Ask anyone why they love Savannah and one of the likely answers will be food.
Every corner is full of restaurants and bars that cater to a variety of tastes. Luckily for locals and tourists alike, there is never a shortage of places to visit, especially when new businesses are setting up shop every month.
Here’s a roundup of incoming restaurants to watch and updates on your local favorites.
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Original coffee bar
356 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.; origincoffee.bar
From a mobile coffee cart that started in early 2020 to a historic storefront on MLK Boulevard two years later, owners Matt and Elise Higgins are bringing a new addition to the Savannah coffee scene with Origin Coffee Bar. The flagship location will feature an upscale coffee bar, roastery with the latest coffee technology and a kitchen that will serve new food items like avocado toast and eggs Benedict centered around their homemade sourdough bread .
“We never planned on opening a storefront when we first pursued this. We were actually very opposed to having a storefront for a little while just because we wanted to cut costs and we really wanted to do this. coffee stuff as much as we could,” Élise said.
But once they got a taste of what it was like to run a boutique through a partnership with The Clyde Venue, they fell in love with the idea of having a place of their own.
“Now we can do so many other things with that too, with the outreach opportunities that we have. So it’s been wild and so unplanned and beautiful.”
The husband and wife duo announced a 30-day Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday that will cover the costs of building Origin. Supporters have the opportunity to donate through rewards such as the purchase of coffee, merchandise and private tastings.
“We just want to be an open and welcoming space for everyone. We want everyone to feel like they have a place where they belong and they can come with friends, family or kids. So we just want to be that place for the community.” said Elise.
Scheduled opening: July 2022
Hop Atomica combines pizza and seafood
535 E. 39th St.; hopatomica.com
Looking for a taste of seafood but also a craving for pizza? Hop Atomica has a new menu item that will satisfy that craving: a soft-shell blue crab pizza with spinach pumpkin seed peso, cherry tomatoes and homemade smoked mozzarella.
Big Bon Bodega has bagels galore
2011 Bull St.; bigbonfamily.com
Having a bagel to start your day sounds like a quintessential morning. Big Bon Bodega has added two new bagel sandwiches to its menu, the Gabafool and the Good Boy, to get you started.
Atlanta’s Julian Bar and Heirloom Market BBQ Team Up
201 Harbor Street.; barjulian.com
Continuing its Knead to Know series, Bar Julian’s new pizza for April is a Korean barbecue pizza from Atlanta’s Heirloom Market BBQ. Chef Jiyeon Lee and Chef Cody Taylor have combined Korean BBQ short ribs, charred scallions, kimchi tomato sauce, perilla leaves and Bar Julian banchan to enhance your rooftop experience.
$2 from every pizza sold will go to World Kitchen to help Ukrainian refugees.
The Warehouse Bar and Grille celebrates its 30th anniversary
18 E. River St.; thewarehousebarandgrille.com
The oldest bar on River Street has moved its 30th anniversary celebration to Thursday, April 7. Those wishing to celebrate can expect live music, drink specials, and giveaways throughout the day.
A Cheers and Beers to 30 Years celebration with live music featuring local favorites Jason Bible, Hitman and Eric Culberson is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, with music starting at 4 p.m. and continuing through the night. Special beers and a commemorative menu item, “The Dirty Thirty”, will be available to honor this milestone year.
Laura Nwogu is a quality of life reporter for Savannah Morning News. Contact her at [email protected] Twitter: @lauranwogu_