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Insider Tips on Navigating Savannah's Culinary Scene

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Categories: Food & Drink

Experience Savannah's burgeoning culinary scene with Kelly Yambor and Jeremy Diehl, head chefs at Elizabeth on 37th.

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Kelly & Jeremy's Itinerary

​Shop Local

Charles J. Russo’s Seafood was founded in 1946 by Mr. Russo and his wife Antoinette. Russo’s offers a wide selection of shrimp, crab, scallops and fish in-store, available to be shipped overnight. At Davis Produce on Tybee Island, stock up on the most farm-fresh seasonal produce around. Fill your basket with house-made pickles and other “put-ups” to save for a snack! Don’t miss out on a chance to pick up a bottle of Savannah Bloody Mary Mix, available at Davis Produce and other local retailers, mixed and bottled in Savannah by chef duo Kelly Yambor and Jeremy Diehl.

Just a Day at the Beach

Just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah, Tybee Island is famous for its soft sandy beach and laid back vibe. Rent some bikes and go for a ride around the island, or plan a beach ecology walk for prime shelling. Charter tours take guests around the pristine marshland wilderness of Little Tybee Island for a beach trip like you’ve never had.

​Culinary Creativity

Don’t let the casual atmosphere on Tybee fool you: this tiny beach town knows all about dining in style. North Beach Bar & Grill serves eclectic dishes with Caribbean flair. Hit Raw Ingredients for creative sushi creations and AJ's Dockside Restaurant for delicious key lime pie.

​A Sweet Stop

Don’t head back home before you nibble on these only-in-Savannah specialties: Byrd Cookie Company has been making its signature sweets in Savannah since 1924. Busy Broughton Street is the home of Leopold’s Ice Cream, begun in 1919 and carried on today by Stratton Leopold, grandson of the original owner. With original techniques and recipes, Leopold’s is famous for consistency and amazing flavors.

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