Meet the Eat Squad! Our cadre of seasoned foodies – many of whom also know their way around a wine cellar – watches out for your wallet and your palate by steering you to the good stuff and away from the bad on the South’s restaurant scene. Eat Squad members pay for their own meals and do not notify restaurants in advance.
When your two uncles fish for a living in Chesapeake Bay, you learn about good seafood early. For Kristin Davis, the food interest is generational: her father and twin brothers are in restaurant management. Kristen fell in love with Savannah while at Georgia Southern, and now teaches math at Hubert Middle School. But the relative newlywed’s leaving the wine reviews to others: “While I did just go to the Hilton Head Wine Festival, I’d really just rather pop open a beer.”
Not only good with a knife and fork, Jessica Gormly is not slouch with a Glock 9 mm either – it’s one of the handguns she shoots competitively. Jessica’s dad was a leading chef, so she grew up in a foodie environment. She sharpened her managerial skills in the restaurant industry before diversifying into other executive roles. Today, she’s CEO of her own international consulting company serving Fortune 2500 clients. Free to settle anywhere, she chose Savannah.
Business and pleasure travel has taken Todd Williams to 35 countries, so when he evaluates Middle Eastern or French cuisine locally, he knows how it’s supposed to taste. He developed an early passion for fine wine and a somewhat later one for sailing. He lives in Savannah “because I can” and loves the local music scene. He’s an enterprise risk management consultant – “which means my parents don’t know what I do.”