Six Pence Pub, Savannah, GA


YUMS!

If your looking for some good food downtown Savannah, Georgia, I highly recommend Six Pence Pub on Bull Street.

In my opinion, there are so many places to eat downtown Savannah, and a large quantity of them are tourist traps.

At Six Pence, the food is awesome, the english pub atmosphere is fun, and the service is good. It’s hard to find all three of those points in one place!

Went to lunch with the family and was pretty excited because I remembered that they have really good french onion soup, but ended up getting one of the special soups of the day, potato leek. I also had the Salmon salad and shared some Creme Brulee for dessert.

Try a Black Velvet!  It’s a Guinness Stout layered on top of a Strongbow Cider in the same glass. It’s pretty delicious and really cuts down on the heaviness of the Guinness.

 

Baked brie & Welsh Rarebit

Potato & Leek Soup

Club Sandwich with Cole Slaw

Grilled Salmon Salad

Bangers & Mash

Pot Roast & Mash

Shepherd’s Pie

Creme Brulee

The restaurant is very close to Chippewa Square so you can take a little stroll after, and there’s a really good coffee shop across the street called Gallery Espresso. I always go over there after a really good lunch downtown. They have a yummy Baklava and Espresso!

Six Pence Pub

245 Bull Street

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Rancho Alegre!

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Cuban food in Savannah, GA

Had a delicious lunch at Rancho Alegre today! This was the second time I’ve been there, and it was good both times. Excellent reviews on Yelp, Trip Advisor, and Urban Spoon. 

It’s a meat heavy menu, but there are plenty of options for Pescatarians and Vegetarians.

Get some!

 

Tequenos & Plantain Chips

  

Roasted Pork

  

Garlic Shrimp

  

Flan & Cuban Coffee

  

 

Eating or Drinking in Miami? Suggestion: Wynwood Art District

Eating & Drinking in Wynwood Art District, Miami

Went on a little foodie rampage in Miami recently, something like Anthony Bourdain’s show that I love called Layover, except I did not fly in and I’m not an eccentric TV travel host.

Nothing better than hanging out with a local foodie and cutting right to the chase of the good places for eating and drinking in this eclectic neighborhood.

  
Scooter is the way to go in this area. Wind blowing in your hair and front spot parking always!

Scoot scootin’ around the streets:

My whole experience was in and around the Wynwood Art District. It’s a very chill neighborhood with an artsy vibe that doesn’t really feel like being in the busy city of Miami. Overall we tackled four restaurants, two bars, and a coffee shop.

 

Ready for some deliciousness?

Sabor a Peru, 2923 Biscayne Blvd

First night I arrived, we went for Peruvian food! Four words: Veulve a La Vida!!! Oh my god, if you love ceviche then this is right up your alley. It’s a finely chopped seafood dish, cooked in lime juice, like ceviche. I’m telling you, as a Pescatarian I eat a mostly plant based diet, and usually eat five times a day because vegetables and nuts don’t last long. 

As I ate this Vuelve a la Vida, I began to feel so healthy and satisfied from the meatiness of it, not to mention the strong lime flavor. This would be a great hangover remedy to bring you back to life.

If I ate only that I would have been totally satisfied, but also tried fried yuca and garlic shrimp, served with fried potato and Hauncaina Sauce (BOMB sauce made from aji amarillo chile and queso fresco).

The place is new, and apparantly was so good that they decided to rent the space next door to add more tables. We sat on the new side so the waiters have to travel back and forth between the two rooms. I felt like our service was a little hindered by sitting in the new side, so if you go, try and sit in the original side, the one with the kitchen.

Enriqueta’s, Cuban Diner on 186 NE 29th Street

Somewhat small diner with delicious food and good portions! They have a breakfast bar and a street side service window and only serve breakfast and lunch.

Monday Special was Breaded fried steak with black beans, rice, plantains, and mixed salad. Cafe con Leche and guava and cheese empanada for dessert.

Gigi’s, Late night comfort food with a twist at 3470 N Miami Ave

We walked in around midnight STARVING, and started off with the 4/20 cream of mushroom soup that was the special for $5. Delicious! The truffle oil made the dish!

Got my veg on with the mixed green salad with honey-miso dressing, tomatos, egg, and bean sprouts.

And then there were BUNS. BUNS? Yes please! A little bundle of ingredients inside a doughy white bread bun that is still joined on one side. The Shiitake Mushroom Buns were killer and my carnivorous friend enjoyed the Duck Confit Buns.

The cornbread with honey bacon butter was scrumptious and brought some southern flair to the meal. It’s on the sweet side so it could even be dessert!

If you’re craving a real dessert this is the place because they’re all house made. I saw bread pudding on the specials menu, but a popular item was miniature sized soft serve cones for a dollar that they bring out on a little plate. Cute!

Buena Vista Deli, 4590 NE 2nd Ave

I’d have to say this was my favorite. A french style eatery with excellent fresh breads and salads! Full strength Iced Coffee!! YUM!

I had a Croque Veggy Croissant with a salad made of chickpeas, roasted eggplant, mini mozzerella balls, and grape tomatoes, served with an amazing balsamic and olive oil dressing.

My date had a Smoked Salmon sandwich on ciabiatta bread with avocado, pesto, and spinach, with a greek salad. Everything was so good!

And now for drinks:

Wood Tavern, 2531 NW 2nd Ave

  
Cool place!

It was my lucky night, ladies night Wednesday with free well drinks from 9-12 AM and on this particular night they had free drafts from MIA brewery. The IPA was on point! There was a DJ inside, and you could also play video games with friends. Outside in the courtyard there was plenty of seating where you could just chill or play jumbo jenga!

  
Electric Pickle, 2826 Miami Ave

If you’re in the mood for some dancing, head over to the Pickle. A small intimate club that was playing house on Thursday night. Alex the bartender and Avion tequila. BIG FUN. 

   

  

Need a pick-me-up?

Panther Coffee, 2390 NW 2nd Ave


Cold Brew Coffee and Giant Cookies! Roasting and tasting is going on all day and it smells like coffee heaven in there! There will probably be a line out the door, but it moves along and allows for some good people watching time. 

  

This neighborhood rocks! Plenty of cool places to hang out, lots of eye candy with all the art surrounding you, and a great variety of restaurants and bars to choose from. I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface! Check it out and let me know what you find!

A special thanks to Zhar for showing this hungry girl a good time! We found what felt good and we treated ourselves right. 😉

Michael’s Genuine Food and Drink

Miami’s new Design District is definitely a nice walk through, even if you don’t want to drop $30,000 on a porcelain dragon from the Lladro store.

If you’re hungry while passing through, you should definitely eat at Michael’s Genuine. They have a very inviting courtyard seating area and everything is delicious!


Michael’s Genuine is “fresh. simple. pure.”

130 NE 40th St, Miami, FL 33137

(305) 573-5550

They specialize in local and artisan style foods and have a wood fired brick oven for pizzas and other menu items.

Saturday Brunch at MGFD!

I like to try and get a good brunch sesh in on Saturday to avoid the Sunday brunch crowds. It was a Bloody Mary and Oysters start to this passed Saturday brunch.

Started with a half dozen Ichibod oysters from Massachusetts, and they were so good we ended up ordering a second half dozen. The shell of the oyster were very spiny and fun to inspect.

The Bloody Mary was REALLY good! We found out from our moustached server that it’s a house made mix and well seasoned; zesty and VERY peppery. The well vodka was Tito’s, and 4 of these baby’s were $60!

Next was the special appetizer of the day, a tomato and Burrata, drizzled with olive oil and salt. The yellow and red tomatoes were at the perfect ripeness and so tender and juicy!

If you love fresh Mozzarella and haven’t tried Burrata, you need to! It’s like Mozz’s sexy cousin. It’s like Butta.

Next up was the falafel and calabazas hummus wrap with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, and a tahini sauce. The side choice was salad or house cut fries. We opted for the fries and an extra side of tahini and hot sauce for dipping. Two words. Vegetarian. Perfection.

The home made hot sauce was fire! Not to mention the way it was served. I guess I’m a sucker for cute little jars.

When it came time for dessert, a little wave of sadness came over me. I was excited to see how amazing this would be, considering how good everything else was, but sad that the MGFD Saturday brunch sesh was almost over.

My date chose dessert for us and ordered the wood oven baked Peach and Prosecco crisp, served with house made toasted oat ice cream. I don’t even like ice cream, but this was the one I would eat again, even by itself. The dessert was delicious and perfect with an espresso! YUM!

The entire coffee selection is Panther Coffee, which is a nearby small batch roaster and coffee shop. They have an excellent cold brew coffee for those hot days that can be such a drag. I get mine with light ice and a splash of vanilla.

So check out MGFD sometime, you won’t be disappointed!

By the way, almost forgot, don’t forget to treat yourself to a Cartier watch while you’re there, it’s right across the street from Micheal’s! How convenient!

In search of a good IPA? RACER 5

I know I am always on the hunt for tasty beer treats!

Racer 5 IPA from Bear Republic in California


I’m usually religious about Stone Brewery Beers but decided to branch out when I was at West Bay Public House in Largo, Florida over the weekend. 
I’m big on IPA’s and this is such a good one! It’s lighter on hop than your typical IPA, so it goes down a little too easy. 

So smooth! Also, it’s 7.5% ABV so you definitely get more bang. Check it out!

 

Craft Coffee-tails?

  
Attention all coffee fiends!

In search of a REALLY good cup of coffee in South Florida, and considering it’s reaching temperatures in the 90’s during the day right now, it’s the iced variety that needs finding.

I’ve just relocated to Fort Lauderdale and there are a vast number of new restaurants and bars to try! Excited, but I haven’t seen much for coffee yet besides Starbucks, and having just been informed that Starbucks is in bed with Monsanto, this anti-GMO coffee drinker is looking for other options. Especially now that my Christmas gift cards to Starbuck’s just ran out!

Coffee is enlightening, and I’ve got a thing for enlightened coffee.

My favorites are ICED COFFEE and COLD BREW!

This article about rosemary and fennel syrup added to a craft cocktail style coffee drink has got me inspired to break out my bartender skills and try creating my own crazy coffee concoction!

http://imbibemagazine.com/coffee-shop-cocktails-a-bitter-treat/

Check back soon!