September 15, 2009
... a trip to Tybee Island & Savannah, Georgia
We took an "end of summer" vacation this past weekend to Tybee Island and Savannah, Georgia. If you haven't been, I'd definitely recommend it. Tybee Island is a quaint little beach town with perfect beach vacation activities: bike riding, lounging on the beach, eating great seafood.
On Tybee, we ate at The Crab Shack and had raw oysters on the half shell and the Shack Specialty - a sortof low boil of crab legs, mussels, corn on the cob, sausage, shrimp, potatoes, crawdads... it was so fresh and delicious! We also stopped at The Sugar Shack for breakfast a couple mornings and enjoyed egg & bacon sandwiches and grits... so southern! I'm still kicking myself for not indulging in a chocolate malt... places like that always have the best ice cream concoctions. We had lunch at AJ's Dockside. With great outdoor seating, refreshing Rum Punch and seafood po'boys you should definitely check it out. Another place you have to go to if you're ever on Tybee is Huc-a-Poos. Owned by good friends of a good friend, Huc-a-Poos is the best little bar on the island. Delicious pizza, cold beer and great people - what more could you want?
We took a little road trip to Savannah one evening to experience The Lady & Sons, Paula Deen's restaurant. I have never been so full of down home cooking in my entire life and I'd do it again in a heartbeat... even if that heartbeat is now dripping in butter :) Definitely try out the buffet when you're there for a sampling of everything that's good about southern cooking - fried chicken, low boil, mashed potatoes, lima beans, mac n' cheese, black eyed peas, sweet candied yams... my mouth is watering!
Now... where's that treadmill?