Sunday, July 15, 2007

Crunchy Frog, I mean, MEME. Crunchy Meme

Tagged again! By Jo Beaufoix, with the following assignment:

To write about 5 of your favouite restaurants/eating places.

Other rules include:
*Link to the person who tagged you. (Click Jo's name up above, or in my blog roll)

*Include the state and country you live in.

*List top five favorite local restaurants.

*Tag five other people and let them know they’ve been tagged

So, here we go.

Savannah, Georgia is an awesome place to get seafood, we are right on the coast, and so far I haven't really had a bad experience anywhere. I'm going to include Charleston, SC in this post, because it's only two hours away. Their seafood is good, too.

1. Uncle Bubba's Oyster House - Wilmington Island

A little gimmicky, because he's Paula Deen's brother, but the food is really, really good. I don't like oysters all that much, but the chargrilled ones are awesome. They crack open an oyster, put it over a charcoal flame and then as it cooks season it with salt, pepper, and a little Parmesan cheese. The shrimp and grits are good also, as well as the key lime pie!

2. Hank's on the Market, Charleston, SC

This is technically known as Hank's Seafood Restaurant, but everyone calls it Hank's on the Market, because that's where it is. It's expensive to eat here, and I've only done it a couple of times, but if you ever get to Charleston it's so worth it. They serve she crab soup, which is basically cream, butter, salt, pepper, crab meat and crab roe. After it's heated, it's served with a dollop of sherry on top. It is heaven in a bowl.

3. Sticky Fingers - Southside Savannah

These folks are actually a chain throughout the southeast, and they do southern style barbecue. I love barbecue, and it's the one thing I miss about living in Memphis, TN. I haven't found any good local 'cue pits here, other than this chain. The dry rub ribs are almost as good as those I had in Memphis. And the pulled pork is always tender. The actually ship their stuff around the country, but I don't know if they'll ship their sauces to England or Australia. Sorry, guys.

4. Tubby's Tank House and Seafood - River Street, Savannah

Ate here with my friend, Jill. We had flounder and salad and watched an old guy play saxophone next to the river. We also had some fabulous Buffalo Shrimp. The food was good, but I think it was more about the atmosphere, sitting up on a balcony, watching the boat traffic on the river.

5. Clary's Cafe - Abercorn St. Savannah

This place was made famous in the book and movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". Ray and I ate here a lot when we lived up the highway in Charleston. Once, while I was pregnant and crabby, he said "Let's go get a cheeseburger!" I said okay and we got in the car. We were driving, and driving, crossed a few rivers, headed out of Charleston southward, and I finally asked "Where the hell are we going to get this cheeseburger?"

"Clary's" was his only reply. They make awesome cheeseburgers and fabulous malts. It's tiny, and cramped, and sometimes the service is less than helpful. But the food is pure Americana. The breakfast is good, too. Best Eggs Benedict I've ever had that I didn't make myself.

Some of you may be wondering where Paula Deen's restaurant, The Lady and Sons, is on this list. Well, I have yet to eat there, because the line to get in usually wraps around the block. I hear her fried chicken is absolutely divine, and so are her greens, but I'm not patient and waiting two hours to get in anywhere is just too much. I think we're going to try for lunch at some point, soon. I'll let you know what it's like when I do.

I know I'm supposed to tag five people, but I'm tagged out. So, anybody who reads this, you can be tagged. Put it in the comments, put it in your own blogs, whichever you prefer! And now I'm off to talk to the 12 or so people who listen to me on Sundays. It's a shame most of them are under 16 years old. As Gurnal would say, oh, well.


Jen said...

*crickets chirping*

Note to self: no more Monty Python references.

mjd said...

Thank you for the award and congratulations on your well-deserved award.

Your restaurant selections do sound fabulous. My husband and I did follow a fellow blogger's recommendation in our recent trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

bellevelma said...

My parents used to live down that way. They took me to Clary's once. It was a nice place. Kinda cramped inside but good food.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahh sweetie I promise I won't tag again for a while.

It can get a bit like a task can't it.

I love your choices though.
You have places called Uncle Bubba's and Tubby's.
That in itself has made me so glad I got you.

We have Ma Hubbards and Ye Olde Ramme Inn and stuff like that, but rarely Uncle Anything.

I love that.

Dad said...

It's not the Monty Python reference.... I'm just having trouble trying to remember the names of the places and wondering if they are still operating. (It has been a long time.)