Sal’s Neighborhood Pizzeria, Saint Simons Island GA

This is Marie, writing a story about a restaurant on Saint Simons that was recommended by a reader named Lyndon earlier this year. We recently had the opportunity to visit Sal’s Neighborhood Pizzeria on our most recent visit to south Georgia. My mother, familiar with the restaurant, assured us with great vigor that unless we wanted a toddler-tantrum-inducing wait, that we’d have to get there before 5:30. We got there just about at 5:30, and there was already a half hour wait. Luckily the toddler was gracious about it. Continue reading “Sal’s Neighborhood Pizzeria, Saint Simons Island GA”


Photo Post 6: Two of Our Favorites

Over the previous seven chapters, we shared some restaurants that were new to us. It’s always a pleasure to visit new places and bring those experiences to our readers, but, to be perfectly honest, sometimes it is an even greater pleasure to revisit a place that we really love, and which has already been featured here. Continue reading “Photo Post 6: Two of Our Favorites”

Beachcomber BBQ & Grill, Saint Simons Island GA

Once in a while, we visit a barbecue restaurant and we just know going in that it’s going to be discussed in comparison to something nearby. That’s the nature of this blog; these aren’t isolated “restaurant reviews,” objective and in a vacuum, but slices from our life and experiences. Roger Hardman and his sister Heather opened a little place called Beachcomber BBQ in 2001 and, for a few years, enjoyed the distinction of being the only barbecue joint on Saint Simons Island. Continue reading “Beachcomber BBQ & Grill, Saint Simons Island GA”

The Crab Trap, Saint Simons Island GA

This is Marie, contributing an article about the Crab Trap, a place in my home town of St. Simons that I’ve only visited two or three times. It may seem ridiculous to our readers (it certainly does to Grant) that I would go home to an island and then not eat any seafood, but my mother is an excellent cook and my father and I have certain habits that have gotten very comfortable. It is a little hard for me to be pried out of those well-beaten paths and into a new restaurant. Continue reading “The Crab Trap, Saint Simons Island GA”

Snacking on Saint Simons

Usually, our visits to Saint Simons give us many chances to walk around, take in the sights at our own pace and enjoy some pretty good meals. Our most recent trip, two weeks ago, was no exception. We had a nice visit, got some sun and exercise, and ate well. Continue reading “Snacking on Saint Simons”

Gnats Landing, Saint Simons Island GA

This is Marie, contributing an article about Gnat’s Landing. Gnat’s Landing first came to our attention because of the 3-point VW bus that sits in front of the place with the vanity place “GNATZ.” That had a lot to do with how I chose the place. It was what sold the place when I was doing a search for kid-friendly places to eat when I brought my son to the Island to visit his grandparents. I also looked at the backstory of the owner on the web page and was amused and pleased that he’d been a toy store owner. Since my husband works in a toy store, that just made the choice more fitting. Continue reading “Gnats Landing, Saint Simons Island GA”

Bennie’s Red Barn, Saint Simons Island GA

Marie and I had been dating for long enough that her father had asked whether I was thinking of making an honest woman out of her. This was something that I intended to ask him about a couple of months later. Getting the parents’ permission first, that sort of thing. That came in time, a few months down the road. But she was still living in Athens and we were enjoying an agreeable long-distance relationship for a little more than a year at that point. I don’t remember whether we rode down from Athens or from Atlanta, but it was Christmas four years ago, and her dad took us to supper at Bennie’s Red Barn, which is the oldest restaurant on Saint Simons Island, and one of my favorites. Continue reading “Bennie’s Red Barn, Saint Simons Island GA”