Common Thread, Savannah, Georgia
Part of our holiday adventures this year involved traveling to Savannah, Georgia for 5 days just before Christmas.
Adhering to our general rule of not more, or at least not too much more, than 200 miles in a day we traveled from Birmingham, Alabama and stopped along the way at a Boondockers Welcome location in Allentown, Georgia just off the interstate.
After a restful night's sleep, we made our way into Savannah arriving at around lunch time. Parking near Mrs. Wilkes Dining Room we made our way over to the restaurant only to find limited outdoor seating and a wait list. As is usual, the food was great and I believe we made several meals out of leftovers, but..., I digress.
Our last day in Savannah we left our spot in Skidaway Island State Park and traveled into town for dinner. We'd gotten a tip from our bartender the evening before at The Public Kitchen (recommended) that Common Thread, in her opinion, was currently the best restaurant in Savannah.
We arrived at 5:00 when they opened as we didn't have a reservation, hoping we'd be able to sneak in. The evening ambient temperature was very pleasant in the low 70's and we secured a table outside on the front porch. Recommended.
What followed was the best meal Melanie and I have had in quite some time including the service.
She had two different types of fresh oysters on the half shell with two different sauces to begin, I had the best beef tartare I'd eaten since Locust in Nashville last month.
For dinner Melanie had 1/2 shawarma chicken and I had lamb merguez. Both dishes were very well conceived and prepared.
For desert we shared a chocolate chess pie like neither of us had experienced. Non-traditional best describes it, but, again, very well done.
When in Savannah, we recommend this dining experience. Can't wait for next year's pass through Savannah.
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