Because Savannah lacks a mega-resort and it isn’t a significant player in hosting conventions, it may be America’s most-overlooked city. However, this charming city – which was spared from General Sherman’s destruction in the wake of America’s Civil War – is a delightful destination.
The historic part of town features blocks and blocks of antebellum structures and 22 green city squares with statues, fountains, magnolia trees, and Spanish moss.
|In one of the town squares, with John Wesley|
In the movies, Forrest Gump famously sat on the park bench with his box of chocolates in one of those town squares, and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (John Cusack, Jude Law, Kevin Spacey) was set in an historic Savannah mansion.
|With box of chocolates on a Gump-ish bench|Like Charleston SC, Savannah is rightly celebrated for its low-country cooking and seafood, but we also found amazingly authentic Japanese food (including Tonkotsu ramen) at Sushi Zen and superb casual Thai food at PJ’s Corner.
|Exterior of Green Fire, a converted gas station building|
So what about the pizza in Savannah? I was intrigued by the outpost of the Mellow Mushroom chain, which I’ve never tried. There are other local spots in the historic section, but I was drawn to Green Fire for its Neapolitan pizza made with organic local ingredients in a wood fired pizza oven imported from Italy.
|Green Fire “dining room”|It was our first stop upon arriving in town on an unseasonably chilly late December day. I was enthused to see authentic-looking Neapolitan pies available by the slice, even if the
Source:: Pizza Quixote