlotte Rd. 912.898.0852 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd. Thrive A Carryout Cafe B3 Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House Wiley’s Championship BBQ $$ $$ $$ A B4 A B3

Daily rotating menu selections include a wide range of items from various culinary influences. Offering desserts as well. M-Sa: 11am-8pm, Su: 12pm-6pm

461 Johhny Mercer Blvd. 912.349.7360

Tu-Su: 11am-11pm


T-W: 11am-7pm, Th-Su: 11am-10pm

Flying Fish Bar & Grill A $$

Casual, intimate atmosphere. Popular with locals. Serving American fare and seafood selections.


Dine indoors or out on the breezy deck. Gourmet Deli and Seafood Sandwiches, extended kid’s menu and icecream for dessert.

Crabdaddy’s $-$$

K’Bella Gourmet Carry Out Molly Maguire’s $$ B3 A $$


Family friendly sports bar atmosphere. Award winning wings. Large casual fare selections including steak burgers. Su-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am -11pm


Delivery Available.

Su: 11am-12am, M-F: 11am-2am, Sa: 11am-3am

Casual set atmosphere in a spacious bar with a dining menu that includes foods such as mozarella sticks, quesadillas, sandwiches, burgers, and ribeyes.

Island Daiquiri Cafe A $

BBQ, Southern, Seafood, Burgers, Sandwiches, etc.


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From Vine to Table

A Family Holiday Memory Varietal


by Jason Restivo

recently asked my wife what her memories were of Christmas dinners growing up.We laughed and laughed at the fact that she could remember all kinds of miniscule details, from desserts and recipes to anecdotes told around the table, ... but I couldn’t remember anything at all. That’s when the idea hit me -- the topic of my holiday wine article would be the dinners of Christmas past.

I thought to myself -- this should be fun. Listening to her recall the complete holiday menus, I thought calling my father might be a good way to spark my memory, but I soon realized I should’ve called my mother first. Without as much as a pause, Mom recited the various dinner menus of our family’s Christmas celebrations. Now I could begin to compare the dishes from our collective pasts. With tasty details of tables overflowing with homemade foods now engrained in my mind and my mouth watering, I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to pair the wines of today with the food of Christmases past? So let’s go back in time with the traditional Christmas menus of the S’s (my wife’s family) and the R’s (my family) and slip a perfectly paired glass of wine into the picture. According to Jen, her family dinners looked like this; oven-roasted ham with cloves and simmering apple cider delectably paired with tangy yet earthy Dijon mustard. A fresh salad with cauliflower and broccoli that often competed head-to-head against the family favorite, the “7-Layer Salad,” a precious culinary heirloom made with only the finest top secret ingredients. According to Jen, only by invitation to one of their dinners could an interloper find out what makes the “7-Layer Salad” so appetizing.

About the Author: Jason Restivo is a Certified Sommelier with The Court of Master Sommeliers, the premier international examining body for wine professionals


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On some occasions, their family enjoyed sautéed asparagus and cheese sauce, but this next appetizer is what really takes the cake. Every family get-together, the family would prepare the best chip dip ever. Now, when I think of Christmas dinner, I have to admit that chips and dip doesn’t even come close to crossing my mind. But now, when I recall the first time I tried this infamous dip -- a diabolical amalgam of cream cheese, shaved onions, milk and celery salt -- I am reminded about the beauty of a family having their very own traditions when it comes to holiday dinners, … even if it is serving the best chip dip ever. My wife’s family is from the Northeast, a part of the country where family tradition seems to play such a strong part in holiday menus. Living in Savannah for the past few years and in the Southeast region for much of my youth, I’ve noticed a trend of Midwesterners migrating into the city, bringing their traditions to a new place with them. So with the S’s menu in mind, let’s pair some wine, holiday style!

Holiday hams, in all their forms, are a national treasure, but something I believe makes the S. family’s so unique is that the oven is already warm from the breakfast they just enjoyed together. The ham is rubbed with a little honey and kissed right into the oven, and then about an hour into cooking, Mrs. S (my mother-in-law) adds cider while also carefully slipping the cloves into the tart broth. Now in the wine world, everyone seems to know what wines goes best with ham, and they are generally correct, but pairing wine with the ingredients of the brine is what I love to do. For both the white and red wine selection, I chose two beautiful wines from Spain. My choice of white would be Castelo do Papa Godello, a unique white wine varietal from Valderras, Spain. It has a waxy, yet medium body, almost like a chardonnay. There is a little green spice that welcomes the graininess of the mustard and the acidity of this wine is truly one of things I love most about it. The acidity is almost zippy and playful, as if the acids and the cider got along like two twins playing on a merry go round. And for the red wine pairing, I’m really excited about Bobal, La Malkerida. This varietal reminds me of a farm wine that was just waiting until 2012 to show itself and become the “go to” wine for this holiday. The flavor profile is almost similar to a pinot noir. It has more of the ripe, yet astringent red fruit flavor and the brown spices are a pleasant holiday surprise on the back palate. The fact that you will be serving a bobal with Christmas ham, could be the coolest thing since sliced bread.

Now the R’s didn’t stick to traditional dishes every year. There was a back and forth of menu designs each Christmas. We had a large summer garden, growing everything that I didn’t like as a child, but now as a fullyformed adult, I say bring it on, I love it all. The main dish at our celebrations would rotate from turkey, ham, deer and then back to turkey again. So it was our side dishes that really never changed. My mother would make green bean casserole, and as a kid this was not my favorite dish.

retails between $14-$18*

Photo: Christmas Ham by Chris Fleming, Flickr {CC BY-SA 2.0}

The other S’s dishes carry the same amount of care, and are equally as fun to eat as they are to find wines for. The acidity of both wines sing this great tune with the richness of the cream cheese and the creaminess of the cheese on the asparagus. The earthiness of these wines complements vegetable side dishes just as well. These wines are far from typical, but I feel that they are just hitting their stride, in the beginning stages of resurgence that could see them eventually becoming everyday Southern wines.

Castelo do Papa Godello

La Malkerida Bobal retails between $14-$17*

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We always had an amazing sweet potato soufflé with marshmallows and a creamy macaroni and cheese. When it comes to the main dish, my palate almost always favored turkey and homemade stuffing. The classic ingredients of carrots, onions, celery and the crust of house-made sourdough bread are simple yet timeless. The stuffing was like dessert for me and the moisture of a perfectly-cooked turkey is best paired with, wait for it … wait for it … Frogtown Chardonnay! Yes, it may have taken me six years to get to this moment, but my final answer is Georgia chardonnay. Lumpkin County, Ga., that is. This perfectly balanced chardonnay is an ideal pairing with the earthy root sweetness of the sweet potato soufflé and the over-the-top creaminess of mac and cheese. I’ve also fallen hard for Hawkes Merlot from Alexander Valley, California. I have always thought merlot being this unbalanced twister of blue fruit and aggressive tannins. But I was wrong, I’ll admit it, just like I was wrong about mom’s green bean casserole. These two items are just so much fun, and they’re good for the soul. This farm family winery is true to its foundation of pure fruit and firm structure. With rich blueberry tones and soft chocolate tannins, you could take these descriptions and replace the cream and cheese of the mac and cheese and the dish would come out the same as the same dish; macaroni and chocolate tannins should be its name.

Now let’s talk about dessert. My mother was so happy making apple and pumpkin pies, filling our home with the aromas of warm flour and heated brown spices. When I think of Christmas dinners and desserts, I think of the fortified wine trio of Porto, Madeira and Sherry. Sherry offers the sweetness of red fruits found in Portos, but has the finesse and acid structure found in Madeiras. Basically it’s right in the middle of the two. I recently came across a drink called “Cobblers,” a sherry-based cocktail. It calls for ripe red and black fruits, crushed ice and cream sherry. As Christmas draws near, I look forward to blending new and old experiences, my wife’s and my own, like the fine wines we will enjoy … This will be fun. These wines and ingredients for the cocktail can be found at your local bottle shops. I’ve seen the Alvear Cream Sherry at Habersham Beverage and the wines at Johnny Ganem’s Winery and Package Store. Claude Auerbach at Form, is also fond of carrying these wines, from different producers. Christian Depken of Le Chai, is well-known locally for representing humble and smaller families behind cool varietals like Bobal and Godello. Shop local and pick up your choice of wines at one of these fine purveyors!

retails between $30-$40*

Sherry Cobbler Cocktail Ingredients:

2 1/2 ounces of Alvear Cream Sherry 1 teaspoon, superfine sugar 3 ounces, club soda 4 of each, blackberries and raspberries Tall rocks glass

retails between $25-$30*


Muddle sugar and fruit in the bottom of glass. Add ice to fill glass, and add sherry. Using long bar spoon, stir mixture until chilled. A frosted haze will appear on the glass Top with club soda. For a more dramatic presentation, stir fruit ingredients to the top and garnish with fruit and mint.

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21 W. Bay St. 912.443.0855

Traditional Irish pub with Irish singing every night. Menu features classic American and Irish fare. M-Sa: 11pm-3am,Su: 12:30pm-2:30am

409 W. Congress St. 912.898.9001

42 Drayton St.

M-Tu: 4pm-Cl, W-Sa: 3pm-3am

Traditional Irish pub that carries all Irish whiskey available in the state of GA, occassionally features live Irish music.


21 E. McDonough St.

O’Connells Irish Pub


Classic casual Irish American pub. Serving large breakfast, lunch and dinner selections. Famous for nightly karaoke. M-Sa: 8am-3am, Su: 8am-2am

127 W. Congress St. 912.233.9626 117 W. River St. D3 McDonough’s G6

Local hotspot for weekly live shows and events. Full bar and laid back atmosphere. Call for hours

37 Whitaker St.

D4 Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub B4

117 Whitaker St. 912.443.9956

D5 Casual Island setting with frozen drinks Casual local atmosphere. Regular live specialties to match the decor. Offering music and specials. Popular college signature mojitos and live music. hangout. M-Sa: 11am-Close Su: 12pm-Close M-Sa: 7pm-3am

Casual intimate atmosphere.Tapas, light fare and desserts. Extensive wine and drink list. Kitchen open till midnight. M-Th: 5pm-2am, F-Sa: 5pm-3am Su: 10am-2pm 109 Jefferson St. 42 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912.349.5878 912.233.1192 307 W. River St. 912.238.2012 Mirage D2 D6 Moon River Brewing Co. B5 Murphy’s Law Irish Pub Casual contemporary atmosphere Contemporary Mediterranean menu. Authentic Irish pub.Weekly Intimate casual setting. Expansive bar serving eclectic American fare. Large entertainment. Live rugby broadcasts. with late night hookah lounge. Outdoor beer selection with house brewery. Limited food menu. seating also available. M-Th: 11am-11pm, F-Sa: 11am-12am, M-Sa: 3pm-3am, Su: 3pm-2am Su: 11am-11pm Su-W: 5pm-12am, Th-Sa: 5-2:30am

Live Wire Music Hall


D5 Hangfire

13 W. Bay St.



7 E. Congress St. 912.236.2281

Cozy neighborhood bar. Over 100 beers and martinis. Happy hour. Regular drink specials.

Jen’s & Friends

B6 Circa 1875

Intimate historic setting. Extensive beer Classic Parisian bistro setting. Gastro selection with imports and domestics. pub offering authentic French fare. Extensive wine selections. M-Su: 5pm-1am M-Th: 6pm-10pm, F-Sa: 6pm-11pm

Churchill’s Pub


Jinx C6

D1 A3 Lulu’s Chocolate Bar Voted Best Desserts in Savannah. Enjoy Spacious.Three bars and large stage. an array of specialty drinks, martinis Regular local, regional, and national and Perc coffee. Happy Hour 5-8pm. shows. Su-M: 5-11pm, Tu-Th: 5pm-12am, Fr-Sa: 5pm-1am M-F: 4pm-until, Sa: 11am-until


Large bar and American fare served in an upbeat atmosphere with servers in red cowgirl boots. M-Sa: 11am-3am , Su: 11:30am-2am

J.J. Bonerz

Bayou Cafe

301 W. Bay St.

M-Sa: 4pm-3am 219 W. Julian St. 912.234.6953

M-Th: 6pm –close, F-Sa: 5pm – close M-Su: 5pm-3am

Intimate and casual local pub. Outdoor seating available. Pet friendly.

B7 Bernie’s River Street B7 Casual atmosphere on the river. Serving Serving Cajun, Italian, American and standard American fare. Famous for seafood. Cozy with full bar. Open for over 20 years. Live music every night. oysters. M-Th: 11am-12am, F-Sa: 11am-3am, M-Sa: 11am-3am, Su: 11am -2am Su: 11am-2am 115 E. River St. 912.233.6411 14 N. Abercorn Ramp 912.236.1827 Congress Street The Distillery G2 D2 Social Club Over 21 craft brews on tap. Classic Large outdoor bar and patio. Relaxed yet historic tavern setting. Serving lunch upbeat atmosphere, with occasional live and late night fare. music. There are 2 indoor bars, with big screen tvs, pool tables, dart boards, and a M-Th: 11am-1am, F-Sa: 11am-3am, foosball table. Su: 12pm-9pm Open Everyday 11am-3am 416 W. Liberty St. 912.238.1985 411 W. Congress St. 912.236.1772

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Historic District

C9 Bar Bar

B3 D3 Bay Cafe/Club One Part of the Club One establishment. Unpretentious and inviting. All games Large video bar and dance floor. free. Nightly specials. Karaoke and shows.

Abe’s on Lincoln

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Su: 12:30pm-12am

1801 Habersham St. 912.354.8288

M-F: 11am-7pm, Sa: 11am-6pm



912.994.2291 309 W. Saint Julian St.

Modern bar with daily happy hour and drink specials.Weekend DJ for dancing and only designated smoking section in downtown.

Rooftop Tavern in City Market

912.232.5778 206 W. Saint Julian St.

M-Su: 5pm-until

112 W. Broughton St.

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Midtown Southside

10 East Broad St. 912.927.9757

11215 Abercorn St.

Sports Bar atmosphere with varied selection of standard American fare. Large selection of beer and liquor. M-Sa: 3pm-3am, Su: 12:30pm-2am 13051 Abercorn St. 912.921.2269

M-Th: 11am-1am, F-Sa: 11am-2am, Su: 1pm-1am

Leagues Monday-Thursday. Large spacious environment. Lots of tables. Menu includes standard bar fare.


11432 Abercorn St.

Southside Billiards Club L2 Tailgate Sports Bar


Coach’s Corner L3 D12 Dew Drop Inn Large selection of standard American Cozy local bar. Long happy hour. Darts, fare and bar food standards. Daily Texas Hold’em, and Karaoke. specials. Spacious sports bar atmosphere. M-Th: 2pm-11pm, F-Sa: 2pm-2am, M-Su: 11am-12am Su: 12pm-9pm


M-Fr: 12pm-3am, Sa:11am-3am, Closed Sundays

World of Beer D7 Choice of 500 Beers from around the world. New Beers every week and different local live music acts.

Casual intimate atmosphere. Eco-friendly bar serving contemporary specialties.

D2 Six Pence Pub

38 MLK Jr Blvd


In City Market. Nightly specials. Beer pong. Live entertainment.

Pour Larry’s

G6 Casual English pub with classic historic setting. European influenced pub fare and specialties. M-Th: 11:30am-12am, F-Sa: 11:30amM-Sa: 5pm-3am 2am, Su: 11:30am- 10pm 912.349.5100 39 Montgomery St. 912.233.3156 245 Bull St.


M-F: 11am-3pm, W-Th: 6pm-9pm F-Sa: 6pm-10pm

7360 Skidaway Rd. 912.925.5398

B8 Sandfly Bar & Grill K10 Although not actually a bar, this carryout Casual local sports bar atmosphere. Menu includes standard American bar wine and gourmet foods shop has fare. become well known for its affordable selections and monthly wine dinners. M-F: 11:30am-2am, Sa: 3pm-2am,

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H8 E8 Capones Billards French and Asian influences. Casual and Spacious billiards bar and grill. Large late night menu . Lunch specials. Drink intimate bar setting.Wifi available. specials. M-Th: 3pm-1am, F: 11am-2:30am, M-Sa: 4pm-1am Sa: 3pm-2:30am, Su: 3pm-12am 912.335.5956 4523 Habersham St. 912.354.4848 1100 Eisenhower St.

101 E. River St.

M-Th: 11am-1am, F-Sa: 11am-2am, Su: 12:30pm-1am

912.480.9050 217 1/2 W. Broughton 912.233.5650

Su-W: 11am-12pm, Th-Sa:11am-3am

Taco Abajo

36 MLK Jr. Blvd. D4 Wet Willie’s B7 The World’s Greatest Daiquiris, beer, a Large underground pool hall and bar. large collection of delightful casual fare Spacious and contemporary with an edge. and more; Karaoke M-W, DJ F-S. Large drink selection including mexican beers. VIP room, dance floor, TVs

314 Williamson St.

W-F: 5pm-3am, Sa: 5:30pm-3am, Su: 5:30pm-2am

Open, active and expressive social space. Festive casual saloon atmosphere. Duel- Serving alchemic cocktails, old world wines, beers and Neapolitan-style pizzas. ing Pianos. Popular for special occasions craft DJ and Live Music - call to find out more.


Two story historic loft with a relaxed atmosphere that features intimate indoor and outdoor seating and a full bar.

Rogue Water

D1 Seed Eco Lounge

D4 Casual, easy going atmosphere that occasionally features live music. Equipped with a full bar, large flat screens, and a dance floor. M-Sa: 5pm-3am 912.544.0371 125 W. Congress St.

Retro on Congress

B2 The Sparetime

405 W. Congress St.

Savannah Smiles Dueling Piano Bar


M-W: 3pm-3am, T-Sa: 1pm-3am

Historic dive bar. Regular drink specials. Limited menu. Free wings happy hour on Friday. Karoake on 2nd floor Wed. & Th.

Rail Pub

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H7 A3 Pinkie Master’s A classic dive bar thats been open for Recently re-opened under new more than 50 years, Pres. Jimmy Carter management this dive bar features a speech while standing atop the occasional live music and karaoke nights gave bar on the behalf of his friend and the as well as nightly drink specials. original proprietor “Pinkie” Masterpolis. W-Sa: 5pm-Till Close M-Sa: 5pm-3am 318 Drayton St. 912.856.8076 303 W River St. 912.238.0447

Peg Leg Pete’s

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Relaxed island atmosphere. Specialty pizzas, whole or by the slice. Low card menu, wraps, and more. M-Su: 11-12am map on pg. 24 1213 Hwy. 80 10 Tybrisa St. 912.786.5900

Historic District

N9 Huc-A-Poos Bites/ Booze H6

Live entertainment of Friday and Saturdays.The only bumper pool table in Tybee. Limited bar menu. Mo-Sa: 12pm-3am, Su: 12:30pm-3am

1517 Butler Ave. 912.786.5506

M-Sa: 10-3am, Su: 12:30-3am

Serving breakfast items alongside sandwiches and standard bar food. “Coldest beer in America”

N9 Doc’s Bar and Grill


C5 Large selection of casual American fare. Spacious with outdoor seating. Live music and special events.

Molly Maguire’s

Su-Th:11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm 221 J MercerBlvd. 912.898.0852 216 J Mercer Blvd

M-F: 11am-2am, Sa: 11am-3am, Su: 12pm-12am

Dance music, food, karaoke, and reasonably priced drinks.     

J Mercer Blvd. 912.898.5624 348 Johnny Mercer Blvd. 912.897.6137

Sports bar in a relaxed, casual atmosphere has big screen tvs, full bar, and a food menu that offers traditional bar food. M-W: 4pm-Late, F-Sa: 12pm-Late, Tu-Th: 2pm-Late


Casual, intimate atmosphere. Popular with locals. Serving American fare and seafood selections. Tu-W: 5pm-10pm, Th: 5pm-11pm, Tu-Su: 11am-11pm F-Sa: 5pm-12pm 7906 Hwy 80 912.349.0725 4 Wilmington Island Rd. 912.897.2009

This dessert bar offers items such as double cheesecake, keylime pie, sour cream lemon cake, chocolate ganache, in addition to martinis, beer and wine.

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M-F: 11am-2am, Sa: 11am-3am, Su: 11am-12am

M-F: 2pm-2am, Sa: 4pm-3am

Large British theme pub. Outdoor seating. Large group accommodations. Happy hour specials.

912.898.4257 140 J Mercer Blvd. C4 Island Sports Bar & Grill C4

Casual local bar that offers standard American fare in a spacious setting with pool tables and dart boards.   

Island Daiquiri Cafe

map on pg. 62

Wilmington Island

North Beach Bar & Grill H10 Quarter Sports Bar and Grill

M10 H9 Rock House Bar & Grill N9 Sand Bar Darts, Poker, foosball. Large selection Burgers, seafood, tacos, and big burSports bar serving standard casual fare. ritos served in a spacious sports bar Mix of American and Caribbean flair. of sandwiches and paninis. Sushi on Seafood selection includes oysters and atmosphere. Live entertainment and Daily specials and homemade desWednesdays. snow crab legs. serts. Live Entertainment. Karaoke. M-Th: 5pm-3am, F-Su: 3pm-3am M-Su: 11am-10pm M-Sa: 4pm-3am, Su: 12:30pm-3am M-Su: 11-3am 912.786.8304 1512 Butler Ave. 1516 Butler Ave. 912.786.4442 33 Van Horne Ave. 912.7868966 601 1st St. 912.786.7176 Tybee Island Social Club Wet Willie’s Two Pirates Pub N9 M10 Tybee Time H9 N10 Pirate themed restaurant and bar. Ka- Carefully crafted menu includes eclectic Sports Bar. Voted best daiquiri 2004Sports Bar style foods. About 20 raoke of Fridays 9pm-12am, Live Music varieties of tacos, salads, and appetizers. 2009. 10 different daiquiri machines. different flavors of World Class Daiquiris. Extensive wine selections, craft brews, and on Saturdays. Thirteen TVs. Steps away from the beach. libations. Ambient and casual setting. M-Tu:4pm-1am, W-Th:4pm-3am, M-Th: 11am-11pm, F-Sa: 11am-12am Su-Th: 9am-1am, Sa: 9am-2am M-Sa: 12pm-3am, Su: 12:30pm-3am Su:11am-10pm F-Sa:11am-3am, Su:1pm-12am 16 Tybrisa St. 912.472.4044 1311 Butler Ave. 912.786.7150 1603 Strand Ave. 912.786.6511 912.786.7707 725 1st St. Britannia Pub C4 Cocoa’s Dessert Bar D4 Flying Fish Bar & Grill B5

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