SubDog Hot Doggery, a gourmet hot dog shop, is open at 5 W. Broughton St. Matt and Carol Jording, who own The Sage Room restaurant on Hilton Head Island, are the head dogs of this fast casual restaurant. There’s carry–out, and lots of bar stools along one wall upon which to perch while enjoying your gourmet wiener. Homemade buns are divine, the franks are all beef, including a custom–made, more–than–foot–long dog that’s exclusive to SubDog. 790–5050.
Yogurt, that is, is coming to Norwood Plaza in Sandfly. Susan and Rob Dailey plan to have Isle of Yo’ open by mid–September. The self–serve yogurt shop will offer a variety of healthy — and decadent — toppings for an ever–changing choice of yogurt flavors. The shop is next door to the Dollar Store. 354–5501.
Make mine with bacon
Can’t get enough of Five Guys Burger & Fries made–to–order, piping hot burgers and the giant sized portion of fries? Not to fear, another location is opening in 12 Oaks Shopping Center, in the former Umami location. This wildly popular burger chain has two other Savannah locations, Bay Street in Downtown and on Whitemarsh Island. The burger joint is taking about half the space. Street buzz: A wine shop is taking the other half.
12 Oaks java th’owdown
Can you believe that this Starbucks’ location is a decade old? That’s the remodel mark for the giant coffee chain, which has been serving regulars from a parking lot trailer for the past few days while the store gets a total makeover: Floors, floor plan and furniture all get replaced. The confusion was perfect timing for neighboring Atlanta Bread Co., which recently launched its new Italian coffee brand, Lavazza. Talk about a double–header for coffee fans: Java choices, free wi–fi and air–conditioning side–by–side!
Artist and adjunct SCAD instructor Jen Jenkins is opening Foxy Loxy Print Gallery and Cafe in early September. She’ll feature a variety of coffee drinks — with strong support from PERC’s Philip Brown — and light food service. In addition, Jen will bring a nice craft beer list and plenty of accessible wines. She’s done a great job sprucing up the former Pizza Rustica location and is a nice addition to the mix of food and beverage outlets serving that neighborhood. 1919 Bull St., 713–5563.
The hopping little Abercorn Street taco and slider restaurant is taking its menu concept to another location across town — the Congress Street Social Club, 411 W. Congress St. These deliciously flavorful small bite dishes should be a perfect fit for the bar crowd that CSSC is developing. That property looks great since its remodeling — and just needs more traffic to add some energy. The 1710 Abercorn St. site will offer beer and wine when it reopens from summer hiatus on Sept. 5. Watch for a new menu at lunch and dinner.
B(u)y the book
“The Artful Table” is a new fund–raising cooking and entertaining book produced by the Telfair Museum. The book features contributions from notable Savannah culinarians like Cynthia Creighton Jones, Susan Mason, Nick Mueller, John Nichols and others who have been inspired by museum masterpieces. The book will be available in October and is in honor of the museum’s 125th anniversary year. You can order in advance through The Telfair Museum. cs