Archive for August, 2010

Sunday Social at Sol

Sunday, 5 to 10 pm, benefitting  Broad Street Elementary School, is the Sunday Social at Sol, 1611 Habersham. This week, owner Shelley Smith says, “Bring three school supplies and receive a free beverage (Sangria or Sol Punch).  Grab some pencils, tablets, scissors, glue, paper….”   Then sit back and sip!

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Pino Venetico Waves His Wand

Pino Venetico waved his magic wand and almost overnight transformed an old favorite into what he clearly hopes will soon be a new favorite. It was sad to walk into the new Broughton & Bull, where for most of the 15 years I’ve lived in Savannah, I’ve spent so many lovely hours over cocktails or food or both at Il Pasticcio. But times change and restaurants change. A couple of weeks ago, sans fanfare or warning Il Pasticcio morphed into Broughton & Bull. Two of us stopped in for a quick sample of the new fare. I had the appetizer, frogs legs, served with a light chili pepper sauce and a hint of Gorgonzola. The legs appeared to come from a super sized bullfrog. Delicious, and the three of these guys were plenty for an entrée! My companion tucked into the big 9 oz. crab cake served with roasted corn salsa and some fresh baby asparagus. That, too, was a big bold portion, and excellent. Overall, the menu seems to be New South, with some Italian and French flair. Definitely promising.

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Grab your Girls for 80’s Night

…at the Melting Pot on Broughton St. Break out the big hair, jelly bracelets, and leg warmers on August 30th.  $22 per girl includes cheese fondue, salad and chocolate fondue.  They’ll be rocking 80’s favs like Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Cindi Lauper.  Sounds like fun to us!

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cSpot on August 25th

This monthly event brings Savannah’s creatives together for cocktails and networking. ThincSavannah at 35 Barnard St., ste. 300 is the host for this month.  Complimentary brew from Moon River andwine from Bacchus will be on hand and maybe even a nibble from T-Rex Mex.  5:30-7:30pm.

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Don’t Forget Solar Social Tomorrow (Tues.)

Join us for a Solar Social at SOL restaurant 1611 Habersham from 5:30 to 7pm Tuesday, Aug. 17. Specialty nibbles and great bar prices as well as some of the more solar conscious people in town. Don’t miss it!

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Rancho Alegre offers Cuban Food with Pizzazz!

From time to time, we get calls and notes from folks who say Cuban food is  boringly bland.  The perfect antidote to Cuban blandness is Rancho Alegre. Here, they’ve injected hints of Spain and Creole, plus a bit of Basque, to create Cuban Cuisine with Attitude.  For instance, the Mero en Salsa Verde (Grouper in Green Sauce), although not especially spicy, definitely has spunk. The fish is poached, Basque-style in the bright, sprightly, parsley-garlic-wine-oil sauce, and surrounded with rice, delectable black beans, and plump sweet plantains. Or, with at least two hours notice, you can get the traditional dish of Spain, Paella Valenciana.

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Don’t Miss This!

Venture down to Jekyll Island, August 20-21, for the 27th Annual Beach Music Festival and BBQ Competition!  It will the last year held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center and the first year held at Great Dunes Park. Should prove fun for the whole family.

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