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Christmas in Savannah: Our Favorite Holiday Recipes

December 21st, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Christmas in Savannah

Enjoy delicious holiday recipes when you stay at Azalea Inn in Savannah

Christmas in Savannah

Christmas in Savannah is a special time. The historic downtown area is decorated in red bows, wreaths, and white lights, creating a sense of nostalgia and excitement for the holiday season. Food can also create a sense of nostalgia during the holidays, whether it’s your mother’s famous Christmas Day roast, the chocolate cake your grandmother always made, or the cookies you would make every year for Santa Claus and his reindeer. This season, at Azalea Inn, we pulled out a few of our favorite holiday recipes, perfect for Christmas day! Today, we will share with you our favorite Christmas breakfast and our favorite Santa Claus cookies!

 

 

 

Caramelized French Toast

Our Caramelized French Toast is one of our favorite breakfast recipes here at Azalea Inn. It is also the perfect decadent treat for Christmas morning! Don’t want to make it yourself? Then let us do the hard work! We’ll be serving this scrumptious dish on Christmas morning!

 

Ingredients:

½ Cup Corn Syrup

2 Cups Brown Sugar

2 Sticks Butter

1 Loaf French Bread, cubed

12 Eggs

2 Cups Half & Half

2 Tsp Vanilla

½ Cup Sour Cream

1 Pint Strawberries, sliced

 

8 greased Ramekins

 

Directions:

Combine Corn Syrup, Brown Sugar and Butter in a heavy sauce pan and heat, stirring until bubbly. Pour mixture into greased ramekins. Fill ramekins with bread cubes. Mix Eggs, Half & Half and vanilla and pour over bread, making sure all cubes are soaked. Cover ramekins and refrigerate over-night.

 

Pre-heat oven to 350. Bake for 45 minutes. To serve, loosen edges of bread from ramekin with a knife and invert onto plate so that caramelized part is on top. Spoon TBSP of Sour Cream on top and top with Sliced Strawberries.

 

 

Christmas in Savannah

How about some oh-so-gooey Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies for Santa?

Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Another one of our favorite holiday treats at Azalea Inn is our Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies. Rich, sweet, and oh-so-gooey, these are the best cookies to leave for Santa Claus (or to have a few for yourself!).

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

12 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) chocolate, chopped

4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

1-3/4 cups (packed) brown sugar

4 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

5 1.4-ounce chocolate-covered English toffee bars (such as Heath), coarsely chopped

1 cup walnuts, toasted, chopped

 

Directions:

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl; whisk to blend. Stir chocolate and butter in top of double boiler set over simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove from over water. Cool mixture to lukewarm.

Using electric mixer, beat sugar and eggs in bowl until thick, about 5 minutes.

Beat in chocolate mixture and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture, then toffee and nuts. Chill batter overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment or waxed paper. Drop batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto sheets, spacing 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake just until tops are dry and cracked but cookies are still soft to touch, about 15 minutes. Cool on sheets. (Can be made 2 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature.)

 

Christmas in Savannah

Make plans to visit Azalea Inn and Savannah today!

Enjoy these Recipes & More at Azalea Inn

Christmas in Savannah is such a special time, and the delicious treats we create and enjoy together make the holidays even more memorable. Book your rooms today and enjoy a wonderful Christmas in Savannah at Azalea Inn. We look forward to sharing some yummy treats with you!

 

 

 

 

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Dine With the Best During Savannah Restaurant Week

December 14th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Restaurant Week

Make plans to visit Savannah during Savannah Restaurant Week!

Calling All Foodies to Savannah for Restaurant Week!

Are you a self-proclaimed foodie? Do you enjoy trying new and exciting dishes? Well, Savannah is the place for you! With so much to offer in its local cuisine, Savannah is a foodie’s paradise. Make plans to attend Savannah Restaurant Week!

 

Enjoy Savannah’s Local Cuisine During Savannah Restaurant Week

Home to various restaurants, Savannah boasts an eclectic palate guaranteed to meet your taste.  Many of Savannah’s best restaurants provide fresh seafood, local and seasonal produce, and amazing dishes that are sure to impress. With so many great places to dine, are you worried you won’t hit the best places? Well, look no further…

Starting January 23 and lasting through February 1, dine with Savannah’s best during restaurant week! Participate in a celebration of Savannah’s finest restaurants! Twenty-six Savannah restaurants will offer a spectacular 3-course dinner menu for $30 per person. Find more information and a list of all restaurants participating in this year’s Restaurant Week here.

Savannah Restaurant Week

One of our many favorites from 45 Bistro.

Azalea Inn’s Favorite Savannah Restaurant Week Participants

There are so many wonderful restaurants participating in this year’s Savannah Restaurant Week, but we have a few favorites here at Azalea Inn that we are excited to see on the list of restaurants.

  • Alligator Soul- This gourmet Southern restaurant is the perfect combination of sass and class! Enjoy the cool ambiance and amazing culinary display during this year’s Savannah Restaurant Week.
  • Garibaldi’s- A long time Savannah favorite, Garibaldi’s provides an elegant setting with an even more elegant culinary flare to its dishes. Don’t miss out on this spot during Restaurant Week.
  • Leoci’s Trattoria- Located right next to Azalea Inn, this is the perfect place to start your journey during Savannah Restaurant Week! Taste their delicious and fresh Italian cuisine. We recommend their wonderful olives!
  • 45 Bistro- A long time favorite of Azalea Inn, 45 Bistro never disappoints! We can’t wait to see what this top Savannah restaurant has in store for Restaurant Week!
  • Vic’s on the River- A Savannah staple, Vic’s on the River is located on Bay St, overlooking the beautiful Savannah River. While you’re there participating in Savannah Restaurant Week, make sure you ask to see their map from the Civil War!

 

Make Your Plans For Savannah Restaurant Week Today!

Savannah Restaurant Week is an opportunity you do not want to miss out on, especially if you consider yourself a foodie! Make your plans today with Azalea Inn and enjoy the best of Savannah’s restaurants. When booking, let us know that you are participating in Savannah Restaurant Week and we will be happy to make all of your reservations. So, bring your appetite and enjoy Savannah’s Restaurant Week! Bon Appetit!

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Spend Christmas with the Innkeepers: A Savannah Christmas

December 9th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Christmas

Enjoy a wonderful Christmas dinner with the Innkeepers at Azalea Inn

Enjoy Christmas Dinner at Azalea Inn

Each year, we love to put on a lavish and, of course, delicious Christmas dinner for our guests. We work hard to create a scrumptious menu, with each course carefully decided and paired with a special wine. Enjoy a Savannah Christmas with us at Azalea Inn!

Christmas Dinner 2014

A Savannah Christmas is not complete without an outstanding Christmas meal, so we have prepared a menu to “wow” our guests! A four-course meal will be prepared, starting with appetizers, but don’t get too full too quickly! You won’t want to miss out on a single bite!

 

First Course

Enjoy our first course: Radicchio and Arugula Salad with Dates, Hazelnuts, and Feta. A perfect start to a Savannah Christmas dinner!

 

Second Course

Save room for this savory second course… We will be serving a White Root Vegetable Soup with Thyme Butter. Yum!

 

Main Course

Enjoy Pork Roast with Winter Fruits and Port Sauce, Potatoes and Celery Root Mash, Roasted Baby Carrots, and Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts and Dried-Cherry Vinaigrette for the main course of your Savannah Christmas dinner.

Dessert

End your Savannah Christmas dinner on a sweet note with our delectable desserts. Choose between our Tuxedo Banana Pudding and the Italian Strawberry-Rhubarb Crostata, or just have both!

 

Savannah Christmas

Make you Christmas Plans with us today!

Enjoy a Savannah Christmas at Azalea Inn

Plan a Savannah Christmas at Azalea Inn and enjoy our luxurious amenities and delightful Christmas dinner. Call today, request Christmas dinner with the Innkeepers, and enjoy a relaxing and memorable Christmas in Savannah. Book your rooms today!

 

 

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Celebrate the New Year in Savannah

December 7th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah

Make plans to Celebrate the New Year in Savannah!

Welcome 2015 Savannah Style

 With 2015 just a few weeks away, it’s time to start making your special New Year’s Eve plans! It is important to start your year off right and set the tone for the remainder of the year. The best way to do that is to celebrate the New Year in Savannah! With so much to do, see, and celebrate, Savannah is the perfect place to ring in the New Year. Read our suggestions and book your rooms today! You don’t want to miss out a Savannah New Year!

 

 

 

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah With a Grand Gala

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah at the New Year’s Eve Gala Cruise! Take a four hour cruise along the Savannah River and enjoy hor d’oeuvres, a delicious dinner, live entertainment and more! Get dressed up in your dapper formal attire and enjoy a night of dancing, champagne, and beautiful Savannah. For more information, click here.

 

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah

Ring in the New Year with the cast of Savannah Live!

Sing and Dance Your Way into the New Year!

Are you more of a musical type? Well, The Historic Savannah Theater has the perfect way to bring in the New Year! Celebrate the New Year in Savannah with the cast of a “Rockin’ New Years Eve,” featuring an evening full of dancing, music to sing along to, and a champagne toast. It is guaranteed to be a fun Savannah time, so get your tickets and information here.

 

 

 

Be in the Heart of the Celebration in City Market

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah at City Market’s New Year’s Eve Celebration! An outdoor party open to the public, this New Year’s Eve celebration is the perfect place to enjoy food, drinks, live entertainment and the festive flare of Savannah! Stop in on your way to other celebrations, or make a night of it in City Market. Click here for more information.

 

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah

Join Savannah in celebrating 2015!

Ring in the New Year with a Bang on Tybee!

Grab a bottle of champagne, some blankets, and beach chairs, and head out to Tybee Island to enjoy some New Year’s Eve Fireworks! Enjoy from the Tybee Pier or the beach at the stroke of midnight! What a romantic way to celebrate the New Year in Savannah!

 

 

 

Celebrate the New Year in Savannah at Azalea Inn

Savannah is a special city, and the perfect scenery to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015! With so much to do, see, and celebrate, Savannah is the best getaway spot for New Year’s festivities. Book your rooms as soon as possible, and stay with us at Azalea Inn & Villas. Enjoy a homemade breakfast, luxurious rooms, and easy access to all New Year’s events. Celebrate the beginning of 2015 with us at Azalea Inn. We look forward to your stay!

 

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Best Places to Shop in Savannah: Christmas Shop in the Hostess City!

December 3rd, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Best Places to Shop in Savannah

Do your holiday shopping at the best places to shop in Savannah!

Find a Unique Christmas Gift at the Best Places to Shop in Savannah

 Do you love to shop? Is Christmas Shopping one of your favorite things to do? Well, plan a trip to the Hostess City and hit up some of the best places to shop in Savannah! Savannah is full of beautiful boutiques, unique craft shops, and specialty Savannah items that are just perfect for the holidays! Get into the holiday mood with all of the beautiful holiday decorations around the city. Read our suggestions for the perfect holiday shops, and make your way downtown for the beautiful scenery, great weather, and gorgeous decorations.

 

 

 The Salt Table

Need something for the foodie in your family? The Salt Table is the store for you then, with plenty of seasonings to choose from. Stop in and sample some delicious blends, and choose the perfect gift set for your loved ones. Need something to spice up your dishes for the holidays? Choose your own seasoning and enjoy a taste of Savannah for the holidays.

 

Best Places to Shop in Savannah

Pick up some sweet Savannah honey for the perfect Christmas gifts!

Savannah Bee Co.

 How about some honey jars for stocking stuffers? Stop in to Savannah Bee Co. and pick up some local honey for the holidays! Use in your holiday cooking, or gift to your loved ones. Snag some honey straws for the tea drinker, honey lip gloss for the teenager, and some honey hand cream for yourself! The gift possibilities are endless at Savannah Bee Co.

 

 

 

 

The Christmas Shop

 The Christmas Shop is one of the best places to shop in Savannah for all of your Christmas needs! Pick up decorations, ornaments, and the like for your home, or for Christmas gifts! Choose an ornament to signify your memorable trip to Savannah. Located on Bull St., The Christmas Shop is right in the heart of downtown, and is the perfect spot to get yourself into the Christmas shopping mood!

 

Best Places to Shop in Savannah

Choose from fabulous leather goods at Satchel. Who knows, you might find a Christmas gift for yourself!

Satchel

Who doesn’t love handcrafted items, made with love and care? How about a handmade leather handbag or wallet? Stop in at Satchel, located on Liberty St. in downtown Savannah, and check out their gorgeous selection of handmade leather goods. Choose from handsome wallets, stunning travel bags, or adorable koozies! Satchel has something for everyone! Be sure to stop by this adorable shop, because it definitely is one of the best places to shop in Savannah.

 

 

Byrd Cookie Co.

Stop in at Byrd Cookie Co. for some delicious holiday shopping! Sample their cookies and their salty party mixes, and grab your favorites wrapped in beautiful Savannah tin boxes. Fantastic gifts and stocking stuffers, Byrd Cookies will be a huge hit among your family. Peruse their holiday decorations, cookbooks, mixes, and more, and enjoy their café featuring tasty sandwiches and drinks. Byrd Cookie Co. is the perfect way to end your tour of the best places to shop in Savannah.

 

Best Places to Shop in Savannah

Plan your Christmas Shopping trip to Savannah today!

Stay at Azalea Inn & Villas and Enjoy the Best Places to Shop In Savannah!

Make a trip of your holiday shopping and stay with us at Azalea Inn & Villas. Enjoy our luxurious rooms, scrumptious homemade breakfast, and concierge. Shop at Azalea Inn for our mugs, lotion, and body scrubs: perfect gifts to remember your stay with us. Book your rooms today and get started on your Christmas shopping in Savannah!

 

 

 

 

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Room Feature: Gentleman’s Parlor, A Tranquil Savannah Getaway

November 30th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Getaway

Unwind and rest in Gentleman’s Parlor during your relaxing Savannah Getaway.

A Tranquil Savannah Getaway

The holidays are here, and they are without a doubt, a stressful time. Between cooking, shopping, and hosting family and friends, we often need some time to regroup after all of the holiday hustle and bustle. What is more perfect than a peaceful Savannah getaway? Book our Gentleman’s Parlor room and enjoy a tranquil and restful stay in Savannah.

 

 

 

 

Savannah Getaway

Rest by the cozy fire in Gentleman’s Parlor and feel the stress of the holidays melt away!

Rest & Relax During Your Savannah Getaway in Gentleman’s Parlor

Feel the stress start to melt away as we welcome you to Azalea Inn & Villas with a glass of champagne. Check into Gentleman’s Parlor and feel immediately at peace with the serene vibe, created by the cool colors and Asian-style that decorates the room. Take a stroll about the city and come back to your room to refresh in the Shoji screen-enclosed walk-in shower for two, slip into an Azalea Inn signature robe, and turn on the vintage hand-carved fireplace in your room. It’s just what you need after a busy holiday season!

Stay in Gentleman’s Parlor during your Savannah Getaway and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep on our luxurious and cozy beds. Drift off into a sweet slumber between our softest sheets, and awake in the morning to a fresh brewed cup of Savannah coffee and a homemade breakfast. You’ll feel like you’re in heaven!

 

Savannah Getaway

Plan your tranquil Savannah Getaway today!

Book Your Savannah Getaway in Gentleman’s Parlor Today!

Already overwhelmed by the holidays? Then book your room today for your relaxing Savannah getaway in our lovely and tranquil Gentleman’s Parlor Room. It is just what you need to unwind and refresh after the busy holiday season. See you soon!

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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‘Tis the Season to Give a Gift to Remember: Plan a Trip to Savannah!

November 23rd, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Plan a Trip to Savannah

Gift a trip to Savannah and stay at Azalea Inn & Villas

Surprise Your Loved Ones with a Trip to Savannah!

 

As we enter into the holiday season, the time for gift giving and shopping has begun, leaving a lot of us stumped over what to give our loved ones. There is always that one individual we are continuously stressed over come the holidays. We dread shopping for the individual who is hard to buy for, so we go over the same list of requirements each year:

 

 

  • No Repeats! It must be unique.
  • It has to be something they will absolutely LOVE.
  • The element of surprise is always the best…they can’t see it coming!
  • Of course, it has to be memorable.

 

So, what is the solution? What is the perfect Christmas gift? How about a trip to Savannah and a stay at Azalea Inn & Villas? Read on to find out more about our perfect Christmas gift options.

 

Plan a Trip to Savannah

Wow your loved ones with the charm and luxury of Azalea Inn.

Give a Trip to Savannah With a Gift Certificate

Get that “wow” factor from your loved ones this Christmas with a Gift Certificate from Azalea Inn & Villas! Give us a call and we’ll set it all up for you. We include a beautiful card of the Inn, as well as a personal message from you to your loved one. We will even send it directly if you cannot deliver the certificate by hand.

 

 

Add a Special Package to Your Trip to Savannah

The gift giving does not have to stop at planning the trip! Make your trip to Savannah memorable with one of our packages. Making your way to Savannah with a girlfriend or sister? Choose our Girlfriend Getaway Package! Do you plan on surprising your significant other? Choose from our many romantic packages, featuring wonderful treats that will take your love’s breath away. Check out our packages here, or call us for more information!

 

Plan a Trip to Savannah

Make your arrangements today and give a gift to remember!

Make Your Trip to Savannah Memorable

Plan your trip to Savannah memorable by staying with us at Azalea Inn & Villas. Enjoy our beautiful city, our luxurious rooms, and delicious breakfast. Upgrade your stay with our special and romantic packages, or add one of our signature mugs, body scrubs or lotions to your stay. The possibilities are endless for your unique and extraordinary Christmas gift. Make your gift plans today!

 

 

 

 

 

Savannah Craft Beer: Hop Down to Azalea Inn & Villas and Visit the Best Beer Spots in Town

November 16th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Craft Beer

Enjoy Savannah Craft Beer when you visit the Hostess City!

Savannah Craft Beer

There are many reasons to visit Savannah, but if you are into craft beer, Savannah is definitely a city worth checking out! With so many places featuring delicious craft beer, we have narrowed it down to a handful of places, and even marked some spots on a map of downtown Savannah for our guests.

Read all about each brewery, bar, or restaurant featured below, and book your rooms for a beer tour around the Hostess City! Take brewery tours, try local Georgia beers, and more when you come enjoy Savannah Craft Beer.

 

 

Try Savannah Craft Beer at the Crystal Beer Parlor

Located on West Jones Street, the Crystal Beer Parlor is a local and visitor favorite when it comes to food and beer. Crystal Beer Parlor has been around for over 80 years now, and was one of the first American eating establishments to provide alcohol after the repeal of Prohibition. Some say that it was speakeasy during Prohibition! Check out this historical Savannah business and grab a brew and a burger! Choose from their extensive list of beers, and be sure to check out the local beers they have on tap.

 

Savannah Craft Beer

Taste local Savannah beer at South Bound Brewery!

Taste our Local Savannah Craft Beer at Southbound Brewing Co.

Southbound Brewing Company is the first production microbrewery in Savannah, Georgia. Take a tour of the brewery Wednesdays-Fridays, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, or on Saturdays from 2pm-4pm. Tours are first come, first serve and are free with a complimentary tasting. Find your perfect brew from their five beers: Scattered Sun Belgian Witbier, Secret’s Shared Wild IPA, Fade to Red Ale, Moonlight Drive Stout, and Hoplin’ IPA. Southbound Brewery offers a little taste of Savannah in a big way!

 

The Beer Growler

Do you like your beer in quantity? Well, the Beer Growler, located on Liberty Street, offers craft beers of all varieties for you to taste, enjoy, and take home in your very own growler! Some local Savannah Craft Beer can be found on their menu, so you can take home a growler of your favorite Savannah brew.

 

Savannah Craft Beer

Bring out your inner craft beer enthusiast at the Distillery!

The Distillery

The next stop on your Savannah Craft Beer tour is the Savannah Distillery Ale House, or as we call it: The Distillery. The Distillery Ale House is a true craft beer bar, as well as a restaurant, offering 21 craft beers on tap, and over 99 varieties of bottled beers! Pick your brew of choice, and select something off of their expansive menu. Beer lovers, you will not be disappointed.

 

 

 

Ampersand

Ampersand is a new bar/restaurant in town, offering delicious food and intriguing cocktail concoctions. As enticing as those options are, Ampersand also has an extensive beer list. So, after a day of shopping on Broughton Street, turn the corner onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, and plant yourself at Ampersand for some good brews and food.

  

O’Connell’s Irish Pub

Looking for an authentic Irish Pub on your Savannah Craft Brew journey? Well, look no further! O’Connell’s Irish Pub is the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a nice cold brew in. Take in the Irish memorabilia while sipping on a Guinness, or…dare say…if you are tired of beer, try their Pickleback: a shot of whiskey chased with a shot of pickle brine!

 

Service Brewing Co.

Another local Savannah brewery, Service Brewing Co. is a veteran owned and operated craft brewery. Stop in and check out the process of brewing with a tour and a tasting at Service Brewing Co. Their tour times are Thursday-Friday, 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and Saturdays, 2-4pm. Be sure to try their year round beers: The Ground Pounder Pale Ale and the Compass Rose IPA. Don’t miss out on their seasonal brew: the Rally Point Bohemian-style Pilsner. A portion of their revenue goes toward various charities that support service.

 

Savannah Craft Beer

Enjoy delicious burgers and beer at Green Truck Pub!

Green Truck Pub

Now, the Green Truck Pub is not located downtown, but it definitely makes our Savannah Craft Beer Tour list. The Green Truck Pub is not only home to some of the best burgers in town, but they also provide an extensive beer menu. Voted best restaurant in Savannah four years in a row, you can’t go wrong with the Green Truck Pub. Pick from their beers on tap or from the bottle and pair it with a tasty, grass-fed beef burger!

 

 

 

Local Georgia Beers to Try

While tasting around Savannah, be sure to try some Local Georgia Brews:

  • Coastal Empire Beer Co.
  • Monday Night Brewing
  • Red Brick Brewing Company
  • SweetWater Brewing Company
  • Terrapin Beer Company
  • Service Brewing Company
  • Southbound Brewing Company
  • Moon River Brewing Co.
  • Eagle Creek Brewing Company

 

 

Come to Savannah for Craft Beer and Stay at Azalea Inn

Take in Savannah with a cold glass of beer on the go, thanks to our open container policy! Stay at Azalea Inn & Villas and enjoy a scrumptious breakfast to start you on your day of tasting. We are located in the heart of downtown Savannah, providing easy access to historical sites, tours, restaurants, bars, museums, and more! Let us know that you are interested in our beer tour map of downtown when you book your room. If you’re a lover of beer, hop (pun intended) down to Savannah for their craft brew selection. Book your rooms today!

 

Azalea Inn and Villas, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve a room today to begin enjoying the best experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City.”

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Celebrate Black History Month in Savannah

November 9th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

Black History Month in Savannah

Celebrate Black History Month in Savannah with our Special Vacation Package!

Experience Black History Month in Savannah

Are you a history buff? Do you love to explore historic homes, monuments, and cities? Savannah has a rich past, making it an oasis for history lovers. Our history can be found in the city’s architecture, along its historic streets, within the beautiful Savannah squares, and even in the city’s culture. Black heritage and culture make up a large part of Savannah’s history, providing many avenues for exploring Black History.

Azalea Inn will be featuring a Savannah Vacation Package during the months of January and February in celebration of Black History Month. This is an offer you don’t want to miss out on!

Book a two night stay in Gentleman’s Parlor, Sweet Olive, Magnolia Place, or Forsyth Place and we will include two tickets for our favorite Black Heritage Tour and a secret map to guide you to the best Soul Food in the city!

Black History Month in Savannah

Enjoy a detailed tour of Savannah’s Black History with Day Clean Journeys!

Take a Tour For Black History Month in Savannah

Our Black History Month Vacation Package provides two tickets for one of our favorite tour groups, Day Clean Journeys. Day Clean Journeys is a company that offers 2 hour long tours filled with the detail of Savannah’s history, culture, and life.  The Day Clean African American History Tour will take you through the historic district for just $25 per person, however, if you take part in our Black History Month Package, you’ll receive two FREE tickets and we’ll do the booking for you!

Black History Month in Savannah

Stop in at the King-Tisdell Cottage, and many other great historical places to learn more about Black History in Savannah

View Live History When you Visit Savannah for Black History Month

Savannah provides ample opportunities for history buffs to explore past eras. Take a tour at the King-Tisdell Cottage, a Victorian home turned museum dedicated to preserving African American history and culture. Explore the museum’s artifacts and period furniture pieces that were standard of a coastal black residence of the 1890s. The King-Tisdell Cottage is not far from the Azalea Inn & Villas- it’s located at 514 East Huntingdon Street, just down the road! Tour Savannah’s First African Baptist Church downtown. This church was established in 1773, and is said to have ties to the Underground Railroad! Then head over to the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum. This museum has great historical significance as the largest African American bank in the county.

Eat Great Soul Food!

What’s better than some good Ol’ Southern Soul Food?  When you participate in our Black History Month Vacation Package, you will have access to an exclusive map with all of the best Soul Food places in Savannah! Take a break and enjoy some fabulous food when you experience Black History Month in Savannah. Shhh! Locations are top secret!

Black History Month in Savannah

Check out the amazing exhibits at the Telfair Museums!

Enjoy Black History at Savannah’s Art Museums

The Telfair Museums have wonderful exhibits taking place this year, some of which surround Black History. Come January, Savannah’s Telfair Museum will host the “Visual Blues” exhibit, which investigates the conjunction of blues and jazz music with Harlem Renaissance artists as the genre made it’s way north from the South. Check out these bright, and lively paintings, and be sure to stop in at the Jepson Museum and enjoy the Deep River installation by artist Whitfield Lovell, featuring the emotional journey to freedom.

Stay at Azalea Inn & Villas and Celebrate Black History Month

Experience Black History Month in Savannah when you stay at Azalea Inn & Villas and take part in our Savannah Vacation Special! Our city is filled with great history and so much to see, so make the most of it this January and February with our Black History Month Vacation Package. Book your rooms today and don’t miss out on this great celebration!

Chef Tim Rutherford – Savannah Cooking Classes at Azalea Inn

November 6th, 2014 by Teresa Jacobson

cheftimSavannah, Georgia’s Azalea Inn & Villas is now offering Private Cooking Classes by Chef Tim Rutherford for small groups. Get your girlfriends together and enjoy a lovely evening of good food, wine, and education!

Chef Tim Rutherford grew up in rural Kentucky – then left home to pursue more than three decades as a photojournalist and newsman. A ground-breaking meal in New Orleans in 1979 set him on a path exploring the people and places that make food and drink special.

He consults in the food and beverage industry on food safety, menu development and event marketing. Tim has written about wine for Connect Savannah, Savannah Morning News, Savannah Magazine and Publix’ The Grape. He contributes regularly to magazines ranging from Food Network magazine to Delta Sky. He has appeared on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, NPR and Martha Stewart Radio. He is a regular contributor to the UK-based website Chowzter.

His weekly e-mail newsletter, Savannahfoodie Tastings, circulates weekly to nearly 6,000 subscribers.

In his spare time, Tim teaches cooking and conducts consumer education programs on food and drink. He and his wife, T.J., a psychotherapist, live in Chatham County with their two Chihuahuas.

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