What she thought
What he thought
Not intentionally this trip to Savannah was all about food. We thought it would be nice to try out some new places while we were there and boy are we excited to share with you!!
On our first night we were pretty tired from the drive and were running late and almost decided not to go to our first new restaurant. Boy would that have been a mistake. It ended up being my favorite restaurant I've been to in Savannah.
This place is just wonderful. It's located in historic downtown Savannah at 114 Barnard Street on Telfair Square. It's only one block from the Ellis Square parking garage but if it's after hours you can park in the post office lot adjacent to the building. To quote their website "Alligator Soul is known for eclectic Southern dining with a seasonal menu that utilizes farm-fresh ingredients, local day boat fish and grass fed meat". They pride themselves on their organic, fresh and local fare. They take regular menu items like pork and seafood and do amazing things with them, hinting at a taste of New Orleans without the overdone seasonings you may find in the Big Easy. What I loved the most about the menu was the Wild & Adventurous section which included the Exotic Specialty. Bison seems to be a regular listing on the menu but the Exotic Specialty changes according to season and availability and is sourced globally as well as from local farms. Choices of Exotic Specialties may include elk, antelope, kangaroo, ostrich, game birds, red deer, rattlesnake and wild boar. Elk was available on the evening we dined. I was disappointed that wild boar wasn't available but Jason ordered the Elk and it was amazing. I'll let him tell you about it. I went with the pork and was NOT disappointed. It was a pork loin chop stuffed with bacon, beef sausage, gouda and apples. OH MY!! It was delicious!!