Archive for September, 2012

Small Plates at Blue Turtle Bistro

Personally, I think the small plate  trend is the best thing to hit the restaurant scene in many a year! For those of us who love good eats, but don’t have huge appetites, these little mini meals are heaven sent!  Blue Turtle Bistro is now serving these delights every day starting at 4 pm.  Included in their repetoire are:  Tacos, each served in a corn tortilla with cabbage, cilantro lime cream and pico de gallo with your choice of : blackened fish, fried fish, smoked pork, chicken, or bean ;  Smoked Pork and Kimchi Spring Roll with sweet chili sauce;   Corn Dog Lollipops, house-made Andouille sausage dipped in cornmeal served with sweet chili mustard;  shrimp Quesadilla with cheddar and jack cheeses served with pico de gallo and sour cream Ceviche of th Day.  So after work, just head to the Bistro and have a great eatin’ experience. 
Happy hour drink specials too.!

 

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Oktoberfest Tonight at Blowin’Smoke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss the first official first evening of Oktoberfest! Live music, lots of  good German beer, Bratwurst and other  German sausages, and great food!  

 

 

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Trivia Night at the Crystal Beer Parlor

Crystal Beer Parlor’s Monday nights are not only fun, but offer the biggest cash prize–$6,000–in Savannah for its Trivia competition.  So go on over, get in on the fun and try for the prize!  Meanwhile, Happy Hours drink prices apply throughout Trivia.  The Parlor’s usual Happy Hour is 4 to 7 pm with discounts on all drinks!

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Treats for the Pooches!

Sat, October 20, 12 Noon – 5 PM  WAG-O-Ween ! $5  Costumed dogs of all breeds go trick or treating through the Historical District – and receive treats from local merchants !  Benefits the nonprofit charity: Dachshund Rescue of North America (DRNA.org) more info on Facebook: WAG O WEEN.

 

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Tastes of New York from NY Life

Tue, Sept 18, 5:30-7:30PM New York Life 166 Years in Georgia Celebration, 9 Park of Commerce Blvd.  Suite 200,   Savannah GA, Just off from Chatham Parkway, behind the Kia Dealership.  Among the delightful samples will be:  Assorted Screamin’ Mimi’s Pizza, Nathan’s Hot Dog Station with several fixings to mix and match, Carnegie Deli Matzo Ball shooters, Mini Bagels with Lox and Cream Cheese, and of course, New York Cheesecake!  RSVP REQUIRED, either to newyorklifesavannah.eventbrite.com or scottwestmarketing@yahoo.com.

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Education & Eats for BBQ Lovers!

Sat, Oct, 13, Wiley’s BBQ and Sam of BBQ1 in Atlanta, GA, two fierce competitors from the Professional BBQ Circuit, have teamed up to present an Advanced BBQ Class which will be held at Captain Butler’s Retreat in Savannah, GA! This beautiful waterfront retreat is the perfect setting for this amazing opportunity. This is an all day class and BBQ will be served throughout the day as we study the different cuts of meat and their preparation. To our knowledge, never before has a comprehensive class on BBQ been offered here in Savannah. more info: bbQGeneral@gmail.com, or call : 912-201-3259.

 

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Alligator Soul Goes Totally Organic

More than nine years ago, I was sitting at the bar, chatting with the late Hilary Craig, founding chef and with his wife, Maureen, owner of Alligator Soul. I thought this restaurant was fabulous and just what Savannah needed, and told him so. He told me his plans for the future. He was already a big advocate of Farm to Table, but it was difficult, then, to find much in the way of locally produced foods. “But where it’s available,” he said, “i always prefer to buy locally.: He went on to say that he hoped one day that most of his ingredients would be organic. “They taste better, they’re healthier, and they are better for the environment. Today, Hilary must be smiling down at the place he built and the chef, Chris DeLillo who he hand-picked and trained to be his successor. For Chef Chris has now fulfilled that dream of Hilary’s: the restaurant has become completely organic, much of the produce, meats, fish and dairy products are locally produced. And very soon, says Maureen Craig, who now co-owns the  place with Chris DiNello, “even our wines and liquors will be organic.”

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