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  • Anonymous

    This week, I had the mini filet at the Grape with a plate full of fries and a side of Dry Creek Cab. It was wonderful. Unfortunately, that was followed the next night by a bummer of a meal at Savor. The Lobster puffs came out completely raw (even though the waiter told us they weren’t) and the short ribs weren’t the best. But the pasta and the views were to die for! This weekend, I’m headed to Birmingham for Fashion Week and will be dining at 2 all-time favorite Frank Stitt restaurants. Can’t wait!

    What has everyone else’s experience at Savor been like?

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  • AmyS

    Went to Momo’s for dinner with family last Saturday. The original Momo’s, on Forest Lane next to Texas Instruments. Then I got my D Magazine yesterday with Nancy’s review. Everything we ordered, we loved and shared. And we brought some killer wines to go with it, what a treat! I especially love how they have the tables set with wine glasses, and then remove them if you didn’t bring any wine. The only way this dining experience could have been improved is if there was a nice wine store next door to it. One bottle was not enough.

    Last night, Blind Butcher. Is there such a thing as “too much duck fat”? I think not. After finishing a whole order of duck fat fried french fries, we added an order of poutin with more duck fat fries.. And the the sausages were amazing. And the brussels sprouts – don’t miss them. But my favorite thing? The pickle ranch dressing. I am trying to recreate it at home. All told we had 7 dishes to share, one bottle of wine and one cocktail between 4 people, and our bill came to about $160. But I wish they served more than one chardonnay and one sauvignon blanc. They were cheap, but pretty blah.

  • Greg Brown

    I have driven by Palapas Seafood Bar on Lowest Greenville numerous times and always wanted to try it. And then, one day at work, the thought of a Margarita and Mexican Seafood just got in my brain and would not get out. I met up with the LOML after work. Once you cross into the thatched confines you are greeted to a relaxing atmosphere that transports you to a Mexican Beach. We had the Ceviche and the Shrimp Nachos, both of which had a clean, fresh quality taste. The nachos were plentiful and remarkably light, using whole beans instead of the refried variety. The ceviche had that bold, fishy flavor that can turn off some but to me is the essence of what a ceviche should be. In addition, the chips had a great corn taste and the obviously house-made salsa was very tasty and of the thicker variety that I personally prefer. The LOML had a beer while I went with the house margarita on the rocks. It was very good–more subtle than the sweet/syrupy slurry you find all over town, although it could have used a touch more Tequila. But then for me, everything could use a touch more Tequila. Definitely a place to check out and it is going on my regular rotation.

  • rvponders

    This week was on a mission to give myself diabetes – ate tons of ice cream at the new Melt Ice Creams (the menu is limited, but that strawberry basil ice cream is the bomb – would never have thought to eat ice cream with basil in it, but now I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on this my whole life). Also grabbed cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies at Society Bakery. Couldn’t get one of those chocolate chip cookie shots without a pre-order, so something to look forward to next time. Pecan praline cupcakes were great. Also this week – huitlacoche dishes at Mi Dia from Scratch, regina margherita pizza from Cane Rosso and lunch at La Duni. No diabetes yet, but there’s still the weekend…

    Anonymous, you’re not the only one I’ve heard equivocal reviews on Savor from. Haven’t tried it yet, and between food trucks, Tei-An and San Salvaje coming (and CrushCraft and Salsa Limon @ Sisu a short walk/drive away, don’t think I will be anytime soon.

  • rvponders

    Hayley, tried out Bite City Grill on your recommendation. Pretty good! Had the five spice ribs, which were probably the closest to “typical East Asian food” – they tasted great and meat was fork tender. Only marred by a bit more cartilage than I was expecting. That garlic miso butter was fantastic – which we’d had more of that and the bread. Appetizers were great, and I normally don’t like baba ganoush and this was the first time I’ve ever had octopus (who knew I like octopus?). Flatbread was disappointing. Dinner companions had the papardelle and the burger – the truffle fries that came with the burger were definitely one of the better incarnations of truffle oil-laden food I’ve had. Not a perfect night, but most the food was so great that I’ll be back often, and hope by next time they have ironed out the kinks with service and portion sizing. Thanks for the rec, I was on the fence about trying it out.

  • Greg Brown

    I have driven by Palapas Seafood Bar on Lowest Greenville numerous times and always wanted to try it. And then, one day at work, the thought of a Margarita and Mexican Seafood just got in my brain and would not get out. I met up with the LOML after work. Once you cross into the thatched confines you are greeted to a relaxing atmosphere that transports you to a Mexican Beach. We had the Ceviche and the Shrimp Nachos, both of which had a clean, fresh quality taste. The nachos were plentiful and remarkably light, using whole beans instead of the refried variety. The ceviche had that bold, fishy flavor that can turn off some but to me is the essence of what a ceviche should be. In addition, the chips had a great corn taste and the obviously house-made salsa was very tasty and of the deeper, thicker variety that I personally prefer. The LOML had a beer while I went with the house margarita on the rocks. It was very good–more subtle than the sweet/syrupy slurry you find all over town, although it could have used a touch more Tequila. But then for me, everything could use a touch more Tequila. Definitely a place to check out and it is going on my regular rotation.

  • joeat

    Went to Palapas and thought everything about it was great. Sat outside and it was thoroughly enjoyable. The Ceviche was great, hot sauce great, liked every thing about it. Can’t wait to go back on a very regular basis. Didn’t try the Margarita’s but will next time. This is a real keeper.

  • Hayley Votolato

    I’m glad you enjoyed it:)

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