Not much of a clamor of response to the Cod's repeated pleas for Savannah food ideas, other than give Lady & Sons a wide berth. I guess you can be the charming coastal town that right now the food version of Seattle ca. 1993, musicwise, or you can be charming coastalish town that is the setting for a film starring Kevin Spacey. Swings and roundabouts, as they say.
Is what you are contractually obligated to say every ten minutes while on Spring Break (should be capped, like Easter, or Opening Day). The Cod does not get around much, and does not wish to add travel to the music/food equation too much, but two spots we came across by accident--thanks Vince and Anthony, warrant notice. I did not expect to be moved to write about pizza I ate on spring break, but the slices I had at the regrettably named Vinny Van Go Go in Savannah, GA were the best I have had south of New Haven. I do not want to bite the extravagant overpraise stizz of my man Fredo, but I can at least inhale, say "Sally's and that other place on Wooster St. in New Haven, and Vinny Van GoGo's in Savannah" and exhale. It is crowded, in a touristy area and the ceiling is low, but the crust will break your heart. As a bonus, rather than the one brooding impresario you usually find at the controls of a serious pizza joint, the place is staffed by dozens of indy rock/art school Mijos of all shapes and sizes. They kept coming out of the woodwork. The slices are big enough to dangle off of a magazine on three sides, and did I mention the crust? Cash only. They have a gallery on their website, too.
The other establishment is closer to the Van Zandt mecca, and in the county so memorably captured by FVK, and also only takes cash. (You could do worse as a cheap eats paradigm to avoid places that take credit cards, I am starting to think.) Chowder Ted's, on Hecksher Blvd, north of Jacksonville, has enough echt for the whole state of Florida. Imagine one of Jasper White's Summer Shacks, only not fake, and wicked cheap, and you get the idea.* For about the price of a single Belon oyster, they bring you an actual pot full of a spicy reddish chowder thick with conch and other goodness, including green olives. Their other seafood stuff is very solid, and the conch fritters are a must. But that chowder is what makes me want to go back to Jacksonville.
* I did learn about the best hot dogs in the world thanks to the Summer Shack, a story for another post.