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Savannah after-action report

Merritt | Sep 13, 2002 03:34 PM

Well, I certaily appreciated everyone's comments! I think the best food I ate was at Bistro Savannah. We did go to Elizabeth's and the service was impeccable! I spilled a glass of Bollinger trying to move our corner table slightly so I could get up and go to the restroom---I was much chagrined, because it was the last glass in the bottle. When I returned to my seat, there was a new glass, filled to the brim! Gotta love the bottomless Bollinger glass.

The food I honestly didn't care for. Much of this was due to my own personal bias against sweet food in a main course. I do not enjoy the fruit-on-meat trend, and most of the side dishes at Elizabeth's were sweet as well. I had pork tenderloin with gorgonzola sauce, which while good, was not up to the caliber of the service. I am very glad I went, and we had a terrific evening.

The bartender at Venus de Milo (GREAT bar) told us that since Elizabeth Terry sold the place, the food had taken a different direction.

I was not too crazy about the Riverwalk, except for the go-cups! Lady and Sons was closed for the week, as were several other restaurants we wanted to try. I rather respect a town that goes on vacation, but it was frustrating that 2/3 of all the stores and restaurants we wanted to visit were closed.

Churchill's Pub and Venus de Milo were our favorite bars, and we highly recommend the SavannahFest Ale brewed by Moon River on Bay Street. My husband actually liked it better than Bass (and this is a guy who suggested I dye my hair red to match the color of Bass in the sunlight!).

We stayed at the Presidents Quarters---a beautiful inn. The amenities were a little sketchy though---we never actually got the turn-down service promised at check in until the last night, and I think that's just because the general manager was back in town. Also, breakfast was only so-so, and the wine reception in the evenings was rather paltry.

We really enjoyed Savannah, despite its well-chronicled quirks.

Cheers.

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