Cuoco Pazzo

WHEN DINING in the Deep South, one can expect to partake in those comforting classics like fried chicken, collard greens and buttermilk biscuits. However, one does not presume to find authentic Italian food in this region; it seems paradoxical, absurd really. As an Italian-American New Yorker, I know firsthand what Italian food should taste like.…

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The Howlin Hound

SOUTHERNERS may never get over their fascination with fried green tomatoes and shrimp & grits, but as Americans they certainly also obsess over the infamous hand-held delight between bread: the sandwich. A quick Google search will generate numerous lists of the Best Sandwiches in America. Some of the greatest sandwiches like the Reuben, Cuban, Philly…

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Butterhead Greens Cafe

FALL CLASSES are in session at historic Arnold Hall, where thousands of SCAD students are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge and explore their passions. Amid the hustle and bustle of herding from one class to another, students require refueling of their minds and bodies. Conveniently, Butterhead Greens Café (click for website) resides directly…

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Give us this day Our Daily Bread

THE Historic District embraces a smattering of bakeries and cafes that individually offer something unique and special. Some focus on cakes, while others steer their efforts towards pies, macarons or coffee. However, since February 20, Our Daily Bread Café has proven that it specializes in more than one area, offering fresh baked goods, coffee classics,…

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the blue door beckons

THE STARLAND District welcomed back more than just SCAD students last week. On September 8, Blue Door (click for website), the geeky comic-themed coffee and waffle hut on Bull Street, re-opened its cerulean blue door after a summer sabbatical. With SCAD students serving as the majority of their clientele, Blue Door follows the ebb and…

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Gerald’s Pig & Shrimp: ‘You’re on Tybee Time’

PEOPLE SAY things move slower in the South, but we can all agree that Tybee has its own pace. Once tourists and locals have crossed the bridge over Lazaretto Creek, they are officially on Tybee time. So whether or not they are on vacation, the island vibe strikes them with a carefree frame of mind.…

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a taste of (thai) land & sea

ON A scorching Saturday, my husband and I decided to pop into the Savannah Seafood Shack, nestled tightly among the hustle and bustle of Savannah’s liveliest roadway. Upon arrival, we saw onlookers peering into the windows at expert craftsmen fashioning rolls of frozen cream. A bubbly woman was ushering them inside, “Come in! Have you…

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Pacci: Coastal Italian Fare

ON THE quiet end of East Bay Street, away from the hustle and bustle of visitors and foot traffic, sits an understated cream square building with modest windows and no apparent entrance. Yet, a quick turn onto Houston Street, heading towards the historic Washington Square, one will see a large sign, mounted on an over…

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No Syrup Needed | Mirabelle Cafe

For well over a century, community members and visitors, by the hundreds of thousands, have flocked to the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, basking in its opulent history. Serving as a historic landmark, the towering Cathedral casts a long shadow over the city of Savannah, and at its base, sits the Mirabelle Cafe (click). The darling…

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FULL heart, full stomach

“ARE you full?” Todd Carvell, owner and partner of FULL, inquires immediately after my meal. On July 15, the Historic District welcomed a new lunch and late night joint that sits snugly behind Sweet Melissa’s on Whitaker Street. With a gas gauge icon representing the basic concept of coming in empty and leaving full, FULL…

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