Congress Street Social Club’s eclectic kitchen serves up familiar café staples with unexpected international touches. Meal recipients can take a world tour of sliders, such as the Danang, which teams tender pork shoulder with asian slaw and sriracha, or the brisket-loaded Tango, a petite patty of beef brisket mounded with hard-cooked egg and piquant south american chimichurri ($2.25 each). Sliders can also be ordered in ballpark-ready platters as a double ($6), triple ($8), or home run order of four ($10), all served with fries. The menu’s heavyweight entree-salads reach skyward with generous toppings, including the chopped cobb's bounty of grilled chicken, bacon, avocado, and hard-boiled egg ($12), which proves the old adage that eggs fix everything, from boring salads to failing penguin marriages.
Yoga Co-Op specializes in Jivamukti, a Vinyasa form of Hatha yoga that inspired its first practitioners in 1984. Encompassing tenets beyond mat work, Jivamukti operates on a five-pronged philosophy that encompasses scripture, devotion, non-harming, music, and meditation. When students enter the facility, they first see a floor-to-ceiling mural of swirling pink, blue, and yellow that pops against black walls. The attention-grabbing art counterbalances the muted feel of the studio, however, where eggshell walls and simple green plants evoke simplicity and set the mood for the physical and spiritual lessons ahead. Seven classes challenge practitioners of varying experience levels, whether they're at the start of their yoga experience or have grown with their discipline. Among the courses, Spiritual Warrior keeps its busy students in mind with a 7:15 a.m. class time, and beginner Vinyasa introduces novices to slower-paced moves. Peace In/Peace Out aids in relaxation, and meditation classes put a Jivamukti spin on the ancient discipline.
Esthetician Jena Berenberg founded Wax & Wane Waxing Salon with a simple goal: to transform waxing from being an uncomfortable appointment to a positive experience for her clients. She leads a team of experienced technicians, who offer detailed, judgment-free services along with education that can help clients maintain and care for their skin.
Bicycle Link's biking gurus equip cyclists with the appropriate gear, bikes, and advice to conquer various terrains in style. Bikers can keep their palms protected and fingers safe from creeping numbness with Bontrager gloves ($20–$35+) and don Solstice helmets to protect their heads from high-impact falls and weather balloons with vertigo ($49.95). Beach cruisers are available for rent for a full day ($20) or three-day span ($40), and come with helmets and combination locks to ensure safety and security. A line of Bontrager cycling computers charts time, distance, and the number of attempts it takes to jump across a shark tank ($30–$70). Two-wheelers with misbehaving brakes can have their reticent tire stoppers adjusted for $15 and up, not including parts. Bicycle Link also fuels the local cycling community with regular group rides and nearby-event listings.
Local author Robert Edgerly is a virtual storybook as he spins old tales of Savannah on his walking tours. He waxes both historical and folklorical on subjects from the evolution of the city's 19th-century ironwork and architecture to the verifiable histories of its many ghosts. He carefully constructs his stories without non-historical padding. Each tale is the product of his extensive research, even tracking down eyewitnesses to local supernatural happenings to lend credence and color to his stories.
Buried under accolades from Savannah magazine, including Best Local Romantic Inn/B&B, The Presidents’ Quarters Inn welcomes guests with luxury-hotel amenities in the heart of historic Savannah. Romance hunters can set the scene to rekindle old flames in one of 16 spacious rooms, many of which overlook historic Oglethorpe Square; each room is named after a U.S. president or a vice president's pet ferret. Private bathrooms gleam with retro black-and-white flooring and granite countertops, and bathrobes made of soft peach skin create an unforgettable experience only enhanced by sumptuous evening wine and hors d’oeuvres and turn-down service.