Author: Lauren Flemming

Meet Yoda

Featured in our Summer issue, South's Greatest Pets Honorary lack-of-floof, Yoda.

Dine South 2021-22: The Kessler Experience

Richard Kessler has not only curated exceptional hotels, but has also amassed a repertoire of culinary gems. Kessler dining covers all the bases, from an upscale steakhouse to walk-up BBQ to biergartens to tacos and tequila.

Dine South 2021-22: Jazz'd Tapas Bar

Enjoy a night out at Jazz’d, a cool and contemporary getaway. A sultry underground hot spot unique to anything else in Savannah. Things are just a little bit spicier below street level. Tucked away under Barnard Street on the fringe on Ellis Square is one of Savannah’s hidden gems: Jazz’d Tapas Bar.

Dine South 2021-22: Wiley’s Championship BBQ

All the best BBQ has a history and Wiley’s is no different. Current owner, Nate Shaffer, took the reins from Wiley himself, carrying on the tradition of “fine swine dining” in Savannah. Guests can dine like champions when indulging in Wiley’s award-winning barbecue, from mouth-watering plates, savory sandwiches, smoked wings and more. This St. Louis-style barbecue recipe was honed and perfected through the years, racking up awards in national circuits as fans sing its praises far and wide.

Dine South 2021-22: Jalapenos

Family-owned since 1997, Jalapeno’s has been serving fresh, authentic Mexican food in an atmosphere as festive as a fiesta for more than 20 years.

Dine South 2021-22: Burnt Church Distillery

Founded by brothers, Billy and Sean Watterson, the mission of Burnt Church Distillery is to craft authentic, Lowcountry spirits that honor local history while giving back to the community that it serves.

Beach Dining: Tybee Island, GA

Summer is in full swing; patios and docks are packed with sun-kissed faces and familiar smiles. Boaters have perfected their wave, and the sunscreen is flowing along with the next Southern heatwave. ‘Tis the season for all the seafood you can eat—likely fresh caught that very morning. Beach and-creek-side hotspots are culinary gems in the seafood world, but the views from the table are even better. South scoured Tybee Island for all of the top spots that guaranteed a beach experience—from casual to elegant atmosphere and everything in between. We’ve got the spots, you bring the ocean-sized appetite.