Pie Society

Have you ever been to Britain and tried their pie? Not the dessert pie, pies like pot pies, or in this case Britain pie. Well, you don’t have to go to England to have them. You can just go to Pie Society!

Pie Society serves pie, the British way, pastry items, and desserts. I had the beef and potato pie. To start it off, the warm crust is heavenly. The beef is so tender and juicy. The potatoes are great. The only thing that would have made this better was a dessert. Well my family did get a dessert, (to eat for later) the apple pie. It is very good (even if it is cold, but I prefer it warm). It tastes like normal apple pie with an upgrade of greatness.

There is one problem though. Pie Society  has limited seating. The restaurant only holds around 10 people so don’t bring all your friends at once. Otherwise, I would definitely recommend it!

I give Pie Society: 5 out of 5 chefs

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Flat Iron Steak with Tre Colore Pesto

This dish is awesome! To start, the steak is tender, juicy, and well seasoned. When you take your first bite, you know that you are going to have a great meal. The sauce, makes the meal really. It has different flavors, and they are all so good. You can even use the leftover sauce (if you have any left and you will because the recipe makes a lot) for pasta or something like that. The bread is heavenly. It has that garlic taste that you will crave after you finish the bread. This is a really good meal.
I got this recipe from Rachael Ray: my years in meals.
Ingredients:Four 7 to-8-ounce flat-iron steaks or filet steaks
1 bulb garlic
3/4 cup EVOO, plus more for drizzling
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons pine nuts
1 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1 head Belgian endive, sliced
1/2 head radicchio, chopped
A handful of fresh thyme sprigs, leaves stripped
Juice of 1 lemon
2 small handfuls grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Ciabatta bread, grilled or warmed in the oven, split and charred or warmedDirections:

Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 500 degrees F (or the highest setting).

Bring the steaks to room temperature.

Meanwhile, pull apart the garlic cloves. Roast the garlic until soft. Then rub the garlic on the slices of Ciabatta.Lightly toast the pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat, then remove to a plate to cool.Combine the parsley, basil, endive, radicchio, thyme, pine nuts, lemon juice and cheese in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper. Pulse until chopped. With the motor running, drizzle in the remaining 1/2 cup EVOO in a slow stream until blended. Transfer the pesto to a serving dish. (Any leftover pesto is delicious on sandwiches or tossed with hot pasta and starchy cooking water.)

Heat a grill pan or heavy griddle over medium-high heat or prepare an outdoor grill.

Drizzle the steaks with EVOO and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes, then flip and cook 3 more minutes for medium-rare. Remove to a cutting board and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Place the steaks on serving plates and drizzle with the pesto. Serve the garlic and bread on the side.

I give the Flat Iron Steak with Tre Colore Pesto: 5 out of 5 chefs.
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Brick House

If you feel like eating something crazy, you should eat at Brick House! This new restaurant has everything from Collard Green/peanut butter cheesecake with candied bacon crust to a MoonPie burger with candied bacon! Those are just some of the strange dishes. When I went there, I got the bulldog burger. It has fried caramelized  onions on it, homemade hot sauce, and cheese. If that doesn’t sound good to you then I don’t know what does! My brother and sister both got the MoonPie burger. It uses MoonPies as buns and it has candied bacon on it.

You might think this restaurants has really unhealthy dishes, and you are right. But, there are some healthier options. Like you can substitute chicken for a burger. Or you could order the veggie burger or a salad.

The Brick House also has sauces at your table. Our waiter was very helpful and described them to me. I tried six, from the creamy sauces to the barbecue sauces to the vinegar based sauces. The heat of the different sauces got me in different ways- as soon as it touched my mouth, during the whole bite, or my favorite (the Kansas City style barbecue sauce) with the spice way at the end. Don’t miss that sauce!

Also, if you are a big eater, you can try their challenge! You have to eat a burger in 45 minutes and the burger contains:

  • 1 lb. beef pattie
  • 1 smoked sausage
  • 1 lb pulled pork
  • scoop coleslaw
  • 1 pint mac ‘n’ cheese
  • stacked between two hoecakes

If you don’t finish it, you owe them $25.

(It is now closed)

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I give the brick house: 4 out of 5 chefs

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Bella’s Italian Cafe

Bella’s Italian Cafe is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Savannah, GA. It is a cozy bistro style  restaurant. The waiters and waitresses are all very nice and know a lot about the menu. Bella’s has everything from pasta to sandwiches to salads to pizza, all authentic Italian. I got the chicken parmesan sandwich. It was really good. It has all the seasonings you would expect in a delicious chicken parmesan sandwich. I ate mine open faced because that is how I usually eat sandwiches, but you can eat it however you want. Bella’s also has tasty specials every night. I highly suggest going there.

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I give Bella’s: 5 out of 5 chefs

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Make the Perfect Egg

Check out this video for the perfect egg made by Julia Child. I used her technique and it was really good! The eggs turned out a little lighter than when I have made them in the past. I even learned how to crack eggs with one hand!

Lowcountry Gourmet Foods

Lowcountry Gourmet Foods is a shop that is owned by a very nice man named Robb Campbell. It offers extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, pastas, hot sauces, honey, seasonings, salts, olives, and his very own cookbook! When you walk in you see all 31 different balsamic vinegars and  20 different extra virgin olive oils. You also see the displays of all the other things they offer.

They have oils made from Greek olives, Georgia olives, and Italian olives. I tried all three. I preferred the Greek olive oil because to me it had the best olive taste. They also have flavored oils like habanero and  lemon. I tried an oil flavored with  jalapeno and one flavored with blood orange. They both tasted like the real thing! My favorite flavored olive oil was the garlic olive oil. It tasted just like garlic. It would be perfect for a Caprese sandwich.

Next the balsamic vinegars. To start off I tried the traditional. It had more flavor than the regular store bought stuff. Then I tried the bread dipping sauce. (They have this really good bread dipping seasoning that you mix with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and you get this awesome taste in your mouth.) It was really good. After that, I learned that there are dark balsamic vinegars and white balsamic vinegars. My favorite dark one was the chocolate (a very unique taste) and my favorite white one was the kiwi (also a different flavor). They have everything from green apple to pomegranate.

Then I eyed the hot sauces. I knew my dad was a big fan of hot sauce and I like them too. There were about seven or eight different kings. I decided to try the Georgia Peach & Vidalia Onion Hot Sauce. It was great. I also found out that they bottle it and they label it there! Mr. Campbell even showed me how to do it.

Over all, I highly suggest going there to find new ingredients.  Check out his cookbook, and I think you should check out his website, too:

http://www.lowcountrygourmetfoods.com/

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