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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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Weekend in Savannah

A few years ago Michele and I went to Charleston, South Carolina and had a wonderful time. When we told friends how much we had enjoyed it, they all said the same thing. “If you liked Charleston you will love Savannah.” So we decided to go.

The weather forecast was for occasional  showers and thunderstorms, but with the temperature in the high 70’s low 80’s, off we went.

“Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil” — The Mercer Williams House

Madison Square

It was drizzling the day we arrived but it did not stop us from walking around this city filled with beautiful old houses and wonderful squares. One of the most famous houses is the one featured in the book and movie, “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”  It is now a museum that you can visit.

When we were in Charleston we went to restaurant Husk, which we enjoyed. There is another Husk in Savannah and we just had to go.

Michele had pimento cheese with housemade benne wafers and pickled vegetables.  I had chicken wings.

We ordered the corn bread, which was flavored with bacon.

Michele had shrimp and grits which came with a creamy pimento sauce and a poached egg in the center.

I had catfish  fried  in  a crispy  cornmeal  crust.

Sancerre 2017 “Les Griottes” Domaine Gueneau Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc fermented it temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. This is an easy to drink wine with hints of hints of  herbs, grass and citrus fruits. It went very well with the food.

Michele made reservations at The Grey for the last night we would be in Savannah and she saw they also had another casual restaurant called Grey Market that would be good for lunch.  The  restaurant  and  its  chef  are  currently  featured  in  a Netflix  show.  

Michele had a spicy lamb wrap on roti bread. 

I had a soft shell crab sandwich and a local  beer on tap

That night we went to   Elizabeth on 37th. This as a more formal restaurant in an old mansion with a lovely garden.

Michele had a salad with  bacon  and   bleu  cheese  dressing.

I had roasted oysters

We both had softshell crabs. Yes, softshell crabs, I really like them.  These  were  very  plump  and served  on  a crispy  vegetable  slaw.

Roussanne 2016 Yves Cuilleron a Chavanay  made  from  100%  Roussanne sourced from vineyards in Chavanay and in Saint-Michel-sur-Rhône, essentially granite-infused soils. A large majority of the vineyards are set on terraces which makes most mechanization difficult, if not impossible. Thus, much of the vineyard work continues to be done by hand. To control yields, Cuilleron does extensive debudding and, when necessary, practices a green harvest.
The fermentations (alcoholic and malolactic) are done in stainless steel with native yeast. Then, the wine is racked into a mix of barrels and stainless steel tanks for a six-month élevage before bottling. This wine is in constant contact with the lees during élevage with regular bâtonnage. The wine is lightly filtered before bottling. 

The next afternoon we stopped at Leopold’s, a famous ice cream shop and cafe.  We had tried to go on Saturday but the line was very long. On Monday afternoon, we walked right in. Michele had a rum raisin and caramel swirl cone and really enjoyed it.  I opted for vanilla chocolate chip.

Next time–Cotton and Rye, Pink and Grey.



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