Southern Road Trip: Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island
Driftwood Beach: where trees go to die. That sounds like a terrible byline for a terrible movie. Luckily, it isn’t entirely true. Driftwood Beach is a graveyard of hollowed stumps, branches, and trigs. It isn’t, however, the cause of their hollowing; it’s merely a beautiful beachfront with its own collection of nature-made art. (more…)
Southern Road Trip: Final Thoughts on Savannah
Savannah is quaint with a rich history and a quaint demeanor. Don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s stuck in the past or out of touch, though. It isn’t. (more…)
Southern Road Trip: What to Eat in Savannah
Honey: Taste almost a dozen flavors of homemade honey at Savannah Bee Company. Raw honeycomb, cheese, and apple slices are available to sample the honey on if you don’t want to use a spoon, but honestly, the honey is so good that the spoon is all you need. Just have a piece of honeycomb because your taste buds will thank you. Our favorites were the Sourwood and the Winter White honeys, but the Orange Blossom and Wildflower were close.
Byrd’s Cookies: Byrd’s is another place you need to do a taste test before you make a choice. The Scotch Oatmeal cookie and the Benne Wafers are probably what they’re most known for, but the standouts to me were the Georgia Peach Cookies and the Key Lime Coolers. The nickel-sized cookies are the perfect treat to remedy a sweet-tooth craving without going overboard. They’re just the right amount of sweet at just the right size.
The Conquistador: Baked chicken breast served on a French baguette sounds pretty boring – except when the chicken is seasoned to perfection and the special sauces are like a party in your mouth. Then it’s the Conquistador at Zunzi’s. They’ll add some of their special South African sausage if you request it, and while you should definitely try it, it isn’t necessary to make this sandwich amazing. Personally, I’m not a fan of French baguettes as a sandwich (too much breading), so I had mine served on a pita and it was delightful. The sauces weren’t too spicy but decidedly not sweet or bland (I got all of them on my sandwich). The sandwich is a mess and a half to eat, but then that’s why napkins exist. (more…)