We had one extra night to spend on our trip to the south last year and decided we would return to Savannah to spend the evening. Savannah is the location of the first out of town trip my husband and I took when we first started dating. We had fond memories of walking around the historic town and going on a haunted pub tour.
We like to stay in vacation rentals but since our visit was limited to one night we decided upon a historic hotel. East Bay Inn
was a perfect place to rest. We were in walking distance to pretty much every where we wanted to go. We were also lucky that there was a free parking space available for us to keep our car.
After checking in we walked down to Moon River Brewing Company
to begin some beer drinking. My husband and I first visited Moon River on our trip to Savannah in 2005 and remembered it fondly. Our second time around we were perhaps more educated on beers and not impressed like before. A good time was still had trying their brews.
Later on we had dinner at a.lure
. I chose a.lure because I wanted to try some low country specialities and my first choice, The Olde Pink House, was booked for the evening. It proved to be a great choice.
We started our dinner with some fruity cocktails.
I decided on the pork shank for dinner. It was one of the best meals I have ever had. The pork easily fell off the bone and was cooked perfectly. The sauce complemented it very well. The garlic goat cheese grits provided a tasty bed for the shank to rest upon.
NIMAN RANCH PORK SHANK
(slow braised, roasted garlic goat cheese grits, charred tomato demi glaze, haricots verts
We finished it off with an interesting goat cheese frozen dessert. It was perfect for my taste because it was only slightly sweet but creamy. If you like your desserts super sweet you might want to chose another.
|Frozen Goat cheese dessert
After dinner we decided to walk along the water. My husband and I remember a line of bars up and down the water on our previous trip; the economy must to hit many of them hard because many places were no longer open. We still had a nice walk that started by going down these steep, wet, slippery stairs.
When we got closer to the action there were performers and live music to entertain the masses after dinner.
Some were also entertained, as I, by watching the large barges come in. It is impressive how much cargo comes into that port.
We weren’t ready to go the bed yet so we walked around looking for a bar with some live music. We found a few with good sounds however the volume was so loud that neither one us thought we would have a good time in a bar with those noise levels. We people watched and listened to music from one bar from across the street instead. We soon found that we were not the only ones doing that.
We still wanted another drink before we called it a night so we headed over to the The Distillery
to check out their craft beer selection. They had some interesting regional choices to try.
We finished off the evening with a cheese plate and then headed back to the hotel for bed. It was a perfect evening for a couple in their late 30’s.