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Tonight: Green Drinks at Sparetime

For all who champion sustainability, conviviality and cocktails, Green Drinks is the place to be on the second Tuesday of each month.  This time, it’s at Sparetime, recently opened restaurant/bar which looks like its heading toward becoming one of downtown’s most popular hangouts. Head on over from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Sparetime is at 36 MLK, corner of Congress.

 

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Luscious Goodies for Your New Year’s Eve Bash!

Need a little last minute help pulling together your New Year’s Eve menu?  Let FORM do the work for you!  Their to-go menu features dips, empanadas, roasted salmon stuffed with tapenade and wrapped with truffle marinated zucchini, bacon wrapped artichoke hearts, mini sandwiches, stuffed mushrooms, and so much more!  Call 912-236-7642 to pre-order your appetizers.

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Thanksgiving Dinner with Your Doggy: Beware!

I always want to share Thanksgiving with my pooches….. they’re part of my family and they are a major part of what I give thanks for.  But I’ve learned to be careful.  Here are some common T-Day food items that your dog should NEVER ingest! 

Sage
chocolate
candy with xylitol
garlic or onions
bread dough
batter with raw eggfs
macademia nuts
sage
grapes or raisins
rich or spicy foods
alcohol

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Eat Before You Sail

A group of friends recently invited my husband and me to join them on the Diamond Casino Boat.  We’re not big gamblers, but their website promised live entertainent, food, and in addition to a few table games, slot machines.  We boarded the boat at 6:45pm, and waited for the 7pm departure.  My husband asked the bartender what time we were to return to port so we could pace ourselves over the night.  Turns out the boat doesn’t return until 1am, MUCH longer than either one of us cared to be on the boat (thank God for penny slots), but we were with friends and figured we’d make the most of it.  Our first impression of the boat was that is smelled a bit like a bowling alley, thankfuly the upper deck provides some fresh air and the live entertainment was decent.  After a while, we headed for food, and the wait was painfully slow.  I had hoped to land a few crackers from the bar while we waited, but they were all out.  We had both eaten before we left but 6.5 hours on a boat would make anyone hungry.  My burger finally arrived with a side of cole slaw looking like something out of a high school cafeteria.  My husband ordered the wings, and after one gelatinous bite, threw the entire order in the trash.  As for drinks, they offer a full bar, though only Bud and Bud Light for beer.  If you’re actively gambling, they will provide your drinks for free, but the waitresses don’t make the rounds as they should, and I certainly wasn’t about to pay for a drink while I was consistently pumping money into their machines.  By the end of this long night, there wasn’t a corner of the boat that didn’t have someone sleeping in it, and we also witnessed a fight between passengers that nearly kncocked me off my chair.  Needless to say, we won’t be boarding that boat again anytime soon.

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Good Eats from Germany Coming Soon!

Oktoberfest ,  September 30 – October 2,  is a load of fun, from  music and often dancing in the streets, to good eats, you can’t beat this annual River Street frolic. Bratwurst, pretzels, Schnitzel to knockwurst and of course, beer of every variety!  

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Asian munching this Saturday

This Saturday, June 11, at the Savannah Civic Center MLK Arena is the day of the 16th annual Asian Festival. For delectable delicacies from Polynesian, Thailand, China, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam, you can indulge in an all-day feast of goodies!  Yum!

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SCAD International Festival Offers Global Munching

Along with music, fashion, dance and art, SCAD’s International Festival features  plenty of  international tastes.  Dishes from Morocco, Mexico, the Middle East and several of Asian countries are among the tasty delicacies of the day, offered at affordable prices.  11 am to 3 pm, on Broughton St., between Lincoln and Abercorn.   Saturday, April 2.

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Cuban Cuisine Shines on Whitaker

Despite our economic quagmire, a flock of ethnic or otherwise niche-filling new eateries blossomed in the downtown area in recent months. Most are moderately priced, serving moderately good food.

Carlito’s Cuban Cabana (Whitaker just North of Broughton) shines like the brightest star in a cloudy firmament. Their authentic Cuban cuisine is delicious and affordable, with lavish portions.

For instance, fried pork chunks (Masas de Cerdo Fritas) might sound, to the uninitiated, like a pretty prosaic dish.  Fasten your seatbelts!   This is one of the great pork dishes of Latin cuisine.

Long-simmered chunks of pork loin, aromatic with citrus, cumin, herbs, onions and more, are lightly fried in olive oil just till crunchy and crispy on the outside, yet tender on the inside.  This is good eats at its best!

Fried grouper is another outstanding Cuban specialty.  Here, a large filet is delicately fried with hardly a hint of breading. If you are a fish lover, and perhaps even if you’re not, this hefty portion of fresh from the sea fish will set your taste buds to smiling.

Nearly all of Carlitos’ entrées come with black beans, rice (white or yellow), and sweet fried plantains.

If you simply want a sandwich, you can’t do better than Carlito’s Cuban sandwich.

Buen Provecho!

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Eat Drink & Party on St. Patrick’s Day

To those of you who may not know, St. Pat’s is a HUGE celebration in Savannah.  For Savannahians, it’s practically an open invitation for friends and family to come pay a visit and partake in the festivities…have you planned your St. Pat’s menu yet?  We’ve got recipes for  interesting libations and intriguing Irish foods to get you started.  Click here!

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Greek Night!

Don’t miss it! Tonight’s Greek Night at the brand-new old Crystal Beer Parlor.  Avgolimono Soup, Pasticcio.  Spanokopita, and lots and lots more.  If it’s as good as we hope (and it should be– the owners are Greek brothers), tonight promises a little bit of heaven for those of us who love Greek vittles. Lets hope they have Retsina, too!

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