Archive for February, 2013

C-Spot Meeting on Wednesday

Whether you think of it as the Creative Spot, the Conversation Spot or the Collaboration Spot, it’s always lively, interesting and a great place for networking with bright and creative people.  Wed, Feb 27, 5:30-730PM at the World of Beer, 112 W. Broughton St.   Gathering for Creatives ! – sponsored by Clark Creative

 

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Papillote celebrates its fourth birthday

February 24 was the day that Papillote first opened its doors to provide us all with their  wonderful array of fine French take-out dishes. Congratulations, Chef Herve and Ann-Marie from all of us at Savannahbest!

 

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New Wine Bar to Open Thurs., Feb. 28

Winston’s Wine Cellar, opens this Thursday, Feb. 28, at 5:00 pm on the lower level of Churchill’s Pub, 13 W. Bay St. 

“Winston’s Wine Cellar offers guests an intimate, relaxed atmosphere to enjoy a dynamic and sophisticated wine list with a focus on both domestic and international selections in an exclusive wine bar setting,” says Andy Holmes, owner of Churchill’s and Winston’s Wine Cellar. The new wine bar features a custom-made wine vault, strategically housed within the wine bar, which will showcase more than one hundred varieties of wine, expertly chosen from around the world. The bottle, with rotating selections by the glass, will offer wine selections. A selection of small plates will also be offered.

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It’s Time to Celebrate National Margarita Day!

No one knows just who made the first Margarita, but we do know that they originated in the 1940’s and rapidly became one of the most popular cocktails in America.  So tomorrow, Feb. 22 is the time to drink a Margarita toast the day.

Herewith, a couple of versions of the drink for your enjoyment:

SauzaR Gold Margarita
Serves 1

Ingredients:
1 1/2 parts SauzaR Reposado 100% Agave Tequila
1/2 part John Dekuyper & SonsT O3 Premium Orange Liqueur
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
Ice, salt and orange for serving

Classic Margarita

2 ounces tequila made from 100 percent agave, preferably reposado or blanco

  • 1 ounce Cointreau
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Salt for garnish
  • Mix together over ice.

 Moisten rim of glass with lime juice. Dip into salt. Gentlely pour cocktail into glass and drink!

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Preparation

Combine tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Moisten rim of Margarita or other cocktail glass with lime juice or water. Holding glass upside down, dip rim into salt. Shake and strain drink into glass and serve.

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Solar Champions Meet Tonight

Solar Champions, the lively advocates of solar energy and other kinds of sustainable energy, meet tonight at Satisfied, 301 West Broughton St. , from 6:45 to 7 pm.  Anyone interested in solar, or simply wanting to know more, is invited to join them .  The manager has promised complimentary hors d’oeuvre as well as special prices on drinks. So come join the fun and see how Savannah’s lovely sunshine (most of the  time) can improve our lives.

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Alligator Soul Inspires A Rarity

Last week I received something quite amazing. It was a letter. Not an email, but a letter, handwritten on high quality onogrammed stationery, sent through the USPS, otherwise known as snail mail. This lovely missive came from a cousin in San Francisco who had visited Savannah several weeks earlier.  On her last night here, she had told me she wanted to take my husband and me out to dinner and she wanted to go to our favorite restaurant.  So we went to Alligator Soul. I don’t recall exactly what any of us had. Probably I had my favorite Shrimp and Grits, and I’m sure we all would have had their really spectacular House Salad with the luscious parmesan croutons. Whatever the case, apparently Alligator Soul really made an impression on my cousin, inspiring the letter. What’s more, she said she thought it was the best restaurant she had ever been to in her life in the United States. And this woman has lived for the last 30 some years in San Francisco, a city noted for its fine restaurants.

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Joe’s Crab Shack Now Open on River Street

Since I am highly prejudiced in favor of locally owned business, it is with mixed feelings that I even post this. However, this place has some good things going for it. The fact that I’m told it has lobster on the menu is a big plus, since there is a definite dearth of lobster in Savannah. Oh, how I wish Savannah had one of those wonderful lobster houses like you find in cities from New York to Los Angeles, where they fly the luscious critters in live, daily. Well, maybe someday….  The other t hing that Savannah has always lacked is waterfront dining.  Joe’s Crab Shack is right on the water’s edge!  I haven’t tried it yet, but will do so in the near future. I’ll look forward to readers’ input on that!  Perusing their on-line menu, it certainly strikes me that this place is trying to hard to please everyone, with such items as club sandwiches and cheeseburgers.  But they certainly have a fine selection of various types of crab!      So let me know your thoughts, folks!

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