For a city that is known for its sultry squares, there is a sweet side to Savannah, Ga. that can provide the perfect summer treat for a traveler's sweet tooth. NY1's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report.
The Spanish moss drips like syrup from Savannah's signature oak trees, so it is no surprise that this sultry Georgia city is full of sweet treats.
Famous for its southern comfort food, a trip to Paula Deen's Lady and Son's restaurant has more than just desserts. The $17.95 "all you can eat" buffet piled high with southern fried chicken and sides includes a choice of banana pudding, gooey butter cake or peach cobbler.
Diners who order off the menu can be tempted by sweet caloric counterparts.
"We have sugar free cheese cake with the mint topping, over here we have the key lime pie with a graham cracker crust and whipped creme on top. Over here we have the pecan pie with whipped creme and mint and over here we have the flourless chocolate torte with whipped creme on the side," says a Lady and Son's employee.
Also downtown is famous Leopold's Ice Cream, dating back to the early 20th century, with its old decor gracing a new location on Broughton Street. There's usually a line but I got there early evening and did not have to wait very long.
Next, walk down to the historic riverfront and duck into River Street Sweets, Savannah’s oldest candy store for their melt-in-your-mouth pralines, made of cream, butter, sugar and fresh Georgia pecans.
A sweet and swanky way to end the evening is at Lulu's Chocolate Bar on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, with a display case of glutinous goodness.
Don't head out of town without making a stop at Two Smart Cookies for a custom order of hand-cut, hand-rolled, hand-iced temptations.
"There is no secret that there's quite a bit of sugar and butter in many of these cookies," says Ashley Dando of Two Smart Cookies.
In cookie form, alligators never looked so sweet.
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