Archive for June, 2009

Fondue to arrive in Savannah soon!

 I don’t usually pay much attention to chain restaurants,  being a firm believer in patronizing our local eateries.  However, over the years, we’ve had so many  calls and emails from readers longing for a fondue place, that we’re happy to say that The Melting Pot will soon bring us all the fondue we could want, from cheese to chocolate and everything in between. Opening of the Broughton Street eatery is currently scheduled for late August.

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Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Local 11 Ten

Chef Jeff Rogers only uses fresh, local sustainable products in his fine restaurant.  And on July 28, he’ll present a magnificent 6-course seafood dinner provided by Blue Marlin International with fish and seafood from as far north as the Lower Outer Banks of NC to Bluffton, SC and as far south as Sea Island, GA. For a feast to remember, make your reservations now. Reception begins at 6:30 pm, dinner at 7 pm. $40/person; $25 extra for wine pairing. Call 790-9000 for reservations.

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Wanna Be A Chef?

Here’s a great way to get started on the path to Chefdom!  One of Savannah’s premier chefs,  Matt Cohen,  owner of New South Pub & Catering at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, will be teaching Principles of Cooking at The Culinary Institute of Savannah at Savannah Technical College.  Registration open now.  Classes begin July 8. Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday nights, 6 to 10 pm. Call: 443-5700.

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Eos (and Sol as well) Second Saturday Wine Soiree

The July 11 Wine Soiree will continue this month’s  Independence Day celebrations with a block party of sorts, starting at Eos and continuing North to Sol. An all-American celebration, they’ll feature wine & weiners at Eos, and beer & BBQ at Sol.  Hot-weather American wines to be served at Eos and boutique beers at Sol. A grand cookout at both restaurants will hsve “beer & brats” for outdoor summertime fun! $40. Reservations recommended.     Eos – 238-2400;  Sol – 232-1874

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Imported wood-burning pizza oven at Leoci’s

Chef and owner, Roberto Leoci, just got his authentic wood-burning pizza oven straight from Firenze (Florence) in Italy.  Sounds like when Leoci’s Trattoria says “authentic” they mean it!  The huge wrap-around outdoor deck looks nearly complete. Opening  coming  soon!

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Ele, New restaurant

One of our SavannahBest foodie scouts reports that a new, upscale, and very beautiful restaurant called Ele recently opened on Hwy 80 on Tybee Island. A “fusion” of several asian cuisines, Ele is reputedly drop-dead gorgeous with great food, but  that’s as much detail as we have at the moment.   If anyone  knows anything more, do let  us know!

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Celebrate 4th of July with a great cocktail!

How  about a Red, White and Sapphire to start the evening’s festivities?

Red White and Sapphire

1 ½ oz. BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®Gin; 
1 oz. fresh lemon juice, ¾ oz. simple syrup;    
3-4 Fresh Raspberries, 3 oz. club soda

Garnish: Lemon Twist & a fresh Raspberry, 
Collins Glass
Muddle Raspberries with simple syrup and lemon juice. Add ice, Bombay Sapphire and stir well.
Add more ice and top with club soda.   And watch for the fireworks.

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The Blue Goose Cafe just opened

Friend of ours just called raving about The Blue Goose Cafe, a new restaurant he’d just tried. Had a Shrimp Po’Boy, he said, made with shrimp just off the boat in Thunderbolt, served with a homemade remoulade sauce. At 41 Whitaker St.,  formerly home to Sushi Zen, the place is open for breakfast and lunch till 3 pm every day but Sunday, when it’s closed. Starting next Thurs, however, they will open for late-night eats at midnight and stay open till 2 pm next day, every Thurs., Fri., and Sat. , according to owner Henry Sims. With so many late-night clubs in the area, sounds like a winner to us!  Great menu, too, ranging from some really upscale eats to downright recession-friendly affordable.

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Chef Wes Long heads to Sol!

Eos’ Executive Chef, the wondrous creator of   fabulous dishes, is joining the Sol crew where he will be working with Chef Noah Aquilar to  add new dishes to the already delicious menu  there..  We can’t wait to see what he does!   Sol opens at 5 pm Mon. through Thursday for Happy Hour, which lasts till 6:30 pm. Friday  nnd Sat. Happy Hour starts at 4 pm.  They’ve also added outdoor air conditioning in the form of fine mist fans too!

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Pizza Hut at Trustees Garden?

The Market at Trustees Garden,  purveyor of  locally grown organic food from produce to dairy…. , now with Pizza Hut promoting its  all-natural pizza, with no artificial colors or presrvatives.  All the herbs and tomaoes grown by Hester & Zipperer.  Hard to believe, but they say it’s so!

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