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Conviviality + Oysters = Smiles

One of the most popular networking events of the year is the annual Annual Oyster Roast Business Connection, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Business Connection. ”””””This, the 3rd annual event, will be this  Thurs.,, Mar 21, 530PM,  at Tubby’s in Thunderbolt  $10 Members, $25 Guests, Contact:  Cally D’Angelo   www.savannahchamber.com    Have fun, everyone!

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Tonight’s the Night for Drinking Green

We’re not talking about Irish green this evening, we’re talking about sustainability, green living. Green Drinks is meeting at 5:30 – 7:30 at Dub’s Pub, 225 West River St.

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On the Way to St. Patrick’s Day!

This time of year, thoughts turn to Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Stew, Fish and Chips, Bangers & Mash, and of course, Irish Whiskey and Irish Ale.  All of which seem to suggest Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub, Murphy’s Law Pub, and although it’s Scotch, not Irish, Molly MacPherson’s.  Kevin Barry’s tops my list with its corned beef & cabbage or its Irish Sampler which will give you portions of several Irish dishes…in abundance!  Fish and Chips are good at Murphy’s, and the Scottish eggs at McPherson’s are top notch. So get really Irish for the rest of the week and take them all in !  You’ll love it!

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Chicken Pot Pie of Another Kind

My reaction to Chicken Pot Pie is generally a yawn. If I must, I mutter to myself if it’s served to me. But someone told me about the one that Chef Herve at Papillote was serving and that definitely sounded like something I had to try.  And after all, so far, Chef Herve has never let us down. This turned out to be a spectacular dish!  Chicken, tender white meat,  wide, thin slices of exceptionally sweet carrots, celery, onions and grapes, were anointed with a lovely curry sauce!  then topped with a delicately crisp puff pastry crust.  It’s a Special, so watch for it, beg for it if you have to, but try it, you’ll love it!

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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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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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Green Drinks Tonight

It’s eat, drink and be merry night for folks who want to mingle with like-minded, sustainability-oriented folks.  This month it’s at Betty Bombers’ in the old American Legion building on Bull St. 5:30 to 7:30 pm. A great spot for lovers of wings, plus a variety of other victuals.  Have fun, y’all!

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Savannah Restaurant Week

You’ll only get a chance to sample the finest restaurants in Savannah at these great fixed prices during Savannah Restaurant Week.  The last day is this Sunday, so get moving!  Just go to  http://dining.savannahnow.com and pick your choice.  Nearly all of Savannah’s top restaurants are available with enticing menus, $30 per person for a three course dinner of fine food.  Our top picks for the most interesting menus are those at Alligator Soul, Leoci’s Trattoria and the Driftaway Cafe, although all of them sound pretty enticing.

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Brasserie 529 sports new coffee menu

Brasserie’s brand new state of the art espresso machine is now turning out a coffee menu to warm the heart of all espresso lovers. Here are just some of the items on the list:

Café Au Lait– coffee, steamed milk  3

 Café Latte– espresso, steamed milk  4

 Cappuccino– espresso, steamed milk, mostly foam   4

 Solo Espresso– 2.50

 Doppio Espresso– 3

 Café Noisette– espresso, dash of steamed milk  3.50 Plus others.

 There is also a variety of Chais and Teas ….Sit back, relax, and perhaps add an after-dinner drink to accompany the espresso. 

Café Americano– espresso, hot water  3.50

 

Vanilla Latte– espresso, steamed milk, house syrup  5

 

Café Mocha– espresso, steamed milk, house chocolate, whipped cream  5

 

 

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