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Drinking Made Easy: Savannah

Drinking Made Easy: Savannah

November 21, 2011 6

Zane Lamprey, Steve McKenna, and Pleepleus head off to beautiful Savannah, Georgia where they explore the rich history, beautiful city, and, of course, the Savannah style drinks. Known as the “Hospitality City” Savannah is famous for its beautiful scenery and architecture as it is one of the few southern cities to survive the Civil War unharmed. Zane and Steve will taste some Savannah style liquor, drink in some of the oldest bars in the city, partake in unique Savannah customs, and, as gentlemen, battle each other through the art of fencing!

WHERE WE WENT

  • Paula Deen’s Lady and SonsThe Lady & Sons restaurant had its humble beginnings back in June 1989 when Paula Deen started The Bag Lady out of her home. The Bag Lady began as a lunch delivery service with Paula’s sons, Jamie and Bobby, delivering bag lunches to area business people in their offices around town. As the delivery and catering business grew, The Bag Lady expanded in 1991 into a full service restaurant named The Lady in the Best Western hotel on Savannah’s Southside. As their business grew so did their restaurant and popularity. Paula had released two cook books around the time The Lady and Sons location was born in 1996. In December 1999, The Lady & Sons was named “International Meal of the Year” by USA Today. 102 West Congress Street  Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 233-2600
  • The River House:  The River House opened its doors in September of 1984, with the upstairs opening in May of 1986 becoming the most popular restaurant in the area. They feature several types of fresh fish and hand cut steaks served by a long time staff. 2373 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL (561) 694-1188 
  • Savannah Fencing Club:  This is one of Savannah’s biggest Fencing clubs, they provide lessons, training, and host fencing tournaments.
  • 17 Hundred 90 Inn-Room 204Named for the year it was constructed, 17Hundred90 has been in service for over a hundred years, providing an experience and attention to detail without equal in a historic city which prides itself in showering visitors in the unhurried luxury and service of times gone by. Room 204 is also considered one of the most haunted rooms in the country. 307 East President Street, Savannah,  Georgia (912) 236-7122
  • Jen’s and Friends:  Home to more than 100 martinis and 140 beers, Jen’s martinis are truly a unique drink experience. Locally owned and operated with an award winning happy hour, beer list & martinis. 34 Bull St Downtown Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 238-5367
  • The Crab ShackThe concept for The Crab Shack began in 1990. Prior to that it was just a sleepy little fishing camp with a boat hoist, boat storage, live bait sales and a bar in the ship’s store where the locals could congregate and exaggerate their catches at the end of a day’s fishing. Now the Crab Shack has become a full restaurant and bar and has received numerous awards. 40 Estill Hammock Road, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9702 (912) 786-9857
  • The Rail Pub: As with many things in Savannah, The Rail Pub has a sordid past. The pub has been everything from a boarding house to a brothel since its opening in 1890. Located in what used to be known as Savannah Georgia’s own “Red Light” district, the Rail holds true to its roots and is still a “house of pleasure” today. 405 West Congress St. Savannah GA 31401 (912) 238-1311
  • The Bohemian Hotel-Rocks on the Roof: Set on vibrant River Street, the Bohemian Hotel presents an exciting dining destination to experience delicious food and dynamic entertainment in the comfortable, casual atmosphere of Rocks on the River Modern Grill and Rocks on the Roof. 102 West Bay St, Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 721-3800

WHAT WE DRANK 

 Peach Mint Julep Recipe

 Chatham Artillery Punch Recipe

 Peanut Butter Cup Martini Recipe

 Monkey Round Rita Recipe

 Pink Flamingo Recipe

 Jäger Egg Recipe

  Savannah Tea Recipe

WHAT WE FEATURED

  • Savannah Slow Ride: Savannah Slow Ride is the eco-friendly way to see Savannah. This fifteen person bicycle excursion takes you through beautiful historic downtown and with its bar-style seating you can drink your drinks as you ride.

McKenna Moments

Steve: “It’s like good for you”
Zane:  “why do you say its good for you?”
Steve: “Because before I started drinking this I didn’t feel so good…now I do. ”

“In this picture his foot is on fire, and on this picture his balls are on fire”

Fun Facts

  • You can legally drink in the streets in Savannah
  • Fort Pulaski is located between Savannah and Tybee Island
  • Due to its reputation for Southern charm and hospitality, Savannah is referred to as the “Hostess city of the South”
  • Savannah is one of the few southern cities that survived the Civil War
  • Lady and Sons seats over 1,200 people each day and over 438,000 visitors each year
  • In the 1880’s Georgia was the leading cotton producer in the country and Savannah, the major cotton seaport on the Atlantic
  • “The Savannah Flu” is slang for a hangover
  • Benedictine has been copied so many times that the company maintains a “hall of counterfeits”
  • The Chatham Artillery is the oldest military organization in Georgia, established in 1786
  • Jen’s and Friends offers over 150 different martinis
  • The first chocolate bar was molded in Bristol, England, in 1847
  • The Crab Shack Motto is “Where the elite eat in their bare feet”
  • The Crab Shack started as a fish camp in the 1930’s
  • The Crab Shack is home to 78 live alligators
  • Since its opening in 1890, The Rail Pub has been everything from a boarding house to a brothel
  • You can listen to the rest of this evening on the Season One DVD commentary. The crew, inebriated, recorded it after this scene.

THANK YOU SIR, MAY I PLEASE HAVE SOME MORE?

Want to learn more Savannah? Check out this site. 

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6 Comments »

  1. Holly November 27, 2011 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Did you get Pleebeus back?

  2. Kim November 27, 2011 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    What happened to pleepleus..did you get him back in savannah

  3. blix co December 4, 2011 at 11:04 am - Reply

    We need a Pleepleus update!

  4. Sarah Serpico February 20, 2012 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Went to jens and friends saw pleepleus! Awesome!

  5. Kimber P May 17, 2012 at 9:12 am - Reply

    What month were you in Savannah? The weather looked wonderful!

  6. Michelle May 23, 2012 at 7:25 am - Reply

    While I live in Cincinnati, I work with a Savannah territory and travel there once or twice a year… I’ve been to two of the bars you went to (Chatham Artillery Punch is dangerously good….), but now I feel like I have a mission for next time to hit the rest. And I’m PISSED that I’ve been there three times and didn’t know Savannah Slow Ride existed!

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