Sandfly Bar-B-Q, Savannah GA

Last summer, Keith, one of our readers who’s a regular at, let that forum know about something really neat in Savannah. Across the street from one of the Savannah College of Art and Design’s administrative buildings, somebody moved a 1930s-era Streamliner diner for the students to restore, and then, years later, a barbecue restaurant moved in. We had hoped to stop in that city and visit on our way back from Florida in September, but had to change plans. Happily, we were able to make it by on our way down to Saint Simons Island for Christmas. Continue reading “Sandfly Bar-B-Q, Savannah GA”


Betty Bombers, Savannah GA

Last month, we went back down to south Georgia for a few days and, as we like to stop for a meal in Savannah, we left very early and made it to Betty Bombers on Bull Street for lunch. It’s a fabulous little room in the American Legion Hall, which is completely gorgeous. It was built in 1913 and served as the home of the Chatham Artillery for some decades. Continue reading “Betty Bombers, Savannah GA”

Screamin’ Mimi’s, Savannah GA

The day after Christmas, we left town for a trip to the Georgia coast, and stopped in Savannah for some pizza. There are two quite well-known places in town to get really good pizza. Vinnie Van Go-Go’s is very popular and has been written about many times, so I decided we’d go for the (slight) underdog. Screamin’ Mimi’s is a New Jersey-styled joint that was opened by Lou and Scarlett Cobello, late of Atlantic City, in 2007. They specialize in gigantic slices. One slice per guest is probably all that you need. A second is just asking for a food coma. Continue reading “Screamin’ Mimi’s, Savannah GA”

Wiley’s Championship BBQ, Savannah GA

We had a really fun treat on our way home from Saint Simons Island. We stopped in for a couple of hours at the Savannah Children’s Museum, one of five properties around the city that are “powered” by the Coastal Heritage Society. It and its site neighbor, the Georgia State Railroad Museum, are set up in the remains of an old repair facility for the Central of Georgia Railway, most of which was built in the 1840s. At present, the children’s museum is almost entirely outdoors – so dress accordingly and bring sunscreen and water! – but they are hard at work fundraising for a mammoth facility within the to-be-renovated walls of one of the huge ruins. They utilize the open space extremely well, with a simple maze, slides, painting area, costume alcove, and a beautiful garden. This is absolutely one of our all-time favorite children’s museums and we enjoyed playing here a lot. Travelers, bring your kids and make a morning of it here! Continue reading “Wiley’s Championship BBQ, Savannah GA”

Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp, Tybee Island GA

On our most recent trip to south Georgia, I wanted to make two stops in Savannah, and possibly see a little more of the city. We decided to have a lunch there both on the way down and on the way back, and so we timed an early departure from Atlanta in order to get to Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp on Tybee Island just as they opened. We made it on time and their kitchen wasn’t quite ready. We had about a half an hour’s delay. Fortunately, there’s a cheap tourist goods shop across the street, and plenty of space for the three year-old to get his wiggles out while we waited. Continue reading “Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp, Tybee Island GA”

Zunzi’s, Savannah GA

Last month, we enjoyed a six-day trip in south Georgia for Christmas, and we’ll be covering our new experiences over the next week and a half. I wanted to make sure that we got a new story from Savannah this time out. I figure any opportunity to stop into this great city is one worth taking, and I’m glad that we’ve resolved to come here a little more frequently on our travels. Last year, one of our readers recommended that we visit this teeny little carry-out room on York Street and try their amazing hummus. I’m not quite sure that Marie is one hundred percent satisfied that we did. I think she liked the food okay, but she got humbled in a no-holds barred battle of puns with one of the employees here. It really was a sight to see. Continue reading “Zunzi’s, Savannah GA”

B & D Burgers, Savannah GA

I had hoped that on this most recent trip to south Georgia, we would be able to do a much better job covering the city of Savannah and exploring its restaurants. Unfortunately, we only visited one new place, but it was certainly a terrific one. Marie had originally wanted to spend a couple of hours enjoying some good toddler time at the recently-opened Savannah Children’s Museum, and while they played, the girlchild and I were going to visit a couple of places. Unfortunately, it was raining. This children’s museum is still in its initial fundraising stages and has only opened one area to the public, and it is outdoors. They didn’t want to play in the mud and rain, madly. Continue reading “B & D Burgers, Savannah GA”