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Where’s the tofu! The Best Vegetarian Meals In Savannah

April 12, 2016 by Teresa Jacobson

Yes, barbeque is the southern classic but Savannah’s emerging restaurant scene offers even the most discerning vegetarian delicious options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Here are a few options of the best vegetarian and vegan in Savannah.

 

Vegetarian Breakfast –

Sentient Bean

Sentient Bean Breakfast Burrito

Collins Quarter
Smashed Avocado – artisan bakery toast with feta, heirloom tomatoes, micro herbs, and shaved radishes topped with a poached egg.
Vegan option / Oatmeal Served with a cherry poached fig, dates and prunes topped with dried apricot and roasted hazelnuts drizzled with honey.

Goose Feathers
Eggetarian – two poached eggs with cheddar, pesto, tomoato and hollandaise on croissant
In addition to endless fresh pastries, they have organic yogurt and homemade granola.

Sentient Bean
Several vegan baked goods. Vegan Breakfast Burrito – tofu scramble, spinach, black beans, secret spicy sauce.

Vegetarian Lunch –

Zunzi's

Zunzi’s Falafel

Kayak Kafe
Tofu & Vegetable quesadilla – seared tofu, roasted eggplant, squash, zucchini, mushrooms & peppers with wilted spinach & melted mozzarella.  Can be made vegan.

Zunzi’s
Known to have the best sandwiches in Savannah, the vegetarian options are just as delicious.  Try the Portobello sandwich or the falafel.

Starland Café
Green Goat Sandwich – whipped herb-goat cheese, green apple, caramelized onion and honey.

Butterhead Greens Café
Quinoa Salad – Quinoa tossed with tomatoes, red onion, lemon juice, olive oil & fresh parsley
Build your own sandwich with a house made vegan veggie patty and tons of fresh options.

Vegetarian Dinner –

Persepolis

Persepolis

Persepolis
Smoked eggplant, garlic and tomato app
Market Vegetable Kebab with Ados Pulao Rice and sautée vegetables. The rice made with lentils, currants, almonds, and clarified butter.

Noodle Bowl
Shabu Shabu (Hot Pot) offers vegan and vegetarian diners a great option for a flavorful, custom meal.

There are a few chef’s in town that don’t maintain vegetarian items on their menu, but are very happy to make vegetarian and vegan meals with their fresh ingredients.  Don’t let the menu’s at Alligator Soul or Cotton and Rye keep you away.

And for a vegetarian breakfast, lunch, or dinner, go to B. Matthew’s Eatery.

Breakfast – Veggie Scramble.

Lunch – Black Eyed Pea Cake sandwich, Fried Green Tomato and Pimento Cheese Sandwich, or Wild Mushroom Ravioli.

Dinner – Squash Spaghetti – squash noodles, shiitake, white beans, mustard greens, cherry heirloom tomato, tossed in ancho creamed corn or Brown Rice Penne – brussels sprouts, fennel, anasazi beans, tomato, sesame-thai basil pesto.

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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What You Need To Know About St Patrick’s Day in Savannah

March 15, 2016 by Teresa Jacobson

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!  Just one block from the parade route along Forsyth Park, The Azalea Inn & Villas is the perfect choice for enjoying all of the festivities of St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah.  Here is the “need to know” about St Patrick’s Day in Savannah.

 

The Parade Route.  At the Azalea Inn & Villas, you are in the perfect spot to enjoy the parade being close enough to enjoy your very own refreshments and restroom.  Eventually you’ll want to venture out to enjoy St Patrick’s Day in Savannah so here is a map of the parade.

St Patrick's Day Parade Route 2016

St Patrick’s Day Parade Route 2016

 

The Festival Zone.  Below is a map of the festival zone for St Patrick’s Day in Savannah and here are the must know details of the festival zone and the wristbands that get you into the zone to take advantage of all the fun!

Savannah St Patrick's Day Festival Zone

Savannah St Patrick’s Day Festival Zone

 

Concert schedule on River Street.  While the parade is the main attraction, there are events for days!  Here is the concert schedule for the Bud Light Stage on River Street.

River Street Concert Schedule

River Street Concert Schedule

Now go have a blast!  You will love celebrating St Patrick’s Day in Savannah!  Our concierge is always happy to answer any questions you might have.  Always look to Azalea Inn & Villas for the best of Savannah from the BEST INN IN SAVANNAH!

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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The Best BBQ in Savannah According to Everybody

February 26, 2016 by Teresa Jacobson

If there is one thing the South is famous for, it’s our slow cooked meat. Beef, chicken, pork, smoked,pulled, and sauced, we can’t get enough. So, where is the best BBQ in Savannah according to everybody?

The end all beat all of the best of everything in the south is in Southern Living Magazine and they’ll send you to Johnny Harris Restaurant. Johnny Harris opened in 1924 with BBQ so good you can now buy their tomato-vinegar sauce in grocery stores across the US.

Johnny Harris BBQ dsauce

Johnny Harris BBQ dsauce

Garden and Gun, another southern bible of style say’s B’s Cracklin BBQ is the best.

B's Cracklin' BBQ

B’s Cracklin’ BBQ

Angels BBQ gets the local vote from Savannah Readers of Connect Magazine winning best BBQ in 2015 and is the top ranked BBQ joint by folks on Four Square.

Angel's BBQ

Angel’s BBQ

USA Today gives Sandfly BBQ the top spot and so do the readers of Savannah Magazine. With two locations, one downtown and one in Historic Sandfly, they’ve got Savannah covered.

Sandfly BBQ

Sandfly BBQ

Travelers from across the world rank Wiley’s Championship BBQ #1 on Trip Advisor. Wiley’s also gets the top nod from Explore Georgia and Huffington Post.

Wiley's Championship BBQ

Wiley’s Championship BBQ

BUT, the REAL EXPERTS from The Azalea Inn & Villas will send you to Walls BBQ. Google also ranks Walls BBQ at the top and of course we all know that Google knows everything.

Walls BBQ

Walls BBQ

And THAT is the best BBQ in Savannah according to everybody!  Always look to Azalea Inn & Villas for the best in Savannah.  The BEST INN in Savannah!

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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Early Spring Events in Savannah

February 4, 2016 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah’s St Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17th may be the city’s biggest event, but there are many events in the Spring to entertain you while on your next Savannah getaway.  Early Spring Events in Savannah feature art, music, history and fun for all.

March 4th

March 11th

Greening of the Fountain

March 12th – Two FREE, family friendly Irish Culture festivals with music, dancing, food, and fun

March 17th – March 19th

Celebrating St Patrick's Day

March 24th – April 9th

Savannah Music Festival

March 26th – April 3rd

  • The Savannah Tour of Homes and Gardens offers guests the chance to go inside some of Savannah’s most beautiful homes and admire what the families for generations have treasured.

Savannah Home & Garden Tour

April 1st

 

April 2nd – Two events fun for grown-ups and kids alike!

 

April 9th

 

April 9th & 10th 

  • Fort Pulaski commemorates the 154th anniversary of the battle for the Georgia Fort during Siege Weekend.

 

Keep in touch!  We always know where all the fun is!

Fort Pulaski Seige Weekend

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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Romance In Savannah

January 15, 2016 by Teresa Jacobson

Valentine’s Day on the horizon has you thinking about romance doesn’t it.  Savannah is the perfect romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day or anytime. We’ll make all the arrangements for the perfect date and romance in Savannah.

Rekindle The Romance at Azalea Inn

Rekindle The Romance at Azalea Inn

 

 

 

Begin with the Rekindle the Romance Package we offer at The Azalea Inn & Villas.  Luxurious accommodations with wine, chocolate covered strawberries, and a rose petal turndown set the mood for romance.

 

 

Take a private carriage ride with Carriage Tours of Savannah to roof top lounge Top Deck to watch the sunset over the Savannah River.

 

The Pink House

The Pink House

 

 

 

After the sun has gone down, take a Short stroll through historic Johnson Square to The Olde Pink House for a delicious and romantic dinner steeped in Old South nostalgia that only The Olde Pink House mansion can offer.

 

Another short walk back through Johnson Square and Ellis Square for after dinner drinks at Jazz’d where you will hear Savannah’s best jazz musicians.

 

If you’re ready to head back to the Inn, jump into a Savannah Pedicab for two under a blanket for a leisurely ride back to the Inn.

Midnight Ghost City Tour

Midnight Ghost City Tour

 

If you’re not quite ready to turn in, a Midnight Ghost Tour with Ghost Tours of Savannah is a sure fire way to have your love holding you tight as you walk through Savannah’s squares hearing tales of Savannah’s Historic District’s deaths, murders, and haunting’s.

Guaranteed romance in Savannah!  And since you won’t want the romance to end, we’ll set up a new itinerary for the next night.  Come to Azalea Inn and let us pamper you and your love silly.

 

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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Three Music Festivals In Savannah For Spring

December 31, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah has three fantastic reasons for music lovers to book now for Spring.

Savannah Music Festival – The Savannah Music Festival has been called one of the best events around the world by USA Today and The London Times.   Running from March 24 – April 9, the festival produces concerts by renowned artists in jazz, classical and a wide variety of American and international roots music in 11 intimate venues throughout Savannah’s historic district.   You can find the full line-up of shows and buy tickets now on the Savannah Music Festival website.  Here are a few artists you don’t want to miss.

Marc Broussard

Steve Riley & Mamou Playboy

Blue Highway

Pink Martini featuring China Forbes

Savannah Stopover Festival – What started as an opportunity for bands to stop and play in Savannah on their way to the prestigious SXSW Festival in Austin, TX, the Savannah Stopover Festival has become a chosen destination for regional and national bands and a must see Savannah Music Festival.  80 bands will fill small to mid-size venues across Savannah’s Historic District March 10 -12.  See the Savannah Stopover Festival website for a full list of bands.  Here are a few acts you won’t want to miss:

Future Birds

No BS Brass Band

Christopher Paul Stelling

 

Tara Feis – The week before Savannah’s legendary St Patrick’s Day celebration, the city kicks off with Tara Feis.   Tara Feis stands out starkly as the family-oriented can’t-miss Irish celebration, saluting authentic Irish heritage and music without the alcohol.  The festival for 2016 will be on Saturday, March 12th in Savannah’s Emmet Park.  One of the most beloved dance and music festivals in Savannah, the event will feature Ciaran Sheehan (Star of Phantom of the Opera) and Cathy Maguire (Star of Ireland in Song).

 

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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A Gift For You From Azalea Inn For The Holidays

December 17, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, we have a gift for you from Azalea Inn for the Holidays.  Since you can’t be with us in Savannah for the season, we wanted to share a few of our favorite holiday traditions with you.

In honor of the twelve days of Christmas, we’ve put together twelve of our favorite recipes that we make at the Inn during the holidays as our gift to you.  From our kitchen to yours, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  Eat And Be Merry!

Click here to download and print the Azalea Inn & Villas Twelve Days of Christmas Holiday Recipes.

A Gift For You From Azalea Inn For The Holidays

A Gift For You From Azalea Inn For The Holidays

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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Savannah Lights Up

November 30, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah lights up like no other southern city during the holidays.  Lights around the squares, in the gardens, one the water and in the sky.  Here are five of most beautifully lit places to be during the holidays in the hostess city of the South.

Downtown Historic District – Savannah’s historic beauty is magnified with festive decoration and lights during the holidays.  What is already a beautiful and unique stroll down cobblestone streets becomes magic among endless twinkling lights.  Saturday December 12th, enjoy the Downtown Neighborhood Association’s Holiday Tour of Homes and experience the inside of Savannah’s most beautiful private historic homes lavishly decorated for the holidays.

Photo credit Visit Savannah

Photo credit Visit Savannah

 

Lighted Christmas Parade – The holiday festivities begin on River Street on Friday December 4th with fireworks lighting up the sky over the river.  Then on Saturday December 5th, River Street will be lit from end to end with a parade of lights that will move through downtown and end in City Market.  A great family friendly event that is an annual tradition and a local favorite.

 

December Night & Holiday Lights at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens is an incredible display of lights using the garden grounds as the canvas.  From now until Christmas Eve, embark on a casual self-guided leisurely walking tour through differently themed garden areas.

 

Tours by Candlelight – Savannah lights up with a glow on December 18th & 19th Fort Pulaski commemorates the Confederate Nog party of 1861 each year during the holiday season with Candle Lantern Tours. The long-lived Savannah tradition provides night-time tours of the historic fort by candlelight and oil lamps.  The Davenport House Museum has tours by Candlelight from December 26th – 30th.  The Federal-style home glistening by candlelight welcomes visitors to experience celebrations of early 19th century Savannahians. Light refreshments, music and skilled interpreters, who show visitors through the home, are among the highlights of the presentation.

 

Stage Lights – If lights of the stage is what you’d like to see, Savannah fantastic options.  See a glitz and glitter production of Holiday Traditions at The Savannah Theater from now until Christmas.  Or join Savannah’s best local musicians at The Lucas Theater to hear your favorite holiday carols and jazz at The Lucas Theater Christmas Cabaret December 17th – 19th.

There is no better time to bask in the beauty that is Savannah than in the glow of the holiday lights!  Come see us!

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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Stay With Monet

November 11, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Monet has come to Telfair Museum in Savannah and Azalea Inn & Villas wants to show him to you with our Stay With Monet Package.

Experience world class art in Savannah’s National Historic Landmark District at Telfair Museums Jepson Center. Monet and American Impressionism highlights the work of more than 20 American artists who launched a new way of painting in response to the influence of French Impressionism. The exhibition presents four paintings by Claude Monet alongside paintings and prints by many of the leading figures of American Impressionism.  Six of the painting are major American Impressionist paintings from Telfair’s own collection.  The Azalea Inn is thrilled to share with you this incredible opportunity to see these groundbreaking works of art.

Claude Monet - Waterloo Bridge

Claude Monet – Waterloo Bridge

Are you easily impressed? No? Well, we think we can and will impress you with our Stay with Monet Package. From November 1, 2015 to January 24, 2016, book two nights at the Inn and then enjoy incredible pricing on our Stay With Monet Package that includes passes to the Monet and American Impressionism Exhibit and much, much more!

Stay With Monet Package

Stay With Monet Package

 

Package to include:

  • Freshly prepared southern gourmet breakfast for two
  • Early evening wine and hors d’oeuvres
  • Nightcap and dessert
  • Museum Passes for two ($94 value) that provide entry to the three Telfair Museums sites: Telfair Academy, Jepson Center (location of the Monet Exhibit) & the Owens-Thomas House
  • 10% off at the museum gift shop
  • A special gift for you when you arrive

 

Monet's Oat Field

Monet’s Oat Field

 

 

 

Book any two nights with us and this package price is yours for only $21!  Book now, use Promo Code:  “Monet”!

 

Visit www.Telfair.org for more information about the exhibit and all Telfair Museum sites.

 

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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Top 5 Places To Run In Savannah

October 22, 2015 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah’s Rock and Roll Marathon is right around the corner and people are running everywhere.  To help our guests get ready, we wanted to share with you our top 5 places to run in Savannah.

Forsyth Park – Less than 2 blocks from Azalea Inn, Forsyth is our #1 choice for stretching your legs.  Smack in the middle of Savannah’s Historic Districts, you won’t find a more beautiful place to soak in Savannah while you get your run in.  The 1 mile path around the park is under the shade of massive oak trees and takes you past Forsyth Parks iconic fountain and endless beautiful historic architecture.


Daffin Park
– Daffiin Park is located at the most southern end of Savannah’s Historic Districts on Victory Drive.  The park has 80 acres of fields, ponds, playgrounds, a dog park and Grayson Baseball Stadium.  There is a 1.5 mile paved trail around the entire park so you don’t miss a thing.


Lake Mayer
– 10 minutes from downtown Savannah is Lake Mayer Community Park on the edge of Historic Sandfly.  There is a 1.5 mile paved jogging trail and fitness course that wraps around the beautiful 35 acre lake.  Hit Sandfly after a run for great food and shopping.


McQueen Island Rails to Trails
– Take HWY 80 13 miles from downtown Savanna to the entrance of Fort Pulaski.  Park right outside the gate and lace up.  Enjoy 6 miles of trail along the Savannah River to the end of McQueen Island.


River Stree
t and the Stairs down to it – The stretch of River Street with shops, restaurants, and monuments is just under 1 mile and has a beautiful view of the Savannah River and Hutchinson Island on the other side.  Where you can make up for any lack of distance on your run is to tackle one of the staircases that leads you down to the river a few times.  It’s an adventure for some, you have to be careful, but they never disappoint the thighs.


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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