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Wine and Beer Tastings: Tuesdays with Tim Returns in November

October 16, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson

Tuesdays with Tim Returns

There is nothing we love more than attending wine and beer tasting with Tim Rutherford though admittedly reading his food blog,, is nearly (but not quite) as good.  What we had come to miss though was a weekly ritual of small plate and beverage pairings  – and happily for us – and all of you – “Tuesdays with Tim” returns in November!

Mr. Rutherford has been on the food scene of Savannah for over six years passionately seeking out the new, the unique, the comfortable, the sublime, sharing his finds with over 3000 subscribers a week! He is a cooking class demonstrator, an entertaining and informative after-dinner speaker, and at the drop of an email is available to help with your next wine pairing dinner or reception.

Tim’s return to Tuesdays is eagerly anticipated and we invite you to join us in welcoming Tim back in early November. More details are to follow but the first tasting will be at the back bar at Taco Abajo from 5:30-7 p.m. where Tim will host the sampling of three or four winter seasonal beers with a small plate of light bites.

Azalea Inn and Gardens, a Savannah GA bed and breakfast inn, invites you to reserve your room today and begin enjoying the best food experiences in our city, which Travel + Leisure Magazine acclaimed as a “World’s Best City” in July 2011.


Tune Up Your Tuesday with Tacos!

July 14, 2012 by

Taco Abajo, a local eatery in Savannah, GA, is the place to be most any day or night of the week. Fresh local meats and produce are used in all of their pocket-friendly entrees which range from $3 to $8. The authentic cuisine is simple with robust flavor and has an attitude that says it has been cooked fresh and fast for you whether on your lunch break or during a nightly bar crawl.

Taco Tuesdays draw in a big crowd offering a 2 for 1 deal. To wash all that fresh goodness down in this July heat, how about ordering one of their $2 margaritas?!? Heck, at that price, as long as there isnt work to be done, order 2, 3, or 4!

Catch local music here during the later part of the week and hang out in their game room…playing pool is free on Sundays and with a killer brunch menu you won’t find a cooler place to spend a lazy Savannah day!

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Savannah Street Food

July 6, 2012 by Teresa Jacobson


Love Savannah Street Food at Fire!

What exactly is street food? And where do you find it in Savannah? Street food is a concept familiar to world travelers who seek a local flavor during their travels to regions such as Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is similar to our fast food joints with the exception that these are mobile restaurants, not fixed buildings and the food is local, seasonal and generally very fresh (though you may feel some concern regarding the safety of said food in foreign countries). In Savannah there are exceedingly few food street vendors to be found except during festivals, but there is a grass-roots campaign that hopes to change that.  In the meantime, there are a few restaurants with “street food” flair! My three favorite “Street Food” restaurants are Fire, Taco Abajo and the Subdogs Hot Doggery. Today let’s talk about Fire.  Located at 13 E. Perry Lane with weekend hours from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., it is perfectly situated for Theatre goers as well as late night revelers but caters to the downtown weekday lunch crowd with ease. Order from the counter, grab a seat in the trendy tangerine and aqua space and though certainly not fast, the food arrives within a very reasonable “got to get back to work” time.

Jake and I stopped in on one of those rare Friday’s when he returns from a week on the road at a decent time. I had a bowl of Gang Dang Gai, a curry based of chicken, rice and vegetables that was so deliciously comforting that I allowed Jake but a single bite. He ordered the fried fish sandwich which he declined to share, but that’s okay, I was comfortably full with my Gang. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch and would definitely return.

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