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Veterans Day Reception: Thank You to our Restaurants

November 13, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

Veterans enjoying the reception and the company!

Our third annual Veterans Day Reception was held on Sunday, November 11, 2012 and exceptionally well attended by over 35 active duty and retired veterans plus families. One special veteran was the 92-year-old grandfather of Laci Leoci, of Leoci’s Trattoria – he was truly the center of attention as veterans of all ages shook his hand and thanked him for his contribution to our Country.

The kitchen at Azalea Inn and Gardens was the staging ground and “bar” for the evenings repast and the on again off again sprinkles did little to dampen the spirits or the appetites of these wonderful men and women. Quiet murmurs of appreciation were heard throughout the house as they dined on an enormous spread of foods from some of our most favorite restaurants. We take this time to say “Thank You” to our restaurant partners:

Alligator Soul’s Cajun Meatloaf was the favorite of one vet whose wife declined to make him lunch before arriving… he had begged her to make him some meatloaf!

Leoci’s Trattoria provided Charcuterie and Cheese platters which were devoured quickly and these gracious hosts quickly came over with more platters.

Cha Bella contributed a mouthwatering seasoned Chicken Breasts, Mac-n-Cheese and Green Beans, and the youngest in the crowd declared the mac-n-cheese the best ever!

Pirates House pulled pork and collard Spring Rolls and dipping sauce were quick to go.

Sage made a delicous Planked Salmon, Bruchetta and herbed cream cheese with homemade crostini.

Crystal Beer Parlor shared their famous Crab Dip and homemade crostinie.

Gigi’s Cupcakes contributed 40 mini-cupcakes which were, as expected, quickly devoured.

Lulu’s Chocolate Bar also added to the dessert display with chocolate covered strawberries – Yum!

Azalea Inn and Gardens made Sweet Ricotta Cheese with Fresh Fruit Blintzes.

Wine, sodas and water were all supplied by the four Savannah Inns, Azalea Inn and Gardens, Green Palm Inn, Zeigler House Inn and Dresser Palmer House.


Best Savannah Events and Things To Do

October 30, 2011 by Teresa Jacobson

Savannah Things to Do

Evening Arts on the River

Your innkeeper is the door to the best Savannah events and things to do both inside and outside the Hisitoric District.  The staff at Azalea Inn & Gardens are pretty serious about the recommendations we make whether its where to dine or where to fish, what’s the best house tours and scariest ghost haunts, and what will it be: trolley ride or scooter rental?  We don’t have a laundry list tucked under the front desk – we have experiences and memories and passion.   Ask the innkeeper where to eat and she can easily waltz you through the plethora of fine dining experiences each with its own ambience, point out the hands-down favorites for BBQ or burgers, seafood or steaks, and even the best hidden dining spots for the romantic evening of your dreams.  Ask us – make us show off for you!

Fine Dining mixed with Romance your thing?  Ask us to book you for the wine cellar dining experience or perhaps you would prefer to dine in an old  bank vault.  Tired of the same old tourist trap lunch places: have you thought about a delightful mix of international cuisines reflecting the very different cultural backgrounds of the proprietors – we have the answer!  Best Burgers and Beer – now that’s a difficult choice cause we have two favs – one in a turn of the century rehabbed old beer joint while the other features local crops and grassfed beef and homemade ketchup!  Yum.  Okay, I am getting hungry so let’s change the subject.

Is there a music scene in Savannah (Are you kidding!)  Are they any famous houses to tour in Savannah? Will the trolley come to the inn to pick me up – (you betcha!)  I’d rather take a walking tour – what do you recommend? (Give us a minute to narrow down your interests and we will choose the best group or private tour available).  Where’s Bonaventure Cemetary and can I walk there?  Where is Forrest Gump’s bench (not where you expect it).  Is the Bird Girl Statue in a museum?  Are you a Civil War afficionado or is your thing the Revolutionary War? Challenge us to create an intinerary just for you!

Shopping – of every genre imaginable.  Want a pair of custom designed shoe – the owner has four pair – which  means they are very reasonable. Want to meet the Women of Whittaker Street in the Designer District? We know the who, what and where.

Indulge yourself, spend one night or spend several.  Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah Historic Inn, is the place with all the answers – check us out!