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Do you make a grocery list prior to heading to the store? A list that possibly includes the essentials for tonight’s dinner, tomorrow’s breakfast and that oh so needed coffee to get you through the work week? Most likely you do. In New Orleans they call this “making groceries”. But have you ever made another kind of list? A grocery list for your soul? Well, prepare to be more nourished and satisfied with your life. A grocery list for the soul could be the first step in honoring the simple needs of your inner self. This is a way to supplement your everyday list of essential material items, with those forgotten (yet also essential) activities to lift your spirit. What are the things you need in order to nourish a healthy lifestyle? Is there a park you haven’t been to in a while? Some quiet time spent alone? A good book and a front porch? An early morning gardening adventure? A simple meal with a good friend? A visit to the museum? A massage? The sound of live music? Fresh flowers within your bedroom? Many of these components, unfortunately get lost in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. We work all day, take the kids to school or practice, run errands, clean the house, and of course check off that grocery list. But we need to remember to take a moment or two to feed ourselves, nurture our souls and stay on track to becoming well fed. Make a commitment to yourself and write down your spirit lifting activities in addition to Well Fed’s mantra of feed, eat, drink. Make it visible and achievable! Include it on that grocery list for the week and while you’re “making groceries” for the household and go make some groceries for your soul! Each and every month we strive to provide you with the information to help you complete your list. If there’s something were missing on ours, please let us know! We always look forward to hearing from our readers and welcome all your comments, stories and suggestions. Send your thoughts to: think@wellfedsavannah.com If we end up printing your letter, you may just receive a special surprise from the Well FED Family! Talk to you soon…

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You can make change in our food environment Look around, and you’re likely to see things you want changed. But we all can’t be fulltime advocates. We’ve seen many changes in our food environment during the last decade. For example, we have more organic food choices and more locally grown products in our restaurants and stores. Trans fats are largely gone. Those changes are in large part due to day-in, day-out contributions of many people asking – sometimes pushing – for healthier food options.

YOU CAN DO IT!

There are lots of ways you can get involved in advocating for the conditions you need to stay healthy. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or skill. In fact, everyday advocacy can be as simple as some of these examples: * Talk it up. Share your views about nutrition information on restaurant menus or the need for a farmers market in your neighborhood. Tell your friends, write a letter to the editor or make a blog entry online.

There’s power in numbers. * Talk to the store manager. Ask for what you need to be stocked at the store.

A few years ago I tasted soy-based eggnog at a trade show. It tasted much like traditional eggnog, but with far less fat. That year when the holidays approached, I asked a manager at my local supermarket if they would stock it. They ordered some and it sold well. Now it’s available every holiday season. * Model it. Let others see you walking to work or eating an apple at lunch. Be seen ordering an entrée salad at a restaurant and walking through the supermarket with almond milk in your basket. Continued on Next Page


Be open about wanting to lose weight or being a vegetarian. If you do, you’ll make it easier for others who have similar interests to speak up as well, or even follow your example. * Exercise your purse power. Support small farmers by shopping at farmers markets and roadside stands. Buy locally grown foods at the supermarket. * Support the ones who work for you. Pick a few public interest groups and donate whatever you feel you can afford. The Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Environmental Working Group are two that advocate effectively for state and federal level food policies that support health. * Tell the policymakers. Pick up the phone, write or send an email to your representatives in the General Assembly or Congress, to school administrators or the people on the boards and commissions that make decisions that affect you.

Be aware of this simple fact: Your inaction also affects the policy environment. Increase the likelihood that things will go the way you want them to. Get involved. Advocate for what you need and want, even if it’s on a personal scale. It’s the only way change has ever been made. About the Author Suzanne Havala Hobbs, DrPH, MS, RD is a nationally recognized author on issues relating to food, nutrition and health policy. Among the topics addressed in her column are meal planning and cooking tips, food trends and federal policies on dietary guidance and `food safety. She is a licensed, registered dietitian and a clinical associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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The coffee industry provides many opportunities to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives. Yet faced with so many options, it can be difficult for a person to know the best way to help. I have a heart for helping those in need, but as a small business owner, I simply cannot afford to donate money to charitable organizations. Fortunately, the specialty coffee world provides choices to help in ways other than monetary donations. One such cause is Grounds for Health, a charity founded in 1996 by Dan Cox, the president of Coffee Enterprises and his close friend, obstetrician Dr. Francis Fote to establish cervical cancer prevention programs. “Together with our coffee cooperative partners, we break down the barriers that stand between women and preventive care—such as lack of information, transportation and the social permission she needs so she can put herself first and seek care,” reads the organization’s website. “To make sure our programs are sustainable, we invest in the education and training of community health promoters, doctors and nurses.

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Our model uses technologies that are appropriate for low-resource settings, for the detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancers. This is a problem with a solution. Join us.” Why cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers, yet remains the leading cause of cancer death among women in developing countries. Since 1996, Grounds for Health has screened over 16,000 women in coffee-growing communities for cervical cancer. Each year, Grounds for Health holds an auction where coffee importers and producers worldwide donate green unroasted coffee for auction with all proceeds going directly to Grounds for Health.When this year’s auction was announced, I knew that it was something I wanted to participate in. I also wanted to reach out to the greater Savannah community to join in as well. The Sentient Bean, a Savannah fixture near Forsyth Park for the last decade, has been a local leader in striving for ethical coffee purchases and business decisions. Knowing this, I contacted owner Kristin Russell to see if she would be interested in joining me in this project and here’s her side of the story.


The Sentient Bean concept started as an experiment -- and hopefully became a local example -- of a business model that could be profitable without relying on sweatshop labor, environmentally-destructive practices or products, and other pitfalls of international trade. Through trips to coffee cooperatives, I have seen the effects of trading, both positive and negative. Small farmers everywhere are underpaid, under-capitalized, and ultimately underappreciated, and especially so in robust coffee-growing areas. Because coffee is a valuable commodity grown for export and subject to price fluctuations, small farms and cooperatives are often manipulated, yet they continue to grow coffee because it is their only source of income. It is easy to think that selling Fair Trade coffee is enough, but really there is much more to be done. For years, coffee importers, roasters, and shops in developed countries have profited on the backs of less sophisticated small farm in other countries. Participating in the Grounds for Health auction is one small way to give a little more back. Selling Fair Trade coffee and trying to source all of the Bean’s products started as just a lofty ideal, but after 10 years in business, the lasting relationships have become equally important to me. The people I meet through the Bean are my family. My staff are like my brothers and sisters, the small farms I buy from are like aunts and uncles and I think of all the unknown growers of other products we use like second cousins. I try to do right by them as best I can, which often means baby steps, but I wouldn’t sleep well if I knew I wasn’t at least trying. There’s another aspect of this auction that hits even closer to home for me. The Bean family recently lost one of its beloved members to cervical cancer.

It was an incredibly difficult reality check when doctors diagnosed Sarah, because it is likely that had it been detected earlier she would still be alive. It is especially gut-wrenching to me because my sister is an OBGYN and I consider myself to be a fairly well-informed advocate for women’s health. I hadn’t been asking all my female employees if they are keeping up with their annual checks. I do now. It’s still not that simple, though. If you don’t have health insurance and you’ve tried to seek medical care outside of an emergency room, then you know what I’m talking about. Private clinics did not want to see Sarah because she didn’t have insurance. Public clinics did not make time to listen to her symptoms and sent her home because she was too timid to get them to listen. This cycle persisted for months as her tumor grew and the cancer spread. Enter Planned Parenthood – who listened, examined, diagnosed, and helped her start treatment within days. Then when she planned the move home to the Seattle area to continue her treatment, they helped find her care out there. So, encourage the women in your life to get checked, and if they can’t afford or get treatment, tell them about Planned Parenthood. If it’s that hard in this country, you can bet it is 10 times harder for women in coffee-growing communities. At the end of the auction, Kristin and James had secured a bid on one bag of Fair Trade Organic Coffee from the COCAFELOL cooperative in Honduras. The auction overall secured over $100,000 in donations and included 44 producers and importers and over 125 bidders. Kristin says, “When we start to sell the coffee at the store, I’m going to give the profits back to Grounds for Health. I hope to use the experience to help more women get the preventative care that Sarah couldn’t before it’s too late.” In the end, it’s every bean that counts.

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Vegetarian and Vegan Dining In Savannah

By Angela Gunn

According to the 2008 Vegetarian Times survey conducted by the Harris Interactive Service Bureau, 7.3 million Americans follow a vegetarian diet.+ Included in this number are 1 million vegans, who consume absolutely no animal products. A further 22.8 million Americans follow a less strict, but still vegetarian-inclined, diet. With recent documentaries such as Forks Over Knives and Food Inc. detailing the lifetime benefits of eating a plant-based diet, it’s no surprise that the Vegetarian Times study also revealed that 11.9 million nonvegetarians were “definitely interested” in switching towards a plant based diet in the future.++ In a country with a current population of 314,199,174, +++ that’s a considerable number of potential diners, but are restaurant owners paying attention? As is the case for many vegetarians and vegans who live outside of large metropolitan hubs like New York City and Los Angeles, good vegetarian and vegan dining can be difficult to find. In general, when dining out at popular chain restaurants around the country, recent additions of health conscious dishes have provided some vegetarian food options. Yet, apart from the recent addition of vegan sandwiches to the Subway sandwich menu in select US cities, vegan food in particular is rarely offered.

To be fair, most restaurants will do their best to find something suitable on their menus for diners with plant-based diet requirements or food allergies. Yet, in most cases this effort amounts to nothing more than removing cheese from a sandwich or meat from a salad. Where’s the guarantee that there won’t be hidden dairy products in sauces or dressings, or that you won’t find a hunk of beef in your vegetable stir fry which may be cooked on the same grill used for cooking meat? After conducting local research, Savannah turns out to provide a great variety of restaurants, cafés and carry out options where vegetarians and vegans are catered for and welcomed. These locally owned, health conscious and often organic based eateries rely on unique and carefully crafted menus to entice a variety of diners. While the following list is in no way exhaustive, local eateries that are doing a great job of catering for the ever-growing number of planet-based eaters in the city have been highlighted. If you thought there was no hope in truly dining out in Savannah as a vegetarian or vegan, fret no more. Hope is literally around the corner in many cases.

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Cafes & Carry outs Whether you’re looking for a quick bite on the go, a vegetarian or vegan snack with your coffee, or a delivery dinner that’s not your typical ready-made meal option, These top picks have got you covered.

The Sentient Bean Downtown, 13 East Park Ave., 912.232.4447

Zunzi’s Downtown, 108 East York St., 912.443.9555

Well known as Savannah’s only true vegetarian restaurant, The Sentient Bean offers a wide range of vegetarian and vegan dishes suitable for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whether you’re in the mood for curried tofu salad, a queso no queso tortilla or a breakfast quiche that is available as a vegan option,The Sentient Bean has it all. Using locally sourced, organic ingredients, this vegetarian eatery even offers vegan baked goods.

Another downtown vegetarian favorite, Zunzi’s, has a healthy vegetarian menu, which can be made vegan at your request. Whether you’re craving their vegetarian curry or vegan falafel with hummus dip, the long line and nationally renowned food is well worth the wait.

Butterhead Greens Café Midtown, 1813 Bull St., 912.201.1808 Butterhead Greens Cafe offers fresh, local, fast and affordable breakfast, lunch and deli meals. While they cater for vegetarians, they do not sell vegans dishes. However, all their food is made to order, which means they are happy to work with customers to cater to dietary needs. Many of the sides, like the quinoa and sweet potato salad, are vegan-friendly and there is always the option of making your own salad from the multitude of ingredients on offer. Kayak Kafe Downtown, 1 East Broughton St., 912.233.6044 Kayak Kafe is another well-known go-to cafe for vegetarians and vegans in Savannah. The chef, herself, is vegetarian and has recently added new veggie and vegan dishes to the specials menu. Due to the chef’s vegetarian background, 90% of the dishes on the menu can be made as vegan dishes if requested, making it a very reliable dining option with a wide variety of food choices. KBella Carryout Whitemarsh, 119 Charlotte Rd., 912.897.4026 KBella’s gourmet carryout meals are created from the highest quality ingredients available at the time of order, which means that the menu changes daily. However, vegetarian options are available and special requests can be made when ordering depending on other dietary needs.

Brighter Day Deli Downtown, 1102 Bull St., 912.236.4703 Situated next door to The Sentient Bean, Brighter Day Natural Foods Market is a great place to pick up a healthy deli snack while you’re on the go. The Brighter Day deli offers a wide selection of custom sandwiches, salads, main dishes, side dishes and deserts. If animal products, such as meat, cheese or eggs, are used, it will be clearly stated on the food label. Therefore, vegans can relax in the knowledge that unless stated, everything is vegan-friendly. In fact, the deli only uses Veganaise, a vegan mayonnaise, in its recipes, so don’t be scared to grab a helping of potato salad to go. Thrive Whitemarsh, 4700 Hwy.80 East, 912.898.2131 Savannah’s first green certified restaurant creates dishes from local, sustainable and organic ingredients. Thrive even has its own working vegetable garden and the vegetables grown there are showcased in many of the prepared dishes. The menu is vegetarian and vegan friendly, but changes regularly depending on the ingredients available, so don’t be scared to ask for advice on what plant-based dishes are currently on offer. Foxy Loxy Midtown, 1919 Bull St., 912.401.0543 Less an eatery and more a coffee shop, Foxy Loxy still offers great food that even vegetarians and vegans can indulge in. A variety of snacks are on offer that are vegetarian friendly, including a vegetarian soft shell taco loaded with delicious vegetables and beans that can be made vegan, if requested.The vegan brownies and vegan chocolate chip cookies are out of this world!


Starland Café / Café Zeum Midtown, 11 East 41st St., 912.443.9355 Downtown, 207 West York St., 912.790.8833 Starland Café, located in the Starland district, and Café Zeum, situated in the Jepson Center, offer new American cuisine, Italian food, and sandwiches. These cafes use locally sourced ingredients to create a tasty selection of salads, soups and paninis, many of which are vegetarian. The hummus plate and Thai soup are the only vegan items on the menus, but customers are always welcome to ask for vegan versions of salads and sandwiches. Make sure to regularly ask about the specials offered at these cafés, which can also be vegan options.

Asian Asian cuisine is a great option for bridging the gap between meat-eaters and plant-eaters. However, Asian food can have hidden ingredients such as fish and oyster sauce, so its better not to assume that just because its vegetable based that its vegetarian or vegan friendly. Fortunately, there are a few Asian restaurants in Savannah that do cater specifically for vegetarians and vegans. PJ Thai Downtown, 147 Abercorn St., 912.201.3534 This family run Thai eatery considers their customers an extension of their family so, they are happy to cater to vegetarian and vegan needs and have several suitable plant based dishes on their menu. Let them know your dietary requirements when you order so that they can guide you through their delicious menu to find the best meal options. Ruan Thai / Aroy Jung Downtown, 17 West Broughton St., 912.231.6667 Downtown, 8 East Broughton St., 912.231.2948 These two restaurants are run by the same owners, and are well known to be vegetarian and vegan friendly. This is due to the willingness of the chefs to customize many of their dishes for plant-based eaters. Aroy Jung even has a vegan section on its menu consisting of four tofu-based entrees. Everything in these restaurants is made from scratch so if you request it, the chefs will do their best to make it according to your dietary needs.

Pakwan Southside, 7102 Abercorn St., 912.349.4261 Pakwan recently advertised their commitment to catering for vegans by announcing that vegans are welcome on their signage outside the restaurant.Their award-winning chef has created a menu consisting of many vegetarian options and every day there are at least 2 or 3 vegan dishes available on the buffet. Other great news is that a downtown location will be opening up in the near future expanding the vegetarian and vegan dining options in the historic district.

Fine Dining If you are looking for a dining experience like no other in Savannah, there are a few downtown vegetarian and vegan friendly options on offer. Cha-Bella Downtown, 102 East Broad St., 912.790.7888 Cha-Bella prides itself on delicious organic and seasonal food. Many of the dishes on offer are vegetarian options that cannot be found in other vegetarian friendly restaurants downtown. Vegans, on the other hand, will find the menu possibilities rather sparse. However, it’s worth asking your server if any dishes can be made vegan friendly. Alligator Soul Downtown, 114 Barnard St., 912.232.7899 Although Alligator Soul is most commonly known for their exotic selection of meats; Executive Chef Chris DiNello also prepares a one-of-a-kind vegetarian “tasting course” entrée, using local market-fresh ingredients so, Veggies Fear Not! Sage Downtown, 41 Whitaker St., 912.233.0002 Vegetarian and vegan friendly Sage has a dedicated vegetable cook top, guaranteeing diners that their choice to eat a plant based diet will not be compromised. Sage offers continental cuisine with a Mediterranean and Spanish influence for both lunch and dinner. There are several vegetarian dishes on the menu, as well as a couple of vegan dishes.

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Relaxed Dining If you’re looking for something a little more home grown, there are some local restaurants that provide classic American fare while still offering vegetarian and vegan options. Screamin’ Mimi’s Downtown, 513 East Oglethorpe Ave., 912.236.2744 Downtown, 10 Whitaker St., 912.233.0655 Screamin’ Mimi’s, with two downtown locations, has several vegetarian pizza and sandwich offerings on their menu. Their dough is vegan-friendly is and they provide the option of building your own pizza, without cheese, from a variety of vegetable options if you eat a vegan diet. Vegans can also request to have cheese removed from the vegetarian sandwich options. Mellow Mushroom Downtown, 11 West Liberty St., 912.495.0705 While vegetarian pizza options are staples on the menu, Mellow Mushroom is the one and only restaurant in Savannah that offers vegan pizza with actual vegan cheese. However, unlike vegetarians who can choose a pizza off the menu, vegans do have to build their own pizza, request vegan cheese and choose a sauce base that is vegan friendly. Ask your server if you need help. Another great offering by Mellow Mushroom is an allergen PDF on its website that allows you to check what ingredients each item on the menu includes. Did you know, for example, that their pizza base is vegan friendly, but their grilled Portobello mushrooms are not suitable for vegans or people with a milk allergy? Check out the PDF before you dine to make sure you’re requesting items on the menu that fit your dietary needs. Corleone’s Downtown, 44 MLK Jr. Blvd., 912.232.2720 Recently refurbished Corleone’s is the one and only vegetarian and vegan friendly Italian restaurant downtown. There is plenty on the menu to choose from as a vegetarian and a few dishes that are suitable for vegans. Vegans should ask their server for advice on the best dishes to suit their dietary needs.

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Green Truck Pub Midtown, 2430 Habersham St., 912.234.5885 Listed as vegetarian and vegan friendly, Green Truck Pub is a great option for freshly made meals that are locally and mindfully sourced. The majority of plantbased dishes on the menu are vegetarian with the exception of Chilli Non Carne and gazpacho soup, which are vegan. However, the servers are happy to work with your vegan dietary requirements so feel free to request a vegan version of a vegetarian dish. The specials can also be vegan options so make sure to ask what is on the menu. Basil’s Wilmington, 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd., 912.897.6400 If you’re out on Wilmington Island, look no further than Basils for a locally owned dining experience that is not only kid friendly, but also vegetarian friendly. They offer Eggplant Parmesan as a vegetarian pizza option as well as other typical Italian vegetarian dishes. Basil’s pizza base is vegan-friendly and there is the option of building your own pizza, creating many vegan possibilities. Unfortunately, the only offering not available is vegan cheese, but the pizza is very fresh and tasty, with plenty of vegetable toppings choices.

The key to successful vegetarian and vegan dining appears to be communication. Whenever possible, let your server know your dietary needs so that you receive the food you would like rather than what simply appears on the menu. Remember, eating out is a competitive business and if you find a restaurant unwilling to meet your food requirements, there are plenty of others willing to fill that gap. As demand for vegetarian and vegan food grows, no doubt the menus of many restaurants in Savannah will do the same. In the mean time, plenty of locally owned restaurants sympathetic to plant based diets are doing their best to cater to the dietary needs of a variety of customers. They are also supporting local farmers and the environment with their culinary practices, which means you can feel good not only about your choice of a healthy diet, but also your choice to help support the local economy and eco-friendly restaurants in your area.


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What is Food Day?

Think of it as an Earth Day for food!

Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement toward more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. This is a national grassroots mobilization backed by some of the most prominent voices for energizing the food movement. On October 24, 2012, people will gather at events big and small and from coast to coast in homes, schools, colleges, churches, city halls, farmers’ markets, supermarkets, and elsewhere to raise awareness about food issues and advocate for change.

Craving Change?

Spearheaded by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day is organized around five priorities:

1. Promote safer, healthier diets 2. Support sustainable and organic farms 3. Reduce hunger 4. Reform factory farms to protect the environment 5. Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers To learn more about the national Food Day initiative and how to get involved, go to: FoodDay.org

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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Here in Savannah, Well FED will be hosting one of the largest Food Day festivals in the country, for a second year in a row! On Sunday, October 28th, the Sunday after National Food Day, the City of Savannah will be treated to a large outdoor festival at Daffin Park, which is located next to Historic Grayson Stadium on Victory Drive, at 1198 Washington Avenue. The festival is from 11am to 6pm and is free and open to the public, with live music, food vendors, dozens of exhibitors, vendors and free workshops. This festival will be full of activities for all ages and families, including your pets! We invite all of Savannah to mark their calendars! Last year’s festival had picture perfect weather, brought in over 7,000 attendees, made the front page of the Sunday paper and even received national media attention. This year’s festival promises to be even bigger: more food, more activities, more entertainment and plenty more too see and learn. Attendees could easily spend an entire day engaged in workshops, eating from local food vendors, listening to live performances from headline bands and even playing with their children or pets in the park.

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As the 2012 USA Olympic Team celebrates program provided teachers with the curriculum bringing home 104 Olympic medals, Savannah support and educational materials needed to teach the Chatham County School Nutrition Program students about health and nutrition, even integrating and Windsor Forest Elementary School are celebrating the materials with subjects such as language arts or bringing home the Bronze – that is the Alliance for a math. HealthMPowers also teaches students to take Healthier Generation Level Bronze. control of their own health choices, while providing Did you know that one in three children in Chatham their parents with health information/resources they County is considered overweight or obese? During the can use. The students, as well as the school’s staff, 2011-2012 school year, in an effort to take advantage had the opportunity to engage in increased physical of how impressionable and teachable elementary activities and events throughout the school day. These students are, a School Wellness Council was formed activities included Jump Rope for Heart, Girls on the by Christina Flores-Lecoeuvre, the PE Teacher, Brandi Run Afterschool Program, Morning Announcements Holloway, the School Nurse, Marie Collins, the School Kids Workouts three times per week, Catch a Teacher Nutrition Lead Assistant, and Carolyn Lance the Being Healthy Challenge, and a Health Week Rally. School Nutrition Manager. The goal of the Council was Even last year’s National Nutrition Month celebration to teach the students at Windsor Forest Elementary activities included taste testing, an art contest, an essay school that it is never too early to learn to eat right, contest, and a District-wide Food Show. exercise regularly, and make healthy lifestyle choices. Throughout Chatham County, menus were planned When Mrs. Lecoeuvre was asked the motivation for to meet the Silver Criteria Level during the 2011-2012 applying for the Alliance for Healthier Generation school year in anticipation of reaching for the silver national recognition, she said, “The program sends out during the 2012-2013 school year. This meant that such a positive message about health and wellness. It grains were whole and more fresh fruits and vegetables helps schools take the necessary steps it needs towards were served. This school year, the Windsor Wildcats being healthy.” will continue on their healthy journey, exercising and Along with using the Alliance for Healthier Generation eating for the Silver -- that is the Alliance for a Healthier criteria framework to determine the level of school Generation Level Silver. health, they also partnered with HealthMPowers, a nonprofit organization that works with schools to “improve the health status and environment for students in To learn more about Alliance for a Healthier PreK-8.” The comprehensive health intervention

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ne of my favorite parts of cooking is, of course, stealing bites of the fresh ingredients while preparing a meal. Over the past few years, this snacking-whilecooking technique has become a favorite for my dogs as well. Whenever my husband or I open the refrigerator during dinner preparation, our dogs bound into the kitchen, tails wagging and tongues flapping. They then proceed to sit at our feet and stare longingly at us until – as is usually the case -- they are rewarded with a delicious treat. Not all foods in your kitchen are good for Fido, but if you follow some simple guidelines and pay close attention to how your dog reacts to various foods, you can devise a fresh food supplement plan that is not only healthy but maximizes your dog’s enjoyment. Always remember to reduce the amount of commercial food your dog receives when adding fresh foods to a meal or as a snack. Cutting the amount of your dog’s kibble will reduce the chance that your dog will experience any unhealthy weight gain. Also, limit the amount of fresh food to one quarter of the total calories consumed at any particular meal to help ensure that your dog’s diet remains balanced. Finally, avoid fresh foods that are toxic to dogs, including grapes, raisins, onions and chocolate. Here are a few suggestions for healthy fresh snacks that your pup may enjoy:

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Some of our dogs’ favorite snacks come from the vegetable crisper. Dogs love a good crunch and many vegetables are the perfect treat in both taste and texture. Our dog Liz will be the first to tell you just how much she loves baby carrots – she eats them whole as well as cut up in her wet dog food. Some dogs also enjoy green peppers, broccoli, and cucumber. Veggies are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium and are a good source of folate, magnesium dietary fiber, and vitamins. Just be sure to avoid onions and tomatoes, as these are toxic for dogs.

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you can feel good about the nutritional benefits that they offer. Blueberries in particular are packed with antioxidants and are the perfect size to be used as training treats. Apricots, either dried or fresh, are another great source of vitamin C and potassium. Just be sure that you aren’t giving your dog any dried fruit that has added sugars, as too much sugar can quickly pack on the pounds.

•yogurt.

Yogurt is an especially healthy way to treat your dog since it is natural source of beneficial bacteria called probiotics. A spoonful of yogurt makes a delicious snack, but you can also incorporate it into your doggie’s dinner by mixing a spoonful of nonfat plain yogurt with your dog’s food. Freezing yogurt is another great way for your dogs to get nutritional benefits and cool down at the same time. The Puppy Pops (frozen mixtures of yogurt, dog treats, peanut butter and fruits) that we sell at The Grateful Hound are one of our most popular items because dogs absolutely love them and owners can feel good about giving them as a snack.

Eggs and egg shells can be a delicious and healthy addition to your doggies diet. Eggs contain high-quality protein and fat, as well as a large quantity of vitamins and minerals. Because they are inexpensive and readily available, they can be integrated easily into your dog’s diet. Serve them up boiled, scrambled, as an omelet or even fried with some butter (but only as a once-in-a-while treat). Egg shells can be ground up over your dog’s regular kibble as extra source of calcium and some great crunch to boot. Regarding portions, experts note that small dogs should eat no more than half an egg daily, while larger dogs can easily handle the 70 calories present in a large egg without gaining weight.

•fish.

Fish contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, making it a highly desirable food supplement for dogs. Not only are omega-3’s great for dogs’ skin and coats, but they also support healthy brain function and regulate the immune system. Examples of fish that are affordable and good for dogs include sardines, jack mackerel and salmon. Review the packaging on the can or tin of fish to ensure you know how many calories you are adding to your dog’s meal and reduce the amount of dog food as necessary. As long as you keep these guidelines in mind, you can feel good about including fresh foods in your doggie’s diet. Please also consider consulting your dog’s veterinarian before making any drastic changes to your pup’s diet. Happy snacking!

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hey say from the ashes, rises the phoenix and nothing could be truer about this particular British institution in Savannah. However, it’s not so much an institution as an international hub for sumptuous food and craft ales. Since 1996, Churchill’s has “colonized” Savannah by bringing only the most authentic and mouth-watering cuisine from England while serving some of the best American and Southern favorites. Churchill’s first debuted in Savannah in 1996 at their first location on Drayton Street. Tragically, an electrical fire wiped out the restaurant in 2003 where Isaac’s now stands. In 2004, Churchill’s reopened on Bay Street the day after Christmas much to the delight of its patrons. Churchill’s has remained British owned and operated under the very hands that created it nearly 16 years ago. Since its inception, owner Andy Holmes has satiated the good people of Savannah and our guests in a comfortable and charming atmosphere. Originally a computer programmer from Manchester England; Holmes immigrated to Savannah. Here he and his wife began their careers at The Six Pence Pub, until finally materializing their aspirations into Churchill’s.

Holmes’ father, who owns a construction company, is heavily involved in the restoration, design, and maintenance of Churchill’s. Maintaining the front and back lines is manager, Mark Royston who is also from the U.K.

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Yorkshire Puddings right like we do.”

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this place is enormous During this Summer’s London Olympics, patrons poured into Churchill’s to watch from one of their three multi-level bar areas. To put it bluntly, this place is enormous. The first floor has three separate dining areas, one by the bar, another by the sunny front windows, and the last, tucked in the back, features a working fireplace perfect for cozy, intimate meals. All affectionately adorned with Churchill paraphernalia. Winston Churchill is pictured during his daily life, running parliament, and sternly pointing his finger at you because YOU DESERVE VICTORY! Downstairs features another bar area fit for a night with the fellas. Besides the pool table and dartboard, this sub-bar boasts a flat-screen TV equipped with a Wii game system and a projector. Feel free to take your competitive spirit to it’s limits down here while facing off against your friends in a virtual bowling tournament. Churchill’s regularly rents out this space for parties of all kinds. Pictured Below: Churchill’s Underground Bar area

Fancier affairs are held in the 2nd floor dining room, a private event space called 10 Downing. Churchill’s uses this area for weddings, receptions, business dinners, and the like and provides a private fully stocked bar and buffet dining. The wildly popular British Beer Dinners are held every few months. The most popular and beloved of Churchill’s dining locations is by far the roof top patio. This elevated oasis offers a view of the city not available anywhere else. You could schlep up the stairs or take the convenient elevator to a dazzling outdoor seating area that is just as beautiful during the day as in the evening. Once the “dog days of August” are over, as manager Mark Royster says, the roof top will be open longer and prone to more favorable weather.

the proof is in the pudding The Fish & Chips is the most popular British dish at Churchill’s made with the traditional cod that New Englanders like me crave. The Bangers & Mash are another favorite among patrons who highly recommend the hearty meal as well as the succulent Steak and Ale Pie and Shepherd’s Pie. The desserts are nothing like you’ve ever fathomed. We’ve all had a chocolate lava cake, but Churchill’s Molten Chocolate Cake has a dark chocolate blackberry ganache at its warm center that truly sets it apart from any other. Among many patrons, the Bread Pudding seems to keep them coming back. But as far as Mark is concerned, he thinks the most unique item on the menu is the Yorkshire Pudding.


“I’ve never quite seen Yorkshire Puddings quite like we do Yorkshire Puddings,” Mark says. The Yorkshire Pudding is almost like a biscuit, it’s made from a batter of milk, eggs and flour and bake in a heated pan. The yummy result is a fluffy, buttery roll that is fantastic as a side to any cut of meat. “I mean, I grew up in the U.K. obviously, but my mum and my grandmum couldn’t get Yorkshire Puddings right like we do.” So whether you have the roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding or the Toad in the Hole, which is the bangers baked inside Yorkshire pudding, you’re going to be blown away! First visually and then again once you take a bite. However, Churchill’s American fair is nothing to scoff at. “For one thing we’ve got really good burgers. We use certified Angus beef for everything including the ground beef.” According to Mark, as far as the entrees are concerned, this English restaurant has made an impact on an adored Southern dish, Shrimp and Grits. But who is the man behind these masterpieces? “We’ve got a relatively new chef. He’s been with us for a year, he was formerly the Sous Chef over at the Mansion for several years and he is extremely talented.” Mark is of course referring to the man responsible for the outstanding meals that make your mouth water, Chef Glen Benskin. Originally from Barbados, Chef Glen has lived in Savannah for years bringing his culinary creativity with him wherever he cooks. Here as the Head Chef at Churchill’s, Glen has the freedom to create and add his own international flair. Almost ten years ago, Glen left his home of Barbados, to share his unique style of cooking. Barbados has been a British colony for it’s entire existence. Multitudes of cultures, Portuguese, British, French, Jamaican and more coexist in this Caribbean land. Growing up with his mother as a guide, Glen learned to cook for his entire family. We’re lucky that Savannah caught his eye and that he’s here to nourish our taste buds. However, Glen is torn between his favorite Churchillian entrees. Is it the fish tacos or roasted chicken that’s roasted in a little bit of rum? Who could decide?

Pictured Above: Chef Glen in the kitchen.

Join the Club Churchill’s isn’t only famous for their food. The bar is well known for introducing some of the finest craft beers from across the sea and right from home. Bombardier is one such ale that if it were taken off the drink list, there would be riot. Mark describes it as a bolder big brother of Newcastle Ale and they’ve been carrying it for the last two years after being so well received as a guest beer. Many beer advocates throughout Savannah find Churchill’s to be a haven of craft beers from around the world. As a way to thank their regular patrons, Churchill’s offers a Platinum Club card that earns you one point for every dollar you spend. For every 100 points accumulated you earn $10 towards your purchase of food or drink. Not to mention that only members of The Platinum Club are privy to daily drink specials on beer and liquor. Situated at the heart of Bay Street, Churchill’s has become a Savannah tradition. Not every fire is an omen of doom, and this phoenix certainly rose to the occasion. As fall approaches, seek refuge at Churchill’s where fine food and good spirits await. Churchill’s opens everyday at 5pm and the kitchen stays open until 1am every day. Well FED 41


Shepherd’s Pie makes 6-8 servings

Ingredients 2 lbs. Ground Beef 1 c. Green Peas 1 c. Diced Carrots 1/2 Onion (diced) 4 oz Worcestshire Sauce 2 Thyme Sprigs 2 Cloves Garlic (crushed) 1 tbs Tomato Paste 1 c. Beef Broth 3 Bay Leaves Salt & Pepper Mashed Potatoes (store bought or family recipe)

Visit Churchill’s Pub and Restaurant 13-17 W. Bay Street. (912) 232-8501 www.thebritishpub.com

directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Saute beef over med to high heat until cooked thoroughly. Throw out any excess fat, add onion, garlic, tomato paste, carrots, peas, thyme, and bayleaves. Add pinch of salt & pepper and cook over med/high heat for 5-7 minutes. Add worcestshire and beef broth and allow to cook another 5 min. Taste, add salt or pepper if needed. For Mashed Potato, follow package instructions or use personal recipe. Add beef mixture to medium casserole dish and top with prepared potatoes. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve with favorite garden salad and enjoy!


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Welcome to early fall where soon enough it will be time to turn in our beach towels for blankets. If you love & appreciate delicious food like us and your friends at Well Fed, seasonal change is as exciting as trying to come up with a clever way to get your first camp fire’s smoke out of your hair. We’ve chosen a salad recipe to share with ya’ll that is perfect in color (rich brownish reds, greens, and burnt orange), texture and flavor for the cool days ahead. This salad, like many great recipes, was inspired from cooking for a small group of folks who were craving a fall salad at the last minute. We decided to use some small lettuce, frisee’, also known as curly endive, and a pear (which are in season here in coastal Georgia) which seemed to be a good start. The next best fall element we had in stock & thought would work well with the salad was prune juice. The resulting recipe & the beautiful prepared salad has continued to wow everyone we’ve ever made it for. Please give it try, share, and enjoy with friends and family this fall.


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Shopping List Enough pears for everyone to get a half. 1 gallon prune juice 1 medium shallot goat cheese 1 small fennel bulb olive oil rice vinegar 1 lemon brown sugar fresh thyme sprigs black pepper Maldon salt allspice small pinch of safron (optional, but beautiful) If you think this recipe looks tasty, visit Sarah and Kurtis at Tybee Island Social Club to get a taste of some of their other wonderful creations. Enjoy the beautiful patio, live music, and amazing food. Tybee Island Social Club is located at 1311 Butler Avenue on Tybee Island. To learn more about the restaurant or view the menu, visit www.tybeeislandsocialclub.com

Directions 1. Add prune juice to a stock pot and bring to a boil. Peel pears, slice them in half and add to stock pot. Boil untill liquid is reduced by half. 2. In a large mixing bowl combine 4oz olive oil, 1oz rice vinegar, juice of half a lemon, 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar, 1 Tablespoon of reduced prune juice and one small pinch of allspice. Wisk like Chuck Norris! 3. As thinly as possible slice fennel bulb and shallot. Add to dressing, cover and refrigerate. Put goat cheese in freezer for a minute or two to firm up. 4. Very carefully ladle out pears and put on plate (they are tender and can fall apart). Toss frisee’ in mixing bowl to coat in dressing and plate next to warm pear. Crumble goat cheese over warm pear. Sprinkle Maldon salt and black pepper to season (always use freshly ground black pepper). Sprinkle on saffron and place two fresh thyme sprigs on pear!!!!!

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“Our [diners] want the food they grew up with, the food their grandmother made. “ Their alfredo sauce has just four ingredients -- heavy cream, garlic, red onions and prodigious amounts of fresh parmesan cheese. Their red sauce, about the same. “We think along the lines of simple is better here,” says Johnson, who moved to Savannah in 2008. “I don’t need to put flour in my alfredo to thicken it up. If I need to thicken it up, I’ll just put in a little more cheese.” Johnson hails from southern New Jersey, perhaps the cradle of Italian food on the eastern seaboard with its proximity to Philadelphia and New York. His father has owned multiple restaurants, where Erik worked growing up, so you could say the business is in his genes. “Italian is what I grew up with. Where I grew up, everyone’s last name was Gaspari or [sic] Tulia,” he jokes. “All my managers were Italian. I was the six-foot-four, blonde-hair, blue-eyed kid in the land of Italian restaurants and pizza places.” Like many people who eventually call the open arms of Savannah their home, Johnson’s journey was anything but straight. “I was lost for a long time, but I got my life together,” admits Johnson. “And at some point, I realized the only thing I really wanted to do was cook. Actually, it was kinda chosen for me, honestly.” A zig-zag wanderlust eventually pushed him south to New Orleans (“I always liked the South”) and after marrying a SCAD graduate he’d met in New Jersey, next thing he knew he was in Savannah. “I’ve always been intrigued by Savannah,.” says Johnson, whose mom bought him a copy of Midnight in The Garden of Good and Evil to pique his interest.


“These people, this menu, they’re going to be here forever.” -Chef Erik Johnson

Five days after arriving in town, he had a job. Saute chef at Corleone’s. The interview? One question -- can you saute? Evidently, yes. “This is the only job I’ve ever had in Savannah. I got this job five days after I moved down here,” Johnson recalls. “Six months later, I was running the kitchen.” The food is fresh, and sourced locally whenever possible (“We’re going with the flow with what comes naturally from our marketplaces,” says Eden Geib, Corleone’s marketing manager).The restaurant does not have a microwave or a large walk-in freezer, and the pasta artisanally produced. In Savannah, Corleone’s is one of the few places that is friendly to those with gluten-restricted diets. Gluten, from the Latin word for “glue,” is a protein found in foods processed from wheat, flour and other grains. While it gives dough its elasticity, shape and a “bite,” many people are highly allergic or have a form of celiac disease. As a healthy alternative, they offer a penne pasta made from corn, one his wife actually found at Amazon.com and that he regularly eats at home. “We really specialize in serving anyone’s needs,” says Eden Geib, the restaurant’s marketing manager. Chef Erik agrees. “We can accommodate anyone here,” says Johnson, who also routinely handles vegan and vegetarian-friendly requests. “If you don’t like butter, or don’t want dairy, we’ll do penne broccoli with just olive oil. Try it with a little white wine, and it’ll be perfect. If you don’t eat meat, we have plenty of options.” Johnson creates the eatery’s nightly specials, but he’ll leave the sometimes intimidating -- and often pretentious -- haute cuisine to others. “We’re not trying to have octopus carpaccio on our menu,” he jokes. “This place was here before I got here, and I’m sure it’ll be here after I am gone. These people, this menu, they’re going to be here forever.” Corelone’s is located at 44 Martin Luther King Boulevard, near the intersection of Congress Street and MLK. The restaurant is open for dinner, seven days a week, from 4pm-10pm and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday. Lunch is also served, Monday – Saturday, from 11am-4pm. For more information, or reservations, please call 912-232-2720.


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M-F: 7am-4pm, Sa-Su: 9am-4pm

224 W. Julian St. 912.790.8833

M-Su: 11am-3pm

D8

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.

Caraway 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.

E4

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.

A

Cha Bella

912.236.4703

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

A

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.

B7

13 E Broughton St. 912.236.1557

Children’s Menu

Bernie’s A $$

912.231.0986

Vegetarian Options

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

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

C3

325 E. Bay St.

M-Sa: 8am-10pm, Su. Brunch:9am-3pm Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm

B7 Belford’s A $$ - $$$

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.

A $

D5 Bayou Cafe

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

700 Drayton St. B. Matthews Eatery B8 A $$$

14 Barnard St. 912.233.1319

M-F: 6:30-10am, Sa-Su: 7-11am, M-Th: 5-11pm, F-Sa: 5-12pm, Su:5-10pm

21 W. Oglethorpe Ln. 912.233.2116

D6 Barnes BBQ Express A $

114 Barnard St. 912.495.0902

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

B&D Burgers A $

912.232.7899

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Casual bistro setting with full bar. Serving Contemporary and relaxed resort dining award winning breakfast. Southern inspired atmosphere. Inventive menu with Southern influences. Breakfast buffet and dinner tapas. contemporary menu in Savannah’s oldest tavern.

AVIA Kitchen $$ A

M-Su: 7am-2pm, M-Su: 5pm-10pm

123 E. Broughton St. 912.721.5002

M-F: 6pm-10pm, Lounge opens at 5pm.

Delivery Available.

Tu: 11:30am-3pm, W-Sa: 11:30a-6pm

M7 Some restrictions may apply.

M–Su: 5:30pm–10pm

D7 700 Drayton A $$$

Well appointed ambiance set in the Marshall Lavish contemporary ambiance. Eclectic menu with traditional southern, American, and House hotel. Contemporary American and European fare. Reservations Recommended. European influences.

45 Bistro A $$-$$$

307 E. President St. 912.234.3111

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

Memphis style barbecue in a casual setting. Eclectic menu with international and southern Simple menu includes standard barbecue fare. flair. Contemporary fine dining ambiance. “A little taste of Heaven that’s been through Fresh, Local, and Organic Fare. Hell.”

Alligator Soul A $$$

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

American

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

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109 Jefferson St.

M-Su: 11am-12 am

M-Su: 6-10pm

11 W. Liberty St. 912.239.9600

311 W. Congress St.

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

21 E. McDonough St. 912.495.0705

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

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

912.233.6136

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.

102 Congress St. 912.790.9000 1110 Bull St. 912.236.8711 301 W. Broughton St. Molly MacPherson’s D3 G6 Mellow Mushroom H5 A $ A $$

Large selection of contemporary American fare in a casual upbeat setting.

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

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

117 W. River St. 912.233.2600 McDonough’s D3 A $$

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

912.233.9626 Maxwell’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

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

A

11 W. Bay St. 912.790.7000 411 W Bay St. P6 Locos Grill & Pub D3 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

B5

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.

I4

J6

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.

American

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Casual express setting. Extensive selection of wraps, sandwiches, soups, and salads.

912.233.8222

B10

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.

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

M-Sa: 11am-until

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

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912.398.6888

220 W. Broughton

Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner

Outfitters. American Contemporary Cuisine served in a historic, yet casual, upscale environment. Featuring local tastes in the farm-to-table tradition.

912.790.8512 Temperance A $$

912.233.0770

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

912.790.9464

912.721.1000

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.

711 E. Broad St. 912.790-5050 5 W. Broughton St. 36 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912.443.1622 35 Whitaker St. Vic’s on the River Wild Wing Cafe Tubby’s Tank House B7 C4 B6 D5 A $$ A A $ $$$ Opening soon. Located across from Urban

M-Sa: 11am-9pm

Gourmet hot dogs with lots of original combina- Neapolitan style pizzas and contemporary tions and tasty toppings with 6 kinds of mustard light bar fare. Craft beer and alchemic cocktails served in a contemporary setting. and 6 kinds of cheese. Salads and falafel also.

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

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

245 Bull St.

317 E. River St. 12 W. Liberty St. 912.236.3009 912.232.3955 225 E Bay St. 912.233.1633 Subdogs Hotdoggery The Sparetime D5 D5 C1 Sweet Melissa’s N12 $ A $ $ CLOSED

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

A

Spanky’s

912.236.4229

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

B10

102 W. Bay St.

A

912.233.3156 Starfish Cafe $

Relaxed atmosphere in the downstairs of the Casual English pub with classic historic setting. East Bay Inn. Classic American cuisine mixed European influenced pub fare and specialties. 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

912.443.9962 110 W. Julian St. 912.233.0002 41 Whitaker St. Soho South Cafe Skyler’s Restaurant H5 C8 $$ A $ A

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

411 E. River St. 877.486.9575 D5 Shrimp Factory A $$

Elegant and eclectic setting in the Bohemian Hotel. Southern contemporary cuisine serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. M-Su: 7am-10pm

Children’s Menu

G6

114 Barnard St.

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

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

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

Expansive menu featuring fresh local seafood Casual classic American atmosphere. Large and homemade breads and desserts. Historic selection of seafood. Raw bar featuring casual setting. oysters. M-Th: 11am-10pm, F-Sa: 11am-11pm, Su-Th: 5pm-10pm, F-Sa: 5pm-10:30pm Su: 11:30-10pm

Vegetarian Options

M-F: 10am-5pm, Sa: 11am-5pm

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

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

I3 Some restrictions may apply.

Six Pence Pub $ A

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

Noble Fare A $$

Delivery Available.

912.232.4286 Roly Poly $

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

B5 Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room I5 $$

107 W. Jones St. 912.443.3210 912.447.0943 21 W. Bay St. 912.232.5997 321 Jefferson St. River Street Oyster Bar Rocks on the River C8 River House Seafood B5 A4 B11 $$ A A $$ $$ A

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

Olde Pink House A $$$

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

American

Moon River Brewing Co. $$ A

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42 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912.232.4447

143 Bull St.

Sandwiches, coffee, tea, juice bar and vegan smoothies. Relaxed atmosphere featuring local artwork. Public computers and wifi. M-F: 9am-6pm, Sa: 10am-6pm, Su: 10am-4pm

13 E. Park Avenue 912.231.8100

Casual relaxed café atmosphere. Local hub. Fair-trade coffee and vegetarian selections. Featuring local art and entertainment. M-Su: 7am-10pm

912.239.9690

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)

PRICE

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

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

19 Jefferson St. 912.233.1900 225 W. Broughton St. 912.234.4442 212 E. Broughton St. The Tea Room D6 P6 Smooth Cafe F6 $ $

M-Su: 11am-12am

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

912.233.6400 102 E. Liberty St. 912.239.9444 Lulu’s Chocolate Bar D1 Sentient Bean $ 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.

234 Bull St.

912.233.4683 39 Barnard St. Leopold’s Ice Cream D8 D4 $

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

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

Artisan bakery with American and French influences. Seasonal offerings also include light café fare. M-Sa: 7:30am-6:30pm, Su: 8:30am-4:30pm

912.443.5525 111 W Congress St. 912.816.4764 1 E. Broughton St. 912.233.5348 Harris Baking Company G7 Ice Cream Etcetera C3 La’ Berry $ $ $

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

A

Contemporary and funky casual setting. Self serve frozen yogurt with large selection of fresh additions. M-Sa: 11am-11pm, Su: 11am-10pm

D4

Children’s Menu

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

912.234.2344 202 W. Saint Julian St. 912.944.2556 313 Abercorn St. 912.341.8014 Gallery Espresso Fruzen Twist G6 Goose Feathers E7 D4 $ $ $

6 E. State St.

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

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

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

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

110 W Bryan St. 912.355.5555 18 E State St. H7 Cupcake Emporium E6 $

Vegetarian Options

D’Lites Emporium $

Cafes Sweets Bakeries

Cafe Gelatohhh $

317 W. Bryan St.

912.234.2433 C5 Carpe Vas $

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

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

513 E. Oglethorpe Ave. 912.233.6394

Some restrictions may apply.

912.236.2744

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

Delivery Available.

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

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. C4 West Wing Pizza E6 $

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 $$

912.232.2720 44 MLK Jr. Blvd. 912.335.7027 C3 Your Pie F10 Vinnie Van Go-Go’s A $ A $

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

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

D1

Large selection of pizzas and subs. Casual New York style pizzeria. Large menu selections Casual express setting that allows you to served in a casual eclectic atmosphere. dining atmosphere with outdoor patio customize your own pizza, panini, and or seating. bread bowl salad

Screaming Mimi’s A $

Traditional Dining Pasta, Pizzerias, etc.

Italian

Corleone’s Trattoria A $$

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Organic Wines Vegetarian Options Gluten-Free Items Kid Friendly Menu Outdoor Seating Catering Available 44 MLK BLVD. 912-232-2720 WWW.CORLEONES.COM

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10 pm

Since 2001

New! Bike delivery available weekdays 9am to 3pm! 100% fair trade and organic coffee fresh food made in house with local harvest served until 9pm music, poetry, indie films... check website for schedule free WiFi located at the south end of Forsyth park, across from the tennis courts

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314 W. Saint Julian St.

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

912.236.2066

PRICE 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

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52 Barnard St.

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

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912.236.7777 Kayak Kafe´

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

Jazz’d Tapas Bar A $$

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21 W. York St.

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

Some restrictions may apply.

912.238.1150

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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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

912.234.9300

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

D6

PRICE

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 $

Asian

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.

Heiwa’s

D4

A

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

912.232.2525

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

Hispanic

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.

912.233.3131

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

D6

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.

D7

529 E. Liberty St.

Casbah Moroccan A $$

912.238.0045

$

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

A

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.

Ethnic

French

Brasserie 529 A $$$

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

D11

Well FED

$$

L1

7400 Skidaway Rd. 7202 Abercorn St. 912.303.0999 Giorgio’s Subs & Deli B8 J7 $

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

912.349.0251 5515 Waters Avenue

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

912.236.7642 1801 Habersham St. 912.352.1118 715 Mall Blvd. Johnny Harris Restaurant Joe’s Homemade G8 $ C10 A $$

Carryout wine and gourmet foods shop. Daily chef creations, soups, sides, meats, cheeses, Casual express setting with large menu and famous cheesecakes. Also available for selection. Specializing in Italian subs. private wine tastings and dinners. M-Sa: 8am-9pm, Su: 12pm-4pm M-F: 11am-7pm, Sa: 11am-6pm

17029 Abercorn St. 912.354.7810

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

A

Houlihan’s

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

C8

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

K10

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

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.

3016 E.Victory St. 912.356.5877 912.351.0302 4430 Habersham St. 912.352.2933 Elizabeth on 37th J7 Form B8 Fiddler’s Seafood $$ A $$-$$$ A A $$$

M-Su: 11am-12am

Driftaway Cafe A $$

1715 Barnard St.

Tu-F: 11am-8pm, Sa: 9am-8pm

1813 Bull St. 912.236.3354

H7

B7

5200 Paulsen St.

Cozy, 10 table, Southern-Style, Soul Food with an organic, healthy twist. Everything is homemade, locally sourced, and organic.

Cafe Florie $

Traditional American diner that is open 24 Casual coastal cuisine with an emphasis on hours a day. The menu offers breakfast, fresh local seafood, local organic produce, lunch, and dinner options such as eggs, burg- hand cut steaks and nightly entrée features. ers, steaks, sandwiches, hot dogs and fries. M-Sa: 11am-10pm, Sun: 10am-9pm Open 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week

D12 Diner on Abercorn $

1514 Bull St. 912.201.1808

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

912.234.6778 2130 E.Victory Drive 912.232.3593 Clary’s Cafe J8 Coach’s Corner $$ A $

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

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

Butterhead Greens Cafe B8 $

American Legion Post135 1108 Bull St. 912.358.0809

A

Casual local atmosphere. Serving breakfast all day and lunch. Selections include standard diner and southern fare. Outdoor seating also. M-Th: 11am-9pm, F-Sa: 11am-10pm, Su: 10am-8pm

B8

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

Bull Street Eatery $

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

Children’s Menu

912.234.5885

M-Sa: 4pm-1am

Vegetarian Options

912.236.5547 Green Truck Pub $$ A

E8

Delivery Available.

M-Su: 6am-3pm

$$

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

A

Bar Food Some restrictions may apply.

Breakfast Place $

L4

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

912.349.6022 2402 Waters Avenue 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 $$ $ $$

Classic southern barbeque and seafood. Casual express setting serving hot and cold Extensive menu choices include steaks, sandwiches, burgers, gyros, salads and sides. burgers, and desserts. Casual family setting. 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.

Barnes Restaurant $$ A

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

American

C9

Traditional southern fare including entrees, desserts, and sides. Casual express dining. Regular specials. M: 8am-1pm, T-Th: 8am-6:30pm, F-Sa: 8am-7pm, Closed on Sundays

A Taste of Heaven $

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

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M-Sa: 11am-9pm

A

912.352.3434

912.232.1874

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.

PRICE

Fusion Eclectic

912.355.3383

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.

Alcohol, beer, or wine available.

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

6730 Waters Ave 912.927.3280 8 Gateway Blvd. 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 $$ $ $$

M-Su: 11am-9:30pm

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

A

912.354.3744 Spanky’s

Spacious lakeside setting. Serving seafood and Traditional soul food. Southern cuisine served cafeteria style. Casual express setting with traditional southern fare. specials. M-Su: 4pm-10pm M-Th: 6am-9pm, F-Sa: 6am-10pm

Children’s Menu

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

1710 Abercorn St. 912.354.8288 5200 Paulsen St. 912.232.1951 7360 Skidaway Rd. Smoke Station BBQ Sisters of the New South C11 H8 L1 $ A $$

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

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

Vegetarian Options

912.352.8221 7000 LaRoche Ave. 912.358.0670 Shane’s Rib Shack H8 Shell House $$ A $$

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

7403 Skidaway Rd. 504 1/2 W. 42nd St. 912.232.1218 2015 Waters Ave. 912.354.0006 Sandfly Bar & Grill Sammy Greens F8 K10 B8 A $ $

M-Sa: 6am-6pm

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

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

K10

7805 Abercorn St.

I6 Some restrictions may apply.

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-Su: 5:30am-10pm

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

Midtown Deli $

Delivery Available.

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

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

Homemade traditional soul food. Casual express setting.

B8

H6

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

Ma Randy’s $

912.234.2260 2201 Waters Avenue 912.692.0036 7010 Suite 2 Eisenhower Rd. 912.355.8717 Off The Grill Neighborhood Soul Food C9 Ozzy’s Grill B7 $ $ $

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

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

C9

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

$

Narobia’s Grits & Gravy

American

Kennedy Fried Chicken $

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912.353-2253

H8

Pakwan

$

6512 White Bluff Rd. 912.355.6160

M-Su: 11:30am-10pm

spacious setting.

M-Su: 11-10pm

Well FED

912.351.2400

1100 Eisenhower Dr. 912.354.2356

D8

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

F9

I7

PRICE

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

Italian

A

Taste of India

912.447.0400

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

G8

M-Sa: 11am-8pm

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

A

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.

Ethnic

C8

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 $

912.655.3844

Fine Dining

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

J7

K10

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.

B8

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 $

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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

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

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

$$

H7

5700 Waters Ave. 912.352.4182

M-Su: 11am-9pm

6604 Waters Ave.

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.

912.355.9800 7805 Abercorn St. 912.352.7300 200 Eisenhower Dr. Saigon Bistro F9 Saigon Flavors H8 $$ $$

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

A

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

912.351.9300 8465 Waters Avenue

7400 Abercorn St.

912.353.9281

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

Japanese hibachi, sushi, and traditional selections. Casual express dining in spacious atmosphere. M-Th: 11am-9pm, F-Sa: 11am-10pm, Su: 1:30pm-8pm

912.920.3028 12322 Largo Drive 912.692.1394 7052 Hodgson Memorial Dr Seasons of Japan Express J7 I7 Sakura Japanese $ $

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 Sundays

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

I6

Miyabi

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

A

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

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

Children’s Menu

M-Su: 11am-9pm; Closed Tuesdays

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

I6

Vegetarian Options

912.335.2025

$$

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

A

Chiriya’s Thai Cuisine

Delivery Available.

Masato of Japan $$ A

L2

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

I8

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

Asian River Restaurant $

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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.

PRICE

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.

I6

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

L3

A

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

A

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.

F7

7601 Waters Ave.

Vegetarian Options

Cuban, Mexican, etc.

Hispanic

I8

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

L4

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El Potro

H7

Delivery Available.

912.920.5504

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

912.920.3288

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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912.786.7694

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

912.472.4044

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.

912.786.6593

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.”.

PRICE

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

912.786.5870

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.

912.786.4444

Spanky’s Beachside N9 $$ A

402 First St.

Rock House Bar & Grill A $$

912.472.4018

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

A

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

I10

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 $-$$

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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

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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.

N10

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.

American

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 $$ A A $$

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

B3 C5

912.897.1938

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 $

C5

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.

C5

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 $

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Kanpai

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.

PRICE

912.897.8245

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

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

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.

Italian

C5

A

Cuban, Mexican, etc.

Hispanic

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Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, etc.

Asian

119 A Charlotte Rd.

Children’s Menu

Jalapenos $ 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

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

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

912.897.0236

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

Vegetarian Options

912.898.0505

216 Johnny Mercer Blvd.

B3 Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House Wiley’s Championship BBQ $$ $$ A B4 A B3

912.898.0852

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

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

912.898.9001 Johnny Mercer Blvd. C5 Papa’s BBQ and Seafood B3 A $

7906 Hwy 80

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

C5 Molly Maguire’s $$ A

Casual local feel. Serving hot and cold sandwiches, as well as salads, apps, soups, and desserts. M-Th: 8am-8pm, F-Sa: 9am-9pm Su: 9am-6pm 119 Charlotte Rd. 912.349.6066 326 Johnny Mercer Blvd

912.897.4026 Thrive A Carryout Cafe $$

Tu-Su: 11am-11pm

461 Johhny Mercer Blvd. 912.897.2009

C4

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 $ Some restrictions may apply.

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

B5

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

Flying Fish Bar & Grill A $$

Delivery Available.

912.898.2131

C5

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

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

American

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Spirit Rising By David Gignilliat

In a city rife with tales of ghosts and gravestones, a new spirit lurks at the east end of River Street. A friendly one, probably not the type of spirit you’d think, but the one you drink. Since opening in April, River Street Liquor has been providing spirits -- of the liquid type -- to the thirsty denizens of Savannah’s most popular byway.

Filling A Need Despite scores of bars and restaurants in the Historic District, owner Jeff Notrica sensed that there was a shortage of package shops downtown. “I had several people come up and ask me just walking down the street, ‘where’s the closest liquor store?,” recalls Notrica. “And I started thinking about it and I realized, boy, there’s really not one nearby [downtown].” So, he just opened his own. His family has owned package shops in the past, so he was not in unfamiliar territory. An owner of several downtown properties, he decided to employ a space on River Street in a building that he’s owned for several years. All the usual licensing was obtained (“the city’s been great helping us get set up,” he says), and he was ready to go.

Not Your Typical Package Shop The shop’s interior is well-appointed, rich in dark woods and with an efficient setup that allows its patrons to see all of its bottle choices at a glance. The store is the newest venture for Notrica, who also owns popular Motorini (a scooter store, and Savannah’s only authorized Vespa dealer) on Drayton Street. Open since mid-April, River Street Liquor seems to fit right in with River Street’s varied selection of bars, restaurants and specialty shops. “We tried to make it look a little different, like it had been here for a while,” said Notrica, a real estate developer/investor who owns and operates the Dresser Palmer House in Savannah. “We were really conscious of that.”


Despite its small size, River Street Liquor has all the trappings of a store many times the space, including a diverse selection of beer, wine and champagne. The store purposely does not carry single-serving ‘shot’ bottles, and its inventory does not reflect an off-brand volume selling approach often seen at other local package shops. Notrica also stocks an assortment of mixers, canned drinks and tobacco products.

Liquor, Thoughtfully Done The staff at River Street Liquor has juried all of its products, and is prepared to make recommendations for customers, a refreshing approach that is sure to appeal to the thousands of tourists and visitors that walk from downtown hotels to the river’s ballast-stoned streets.

Pictured Above: Owner, Jeff Notrica (right) with Mac Taylor (left). Opposite Page: The River St. storefront (top), Organic and Glutenfree selections (middle), Jeff ’s recommendation: Bacardi 8 and a Romeo y Julieta cigar (bottom).

River Street Liquor offers one of the few glutenfree types of vodka on the market, the High West Vodka 7000’, named after the exact elevation of the High West Distillery & Saloon in Park City, UT. The company takes advantage of its high-altitude mountain home, using the mineral-rich snowmelt to distill the spirit with locally-sourced oats. The result is a clean, versatile vodka, with hints of vanilla and nuttiness from the oats, perfect over ice, for a vodka martini or mixed. The vodka, which RSL also carries in the company’s peach version, has won numerous awards, including a Silver Medal at the 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and a Gold Medal from the International Review of Spirits Puro Verde, is a single-estate grown brand of tequilas grown on over 2000 acres of sustainable farmland in Jalisco, Mexico. The farm’s organically cultivated blue agaves (specifically, agave tequilana, the plant used to make tequila) are grown without the use of fertilizers or pesticides, and the company is committed to a green “seed to sip, from plant to drink” approach, according to the company’s website. “Puro Verde goes like water,” says Mac Taylor, one of River Street Liquor’s well-versed employees. The agave juice is fermented 100 % naturally, and double distilled through stainless steel vats, letting the sweetness of the agave take center stage. It is then triple-distilled with natural volcanic spring water, and estate bottled by Puro Verde.

Notrica’s favorite choice is the store’s Bacardi 8, a Cuban-style rum and an homage to founder Facundo Bacardi’s launch in Cuba exactly 150 years ago. Much’s of the rum’s layered flavor comes from the white-oak barrels, producing a sipping rum with sweet wood & vanilla notes. The popularity of Puro Verde, High West and others and other speaks to a certain sea change in the liquor industry, comparable to the craft beer movement of the late 1990s. “We have a lot of craft [spirits] too,” says Notrica, who recommends a Romeo y Julieta cigar to be enjoyed with a glass of Bacardi 8. “There’s sort of been a revival in that [market] that we really haven’t seen in decades.” Of course, the revival of spirits is nothing new in Savannah, and if the store’s early success is any indication, River Street Liquor will be enchanting visitors and locals alike for years to come. River Street Liquor is open seven days a week, Monday Saturday from 10:00am to 11:45pm, and on from Sunday 12:30pm to11:30pm. It is located at 425 East River Street, in between One-Eyed Lizzy’s and The Olde Harbour Inn. For more information, please call the store at 912-944-4449, or visit them online at www.facebook.com/RiverStreetLiquors. Well FED

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ne of my favorite go-to medicinals, tequila, (a liquor distilled from the blue Agave succulent in the state of Jalisco in Western Mexico) holds in it’s fluid body, an ancient and colorful history characteristic of the land and people that have been cultivating it long since the Aztecs first did millennia ago. Said native culture believed that the goddess of fertility, Mayahuel -aka ‘She of the 400 Breasts’- was the very source of this mystical juice. That must have been some potent stuff! Looking specifically at the blue agave’s more modern environs, to the heart of the distilling region, lies the small town of Amatitán which itself embodies the mysticism of Mexico; Here an abundance of truly peculiar tales of the undead are sown from the soil, from somnambulistic forces who guard gold hidden in the ancient labyrinths underground, to magical images of the Virgin Mary which have appeared in the hillsides. Locals even report seeing troops of ghostly conquistadors marching the agave fields, and a headless priest is said to still ride his horse through the grounds of one of the oldest tequila distilleries in Mexico, Casa Herradura. On these very grounds Felix Lopez, his descendents and their beneficiaries have been faithfully hand-crafting the product there, making Herradura tequila since the 19th century, on this soil bespeckled with gold dust and besieged by treasurehunters, wailing ghosts, healers, holy virgins and witches. The stories are widely known and the energy is said to be palpable there, and permeates everything which might explain why the tequila is so good. It certainly hasn’t been a curse to the fortune of Herradura – Spanish for “horseshoe,” which refers to the good luck charm found during a poignant moment in the fields by one of the original Lopez clan.

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Tequila Herradura Tequila that is... by S. Cushing

Although most likely, luck had little to do with the brand’s success: The truly hand-crafted methods faithfully follow the original family recipes, and it is the only 100% house-made tequila in the country. Much care is adhered to, and the process is not rushed, an essence you can almost taste in the liquor. The very plants cultivated today are even offshoots of the original crop from 1870– symbolic of the reverence for heritage and tradition that defines the Casa Herradura and the culture surrounding its homeland. Inspired by that same respect, I’ve created a few recipes, in honor of the genuine and the fabled.


Cactus Flower The roastier, round notes of the Herradura Reposado pair well with the floral and citrus elements featured in this drink, good chilled and up, or on ice 2 oz Herradura Reposado 1 oz Chambord raspberry liqueur .5 oz Hibiscus flower syrup (buy the kind with flowers included) 1 drop rosewater/extract fresh squeezed grapefruit juice (to fill, about 1 oz) Add all ingredients over ice and quickly shake and strain into cocktail glass or leave in rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with hibiscus flower from jar.

El Chino Hot Cocoa (El Chino was one of the legendary gold-stealing bandits of Amatitรกn, rich and spicy!) 2 oz Herradura Anejo Ibarra brand Mexican drinking chocolate (usually in bar form) 6-8 oz Organic whole milk Dash of cayenne pepper and cinnamon Bring milk to a near boil on stovetop. Liquefy 2 oz of the Ibarra bar into a blender with hot milk (I like to substitute an ounce or more of half-andhalf), and pour mixture into a mug with a dash of cayenne. Top with fresh whipped cream sprinkle with cinnamon.

La Francesca

The name is Spanish for a lady of French descent, it is pretty and refreshing, but can pack a punch. The French elderflower liqueur is a great adjunct to both the silver tequila and the fruits. 2 oz Herradura Silver .75 oz elderflower liqueur .5 oz fresh lime juice .5 oz simple syrup 2 ripe medium-sized strawberries, sliced 2 slices cucumber Muddle strawberries and cucumbers at bottom of any tall glass with simple syrup or lime juice, add remaining liquids, fill with ice, toss in a shaker a couple of times and put back in glass; top with splash of sparkling water if desired.


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21 W. Bay St.

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

Casual contemporary atmosphere serving eclectic American fare. Large beer selection with house brewery.

B6

219 W. Julian St.

13 W. Bay St.

912.233.5600

G6

912.443.0855

409 W. Congress St.

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

Authentic Irish pub.Weekly entertainment. Live rugby broadcasts. Limited food menu.

912.233.6136 21 E. McDonough St. Murphy’s Law Irish Pub D2

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

McDonough’s

127 W. Congress St.

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

D4

117 Whitaker St.

M-Sa: 11am-Close Su: 12pm-Close

D5 Casual Island setting with frozen drinks specialties to match the decor. Offering signature mojitos and live music.

FlipFlopTikiBar&Grill

912.232.8501

M-Su: 5pm-1am

Intimate historic setting. Extensive beer selection with imports and domestics.

Jinx C6

D3 A3 Maxwell’s Casual intimate atmosphere. Tapas, light Traditional Irish pub with Irish singing Spacious.Three bars and large stage. fare and desserts. Extensive wine and every night. Menu features classic Regular local, regional, and national drink list. Kitchen open till midnight. American and Irish fare. shows. M-Th: 5pm-2am, F-Sa: 5pm-3am M-Sa: 11pm-3am,Su: 12:30pm-2:30am M-F: 4pm-until, Sa: 11am-until Su: 10am-2pm 109 Jefferson St. 307 W. River St. 912.349.5878 912.233.9626 117 W. River St. 912.233.1192 Mercury Lounge Moon River Brewing Co. B5 D4 Mirage D6

Contemporary Mediterranean menu. Relaxed lounge atmosphere. Regular live Intimate casual setting. Expansive bar music with no cover. with late night hookah lounge. Outdoor seating also available. M-Sa: 3pm-3am, Su: 3pm-2am Su-W: 5pm-12am, Th-Sa: 5-2:30am

912.231.1910

M-Th: 6pm –close, F-Sa: 5pm – close

7 E. Congress St. 912.236.2281

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

Jen’s & Friends

11 W. Bay St. 912.238.5367

Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub B4 Live Wire Music Hall

912.443.9956

M-Sa: 7pm-3am

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

B5

Serving Cajun, Italian, American and seafood. Cozy with full bar. Open for over 20 years. Live music every night. M-Sa: 11am-3am, Su: 11am -2am

D5 J.J. Bonerz

Casual local atmosphere. Regular live music and specials. Popular college hangout.

Hangfire

Part of the Club One establishment. Large video bar and dance floor. Karaoke and shows.

D3

Unpretentious and inviting. All games free. Nightly specials.

Bar Bar

B7 Churchill’s Pub

Casual atmosphere on the river. Serving standard American fare. Famous for oysters. M-Th: 11am-12am, F-Sa: 11am-3am, M-Su: 5pm-3am Su: 11am-2am 115 E. River St. 912.234.6953 301 W. Bay St. 912.233.6411 14 N. Abercorn Ramp 912.236.1827 Congress Street The Distillery Circa 1875 D2 G2 D5 Social Club 21 craft brews on tap. Classic Large outdoor bar and patio. Relaxed yet Over Classic Parisian bistro setting. Gastro tavern setting. Serving lunch upbeat atmosphere, with occasional live historic pub offering authentic French fare. music. There are 2 indoor bars, with big and late night fare. Extensive wine selections. screen tvs, pool tables, dart boards, and a M-Th: 11am-1am, F-Sa: 11am-3am, M-Th: 6pm-10pm, F-Sa: 6pm-11pm foosball table. Su: 12pm-9pm Open Everyday 11am-3am 912.443.1875 48 Whitaker St. 912.238.1985 416 W. Liberty St. 411 W. Congress St. 912.236.1772

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C9 AVIA Lounge C4 Located inside the AVIA Hotel. Chic Intimate and casual local pub. Outdoor lounge with resident mixologist. Offering seating available. Pet friendly. fromage and charcuterie menu as well. M-Th: 4pm-11pm, F-Sa: 2pm-12am, M-Sa: 4pm-3am Su: 4pm-10pm 912.349.0525 17 Lincoln St. 912.233.2116 14 Barnard St.

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Retro on Congress

Taco Abajo

912.236.7642

Su: 12:30pm-12am

1801 Habersham St. 912.354.8288

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

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Midtown Southside

39 Montgomery St.

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.

L4

11432 Abercorn St.

Southside Billiards Club L2 Tailgate Sports Bar

912.352.2933

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

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,

Bar Food

D7

112 W. Broughton St.

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

912.480.9050 217 1/2 W. Broughton 912.443.1515

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

M-Sa: 5pm-3am 109 Broughton St. 912.349.5100

D4 World of Beer

912.236.7272

nights. M-Sa: 1pm-3am

Choice of 500 Beers from around the Large underground pool hall and bar. world. New Beers every week and differSpacious and contemporary with an edge. Large drink selection including mexican beers. ent local live music acts.

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.

G6 Casual English pub with classic historic setting. European influenced pub fare and specialties. M-Th: 11:30am-12am, F-Sa: 11:30am2am, Su: 11:30am- 10pm 912.233.3156 245 Bull St.

Six Pence Pub

314 Williamson St.

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

912.994.2291 309 W. Saint Julian St. 912.527.6453

designated smoking section in downtown.

D1 D4 Rogue Water Casual, easy going atmosphere that ocTwo story historic loft with a relaxed atmoHistoric dive bar. Regular drink specials. In City Market. Nightly specials. Beer casionally features live music. Equipped sphere that features intimate indoor and Limited menu. Free wings happy hour pong. Live entertainment. with a full bar, large flat screens, and a outdoor seating and a full bar. on Friday. dance floor. M-F: 11am-3pm, W-Th: 6pm-9pm M-Su: 5pm-until M-W: 3pm-3am, T-Sa: 1pm-3am F-Sa: 6pm-10pm M-Sa: 5pm-3am 912.232.5778 206 W. Saint Julian St. 912.238.1311 405 W. Congress St. 912.544.0371 125 W. Congress St. 912.349.1549 38 MLK Jr Blvd Saya Lounge Seed Eco Lounge Rooftop Tavern Savannah Smiles D4 C3 B2 D2 in City Market Casual yet intimate atmospere, with a full Dueling Piano Bar Casual intimate atmosphere. Modern bar with daily happy hour and drink Festive casual saloon atmosphere. Duel- bar and a lounge area laid out with couches. Eco-friendly bar serving Dance floor with a varietal mix of music, specials.Weekend DJ for dancing and only contemporary specialties. ing Pianos. Popular for special occasions Tuesdays and Thursdays are Salsa dance

Pour Larry’s

map on pg. 50

Historic District C3

A3 Pinkie Master’s H7 A classic dive bar thats been open for Recently re-opened under new Traditional Irish pub that carries all Irish management this dive bar features more than 50 years, Pres. Jimmy Carter whiskey available in the state of GA, occasional live music and karaoke nights gave a speech while standing atop the occassionally features live Irish music. 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-Tu: 4pm-Cl, W-Sa: 3pm-3am M-Sa: 5pm-3am 303 W River St. 912.238.0447 318 Drayton St. 912.898.9001 42 Drayton St. 912.856.8076

O’Connells Irish Pub

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912.786.0121

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

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

Islander

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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912.898.9001

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. 64

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

map on pg. 64

Tybee Island

Benny’s

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