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article imagePhoto Essay: A snapshot of savory Southern culinary favorites Special

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By Kay Mathews     Aug 29, 2012 in Food
Savannah - From Shrimp Po-Boys to Southern fried chicken, Savannah restaurants serve-up savory cuisine of the South and images tell the delicious story.
For his show, "Adam Richman's Best Sandwich in America," Richman traveled to the Gulf Coast region of the U.S. where he proclaimed the Shrimp Po-Boy sandwich at Domilises Po-Boy & Bar in New Orleans the "Gulf Coast Regional Winner".
As I watched that episode, two things occurred to me: I live in the South and I've never eaten a Po-Boy sandwich; and, I should pay attention to, and capture images of, Southern favorites being served in Savannah, Ga.
What resulted from that food epiphany was my own Shrimp Po-Boy challenge and a quest to take photographs of some of the savory delights of the South.
My Shrimp Po-Boy challenge had two contestants: Uncle Bubba's Oyster House and Huey's.
Shrimp Po Bubba at Uncle Bubba s Oyster House.  Savannah  GA
Shrimp Po Bubba at Uncle Bubba's Oyster House. Savannah, GA
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Shrimp Po-Boy with a side of Sweet Potato Fries at Huey s.  Savannah  GA
Shrimp Po-Boy with a side of Sweet Potato Fries at Huey's. Savannah, GA
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Using Richman's BITE Scale (Bread, Interior, Taste, Eating Experience), I found Huey's Shrimp Po-Boy to be the winner. But Uncle Bubba's has its own claim to fame. Uncle Bubba and Paula Deen are brother and sister, and they co-own Uncle Bubba's. As many folks know, Paula Deen's restaurant in Savannah is called The Lady & Sons.
The Lady & Sons restaurant.  Savannah  Ga.
The Lady & Sons restaurant. Savannah, Ga.
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The buffet at The Lady & Sons is well-known and features Southern fried chicken, black eyed peas, pork stew, yams and collard greens, among many other options.
The buffet at The Lady & Sons.  Savannah  Ga.
The buffet at The Lady & Sons. Savannah, Ga.
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America's "Southern" states are located along the coast, so it is no surprise that seafood is often served-up in the South. And, it comes as no surprise that in Savannah, and in nearby Tybee Island, restaurants serving seafood are plentiful.
Both the seafood and the eating experience at Fiddler's Crab House are hard to beat. The seafood is fresh and very tasty and the eating experience is enhanced by the restaurant's location - on River Street in historic downtown Savannah with scenic views of the Savannah River.
A view of the Savannah River as seen from River Street.  Savannah  Ga.
A view of the Savannah River as seen from River Street. Savannah, Ga.
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Fresh seafood at Fiddler s Crab House.  Savannah  Ga.
Fresh seafood at Fiddler's Crab House. Savannah, Ga.
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My quest to take photographs of savory Southern favorites being served in Savannah, Ga. is far from over. There are, of course, hundreds of restaurants in Savannah serving flavorful Southern fare. Where to go from here? In its "Travel Guides" section, The New York Times' "Savannah Restaurant Listings" has a list of 25 restaurants. So, that's a start. Plus, there's word-of-mouth recommendations to pursue as well as sampling savory assortments on Tybee Island. Stay tuned, y'all!
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