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More than satisfied with Satisfied

I almost missed out on going to Satisfied.  And that would have been a bad mistake on my part.  People had told me that it was a combination restaurant and sports bar. Since I am not a sports fan (unless the sport is horse  racing) my experience, sports bars has been very limited and a few times I visited one, the food was definitely not top drawer. But I was nearby when the companion who suggested we try the place and when he told me it was owned by the folks at created Sweet Potatoes and Cafe Toucon, I happily agreed.  
I ordered the Portobello mushroom available in their vegetable section. A large clump portobello came to my table graced with chevre cheese, red onion marmalade and a balsamic drizzle over wilted greens. The meaty flavor of the mushroom enhanced by the piquant red onion and balsamic over the green and made for a truly succulent and delicious dish. My companion ordered the Cuban sandwich, also a favorite of  mine. The Cuban roll was still with slices of savory roast pork am still pickle Swiss cheese and mustard with a side dish black bean salad.  The sandwich was as close as you can calm to the original home fashioned in Tampa, Florida. To say we were satisfied with Satisfied is an understatement. I will return again and very soon.

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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

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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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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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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Skinny dipping at the Melting Pot

No, we’re not suggesting you strip off your clothes and dive into a pot of chocolate or cheese (though that just might be fun!),   Indulge in The Melting Pot’s  limited-time Skinny Dipping menu featuring a three-course fondue experience with salad, an entree and dark chocolate fondue for under 700 calories – all deliciously priced at $21.99 per person! While you’re dipping, enter to win a trip to Miami for a private fondue party with Pitbull.  This delightful diet aid will run through the end of March, so go as often as you like!


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Solar Champions First meeting of 2013 Tonight!

Meeting at 5:30 to 7 pm, the group will have plenty of new triumphs to report, plus plans for the future.  Whether you’re a long-standing solar advocate, or just becoming interested in this intriguing energy source, the group will have  plenty to welcome you with.  Meeting at Flip Flop Tiki Bar, 117 Whitaker St. One of downtown’s trendiest iittle eateries, they also have a variety of specials on drinks for $2….. can’t beat that!  For more info, call: Jack Star at 233-4288.

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Green Drinks at the Flip Flop Tiki Bar

If you like cocktails and people and fun, and if you like sustainability and all things green, the monthly Green Drinks get togethers are made to order for you!  This coming Tuesday, Jan. 8,  they are meeting at the Flip Flop Tiki Bar & Grill, 117 Whitaker St.   Hours are 5:30 to 7:30  pm.  Drink specials and munchies, and do hang around for t he evening….green casual menu  in this little spot!

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Wild White Georgia Shrimp equals Good Eats

If there’s anything better to eat than Wild White Georgia Shrimp, it is more of the same. And when prepared at Cha Bella, 102 E. Broad St/. with their own lovely risotto, it is even better!  The other night, I had a lavish plate of this lovely dish. The risotto is made with several local vegetables mixed in, including bites of the sweetest, best sweet potato I’ve had in a long, long time, plus some spinach on the side.  Since Cha Bella is all local, all organic, the menu changes frequently. Better get on over there while it’s still on the menu and indulge in this. You’ll never regret it.


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