“It’s the best-kept secret in Savannah,” says Betsy Varlagas. Unfortunately, Varlagas, president of Savannah’s Greek Orthodox Ladies Philoptochos Chapter, says her group doesn’t want their event to be a secret.
By the end of August, the heat has tempered even my keen taste for traditional whiskey, so I decide to search for liquors that feel a little lighter and more refreshing — without going as far as adding ice.
Once upon a time, a high-powered New York City public relations firm, a chef and a restaurant owner were getting a tour of Savannah. During the tour, I’m told their guide said, “At some point, you are going to need to meet Jesse Blanco. He is our local food guy.”