Where do you go after a long afternoon of walking the annual Savannah Tour of Homes route?
If you ask me, the question is you head down toward the river for some good seafood. After all, when a Hoosier is on the coast, she needs to take advantage of every chance to get her iodine nutrition. If I cared about nutrition, of course.
But we asked the teen-age girls with us instead, and they voted for Mexican. Next question: where do you go for Mexican in Savannah, Georgia? We asked the Garmin GPS stuck to our windshield. Lee, the Australian voice who barks out directions from this thing, gave us a list of about 10 choices, many of them sounding like those “authentic” menus where you order by the number. That’s fine for in Greenwood, Indiana, but not on spring break.
So we selected the non-Hispanic sounding One-Eye Lizzys, which turned out to be on the riverfront as well — the first sign we were having a streak of good luck. Second piece of good news: Yes, we have a table for four, follow me, please. And then they gave us a big booth, roomy enough for four people to sit down comfortably without pressing thighs or sticking your elbows in the other gal’s food. The booth overlooked both the river and a big screen televison where the final game of the NCAA for the weekend was tipping off.
Heck, I could have forgiven them bad food with that kind of set up.
Thank goodness I didn’t have to, though. My beef burrito was packed with cheese, beans and meat, the chips were warm and salty and the salsa sweet. OK, I prefer mine a little hotter than that, but I was hungry. The girls’ fajitas looked amazing and from the silence while they woofed them down, I’ll guess they agreed.
It was apparently even good enough to halt their texting during dinner. Guess our artificial Australian guide knows a thing or two about finding Southern hospitality, Mexican style.
417 East River St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Photographer: Julie Sturgeon