Gophers, Burgers, and Beer

After a nice day of touring historic homes and riding the trolley around lovely Savannah, I stopped by City Market to try some sweet treats and purchase a couple souvenirs at Savannah’s Candy Kitchen. The popular items are the pecan pralines and the sweet and salty gophers – pecan pieces with housemade caramel poured on top and finished with a rich chocolate topping.

Later that night I went a little off the beaten path to the Crystal Beer Parlor for dinner. The longtime Savannah favorite opened in 1933 and is the city’s second oldest restaurant.

I waited a bit for a seat to open up at the long wooden bar. They have over 80 beers with 26 of them on tap. I tried a couple local ones. I also ordered the Crystal Burger made with half a pound of griddled ground chuck, lettuce, tomato, onions, mayo , and added cheddar cheese. It was a well prepared burger and the side of onion rings were great

I talked to a local sitting next to me for a bit, then enjoyed a beer with a solo traveler visiting for a wedding. Good beer, great food, and meeting new people are a few reasons I love traveling and exploring new cities!

After dinner, I took an Uber back to my Historic District hotel. I wasn’t ready to call it a night just yet, so I walked down Bay Street and stopped by the British owned and operated Churchill’s Gastropub & Taphouse for a couple more beers.

Churchill's Gastropub & Taphouse
Churchill’s Gastropub & Taphouse

I enjoyed a couple beers while chatting with a couple guys from Tampa and a few locals. Thanks guys! Cheers, Savannah!

Churchill's Gastropub & Taphouse

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen
318 West Street
Julian Street, Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 201-9501

Crystal Beer Parlor
301 W Jones Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 349-1000

Churchill’s Gastropub & Taphouse
13 W Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 232-8501

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