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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Alligator Soul

Our last dinner in Savannah was at Alligator Soul. It's located at 114 Barnard Street.

Metal logo hanging outside the restaurant.

Amuse Bouche of Tomato Soup.

Warm bread was brought to the table when we sat down.

Oysters a La Soul--Oysters on the Half Shell Stuffed with a blend of Bacon, Louisiana Crawfish, Trinity Mirepoix and Scallions in a creamy Hilbo Spiced Roux, Topped with fresh Parmesan Breadcrumbs and served with Creole Belle Habanero Hot Sauce. 6 for $15. The oysters were delicious on their own and didn't need the hot sauce.

She Crab Bisque--I ordered a cup for $7. A cup wasn't on the menu but I didn't think I could eat a whole bowl with everything else we ordered. Our waiter was very accommodating. Rich creamy bisque infused with crab roe, jumbo lump crab salad and Chef Hilbo's Bloody Mary reduction.  This was my favorite she crab bisque in Savannah.

Shrimp & Grits--$15 for appetizer portion. Georgia wild shrimp sautéed with lemon butter and Creole spices, Freeman's Mill stoneground Georgia grits with aged cheddar, smoked tasso ham, creamed collard greens, red onion marmalade, toasted pecans. Loved the shrimp and the hearty grits. It was a nice grind--just enough to give it body, yet still creamy. Of course, the cheese didn't hurt.

"The Little Hilbo"-- Hilbo spiced and grilled all-natural grass fed beef ribeye, duck fat pomes frites, sautéed broccolini, veal demi-glace, Bourbon peppercorn cream. The beef was perfectly cooked rare, just the way beef should be cooked.

It was our anniversary and they brought a little treat at the end. The pecan tarts were yummy!

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