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BestofSavannah Win a grand-prize package that includes two VIP passes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Wine, Women and Shoes event on Thursday, April 28, then stay the night at the Hyatt Regency—a total value of more than $600. Complete and mail your ballot by April 14, 2017.  

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  The Rules: All ballots must be received no later than April 14, 2017. Only ONE ballot per person will be accepted. Each ballot must be at least 50% complete in order to be counted and eligible for prize drawing. Only online and original ballots from the magazine will be counted. No photocopied ballots will be counted. To select the winner, a ballot will be drawn at random by a member of our staff, and the winner will be notified. Participation is open to all readers 18 years and older, except employees of Morris Communications.

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 Many, Many Thanks to our Best of Savannah™ Party Sponsors:

   
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PLATINUM SPONSORS
All About You Entertainment | Amazing Event Rentals | Cape Creations Catering | Design Studio South | Dream Weaver Photos | John Davis Florist | Rocks on the Roof at Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront | Stage Front Production Services | Speedi Sign | Tell Scarlet
GOLD SPONSORS  
24e Design Co. | Basik Lee, Dope Sandwich Records & Tapes | Club One | David Eichholz, Esq., The Eichholz Law Firm | Gastroenterology Consultants | Glow Medical Spa + Beauty Boutique | Herb Creek Landscape Supply | Islands Ace Hardware | J Parker Ltd. | Jackson Printing of Savannah Inc. | Old Savannah Tours | Peter E. Roberts | Premier Medical Weight Loss & Aesthetics—Steven Fabrizio, MD | Savannah Dan | Southeast Spine Care | Southern Motors Honda | StayinSavannah.com | Thrive CateringTwo Women and A Warehouse | YMCA of Coastal Georgia
FOOD VENDORS
Cape Creations Catering | Cha Bella | Foxy Loxy Café | Gigi's Cupcakes | Leopold’s Ice Cream | Jalapenos Mexican Grill | Lovin’ Spoons | The Olde Pink House | River Street Sweets | Rocks on the Roof at Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront | Smoothie King | Susan Mason Catering | Thrive Catering | Vic’s on the River | Whole Foods | Zunzi’s
MEDIA SPONSORS
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SPECIAL THANKS TO
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No one knows Savannah like Savannah magazine's readers...
And that's why we are asking you, the most invested Savannahians, to tell us who's the best in dining, nightlife, shopping, community, services and personalities in our 15th annual Best of Savannah Readers' Survey. To share the best, CLICK HERE >>
Vote TODAY for Your Faves and Win!
And when you do, you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize: a two-night stay at the The Brice-A Kimpton Hotel, dinner for two valued at $100 from B. Matthews Eatery, and a couple's massage from Glow MedSpa & Beauty Boutique.
The Rules
All ballots must be received no later than April 17, 2015.  Only one ballot per person will be accepted.  Each ballot must be at least 50 percent completed in order to be counted and eligible for the drawing.  Only online ballots or original ballots from the magazine will be counted.  No photocopied ballots will be counted. To select prize winners, ballots will be drawn at random by a member of our staff, and the winners will be notified.  Participation is open to all readers 18 years and older, except employees of Morris Communications.

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For our annual Best of Savannah™ party, Savannah magazine is commemorating 20 years of the Midnight legacy with a fun-loving fête you won’t forget.  Join us in honoring the Best of Savannah™ with tastings and treats from these honorees and sponsors:

Print39 Rue de Jean, Platinum Sponsor
Offering the best in classic Brasserie cuisine, 39 Rue De Jean is a refined French cafe and bar.  39 Rue de Jean emanates the characteristics of a late 1800s Brasserie, which offered Parisians hearty robust cuisine, handcrafted beers and affordable wines, in a vibrant whirl of jubilant socializing.  Ele
Ele Fine Fusion, Best Asian
The Ele and the Chef Restaurant collection provide a fresh take on Savannah dining with its collection of Asian and fusion restaurants:  Ele Fine Fusion as well as The King and I, Tangerine Fusion and Sushi Bar, Fire Street Food, Chive Sea Bar and Lounge, and the latest concept, the Flying Monk Noodle Bar.

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Leoci’s Trattoria, Best Italian
Leoci’s Trattoria offers back-to-basics Italian cuisine boasting fresh ingredients, homemade pastas, brick-oven pizzas, enticing entrees and an extensive wine list. 

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The Olde Pink House, Best Fine Dining
Long revered for its crispy scored flounder, this elegant and fine dining establishment is a local favorite for Southern cooking and seafood. WIleys
Wiley’s Championship BBQ, Best Barbecue
Wiley McCrary has been spreading the good news gospel of the Church of the Holy Smoke for 30 years.  Come to Wiley’s Championship BBQ and taste for yourself why TripAdvisor readers voted it the 4th best bbq joint in the U.S. Lulu
Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, Best Desserts
Lulu's Chocolate Bar, Savannah's favorite place to go for interesting cocktails and home-made desserts, has been attracting a following since its opening in 2007 and has since been featured in Southern Living and Paula's Best Dishes on the FoodNetwork.  Dept7
Dept. 7 East, Best New Restaurant (runner up)
Dept. 7 East is a full-service bistro and wine bar focusing on Southern epicurean fare and afternoon nibbles throughout the day and into the evening. The Marché offers retail wine, meats and cheeses, house made Southern provisions and regionally-sourced dry goods.  SmoothieKing copy
Smoothie King Downtown Broughton Street, Best Smoothie
With nutritional fruit and veggie smoothies, healthy snacks and supplements, Smoothie King’s mission is to inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

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Leopold's Ice Cream
All of Leopold’s Ice Cream is made in house, one batch at a time, using family recipes handed down from the Leopold brothers in 1919.  Featuring soda fountain creations and more than 20 flavors available at any given time. Foxy
Foxy Loxy Café and The Coffee Fox, Best Independent Coffee Shop
Foxy Loxy is a specialty coffee shop, bakery and Tex-Mex cantina rolled into one and featuring traditional espresso beverages made with locally roasted PERC coffee. Gigi
Gigi’s Cupcakes, Best Cupcakes
Gigi's unique cupcakes are baked fresh every day with the best ingredients possible. Locally owned and operated.

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Jalapeños
Jalapeños' five local restaurants feature secret-recipe salsa, guacamole, poblanos and other “delicioso” foods and beverages.  Lovin Spoons
Lovin’ Spoons, Best Frozen Yogurt
At Lovin’ Spoons, create your own mix from 12 ever-changing flavors and more than 50 toppings. Cup, cone or shake, enjoy your treat in a groovy setting with ‘70s music piped in!

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River Street Sweets, Best Candy
Making life “sweet” since 1973, River Street Sweets specialize in handmade Southern candies including World Famous Pralines, Chocolate Bear Claws, Crunchy Glazed Pecans, old fashioned Peanut Brittle and other delicious confections.
Susan Mason Catering, Best Caterer
Susan Mason Catering has developed a legendary catering business in Savannah, based on the manner of southern hospitality. The secret to a successful party is treating it like it is your own.

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Yia Yia’s Kitchen, Gold Sponsor
This family-owned authentic Greek shop showcasing pastry, baked goods and other foods located in beautiful Ardsley Park.  Yia Yia’s, which takes its name from the endearing term for a Greek grandmother, features desserts from the famous Hellas Bakery in Tarpon Springs, Fla.  

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Editor's Letter
Apparently, I can’t say it enough in this era of blurred lines: There is no pay to play in Savannah magazine.
Our advertisers support ethical content and choose to align their brand messages with our authentic cultural identity.  That’s something worth considering—if, like many Savannahians, you tend to let your values influence your purchasing decisions.
Thanks to the support of many wonderful locals, the editorial pages in your hands are the product of curiosity and community spirit, not bribery or backscratching. That includes this issue’s Best of Savannah™ reader poll, a straightforward popularity contest that depends entirely on your choices.  No one on our staff may influence the outcome.  We simply eliminate duplicate ballots and tally up your votes. This year, we’ve added editors’ picks in an effort to highlight the movements and makers that are enhancing the Savannah lifestyle.  Those choices were influenced by our own observations, enthusiasm and educated guesses about what impassions our community of invested Savannahians.  Nothing more. To round out this Best of Savannah™ issue, we started out by looking at the concept of “the best” from many different story angles, among them competition and pursuit of excellence.  In particular, the city’s traditions of hunting, automobile racing and artistry captured our imaginations—you’ll see why—and we explored those topics thoughtfully, by unraveling the stories of numerous local characters. I’m proud of the work we do at Savannah magazine, and I see us getting better at it every day.  Nothing makes us happier than a good story.  And nothing crushes us like the assumption that our stewardship can be bought or sold. Your trust is important to us, and we work hard to earn it.  That’s why ideas are the only editorial currency. Shady streets and squares: yes, please.  Shady transactions: no, thank you. Now, what’s your story? —Annabelle Carr

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Best of Savannah 2014 from Munn Brothers on Vimeo.
 

We Savannahians live at a crossroads of contrasts.

Tradition and trend.  Highbrow and down home.  And, infamously, good and evil.  We're wicked with a wink, angelic with an attitude; equal parts eerie and elegant.

For our annual Best of Savannah™ party, we're teaming with Sebrell Smith Designer Events to celebrate the contrast that lies at the heart of our city's character.  We're commemorating 20 years of the Midnight legacy—and kicking off the 25th year of Savannah magazine—with a fun-loving fête you won't forget, filled with decadent treats.

Join us in honoring the Best of Savannah™—naughty, nice, noir.

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The Good & Evil Garden Party

Thursday, Sept. 18

7-9:30 p.m.  ¦  Charles H. Morris Center  ¦  10 East Broad St.

Tickets $30 in advance/$40 day of the event

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Official Wine Sponsor: Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

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John Davis Florist

New Arts Ensembles presents Velvet Caravan & The Train Wrecks

Pace Lighting

Psychic Readings by Virginia Lane

Sebrell Smith Designer Events

Speedi Sign

Stage Front Production Services

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Dr. Claudia Gaughf, Chatham Skin & Cancer

Cohen's Retreat

Herb Creek Landscape Supply

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Jackson Printing

McGladrey Classic

Old Savannah Tours

Pride Pools & Spas

Regions Bank

Savannah Christian Preparatory School

Savannah Dan

Savannah Morning News

Savannah Riverboat Cruises

Southeast Spine Care

Southern Motors

Yia Yia’s Kitchen

YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Special thanks to GPB, Seventh Heaven Antiques, Culver Rug Co., Teresa Earnest and Measure.

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Vote for your local favorites and WIN in Savannah magazine's 14th annual BEST OF SAVANNAH readers' poll.
No one knows Savannah like Savannah magazine's readers ... and that's why we are asking you, the most invested Savannahians, to tell us who's the best in dining, nightlife, shopping, community, services and personalities in our 14th annual Best of Savannah Readers' Survey.
Tell us who you're local favorites are HERE >>
The Rules
All ballots must be received no later than April 18, 2014.  Only one ballot per person will be accepted.  Each ballot must be at least 50 percent complete in order to be counted and eligible for the drawing.  Only online ballots or original ballots from the magazine will be counted.  No photocopied ballots will be counted.
The Grand Prize
One lucky reader will receive a grand-prize couple's package that includes a one-night stay at The Brice—A Kimpton Hotel, tapas for two from Jazz's Tapas Bar ($60 value, excluding tax and gratuity), the "You Deserve The Best" package from Glow MedSpa & Beauty Boutique (a $500 value) and a round of golf for four at The Club at Savannah Harbor.  Five other entrants will each receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Savannah magazine. To select prize winners, ballots will be drawn at random by a member of our staff, and the winners will be notified by phone or email.  Participation is open to all readers 18 years and older, except employees of Morris Communications.

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  As Andrea Goto discovered, there’s no better way to celebrate the best Savannah has to offer than to welcome more than a thousand revelers to the historic and sprawling grounds of the Charles H. Morris Center to eat, drink and be merry.  Photography by Katie McGee » That’s exactly what happened at this year's carefully curated Gatsby-esque garden party honoring the winners of Savannah magazine’s annual “Best of” readers' poll.  Transforming the Morris Center into a time capsule with uptown Art Deco details, Joel and Erika Snayd, the dynamic design duo of Rethink Design Studio, transported party guests to the Roaring Twenties.  And roar they did. The celebration kicked off promptly at 5:30—early by Savannah standards—quickly filling the main hall where repeat winners such as Leopold’s, Back in the Day Bakery and Wiley’s Championship BBQ shared their blue-ribbon fares.  After titillating their tummies, guests spilled into the back garden to be treated to the big, classical sounds of Jeremy Davis and the Equinox Little Band on what turned out to be one of the most beautiful, temperate evenings September can offer. True to form, Savannahians enthusiastically embraced the Jazz-Age theme.  Dapper dudes and women donning flapper-inspired fringe and feather headdresses complimented one another’s playful take on the theme and posed for endless photographs.  The laid-back affair even included an impromptu performance by party guest and co-founder of Savannah Children’s Choir, Roger Moss, who crooned Frank Sinatra’s “Fly me to the Moon” to wild applause. The party showed no signs of slowing down, even after the seemingly tireless Clay Johnson sang his last set.  Unwilling to call it a night, partygoers then pedicabed their way downtown to search out more of Savannah’s best, which, as it turns out, is aplenty. [nggallery id=318]
 You're the Bee's Knees!  Many, Many Thanks to our Sponsors!
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Premier Sponsors

Tate Law Group

Platinum Sponsors

AWD of Savannah

American Moving and Storage

Official Wine Sponsor

Jeremy Davis and the Equinox Little Big Band

John Davis Florist

Maureen Eason Designs

Munn Brothers Films

Savannah Special Events by Ranco

Speedi Sign & Graphics

Stage Front Production Services

Gold Sponsors

Clark Creative Communications

Claudia Gaughf, M.D./Chatham Skin and Cancer Center

East Georgia Oral and Facial Surgery

Emily McCarthy

Georgia Nasal & Sinus Institute

Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours de'Elegance

Jackson Printing

Johnny Moran State Farm Insurance

Most Fun Photo Booth Rentals

Old Savannah Tours

Optim Healthcare

Regions Bank

Rethink Design Studio

River Street Sweets

Savannah Age Management

Savannah Christian Prep School

Savannah Morning News

Savannah Plastic Surgery and Skin Institute

The Detail Department Event Planning and Public Relations

YMCA of Coastal Georgia

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It's simply the best party in town and it happens only once a year.  Don't miss it!

Join us at a swank Jazz Age garden party, styled by Rethink Design Studio, to honor the winners of Savannah magazine's annual readers' poll in dining, nightlife, people, community, shopping and services.   We'll have decadent bites and dancing to the little big band sounds of Jeremy Davis & the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra.

» Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door.   To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE >>  » If you' like to sponsor the Best of Savannah, please contact Tammy Moseley Ray with The Detail Department, 912.604.1267.
 You're the Bee's Knees!  Many, Many Thanks to our Sponsors!
Title Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Jeremy Davis and the Equinox Little Big Band

John Davis Florist

Maureen Eason Designs

Munn Brothers Films

Savannah Special Events by Ranco

Speedi Sign & Graphics

Stage Front Production Services

Gold Sponsors

Clark Creative Communications

Claudia Gaughf, M.D./Chatham Skin and Cancer Center

East Georgia Oral and Facial Surgery

Emily McCarthy

Georgia Nasal & Sinus Institute

Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours de'Elegance

Jackson Printing

Johnny Moran State Farm Insurance

Most Fun Photo Booth Rentals

Old Savannah Tours

Optim Healthcare

Regions Bank

Rethink Design Studio

Savannah Age Management

Savannah Christian Prep School

Savannah Morning News

Savannah Plastic Surgery and Skin Institute

The Detail Department Event Planning and Public Relations

YMCA of Coastal Georgia

       

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No one knows Savannah like Savannah magazine's readers...

And that's why we are asking you, the most invested Savannahians, to tell us who's the best in dining, nightlife, shopping, community, services and personalities in our 13th annual Best of Savannah Readers' Survey.

To share the best, CLICK HERE >>

Vote and Win

And when you cast your votes for your local faves, you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize: a two-night stay at the Andaz hotel, dinner for two values at $100 from Belford's, a couple's massage from Glow MedSpa & Beauty Boutique and a round of golf for four at The Club at Savannah Harbor.  Five runners up will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to Savannah magazine.

The Rules

All ballots must be received no later than April 19, 2013.  Only one ballot per person will be accepted.  Each ballot must be at least 50 percent completed in order to be counted and eligible for the drawing.  Only online ballots or original ballots from the magazine will be counted.  No photocopied ballots will be counted.

To select prize winners, ballots will be drawn at random by a member of our staff, and the winners will be notified.  Participation is open to all readers 18 years and older, except employees of Morris Communications.

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