SUNvannah

IMG_8020A couple of months ago, I had to go to Savannah, GA for a pharmacy conference and I took my Mom with me. So for those of you who may not know, I lived in Savannah for a couple of years when I was in pharmacy school and absolutely despised it. Everyone thought that was crazy since Savannah is known to have great sunny weather, Tybee island (the beach) and great food along the river. Most people go to Savannah for a vacation, but for me, it was torture- I hated the humidity and bugs- roaches, lizards and frogs oh my- in my apartment and car! I remember crying every single day when I lived there and calling somebody to fall asleep every night. It was brutal. So you can imagine how I felt when I learned that the conference I had been invited to speak at (which I was absolutely thrilled and honored about) happened to be in Savannah, GA- so of course, I had to bring my Mom along with me for protection (she always loved Savannah though). To my surprise, I had a great time (probably because I got to have a weekend trip with my Mom as well) and discovered parts of Savannah that I didn’t know existed! I thought it was great ‘fun in the sun’ and an amazing place to escape away from the city. We did not have much time to explore since I was there for work, but we made the most of the time we got and here’s my best on the city:
IMG_5078My Mom and I LOVE going on trips together- whether it is something small for a day or weekend or out of the country for a week or two. I wanted to also write this post in honor of Mother’s Day that just passed this weekend! Ever since I was younger, my Mom would make sure to take my sister and me on at least 2-3 trips a year. So now I get super excited to take HER anywhere- it’s my turn to return the favor!
IMG_6743The first day we went to dinner at this Mexican restaurant downtown Savannah called Tequila’s Town. I always order chihuahua cheese quesadillas with queso & jalapeños no matter where I go, but this time I wanted to try something different and I’m so glad I did. I got soft taco’s and they were the BEST taco’s I have ever had in my life! They were wheat flour tortillas filled with poblano peppers, yellow onions, avocados, queso fresco, creamy chipotle salsa, cilantro & green sauce. And of course I had my favorite horchata sweet cinnamon-rice milk to balance out the spiciness! My Mom had a super vegetarian burrito with a side of rice and absolutely loved it!
IMG_7655Leopold’s ice cream is super famous in Savannah. It’s been around since the early 1900s and was invented using a secret formula by 3 brothers to create the world’s best ice cream and it really is the best! Lines were out the door when we went and they even ran out of some flavors– I really wanted to try the honey almond and cream but they were all out. Instead I got my classic favorite- vanilla with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles. My Mom got peanut butter chippy and said it was the best ice cream she had ever had. It was to die for. It was so good that I went back and got more! It was also nice to see the walls filled with famous people who have visited the parlor over the years.
IMG_6690I know I have now said two items I have had were the best ever and I am not exaggerating at all I promise- I also had the world’s best gourmet popcorn that I have ever had. Savannah Rae’s had more creative popcorn flavors than I have ever seen. The ones I got were birthday cake and jalapeño nacho (again, had to balance out the sweet and salty)! My Mom was too stuffed from the ice cream to get her own, but she said oreo cheesecake was her favorite flavor!
IMG_0612Lastly, we went and walked on the riverfront while we ate praline, saltwater taffy and candy. It was definitely a memorable trip for me as I found myself saying I actually liked Savannah (after despising it for years), but then again, I think I would enjoy going to any place on Earth with my Mom! Happy Belated Mother’s Day to the best Mom in the world (I know everyone says that, but mine really is the best)! Cheers to years of trips in the future!

Other Restaurant Recommendations I frequented when I lived in Savannah:
1. Jalapeños
2. Taste of India
3. King and I
4. Pita Pit
5. Paula Deen’s The Lady and Sons

5 comments

  1. Genille says:

    Great info! I would like to take my mom to Savannah this summer. My favorites are the Bohemian Hotel and B Matthews Restaurant, but can’t wait to try your suggestions!

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