The languorous pace of life in Savannah is written in its landscape, in the drooping limbs of its hundred-year-old oaks and the gracefully arching wrought iron that garlands the city's mansions. But during the lunchtime rush outside the Lady and Sons, a restaurant that serves Southern home cooking to around 1,600 diners a day, Savannah appears to have found some hustle.
On a recent visit, New York chef Bobby Flay (Mesa Grill, Bolo, Bar Americain) and his wife, actress Stephanie March (Law and Order: SVU, Conviction), were in search of lunch when they saw a crowd gathered around a headset-wearing hostess at a sidewalk kiosk. They crossed the street to see what the commotion was about.
Flay, in Prada shades and a leather jacket, and March, in a Severyn tee over Seven jeans, looked every bit the red-carpet couple; as they approached, the throng of tourists fairly parted for them. But the hostess registered no recognition, and told Flay the wait would be close to an hour—news that only made this couple more excited.