Dear readers, your humble narrator is back and full of more food facts as always.
Instead of going into deep detail, I am going to let all the tasty tibits of food news around the Coastal Empire do the talking for themselves this week as we welcome Valentines Day and its warmup weekend. So hold your lover tight and get ready to taste.
• Ruth’s Chris is getting in on the Valentine's Day mood with a special Prix Fixe menu, serving up enticing selections to pair with Burly and Gran Passione wines like the barbeque crab and of course various steak cuts for your pleasure. The menu special runs from Feb. 8 to 17.
• At The Alida Hotel, the rooftop is the place to be for a Valentine’s Day post-meal. The crew are throwing a party with drinks and dancing overlooking the river. All proceeds will go to support the Savannah LGBT Center, so bring your beautiful baby and groove the night away for a very good cause.
• The dynamic duo of Emporium Kitchen and their Peregrin rooftop lounge have quite the plan for you this Valentine’s Day. Going all out for the lover's holiday, their three-course menu features an extensive surf and turf main course followed by a white chocolate passion fruit cremeaux for just $70. And when you and your partner are stuffed, work it off upstairs with some romantic tunes in a sing-along in a dueling piano setup. What a night!
• Valentine’s Day isn’t just for dinner, you know. Metro Diner has a variety of special deals and features, highlighted by the challah French toast-stuffed bananas, cream cheese and hazelnut and dutifully topped with rose-colored ripe strawberries. And to get the festivities going early, they are preparing their mimosas for a ridiculous price of just $2.99. That’s good from Feb. 9 to 17. I love it.
• Kitchen Vixen baked goods is doing a slew of Valentine’s themed sweetheart cookies for the special day. The treats will be wrapped individually and you might even be able to work out some customization depending on order size. Cookies are priced individually from $2 to $8.
• To warm up for the big Hallmark holiday, the Savannah Convention Center will host The Low Country Home & Garden Show for year No. 19 on the weekend of Feb. 9 to 10. The setup will feature a slew of ideas and solutions for your home, while also serving up a Local Flavore Cooking stage to try some of our best in-town chefs.
• Everyone’s favorite Tex-Mex spot downtown is dropping its boots down in Pooler, too. Tequila's Town will serve up its fresh ingredients and supple margaritas in the suburban location fit for the family-owned operation.
• While you’re on the road, head out to Jekyll Island for the Whiskey Wine & Wildlife Festival, taking place from Feb. 7 to 10. The event is for a good cause in The Jekyll Island Foundation, so you can feel even better about trying the latest in libations and eats from chefs all over the south in the audience of rare wildlife settings. The Westin Jekyll Island will be the hub of events, and attendees can expect a souvenir crystal tasting glass.
Nick Margiasso IV represents his lineage by writing about food, but he’s also a professional tennis coach and musician – eating up all life has to offer.