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Savannah Restaurant Week: Chart House

February 3, 2011 by

This week in Savannah is known as Oglethorpe’s Feast, more commonly called Restaurant Week. 

 

From January 28th through February 6th (I know, that’s 10 days, but we’re not known for our math skills), 11 upscale restaurants are offering a 3-course meal for only $30! 

While we try to stay away from chain restaurants, Kolin and I decided to try the Chart House during this Feast.  This place was so fancy, they even put our name on the menu (I apologize for the quality of the pictures; I only had my cell phone)! 

"THE SAVANNAH CHART HOUSE WELCOMES THE PODELL PARTY"

 

We started with bread and butter along with some tasty appetizers: 

Fried Green Tomatoes

 

I am a HUGE fan of fried green tomatoes and hadn’t had a bad one in Savannah…but these fried green tomatoes had way too much going on to be enjoyable; the taste of cilantro overpowered the tomato. 

Caesar Salad

 

The ceasar salad was smothered in homemade dressing and tasted delicious. 

Clam Chowder

 

The clam chowder went down smooth with its creamy texture and light flavors. 

Then it was time for the entrees: 

Short Ribs

 

Kolin ordered the spare ribs with mashed potatoes.  The ribs were cooked perfectly with a tasty Cabernet demi.  The potatoes, however, were dry and lacked flavor. 

Hemingway Snapper

 

I chose the parmesan-crusted Hemingway snapper, topped with jumbo lump crab meat and drizzled in lemon shallot butter.  Seem like a mouthful?  It was.  The flavors were to rich to enjoy, but the rice that came on the side was fantastic. 

Dessert finished off the meal: 

Pecan Pie

 

Kol enjoyed the Southern classic pecan pie while I chose the rich mud pie: 

Mud Pie

 

The meal had its ups-and-downs and taught us to stick to our guns when it came to only eating at local restaurants.

Savannah’s Own Lady Chablis

January 24, 2011 by

If you’re familiar with Savannah, you’re familiar with the book and/or movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: the story of Jim Williams weaved with love, lust, and murder in our historic city. In the thick of MGGE is The Lady Chablis Deveau, a woman with a filthy mouth and a secret truth. We recently got to meet The Lady:

She was very sweet, despite her on-stage persona.

…and get a brief taste of the shows she puts on at Club One monthly:

Doing her thang!

Singing.

Working the crowd.

Collecting tips.

While The Lady is only there once or twice a month, Club One has multiple drag shows weekly: 11:30 pm Thursdays, and 10:30 pm and 12:30 am Fridays and Saturdays.

And if you missed The Lady while she was in town on the 22nd, don’t fret, she’ll return: February 19th, March 12th and 17th (for St. Patty’s Day, of course), April 9th and 30th, May 21st, June 25th, July 23rd, August 13th, September 9th, October 8th, November 5th and 26th, and December 17th.  All dates (except September 9th), she’ll have shows at 8 and 10:30 pm.

And if you can’t catch any of her shows, “two tears in a bucket…”

Live Wire Music Hall presents Frontier Ruckus January 22, 2011

January 22, 2011 by Teresa Jacobson

Frontier Ruckus is an indy-folk-rock band that sounds like The Avett Brothers meet Neil Young with a female background vocalist.

www.wagatailpresents.com for more information and to secure tickets.

Wall Street Journal Recommends Savannah in January!

January 19, 2011 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Historic lodging, B&BWhen is the best time to be in Savannah?  Well, it depends, but the Wall Street Journal  says see Savannah in January.  A featured article on Savannah, entitled “Southern Revival”,  held a delicious quote: “Savannah is still…Savannah, only with more facial scruff, less blue hair wash. January’s a pleasant time to get to know her, little black dress with biker boots and all.’  It immediately brings to mind the funky lively spirit that the students of SCAD bring to the city, as well as the free-spirited nature of all her transplants (of which I am one).  Were I a few years younger, I would dare to wear biker boots with anything chic and feel perfectly comfortable in our vibrant downtown night scene.   

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Romantic Escape, Savannah GA, a Travel and Leisure Top Spot

November 17, 2010 by Teresa Jacobson

Travel and Leisure Magazine has just published a list of America’s Favorite Cities with Savannah taking top spot as the Best Place for a Fall Destination!  But did you know we came second to only Honolulu as best place for a Romantic Escape?  It was no surprise we beat out Charleston in this category.  Don’t get me wrong, Charleston has a been a favorite destination for a long time, but finally, what we all know and love about Savannah is on a list to include (but not limited to):

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Wine and Food Pairing a HIT!

June 29, 2010 by Teresa Jacobson

See what you missed and sign up for July…

June 19, 2010  A wine and food pairing appropriately entitled “Do Blondes Have More Fun?”

Maso Canali Pinot Grigio
An Estate Bottled, Single Vineyard wine from Trentino, Italy. 7% of the grapes are dried on racks for several months, then the concentrated juice is blended back in with the rest for added depth and character. ($15)
Surprisingly: Onion rings and dipping sauces

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