Savannah Recap + Weekly Meal Plan

Hello Friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and have had a great start to your week.  Over the weekend, I was lucky enough to join Scott on a fun trip to one of our favorite cities, Savannah!  I thought I’d recap our trip, and our favorite places to eat, and my favorite places to shop!

We left about 7am on Thursday morning and arrived in Downtown Savannah about 11:30.  Scott had a lunch meeting at noon at B.Matthews, a great little eatery that has great breakfast and brunch, and lunch too.  Never had dinner there, but I bet it’s good too! He got there in plenty of time, and I hit the streets!

Last time we were in Savannah (last spring), I ran out of time and wasn’t able to go to my very favorite Savannah shop, so it was the first place I went on this trip!  Hello, Paris Market.

The Paris Market is the most beautiful store.  They carry jewelry, clothing and accessories, fragrances, home decor and furnishings, and they have a beautiful coffee bar with pastries, macarons, and sandwiches.  I could spend a million dollars in the store, but usually, I just walk around and admire all the amazing merchandising and product assortment!  I could seriously live in the store.  But there’s no time for that, ha!  Plus, I was hungry for some lunch.  So I headed back out, looking for a good place for lunch!

I ended up at the Goose Feathers Cafe for lunch, which was right off of Broughton Street.  They had a great selection of soups, sandwiches, and salads for lunch, and a great dessert case!  I decided on the chicken salad on a croissant and the she-crab soup.  I was pleasantly surprised when the soup was a tomato base instead of a heavy cream base, and it was delicious!  I sat at a little table by the window for prime people watching, and I was not disappointed, ha!

After lunch, I wanted to walk down Broughton Street to make sure I at least visited all my favorite shops.  I love going in the Savannah Bee Flagship store and try the local honey, looking at all the pretty clothes at the Impeccable Pig, and then, of course, I had to head back to the Paris Market just one last time!  I grabbed a few macarons for a snack, and an iced horchata latte.  Perfect afternoon pick me up.

By that time, I knew Scott would be wrapping up his meeting, and so I headed back towards Bay Street to B.Matthews.  I sat on the bench for maybe 5 minutes before he called and was ready to head to the car.  We headed to our hotel for just a bit of a rest before we went out to dinner!

We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn in Midtown which was close to the conference Scott was attending.  We typically stay at the Marriott on River Street, but the hotel was selected for us, and we just followed the rules!  It wasn’t bad being out of downtown, but I far prefer being right in the thick of things and being able to walk everywhere!

We knew we wanted fresh seafood and a casual atmosphere for dinner on Thursday night.  We decided on the Crab Shack on Tybee Island, which we haven’t visited since Brantley was a BABY and we vacationed on Tybee for a weekend with my family!  It was the most perfect, mild evening, so we sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful view.

We love oysters, especially fresh at the beach, so we definitely indulged (all weekend).  Scott ordered the chopped BBQ plate (not a big seafood fan), but I went ALL OUT with the Captain’s Seafood Platter.  Go big or go home is my motto with seafood, haha.  And the Key Lime Pie was just going to happen.  And it did not disappoint!

We headed back to our hotel room after dinner, and drank wine in our jammies like the old people we are, ha!  On to day 2!

Friday was full of work for Scott and work for me!  I took two work calls in the hotel room (in my bed, in my jammies), and then I did a bit more work before I headed out to grab some lunch.  Scott had the car, so I walked to the Fresh Market that was conveniently just a parking lot away!  I grabbed a salad, some bread, a shrimp salad, and some cheese, and ate lunch picnic-style, outside the store!  We had such gorgeous weather while we were in Savannah- highs in the low 70’s every day, so we spent as much time as we could in the sunshine.  After lunch, I headed back to the room, and before long, Scott was done too, and we were getting ready for dinner again!  We had a work function for dinner, which was at The Distillery Ale House.  We had a buffet, but comprised of dishes I probably wouldn’t have ordered on my own, but it was still pretty good. Best of all, the beer was great! This was the best picture I got with my selfie-loathing husband:

Saturday morning, Scott headed to another conference, and I had the day off!  I got up and out, and headed to River Street first thing, for brunch.  One of my dear friends suggested I go to Huey’s on the River for their beignets, so that’s exactly what I did, and was not disappointed.  I had some of the best fried shrimp I’ve ever had at Huey’s on our last trip, but the beignets and bloody mary I had on Saturday morning were just as good!  Huey’s is right down there on River Street with a bunch of the other tourist traps, but it is the real deal, and has great food!

After Huey’s, I walked down River Street, and through their little maker’s market that they have the first weekend of each month.  I grabbed some coffee from Vic’s (one of our very favorites for dinner) and headed into downtown.  I headed to Byrd’s Cookie Company for a little surprise for the kiddos!  Byrd’s is famous for their powdered sugar-coated cookies, in a million different flavors, but their classic key lime flavor is the best!!  I grabbed a bag for them and headed out again.

My friend suggested shopping at Terra Cotta, so I found the shop, and nearly cried because it reminded me so much of her!  They have the most beautiful clothes and accessories, and I just admired the variety, and wished I could work there part-time just for a discount!  After shopping a bit, it was time again for lunch!  I wanted more of a snack than a real meal, so I headed to Jalapeno’s  for some chips and cheese dip!

After “lunch,” I (window) shopped a bit more, and decided to head back to the hotel since I knew Scott would be back before long anyway.  We decided we wanted one more good seafood meal for dinner, and after much deliberation, decided to go to River House Seafood on River Street.

We’ve hit up just about every restuarant on River Street at one point or another, but had not been here before!  We got there right at 6pm, and got right in.  And we had a seafood extravaganza!!  We got oysters on the halfshell, a crab cake, and mussels (the mussels were amazing, but everything was great! If you can’t tell in the picture- all the meat is gone out of the shells because we ate them so quickly and I forgot to get a picture!), Scott got the Blackened Mahi, and I got BLue Crab Stuffed Flounder.  Everything was delicious and service was great!  We would definitely recommend it.

After dinner, we headed back to the hotel because we are old.  But we had had a really long day too!  I think I was asleep by 10:00 which is practically unheard of in our house.

We were up and at it Sunday morning, and got packed up to head back home.  We were going to stop in Savannah for breakfast, but instead decided to drive to Macon for lunch at H&H Diner.  It’s a historical fixture in Macon since it was a favorite place of Macon’s hometown classic rock band, and one of my very favorites, the Allman Brothers!  The memorbilia was pretty awesome, and HOLY COW the food was good.  It was our last weekend indulgence, and it was well worth it.

We took backroads home, and drove through my grandmother’s hometown (Juliette, GA), and took our time getting back home.  It was so nice to have a weekend away, but was nice to get back to the kiddos too.  We had a wonderful weekend trip away, and can’t wait to get back to Savannah again soon!

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As you can certainly see from the photos, we definitely indulged while in Savannah!  So for dinners this week, we’re keeping it healthy.  Here’s what we’ll be eating this week:

MondayWhite Bean and Sweet Potato Chopped Salad with Kale, Brussels Sprouts, Almonds, and Sharp Cheddar (shown above and SO GOOD! I also ate the leftovers for lunch well)
Tuesday– Miso Soup, Fried Rice, and Egg Rolls
Wednesday– Sauteed Fish, Roasted Broccoli and Quinoa Salad, and Roasted Carrots
ThursdayVeggie Enchiladas Verde
FridayVegetarian Pasta e Fagioli

I hope you have a WONDERFUL week!

 

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