Archive for September, 2008

Wine and Women at Eos

Eos will feature a Women and Wine tasting Oct. 25th, 3 to 5 pm to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wines featured will be those which give to charities, including Breast Cancer and Hospice. A silent auction will feature items such as a wine basket, wine dinner, items from Madame Chrysanthemums, and others.  The women only event will not only provide “charitable” wines to sample, plus light bites, but will be a great chance for camaraderie and networking. Proceeds from the auction will also benefit Liblines. Tickets are $30, of which $10 will go directly to Liblines. For reservations: 238-2400.

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A Carry Out Cafe with Pizzaz!

For those of us who often don’t want to cook, but still want to dine at home, now there is THRIVE! Opened not long ago by Wendy Armstrong and Sarah Dudys, and specializing in sustainable, organic, gourmet dishes, Thrive has delicious sounding dishes for each of six days a week (Mon. through Sat.), plus daily specials. We sampled the Five-Cheese Portobello Mushroom and a superb Vegetable Lasagna. Gave that Lasagna a try despite the fact that to me, the dish requires meat, not veggies! It was moist, luscious with beautifully cooked veggies and topped with a perfect bechamel! Looking forward to the Blanquette de Veau served every Saturday evening! Located on Whitmarsh Island. Call 898-2131. Bon appetit!

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Hot Dogs and Hot Dawgs at Grayson Stadium

Hey Y’ALL!…This may not be your average dining tidbit, but a lot of us foodies are also passionate about our doggies…So if you’re one of us, after the River Street Wiener Dawg Races, head on over to Grayson Stadium and check out the Pomeranian’s the Pugs, the Papillions, the Chihuahuas, the Jack Russels, and the Yorkies!  We’ve expanded the races to showcase our felow small dawg breeds.  Please bring your small dawg to Grayson Staudium!  Meet Nate the Sand Gnat.  Enjoy Hot Dogs at the ball park.  Family Fun for all!  October 4, 1pm-5pm. Lots of activities, including Blessing of the Animals, Small dog costum contest, small dog races, and much, much more!  “Rasising Money for Dogs in Need!”

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Second Saturday Wine Soiree at Eos

Another fascinating wine event coming up Sat., Oct. 11, from 5:30 to7:30 pm. Wines from South America, plus light bites. Featured will be wines from Chile, Argentina and Brazil. According to Eos owner Shelley Smith, the Brazilian wines are new and absolutely delicious! Limited tickets. $25.00/person. Call 238-2400 for reservations.

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Another Eating Spot for Victory Circle

Victory Circle is turning into a veritable food court! Next to open soon will be Charley’s Grilled Subs. With all these openings, the Gordonston/Thunderbolt area will soon provide a range of eateries from down-home eats to fast food goodies to upscale dining!

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New Wine Bar in Gordonston/Thunderbolt Area

After weeks of renovating  and remodeling, Matt Cohen has opened the first and only wine bar in the area at The New South Cafe. The Wine Bar offers fine regional, domestic and international wines. And they have expanded their beer selections. The Cafe’s menu now includes, in addition to Chef Matt’s signature dishes, some new additions for Fall, such as a Pecan-Crusted Pork Chop stuffed with carmelized bacon and Vidalia onions and a New South Panini Sampler

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Five Alarm Call for Firehouse Cooks!

Here’s a way for all you firemen to fire up your bank account and have fun doing it.  The Tabasco folks have just opened their Fifth National Cook & Ladder Competition, in search of the nation’s hottest firehouse cook. Recipes must be original, fiery recipes and can be for any type of dish, appetizer to dessert and all inbetween, and must, of course, contain at least one of the Tabsco pepper sauces.  Cooks with professional culinary training are excluded. First prize is $10,000. All winnings to be split between the winning cook and his/her firehouse. For more details, entry forms,  go to

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Low Country Boil Super-deal

Our good friend, Heather L. Young, just dropped us a note:  “Yesterday, I stopped by Southside Shellfish…the place I painted the mural on the exterior of the glass. Not only are they a great fresh seafood market…for $7.50 you can get the most delicious Low Country Boil meal you have EVER had in  your life!  I bought two, one for me and one for Aunt Pam…and we easily could have shared one.  Oh and there was a bonus–They even threw in a few crab claws…HEAVEN! At $ 7.50, that’s the best kept secret on the Southside…”  Sounds good to us….!

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Savannah Teen enroute to Chef Cap

Jonathan Miller, just turned 19 and currently interning at The New South Cafe, just won  the 2008 Best Teen Cook competition sponsored by the Art Institute of Atlanta and Food Network. He receives two years’ free tuition and will be Intern for A Day at Food Network. When he gets his B.Sc. in Culinary Management he’ll be on the way to donning a permanent Chef’s Hat.

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Greenfest Culinary Challenge

At the Greenfest Culinary Challenge in Trustees Garden, it was Matt vs. Matt, starring Matt Cohen, chef/owner of The New South Cafe, and Matt Roher, chef/owner of  Cha Bella. The two Matts were not chosen for their matching names, but because organizers felt they owned the two greenest restaurants in Savannah. After an intense cooking session and an equally intense tasting and eating session on the part of the lucky judges, the winner was announced:  Matt Roher!

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