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Eloping in Savannah – Ditch the Big Wedding Already!

January 22, 2013 by Teresa Jacobson

elopingIf you want to elope while retaining some of the elements in a traditional wedding, eloping in Savannah is the perfect choice for YOU and your betrothed.

  • You want the charm, the romance, the WEDDING CAKE!
  • You want the preparation, the primping, the PICTURES!
  • You want the the ring, the romance and the ROSES!

What you DO NOT want is the planning, the stress OR 150 of your fiance’s mother’s closest friends. Boy oh boy are you lucky you found this story!

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Savannah Soul Food Showdown Event

February 18, 2011 by Teresa Jacobson

Well FED Magazine and Black History Month seek out best Soul Food Restaurant in Savannah

Seeking Best Soul Food Restaurant in Savannah

Did you hear about the Soul Food Showdown in honor of Black History Month?  I can’t believed I just learned about a FOOD event only days before it winds up.  Well FED Magazine is the sponsor and the event is easy to join.  Simply eat at one of the following locations, then vote for your favorite restaurant, either in person (at your fav spot), via email (showdown@wellfedsavannah.com) or on Facebook.  Cast your vote and you might be the recipient of a gift certificate to the winning restaurant. 

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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 Sugar Daddy

January 26, 2011 by

No, I’m not talking about a rich old man taking care of Savannah; I’m talking about Sugar Daddy’s, a chic restaurant on Jefferson near Broughton:

Kolin (Azalea’s tasty chef, as well as [did I mention?] my husband) and I decided to check Sugar Daddy’s out the other night.  I dig the look and feel of the place with local art on the walls and familiar jazz coming from the speakers.  As a lover of all things bubbly, I jumped on the inexpensive champagne flight:

Yes, please! Can I have 6 more?!

I enjoyed it:

(maybe a little too much?)

…and Kolin did as well:

He’s a bit more classy than I am when it comes to the bubbly.

We started with bread and cheese, as well as the Ciabatta Margherita:

So far, so delicious.

For our main courses, Kolin chose the special that night, sun-dried tomato pesto-topped Marlin with asparagus and mashed sweet potatoes:

And I went with the Duck Confit Panini and mini side salad:

While the meal started with a tasty bang, the main courses left us a bit disappointed as they were both overcooked.  Thankfully, there’s always room for cheescake:

Mmmmmm.

So, what’s my advice for you, avid Savannah tourist?  Definitely make a stop at Sugar Daddy’s for drinks, appetizers, and dessert to spice up a week night.

Wine and Food: A Perfect Pairing

August 24, 2010 by Teresa Jacobson

Three months ago we began a series of monthly wine and food pairings mostly so we could support our habit – an addictive love of great wine and food paired with the company of friends, old and new!  On the third Saturday of every month until we have satiated our need, we invite you, our guest, to join us for our pre-dinner “teaser” of perfectly paired wine and foods.  

The party starts at 6:00 p.m. and for the next hour and a half our guest speaker will share a vast knowledge of the wines, regions, and varietals.  Hopefully, our culinary talents will provide you a marriage of wine and foods that will open up possibilities for you. 

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