Archive for April, 2013

Low Country Boil to go at Murphy’s

You really can’t beat the Low Country Boil at Murphy’s. It’s fresh — prepared the moment you order it — and heaping with shrimp, plus the usual sausage, potatoes and corn on the cob. It’s a big portion, too, so for the average appetite, two can probably share the dish. At least, my husband and I do just that. And at $7.50 you really can’t go wrong. Murphy;s at 1201 Habersham St., Tel: 335-7325. Enjoy!

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An Ode to Soft Shelled Crab and to Chef Chris DeNello

Soft shelled crab has been one of my five most favorite foods ever since I first tasted it some 25 years ago. So of course, when I saw it was among the specials a few nights ago at Alligator Soul, I immediately ordered it. These wonderful little creatures are only available about once a year, so when they are, I grab them! These proved to be, unquestionably, the very best I have ever eaten, any time, anywhere. Chef Chris DiNello’s amazing artistry in the kitchen never fails to astound me. These marvelous morsels were sautéed w/Seasoned Georgia Peanut, Organic Local Ground Ginger and L cal Corn Meal Flour. House made Kim Chi, Lemon Dressed Local Organic Red Sorrell, Cajun Steamed and Grilled Crawfish, Spiced Bourbon Caramel rounded off the dish, which was served with Creamy Freeman Mills Stone Ground Grits.

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Young Professionals Social

Thu Apr 25,, 6-8 PM YPS / Young Professionals of Savannah Monthly After Hours Social, Free, ANDAZ Hotel, Rooftop Terrace 14 West Barnard St, Savannah

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Creative folks meet other creatives!

Those of us who consider ourselves creatives really enjoy exchanging ideas with the similarly inclined. So tomorrow, Wed., April 24, is your evening for networking. 5:30 PM, C-SPOT – Networking Social for Creatives, B&D Burgers, 209 West Congress St, more info, contact Cari Clark Phelps info@clarkcreativedesign.com

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Polk’s Produce Spring Fling, Arts & Crafts Festival

Polks Produce has been a favorite spot of mine ever since I moved to Savannah nearly 20 years ago. Their farm fresh produce is a delight, and their house plants the most gorgeous imaginable. I’ve often done all of my Christmas shopping at Polks, sending their locally made jams, jellies, preserves, relishes and more to friends around the country to give them a bit of the flavor of Savannah. So of course, I’ll be thee tomorrow for their all-day Spring Fling. There will be barbecued Pork Butt till 4 pm, barbeques plates, hot boiled peanuts, desserts galore. Live music, pony rides for the kids and more. So head for Pooler tomorrow. It’ll be worth the trip! 807 Highway 80 West, Pooler GA

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More than satisfied at Satisfied

On my most recent trip to Satisfied, I started off with their Flash Fried Asparagus as an appetizer. Now I love asparagus, and have eaten dozens of fried asparagus appetizers over the years, most of which I usually carefully extract from their coating and just eat the delicious green stalk. But their light and delicate batter is in itself filled with flavor, and I gobbled down every bite of it, all enhanced with a bit of mango aioli. Downright delicious!

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A Great Evening with the SDBA at B&D Burgers

Convivial folks, drink specials, complimentary appetizers, all add up to a great networking evening. Today, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the Savannah Downtown Business Association meets at B&D Burgers in Ellis Square. Members $10, Non-Members $15. Have fun and get to know the peple you need to know.

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Solar Champions April Get-Together

Tomorrow evening, 5:45 to 7 pm, the Solar Champions will meet at Satisfied, 301 W. Broughton St. It’s always a happy hour at these innately sunny meetings, open to any and all in favor of or even interested in, solar energy and other sustainable energy sources. Have some good conversation, good drinks and munchies and learn what they’re planning for Earth Day.

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A Message to One and All

Remember everyone, this blog isn’t just for my foodie thoughts, it’s open to one and all. Just send in your favorite eating spot, or a favorite dish anywhere at all, or your favorite server. If you spot a new eatery just opened, or about to open, let us know. If you have a butcher who will prepare your rack of lamb for you, tell us about him (or her). Same goes for fishmongers who will prepared your finned or shelled creatures for you. If you have a delicious recipe from your home repertoire, let us have it! In short, if it pertains to food or beverages, we’re all interested. Send it along to: tidbits@savannahbest.com.

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Fish Lovers Rejoice!

Jack, my husband, walked in the door with a smile. “How about fish for dinner?” he said to my delight.

In the big bag he carried were freshly fried flounder, corn on the cob and hush pupies. Although I’m not a big fan of fried fish, Jack is, and I can live with it if the batter isn’t too heavy and the fish not overcooked. I adore corn on the cob! And who doesn’t like a good hush puppy? So we set the oven on Warm, put the food in, and a half hour later sat down to eat.

The flounder tasted fresh as could be and was perfectly cooked. The batter itself was tasty and not too heavy. So I ate some of it, then simply peeled the rest off of my fish and savored the flounder. The corn was perfectly cooked, too. That is, just barely cooked, so it tasted fresh off the field. And the hush puppies were the lightest, fluffiest, most delightful I’ve had in many a year!

This pleasant surprise came from Murphy’s Seafood Bargain, recently opened at 1201 Habersham St. just north of Henry.

Essentially a seller of sea food and fresh fish, Murphy will also cook to order.
In addition to the flounder, there were several other fish choices, among them Sea Bass, Tilapia, Mullet and Whiting. The fish menu will change, the owner says, depending on what’s caught that day. They also have a variety of shell fish — shrimp, several kinds of crab, oysters, conch, scallops, mussels, crawfish and more.

We also got a shrimp salad that night. A really wonderful shrimp salad, with small, sweet shrimp with a very light dressing that seems to include tiny bits of celery. Very possibly the best shrimp salad I’ve had in Savannah.

To order in advance call 912-335-7325. Hours are 10 to 6 Mon-Thur and 10-9 Fri & Sat

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