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A weekend stroll through the Forsyth Farmers’ Market (one of the best things to do while in town, if you ask us) reveals just how far Savannah’s food scene has come in recent years. For one thing, the number of booths has nearly tripled since its inception in 2009. Secondly, the variety of produce and meats—shishito peppers, lady peas, grass-fed beef, pastured pork, lean bison—reaffirms that the city’s palate has thankfully matured beyond fried chicken and butter beans. Thirdly, and most importantly, the talents behind the chef-driven restaurants cropping up throughout the Landmark Historic District, Starland and Tybee Island typically are first in line, crafting the week’s menus in their minds based on what’s freshest in the bins. Clearly no longer content to settle for culinary stereotypes, the Hostess City of the South has officially embraced fresh takes on local comforts. Here is your guide to the best restaurants in Savannah.