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Savannah, Georgia, a city never short on intrigue and inspiration -- colorful characters welcome! -- is again experiencing a moment. Gone are the movie memorabilia objets d’art, and in their place is glorious Southern comfort. As in food. The nascent locavore movement has brought out the city’s creative best, each ready for its own close-up. Here are a few of the standouts.

By Neal Webster Turnage


The Italian eatery is famous for its signature veggie salad that bursts with the flavor of just-picked produce from the restaurant’s own two-acre organic farm. Chef Matthew J. Roher offers tours and wine tastings on the farm. “Seasonal fruits, veggies, and herbs are all for sale, and visitors can stay for an alfresco lunch,” says Roher. 102 East Broad Street, (912) 790-7888, www.cha-bella.com