The Howlin Hound

My father did not decide to eat at The Howlin Hound for lunch because it was close to his office.  He didn’t choose to eat there because the food it good.  He didn’t pick this place because he wanted to show me a high school friend’s new business venture.  Nope, when I was home he…

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Okko

I am generally wary of Asian restaurants that have food from all around the continent.  They might be in the same general area of the world, but Japan and Thailand or two very different countries that highlight very different flavors in their cooking.  Beyond the prevalence of rice, these are totally different cuisines, people.  Despite…

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The Grey

By far the coolest thing about The Grey, Savannah’s hottest new restaurant, is hearing about its history from the people who lived it.  The restaurant is inside a converted Greyhound bus terminal, which the owner has modernized while maintaining the glitz of its original art deco touches.  As soon as we sat down, my father began pointing…

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Collins Quarter

I am only just realizing I never provided my write-up of Collins Quarter, which I tried out way back over Thanksgiving.  I think that’s because I was torn.  I thought the food was very good and the decor was great, but the service was pretty bad. The food: Collin’s Quarter capitalizes on the avocado toast…

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Cohen’s Retreat

My father does NOT like to eat the same thing two times in a row.  He is decidedly anti leftovers.  So I was surprised when he wanted to take me to lunch at Cohen’s Retreat my first day home when he had just had supper there two nights before.  If he is not only willing…

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5 Spot

5 Spot feels like a cross between a cafe and a regular restaurant.  To me that means it has the low key, neighborhood-y, artsy-ish feel of a café but with a more substantial menu.  There is definitely something for everyone here.  In addition to the large plates, the menu has 14 sandwiches, 8 burgers, 5…

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Ampersand

A new restaurant recently opened in Savannah which means I had to check it out on my first night back at home.  I had no doubt it would be good because Ampersand is the latest venture from Brian Torres, the man behind Form and Form II Table (check those out on your next Savannah trip…

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Sandfly BBQ

For his first visit to the South, the main mission was to introduce Albert to some of the best BBQ we have to offer.  It’s probably his favorite cuisine and I was sure Savannah could do it better than NYC.  Many Southerners are single-minded when it comes to who makes the best bar-b-que in a…

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Zunzi’s

After appearing on a Travel Channel show naming it one of the best sandwiches in America, there is always a line at Zunzi’s in Savannah for The Conquistador.  The description may not wow you (baked chicken with lettuce, tomato, and sauce on French bread) but there’s something magical that happens when the white and pink…

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a.Lure

a.Lure has been open a little over a year but I hadn’t been so Mark and Allison were anxious to show it off.  When I looked at the menu and saw lamb carpaccio served with blue cheese ice cream I understood why.  Blue cheese ice cream?  That’s the sort of thing that gets me toe-tappin’…

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