Located in the thriving midtown district of Savannah, Squirrel’s is a semi-swanky eatery, dishing up reinvented Italian fare. Unique to Squirrel's is the use of pecan wood to live-fire the custom built Pavesi oven. It is sure to be one of the South’s most distinctive pizza experiences. Chef-owner, Chris Dickerson, of Corner Taco fame, draws on his copious culinary experience and passion to create distinct and deliciously inspired Italian street food. Guided by the spirit of Italian pizza craft techniques, including both Neapolitan and Roman styles, Chef Dickerson’s focus is rooted in the creation of a truly crave-worthy, ingredient-rich pizza. Characterized by a crisp, yet airy crust, Dickerson has developed unique pizzas built with fresh ingredients made in-house or sourced through boutique suppliers he discovered in the United States. Guests will also enjoy a scrumptious selection of salads, sandwiches, and flavorful bites to divide an conquer together. The beautifully appointed bar houses a selection of craft beer, a thoughtfully curated wine list, sublime martini options and classic cocktails. Straying from what visitors typically expect a traditional pizza place to feel like, Chef Dickerson has partnered with Savannah-based designer Elizabeth Demos to create an environment that is as equally alluring as it is approachable, featuring a storied interior with old world European influences.
After graduating from Wake Forest, Squirrel's Pizza/Corner Taco owner and founder Chris Dickerson completed the Chef's apprenticeship program at The Cloister Hotel on Sea Island. He regularly staged with some of the South's best chefs which resulted in him being recruited by some top kitchens. He cooked at The Little Nell in Aspen under George Mahaffey and later worked for Nobu Matsuhisa. Chris is a regular on the Southern Food Festival Circuit and has cooked with many notable chefs, for many luminaries and was even part of a team who cooked for Paul Bocuse. Chris and Corner Taco were featured in a Super Bowl ad for Chase bank that highlighted the region’s most iconic landmarks and businesses. Chris is regularly invited to speak and teach classes on restaurant and food truck entrepreneurship and was the featured speaker for Cum Laude Inductees at Episcopal School of Jacksonville.