Find it: 2430 Habersham St., Savannah; 912-234-5885; www.greentruckpub.com; closed Sundays and Mondays.
• Seventh Heaven Antiques. This low-slung building on Skidaway Road is easy to miss driving by, but you’ll want to make a U-turn for this stellar shop loaded with early American furniture, china and jewelry. Its odds and ends range from a math book from 1878 ($5) to an Italian Palumba accordion ($125), not to mention a variety of clocks. Shopkeepers here know Paula’s taste; they say she’s bought a number of things here, most recently some Canton blue china (circa 1850) and colorful Majolica dishes (circa 1870).
Find it: 3104 Skidaway Rd., Savannah; 912-355-0835; www.antiquesinsavannah.com.
• Ele Restaurant. For a more elegant dining experience take a drive out of Savannah toward Tybee Island to Ele Restaurant, where chef Sean Thongsiri — who learned to cook from his mother and grandmother in Laos — delivers Asian fusion food that’s as pretty as it is tasty. The most popular dishes are Pad Thai ($14.95) and curry chicken ($14.95), but don’t overlook the Kobe steaks or Wagyu filet mignon with lobster tail ($69.95-89.95). And because the Savannah College of Art and Design lends an artsy edge to the city, a revolving display of local artwork graces the restaurant’s walls.
Find it: 7815 U.S. Highway 80 E., Savannah; 912-898-2221; www.elesavannah.com.
• Sundae Cafe. Fried green tomatoes make numerous appearances on the lunch menu of this family-owned island restaurant: straight up as an appetizer or on top of salad ($9.99), a BLT ($8.49) or even a burger ($7.99). They amp it up for the dinner menu with Southern favorites that capitalize on local catch: seafood cheesecake ($9.95), shrimp and grits ($17.95) and a variety of other seafood ($7.95-$29.95). Paula’s favorite — or so the waitstaff says — is the double-cut pork chop ($18.95). Deen has included the restaurant’s recipes for Succotash, Apple Chutney and Buttermilk Biscuit Blue Cheese Bread Pudding in her Cooking With Paula Deen magazine.
Find it: 304 First St., Tybee Island; 912-786-7694; www.sundaecafe.com.
• Davis Produce. If you’re on your way to Tybee Island and want some fresh fruit to take to the beach, stop where the locals get the freshest produce. Or just grab a bag of boiled peanuts or a jar of salsa or pickles to take home. You can’t miss this produce stand on Talahi Island, at Quarterman Drive and Highway 80 East.
Find it: 7755 U.S. Highway 80 E., Savannah; 912-897-0802; www.facebook.com/Davis-Produce.