Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Savannah, Georgia

By Sunday, we only had a day and a half left in Savannah and we had a lot of sightseeing left since we had spent a good part of our "Savannah" time away from Savannah.

We started our Sunday morning with brunch at B. Mathews Eatery. Delicious!

Joey had the Bay St. Scramble:
Homecut hash browns smothered with scrambled eggs, applewood smoked bacon, mushrooms, tomato, green onion and cheddar cheese with made-from-scratch biscuit.

Michael had the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich:
Scrumptious fried green tomato slices, sharp cheddar cheese, oregano and aioli on wheatberry bread. Really, really, really good.

and I had the Salmon BLT:
a slice of focaccia topped with spinach, arugula, tomatoes, thick slices of applewood smoked bacon, grilled salmon filet, a poached egg all doused with a decadent mornay sauce. It was out of this world!
I want to be a food travel writer!

After breakfast we took an Old Savannah Trolley tour through the Historic District.

Waiting for the trolley tour checking out the local real estate.

Hey, I wanted to see what a house in Savannah cost... too...

The trolley tour covered the 2.2 mile historic district including Jones Street, a gorgeous tree lined street featuring beautiful old Savannah architecture.

We also ventured down to River Street along the Savannah River. This area is filled with shops and restaurants all with a view of the river.

The Savannah Scottish Rite Masonic Center:

After the tour we decided to take a walk around and ended up walking quite some distance.

Michael was always a block behind.

We finally ended up at the Fountain at Forsyth Park.

and across the street is the Mansion at Forsyth Park. A beautiful hotel with a gorgeous restaurant where we decided to eat dinner even though we were horribly underdressed. We decided to save the other diners from our ubiquitous photo snapping, especially since we did not want to draw attention to ourselves. Joey was wearing jean cut offs and Michael was wearing a loud Hawaiian shirt. Everyone else was wearing beautiful suits and dresses. It was a slow evening and they welcomed our business, however, that does not mean we felt any less conspicuous. Nonetheless, we enjoyed our crab bisque, filet mignon, etc., etc., etc...

Above: The Mansion on Forsyth Park

Eventually we arrived back at our hotel for our last night in Savannah.

Below: Our hotel, The AVIA Savannah

On our last 1/2 day in Savannah, we dined at an eccentric South African Restaurant named Zunzi's, which was highly recommended on all the foodie sites.

Below: Joey's "Oliver's Lunch", Baked Chicken breasts in South African spices, two kinds of South African sausage (very flavorful) served on rice with veggies and a roll.

Michael and I had the Conquistador Chicken Sandwich.
Their "special sauce" was incredibly flavorful and the french bun was baked that morning fresh.

After lunch we did some walking and shopping and then visited the Telfair Museum

I was so sad to leave Savannah and the south, but we had to do it.
We had to get Joey to school on time!

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