Random Foodie Ruminations

**Cinco de Mayo on Kentucky Derby day?  Do you think they’ll switch out Mint Juleps for Margaritas?

**After about 6 months of trying and hoping our schedules could align, we finally got Paula Deen to appear on Eat It and Like It with us.  It’s the “Farm to Table” episode that also features Bethesda Academy and Forsyth Farmers market.  Set your DVRs now.  Sunday 10am on WJCL-TV.

**Speaking of the Deen clan, by happenstance, this week we also were featured in the May/June issue of Savannah Magazine.  It’s a ‘food’ issue featuring all kinds of things you may or may not have know about food and foodies in our area.  I was invited along with my daughter, Alexandra, to join Jamie Deen and his lovely wife, Brooke, and their family at Lady and Sons recently to talk about our great city’s culinary scene and how we handle eating out with our children.  It was a great time and a good read.  Check it out here.

**We’ve begun our re-run season on SGTV (Comcast Channel 8 in Savannah).  Season 2 Episode 1 “Weddings” is already on the air.  Check your listings for that.  The entire season will be there eventually over the summer.  Hope you tune in regularly.

**The Kitchen Sink at Starland Café.  It’s a salad.  Put it on your must try list.  Seriously.  With or without chicken.  You will Eat It and Like It.

**Sage is now open on Whitaker street (Right across from Circa 1875) and doing great things.  Owned by the same man who was GM at Garibaldi for years and years. He knows what he is doing.  I’ve had a few dishes.  Wonderful and I am hearing nothing but wonderful feedback.

**There are a zillion places to dine in Atlanta.  I’m just sharing one because my meal there recently was eye rolling good.  BLT Steak in the W Hotel Downtown Atlanta.  Fresh popovers at your table?  So hot you had to wait a few to drop a dollop of butter on them and watch them melt.  Incredible.  I had gorgonzola grits with a dollop of salsa on it (yes, like Mexican salsa).  It was one of those light bulb moments where I said to myself “Can I enjoy being a foodie any more than this?”

**Want to eat at great restaurants around town here in Savannah all in one night?  We have an answer.  Eat It and Like It is starting a tour. Once a month on Sunday nights.  Some of the places already committed to providing our guests with incredible foodie experiences are Noble Fare, The Olde Pink House, ANDAZ, FORM and more.  Check back to Eat It and Like It.com for details.

**We have a few more shows left in this season.  Some great fun. Man Caves, Ice Cream and the Beach.  Who has Tybee Island’s Best Shrimp?   Stay tuned.  It’s coming.

Thanks for stopping by.

See you on TV.

Jesse

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.