Posts Tagged Thomas Square

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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Thomas Square neighborhood erupts with good eats!

Johnny Baker deserves a lot of credit, since the opening a decade ago  of his popular café, Queeny’s, launched the transformation of the entire area. Then Café 37 opened at 37th and Abercorn, offering a unique menu with a slightly Francophile flavor.   Queeny’s closed. A few years ago, Sol opened in the same spot to be voted, “best new restaurant” in Savannah within the year.  Over the past few months, the Thomas Square neighborhood has sprouted The Green Truck at Habersham and Maupas, The Butterhead Greens Café at 1813 Bull St., Sammy Greens at 1710 Abercorn, and Form at 1801 Habersham.  All of these places tend to specialize in fresh, sustainable foods, affordable prices, and a friendly, neighborhood feel. If you’re hungry, head on over and you’ll find something to just hit the spot!

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The Green Truck rolls into Thomas Square neighborhood

Two of my favorite food scouts came back from lunch yesterday with broad smiles.  They’d just been to the new Greentruck Pub at 2430 Habersham (right off Maupas) where they’d gobbled “GREAT!” burgers with hand fashioned fries and homemade ketchup and homemade pickles.  I perused the menu they brought…. and believe me, I’ll be there soon.  It’s all salads, sandwiches, burgers of every persuasion, soups, and such and sounds downright delicious.  And yes, there really is a green truck parked outside .

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Daybreak Cafe recently opened in Thomas Square area

A new breakfast and lunch spot,  The  Daybreak Cafe, at 36th & Habersham, offers one of the most enticing menus we’ve seen in a while.  From Shrimp or Salmon Patty and Grits to a Hash Brown Breakfast,  and lunches from a super-sized 10 oz. burger  with pretty much anything you can think of on it, to fab club sandwich on Texas toast,  it all sounds great!  From 7 am till 3 pm.  For more details, call 232-4400.

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Starland Cafe now Open Five Days A Week

Great news for all who live and work in the Starland/Thomas Square area.  The Starland Cafe, purveyors of arguably the best panini’s in Savannah–they’re so big they should be called panoni’s–is now open Monday through Friday, 11 am to 5 pm.  In addition to these marvelous sandwiches, their salads (small side or complete lunch size) are fresh as if they came from the chef’s garden (and maybe they do!) and in great variety.  Possibly the best items are their soups, all house made and superb. The chefs here were the creators of the now legendary Mulligatawny Soup once upon a time served at the late departed Good Eats cafe. More surprises coming from the Starland Cafe very soon! We’ll keep you posted!

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Cafe 37 open on 37th St.

About a month ago, Chef Blake Elsinghorst and Andrea Mongelli quietly opened their little cafe at the corner of 37th & Abercorn. Although it’s not quite the full French Restaurant of SavannahBest.Com’s dreams, it comes very close (except for lack of wine) to many little French cafes at which I’ve idled away time in France. So far, I’ve only tried the Escargot (huge portion!) and the Caesar Salad with that wondrous rarity, White Anchovies, and both have been delicious, although I prefer the traditional, stronger garlic flavor on the escargot to the shallot. The sourdough bread, homemade from an 8-year starter, is wonderful and although I haven’t tasted it yet, the Pork Confit sandwich is beckoning. A work of patience is that confit, since it takes at least two weeks to prepare! More on this little Thomas Square gem soon.

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Wine Bar/Restaurant to open in Thomas Square neighborhood

EOS, opening for brunch this coming weekend (Apr. 26 & 27) promises to be the latest bloom in the blossoming wine and food experience in Thomas Square. No wine this weekend because their licensing isn’t yet finalized, but we’ll all get a chance to sample some wonderfully good eats, judging by the new menu.

 

Brian Torres, who currently oversees the lovely wine list at Sapphire Grill, and his girlfriend, Shelley Smith, who used to own Venus de Milo, have nearly completed an impressive rennovation of the old soul food place at 1801 Habersham. Eos, meaning the Goddess of the Dawn (Smith is sticking to her Greek goddess names)  will be serving a fine selection of wines and “small plates,” ranging from salads through mini-entrees, a lavish cheese board, and some yummy sounding desserts.

 

With a little bit of luck, the wine bar will be open by May 3rd, just in time to celebrate the Kentucky Derby!

 
  

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