Archive for November, 2008

New Restaurant Opens in Thunderbolt

Tortuga’s Island Grille is now open in Thunderbolt at 2815 River Dr, Breakfast and lunch till 3 pm. We’ll give you more details soon.

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Something different for Thanksgiving

Try a Thanksgiving dinner cruise. Join River Street Riverboat Company for their traditional Thanksgiving dinner, including roasted turkey breast, honey glazed ham, sweet potatoes with praline topping, dressing, and all sorts other other cherished Turkey Day side dishes. 6 pm.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Plans

If you don’t want to cook and have no plans settled yet for Thanksgiving Dinner, your best bet just might be Eos! Their food is always superb, and they are having three seatings: 12:20, 3:00, and 5:30 pm. Fixed Price is $35.00. Optional wine pairing: $15. All the traditional Thanksgiving fare, plus some new twists on the theme. Call 238-2400 to reserve your table.  And a Happy Thanksgiving to all from Savannahbest.com.

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The New South Cafe to Close

For those of us who live in the Gordonston-Thunderbolt area, The New South Cafe was a treasure, and  we’re downright heartbroken. Matt Cohen is taking the whole operation and moving it to The Mighty Eighth Airforce Museum. Where will we ever get food as good as his?

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Partridge in A Pear Tree


For an intriguing holiday cocktail, the folks at Oronoco offer us this little gem.
Patridge in a Pear Tree
  1.5 oz Oronoco (Brazilian White Rum)
  A Quarter oz pear liqueur
  Half an oz pomegranate juice
  1 tablespoon Champagne

In a cocktail shaker, shake the rum, pear liqueur and pomegranate juice with ice. Pour into a chilled martini glass and top with champagne.

Sounds good to us!

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Don’t Knock ’em till You’ve Tried ’em

Fried pickles, that is! I’d never heard of them during all my years up in Yankee-land, but for the past 15 years I’ve lived in Savannah, I’ve heard plenty. They were from other parts of the South, not Savannah or the Low Country. Then came Blowin’ Smoke, and fried pickles.  I tried. I was delighted!  By the time they’re fried in their tasty parmesan-laced, bread coating, the sharp vinegar taste has dimmed, transforming them into crisp, tasty, savory dill pickles…. with just a little kick. Perfect with a traditional extra-dry martini! Incidentally, Blowin’ Smoke has a Happy Hour daily from 4 pm to 7 pm.

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Lobster Risotto

The featured dish  right now at The New South Cafe is lobster risotto.  To this foodie at least, this dish is among the top dishes of all time.  The others being a freshly steamed lobster straight off the Maine Coast, soft shelled crabs, and a really great steak. That coffee crusted steak of The New South Cafe’s is definitely among those great steaks, too!  Don’t miss these….

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