Wednesday, February 18, 2009

FOOD in Savannah!

My good friend Ana said to me yesterday after we ate sushi, "I read your favorite things list on your blog but I'd love to hear your favorite Savannah restaurants". I know most of you dont live here, just one Savannah Redtop. But I do know that many of you may vacation here or want to vacation here. Well for Ana and for the rest of you I've narrowed my favorite eats into a condensed list of 6.

#13 Garibaldi's/Bistro Savannah. These 2 restaurants are owned by the same people. They are right next door to one another. Both are pretty pricey but I get to go for special occasions. Every year I have my birthday dinner at Bistro which has the most amazing fresh bread and herbed oil for dipping. Garibaldis has more seafood and pasta. Both are amazing nice dinners.

#14 Bellas is my FAVORITE restaurant. It is the most delicious italian food I have ever eaten. Not to sound like a carb feen but their bread is fried and tastes like a donut. I recommend the Tortellini if you ever go.

Sweet Potatoes is my mom's favorite restaurant and we meet there for lunch at least once a week. They have southern food. I know people come to Savannah to go to the Lady and Sons (Paula Deen's restaurant) but it is overpriced and overrated. Sweet Potatoes is the real deal.

#16 Kasey's Grill is another favorite lunch destination. They also have a great sunday brunch and dinner too. Along with Bellas and Sweet Potatoes, Kasey's is not downtown. You have to drive about 8 miles out of downtown to the Southside to eat this gorumet food. The Prices are right, and the bread is good too!

#17 Zunzi's is my last favorite lunch destination. They are only opened for lunch, you can only eat outside and you have to get it to go. it is one of those hole in the walls that every city has. It is run by Jon and his wife Gabriella. They are the nicest couple and if they arent too busy they'll let you try what they are offering that day. Jon is from South Africa and Gabriella is from Italy. I usually get the African sweet tea and a salad with some of Gabriellas famous grilled chicken and homeade caesar dressing.

#18 Now when I want BBQ I head over to Blowin Smoke. They are the newest restaurant on my list. The atmosphere on a beautiful summer day is wonderful. you can sit outside and play cornhole while you wait on your food. I vote it the best BBQ in town, but who cares what I think.

#19 Well I lied I'm adding one more place to this list. It is more of a bar than a restaurant but they have nachos to drive all the way to Tybee for. Huca Poos Bites and Booze is a Tybee staple. It burned down a few years ago and recently reopened to be even better than it was before. This place has the feel of a frat house and the waiters are beach bums but as far as good food and entertainment this is where I live during the summers.


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San said...

Hiya from SITS! Great food recommendations - sure made my tummy growl! Haha!

Monica said...

I appreciate your love and appreciation for good resturants!! I love a good meal out. I really love cooking and home cooked meals but there is also nothing like eating a great meal at a great resturant with awesome people!! I don't mean Applebee's or Ruby Tuesday's either. I rarely crave those, but the local resturants are my fave! If I am ever in Savannah, I will definitely check out some of your faves!

{Katie Lane} said...

I want to try that Sweet Potatoes restrant. It sounds so good, and I love sweet potatoes!

blueviolet said...

I wish I lived in a place with that many interesting restaurants! Happy Saucy week!

La vie est belle! said...

Hello! I just bumped into your blog while browsing. After reading your list, I want pack my bags and visit Bellas Restaurant! I LOVE Italian food, and I'm always on the lookout for good Italian Restaurants. :)

MM said...

Yum...they all sounds delicious! The next time I make it to Savannah I will be sure to check out atleast one of these spots! We have a Garibaldi's in Charleston (and in Columbia)...I wonder if they are the same?

Librarian or Teacher said...

I found your blog on SITS and I love it. Very cute and I love your writing.

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Grand Pooba said...

Now if I could only get out there so I can experience them for myself!


i looove savannah! my fav place in all of georgia :)

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