Running off at the keyboard while enjoying what appears to be the start of spring this week.
*The highly anticipated opening of El Coyote, the Mexican concept going into the space formerly occupied by The Florence on Victory Drive, will officially open on February 21st at 5pm. The Wyld Oyster Bar will be upstairs, but won’t open for a couple of months yet. Read more about all of it here.
*Meanwhile, across town at 9 Drayton Street, The Fitzroy is set to open March 1st. Owner Anthony Debreceny (The Collins Quarter and The Deck) says construction is pretty much done. Inspections remain. It will be a beautiful space. The Deck on Tybee Island will also re-open for the season on March 1st.
*Have yet to hear a single syllable other than “amazing” coming from anyone who has visited Husk. I had one quick visit mid-May and can say same.
*Had lunch at Mrs. Wilkes dining room on opening day February 5th. Same as it ever was. So good. So charming. I’ll be writing a little more about them this next week.
*New episode of Eat It and Like It with Jesse Blanco on Sunday. The focus is Hilton Head Island’s seafood scene. It’s darn good. Join us Sunday morning, 7:30am on WSAV-TV
*We’ve got an upcoming episode (in April) on the chicken wing in the hopper. We have a pretty good idea of where we are going with this one, but if you have a chicken wing that we absolutely MUST try, we are all ears at email@example.com
*A quick thank you to Bluffton’s Bon Appetit club for the invite to come and speak to them. Over 200 of you showed up and couldn’t be any more thankful for your support.
*Speaking of support, if you missed the candles last week, Eat It and Like It turned 7 years young last weekend. We celebrated with pizza. Thank you for making us Savannah and Hilton Head Island’s voice of food.
*Speaking of pizza, did you miss our episode a few weeks ago about three great ones in the area? Click here to read more.
*Our newsletter resumed two weeks ago. To this point, it has been twice a month. It is about a bump up to weekly e-blast. There’s just too much going on with our food scene in the area not to. Stay in the loop. Sign up here.
*The smoked chicken salad sandwich at East End Provisions on Broughton Street is crazy good. Try it.
*The 2018 Eat It and Like It Foodie Awards are coming. Official announcement very soon. Savannah’s true “Best of” party will be held in May.
*Need some last minute tips for Valentine’s Day? Click here.
*The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival is becoming one of the best events in the region. It’s coming February 19-25th. Find more information here.
*Savtakeout.com is a new delivery service. Every time I look they are adding restaurants to their listing. They are up to 15 and doing very well. Keep them in mind the next time you’d like something delivered to your front door.
*Savannah Stopover Festival. They Grey, East End Provisions and a few other restaurants downtown will be hosting shows. Click here for a full line up.
*Have you given our podcast a listen yet? Shuck It! is a series of conversations with the people making food news in our area. Click here for a full list of episodes.
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