Spring

When I looked at the menu for Spring, I began to regret allowing Shawn to take the lead in setting up our pre-Yom Kippur fast meal.  Pretty much everything on the menu was tagged as either vegan or gluten free…and in some cases, both.  I don’t usually actively do “healthy” food.  I think of eating healthy…

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Rathbones

In all the times I had been to Rathbones, it was only ever for drinks.  I actually always wondered who would possibly ever eat there – the food can’t be that good.  This is a place where softball teams gather after a game and fans go to watch sports on the many tvs.  It’s neighborhoody,…

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22 Square

A few years ago, Savannah started doing restaurant week and, more than anything, it motivates my parents to get out of the house and spend a night out, dining at a fun place.  Since restaurant week was happening while I was home, I got to crash their date night.  When it came to choosing from…

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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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Isabella’s

When we made plans with friends for a Monday night supper, they suggested their neighborhood since we rarely go there and restaurant week as a way to up the ante without throwing out too much money…and then we all ordered off the regular menu instead of the restaurant week one.  Best laid plans, right? Isabella’s…

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Hill and Bay

I was so excited when I saw the Hill and Bay construction in my neighborhood.  I was so not excited when it looked like it would be a little overpriced.  It looked cute but not cute enough to warrant what looked to be a very limited and slightly overpriced menu.  I mean, as much as…

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Union Square Pavilion

When my Mom visits we like to just…walk.  We don’t usually make a strict plan ahead of time and we stop whenever we see something interesting, whether that’s a restaurant or boutique.  On the first day of her vistit we made “village” our general destination.  We didn’t even specify East or West so we started…

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Chicken, Bacon, Avocado, & Roasted Asparagus Salad

This recipe for chicken bacon avocado salad jumped out at me as a great salad-as-a-meal option.  The addition of asparagus makes it feel even heartier so you essentially feel like you’re eating a full meal in one bowl rather than spread out in different sections on a plate.  I mean, separating your meal’s components is…

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