The finest of Savannah's Jewish food is dished up alongside classical and klezmer music in the grand Forsyth Park.
If you weren't feeling hungry before, you will be after you've heard about the treats the Jewish in Savannah cook up to celebrate their annual Shalom Ya'll Food Festival.
Wander around the 30 acres of Forsyth Park munching on Jewish treats like crispy potato latkes (shallow pancakes of grated potato), homemade hummus with pitta and tender Sephardic Lamb. Not in a sharing mood? Try a freshly baked rugelach; buttery pastry folded over gooey chocolate, a popular pastry in Jewish cafes.
All the food offerings are homemade by members of the Mickve Isreal congregation and the Sisterhood, which is a women's group based out of the synagogue. You'll need food tickets to trade for your treats, but with each ticket coming in at one dollar and free festival entry, we think you're bagging a pretty sweet deal. Plus, you can get 10 percent off by buying tickets early, which also saves you the hassle of waiting in line on the day. Win-win.
All proceeds raised from the event go back to the congregation, who in turn put it into various programmes that benefit the community in Savannah.
Festivities start at 11 a.m. and wind down towards 3 p.m. Bring a picnic blanket, spread out under the stately oak trees and sip on a New York He'brew Beer. At the blowing of the shofar (rams horn) head over to the fountain in the north end of the park where the Savannah Royal Philharmonic Orchestra serenades the full and bloated diners.
If we haven't quite tempted you with the live music offerings, there will also be magic shows and puppeteers for a more interactive entertainment and family fun.
Don't forget to pick up a challah (braided bread) to take home. You must be feeling hungry by now.
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