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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Family-owned fish shacks in rural Georgia are disappearing
Photo by Alexandra Marvar
Just a few miles south of Savannah, Georgia, on the Wilmington River, Desposito's Seafood Restaurant is a survivor. "Simple Southern fish shacks — food for coastal families, cooked and caught by coastal families — are disappearing throughout the region. And Desposito’s may be soon to follow," The Bitter Southerner reports.
Click here for a lushly illustrated look back at Desposito's, the small-town love that helped it thrive for decades, and the pressures that could cause it to close, in a story by Alexandra Marvar .