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Shawndra Russell June 7, 2018 TripAdvisor Names Savannah Taste Experience One of World’s Most-Booked Food Tours

TripAdvisor Names Savannah Taste Experience One of World’s Most-Booked Food Tours

Savannah tops Charleston, Miami, and Sydney, Australia in list of up-and-coming best food cities June 7, 2018—Tripadvisor recently released “10 Best Food Cities & Food Tours in the World,” which compiled data to identify which activity is most popular among travelers. The piece reveals that “food tours are the fastest-growing experiences category on their site” and listed Savannah Taste Experience as the second-most booked food tour in the top emerging food cities in the world behind Tours Voir Quebec in Quebec City, Canada. Savannah Taste Experience ...

Shawndra Russell July 19, 2017 Your Savannah Food Scene Questions, Answered

Your Savannah Food Scene Questions, Answered

Last month, we had a giveaway to our newsletter subscribers for a signed copy of our new book, Savannah Food: A Delicious History. To enter, fans had to ask us a question about Savannah’s food scene, and we loved reading all the questions as they came in. We answered a few of our favorites in this video, and you’ll find answers to 7 more fan questions below--some answered with text directly taken from our book. I love Savannah and the variety of food found there! When did the food scene become popular in Savannah? “Savannah’s culinary revolution is upon ...

Shawndra Russell July 17, 2017 Where to Brunch in Savannah

Where to Brunch in Savannah

Savannah Brunch
Brunch in Savannah is definitely a thing. Locals will brave crowds to hit up our favorite brunch spots, and most of us wish that more dinner-only restaurants would consider adding brunch to their offerings. In fact, Savannah could easily add a number of restaurants to the list of places that serve brunch, and all of them would be busy (provided, of course, that the food and brunch cocktails are on point). And since 9 out of 10 people report eating brunch at least occasionally, there's no sign that brunch's popularity will slow down anytime soon--and certainly not in ...

Shawndra Russell June 26, 2017 5 Southern Recipes for 4th of July

5 Southern Recipes for 4th of July

Fourth of July is just around the corner, so we've collected a few Southern recipes to help make your holiday celebration extra tasty--most which can be made ahead of time to save you time (and sanity!). Which ones will you whip up next month? Southern Living's Succotash Salad These bright red tomatoes with pops of yellow and green make for a colorful presentation that will look good on any table. Salad: 1 (16-ounce) bag frozen baby lima beans 3 cups fresh corn kernels 1 cup chopped red bell pepper 3/4 cup chopped green onion 1/2 cup finely chopped ...

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Shawndra Russell June 19, 2017 We Answer Your Questions About Savannah’s Culinary Scene

We Answer Your Questions About Savannah’s Culinary Scene

Answering Questions About Savannah's Culinary Scene
Earlier this month, we emailed our newsletter subscribers with an opportunity to win a free signed copy of our new book, Savannah Food: A Delicious History (you can sign up on our website--scroll down to the footer--to join our list and be in the know when we do special giveaways, events, and more). To enter our giveaway, all we asked was that our followers submit a question about Savannah's culinary scene, past or present. We received a ton of entries; so many, in fact, that we put together a short video answering some of our favorites which you can view below or via ...

Shawndra Russell May 26, 2017 Savannah’s Food Truck Scene on the Rise

Savannah’s Food Truck Scene on the Rise

savannah latin food truck
  Savannah is slowly coming around to the food truck craze, and starting just last month, a few food trucks are permitted to serve food between 10pm and 5am off of Johnson Square, with other designated food truck zones located at Daffin Park and the Scarborough, Minick, and Paulson sports complexes (read the most recent government updates here). While these hours will hopefully expand, Savannah is still testing the waters when it comes to regularly allowing food trucks to serve downtown, but food trucks are welcomed with open arms during events like St. Patrick’s ...

Shawndra Russell May 25, 2017 Starland District: Savannah’s Hottest Foodie Neighborhood Right Now

Starland District: Savannah’s Hottest Foodie Neighborhood Right Now

The Starland District, defined as the stretch between Forsyth Park and Victory Drive, has long been beloved by in-the-know SCAD students and Savannah residents. It’s artsy, funky, walkable, and displays spectacular Victorian architecture. Restaurants in this district often started out as residential homes that have been converted into cozy hotspots, and First Fridays in Starland fill the streets with vendors and musicians with a block party vibe. The most exciting part of the Starland District to us, of course, is the food. Within a one square mile, 10 delicious ...

Shawndra Russell May 1, 2017 First Book Signing Tomorrow!

First Book Signing Tomorrow!

Pictures from Savannah Food
Tomorrow will be our first official book signing for our new (and first!) book, Savannah Food: A Delicious History. We'll be at E. Shaver Booksellers at 326 Bull Street from 1pm to 3pm to talk about our book, answer questions, and sign your copies, so come say hi! Those of you who have visited E. Shaver's know that this independent bookstore is chockfull of charm. This Savannah landmark has been around since 1975, supporting local and traveling authors through signings, events, and being a stalwart for authors through all the big changes that have happened in the ...

Shawndra Russell April 25, 2017 New Partner Stop: Cha Bella!

New Partner Stop: Cha Bella!

Fried mushrooms
Starting Wednesday, April 26th, we are pleased to announce that Cha Bella will be added to the East Side Tour. We are insanely excited about this update for a number of reasons: Savannah's Original Farm-to-Table Restaurant Cha Bella opened its doors in in 2005, and right from the start, they were committed to sourcing all their ingredients from within a day's drive. This dedication to sustainability for 12 years means our guests are going to get the chance to get to know the real essence of Savannah's food.      1. Fine Dining on a Food Tour?!?! As a ...

Shawndra Russell March 30, 2017 Book Release Plus 5th Year Anniversary

Book Release Plus 5th Year Anniversary

Co-authors, brothers, and Savannah Taste Experience owners celebrate their 5-year business anniversary and a book deal with Arcadia Publishing in April Sometimes, the stars align just right and April is such an occasion for brothers Stu and Donald Card. The Cards took a big risk five years ago, leaving big jobs in big cities to start one food tour route in Savannah. Now, Savannah Taste Experience has grown into a bustling business, with two 5-star reviewed routes running seven days a week, with up to seven tour slots on weekend days. The icing on their anniver...