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I first made it a point to visit Savannah in depth for my Girl Meets City: Savannah project on my website Make It Work Molly. I was able to discover quite a few culinary favorites while there, and even went back later for a few more, and plan to go again for those that have opened since and will open soon. Come take an epicurean journey through Savannah with me!
Goose Feathers: Goose Feather’s is a “go-to” spot in Savannah, Georgia on Barnard Street- just a turn off of Broughton. They have this amazing bacon, egg, and cheese croissant… and amazing coffee!
The Paris Market: Another coffee shop here (you will soon see a trend)! This time within the confines of an antique/jewelry/book/everything store. This is one of those fun unique to Savannah spots with the feel of a European Store and also a classic American South boutique with a little bit of everything.
The Coffee Fox and Foxy Loxy: These sister stores are in opposite parts of Savannah: The Coffee Fox on Broughton and Foxy Loxy on Bull Street across from SCAD. Upon my visit at The Coffee Fox I would get the Café Cubano: a sweetened double shot of espresso. This both kicked my rear and left me begging for more. Savannah local roaster, Phillip Brown (owner of PERC coffee) locally brews their coffee.
Foxy Loxy is the parent location of The Coffee Fox. This is the perfect spot where every busy lady (or gentleman) can stop and reenergize with tacos and coffee and a spot to plug in and catch up on work.
The Savannah Bee Company: The Savannah Bee Company is well known both in and out of Savannah- they have this lovely little honey bar where you can sample different types of honey! They also have an amazing coffee.
jazz’d tapas bar: During Savannah Fashion Week I stopped by jazz’d tapas bar with my crew for a late night cocktail and food. I’m not a big martini drinker but the bartender convinced me to try their Sweet Tea Martini- we’re in Savannah, after all! It’s made with Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, peach snapps, and a splash of sweet and sour and Sprite. It was truly rather good. While there we would order the hummus, Chorizo sliders and Jalapeno BBQ shrimp and grits. All very very yummy, and I highly recommend the Chorizo sliders- especially if you need something just a tad on the heavier side of a tapas.
Wright Square Café: Do you love chocolate? Do you love truffles? Be sure to stop in here- they’ve got the most amazing truffles. Even an Earl Grey truffle. But the Key Lime might be my favorite!
Since my last visit to Savannah, Hugh Acheson’s The Florence has opened up- and I’m hearing it’s simply to die for. If you want to take a look at what they’ve got going on I would follow them on Instagram, they’re also super quick to respond to questions on there. And…. They have a coffee car too! If they have the Cortado then get it, I’ve had it at both Empire State South and 5&10- Acheson’s places in Atlanta and Athens. Soon to open in Savannah is Rue de Jean, of the Holy City Hospitality Group out of Charleston, South Carolina.
Suffice it to say- there are a LOT of dining options in Savannah! It’s worth doing your research prior to your trip just to make sure you don’t miss out on anything you really want to experience.
Molly McWilliams Wilkins is a freelance writer based in Macon, Georgia writing about fashion, food, and Southern lifestyle topics. You can follow her journeys at www.makeitworkmolly.com, on Twitter @MakeItWorkMolly, or Instagram at makeitworkmolly.
Enjoy cooler temperatures, falling leaves, kettle corn, candied apples and smiling faces at these fine fall festivals!September 6 – October 26, 2014: Apple Pickin’ Jubilee at Hillcrest Orchards in Ellijay
September 11 – November 2, 2014: 44th Annual Oktoberfest in Helen
September 18 – 28, 2014: North Georgia State Fair in Marietta
September 19 – 20, 2014: 4th Annual Blues & BBQ Festival in Blue Ridge
Septemver 19 – 20, 2014: WILD About Screven Festival in Sylvania
September 19 – 21, 2014: Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival in Augusta
September 19 – 21, 2014: Shrimp & Grits: The Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival on Jekyll Island
September 19 – September 28, 2014: Slow Exposures Photography Festival in Concord
September 20, 2014: Happy Days Festival in Hapeville
September 20, 2014: Rome Beer Fest in Rome
September 20, 2014: Sumner Egg Festival in Sumner
September 20, 2014: Farm Fest in Hartwell
September 20, 2014: Blues and BBQ in Hinesville
September 20, 2014: 15th Street Pizza & Pub Brew Fest in McDonough
September 20, 2014: Farm Heritage Day Festival at Hunter Cattle Company in Brooklet
September 20 – 21, 2014: Roswell Arts Festival in Roswell
September 20 – 21, 2014: Ocmulgee Indian Celebration in Macon
September 20 – 21, 2014: Suwanee Fest in Suwanee
September 20 – 21, 2014: Shakerag Arts & Crafts Festival in Peachtree City
September 20 – 21, 2014: Arts Festival at Rose Lawn in Cartersville
September 26 – 27, 2014: Mid Georgia Doc Holliday Festival in Griffin
September 26 – October 5, 2014: Georgia State Fair in Hampton
September 27, 2014: 17th Annual Bear Creek Festival in Hampton
September 27, 2014: Berrien County Harvest Festival in Nashville
September 27, 2014: International Festival & Dragon Boat Races in Peachtree City
September 27, 2014: Downtown Dalton Beer Festival in Dalton
September 27 – 28, 2014: Duluth Fall Festival in Duluth
September 27, 2014: Heart of South DeKalb Festival in Decatur
September 27, 2014: Brazillian Day Festival in Mableton
September 27, 2014: Water, Wings and Wildlife Festival in Albany
September 27, 2014: 8th Annual McDonough Jerk & International Parade in McDonough
September 27, 2014: International City Festival in Warner Robins
September 27 – 28, 2014: The Cotton South Fine Arts Festival in Greensboro
September 27 – 28, 2014: RiverFest Arts & Crafts Festival in Canton
September 27 – November 15, 2014: Fall Family Fun Days at The Rock Ranch
September 29 – October 4, 2014: Hahira Honeybee Festival in Hahira
October 1 – 5, 2014: St. Simons Island Food & Spirits Festival on St. Simons Island
October 1 – 5, 2014: Westobou Festival in Augusta
October 2 – 12, 2014: Cumming Country Fair & Festival in Cumming
October 2 – 12, 2014: 25th Annual Georgia National Fair in Perry
October 2 – 4, 2014: Great Southern Music Festival in Ochlocknee
October 3 – 4, 2014: 4th Annual BridgeFest in Stockbridge
October 4, 2014: 45th Annual Rock Shrimp Festival in St. Marys
October 4, 2014: Chili Cook-Off & Fall Festival in Madison
October 4, 2014: Foxfire Mountaineer Festival in Clayton
October 4, 2014: CoastFest in Brunswick
October 4, 2014: Cedartown Fall Festival in Cedartown
October 4, 2014: Turpentine Festival in Portal
October 4, 2014: Suwanee Wine Festival in Suwanee
October 4, 2014: AutumnFest in Holly Springs
October 4, 2014: Monastery Fall Festival & Health Fair in Conyers
October 4, 2014: Social Circle Annual Friendship Festival in Social Circle
October 4 – 5, 2014: Shady Days in Gay Arts & Crafts Festival in Gay
October 4 – 5, 2014: Avondale Estates AutumnFest in Avondale Estates
October 4- 26, 2014: Rocktoberfest in Lookout Mountain
October 7 – 11, 2014: Kiwanis Henry County Fair in McDonough
October 8 – 11, 2014: Dublin Fall Fair in Dublin
October 9 – 12, 2014: Tybee Island Pirate Festival on Tybee Island
October 10 – 11, 2014: 5th Annual Real Squeal: Lyons BBQ and Music Festival in Lyons
October 10 – 11, 2014: Jeff Davis Cotton Festival in Hazelhurst
October 10 – 18, 2014: Georgia Mountain Fall Festival in Hiawassee
October 10 – 11, 2014: Norcross Art Fest in Norcross
October 11, 2014: Big Red Apple Festival in Cornelia
October 11, 2014: Hambridge Center Fall Festival in Rabun Gap
October 11, 2014: Royston Fall Festival in Royston
October 11, 2014: Paulding Fine Arts 12th Annual Fall Fest in Dallas
October 11, 2014: Rock’n Ribville Festival in Lawrenceville
October 11 – 12, 2014: Glynn Art in the Park Fall Festival on St. Simons Island
October 11 – 12, 2014: Oktoberfest Beer & Arts Festival in Stone Mountain
October 11 – 19, 2014: 43rd Annual Georgia Apple Festival Arts and Crafts Show in Ellijay
October 11 – 19, 2014: Georgia’s Official Sorghum Festival in Blairsville
October 17, 2014: Third Annual Butler Island Plantation Homecoming Festival in Darien
October 17 – 19, 2014: Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill
October 18, 2014: 2014 Bremen Towne Festival in Bremen
October 18, 2014: Deep Roots Festival in Milledgeville
October 18, 2014: Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival in Cartersville
October 18, 2014: Oconee Chamber Fall Festival in Watkinsville
October 18, 2014: Georgia Peanut Festival in Sylvester
October 18, 2014: 57th Annual Sacred Heart Fall Festival in Warner Robins
October 18, 2014: Cochran-Bleckley Country Fest in Cochran
October 18, 2014: Milan Harvest Festival in Milan
October 18, 2014: Family Fun Fest in Rockmart
October 18 – 19, 2014: Black Bear Festival in Chatsworth
October 18 – 19, 2014: Gold Rush Days in Dahlonega
October 18 – 19, 2014: Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival in Perry
October 18 – 19, 2014: Hogansville Hummingbird Festival in Hogansville
October 18 – 19, 2014: Korean Festival in Suwanee
October 18 – 19, 2014: Fall Festival on Ponce in Atlanta
October 18, 2014: OCAF’s 15th Annual Fall Wine Fest in Watkinsville
October 20 – 25, 2014: Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in Statesboro
October 24 – 26, 2014: Country Living Fair in Stone Mountain
October 24 – 25, 2014: Hawkinsville Harvest Fest in Hawkinsville
October 24 – 25, 2014: Hillbilly Hog BBQ Throwdown and Fall Leaf Festival in Cleveland
October 24 – 26, 2014: 35th Annual Boston Mini-Marathon Festival in Boston
October 25 – 26, 2014: Chiaha Harvest Fair in Rome
October 25, 2014: Chitlin Hoedown in Yatesville
October 25, 2014: Liberty Tree Festival in Dalton
October 25, 2014: Batesville Fall Festival in Clarkesville
October 25, 2014: 34th Annual Olde Town Fall Festival in Conyers
October 25, 2014: Georgia Sweet Potato Festival in Ocilla
October 25, 2014: Downtown Vidalia Music Festival in Vidalia
October 25, 2014: Hartwell’s Depot Days Fall Festival in Hartwell
October 25, 2014: Fireman’s Fall Festival in Rossville
October 25, 2014: Rutledge’s Spooky Fall Festival in Rutledge
October 25, 2014: Jacksonville Heritage Festival in Jacksonville
October 25 – 26, 2014: Mountain Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville
October 25 – 26, 2014: Johns Creek Art Festival in Johns Creek
October 28 – November 11, 2014: Decatur County Fall Festival & Fair in Bainbridge
October 31, 2014: KidsFest in Woodstock
October 31 – November 1, 2014: Annual Mule Day Festival in Calvary
October 31 – November 2, 2014: IrishFest in Atlanta
November 1, 2014: Bostwick’s Cotton Gin Festival in Madison
November 1, 2014: Granite City Fall Festival in Elberton
November 1, 2014: Unicoi Wine Festival in Sautee Nacoochee
November 8, 2014: 37th Annual Old South Day Festival in Ochlocknee
November 10 – 16, 2014: Savannah Food & Wine Festival in Savannah
November 15 – 16, 2014: Lean Ox Festival in Lenox
When you feel that first crisp breeze and watch the colors begin to change, you know that summer is gone and fall is in the air! Although we think every season in Georgia is just peachy, autumn has a particular beauty to it. Here are 10 reasons we love Georgia in the fall:
Fall foliage: Fall in Georgia always provides a kaleidoscope of colors. Whether you’re driving down the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway in Northeast Georgia or hiking Cloudland Canyon, you’re sure to be amazed by the stunning display of red, gold and orange leaves. Insider tip: Early to mid-November are the best times to see fall foliage in Georgia.
Apple season: As the temperature cools down, apple season heats up! Fall is the perfect time to head north for a fun-filled day of apple picking. We suggest stopping by Hillcrest Orchards or the Red Apple Barn – both located in beautiful Ellijay.
Pumpkin patches: Why buy a pumpkin at the grocery store when you could enjoy a day of pumpkin pickin’ in Georgia? Pack your family in the car and hunt for the perfect pumpkin at any of these Georgia pumpkin patches.
Haunted houses: Georgia is home to some seriously scary haunted houses, including the No. 1 haunted house in the nation Netherworld. These walk-through attractions are filled with live actors, amazing special effects and incredible monsters that are sure to scare even the toughest of visitors! Check out our Get Spooked in Georgia Pinterest board for haunted attractions in your area.
Fall festivals: We’re a sucker for a festival – especially a fall festival! Where else can you watch the leaves fall, eat candied apples and shop for handmade Halloween decorations? Find a fall festival near you here.
Oktoberfest: Grab your lederhosen and your beer stein because Oktoberfest is coming! One of Georgia’s most popular annual events, Oktoberfest takes place in the recreated alpine village of Helen. Attendees can feast on schnitzel, tour the town and even listen to live yodeling! Click here for more information on Oktoberfest.
Corn mazes: Exercise your brain and your body when you visit one of Georgia’s many corn mazes. Each maze has its own unique design, including a “Duck Dynasty”-themed corn maze at Corn Dawgs in Loganville. Visit our Corn Mazes in Georgia Pinterest board to find a corn maze near you.
Football Season: Football is a big deal in the South. When fall begins, football fans don their jerseys, pack their cars with tailgate supplies and road trip to cheer on their favorite teams. Follow our Fall Means Football Pinterest board for ideas on where to stay on gameday, special events, tailgate recipes and more.
Georgia State Parks: Head to Georgia’s State Parks this fall for outdoor adventure! Whether you’re interested in kayaking, caving, geocaching or camping, Georgia’s State Parks have got you covered.
Cooler temperatures: Fall provides a much-needed respite after Georgia’s sweltering hot summer. It’s not too hot, not too cold and just right for front porch sitting.
Lauren Cleland is the voice of Explore Georgia on social media. She loves ice cold sweet tea, anything peach flavored, channeling Scarlett O’Hara in her daily life and sharing the wonders of her beloved Georgia with all of you!
Walk of Memories Alpharetta American Legion Post 201 in Alpharetta pays tribute through a walkway composed of more than 7,000 bricks, to all Georgians who served in the military and died.
Gwinnett’s Fallen Heroes Memorial in Lawrenceville pays tribute to all Gwinnett residents who died in the line of duty in military or public safety service.From native Americans “who were the first to love this land,” to the most recent casualties, the memorial honors about 700 individuals, organized by categories of service.
National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center in Columbus salutes soldiers in a 190,000-square-foot facility nestled where Columbus meets Fort Benning. It is the only museum in the country dedicated to the American Infantryman and preserves one of the greatest collections of military artifacts.