Rob and I share a love of Savannah, GA — I think we both have one of those “maybe one day” goals of living there. There and Charleston, SC — we will happily take a home in either! I mean, we love Washington, DC, don’t get me wrong, but it’s also very busy. Life seems to slow down a bit whenever you visit the south; if you’ve been there, you know exactly what I mean! It’s not unheard of in the north, but certainly much harder to find.
It was our second visit to the beautiful city and it was just as incredible as it was in 2011. Except this time, we had Yelp… I mean, I’m sure we had Yelp in 2011, but it wasn’t as popular so it was hard to find all those amazing eats hidden in the city. We read about Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room and I had been dreaming about it for months — a family-style lunch where they brought fried chicken and 20 sides to your table to share. The wait was crazy, especially in that southern heat and humidity, but once we got in all that disappeared. We sat with a group of 20-somethings and almost no one talked — it was that good! And for dessert, we returned to our favorite spot from our last trip: Leopold’s.
I should probably mention we love Savannah for more than just it’s delicious food… Spanish moss lines nearly every street and they have these small but stunning town squares every few blocks. But it’s the little details that really get me — the street signs, the architecture, heck, even the rain spouts! I could walk that city every day for a year and find something else new. Savannah is the epitome of southern charm and while I’m a born and raised Yankee, something about that city makes me want to move south!