Sep. 27, 2016 | By Lauren Cleland
4 Lunch Dishes Inspired by Savannah History
It’s no secret that we here at Visit Savannah LOVE Goose Feathers Cafe. Goose Feathers has only been around since 1986, but they honor Savannah’s history everyday with their impressive lunch menu. Keep reading for a selection of savory, Savannah-inspired lunch dishes that you can find only at Goose Feathers Cafe.
The Chippewa sandwich features the flavorful combination of vegetable cream cheese, tomatoes, cucumber sprouts and sweet red pepper on a bagel. This sumptuous sandwich gets its name from Savannah’s Chippewa Square, named in honor of the American soldiers killed in the Battle of Chippewa during the War of 1812. You may recognize Chippewa Square as the place where Forrest Gump said some of his most famous lines including, “Life is like a box of chocolates.”
Just talking about the Hermitage sandwich will make you hungry. This delectable dish includes cream cheese, cucumbers, sprouts and tomatoes on a multigrain baguette. This sandwich gets its name from The Hermitage Plantation. Hermitage Plantation was constructed in 1830 and owned by the French settler the Marquis de Montalet.
The Oglethorpe sandwich consists of Vermont cheddar, tomatoes, fresh spinach, purple onions, red cabbage, cucumbers, sprouts and pesto mayo on a multigrain baguette. This sandwich is named after Savannah royalty – our city’s founder, James Oglethorpe. General James Edward Oglethorpe was sent to create a buffer south of the Savannah River to protect the Carolinas from Spanish Florida and French Louisiana in 1733.
The Scarbrough is made with fresh spinach, mushrooms, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, sprouts, swiss cheese and ranch dressing. This sandwich is beautiful – but its namesake is equally easy on the eyes! The Scarbrough House was built in 1819 for one of the principal owners of the Savannah, the first steamship to cross the Atlantic Ocean. Today, it houses the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum’s collection of ship models, paintings and maritime antiques.
Have you ever sampled any of these Savannah-inspired sandwiches? Which one sounds the most delicious to you? Tell us about it in the comments!
Lauren Cleland heads up the Visit Savannah social media team. She loves ice cold sweet tea, anything peach flavored, channeling Scarlett O’Hara in her daily life and sharing the wonders of Savannah with all of you! Learn more about Lauren here.