Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ghost Hunting in Savannah

Savannah has been rumored to be the most “Haunted City in
America” and 3-D Ghost Hunters is
here to prove it.  Originating in
Savannah in April of 2010, this young group is quickly gaining local popularity
and national recognition.  They recently
negotiated being a regular feature every few months on WJCL/Fox 28 News, in a "Spooky Town" segment and one if its’ founders, Ryan Dunn, was also
included on My Ghost Story on the
A&E Biography network where he discussed their findings at The Savannah Theatre.  (October or November air date to be
announced.)  
Savannah Theatre

They have also caught the
attention of some national production companies and recently met with one to
show them around some well known haunted places in Savannah for consideration
in two episodes of their 2013 line up. 
The details can not currently be discussed at this time, but the team is
extremely excited for the opportunity.
Everyone in the group
has always had an interest in the paranormal, having encountered unexplained
experiences themselves prior to its’ forming, and each of them are always eager
to share their stories.  The group is
dedicated to learning more about these phenomenon and sharing their findings
with those who have also had other worldly experiences of their own.
Having investigated several places in Savannah, their main priority is to ensure all information when
conducting an investigation is as accurate as possible, including a full
historical time line of every location. 
Using scientific methods and equipment, they will always try to find a
reasonable and rational explanation as to why something is happening or
occurring.  The evidence that they share
in video, EVP’s and photos are, of course, open to interpretation and a
paranormal explanation is their last conclusion.
Colonial Markers
They are hosting a Haunted Scavenger
Hunt
this Thursday (September 27th), where teams of five will
work together to answer clues along a pre-determined route that will include stops at some of Savannah’s most
famous Haunted Places like Savannah Theatre and Colonial Cemetery; along the way will be included some haunted
Savannah history and a lot of fun.  The first Team to submit their entry – with the most
correct answers – will be locked down with 3-D Ghost Hunters in Moon River Brewing Company for a
Paranormal Investigation.

To learn more about the Scavenger Hunt – or if you are
interested in having 3-D Ghost Hunters investigate your location – please
contact them at threedghosthunters@hotmail.com.  

 

Organic Dining in the Starland District

There’s no denying that Savannah loves to eat and drink. We’re home to so many wonderful local restaurants and eateries, it’s hard to have an overall favorite! While the tourists look for seafood on River Street, the locals head over to the Starland District for locally grown, organic, goodness.

Foxy Loxy

 

 

On Bull Street, just south of 35th, Foxy Loxy has become a favorite coffee house and gallery with locally
brewed Perc coffee, made-from-scratch desserts (scones, kolaches, brownies and vegan cookies), and a fresh gourmet menu of daily soups, salsas and Tex-Mex inspired tacos. Browse the (mostly local) art work as you make your way out back to the courtyard, which is host to marshmallow roasts, half price bottles of wine and live music on cooler Saturday nights. On Friday nights, enjoy a Taco and a Tecate for $5, or give one of their craft brews a try. If you need to connect to wifi it’s a much more relaxed atmosphere than some of the (ahem) national chains.

 

Starland Panini

For out of the ordinary Panini’s, give the Starland Café a try. Not only are the ingredients fresh, local and organic; some of them are grown right in their own garden.  Their unique combinations like Greek Asparagus, Green Goat and Turkey Hummus will have you coming back to try them all. It’s a little tricky to find; from downtown take Bull Street south to 41st Street and turn left (it’s a one-way street) – and Starland Café will be on your right. 

Sol Drink
Over on Habersham between 32nd and 33rd, Sol  always has a packed house. A renovated gas station, it does have limited seating, but is well worth the wait; try one of their specialty cocktails – the Caipirinha is a favorite and the fresh shot of pepper juice in the Hot Shot Margarita gives it quite a unique taste. International-spicy-fusion is the best way I can describe their menu. Fresh, natural ingredients combine to deliver beautiful presentations and fantastic flavors. Vegetarian and pet friendly (your pets are always welcome in theoutdoor seating area) it’s no wonder Sol is a local favorite. 

 
Green Truck Burgher

If you’re looking for one of the best burgers in town, look no further than Green Truck Pub. (Also on  Habersham, just south of 40th at Maupas). All of the burgers are 1/3 lb. of grass-fed, all-natural beef with local and organic toppings, homemade ketchup and house-canned pickles; no wonder they were recently voted one of the “Best Burgers in Georgia” by Southern Living Magazine. (Get any of their tasty combinations made with free-range chicken or a homemade veggie patty).

There are also several local shops, boutiques and art galleries to browse in the Starland District – check them out on the First Friday of every month during the “Forsyth to Victory Art March” when a lot of the businesses stay open later.

Labor Day Weekend in Savannah

It’s hard to believe it’s already September and that the
lazy days of Summer will soon be turning into crisp Autumn nights.  The kids have gone back to school, and the
days are already starting to get a little shorter … but we still have one more
weekend to celebrate Summer and there will be plenty to keep you outside and
busy this holiday weekend!

Beer Fest

The Savannah Craft Brew Fest is in
full swing all weekend with tastings and seminars throughout the day, where beer
connoisseurs (and novices) will have more than 45 breweries to toast, taste and
try. 
The fest wraps up on Sunday with the Rhythm & Brews Concert at the
International Trade & Convention Center (just across the Savannah River)
where you can bring your blankets and enjoy one last sultry, Savannah, Summer
night.  Check out their website for all
of the details and times.
If you’re not a beer drinker, that’s ok – grab a glass of your favorite
concoction (a Wet Willie’s perhaps) –
and spend the afternoon dancing on River
Street
.  Free and open to the public,
there will be arts, crafts, music and entertainment for all ages.

Midnight Garden Ride

Don’t be surprised when you see 100’s of bicyclists riding through town on
Saturday night; it’s the 4th Annual Midnight Garden RideAnother
family fun event, this 10 mile ride through Savannah’s downtown streets
benefits the Savannah Bicycle Campaign and their on-going effort to make
Savannah a safe, bicycle friendly community. 
Riders will be in costume and the event concludes with a concert in
Telfair Square with Atlanta based, Ponderosa.

 
Looking for something a bit more low-key to celebrate the last days of
Summer?  Then head out to Tybee Island for a weekend of sun and
fun.  Kick back and stay cool with the ocean
breeze while you listen to music at the Pier and Pavilion.  Savannah favorites, The Swingin’ Medallions will take the stage at 7pm on Sunday and fireworks
will follow at dark.
No matter how you choose to spend the holiday weekend, Savannah Getaways wishes
you a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!