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We’ve said it before, and we’ll repeat ourselves again: Savannah is a photographer’s dream. Whether you’re looking for images that are beautiful, amusing, haunting or just plain weird, you hardly have to try. Just lift your camera, click the shutter, and you’re almost guaranteed to have a compelling shot. We took tens of thousands of photographs during our three months in the city… here are a few of the better ones.

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January 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm Comments (2)

Chef Jerome and The Old School Diner

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Southern Cooking

One of the area’s best-kept secrets is found a half hour south of Savannah, in the small village of Townsend: The Old School Diner, owned and operated by Chef Jerome. A couple friends invited us to the restaurant, where we enjoyed some deliciously unhealthy food, and had a rollicking good time that won’t be forgotten.

The Chef

When we pulled into the Old School’s driveway to find it covered in carpets, I suspected we were in for a treat. Who carpets a driveway? The wooden building was painted in bright red, with farm tools hung on the outside walls, and we entered with our guards up. Nothing inside suggested that this was in fact a restaurant. It felt more like we were invading someone’s home. Photos hung on the walls, comfortable furniture was strewn about, and I was about to accuse our friends of trying to fool us. But soon, a girl came around a corner to greet us, and lead us into the main dining hall.

We ordered beer and took a look at the menu, but there wasn’t much debate. When the menu features a special called The Wheelchair Platter, the choice has already been made: you’re going to order The Wheelchair Platter. We suspect that the name comes from the mode of transportation you’re likely to need after eating. When the platter was brought to our table, my veins seized up in fear while my stomach shuddered in ecstasy. This was a mountain range of fried food, including oysters, shrimp, chicken, clam bakes and ribs. We were five people, including four hungry guys, and couldn’t even finish it.

The evening really got going when Chef Jerome came out of the kitchen to greet us. He does all the cooking, and clearly enjoys meeting the people who’ve discovered his place. The first thing he did was give us all big bear hugs. “I want y’all to know, that you’re family here”. And he meant it! He took us around the restaurant, telling us about his life and work. He showed off pictures of the famous people who’ve eaten there, including Ben Affleck, and brought out the love letters he had written to his wife over the years, before her passing. He brought us into his kitchen, which was decorated with deep fryers from wall to wall.

Chef Jerome seemed genuinely upset when it was time for us to leave, and he even walked out onto the carpeted driveway to say goodbye. “Don’t forget now! This is your home!” The Old School Diner is one of those special, slightly surreal places that are most at home in the backwoods of the Deep South.

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January 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm Comments (12)

Clary’s for Breakfast!

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Clary’s on Abercorn is the quintessential American greasy spoon, serving breakfast all day long. Omelettes, sausage links, pancakes, grits, and coffee that never stops coming. Ah, American breakfast, how I missed thee!


When I moved to Germany in 2001, I was surprised by how little I missed from the States. Baseball, Reese’s Cups, Thanksgiving… not much else. But the big one was breakfast. Of course they eat breakfast in Europe, but not like we do! Six-egg omelettes stuffed with a farm. The Leaning Tower of Pancake. Cheap filter coffee served by scraggly women who call you honey. “Don’t they got the Waffle House in Europe?” No, they do not! They don’t got the Waffle House.

So when we returned to America and discovered Clary’s, I swooned. Just like any great diner, they’ve got all the old favorites, as well as some creative items on their menu. I’ve had both a classic ham-and-cheese omelette, as well as one filled with apples and cinnamon. The waitresses are just as you’d imagine, matronly and quick on coffee refills. And the prices are cheap. On Sunday mornings, Clary’s is always full, but since there are so many tables that you never have to wait long for a spot.

Lunch is great there, too. Or at least, the reubens are. The first one I had at Clary’s was so good, I never tried anything else.

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December 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm Comments (4)
Last Batch of Random Savannah Photos We've said it before, and we'll repeat ourselves again: Savannah is a photographer's dream. Whether you're looking for images that are beautiful, amusing, haunting or just plain weird, you hardly have to try. Just lift your camera, click the shutter, and you're almost guaranteed to have a compelling shot. We took tens of thousands of photographs during our three months in the city... here are a few of the better ones.
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