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Restaurant Savings Card?

I have a friend moving to Atlanta for a year fellowship. Are there any discount cards for fine dining in Atlanta like is offered by

Jun 03, 2011
LisaBiBi in Atlanta

Savannah chowhounds--send me to your faves

Love's is a Savannah institution. While not technically in Savannah, it is right on the Ogeechee and is where portions of Forest Gump were filmed. The food has seen better days, but if you are looking for fresh fried seafood and local Savannah Red Rice, it's a nice place to eat. Leave the kids at home and sit down by the water.

Thanksgiving leftovers? What's your fave?

In our house we look forward to the Saturday after Thanksgiving just as much as Thanksgiving Day! For years, we invite friends over to watch college football and eat Left Over Turkey Gumbo. It is a satisfying and delicious way to use up all the leftovers. So much so, that I usually cook a turkey that is twice as big as we need.

Turkey Gumbo

1 gallon Turkey stock - made from the picked carcass.
1/2 c Left over turkey drippings
1 c flour
1 large onion, diced
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
2 celery hearts, diced
3 large cloves garlic, minced
2 lbs smoked sausage or spicy andoille, sliced thin
3 cups (or more) leftover turkey
dash of hot sauce
1 T worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper

Make a dark roux with the turkey drippings and the flour. Add onions, pepper, parsley and celery, stirring continuously and cooking until starting to brown. Add a ladle full of stock and stir to form a paste. Add garlic and cook 1 minute. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Add sausage and turkey and stir to combine. Cook for about 2 minutes. Season with hot sauce, Worcestershir and a small amount of salt and pepper. Add remaining stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 3 hours, stirring occassionally. Serve with white rice and file powder.

This is a version of an original recipe by Justin Wilson - in his Homegrown Louisiana Cookin Book.

Nov 21, 2008
LisaBiBi in Home Cooking

Restaurants in and around Amelia Island

If you are looking for good, authentic Italian food, Pompeo's is the place to go. We live in Savannah and visit Amelia several times a year. Our visits would not be the same without dinner (or lunch) at Pompeo's. Mario is the owner and he makes all the pasta by hand. On the weekend he has a housemade caprese salad - where he makes the cheese by hand in new sweatsocks. The best cheese you will find in America. Try the mixed grill or the Zuppe di Pesce on the weekends. He is a rockstar!

Jun 13, 2008
LisaBiBi in Florida

New to Savannah: Looking for good NON-chain places

I can ditto on the Cha Bella post. I have been twice. Once, under the old owner and it was bad. They ran out of almost everything and the service was awful. The new owner has really turned the place around. The food is excellent, service great!

Jun 13, 2008
LisaBiBi in Southeast

New to Savannah: Looking for good NON-chain places

I live right outside Savannah and we love to find the new and offbeat places. Right now, my absolute favorite spot is Tangerine on the Southside. It is in a strip mall accross from Outback. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but it has a great atmosphere on the inside and the best Thai inspired food around. You have to check out the sushi. It is really creative and the food is downright delicious.

Jun 13, 2008
LisaBiBi in Southeast