Friday, July 31, 2015

What Does Beautiful Jones Street Bring To The Savannah GA Party: Modern-day Favorite Spots Include Zeigler House Inn

Zeigler House Inn's porch, overlooking Jones Street,
the setting of a sweet elopement wedding.
SAVANNAH Georgia -- Since the mid-1800s Jones Street in downtown Savannah has been a popular street for porch sitters. The wide, brick street minimized the dust and air conditioning enticed residents indoors. 

Now guests, and our own innkeeper Jackie Heinz, will tell you that time on the veranda overlooking Jones Street is magical! 




If one took a broad slice of Savannah's favorite places and history, historic Jones Street would deliver up a thick volume of story-rich tales. Many major events that touched Savannah, touches also Jones Street.

When we add southern food and hospitality accolades, dash the list with a few movie locations and favorite spots, Jones Street's notoriety swells rapidly to include architecture, literature, health and medicine, prohibition, philanthropy, the arts, military life, religion, education, agriculture, industry, travel, commerce and trade, and more (that academics and historians will better know)!
"In the Savannah plan the east-west streets midway between the squares were given more generous dimension. Broughton, Oglethorpe, Liberty and Jones are all wider than other cross-town streets.... The houses on Jones Street are sheltered by live oaks that often meet above to form an evergreen canopy." --  SAVANNAH by Malcolm Bell, Jr.

FOODIES' FAVORITE SPOTS BLEND INTO HIGHLY TOUTED, RESIDENTIAL JONES STREET

The world-famous Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room
is in the 100 WEST block of Jones Street --
a few residential doors from own
Zeigler House Inn.
In April 2015, Paula Wallace, President of Savannah College of Art and Design named Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room (a James Beard Award Winner in 2000; 107 West Jones Street) in W Magazines' "Savannah in Style: 5 places to visit -- from the local expert." This authentic eatery is our guests' hometown favorite lunch eatery, too, and is featured in Chef's Night Out: From Four-Star Restaurants to Neighborhood Favorites: 100 Top Chefs Tell You Where (and How!) by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page.  The truth is that Mrs. Wilkes remains legendary from the 1940's until today, hosting U.S. President Barack Obama and prominent broadcast teams, including NBC's David Brinkley and CBS's Walter Cronkite.


Praised as "the most beautiful street in the south," Jones Street is a featured stroll on Southern Strolls Walking Tours. WishesandDishes.com blog reminds us that "Jones St. [is] voted the most picturesque in America by Southern Living Magazine", where the travel blogger discovers Clary's also.

Described as eclectic by Fodor's Guide, Noble Fare was featured in Southern Living as as top choice for romantic dining. The Crystal Beer Parlor (restaurant and pub; 301 West Jones St.) tops most locals' list for favorite dining spots for burgers, fries, peach cobbler, fried shrimp and a "cool one".

JONES STREET IN THE MOVIES

A hot spot in the novel and movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, the Savannah Taste Experience also points to Clary's [for] "Honey Pecan waffles, cheese blintzes, and Clary’s Country Omelet with warm apples, cinnamon and aged cheddar cheese. (Note: The actual place where novelist Jim Berendt reportedly met attorney Joe Odom is 16 East Jones Street.) Be sure to stroll down iconic Jones Street post-breakfast to walk off those calories and take in some of Savannah’s most beautiful architecture. 
 
You'll see another film location for the movie Something to Talk About (1995) -- Grace's (Julia Roberts) in-town residence (interior and exterior; 222 W. Jones Street at Lincoln Street near Clary's). The movie stars Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, and Robert Duvall.


Before you walk from Zeigler House Inn (121 West Jones Street) to either Noble Fare or Crystal Beer Parlor, "The Beer Parlor", on Jones Street, you will want to take note that you'll be strolling along spots of the street scenes in Glory, the movie. Further west is the Georgia Railroad Museum, where more filming for Glory took place.

HERE WE BORROW TWO LINES FROM THE SCRIPT OF MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL

"- You going to Jones Street?
- I'll get you there"

Let innkeeper Jackie Heinz know when you're ready for a few days of life. lodging, and leisure in historic Savannah on Jones Street. The inn's lodging rate includes parking, in-room daily breakfast, desserts, refreshing beverages, Wi-Fi, a local orientation, plus a well-connected local's recommendations for attractions, transportation, and entertainment. Friday and Saturday also includes hors d'oeuvres and social hours.

Call toll free (Canada and USA) 866-233-5307 or local 912-233-5307; or email innkeeper@zeiglerhouseinn.com

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