Johno Morisano and Chef Mashama Bailey partnered to build The Grey in Historic Downtown Savannah. Occupying a 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal that they painstakingly restored to its original luster, The Grey offers a food, wine and service experience that is simultaneously familiar and elevated. Bringing her personal take on Port City Southern food to a city of her youth allows Mashama to tap into all of her experiences to create dishes that are deep, layered, and soulful in their flavors. With a penchant for regional produce, seafood and meats, guests will find a melting pot of surprising and comforting tastes in all of Mashama’s cooking with something new revealed in each and every visit.
109 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR BLVD
It’s rare that I include a franchise in my favorite restaurants, but I have a soft spot for Whit’s Frozen Custard. It was a special treat when I felt up to it after my radiation treatments when I was battling cancer. Of course we had our favorite spot in Atlantic Beach, Florida.
The first Whit’s Frozen Custard opened on March 3, 2003, in Granville, Ohio, at the end of one of the region’s coldest and snowiest winters in years. Granville did not know what frozen custard was and many felt it would not survive. However, there was a destiny to Whit’s beginning and, against all odds, mother nature could not delay Whit’s inevitable success.
38 Ocean Boulevard
Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233
Safe Harbor Seafood Restaurant is perched along the east edge of the Jacksonville Beach Boat ramp where you’re entertained with views of the majestic marsh and lively boating scene. Experience a casual setting that boasts the high-quality, fresh seafood you expect from local restauranteurs Benjamin and Liza Groshell and Chris and Deanna Wooten.
2510 2nd Ave North,
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
The Olde Pink House is one of Savannah’s most popular restaurants. It’s a unique opportunity to savor the restaurant’s sparkling Lowcountry cuisine in the sophisticated, yet casual setting of Savannah’s 18th century mansion.
23 Abercorn Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
An ever-changing menu of locally sourced Southern dishes served in a restored Victorian-era home:
“Centrally located in historic downtown Charleston, Husk transforms the essence of Southern food. Executive Chef and Lowcountry native, Travis Grimes, reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, exploring an ingredient-driven cuisine that begins in the rediscovery of heirloom products and redefines what it means to cook and eat in the South.
Starting with a larder of ingredients indigenous to the region, Grimes responsibly crafts menus, playing to what local purveyors have seasonally available at any given moment. The entrance beckons with a rustic wall of firewood to fuel the wood-fired oven in the open kitchen, and a large chalkboard listing artisanal products currently provisioning the kitchen. Much like the décor that inhabits this historic, late 19th century home, the food is modern in style and interpretation.”
~ Husk website
sample of its ever evolving menu (August 5th, 2019) depending upon what is fresh:
76 Queen St.
Charleston, SC 29401
Confession: My older brother is the chef and owner and runs the back of the house, while my sister-in-law runs the front of the house. A true farm to table where they raise the pork and beef on the family farm while growing a vast garden for the restaurant during summer months.
Storm Castle Cafe Philosophy:
We are an unpretentious restaurant that will make you feel welcome from the moment you walk through our doors. Our goal is to provide our customers with quality, affordable, comfort food and have a little fun along the way. We aren’t reinventing the wheel at Storm Castle, just keeping it alive! All of our dishes have a quality to them that many traditional American restaurants have left behind in search of an easier, more efficient way. The casual atmosphere, eclectic music and the friendly banter of our regulars, creates an authentic cafe experience, topped off with the most flavorful meals.
Storm Castle Cafe
5 Tai Lane
Bozeman, MT 59715
A small Spanish tapas style restaurant with a Southern flair.
887 Stockton Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Land – 904.389.0330
Fax – 904.389.0220
Of all the incredible restaurants in the South this sandwich shop in New Orleans makes my top ten of places I’d like to visit. I know they’ve made news being selected by Bon Appétit magazine as best new restaurant in America. They only have five sandwiches on the menu and that is exactly what I adore a restaurant with few option, but all done with high quality ingredients and expertly made.
They are located at:
Turkey and the Wolf
739 Jackson Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Peruse their sandwich menu and tell me you don’t want to try all five. If you’re not swayed check out the video of them making their sandwiches it’s certainly drool worthy.