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Southern Delight

Savannah, Georgia

A place where the soul wanders on it's own!

On the 1st day of 2013 we tallied a list of wishful places we would like to visit before that clock hits midnight on 12.31.13. Those places have sparked a particular interest in us for their cultural presence, their history and their involvement in any art forms.

So far, we have driven down to the tropics of The Keys & caught up with the walls in Wynwood, Miami.

Next stop on the list: Savannah, a boldly beautiful city that has nothing but made us fall in love with it's Live Oaks, it's 22 park squares, a continuous list of delicious bites around town and an exciting world of Fashion & Arts, thankful for SCAD ;)

On a very easy and non-complex drive on I-95N, in all of 4 hrs we went from Winter Park, FL to Savannah, Georgia and straight for a traditional southern delight, Mrs.Wilkes. Outside A LINE was formed of 50-60 people, A LINE!*Helpful hint for anyone interested,  the kitchen is open from 11 to 2pm.

After a wait of  an hour & a half, we stepped into Mrs.Wilkes dinning room, a family style eatery, with oval dinning tables and walls covered with frames of family, friends & The President! This is truly an experience on it’s own, where you share your feast along with complete strangers and you leave with some great stories and a vacant apetite for days! At our table we had some folks from the North East of New Jersey celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary! The North Central of Wisconsin eating Southern food for their 1st time  and our neighbors from Central Florida whom have done some very interesting Japanese mission work back in the 90's…

As soon as comfort set in, the table was overflowing with aromas!  Okra & tomatoes salad, squash casserole, collard greens, snap beans, candied yams, buttered beans, pickled beats, fried chicken, pulled pork, cucumber vinegar slices, black-eyed beans, rice & gravy, macaroni & cheese, cole slaw, potato salad, and as a closer to the madness, warm banana pudding pies had sealed the deal.  

'Til the next post, on the streets of Savannah, it's art & local stores.

Mrs. Wilkes: http://mrswilkes.com/

107 W Jones St,

Savannah, GA 31401

(912) 232-5997

Enjoy!