Restaurant: Goose Feathers Café

Owners: Beth and Michael Meeks

Chef: Kevin Ryan

Cuisine type: Casual

Restaurant bio: Goose Feathers has been open for 27 years, changed locations and owners twice, and changed its name three times, but the core idea of the café - fresh, healthy food made to go -has always remained.

Owner Beth Meeks said their current focus is to partner with as many local food sources as possible and continue to find other ways to bring the freshest, made-from-scratch food to downtown Savannah.

Chef bio: Chef Kevin Ryan loves food and the restaurant business so much that for his recent honeymoon, he and his wife literally ate their way across the country.

Covering more than 17,000 miles in two months, Ryan picked up ideas from every region and is now using his inspiration to help fine-tune the extensive menu at Goose Feathers.

"The growing season in Savannah is so elongated compared to up north," Ryan said. "So we have this really great ground swell of fresh, organic produce to take advantage of."

"I started working in restaurants in Washington, D.C., when I was 15," said Ryan, who has been with Goose Feathers since July of last year. "I just love to cook."

Favorite dish: Curried wild rice with edamame

Why: "We made this recipe special for James McAvoy when he was in town shooting (a movie.)"


Address: 39 Barnard St.

Phone: 912-233-4683

Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays - Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays