We discussed for quite a while who exactly we’d feature in a sustainable seafood episode of Eat It an Like It. Reality is, the possibilities are endless. Ultimately, it’s a 30 minute show. How do you touch all the bases on such a broad subject. The documentary we discussed Shifting Baselines is well over an hour long and its producers tell me they left a lot of material they wanted to use on the edit room floor.
Ultimately, if you love seafood, there is a way to do it right. Educate yourself. Ask questions and develop relationships with your local fish monger. That doesn’t mean it has to be the local seafood shop, although that is helpful. Don’t be afraid to ask questions at the higher end grocery stores as well. Just remember, those spots are definitely going to cost you more.
A quick recap of who we featured in the order they appeared:
Jason Piccolo is, as we mentioned, a part time film maker. He’s also obsessed with the art of the beer. His tap room and retail shop is on Bull Street in Savannah’s Victorian District. About a block South of Forsyth Park. The best part about what Jason offers besides endless knowledge of the beers he sells, is the ability to sample. He has 7 or 8 taps that he can offer 1 ounce samples of. He’s hoping for approval from the city to begin selling full pints in November.
Beach House at Sea Pines Plantation
If you are at all familiar with Hilton Head Island, then you know Sea Pines Plantation. Down at the Southern end of the island it is a beautiful part of the island with lots of shopping and places to Eat It and Like It. We chose the Beach House in part because the Executive Chef Matt Roher who oversees the entire operation is very knowledgable when it comes to sustainable product and the scene at the Beach House is tough to beat not only on the island, but anywhere in the region, frankly. It’s beautiful and very much open to the public.
I get asked about great seafood spots in Savannah all of the time. Here are our suggested spots all over the city. One of them is Tybee Island Fish Camp. Kurtis Schumm and his wife Sarah also own and operate the very popular Tybee Island Social Club. Fish Camp is not fine dining. It is fine food. The dishes they put together are done with care, they are done well. It’s a great little setting in a tiny cottage out on the island. Everything you’d expect a Fish Camp type set up to be. Best part for them besides great food, the knowledge the staff can offer you about what you are eating. Interested in seafood, this is a must for you in Savannah.
Missed the episode, it will be posted on line by Sunday night.
Thanks to those that joined us!
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