Random Foodie Ruminations

I pick my daughter up from school the other day and suddenly I am reminded.  “My goodness, there are 30 something days left in the school year.”  Yes, summer is a couple of speed bumps away.  We hope you are working on that beach bod. Either at the gym or at the chicken wing spot.  A few things to consider as we sail along…..


**I’m excited to report that Chiriya’s Thai Cuisine has now reopened on Victory Drive.  Many have thought this was the best Thai in the area so their reopening is welcome news.


**The group that owns Rancho Alegre Cuban Restaurant is now trying it’s hand at Italian.  Oliva Restaurant & Bar is doing its soft opening this week and will be open soon to the public.  They are taking the spot on Whitaker previously occupied by Screamin’ Mimi’s.  Look for an Eat Squad review in the very near future.


**Public Kitchen and Bar at Bull and Broughton (picture above) has just rolled out their Summer Menu.  Looking forward to trying it.


**Blowin’ Smoke Cantina is now open on Habersham Street. At the old SOL location.  $3 tacos and creative brews.  Me thinks this could become a favorite in town.


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**The Ladies of Lulu’s Chocolate Bar are getting into the wedding cake business.  It all just kinda sorta fell into their laps.  More on “Lulu Cakes” coming soon.


**More for the Sweet Tooth.   The boys of FORM (also on Habersham) are looking to move on up.  Plans are in the works for them to become part of something much much bigger by the Fall.


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**Work continues at Liberty and Tattnall for the new Savannah Coffee Roasters location.  Plans are being finalized.  Fingers are crossed for a September opening.


**Meanwhile, work also continues at Chive Sea Bar and Lounge at the corner of Broughton at Bull.  Brought to you by the same people who own Ele and TangerineOur sneak peek inside can be read here.


**A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of enjoying the Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival It is truly a great time.  Plans have already been made to adjust it for next year.  Dates have been set if you’d like to plan for it ahead of time.  Yes, a 10 month in advance save the date.  Sue me.  ha ha ha


**Headed to the beach?  Stop at Gerald’s Pig and Shrimp.  Some of the best in town.  Seriously.


Corona Cans**Speaking of the beach, in case you missed it a while back, Corona is now available in cans.  Sam Adams coming this summer.  Be still my beating heart.


**Congratulations to Joe’s Homemade for winning Small Business of the Year with the Small Business Chamber.  Well deserved.


**Yes, I am kind of burying this in a blog, but there is big news coming from Eat It and Like It.  All I can share for now is “bring your empty bellies to 4th of July Festival in Savannah”  More on that very very soon.


Eat It and Like It launched in Savannah, Georgia with television personality Jesse Blanco as the host. His passion for food and travel has made Eat It and Like It a two-time EMMY nominated program about contemporary and traditional Southern food.