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Hostess City of the South

Rooftop view of Savannah, Georgia
Rooftop views of Savannah, Georgia.

Dubbed the Hostess City of the South, Savannah is the sort of place that invites you to stay awhile. There are twenty-two squares to explore, each lined with historic homes, churches, museums, and plenty of live oaks dripping in spanish moss—which, as any local will quickly note, is neither Spanish nor moss (in fact, it’s more closely related to pineapples and succulents). While Savannah has long been steeped in history, a new generation of chefs and makers have breathed new life into the city while honoring its past. Take Artillery Bar, which brings mid-century glamour—and a killer cocktail menu—to a Civil War-era cavalry storehouse. Or the Alida Hotel, where guests can settle into lush accommodations in a centuries-old building on Savannah’s bustling riverfront that was once slated for demolition. Support the city’s budding artists with a trip to ShopSCAD, a Bull Street storefront that houses paintings, decor, and wearable art all handcrafted by talented students of Savannah College of Art and Design.

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On the Road

Snapshot: Savannah

While Savannah has long been steeped in history, a new generation of chefs and makers have breathed new life into the city.

Dining Out

Locals Only: Restaurants in Savannah

Explore the local restaurants in Savannah, Georgia. From pastries to museums, this city has it all. Erin Byers Murray has the guide to a fun, tasteful time.

On the Road

Road Trip: Charleston to Savannah

With no more than ninety minutes between stops, you can hit all the highlights of this coastal expedition in just a couple days.

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In the Field

Gottlieb’s Bakery Returns to Savannah

Fourth generation Gottlieb brothers, Michael and Laurence, are preparing for a new chapter in the family baking saga by opening a new Gottlieb’s Bakery in 2016. We checked in with the Gottlieb brothers to get the skinny on their[...]

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On the Road

New Rooftop Bars in the South

These latest rooftop bars provide skyline destinations to seek out craft cocktails, shareable plates, and sweeping views of the sunset and Southern cityscapes.

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Georgia Peanut Cassoulet

Comforting French cassoulet gets a Southern spin from chef Caleb Ayers of Savannah’s Cotton + Rye. He celebrates Georgia’s fall peanut season by adding the legumes to the stock for a nutty, textured stew.


Savannah Pickled Shrimp

Let shrimp marinate for at least 4 hours before serving. They will keep in fridge up to 2 weeks.

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Discover the Local Palate's thoughtfully curated selection of regional food products.


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In the Field

A Q&A with The Grey’s Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano about their new book

Black, White, and The Grey’s unique format—a balance of two intertwined, though at times disparate, perspectives—is perfectly emblematic of its authors, Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano who share with us their experience writing the cookbook.

At the Table

A Treasure Trove from Cheryl Day

We catch up with Cheryl Day to learn more about her inspiration and creative process to write her latest cookbook, and the one dessert that will never get old.

At the Table

Georgia Peanut Restaurant Week Recipes

Chefs throughout Georgia will present special, peanut-influenced dishes in observation of the first-ever Georgia Peanut Restaurant Week, October 4 through 11.