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Going to Savannah next weekend for the first time and looking forward to it. I haven’t been to Charleston either. This tournament seems like as good of a excuse as any to go.
Definitely a bit warm as a time to go to Savannah, but maybe it doesn't matter coming from Atlanta. It's a fun city, but also really quite beautiful in the historic squares. I also recommend a trip out to Bonaventure cemetery. Pretty spot and Johnny Mercer's grave is interesting.
 
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Definitely a bit warm as a time to go to Savannah, but maybe it doesn't matter coming from Atlanta. It's a fun city, but also really quite beautiful in the historic squares. I also recommend a trip out to Bonaventure cemetery. Pretty spot and Johnny Mercer's grave is interesting.
Yeah I mean, it was just a situation where we happened across a good Airbnb deal and decided it would be nice to get a weekend away.

Thanks for the recommendations!
 
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Might be a nice trip! You’ve peeked my interest. Still a long time away but I’ll do everything possible to make to trip!!! Always wanted to visit Charleston!!
 

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Got my 2 today. Hopefully we can get an all Big East final playing X, but assume we'll be matched up with X in the semis if the tourney is seeded properly.
 
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For those trying to plan their trip, there's no rush to buy before the brackets come out because it's all general admission, even the seat backs in the Premium Lower areas.
With that in mind, I've been in touch with the guy running the tournament and he said it won't be official till later this week but he lobbied hard for UConn to be in the Thursday and Friday evening brackets because he knows there are a lot of UConn alums in the Carolinas. I just sent an email letting him know there will likely be quite a few from beyond the Carolinas too, so let's make it like the "Garden Light".
 
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Yeah I mean, it was just a situation where we happened across a good Airbnb deal and decided it would be nice to get a weekend away.

Thanks for the recommendations!
Charleston is a better food city than Savannah overall but there is definitely good stuff in Savannah, especially seafood. Best low country seafood boil anywhere is at Bobo's seafood $9 for like 30 shrimp, crab, sausage links, corn, and potatoes but it's in the ghetto and it's a to go place so don't bring the wife. Go to Zunzi's for lunch and get the Chicken Conquistador sandwich. Leopold's for ice cream. Spend a lot of time just walking around the squares and go to the museums, maybe a ghost tour. Don't spend much time on River Street, it's kind of lame. If you have a car go out to Sweet Potatoes (lunch or dinner) and Sundae Cafe (dinner) out on Tybee. They are both next to gas stations and nothing to look at but they are my two favorite restaurants down there. B. Matthews is good downtown.
 
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For those trying to plan their trip, there's no rush to buy before the brackets come out because it's all general admission, even the seat backs in the Premium Lower areas.
With that in mind, I've been in touch with the guy running the tournament and he said it won't be official till later this week but he lobbied hard for UConn to be in the Thursday and Friday evening brackets because he knows there are a lot of UConn alums in the Carolinas. I just sent an email letting him know there will likely be quite a few from beyond the Carolinas too, so let's make it like the "Garden Light".
Hope Uconn makes the Charleston classic an annual thing. So many Uconn alums/fans/CT transplants in the area and Charleston is such a fun, accessible place for uconn fans up north. Jim Calhoun even has a second home here. We’ll show well for this tournament.
 
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The brackets will be revealed at 2 PM on Thursday. Rumor has it they delayed it a couple hours so Chief could get a fine lunch of shrimp and grits at Magnolia's before heading over to the arena for the ceremony.
 
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Charleston is a better food city than Savannah overall but there is definitely good stuff in Savannah, especially seafood. Best low country seafood boil anywhere is at Bobo's seafood $9 for like 30 shrimp, crab, sausage links, corn, and potatoes but it's in the ghetto and it's a to go place so don't bring the wife. Go to Zunzi's for lunch and get the Chicken Conquistador sandwich. Leopold's for ice cream. Spend a lot of time just walking around the squares and go to the museums, maybe a ghost tour. Don't spend much time on River Street, it's kind of lame. If you have a car go out to Sweet Potatoes (lunch or dinner) and Sundae Cafe (dinner) out on Tybee. They are both next to gas stations and nothing to look at but they are my two favorite restaurants down there. B. Matthews is good downtown.
Awesome! Thanks!
 

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Charleston is a better food city than Savannah overall but there is definitely good stuff in Savannah, especially seafood. Best low country seafood boil anywhere is at Bobo's seafood $9 for like 30 shrimp, crab, sausage links, corn, and potatoes but it's in the ghetto and it's a to go place so don't bring the wife. Go to Zunzi's for lunch and get the Chicken Conquistador sandwich. Leopold's for ice cream. Spend a lot of time just walking around the squares and go to the museums, maybe a ghost tour. Don't spend much time on River Street, it's kind of lame. If you have a car go out to Sweet Potatoes (lunch or dinner) and Sundae Cafe (dinner) out on Tybee. They are both next to gas stations and nothing to look at but they are my two favorite restaurants down there. B. Matthews is good downtown.
Ghost tour we did was fun. Totally agree on the squares, historic home tours are nice too. Mercer house is open now and is a good choice. Juliet Gordon Low house is another. Agree that River street is just tourist trap stuff. City market has gotten a lot nicer though. The on-off bus is honestly a decent way to get around on your first day, and get a feel for where things are. Hopefully your AirBnB is in a good spot.

I never much focused on the food, because we always go back to the Beaufort area and there is tons of low country cooking to be had there. Best shrimp anywhere down there. Don't eat at the Pirate House. Moon River brewing is just ok. Savannah is one of the few places I've seen outside of NOLA where they have the slushy booze drinks on the wall (it's a disgrace to the original Hemingway Daiquiri to call them Daiquiris).

Always fun to re-watch Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil before you go...or read it if you haven't. I picked it up in the Savannah airport long before it was a best seller and movie. Solid read.

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Ghost tour we did was fun. Totally agree on the squares, historic home tours are nice too. Mercer house is open now and is a good choice. Juliet Gordon Low house is another. Agree that River street is just tourist trap stuff. City market has gotten a lot nicer though. The on-off bus is honestly a decent way to get around on your first day, and get a feel for where things are. Hopefully your AirBnB is in a good spot.

I never much focused on the food, because we always go back to the Beaufort area and there is tons of low country cooking to be had there. Best shrimp anywhere down there. Don't eat at the Pirate House. Moon River brewing is just ok. Savannah is one of the few places I've seen outside of NOLA where they have the slushy booze drinks on the wall (it's a disgrace to the original Hemingway Daiquiri to call them Daiquiris).

Always fun to re-watch Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil before you go...or read it if you haven't. I picked it up in the Savannah airport long before it was a best seller and movie. Solid read.

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Thanks! And believe me, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil gets plenty of play in our house - anything involving Uga does.

Fun fact: Sunny Syler, who plays the judge in the movie, was, in real life, the defense attorney in that murder trail. Also, he and his family are Uga’s owners.
 

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Thanks! And believe me, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil gets plenty of play in our house - anything involving Uga does.

Fun fact: Sunny Syler, who plays the judge in the movie, was, in real life, the defense attorney in that murder trail. Also, he and his family are Uga’s owners.
Yeah, that was a fun cameo. You should definitely go to Mercer House. The Lady Chablis passed in 2016 but for a long time you could catch her act. Never did though.
 
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Charleston is a better food city than Savannah overall but there is definitely good stuff in Savannah, especially seafood. Best low country seafood boil anywhere is at Bobo's seafood $9 for like 30 shrimp, crab, sausage links, corn, and potatoes but it's in the ghetto and it's a to go place so don't bring the wife. Go to Zunzi's for lunch and get the Chicken Conquistador sandwich. Leopold's for ice cream. Spend a lot of time just walking around the squares and go to the museums, maybe a ghost tour. Don't spend much time on River Street, it's kind of lame. If you have a car go out to Sweet Potatoes (lunch or dinner) and Sundae Cafe (dinner) out on Tybee. They are both next to gas stations and nothing to look at but they are my two favorite restaurants down there. B. Matthews is good downtown.
I second this Zunzis recommendation. One of my favorite lunch spots in the country. Their sausage is good as well. I get The Godfather(chicken and sausage) with extra shiiitttt yeah sauce.
 

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I stayed at the Beach Club. If you are taking kids it’s a pretty good spot. The shuttle will take you back and forth to downtown. There are a couple of awesome places for breakfast nearby.
 
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Is buffalo expected to be good?
Nowhere near as good as last year. Four of their top five scorers graduated including: CJ Massinburg, Nick Perkins and Jeremy Harris. They will have good guard play between Davonta Jordan, Jayvon Graves and MTSU transfer Antwain Johnson, but do not have proven frontcourt options. No cupcake by any means, but UConn should win this game and have a chance to play Xavier in the 2nd round.
 
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Is that all that is being released today? Or will they reveal the actual bracket with game times as well? Asking for travel booking purposes.
 
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