Archive for Lunch

Papillote Closed for Vacation

Chef Herve and partner Ann Marie are in France for a long anticipated vacation.  It’s the first time in three years that Savannah’s noted French chef has been to his home country.  We’re certain that he’s thoroughly enjoying reconnecting with family and friends!  Papillote will re-open on January 18.

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New Restaurant Opens!

Driving down Whitaker, I looked up and saw the sign, Flip Flop, and before reading the next word, thought immediately of politics.  Then the rest of the sign fell into place:  Flip Flop Tiki Bar and Grill.  Okay, we’re talking footwear here, not politicos.

Later, that same day, a friend brought over an appetizer from Flip Flop; chicken on a stick, a tasty morsel of chicken with chipolte lime BBQ sauce served with a spicy ranch dipping sauce.  Yummy!

Last night, my dining companion and I shared a couple of Jerk Chicken Tacos topped with chipolte lime sauce, with a Caesar Salad on the side.  The Jerk Spices were delightful.  Plump, first-rate tacos.

The menu is small, but has interesting variety, including an intriguing burger and cheesecake from FORM. 

This place boasts life, a potential winner in the ongoing restaurant stakes.

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Lovely Atmosphere, Terrific Coffee!

Tucked into the heart of Forsyth Park, The Forsyth Park Cafe could not have a better view or a better atmosphere.  The interior of the cafe is sleek, modern and done in colors to coordinate with the park.  The spacious windows give you the feel of being outdoors even when you’re inside.  The outdoor area is partially open to the skies and partly covered.  All in all, the setting could not be improved upon.  And the coffe, all Starbucks, is delicious.  The food, however, seems on the dicey side.  A week or so ago, my husband and I shared a lamb gyro.  The gyro was downright delicious, and plenty for a hefty meal for two, although the resemblance between the gyro and its Middle Eastern forebears is that of a second cousin, twice removed.  But the lamb was young, tasty and tender….we were content.  Alas, we got another one a few days later and …there was a different cook.  The meat was overcooked, on the dry side, and the wrap had a vaguely stale flavor.  The next day, a friend told me she’d ordered a sandwich there that was supposed to have cheese on it and had some sort of processed cheese food.  “I’ll stick to coffee from now on,”  she said.  They do have beer and wine….maybe a bit of alcohol would have helped!

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Great news for devotees of SOL!

Our favorite super-eclectic restaurant, Sol, is now open for lunch, Tues. through Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm.   They’ll have all those same great tacos, plus the usual mix of other delicacies to munch. YUM! 

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Dogs need R&R at day’s end too!

Don’t forget, while you’re at work, your dog is working hard, too: Guarding and protecting your home and hearth.  Give him/her a nice reward and go to Yappy Hour at the Mellow Mushroom on Tuesday, Nov. 8, starting at 5 pm.  Join the gang of St. Almo (Savannah True Animal Lovers Meeting Others) folks and dogs for a great time!  All newscomers are welcome!  The MM has great pizzas and calzones, plus terrific salads.  Eat, drink and be merry!

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Arts & Eats on Tybee

Visit the North Beach Bar & Grill on Sunday, October 23rd, from 12:30pm – 4pm for an art sale featuring artists from Dragonfly Studio.  You’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy music from Alberto Puentes.  For $12.95 you can enjoy a buffet of BBQ and fried chicken, vegetarian pasta, red beans and rice, curried chick peas, mashed potatoes and chipped beef.  Tea, coffee and soft drinks will also be provided.  Call 912-786-4442 for more information.

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Foxy Loxy Does It Right

The latest addition to the bountiful array of good eats available in the Thomas Square neighborhood is Foxy Loxy. It’s a café/art gallery in the old Pizza Rustica location on Bull St.  The folks at the recent monthly meeting of Green Drinks were treated to what several say was the best cocktail buffet they’ve ever had, and the group has, over the years, met at virtually every possible downtown area location. This time they were treated to a variety of nibbles, including slow roasted pulled pork with apple chutney, Chipotle-Pimento cheese pinwheels, tomatillo and orange salsa with chips, chocolate pepita shortbread, and a cheese and grape platter. Since then, I’ve heard raves about their coffees (all from PERC), their sandwiches, and especially their quiche of jeuvos rancheros.  The menu changes daily, but it tends to have a Mexic ana flavor, plus in-house made desserts that draw raves. The wine and craft beer list is impressive. Open Monday through Saturday, the gallery has a frequently changing array of  etchings, prints, lithos and woodcuts by local artists. More info: 401-0543.

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