The Soho South

On Memorial Day, The Sugar and I did something realllly decadent.  We drove to Savannah to eat lunch.  And.  Then.  Drove.  Home.  How’s that for livin’ it up?

Last week, the day after the Beidlerfest, we went touristing about in Savannah.  We had seen the Soho South along Liberty Street, near the book store AND the yarn shop, but had never gone in.  Still on an adventuresome high from the LibraryFest and the BeidlerFest, we really went out of control and went all three places.  On the same day.  Cause that’s how we crazy types live it up.

We liked it so much, we went again to the Soho South on Memorial Day.  I noticed the wine list had a Riesling from the Mosel area of Germany.  I’m not much of a wino, but it seemed like the drink to order.  It was a pleasant wine, and I would order it again.

The restaurant itself was in a former garage.  Sugar commented when he was growing up, his family had gone on a trip to Savannah and their car broke down, and his father had arranged for the car to be repaired in this very tea-room.  The old roll-up door is rolled up overhead, permanently attached to the ceiling.  Some of the floor has not been painted or resurfaced, and you can see all the old stains from various automotive fluids.  There’s an attached art gallery with prints and paintings and postcards for sale.  Very odd sensations sometimes for Sugar when we go somewhere that has a different memory for him from a past life.  Sometimes good, and sometimes disconcerting and unpleasant.

So, go to the Soho South, and order the Riesling.  You won’t regret it.

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2 Responses to “The Soho South”

  1. Leo Says:

    Now I wonder why you would select a wine from the winelist that originated in the Mosel region? Conscious or subconscious? I think it’s a good thing that you did not find it unpalatable.
    I know a gentleman that was the wine expert for a fancy restaurant in Boston.
    I know nothing about wine except my father used to drink Mogen David red because his doctor told him it was good for his heart condition. My father died younger than I am. Maybe it was because I used to take a little nip of his Mogen David from time to time, and he didn’t get enough of it. I hope not.

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  2. ruthrawls Says:

    It was a very conscious choice. Sugar has a world atlas, and we were studying the border region between France and Germany, because he seemed to think that the Moselle region was in the Alsace-Lorraine area. (He’s a history major, and he just knows all kinds of stuff in general.) Yup. He was right again. And the Moselle River in France is called the Mosel in Germany. He also seems to think that the border area was contested in the past regarding who owned it, France or Germany. (When you have the chance sometime, like in the next 15 minutes, look up the Walker line, http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/lewisandclark/students/projects/adventurers/walkerline.html)
    So maybe Joseph Moselle/Mozell was from both France and Germany. It’s like marketing – the correct answer is “it depends”.

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