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Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 3: 8:30 a.m. b.Matthew’s Eatery

This morning we had plans to have breakfast at another popular spot in Savannah. An hour before leaving the hotel, I was browsing the internet for “unique breakfasts” in Savannah, and kept coming across a place called b.Matthew’s Eatery. We finally decided to change our plans and give this new place a try. This #44 rated restaurant on TripAdvisor is located on busy Bay Street, which runs parallel to the river. From what I saw it looked like parking was limited, and had to be found on the metered streets, or possibly if it’s the right time of the day, across the street near River Street. The corner building appears to be apartments on top, with the small eatery below. Continue reading Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 3: 8:30 a.m. b.Matthew’s Eatery

Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 2: 7:00 p.m. B & D Burgers

While walking around Savannah, my wife was getting hungry (go figure, it wasn’t me this time) and we used the TripAdvisor app to find the closest restaurants to our location. We came up with #78 rated (they also have a #145 rated location on another street in Savannah) B & D Burgers. I didn’t think much of it when I came upon the building. It looked like any normal restaurant/bar. Continue reading Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 2: 7:00 p.m. B & D Burgers

Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 2: 12:00 p.m. Leopold’s Ice Cream

After a lunch at Zunzi’s, we decided to grab a treat at Leopold’s Ice Cream. This #2 rated spot on TripAdvisor (yes, it’s two spots higher than Zunzi’s) is another place that has lines that are many times out the door. I didn’t get a lot of photos inside, so next trip will be a more detailed review. Leopold’s has 24 regular flavors of ice cream and 22 additional seasonal flavors available at various times throughout the year. Continue reading Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 2: 12:00 p.m. Leopold’s Ice Cream

Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 2: 11:15 a.m. Zunzi’s

This morning started with breakfast at Henry’s, which was on the other side of the block from our hotel.

I didn’t bring my camera because after looking at their menu in our hotel room, there didn’t seem to be anything special worth photographing. It wasn’t until we got home that I regretted that decision. Not because the food was anything special, it wasn’t. I remembered my reasoning for these reviews, while they may be helpful to those of you reading, they’re really meant for me. They’re a way for me to keep a record of places I’ve been and foods I’ve eaten. This is useful for entertainment purposes looking back and seeing some great eats, but also to help me decide whether or not to go back to a place, and if I do, what might be a good or bad choice on what to order. Continue reading Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 2: 11:15 a.m. Zunzi’s

Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 1: 6:00 p.m. The Olde Pink House

Dinner reservations for our first night in Savannah were made at The Olde Pink House. Considered by many to be one of the best restaurants in Savannah (#8 of 403 restaurants in the city on TripAdvisor), it was the one restaurant I had definite plans to visit before we even left for our trip. There is a lot of history to this 18th century mansion, which has been used as a home, a bank, headquarters for the Union General, and now a restaurant.

Located in Reynolds Square, parking can be found on local streets or in the garage at the square. Since I was staying at the Planter’s Inn next door, I walked. This building is also a popular stop on ghost tours, as the original owner, James Habersham supposedly hanged himself in the basement in 1799 and is said to roam around the house at times. Continue reading Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 1: 6:00 p.m. The Olde Pink House

Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 1: 12:00 p.m. Clary’s Cafe

I visited Savannah, GA over the weekend and wanted to sample plenty of food along with the history of the city. Not everything I ate is featured here. I left out the bags of sweets I ate from the two amazing candy shops, River Street Sweets and Savannah Candy Kitchen. I also left out photos of one breakfast, which I explain later in this report.

For our first stop, we wanted to start with a breakfast meal, even though we wouldn’t be arriving in Savannah until about 11:00 a.m. Browsing the internet for a good place that serves breakfast all day we found Clary’s Cafe (rated #86 of 403 restaurants in the city on TripAdvisor). There some photos of people’s meals that intrigued me, one of which I planned to order myself. Continue reading Trip Report: Savannah, GA (June, 2013) Day 1: 12:00 p.m. Clary’s Cafe

Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 4)

8:40 a.m. Boma Breakfast

It was our last day at Disney. Today we would not be going into the actual parks, and needed to head home early in the afternoon so this will just include breakfast and lunch. All food eaten today would be at the resort hotels or Downtown Disney. On our last visit to Disney we ate at Boma, which is promoted as Flavors of Africa. It was an amazing buffet dinner with a lot of unique foods, including some “African” twists on more familiar foods. I was excited to try Boma for breakfast, especially after reading of their more than 45 items included in the buffet. I was curious to see how the “flavor of Africa” would be infused with breakfast foods.

Boma is located in the Jambo House, which is at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. We got seated and I immediately went to work. Because this was a buffet, the reviews will be a little shorter and to the point. There would be a lot of individual items being consumed. Continue reading Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 4)

Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 3)

9:05 a.m. Breakfast at Kona Cafe

“Tonga Toast”

Breakfast this morning was at the Polynesian Resort. I had been looking forward to ordering another Disney favorite, Tonga Toast. Before the meal came out, the condiments were delivered. They consisted of butter, maple syrup, and a cold strawberry compote. Continue reading Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 3)

Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 2)

7:50 a.m. Breakfast at Kouzzina

I started the morning at Kouzzina for breakfast. It’s located on the boardwalk. They have two unique dishes, one waffle, and one french toast. Both of these dishes were excellent. I don’t often have a more fine dining experience for breakfast, so having a waffle or french toast with something other than just butter and syrup is a welcome change. Continue reading Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 2)

Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 1)

The Beginning:

DFB Cupcake

I have to begin by saying that this idea was inspired by a different website. I was introduced to Disney Food Blog run by AJ Wolfe in early 2013. As a “foodie,” or in medical terms, a food addict, I love to eat. Disney Food Blog (DFB) therefore had me mesmerized by the amazing eats available at Disney parks. Since I had an upcoming trip to Disney planned at the time for the Flower & Garden Festival, which this year included food kiosks, I decided to go all out and try every item from DFB that I felt was a “must try” item. The choices included everything she blogged about this year plus anything I found through the links within those blogs. In other words, my possible choices probably covered most everything mentioned in that website.

By the start of the trip my list of things I was wanting to try had grown to over 90 individual items. Most of them are small snacks such as the marble cupcake and Butterfinger cupcake shown in this photo, which I found here on DFB’s site. I had four days on the trip, with three in the parks and one outside the parks where I could still eat at Downtown Disney and the resorts. It was starting to look like this would be an ongoing venture attempting to try everything I wanted to eat at Disney.

Continue reading Trip Report: Disney World (April 2013, Day 1)