Psst… do you want to know where to find Cheap Eats that are actually Good Eats in Savannah? We have the inside scoop on new as well as tried and true dining establishments in our delicious city that won’t pluck your wallet clean of green. At least once a month we make an attempt to experience a new restaurant, revisit an old favorite, or give the proverbial second chance to a place that fell off our list of “good eats”. Yesterday, with sisters-in-law in tow, Jake and I discovered a new delight, Second Line, located on the west end of Bay Street quite close to our fav antique store, Jere’s.
Featuring Authentic New Orleans Po’ Boys, and though it is difficult to think clearly when I contemplate my college years, I must tell you that this is as close as you can get without traveling to NOLA. The owners began work on the Factors Walk space last spring, jumped through the required hoops, built tables out of reclaimed wood (old telephone cable rolls) and painted a wall mural of a familiar New Orleans scene – a “second line,” a reference to the impromptu percussive rhythms of the row of mourners behind the band in a New Orleans funeral procession and later the line of dancing, parasol-toting, kerchief-waving celebrants who form up behind participants in the city’s renowned jazz parades.
It was difficult to single out just one Po’ Boy and being frugal, we each ordered a sandwich and shared our bounty. I chose the Muffaletta, Jake the “Debris”, Kathi had Meatball and Teresa chose a hot Ham and Cheese – all were served on French Bread and dressed to suite our tastes, kexcept mine which was served on Italian Bread. My favorite was Kathi’s meatball sub, followed closely by my own Muffaletta though the Debris (hot roast beef, ham and turkey shavings in their own house brown gravy was singularly guarded by Jake. I found the hot ham and cheese to be tasty with remnants of childhood comforts in its simplest form.
The sandwiches at the Second Line were all under $10 and wonderfully filling when topped off with Sweet Tea and provided the necessary energy to get us through the walk back to Azalea Inn and Gardens, a mere 7 blocks of square-strolling beauty.