Monday, July 30, 2012

Good Eats in Savannah

Last month I went on a short Southern Adventure down to Savannah, Georgia.  I met up with my friend Chelle who was there for work in Augusta.

The first night I got there we wanted to try out the famous Mrs. Wilkes’ fried chicken, but we realized they are only open for lunch!!   It was quickly on to plan B, Sweet Potatoes Kitchen!  When we pulled up we got excited since their marquee claimed they had the Best Banana Pudding in the WORLD- according to Andrew Zimmerman!  

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For my dinner I went with Corn Pudding, Brussel Sprouts and Peach BBQ Chicken. 


Chelle got Macadamia Nut crusted Chicken with a peach salsa, Cheesy Grits and Tomatoes and Okra.  This was totally yummy and I want to try to make the chicken soon!   


Of course we had to try the Banana Pudding…  It did not disappoint!  And Chelle wanted to try the Chocolate Pecan Pie which was pretty good too. 


The next morning we decided to walk a mile to the Farmers Market at Forsyth Park (same park they filmed Forrest Gump at).  Let me tell you, it was so hot and humid!! 



I wanted to buy all of these jams!  Ginger Lemonade, Grapefruit Lemon Lime?  Yes please! 


It seriously was so hot at 9am, I could not resist getting a Peach Ice Pop to help cool me down.  Speaking of peaches, they looked gorgeous at the farmers market!


After freshening up, we were on our way to Tybee Beach!  These beaches were so different from the ones I grew up with in Hawaii, or the ones that I see in Los Angeles. 


We hung at the beach for a bit and then decided to grab some beer and lunch.  By the way, did you know that Savannah is one of the few cities that allows you to walk around with an open bottle of alcohol?  Anyways, we decided to stop at Shrimp truck and see how the South did their Shrimp!  Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp is so similar to the shrimp trucks I would see back home in Hawaii. 



The star of the show was the jalapeno hush puppies (can you believe how many we got in one order?) and the Cajun shrimp was expertly seasoned.  They had an amazing hot sauce too, I wish I had taken a picture of it. 

In part 2 I’ll share with you the best meal we had in Savannah at The Olde Pink House and our last stop, Bojangle’s!