From Charleston, we headed to Savannah. The city we were married in back in 2013. It really feels like we’re going home each time we visit Savannah. With its walkable historic district, rough cobblestone sidewalks made wavy by time and shifting sand underneath, twenty-two famous squares, the Riverwalk with it’s abundance of nick-nack shops and candy stores, and of course the history; full of tragedy and conquest. Georgia’s oldest city has something to offer everyone.
Each time we return, it seems Savannah has grown. New stores, restaurants, and pubs are opening with a sprint-like pace. Of course, along the way, some of our favorites have also disappeared. But that’s what happens in Savannah. Things pass into history. Our trip this time was centered around visiting Chef Hugh Acheson’s Florence restaurant for Mrs. KnoxFoodie’s birthday. Prepare for lots of walking when you get to Savannah! As with Charlesotn, we took an abundance of shots on our iPhones that can be seen on our Instagram feed: @KnoxFoodie.
After the rain, it heated up considerably and we stopped in to The Collins Quarter for a couple iced coffees. Collins is getting a lot of press as of late and the next morning decided to stop back in for brunch. It didn’t let us down!
Spring had definitely hit Savannah and the azaleas were showing off their dazzling colors!
You just never know what you will see on the streets of Savannah:
It was finally time for the birthday girl to celebrate! We arrived early for dinner at The Florence and had a couple beverages at the bar.
The interior design of The Florence is as beautiful as the food!
We can never really pass up house-made charcuterie when it’s on the menu. We’re glad we didn’t!
Chef Jacovino sent over a special treat for us and later introduced himself.
If you’re in Savannah, you really should check out the riverwalk. And maybe take the free ferry for a ride while there. The famous candy shops are giving away samples almost as fast as they can make them. And, Mrs. KnoxFoodie satisfied her sweet tooth with some of those samples. Mr KnoxFoodie was looking for the next beer!
Replicas of Columbus’s Nina and Pinta were on hand from the Coast Guard when we were there. I’m assuming the Santa Maria either sank or wasn’t impressive enough to be along of the tour. Who knows.
Before leaving Savannah, we paid a visit to Chef Leoci’s new restaurant, Pacci. Pacci wasn’t open the last time we were in Savannah but we thoroughly enjoyed Leoci’s Trattoria. Can’t wait to return to dine there for dinner. We had an excellent, friendly server and the breakfast selections were perfect to send us on our way home…as was the delicious coffee.
And at last we had to say goodbye to the Low Country. We headed back to Knoxville shortly after Pacci. Another successful foodie adventure in the books. We’ll return soon to the two favorite spots.