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Ladies Night at The Melting Pot

Call your girls and book your reservation for May 24th!  $22 per lady gets you any cheese fondue, salad and chocolate fondue.  Ladies Night kicks off at 5pm.  The Melting Pot is located at 232 E. Broughton St.

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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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Green Drinks April 13th

Interested in a Greener Savannah?  Stop by Cha Bella on April 13th, from 5:30-7:30pm to chat it up with other green thinking folks.  A cocktail buffet will be provided and plenty of happy hour drinks specials will be on hand to tempt  you.  Cha Bella is located at 102 E. Broughton St.

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Matt Hebermehl Exhibits at Local 11 Ten

Stop by Local 11 Ten on April 5th at 5pm and see the latest works by nationally recognized and local artist Matt Hebermehl.  Of course while you’re there, you might as well try some of their tasty treats!  1110 Bull St., 912-790-9000.

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Drink Your Way Through Historic Savannah

Savannah Movie Tours has just added a new and exciting tour to their line up.  You can now take a 2 hour Martini Tour and sample some of Savannah’s finest concoctions.  The destinations are kept top-secret, and guests walk from one establishment to the next while learning about Savannah history, the history of the martini, and a little bit about Savannah’s Hollywood connection.  Sounds like fun to us!  The tour departs daily from Lulu’s Chocolate Bar, 42 MLK Jr., Blvd., at 6pm.

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Green Drinks at Crystal Beer Parlor

Enjoy a cocktail buffet, happy hour drink specials, and lots of green conversation from 5:30-7:30pm, March 9th.  Crystal Beer Parlor is located at 301 West Jones St.

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Shad a Spring Treat

Once upon a long time ago (that is to say, up until 1995 when I moved to Savannah), I was convinced that Turbot was the finest eating fish in the world, especially the Turbot from North Atlantic waters. Then, a new friend of mine invited me to dinner one night to dine on Shad. This exquisite fillet, as bright and white as Turbot, but even more flavorful, won the fish wars, hands down. These days, it’s Shad and the plump bright red roe that so often accompanies it, which fuels my foodie’s dreams during the last dreary days of winter and brightens my evenings during the early spring season. So head on over to Russo’s fish market, buy yourself some Shad and Roe, follow the simple recipes and dine like you’re royalty.

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