Sunday, January 22, 2012

Valentine's Day in Savannah

Let your spouse know you’d do it all over again. This Valentine’s Day come to Savannah and the Zeigler House Inn for a relaxing evening of romance. Arrive in your room to a chilled bottle of Champagne and decadent chocolate covered strawberries. Later in the evening kick back in the parlor and enjoy a special Valentine’s reception. Next, stroll to City Market to renew your vows with other fellow romantics. Afterwards, enjoy dinner at one of Savannah’s top restaurants, Alligator Soul. What could be more romantic?

Package includes:
  • One night stay at Zeigler House Inn in any available room
  • Champagne and Chocolate Covered Strawberries in room
  • Evening reception from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at Zeigler House Inn
  • Vow renewal at City Market 7:00 pm
  • Rose bouquet
  • Dinner at Alligator Soul ($75 gift certificate) 8:00 pm
Package Price: $375 per couple
(Package price does not include gratuities and applicable taxes. Additional nights are available at regular rates. Package is limited to Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012.)

Be sure to reserve early we are limited to only 7 rooms!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cafe Florie and our Self-guided Tour

Cafe Florie was another stop on our self-guided tour of restaurants. This little gem, and I do mean little, has a wonderful menu with big flavors. The restaurant is down Barnard Street just a short way from the inn. The exterior is bright and colorful and continues to the interior. The staff was quite nice and this is where we chose to have our dessert. Pecan Pie and Sweet Potato Pie were the offering of the day and yes we tried both. They both were delicious! Needless to say there were no leftovers here.
Earlier in the week, Teresa from Azalea Inn did treat the four innkeepers from Savannah Inns with a take-out lunch from here. We had sandwiches and salad and I must say I was impressed. My favorite was the Tuna Melt but the others including the Meatloaf were all really good. The salad also was nice and fresh and the dressing was full of flavor.
Would I go back? You betcha! Plan a little getaway to Savannah and try some of our little out-of-the-way restaurants.

Starfish Cafe

This week I visited the Starfish Cafe for the first time with my friend Diane and my parents. We were on an afternoon self guided eating tour. We were out to try some of the restaurants we'd been meaning to check out. We stopped at 4 different restaurants and got a little bite at each. Now doesn't that sound like fun? Starfish was our last stop on this little tour and needless to say we were pretty full by that time. We decided to just look around and ask questions instead of eating, saving that for another day. I did buy their cookbook though! Looks like some great recipes. I'm sure a few will end up on the table here for afternoon social hour.
The great thing about this restaurant and the thing that intrigued me the most was why it is here in the first place. The Starfish Cafe is a joint venture between the Savannah Union Mission and the Savannah Technical College. The culinary arts training program serves breakfast and lunch to the public Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 2:30 pm. Participants in the program are homeless or are looking for job skills to make a better life for themselves. Since the program's inception in 2000, over 200 students have graduated and obtained full-time employment. The goal of the program is to assist each student in finding employment and making them independent and successful members of our community. What a great purpose!
By the way, a few days later we did try the food. Very nice. We tried three of their sandwiches, my favorite was the shrimp salad and their wonderful signature salad with chicken. Very yummy! This a great spot for a nice lunch that serves a great cause.
Plan your next vacation now and don't forget to stop here for lunch.

Black History Month in Savannah

Celebrate Black History Month in Savannah this year. Come discover the rich African American history, culture and heritage here in Savannah. Visit stops along the Underground Railroad, the First African Baptist Church, the Beech Institute, the Civil Rights Museum and sample some of the best Soul Food Savannah has to offer. Along with my sister innkeepers at we are offering a Black History Month Package. The two night package includes:
  1. Three days and 2 nights in your choice of available rooms with check-in on Sunday thru Wednesday nights during the months of January and February 2012.
  2. Day Clean African American History Tour for two, including admission to select venues.
  3. Secret map of Soul Food destinations and specific, must see, Black History/Heritage sites.

Price: $389, plus tax/2 night stay (price does not include gratuities)