Chapter 10 - Savannah 2019 - Part Two
Last week I talked about the books I read for the Savannah Book Festival. This week I am going to tell you about some of the wonderful places we saw in Savannah.
It is, of course, a long standing practice to visit bookstores when I go somewhere. Call it sort of a busman's holiday, if you will, I love to see what other stores sell as well as search for books to add to my own personal collection. Books on Bay vintage bookstore did not disappoint. This lovely store in Savannah's historic section has a vast assortment of vintage books ranging from the 1600s to the late 1900s. If you are looking for books to fill out your own personal childhood collection, this is the place to find it. Betsy Hoit-Thetford, the owner, has a beautiful collection of her own and is extremely knowledgeable in all types of books.
You can't go to Savannah without stopping in at Leopold's, as these people standing in line would attest. This ice cream shop has been in business since 1919 and still makes all its ice cream and other foods from scratch. You can even order their ice cream online.
We always try to find great breakfast places while we are in Savannah and this year we found a new one - at least new to us. The Funky Brunch Cafe' on East Broughton Street was great. In fact, we ate breakfast there twice. The food was terrific and they even have grill tables where you can make your own pancakes.
For the past two years we have stayed at the 17Hundred90 Inn and Restaurant. It is in the heart of the historic district and we basically just drop the car and walk everywhere. The people are gracious hosts, breakfast is included in the stay, and the food in the restaurant has proven to be good as well. This definitely feels like home while we are in Savannah.
We love to eat and always find we must revisit one of our favorite French restaurants. Circa 1875 is never a disappointment for us. The food is good, fresh and authentic and the staff always accommodating. They have a great wine menu. We share a dessert and don't feel so bad since we have the beautiful city of Savannah to walk it off in.
Thanks for taking a trip with me to a beautiful city that I love!