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Cotton and Rye, The Old Pink House and The Gray

There were thee restaurants in Savannah that Michele really wanted to try for dinner. They are all very popular but we managed to get reservations.

Cotton and Rye is located outside of the historical center of Savannah.

I had shrimp and grits and it was really  good.

Michele had BBQ lamb ribs

Once again I had fried soft-shell crab.

With my meal, I had a beer

As a side I had Broccolini,  vegetable  that  looks  like  skinny  broccoli,  but  is actually  related  to  asparagus.

Michele has fried chicken thighs with mac and cheese.  The  chicken was crispy and  juicy and the mac and cheese was creamy with a golden crust.

The Old Pink House Restaurant & Tavern had a fire in December and had just reopened the week we were in town. This is a Savannah institution and Michele really wanted to go here. They were only open for dinner at 5:00 and were not taking reservations. We passed by in the morning and were given a tour of the restaurant and liked the setting. We were told to come at 4:45 and we would get a table.  We  had  a drink  in  the  bar  and  were  seated  at 5:30

I had pork sliders  to  start.

Michele had a shrimp cocktail

We both had hamburgers.

Bourgogne 2014 Jean-Luc Joillot made from 100% Pinot Noir

The night before we left we went to The Grey. Michele had seen a program on Netflix about the restaurant and the chef, Mashama Bailey.  She and her partners opened the restaurant in an Art Deco Greyhound Bus terminal  across  from  the  courthouse  in  historic  downtown  Savannah.

They sent out seasoned popcorn which was very tasty

I started with a fennel, anchovy and Parmigiano Reggiano salad.

Michele had the  foie  gras  terrine  with  orange  zestwhich  came  with  delicious  toasted milk bread.


We both had the soft-shell crabs.  Yes, again!  We loved the food, the atmosphere — in fact everything about this place.  No wonder it is so popular.

Savannah is a wonderful food town and we had a very good time going to the museums, historical houses and the restaurants. The temperature was in the high 70’s for the time were were there.


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